Upcoming Events

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Hannah Arendt Book Discussion Group

April 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Book group to discuss the book: Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, moderated by Denis Sweet. The group will meet for an estimated 13 times, monthly, on the first Tuesday. If interested contact Denis at dsweet@bates.edu.

Storytime

Storytime

April 23, 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!

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

April 23, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Do you have questions about using your computer, tablet, or phone? Maybe you just got a new device and need some help setting it up, or you want to learn a new software program, or perhaps you’d just like that annoying error message to stop popping up on your screen. Whatever your tech help need,… Read more »

Colloquy Downeast: Shells: Invertebrates of Maine shores and their conservation

April 23, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Colloquy Downeast

What used to be called beach combing can be a serious endeavor, given our increased awareness of the ways in which ocean acidification, invasive species, and over-exploitation are potentially altering ecoystems. We will focus our interest by preparing personal notebooks. Each participant will select 10-20 Maine marine invertebrate animals from our area, and design and… Read more »

Explore Outdoors! Afterschool: Wiggly Worms

“Explore Outdoors!” Afterschool: Wiggly Worms

April 23, 2019, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Julianne Taylor, education coordinator for Explore Outdoors! – a collaboration between Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Downeast Audubon and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust – will do an afterschool program, “Wiggly Worms,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, April 23rd at 3:30 PM. Kids will learn about the different kinds of worms and their… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

April 24, 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

April 24, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Come build and create with Legos! Every other Wednesday, starting March 13, 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. This event… Read more »

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

April 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion series returns to the Blue Hill Public Library on eight Wednesdays, February 27th to April 24th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Each meeting begins with a short topical documentary featuring international experts, followed by a lively group discussion. Participants receive a briefing book with background information and thought-provoking topical… Read more »

Down East Audubon

April 24, 2019, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

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Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

April 25, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to our new chess club! Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play and are interested in playing more? Come learn and play at the library! We will provide chessboards, but participants are welcome to bring their own. Snacks will be provided. This event… Read more »

Gender Empowerment Workshop

Gender Empowerment Workshop

April 25, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, teens are invited to an interactive workshop on gender justice and girls’ empowerment with recording artist and youth music teacher Ivy Ross Ricci, on Thursday, April 25th at 4:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. She will show her music video Girls Sit Screaming… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

April 25, 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

Knitting Club

April 25, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Art: History & Hands-On Film: Maudie

Art: History & Hands-On Film: Maudie

April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to generous support from Friends of the Library, local artist Margret Baldwin will host a screening of the 2016 film, “Maudie,” on Thursday, April 25th at 6:30 PM. The fourth in a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, it will be followed by an optional hands-on workshop… Read more »

Art Teacher Appreciation Dinner

April 26, 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Art teacher appreciation dinner to say thank you for all the hard work our amazing peninsula art teachers do all year long.

Crafternoons!

Crafternoons!

April 27, 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 the last Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This month, the meeting will be on Saturday, April 27th and the project will be weaving. Participants will make small looms out of cardboard, and from that will make… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

April 27, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will host a “Drop-In Genealogy Help Desk” from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the library’s main room next to the reference desk. Local expert Liffey Thorpe will be on hand to answer questions from the public on library and online resources for doing genealogy research, as well as offering… Read more »

Art: History & Hands-On Workshop: Painting Beauty, Nevertheless

April 27, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-part series of art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The workshop on April 27 will be “Painting Beauty, Neverthless,” inspired by Maud Lewis. Only attendees of the film the previous Thursday… Read more »

Rep. Sarah Pebworth

April 28, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Meet and Greet, educational