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Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

October 16, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Climate Change, Global to Local

October 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy will address the following areas of discussion:1) Introduction to climate change – background, consensus, and skeptics.2) US climate change impacts.3) Climate Futures and Plausible Scenario Planning. and 4) Moving Forward: Mitigation, Adaptation and Opportunity.

Youth Chess Club

October 17, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Youth Chess Club at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Brookville resident Tom Batt will be on hand to teach beginners how to play chess. More experienced players can jump right in and play. Participants of all experience levels are… Read more »

Lobster War Screening

“Lobster War” Screening

October 17, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will host two screenings of the award-winning film “Lobster War” on Thursday, October 17th at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm. The film is about “a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War.” The disputed… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

October 17, 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 »

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

October 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Blue Hill Public Library invites kids 0 to 5 years of age and their families to Pajama Storytime on Thursday evening, October 17th at 6:00 PM. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and slippers, and bring a stuffed animal! Participants will enjoy a story or two, as well as sing songs and color pictures…. Read more »

Knitting Club

Knitting Club

October 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Lobster War Screening

Lobster War Screening

October 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will host two screenings of the award-winning film “Lobster War” on Thursday, October 17th at 4:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm. The film is about “a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War.” The disputed… Read more »

Panels: Teen Graphic Novel Club

October 18, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Teens are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s graphic novel club, Panels, on Friday, October 18th at 4:00 PM. This month, the group will be reading “Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson, originally published as a web comic. This fantasy/sci fi graphic novel is about a rambunctious young female shapeshifter, the sidekick of the supervillain Lord… Read more »

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course

October 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will again be hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Firearms Safety Course for hunters. There are two options for participants to obtain a certificate, either: 1) attend both scheduled sessions at the library, Friday October 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Sunday October 27th from 9:00 AM… Read more »

Crafternoons! A Call to Yarns

Crafternoons! A Call to Yarns

October 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

All ages are invited to “Crafternoons” at the Blue Hill Public Library, on Saturday October 19th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for “A Call to Yarns,” to knit and crochet hats, scarves or mittens for immigrant children in need. These handmade creations will be donated to the Maine Access Immigrant Network to distribute to children… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

October 19, 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 »

Readings on Race Discussion Group: Just Mercy

Readings on Race Discussion Group: Just Mercy

October 19, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

New members are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly discussion group, “Readings on Race,” on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 PM. October’s book will be “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson. “Just Mercy” is an account of Stevenson’s coming of age as a young lawyer, a moving window… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

October 21, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 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.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

October 22, 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 »

Spider & Snake Storytime

October 22, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

The public is invited to a special story time with Blue Hill teen Leif Ray at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:30 am. Leif will bring a few of his snakes and a tarantula to show the kids. Youth Services Librarian Claire will also read some thematic animal stories. For… Read more »

Author Event: "Tugboat Stories" with George Matteson

Author Event: “Tugboat Stories” with George Matteson

October 22, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books will host Sedgwick part-time resident and author George Matteson to share from his new book, “Tugboat Stories,” at the library on Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:00 PM. “Tugboat Stories” is a set of linked stories based on the author’s career as a seaman and owner/operator of tugboats… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

October 23, 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

October 23, 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 »

Colloquy Downeast: Climate Change, Global to Local

October 23, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy will address the following areas of discussion:1) Introduction to climate change – background, consensus, and skeptics.2) US climate change impacts.3) Climate Futures and Plausible Scenario Planning. and 4) Moving Forward: Mitigation, Adaptation and Opportunity.