Medicare Seminar by Renata Lahner
Thurs, October 13th, 11am + 6:30pm (2 sessions)
in the Library Community Meeting Room
Medicare open enrolment runs October 15 – December 7th. Get up-to-date info on the latest rules and requirements, presented by Renata Lahner of the Lahner Group, LLC. There will be 2 information sessions held in the Library Community Meeting Room.
Studio Two Beatles Tribute Band Fundraiser for Lithgow Library + Kennebec Valley YMCA | Saturday, October 15th at Snow Pond Center for the Arts
Help raise funds for 2 great organizations, the KV YMCA and Lithgow Library. Join us for cocktails and a harvest dinner, followed by a show featuring the Beatles tribute band, Studio Two. Cocktails start at 5pm, or come later just to hear the music at the Snow Pond Center for the Arts (8 Goldenrod Ln, in Sidney.) For ticket options, click HERE.
Lithgow Library Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
in the Community Meeting Room
Join Lithgow Library’s Book Club for its monthly discussion. Click HERE for details on our Lithgow Book Club meetings for upcoming titles + dates.
Around the Kennebec Valley: The Herman Bryant Collection, an illustrated talk + book signing | Thursday, Oct 20th at 6:30pm in the Library Community Meeting Room
See the historic photos and listen to their story and in this illustrated talk and book signing for the newly published book that features photos from the Herman Bryant Collection. Presented by Lithgow Library + the Friends of the Maine State Museum.
Thomas Brackett Reed: Midterm election + biography book event | Tuesday, Oct 25th at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room
As the midterm campaign intensifies, this timely presentation by USM associate professor and biographer Robert Klotz views the historical development and contemporary politics of Congress through the lens of an important Maine politician from the Gilded Age.
Lithgow Cribbage Club
1st + 3rd Fridays 1 – 4:30 pm
Enjoy a fun time with other local cribbage players at the Library. Everyone plays a total of 7 games and rotates after each game to ensure that you will play with someone different.
This program is free, and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Boards, pegs and cards are provided.
Lithgow Boutique Book Bag for Adults
Fill out a request form and library staff will curate your individual book bag with one or two titles + a few goodies to help you enjoy the read.
Scan the QR code or click HERE for more details + to submit your request.
Career Help at the Library
Thursday, October 20th, 1-4pm
Friday, Oct 14th + 28th, 10am-2pm
Need help finding a job? Free help is available! A CareerCenter consultant will be at the Library to assist your job search needs. Bring your questions and ideas to this drop-in session for expert help.
Reserve a Museum or Park Pass
The Library offers Lithgow cardholders passes to several Maine museums + parks. Click HERE to browse the list + reserve your pass. Be sure to check hours open, visitor requirements and pass details.
Property Tax Relief for 65+
If you are an Augusta homeowner 65+, you may be eligible to “freeze” your property taxes. Pick up a form for Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens at the Reference Desk. Click HERE for more information + to see if you qualify for this, or other, property tax relief programs.
Augusta COVID Vaccination & Testing Availability
For COVID vaccine & testing information, including links to free COVID rapid self-tests, click HERE.
For Maine CDC information about COVID treatment, click HERE.
Lithgow offers mobile hotspots for home Internet
Do you have a device like a laptop, a tablet, or a phone, but no Internet at home? Lithgow now loans mobile hotspots so you can have wifi at home. Click HERE for FAQs.
Lithgow Library is there for you in-person + online
Lithgow continues to adapt to these changing times. The building is open and most in-person services are available.
Some services, such as programming, may be offered as either an in-person/virtual hybrid, or as online only.
Masks are encouraged for those not vaccinated/boosted or who want to use them in a public setting. Masks are available if you need one. If you are compromised or have special needs, please phone us (626.2416) to discuss how we may accommodate you to meet your library needs.
If you can’t make it to the library building, Lithgow offers a variety of ways to serve you:
- Phone us (626.2415)
- Email a librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
- Live Chat (quick reference chat on our homepage)
- Free Public Wifi (Lithgow_Public) is available during business hours, password-free from our parking lot & library grounds
- Online Resources available through our website (check out Hoopla, CloudLibrary, DigitalMaine, & other streaming & online resources), participate in a virtual program, or access a number of health, community, youth, adult & small business resources to keep you informed, educated or entertained.
Request + pick up your titles curbside!
- Use the Minerva online catalog to find the items you want & place an online request
- Or phone to have a librarian help you find & reserve the items you want
- We’ll notify you when we have the titles in-hand and they’re ready for check out
- When you’re parked in our lot, phone us (207.626.2415)
- Wait in your car while we place the items in a bag on the table outside the front door
- Once the staff has returned to the building, pick up your order