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Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Preschool Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

To register email programreg@lympepl.org- Walk-ins welcome

Brief Description: For children ages infant to 4. Discover what it is like to visit the library! Have a story time, sing-along and craft with Ms Natalie and meet new friends. Caregivers can check out books to take home to continue the fun of the library visit.

Today’s Theme: Friendship

 
CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Friday December 2, 2022
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Yoga and Meditation at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Free Meditation Music Story | Adapt Your Dollars

Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga of Lyme will be conducting yoga and meditation classes at the library twice a month. $10.00 per class paid to the instructor at the door. Participants should bring yoga mats if they have them  but a limited number of mats will be made available. Experience with yoga and meditation is not necessary in order to participate. This will be a relaxing and invigorating way to start the weekend off right.   

Cost: $10.00

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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The Sweet Spot -Library Coffee Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your friends and family at "The Sweet Spot" which is the Lyme library cafe which meets in the library's Periodicals Room (better known as the "fireplace room") every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Refreshments (coffee, tea and pastries) have been provided by volunteers and members of the Lyme Library Board and Friends of the Lyme Public Library. All items are free, but feel free to add to the "donation jar".

The Sweet Spot provides games, magazines, newspapers and a warm and cozy space for folks to meet up and enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones at the Lyme Public Library.

CONTACT:  Laura Mooney  860-514-1360  laura.louse.mooney@gmail.com
 
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Paul Colburn-Wildlife & Connecticut's Changing Landscape
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Connecticut Forest

Paul Colburn, Master Wildlife Conservationist, will be at the Lyme Library to present his program "Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape". In tonight's program Mr. Colburn will provide a brief natural history of Connecticut and will address the current state of wildlife and their habitats throughout the state He will be  discussing the major species, factors affecting their habitates, challenges we face in managing them and  he will provide suggestions for what people can do to make a difference in order to preserve natural habitats and the creatures who reside in them througout Connecticut.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Library Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Judith Ulrich  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Holiday Concert & Craft Celebration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Repurposed Paper Napkin Wood Slice Ornaments – Sustain My Craft Habit

A multi-talented musician, Jeff Snow will be appearing at the Lyme Library to play    guitar, autoharp, Celtic Bouzouki and Bodhram. This  evening’s  performance will include traditional music and stories from Scotland, England and Ireland and familiar and not so familiar,  holiday  music you just might be inspired to sing along to. Get into the swing of the season at an event that you will remember throughout the holidayseason .

Refreshments will be served.

Tonight’s program will also include a  holiday craft workshop for children in the Children’s Library where Ms. Natalie will be teaching  attendees (ages preschool to teens )how to make fun holiday gifts that they can  give to friends and  family .  Children under age of 12 must be accompanied by their caregivers.

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Saturday December 10, 2022
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Lyme Library Cookbook Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Community Room

Brief Description: Every month the Lyme Public Library will be hosting a cookbook club where the participants will be using recipes from a particular cookbook (chosen by the participants at the previous month’s meeting) and making items to share with the group. This is a “tasty” book club where you can  build your culinary skills and share with others.  

This month's theme: Horderves

To register for this event click here

Hors d'Oeuvres Definition and Examples

CONTACT:  Kathy Varady  860-434-2272  kvarady@lymepl.org
 
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Holiday Celebrations in Connecticut-with Caryn Davis
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Member Spotlight: Caryn B Davis - ASMP Connecticut

Join us for a warm and wonderful evening when local resident, author and photographer Caryn B Davis will show images and talk about her book A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style which celebrates classic New England traditions, the beauty, spirit, and community surrounding the holiday. From light displays to decorated churches and inns, spectacular private homes, festivals, carolers, town greens, and picturesque villages, Caryn will take you on a magical holiday tour through the Nutmeg State. Attendees will learn about wonderful places to visit to enjoy the season and you just might come away with ideas on how to make your own home cozy and festive in order to enjoy the upcoming holidays.

Caryn B. Davis is an award-winning photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, landscape design and travel photography. Her career has spanned the globe taking her to over 50 countries and still counting. She is also a prolific writer and often combines her images with words resulting in 400+ articles that have appeared in the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Fine Art Connoisseur, Town & Country, and other publications. She has two commissioned photography books, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style, and Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline & Waterways. Her third book, Connecticut Gardens is due out in May 2023.

This program is made possible by a collaboration between the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Garden Club.

A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England  Style: Davis, Caryn B.: 9781493026050: Books - Amazon.ca

 

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Shell & Bee After School Art Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads a fun and creative after school art class for elementary school students grades 1-5.  

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee Open Studio Art Program
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Enjoy creating with Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads an Open Studio class for students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Wednesday December 14, 2022
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom meeting invitation click here.

This program is made possible by a co-operative effort between the Lyme Public Libray of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Libraries of MA

The Book of the Month: "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together" by Heather McGhee

The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee: 9780525509585 | PenguinRandomHouse.com:  Books

 

Racial and ethnic equality—time for concrete action - The Lancet

CONTACT:  Melissa Fournier  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Thursday December 15, 2022
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Friends of the Library Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Program Room

CONTACT:  Deb Giaconia    
Friday December 16, 2022
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Yoga and Meditation at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Crescen Lake Yoga In the Park | St. Petersburg, FL | CityofStPete | Flickr

Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga of Lyme will be conducting yoga and meditation classes at the library twice a month. $10.00 per class paid to the instructor at the door. Participants should bring yoga mats if they have them  but a limited number of mats will be made available. Experience with yoga and meditation is not necessary in order to participate. This will be a relaxing and invigorating way to start the weekend off right.   

Cost: $10.00

 
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Lyme Library/Lyme's Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Join us for this collaborative book club between the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme's Senior Center, which we are calling the "As the Page Turns" club. Each month we will be discussing a selected book, copies of which can be picked up at the Lyme Library's circulation desk (just speak to a staff member) in multiple formats (regular print, large print and audio). The club will be alternating the location of the meetings between the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Road in Lyme and the Lyme's Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Participants of all ages welcome.

This month's meeting to take place at the Lyme Public Library Community Room

This month's book is: "Geometry of Sisters" by Luanne Rice

The Geometry of Sisters

This month's meeting will include the special guest speaker.....Luanne Rice! Who will speak about her writing process and her inspirations when writing "The Geometry of Sisters".

About Luanne — Luanne Rice

Register to attend by e-mailing seniorcenter@oldlyme-ct.gov or by clicking here

CONTACT:  Melissa Fournier  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Saturday December 17, 2022
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Winter Musical Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Ms. Eliscia Picard in musical story time through singing, acting, and playing instruments. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend on Saturday, December 17th from 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM in the Library Program room.

Please register by emailing programreg@lymepl.org or calling (860) 434-2272. 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org

 
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Tips For Increasing Happiness: Raising Your Happiness Setpoint-with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz (Zoom)
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Did you know that researchers have found that every person has an individual baseline of happiness, and that this baseline of happiness can be raised? Come learn tips and techniques to raise your happiness setpoint and enhance well-being.

To register and receive the Zoom meeting invitation click here

About Dr. Wendy Hurwitz:

A graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Wendy Hurwitz is a nationally recognized expert on stress. A former medical researcher for ABC News, Dr. Hurwitz is an expert in two fields: Mind/Body Medicine and Energy Medicine. She has a forthcoming book on stress. 

Dr. Hurwitz helps organizations and individuals achieve peak performance by enhancing vitality and wellness. She translates the latest and most sophisticated scientific research into practical, easy-to-use techniques people can use to maintain and enhance vitality even under the most trying circumstances. Dr. Hurwitz has provided training for AT&T, Unilever, Lowe Worldwide, the FDNY, and has been an invited guest speaker at the United Nations.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Friday December 30, 2022
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Yoga and Meditation at the Library
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Crescen Lake Yoga In the Park | St. Petersburg, FL | CityofStPete | Flickr

Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga of Lyme will be conducting yoga and meditation classes at the library twice a month. $10.00 per class paid to the instructor at the door. Participants should bring yoga mats if they have them  but a limited number of mats will be made available. Experience with yoga and meditation is not necessary in order to participate. This will be a relaxing and invigorating way to start the weekend off right.   

Cost: $10.00

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Sunday January 1, 2023
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People and Places of Lyme-Art exhibit by Kathy Axilrod
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

People and Places of Lyme-Art exhibit by Kathy Axilrod, January 1st to March 31st-Lyme Library Community Room.

The Lyme Public Library is pleased to exhibit the work of local artist Kathy Axilrod. Ms. Axilrod’s exhibit at the library will feature some of her paintings of local landscapes and people. The pieces are for sale with a portion of the  proceeds going to support the Lyme Public Library.

In addition to the art exhibit Paul Lehman will be appearing at the library on Saturday, January 21st @ 2:00pm to speak about his book “A Foot in CT” which features information on walking trails throughout Connecticut. Mr. Lehaman will focus his presentation on trails paths throughout Lyme and the surrounding areas which reflect the landscapes featured in Ms. Axilrod’s works.

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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The Sweet Spot -Library Coffee Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your friends and family at "The Sweet Spot" , the Lyme library cafe which meets in the library's Periodicals Room (better known as the "fireplace room") every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Refreshments (coffee, tea and pastries) have been provided by volunteers and members of the Lyme Library Board and Friends of the Lyme Public Library. All items are free, but feel free to add to the "donation jar".

The Sweet Spot provides games, magazines, newspapers and a warm and cozy space for folks to meet up and enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Come join the fun.

CONTACT:  Laura Mooney  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Wednesday January 4, 2023
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

This month's meeting will include the special guest speaker Madeliene Hutchins from the sovereign nation, the Mohegan Tribe who will be speaking on the effects of European colonization on the tribe in New England

The book of the month is : "Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War" by Lisa Brooks

Our Beloved Kin : A New History of King Philip's War

To register for this event and receive the Zoom meeting invitation click here.

This program is a co-operative effort between the Lyme Public Library of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Libraries of MA

This special event is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Race equality plan signs up universities | Times Higher Education (THE)

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut | Community Foundation of…

CONTACT:  Melissa Fournier  860-434-2272  
Saturday January 7, 2023
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Artist Reception with Kathy Axilrod
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Lyme Public Library is pleased to host an artist reception for the library's featured artist Kathy Axilrod, whose works of landscapes and portraits will be hanging in the library's Community Room from January 1st to March 31st. The artist will speak briefly about her work and will be available for questions. Refreshments will be served.


 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
Tuesday January 10, 2023
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Shell & Bee After School Art Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads a fun and creative after school art class for elementary school students grades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee Open Studio Art Program
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

 Enjoy creating with Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads an Open Studio class for students in grades 6-12. 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Thursday January 19, 2023
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Friends Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meetings may start being held in conference room ... TBD

CONTACT:  Deb Giaconia  860-434-2272  
Friday January 20, 2023
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As the Page Turns-Lyme Library/Lymes' Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free Book Group Cliparts, Download Free Book Group Cliparts png images,  Free ClipArts on Clipart Library

Join us for this collaborative book club between the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme's Senior Center, which we are calling the "As the Page Turns" club. Each month we will be discussing a selected book, copies of which can be picked up at the Lyme Library's circulation desk (just speak to a staff member) in multiple formats (regular print, large print and audio). The club will be alternating the location of the meetings between the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Road in Lyme and the Lyme's Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Participants of all ages welcome.

This month's meeting to take place at the Lymes' Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme

This month's book is: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova

How Lisa Genova used social media to turn a self-published book into a NY  Times bestseller

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Saturday January 21, 2023
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“A Foot in Connecticut” with author Eric Lehman
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Afoot in Connecticut: Journeys in Natural History

Eric Lehman’s book “AFoot in Connecticut” is a joy-filled look at the walking trails of Connecticut, many of which are located in Lyme. Mr. Lehman’s presentation ties in with the art exhibit currently hanging in the Lyme Library’s community room by local artist Kathy Axilrod which features portraits and local landscapes. 

Afoot in Connecticut 54 Menunkatuck Trail - YouTube

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday January 31, 2023
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National Holocaust Remembrance-Presentation from the Fortunoff Archive
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Holocaust Remembrance | DoDEA

 National Holocuast Remembrance Day Special Event with Gil Rubin from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies of Yale University

The Lyme Library is honored  to welcome Gil Rubin of the Yale University Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Mr. Rubin will be speaking about the history of the archive and will present a few of the video testimonies of Holocaust survivors which the archive has been collecting from across the globe for more than 3 decades.

To register for this event email programreg@lymepl.org

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Wednesday February 1, 2023
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom meeting invitation click here.

This meeting will include a special presentation with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz on Exploring Approaches to Conflict and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution

Book of the month: "Non-Violent Communication" by Marshall Rosenberg

Paperback Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Book

This program is a co-operative effort between the Lyme Public Library of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Libraries of MA

This special event is made possible by a grant from:

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut | Community Foundation of…

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Thursday February 2, 2023
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The Sweet Spot -Library Coffee Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your friends and family at "The Sweet Spot" , Lyme library cafe which meets in the library's Periodicals Room (better known as the "fireplace room") every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Refreshments (coffee, tea and pastries) have been provided by volunteers and members of the Lyme Library Board and Friends of the Lyme Public Library. All items are free, but feel free to add to the "donation jar".

The Sweet Spot provides games, magazines, newspapers and a warm and cozy space for folks to meet up and enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Come join the fun.

CONTACT:  Laura Mooney  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
Tuesday February 7, 2023
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Shell & Bee After School Art Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads a fun and creative after school art class for elementary school students grades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee Open Studio Art Program
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Enjoy creating with Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads an Open Studio class for students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Friday February 17, 2023
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As the Page Turns-Lyme Library/Lymes' Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free Book Group Cliparts, Download Free Book Group Cliparts png images,  Free ClipArts on Clipart Library

Join us for this collaborative book club between the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme's Senior Center, which we are calling the "As the Page Turns" club. Each month we will be discussing a selected book, copies of which can be picked up at the Lyme Library's circulation desk (just speak to a staff member) in multiple formats (regular print, large print and audio). The club will be alternating the location of the meetings between the Lyme Public Library at 482 Hamburg Road in Lyme and the Lyme's Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Participants of all ages welcome.

This month's meeting to take place at the Lyme Public Library

This month's book is: "Kate Remembered" by A. Scott Berg

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CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Thursday February 23, 2023
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Friends Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CONTACT:  Deb Giaconia  860-434-2272  
Wednesday March 1, 2023
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Churches issue statement on racial justice | The Church of Scotland

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

To register for this event click here

This book club is a co-operative effort between the Lyme Public Library of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Libraries of MA

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday March 7, 2023
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Shell & Bee After School Art Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads a fun and creative after school art class for elementary school students grades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee Open Studio Art Program
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Enjoy creating with Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads an Open Studio class for students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday April 4, 2023
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The Sweet Spot -Library Coffee Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your friends and family at "The Sweet Spot" , Lyme library cafe which meets in the library's Periodicals Room (better known as the "fireplace room") every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Refreshments (coffee, tea and pastries) have been provided by volunteers and members of the Lyme Library Board and Friends of the Lyme Public Library. All items are free, but feel free to add to the "donation jar" smiley

"The Sweet Spot" provides games, magazines, newspapers and a warm and cozy space for folks to meet up and enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Come join the fun.

 

CONTACT:  Laura Mooney  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee After School Art Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads a fun and creative after school art class for elementary school students grades 1-5.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
 
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Shell & Bee Open Studio Art Program
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Enjoy creating with Ms. Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio as she leads an Open Studio class for students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Wednesday April 5, 2023
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Advancing Racial Equity | CLASP

 

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

To register for this event click here

This month's book club will include a presentation by our special guest the poet/memoirist Magdalena Bessy Reyna who will be reading from her book "The Battlefield of Your Body" .

About Magdalena Reyna:

Born in Cuba and raised in Panama, Bessy is a graduate of Mt Holyoke College and earned her Masters and Law degrees from the University of Connecticut. For nine years she was a monthly opinion columnist for The Hartford Courant and was a frequent contributor to Northeast, the Sunday magazine of the Hartford Courant. For several years, she conducted radio interviews with poets appearing at Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington, CT. Currently, she writes an arts-and-culture page for the Hispanic newspaper Identidad Latina and an opinion columnist for www.CTLatinoNews.com. A former Master Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, she is a frequent lecturer and guest artist at colleges, libraries and museums. She has performed her poetry internationally; taught writing workshops in many venues; and served as a judge for poetry competitions, including the Connecticut Book Award for Poetry.

This month's books of the month will be: "Battlefield of Your Body" by Magdalena Reyna and "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience" edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond

Ink Knows No Borders|Patrice Vecchione

This book club is a co-operative effort between the Lyme Public Library of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Libraries of MA

This special event is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut | Community Foundation of…

 

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Thursday April 6, 2023
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A Rebellious Woman with Claire Griffin
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 Join us when Claire Griffin, author of the book  “A Rebellious Woman” appears at the Lyme Public Library. “A Rebellious Woman” is the biography of Belle Boyd a fascinating character who lived during the American Civil War era. At a time in American history when a woman’s only purpose was to be a well-behaved wife and mother, Belle Boyd stands out. Women of Belle’s generation were  kept in their place by strict etiquette rules, restrictive clothing and easy access to opiates in order to keep them passive and agreeable. Belle rejected rigid rules and roles, and insisted on making her own choices. Author Claire Griffin will speak about Belle and her unique place in American history.  

A Rebellious Woman

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday May 2, 2023
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The Sweet Spot -Library Coffee Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join your friends and family at "The Sweet Spot", the Lyme library’s cafe which meets in the library's Periodicals Room (better known as the "fireplace room") every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Refreshments (coffee, tea and pastries) have been provided by volunteers and members of the Lyme Library Board and Friends of the Lyme Public Library. All items are free, but feel free to add to the "donation jar"smiley

"The Sweet Spot" provides games, magazines, newspapers and a warm and cozy space for folks to meet up and enjoy meeting old friends and making new ones. Come join the fun.

CONTACT:  Laura Mooney  860-434-2272  staff@lymepl.org
Wednesday May 3, 2023
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Racial Equity Book Club-Zoom
6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Fact Sheet: Data on racial inequality shows need for solutions to advance racial  justice - MECEP

 

The Lyme Public Library's Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.  This is a Zoom presentation.

The Racial Equity Book Club is a collaborative effort between the Lyme Public Library of CT and the Bigelow and Springfield Public Libraries of MA.

To register for this event and receive the Zoom meeting invitation click here

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Tuesday May 16, 2023
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Nutmeg Nose -The Wines of Connecticut with Michelle Griffis
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Nutmeg Nose — ShelGee Communications 

Take a virtual ride through Connecticut’s wine country and learn about our state’s 40+ wineries. Our wine guide is Michelle Griffis, an enthusiast of Connecticut’s wineries, nicknamed by friends as “The Nutmeg Nose.” Michelle will discuss the array of fantastic, award-winning wineries here in our state. She will also share dining options which include vineyards with on-site cafes, food trucks, and BYO picnic options. Whether you like a dry rose’, a crisp white, or a hearty red, our state offers a wine for your palette. With beautiful scenery, daily tastings, and live music, Connecticut wineries make great destinations.

Wine at Saltus | Ken Hawkins | Flickr

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Saturday May 20, 2023
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Connecticut Farms and Farmers Markets with Eric Lehman and Amy Nawrocki
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Veggies | Braintree Farmers Market

From Salisbury to Stonington and everywhere in-between, Connecticut farms are calling you! Whether you are searching for the most authentic agricultural experiences or for the most sustainable option for the planet, if you just want to support the local economy or improve your personal connections, CT farms and farmers markets will help you in your quest. Eric Lehman and Amy Nawrocki will be at the Lyme Public Library to let you know how to find agritourism opportunities like local markets, festivals, pick-your-owns, museums, tree farms and much, much more. Find the best local places to sip wine on a hilltop farm winery or tap maple trees deep in a forest. Does the idea of riding a llama on a pleasant trail, picking your own apples or shucking your own oysters appeal to you? Eric and Amy will tell you about the best places to do just that. Plus at this presentation you'll get a chance to learn about their new book "Connecticut Farms and Farmers Markets:Tours, Trails and Attractions" (available at the Lyme Library) or get yourself a signed copy so you can improve your relationship with the land, your agricultural neighbors and with your home. Plus...you just might find out about the best place to pick up a gallon of freshly made ice cream!

Connecticut Farms and Farmers Markets: Tours, Trails and Attractions

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org
Saturday June 3, 2023
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Connecticut Gardens: A Celebration with Caryn Davis
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Local resident, author and photographer Caryn Davis will be appearing at the Lyme Public Library to present her new book Connecticut Gardens: Historic, Public & Private. Ms Davis will present just some of the stunning photographs from her book which takes you on  a visual tour of some of the state’s most breathtaking historic, public, and private gardens. Maybe you enjoy simple cottage gardens or maybe you are drawn to botanical achievements from such notable luminaries such as Frederick Law Olmstead, Gertrude Jekyll, and Beatrix Farrand. This presentation will be sure to please attendees either way.  Learn about the stories involved in creating the gardens and where you can find them so you can stroll through them yourself in order to enjoy their peaceful beauty. Hear their stories, learn the history and inspiration behind their designs, and the benefits of having public gardens.

This program is sponsored by the Lyme Garden Club and the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Lyme Public Library  860-434-2272  programreg@lymepl.org

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