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Owls of Maine with Chewonki

Owls of Maine with Chewonki

April 11, 2019, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program will be presenting “Owls of Maine” at the Blue Hill Library. Participants will learn the identifying characteristics and calls of each owl. Then, using talons, wings, and skulls, we will explore the adaptations of these silent nocturnal hunters. This program ends with an intimate and detailed look at live… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

April 11, 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

April 11, 2019, 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: Pale Rider

Friends of the Library Film Series: Pale Rider

April 11, 2019, 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 return from September through June. April’s film will be “Pale Rider” from 1985, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. When a gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims, a preacher rides into… Read more »

Readings on Race Discussion Group

April 13, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

A group dedicated to reading and discussing issues of race will be meeting on the second Saturday of the month at the Blue Hill Public Library from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Each month, the group will focus on a different topic related to race and racism. New members are always invited to join. Surry resident… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

April 15, 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

April 15, 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 »

Main Street Community Group

April 15, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

“Main Street” Blue Hill meeting

Hannah Arendt Discussion Group

April 16, 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.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

April 16, 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

April 16, 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!

Colloquy Downeast: Shells: Invertebrates of Maine shores and their conservation

April 16, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

What used to be called beach combing can be a serious endeavor, given our increased awareness of the ways in which ocean acidification, invasive species, and over-exploitation are potentially altering ecoystems. We will focus our interest by preparing personal notebooks. Each participant will select 10-20 Maine marine invertebrate animals from our area, and design and… Read more »

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

April 16, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Spring Lecture Series

Mending Workshop

April 16, 2019, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

This one day workshop will focus on how to mend clothing, along with a conversation on why mending matters & slow fashion. Students can bring items to mend, but examples will also be provided. This event is free and for ages 12+. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Registration is required and can be done… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

April 17, 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.

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

April 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion series returns to the Blue Hill Public Library on eight Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Each meeting begins with a short topical documentary featuring international experts, followed by a lively group discussion. Participants receive a briefing book with background information and thought-provoking topical questions. Sponsored by Friends of… Read more »

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group

April 17, 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’s monthly Play Reading Group and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until next summer. The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further… Read more »