Upcoming Programs at the Lyme Public Library in October

Preschool Story Time

Wednesday October 5th @ 10:30am

Location: Children’s Library  

To register email programreg@lympepl.org– Walk-ins welcome

For children ages infant to 4. Discover what it is like to visit the library! Have a story time, sing-along and craft with Ms Natalie and meet new friends. Caregivers can check out books to take home to continue the fun of the library visit. 

Today’s Theme: Pumpkins

Lyme Library Racial Equity Book Club

Wednesday October 5th @ 6:30pm

Location: Zoom 

To receive the Zoom meeting invitation register at programreg@lymepl.org

The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will be focusing each month on a book about race relations in the United States. The book group will be meeting via Zoom where we will meet to discuss the book and participate in a fair and open discussion of the subject of race relations.

This month’s book is: “White Fragility: Whys It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Dr. Robin D’Angelo 

This special book club is hosted in conjunction with the Bigelow Public Library of Clinton, MA

Meet the author David Handler

Thursday, October 6th, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Location: Community Room

To register email  programreg@lymepl.org

The Lyme is pleased to welcome local author David Handler. Mr. Handler will be talking about his most recent publication “The Lady in the Silver Cloud” as well as speaking about how he uses local landmarks and characters in all his novels. 

Yoga and Meditation with Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga 

Friday, October 7th @10:30am

Location: Lyme Library Community Room

Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga of Lyme will be conducting yoga and meditation classes at the library twice a month. $10.00 per class paid to the instructor at the door. Participants should bring yoga mats if they have them  but a limited number of mats will be made available. Experience with yoga and meditation is not necessary in order to participate. This will be a relaxing and invigorating way to start the weekend off right.   

Cost: $10.00

Lyme Public Library Cookbook Club

Saturday, October 8th @1:00PM

Location: Lyme Public Library’s Program Room

Contact: Kathy Varady 860-434-2272 0r kvarady@lymepl.org

Every month the Lyme Public Library will be hosting a cookbook club where the participants will be using recipes from a particular cookbook (chosen by the participants at the previous month’s meeting) and making items to share with the group. This is a “tasty” book club where you can  build your culinary skills and share with others.  

This month’s theme: Local cookbooks

Preschool Story Time 

Wednesday, October 12th, @10:30am

Location: Children’s Library  

To register email programreg@lympepl.org– Walk-ins welcome

For children ages infant to 4. Discover what it is like to visit the library! Have a story time, sing-along and craft with Ms Natalie and meet new friends. Caregivers can check out books to take home to continue the fun of the library visit. 

Today’s Theme: Bicycles

Friends of the Lyme Public Library Special Book Sale Fundraiser

October 14th & 15th, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) Time: Varies per day. See below

Location: Lyme Library Community Room 

Call 860-434-2272 with questions.

The Friends of the Lyme Public Library are holding a special book sale fundraiser featuring their excellent selection of art and architecture books. A recent donation of superb, only slightly used books, covering a wide range topics in art, architecture, Native American art and culture and photography will be available to purchase on Friday, October 14th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday, October,  15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity  for you to add to your personal library of books on the subject at a remarkable discount.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping with Lori Lamont-Zoom

Tuesday, October 18th @ 6:30pm

Location: Zoom

To register for this event and to receive the Zoom meeting invitation email programreg@lymepl.org

Join us via Zoom for an introduction and training session about EFT Tapping with certified EFT Tapping trainer and practitioner, Lori Lamont. Tapping is a form of acupressure that concentrates a light tapping pressure on the key meridian points on the body to reduce stress, anxiety and fears and is effective with addictions and weight loss An easy and fun technique that requires no special equipment or environment to practice in, EFT Tapping  is remarkably effective within only a few minutes of work, alleviating limited self-beliefs, replacing negative thought patterns with a relaxed, positive and clear mental state.  

Preschool Story Time 

Wednesday, October 19th @10:30am

Location: Children’s Library  

To register email programreg@lympepl.org– Walk-ins welcome

For children ages infant to 4. Discover what it is like to visit the library! Have a story time, sing-along and craft with Ms Natalie and meet new friends. Caregivers can check out books to take home to continue the fun of the library visit. 

Today’s Theme: Cars & Trucks

Connecticut’s 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring CT with Martin Padskoch


Thursday, October 20th @ 6:30 pm
Location: Lyme Library Community Room .

Register at programreg@lymepl.org

Join us when historian and author of The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut,  Martin Podskoch, comes to the Lyme Public Library  to share some of the highlights  from his new book . The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages in the beautiful and unique state of Connecticut and Mr. Padskoch’s presentation will certainly enlighten you about some of the interesting landmarks that can be found only in Connecticut.

As the Page Turns-Lyme Library/Lyme Senior Center Book Club

Friday, October  21st @1:00pm
Location: Lyme Library -Community Room 

Register @ programreg@lymepl.org

A collaboration with the Lyme Library and Lyme/Old Lyme Senior Center. The selected book for the month can be picked up at the Lyme Public Library circulation desk. Library staff will have the book in regular print, large print and audio book format for your convenience. 

Book of the Month: “The D-Day Girls” by Sarah Rose

Yoga and Meditation with Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga 

Friday, October 21st  @ 10:30AM

Location: Community Room

To register email  programreg@lymepl.org but walk-ins are welcome

Joan Fisler of Red Barn Yoga of Lyme will be conducting yoga and meditation classes at the library twice a month. $10.00 per class paid to the instructor at the door. Participants should bring yoga mats if they have them  but a limited number of mats will be made available. Experience with yoga and meditation is not necessary in order to participate. This will be a relaxing and invigorating way to start the weekend off right.   

Cost: $10.00

Lyme Volunteer Fair 

Sunday, October 23rd  @ 2-4:30PM

Location: throughout library

Volunteers are essential to keeping our town safe, beautiful, healthy, vital, and well-informed. At this event sponsored by the Democratic Town Committee, Republican Town Committee, and Lyme Public Library, attendees will be inspired by stories of volunteerism in Lyme, and will discover ways that they can help various boards, commissions, and other town-affiliated organizations that will have tables and representatives dispersed throughout the library.  This event is open to all and does not require registration.

Preschool Story Time 

Wednesday, October 26th, @10:30am

Location: Children’s Library  

To register email programreg@lympepl.org– Walk-ins welcome

For children ages infant to 4. Discover what it is like to visit the library! Have a story time, sing-along and craft with Ms Natalie and meet new friends. Caregivers can check out books to take home to continue the fun of the library visit. 

Today’s Theme: Halloween

10 Tips to Manage Stress with Dr. Wendy Hurwitz

Saturday, October 29th, @ 2:00pm 

Location: Lyme Library Community Room

To register email  programreg@lymepl.org

Stress happens to all of us. Up to 90% of all visits to the doctor’s office are stress-related, according to Harvard University.  Stress can be considered as much a risk factor for disease as smoking.  Why can two people be in the same situation and respond to stress differently?  Can going through stressful times without stress be a learned skill?  Whatever your age or situation this presentation will provide you with  10  easy to learn tips to manage stress. Everyone will learn a technique to minimize stress and maximize vitality.