Monday, December 16th at 6:30 | Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers holiday concert
Back by popular demand! We’ve hosted the Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers for several years- come and see what you’ve been missing.
The snowdate for this event will be Tuesday, December 17th.
Saturday, January 11th at 2:00 | Exploring Wabanaki Maine History (pre-registration required)
Join us for our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. Sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library program. In January, join us for “Exploring Wabanaki Maine History,” presented by Maine-Wabanaki REACH. During this interactive story-telling experience, we will learn about events in the collective history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants. This event is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the great interest in this program and the limited space for participants, attendance for this program now requires a reservation. Call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.
For more information about upcoming events in Lithgow’s Maine history series, visit their Facebook event pages by clicking on the links below:
- A bluegrass concert featuring music of and about Maine, by The Sandy River Ramblers (Feb 24th)
- The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine’s Textile Workers on Strike, presented by Elizabeth DeWolfe (Mar 4th- this was rescheduled from November)
- Maine’s French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum, presented by Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young, funded in part by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission (Mar 9th)
All January, have your overdue fines waived by donating peanut butter, mac and cheese, canned soup, or toiletries such as toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.
All donations will go to the Augusta Food Bank and Everyday Essentials Basics Pantry.
Saturday, January 13th at 6:30 | Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences, and Rise, presented by Marty Gagnon
This thoughtful presentation offers tips to look critically and analyze digital, television, and print media resources. Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. We will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories.
Marty Gagnon, a former journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire, has worked on several media literacy initiatives, including The Media Literacy at Your Library, a project of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with many other partners.
This event is presented in collaboration with and in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference- The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21-23, 2020. Learn more at their website: www.camdenconference.org
The snowdate for this event is Tuesday, January 14th.
Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30 | The Cotton Mill Fire and The Breaching of the Edwards Dam, presented by Heritage Center at Mill Park
Join us for another installment of the history of industrial Augusta with the Heritage Center at Mill Park. We’ll be viewing footage and video interviews about the massive fire at the Bates Manufacturing, Edwards Division cotton mill in 1989 and the breaching of the Edwards Dam in 1999. It’s sure to be another fascinating evening of local history!
The snowdate for this event is Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30..
LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:
- Wednesday, January 8 @ 6:30 | Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
- Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30 | Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:30 | The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
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, January 7 @ noon
- Tuessday, January 21 @ 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.