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Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

January 27, 2020, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.: In His Own Words.

January 27, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

It has been just over 50 years since the assassination of theologian and civil rights movement leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. This colloquy will introduceparticipants to Dr. King’s philosophy and discuss his enduring legacy in a close reading of his written words. We will focus… Read more »

Anthropocene Film Series: "Manufactured Landscapes"

Anthropocene Film Series: “Manufactured Landscapes”

January 28, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will host a screening of the film “Manufactured Landscapes” on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:00 PM. Although it is part of a monthly film series being held in conjunction with the discussion series, “New Thinking in the Anthropocene,” anyone is welcome to attend. The film is a documentary on the work… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

January 28, 2020, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

January 28, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to come hear a story and make a craft to take home!

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

January 29, 2020, 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.

Down East Wrikters

January 30, 2020, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Community-sponsored Event

Ongoing writers critique group.

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

January 30, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will hold a discussion group twice a month on Thursdays at 10:30 AM, from January 16 through June 18, 2020. The series will be hosted by Bates College Professor Emeritus Denis Sweet, on the topic, “Enlivenment, Entanglement, Sympoiesis: New Thinking in the Anthropocene.” The Anthropocene is defined as “that moment in… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

January 30, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ 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 »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

January 30, 2020, 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, or… Read more »

Knitting Club

Knitting Club

January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Opera Preview: Porgy and Bess

Opera Preview: Porgy and Bess

January 31, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Bagaduce Music and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of George & Ira Gershwin’s opera, “Porgy and Bess,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday January 31st at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, February… Read more »

Colloquy Downeast: Rethinking American Foreign Policy

January 31, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

In this Colloquy we will consider how to bring some clarity and order out of the present foreign policy chaos. What might a new grand strategy and a new set of foreign policy principles and instruments look like? There are several possibilities. One is Trump’s vision of an impregnable, mighty, independent America pursuing its own… Read more »

Peninsula Peace & Justice film

January 31, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Friday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at Blue Hill Library, Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen a 2018 film tracking the effects of out-of-state corporate money and influence in the American political system in the era of super PACS and Citizens United. “Dark Money” refers to election campaign financing from sources that remain undisclosed. Director… Read more »

January art show

January 31, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Taking down the January art show

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

February 1, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

In the spirit of reducing waste and teaching the community new skills, the Blue Hill Public Library hosts a first-Saturday-of-the-month “Fixit Clinic.” On Saturday, February 1st from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, local experts will coach people in the community to disassemble and troubleshoot a variety of items, such as appliances, bicycles, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

February 1, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Book Nook, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on February 1st in the library’s basement “book nook” from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Most books are still only a dollar or two! Specials include a Time-Life History series, 18 volumes of the Franklin Library’s Collected Stories of the World’s Greatest… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

February 3, 2020, 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.