JANUARY FINE FORGIVENESS | Join us in supporting the Augusta Food Bank & Bridging the Gap.

Give back to your community and start the year with a clean slate! All January, have your overdue fines waived by donating peanut butter, mac and cheese, canned soup, or toiletries such as toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.

All donations will go to the Augusta Food Bank and Everyday Essentials Basics Pantry.


Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30 | CANCELLED From Stressed to Blessed: Creative Self Care Practices

NOTE: Due to a family emergency, Stressed to Blessed has been cancelled. We hope to host this event at a later date.

 


Saturday, February 1st at 10:00 & Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 | Improve Your Computer Skills

Please join us for the National Digital Equity Center’s free computer skills class – including the new Aging Well With Technology curriculum. We’ll discuss tips to keep you safe on the Internet and give you a chance to let us know what classes you want in your community.
This free 90 minute class is offered on Saturday morning &    repeated on Wednesday evening.


Monday, February 3rd at 6 | Intro to Knitting

Learn to cast on, knit, and purl in this fun workshop led by Lithgow staff member, Angelia Dow-Bernier.

Space is limited, so pre-registration in required. Please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.

The snowdate for this event is Thursday, February 6th.


Saturday, February 8th from 9:30-11:30 | Yarn Swap

What’s a yarn swap? It’s a no-cost opportunity to change up your yarn collection!

Here’s how it works:

  • Are you overwhelmed or uninspired by your yarn collection?  Come in the day of the event to bring in your yarn to swap or donate.
  • Don’t have any yarn to bring but are in need of some? No problem- you don’t need to bring in any order to take some with you.
  • Won’t be in town for the swap but want to donate? Drop-offs will be accepted starting in January.

The snowdate for this event is Saturday, February 15th.


Monday, February 10th at 6:30 | The Story of Amjambo Africa with Georges Budagu Makoko

Join us for an evening with Georges Budagu Makoko, the founder of Ladder to the Moon Network and Co-founder and Publisher of Amjambo Africa Newspaper.

Georges was born in Democratic Republic of Congo and moved to Rwanda in 1994 due to political unrest in his country; he moved to the United States in 2002, where he sought and received asylum. He is the author of “Ladder to the Moon: Journey from the Congo to America,” a book about his life.

The snowdate for this event is Thursday, February 11th.

This event is presented in collaboration with and in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference- The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21-23, 2020. Learn more at their website: www.camdenconference.org


Monday, February 24th at 6:30 | The Sandy River Ramblers: A Bluegrass Concert

Join us for our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. In February, join us for a concert with the Sandy River Ramblers, featuring music from and about Maine.

The snowdate for this event is Thursday, February 26th.

For more information about upcoming events in Lithgow’s Maine history series, visit their Facebook event pages by clicking on the links below:


Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 | DIY Foot Scrub Workshop

Learn how to make your own foot scrub using common household materials in this fun workshop led by Lithgow staff member, Brianna Wilshusen.

Space is limited, so pre-registration in required. Please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.


LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:

 


THE STITCHERY: A FIBER ARTS SOCIAL CLUB Join us every first and third Tuesday of the month at noon for fiber and friendship. No sign up required.

Bring your project (and your lunch, if you’d like) and hobnob with knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, felters, weavers, quilters, tatters, spinners, and other fiber fans. Come for advice, inspiration, or just to chat with like-minded crafters.
All ages and experience levels welcome. Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, February 4 @ noon
  • Tuesday, February 18 @ noon

DROP IN TECH HELP : Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 2-3 pm

Having problems with your digital life? Bring your tech questions & devices & troubleshoot one-on-one with our Systems Librarian, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
No sign up required; first come, first served.


VIDEOPHONE FOR THE DEAF
Lithgow Library offers a videophone (VP) for Augusta’s Deaf Community. We have partnered with Disability Rights Maine to provide access for people who are deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL). A video call can be made directly using ASL or with the help of an ASL interpreter who appears on the screen.


click for information on museum, park and activity passes