Library’s Racial Equity Book Club Offers Feb. 2 Zoom Presentation with Author Kate Clifford Larson

On Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, the Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will offer a presentation called “Meet the Author,” featuring the best-selling author Kate Clifford Larson. Larson will discuss her new book, “Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer,” which explores the life and work of Hamer, who rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most powerful voices in the American civil rights movement. The event is cosponsored by the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Massachusetts. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Library Offers “Visit the Library” Time for Youngest Patrons Wednesdays in February

On Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m., the Lyme Public Library is offering “Visit the Library” time in its children’s room for children ages 2 and up, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, have a book read to them and begin the process of selecting their own books.  Space is limited.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Library Offers “After-School Art & Storytime” for Grades K-5 Tuesdays in February

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library will offer its “After-School Art & Storytime” program for children in Grades K-5.  The children’s librarian will read a story to the children; the children will then create an art project based on the story with local artist and educator Kristen Thornton. For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Library’s After-School “Nutmeg Book Club” Meets Tuesdays in February

On Tuesdays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Lyme Public Library’s after-school “Nutmeg Book Club” for Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-5 will meet to read, review and discuss books that have been nominated for the 2022 Nutmeg Book Award. Snacks will be provided.  For more details, contact the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org.

Reminder: RiverCOG Presentation on Affordable Housing Tonight (Jan. 24)

Tonight – Monday, Jan. 24 – at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) has scheduled a second virtual presentation of its recently released Regional Housing Plan, during which it will wrap up its work on the regional piece of the plan and initiate the creation of the state-mandated affordable housing plans for area municipalities, including Lyme’s.  To register to participate in the virtual presentation and workshop, click on this link.  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email and meeting link.  To see the flyer, click here.

Rogers Lake Seasonal Employment Opportunity

On Friday, Jan. 21, the Rogers Lake Authority issued the following statement:

The Rogers Lake Authority is recruiting prospective applicants to fill open positions to share operation of the patrol boat as well as man the State boat launch.  This temporary position would run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.  The applicants would need to be available on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as well as one evening a week.  To apply see the Rogers Lake Authority web page at https://www.oldlyme-ct.gov/rogers-lake-authority.

 

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Minimum age of 20.
  • Have a State of Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate.
  • Be willing to participate in Connecticut DEEP education programs.
  • Willing and able to promote, monitor and maintain safety of all users utilizing Rogers Lake.
  • Know and understand State of Connecticut DEEP boating regulations.
  • Willing to work with Old Lyme authorities and CT DEEP enforcement.
  • Know and understand the rules of Rogers Lake.
  • Know CPR and basic First Aid.
  • Provide an image of confidence and act in a professional manner at all times.
  • Have a “presence” which deters violations.
  • Have and enforce a “customer friendly” attitude of awareness and safety.
  • Maintain the patrol boat in a clean and organized manner.
  • Maintain a log of activities per direction of Safety Supervisor.

 

If interested in this opportunity, please complete the “Application for Seasonal/Temporary Employment” and highlight specific qualifications.  Email the completed application to selectmansoffice@oldlyme-ct.gov.