Pine Tree Legal presents Know your Rights Series: Begins with Buying a Used Car in Maine
Wednesday, March 22nd at 1pm
This informational series will cover the topics: housing + tenant rights (including fair housing & discrimination), used cars (buying, repairs + repossession), and student loans. Click HERE for more info. Sessions meet in the Library Community Meeting Room.
Art in Bloom Goes to the Movies!
Saturday, March 25th, 10am – 2pm
The Friends of Lithgow Library + Kennebec Valley Garden Club present their annual floral show with arrangements inspired by the movies. Wander through the library to view this year’s creative arrangements. Note: The library is open extended hours for the floral show. Library services will not be available after noon. This event is free + open to all.
Donate your gently-used jigsaw puzzles to support the Friends of Lithgow Library Puzzle + Pie Sale!
Do you have any jigsaw puzzles sitting around? If they’re in good condition with no missing pieces, donate them for the Friends of Lithgow Library Puzzle + Pie Sale, a fundraiser that will be held the last week of March. Puzzle donations are accepted at the Circulation Desk through March 24th.
The Friends of Lithgow Library
Puzzle + Pie Sale
Friday, March 31st, 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 1st, 9-11:45am
Help The Friends of Lithgow Library with their fundraiser and walk out of the Community Meeting Room with your favorite pie and some new-to-you puzzles! Cash + checks accepted, no cards, please. Proceeds support the mission of The Friends of Lithgow Library.
Lithgow Library Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pmin 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.
Want to Help Maine Build Better Internet Broadband Access?
The Maine Connectivity Authority is developing a statewide Broadband Action Plan for Maine. The plan will identify priorities for investment in broadband infrastructure and digital equity to advance our goal of ensuring that everyone in Maine can benefit from access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet. Let them know what the needs are by filling out a short survey. Click HERE to begin.
Being Well at Lithgow presents
An Introduction to Yoga
Wednesdays during April at 1pm
Classes are free, but space is limited. Registration is required and opens in early March. Watch here for details.
Being Well at Lithgow continues with
An Introduction to Meditation Series
Thursdays in April
Lithgow Library, in partnership with the Peter Alfond Prevention + Healthy Living Center, present a series of meditation classes throughout the month of April. Classes are free, but space is limited + registration is required. Click HERE for information on individual sessions and registration.
Looking for Tax Forms?
Lithgow has paper IRS + Maine 1040 forms (only.) We also have the IRS 1040 Instruction Book (but not the Maine instruction book.) Ask at the Reference Desk for your free 1040 form (1-per-person), as available.
All other Federal IRS + Maine Revenue forms, schedules + tables are available online for you to print (at home or at the Library 20¢ / page.)
Want to get your tax forms: in-person, online, by phone or by mail? Click HERE for info.
Need Help with your Taxes?
The AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free federal + state income tax preparation to low and moderate-income individuals by IRS-certified volunteers. The program runs January 31st to April 19th. You do not have to be an AARP member to use this service. Click HERE for details on locations and times.
CA$H MAINE is a coalition of for + non-profit organizations that provides free tax help for Mainers. Click HERE to see if you qualify, or contact Jean Dempster at New Ventures Maine (phone: 621.3430, email: email@example.com)
Adventure 365 Challenge 2023 for Adult Readers
Ongoing through December 2023 on the Lithgow Beanstack Reading App
Readers 18-and-older can log their reading throughout the year (2023) and earn badges. Those reader who complete their year-long challenge will receive a prize in December.
Your Reading Adventure Awaits!
Career Help at the Library
Fridays, 10am – 1pm
Need help finding a job? Free help is available! A Career Center consultant will be at the Library’s Community Meeting Room to assist your job search needs. Bring your questions and ideas to this drop-in session for expert help.
Augusta Age-Friendly Committee
First Tuesday of Every Month at 5:30pm
The City of Augusta is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities which is an institutional affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities & Communities. The local group seeks to implement new programs to make the community more age-friendly. If you want to share ideas or want more information, attend one of the monthly meetings in the Library Community Meeting Room.
Lithgow Cribbage Club
Every Friday 1 – 4:30 pm
Enjoy a fun time with other local cribbage players at the Library in our Community Meeting Room.
This program is free, and players of all ages and abilities are welcome. Boards, pegs and cards are provided.
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.
Note: Most passes are on break for the winter. The Farnsworth Museum (Rockland) is the only pass currently active.
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