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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Gardening Group followed by a Guest Speaker!

This informal group of gardeners meets monthly over lunch to discuss their gardens of the past and plans for the future. This group always welcomes new members.

This month we will have the Saco Valley Garden Club joining us at 1:00 p.m. with guest speaker, Cindy Tibbetts, of Hummingbird Farm. Cindy will present “Clematis: Queen of the Flowering Vines,” discussing plant selection, placement, planting and pruning.

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Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Clematis: Queen of the Flowering Vine

Saco Valley Garden Club presents Cindy Tibbetts, owner of Hummingbird Farm, a strictly clematis-growing operation. Hummingbird farm sells nearly 100 varieties of clematis, all disease resistant and hardy to zone 4.

Cindy’s presentation will cover plant selection, placement, planting and pruning. Here is a chance for you to benefit from Cindy’s many years of extensive research and hands-on experience!

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Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Author Event: Dave Patterson

Join us Thursday, July 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for another exciting author event! Dave Patterson will be discussing and reading from his debut novel Soon the Light Will Be Perfect. The novel was nominated for a Maine Literary Award and has been described as a “rough-edged coming-of-age story.” Hear all about how Dave wrote his novel and got it published.

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Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Poetry and Pizza!

“My Special Place” Poetry Workshop
In this workshop, children’s author Mary Atkinson uses her award-winning poem “My Brother and I and the World”  to inspire children and others to write poetry about their own special places. She’ll guide participants to create (and maybe even illustrate) their own poems to later share over pizza.

For ages 7-12. Parents or grandparents are welcome to attend the workshop with their child/grandchild, or the child may attend solo.

Please sign-up in advance at the library or call 925-3177

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Jul
22
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.

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

GLLT Presents: Four Farm Forum

Moderated by Bob Katz: We all have a deep connection to our agricultural heritage. But . . . have you ever wondered what a typical day is like in the life of a local farmer? What worries and challenges do farmers face? What sustainable agricultural practices do they employ? How do these factors affect the health and productivity of the land? Joining us for a panel discussion will be representatives from four local farms: The Wards of Fly Away Farm; Roy Andrews, president of the Fryeburg Fair; Steve and Jeanne Eastman of Chester Eastman Homestead; and the Westons of Weston’s Farm and Market.

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

Lego MINDSTORMS Workshop: Programming with Sensors

This weekend-long advanced workshop for children ages 9-12* will be facilitated by Maine Robotics instructor, Ben Goff with support from Lovell Lego Robotics coaches and volunteers. Students will learn how to program Lego MINDSTORMS robots to move, avoid obstacles, and navigate courses, with a particular focus on how to use and work with the sensors that come with the Lego kits. This will be a fun way for students with some knowledge of Lego robotics to improve their roboteering skills and learn how to code.

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION: $50 per student (max 10 students; first come first served)

*Students must have prior experience with Lego MINDSTORMS

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Maine Robotics is a non-profit dedicated to providing Maine youth and teachers with mentored activities within the STEM fields, focusing primarily on robotics for it's multidisciplinary coverage of science and its ability to provide timely and popular tie ins with today's youth.
Each year we work with thousands of Maine students and over 100 Maine schools, building computers, robots, and programs.

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Jul
29
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.

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Jul
31
4:00 PM16:00

Harmonica Workshop!

Ever wanted to play the old misery whistle? Sign up for an introduction to blues harmonica with Lauren Williams of LC Williams and The Driver! This workshop will take place Wednesday, July 31st, at 4 pm. Topics covered include holding the harmonica, basic chugging rhythms, lip pursing vs. tongue blocking, a discussion of different positions (Bob Dylan/folk style vs. James Cotton/blues style), and where to shop for your fedora and bowling shirt! There is a $15 registration fee which includes your very own harmonica! Please sign up in advance!

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Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

GLLT Presents: Monarchs at Risk with Don Bennett

Recent censuses show the smallest Monarch butterfly populations in Mexico and the west coast hibernacula in recorded history. Why is this happening? Is there anything we can do? Are drastic declines in the Monarch populations a sign of something more insidious? Come listen to Don Bennett and discover why this is such an important message for all of us.

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Rwandan Dance and Drum Demonstration

We are very excited to present Maurice Habimfura and his troupe partner, Patrick for a Rwandan Drum and Dance Demonstration! Maurice and Patrick are both members of “Ikirenga Cy'Intore”, a Rwandan drum and dance troupe based in East Bayside, Maine.  This group seeks to educate and preserve traditional Rwandan dance culture, which is not traditionally written down and is becoming lost due to the Rwandan Genocide, diaspora, and modern cultural shifts.
Members of the group were Rwandan State Dance Champions before coming to Portland. 

Performers wear traditional Rwandan costume and play on giant handmade drums, while others dance the scenes of hunting, fishing, and other traditional activities. The men, women, and sometimes children take turns depicting different aspects of Rwandan life.

Maurice and Patrick will do a performance and then teach a few dance moves for those that are brave in the audience!

Open to all ages!

For more information about Ikirenga Cy’Intore troup, visit : www.imihamirizo.com

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Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

Summer Reading Celebration!

Come celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program with a performance by Rwandan Drummers and Dancers! You may even learn a few dance moves in the process!

Following the performance we will serve refreshments and ice cream.

Find out more about this exciting performance here:

http://www.hobbslibrary.org/events/2019/8/10/rwandan-dance-and-drum-demonstration

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

GLLT Presents: The BBC Wildlife Film Unit with Moira Yip

PBS and the BBC Wildlife Unit joined forces last fall to film in New England. Moira Yip helped the BBC team plan their locations, and some of the footage was filmed at her house here in Lovell. The shows were broadcast both in the US and in the UK. She shares her story of how this came about, illustrated with her photos and with some BBC footage

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Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Connect to Our Natural World Through Poems and Short Prose with Judy Steinbergh

As part of a wellness series, this workshop will explore and reflect on our personal connections to the environment through the elements, seasons, birds and other wildlife. With inspiration from our surroundings, and short pieces in various styles and forms by poets and naturalists, we will draft our writing and share with the group. Adults and teens welcome. This poetry workshop is sponsored by the Greater Lovell Land Trust, Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony.

Pre-registration is required: 207-925-3177; Leave your name and e-mail address

Location: Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Route 5, Lovell

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Jul
15
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.

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Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Ritucharya: Yoga & Ayurveda Seasonal Routines for Vibrant Health

We are very excited to welcome back Suzanne Silvermoon, who will conduct this workshop. Ritucharya is a Sanskrit word from Ayurveda describing Seasonal Routines. Nature’s environment is dynamic, therefore our approach to our daily self-care should be wise and nimble. The wisdom of Ayurveda helps us understand the elements present in nature and how best to be in flow with the changes arising with the seasons. When we adopt specific seasonal routines, we are more apt to maintain healthy digestion, resilience, balance, beauty, and longevity.

During this workshop you will learn:
~  Basic Ayurvedic Principles
~  Ayurveda’s Six Seasons and their qualities
~  Seasonal routines to live in harmony with nature
~  Seasonal modifications to yoga and pranayama practices
~  The reasons behind seasonal cleansing
~  Daily Routines, Diet and Herbal suggestions for seasonal health

What to Bring:

~  Yoga Mat

~  Notebook and Pen

~  Wear comfortable clothing for Yoga Asana Practice

Workshop Fee: $45

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Jul
12
1:00 PM13:00

GLLT Presents: Chewonki - Predators: The Balance of Nature

We will be offering 2 Chewonki presentations this year, the first at 1 p.m., the second at 2:30 p.m.

This Chewonki Traveling Natural History program focuses on predators in the context of food webs and natural cycles. We learn some common myths about predators and the problems they face. Participants will have the opportunity to study mounted animals and see three live, non-releasable predators.

Due to the popularity of the Chewonki programs, we ask that you pre-register at the library for one of the 2 sessions offered. Space is limited. Call 925-3177

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Crafts with Marty: Old Jeans Embroidery!

Bring an old pair of jeans, shorts, or a jacket, and learn basic embroidery stitches to bring new life to your old duds! This program welcomes beginning stitchers and seasoned flossers alike. We’ll collaborate to teach, learn, and stitch. Have a stash of emroidery floss to share? Bring it along! Needles and scissors will be provided, or bring your own. All abilities welcome!

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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Jul
8
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.

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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Page Turners (Formerly Adult Book Discussion Group): The Woman in White

The summer book discussion sessions continue in July with a classic by Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White (1859) . This Victorian blockbuster may be long, but it’s a page turner! It is widely considered one of the best and earliest mystery novels.

Coming up:

August 12: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Page Turners welcomes all members of the greater Lovell community. If you’d like to join the group’s email list, please contact Sue at lanser@brandeis.edu.

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Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi with Pam Katz

There are many styles of Tai Chi, but Pam will focus on the sun style, which is recommended by the American Arthritis Foundation for being the least stressful on joints. It is also known to improve balance. Other benefits may include improved muscle strength and coordination, concentration and memory. Participants may also experience reduced arthritic pain and improved cardiac function.

Pam Katz has been studying sun-style tai chi for 20 years and has been teaching for 13 years. This class will begin on July 3rd and continue through August. The fee is $8 per session, or participants may pay for the series in advance at a discount.

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Jul
1
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.

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Jun
29
9:00 AM09:00

Start of Summer Celebration with MAD SCIENCE!

Sign up for our 2019 Summer Reading Club: A Universe of Stories! You will receive free Portland Sea Dogs tickets, a reading log, prizes to mark your progress, and you may also sign up for Lovell Rec programs.

At 10:00 a.m., MAD SCIENCE will present their program: 3 - 2 - 1 …Blast Off!! Kids will get to explore space with an out-of-this-world galactic expedition!

Refreshments will be served!

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Upstairs Book Club

Join Martha Livingston to discuss Sarah Perry’s “After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, a Daughter’s Search”. This memoir is both a gripping mystery and a heart-breaking love letter to the fiercely devoted mother she lost. The murder occurred right in Bridgton, ME.

This book was selected for the Maine Humanities Council “ReadME” statewide reading program by Maine author, Tess Gerritsen.

Coming up:

July 25th: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

August 29th: Paris was the Place by Susan Conley

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Jun
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.

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Writing the Wilderness: Four Maine Authors Share Their Writing Experience

Writing the Wilderness will feature local wilderness writers Laurie Apgar Chandler, Thomas Jamrog, Kim Camery Millick, and Jake Morrel. They will discuss the process of taking their wilderness experiences and not only writing about them but taking the next step and publishing their work.

There will be a brief presentation from each author followed by a Q&A. All titles will be for sale.

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