Youth Programs

Special Events

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Vintage Handcrafts Embroidery

  • Date: Saturday, October 15, 22, 29
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 10 & Up (children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older) 
  • Register Here starting October 2, ten (10) seats maximum.

This class will be an introduction to the art of embroidery. Participants will gain hands-on experience and learn the basics of embroidery.  

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Make It @ The Library Cricut Apron Class using Infusible Ink

  • Dates: Saturday, November 19
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 8 & Up (children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 or older)
  • Register Here starting November 5, ten (10) seats maximum.

This month we will explore how to use infusible ink and make a personalized canvas apron.

Regular Programs

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Schooling From Home: Junior Master Gardener Learning Lab

  • Dates: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Makery
  • Ages: 5-9
  • Registration has been filled.

This series of gardening classes is intended for students schooling from home.  Each participant will receive a 4-H Outside the Box learning lab with supplies to complete all the gardening activities. This series is an experiential learning experience allowing for an enhanced opportunity to gain valuable life skills.

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Teen Tuesdays

  • Dates: Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Makery, Switch Room, Teen Zone
  • Ages: 12-19
  • Register here for the Mario Kart 8 Tournament

Play games (board games & Nintendo Switch tournament), eat snacks, read, or focus on mindful coloring. The choice is yours at Teen Tuesdays!

Schooling from Home: Create Art Now Learning Lab

  • Dates: Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Place: Makery
  • Ages: 9-13
  • Registration has been filled.

This series of Art classes is intended for students schooling from home.  Each participant will receive a 4-H Outside the Box learning lab with supplies to complete all the art activities.  This series is an experiential learning experience allowing for an enhanced opportunity to gain valuable life skills.

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Saturday Stay & Play

  • Dates: Saturdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

Stay & Play is a fun storytime with time to learn while playing!

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Wednesday Wiggles & Giggles Storytime

  • Dates: Wednesdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Library Event Space
  • Ages: 0-6

Let’s have fun singing, dancing, and reading at Wednesdays Wiggles & Giggles Storytime!

Genre Quest 2022-23

What is Genre Quest?

Genre Quest is a nine-month program at the library that began in 2020. The goal of Genre Quest is to inspire readers of all ages to pursue genres they may not necessarily find in their comfort zone. Most importantly, it keeps readers engaged with what the library has to offer ALL readers. Who knows? You may unexpectedly find a new favorite story!

Each month all you have to do is visit a desk at the Lewiston City Library and say you read a book from that month's genre. You will then receive an exclusive button featuring that genre as a prize! Happy Questing!

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Monthly Schedule:

October - Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal 

Books of the Fantasy genre often feature mythical creatures, magic, and epic adventures where a character must rise to the occasion. Sub-genres of Fantasy are Horror and Paranormal. Horror is about terror, while Paranormal features mythical beings at the forefront of the story.

November - Nonfiction/(Auto) Biography

Nonfiction books are true stories based on real people, events, creatures, and concepts. Biographies are stories written about people and their real-life experiences. Autobiographies are an account of a person's life written by that person.

December - Graphic Fiction/ Graphic Nonfiction/Manga

These are novels told through both words and art; they are very similar to comic books! Graphic novels are just a format but can encompass all genres. Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

January - Classic/Literary   

Classic fiction has been given special recognition and has stood the test of time. Literary fiction is worthy of praise or reward and centers around style, depth, and is character driven. 

February - Romance/Historical Fiction

Romance novels are all about a central love story and relationships. Historical fiction is a story that takes place in the past and features historical events, customs, and social norms. 

March - Science Fiction

Science Fiction (Sci-fi) is a story that places imagined or actual science at the forefront due to its connection with society and humanity. 

April - Poetry

Books of poetry express feeling and ideas in the form of rhythm, meaning, and sound.

May - Periodicals

Periodicals can take the form of newspapers, magazines, newsletters, comic books, or literary journals that are published daily, weekly, or monthly. 

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