Adult Library Programs

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Tuesday February 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 February 28, 6:30

The Revolutionary Nature of  Early 18th Century English Gardens:

Learn about their influence on Mount Vernon, Monticello, and Henry Knox’s vision for Montpelier in Thomaston.
Anne Perkins of Headacre Farm in Owls Head will describe howthat vision is being brought to life today to create uniquely historical fruit and vegetable gardens.

This program is part of the Belfast Garden Club Winter Lecture Series at the Belfast Free Library.

Wednesday March 1, 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 first session on Wednesday March 1: Children & the Outdoors- an introduction to the how, what, why and when of outdoor activities. Session 2,Wednesday  March 8th : Safety- a presentation about guidebooks, survival kits, weather and basic navigation; Session 3, Wednesday March 22nd: Dress for Success- will cover clothing and equipment to keep you safe, dry and happy; and 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

Tuesday March 7, 6:00 pm

In celebration of Women's History Month

Please join BelFem and the Belfast Free Library for a free screening of the film
"She's Beautiful When's She's Angry",
about the Women's Movement of the 1960's and '70's. 

The screening will be followed by a story-share for those who participated in Women's Marches, then and now.  Come and share your experience, the impact it had on you--and any activism/advocacy you have engaged in as a result of marching!

Nicolle Littrell and Lindsey Piper of BelFem will  facilitate the program.
For more information call the library at 338-3884 ext.10.



Wednesdays March 8th & 22nd, 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