Adult Library Programs

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Tuesday March 28th, 2-4pm

The Belfast Free Sketchers

Winter Schedule: The Sketchers will meet the 4th Tuesday of the month from 2-4 pm in the Abbott Room.

Sketchbook journaling artist and facilitator Rita Swidrowski brings in books, resources and ideas for a mini lesson or theme on the first Tuesdays of the month, and provides a small prompt during the second monthly meeting. No matter what the theme, sketchers freely follow their individual directions. At recent meetings Swidrowski offered presentations on materials, on drawing people, and on design and layout possibilities. 

For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext. 10 


Tuesday March 28th, 6:30

Travels to Japan with Lee Schneller Fine Gardens

The Belfast Garden Club Evening Lecture Series wraps with this illustrated talk given by Lee Sligh and Liz Stanley of Lee Schneller Fine Gardens.

In September of 2013, Lee Sligh took her employees from Lee Schneller Fine Gardens on an adventure to central China into Tibet to rendezvous with a crew member who was reuniting with his Tibetan family after many years. The trip was inspirational, and the travel bug bit. In March of 2015, Lee took the crew to Japan to see dozens of diverse and beautiful gardens around Kyoto. In October of 2016, a larger group went back to Kyoto and also to Hiroshima. During that trip, the group visited historic gardens off the beaten track, including an exquisite, private Zen moss garden at a secluded temple, an ancient shrine which was celebrating its autumn festival (complete with priests riding on horseback and the men of the village hefting very old portable shrines), a famous potter’s studio and hillside kiln that is now a museum, and medieval dry stone gardens.

Lee Sligh is an author and owns Lee Schneller Fine Gardens (learn more at Liz Stanley works for Lee Schneller Fine Gardens and also for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
For more information about this program, please call the library at 338-3884 ext 10. Learn more about the Belfast Garden Club at 

Wednesday March 29th, 6:00-7:30

Everyone Needs a Wild Child,  a series of programs designed to get kids and families outdoors, Wednesday evenings in March 6:00-7:30p.m. The series begins March 1st and will be presented by outdoor educator and Maine Guide Nancy Zane.

The  final session on Wednesday March 29th : First Aid - an  introduction to basic first aid, how to deal with burns, bites, stings, bumps and blisters.

The programs are free and open to all, registration is not required


Wednesdays April 12th and 26th, 4-5:30


Knitters of all experience levels are welcome to join us the second and forth Wednesdays of the month , from 4-5:30 pm in the Abbott Room. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters- and crocheters too- of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Library staff will have computers available to demonstrate how to use and other websites to help find patterns and organize your work. Registration is not required. For more information please call 338-3884 ext.10