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Beyond Labels Discussion Group

August 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Howard Room, 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 »

Teen Book Talk: “The Ones We're Meant To Find”

August 2, 2021, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman on Monday, August 2 at 4pm as she features a young adult book. Kendall will highlight themes within the book, discuss positives and negatives and most importantly why it's worth reading. This week's selection is recently released book The Ones We're Meant To Find by Joan He. This book… Read more »

On the Lawn Storytime

August 3, 2021, 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.  This program will be weather permitting and cancelled if it is raining.  You're invited to bring your own picnic blanket! For more information, contact Claire… Read more »

Author Talk 'Downeast' with Gigi Georges

August 3, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The Blue Hill Public Library will host an author talk with Maine author Gigi Georges on August 3rd at 6:30 p.m. to speak about her book Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America.  Nestled in Maine’s far northeast corner, Washington County sits an hour’s drive from the heart of famed and bustling… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

August 4, 2021, 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 in July and August 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… Read more »

Magic the Gathering for Teens and Tweens

August 4, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Outdoors, Activity

Tweens and Teens are invited to come play Magic the Gathering every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm out on the library lawn, weather permitting. This will be a casual and fun opportunity for players of all experience levels to get together and test out various decks. Decks of cards will be available to use, though… Read more »

The Mariner's Art: Blue Hill and Beyond

August 5, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Howard Room, Lecture/Presentation

The library will host Prof. Kevin Murphy as part of the Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival 2021 Lecture Series on August 5th, at 3:00pm.   Starting with the Mariner's Compass drawn and painted by Jonathan Fisher, Prof. Murphy will share examples of art made by mariners and others whose lives were closely connected to ports and travel… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

August 5, 2021, 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

August 5, 2021, 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.

Rising to the Challenge: Whales, Wind and Waves

August 5, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Howard Room, Lecture/Presentation

Paul Anderson, Director of Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries will lead a presentation on Thursday, August 5th at 6:30 pm.  He will discuss the work of the Center and how a collaborative and ecosystem approach to science, management and engagement can help fishing communities to be resilient to change. Current events including rules to minimize… Read more »

August Art Reception

August 6, 2021, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Howard Room, Fundraiser

The library is pleased to announce the opening of Seeing the Light, a group exhibition curated by Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin and Marcia Stremlau. Seeing the Light will go through August 30, with an opening reception on Friday, August 6 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This highly anticipated show is an August tradition at the library. It… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

August 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Book Nook, Fundraiser

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 only a dollar or two, and each child may select a free book. The… Read more »

Let's Paint!

August 7, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Activity

Kids and their families are invited to join Youth Services Librarian Claire to paint and decorate one of the special doors for the Open Doors Endowment Campaign on Saturday, August 7 at 10 am.  The door will be on display on the library lawn through September 30.  Materials will be provided.  Bring your imagination! For more… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

August 9, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Howard Room, 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 »

On the Lawn Storytime

August 10, 2021, 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.  This program will be weather permitting and cancelled if it is raining.  You're invited to bring your own picnic blanket! For more information, contact Claire… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

August 11, 2021, 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 in July and August 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… Read more »

Magic the Gathering for Teens and Tweens

August 11, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Outdoors, Activity

Tweens and Teens are invited to come play Magic the Gathering every Wednesday afternoon from 3-5 pm out on the library lawn, weather permitting. This will be a casual and fun opportunity for players of all experience levels to get together and test out various decks. Decks of cards will be available to use, though… Read more »

Author Event: Catherine Weiss, Poet

August 11, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books will co-sponsor an author talk and poetry reading with Catherine Weiss to share readings from her new poetry book Wolf Girls vs Horse Girls on August 11th, at 6:30pm.  Are you over middle school yet? Are you sure? Catherine Weiss's debut full-length collection includes poetry about adolescence and… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

August 12, 2021, 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.