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Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

May 14, 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 »

Colloquy Downeast: Shells: Invertebrates of Maine shores and their conservation

May 14, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

What used to be called beach combing can be a serious endeavor, given our increased awareness of the ways in which ocean acidification, invasive species, and over-exploitation are potentially altering ecoystems. We will focus our interest by preparing personal notebooks. Each participant will select 10-20 Maine marine invertebrate animals from our area, and design and… Read more »

Shelf-Care Discussion: How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

“Shelf-Care” Discussion: How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

May 14, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library’s book group, “Shelf-Care,” cosponsored by Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital, will meet on Tuesday, May 14th at 5:30 PM. The group is led by licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) Dede Ragot, and Patty Bergstrom, and meets on the second Tuesday of the month, except during the summer. This will be… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

May 15, 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.

Friends of the Library Play Reading Group: American Buffalo

May 15, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly Play Reading Group every 3rd Wednesday of the month until summer. May’s title will be “American Buffalo” by David Mamet. In a Chicago junk shop, three small-time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is… Read more »

Eliot Coleman: Understanding Organic Farming

May 15, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Eliot Coleman will give a presentation about organic farming. He will cover topics including, what defines it (it is not what it does not do), how it works (the power of biology), why it works (science, not myth), and how to do it (feeding the world sustainably. Eliot Coleman is the author of “The New… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

May 16, 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

May 16, 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

May 16, 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: "Sailor for the Wild" by Ben Emory

Author Event: “Sailor for the Wild” by Ben Emory

May 16, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local author Ben Emory will share from his recent book, “Sailor for the Wild: On Maine, Conservation and Boats.” Inspired by Maine’s extraordinary land-and-seascape, the author recounts a lifetime of intertwined adventures on the water, and professional and volunteer land conservation engagement. Shining through is the joy of Maine ocean and landscape, fascination with good… Read more »

Panels & Pizza: Teen Graphic Novel Club

Panels & Pizza: Teen Graphic Novel Club

May 17, 2019, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Blue Hill Library invites teens to our new graphic novel book club! Each month, we’ll be reading a different graphic novel and gathering to discuss our thoughts on the story, art and work as a whole. This month’s book will be The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang. Prince Sebastian has a secret…. Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

May 18, 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 »

Beyond Labels

May 20, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Nearby History, Tracking the Written Word

May 20, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

This colloquy focuses on extracting history from sources available close to home. We explore techniques for locating and analyzing original letters and diaries, historic newspapers, books and papers, vital records, and other published and unpublished sources. We learn to interweave bits of evidence to reveal long-hidden truths and stories. We confront historic myths and consider… Read more »

Blue Hill Hackers

May 20, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

May 21, 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

May 21, 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

May 22, 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

May 22, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Come build and create with Legos! Every other Wednesday, starting March 13, 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. This event… Read more »