All summer long, join us for Read ME, a statewide reading event
Read ME is a statewide community read program that gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. This summer Tess Gerritsen has chosen Susan Conley’s Paris Was the Place and Sarah Perry’s After the Eclipse.
Read ME events at Lithgow
- July 10th @ 6:30 | Book Discussion Group: Paris Was the Place
- July 17th @ 6:30 | An Evening with Susan Conley, author of Paris Was the Place
- August 7th @ 6:30 | Book Discussion Group: After the Eclipse
- August 26th @ 6:30 | An Evening with Sarah Perry, author of After the Eclipse
Monday, July 15th at 6:30 | Easy DIY Candles
Do you love candles but regret having to throw away the unused wax and decorative jar? Join Hollis Buck for this fun demonstration of how to repurpose that wax and those jars into new candles! There will be materials for participants to take home to get on their own candle repurposing after the demo.
Monday, July 22nd at 6:30 | Family Sing-Along with Martin Swinger
The family that sings together is happier, healthier, and closer – but forget all about the science, singing together is fun! Join Martin Swinger for a fun evening of sing-alongs and stories, featuring familiar campfire ditties, American Folk Songs, new and surprising songs just for giggles, upbeat swing and jazz standards and surprise guest appearances – by YOU!
Thursday, August 1st at 6:30 | DIY Beeswax Food Wraps
Beeswax wraps are a wonderful, reusable alternative to disposable food packaging like cling wrap or tinfoil. Join Julie Olson, librarian and co-founder of Zero Waste ME, for a demonstration of how to make and use your own beeswax wraps.
Monday, August 5th at 6:30 | Chad Thorne in Concert
Join us for an evening of music with local musician, Chad Thorne. Chad will play a variety of music ranging from folk, bluegrass, country, blues to gospel and beyond.
Monday, July 22nd at 6:30 | Crochet a Washcloth Workshop
Learn how to crochet a simple washcloth in this fun workshop.
Class size is limited, so preregistration is required. Call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
Thursday, August 22nd-24th | Friends of the Lithgow Library Book Sale
We welcome donations of newer, gently-used books, DVDs and blu-ray, audio books, and music CDs until August 16th. However, please note that we cannot accept the following:
- Books with mold, stains, or mildew
- Books with loose pages or split bindings
- Antique or older books, textbooks, condensed editions, encyclopedias, or magazines
Thank you for your understanding!
The book sale hours will be as follows:
- Thursday, August 22nd from 9-7:30
- Friday, August 23rd from 9-3
- Saturday, August 24th from 9-11:30
The sale is cash only. Book bags and mugs will also be available for purchase.
LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:
- Wednesday, July 10 @ 6:30 | Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley
- Wednesday, August 7 @ 6:30 | After the Eclipse by Sarah Perry
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, July 16th @ noon
- Tuesday, August 6th @ noon
- Tuesday, August 20th @ noon
DROP IN TECH HELP Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am
Having trouble with your digital life? Bring your tech questions, gadgets & devices to sit down one-to-one with our Systems Librarian, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
No sign up required; first come, first served. You are encouraged to call ahead to make sure Tech Help is available on the day you plan to come.
VIDEOPHONE FOR THE DEAF
Lithgow Library now 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.