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Down to the Cove, oil on canvas by Eileen Ahern, from her current show, Looking Forward, Looking Back, in the Britton Gallery and Howard Room through October 31.
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 for a film, The Day of the Locust (1975), THIS THURSDAY! October 13 at 7:00 PM.
  • The public is invited to a performance of The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow by the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, THIS FRIDAY!, October 14 at 6:00 PM in the Bay School's Emlen Hall. More info here.
  • Show off your favorite app for iPad or other tablet, or drop in to learn about others' favorite apps at the "App Club," THIS SATURDAY! October 15 at 3:00 PM. The club will meet monthly through the fall. More info here.
Screening of the Last Presidential Debate (Snacks!)
The Library will screen the third and final presidential debate and provide snacks for viewers on Wednesday October 19 at 9:00 PM.debateParticipants will enjoy popcorn, cookies and ice cream floats while becoming more informed!

This last debate, broadcast from University of Nevada in Las Vegas, will be, like the first debate, divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator, Chris Wallace, anchor of Fox News Sunday, will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

Community members of all ages and all political affiliations are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by the Library. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Play Reading: A Raisin in the Sun
The public is invited to participate in the  Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer.Raisin This month the group will read A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.

The title comes from a line in the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a black family's experiences in a Chicago suburb as they attempt to "better" themselves insurance proceeds following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics' Circle named it the best play of 1959.

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 374-5248, or Donahue.mg@gmail.com.
Live & Learn: How to Make a Violin
Sedgwick craftsman Stephen Rowles will do a presentation at the  Library on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM on the methods and materials for making violins, cellos and violas.violins He will show some of the stringed instruments he has made and talk about what it takes to get a good sound. Local violinists will demonstrate the instruments, and the audience will be welcome to try them too.
Two violas and a violin made by Stephen Rowles.

Rowles graduated from The North Bennett Street School in Boston, which is known for its intensive, hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship. He then worked in the Johnson String Instruments repair shop in Newton, Massachusetts for six years. He moved to Sedgwick in 2002 and has a shop where he makes and repairs violins, violas and cellos.

This event is sponsored by the Library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Opera Preview: Don Giovanni
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday October 21 at 1:00 PM.Giovanni A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at the Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, October 22, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Malin Bystrom as Donna Elvira in Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

According to the Met website, "Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great "Mozartean" singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and Rolando Villazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct."
Simon Keenlyside in the title role and Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna in Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome, no previous opera knowledge is needed, and admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
Presentation & Discussion: The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
On Friday October 21 from noon to 3:00 PM, the  Library will host a viewing of the film,The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, followed by a discussion.alzheimersThe film is produced by the Hospice Foundation of America, and features national experts, along with caregivers, patients and clinicians.

When the diagnosis is Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, grief doesn't wait for death. The Longest Loss: Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia features an expert panel of advanced degree social workers, a physician and internationally recognized grief experts discussing the many grief aspects that accompany the experience of Alzhieimer's disease and dementia.

The discussion afterward will be facilitated by representatives of local nonprofits Friendship Cottage and Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. Both groups have services available to local residents. Friendship Cottage, a part of the Washington Hancock Community Agency, provides adult day service to dependent adults who may be coping with physical, mental or memory challenges. Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers free non-medical hospice- and grief-related services through trained volunteers to families in Hancock County.

This event is sponsored by the Library, Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County and Friendship Cottage. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
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, October 22 at 2:00 PM.inklings Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and the movie of the same name is directed by Chris Weitz.

Lyra is an orphan whose carefree life is shattered by the disappearance of her best friend, Roger. As Lyra braves the long journey north to find him, what she discovers is worse than anything she could ever have imagined...and Roger isn't the only one she will have to save.  Copies of this epic book are available at the Library now. Pick one up, then join us Saturday October 22nd to discuss the book and watch the movie. We will have Arctic snacks, cool prizes, and an amazing craft to take home.
Weekly and Monthly Events
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  • 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, Looking Forward, Looking Back: Drawings, Paintings and Ceramic Tiles (top), by Eileen Ahern (through October 31); In the Howard Room Glass Cases; Hamabe Puppet Collection from the Library's Archives (middle, through November 30);  In the  Larchwood Case (bottom), Zoe's Bakery: beautiful desserts and characters made from modeling clay by 8-year-old Zoe Pulitzer (through October 31). exhibits
Summer Flowers, oil on canvas