Upcoming Events

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May Art Show Opening Reception

May 1, 2020, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

An opening reception for the shows by Mary Barnes and Marcia Stremlau in the Britton Gallery/Howard Room and the Howard Room glass cases.

Fixit Clinic

Fixit Clinic

May 2, 2020, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

In the spirit of reducing waste and teaching the community new skills, the Blue Hill Public Library hosts a monthly “Fixit Clinic” on the first Saturday of the month. Local experts will coach people in the community to disassemble and troubleshoot a variety of items, such as appliances, bicycles, jewelry, clothing, toys, electronics and, well,… Read more »

Boating Safety Class

May 2, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The library and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a two-session Boating Safety class on Saturdays, May 2 and 9, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the library. Sharpen your boating skills before summer! Completion of this course qualifies for the State Safe Boating Certificate as required in 46 states. The course is free,… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

May 2, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Book Nook, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Library hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale in the library’s basement “Book Nook” from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Each month there are special collections and sales, so watch the library’s email newsletter for details. Most books are still only a dollar or two, and each child may select a free book…. Read more »

Beyond Labels

May 4, 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.

Anthropocene Film Series: Melancholia

Anthropocene Film Series: Melancholia

May 5, 2020, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Blue Hill Public Library will host a screening of the film “Melancholia” on Tuesday, May 5th 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. The film is a sci-fi drama following two sisters… Read more »

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

May 5, 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 »

Storytime

Storytime

May 5, 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!

Wild Sun Catchers Program

May 5, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

more information to come

Blue Hil Chapter Citizens Climate Lobby

May 5, 2020, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Howard Room, Community-sponsored Event

Meeting/presentation of/by our nonpartisan, grassroots, community organization, to present information and hold discussion about climate change issues

Pre-school Playgroup

Pre-school Playgroup

May 6, 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.

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

Discussion Group: New Thinking in the Anthropocene

May 7, 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 »

Dungeons & Dragons Group

Dungeons & Dragons Group

May 7, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Bass Meeting & Archive Room, Library-sponsored Young Adult Event

The Blue Hill Public Library invites teens from 12 to 18 years of age to join in playing the beloved game Dungeons & Dragons, on Thursday, May 7th at 3:00 PM. Participants can make their own characters and play an adventure full of magic and mayhem. No experience is needed, just imagination and fun. All… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

May 7, 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

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

May 7, 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

Knitting Club

May 7, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

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

Opera Preview: Maria Stuarda

Opera Preview: Maria Stuarda

May 8, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

Bagaduce Music and Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will present a preview of Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, “Maria Stuarda,” at the Blue Hill Public Library on Friday May 8th at 1:00 PM. A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, May 9th, from the… Read more »

Boating Safety Class

May 9, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The library and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a two-session Boating Safety class on Saturdays, May 2 and 9, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the library. Sharpen your boating skills before summer! Completion of this course qualifies for the State Safe Boating Certificate as required in 46 states. The course is free,… Read more »

Beyond Labels

May 11, 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.

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

Tech Tuesdays Help Desk

May 12, 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 »