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Contemporary Russia Film Series: "Tycoon"

Contemporary Russia Film Series: “Tycoon”

July 29, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library invites the public to the second in a weekly series of four films on contemporary Russia on Monday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. The film will be “Tycoon,” directed by Pavel Loungine. The series is hosted by Professor of Russian literature and cinema, Tony Anemone. “Tycoon” is a lightly fictionalized view… Read more »

Blue Hill Synth Club

Blue Hill Synth Club

July 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Kids are invited to an electronic music workshop at the Blue Hill Public Library, on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 PM, to learn to play drum machines and synthesizers. Deer Isle electronic musician, Sam Lothrop, will lead this workshop and will also teach the basics of programming and sequencing beats and melodies. Instruments will be… Read more »

Technology Workshop: Getting Started with Gmail

Technology Workshop: Getting Started with Gmail

July 30, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

AmeriCorps Digital Literacy Instructor Chris Suggs will offer a beginning workshop, “Getting Started with Gmail” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, July 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. This workshop will cover show participants how to get a Gmail account and email address, and also how set your privacy and account preferences. This… Read more »

Storytime

Storytime

July 30, 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!

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

July 30, 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 »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

July 31, 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.

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

Kneisel Hall Children’s Concert Series

July 31, 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 »

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

July 31, 2019, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Blue Hill Listening Session #2A public forum for the community to tell us, and ask questions about, the work of BHHT. Open to the public.

Story Trail: Three Bridges

Story Trail: Three Bridges

August 1, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Larchwood 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 »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

August 1, 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

August 1, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Author Event: Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on MDI

August 1, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local authors Dan and Leslie Landrigan will present from their new book, “Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island.” “Bar Harbor Babylon” is a breezy collection of stories about scandal, murder, and misbehavior during Bar Harbor’s history, with a focus on the Gilded Age. Mount Desert Island has attracted scoundrels and… Read more »

On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

On-The-Lawn Storytime with Magic Food Bus

August 2, 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 »

First Friday: Art & Antiques Walking Tour: Frank Hamabe

First Friday: Art & Antiques Walking Tour

August 2, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will participate in Blue Hill’s series of First Friday events this summer by staying open later, until 7:00 PM, and by hosting walking tours of the library’s art & antiques on display from the museum collection. Tours, led by Brad Emerson, will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 PM each first… Read more »

Garlic Harvest and Pesto Party

Garlic Harvest and Pesto Party

August 3, 2019, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join us for the annual Garlic Harvest across the street in Healthy Peninsula’s community demonstration garden. We’ll make pesto, plant new seeds, and enjoy a thematically inspired tale. Bring your picnic blanket and garden stories for a fun filled morning. All ages welcome! This event is co-sponsored by the library and Healthy Peninsula. For more… Read more »

Animals Animals Animals!

Animals Animals Animals!

August 3, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

If you love animals, especially cheetahs, harp seals, mountain gorillas, polar bears and many more, join noted wildlife, underwater and travel photographer Gary Harmatz as he shares his photographs and stories of the wonderful world of exotic and highly endangered wildlife. Gary Harmatz has been a wildlife and nature photographer for almost 30 years. As… Read more »

Teen Movie Screening: Captain Marvel

Teen Movie Screening: Captain Marvel

August 3, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The library will screen “Captain Marvel” on Saturday, August 3 at 4 pm. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

August 3, 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

August 5, 2019, 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 https://beyondlabels.ustiger.net.

Blue Hill Selectboard’s Tea

August 5, 2019, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Come join your selectboard members for a cup of tea and a chance to chat about the town.