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A young participant at last month's Inklings Book & Movie Club where they discussed, watched, made and dressed up like Box Trolls. This month, on Saturday the 24th the Inklings are discussing the book and watching the movie, "How to Train Your Dragon."
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...
  • 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 THIS WEDNESDAY!, September 14 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • The Library invites anyone interested to our new "App Club" THIS SATURDAY!, September 17 at 3:00 PM. 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. More info here.
"The Mischief of Mozart" For Kids

Kids ages 10 and under and Teens are invited to a couple of interactive programs at the Library exploring the theme of "the Mischief of Mozart," led by Kneisel Hall musicians.mischief There will be a special session of Rainbow Warriors, a writing group for teens, on Tuesday September 20 at 4:00 PM and a general session for kids under 10 on Thursday September 22 at 4:30 PM. Both events are free. More information is available at www.bhpl.net or by calling the Library at 374-5515
Play Reading: The Prime of Miss Jane Brodie
The public is invited to participate in the Library's Play Reading Group on Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.brodie This month the group will read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Jay Presson Allen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Muriel Sparks.

Playbill from the 1968 Broadway production
The play is about a teacher in a girls' school in Edinborough, Scotland, in the 1930's, who has love affairs with two of the other teachers and almost loses her job.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at Donahue.mg@gmail.com or 374-5248.
Hunter Firearm Safety Course
The Library will again be hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Firearms Safety Course for hunters.safety The course meets two times: on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Both class meetings are required for anyone applying for a hunting license. The class can also be taken as a "brush up" course.

This is a Department of Fish and Wildlife Certified Hunter Safety Program. Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts. Courses involve lectures and demonstrations by instructors during class, homework, field experiences and a final written exam. Completing all the requirements takes at least 12 hours, although many will average more. You must attend both meetings of the class in order to receive your certificate.

The course covers the basics of safe firearms handling, responsible hunting practices and Maine's hunting regulations. Proof of having taken the course must be shown with all first-time license applications. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and all minors will be required to have a signed parental consent form, available at the first session. The course is free.

Registration is required and can be done through the library's events calendar at www.bhpl.net, or by calling the library at 374-5515. For more information on the content of the course check http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety/firearm.htm.
Inklings Book & Movie Club
The Library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings" Book and Movie Club on the last Saturday-of-the-month, September 24 at 2:00 PM.inklings Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is "How to Train Your Dragon" by Cressida Cowell, and the movie of the same name is by Dreamworks.

Young Hiccup may be the son of a famous Viking, but he's hardly heroic Viking material. Together with a rude, lazy, greedy dragon he names Toothless, this unlikely pair discovers that together they are brave enough to face horrible danger, and that sometimes being a hero means learning to be yourself. Copies of this hilarious book are available at the Library now. Pick one up, then join us Saturday September 24 to discuss the book and watch the movie. We will have Viking-worthy snacks, a cool craft... and prizes!
Weekly and Monthly Events
Big turnout at chess last week

  • 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: 1st Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM
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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
Bridge 4, mixed media, by Susan Finsen

Hurricane Island, oil on panel by Jill Hoy

Summer Sanctuary, Blue Hill, oil on canvas by Eric Glass