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Tech Workshop: Getting Started with Gmail

April 21, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Library Assistant Director Hannah Cyrus will offer a technology workshop, “Getting Started with Gmail” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00 PM. This workshop will guide participants through how to create a Gmail account and email address, and also how set your privacy and account preferences. This will be a… Read more »

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

April 22, 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 22, 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 »

Youth Chess Club

April 23, 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

April 23, 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, April 23 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

April 23, 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: "Gerhard Richter Painting" Screening

Art History & Hands-On: “Gerhard Richter Painting” Screening

April 23, 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

April 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Slaven Lecture Series: “Britain After Brexit” with Henry Laurence

April 24, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

As part of the library’s Robert K. & Linda B. Slaven Lecture Series, Dr. Henry C.W. Laurence, associate professor of Government at Bowdoin College, will present a lecture on “Britain After Brexit,” discussing Northern Ireland, the impact on Scotland (and the prospect of a Disunited Kingdom) and relations with the US. The lecture will also… Read more »

Crafternoons!

April 25, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

Kids of all ages are invited to “Crafternoons” at the Blue Hill Public Library, on the last Saturday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. There will be a different craft project each month, and no experience is needed. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a caregiver at least 12… Read more »

Art History & Hands-On: "Squeegee the Past" Painting Workshop

Art History & Hands-On: “Squeegee the Past” Painting Workshop

April 25, 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

April 27, 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 27, 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 28, 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 28, 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

April 29, 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.

Taking down April Art Show

April 29, 2020, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Taking down April Art Show

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

April 30, 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 »