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Swimming Harbor Seal, carved cherry, acrylic and butcher wax, by Rebekah Raye, from the current art show, The Peninsula Painters (Through September 30)
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...
  • Join The Friends of the Library THIS THURSDAY! September 8, at 7:00 PM as their Film Series starts up again for the fall season with We're No Angels (1955), starring Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov.
Ranked Choice Voting Informational Meeting

Finn Melanson from the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund will present a free, educational program on Ranked Choice Voting at the Library on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM.voting

On November 8th, Maine voters will head to the polls to weigh in on a number of referendum questions, including Question 5, which will ask voters whether to replace our current voting system with ranked choice voting, (also known as Instant Runoff Voting) for federal and state primary and general elections beginning in 2018.

The event is open to the public and community members of all belief systems, political affiliations, and ages, and all are encouraged to attend to learn more about this issue. The presentation will explain how ranked choice voting works, how voters use the ballots, how it compares to our current system, where it is currently used across the state, country, and world, and how voters have responded to its implementation.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the question and answer session following the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Library. For more information, please contact Finn Melanson at finn@lwvme.org/ 207-420-0469, or the Library, at 374-5515.
Everyone's Invited to the "App Club"
The Library invites anyone interested to the new "App Club" on Saturday, September 17 at 3:00 PM.App This club is both for people who want to share their favorite apps and people who want to discover apps that other people find fun and helpful. The club will meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month through the fall. Local photographer Sandy Cohen will co-host the meeting with library staff. This month he is looking forward to demonstrating his favorite app, "Prisma," which takes photographs and adds special effects, including making them look like paintings.
This image was created by the app "Prisma" from a photo taken by Sandy Cohen .

Anyone who would like to show and tell an app can register on the Library's web calendar at www.bhpl.net or call the Library. Those who only wish to attend and watch and listen do not need to register. Presenters should plan on demonstrating and discussing their chosen app for 5-10 minutes. The library will provide adapters to allow you to project from iPad (with lightning port) or Android (with mini display port). For more information call the library at 374-5515.
Weekly and Monthly Events
Making boxtrolls at Inklings Book & Movie Club.

  • 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   *   Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00
*   Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 PM
*   Friends of the Library Film Series: 2nd Thursday 7:00 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 Howard Room (top 3), The Peninsula Painters, by many artists from the local area (through September 30);   In the  Larchwood Case (bottom), 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
Wash Day, oil on panel by Trish Pettigrew.

The Periphery of the Deer, Acrylic on paper, by Heidi Daub 
Sunlight on the Barrens, oil on panel, by Jerry Rose