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On the Lawn Storytime

September 27, 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

September 28, 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 »

Book Discussion: 'Moby Dick' – Land Chapters – Front Matter and Ch 1-23

September 28, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bass Room, Discussion Group

The reading group is currently full! Thank you for your interest in joining. We'll take this enthusiasm to offer future groups. "Call me Ishmael." And we will this fall, on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. A reading group for those interested in finishing this classic American novel, dipping in… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

September 29, 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 enthusiast 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 experience levels are… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

September 29, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Adelaide Pearson 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

September 29, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Wilder 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: 'Salt Air Stories' with authors Linda Buckmaster and Elizabeth Garber

September 29, 2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The library and Blue Hill Books are cosponsoring an author talk with Elizabeth Garber and Linda Buckmaster on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 PM in the Howard Room. This will be an evening of conversation over salt air stories, with long time writing friends Elizabeth Garber and Linda Buckmaster to celebrate their new books Sailing at the… Read more »

Homeschool Hangout

September 30, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am Outdoors, Uncategorized

Homeschoolers are invited to a gathering on the library lawn on Friday, September 30 at 10:30 am.  This will be an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers in the area, share information and learn more about the resources that the library has to offer homeschooling families.  Bring a picnic blanket if you have one and snacks… Read more »

Teen Anime Club

September 30, 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Howard Room, Discussion Group

Teens ages 10+ are invited to join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman every Friday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm for an anime filled afternoon! Each week the group will select an anime show or movie to watch, participate in an anime themed activity and have an opportunity to socialize. Manga, anime drawing guides and drawing… Read more »

Hunter Safety Course

October 2, 2022, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Adelaide Pearson Room, Activity

The Blue Hill Public Library is hosting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Firearms Hunter Safety Course. This course will be offered as an Online Course with an in-person Field Day conducted on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are two (2) parts to the course: (1) the online… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

October 3, 2022, 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 »

Magic the Gathering for Teens and Tweens

October 3, 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Howard Room, Activity

Tweens and Teens are invited to come play Magic the Gathering every Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:00 pm in the library's Howard room. 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 participants are… Read more »

On the Lawn Storytime

October 4, 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 »

Reader Dog

October 4, 2022, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Larchwood Room, Activity

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to come to the Blue Hill Public Library to read to a dog!  A Registered Therapy Dog will be available to hear children read on the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning in October starting at 3:30 pm.   Our first Registered Therapy Dog is Jeepers who… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

October 5, 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 »

Wild Sun Catchers – Apple Trees

October 5, 2022, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Outdoors, Activity

Kids are invited to Wild Sun Catchers on the library lawn on Wednesday, October 5 at 3:30 pm.  Join Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the Blue Hill Library for a workshop on apple trees.  Landere will teach about the ecology, history and folklore of apple trees.  We will be… Read more »

Author Event: Bill Casale

October 5, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Howard Room, Author Event

The Blue Hill Public Library is sponsoring an author event with William 'Captain Billy' Casale for his new book The Best Laid Plans on Wednesday, October 5 at 7:00 pm.  The Best Laid Plans is Captain Billy's second collection of humorous essays about life in Maine, following 50 Ways to be a Mainer. This new collection is based… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

October 6, 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 enthusiast 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 experience levels are… Read more »