Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 | Climate Change: Anxiety, Grief, and Loss with Will Hafford and Deanna Witman

Are you feeling anxiety, loss, and grief over climate change? You aren’t alone. Join psychologist Will Hafford and artist Deanna Witman for a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the emotional aspects of climate change. A short presentation of their collaborative project, drawn from their work and experiences, will be followed by a conversation of what you are experiencing and where we can go from here.

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, October 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.

Saturday, November 2nd at 10:30am | Evolution in an Hour with Bill Portela

Have you ever wondered about the mechanics of evolution? Where have our species come from, and where might we be going? Join Bill Portela, a Maine certified science teacher, for a brief and engaging overview of the mechanics and story of human evolution.

Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 | Zero Waste Wrapping

Did you know most commercially available wrapping paper can’t be recycled? Join Julie Olson, Lithgow’s Adult Services Librarian and co-founder of Zero Waste ME, to learn some festive and sustainable alternatives!


Thursday, November 7th  | Grow with Google

Lithgow Library and Google partner to host a series of
4 separate workshops designed to help grow your personal and business online skills.  Each session lasts one hour; start times vary through the day.
Click here for details and to register.
Advance registration is required.

Saturday, November 16th at 2 | Introduction to Calligraphy

From special invitations to framed art to a lovely handwritten note, calligraphy adds a special touch. Join Valerie Ortelt, children’s book writer and illustrator, artist, and professional calligrapher, for this hands-on introductory workshop.

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

Monday, November 18th at 6:30 | The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine’s Textile Workers on Strike

Join us for our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. In November, we’ll be hosting Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD, presenting “The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine’s Textile Workers on Strike.” This event is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library program.

Elizabeth DeWolfe is Professor of History at the University of New England, where she teaches courses in women’s history, archival research, and American culture. Dr. DeWolfe is a historical detective: she hunts archives for the traces of ordinary women, piecing together their all-but-forgotten lives from disparate clues. Dr. DeWolfe’s book on the short life and tragic death of a textile mill girl, The Murder of Mary Bean, was named the Outstanding Book of 2008 by the New England Historical Association. She has also written on anti-Shaker activists, on textile factory workers, and on an 1890s political scandal involving a US congressman, his mistress, and a spy.

For more information about the upcoming events in Lithgow’s Maine history series, visit their Facebook event pages by clicking on the links below:

LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:

  • Wednesday, November 13 @ 6:30 | There There by Tommy Orange
  • Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30 | Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Wednesday, January 8 @ 6:30 | Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

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, November 5 @ noon
  • Tuesday, November 19 @ 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.

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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