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Hannah Arendt Discussion Group

February 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive 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.

Camden Conference Series

Camden Conference Series

February 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will be holding a three session discussion series hosted by former U.S. Diplomat Bob Sargent, in connection with the 31st annual Camden Conference, starting Monday February, the 11th. Two other meetings are on Tuesday, February 19th and Monday, March 4th, and all from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The Camden Conference… Read more »

Storytime

Storytime

February 19, 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

February 19, 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 »

Animal Tracks and Scat Scavenger Hunt

Animal Tracks and Scat Scavenger Hunt

February 19, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to learn about animal tracks and scat through a scavenger hunt at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, February 19th at 4:00 PM. Julianne Taylor, education coordinator for “Explore Outdoors!” – a collaboration of Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Downeast Audubon and Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust — will teach kids how… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

February 20, 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.

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group: The Actress

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group: The Actress

February 20, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer. This month the group will read The Actress, a comedy by Peter Quilter. The play is about an… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Cancelled- Youth Chess Club

February 21, 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 »

Colloquy Downeast: Bioluminescence: Myth, Mystique and Science

February 21, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

In this colloquy we will explore the occurrence, the stories and the scientific explanations and use of bioluminescence (the production of visible light by living organisms). Early observations and explanations of foxfire, maritime phosphorescence, fireflies and other dramatic living, cold, night light were often tied to mystical events or beings. We will explore the poetic… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

February 21, 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 »

The Blues Spectrum with Scott Cleveland

The Blues Spectrum with Scott Cleveland

February 21, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local pianist Scott Cleveland will present a solo docu-concert “The Blues Spectrum,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 PM. He will “sing, play and speak through the history of the Blues from 18th century field hollers, to acoustic delta blues, to Chicago blues, to rhythm and blues, to urbane… Read more »

Knitting Club

Knitting Club

February 21, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Colloquy Downeast: Trump in Historical Context

February 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

The conventional wisdom is that Trump’s approach to foreign policy marks a real departure from that of his predecessors in terms of partisanship, disregard for allies, isolationist/nationalist tendencies and populist predilections. This colloquy will look at a series of articles, mostly from Foreign Affairs, written over the last 90 years, addressing U.S. foreign policy, which… Read more »

Peninsula Peace & Justice Film: Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

February 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Peninsula Peace and Justice’s monthly film series will feature the documentary “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” at 7 pm on Friday, February 22, at Blue Hill Library. Lauded as one of the Ten Best Films at Sundance 2017, it follows steps in a committed veteran documentarian film maker’s return to the Alabama of… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

February 23, 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 »

Author Event: Space Heart, A Memoir in Stages with Linda Buckmaster

February 23, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Maine poet and author Linda Buckmaster will read from her new book, “Space Heart, A Memoir in Stages” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 pm. The daughter of a rocket engineer, Linda weaves into her story the juxtaposition of cutting-edge technology and the natural world on the empty barrier… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

February 25, 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 http://beyondlabels.ustiger.net.

Blue Hill Hackers

Blue Hill Hackers

February 25, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Hackers group (not just for “hackers”) will be meeting at the Blue Hill Library on Mondays from 6-8 PM. Blue Hill Hackers is a community resource, open to everyone – young and old, novices and experts who are passionate about technology and devices. The group’s goal is to share what they know… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

February 26, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

February 26, 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!