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Bagaduce Lunch in Evening, oil on canvas, by Annie Poole, part of the August Art Show fundraiser for the Library, A Wider View, featuring 7 local artists.
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...
  • There are two more Kneisel Hall concerts this week--the last ones of the season: one for young children (TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY! August 3 at 4:30 PM) and one for older children (THIS THURSDAY! August 4 at 4:30 PM)! But all ages are welcome at both concerts.
  • Summer resident Paul Lewis presents the new book he edited "The Citizen Poets of Boston, 1789-1820", which includes 180 poems capturing the felt life of the city during the early national period. More info here.
  • Don't miss the Friends of the Library weekly book sale THIS SATURDAY! 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. They will be having a special sale-- lots of high quality paperbacks, both fiction and non fiction, only 25 cents! Also check the paperback sale upstairs for half-off deals.
Last Call for BHPL Tee Shirts
We just inventoried what remains of our fun BHPL "All Star" T's-- organic cotton, made in USA, printed with water-based ink--and, our supply is dwindling.shirts Good news: we still have a few left in every size.  Bad news: we probably won't be reordering anytime soon. So this is a last call on T-shirts for summer 2016.  Shirts cost $15 each. You can stop by the library and pick one up, or we are happy to send it to you with a little extra for postage. 
Reflections on Being a Delegate to a National Political Convention
This just in!reflections Tell your friends-- Blue Hill resident Margaret Hannah, who has just returned from the Democratic National Convention, will discuss the experience and answer questions about the process THIS MONDAY! August 8 at 4:30 PM here at the Library. Margaret will focus on the non-partisan process of being a delegate, and the steps an interested citizen would take to become a delegate in the future.
Book Event: Jeffery Becton
Fine art photographer Jeffery Becton will talk about his career, artwork and the new book written about him, The Farthest House, by Carl Little, at the Library on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30. The book offers a compelling account of Becton's progress as an artist, from his studies in graphic design and photography at Yale in the 1970s to the creation of his signature digital montages over the past twenty-five years.

The book also "explores Becton's fascination with vintage New England houses and their furnishings, and how the artist draws upon his surroundings on the coast of Maine and elsewhere to create surreal scenarios that hark back to René Magritte, as well as Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth."

Jeffery Becton is a pioneer in the field of fine-art photography, who creates provocative montages, often playing with the borders between dream and reality, interior and exterior, abstraction and representation. As art critic Philip Isaacson observed, Becton's images "begin with photography, sometimes add painting or watercolor, and metamorphose into a medium of their own."

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.
Ephemera by Jeffery Becton

Weekly and Monthly Events
Bundling garlic for drying at 52 Weeks of Giving. The garlic was raised in a community garden for people in need, and will be used for a dinner in Portland for 500 people.

  • 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 and the Howard Cases (top three images below), A Wider View, featuring the work of 7 local artists, through the end of August;    and in the Larchwood Case (bottom), Pipe Cleaner People from the collection of Carolyn Waite also, through the end of August.exhibits
Hidden, Bronze, ed. 20 by Goody-B. Wiseman

Budding, acrylic on linen, by Heidi Daub.

Wave at Lobster Cove, oil on panel, by Rebecca McCall 
Fashionable pipe cleaner wedding couple