July and August | Read ME: A statewide adult summer reading program with a Maine twist

What is Read ME?  Read ME is a statewide program presented in partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library. It gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books—by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author. This summer Paul Doiron chose CB Anderson’s River Talk and Susan Hand Shetterly’s Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town

All summer long we’ll be doing Read ME and Maine-themed events. Join us for any or all of them; no signup is required. More details on each event are available further down this page, or click the event link to see the details on Facebook.


Wednesday, June 27th @ 6:30pm | DIY Fermentation

Fermented foods are delicious, cheap and easy to make, and have wonderful health benefits! Join Julie Olson, Lithgow’s Adult Services Librarian, for this fun, hands-on workshop, and learn to make your own kombucha, sauerkraut, and fruit scrap vinegar.

Please bring two clean glass jars.


Monday, July 16th @ 6:00pm | Potluck dinner with Capital Area New Mainers Project

Capital Area New Mainers Project is a cross-cultural organization that welcomes immigrants and works to create a thriving, integrated, multicultural community in central Maine. Join us for a fun potluck dinner, get to know your neighbors, and learn more about  and how you can participate in fostering a welcoming, inclusive community!

This event is part of our Read ME summer events series, a statewide adult summer reading program.


Wednesday, July 18th @ 5:30pm | Introduction to Felting

Join Donna Lausier of Spiritship Creations to learn the magic of wet felting. In this workshop you will create a two-dimensional artistic wall art hanging.  Wet felting is a wonderful art medium that invites the discovery of how wool fibers can come together to create many useful items such as coasters, place mats, and even rugs. This class is excellent for a beginner as an introduction to felting and also for the experienced felter who just wants to have fun.

Please bring a large towel.

Space is limited; please pre-register by calling or visiting the library.


Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30pm | Author visit: an evening with CB Anderson, author of River Talk

Join us for a wonderful evening with CB Anderson as she reads from and discusses her work. Anderson’s book, River Talk, is one of the featured books of this summer’s Read ME.

“Anderson’s debut story collection [River Talk] features the mill towns of Maine and their denizens… Though Anderson’s settings are similar, she introduces a range of people—from Korean War veterans to Somali refugees—each carefully crafted, each bearing a measure of dignity.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

This event is part of our Read ME summer events series, a statewide adult summer reading program.


Thursday, July 26th @ 6:30pm | Spin and Win with the Wheel of Health

Join us for this fun, interactive game hosted by MaineGeneral Health‘s Prevention and Healthy Living Staff. Learn about lung health, available lung cancer screenings and hidden dangers such as radon and arsenic.

Participants aged 18 and over will receive a $5 Hannaford gift card.

A Community Health Worker will be available to answer questions and help participants after the event.


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 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, June 19 @ noon
  • Tuesday, July 17 @ noon
  • Tuesday, August 21 @ noon

DROP IN TECH HELP Bring in your gadgets and stop by for help with all your tech questions. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am. No sign up required; first come, first served.

 

 

 


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