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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library!
Clifton Page assures participants that the plants they divide "want to live!" during the library's Live & Learn: Dividing Your Perennial Garden workshop.
Welcome to our library events newsletter!  Many of these free events are made possible by generous funding from the  Friends of the Blue Hill Library. If you like what you see, thank a Friend. Or better yet, become one!
Events this week...
  • Bar Harbor author Paul Weiss will read from his new book Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence THIS THURSDAY! May 5 at 7:00 PM. The book is a collection of poems and Buddhist commentaries published by North Atlantic Books. More info here.
  • Join us for a reception for the May art show, "Heads and Tales," by Jennifer Lee Morrow and Sarah Doremus THIS FRIDAY May 6, 4:30-6:30.
  • Don't miss the Friends of the Library first-Saturday-of-the Month book sale, THIS SATURDAY May 7, 9 AM to 2 PM. More info below.
Calling All Collectors, Artists, & Crafters
Calling all Collectors, Artists and Crafters! We have an unexpected opening in our five Howard Room display cases for May, June & July.calling This is a great opportunity for a collecting club, craft association or group of artists to share what they are up to with the community. Items can be historical, educational, unusual, or works for sale. Interest? Ideas? Email Rich at rboulet@bhpl.net.
Larchwood Exhibit: Model Railroading
BLUE HILL - Twelve-year-old Library patron Micah Hileman is currently exhibiting his HO scale model trains, along with a couple of dioramas at the Library.trains The exhibit will go through the end of June, and contains about 30 of his 250 or so railroad cars, locomotives, and buildings. HO scale is a proportion of 1 to 87, meaning if was enlarged 87 times it would be full scale.
Micah's hobbies include drawing comics, building models, programming, bicycling, basketball, soccer, math, and ("of course," he says) model railroading. He is a member of the Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club in Orland.
The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
Book Sale This Saturday
Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on May 7 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.sale New mini-collections include religion and faith, the music educator, Time-Life Epic of Flight, and boat building. Specials include 25 cent library withdrawals and many "oldies but goodies," including first editions. And there are a lot of possibilities for Mother's Day gifts!

The Friends wish to thank the book donors and volunteers and are proud to offer clean, good quality books of all kinds for all ages.  Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to support the Library and its mission by providing special programming and purchases for adults and children. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.
Film: Gunga Din
Victor McLaglen and Cary Grant in a scene from the film
The Friends of the Library film series will continue with the film Gunga Din (1939) on Thursday May 12 at 7:00 PM. filmThe film, starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., is directed by George Stevens, and inspired by the poem of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. The film is about three British sergeants in British Colonial India and their native water carrier, Gunga Din. In the story the three lead a detachment of British soldiers to try to put down a native rebellion initiated by a fanatical religious cult.

All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or Donahue.mg@gmail.com.
Need a Book Recommendation? Try NoveList
The Blue Hill Library subscribes to a number of services for our patrons through the Maine State Library, like free access to Ancestry Dot Com, which we wrote about a few weeks ago.novelist Another useful service is called "NoveList." NoveList is good for finding a book to read that is similar to ones you've really liked in the past. You just enter the title of a book that you particularly liked, or the name of an author that you love, and NoveList will recommend others to try, and also will give you a rationale for each recommendation to help you determine whether you will like it.

Here is the way to get started: from the BHPL website, under "our services," select "reference services," and then select "Marvel." If you are not at the Library, then you will have to log in at this point (see below). On the Marvel page, click on "N" and then select NoveList from the list.  At the top of the NoveList page use the drop down menu to select "author" or "title" then enter it at the right. The next page will have links for title or author "read-a-likes" that will take you to the lists of suggestions. If you get stuck, just give us a call.

To log into Marvel and make use of the many services it provides you will have to register. Anyone who lives in Maine can register.  If you have any problems just give us a call! 
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If you love to garden or just love to think about gardening, join our special garden e-newsletter list.gardening  We only send out notices when we have special programs or events to announce and remind you of. Sign up now.
So Many Ongoing Events for Kids and Adults!
Henry Finch presented a poetry workshop to Rainbow Warriors last week. 
*    Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30 AMevents
*    Rainbow Warriors Writing Group, 12 & up: Tuesdays 4:00 PM
*    Playgroup - up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 to noon
*    52 Weeks of Giving for all ages: Fridays, 4:00 to 5:30 PM
*    Reader Dog: 1st Saturday/month, 10:30 AM (call to sign up)
*    LEGO Club, ages 7 to 12: 1st Saturday/ month 2:00 PM
*    Mind Games: 2nd Saturday/month, 2:00 PM
*    Inklings Book & Movie Club, 8 & up: last Saturday, 2:00 PM

*    Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30-12:30 AM
*    Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday of the month 6:30-9:30 PM
*    Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 PM
*    Film Series: 2nd Thursday of the month 7:00 PM
*    Basement Book Sales: 1st Saturday/month, 9 AM to 2 PM

Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: Heads and Tales in the Britton Gallery by Sarah Doremus and Jennifer Lee Morrow, Model Railroading in the Larchwood Case by Micah Hileman, and an extension of the Student Art Show in the Howard Cases.exhibits

Occam's Razor by Sarah Doremus
Spring Is, by Jennifer Lee Morrow

Model train cars and locomotive from the collection of Micah Hileman

Knitted items from Bay School first to third graders.