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Book Discussion Group: “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren

May 13, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Heather Richard, Research Project Coordinator at the Shaw Institute, will lead a book discussion on “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. “Lab Girl”… Read more »

Friends of the Library Film Series: Now You See Me

Friends of the Library Film Series: Now You See Me

May 14, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series screens films across genres and time periods, each second Thursday of the month from September-June. May’s film will be “Now You See Me” (2013), starring Jesse Eisenberg, Common, and Mark Ruffalo. The thriller follows an F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective who track a team… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

May 14, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ Chess Club at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Brookville resident Tom Batt will be on hand to teach beginners how to play chess. More experienced players can jump right in and play. Participants of all experience levels are… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

May 14, 2020, 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, or… Read more »

Knitting Club

May 14, 2020, 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: Now You See Me

Friends of the Library Film Series: Now You See Me

May 14, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series screens films across genres and time periods, each second Thursday of the month from September-June. May’s film will be “Now You See Me” (2013), starring Jesse Eisenberg, Common, and Mark Ruffalo. The thriller follows an F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective who track a team… Read more »

Lecture: The Garden Movement and American Impressionism with Virginia Tuttle

May 15, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Virginia Tuttle will speak about the Garden Movement, taking place in roughly the 1880s through the 1920s in the United States, and its connection to the American Impressionist art movement. The talk will focus on the aesthetics and philosophy of gardening at the time, with a focus on women’s involvement in the movement. Virginia Tuttle… Read more »

Readings on Race Discussion Group

May 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

New members are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly discussion group, “Readings on Race,” on the second Saturday of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Each month, the group selects a new book or topic to discuss. Books are generally available for checkout at the library several weeks in advance of each… Read more »

Beyond Labels

May 18, 2020, 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.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

May 19, 2020, 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

May 19, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to come hear a story and make a craft to take home!

Tech Workshop: Next-Level Gmail Features

May 19, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Library Assistant Director Hannah Cyrus will offer a technology workshop, “Next-Level Gmail Features,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, May 19th at 2:00 PM. This workshop will show participants how to get the most out of their Gmail accounts, and cover labels, folders, filters, lists, and other beyond-the-basics features of Gmail. This will… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

May 20, 2020, 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.

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

May 21, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will hold a discussion group twice a month on Thursdays at 10:30 AM, from January 16 through June 18, 2020. The series will be hosted by Bates College Professor Emeritus Denis Sweet, on the topic, “Enlivenment, Entanglement, Sympoiesis: New Thinking in the Anthropocene.” The Anthropocene is defined as “that moment in… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

May 21, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ Chess Club at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Brookville resident Tom Batt will be on hand to teach beginners how to play chess. More experienced players can jump right in and play. Participants of all experience levels are… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

May 21, 2020, 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, or… Read more »

Knitting Club

May 21, 2020, 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: "Alexander Calder" Screening

Art History & Hands-On: “Alexander Calder” Screening

May 21, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The film screenings and workshops are free and open to all, but… Read more »

Art History & Hands-On: Cosmic Kinetic Mobile Workshop

Art History & Hands-On: Cosmic Kinetic Mobile Workshop

May 23, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The film screenings and workshops are free and open to all, but… Read more »

Plant Sale & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Plant Sale & Silent Auction Fundraiser

May 23, 2020, 8:00 am - 11:00 am Library-sponsored Adult Event

Calling all gardeners! The ever popular Blue Hill Public Library Plant Sale & Silent Auction will take place on Saturday May 23rd from 8:00 to 11:00 AM on the library’s front lawn—light rain or shine (extreme weather date is Sunday May 24th). Kick off the holiday weekend and start the gardening season right by browsing… Read more »