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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...
  • The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group THIS 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). More info here.
  • Nichole Grohoski, the first female through-paddler of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail will talk about her adventures on the trail at the Library THIS THURSDAY! June 16 at 6:30 PM. More info here.
Power to the People: A Generator for BHPL - Off to a good start!

Just four days into our ten-day online crowd-fundaiser and we have raised over $2,400 for a BIG generator for the library. Many thanks to those of you who have already pitched in.

If you haven't heard, the library is working to install a large commercial grade generator so that BHPL can stay open during a power outage. Just picture it: lights on, water flowing, heat radiating, computers humming, full library services and a fully powered place away from the cold and the dark. This extension of community services is an exciting and worthy goal.  We hope you agree and can make a small donation.

If you are a regular donor to the library's Annual Appeal, please consider making this an extra gift since we all know the real energy driving the library is the staff, the collections and the space that serves as the community's living room

 For more information or other ways to donate call the library at 374-5515.

Book Talk: Naturally Bug-Free
Orland herbalist Stephanie Tourles will share her new book Naturally Bug-Free: Learn how to Protect Your Family and Pets at the Library on Thursday June 23 at 7:00 PM.bugfree She will talk about creating chemical-free bug repellents for people, flea and tick repellents for dogs and cats, and chemical-free insecticides for your home.

Stephanie is also a licensed esthetician, and the author of several books, including Organic Body Care Recipes, Naturally Healthy Skin, Natural Foot Care, 365 Ways to Energize Mind, Body & Soul, Raw Energy, Raw Energy in a Glass, and Hands-On Healing Remedies. Books will be available at the event for sale and signing.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Discussion: Feeding Maine & Growing Access to Good Food

The Library will host a community discussion organized by Healthy Acadia and Maine Farmland Trust about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources, Wednesday June 22 at 6:00 PM.food  Participants will be offered an in-depth look at the diverse community programs that positively impact the Blue Hill peninsula's food system, community health, and economy.  They will also learn how to get involved with these efforts as collaborators or supporters.

Local presenters will include Healthy Acadia's Gleaning Initiative & FarmDrop manager Hannah Semler, and recipients of Maine Farmland Trust's Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food Grant. The conversation, which is being held in conjunction with a photo exhibit at the Library by the same organizations, will be facilitated by Sara Trunzo of Maine Farmland Trust's Veggies For All.

Maine Farmland Trust works to protect farmland and grow agriculture throughout the state, while Good Shepherd Food Bank works to eliminate hunger. Healthy Acadia works to empower people and organizations to build healthy communities through a broad range of community health initiatives that help Hancock and Washington Counties to thrive.

This event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Live & Learn: Wearable Books 
Join Stonington Artist Anne-Claude Cotty for a workshop on "wearable books" at the Library on Saturday June 25 from 9:30 AM to 1:30.anne-claude In this workshop Anne-Claude will help students create beautiful works of art that just happen to be books. Participants will create a handmade book they can wear!

For centuries, books have been made to be worn on the body: journals, almanacs, sacred texts inscribed in scrolls, tablets, amulets and girdle belts. This workshop will evolve with drawing, collage, printmaking and an interesting structure that conceals a small book, ending of course, with a fashion show of all the creations!

The workshop is for adults who are new to the creative process as well as seasoned artists. Participants may bring a snack or lunch. All materials are provided but scissors, scraps of ephemera, ribbon, and notions are welcome.

Since moving to Deer Isle 38 years ago, Anne-Claude has enjoyed a career evenly divided between teaching and studio practice. She has especially enjoyed offering workshops at the library where a love of books can lead to learning creative ways of making them. Her work as a printmaker, experimental photographer and book artist has been exhibited across the country and abroad. She holds graduate degrees from Georgetown University (M.S.) and the University of Alberta (M.F.A. in Printmaking).

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, but space is limited, and registration is required. For more information or to register, check the Library's online calendar or, call 374-5515.
Inklings Book & Movie Club 
The Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings" Book and Movie Club on the last Saturday of the month, June 25 at 2:00 PM.inklings Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning.

There are numerous copies available for checking out ahead of time, so kids can come in now, and check one out. Then, on the last Saturday, join Libby for a discussion and perfectly dreadful viewing of the unpleasant film. She will serve repulsive refreshments, kids will do woeful crafts and maybe get a pretty cool prize. For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Weekly and Monthly Events
Now in its third year, the weekly Beyond Labels discussion group is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. The group meets on Mondays, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. They discuss topics each week selected from a range of local, state, and national issues, policies or 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

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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
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.

Sake cups-- the Devil on the outside, a woman's face on the inside.

Baltimore & Ohio steam tank engine 
Mufuzza the Greeter-Cat
Mufuzza the Fairwinds Florist cat is caught resting up in a box at the Florist for his evening work welcoming patrons to the Library for evening programs.mufuzza