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There is always something to do at the Blue Hill Public Library
"52 Weeks of Giving" volunteers recently learned about water sampling and testing for algae and pollutants from  Marine Environmental Research Institute staff members at Peter's Cove.
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...
  • Stonington summer resident and author Penn Rhodeen will discuss and read from his new book, "Peacerunner," at the Library TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY August 31 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Brooklin resident Dr. David Porter will give a talk about mushrooms found in the wild-- the ones to enjoy and the ones to avoid-- at the Library THIS THURSDAY! September 1 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • The public is invited to a reception for the artists of the current art show, The Peninsula Painters, THIS FRIDAY! September 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 (more info below). The Library will be open until 7:00 PM that night as part of Blue Hill's "First Friday" event.
  • The Friends of the Library first-Saturday-of-the-month book sales start THIS SATURDAY! September 3 from 9 AM to 2 PM. More info below.
  • There is still one spot open (noon to 12:30) for Reader Dog THIS SATURDAY-- More info here.
Peninsula Painters opens Friday!
If you liked Paint the Peninsula, you'll love The Peninsula Painters. peninsulaDuring the month of September we welcome back the painters who made our July fresh paint fundraiser such a success. Come see work they have done on their own studio time and meet the artists at the opening reception and first Friday fete, September 2 from 4:30-6:30.

Two Gulls on Blue by Linda Deming

Peony Still Life by Anina Fuller

Water Lilies by Paul Trowbridge

 Book Sales Go Monthly
The Friends of the Library's first-Saturday-of-the-month book sales will resume on September 3 in the Library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. sale There will be lots of new titles, as well as rolling cart sales and other specials. Most books are still only a dollar or two, and children may choose one free book from the youth section!

The Friends wish to thank the many who visited, bought and donated in support of the weekly sales this summer, which resulted in record proceeds! Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at the library, and to make special purchases of books, dvds, etc., and equipment for the library. To donate books that are in good condition or for more information, contact the Library at 374-5515.  Books of all sorts are welcome, but of special value are art, poetry, nature, biography and history. 
 Exhibit: Zoe's Bakery
The Library has a new exhibit starting September 1st in the Children's Larchwood exhibit case titled, Zoe's Bakery, that will be on display through the end of October.Zoe Eight-year old East Blue Hill artist Zoe Pulitzer will be showing beautiful desserts and characters she has made out of modeling clay.

Zoe was inspired by a marshmallow sculpted from model clay on Blue Hill Librarian Libby Edwardson's desk. Homeschooled third grader Zoe wove her love of baking into experimentation with the sculpting medium, Crayola's Model Magic. The exhibit is a scene from a story she has written-- about a mouse, a baker, and a wedding.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Library hours. For more information call Libby at 374-5515.
Film: We're No Angels
The Friends of the Library Film Series starts up again for the fall season, with We're No Angels (1955), starring Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov, on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 PM at the Library. filmThe film is a comedy about three convicts who escape from a penal colony in French Guiana, and plan to steal money and clothing and then get away. They realize the family they planned to exploit has financial difficulties and instead decide to help them while postponing their escape.
All films are shown free of charge on the Library's "pretty big" screen in the Howard Room. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or Donahue.mg@gmail.com.

Weekly and Monthly Events
Making dragonflies 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
We love your suggestions. 
Current Exhibits
Besides the September show, The Peninsula Painters, highlighted above, we have Zoe's Bakery: beautiful desserts and characters made from modeling clay by 8-year-old Zoe Pulitzer (starting later this week in the Larchwood Cases and going through the end of October).exhibits

Desserts and a mouse from the new exhibit, Zoe's Bakery, in the Larchwood Cases.