News and Events activities and ongoing programs
Wednesday Evening Programs (all library programs temporarily suspended)
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, growing hops, long-distance hiking, using solar power, and stories from a veterinarian, to identifying Maine birds and researching family history.
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 "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover, "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng, "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann, "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee, and "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline. 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.
Children's Music Program
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.
Watercolor Journal Workshops
On the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. people gather at the library to work on watercolor journals in which they can both paint and write. Participants should bring their own watercolor paints and brushes, pencils and pens, and journals. There is no formal teaching or program and people at all levels of experience may participate.
Coiled Basket Making
Join Jane Liedtke on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. and learn how to make coiled baskets using materials such as pine needles, twine and wood. Participants should bring their own supplies.
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 first and third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. to share their writing and ideas and practice their craft. The group meets in three-month sessions and the next time for new members to join will be the beginning of May. For more information on this group for both fiction and nonfiction writers, please contact the library at 706-3896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.