Upcoming Events

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Read Up: Mentoring Program

Read Up: Mentoring Program

July 25, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Sally Brown will be available from 2-4 in the Larchwood Room for kids who would like some patient encouragement with reading this summer. Drop in and read, no sign up necessary. Sally has a masters degree in education and certification in helping dyslexic children read from Mass General hospital using the Orton Gillingham method.

Kneisel Hall Children's Concert Series

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

July 25, 2018, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kneisel Hall children’s concerts are back at the Blue Hill Public Library this summer! Five concerts will be performed: Wednesday June 27th, Thursday July 5th, Wednesday July 11th & 25th and August 1st, from 4:30 to 5:15 PM (there will be no concert on July 18th). Musicians from Kneisel Hall’s Young Artist program will be… Read more »

Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter

Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter

July 25, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Author and poet Elizabeth Garber will give a reading from her new book, Implosion: A Memoir of an Architect’s Daughter, on Wednesday July 25th at 7:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. Garber’s father was visionary architect Woodie Garber, whose masterwork was the family’s glass-walled house. In this powerful memoir, Elizabeth Garber describes her… Read more »

Special Needs Storytime

Special Needs Storytime

July 26, 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.

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

July 26, 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 »

Blue Hill Co-Op: The Medicinal Benefits of CBD Hemp with Wild Folk Farm

July 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Wild Folk Farm located in Benton, Maine is a no-till, permaculture, human powered farm growing medicinal hemp, in addition to rice, veggies and strawberries. Medicinal hemp contains CBD, terpenes and 90 other healing compounds, that together may provide a wide variety of health benefits.Come learn about the products they make (and the Co-op carries) and… Read more »

Knitting Club

Knitting Club

July 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Magic Food Bus Storytime

July 27, 2018, 10:30 am - 11:30 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Every Friday morning at 10:30 AM starting June 29th and going through August 24th, the Healthy Peninsula Magic Food Bus will be making a stop at the Blue Hill Public Library! Each week kids can take home fresh produce and a book. While the bus is stopped, we will read a story and have coloring… Read more »

Art: History and Hands On - Michelangelo

Art: History and Hands On – Michelangelo

July 27, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-week series of art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop the following day. The July 27th film will be “Michelangelo: Love and Death,” (2017) directed by David Bickerstaff. The film takes a cinematic journey from… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

July 28, 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, on June 2 & 23, July 14 & 28, and August 11 & 25, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the library’s main room next to the reference desk. Local expert… Read more »

Inklings Book & Movie Club: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

Inklings Book & Movie Club: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

July 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

The Blue Hill Public Library invites kids to join the “Inklings” book and movie club on Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 PM. Inklings explores stories of clever children who use their wits to overcome insurmountable odds. This month’s book is “The Lightning Thief,” from the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan. The… Read more »

Art: History and Hands On - Subtractive Sculpture Workshop

Art: History and Hands On – Subtractive Sculpture Workshop

July 28, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-week series of art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop the following day. The July 27th film will be “Michelangelo: Love and Death,” (2017) directed by David Bickerstaff. The film takes a cinematic journey from… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

July 28, 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 »

August Art Show Hanging

July 29, 2018, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

August Art Show Hanging

Beyond Labels

July 30, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive 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.

August Art Show Hanging

July 30, 2018, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

August Art Show Hanging

Storytime

Storytime

July 31, 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!

Young Artists' Group

Young Artists’ Group

July 31, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Bar Harbor artist and art teacher Mary Ternus will be hosting a Young Artists’ Group for youth who are rising 5th graders through high school. Students are invited to bring their art supplies and their creativity to learn how to make the most of their chosen medium. Everyone is welcome, whether they like working in… Read more »

Rainbow Warriors Teen Writing Group

Rainbow Warriors Teen Writing Group

July 31, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Rainbow Warriors is a writing and discussion group for youth ages 13-18. We meet Tuesdays at 4:00 PM and work collectively on an original publication. You do NOT have to be a writer to attend, we welcome artists, gamers, music fans, meme enthusiasts, book lovers, and everyone in between. The library will provide coffee, and… Read more »

Author Event: The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon

Author Event: The Affliction by Beth Gutcheon

July 31, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill summer resident and author Beth Gutcheon will read from her recently published book “The Affliction” on Tuesday, July 31st at 7:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. This book “delivers the second installment in her clever romp of a mystery series combining social comedy and dark-hearted murder—a novel set at a girls’… Read more »