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Inclusive Storytime

CANCELLED Inclusive Storytime

December 13, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Join us for an inclusive storytime for all ages and all abilities. Each week we will read several picture books, make a fun craft, and have time for coloring and socializing.

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

December 13, 2018, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm in the Howard 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 »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

December 13, 2018, 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

December 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Friends of the Library Film Series: A Streetcar Named Desire

Friends of the Library Film Series: A Streetcar Named Desire

December 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library’s second-Thursday-of-the-month film series will continue on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 PM with A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), directed by Elia Kazan and starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, the story follows former school teacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves… Read more »

Opera Preview: La Traviata

Opera Preview: La Traviata

December 14, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Bagaduce Music Lending Library and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, La Traviata, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday December 14th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, December… Read more »

Readings on Race Discussion Group: Abbe Museum Tour

Readings on Race Discussion Group: Abbe Museum Tour

December 15, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

New members are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly discussion group, “Readings on Race,” on Saturday December 15th, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This month, the group will be meeting at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor at 2:00, to get a tour and discuss the work the museum is doing to decolonize… Read more »

Blue Hill Heritage Trust & Lynn Havsall

December 15, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

BHHT 4-H Star Club presentation with Lynn Havsall. Inclement weather location.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

December 15, 2018, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold a second Saturday book sale in December, on the 15th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The sale will feature many new and like-new books, CDs and DVDs for gift giving to children and adults. There will be an amazing selection of gift-quality coffee table, gardening and… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

December 17, 2018, 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

December 17, 2018, 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 »

“Main Street” Group

December 17, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Main Street meeting

One Maine Christmas Eve Storytime with Douglas Coffin

“One Maine Christmas Eve” Storytime with Douglas Coffin

December 18, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

There will be a special guest this week for storytime, local author/illustrator Douglas Coffin. He will be reading from his book, “One Maine Christmas Eve”. Come find out how Mainers help save Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve in Maine and Santa’s reindeer have come down ill and need a chance to recuperate. Thanks to some old-fashioned… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

December 18, 2018, 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 »

Colloquy Downeast – The Cold War

December 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy will address the premise that the Cold War was “not so cold” and that in addition to the US – Soviet Union conflict, other countries were active participants and the attempts of the US to resist communism “at any cost” has been the basis of many conflicts effects of which we are still… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

December 19, 2018, 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. FMI, 374-5515.

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group

December 19, 2018, 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, December 19th 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 Humans,” by Stephen Karam, which premiered in 2014. This one-act play… Read more »

Inclusive Storytime

CANCELLED Inclusive Storytime

December 20, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Join us for an inclusive storytime for all ages and all abilities. Each week we will read several picture books, make a fun craft, and have time for coloring and socializing.

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

December 20, 2018, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm in the Howard 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 »