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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.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting at the Library.  Featuring New York State Heron Hill Game Bird Wines. Tastings - $5 for 3.  August 28, 2016.  3 to 5 pm. Presented by Arsenal Wine & Liquor.

Tickets available at the library.

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.

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! Please call 649-5454 to register.

Windows 8 & 10

 Explore the newest version of Windows, Windows 10. Customize your Start menu. Add shortcut icons and personalize your desktop. Make the task bar work for you! Friday, August 19th at 10:30.

 iPad Basics

This lesson is targeted at the new user who needs help doing the basics, like navigating the iPad, finding apps, downloading them, organizing them or simply getting into the iPad settings. Friday, September 16th at 10:30am.

Computer - Open Lab

Are you having trouble with your e-mail? Don't know how to cut and paste? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance. Friday, September 30th at 10:30am.

Patient Hearts

Local Author Book Signing - Katrina Thomas

Katrina Thomas is the author of 6 contemporary romance novels. She was born in Lewis County, New York and graduated from Beaver River Central School in Beaver Falls, New York. Her books include: Everything Wright, Father of Convenience, Island Sojourn, Love at Morley Cove, Patient Hearts and Coastal Summons. Katrina will be at the library on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 for a book signing. She will have signed copies of her books for sale. 


Coloring for Calm & Creativity

Coloring books are not just for kids! The process of coloring has been shown to be stress-reducing, calm-inducing, and joy-producing - for people of all ages. Are you curious about this new trend? Join us at our first Adult Coloring Group Get Together on August 2nd!  All supplies and coloring pages provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring books, markers or pencils! Held every Tuesday at 1pm. Free.

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The library has a patron that is interested in starting a Mahjong group. A great way to meet new people, develop long lasting friendships and have some fun! If you are interested, please call the library at 694-5454.

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Writing Workshop 

Instructor Linda Adams holds an M.A. and B.S. in English, has taught rhetoric and composition and literature at Jefferson Community College. She is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Academy of American Poets, and the Horror Writers Association.  The workshop will consist of some base instruction and thoughts about writing, but the emphasis will be on writing itself.  Please bring either a laptop or pen/pencil and notebook. September 28th at 6:30. Free. Registration Required: 649-5454.

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.

Legos at the Library

Lego free build every Monday morning at 10:30. Have fun and make friends while using your imagination to build anything you like with our tubs of Legos. Bring your own mini figures!

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Nautilus & Sustainability Collections

 Collection.  The Nautilus Library awards are given to books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration. Our collection includes books on healing, volunteering, spirituality, retirement, gardening, cooking, kindness and forgiveness. We have also received a donation to increase the size of our Sustainability Collection. Our collection includes information on organic farming, beekeeping, homesteading, sustainable building, true food, living green, grape growing, self-sufficiency and vegetarianism as well as other topics. We will continue to increase the size of both collections through the summer. Another great reason to “check out” your local library!


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.

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Board Meetings

 The Board of Trustees of Lyme Free Library will meet on September 12th at 6:45pm. 

 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

September 20thThe Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

October 18th - Let the Great World Spin by McCann

November 15th - Infidel by Ali

December - No Meeting

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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