Free Passes to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

From May through October you can now get free passes for two adults and accompanying children to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. The gardens are spectacular from tulip season through autumn leaf and dahlia season, so start planning your adventure now. Call the library or email for information about reserving your day's visit and getting tickets for two adults and any number of children/grandchildren under 18 years of age.

Monthly Music Together for babies- five-year-olds

December 9th, at 10:00 join in fun with music and rhythm. Parents and children sing and dance during the program presented for free by the library.

Children's Hour

Saturdays once a month or every other month at 10:00 a.m. children two to five are invited with their caregivers to have fun with nature-based and seasonal themes. Each program will focus on outdoor activities, crafts, stories, songs, and fun learning activities.

Evening and Daytime Programs

The library offers free talks by local authors and experts in a variety of fields, usually on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., once or twice a month. The upcoming program on February 7, is presented by Maine Humanities Council featuring Maine State Archivist Kate O'Brien who will speak about the history of Malaga Island. Writers' Workshop focusing on Memoir Writing will convene for the first meeting of the winter session on December 9 from 2:00-4:00. Visible Mending Workshop returns for another session on Saturday, January 20 from 2:00-4:00. 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.

Book Discussion

You are invited to join the discussion of "All is Calm." This collection of stories spanning nearly 200 years shows that while Christmas traditions and trends may be changing, the warmth, gratitude, and humility of the Maine spirit is evergreen. 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.

Needlework Time

Anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, felting or any other kind of needlework is invited to come to the library on Tuesdays 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.