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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library!
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...
  • Cullen Schneider, owner of Fairwinds Florist will give a presentation at the Library THIS WEDNESDAY! May 18 at 6:00 PM on how to plan a cutting garden that will yield beautiful bouquets and arrangements.  More info here.
  • Join Friends of the Library for play reading THIS WEDNESDAY! at 6:30 PM in the Wilder Room. This month they are reading The Taming of the Shrew. More info here.
  • Old Town artist Michael E. Vermette will share his techniques for making watercolor and oil paintings come alive THIS THURSDAY! May 19, at 7:00 PM. More info here.
Calling all Bakers!
One of the highlights of the BHPL Plant Sale and Silent Auction is the glorious tent of coffee and breakfast treats that keep all the plant shoppers, volunteers,  and silent auction browsers fortified and happy.bakers
Donations of breakfast goodies can be brought in the morning of the sale, Saturday May 28, or the day before. Many Thanks!!
Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Tribute

Local musician and WERU DJ Jay Peterson will pay tribute to fellow native Minnesotan Bob Dylan on his 75th birthday, Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 PM at the Library. Jay will tell stories, sing songs, and play the guitar, accompanied by local guitarist Hugh Bowden.

According to Jay, he "will mainly feature songs from Dylan's first ten years of incredible output, from the time he had been crowned as the heir to Woody Guthrie, through the time he turned the folk world upside down by appearing at the Newport Folk Festival with an electrified band, through the late 60s, following his motorcycle accident, and his embracing of spare country music traditions and his return to acoustic backup accompaniment."
This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
"My Mother's War: 1942-1946"
Shirley Jean McNab Libby in her nurses uniform during World War 2.
Blue Hill resident Valencia Libby will present an account of her mother's contributions to the Allied effort during World War II at the Library on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM.val Val assembled the account of Shirley Jean McNab Libby (1917-2010) from diaries, photos, letters & interviews, as well as documents found at the Army Medical Services Museum in Britain. The talk is sponsored by the Library and the Duffy-Wescott Legion Post in Blue Hill.

Shirley Jean McNab was encouraged to become a nurse as WWII loomed in Britain. On completion of 4 years training, she enlisted in the "QAs" or Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. "Mac" served for four years in N. Africa & Italy close to the front and was promoted to lieutenant. Following the war, she emigrated to the United States, continued nursing and married.
Members of the Imperial Military Nursing Service with patients in the Officer's Ward.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Inklings Book & Movie Club
Original Illustration, The White Rabbit by John Tenniel, colored.

The Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings" Book and Movie Club on the last Saturday-of-the-month, May 28 at 2:00 PM.inklings Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.

There are numerous copies available for checking out ahead of time, so kids can come in now, check one out and follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she navigates Wonderland and meets its delightful (and often dangerous!) creatures. On May 28, everyone will meet to discuss the book,watch the movie, make an amazing craft and have snacks in the theme of the book. For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
Weekly and Monthly Events
Last Friday 52 Weeks of Giving volunteers made "welcome home" signs for a program that finds houses for veterans.events

*    Preschool Storytime for kids up to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30 AMongoing
*    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 AM-12:30
*    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

We love your suggestions. 
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
Everything But, by Jennifer Lee Morrow

Freudian Slip, by Sarah Doremus

HO scale British Columbia Railroad freight engine, Soo Line hopper car and Becco Chemical tank car from the collection of Micah Hileman. 
Paper mache birds made by students at the Sedgwick School