@ Blue Hill Library

Everyone is welcome at the Blue Hill Public Library

These young patrons are learning to knit in an 8 week workshop with Carrie Marks .
Welcome to our library events newsletter.  Many of these free events are made possible by generous funding from the  Friends of the Blue Hill Library. If you like what you see, thank a Friend. Or better yet, become one.
Events this week...
  • The library invites kids ages 8 and up to join the "Inklings" Book and Movie Club THIS SATURDAY!, November 26 at 2:00 PM -- this month we will discuss Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, watch the movie, have wizard-worthy snacks and do a craft.
Happy Thanksgiving!

The library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 24.happy We will be open regular hours for the rest of the week.

Holiday Scene Matchbox Ornaments

Kids of all ages are invited to kick off Blue Hill's Annual Tree Lighting night by making lovely holiday scene matchbox ornaments at the library on Thursday, December 1 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.matchbox The library will provide the matchboxes and other materials- participants can provide the imagination. For more information, call the library at 374-5515

Holiday Party December 17

The public is invited to the annual Friends of the Library Holiday Party on Saturday, December 17, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.party Celebrate the holiday season by gathering with friends and neighbors for music and good cheer. The entertainment will kick off at 2:45! Here's the schedule (times are approximate):

2:45-- songs and stories from Noel Paul Stookey

3:05-- the talented jazz stylings of the GSA Jazz Combo.

3:30-- a dramatic reading of Dickens' A Christmas Carol

3:30-- magician Peter Boie does "Magic for Nonbelievers"

4:45-- a special magic workshop with Peter Boie

5:00-- caroling sing-a-long

Partygoers are asked to consider bringing a wrapped gift for a child, labeled with age and gender appropriateness. Gifts can be dropped off at the library anytime through the day of the party. The gifts will be donated to the Tree of Life and The Emmaus Center where they will be distributed to families in need.

There will be the usual array of refreshments, cookies and more cookies. Refreshment donations are welcome if you have a favorite holiday treat you would like to share. The party is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  For more information call the library on 374-5515.

 Much to be thankful for: Annual Appeal

We are grateful for the dynamic, engaged community that we serve! Our patrons represent every age, every background, every town, and every persuasion and we are delighted to serve you all. We have started our year-end appeal and you can expect to see a letter from us in your mailbox soon. If you have never donated to the library, this is an excellent time to start. If you have already given, thank you! Just 5 weeks and $73,452 to go.


Weekly and Monthly Events


  • Preschool Storytime for kids to age 5, Tuesdays 10:30 AMongoing
  • Rainbow Warriors Writing Group, 12 & up: Tuesdays 4:00 PM
  • Playgroup - up to age 3: Wednesdays 10:30 to noon
  • 52 Weeks of Giving for all ages:1 to 2 times per month
  • Reader Dog: 1st Saturday/month,10:30 AM (call to sign up)
  • Inklings Book & Movie Club, 8 & up: last Saturday, 2:00 PM

*   Beyond Labels Discussion Group: Mondays, 10:30 AM-12:30   *   Play Reading: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00

*   Pickup Games of Chess: Thursdays 5:30 to 8:00 PM

*   Friends of the Library Film Series: 2nd Thursday 7:00 PM

*   Basement Book Sales: 1st Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM


We love your suggestions. 

Current Exhibits
Don't miss our ongoing exhibits: In the Britton Gallery and Howard Room (top), Symmetry, a photographic exhibition by Francoise Gervais (through November 30);  In the Howard Room Glass Cases; The Francis Hamabe Puppet Collection from the library's Archives (middle, through November 30); In the Larchwood case, Our trip to Campobello Island by Lucy and Georgia Clews (bottom, through December 30). exhibits

Golden Feather 1/10

Picture of the map of Campobello Island  


Blue Hill Library | 5 Parker Point Rd | Blue Hill | ME | 04614