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Who wants to win $10,000 and support two great causes?

The Kennebec Valley YMCA & The Friends of Lithgow Library have teamed up once again for a $10,000 raffle. The drawing will be held on October 16th. Visit the KVYMCA’s webpage to purchase a ticket online, click here to download a printable entry form, or visit the KVYMCA or Lithgow to pick up an entry form. For more information, including how to submit printed tickets, visit the KVYMCA’s webpage. Good luck, and thank you for supporting your community! For more information, contact the KVYMCA at 207-622-9622

September 19th through October 17th, Wednesdays from 9:30 – noon | Your Next Career Move with New Ventures Maine

This five-week class is for anyone ready to explore career options and is tuition-free to all Maine adults.

– Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields.
– Explore education and training options.
– Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search.

To sign up: 621-3436 or online at bit.ly/classesnvme Same day registration is also available. For more information, contact Sherrie Brann at New Ventures Maine, 621-3436, or sherrie.brann@maine.edu

Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 | Industrial Augusta: The Story of the Paper Mill Workers, presented by Heritage Center at Mill Park

Come learn about the rich local history of industrial Augusta in this second event in our Heritage Center at Mill Park series.

Last time we learned about the cotton mill; for this event, Jan Michaud, founder of the Heritage Center, will present a brief overview of the Heritage Center at Mill Park, followed by a special screening of videos of interviews with former paper mill workers, concluding with a question and answer session.

Correction: Our promotion for this event previously included that this would also include interviews with shoe shop and meat plant workers. This event will include paper mill workers, and future events will cover the shoe shop and meat plant workers. We apologize for the confusion!

Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 | Adult Arts and Crafts: Halloween Decoration!

Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Join us for a fun adults arts and crafts evening, making a great Halloween decoration. Stay tuned for details!

Class size will be limited, so pre-registration will be required for this workshop.

Wednesday, October 10th at 3:00 | Getting Started in Homeschooling

Are you interested in homeschooling? Have you begun but have questions? Come to the Community Meeting Room to learn more and have your questions answered by a representative from HOME (Homeschoolers of Maine). Topics include: Maine’s homeschooling law, record keeping, curriculum planning, resources, portfolios & evaluations, support, special needs, and much more!

Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Everyone who pre-registers will receive a workshop packet upon arrival. Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 13th at 10:30am | Introduction to Personal Safety workshop with Martial Arts Institute

This one-hour, hands-on workshop will introduce you to some tools that will help you to recognize possible dangerous encounters as well as how to handle them, from outward appearance and confidence level to utilizing the body and everyday items as weapons. Focus will be placed on prevention strategies as well as mental and physical preparation. We will employ a variety of techniques that are easy and practical to use. Join Hollie and Kevin Webb of Augusta’s Martial Arts Institute for this hands-on and informative introduction.

Class size is limited, so pre-registration is required. Please call the library at 626-2415 or stop by the reference desk on the second floor to sign up.

Monday, October 15th at 6:30 | Puma: a jazz quartet

Join us for a wonderful evening with music inspired by swing, bebop, Latin America, modern jazz of the 1960s and renditions of 1960s pop and on! Featuring Bill Moseley on flute, Andy Moulton on guitar, David Briggs on bass, and Andy Schultz on percussion, all members have roots in the UMA jazz program.

October 22nd through November 5th, Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm | Building Confidence with New Ventures Maine

Whether you are looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, attend this class to assess your confidence and learn concrete tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.

This three-week class, hosted by New Ventures Maine, is for anyone ready to build their confidence and is tuition-free to all Maine adults.

Class are on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30, beginning October 22nd. Classes will take place in the large group study room on the second floor of the Lithgow Public Library.

To sign up: 621-3436 or online at bit.ly/classesnvme Same day registration is also available. For more information, contact Sherrie Brann at New Ventures Maine, 621-3436, or sherrie.brann@maine.edu

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, September 18 @ noon
  • Tuesday, October 2 @ noon
  • Tuesday, October 16 @ noon
  • Tuesday, November 6 @ noon
  • Tuesday, November 13 @ noon

Bring in your devices and stop by with your tech questions. Our Systems Librarian will do his best to help. No sign up required; first come, first served. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am.

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