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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...
  • The public is invited to participate in the library's Play Reading Group TOMORROW! WEDNESDAY November 16 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. This month the group is reading A Sleep of Prisoners, by Christopher Fry. No experience necessary.
  • There is still one opening left in local artist Margret Baldwin's drawing workshop that starts THIS THURSDAY! November 17 at 7:00 PM. Get more information or register here.
  • There are two spots left in an 8 week series of workshops on knitting for kids up to age 12 that starts THIS FRIDAY! November 18 at 4:00 PM. Register or get more info here.
  • Margret Baldwin's terracotta clay gnome candleholder workshop for kids 5 to 14 THIS SATURDAY! November 19 at 10:30 AM is full. But there is a waiting list and if you'd like to get on just in case click here.
  • Stop by the "app club" THIS SATURDAY! November 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM to share your favorite app or find out about others' favorites. There will be two special guests: local app makers who will talk about how apps are made. More info here.
Save the Date! BHPL Holiday Party December 17th  2:30-5:00
Friends of the Library "Crafts for Kids Benefit Sale"
Dozens of local crafters have created items for the Friends of the Library "Crafts for Kids Benefit Sale" running now until December 10.crafts Over 70 hand-crafted items, priced $25 or $45, are on display at the library. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase gifts for peninsula children in need and to fund library programs for children. The donated items include hand-knit hats, scarves and mittens, jewelry, hand-made paper goods, weaving, wooden bowls, dolls, quilts, silk scarves and needle felting. Donations are still being accepted. 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, November 26 at 2:00 PM.Inklings Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month the book is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, and the movie of the same name is directed by Chris Columbus.

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer, all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.  We will show the movie, talk a bit about how it differs from the book, make a magical craft, eat witch- & wizard-worthy snacks, and have prizes so amazing you'll wish you knew the spell to snag them!

Copies of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets are available to be checked out at the library now. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.
New: Listen to Vinyl at the Library!

The Library has launched a new listening station where anyone can relax to the calming crackle of vinyl of their favorite records.Link The station includes turntable, amp and cd player, as well as two sets of earphones next to cushy overstuffed chairs. The new service has a slowly growing collection of classical LPs and will soon have some jazz and folk records as well, in addition to the circulating collection of compact discs. People can also bring in their own records. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or stop by and give it a try.
Weekly and Monthly Events
Preschool Playgroup is a great opportunity for parents to meet others with young children while the kids engage in play.

  • 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:1 to 2 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
We love your suggestions. 
Current 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 (middle, through November 30); In the Larchwood case, Our trip to Campobello Island by Lucy and Georgia Clews (bottom, through December 30). exhibits
Standing Leaf 1/10, fine art aluminum print by Francoise Gervais

Photo of Francis Hamabe giving a puppet show.

Stones from Campobello Island