Upcoming Events

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On the Lawn Storytime

May 24, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire for storytime on the library lawn on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.  We will read a few picture books, sing songs and make a craft. You're invited to bring your own picnic blanket! In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held inside the library. For more information, contact… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

May 25, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Outdoors, Preschool Program

Kids 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to playgroup in the Blue Hill town park with Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon for a variety of activities and play. This is a great way to meet and connect with other families in the area and to play together outdoors! For more information,… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

May 26, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Howard Room, Activity

Kids of all ages are invited to come play chess at the library on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.  Chess enthusiasts Tom Batt and Woody Petry will be on hand to teach beginners how to play chess and offer tips on chess strategy, while more experienced players can jump right in and play. Participants of all… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

May 26, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Main Reading Room, 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. Interested players can also join the Blue Hill Peninsula Chess Nuts group on lichess.org to play online games any time.

Knitting Group

May 26, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Main Reading Room, Activity

Knitters are invited to come sit by the library fireplace to work on and share projects with fellow knitters.The Knitting Group will meet every Thursday evening at 6 pm. Anyone is welcome to join this free event. Coffee and tea will be available to purchase.

Author Event: C. Jane Taylor 'Spirit Traffic'

May 26, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The Blue Hill Public Libraryand Blue Hill Books will co-sponsor an author talk with author C. Jane Taylor for a reading from her new book Spirit Traffic on Thursday, May 26 at 6:30PM. Spirit Traffic recounts how, at the age of 50, Taylor learned to ride a motorcycle, overcame the terror of navigating her steep dirt driveway… Read more »

BHPL Plant Sale Kickoff Event

May 30, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

 Join us for our Annual Plant Sale kickoff event on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners!  It will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. When you're downtown for the Memorial Day Parade–… Read more »

Closed for Memorial Day

May 30, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Holiday

The library will be closed in observation of the Memorial Day holiday.

Ongoing Plant Sale Fundraiser

May 31, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

Join us for our Annual Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners all to support the library!  Our kickoff event is on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. The… Read more »

On the Lawn Storytime

May 31, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire for storytime on the library lawn on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am.  We will read a few picture books, sing songs and make a craft. You're invited to bring your own picnic blanket! In the event of inclement weather, storytime will be held inside the library. For more information, contact… Read more »

Spring Hiking Challenge

May 31, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Outdoors, Activity

All ages are invited to participate in a Spring Hiking Challenge featuring Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails across the Blue Hill Peninsula.  Starting on Monday, March 21st, there will be a featured animal/plant posted at eight designated trails and a mystery letter for participants to collect. Hikers will learn about spring ecology and the different… Read more »

Ongoing Plant Sale Fundraiser

June 1, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

Join us for our Annual Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners all to support the library!  Our kickoff event is on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. The… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

June 1, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Outdoors, Preschool Program

Kids 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to playgroup in the Blue Hill town park with Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina on Wednesdays from 10:30-noon for a variety of activities and play. This is a great way to meet and connect with other families in the area and to play together outdoors! For more information,… Read more »

Heartstopper Viewing Party

June 1, 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Howard Room, Lecture/Presentation

Teens are invited to join Teen Services Librarian Kendall for a special viewing of Heartstopper, the live-action show based on the graphic novel series by Alice Oseman, on Wednesday, June 1 from 3:30-5:00 PM. Participants will be able to watch the first three episodes of the show on the big screen in the library's Howard… Read more »

Ongoing Plant Sale Fundraiser

June 2, 2022, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

Join us for our Annual Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners all to support the library!  Our kickoff event is on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. The… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

June 2, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Main Reading Room, 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. Interested players can also join the Blue Hill Peninsula Chess Nuts group on lichess.org to play online games any time.

Play Reading: 'HIND SIGHT' by Laura Emack

June 2, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Howard Room, Lecture/Presentation

The Blue Hill Public Library is sponsoring a play reading by playwright Laura Emack of her new play HIND SIGHT, Thursday, June 2 at 6:00PM in the Howard Room.  Playwright Laura Emack recently attended a workshop that employed Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen:  An American Lyric” to explore the subject of inclusion. One poetic passage inspired the creation… Read more »

Ongoing Plant Sale Fundraiser

June 3, 2022, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

Join us for our Annual Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners all to support the library!  Our kickoff event is on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. The… Read more »

Ongoing Plant Sale Fundraiser

June 4, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Outdoors, Fundraiser

Join us for our Annual Plant Sale with hundreds of plants from local gardens, and seedlings from local farms and gardeners all to support the library!  Our kickoff event is on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, from 10 am to 1 pm, and will be hosted by experienced gardeners who can answer your questions. The… Read more »

Fixit Clinic

June 4, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Howard Room, Activity

Everyone is welcome to come to the Fixit Clinic in the Howard Room of the library on the first Saturday of the month at 3:00PM.  Building resilient communities by conveying critical thinking and troubleshooting skills through repair, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches who generously… Read more »