Fly Tying Workshop
Local resident Don Tedford will present an instructional program on basic fly tying techniques on August 27th at 6pm at the Lyme Free Library. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the basics skills and techniques used in the process. All tools and materials will be provided. Advanced sign up is required. Limited to 10 participants. Please call 315-649-5454 to register. Don is a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited and serves as a volunteer with the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) Fort Drum Chapter. This organization provides instruction on fly tying, fly casting, rod building, and guiding disabled retired and active duty service members on fishing excursions in the Northern New York region.
You will learn how to use alcohol inks on plexiglass to make 2 multi-level suncatchers!
Tonight we'll learn how to use alcohol inks to make two of these suncatchers! You can make them any color and I'll teach you several techniques to decorate them.
Seats are $40 and include all supplies. I'll bring rubber gloves, but you should wear old clothes just in case because ink can stain. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. For further information and online reservations, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2590433204320480/
Class taught by Melissa Green owner of Stolen Moments
August 20th - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Creative Card Classes with Char Dwyer
August 20th - 2 Classes - Pick Morning at 10:30 or or Evening at 6pm.
Same cards both classes. Limited to 10 participants per class.
You must call the library to register.
Cardmaking classes will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM. You will be creating two cards . If you have a favorite adhesive please bring. All supplies will otherwise be provided. The cost is $3.00 a card. The class is limited to 10 people. Please call the library and reserve your spot by the Friday before class. Hope to see you there for some creating. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
Needlework by the Books!
Join us on Tuesdays from 1 to 3. May through August
Whether you knit, crochet, quilt, cross stitch, needlepoint, etc., or want to learn how, we would enjoy your company. Bring your current projects, triumphs, problems and questions.
Hosted by Nancy McDonald.
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.
Essential Oil Workshops
Back to School Basics - September 20th
Stress, Sleep & Sadness - October 22nd
Succulent Diffusers - $15 - November 15th
Holiday Make & Take - $5 per item - December 10th
Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.
All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.
Fall Art Classes
All classes taught by local artist Tracy Jean from Wadsworth Noll Studios in Three Mile Bay. Registration and pre-payment required at least 1 week before class date. All materials provided. Please call 315-649-5454.
Decorate a mega fish (36") with Miss Tracey!
September 14th at 10:30.
$5. Limited class size. Please register early.
Outdoor craft - Raindate September 21st.
Kid’s Mixed Media Art Class - Collage
Pastels, oil stick and pencil.
September 28th at 10:30. $10 per child.
Halloween Paper Clay Lanterns Class
Create October 12th and Paint on the 26th at 10:30.
Free. Limited class size. Please register early.
Christmas Paper Clay Ornaments
Create November 8th and Paint 22nd at 6pm.
Free. Limited class size. Please register early.
Fall Ink Painting Classes
Inked Mason Jar Lights!
You will learn how to use alcohol inks on mason jars that hang up with fairy lights.
September 10, 2019 - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Ink classes hosted by Melissa Green.
Please click on this link to register.
No...it's not a real gourd, it's ceramic. On that note...we'll be learning how to use alcohol ink on this ceramic gourd tonight. It has a light in it that is powered by watch batteries...perfect for these dark days in our near future! We should have time to ink 2 of them tonight, but it all depends on your ability to walk away and stop messing with it!
Class is $40 per person and everything is included. Pre-registration is included because seating is limited. The link attached to this event accepts either credit, debit or PayPal.
I will bring rubber gloves, but you may want to make sure you have old clothes. This class gets messy!
Click this link to sign up!
We will be learning several different alcohol ink techniques on 6 ornaments! You will earn several alcohol ink techniques to make six of these Christmas ornaments! You'll have a mix of glass, plastic and ceramic ornaments to make beautiful!
Tickets are $40 each and the only thing you need to bring is an egg carton or something to bring the ornaments home safely without touching. Also, make sure to wear old clothes because ink can stain. I'll bring rubber gloves for anyone who wants them. Pre-registration is required because seats are limited. The ticket link is attached to this event on the main page and you may use credit, debit or PaPal. You will get a receipt emailed to the address you used to book your seat. Hope to see you there!For more information and online booking, visit:
November 5, 2019. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
We will be learning several different alcohol ink on 6 ornaments! Same as above. For more information and online booking, visit:
December 17, 2019. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Lyme Free Library Book Discussion Groups
There are copies of all of the book club books on hand at the library.
Please ask for a copy at the desk.
Afternoon Book Club Meeting
Meets Fourth Tuesday at 2pm
August - I Feel Bad About My Neck by Ephron
September 24th - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Angelou October 22nd – The Boys in the Cave by Gutman
Evening Book Discussion Group
September 17, 2019: Remarkable Creatures novel by Tracy Chevalier
October 15, 2019: Peace Like a River novel by Leif Enger
November 19, 2019: Fahrenheit 451 novel by Ray Bradbury
December 2019: no meeting
January 21, 2020: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry novel by Rachel Joyce
Book Talk meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Please join us!
Tuesdays at 6:30. - Open to all!
O'Reilly Prints Make Wonderful Gifts!
Give as is, or frame for an extra special gift!
The prints include beautiful renditions of local landmarks in Cape Vincent, Chaumont, Watertown and surrounding areas. Framed originals of some pictures are also available. All proceeds benefit the library!
Maine Prints - Over 100 different prints, Maine Coastline, Seaside Villages, Lighthouses... Available to view at The Lyme Free Library in Chaumont during business hours.
Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 4 & Saturday 10 to 4.
Chaumont Barrens Tour Pictures
A special thank you to local naturalist Julie Covey! Julie hosted a 1.7 mile walk on the trail at the Chaumont Barrens for the library. Below are some of her pictures of native flora and fauna in the unique alvar environment taken during the tour on June 1st.
Mother's Day Tea a Huge Success!
A special thank you to Cathy Gallagher from Desserts by Design and The Cottage Bakery for her hard work in making our Mother's Day Tea a wonderful experience for all! Our guests were pleased with how great everything was especially the delicious desserts. Cathy did a remarkable job! Her grandchildren Thomas & Samantha were a great help! This was an important fundraiser for the library – we would like to thank everyone that took part and supported the library.
New Books by Local Authors
Chris Dutcher & Robert Egby
Available on Amazon
Storm Rider by Chris Dutcher - Twenty-two year old Gunnar is exploring the US by motorcycle, taking odd jobs along the way. One particular odd job lands him in trouble with several different factions of local organized criminal bad guys. On top of that, the cops and the feds can’t decide whether they want him dead, gone, or incarcerated.
The Silent Killer Below by Robert Egby - This book is about a phenomenon called Geopathic Stress. It occurs when soft beneficial magnetic energy generated at the Earth's double core passes through subterranean water veins flowing over clay, broken rock, and fissures and turns toxic. If humans and animals spend time on such zones, their immune systems suffer and sickness sets in.
Library board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.
Changes and cancelations will be posted on our website.
New This Fall!
Books on the Bus!
This fall Lyme Central School students will have the opportunity to access books provided by The Lyme Free Library on their bus rides to and from school. Many thanks to The North Country Library System and Lyme Central School for their support!
The Lyme Free Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to express their appreciation for the generous donations from the sponsors of our Summer Reading Program. Our benefactors include: Stewart’s Shops, Advanced Business Systems, Cleveland Funeral Home, Wise Guys, Citizen’s Bank, Watertown Savings Bank, Art of Fire Lyme Heritage Center & the Duck Out Ice Cream Shop. With their support we were able to offer exciting events and incentives to keep kids engaged in reading and learning all summer long!
Pictures from our trip to
Art of Fire
on Point Salubrious
A special thanks to Foster & Theda!!
More Pictures on our Facebook Page!
Massey's Furniture Store Donates $928 for Children's Books!
New Books are on the Shelves and Ready to Go!
Lyme Free Library was delighted to be the first public library to receive a donation from Massey’s Furniture Barn’s Bucks for Books program. $928 were donated for the purchase of elementary-level library books. We appreciate the investment Massey’s is making in our communities!
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 2017.
NCLS LAUNCHES NEW
North Country Library System patrons will now be able to access the organization’s entire catalog right from their smartphones. The App allows patrons to search for and reserve books across the system and manage their account. It can act as a digital library card, as it is able to be scanned to check out books. The app has information on all 65 branches in the system, including hours and locations. The calendar feature, which sorts events by county, allows patrons to explore neighboring libraries. Our favorite feature is the ISBN scanner. If you see a book in a store you think you might like to read, scan the barcode on the book and it will tell you if it’s in our catalog. The North Country Library System app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.
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.
The Board of Trustees of Lyme Free Library meets on the second Monday of each month at 6pm. All meetings are open to the public.
Changes will be posted in the Library and on our web site lymefreelibrary.org.
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 lymefreelibrary.org, scroll down and click on the TumbleBook Library Button.