The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in May.  All events take place at the library unless otherwise noted. 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.


Thursday, May 2, 7:00 p.m.
Lyme Library Chess Club
The library’s Chess Club welcomes all levels of chess players, from beginners to advanced.

Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.
“The Sweet Spot” — The Library’s Coffee Cafe
The library offers this popular monthly gathering in its café where residents enjoy coffee, tea, pastries, games, magazines, newspapers and the company of friends and neighbors.  

Tuesday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Afternoon Art for Grades 1-5
Shell & Bee Studio offers a fun, creative, after-school art class for elementary school students in Grades 1-5.

Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time
The children’s librarians read stories and lead singalongs and crafts designed for children up to age 4.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 p.m.
One-on-One Tech Support Help Day with Emily Lewis
Emily Lewis provides one-on-one tech support to residents who need assistance with email programs, cell phones, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other technologies.  To sign up for a slot in this two-hour program, fill out a sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk.

Thursday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.
USA Financial Services Presents “Social Security: How To Make It Work for You”
Representatives from USA Financial & Tax Services explain how to make the most of Social Security savings.

Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.
An AAPI Celebration: “Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery & Escape from the Cambodian Genocide” and “Ghost Mountain” with Mae Bunseng Taing & James Taing
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, the library presents the film “Ghost Mountain” by filmmaker James Taing. His father, Mae Bunseng Taing, whose life story is told in the book, “Under the Naga Tail: A True Story of Survival, Bravery & Escape from Cambodian Genocide,” discusses the book and answers questions about his life experiences which were captured in his son’s film.

Tuesday, May 14, 11:00 a.m.
Lyme Library Puzzle Club
The library’s Puzzle Club brings together friends and neighbors to assemble jigsaw puzzles of various sizes.

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.
USA Financial Services Presents “Building a Lasting Legacy: Estate Planning”
Representatives from USA Financial & Tax Services explain how to build a legacy for retirement and the future of favorite causes and people.

Friday, May 17, 1:00 p.m.
“As the Page Turns” Book Club
The Book Club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and the Lymes’ Senior Center will discuss this month’s book selection. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk. 

Saturday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.
Cool-ology STEAM Lab
This program for children ages 6-11 provides hands-on learning experiences that excite kids about science, engineering, technology, math and art.

Saturday, May 18, 1:00 p.m.
Lyme Library Cookbook Club
The library’s Cookbook Club allows residents to build their culinary skills, and prepare and share foods made from a specific cookbook’s recipes with friends and neighbors.

Saturday, May 18, 2:00 p.m.
One-on-One Tech Support Help Day with Pastor Sue Latourette
Pastor Sue Latourette provides one-on-one tech support to residents who need assistance with email programs, cell phones, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other technologies.  To sign up for a slot in this two-hour program, fill out a sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.
Reptiles in Lyme Talk with Jim Arrigoni
Jim Arrigoni, Lyme Land Trust’s environmental director, discusses the snakes and turtles that live in Lyme and explains how residents can share their reptile observations with the Wild Lyme iNaturalist Project. 

Saturday, May 25, 12:30 p.m.
Lyme Library “Stitchcraft” Club
The library’s Stitchcraft Club enables residents to practice knitting, embroidery, crocheting and other forms of stitching with friends and neighbors.

Tuesday, May 28, 6:00 p.m.
Lyme Library American Mah Jongg Club
The library’s Mah Jonng Club brings together residents for two hours of playing the popular game.  Previous Mah Jonng experience is preferred.