Join the Celebration!
Help Lyme Free Library celebrate the Town of Lyme’s 200th Anniversary!
Share your Talents, Skills, & Interests with other Community Members!
Lyme Free Library would like to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Town by showcasing all our community has to offer.
We are looking for community members that would be willing to volunteer their time to present free programs to the public at the library.
We are open to all suggestions art, music, writing, history, crafts, astronomy, design, woodworking, knitting, fly tying, health, fiber arts, fishing, gardening, nature, technology, dance, acting… It can be a one-time presentation, class, multiple classes, a jam session, demonstration, lecture….
You can start a club: Lego, Book, Harry Potter, kayaking, Star Wars, American Girl… You get the idea!
Simply submit your idea to the library and the board will review it and get back to you.
Lyme Free Library - PO Box 369 - 12165 NYS RT 12E, Chaumont, NY 13622
315-649-5454 - lymefreelibrary.org - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us in making newsprint animal pictures. Sharks, Bunnies & Polar Bears - or be super creative and use your imagination. Saturday, February 3rd. 10:30 to 11:30am.
Please call 649-5454 to register.
Snowman Crafts for Kids!
Tuesday, February 20th
10:30 to 11:30am
Please call 649-5454 to register.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Stop in and make Dr. Seuss crafts with your very own handprints. Friday, March 2nd. 6 to 7pm
Please call 649-5454 to register.
JCC Classes at Lyme Free Library!
Please call JCC at 786-2233 to register.
Decorate a Chocolate High Heel Shoe for Valentine’s Day!
Love Chocolate? Love Shoes?
This is the best of both!
Paint and design your own edible chocolate high heel milk chocolate shoe. All supplies provided.
Instructor: Betsi Bentz
Tuesday, February 13th 6 to 8 pm. $30.
This workshop will help iPad users get started with the basic skills needed for successful use and enjoyment out of their iPad or any other handheld Apple product. The workshop will include how to do tasks such as finding good apps, installing them, organizing or deleting them, how to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, navigating your iPad and much more.
Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo
Friday, April 13th. 6 pm- to 8pm. $20.
This workshop will take iPad users to the next level to get more use out of their Apple products.
Instructor: Jessica Dobson-Tufo.
Friday, May 4th. 6 to 8 pm. $20.
iPad classes fill quickly. Please register early.
O’Reilly Prints Make Great Valentine's Day Gifts!
Give as is, or frame for an extra special gift.
New prints: C.V. Fisheries Station, Lyme Free Library, Union Cheese Factory at Stone Mills.
Lyme Free Library is offering prints by Local Artist James O’Reilly for just $20. Prints feature Sawmill Bay, The Cape Vincent Lighthouse, The Copley House, The Chaumont Hardware Store, Cove Cottage, the Cape Vincent Lighthouse, and more! See all of his prints on Facebook!
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.
Local Author John Lefevere’s new EBook Jewels & Ghouls
It’s finally here: local author John Lefevere’s latest eBook Jewels and Ghouls is now available in the NCLS E media Library! They solved a 150 year-old murder mystery, so solving a 110 year-old theft should be easy! Steve Stone and Jill Matson swing into action again in this contemporary thriller and historical mystery sequel to The Scimitar and The Snail. While on a trip to Ireland, the couple undertakes an investigation of the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, which have never been recovered and may be in America. Back in New York, their search is disrupted by the mysterious disappearance of Jill’s friend during the filming of a television show about the spirits of sailors who went missing in the Lost Channel of the Thousand Islands during the French and Indian War. Amazing revelations about the Lost Channel sailors and the fate of Jill’s friend are overshadowed by the discovery of a local woman who claims ownership of the jewels and falls prey to others who want to take them away. Can Steve and Jill come to her rescue in time? And where have the jewels been all this time? Visit: northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com to view the eBook collection. Jewels and Ghouls is also for available on Amazon.
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.
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!
Sail into Reading Storytime
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.
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.
Book Discussion Group
January 16th: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
February 20th: On My Own by Diane Rehm
March 20th: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
April 17th: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
May 15th: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
June 19th: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
July 17th: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
August 21st: Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich
September 18th: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
October 16th: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier
November 20th: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Book Talk meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Please join us!
New Books for Adults
Unquiet Grave by McCrumb, Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Ford, Romanov Ransom by Cussler, Column of Fire by Follett, Darien by Iggulden, Muskets and Applejack Sprits by Will-Weber, Haunted by Patterson, Lilac Girls by Kelly, Y is for Yesterday by Cornwell, Turtles All the Way Down by Green, Rules of Magic by Hoffman, Deep Freeze by Sandford, House on the Forgotten Coast by Chambers, All the Crooked Saints by Stiefvater, Never Say Die by Horowitz, Little Fires Everywhere by Ng, Pattern of Her Heart by Peterson, Fatal Frost by MacInerney, Echo of Murder by Perry, Killing Season by F. Kellerman, Tigers Prey by Smith, Lilac Lane by Woods, To Be Where You Are by Karon, Holly and Ivy by Michaels, Snow Country Christmas by Miller, Fairytale by Steel, Silent But Deadly Night by Nesbo, Strange Weather by Hill, Rooster bar by Grisham, Member of the Family by Lake, Christmas in Icicle Falls by Roberts, Homegrown Cooking From My New England Roots by Jennings, and Water Will Come by Goodell.
New Non-Fiction Large Print Books
Thanks to a generous grant from The North Country Library System, we have been able to more than double the size of our Large Print Non-Fiction Collection. New titles include: Caregivers Companion by Brent, Jolly Roger Social Club by Foster, Al Franken Giant of the Senate by Franken, My Own Words by Ginsburg, Inside Camp David by Giorgione, Rise of the Rocket Girls by Holt, Endurance by Scott, Once We Were Sisters by Kohler, Radium Girls by Moore, Dog Called Hope by Morgan, Code Girls by Mundy, Vendetta Bobby Kennedy VS Jimmy Hoff by Neff, Eleanor and Hick by Quinn, Dust Bowl Girls by Reeder, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Ricca, Books For Living by Schwalbe, Glass Universe by Sobel, and Jimmy Buffet by White. More books will be added in January.
New Movies at the Library
Thanks to a charitable donation from a patron we have added the following titles to our movie collection.
Theory of Everything, Me Before You, Danish Girl, Best of Me, Bewitched, Brooklyn, Catch and Release, Cinderella Story, Dear John, Fool’s Gold, Hundred Foot Journey, Kate and Leopold, Last Song, Lightkeepers, Longest Ride, Love Actually, Man From Snowy River, Miracles From Heaven, Notebook, Overboard, While You Were Sleeping, Queen of the Dessert, Julie and Julia, Longest Ride, Midnight in Paris, Wilde Wedding, and many more.
New Prize Winning Books at the Library
Thanks to a generous donation from a patron we have added the following prize winning titles to our collection.
Between the World and Me by Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power by Coates, Evicted by Desmond, A Momnster Calls by Ness, The Sympathizer by Nguyen, Plenty More by Ottolenghi, The Essex Serpent by Perry, Lincoln in the Bardo by Saunders, Just Mercy by Stevenson, Sing Unburied Sing by Ward, Wolf Hall by Mantel, The Death of Bees by O'Donnell, The Book of Salt by Truong, Medicine Walk by Wagamese, Secret of the Blue Trunk by Dion, Narrow Road to the Deep North by Flanagan, History of Wolves by Fridlund, Bring Up the Bodies by Mantel, Half a Yellow Sun by Adichie, The Leavers by Ko, Behold the Dreamers by Mbue, Thunderstruck & Other Stories by McCracken, Delicious Foods by Hannaham, Lab Girl by Jahren, News of the World by Jiles, The Orphan Master's Son by Johnson.
Young Adult Books
Girl at War by Novic, When I was the Greatest by Reynolds, House of Purple Cedar by Tingle, Everything I Never Told You by Ng, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Saenz, The Universe VS Alex Woods by Extence, Paper Towns by Green, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Boyne, The Luminaries by Catton, In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Marshall, Monster by Myers.
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Barnhill, One by Crossan, Flora & Ulysses by DiCamillo, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Gaiman, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Gravett, Wolves by Gravett, Hello, Is this Plante Earth? by Peake, Gone Crazy in Alabama by Williams-Garcia, We are Growing by Willems, The Girl of Ink & Stars by Hargrave.
Books on CD
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Gaiman, Between the World and Me by Coates, Just Mercy by Stevenson, Sing Unburied Sing by Ward, Everything I Never Told You by Ng, Behold the Dreamers by Mbue.
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.