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Free Online Music and Art Instruction

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. Simply  click the ArtistWorks button on the right hand side of this page to get started. A library card is needed to create an account.

ART: Art Lessons. CLASSICAL: Piano Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Flute Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, French Horn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Violin Lessons. BASS: Electric Bass Lessons, Jazz Bass Lessons, Bluegrass Bass Lessons. BLUEGRASS: Banjo Lessons, Mandolin Lessons, Fiddle Lessons, Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, Dobro Lessons, Bass Lessons. GUITAR: Rock Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Flatpick, Guitar Lessons, Jazz & More Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Dobro Lessons, Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Jazz Guitar Lessons, Blues Guitar Lessons, Acoustc Guitar 101. HARMONICA: Harmonica Lessons. PERCUSSION: Library Exclusive Percussion Lessons. PIANO: Popular Piano Lessons. 

Mixed Media Art Class

Spend an evening in the company of others creating your very own mixed media art piece. Learn mixed media basics such as collage, applications, creative backgrounds, texturizing, layering, integrating found objects and more. The beauty of mixed media is that anyone with little or no prior art experience can do it. You are free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. When working in mixed media there is no one right way to do it. The magic happens when we invite accidents and mistakes during the process.  Bring your own wine, beer or beverage of your choice, and enjoy a night of laughter and creativity. All materials and instruction provided. Held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning April 20th. No need to attend every month - come whenever your schedule allows. All sessions begin at 6pm. Age 21 and over. Please call the library at 649-5454 to register. $20.00 per session. Artist - Tracey Jean – Wadsworth - Noll Studio.

Basket Raffles

The Lyme Free Library has put together another amazing collection of Basket Raffles for 2016.  We have assembled over 20 baskets with themes ranging from Summer Fun to Chocolate! Items include: art supplies, holiday goodies, books, appliances, toys, dinosaurs, Miss Kitty, blankets, gardening supplies, stationery, kitchen supplies, cooking supplies and more. Don’t miss this chance to get in on the fun! Tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5. Drawings will be at our Annual Clam Bake on August 28th.

Clam Bake

     Sunday, August 28th  -  The Crescent Restaurant  -  4 to 6pm  -  $25 per ticket

           Ticket Includes 2 trips to the Clam Bar.

         Tickets available at Lyme Free Library & The Crescent Restaurant.

           Annual Art & Antique Auction

Lyme Free Library is now accepting art and antique items for our annual silent auction. If you have an item you would like to donate, please drop it off at the library during regular business hours. 

Free Computer Classes

The North Country Library System offers workshops on various computer topics. Each class is a one-time workshop held at The Lyme Free Library. All workshops are free!

Doing More with your Computer Files

This class will cover organizing and sorting files and "cleaning up" your desktop. April 20th at 1 pm. Please call 649-5454 to register.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Participants will learn the skills needed to construct a letter and a table using Microsoft Word.  The most useful components of the “Word” program will be discussed, including font style, color and size, setting margins, page orientation, line and paragraph spacing and shortcuts to bold, italic and underlined type. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and be familiar with the keyboard.  May 11th at 1pm. Please call 649-5454 to register.

Introduction to Computers

Class introduces participants to the basics of PC computers.  Covers creation of files and folders, how and where to save them, how to copy from one document to another.  Participants should be comfortable with handling a mouse and keyboard.  May 25th at 1pm. Please call 649-5454 to register.

NYS Zoo Presents - Predator vs. Prey

Participants will learn the definitions of predator and prey while meeting several live animal ambassadors. We will discuss the characteristics of these animal groups and introduce the concept of food chains/webs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Friday, April 29th at 1 pm.

Native Plants and Pollinators

Presented by Sue Gwise, Master Gardener & Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension for Jefferson County. May 11th at 6:30.

New Books at the Library

Adult: Chasing the North Star by Morgan, Taxidermist’s Daughter by Mosse, Memory House by Goodnight, Desperate Measures by Bannister, Clawback by Jance, No Safe Secret by Michaels, Cracked Spine by Shelton, Evergreen Springs by Thayne, Loving Eleanor by Albert, 101 Homemade Products for your Skin by Berry, Brush of Wings by Kingsbury, Vampire Bones and Treacle Scones by Dunnett, Longbow Girl by Davies, Abundance by Dillard, Danish Girl by Ebershoff, Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Colgan, Charm Bracelet by Shipman, Treasure Concealed by Peterson, Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Bivald, Perils of Command by Donachie, Fool Me Once by Coben, Wedding Cake Murder by Fluke.

Children’s: Lea Leads the Way & Lea Dives In by Yee, Big Fish Little Fish by Litton, Daniel Finds a Poem by Archer, Good Trick Walking Stick by Bestor, Good Night Lake by Gamble, Good Morning Yoga by Gates, Duck, Duck, Dinosaur by George, Clovers Luck by George, Hoot by Litton, Roar by Litton, Listen to Our World by Martin, All Aboard National Parks by Meyers, Jacky Ha Ha by Patterson.

Books on CD: Private Paris by Patterson, At the Edge of the Orchard by Chevalier, Maybe a Fox by Appelt

Borrow free eBooks, audiobooks, and

magazines from your local public library -

anywhere, anytime.

All you need is a library card!

Early Town of Lyme Postcards For Sale

We have a new collection of early Town of Lyme postcards for sale at the library – The National Hotel, “Navajo”, Crescent Yacht Club, Railroad Draw Bridge, Yacht Race on Chaumont Bay, Cove Cottage Schermerhorn Park, Union High School Three Mile Bay, Buttermilk Falls on the Chaumont River and The Chaumont Railroad Station.  

Postcards are .50 each.

Book Sale

Lyme Free Library is holding a small book sale in the back room of the library. All books are adult fiction. Hardcover books are $2, paperbacks are $1.

“Cougar in the Snow” Raffle

Lyme Free Library is holding a special raffle of a beautifully framed Robert Bateman print titled “Cougar in the Snow”.

Tickets are $5 each. Drawing will be held at our annual book sale on August 13, 2016.

Board Meetings

 The Board of Trustees of Lyme Free Library will meet on May 9th at 6:45. All meetings are open to the public. Changes will be posted in the Library and on our web site

Sail into Reading Story Time

Story Time for children ages 3 to 5. Lyme Free Library story time is a fun learning experience that parents and children can share together.  Sessions include stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts for children.  Please join us on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Book Discussion Group 2016

May 17th- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

June 21st- The Story Teller by Jodi Picoult

Book Talk meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Please join us!

Free Daily Tumble Book!

Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Lyme Free Library is now offering a free Tumble Book each day on their website. Just go to, scroll down and click on the TumbleBook Library Button.

Quilting Group

Are you a quilter? Do you want to get out and meet with others who share your interest? Join us every Tuesday at 6:45 to share project ideas and make friends with other quilters. Open to all!

Free Kid's Raffle at the Library!

Each time a child checks out a book at the library, they may enter their name for a free drawing for a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Drawings will be held on the last day of each month through December 2016.

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