Upcoming Events

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Down East Writers

June 20, 2019, 10:15 am - 12:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Ongoing writers critique group

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

June 20, 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

June 20, 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: Andrew Wyeth Self-Portrait - Snow Hill

Art: History & Hands-On Film: Andrew Wyeth Self-Portrait – Snow Hill

June 20, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist Margret Baldwin will host a screening of the 1995 film, “Andrew Wyeth, Self Portrait: Snow Hill,” on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 PM. The last in a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, it will be… Read more »

Panels & Pizza: Teen Graphic Novel Club

Panels & Pizza: Teen Graphic Novel Club

June 21, 2019, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Blue Hill Library invites teens to the second meeting of a new graphic novel book club, “Panels & Pizza,” on Friday, June 21st at 3:30 pm. Each month, the group will read a different graphic novel and gather to discuss thoughts on the story, art and the work as a whole. Pizza will be… Read more »

Peninsula Peace & Justice

June 21, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

On Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. at Blue Hill Library, Bob and Maurine Tobin of Deer Isle will give a talk about Occupied Palestine. They recently traveled to Gaza and the West Bank, including a visit to Khan Al Ahmar, a Bedouin village under threat of demolition. Since 2005, the Tobins have served as volunteers… Read more »

Summer Reading Begins

Summer Reading Begins

June 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Everyone is invited to participate in the library’s fun summer reading program bingo starting Friday, June 21st and going through August 31st. Bingo cards designed for kids, teenagers, and grown-ups, too, will have special reading challenges, like “read a book set in another country” or “read a book with time travel.” For each book read,… Read more »

Scientist Elli: DNA Day

Scientist Elli: DNA Day

June 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids ages 8 and older, and their families, are invited to explore the science-y substance behind what makes each of us unique– and what makes all living things on Earth so similar: DNA!—at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, June 22nd at 1:00 PM. Scientist Elli Hartig is a researcher with a special passion… Read more »

Art: History & Hands-On Workshop: Egg Tempera

June 22, 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 June 22 will be “Egg Tempera Painting,” inspired by Andrew Wyeth, led by Phil Schirmer and Margret Baldwin. Only… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

June 24, 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.

Blue Hill Hackers

Blue Hill Hackers

June 24, 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 »

PrideFest: Storytime

PrideFest: Storytime

June 25, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join us for a special Pridefest storytime on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 am. We’ll read a picture book and make a rainbow craft!

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

June 25, 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 »

Conservation Kids: Bird Houses

Conservation Kids: Bird Houses

June 25, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to build birdhouses for chickadees at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, June 25th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Interns from Holbrook Island Sanctuary will be on hand to help kids assemble birdhouse kits designed for black-capped chickadees. The workshop is free and each child can take a finished birdhouse home,… Read more »

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

June 25, 2019, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Blue Hill Listening SessionA public forum for community members to share their thoughts, and ask questions about, Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s work. Open to the public.

Pre-school Playgroup

June 26, 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

June 26, 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 »

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

June 26, 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kneisel Hall children’s concerts are back at the Blue Hill Public Library this summer! Five concerts will be performed Wednesday June 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st, from 4:30 to 5:15 PM (there will be no concert on July 17th). Musicians from Kneisel Hall’s Young Artist program will be performing a variety of chamber… Read more »

Down East Writers

June 27, 2019, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Community-sponsored Event

Ongoing writers critique group

Conservation Kids: Bird Houses

Conservation Kids: Bird Houses

June 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to build birdhouses for chickadees at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, June 27th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Interns from Holbrook Island Sanctuary will be on hand to help kids assemble birdhouse kits designed for black-capped chickadees. The workshop is free and each child can take a finished birdhouse home,… Read more »