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The Lyme Free Library would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our Wine Tasting & Clambake! A special thanks to Laura Moore, Paul Norton, Andy Barber, Mark Ahlheim, Chef Kevin, & the kitchen and wait staff at The Crescent Restaurant for their dedication in making our clambake such a huge success! Thank you to Rodney Misch from the Arsenal Wine and Liquor Depot for supplying Heron Hill wines and giving his time for our first wine tasting event.

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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.

Jefferson Community College Classes at the Lyme Free Library this Fall!

Computer Basics

Now is the time to learn about computers. This workshop is for people who have little to no experience working or using computers. We’ll start with learning the basics and take it as far as we can go! You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn in such a short amount of time.  October 7th - 6 to 8 pm. $25. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

Digital Photography

Bring your digital camera and USB cord to this workshop to learn about the basics of digital photography. Learn to take indoor and outdoor photos, upload and edit your photos to print or share on social media. This is a class for beginners or those with a bit more experience. November 4th – 6 to 8 pm. $35. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

Pencil Drawing

Enroll in this basic class and learn the fundamentals of sketching and basic drawing techniques in a fun, laid back format! The topics covered will include, the components of a picture, hard and soft lines, basic shading, blending and layering, as well as smudging. Bring pencils and sketchbook to this workshop. Ages 11+. November 18th - 6 to 8 pm. $35. Please call JCC at 786-2385 to register.

Fall Card Making for Kids

Make Halloween & Thanksgiving cards for family and friends. October 14th at 6pm. Free. Please call the library at 649-5454 to register.

Halloween Family Fun!

Come learn about Creepy, Crawly Animals through a live animal demonstration with The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, followed by crafts and fun! October 22nd at 10:30am. Free. Please call the library at 649-5454 to register.

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.

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.

 Google Documents

October 14th – 10:30

Advanced iPad

October 28th – 10:30

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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Every Monday at 1pm. A great way to meet new people, develop long lasting friendships and have some fun! All are welcome!

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

   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

Book Talk, our book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Open to all - Please join us!

October 18, 2016: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

November 15, 2016: Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

December - No Meeting

January 17, 2017:  Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

February 21, 2017:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

March 21, 2017:  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

April 18, 2017:  The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

May 16, 2017:  A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June 20, 2017:  The River of Doubt by Candace Millard

July 18, 2017:  Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel

August 15, 2017:  H Is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

September 19, 2017:  Inside O’Briens by Lisa Genova

October 17, 2017:  On My Own by Diane Rehm

November 21, 2017:  The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

December 2017:  No Meeting

January 16, 2018:  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

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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