Adult Programs

Special Events

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Gold Voices LHS Choir

  • Date: Tuesday, December 6
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space

Come celebrate the holiday season with the LHS Gold Voices Choir. Under the direction of Julie Burke, the choir will perform holiday favorites that will surely inspire!  

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Holiday Melodies with Mimi

  • Date: Saturday, December 10
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space

Relax and enjoy the holiday harp melodies of Mimi Perez.

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Make it @ the Library: Miniature Library

  • Date: Saturday, January 14
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: Adults (Teens 13+ welcome)
  • Registration: Register Here Starting December 31, Twelve (12) Seats Max

Using a few simple craft supplies and small trinkets, we will learn how to make a fun, decorative mini-library that you can display in your home or office. This simple craft is very customizable; it can grow, change or adapt over time. We will also learn the basics of creating tiny books to add to your library. All basic supplies will be provided by the library, including your very own tiny library card.

House Plant Care & Propagation - Part 1

  • Date: January 17, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 18+

Lean to keep your houseplants healthy and propagate new ones.

Grown Up Game Night

  • Date: January 30
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Location: Event Space

Arcades, VR and Xbox, oh my! Come on a virtual adventure that includes rocking out in Guitar Hero, playing hit games of the 80s on arcade cabinets, and exploring new dimensions in virtual reality.

Plant Swap - Part 2

  • Date: February 16, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Location: Café Area
  • Ages: 18+

Do you have healthy houseplant starts you would like to share? Join us for a houseplant swap!

Regular Programs

Mystery Movie Monday

  • Date: Monday, December 19
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Upcoming Dates: 
    • December 19 - Vertigo

Get your mystery fix with our fall classic Hitchcock series.

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Spanish Conversation

  • Date: December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Community Room
  • Ages: Adult (Teens 13+ are welcome)
  • Registration:

Join us at the library for an hour of informal Spanish conversation. Adult learners will have the opportunity to practice Spanish by talking with other Spanish speakers and learners of all skill levels. We will also use the Pronunciator language learning tool available for free on LiLI.org.

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Board Game Night

  • Date: Thursdays, December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • All Ages (children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older)

Bring a buddy or the whole family to the Event Space for some old-fashioned fun at our no-host board game night!

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Tuesdays @ the Library

  • Date: Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Teen Zone, Makery
  • Tournament sign-ups upon arrival

At Tuesdays @ the Library you can join a weekly Smash Bros Video game tournament, have a snack, create something cool, color, and hang out with friends. The 8 person, 20 minute tournaments will be set-up by the following age brackets: 8-11, 12-18, 18 & up. The winners of each bracket will square off for a chance to win grand champion of the day. 

Quilting with Corla

  • Date: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16
  • Time: Noon - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 18+
  • Registration Required, Limited to 6

Create an easy, peasy three-yard quilt with Corla using beginning quilt techniques. Attendees must know basic sewing skills, have a machine to bring that they know how to operate and provide their own fabric. Pattern book will be provided.

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Saturday Crochet

  • Date: 3rd Saturday of each month
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Library Makery
  • Ages: 11 & Up

Beginners and experts alike are invited to a communal crochet gatherings!

Invitation to Coffee and Books program

Coffee & Books

  • Date: 1st Friday of each month
  • Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 18 & Up
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • December 2 - Skipping Christmas, John Grisham
    • January 6 - Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

Join us for a book discussion and a cup of coffee at our monthly first Friday book club!

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That's A Wrap! Movie Viewing & Discussion

  • Date: Last Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 3:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Location: Event Space
  • Ages: 16 & Up
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • November 23: Paths of Glory (1954)
    • December 28: Miracle on 34th Street (1948)
    • January 25: Romeo and Juliet (1968)
    • February 22: Your Name (2017)
    • March 29: The Matrix (1999)

Join the monthly movie meetup where we watch a film, then discuss it over popcorn!

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Monthly Genealogy Focus

  • Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
  • Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM Mondays, 1:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • Location: Local History Room

Come speak to our skilled volunteers for help uncovering your family history!

Genre Quest 2022-23

What is Genre Quest?

Genre Quest is a nine-month program at the library that began in 2020. The goal of Genre Quest is to inspire readers of all ages to pursue genres they may not necessarily find in their comfort zone. Most importantly, it keeps readers engaged with what the library has to offer ALL readers. Who knows? You may unexpectedly find a new favorite story!

Each month all you have to do is visit a desk at the Lewiston City Library and say you read a book from that month's genre. You will then receive an exclusive button featuring that genre as a prize! Happy Questing!

Promotion for 2023 Genre Quest

Monthly Schedule:

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal 

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Sub-genres of Fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror, while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Nonfiction/(Auto) Biography

Nonfiction books are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts. Biographies are stories written about people and their real-life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person's life written by that person.

December - Graphic Fiction/ Graphic Nonfiction/Manga

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic novels are just a format but can encompass all genres. Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

January - Classic/Literary   

Classic fiction has been given special recognition and has stood the test of time. Literary fiction is worthy of praise or reward and centers around style, depth, and is character driven. 

February - Romance/Historical Fiction

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms. 

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (Sci-fi) is a story that places imagined or actual science at the forefront due to its connection with society and humanity. 

April - Poetry

Books of poetry express feeling and ideas in the form of rhythm, meaning, and sound.

May - Periodicals

Periodicals can take the form of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, comic books, or literary journals that are published daily, weekly, or monthly. 

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