The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in January.  For the complete details on these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org. To register for any of the programs, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.


Tuesday, Jan. 2, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Afternoon Art for Grades 1-5
Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio leads a fun, creative, after-school art class for elementary school students in Grades 1-5. 

Sunday, Jan. 7, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Around the World in 8 Movies with Janet Roach
Award-winning screenwriter Janet Roach leads this Sunday afternoon film series featuring memorable international films.

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
“The Sweet Spot” — The Library’s Coffee Cafe
Join the monthly gathering in the library’s café to enjoy coffee, tea, pastries, games, magazines, newspapers and the company of friends and neighbors.  

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
Lyme Library Puzzle Club
Join the library’s Puzzle Club and assemble jigsaw puzzles with friends and neighbors.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Winter Birding in Southeastern CT: All about Owls
Instructors from the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center discuss how to spot and preserve local owls. 

Friday, Jan. 19, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
“As the Page Turns” Book Club
“As the Page Turns” – the book club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center – will discuss this month’s book selection: “Likeness” by Tana French. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk. 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
“Cool-ology” Wonder Tots: Animals in Winter
The library’s STEAM program introduces children ages 3 to 6 to hibernation, migration and adaptation in a captivating, hands-on format. 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:00 a.m., at the Library
Visible Mending Workshop for Adults & Teens with Sophia DeJesus Sabella
Fiber artist Sophia DeJesus Sabella teaches the creative, earth-friendly art of “visible mending” to participants ages 16 and up. Cosponsored by the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. 

Saturday, Jan. 20, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library Cookbook Club
Join the library’s Cookbook Club to make and share foods made from a specific cookbook’s recipes with friends and neighbors.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Around the World in 8 Movies with Janet Roach
Award-winning screenwriter Janet Roach leads this Sunday afternoon film series featuring memorable international films. 

Saturday, Jan. 27, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Creative Dance Class with Eastern Connecticut Ballet
The Eastern Connecticut Ballet offers a 45-minute creative movement class for children ages 3 to 6.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 12:30 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library “Stitchcraft” Club
Join the library’s Stitchcraft Club and practice knitting, embroidery, crocheting and other forms of stitching with friends and neighbors.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Library American Mah Jongg Club
Mah Jongg players meet on the last Tuesday of every month for two hours of playing Maj Jongg.  Previous experience playing Mah Jongg is preferred.