- Mr. Shawn McBride for the yummy donuts for the staff and teachers this week.
- To all the families who came and supported the Brooklin School at the Back to School BBQ.
Early Release, Friday, September 27
Reminder of the early release scheduled for Friday, September 27th at 1:00 PM. Note new time!
Picture Day Date
The School Picture Day will be September 23, 2019.
School Picture Day Volunteer
I am looking for a volunteer to help the photographer the morning of Monday, September 23rd while he/she is taking pictures. Please call Louanne at 359-2133 if you can help. Thank you in advance.
Brooklin Backpack Program
Brooklin Backpack Program run by the Brooklin School PTF. They are teaming up with the staff and teachers of Brooklin School to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for children over extended weekends and breaks, free of charge. Their teacher distributes bags to your child on the last school day before the long weekend or break. The bag of food will be discreetly placed in the oldest child in the family’s backpack before they get onto the bus.
Any child enrolled in Brooklin School is able to receive these weekly bags of food. If you do not want your child to participate in this program, please fill out the form below. You only need to need to return this form if you do not want your child to participate in Brooklin Backpack Program.
- Friday, September 13th @ 7:30 am First Coffee Social. Come have a cup of coffee and a snack.
- September 24th at 3:15 – PTF meeting in the library. Everyone is welcome!
- Fill out paperwork for Brooklin School Backpack Program https://forms.gle/hzYpnYonBsZ2Rtt47
Blue Hill Heritage Trust Celebration of Conservation on the Peninsula
BHHT is excited to hold its 3rd Annual Celebration of Conservation on the Peninsula by hosting a fun community party! All are welcome to join BHHT at Strong Brewing Company this Friday, Sept 13th from 5-7pm to meet several staff and volunteers like Board Members, Trail Stewards and Outreach Volunteers. Local food vendors will be on hand from El El Frijoles and Wing Dingahs, Strong Brewing Co will be serving up their locally crafted beer, and BHHT will have free lemonade and popsicles for the kids! We will have some fun activities for the kids, and those who completed the hiking challenge can enter into a prize drawing.
Family friendly and open to all! For more information please contact BHHT at 374-5118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Hill Heritage Trust Events
9/14 Saturday 1PM-3PM Weaving Workshop at the Seed Barn: Join Blue Hill Heritage Trust, Cynthia Winings Gallery, and the Seed Barn for a Young Artists Workshop. We will be broadening perceptions of HOME to include outdoor spaces beyond our walls which helps cultivate an understanding of the interrelationships between humans and wildlife. In this outdoor workshop, participants will be invited to create an on-site sculpture woven through the meadow landscape that will provide winter habitat for seed dispersers. In the process, we will learn how to work with natural materials in our own gardens to augment habitat for wildlife through winter months.
9/20 Friday 10AM-12PM – (Member’s Only Event) BHHT Mushroom ID Workshop: David Porter will once again lead the very popular Mushroom ID Workshop Hundred Acres Wood in Brooklin. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot for this great event! Register by calling our office at 374-5118.
9/21 Saturday – Beach Cleanup: The Shaw Institute and BHHT invite you to join us for a Beach Cleanup Day at Carter Nature Preserve on the Cross Road in Surry. Be a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s Global Trash Free Seas Day, and Maine’s Coastal Cleanup Day by helping to clean this beautiful property which is under conservation with BHHT. We will provide materials and assign paired volunteers specific areas and duties including data collection. Family friendly, and please bring water bottles, wear durable work gloves, sunscreen and sturdy shoes!
9/22 Sunday 1:30-3:00PM – Fairy House Festival: Come celebrate the magic of fairies with Blue Hill Heritage Trust; bring your wings and fairy dust if you have them! Merrie Eley will begin our festival with a story about how to build fairy houses, then we will venture outside to build some for the fairies living in the woods behind Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s office! Space is limited, please call to pre-register at 374-5118.
9/25 Wednesday 4:00-6:30PM – FREE Citizen Science Training for Phenology Trail: Join Schoodic Institute and Blue Hill Heritage Trust for a FREE citizen science training. Great for teachers, youth, parents, and individuals interested in helping collect data for national climate change research. We will meet at Carter Nature Preserve in Surry and then head to The Gatherings, also in Surry, to finish the training. Phenology, or nature’s calendar, is the study of plant and animal life cycle events. It includes tracking the timing of flowering and fruiting plants, emergence of insects, and bird migrations. Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along the northeast coastline. As they travel the long distances needed to reach their southern destinations, they need stopover sites where they can refuel on fruits and insects. We need to know – Is climate change creating a mismatch between fall migrating birds and their food source-fruits and insects? Schoodic Institute has partnered up with the National Phenology Network, and has 9 miles of trails dedicated to this research. BHHT now has three phenology trails of their own! WE NEED YOUR HELP collecting data! Call BHHT office 374-5118 for further information and to register. Space is limited.
Youth Programs @ BHPL
September 2019 Schedule
AM – Storytime for kids ages 0-5
Come listen to a story and make a fun craft to take home.
AM – Toddler Playgroup for kids ages 0-5
Meet other area families who have small children. Spend some time chatting with other parents and caregivers while your kids play in a safe environment.
PM – Youth Chess Club (starts Sept 12)
Do you want to learn how to play chess? Do you already know how to play and are interested in playing more? Come learn and play at the library! We will provide chessboards, or you are welcome to bring your own. Snacks will be provided.
Tues. Sept. 17 Seeds,
Seeds, Seeds! 3:30 PM
Explore native Maine plants and their seeds, and dissect seed pods! Meet in the Howard Room before crossing the street to help diversify the pollinator garden at Healthy Peninsula. The workshop will include observational drawing of plants.
Thurs. Sept. 19 Pajama
6:00 PM Larchwood Room
Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed animal and join us for a story, songs, and coloring.
Fri. Sept. 20 Panels
& Pizza Graphic Novel Club: Lumberjanes
4:30 PM Howard Room
Teens are invited to discuss a graphic novel on the third Friday of every month, and eat pizza! New members welcome. September’s book is Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson. Books are available to check out at the library in advance.
Sat. Sept. 21 Blue
Hill Synth Club 1:00-3:00 PM Howard Room
Local electronic musician Sam Lothrop will teach the basics of programming and sequencing beats and melodies. Ages 8+ (teens and adults welcome, too!).
Wed. Sept. 25 Lego
3:00 PM Larchwood Room
Come build with Legos every second and fourth Wednesday. Create anything from your imagination, or optional special challenge. Legos provided by the library. Ages 5+.
Wed. Sept. 25 Kneisel
Hall Children’s Program 4:30 PM
Musicians from Kneisel Hall-Blue Hill Together in Music will offer a multi-media music and art program for kids.
Sat. Sept. 28 Special
Storytime: A Fine Orange Bucket 10:30 AM Larchwood Room
Brooksville author Charlotte Crowder and illustrator Jill Fensen will present a special storytime of their book A Fine Orange Bucket.
Sat. Sept. 28 Crafternoons! Acorn Necklaces 1:00-3:00 PM Howard Room
Make a fun craft project on the last Saturday of every month, materials provided by the library.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. MORE INFO www.BHPL.net
9/16 6:00 PM Kieve Informational Meeting at BHCS
9/17 4:15 PM Soccer Game at Home vs Penbrook
9/18 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Deer Isle
9/23 9:00 AM Picture Day
4:00 PM Soccer Game at Home vs. Surry
9/24 3:05 PM PTF Meeting
9/25 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Home vs. Bay School
9/26 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Blue Hill
9/27 1:00 PM Early Release
10/1 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Home vs. DISES
10/2 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Home vs. Blue Hill
10/3 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Home vs. Sedgwick
10/5 5:30 PM Funorama at Castine
10/7 TBA Kieve for 7/8 Grades
10/11 Parent/Teacher Conferences—No School
10/14 No School—Holiday
10/15 4:00 PM Soccer Game at Surry
10/16 TBA Schoodic for 5/6 Grade
10/25 1:00 PM Early Release