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Storytime with Kneisel Hall

April 22, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire for four special musical storytimes with musicians from Kneisel Hall.  The videos will be posted on April 8 & 22 and May 13 & 27 at 10:30 am and can be found at the Youth Services page.  Claire will read a story and the musicians will perform music to accompany… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Activity

The Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts meet each Thursday evening for pick-up games of chess. All experience levels are welcome to drop in for friendly games any time between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. Register by calling 374-5515 or using the online calendar at bhpl.net to receive the link to join the group by Zoom. Participants are… Read more »

Growing Ideas: Growing Together at the Blue Hill Community Garden

April 22, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

What are your gardening plans this year? Join our spring online series, "Growing Ideas: Inspiration from Novel Area Gardens," featuring local garden innovators, and learn about new ideas happening here on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Want to build a thriving backyard ecosystem? Include beautiful native plants in your borders? Grow nutrient-packed vegetables and fruits in the… Read more »

A Touch of Maine

April 23, 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The library and Parker Ridge Senior Living Community will co-sponsor an online edition of "A Touch of Maine," a weekly conversation with someone in our community, each Friday at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Join us each week to hear about the lives of our neighbors, whether born in Maine or transplanted, as they share their… Read more »

Kneisel Hall: Music & Writing

April 24, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Online, Activity

Everyone is invited to join the Blue Hill Library and Kneisel Hall for a virtual musical program on Saturday April 24 at 11 am.  Violinist Clara Lyon, cellist Hannah Collins, and other musicians from Kneisel Hall will share several pieces of music to inspire participants to write postcards to send to friends, loved ones, and… Read more »

Crafternoons: Poetry Collages

April 24, 2021, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Activity

Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman on Saturday April 24 at 2pm on the library's YouTube channel (or through the link provided) for an online edition of Crafternoons. Kendall will be demonstrating how to make fun collages with poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. This project with include various mediums in which to create… Read more »

Readings on Race Discussion Group: Minor Feelings

April 24, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

New members are invited to the library’s monthly discussion group, "Readings on Race," on Saturday, April 24th at 2:00 PM. April's book will be Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America,… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

April 26, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

Beyond Labels is a Blue Hill Peninsula-based group organized as a round table discussion of foreign, national and state/local issues. The goals of the group are to provide a forum for sharing and expanding our knowledge of the issues at hand, encourage a robust discussion of different "sides" or perspectives on a topic, and identify… Read more »

Storytime

April 27, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina for Online Storytime twice a week! Every Tuesday and Thursday, a new video of Claire reading a story will be posted to the library's YouTube channel. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Racial Equity and Justice Presentation

April 27, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The library and the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill will co-sponsor a presentation by Racial Equity and Justice, a Maine-based group dedicated to providing support for all communities across the nation through consulting, education, advocacy, and solution based action plans in order to better equip individuals, organizations, businesses, and institutions to tackle racial justice… Read more »

Wild Sun Catchers – Horsetail

April 28, 2021, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Activity

Kids are invited to check out Wild Sun Catchers online on Wednesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM on the library website (or visit the library's YouTube channel).  The video will be available for viewing after the premiere at 2 PM. Join Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the Blue Hill… Read more »

The Way Between Book Discussion & Visit with Author Rivera Sun

April 28, 2021, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman for a discussion of The Way Between by Rivera Sun on Wednesday, April 28th at 3:30 pm on Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the book and get to meet the author Rivera Sun as she joins us for the discussion and to answer… Read more »

Slaven Lecture: Deep-Sea Discoveries

April 28, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

As the first of the library's 2021 Robert K. & Linda B. Slaven Lecture Series, scientist Dr. Carlie Wiener from the Schmidt Ocean Institute will share an online presentation about Deep-Sea Discoveries: Exploring the Unexplored on Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 PM. The program will share some amazing video content about the fascinating underwater world, and… Read more »

Storytime

April 29, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina for Online Storytime twice a week! Every Tuesday and Thursday, a new video of Claire reading a story will be posted to the library's YouTube channel. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

April 29, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Activity

The Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts meet each Thursday evening for pick-up games of chess. All experience levels are welcome to drop in for friendly games any time between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. Register by calling 374-5515 or using the online calendar at bhpl.net to receive the link to join the group by Zoom. Participants are… Read more »

Youth Author Event: Ellen Booraem & Deva Fagan

April 29, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Online, Author Event

The library will host Maine middle grade authors Ellen Booraem and Deva Fagan for an online discussion of their new books River Magic and Nightingale on Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 PM. Join the two authors as they talk about their new books, their individual writing processes and answer questions from participants. Participants are welcome… Read more »

Growing Ideas: Cultivating Heritage Fruits with 5-Star Nursery

April 29, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

What are your gardening plans this year? Join our spring online series, "Growing Ideas: Inspiration from Novel Area Gardens," featuring local garden innovators, and learn about new ideas happening here on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Want to build a thriving backyard ecosystem? Include beautiful native plants in your borders? Grow nutrient-packed vegetables and fruits in the… Read more »

A Touch of Maine

April 30, 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The library and Parker Ridge Senior Living Community will co-sponsor an online edition of "A Touch of Maine," a weekly conversation with someone in our community, each Friday at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Join us each week to hear about the lives of our neighbors, whether born in Maine or transplanted, as they share their… Read more »

Maine Poets Reading

May 1, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online, Author Event

The library will host an online poetry reading featuring several Maine poets on Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 PM. Just because Poetry Month is officially over doesn't mean that it's time to stop celebrating the many wonderful writers in our state and local area. At this event, Helen Rousseau of Kennebunk, Frederica Marshall of Deer… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

May 3, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

Beyond Labels is a Blue Hill Peninsula-based group organized as a round table discussion of foreign, national and state/local issues. The goals of the group are to provide a forum for sharing and expanding our knowledge of the issues at hand, encourage a robust discussion of different "sides" or perspectives on a topic, and identify… Read more »