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"52 Weeks of Giving" volunteers write installments of stories along the trail at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust's Peter's Brook Trail for visitors to find and enjoy. 
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 Library will host a community discussion organized by Healthy Acadia and Maine Farmland Trust about innovative projects that address hunger in Maine using local resources, THIS WEDNESDAY! June 22 at 6:00 PM. More info here.
  • Orland herbalist Stephanie Tourles will share her new book Naturally Bug-Free: Learn how to Protect Your Family and Pets at the Library this Thursday June 23rd at 7:00 PM. More info here.
Generator Fund Update: $405 to raise by midnight

We are very close to reaching our goal of $3,500 in community donations to our Generator fund: Power to the People.power  We only need $405 by midnight tonight to cross the finish line.  If you have contributed already, thank you!! If you haven't, it's not too late. A little bit of money now will go a long way in the middle of winter when the power goes out. We would be grateful if you would consider supporting this expansion of library services. 
2016 Kneisel Hall Children's Concerts
Kneisel Hall children's concerts are back at the Library this summer.concerts This year there will be two concert series, one for younger children, and a new series geared for older children who may have "aged out" of the Wednesday concerts, however all ages will be welcome at both series. The six concerts for younger children will be performed Wednesdays June 29, July 6, 13, 27 and August 3, 4:30-5:05 PM (no concert July 20). The concerts for older children will be performed Thursdays June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 4:30-5:15 PM.

Musicians from Kneisel Hall's Young Artist program will be performing a variety of chamber music pieces and engaging their young audiences with questions and information about the music and their instruments. They will be playing some combination of violin, viola, cello and piano and the combinations may change from time to time. The Young Artist program is a 7-week intensive session for 50 international pre-professional young artists.

The concerts are co-sponsored by the Library. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
July Art: Then and Now: Historic Photographic Processes
The Library will host an exhibit by Maine photographers Lisa Tyson Ennis and Alan Vlach, entitled, THEN and NOW: Historical Photographic Processes, during the month of July.exhibit The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday July 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM, immediately followed by a talk by the artists at 6:30.
Sunken Weir Study XI, silver gelatin print by Lisa Tyson Ennis

Lubec photographer Lisa Tyson Ennis uses large and medium format cameras, black and white film, and hand-made toners. She works in extremely low light situations with extended exposures to collect changing light, the primary subject of her ethereal gelatin silver prints, a photographic process prevalent from the 1880s through the 1960s.
Cliff Walk Near Western Point, photograph by Alan Vlach

Alan Vlach, who lives in Trenton, uses several historic processes, including platinum/ palladium, kallitype, cyanotype, photopolymer gravure, and salted paper, a paper-based photographic process in use from 1839 through the 1860s. Vlach's salt prints in this exhibit were also in The Winslow Homer Studio Project at the Portland Museum of Art. Two of Vlach's salt prints are in the museum's permanent collection.

A selection of tintypes by Ennis and photopolymer gravure prints by Vlach will also be on view. The show will be available for viewing during library hours with part of the exhibit subject to the Howard Room meeting schedule. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Weekly and Monthly Events
A young patron models her antlers that she made at "Moose 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
*    Inklings Book & Movie Club, 8 & up: last Saturday, 2:00 PM

*    Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30 AM-12:30
 *    Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 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
Jay Robinson of Sweetland Farm uses his tractor to spread fertilizer on the fields in preparation for planting.

Korean porcelain "Dragon Plate" by Ki Wun Huh

A Santa Fe "E Series" locomotive and a B & O passenger car. E series locomotives were built from the late 1930's to the mid- 1960's specifically for passenger trains. They were considered "streamliners," designed for better aerodynamics than the boxier freight engines and also for style-- to look modern and fast on the front of a passenger train.