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Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

July 23, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

July 23, 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!

Art and Architecture in Vivaldi’s Venice with Sheila ffolliott

Art and Architecture in Vivaldi’s Venice with Sheila ffolliott

July 23, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Art historian Sheila ffolliott will present a lecture at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM, about the art and architecture of Venice in the late Baroque period during the life of composer Antonio Vivaldi. The talk will focus on the music academy where Vivaldi taught, the architectural settings, and… Read more »

From Paris to Coastal Maine: The Storied Life of Katharine Butler Hathaway

From Paris to Coastal Maine: The Storied Life of Katharine Butler Hathaway

July 23, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library and the Blue Hill Historical Society will co-sponsor a lecture about Maine author Katharine Butler Hathaway (1890-1942) on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7:00 PM. Cultural Historian Abby Clouse-Radigan, who is writing a biography of Hathaway, will present her insights into the author’s life and work. In addition, Hathaway’s nephew, Blue Hill… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

July 24, 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.

Lego Club

Lego Club

July 24, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Come build and create with Legos! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm, kids are invited to create anything within their imagination and an optional special challenge will be provided. The Legos will be provided by the library and creations will be on display in the Larchwood Room for one week…. Read more »

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

July 24, 2019, 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 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st, from 4:30 to 5:15 PM (there will be no concert on July 17th). Musicians from Kneisel Hall’s Young Artist program will be performing a variety of chamber… Read more »

Maine Mystery Authors Panel Discussion

July 24, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

A panel of mystery authors will be led by Chris Knopf, featuring Bruce Coffin, Kate Flora, and Katherine Hall Page. Chris Knopf has published 17 mystery/thriller novels. Deep Dive was released in June, 2019. You’re Dead, 2018, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Tango Down, 8th in his Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery Series,… Read more »

Story Trail: Three Bridges

Story Trail: Three Bridges

July 25, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to participate in a four session writing and drawing workshop on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to noon, July 18th to August 8th, with Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Participants will create a story to post along the new Peter’s Brook Three Bridges Trail in Blue… Read more »

Down East Writers

July 25, 2019, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Community-sponsored Event

Ongoing writers critique group

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

July 25, 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

July 25, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Performance: Kelly O'Brien

Performance: Kelly O’Brien, Postings from Home

July 25, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library and Annex Arts will co-sponsor a live multimedia performance, “Postings from Home,” by Toronto artist Kelly O’Brien at the library on Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 PM. Kelly is artist-in-residence at Annex Arts. For the past two decades, Kelly O’Brien has been making documentary short films, usually shot on super 8,… Read more »

On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

July 26, 2019, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Every Friday morning at 11:30 AM from June 28th through August 23rd, join us for a nature themed storytime on the library lawn! Each week, we’ll read a picture book and do a craft or coloring sheets outside (weather permitting). The Magic Food Bus will be making a stop on the lawn as well, providing… Read more »

Climate Change Campaign

July 26, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

This group discussion is to facilitate a real, strategic campaign to change the course of the State of Maine’s energy generation and use. The discussions are to be coordinated with the GSA Climate Conference on July 20, 2019.

Peninsula Peace & Justice: Symphony of the Soil

July 26, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

On Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at Blue Hill Library, Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen “”Symphony of the Soil,”” an enthralling, informative documentary on the wonder and the science of something easily taken for granted: the dirt beneath our feet. Indie Wire noted that the film combines serious ecological concerns “with a skillful… Read more »

Crafternoons!

Crafternoons!

July 27, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Kids of all ages are invited to “Crafternoons” at the Blue Hill Public Library, on the last Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This month, the meeting will be on Saturday July 27th and the project will be a beach-themed craft to celebrate summer. Participants will be making mobiles with seashells and… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

July 27, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Looking for the perfect summertime read? The Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will be holding weekly book sales for the summer, starting July 6th. The sales will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday through August 24th in the Library’s basement “Book Nook.” As usual, there will be a wide variety of… Read more »

Beyond Labels

July 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 https://beyondlabels.ustiger.net.

Blue Hill Hackers

July 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 »