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Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

February 27, 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

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

February 27, 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, February 27th to April 17th, 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… Read more »

Colloquy Downeast: Bioluminescence: Myth, Mystique and Science

February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

In this colloquy we will explore the occurrence, the stories and the scientific explanations and use of bioluminescence (the production of visible light by living organisms). Early observations and explanations of foxfire, maritime phosphorescence, fireflies and other dramatic living, cold, night light were often tied to mystical events or beings. We will explore the poetic… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood 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

February 28, 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

February 28, 2019, 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 Film: Vermeer & Music

Art: History & Hands-On Film: Vermeer & Music

February 28, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-part series of art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. On February 28, we will show “Vermeer & Music,” from 2014, directed by Phil Grabsky. The film delves into a breath-taking collection… Read more »

Opera Preview: La Fille du Regiment

March 1, 2019, 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 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, “La Fille du Regiment,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday March 1st at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day,… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

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

In the spirit of reducing waste and teaching new skills to the community, the library is hosting a monthly “Fixit Clinic” on the first Saturday of the month until summer. The idea is to coach people in the community to disassemble and troubleshoot a variety of items, such as appliances, bicycles, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics… Read more »

Art: History & Hands-On Workshop: Painted Portraits

Art: History & Hands-On Workshop: Painted Portraits

March 2, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-part series of art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The workshop on March 2 will be “Painted Portraits,” inspired by Vermeer. Only attendees of the film the previous Thursday who have… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

March 2, 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 »

Camden Conference Series

Camden Conference Series

March 4, 2019, 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 31st annual Camden Conference, starting Monday February, the 11th. Two other meetings are on Tuesday, February 19th and Monday, March 4th, and all from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The Camden Conference… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

March 4, 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

March 4, 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 »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

March 5, 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 »

Explore Outdoors! Storytime

“Explore Outdoors!” Storytime

March 5, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join Julianne Taylor for a story and a craft! More information to come…

Hannah Arendt Discussion Group

March 5, 2019, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Community-sponsored Event

Discussion Group to discuss The Origins of Totalitarianism

Author Event: Bad Beaver Tales with Carol Leonard

Author Event: Bad Beaver Tales with Carol Leonard

March 5, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local author Carol Leonard will share from her newest book, “Bad Beaver Tales: Love and Life in Downeast Maine.” “Bad Beaver Tales” features tales of extreme building, bad beaver trapping and learning the ways of the land. A midwife and a wild, industrious French Canadian builder embark on building their dream homestead on 400 acres… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

March 6, 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.

Paper Butterfly Casts Workshop

Paper Butterfly Casts Workshop

March 6, 2019, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join the SEED Barn & Explore! Outdoors to make pollinator themed artworks. We will cast paper butterflies embedded with seeds for native bunching grasses that offer essential habitat for butterflies. Take some home to grow, and leave some to be included in the Community Art Installation at Pierce Pond in May. The workshop is cosponsored… Read more »