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Friends of the Library Book Sale

August 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Library, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Library hold an outdoor book sale in the library’s parking lot from 10:00 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. The… Read more »

Online Storytime

August 18, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

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 at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHOkBmgd4J3vCAJ_Z6bl8w Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us… Read more »

Online Author Event: "Thinking Race" with Richard Goldsby

Online Author Event: “Thinking Race” with Richard Goldsby

August 19, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

Author Richard Goldsby will share from his new book, “Thinking Race: Social Myths and Biological Realities,” co-written with Mary Catherine Bateson, in an online reading on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 PM, sponsored by the library and Blue Hill Books. Much has been written about race relations and racism in America, covering issues such as… Read more »

Online Storytime

August 20, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

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 at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHOkBmgd4J3vCAJ_Z6bl8w Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us… Read more »

Online Presentation: Human Exploration of the Deep Ocean

Online Presentation: Human Exploration of the Deep Ocean

August 20, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

Tasmanian geologist and Surry summer resident, Dr. Millard F. (Mike) Coffin, PhD, will give an online presentation about “Human Exploration of the Deep Ocean,” sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 PM. The average depth of the global ocean is ~3,700 meters (2.3 miles). Human exploration of the deep… Read more »

Online Storytime

August 25, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

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 at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHOkBmgd4J3vCAJ_Z6bl8w Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us… Read more »

Wild Sun Catchers Online

Wild Sun Catchers Online

August 26, 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids are invited to check out Wild Sun Catchers online on Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 PM on the library website (or by using the link that will be provided below) Join Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the Blue Hill Library for an online workshop on lowbush blueberries. This… Read more »

Online Storytime

August 27, 2020, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

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 at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHOkBmgd4J3vCAJ_Z6bl8w Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us… Read more »

Readings on Race: My Grandmother's Hands

Readings on Race: My Grandmother’s Hands, part 3

August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

All are welcome to join the Readings on Race discussion group on Thursday, August 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm for the final of three online discussions of the book “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem. To receive the link to join the online meeting, please register… Read more »

Author Event: "Poetic License" with Gretchen Cherington

Author Event: “Poetic License” with Gretchen Cherington

August 28, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

Brooksville summer resident and author Gretchen Cherington will share from her new memoir, “Poetic License” in an online book launch event. At age forty, with two growing children and a new consulting company she’d recently founded, Gretchen Cherington, daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Eberhart, faced a dilemma: Should she protect her parents’ well-crafted family… Read more »

Slaven Lecture Series: “Authentic Dialogue on Race” with Shay Stewart-Bouley

September 3, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

As part of the library’s Robert K. & Linda B. Slaven Lecture Series, Shay Stewart-Bouley, activist and author of the popular blog “Black Girl in Maine,” will present an online lecture on having authentic dialogue about race. Shay’s remarks will draw from current events and will include a lecture followed by time for the audience… Read more »

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

September 5, 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Library, Library-sponsored Adult Event

The Friends of the Library hold an outdoor book sale in the library’s parking lot from 10:00 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. The… Read more »

Summer Reading Bingo

Summer Reading Bingo

September 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Read a book, donate to a good cause! Everyone is invited to participate in the library’s fun Summer Reading Bingo starting Wednesday, July 1st and going to Labor Day. Bingo cards will have special reading challenges, like “read a book that explores another culture” or “read a book about nature.” For each square completed, the… Read more »

Online Poetry Reading: Deborah Cummins

Online Poetry Reading: Deborah Cummins, “Until They Catch Fire”

September 10, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

The library will host an online poetry reading by Deborah Cummins, who will share poems from her new book, “Until They Catch Fire.” Deborah Cummins is the author of several poetry collections and a collection of personal essays. Her poems and essays have appeared in six anthologies and numerous literary magazines, and have also been… Read more »

Readings on Race Discussion Group

September 12, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Adult Event

New members are invited to the Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly discussion group, “Readings on Race,” on the second Saturday of each month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Each month, the group selects a new book or topic to discuss. Books are generally available for checkout at the library several weeks in advance of each… Read more »

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Everybody Loves Pirates

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: Everybody Loves Pirates

September 12, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Main Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Blue Hill Library, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will be performing “Everybody Loves Pirates” at the Blue Hill Library on Saturday, September 12 at 6:00 PM. In this show, eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps… Read more »

Online Author Event: “In Pursuit of History” with H. Richard Dietrich III

September 17, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Library-sponsored Adult Event

The library will host an online presentation by editor H. Richard Dietrich III to share from his new book, “In Pursuit of History: A Lifetime Collecting Colonial American Art and Artifacts.” A tribute to a major collection and its founder, this beautiful book illuminates life in colonial America. This book showcases highlights from the Dietrich… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

Youth Chess Club

October 1, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Howard Room, Library-sponsored Juvenile Event

Kids of all ages are invited to the weekly Chess Club for Kids 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… Read more »

Dungeons & Dragons Group

Dungeons & Dragons Group

October 1, 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, October 1st 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 »