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Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

January 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will host a “Drop-In Genealogy Help Desk” from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the library’s main room next to the reference desk. Local expert Liffey Thorpe will be on hand to answer questions from the public on library and online resources for doing genealogy research, as well as offering… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

January 5, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

January 7, 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

January 7, 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 »

Hannah Arendt Book Discussion Group

January 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Book group to discuss the book: Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, moderated by Denis Sweet. The group will meet for an estimated 13 times, monthly, on the first Tuesday. If interested contact Denis at dsweet@bates.edu.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

January 8, 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

Explore Outdoors! Storytime

January 8, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join Julianne from “Explore Outdoors!” for a story and a craft to take home! This week’s nature-themed book will be “Counting Is For The Birds” by Frank Mazzola, Jr.! As we we count the birds in the book, we will learn about different kinds of birds that visit feeders. After the book, we will make… Read more »

Colloquy Downeast: Jazz Improvisation: Spontaneous composition

January 8, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

The goals of this colloquy are: 1. To give both musical and non-musical participants a historic overview of different approaches to improvisation under the large headings of Blues and Jazz. 2. To interact with a diverse “discography” of improvisation through guided listening (CD’s and YouTube). 3. To actually do improvisation. These goals will be achieved… Read more »

Playgroup Yoga for Preschoolers

January 9, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

For the month of January, the first 30 minutes of playgroup we will be offering yoga with Rebecca Rose Tousignant! This is a fun, lively approach to teaching children yoga through use of stories, songs, and games. Parents and children move together through this dynamic class, which teaches the basics of breath work, yoga asanas,… Read more »

Feeding the birds

Feeding the birds

January 9, 2019, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Calling all bird and wildlife watching enthusiasts! Do you enjoy watching birds at your feeder? Want to learn about how to a be citizen scientist while watching birds visit your feeder? Would you like to come make your own a bird feeder? Then join Explore Outdoors! to learn about Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Project FeederWatch… Read more »

Blue Hill Community Issues Forum

January 9, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

A monthly forum for issues facing the Blue Hill community and beyond, with a new topic each month.

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

January 10, 2019, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm in the Howard 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

January 10, 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

January 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Friends of the Library Film Series: The Ox-Bow Incident

Friends of the Library Film Series: The Ox-Bow Incident

January 10, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library’s second-Thursday-of-the-month film series will return from September through June. January’s film will be “The Ox-Bow Incident” from 1943, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda and Dana Andrews. Set in 1885 in a small western town, the film follows two drifters who are passing through… Read more »

Opera Preview: Adriana Lecouvreur

January 11, 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 Francesco Cilea’s opera, “Adriana Lecouvreur,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday January 11th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, January… Read more »

Blue Hill Co-op Movie Series

January 11, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Join the Blue Hill Co-op on the 2nd Friday each month for a 6 month movie series (Oct-March) featuring movies and documentaries chosen to inform and educate.This monthEating You Alive- This documentary looks at why what we eat is the cause of many chronic diseases, and how changing what we eat can save our lives…. Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

January 14, 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.

Main Street Community Group

January 14, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

“Main Street” Blue Hill meeting

Blue Hill Hackers

Blue Hill Hackers

January 14, 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 »