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Reception for the October Art Show

Reception for the October Art Show, “Modern Brush Painting”

October 19, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Contemporary Sumi-e artist Frederica Marshall and her students, Mary Kellett Gray, Michael DeMatteo, and Ronda Stoll, will exhibit paintings in the show Modern Brush Painting at the Blue Hill Library during October. The public is invited to a reception for the show on Friday, October 19th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. These artists have studied… Read more »

Frankenstein Book Discussion Group

Frankenstein Book Discussion Group

October 19, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Erin McCormick, English teacher at GSA, will lead a discussion group about Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus,” meeting for three sessions on Fridays October 19 & 26 and November 2. This program is part of “One Book, Many Conversations.” During the week of October 24-31, 2018 individuals from around the country, and… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

October 20, 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 »

Word: Telling Room Workshop

October 20, 2018, 11:00 am - 11:45 am in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library and Word: Literary Arts Festival will co-sponsor a workshop for ages 6 and up led by students and staff of The Telling Room. THE TELLING ROOM is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages… Read more »

Word: Slam Poetry Workshop, Part 2

October 20, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The library and Word: Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival will co-sponsor a slam poetry workshop, featuring one-on-one workshopping with slam poets until a performance at 4pm, when the kids will be sharing their work. The first part of the workshop will be conducted in conjunction with local schools.

Word: Slam Poetry Performance

October 20, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The library and Word: Blue Hill Literary Arts Festival will co-sponsor a performance of pieces created in the day’s earlier slam poetry workshop.

Word Nature Panel: Words About Place

October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Good nature writing is not necessarily about “nature” or “environment.” Even at its most focused and scientific, this form of book or essay is about specific land, water, and species, and the ecological relationships that bind all of them in location. It is about “place” in its material sense. And of course, most nature writing… Read more »

Word Workshop: Nature Writing

October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Wilder Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Following the Nature-Writing Panel, Word and the library will co-sponsor a workshop hosted by The Telling Room for people to write about their experiences of Blue Hill peninsula locales.

Hunter Safety - Part 2

Hunter Safety – Part 2

October 21, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 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 »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

October 22, 2018, 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

October 22, 2018, 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 »

“Main Street” Group

October 22, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Main Street group meeting

Storytime

Storytime

October 23, 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 23, 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 24, 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 24, 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 25, 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 25, 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 »