News and Events activities and ongoing programs
The library offers free talks by local authors and experts in a variety of fields, usually on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., once or twice a month. Past programs have covered everything from building your own boat, growing hops, long-distance hiking, using solar power, and facts and myths about bats, to identifying Maine birds and researching family history.
On a Tuesday each month at 5 p.m. a group meets at the library to discuss a book they have all chosen to read. Recent favorites include "The Sweetness of Water" by Nathan Harris, "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks, "Code Name Helene" by Ariel Lawhon, "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi, "Madhouse at the End of the Earth" by Julian Sancton, "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman, and "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles. Everyone is welcome to join in these discussions even if they have not read the current book choice. This is also a great time to talk about other good books to read.
Anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, felting or any other kind of needlework is invited to come to the library on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a time for people of all ages and experience levels to get together in the warm and cozy library to chat, learn, and share ideas and tips while working on their favorite projects. Participants on any of these Tuesdays may stay for part or all of the time and registration is not required.
Jackie Watts Open-air Museum
Visitors may stop by any time during the summer months to view the historical exhibits in the two outdoor sheds of this museum. Display items such as fishing boats, ice cutting tools, lime industry artifacts and large agricultural implements help depict the life of Lincolnville residents in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is a project of the Lincolnville Historical Society.