Monday, February 24th at 6:30 | The Sandy River Ramblers: A Bluegrass Concert

Join us for our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. In February, join us for a concert with the Sandy River Ramblers, featuring music from and about Maine.

The snowdate for this event is Wednesday, February 26th.

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


Thursday, February 27th at 6:30 | DIY Foot Scrub Workshop

Learn how to make your own foot scrub using common household materials in this fun workshop led by Lithgow staff member, Brianna Wilshusen.

Space is limited, so pre-registration in required. Please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot.


Wednesday, March 4th 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 March, join us for two events, the first of which is “The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine’s Textile Workers on Strike,” presented by Elizabeth DeWolfe, PhD. This event was rescheduled from November due to weather.

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 tog

ether 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.

This event is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the World in Your Library speaker series.

For more information about this event, visit its Facebook event page:The Great Turn-Out of 1841: Maine’s Textile Workers on Strike


Monday, March 9th at 6:30 | A Moveable Museum: Maine’s French and Indian Wars

Join us for the last in our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial: “Maine’s French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum,” presented by Mark Rohman, Mike Dekker, and Craig Young.

Between 1675 and 1760 the Maine frontier was ravaged by a series of six wars involving the native people and their English-speaking colonists. Explore the history of this eighty-year conflict with historic interpreters from Maine’s French and Indian Wars, and learn how issues concerning trade and land contributed to the intercultural tensions which led to perhaps the darkest and most tragic period in Maine history.. Taking a different approach to living history, Maine’s French and Indian Wars provides topics-based presentations combining period documents, images and items with period attired historians to furnish an interactive, museum-like, educational experience.

This event is funding by a grant from the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

For more information about this event, visit its Facebook event page: Maine’s French and Indian Wars: A Mobile Museum.


Sunday, March 15th from 10 AM to 2 PM | Art in Bloom 

Join the Kennebec Valley Garden Club & Friends of Lithgow Library to celebrate spring with floral designs inspired by children’s books on display throughout the historic library.
The event will feature floral creations, flute music, light refreshments (for sale), library tours, and a raffle for select floral designs. Talks include:

    • 10:30 AM: Pruning 101: with Crystal Ferris, Nursery Manager at Longfellow’s Greenhouses
    • 1 PM: From Idea to Here: with children’s author, Karen Richard Toothaker

Parking is available at the library, along Oak, Pleasant, & Winthrop Streets, and at the Camden National Bank on State Street.

This event is free, but donations are accepted.

Normal library services are not available during this program.

 

 

 

 


Thursday, March 26th from 9 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday, March 27th from 9 AM – 3 PM
Saturday, March 28th from 9 AM – 3 PM
Friends of Lithgow Library Book Sale

The Friends of Lithgow Library 3-day Book Sale returns! Accepting donations of your gently used books, CDs and DVDs until March 20th. Rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t buy it or give it to a friend, think twice about donating it. Your quality donations help make this book sale a tremendous success.

Friends of Lithgow Library mugs available too! All sales are cash only.
Proceeds support the mission & programs of the Friends of Lithgow Library.

 


Saturday, March 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM | Friends of Lithgow Library Pie Sale

Who doesn’t love pie? On the last day of the Friends of Lithgow Library Book Sale, add a pie to your bag of books. Prices for whole pies will vary based on size. All sales are cash only.
Proceeds support the mission & programs of the Friends of Lithgow Library.


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 18 @ noon
  • Tuesday, March 3 @ noon
  • Tuesday, March 17 @ noon

DROP IN TECH HELP : Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 2-3 pm Note: Not available February 25 & 27.

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.


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