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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...
  • Two Maine poets, Beatrix Gates and Rosa Lane, will read from their recent books of poetry at the Library THIS THURSDAY! June 2nd at 6:30 PM. More info here.
  • Join the Friends of the Library for their monthly book sale THIS SATURDAY June 4 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. More info below.
2016 Plant Sale a Huge Success!

The line for the Plant Sale started forming at 7:30 and stretched all the way to Main Street by 8:00 when the tape was cut.plant When the first flurry of plant selection had died down at 9:00 almost three quarters of the potted perennials and seedlings were gone!  We had a great turnout and a tremendous assortment of quality plant and silent auction donations. The efforts of the Plant Sale Committee (Clifton Page, Greg Forrest, Maria Matthews, Eleni Koenka and Corey Paradise) and the Silent Auction Committee (Will Taylor, Lucy Benjamin, Karen Milliken and Shelley Latham) and all the many volunteers paid off with over $10,500 raised for the library!  Many, many thanks to the plant donors and our silent auction sponsors. We are grateful for all the enthusiastic support of BHPL.

On top of that, the Friends of the Library had record sales at their Pay What You Wish Bake Sale and the special garden edition of their Book Sale raising over $850 for the Friends.  A great day all around.
Film: Marty (1955)
The Friends of the Library film series will continue with the film Marty (1955) on Thursday June 9 at 7:00 PM.marty The film, starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair, is directed by Dilbert Mann, won four academy awards for best picture, director, actor, and screen play. The film is about a very shy man who meets an equally shy school teacher and they fall in love. After he suffers through his family repeatedly putting her down, he finds the courage to ignore them and follow his heart.

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.
Book Sale This Saturday
Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale THIS SATURDAY! June 4 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.sale There are a lot of newly arrived books perfect for summer and beach reading, as well as family and guests. There will be a 25-cent special on all books for children.

In addition to the first-Saturday basement book sales there is an ongoing 50-cent paperback sale upstairs near the public computers, available during regular library hours.

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.
Haiku Boxes For Ages 7 & Up
Kids ages 7 and up are invited Saturday June 11 at 2:00 PM to celebrate poetry at the Library with a workshop on "haiku boxes," with local artist Frederica Marshall.Haiku Participants will write a haiku poem of three lines about any subject. Then they will create a container for the words to explode out of, be secretly hidden in, or displayed like a vase of flowers.

Artist Frederica Marshall is one of the founders of the Haiku Project, a group of poets who meet once a month in Deer Isle. She is an international award-winning professional artist and has taught art and writing for 38 years.

This event is sponsored by the Library.  For more information call the library at 374-5515.
 Blue Hill First Fridays start June 3rd 

The Library is excited to be participating in First Friday Blue Hill this year!Friday  This means BHPL will stay open until 7:00 PM on the first Friday of the month from June to October-- a perfect place to meet friends to enjoy the First Friday festivities. The library doesn't have a special event scheduled for June, but when possible, the monthly art openings will be scheduled for First Fridays.

Weekly and Monthly Events
Two young patrons showing the flowers they made at story time.

*    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

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Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: In the Britton Gallery (top), Feeding Maine: a photo exhibit created in partnership by Good Shepherd Food Bank and Maine Farmland Trust with photos by Brendan Bullock;   In the Howard Cases (middle), Asian Pottery from the collection of Frederica Marshall and Herman Kidder; and in the Larchwood Case (bottom), Model Railroading, HO scale model trains from the collection of Micah Hileman.exhibits
Photo of Healthy Acadia's Gleaning Project

Japanese flower vases 
An HO scale Soo Line hopper car and a Becco Chemical tank car. A Canadian Pacific Railway subsidiary, the Soo Line name refers to Sault, in the name Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.