Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in March

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in March.  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.


Friday, Mar. 1, 11:00 a.m.
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler
Instructor Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga conducts a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door.

Saturday, Mar. 2, 2:00 p.m.
Creating Beautiful Photographs on an iPhone or Android Phone with Fred Verillo (Part 2)
Artist Fred Verillo leads the second of two workshops on composing and printing photos on smartphones.

Sunday, Mar. 3, 1:00 p.m.
Around the World in 8 Movies with Janet Roach
Award-winning screenwriter Janet Roach leads this Sunday afternoon film series featuring memorable international films. Today’s movie: “Central Station.”

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 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, Mar. 5, 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, Mar. 6, 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. 

Thursday, Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Shell & Bee Studio Digital Illustration for Teens & Adults
Shell & Bee Studio offers an evening digital-illustration class for teenagers and adults.

Saturday, Mar. 9, 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.

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 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.

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 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, Mar. 13, 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.

Friday, Mar. 15, 11:00 a.m.
Yoga & Meditation with Joan Fisler
Instructor Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga conducts a yoga and meditation class, no experience necessary. Cost is $10 at the door.

Friday, Mar. 15, 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, Mar. 16, 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.

Sunday, Mar. 17, 1:00 p.m.
Around the World in 8 Movies with Janet Roach
Award-winning screenwriter Janet Roach leads this Sunday afternoon film series featuring memorable international films. Today’s movie: “Hear My Song.”

Wednesday, Mar.20, 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. 

Saturday, Mar. 23, 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.

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2:00 p.m.
“Like Notes of Music”: Film Screening & Artist Talk with Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff
Internationally known artist Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff screens the film “Like Notes of Music” which profiles his life and work; and speaks about his painting and inspirations.

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 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. 

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 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. 

 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in February

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in February.  Registration is required for most activities; space may be limited for some activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m..
February Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark-sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register and receive a link with directions, go here.  For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m.
For the Love of Nature Forest Bathing – Remotely Guided Experience
Regan Stacey leads a forest-bathing excursion on Zoom that invites participants to take in the restorative health benefits of being immersed in nature. Registration is required. The cost is $15 per person; LLT members receive a 10% discount with code LLT10.  To register, go here.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Feb. 13, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Hike & Steward Group Meet-Up
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education while maintaining local hiking trails, under the leadership of local artist and environmentalist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2:00 p.m.
All About Snakes
Representatives from the Riverside Reptile Education Center lead a family-friendly presentation on native snakes at the Lyme Public Library. The event is cosponsored by the library. To register, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org. For more information, go here.

 

 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in January

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in January.  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Thursday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m.
Winter Wonders Forest Bathing
Regan Stacey leads an excursion through the Pleasant Valley Preserve that invites participants to take in the restorative health benefits of being immersed in nature. Registration is required. The cost is $25 per person; LLT members receive a 10% discount with code LLT10.  To register, go here.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Jan. 14, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Hike & Steward Group Meet Up
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education while maintaining local hiking trails, under the leadership of local artist and environmentalist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7:00 p.m.
A World without Dark Skies: How Light Pollution is Impacting Humans & Ecosystems and What You Can Do
Misha Semenov-Leiva and Alan Sheiness lead a presentation at the Hadlyme Public Hall on light pollution in the Connecticut River Valley that highlights the negative impact on flora, fauna and human health, and identifies lighting changes that can reduce this impact.  Semenov-Leiva is a board member of the CT River Gateway Commission; Sheiness is the founder of the LLT’s astronomy program. The program is cosponsored by the Hadlyme Public Hall. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For more information, go here.

 

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in January

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. 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in December

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in December.  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Monday, Dec. 4, 9:00 a.m.
Ceremonial Stonework Walk with Markham Starr
Documentary photographer Markham Starr leads a hike through the Upper Three Mile River Preserve to tour ceremonial stonework left behind by indigenous populations. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Dec. 8, 6:00 p.m.
December Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register and receive a link with directions, go here.  For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through the Darling Road Preserve in Salem.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Dec. 17, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Steward Group Hike with Regan Stacey
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education, under the leadership of local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Thursday, Dec. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Winter Solstice Luminary Walk with Regan Stacey
Local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey leads a walk along Roaring Brook.  To register, go here.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Dec. 31, Midnight
“Imagining Lyme” Fall Photo Submission Deadline
The deadline for submitting photos to the Lyme Land Trust’s “Imagining Lyme” program’s “Fall” category is midnight on Sunday, Dec. 31.  For more information, go here.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in November

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in November.  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Take-a-Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Friday, Nov. 10, 6:00 p.m.
November Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register and receive a link with directions, go here. For general inquiries, send an email to astronomy@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here. 

Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:00 p.m.
Tour of Young Forest Habitat Project at Slawson Preserve & Nehantic State Forest
CT DEEP foresters Alexander Amendola and Frank Cervo, together with retired forester Emery Gluck, lead a tour of an ongoing young forest project designed to provide suitable habitat for local wildlife. The event is sponsored by CT DEEP, the Town of Lyme and LLT.  To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:00 p.m.
“Tree Collective” Teen Steward Group Hike & Trail Work with Regan Stacey
The Land Trust’s “Tree Collective” program engages young people ages 14 to 18 in outdoor fun and education, under the leadership of local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey.  To register, send an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Nov. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday After-Thanksgiving Hike in Jewett Preserve
Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill leads a post-Thanksgiving hike along the Red Trail in Jewett Preserve. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

 

 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in October

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in October. Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:00 p.m.
Tree & Shrub Identification at Honey Hill Preserve with Jim Arrigoni
LLT’s environmental director, Jim Arrigoni, leads a one-mile walk through the Honey Hill Preserve while identifying local plant species. To register, send an email to jim.arrigoni@lymelandtrust.org.  For full details, go here.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4:00 p.m.
October Walk with Photographer Joe Standart
Enjoy the beautiful light and colors of Gillette Castle State Park during a walk with award-winning photographer Joe Standart, as part of the Imagining Lyme photography program.  To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 4:00 p.m.
Sustaining Migrating & Overwintering Birds in Your Landscape with Joe Attwater
Joe Attwater from CT Audubon offers a presentation at the Hadlyme Public Hall on how to help migrating birds during this time of year. To register, send an email to fowchadlyme@gmail.com.  For full details, go here.

 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in September

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities during the month of September (and early October).  Registration is required for most activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves will be offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Autumn Equinox Forest Bathing with Regan Stacey
This forest bathing excursion in the Banningwood Preserve led by local environmentalist and artist Regan Stacey is designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit.  Registration is required. The cost is $33 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, go here. For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Hands-On Native Pollinator Gardening
Join others at the corner of Old Hamburg Road and Route 156 to help install native plants in a plot of land that is being controlled to eradicate invasive Japanese knotweed – and receive a native plant to take home and plant. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For full details, go here.

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 5:00 p.m.
September Walk with Photographer Joe Standart
Enjoy the beautiful light of a September sunset with award-winning photographer Joe Standart as part of the Imagining Lyme photography program.  To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Saturday, Sep. 30, 10:00 a.m.
Fungal Ecology Walk with Bill Yule
Naturalist and amateur mycologist Bill Yule leads a walk where participants will gather, identify and discuss locally found mushrooms. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:00 p.m.
Tour of New Gardens at Gillette Castle with Caitlin Vickers
Caitlin Vickers – a member of the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and a co-designer of the Gillette Castle’s new gardens – leads a tour of these gardens which feature native plants beneficial to pollinators and other wildlife. The tour starts at noon. Participants are also welcome to come an hour early (11:00 a.m.) and help weed the gardens. To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org. For full details, go here.