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Maine Student Book Award Voting

February 1, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

On Monday, Febuary 1st, Kendall will be discussing The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart. Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman for Maine Student Book Award voting starting Monday, January 25 at 4 PM. Participants will receive a link by email each Monday for the next 10 weeks to a new recording of… Read more »

Winter Hiking Challenge

February 1, 2021, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Outdoors, Activity

All ages are invited to participate in a Winter Hiking Challenge featuring Blue Hill Heritage Trust trails across the Blue Hill Peninsula.  Starting on Monday, February 1st, there will be a featured animal/plant posted at eight designated trails and a mystery letter for participants to collect. Hikers will learn about winter ecology from the perspective… Read more »

Storytime

February 2, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

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. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Salut! French Conversation with Rich and Claire

February 2, 2021, 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. The group will meet on Zoom at 2:00 PM on Tuesdays, beginning December 15th. … Read more »

Chickadee Book Award Voting

February 3, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Activity

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 Wednesday, January 6, participants will receive a link by email each week for ten weeks to a new recording of Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina reading one of the nominated… Read more »

Intro to Mediation

February 3, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

Phillip Osgood will share a presentation introducing meditation practice, and answer questions.

Storytime

February 4, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

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. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

February 4, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, 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. Register by calling 374-5515 or using the online calendar at bhpl.net to receive the link to join the group by Zoom. Participants are… Read more »

Panel Discussion: Questions & Answers about Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries

February 4, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

On Thursday, February 4 at 7 PM, four library directors from public libraries around Hancock County will present a panel discussion, "Questions & Answers about Intellectual Freedom in Public Libraries." Join Rich Boulet of the Blue Hill Public Library; Ruth Eveland of Jesup Memorial Library; Amy Wisehart of the Ellsworth Public Library; and Anne Romans… Read more »

A Touch of Maine

February 5, 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The library and Parker Ridge Senior Living Community will co-sponsor an online edition of "A Touch of Maine," a weekly conversation with someone in our community, each Friday at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Join us each week to hear about the lives of our neighbors, whether born in Maine or transplanted, as they share their… Read more »

Beyond Labels Discussion Group

February 8, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Online, 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 »

Maine Student Book Award Voting

February 8, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

On Monday, Febuary 8th, Kendall will be discussing This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews. Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman for Maine Student Book Award voting starting Monday, January 25 at 4 PM. Participants will receive a link by email each Monday for the next 10 weeks to a new recording of a book… Read more »

Storytime

February 9, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

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. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Salut! French Conversation with Rich and Claire

February 9, 2021, 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. The group will meet on Zoom at 2:00 PM on Tuesdays, beginning December 15th. … Read more »

Chickadee Book Award Voting

February 10, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Activity

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 Wednesday, January 6, participants will receive a link by email each week for ten weeks to a new recording of Youth Services Librarian Claire Malina reading one of the nominated… Read more »

Camden Conference Discussion Series: Geopolitics of the Arctic

February 10, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online, Discussion Group

The Blue Hill Public Library hold a three-session online discussion series hosted by former U.S. Diplomat Bob Sargent, in connection with the 34th annual Camden Conference, on three Wednesdays: February 10th, 17th, and March 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The Camden Conference itself runs February 20-21 in Camden, between the second and third discussion… Read more »

Teen Book Talk: Paper Towns

February 10, 2021, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

Join Teen Services Librarian Kendall Chapman Wednesday, Feburary 10 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 2008 coming-of-age title Paper Towns by John Green. Every other Wednesday, a new book talk… Read more »

Storytime

February 11, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:00 am Online, Preschool Program

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. Videos will be up for one week, and new stories will be added each week. We hope you can join us for fun… Read more »

Blue Hill Chess Enthusiasts

February 11, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online, 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. Register by calling 374-5515 or using the online calendar at bhpl.net to receive the link to join the group by Zoom. Participants are… Read more »

A Touch of Maine

February 12, 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online, Lecture/Presentation

The library and Parker Ridge Senior Living Community will co-sponsor an online edition of "A Touch of Maine," a weekly conversation with someone in our community, each Friday at 1:30 PM via Zoom. Join us each week to hear about the lives of our neighbors, whether born in Maine or transplanted, as they share their… Read more »