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Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

October 2, 2018, 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 »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

October 3, 2018, 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. FMI, 374-5515.

Colloquy Downeast – Crime and Punishment

October 3, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

The focus of this colloquy will be crime in America and the punishment people get upon conviction. Crime of all sorts is pervasive in America and the stuff of news, novels, TV and movies. Why does the US has the largest prison population in the world? What is life like in prison?

Stitch Club

Stitch Club

October 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Local quilt and needlework designer/maker Carrie Palmer will present a seven-week counted cross stitch course for kids, “Stitch Club,”at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesdays, starting on October 3rd. Program participants will complete two small projects over the course of the seven weeks, while learning basic vocabulary, how to hold & thread a needle,… Read more »

Special Needs Storytime

Special Needs Storytime

October 4, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Please join us for an inclusive story time for adults and teens with special needs. Each week we will read a story, make a fun craft, and have time for coloring and socializing.

Colloquy Downeast: The Vietnam War – Looking Back 50 Years

October 4, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy will be a conversation about the Vietnam War, offering one man’s personal experience as anti-war protester, as a GI in training in the US and in combat in Vietnam, and as a veteran of the war. The facilitator, John O’Shea, offers his own story and invites others to share theirs, as they to… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

October 4, 2018, 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

October 4, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Peninsula Peace & Justice slide talk

October 5, 2018, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

On Friday, October 5, 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Library, journalist and educator Carolyn Coe of Orland will present a talk on her July visit to Occupied Palestine. Along with other internationals and Palestinians from all over the West Bank, she spent some time in the village of Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin community which… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

October 6, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Back by popular demand, the Blue Hill Public Library will host a “Drop-In Genealogy Help Desk” on two Saturdays each month all summer & fall, on June 2 & 23, July 14 & 28, August 11 & 25, September 8 & 22, & October 6 & 20, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

October 6, 2018, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Book Nook, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Join Friends of Blue Hill Public Library for their book sale in the Library’s basement “book nook,” 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Also, don’t forget the ongoing paperback sale on the Library’s second floor, accessible anytime the Library is open! Book sale proceeds enable the Friends to sponsor many of the special programs offered at… Read more »

Storytime

Storytime

October 9, 2018, 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

October 9, 2018, 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 »

Author Event: Joshua Klein

Author Event: Joshua Klein, “Hands Employed Aright”

October 9, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Sedgwick furniture maker and conservator Joshua Klein will share from his new book, Hands Employed Aright: The Furniture Making of Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847), at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 PM. The book is about local historical figure, minister, and furniture-maker Jonathan Fisher. Jonathan Fisher was the first settled minister… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

October 10, 2018, 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. FMI, 374-5515.

Stitch Club

Stitch Club

October 10, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Local quilt and needlework designer/maker Carrie Palmer will present a seven-week counted cross stitch course for kids, “Stitch Club,”at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesdays, starting on October 3rd. Program participants will complete two small projects over the course of the seven weeks, while learning basic vocabulary, how to hold & thread a needle,… Read more »

Hunter Safety - Part 2

Hunter Safety – Part 1

October 10, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will again be hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Firearms Safety Course for hunters. This course will be offered as both a Home Study Course and an Online Course. Each version consists of two parts. The Home Study participants must attend both scheduled sessions, Wednesday October 10th from… Read more »

Special Needs Storytime

Special Needs Storytime

October 11, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Please join us for an inclusive story time for adults and teens with special needs. Each week we will read a story, make a fun craft, and have time for coloring and socializing.

Colloquy Downeast: The Vietnam War – Looking Back 50 Years

October 11, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy will be a conversation about the Vietnam War, offering one man’s personal experience as anti-war protester, as a GI in training in the US and in combat in Vietnam, and as a veteran of the war. The facilitator, John O’Shea, offers his own story and invites others to share theirs, as they to… Read more »