News and Events activities and ongoing programs
Wednesday Evening Programs
The library offers free talks by local authors and experts in a variety of fields on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. once or twice a month. Past programs have covered everything from beekeeping, long-distance hiking and using solar power to collecting rare books and researching family history. We also hold fundraising concerts by a wide range of talented musicians on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May (though no programs in February and March 2018). The fee for these events is $10 and all proceeds help support the library.
On a Tuesday each month at 6 p.m. a group meets at the library to discuss a book they have all chosen to read. Recent favorites include "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee, "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline, "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman, “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande, and Pulitzer Prize winner “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Everyone is welcome to join in these discussions even if they have not read the current book choice.
Jessica Day of Midcoast Music Together offers a free family music program on the first Friday of the month at 11 a.m. This is a wonderful time for families with children newborn to age five to come sing, dance, and explore musical instruments together. The library also holds a story hour at certain times of the year. Check the calendar for the latest schedule.
Saturday Art Programs
On one Saturday each month during the winter and spring, people of all ages are invited to come to the library between 10 a.m. and noon to do an art project. Adults and children have had fun together creating snow globes, valentines, Halloween scarecrows, fairy castles, wind catchers, and more.
Anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, felting or any other kind of needlework is invited to come to the library on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6 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. The library also offers a knitting workshop for beginners on the first Tuesday of the month. Participants on any of these Tuesdays may stay for part or all of the time and registration is not required.
Writing GroupThis group gathers on the second and fourth Friday of each month to share their writing and ideas and practice their craft. Newcomers are always welcome.
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.