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Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

March 19, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will hold a discussion group twice a month on Thursdays at 10:30 AM, from January 16 through June 18, 2020. The series will be hosted by Bates College Professor Emeritus Denis Sweet, on the topic, “Enlivenment, Entanglement, Sympoiesis: New Thinking in the Anthropocene.” The Anthropocene is defined as “that moment in… Read more »

Dungeons & Dragons Group

Dungeons & Dragons Group

March 19, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library invites teens from 12 to 18 years of age to join in playing the beloved game Dungeons & Dragons, on Thursday, March 19th at 3:00 PM. Participants can make their own characters and play an adventure full of magic and mayhem. No experience is needed, just imagination and fun. All… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

March 19, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Kids’ Chess Club at the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Brookville resident Tom Batt will be on hand to teach beginners how to play chess. More experienced players can jump right in and play. Participants of all experience levels are… Read more »

Pajama Storytime

Pajama Storytime

March 19, 2020, 4:30 pm - 5:10 pm in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Blue Hill Public Library invites kids 0 to 5 years of age and their families to Pajama Storytime on Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 PM. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas and slippers, and bring a stuffed animal! Participants will enjoy a story or two, as well as sing songs and color pictures. Pajama… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

March 19, 2020, 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, or… Read more »

Art History & Hands-On: "Renoir" Screening

Art History & Hands-On: “Renoir” Screening

March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The film screenings and workshops are free and open to all, but… Read more »

Knitting Club

March 19, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Colloquy Downeast: A Nation Divided

March 20, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

The nation’s political discourse has become increasingly polarized—that is one thing upon which voters leaning both left and right (and those in the middle) can agree. This colloquy will seek to help us understand better what’s driving the “other side:” Is it ignorance? Malice? Or something else? The colloquy will be focused on the book… Read more »

Art Reception: Seascapes

Art Reception: Seascapes, Sea Stories and Mixed Media Musings & People and Place

March 20, 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library’s Britton Gallery and Howard Room will host exhibits by two artists for the month of March. Blue Hill artist Elizabeth Sawyer’s show, “Seascapes, Sea Stories, and Mixed Media Musings,” will feature watercolors and collage, and Camden artist Eileen Ahern will show oil paintings in her exhibit, “People and Place.” The… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

March 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library’s “Drop-In Genealogy Help Desk” meets occasional Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 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 about library and online resources for doing genealogy research as well as offer advice on… Read more »

Robot Storytime

March 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join Chris Dorman of the Maine State Library for Robot Storytime on Saturday, March 21 at 10am. Chris and her robots will read books, discuss how robots work and how they help us in our everyday lives. Program followed by a robot dance party and take home coloring pages. This program is free and for… Read more »

Robot Dungeon Runners!

March 21, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Time for Robots! On Saturday, March 21 at 11am, join Chris Dorman of the Maine State Library as she and her robots teach student about coding. Students will program robots to solve a maze, rescue a dragon, and maybe collect some loot! This event is free and intended for kids 8 and up. For more… Read more »

Art History & Hands-On: Painting Workshop

Art History & Hands-On: Painting Workshop

March 21, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a series of six art history film screenings at the Blue Hill Public Library, each paired with an optional, related hands-on workshop two days later. The film screenings and workshops are free and open to all, but… Read more »

Beyond Labels

March 23, 2020, 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.

Wild Sun Catchers Storytime

Wild Sun Catchers Storytime

March 24, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to a Wild Sun Catchers Storytime with Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust. On Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 am, Landere will read “Almost Time” by Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney. After the story, we’ll do a maple-themed craft! The Wild Sun Catchers Storytime series celebrates the wild plants of the… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

March 24, 2020, 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

March 25, 2020, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: Seaweeds

March 25, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

Seaweeds are a constant element of coastal Maine, often overlooked and underappreciated. In recent years however, the commercial harvesting of seaweeds has brought newsworthy attention to these organisms and their ecological and economic significance.This colloquy will delve into questions surrounding the place of seaweeds in our lives. What are seaweeds in a biological sense? What… Read more »

Lego Club

Lego Club

March 25, 2020, 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 »