RESCHEDULED DUE TO THE WEATHER | 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:


Monday, December 2nd at 6 | Celtic Christmas concert with Jeff Snow

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join us for a festive Christmas concert with Jeff Snow.

Please note the start time for this event is 6, not 6:30. The snowdate for this event will be Thursday, December 5th.


Monday, December 9th at 6:30 | Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage

Join us for our series of Maine history events leading up to Maine’s Bicentennial. In November, we’ll be hosting Anne Gass, presenting “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage.” This event is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library program.

Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, published in 2014. Gass, who is Whitehouse’s great-granddaughter, speaks regularly on Florence Brooks Whitehouse and women’s rights history at conferences, historical societies, libraries, high schools, and other venues. She helped advise the Maine State Museum on its 2019 exhibit in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Maine’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. She also serves as the Maine Coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. Gass is the founder and principal of ABG Consulting LLC, a small business supporting nonprofits, local and state governments, and foundations in their efforts to help people in need build stable, productive lives. Gass has written over $163 million in successful federal grants since founding her business in 1993, working both in Maine and nationally. Gass received her BA degree from Reed College in 1982 and a MA from the University of Maryland in 1987.

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


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.


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

  • 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 19 @ noon
  • Tuesday, December 3 @ noon
  • Tuesday, December 17 @ 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.


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