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.

 

Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11:00 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:00 a.m.  – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year – the Lyme Veterans Committee will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Lymes Veterans Memorial next to Town Hall.  The speaker will be Commander James “Jamie” H. Thach, IV, Commander, USGGR, who will discuss the meaning of Veterans Day in a military family. All residents are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Lyme Public Hall Programs & Activities in November

The Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives are planning to offer the following programs and activities during the month of November.  For the complete details on any of these activities, please go here.


Friday, Nov. 4, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Annual Lyme Artists Sale: Day One
The popular annual artists show kicks off with an opening reception tonight.  Artists featured in this year’s show include Sherry Block, Betsey Copp, Angie Falstrom, Don Gerber, Ben Kegley, Ann Lightfoot, Diana Lord, Erica Schillawski and Tina West.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Annual Lyme Artists Sale: Day Two
The second and final day of the artists sale.

Friday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Megan Weikleenget Recital & Mark Taylor Art Exhibition
Soprano Megan Weikleenget, harpist Megan Sesma and pianist Allan Conway provide an evening of songs and musical theater pieces.  Immediately after the recital, a reception will be held for the opening of an art exhibition of artist Mark Taylor.  Tickets are $20.  To reserve a ticket, contact megan.weikleenget@gmail.com.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Annual Lyme Chowder DinnerThe Annual Chowder Dinner returns, featuring homemade clam and corn chowders, coleslaw, cheese, breads and desserts. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children age 7 to 12; children six and under eat free. Vegetarian and to-go options are available.  All proceeds benefit the Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives.  To see the flyer for the event, click here.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Jazz Jam
The Public Hall offers an open-jam jazz session.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in November

The Lyme Land Trust and its community partners – which often include the Town of Lyme – are planning to offer the following programs and activities during the month of November. For the complete details on any of these activities, please go here.


Tuesdays in November, 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 or 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves will be offered on Tuesday mornings in November.  For more information, go here.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center Take-A-Hike Thursday with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill leads a 2.5-mile hike through the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve. Cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center. Registration is required.  To register, send an email to sgould@oldlyme-ct.gov or call 860-434-4127.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Volunteer Work Party at Hartman Park
Help construct a wooden-plank walkway along a section of the trail in Hartman Park and perform other trail maintenance.  To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. Register to learn the location and additional details. To register, send an email to scott.mallory@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.  

Saturday, Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving Forest Bathing
This forest bathing excursion through the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve led by Regan Stacey, which includes a wild-foraged tea, invites participants to take in the restorative health benefits of being in a forest. Registration is required. The cost is $32 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  To register, go here.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Nov. 27, 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday After Thanksgiving Hike
Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill leads a 3.5-mile post-Thanksgiving hike in Hartman Park. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

 

 

Lyme Public Hall Annual Chowder Dinner Nov. 19

On Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Lyme Public Hall will hold its Annual Chowder Dinner, featuring homemade clam and corn chowders, coleslaw, cheese, breads and desserts. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children age 7 to 12; children six and under eat free. Vegetarian and to-go options are available.  All proceeds benefit the Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives.  To see the flyer for the event, click here.

Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in November

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


Children’s Programs & Activities

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 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, Nov. 1, 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.


Adult Programs & Activities

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will offer a special presentation by Asian American journalist and historian Gil Asakawa on “The History of Asian Americans”; and discuss “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner, 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, Nov. 4, 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.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Meet the Author: Alison Richard – Special Climate Change Event
Professor Alison Richard will discuss her new book, “Sloth Lemur’s Song,” an account of the impact of climate change on Madagascar.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Diddley Bow Workshop & “Diggin’ the Blues” with Ramblin’ Dan Stevens
Ramblin’ Dan Stevens teaches how to make and play a Diddley Bow – the one-string homemade blues instrument used by early bluesmen. Materials fee is $10 at the door. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Nov. 18, 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, Nov. 18, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
“As the Page Turns” Book Club Monthly Meeting
“As the Page Turns” – the book club cosponsored by the Lyme Public Library and Lymes’ Senior Center – will discuss “The Swans of Fifth Avenue” by Melanie Benjamin. 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
“Ceremonial Stonework: The Enduring Native American Presence on the Land” with Markham Starr
Markham Starr leads a presentation on the ceremonial artwork left behind by the indigenous population that occupied New England for 12,000 years.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

 

Lyme Fire Company Annual Steak Dinner Oct. 15

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Lyme Fire Company will hold its Annual Steak Dinner at the Hamburg Fire Station on Route 156 in Lyme.  Proceeds from the popular annual event will go to support our Town’s volunteer firefighters and medical responders.  The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 years of age or younger.  Tickets are available at the door.  Take out is also available.