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Admissions table at Paint the Peninsula after the crowds had died down.
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...
  • Only one Kneisel Hall concert this week: one for older children (THIS THURSDAY! July 21 at 4:30 PM)! The Wednesday series for young kids is taking a break this week But all ages are welcome.
  • Down East Maine native Anna Noyes will present her new book of short stories at the Library THIS WEDNESDAY!, July 20 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Deer Isle residents Frederica Marshall and Dr. Herman Kidder will present a slide show talk about Asian pottery at the Library THIS THURSDAY! July 21 at 6:00 PM. More info here.
  • THIS FRIDAY! July 22 at noon, the Library and Blue Hill Bach will present "Bach's Lunch," a lecture-demonstration by John Finney, Blue Hill Bach conductor and keyboard player, who will be joined by the Blue Hill Bach ensemble in an exploration of festival music celebrating Acadia National Park's 100th anniversary. More info here.
  • THIS FRIDAY! stick around after Bach's Lunch or come just for this solo violin performance by Blue Hill Bach musician Jude Ziliak at 1:00 PM. More info here.
  • THIS SATURDAY! July 23 at 4:00 PM join Blue Hill Bach along with authors Robert & Traute Marshall for a signing event for their new book, Exploring the World of J.S. Bach: A Traveler's Guide . More info here.
  • Don't miss the Friends of the Library weekly book sale THIS SATURDAY! 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Paint the Peninsula Auction a Success!

Paint the Peninsula was a bang up success from start to finish. 84 artists contributed 114 works on paper, canvas, and board.ptp There were oils, watercolors, lino-prints, pen and ink, charcoal and even felted wool. A tremendous variety of styles and sizes, capturing unique moments from the peninsula. High bids are split between the artist and the library, raising much needed funds for BHPL. Many thanks to all who volunteered, painted and attended!
Artists deliver work created that morning.
Not too late to buy art! PtP continues until July 30.
Receding Tide by Kate Emlen

Paint the Peninsula continues at the library until the end of the month. lateThere are still lots of paintings available for purchase at the opening bid price.  To see more click on the paintings or go here.
Blue Hill Study A by George Crosby
Author Event: Beth Gutcheon
Blue Hill summer resident and author Beth Gutcheon will read from her recently published book Death at Breakfast on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM at the Library.death Death at Breakfast is the "first entry in a stylish and witty mystery series featuring a pair of unlikely investigators-a shrewd novel of manners with a dark heart of murder at its center, set in small-town New England."

Since 1978 when her first novel, The New Girls, was published, Gutcheon has made her living full-time as a storyteller. She is the author of nine previous novels, including Still Missing, More Than You Know, and Gossip, and of many commissioned screenplays, including for the 20th Century Fox feature film Without a Trace, based on Still Missing. She has also contributed to New York Magazine, Savvy Magazine, The New York Times, the NYT Book Review, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other periodicals. Beth Gutcheon lives in New York City with her husband and her elderly poodle, Daisy Buchanan.

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.
Double or Nothing: Comedy, Juggling and Other Antics
Friends of the Library will present a variety show by comedic jugglers Steve Corning and Shane Miclon at the Bay School's Emlen Hall on Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 PM.double All ages are welcome at this free program. The show will feature insane juggling feats, zany humor, and endless off-the-wall antics.

Their professional careers have brought Steve Corning and Shane Miclon all across the US and beyond with highlights including Disney Cruise Lines and Cirque Mechanics. With fast-paced juggling routines, escape artistry, audience participation, physical comedy, and original music, "Double or Nothing" is a sure bet for spectacular, family-friendly entertainment! For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Live & Learn: The Making of the Book Mapping the Frontier and Reception
The Library will present a panel discussion on how to transform an idea into a book, by the team that produced the recent book Mapping the Frontier: A Memoir of Discovery from Coastal Maine to the Alaskan Rim at 5:00 PM on Thursday July 28.mapping The discussion will be followed by a reception and book signing at 6:00 PM.

R. Harvey Sargent (1875 - 1951), a surveyor and topographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, was born in Sargentville, where the Sargent family still lives. Sargent led the U. S. Geological Survey in Alaska for over three decades, 1901-1936, charting the vast expanses of this remarkably beautiful and treacherous land. A pioneer of modern mapping, he introduced 20th-century "firsts": photogrammetry and aerial surveys in Alaska, and the first professional surveys of China's mountainous interior. He also explored areas of Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and Montana.

The panel discussion will be moderated by the book's editor, Brooksville resident Jan Harman, and will introduce the basic steps involved in developing an idea or raw manuscript into a published work. The team will talk about voice, editing, art work, graphic design, fundraising, and publishing. Speakers include Joan Sorensen of Deer Isle; Christine and Charles Chamberlain of Camden Writers, Brunswick, and Annaliese Jakimides of Bangor.
This 1929 aerial photo of Swanson Harbor in southeast Alaska was taken as part of an expedition R. Harvey Sargent was part of. It was the first aerial survey undertaken by the U.S. government. U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY PHOTO

Books will be available for sale and signing with Rufus Harvey Sargent's grandson Bob Sargent and editor Jan Hartman at the reception starting at 6:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Blue Hill Books and the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Inklings Book & Movie Club: Inkheart
The Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings" Book and Movie Club on the last Saturday-of-the-month, July 30 at 2:00 PM.inkheart Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke.

There are numerous copies available for checking out ahead of time, so kids can come in now, check one out and consider as they read the book: What if you had the power to make stories come alive? What if every story ever written is just waiting become real? What if someone you love got caught in the pages of a story? What lengths would you go to in order to bring them back safely? On July 30th, everyone will meet to discuss the book and watch the movie based on the book, make a craft and have snacks in the theme of the book. For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Author Event: Night Work
Brooklin summer resident and author David Taylor will read from his new book Night Work on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00 PM at the Library.nightwork Night Work is the second installment in a historical crime fiction series, following Night Life, also published earlier this year.

Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes come true, escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro's successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Cabaņa prison and rescuing a Russian KGB agent and his now-married former lover from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York. The arrival of Fidel Castro in New York three months later interrupts Cassidy's investigation of a young man's murder when he is assigned to Castro's protective detail.

Photo by Susan Wilson

David C. Taylor, author of Night Life, was born and raised in New York City. He spent twenty years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies. He has published short stories and magazine articles, and has had an Off-Broadway musical produced in New York. He now divides his time between Boston and the coast of Maine.

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.
Weekly and Monthly Events
Making butterflies at preschool story time.

  • 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
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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
Fish Sheds, Twillingate, Newfoundland, toned silver gelatin by Lisa Tyson Ennis.

Yixing Teapot, showing stages of bamboo growth, China, 20th century..

Skier Pipe Cleaner Person