Monday, September 23rd at 6:30 | Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself.

Join Kathy Amsden, LCSW, ACHP-SW, of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for a discussion for seniors and caregivers about the decisions to make and conversations to have with your loved ones.


Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 | Woven Bracelets- adult crafting night

Join us for a fun evening of crafting with other adults as we make beautiful woven bracelets. No experience necessary!

Space is limited; please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.


Monday, October 7th at 6:30 | From Slavery to Maine

Join us for the first in our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. In October, we’ll host Candace Kanes, presenting “From Slavery to Maine.”

Candace Kanes is a historian and former newspaper reporter and editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s in American and women’s studies, and a doctorate in American history. She has worked for newspapers in Ohio and Maine, taught history at several colleges in Maine, worked for a number of years as curator of Maine Memory Network at the Maine Historical Society, led numerous Let’s Talk About It book discussions, and has curated a variety of museum exhibits.

This event is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library program.


Tuesday, October 22nd, 5:30-8PM | KVYMCA & Friends of the Lithgow Library Raffle
The Kennebec Valley YMCA and the Friends of the Lithgow Library are partnering again this year on a raffle fundraiser. The money raised through the raffle will go toward the YMCA’s Annual Strong  Kids Campaign & Camp KV and Lithgow’s Annual Campaign. 

There will be 1 grand prize of $10,000 awarded to 1 ticket. That grand prize will be drawn on October 22, 2019 from 5:30 – 8pm at the Lithgow Library in Augusta. Click here for details.

Thanks to our generous sponsors!


Saturday, October 26th from 1-3pm  | Introduction to Quilting

Have you ever wanted to learn how to quilt? Join Jenifer Harrington to learn the basics of quilting. No experience necessary!

Space is limited; please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.


Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 | In Nietzche’s Footsteps: A Philosophical Journey through France, Italy, and Switzerland with Jonathan R. Cohen

Join philosophy professor Jonathan R. Cohen as he discusses his book, “In Nietzsche’s Footsteps” and what it means to remain an individual while nurturing the bonds that make worth living. Cohen will share a travel narrative and images of his family’s journey to Friedrich Nietzsche’s favorite residences in Nice (France), Turin (Italy), and Sils-Maria (Switzerland), as well as a brief biography of Nietzsche and some of the major ideas of his philosophy.

Books will be available for sale and signing at 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 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, October 1 @ noon
  • Tuesday, October 15 @ 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.


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