Upcoming Events

See also: Calendar View

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

March 5, 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

March 5, 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 »

Dungeons & Dragons Group

Dungeons & Dragon Group

March 5, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library invites teens from 12 to 18 years of age to join in playing the beloved game Dungeons & Dragons, on Thursday, March 5th at 3:00 PM. Participants can make their own characters and play an adventure full of magic and mayhem. No experience is needed, just imagination and fun. All… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

March 5, 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 »

Documentary Screening: Six Primrose

Documentary Screening: Six Primrose

March 5, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will hold a screening of the feature-length documentary “Six Primrose” on Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 PM. The film highlights the work of Dartmouth North Community Food Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, and it is being shown in conjunction with the 9th annual Hancock County Food Drive, a month-long food… Read more »

Knitting Club

March 5, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

March 7, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library’s “Drop-In Genealogy Help Desk” meets occasional Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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 about library and online resources for doing genealogy research as well as offer advice on… Read more »

Service Dog Program

Service Dog Program

March 7, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids and their families are invited to the Blue Hill Library on Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 AM to meet a service dog and learn about what they do. Maine author Vernita Leins and her service dog Josie will be at the library to talk about and show how service dogs help people. Vernita Leins… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

March 7, 2020, 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 first-Saturday-of-the-month “Fixit Clinic.” On Saturday, March 7th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM, local experts will coach people in the community to disassemble and troubleshoot a variety of items, such as appliances, bicycles, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

March 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Book Nook, 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 are special collections and sales, so watch the library’s email newsletter for details. Most books are still only a dollar or two, and each child may select a free book…. Read more »

Camden Conference Series

Camden Conference Series

March 9, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will be holding a three session discussion series hosted by former U.S. Diplomat Bob Sargent, in connection with the 33rd annual Camden Conference, starting Monday February 10th. Two other meetings are on Tuesday, February 18th and Monday, March 2nd, and all from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The Camden Conference itself… Read more »

Beyond Labels

March 9, 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

March 10, 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 »

Wild Sun Catchers: Wintergreen

Wild Sun Catchers: Wintergreen

March 10, 2020, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an afterschool nature workshop at the Blue Hill Public Library about wintergreen, with Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust, on Tuesday, March 10 at 3:30 PM. Participants will learn about wintergreen, and will make wintergreen lip balm. Participants will also enjoy wintergreen tea! This workshop is… Read more »

"Shelf-Care" Discussion Group: 10% Happier

“Shelf-Care” Discussion Group: 10% Happier

March 10, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The public is invited to explore popular self-help books with the book group, “Shelf-Care,” sponsored by Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital and Blue Hill Public Library. This 2nd Tuesday of the month group, led by licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) Dede Ragot, and Patty Bergstrom, will meet on March 10th at 5:30 PM at the… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

March 11, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Seaweeds

March 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

Seaweeds are a constant element of coastal Maine, often overlooked and underappreciated. In recent years however, the commercial harvesting of seaweeds has brought newsworthy attention to these organisms and their ecological and economic significance.This colloquy will delve into questions surrounding the place of seaweeds in our lives. What are seaweeds in a biological sense? What… Read more »

Census Drop-In Hours

Census Drop-In Hours

March 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Linda White of the U.S. Census Bureau will be available to answer questions about working for the 2020 Census and to help people with employment applications to work for the census, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, March 11th, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The base salary for census workers in Maine… Read more »