In honor of National Photography Month in May, we’ll be hosting three free photography workshops here at Lithgow. Special thank you to the Capital Area Camera Club, whose members are generously donating their time to lead the workshops!
All workshops will have a limited class size, so please sign up for the classes you are interested in by calling us at 626-2415 or stopping by the reference desk. You can sign up for as few or as many as you’d like. Please bring your cameras and questions to class!
- Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30: How to take better photos with your phone, taught by Ray Sheely
- Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30: How to use your DSLR, taught by Gary Smith
- Wednesday, May 30th at 6:30: Level up your photos with great lighting, taught by Leah Haraden
Bob Simons and Renee Goodwin have known each other for more than 40 years, meeting when they were both involved in the great folk music scene of the 60’s. Joining forces in 2006, they’ve been performing Americana music ever since, including soft rock, country, blues, pop standards and, of course, both traditional and contemporary folk. Simons and Goodwin have performed here at Lithgow several times over the last two decades, always to appreciative audiences, and we are excited to welcome them back again.
As the weather warms up, motorcyclists will take to the roads in pursuit of Maine’s beautiful scenery. Come to this engaging and informative presentation by Steve Ireland of Central Maine Motorcycle School to learn how to be more aware of motorcycles on the road. The life you save could be your own! May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; come learn about how you can make the road safer for yourself and others.
From special invitations to framed art to a lovely handwritten note, calligraphy adds a special touch. Join Valerie Ortelt for this two- hour, hands-on, introductory workshop.
Note: This class size is limited, so please call or stop by the library to reserve your spot! This class is now full- thank you for your interest!
Join us for a jazz concert with the UMA Jazz on Tour quartet!
UMA Jazz On Tour is a performing and touring ensemble representing the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at The University of Maine at Augusta.
Do you love to garden but are stymied by Maine’s clay, sandy, or rocky soil? Do you want to reduce your household waste? Composting is a powerful and natural soil amendment that will make your gardens thrive while reducing greenhouse gasses caused by organic matter breaking down in landfills.
Join Caragh Fitzgerald of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension for this informative session on how to compost at home, whether you have a large or small space.
Augusta has many beautiful trail systems just waiting for you to explore! From the Bond Brook Trails to the Kennebec River Rail Trail to the Viles Arboretum to Jamie’s Pond Trails and more, the Augusta Trails system is steadily expanding, offering birding, mountain biking, hiking, picnicking, and other outdoor recreation to the capital area.
Come to this fun and informative presentation to learn more about all of the trails Augusta has to offer and pick up your free copy of the new Get Outside Guide.
Fermented foods are delicious, cheap and easy to make, and have wonderful health benefits! Join Julie Olson, Lithgow’s Adult Services Librarian, for this fun, hands-on workshop, and learn to make your own kombucha, sauerkraut, and fruit scrap vinegar.
Please bring two clean glass jars.
LITHGOW LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join us for monthly book discussions. No sign-up required. Upcoming meetings:
- Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30 | Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:30 | River Talk by CB Anderson
- Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 | Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly.
THE STITCHERY: A FIBER ARTS SOCIAL CLUB Join us every 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, June 19 @ noon
- Tuesday, July 17 @ noon
- Tuesday, August 21 @ noon
DROP IN TECH HELP Bring in your gadgets and stop by for help with all your tech questions. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am. No sign up required; first come, first served.