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Art History & Hands-On: Abstracted Reality Painting Workshop

Art History & Hands-On: Abstracted Reality Painting Workshop

April 4, 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 »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

April 4, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Book Nook, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Library hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale in the library’s basement “Book Nook” from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Each month there are special collections and sales, so watch the library’s email newsletter for details. Most books are still only a dollar or two, and each child may select a free book…. Read more »

Beyond Labels

April 6, 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.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

April 7, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

April 7, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

On Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am, children ages 0-5 and their families are invited to come hear a story and make a craft to take home!

Wild Sun Catchers Program

April 7, 2020, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Nature themed program with Landere from Blue Hill Heritage Trust.

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course

April 7, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 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. There are two options for participants to obtain a certificate, either: 1) attend both scheduled sessions at the library, Tuesday April 7th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and Saturday April 18th from 9:00 AM… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

April 8, 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.

Lego Club

Lego Club

April 8, 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 »

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

April 8, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion series returns to the Blue Hill Public Library on eight Wednesdays, February 26th to April 15th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Each meeting begins with a short topical documentary featuring international experts, followed by a lively group discussion. Participants receive a briefing book with background information and thought-provoking topical… Read more »

Blue Hill Community Forum

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

The Blue Hill Public Library’s Community Forum explores different ideas of relevance to the peninsula community, through a variety of formats. This event is sponsored by the library, and is free and open to everyone. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.

Friends of the Library Film Series: My Left Foot

Friends of the Library Film Series: My Left Foot

April 9, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series screens films across genres and time periods, each second Thursday of the month from September-June. April’s film will be “My Left Foot” (1989), starring Daniel Day-Lewis. This biographical drama follows Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, who learns to paint and write with his only… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

April 9, 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 »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

April 9, 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 »

Knitting Club

April 9, 2020, 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: My Left Foot

Friends of the Library Film Series: My Left Foot

April 9, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series screens films across genres and time periods, each second Thursday of the month from September-June. April’s film will be “My Left Foot” (1989), starring Daniel Day-Lewis. This biographical drama follows Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, who learns to paint and write with his only… Read more »

Opera Preview: Tosca

Opera Preview: Tosca

April 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Bagaduce Music and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Tosca,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday April 10th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, April 11th, from the Metropolitan… Read more »

Net Zero Homes with Sergei Breus

April 10, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Sergei Breus will speak about net zero homes. More information to come.

Readings on Race Discussion Group: The Water Dancer

April 11, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

New members are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly discussion group, “Readings on Race,” on the second Saturday of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. April’s book will be the novel “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was… Read more »

Beyond Labels

April 13, 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.