@ Blue Hill Library
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 Kneisel Hall concerts for young children (TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY! June 29 at 4:30 PM) and older children (THIS THURSDAY! June 30 at 4:30 PM) start this week! But all ages are welcome at both concerts.
  • Join us for the art opening of THEN and NOW: Historical Photographic Processes by Lisa Tyson Ennis and Alan Vlach, THIS FRIDAY! July 1 from 4:30 to 6:30, followed by a talk by the artists at 6:30.
  • Summer weekly book sales start THIS SATURDAY! July 2, 9 AM to 2 PM. More info below.
Generator Fund Update: We made it!

Thanks to 70 donors, our short campaign to raise finishing funds to install and fuel a large generator for the library was successful!  We passed our goal and raised a total of $3,915 from community members.Generator

These donations will be added to money from an H. Curtiss Martin memorial fund, part of a bequest from Phyllis Hamabe, a gift from the Friends of the Library, and building reserve funds to cover the $40,000 project. Once completed, the generator will allow the library to stay open with full services during a power failure.  We are grateful for to all who have helped make this important extension of library services possible.
Paint the Peninsula 2016

Mark your calendars! Paint the Peninsula will be here before you know it.peninsula  Open registration for artists ends July 1. If you or anyone you know is interested, registration is online. Register now.
BHPL Weekly Summer Book Sales Start This Saturday
Friends of the Library book sales are going weekly for the summer, starting July 2.booksale The sales will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through August 20 in the Library's basement "Book Nook." As usual, there will be a wide variety of good quality used books for children and adults, with new donations arriving all the time and weekly half price sales. Most books are still only a dollar or two!

Sail your way to a boatload of bargains at the BHPL Friends of the Library weekly book sales!

No one has to wait until Saturday though; there is an ongoing fifty cent paperback sale on the Library's second floor, accessible anytime the Library is open.

Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library.  Donations of books and DVDs are always welcome.  Guidelines for donated items are available at www.bluehill.lib.me.us/book_donations.html. For more information contact the Library at 374-5515.
Summer Reading Program Bingo
All kids ages 4 through 18 are invited to participate in the Library's fun summer reading program: Reading Bingo, which starts on Tuesday July 5.bingo 
Doesn't this look fun? This is the younger kids' version.

New this year, the library is sponsoring Reading Bingo challenges for juvenile and young adult readers. Kids will be given a special bingo card with reading challenges, like "read a book with a blue cover" or "read a book that is at least 10 years old." Readers will have a chance to earn up to 5 ice-cream prizes and those that complete the entire bingo card will be entered to win a $50 gift card for Blue Hill Books.

For more information or to sign up, go to www.bhpl.net, call the Library at 374-5515 or stop by in person. Participants can pick up a Reading Bingo card anytime during library hours. The program is free of charge thanks to the Friends of The Library.
Live & Learn: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Anne O'Regan will share images and talk about her adventures hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at the Library on Thursday, July 7 at 7:00 PM.trail In 2010 Anne left her home in Boston and traveled west to make a trek that fewer than 300 people accomplish each year.

Starting in Campo, California, on the Mexican border, she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Traveling through California, Oregon, and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way.

A recent transplant to the great state of Maine, Anne spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston. She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail, the John Muir (twice), and Vermont's Long Trail (twice). Now that she's a Mainer, she can't wait to discover Maine's trails! Anne is the author of Tamed: A City Girl Walks from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Books will be available 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.
"Kitchen Science" for Kids
Kids 7 and up are invited to a series of workshops at the Library on "Kitchen Science" on three Tuesdays, July 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.kitchen Rosemarie Evans of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office will guide participants as they explore basic chemistry, physics, and biology using common items from the kitchen. They will make bouncy balls, goo, and ice cream! For each activity kids can discuss and record predictions beforehand and then discuss the results afterwards.

The workshops series is free but space is limited so registration is required.  For more information or to sign up check the online calendar at www.bhpl.net or call the Library at 374-5515
Weekly and Monthly Events
A young patron models her nature bracelet 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)
*    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: Saturdays through 8/20 , 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
Volunteers loading food at the Catholic Charities warehouse in Caribou destined for a food pantry in Fort Kent.

This is a tank engine from Micah's collection, a steam locomotive that has tanks to carry water rather than having it carried in a tender, a separate tank car that is pulled directly behind the engine. This engine has a "saddle" type water tank, sitting right over the boiler like a saddle. The most important advantage of a tank engine is that it can go full speed in both directions so is good for switching and industrial applications.