Saturday, February 16th at 10:00am | Scrabble Tournament

Join your fellow Scrabble enthusiasts for a fast-paced, fun Scrabble tournament hosted by the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Stop by or call the library at 626-2415 to sign up. Players may sign up as an individual or as a team with up to four members.

Not great at Scrabble? Don’t worry! This will be a social tournament in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

The snow date for this event is Saturday, February 23.

Interested in more Scrabble tournaments? Join the Literacy Volunteers of Augusta for their upcoming 12th annual Team Scrabble Tournament on Sunday, April 7th from 1-4pm at the Bangor Savings Bank. Registration is required; for more information or to download your registration form, visit www.lva-augusta.org.


Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 | Intro to Knitting

Learn to cast on, knit, and purl in this fun, hands-on workshop.

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. This is an adults-only event.

The snow date for this event is Tuesday, February 26th.


Sunday, February 24th 10AM – 2PM | Art in Bloom

The Kennebec Valley Garden Club is hosting Art in Bloom at the library. Celebrate the anticipation of spring with art-inspired floral designs throughout the facility. There will be fun fact-filled tours led by retired Library Director Betsy Pohl and Friends of Lithgow Library Board Chair David Madore. A free pruning demonstration will be offered in the Community Room and refreshments will be served for a small fee. Parking is available in the library lot, along Pleasant & Oak Streets, and at the Camden National Bank on State Street. The event is free, but donations are accepted.

Normal library services are not available during the event.


Thursday, February 28th at 6:30 | 16mm Film Night

Join us for an evening of silent and “soundie” 16mm films, presented by T. Shane Doyle of Rarer Media. We’ll see vintage commercials, cartoons, a short movie, and more. Take a trip down memory lane or see this media format for the first time!

The snow date for this event is Thursday, March 7th.


Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 | Mason Jar Meal Prep with Julie

Are you tired of the same old, unhealthy, overpriced takeout meals grabbed on the run? Join Julie Olson, adult services librarian and canning jar enthusiast, for this fun demonstration of how you can use simple canning jars to make a delicious variety of quick, healthy, make-ahead meals. From breakfast frittatas and cold-brew coffee to super salads and freezer soups, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Your lunches will thank you!


Saturday, March 9th at 10am | Diagnosing Disorders in Trees: An Introduction to Forest Pathology

Curious about what the mushrooms on trees might mean? Trees get sick, too. Viruses, bacteria, and fungi cause a wide range of symptoms that impact the appearance and productivity of trees. In severe cases this causes decline and death.

Join Aaron Bergdahl, a Forest Pathologist for the Maine Forest Services, for an engaging presentation on this topic with an emphasis on fungal pathogens, hosted by the Maine Mycological Society.


Tuesday, March 12th at 6 | The Blues Spectrum: A Blues Docu-Concert

Join Scott Cleveland, blues and jazz musician, to learn more about the blues with his unique docu-concert, The Blues Spectrum. Cleveland will sing, play, and speak through the history of Blues from the 18th century field hollers to early acoustic Delta Blues, from Chicago Blues to urban Blues Ballads by the likes of Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, to Jazz Blues and more.

The snow date for this event will be Tuesday, March 19th.


Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 | DIY Sugar Scrub

The cold winter weather can be very rough on your skin. Come find out how to use a few basic kitchen ingredients to make a yummy smelling sugar scrub that can help with dry skin.

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. This is an adults-only event.

The snowdate for this event will be Monday, March 21st.


Tuesday, March 18th at 6 | Knitting 102: Knitting a Simple Washcloth

Are you comfortable with casting on, knitting, and purling, and are ready to take your skills to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn to yarn over, reduce, increase, and bind off to make a simple washcloth.

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. This is an adults-only event.

The snowdate for this event will be Monday, March 25th.


Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30-11:30am | Volunteer Fair

Are you looking for an opportunity to help out in your community? Join us to chat with more than a dozen local organizations who are looking for would-be volunteers like you.

From history, hospice, veterans, animals, conservation, literacy, and much more- there is truly an exciting match for any prospective volunteer. Among many others, the fair will host organizations like the Red Cross, Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, the Kennebec Historical Society, the Literacy Volunteers of Maine, Beacon Hospice, the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, the Boys and Girls Club, and the Travis Mills Foundation.

The snowdate for this event will be Saturday, March 30th.


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 5 @ noon
  • Tuesday, February 19 @ noon

DROP IN TECH HELP
Having trouble with your digital life? Bring your tech questions, gadets & devices to sit down one-to-one with our Systems Librarian, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.  No sign up required; first come, first served. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am.

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