Book Event, Sales Slated at Library

BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library will host a program on a newly published book by library benefactor Adelaide Pearson (1875-1960) on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

“Two in Tuscany with a Donkey,” edited by Andrew Phelan, tells the story of Pearson’s trip to Italy in 1912. The book is a reproduction of Pearson’s actual manuscript, written around 1913, complete with original photos.

Phelan, who found the manuscript while doing research for his acclaimed book, “Following the Brick Path, The Story of Rowantrees Pottery,” will discuss the book and share stories of Pearson’s trip, as well as her life.

Pearson was instrumental in getting the Blue Hill Public Library, then the Ladies’ Social Library, built.

This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Books will be available for sale and signing.

The library has also announced that its monthly book sale is going to a weekly schedule for the summer. Starting July 2, there will be weekly sales on Saturdays through Aug. 27. The sales will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sales are held in the library’s “book nook” in the basement.

For more information, contact the library at 374-5515.

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