All January long, have your overdue fines waived by donating nonperishable food and unused toiletries

All donations will go to the Augusta Food Bank and the Everyday Essentials Basics Pantry

Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:30pm | Getting Started in Self Publishing

Join Maine Author Katherine Silva to learn about how to get started with self-publishing your work.

The snow date for this event is Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30.

Saturday, February 2nd from 9-11:30am | Yarn Swap

Is your yarn stash becoming a hoard? Are you uninspired by your collection but can’t justify purchasing any more? Then mark your calendar and start sorting, and join us in February for our first ever yarn swap!

Don’t have any yarn to bring but are in need of some? No problem! You don’t need to bring in any order to take some with you. Won’t be in town for the swap? Drop-offs will be accepted starting in January. All yarn for the swap needs to be clean and (relatively) tangle-free.

The snow date for this event is Saturday, February 9th.

Monday, February 4th at 6pm | Open Mic Night

Sign-ups for mic slots will start at 5:45, with performances starting at 6:00. Spoken word performances will be allowed 5 minutes; musical performances will be allowed two songs or 8 minutes, whichever comes first. Time slots will be given in the order in which they appear on the sign-up sheet, with the final performance starting at 7:40.

This event may have strong language and mature content; parental discretion is advised.

Stay tuned for details for the upcoming April Open Mic POETRY Night– it was a great success last year! If you or your organization would like to be a featured poet at the poetry night, please contact Julie at the library for more information.

The snow date for this event is Monday, February 11th.

Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 | DIY Handwarmers

Join us to make reusable hand warmers using flannel and rice. Just throw them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to heat them up and stuff them in your mittens or pockets when you go out of the house.

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Please call or stop by the library to sign up.

The snow date for this event is Thursday, February 14th.

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

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.

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

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.

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, January 15 @ noon
  • Tuesday, February 5 @ noon
  • Tuesday, February 19 @ noon

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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