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Knitting Club

Knitting Club

February 21, 2019, 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: Trump in Historical Context

February 22, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

The conventional wisdom is that Trump’s approach to foreign policy marks a real departure from that of his predecessors in terms of partisanship, disregard for allies, isolationist/nationalist tendencies and populist predilections. This colloquy will look at a series of articles, mostly from Foreign Affairs, written over the last 90 years, addressing U.S. foreign policy, which… Read more »

Genealogy Help Desk

Genealogy Help Desk

February 23, 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 »

Author Event: Space Heart, A Memoir in Stages with Lisa Buckmaster

February 23, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Maine poet and author Lisa Buckmaster will read from her new memoir, “Space Heart, A Memoir in Stages” at the library on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 pm. It’s 1962, one year after Alan B. Shepherd became the first American in outer space. This year, John Glenn orbits the earth three times; the first communications… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

February 25, 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

February 25, 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 »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

February 26, 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

Storytime

February 26, 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!

Pre-school Playgroup

February 27, 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.

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion series returns to the Blue Hill Public Library on eight Wednesdays, 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 questions. Sponsored by Friends of… Read more »

Inclusive Storytime

Inclusive Storytime

February 28, 2019, 10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Join us for an inclusive storytime for all ages and all abilities. Each week we will read several picture books, make a fun craft, and have time for coloring and socializing.

Colloquy Downeast: Bioluminescence: Myth, Mystique and Science

February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

In this colloquy we will explore the occurrence, the stories and the scientific explanations and use of bioluminescence (the production of visible light by living organisms). Early observations and explanations of foxfire, maritime phosphorescence, fireflies and other dramatic living, cold, night light were often tied to mystical events or beings. We will explore the poetic… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

February 28, 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

February 28, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Art: History & Hands-On

February 28, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Local artist and gallery-owner Margret Baldwin will host a five-part series of 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 are open to all with no registration required. Attendees of the film may register for a corresponding art workshop… Read more »

Opera Preview: La Fille du Regiment

March 1, 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 Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, “La Fille du Regiment,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday March 1st at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day,… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

March 2, 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 »

Camden Conference Series

March 4, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will be holding a three session discussion series hosted by former U.S. Diplomat Bob Sargent, in connection with the 3nd annual Camden Conference. The sessions will take place on three dates: Monday, February 11th, Tuesday, February 18th, and Monday, March 4th, all from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The Camden Conference… Read more »

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels

March 4, 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.