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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...
  • Blue Hill author John Diamond will present his book Please Delete: How Leadership Hubris Ignited a Scandal and Tarnished a University, THIS THURSDAY! October 27 at 7:00 PM. More info here.
  • Teens are invited to get on your best zombie gear (or your most adorable Halloween costume) and come out for a night of dancing, games, and prizes at the library's Zombie Prom, THIS FRIDAY! October 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bay School's Emlen Hall. The event is geared toward teenagers but everyone can join in the fun! More info here.
Fall Ball Fundraiser November 5th

The Fall Ball Fundraiser is less than 2 weeks away!  Join us on November 5th and get ready for winter by dancing with your friends and neighbors to the Soulbenders at Emlen Hall.  We have limited capacity, so we suggest getting your tickets in advance. Tickets are available at the library or online.


Want to help out? We need some volunteers at the event and also a few bakers to make their favorite cake, pie, crisp or pastry for our dessert bar. 
November Art: Symmetry

Blue Hill artist Françoise Gervais will show recent work in an exhibition entitled Symmetry in the library's Britton Gallery during the month of November.Gervais The show will feature high resolution digital aluminum prints created by dye sublimation, a process in which an image is printed onto a transfer paper, and then adhered to pretreated aluminum, which is heated. The dyes then turn into a gas and are pressed into the surface of the metal. The public is invited to an opening reception at the Library on Friday November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.


About the show Gervais says, "It is my intent that this exhibit of nature's iconic beauty, presented through the aluminum print, will pay tribute to our natural world, honoring that which is often not seen-a red summer leaf, a seedpod, a golden feather-so we may see with fresh eyes that which is always there."

Maple Seed

Gervais says that her life-long relationship with photography began in college, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Scientific Photography from California's Brooks Institute of Photographic Art and Science.  Her photographic work has evolved over time through a passion for honoring the iconic beauty of nature; first, expressed traditionally as works on paper-and now, on aluminum and other substrates.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting November 1. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

National Novel Writing Month @BHPL

The Blue Hill Public Library will host "write-in" sessions for anyone participating in National Novel-Writing Month this November. Library space will be reserved each week for writers to work on projects, and free coffee and tea will be available for all writers. Scheduled dates are:
November 2, 3:30-6; November 10, 5-8; November 17, 5-8; November 23, 3:30-6;
November 30, 3:30-6

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 pm on November 30. NaNoWriMo's Come Write In program connects libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces with local participants to build vibrant writing communities. Every November, thousands of writers around the world congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. For more information: http://nanowrimo.org

Film: Miss Representation

The library will host a showing of the film documentary, Miss Representation, with a discussion afterwards, on Friday November 4 at 7:00 PM.Miss All community members are welcome at this event sponsored by the library, Blue Hill Consolidated School, The Bay School and George Stevens Academy. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided.

The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a strong woman.  For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.

"Trick or Read"

The library will again be celebrating Halloween with "Trick or Read" for children. Kids in costume may stop in at the library anytime between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Monday, October 31, and choose a free BOO-k!trick Books for all ages of kids will be available, from board books for babies to chapter books for the older set. Photos will be taken that can be picked up at a later date. For more information call 374-5515.

A lion from last year, deciding which book to choose.

Training for Local Nonprofit Boards

The library is offering a workshop, Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Responsibilities: What You Need to Know, on Monday November 14 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.nonprofit The training is for individuals who serve on non-profit boards on the Blue Hill Peninsula that have at least one staff member, but it may also be of interest to some all-volunteer organizations. The cost is $35 per person, which includes a dinner of Barncastle pizza, salad and wine. This will be an excellent opportunity for board members to network with fellow area board members, as well as learn about their roles in fundraising for their organizations.

The workshop will be taught by certified public accountant Emily Parker, a senior manager in Berry Dunn's Healthcare and Not-For-Profit Industry Group. She specializes in providing audit and accounting services to healthcare, government, and not-for-profit clients with issues specific to the conservation, higher education, and behavioral health fields. She holds a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Accounting.

The agenda will be tailored in response to the needs of those in attendance. There are only 30 seats available for this event, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register check the library's web calendar or call the library at 374-5515. Any dietary restrictions should be indicated at the time of registration.

Weekly and Monthly Events

Making fall leaves at 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   *   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

Bridge 4, mixed media, by Susan

Hurricane Island, oil on panel by Jill Hoy
Summer Sanctuary, Blue Hill, oil on canvas by Eric Glass


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