Jul
1
8:00 am08:00

No Yoga Today

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.

Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Outdoor Farmers Market

‘Fly Away Farm’ will be selling their produce every Saturday on our front lawn. Organic vegetables, seedlings, herbs, eggs, honey, jam, bread and much more will be on sale. Their products are also sold on a daily basis from their stand on Old Stage Road in Lovell.

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

Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Start-of-Summer Celebration

This is your chance to sign up for our 2017 Summer Reading Club: Build A Better World and get free Portland Pirate tickets with your reading log, sign up for all the Lovell Rec. Programs, and last but not least: Mad Science of Maine will present their ‘Engineering a Better World’ program at 10am.

Step into the shoes of engineers in this spectacular science show designed to launch kids’ imaginations into the boundless field of engineering! Captivating demonstrations and interactive experiments will inspire them to think about how engineers design things to make the world a better place. We will build a 6-foot roman arch, launch an explosive rocket, see an intelligent robot display some pretty impressive Kung Fu and yoga moves and conduct oozing chemical reactions! Children are our future, building a better world can start with sparking their imagination and getting them excited about engineering today!

Healthy refreshments served.

Jul
3
5:30 pm17:30

No Yoga Today

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.

Jul
5
10:00 am10:00

Tai chi with Pam Katz

This six week Tai chi class will start on July 5 and will run through August 9. Class will cost $8.00 an hour. After the first class, students may pay all classes ahead with 10% discount, equaling $36.00, or continue at $8.00 per class.

There are many styles of Tai chi but we will learn and practice sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Association, and others, as the least stressful on the joints. It is definitely known to improve balance. Some other positive benefits may include muscle strength and coordination, concentration and improved memory. It also may reduce arthritic pain and improve cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for twelve years. “Every time I practice, I still feel that I am improving and many times I am learning something new.” All ages welcome.

Jul
5
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. They always welcome summer visitors and new members and are ready to help beginners.

Jul
6
12:00 pm12:00

First Thursday Book Chat

This is a perfect opportunity to share with others the books you have liked, hear others’ opinions, learn what’s new in our collection, and let the library staff know about books you feel should be added to our library shelves. Bring your lunch!

 

Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

Outdoor Farmers Market

‘Fly Away Farm’ will be selling their produce every Saturday on our front lawn. Organic vegetables, seedlings, herbs, eggs, honey, jam, bread and much more will be on sale. Their products are also sold on a daily basis from their stand on Old Stage Road in Lovell.

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

Jul
12
10:00 am10:00

Tai chi with Pam Katz

This six week Tai chi class will started on July 5 and will run through August 9. Class will cost $8.00 an hour. After the first class, students may pay all classes ahead with 10% discount, equaling $36.00, or continue at $8.00 per class.

There are many styles of Tai chi but we will learn and practice sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Association, and others, as the least stressful on the joints. It is definitely known to improve balance. Some other positive benefits may include muscle strength and coordination, concentration and improved memory. It also may reduce arthritic pain and improve cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for twelve years. “Every time I practice, I still feel that I am improving and many times I am learning something new.” All ages welcome.

Jul
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. They always welcome summer visitors and new members and are ready to help beginners.

Jul
13
12:30 pm12:30

Writing Group

The library’s writing group will continue to meet during the summer months. The summer sessions will be capably led by various members of the writing group. They spend each meeting sharing, free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members and summer visitors are always welcome.

The writing group is proud to announce that the collection of their 9/11 Memories was recently accepted to be part of the archives of the 9/11 Museum in New York City. A special thanks to Bob Spencer who did much of the work that made this possible. A copy of these essays is also available at our library.

Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

Outdoor Farmers Market

‘Fly Away Farm’ will be selling their produce every Saturday on our front lawn. Organic vegetables, seedlings, herbs, eggs, honey, jam, bread and much more will be on sale. Their products are also sold on a daily basis from their stand on Old Stage Road in Lovell.

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

Jul
15
9:00 am09:00

Community Yard Sale

Come cheer on the 5K runners, enjoy the parade, and shop at our farmers market AND BIG YARD SALE. The library is inviting community members to join them on the front lawn of the library for a community yard sale. Please fill out a vendor application form if you would like us to reserve you a space so you can sell your own yard sale items. Space fee: $15 for 10X10 feet. Forms are available at library, on our website and in this newsletter. Places are limited.

QUESTIONS: call Lynn Hurd at 925-1101.

Jul
17
1:00 pm13:00

Adult Book Discussion with Sue Lanser

Sue Lanser , former professor at Brandeis University, has graciously agreed to lead our summer sessions once again. We are so lucky to have her share her expertise in literature with us. Her discussions are always informative and enlightening. The July meeting will feature Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. Published in 1876, it is a mixture of social satire and moral searching, along with a sympathetic rendering of Jewish ideas. The August selection will be decided during the meeting on July 17.

Jul
17
5:30 pm17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

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.

Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

Change and Transformation Poetry Workshop with Judy Steinbergh

Poet Judith Steinbergh will conduct our fourth annual workshop co-sponsored by the GLLT, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library and Hewnoaks Artist Colony. Together we will read and discuss lyric poems in various styles, and draft poems or short prose connected to our natural world, and our own lives and relationships. Adults and teens are invited to attend. Please sign up at the library. You may read the poetry of past workshops on the libarary website under News & Events.

Location: Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Rt 5

Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Tai chi with Pam Katz

This six week Tai chi class will started on July 5 and will run through August 9. Class will cost $8.00 an hour. After the first class, students may pay all classes ahead with 10% discount, equaling $36.00, or continue at $8.00 per class.

There are many styles of Tai chi but we will learn and practice sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Association, and others, as the least stressful on the joints. It is definitely known to improve balance. Some other positive benefits may include muscle strength and coordination, concentration and improved memory. It also may reduce arthritic pain and improve cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for twelve years. “Every time I practice, I still feel that I am improving and many times I am learning something new.” All ages welcome.

Jul
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. They always welcome summer visitors and new members and are ready to help beginners.

Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

Monthly Speaker: Lisa Hillman, author of SECRET NO MORE

We are very fortunate to present another author this month. Lisa Hillman is an accomplished health care administrator. Her husband is a former mayor of Annapolis. They raised a happily married daughter. From all appearances, life was rich and fulfilling. Except every night she went home to a dark house where her adolescent son huddled in his cave-like bedroom. Routinely, he disappeared at night while she lay awake, staring at the bedside clock, waiting to hear his footfall on the stairs, just to know that he was safe and still alive. A story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance, Secret No More tells the story of one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love.

In Maine alone the death toll from drug overdose reached 376 in 2016. 39% higher than in 2015. More than one victim per day, and it shows no signs of stopping. The only way we can solve this crisis, as a community, is to talk about it openly and compassionately. Lisa Hillman wrote a very courageous and important book and we are grateful she will share her family’s story with us.

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Jul
21
5:00 pm17:00

Pizza and Book Discussion Party for age 10 and up

On Friday July 21 at 5 pm we will have a very special built-your-own pizza and book review party for children 10 and up and their families. We will have a portable wood fired oven from Fly-Away-Farm in the backyard in which we will bake your own pizza. The book we will discuss is ‘The Island of Beyond’. This book takes place on an island in a Maine lake. We are very excited that author Elizabeth Atkinson will join us. Books are available at the library. Sign –up required. Parents welcome too!

Jul
22
9:00 am09:00

Outdoor Farmers Market

‘Fly Away Farm’ will be selling their produce every Saturday on our front lawn. Organic vegetables, seedlings, herbs, eggs, honey, jam, bread and much more will be on sale. Their products are also sold on a daily basis from their stand on Old Stage Road in Lovell.

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

Jul
24
5:30 pm17:30

Yin & Restorative Yoga with Kathleen Moulton

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.

Jul
26
10:00 am10:00

Tai chi with Pam Katz

This six week Tai chi class will started on July 5 and will run through August 9. Class will cost $8.00 an hour. After the first class, students may pay all classes ahead with 10% discount, equaling $36.00, or continue at $8.00 per class.

There are many styles of Tai chi but we will learn and practice sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Association, and others, as the least stressful on the joints. It is definitely known to improve balance. Some other positive benefits may include muscle strength and coordination, concentration and improved memory. It also may reduce arthritic pain and improve cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for twelve years. “Every time I practice, I still feel that I am improving and many times I am learning something new.” All ages welcome.

Jul
26
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.

Jul
27
12:30 pm12:30

Writing Group

The library’s writing group will continue to meet during the summer months. The summer sessions will be capably led by various members of the writing group. They spend each meeting sharing, free writing exercises, and discussing ways to improve their craft. New members and summer visitors are always welcome.

The writing group is proud to announce that the collection of their 9/11 Memories was recently accepted to be part of the archives of the 9/11 Museum in New York City. A special thanks to Bob Spencer who did much of the work that made this possible. A copy of these essays is also available at our library.

Jul
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.

Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

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. Other vendors welcome.

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


Jun
28
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. They always welcome summer visitors and new members and are ready to help beginners.

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker Author Alex Myers

After a short ‘State of the Library’ our board president Dell Foss will present this year’s new trustees. After the vote we are very honored to have Alex Myers, author of Revolutionary, as our guest speaker.

Deborah Sampson Gannett ran away from home in 1782, successfully disguised herself as a man, and fought valiantly in the Revolutionary War. Alex Myers’s richly imagined and carefully researched debut novel, tells the story of this fierce-tempered young woman turned celebrated soldier and the remarkable courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her odyssey during the birth of a nation.

As The Boston Globe raves, “Revolutionary succeeds on a number of levels, as a great historical-military adventure story, as an exploration of gender identity, and as a page-turning description of the fascinating life of the revolutionary Deborah Sampson.”

Alex was born and raised in Paris, Maine. After attending Phillips Exeter he became the first openly transgender student at Harvard University and worked to change the University’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. Subsequent to earning a master’s degree in religion at Brown, Alex has pursued a career in teaching English at secondary schools. He completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he began his work on Revolutionary.

Alex and his wife are seasonal residents of Lovell.

Jun
16
12:00 pm12:00

We reveal the STORIES IN OUR PHOTOS

Women's Library Club of Lovell, ca. 1902

Women's Library Club of Lovell, ca. 1902

The Charlotte Hobbs Story Swap will be meeting on its traditional third Friday this month, on Friday, June 16, from noon-1:30 pm. This will be our last gathering until the autumn.

Our theme this month is “STORIES IN OUR PHOTOS.” Do you have a photo – old or recent – that conceals (or reminds you of) a story? Perhaps a family story, or a tale of a personal experience, or a historical event that you find fascinating? Bring in that picture! We’ll have a gallery walk to imagine what lies behind the images, and then we’ll hear the stories. 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.

Jun
15
1:00 pm13:00

Hobbs Community Garden Planting

Today we will be planting our community garden. We are looking for volunteers to help water, weed and harvest. Produce will go to Sweden Food Pantry and to patrons. Call Anna at 925-3177 to sign up or just show up on the 15th!

Jun
7
9:00 am09:00

Cribbage

This will be the last meeting of the adult cribbage group the “Skunk Den”. 

They will back in the fall after the Fryeburg Fair. Thank you to all players for your generosity.

Jun
5
2:30 pm14:30

Mousepaint with Miss Deanna

Today is the last regular mousepaint of this school year. Check our newsletter and website for summer programming.

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.

Jun
2
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!

 

 

May
31
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.

May
27
9:00 am09:00

Memorial Day Plant Sale Fundraiser

Friends, Trustees and Garden Club members are generously donating their extra annuals, vegetables and perennials to the library for our annual Plant Sale. If you have any to donate please contact the library and we can supply you with pots.

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

A Beginner's Look at Beekeeping

Join beekeepers Dana and Sue Gregson to learn about the art of beekeeping. Beekeeping can be a fun and fulfilling family activity, perfect for those interested in farming, animals, and the environment. Using pictures and real apiary equipment, this program will introduce you to this popular backyard hobby. This hobby should not be taken up lightly though. Dana and Sue have 30 years of experience and currently own 16 hives in different locations. We will learn about the roles within the honey bee colonies and how they work together as a community.

They will bring some of their honey and we will be able to taste the difference between summer and fall honey.

May
25
12:30 pm12:30

Writing Group

This active group continues to meet twice monthly to share writing, explore ways to improve their craft, and to experience various free writing exercises. New members are always welcome and often bring fresh ideas to the group.

May
22
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.
 

May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Gardening Group

Bring your lunch and join this group of enthusiastic gardeners. They will be meeting informally during July and August to share their gardening successes, find answers to problems, and just enjoy “garden chatting.” Summer visitors are very welcome.

Hobbs Community Garden News:

On June 15 we planted our community garden with the help of FLY AWAY FARM for the fourth summer.  Produce will go to Sweden Food Pantry and to patrons. 

May
17
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.

May
10
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.

May
8
2:30 pm14:30

Mousepaint Storytime 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.
 

 

May
3
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
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
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
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.

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’.