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Anthropocene Film Series: "Avatar"

Anthropocene Film Series: “Avatar”

April 14, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will host a screening of the film “Avatar” on Tuesday, April 14th at 1:00 PM. Although it is part of a monthly film series being held in conjunction with the discussion series “New Thinking in the Anthropocene,” anyone is welcome to attend. In the film, a paraplegic Marine dispatched to the… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

April 14, 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 »

Wild Sun Catchers Storytime

April 14, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:15 am in the Larchwood Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Join us for a special plant themed storytime with Landere from Blue Hill Heritage Trust at 10:30 am.

“Shelf-Care” Discussion Group

April 14, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library’s book group, “Shelf-Care,” cosponsored by Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital, meets each second Tuesday of the month 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. Every month the group will discuss a… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

April 15, 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.

Friends of Blue Hill Bay

April 15, 2020, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Community-sponsored Event

Board of Directors meeting open to the public

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series

April 15, 2020, 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, 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 »

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

April 16, 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 »

Youth Chess Club

April 16, 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 16, 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 16, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

National Health Care Decisions Day

April 16, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The library and Choices That Matter will collaborate on an event in observance of National Health Care Decisions Day.

Colloquy Downeast: A Nation Divided

April 17, 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 »

Workshop: Perennial Polyculture Design with Jesse Watson

April 17, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture Design in Rockland will offer a workshop, “Perennial Polyculture Design” at the library on Friday, April 17 at 5:00 PM. This workshop looks at patterns of forest and plant ecologies and uses these as templates for designing edible and ecologically healthy polycultures. Jesse will discuss polyculture design for small-scale garden… Read more »

Hunter Safety Course

Hunter Safety Course

April 18, 2020, 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. 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 »

Beyond Labels

April 20, 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.

Colloquy Downeast: The Hidden Past Surrounds Us – Nearby History II

April 20, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Colloquy Downeast

We trace the evolution of buildings, rural landscapes and towns, and consider the cultural, environmental and socio-economic factors that shaped them. We learn to “extract” their history through documentary and physical clues. Each participant seeks evidence that reveals the past of a building, farm, business, neighborhood or town of his or her choice. Maine is… Read more »

Storytime

Storytime

April 21, 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!

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

April 21, 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 »