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. Every third Tuesday of the month at noon.
The average American produces 4.4 pounds of trash every single day, leaving a legacy of about 90,000 pounds of trash over the course of a lifetime. Learn some simple and practical steps you can take to reduce the amount of trash you produce, in the process saving your health, your wallet, and the planet.
Join Maine author and journalist Douglas Rooks, reading from his new book, Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine, to be followed by a discussion and question and answer session.
“Through decades of writing, Doug Rooks has chronicled, with unparalleled insight and devotion, Maine’s politics – a state that’s produced from its 1.3 million people an outsized share of leaders with national and international significance. Now, Rooks tells where these leaders came from, and in the process tells Maine’s story: its sudden metamorphosis into a two-party state; the successes of reform; recent periods of strife; and the author’s prescriptions for future progress. Throughout the world, democracies are under stress. Rooks provides a case study for how to grapple with that stress, and meet the challenges citizens face in this continuing struggle.” – Peter Mills, former GOP State Senator
In honor of National Poetry Month, Lithgow is hosting an open mic poetry night. Join us for an exciting evening of featured poetry groups from around the state, including the Maine Poets Society, the Pondtown Poets, and Port Veritas. Come hear original poetry from Nathan Amadan, Ann Carter, Sally Joy, Sarah Miller, Susan Parks, and many more! We’ll also open up the floor for anyone who would like to share their own poetry or read a favorite poem. This event may have strong language and mature content that may not be suitable for children.
Bring your yoga mat and join certified yoga instructor Angela Gray in this free, three-week introduction to flow yoga course series. Participants will build on their skills each week, becoming more comfortable with basic yoga movements.
This class size is limited, so please call us at 626-2415 or visit the library to register to sign up for the three-week series.
Many seniors find themselves homebound and alone. In this informational and recruitment session by SEARCH, a program of Catholic Charaties, find out how you can warm a life by sharing a few hours of your week with an isolated senior. If you are in need of or know someone who would benefit from this program, please attend!
In honor of National Photography Month in May, we’ll be hosting three free photography workshops here at Lithgow. Special thank you to the Capital Area Camera Club, whose members are generously donating their time to lead the workshops!
All workshops will have a limited class size, so please sign up for the classes you are interested in by calling us at 626-2415 or stopping by the reference desk. You can sign up for as few or as many as you’d like. Please bring your cameras and questions to class!
- Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30: How to take better photos with your phone, taught by Ray Sheely
- Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30: How to use your DSLR, taught by Gary Smith
- Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30: Level up your photos with great lighting, taught by Leah Haraden
Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin have known each other for more than 40 years, meeting when they were both involved in the great folk music scene of the 60’s. Joining forces in 2006, they’ve been performing Americana music ever since, including soft rock, country, blues, pop standards and, of course, both traditional and contemporary folk. Simons and Goodwin have performed here at Lithgow several times over the last two decades, always to appreciative audiences, and we are excited to welcome them back again.
As the weather warms up, motorcyclists will take to the roads in pursuit of Maine’s beautiful scenery. Come to this engaging and informative presentation by Steve Ireland of Central Maine Motorcycle School to learn how to be more aware of motorcycles on the road. The life you save could be your own! May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; come learn about how you can make the road safer for yourself and others.
This informational program, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is designed to provide people with the basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. Learn about:
- Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia;
- How Alzheimer’s affects the brain;
- Causes and risk factors;
- How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease;
- The benefits of early detection;
- How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease;
- Stages of the disease;
- Hope for the future;
- Ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.
LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:
- Wednesday, May 9 @ 6:30 | Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
- Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30 | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:30 | River Talk by CB Anderson
- Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 | Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly