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On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

August 23, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Every Friday morning at 11:30 AM from June 28th through August 23rd, join us for a nature themed storytime on the library lawn! Each week, we’ll read a picture book and do a craft or coloring sheets outside (weather permitting). The Magic Food Bus will be making a stop on the lawn as well, providing… Read more »

Author Event: "The Woman Inside" with E.G. Scott

Author Event: “The Woman Inside” with E.G. Scott

August 23, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Two authors who write under the pseudonym “E.G. Scott,” Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands, will share from their new book, “The Woman Inside,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday, August 23rd, at 7:00 PM. The two have been friends for over twenty years and have been writing plays, screenplays, and short fiction separately… Read more »

Crafternoons!

Crafternoons!

August 24, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Kids of all ages are invited to “Crafternoons” at the Blue Hill Public Library, on Saturday August 24th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The project will be making simple books that can be used as journals. Participants will be able to use paint, colored pencils and fun, fancy paper for decorating the books, all provided… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

August 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Looking for the perfect summertime read? The Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will be holding weekly book sales for the summer, starting July 6th. The sales will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through August 24th in the Library’s basement “Book Nook.” As usual, there will be a wide variety of… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

August 26, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Beyond Labels discussion group continues to discuss the issues of the day with a small but engaged group of “regulars” plus a few new faces each week. All are welcome to join the discussions every Monday from 10:30-12:30 at the Library, or join the discussion online at https://beyondlabels.ustiger.net.

Storytime

Storytime

August 27, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Children ages 0-5 are invited to come hear a story and make a craft to take home!

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

August 28, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Pre-school Playgroup meets in the Howard Room every Wednesday at 10:30 am except for July and August when it meets at the town park. Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other local parents with young children while your kids engage in play with one another. For more information, give us a call at 374-5515.

Lego Club

Lego Club

August 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Come build and create with Legos! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm, kids are invited to create anything within their imagination and an optional special challenge will be provided. The Legos will be provided by the library and creations will be on display in the Larchwood Room for one week…. Read more »

Peninsula Peace & Justice: The Great Hack

August 28, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

On Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at Blue Hill Library, Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen The Great Hack, a new film detailing the inside story of Cambridge Analytica and the threat to democracies of unregulated data acquisition. In this incisive and powerful film, former insiders detail just how the company worked to turn… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

August 29, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts meet every Thursday night for “pick-up games” at the Blue Hill Public Library from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The public is invited to join these weekly fun games of chess, and all levels of expertise are welcome. No registration is necessary. Chess boards will be supplied by the Library. For… Read more »

Knitting Club

August 29, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

Come and knit around the fireplace every Thursday night and share a laugh.

Volcanoes

Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic

August 29, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Tasmanian geologist and Surry summer resident, Dr. Millard F. (Mike) Coffin, PhD, will give a talk about “Volcanoes, Iron and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 PM. Phytoplankton in the ocean supply half of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere. Inadequate iron content in the water… Read more »

Storytime

Storytime

September 3, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Children ages 0-5 are invited to come hear a story and make a craft to take home!

Colloquy Downeast: Gun Violence – Gun Rights – Gun Regulation

September 4, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

In a polarized society rife with diametrically opposed points of view, the issue of gun rights vs. gun regulation stands out as particularly divisive. In its exploration of this contentious topic, the colloquy will examine the legal bases supporting gun rights and gun control, the history of the gun debate, the human costs of gun… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

September 4, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Pre-school Playgroup meets in the Howard Room every Wednesday at 10:30 am except for July and August when it meets at the town park. Playgroup is a great opportunity to meet other local parents with young children while your kids engage in play with one another. For more information, give us a call at 374-5515.

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

September 5, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts meet every Thursday night for “pick-up games” at the Blue Hill Public Library from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. The public is invited to join these weekly fun games of chess, and all levels of expertise are welcome. No registration is necessary. Chess boards will be supplied by the Library. For… Read more »

Knitting Club

September 5, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

Come and knit around the fireplace every Thursday night and share a laugh.

Poetry Reading: Tom Moore

September 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Poet Tom Moore will read from his newest collection, “Red Stone Fragments,” from Moon Pie Press in Portland, Maine. Tom was Poet Laureate of Belfast in 2017 and 2018 and has been running a poetry workshop there for the past two and a half years. Thomas R. Moore’s fourth book of poems, “Red Stone Fragments,”… Read more »

Cynthia and David Simonds Artist Reception

September 6, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Offer reception to visitors looking at artwork. Provide discussion of travels and methods of art process.

First Friday: Art & Antiques Walking Tour: Frank Hamabe

First Friday: Art & Antiques Walking Tour: Sea-Faring History

September 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will participate in Blue Hill’s series of First Friday events this summer by staying open later, until 7:00 PM, and by hosting walking tours of the library’s art & antiques on display from the museum collection. Tours, led by Brad Emerson, will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 PM each first… Read more »