Library’s “Sweet Spot” Café Event Dec. 6

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. – and the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. – the Lyme Public Library’s new “Sweet Spot” café invites residents to gather around the library fireplace to enjoy freshly brewed coffee, tea, pastries, games, magazines, newspapers and the company of friends and neighbors.  For more information, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in December

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in December. For the complete details on any of these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit www.lymepl.org


Friday, Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga
Joan Fisler will conduct a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
“The Sweet Spot” – the Library’s Coffee Cafe
Once a month, residents gather in the library’s café to enjoy coffee, tea, pastries, games, magazines, newspapers and the company of friends and neighbors.  

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
“Wildlife & Connecticut’s Changing Landscape” with Paul Colburn
Master wildlife conservationist Paul Colburn will discuss the state of wildlife in Connecticut, factors affecting habitats and things residents can do to make a difference. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
“Celtic Holiday Concert with Jeff Snow & Children’s Holiday Gift-Making Workshop
Musician Jeff Snow will present a holiday concert of Celtic music and stories.  The event will include a gift-making station where children ages preschool to teens can make holiday crafts.  Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Library Cookbook Club
Each month, club participants bring in foods made from a specific cookbook’s recipes to share with the group and build their culinary skills. To register for the club, or for more information on this month’s cookbook or the club itself, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
“Holiday Celebrations in Connecticut” with Caryn Davis
Author and photographer Caryn Davis discusses her book, “A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style.”  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – After-School Art for Grades 1-5
Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio will lead a fun, creative, after-school art class for elementary school students in Grades 1-5.  Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5:15 p.m., at the Library
Shell & Bee Studio Art Class – Open Studio for Grades 6-12
Chelbi Wade of Shell & Bee Studio will lead an open studio art class for school students in Grades 6-12.  Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone & How We Can Prosper Together” by Heather McGhee, copies of which will be available at the circulation desk.  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.

Friday, Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga
Joan Fisler will conduct a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Dec. 16, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
“As the Page Turns” Book Club Monthly Meeting with Luanne Rice
“As the Page Turns” – the book club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center – will discuss “The Geometry of Sisters” by Luanne Rice with the author herself. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
“Winter Holiday Musical Storytime” with Eliscia Picard
Eliscia Picard presents a musical storytime event that includes singing, acting and playing instruments.  All age and abilities are welcome. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m., at the Library
“Tips for Increasing Happiness: Raising Your Happiness Setpoint” with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz
Dr. Wendy Hurwitz discusses ways to raise your happiness setpoint and enhance well-being. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Dec. 30, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga
Joan Fisler will conduct a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

 

Board of Selectmen Visits Town’s Recycling Provider

First Selectman David Lahm and Selectwoman Kristina White recently visited the Town’s recycling provider, Willimantic Waste, and came away with clear assurance that the Town’s efforts to recycle are in excellent hands.  (Willimantic Waste had been recently purchased by Casella Waste Systems in Massachusetts.)

To see a video on what Willimantic does with the Town’s recycling, watch this video.

Casella Waste Systems’ commitment to recycling is stated on its website as follows: “Casella commits that 100 percent of non-contaminated recyclables that it receives and processes are sold to end markets to be made into new products or put to beneficial use. Casella is doing its part by investing in processing and finding new markets.”