Upcoming Library Programs & Activities in October

The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in October. 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, Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Afternoon Art Studio for Students in Grades 1-5
Local artist and educator Margo Packer will instruct students in Grades 1-5 how to create an expressive artistic project that can be taken home.  Supplies will be provided.  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, Oct. 11, 5:00 p.m., at the Library
Evening Art Studio for Young Adults in Grades 6-12
Local artist and educator Margo Packer will instruct students in Grades 6-12 how to create an expressive artistic project.  Supplies will be provided.  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, Oct. 18, 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Afternoon Art Studio for Students in Grades 1-5
Local artist and educator Margo Packer will instruct students in Grades 1-5 how to create an expressive artistic project that can be taken home.  Supplies will be provided.  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, Oct. 25, 5:00 p.m., at the Library
Evening Art Studio for Young Adults in Grades 6-12
Local artist and educator Margo Packer will instruct students in Grades 6-12 how to create an expressive artistic project.  Supplies will be provided.  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, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People To Talk about Racism” by Dr. Robin D’Angelo, 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.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m., at the Library
Meet the Author: David Handler
Local author David Handler will discuss his most recent book, “The Lady in the Silver Cloud,” and discuss his use of local landmarks and characters.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Oct. 7, 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, Oct. 8, 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.

Friday, Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m. – 7 :00 p.m., at the Library
Friends of the Lyme Public Library Special Book Sale Fundraiser – Day 1
The Friends of the Lyme Public Library will hold a special fundraiser featuring an excellent selection of art and architecture books.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Library
Friends of the Lyme Public Library Special Book Sale Fundraiser – Day 2
The special book sale fundraiser continues and wraps up today. 

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping with Lori Lamont
EFT trainer and practitioner Lori Lamont will provide an introduction to EFT tapping, a form of acupressure that focuses on key meridian points on the body to reduce stress, anxiety and fear. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
“Connecticut’s 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide To Exploring CT” with Martin Padskoch
Historian and author Martin Padskoch shares highlights from his new book, “Connecticut’s 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide To Exploring Connecticut,” which features Connecticut towns, villages and landmarks.  To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

Friday, Oct. 21, 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, Oct. 21, 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 D-Day Girls” by Sarah Rose. 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.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2:00 p.m., at the Library
Lyme Volunteer Fair
The library, together with the Lyme Democratic Town Committee and Lyme Republican Town Committee, will hold a volunteer fair from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help local residents identify volunteer opportunities with town boards, commissions and other affiliated organizations that would welcome their skills, time and expertise.  The event is open to all. No registration is required.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m., at the Library
“10 Tips To Manage Stress” with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz
Dr. Wendy Hurwitz will provide 10 easy-to-learn tips and techniques to help manage stress and maximize vitality. To register for the program, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.

 

 

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in October

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 October.  For the complete details on any of these activities, please go here.


Tuesdays in October, 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 every Tuesday morning in October.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meadow Walk with Pete Picone: Jewett Preserve
Pete Picone, a CT DEEP wildlife biologist and native habitat expert, leads an informative tour through the Jewett Preserve, explaining which plants are beneficial for pollinators and how to manage invasives. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Fall Colors 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.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 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 an easy, one-mile hike through the John Lohman 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, Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Cardboard Sheet Mulching 101: How To Prepare a Native Garden Bed
The Lyme Pollinator Pathway and New England Pollinator Gardens provide a crash course in cardboard sheet mulching, a safe, sustainable process for preparing native garden beds that smothers existing turf grass and invasive plants.  To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:00 p.m.
Fall Bird Migration Presentation
CT Audubon’s Joe Attwater offers a presentation at Hadlyme Public Hall on the bird species that migrate in the fall, discussing how to identify them and help make their journeys safer.  To register, send an email to fowchadlyme@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fungal Ecology Walk: Introduction to Mushrooms with Bill Yule
Bill Yule, a naturalist and amateur mycologist, leads a fascinating walk where participants will collect and identify mushroom species, and learn about forest and watershed ecology.  To register, send an email to education@lymelandtrust.org.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 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. 

 

 

 

Lyme Volunteer Fair To Be Held Oct. 23

The Lyme Volunteer Fair will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Lyme Public Library, where more than 30 Lyme-affiliated nonprofits, associations, boards and commissions will be on hand with opportunities for local residents to volunteer and be of service to our town.  To see the flyer for the event, click here.

Mitchell Hill Road Advisory

For those traveling on Mitchell Hill Road, please be advised that in the area of 64 Mitchell Hill Road, a tree has uprooted, causing an abrupt edge.  Cones have been placed near the area.  The road remains passable, but please use caution while traveling through this area.

Shotgun Hunting Season for Turkey Begins in Lyme Preserves on Oct. 1

Shotgun hunting season for turkey is Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022, in several Lyme preserves – with hunting permitted Monday through Thursday in the following preserves:

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

The preserves, which are owned by the Lyme Land Trust, will remain open to everyone during firearm hunting season for turkey.  Please note that, during this time, no hunting is allowed in these preserves Friday, Saturday or Sunday, but hunting may be allowed on adjacent State and private land every day.

Hikers and other users of the preserves are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors on all the preserves during the hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator each year to a limited number of licensed hunters. The hunting program for this year is fully subscribed. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)