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These two young gnomes were among many who showed up at the library Monday for Halloween "Trick or Read" where each kid in costume could pick out a free book to take home.
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...

  • Everyone is invited to a reception for the November Art show, Symmetry, featuring high resolution aluminum photographic prints by Francoise Gervais THIS FRIDAY! November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Join us for a showing of the film documentary Miss Representation, THIS FRIDAY! November 4, 7:00 PM. The showing is sponsored by local schools and the Library and 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 powerful woman.
  • Kids are invited to a special "52 Weeks of Giving" THIS SATURDAY November 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to help collect food for local families in need in "The Thanksgiving Grocery Grab"-- meet in the Larchwood Room. Parents are welcome too!
  • The Fall Ball fundraiser is THIS SATURDAY November 5 at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30-- buy tickets here or at the library. If for some crazy reason you can't make it, see below for info on the raffles!
  • Join Friends of the Library for their monthly book sale THIS SATURDAY! November 5 from 9AM to 2PM. Fiction is half price and CDs just 25 cents. More info below.
Fall Ball Raffles: Anyone can enter!

Don't miss the Fall Ball THIS SATURDAY! November 5 at 7:00 PM at the Bay School's Emlen Hall, featuring the dance tunes of the Soulbenders!ball It's going to be a blast! (Dance tickets are selling fast; get them here.) But if you can't come, you can still participate in the fun by taking a chance on one of our outstanding raffle prizes. 

$5/ticket or $20 for 5 is all it takes to (maybe) win 100 gallons of heating oil (value $210), a local harvest feast (value $150+), a big day out package for the family which includes a sleigh ride (value $278), or a basket of hand crafted woolen items (value $290). These are high value prizes that are designed to help you get ready for winter, donated by your friends and neighbors. They would also make amazing gifts. More info or to buy tickets online.

Or, stop by the library this week for tickets and to "pick-a-prize." 
Write-In Sessions for National Novel Writing Month
The Library will host "write-in" sessions for anyone participating in National Novel-Writing Month this November.novel Library space is reserved each week for writers to work on projects, and free coffee and tea will be available for all writers. The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday November 2, 3:30 to 6:00 PM, Thursdays, November 10 & 17, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and Wednesdays, November 23 & 30, 3:30 to 6:00 PM.
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.

This event is sponsored by the library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515.
Book Sale This Saturday
Friends of the Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on November 5 in the library's basement "book nook" from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. saleMost books are still only a dollar or two. Featured this month are unique antique books and how-to books for the holidays. Specials include half-price on fiction and cds for just 25 cents! Each child may select a free book.

Just a few of the "unique antique books" available just this one time!

The Friends wish to thank the many donors who keep the sale supplied with quality books, and welcome contributions - big or small. 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 (please no moldy or soiled books!) or for more information, contact the library at 374-5515.
Film: Key Largo (1948)
The Friends of the Library Film Series will continue with Key Largo (1948), starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson, on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM.largo The film is directed by John Huston and is based on the play of the same name by Maxwell Anderson. In the film a WWII vet goes to Key Largo to visit the widow of his army buddy and finds that the hotel her father owns has been taken over by the mob.

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
52 Weeks of Giving participants were out and around doing reverse- trick-or-treating last week! (Yes, that means leaving candy, ringing the doorbell and running away)

  • 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: One to two times per month
  • 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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Ongoing Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: In the Britton Gallery and Howard Room (top ), Symmetry, a photographic exhibition by Francoise Gervais (through November 30);  In the Howard Room Glass Cases; The Francis Hamabe Puppet Collection from the Library's Archives (bottom, through November 30); In the Larchwood case, Our trip to Campobello Island by Lucy and Georgia Clews (coming soon)exhibits
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Francis Hamabe with two of his puppets.

Trick or Read Halloween Photos-- see more on Facebook