Upcoming Events

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Knitting Group

February 3, 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.

Blue Hill Peninsula Community Food Grant Program

February 3, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The Blue Hill Library, Maine Farmland Trust and Healthy Peninsula will sponsor a program about the Blue Hill Community Food Grant Program via Zoom on Thursday, February 3 at 6:30pm.  Come learn more about this community grant program, hear from past awardees and ask questions.  Presenters will include Catherine Durkin of Maine Farmland Trust, and… Read more »

Chickadee Book Award Voting

February 4, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Activity

On February 4, Claire reads This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis and illustrated by Charles Santoso. The Chickadee Award: A Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Project is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Starting on Friday, January 7, participants will receive a link by email each week for ten… Read more »

Teen Anime Club

February 4, 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 »

Fixit Clinic

February 5, 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 »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

February 7, 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

February 7, 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Howard Room, Activity

Tweens and Teens are invited to come play Magic the Gathering every Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 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 »

Online Storytime

February 8, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina for Online Storytime every Tuesday morning.  A new video of Claire reading a story will be posted to the BHPL Youth Services YouTube channel. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun stories, songs,… Read more »

Salut! French Conversation with Claire and Rich

February 8, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

In an effort to help fight isolation and keep up our French language skills, BHPL staff members Rich Boulet and Claire Malina will host Salut!, a weekly online French language conversation group, a seasonal program expected to last through the winter.  For our first session, we will do brief introductions, share how we learned French… Read more »

Preschool Playgroup in the Park

February 9, 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 »

Camden Conference Discussion Series: Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad

February 9, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Howard Room, Discussion Group

The Blue Hill Public Library will hold a three-session discussion series in connection with the 35th Annual Camden Conference, on three Wednesdays: February 9, February 16, and March 2 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This three-session in person/hybrid series is a component of the Camden Conference community events program, in connection with the 35th annual Camden… Read more »

Youth Chess Club

February 10, 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

February 10, 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

February 10, 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.

Chickadee Book Award Voting

February 11, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Activity

On February 11, Claire reads When I Draw a Panda by Amy June Bates. The Chickadee Award: A Maine Children’s Choice Picture Book Project is a picture book award program for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Starting on Friday, January 7, participants will receive a link by email each week for ten weeks to… Read more »

Teen Anime Club

February 11, 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 »

Readings on Race Discussion Group

February 12, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Howard Room, Discussion Group

New members are invited to the library’s monthly discussion group, "Readings on Race," on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM. This month, the meeting will take place on Saturday, February 12 at 2pm, and the book for discussion is Farming While Black by Leah Penniman. Farming While Black is part agricultural guide and part… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

February 14, 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

February 14, 2022, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Howard Room, Activity

Tweens and Teens are invited to come play Magic the Gathering every Monday afternoon from 3:30-4:30 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 »

Online Storytime

February 15, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

Join Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina for Online Storytime every Tuesday morning.  A new video of Claire reading a story will be posted to the BHPL Youth Services YouTube channel. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun stories, songs,… Read more »