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Kneisel Hall Children's Concerts

July 12, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Howard Room, Performance

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concerts are back at the Blue Hill Public Library this summer! Five weekly concerts will be performed at 2 PM on Friday June 28, July 5, 12, 26, and August 2 (there will be no concert on Friday, July 19). Musicians from . . . Details »

Art Reception for Portraits: People and Other Creatures

July 12, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Howard Room, Uncategorized

Join us for an art reception on Friday, July 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the  Blue Hill Public Library for the exhibit Portraits: People and Other Creatures, an exhibit of photographs by Gary Harmatz and David Simonds. Gary Harmatz’s photos range from the Canadian . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 15, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

July 15, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Howard Room, Discussion Group

Beyond Labels is a Blue Hill Peninsula-based group organized as a round table discussion of foreign, national and state/local issues. The goals of the group are to provide a forum for sharing and expanding our knowledge of the issues at hand, encourage a robust discussion . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 16, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Preschool Storytime

July 16, 2024, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Larchwood Room, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire for preschool storytime on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.  We will read a few picture books, sing songs and make a craft.  This is a great way to meet and connect with other families in the area, read stories and . . . Details »

Summer Magic: Magic the Gathering for Teens and Tweens

July 16, 2024, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Howard Room, Activity

Teens and Tweens ages 10+ are invited to join Teen Services Librarian Kendall for Summer Magic – a special Magic the Gathering Series – on four days during July and August. We will meet in the Library's Howard Room on July 16 and August 1, . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 17, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

July 17, 2024, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Outdoors, Preschool Program

Kids 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to playgroup in the Blue Hill town park with Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon for a variety of activities and play. This is a great way to meet and connect with other families in . . . Details »

Realized: Animating a Young People's Tomorrow with Halcyon Quartet

July 17, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Howard Room, Performance

The Blue Hill Public Library is sponsoring an evening of short films and quartet music titled Realized with the Maine-based Halycon Quartet on Wednesday, July 17 at 7PM.  Realized combines stop-motion animation with live string quartet music to imagine our collective future. With animated films and stories inspired . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 18, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

July 18, 2024, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Main Room, Activity

The Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts meet each Thursday evening for pick-up games of chess. All experience levels are welcome to drop in for friendly games any time between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. Interested players can also join the Blue Hill Peninsula Chess Nuts group on . . . Details »

Knitting Group

July 18, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wilder Room, Activity

Knitters are invited to come sit by the library fireplace to work on and share projects with fellow knitters.The Knitting Group will meet every Thursday evening at 6 pm. Anyone is welcome to join this free event. Coffee and tea will be available to purchase.

“Growing Up in Public” Community Read: Discussion for Parents

July 18, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Howard Room, Discussion Group

Parents and caregivers are invited to join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman and Circulation Coordinator Olivia Zubrowski for a discussion of the library's community read, Growing up in Public: Coming of Age in the Digital World by Devorah Heitner on Thursday, July 18 at 6 . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 19, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Build a Birdhouse

July 19, 2024, 10:30 am - 11:30 am Howard Room, Activity

Kids and their families are invited to come build a birdhouse with Charles Cannon, Park Manager of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and two summer interns on Friday July 19th at 10:30 AM.  Participants will learn how to assemble wooden birdhouses designed for black-capped chickadees. For . . . Details »

Author Event: Anna Noyes, 'The Blue Maiden'

July 19, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books are cosponsoring an author talk with Anna Noyes for her new novel The Blue Maiden on Friday, July 19 at 7:00PM in the library's Howard Room.   A Nordic Gothic laced with the horrors of life in a patriarchy both . . . Details »

Paint the Peninsula Fresh Paint Auction

July 20, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Pearson Room, Fundraiser

The Blue Hill Peninsula, home to some of the most iconic views in the state, will be rendered in paint, pencil, and pastel by 90 local artists, whose paintings will be auctioned during the week of July 15 to 20, as a fundraiser for the . . . Details »

Library Closing Early

July 20, 2024, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Howard Room, Holiday

The library will be closing at 2pm for the Paint the Peninsula Reception. The Library will reopen at 5:30pm for the Paint the Peninsula Reception.