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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library
Lots of great art still available for sale to support the library! This is an oil by Tim Trelease. You'll find it downstairs in the main room.
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, geared for younger children (TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY! July 27 at 4:30 PM)! But, as usual, all ages are welcome. The Thursday series for older kids is taking a break this week.
  • Blue Hill summer resident and author Beth Gutcheon will read from her recently published book Death at Breakfast TOMORROW!, WEDNESDAY July 27 at 7:00 PM at the Library. More info here.
  • Have you ever had an idea for a book, but you didn't know how to transform it into a real book? The production team for  Mapping the Frontier: A Memoir of Discovery from Coastal Maine to the Alaskan Rim will have a panel discussion about what it takes to produce a book THIS THURSDAY July 28, at 5:00 PM. More info here.
  • At 6:00 PM, THIS THURSDAY July 28, following the above panel discussion, there will be a wine and cheese reception and book signing with Bob Sargent, great-grandson of R. Harvey Sargent, the author of the journals published in Mapping the Frontier: A Memoir of Discovery from Coastal Maine to the Alaskan Rim. Bob authored the book's foreword.
  • Don't miss the Friends of the Library weekly book sale THIS SATURDAY! July 9 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
One more week: Paint the Peninsula continues
Spartacus on Conary Cove by Nancy J. Hill

If you missed Paint the Peninsula, you still have time to find a special painting to commemorate the summer of 2016.PTP There are sea views, mountain vistas, streetscapes, and abstract works to choose from. Prices start at $50 with most in the $200 range. Proceeds are split between artist and the library. To see all the pieces still available, stop by the Library or go here.
August Art Show: The Wider View
The Library invites the public to "The Wider View," an exhibition of 7 professional Maine artists: Goody-B Wiseman, Cynthia Winings, Annie Poole, Rebecca McCall, Melissa Greene, Heidi Daub and Louise Bourne.Wider The exhibit starts August 1st and goes through the 30th. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Friday, August 12, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
Food For The Monarch, by Louise Bourne, oil on birch panel, 12x45" in five panels.

The group is known locally for their annual winter event: a show of all 10 x 8 inch works. This summer, the artists joyfully unite to offer a more comprehensive, "Wider View" of their creative endeavors. The joy stems from shared admiration, the alchemy of the group, and the chance to work with the beloved Blue Hill Library.
Bagaduce Lunch in Evening, by Annie Poole, oil on linen.

Visitors can expect to experience vivid visual language. Goody-B. Wiseman creates figurative bronzes that explore summer, childhood and fantasy. Cynthia Winings paints with sophisticated color harmonies depicting figures in landscape. Annie Poole does paintings and assemblages of light and life in her familiar surroundings. Rebecca McCall is known for rich oil paintings both contemporary and with a nod to 19th century masters. Melissa Greene makes earthenware pots painted with burnished slips, fired and smoked. Heidi Daub creates visceral evocations of poetic experience with color. Louise Bourne's paintings are born from a fascination with color complexities in the natural world.
Woman with Binoculars, by Cynthia Winings, oil and collage.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artwork will benefit the Library. The Blue Hill Library is an independent non-profit organization. It relies heavily on the generosity of donors to meet its annual operating budget. The show will be open for viewing Monday through Saturday in August during Library hours, with viewing of those paintings in the Howard Room from 12:30-2:30 and otherwise subject to meeting room schedule. For more information, please visit www.bhpl.net or call the Library at 374-5515.
Book Event: The Citizen Poets of Boston
Boston College professor Paul Lewis will discuss and read from the new book he has edited with the help of his students, The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820, on Thursday August 4, 7:00 PM at the Library.poets Their work has been called "literary archaeology" by the Boston College News.

According to the University Press of New England, "As Paul Lewis and his students at Boston College reveal, regional vernacular poetry-largely overlooked or deemed of little or no artistic value-provides access to the culture and daily life of the city. Selected from over 4,500 poems published during the early national period, the works presented here, mostly anonymous, will carry you back to Old Boston to hear the voices of its long-forgotten citizen poets."

Paul Lewis is a professor of English at Boston College specializing in American humor and the literary history of Boston.

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.
 Mufuzza the Cat is on the Job
Mufuzza is on the job, welcoming people to the Library-- even sometimes on hot afternoons when he'd rather be napping!
Weekly and Monthly Events
Play Group is at the Blue Hill Town Park for the summer as long as the weather is nice. If it rains, then Play Group is held in the Library's Howard Room. (See below for the date and 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
Day Marker, Ferry Beach, salted paper, by Alan Vlach.

Ceramic spoon, Korea, 20th Century

 Pipe Cleaner woman ready for a garden party with her pink dress and folding chair.