Our Sweetheart Soirée was the
Perfect Way to Celebrate Valentine's Day!
Thanks so much to Cathy Gallagher owner of The Cottage Bakery & Desserts by Design, her adorable grandchildren Thomas and Samantha, The Fralick's from Cape Vincent Winery, & all who attended for a lovely evening!
Arctic Animals Story Time
Stories, crafts and fun! Wednesday, February 20th at 11am. Please call the library at 315-649-5454 to register
Mixed Media Art Class
Join us for an expressive, stress free workshop! Collages are creative, layered works of art that are so easy to do. You do not need to have any experience whatsoever to make collages. All materials needed will be provided, but you are free to bring your own photographs or materials to add to your project. Presented by Tracey Jean on Feb 22nd at 6:30. $25 – includes all supplies. Ages 10 and above. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.
Stolen Moments Ink Flowers Class
Participants will learn how to use alcohol ink and forced air to make beautiful flowers on yupo paper. You will make two 5x7 paintings and mat them to 8x10. The class is $40 a person which includes all of the supplies. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Follow the links from the Lyme Free Library Facebook page or stolenmomentsart.com to register. Debit, credit, and PayPal payments are welcome. Presented by Melissa Green. Dates Held: Friday, March 22nd at 6:30 pm. or Friday, August 2nd at 6:30.
Essential Oils Skin Care
Skin Care Essentials. Participants may choose to make a skin scrub to take home. Skin Scrub $5 per person. All ages.
Registration required, please call 315-649-5454 by March 20th. March 29th at 6:30pm.
Presented by Sarah Bullock.
Inked Tile Class - Lake Scene
Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30.
The class is $40 a person which includes all of the supplies. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Follow the links from the Lyme Free Library Facebook page or stolenmomentsart.com to register. Debit, credit, and PayPal payments are welcome. Presented by Melissa Green.
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.
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.
Next Meeting: March 4, 2019 at 6pm.
Lyme Free Library Book Discussion Groups
Culinary Book Club?
We are looking to start a new group that would meet once a month on Friday evenings. Food related books and stories with recipies to make and share. If you would be interested in participating, please call the library at 315-649-5454.
Afternoon Book Club Meeting
March 19th at 2pm
Elevation by Stephen King
Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Evening Book Discussion Group
March 19, 2019: Notorious RBG biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
April 16, 2019: Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison non-fiction by Piper Kerman
May 21, 2019: The Orphan Master’s Son fiction by Adam Johnson
June 18, 2019: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine novel by Gail Honeyman
July 16, 2019: Educated memoir by Tara Westover
August 20, 2019: The Great Alone novel by Kristin Hannah
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!
Victorian Holiday Dinner a Huge Success!
A special thank you to Cathy Gallagher from Desserts by Design for her hard work and professionalism in making our Victorian Dinner a fantastic experience for all! Our guests were simply overwhelmed with how great everything was from the lovely dinner, to the delicious desserts. Cathy did a remarkable job! Her grandchildren Thomas & Samantha were a joy! A perfect event for all! This was an amazing fundraiser for the library – we would like to thank everyone that took part and supported the library.
Coming Summer 2019
Needlework by the Books!
Join us on Tuesdays from 1 to 3.
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.
Drop-in for part or all of this group coloring event for all ages. We'll supply colored pencils, crayons, pens, and pre-printed intricate coloring pages geared toward adults, featuring beautiful mandala patterns, flowers, architecture, etc. Mondays at 1pm. If you are unable to make it on Monday, stop in anytime and use the libraries materials.
Are you a quilter? Do you want to get out and meet with others who share your interest? Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 to share project ideas and make friends with other quilters. Open to all!
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.