Upcoming Events

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Beyond Labels

April 29, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Nearby History, Tracking the Written Word

April 29, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy focuses on extracting history from sources available close to home. We explore techniques for locating and analyzing original letters and diaries, historic newspapers, books and papers, vital records, and other published and unpublished sources. We learn to interweave bits of evidence to reveal long-hidden truths and stories. We confront historic myths and consider… Read more »

Blue Hill Hackers

April 29, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

April 30, 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

April 30, 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 »

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

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

Spring Lecture Series

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

May 1, 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.

Downeast Audubon

May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Monthly program: Spring MIgration.

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

May 2, 2019, 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

May 2, 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

May 2, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Authentic Science Investigations

Authentic Science Investigations

May 2, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill teachers Megan Flenniken and Nell Herrmann will do a presentation at the Blue Hill Public Library, on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM, about the value of bringing authentic science investigations to the classroom. Blue Hill Consolidated teacher Nell Herrmann will talk about her own research experiences in Antarctica, Greenland and onboard Exploration… Read more »

Online Privacy Workshop

Online Privacy Workshop

May 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will hold a workshop about ways to protect online privacy, on Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 AM. From botnets to big data, threats to privacy are everywhere online – and securing digital devices against these threats might seem like a daunting challenge. The good news is that it is possible… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

May 4, 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 »

Community Roadside Cleanup

Community Roadside Cleanup

May 4, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The snow is almost gone but guess what isn’t? Trash! Blue Hill Public Library invites kids ages 8 and up to participate in a community-wide cleanup called “Blue Hill Cares,” by picking up trash and debris on Parker Point Road on Saturday May 4th from 10:00 AM to noon. Visibility vests, gloves, bags, and refreshments… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

May 4, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

In the spirit of reducing waste and teaching the community new skills, the Blue Hill Public Library hosts a monthly “Fixit Clinic” on the first Saturday of the month, with the next one scheduled for Saturday, May 4th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. The idea is that local experts will coach people in the community… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

May 4, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Library hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale in the library’s basement “Book Nook” from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Each month there a special collections and sales, so watch the library email for details. There is also a cart of library withdrawals for 25 cents each! Most books are still only a… Read more »

Beyond Labels

May 6, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Nearby History, Tracking the Written Word

May 6, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy focuses on extracting history from sources available close to home. We explore techniques for locating and analyzing original letters and diaries, historic newspapers, books and papers, vital records, and other published and unpublished sources. We learn to interweave bits of evidence to reveal long-hidden truths and stories. We confront historic myths and consider… Read more »