*For children's events see our Youth Services Page
Lithgow Book Sale 2013! | Thursday, May 16th - Saturday, May 18th
This year's Book Sale will be held in the Lithgow Reading Room and will also include a bake sale! Proceeds benefit the Frinds of Lithgow Library Capital Campaign.
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Lithgow Library Raffle! | Drawing on Saturday, May 18th
Raffle tickets are now on sale at the library- buy 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Lithgow Library Capital Campaign.
Click Here for more information about the four fabulous prizes!
Great Gatsby Cocktail Party | Thursday, June 6th @ 6:30 pm
Kick up your heels in the reading room for a Gatsby-style party featuring music, nonalcoholic "mocktails" and finger food inspired by the book and the new film.
Live and Local at the Library is a monthly concert series featuring local musical talent, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
- May 25th, Singer/Songwriter Ed Desjardins
- June 15th, Singer/Songwriter Mike Ladd
EBooks 101 - New Monthly Class
Our popular eBook 101 workshops are now an ongoing class! Want to learn more about the Downloadable Library? Attend this class and we'll try to answer some basic questions. Questions about the downloadable audiobooks are welcome as well. Bring your laptop and/or eReader. Please sign up at the front desk.
- May 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Lithgow Book Club!
Join us in the Reading Room to discuss popular titles; no sign-up required.
- Tuesday, May 28 @ 6:30 p.m. | The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
- Tuesday, June 18th @ 6:30 p.m. | When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
- Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:30 p.m. | The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
- Tuesday, July 30 @ 6:30 p.m. | Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Tuesday, August 20 @ 6:30 p.m. | Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
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What were the best books the Lithgow Library staff has read in the last year? Click here to find out!
The Youth Services department, with the generous support of the Friends of Lithgow Library, offers passes to the following venues:
Children's Discovery Museum in Augusta (good for a group of up to 4 people for half price)
Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (good for free admission for two adults and children or grandchildren through the age of 18)
Maine State Museum in Augusta (good for a group of up to 4 people free)
Maine Department of Conservation’s State Park Pass (good for up to a 17 passenger vehicle free day-use)
Maine Wildlife Park in Gray (good for a group of up to 7 people for $2.50 per person admission) This pass is available from April until November.
Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head (good for free admission for 2 adults and 2 children)
To take advantage of this program, you must have an unexpired Lithgow Public Library card with fines no larger than $3.00. You can come in person or contact the Youth Services Department to book your pass. Passes are subject to availability. Some restrictions apply.
Lithgow Library on Maine Watch
Lithgow Public Library was featured on the Maine Public Broadcasting program Maine Watch the week of December 22. This episode explores the changing roles of public libraries in Maine. To view Maine Watch on the MPBN website, click here.
About the Library
Lithgow Public Library serves the Capital Area with a wide variety of services and programs. The library holds a collection of around 65,000 books, periodicals, and audiovisual items, along with access to millions of others through Maine InfoNet. A cultural, educational, and recreational focal point for the community, the library offers programming, access to electronic resources, and reference services for all.