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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library
A young patron "hamming it up" for the camera.
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...
  • Blue Hill summer resident Stephen W. Taber will discuss the new book, A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in France: the World War I Diary of John H. Taber, at the Library THIS THURSDAY! July 14 at 7:00 PM.
  • On Friday, July 15 at 6:30, the Jonathan Fisher Memorial and the Blue Hill Public Library present Part One, "Causes and Consequences," of the symposium "1816: The Year with No Summer,"  in the Library's Howard Room.
  • The symposium will continue at the Fisher House (44 Mines Road) on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 1 pm with an account of "Lessons in Self-Sufficiency," when McVaugh will detail Fisher's experiences in the astonishingly cold winter of 1817 and its effect on his household and his crops.
  • Don't miss the Friends of the Library weekly book sale THIS SATURDAY! July 9 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction
Boat on a Hill by Paula Dougherty, 2015

Paint the Peninsula 2016 is just a few short days away!  Artists are making their plans for where to paint and gathering their supplies.paint The event volunteers are gearing up for a whirlwind of registering over 100 works of art, creating bid sheets, turning the library into an exhibit hall, and making lots of tasty treats.  Make sure you don't miss the fun. Call some friends and start your Saturday evening at BHPL.  Advance tickets are available at the library and online for $12.00.  Tickets at the door are $15.00.
Patron Survey Ending July 19

Do you think the library should be open more hours each week? Whether you are a regular library patron or a Blue Hill Peninsula community member who doesn't get in as often as you would like, the Library staff and board of directors would like to hear from you! survey
Thank You!!
Author Event: Goodnight Beautiful Women
Down East Maine native Anna Noyes will present her new book of short stories at the Library on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 PM. goodnightAccording to the publisher, "Moving along the Maine Coast and beyond, the interconnected stories in Goodnight, Beautiful Women bring us into the sultry, mysterious inner lives of New England women and girls as they navigate the dangers and struggles of their outer worlds." The book was recently selected as a New York Times Editor's Choice.

Anna Noyes is a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Vice, A Public Space, and Guernica, among others. She has received the Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellowship and the James Merrill House Fellowship, and has served as writer-in-residence at the Polli Talu Arts Center in Estonia. Goodnight, Beautiful Women received the 2013 Henfield Prize for Fiction. She also worked briefly at BHPL (!).

Books will be available for sale and signing. This event is sponsored by the Library and Blue Hill Books. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Art Talk: Asian Pottery
Deer Isle residents Frederica Marshall and Dr. Herman Kidder will present a slide show talk about Asian pottery at the Library on Thursday July 21 at 6:00 PM.pottery The talk is held in conjunction with their exhibit on Asian pottery that is in the Library's Howard Room cases through the end of July.
Stoneware plate, Mashiko, Japan

The two studied pottery techniques in Japan, and both made and collected "yakimono," as pottery is known there. Frederica and Herman will talk about their experiences of learning with famous Japanese potters, using an 8 chamber wood burning kiln in Yomitan, Okinawa, and learning to throw "off the hump." There are a couple of pieces in the show that they made-- a raku piece by Frederica and a cup by Herman.

Leaf bowl, by Aki Kinjo, Yomitan, Okinawa

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.
Bach's Lunch: An Acadian Sojourn With Blue Hill Bach
On Friday, July 22 at noon, Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Bach will present "Bach's Lunch," a lecture-demonstration by John Finney, Blue Hill Bach conductor and keyboard player.lunch The public is invited to bring a bag lunch to this free event at the Library. Maestro Finney will be joined by the Blue Hill Bach ensemble in an exploration of festival music celebrating Acadia National Park's 100th anniversary. The program will focus on the relationship between the Renaissance idea of Arcadia, subject of much music of the Baroque era, and our own local bit of paradise, Acadia. Audience members can stick around afterwards for a 1:00 solo performance by Jude Ziliak, a violinist who specializes in historical performance practices.
Jude Ziliak

John Finney, called by the Boston College Chronicle "one of the hardest-working guys in the music business," plays organ, harpsichord, and piano, and is a Distinguished Artist in Residence at Boston College, where he conducts the University Chorale of Boston College and Boston College Symphony Orchestra.
Maestro John Finney

Blue Hill Bach was founded in 2011 to bring historically informed performances of vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque to the Blue Hill Peninsula. These free events are part of a series of performances that includes 3 concerts and a "Baroque Café," organized by Blue Hill Bach that starts on Thursday July 22 and goes to Tuesday July 26.
A Traveler's Guide to Bach
On Saturday, July 23 at 4:00 PM, the public is invited to a book signing for the new book, Exploring the World of J.S. Bach: A Traveler's Guide, with authors Robert & Traute Marshall, at the Library.world In this book the authors lead readers on a Baroque Era Odyssey through more than 50 towns where Bach resided, visited and created his works.

Robert L. Marshall is Sachar Professor Emeritus of Music at Brandeis University. His books include The Compositional Process of J. S. Bach and The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach: The Sources, the Style, the Significance. Traute M. Marshall is the author of Art Museums PLUS: Cultural Excursions in New England and translator of The Classical Style and Brecht in America.
Weekly and Monthly Events
52 Weeks of Giving volunteers transplant the tomato plants they planted into a garden to raise food for local folks in need.

  • Preschool Storytime for kids 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, 9 AM to 2 PM
We love your suggestions. 
Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: In the Britton Gallery (top), Then and Now: Historic Photographic Processes, by Lisa Tyson Ennis and Alan Vlach;   In the Howard Cases (middle), Asian Pottery from the collection of Frederica Marshall and Herman Kidder; and in the Larchwood Case (bottom), Pipe Cleaner People from the collection of Carolyn Waite.exhibits
  Two Chimneys, From the Roof, salted paper, by Alan Vlach, 2/10.

Ikebana flower vase, Japan, 20th century.

Ballerina Pipe Cleaner People