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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...
  • Join the Friends of the Library for the film Marty (1955) THIS THURSDAY! June 9 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Kids are invited to create "Haiku Boxes" at a workshop by Deer Isle artist Frederica Marshall, THIS SATURDAY June 11 at 2:00 PM. More info here.
Save the Date: Paint the Peninsula July 16
Paint the Peninsula, the library's fresh paint fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday July 16th this year.  Over 80 artists create work in the morning that is available for purchase at a reception and silent auction in the afternoon.  Mark your calendars and tell your friends!paint

Interested in painting? You can register online beginning Friday June 10 through the homepage at www.bhpl.net.

New Assistant Director
We are pleased to welcome a new assistant director, Hannah Cyrus, to the Library.  Hannah is replacing current assistant director Karen Wyatt, who is retiring after 5 years at the library.Hannah

Hannah Cyrus is a graduate of Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston, having received her Master's degree in Library and Information Science in May. She grew up in Orono, in a family steeped in theater, where she participated in many local productions both on stage and off. She received a BA from Bowdoin College and worked in publishing before deciding on a library career.

Hannah has held various roles in a number of libraries, beginning in the 4th grade. She has assisted in teen programming and collections development at the Orono Public Library and the Public Library of Brookline in Massachusetts in addition to volunteering in a Massachusetts-based prison book program.

Hannah is excited to join the Library and the peninsula community and says "After years away, it feels great to be coming home to Maine."
Through-Paddling on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
The first female through-paddler of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail will talk about her adventures on the trail at the Library on Thursday June 16 at 6:30 PM. nicoleNicole Grohoski of Ellsworth will share a short, home-grown film about her 2006 trip as well as photos and stories of times along the trail since that epic paddle.
Audience members will learn all about this amazing paddling resource, 347 miles of which cross some of the most spectacular waters of Maine. This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: Separate Tables 
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library. At this last play reading meeting until next fall, the group will read Terence Rattigan's Separate Tables (1955).play

Separate Tables is the collective name of two one-act plays about loneliness and desperation that take place in a hotel on the south coast of England. Table by the Window, is about the troubled relationship between a disgraced politician and his ex-wife. The second play, Table Number Seven, is about a spinster and a man posing as an upper-class retired army officer.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248, or Donahue.mg@gmail.com.
Weekly and Monthly Events
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*    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: 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
Cate Stoner of Turning Wheel Farm in Bowdoinham plants carrot seeds with her dog Anomi. Her farm is off the grid and runs on solar power-- last year she harvested seven tons of food for the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.

Set of chopstick rests.

Micah's trains are mostly H-scale but here is an "N Scale" model on top of a plan drawing of Tehachapi Loop. Tehachapi Loop in California is famous among railroad and train model enthusiasts because the tracks make a loop as a means of gaining elevation in a short distance for a steep grade. Long trains actually cross over themselves which is very exciting for fans! 

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