Mar
29
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den” meets every Wednesday in the Tabitha & Stephen King Community Room at 9 AM. All level players, including beginners, are welcome. Coffee and homemade treats are available to sustain you.

Mar
29
1:00 pm13:00

Martha's Knitting Group

This group of fiber artists meets every week for friendly conversation and to make progress on their various on-going projects. It’s a great place to make new friends who love their craft and get help from others.

Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

A great way to start the weekend! Join Kathleen for an offering of gentle to moderate vinyasa flow poses. This class will include modifications for you to practice at your own pace.

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

PYSANKA with Jodi Smith

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Jodi Smith has led this popular egg decorating workshop since 2012! Come get in the mood for Easter and decorate an egg using the Ukrainian traditional wax-resist method (“pysanka”). We will draw on a real egg with melted wax, using the traditional wax tool, and then dip the egg into a succession of dyes. After the decorating is done, the wax is removed, and the egg varnished and emptied, leaving a sturdy and festive ornament.

Please call the library to sign up.

Apr
3
2:30 pm14:30

Mousepaint with Miss Deanna

We’ll start off with a healthy snack and then fill the afternoon with silly stories, great games and a crazy craft project! If you like to be part of this fun program, please bring a note to school Monday morning giving you permission to attend. There is a small bus that at 2:30 PM will take the children from the school directly to the library where Miss Deanna will greet them right outside the back entrance to the meeting room.

Apr
3
5:30 pm17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den” meets every Wednesday in the Tabitha & Stephen King Community Room at 9 AM. All level players, including beginners, are welcome. Coffee and home made treats are available to sustain you.

Apr
5
1:00 pm13:00

Martha's Knitting Group

Join this group of fiber artists for friendship, ideas and encouragement. Bring your fibers and join in on the conversation and congeniality.  This group always welcomes new members and is ready to help beginners.

Apr
7
12:00 pm12:00

Hobbs Story Swap led by Jo Radner

Have you been “Foolish”? Tell about it on Friday, April 7. The Charlotte Hobbs Story Swap will be meeting early, this month, on the first Friday, April 7, from noon-1:30 pm. So early in April, the month’s theme is, of course, “Foolish.” Take it wherever you like! Or, if the March “Where I’m From” theme has inspired a memory that you didn’t get a chance to tell at last month’s swap, feel free to bring that story this time, foolish or not.

Come and put your name in the hat to share your memory in a 5-minute story, or just come to listen. All are welcome! Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish; we’ll provide beverages.

Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Family Game Night

Game Night is for game lovers of all ages! We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. .

We serve free pizza and you may bring your own beverages. We will have a voluntary donation jar out for those who would like to help pay for the refreshments. If you are planning on coming please let us know by calling 925-3177 so we can make sure there is pizza for all!

Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Indoor Farmer's Market

The Ward family from Fly Away Farm in Stow will sell their vegetables, bread, garlic, jams, honey, eggs, herbal products and much more. 

Their winter schedule will be every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

If you would like to sell your products please contact Anna Römer at 925-3177.

Apr
10
1:00 pm13:00

Book Discussion: “Becoming American: Struggles, Successes, Symbols”

We will continue our Maine Humanities Series with The Way to Rainy Mountain by Scott Nomaday. It tells of the author’s ancestor’s journey from their ancient beginning to their resettlement near Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma.

All books are available, free of charge, at the library.

Our last book in this series is:

May 8 - Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Apr
10
2:30 pm14:30

Mousepaint Storytime with Deanna Wilson

We invite you to come play with your friends
after school at the library. We’ll start off with a
healthy snack and then fill the afternoon with silly
stories, great games and a crazy craft project! If
you like to be part of this fun program, please
bring a note to school Monday morning giving you
permission to attend. There is a small bus that at
2:30 PM will take the children from the school
directly to the library where Miss Deanna will greet
them right outside the back entrance to the meeting
room.
 

 

Apr
10
5:30 pm17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga

Blend of Iyengar style and Yin style Restorative Yoga. These styles use a variety of props to support the student while they are guided into postures linking the use of breath to discover a sense of relaxation while releasing tension in the body.
This class is designed for all levels of yoga experience, including beginners.

Apr
12
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk
Den” meets every Wednesday in the Tabitha &
Stephen King Community Room at 9 AM. All
level players , including beginners, are welcome.
Coffee and homemade treats are
available to sustain you.

Apr
12
1:00 pm13:00

Martha's Knitting Group

This group of fiber artists meets every week for friendly conversation and to make progress on their various on-going projects. It’s a great place to make new friends who love their craft and get help from others.

Apr
13
12:30 pm12:30

Writing Group

This group meets twice a month to share writing, do a free writing exercise, and encourage each other in their pursuits.  New members are always welcome.

Apr
14
6:30 pm18:30

'Food For Thought' Film Festival

Our library will be hosting a screening of GROWING LOCAL as part of this exciting film festival. This short movie was produced for the Maine Farmland Trust. This statewide organization protects farmland and supports farmers. Their goal is not just to protect Maine farmland, but to revitalize Maine’s rural landscape by keeping agricultural lands working and helping farmers, and their communities, thrive.

The movie shows three poignant stories that help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine’s small farms, consumers and the local food movement. Chris Franklin, staff member of the Maine Farmland Trust will be on hand to help lead the discussion afterwards based on the topics and issues that come up in the film that might be relevant to our community.

Apr
19
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den” meets weekly in the Tabitha and Stephen King Community Room.  All level players are welcome. Coffee, doughnuts and other home made treats are available to sustain you.

Apr
19
1:00 pm13:00

Martha's Knitting Group

This group of fiber artists meets every week for friendly conversation and to make progress on their various on-going projects. It’s a great place to make new friends who love their craft and get help from others.

Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

Gardening Group

Bring your lunch and join this group of happy gardeners to discuss plans, problems and hopes as our 2017 gardening season approaches.

We are so happy that wonderful Barbara Murphy will be able to join us for this session to answer questions and report what’s new in the world of gardening.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Indoor Farmers Market

The Ward family from Fly Away Farm in Stow will sell their vegetables, bread, garlic, jams, honey, eggs, herbal products and much more. 

Their winter schedule will be every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

If you would like to sell your products please contact Anna Römer at 925-3177.

Apr
26
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den” will meet weekly in the Tabitha and Stephen King Community Room.  All level players are welcome. Coffee, doughnuts and other home made treats are available to sustain you.

Apr
27
12:30 am00:30

Writing Group

This group of writers meets twice a month to share writing, participate in writing exercises, and encourage each other in developing their writing skills. Guests or new members are always welcome.

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Advanced Care Planning Workshop

D r. Marianne Jackson and Joan Lanoie will lead this workshop on completing Advanced Care Directives and having conversations about end-of-life values. In this workshop you will be provided with free Maine Advanced Directives and help to complete them. You will also practice with various tools for opening the conversations about values, preferences and priorities.

Even if you already have an advance directive, there is more to consider. What does it mean not to be a burden? Are there any restrictions you would put on life sustaining treatments? What is a trial of treatment and how long should it go on? Are there any resolutions you need to make now? Using Five Wishes and My Gift of Grace Cards, your wishes can be clarified. This workshop will help you identify and put in writing personal, spiritual and emotional issues everyone will face when experiencing serious illness or end of life.

The workshop welcomes people to come as families, partners, or just friends to share their ideas together. Dr. Jackson served the New Hampshire North Country as an Ob-Gyn for 25 years before completing a Masters in Public Health. Joan Lanoie is a former childbirth educator and now serves as the President of the Board for Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice of Carroll County.

Apr
29
8:00 am08:00

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

A great way to start the weekend! Join Kathleen for an offering of gentle to moderate vinyasa flow poses. This class will include modifications for you to practice at your own pace.

May
14
12:14 pm12:14

Mother's Day Fundraiser at Old Saco Inn

For the fifth year in a row Sandi and Pete, owners of the Old Saco Inn, will host a library fundraiser at their beautiful inn on Mother’s Day. You can surprise your mom, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter or best friend with a delicious lunch. On the menu this year: corn chowder with warm bread rolls, glazed spiral sliced ham, roast chicken breasts, roast beef and seven different salads! For dessert: coffee ice cream profiteroles. We will only sell 80 tickets so hurry up and reserve your spots by calling the library!


Mar
27
2:30 pm14:30

Mousepaint Storytime for K,1,2 with Miss Deanna

We invite you to come play with your friends
after school at the library. We’ll start off with a
healthy snack and then fill the afternoon with silly
stories, great games and a crazy craft project! If
you like to be part of this fun program, please
bring a note to school Monday morning giving you
permission to attend. There is a small bus that at
2:30 PM will take the children from the school
directly to the library where Miss Deanna will greet
them right outside the back entrance to the meeting
room.
If your child does not yet have a library card,
we’ll be able to start the easy process for this free
service when they attend the program.

Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Indoor Farmer's Market

‘Fly Away Farm’ will be selling organic vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, jam, bread and much more.  

Their winter schedule will be every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

If you are interested in being a vendor please call Anna Romer at 925-3177.

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Edible, Toxic and Intriguing Fungi of the White Mountains

The White Mountains are home to a variety of edible, toxic and unusual mushrooms. Jimmie Veitch will share his explorations with photos at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell, his hometown.

A longtime fungiphile, Jimmie has been leading mushroom forays and forming clubs in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Maine. Jimmie and his brother Parker recently founded www.whitemountainmushrooms.com

Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Download Library Classes with Phoebe Monteith

Our library has been a member of the Maine InfoNet Download Library for more then 6 years. On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be moving to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now.

Would you like some help with downloading and understanding the new platform? Bring your device and learn how to download electronic books and audio books. You will need a current email address and a library card. Phoebe Monteith from the Fryeburg Area Adult Education will be offering this class free of charge. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. There is only room for 4 people per session so please make sure to get a spot. If there is enough demand we will add more classes. All information is also online. Please go to our website www.hobbslibrary.org and click on Download Library under ‘Books & More’.

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Download Library Classes with Phoebe Monteith

Our library has been a member of the Maine InfoNet Download Library for more then 6 years. On March 1, 2017, the Maine InfoNet Download Library will be moving to a brand new e-book and e-Audiobook platform called cloudLibrary. This will replace the Overdrive platform being used now.

Would you like some help with downloading and understanding the new platform? Bring your device and learn how to download electronic books and audio books. You will need a current email address and a library card. Phoebe Monteith from the Fryeburg Area Adult Education will be offering this class free of charge. Please call or stop by the library to sign up. There is only room for 4 people per session so please make sure to get a spot. If there is enough demand we will add more classes. All information is also online. Please go to our website www.hobbslibrary.org and click on Download Library under ‘Books & More’.

Feb
20
5:30 pm17:30

No Yoga Today

Restorative Yoga postures help to relieve the effects of stress. Through the use of props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs and the wall a completely supportive environment for total relaxation is created. Participants will be guided through a progressive series of supported postures. Each posture has a variety of benefits. While supported in these postures the student will be given guidance to explore the body and breath and learn the art of relaxation for body and mind.

Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Paper Cut Printmaking Workshop: 1st Session

For two Saturdays you are invited to join local artist Sue Sidwell for her Peace Initiative Workshop: “to change hearts and mind by stirring the spirit within”.

During the first session we will meet to discuss and share images that will be used in the design you create to make the paper-cut plate. Examples of inspiration will vary widely. From photos, drawings, paintings and thoughts of justice, peace, community, diversity, non-violence and care for the earth. Ideas can be simple to complex. We will then work on translating our images to a cut paper format. As a group we will go over layout, design and cutting techniques. We will practice to get comfortable with the medium. At this point you will have two weeks to work on your personal design at home, bringing your work to the second session for finishing touches, readying to print our plates.

During the second session we will finalize the plates and arrange them to be printed in a combined format. Our large ‘peace poster’ will be printed on Rives Etching paper. The end result will be exhibited in the library. Each artist will sign their own art and will retain their plates after group printing.

Please call the library at 925-3177 to sign up.

Questions?: call Sue Sidwell/Printmaker at 925-1006.

Materials needed: exacto knife, blades, small sharp scissors, #2 pencil, eraser, cutting mat or phonebook to cut on. Cardstock paper, newsprint, ink and finish print paper will be provided, donations welcome to cover final print, ink and paper.

Feb
17
12:00 pm12:00

Story Swap led by Jo Radner

Come tell “Where I’m From” at the Story Swap on Friday, March 17

Jo Radner will be gathering the Charlotte Hobbs Story Swap this month on its traditional third Friday from noon-1:30 pm.  

This month’s theme is “Where I’m From.” Such a rich invitation to memory! Perhaps a story about a physical place (a country, a town, a neighborhood, a house)? Perhaps a recollection of some characteristic family rules, traditions, or sayings? Perhaps a reflection on your ancestry? Or even an event from your own life that had a strong effect on you? Follow this theme wherever it may take you.

Come and put your name in the hat to share your memory in a 5-minute story, or just come to listen. All are welcome!  Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish; we’ll provide beverages.

 

Feb
13
5:30 pm17:30

No yoga due to snow.

Blend of Iyengar style and Yin style Restorative Yoga. These styles use a variety of props to support the student while they are guided into postures linking the use of breath to discover a sense of relaxation while releasing tension in the body.
This class is designed for all levels of yoga experience, including beginners.

Feb
12
2:00 pm14:00

TASTE OF LOVELL

Live music, chocolate, and great company: all the ingredients needed for a lovely Valentine’s Day Celebration. The17th annual Taste of Lovell will be extra special with an appearance of pianist Jed Wilson. Wilson, best known for his appearances on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and collaborations with singer/songwriter Heather Masse, will be accompanied by drummer Craig Bryan. 

As usual we will offer a variety of locally prepared desserts, appetizers and fruits. The cost will be $5 for five servings and $8 for ten servings of the prepared foods. Carry-out boxes will also be available.  All proceeds benefit the Library. If you would like to cook or bake for this Valentine’s Day event, please stop by the Library or call (207) 925-3177 to add your name to the list of bakers. Everyone can vote on their favorite dish and the winner will receive a floral gift.

Don’t miss this lovely afternoon of food, music and friendship.

Feb
9
12:30 pm12:30

No Writing Group Today Due to Snow!

This group of enthusiastic writers meets twice a month. Come and join them with your favorite writing utensil, a willingness to share or listen, and eagerness to improve your writing skills.  New members and guests are always welcome.

Jan
26
12:30 pm12:30

Writing Group

This group of dedicated writers meets twice a month to share, listen, and improve their writing skills.  Bring your favorite writing implement and join them.  New members or guests are always welcome.  

Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

ART UNDERFOOT Floorcloth Sale

Over the past five years, Paula and Tom Hughes have created, exhibited and sold over 400 of their floorcloths in more than 25 art fairs throughout New England. 

They have been exhibitors in our Arts and Artisans Fair every year since 2012. Paula’s floorcloths are made of canvas and they are painted and finished with industrial marine grade acrylic. Her floorcloths are beautiful, easy to clean and very durable; they last for years. Sadly, the Hughes’ have decided to close their business and spend more of their time traveling, visiting family and taking a little “time off”. The good news is that they have decided to exhibit their remaining 18 floorcloths in a special “Closeout” sale where the balance of their floorcloths will be sold at a 25% discount. 

Their “Closeout” sale will be November 26th in the King Community Room of the Library. We are very grateful the Hughes’ will donate 15% of their receipts to the Library. Several of their floorcloths will be on display in the Library prior to the sale.

The Hughes are very excited to be offering the balance of their beautiful floorcloths at a discount in Lovell, a community that has been very supportive of their business over the past five years.

The floorcloths “Closeout” sales will take place on Saturday, November 26th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lower level of the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library. We encourage you to stop buy and look over their floorcloths and to wish the Hughes well with their travel plans. These unique floorcloths make a great Christmas present!

Nov
23
1:00 pm13:00

Martha's Knitting Group

It’s time to think of those handmade projects that make the perfect holiday gift. Join this group of friendly fiber artists for friendly conversation as you work on your yarn projects.

Nov
23
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

The adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den” meets every Wednesday in the Tabitha & Stephen King Community Room at 9 AM. All level players, including beginners, are welcome. Coffee and homemade treats are available to sustain you.

Nov
18
5:00 pm17:00

Family Game Night

Family Game Night is back! For many years this was a very popular event at our library and a whole new generation of children and parents would like to start it up again.  Program will take place every first and third Friday of the month (except for December 2nd because of Tree Lighting Party). Game Night is for game lovers of all ages! We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will break out our collection of board games, playing cards, and dominoes and let you and your family, neighbors and friends have at them. You can also bring your own game if you think we do not have it. We promise you do not have to play with your own children. We will serve free pizza and juice! We will have a donation jar out for those who would like to help pay for the refreshments but this is not required.

If you are planning on coming please let us know by calling 925-3177 so we can make sure there is pizza for all!

Nov
18
12:00 pm12:00

STORY SWAP led by Jo Radner

The Charlotte Hobbs Story Swap will be meeting in November on its usual third Friday, from noon-1:30 pm. All are welcome, either to tell or to listen! Bring a brown-bag lunch if you wish; we’ll provide beverages.

This month’s theme is Lost and Found. So many possibilities there! Lost mittens, car keys, relatives? Lost hopes, lost inhibitions, lost puppies? Or things gloriously found – money, friends, enlightenment, even found poetry? Let your imagination run wild! Come and put your name in the hat to share your memory in a 5-minute story.

Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

THE HUMBLE POTATO with Jenn Ward

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Originally from Peru the potato came back to the New World through the Irish immigrants. Potatoes are the fourth largest food crop in the world with hundreds of varieties in a rainbow of colors. Join the Wards of Fly Away Farm for an evening of comparing more than 15 varieties of tastes, textures and colors. Learn more about this delicious food staple and go home with some great recipes.

Nov
17
2:30 pm14:30

Youth Book Group for Boys and Girls in Grade 3,4 & 5 with Miss Liz and Mr. Chaz

“Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier, and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love.” But… but… but… how do they make it home? Do they miss many meals? (Mr. Chaz is afraid of missing meals.) Are there wild llamacorns in Canada? The suspense is killing me! Join us in reading “The Incredible Journey” by Sheila Burnford to find out the answers to these questions - and more! Visit the library to request your copy today. Free library card to the first 5 youths to spot a llamacorn. Seriously.

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Nov
8
8:00 am08:00

YOGA: Cup of Joe Flow.......Mild or Medium Blend

Kathleen Moulton LMT, CYTis offering a gentle to moderate vinyasa flow class. This class will include modifications for you to practice at your own pace.
Classes are offered by donation.

If you would like to be notified of cancellations you may sign up at:
 lovellbrooksideyoga@gmail.com.

Nov
4
5:00 pm17:00

Family Game Night !NEW PROGRAM!

We are bringing back Family Game Night! For many years this was a very popular event at our library and a whole new generation of children and parents would like to start it up again. Starting November 4 the program will take place every first and third Friday of the month (except for December 2nd because of Tree Lighting Party). Game Night is for game lovers of all ages! We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will break out our collection of board games, playing cards, and dominoes and let you and your family, neighbors and friends have at them. You can also bring your own game if you think we do not have it. We promise you do not have to play with your own children. We will serve free pizza and juice! We will have a donation jar out for those who would like to help pay for the refreshments but this is not required.

If you are planning on coming please let us know by calling 925-3177 so we can make sure there is pizza for all!