Join us for an outdoor, social-distance-friendly Bee Workshop!

Come to the Thompson Free Library on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 am for an outdoor Bee Workshop with Lynn Lubas! We ask that you please wear a face covering to this program.

This workshop will provide participants of all ages with an overview of the life cycle of a honeybee and a description of equipment necessary to keep bees. There will be an observation hive on site to view some working honeybees.

Lynn Lubas of Penquis Beekeepers will lead the discussion and will answer questions for participants. Lynn has been a beekeeper for approximately 8 years and has a large perennial garden and pond to help feed pollinators.

Since washing our hands is more important than ever, now is the perfect time to learn how to make soap. Join us Tuesday, June 16 at 1:30 pm for Soap Making 101.

Brooke Isham of Lomah Farmstead in Sangerville will teach us how to make beautiful, cold processed natural soap from ingredients that can be found locally, using simple equipment. She currently sells her soap online and at various Farmer’s Markets. She specializes in soaps that are free of synthetic fragrances & colorants.

Feel free to ask questions & share your own soap making tips!

This program is free & open to the public. To participate, join the Zoom meeting at: (Meeting ID: 883 7067 0600). You can also dial in by phone at: 1-646-876-9923.

Join us on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 pm for an exhibit of thoughts and photos from everyday people about how climate change affects us here in Maine, hosted by researchers from the Psychology in Context Lab at UMaine Augusta.

In October, eight members of the Dover-Foxcroft community came together to talk about climate change and other social changes. They talked about the environment, housing, poverty, and people moving to Maine – and so much more. They took photos and told stories about how these changes are affecting us here in Maine.

Come learn what they had to say! What do you have to add to the conversation?

On Thursday, March 5 at 4 pm the Piscataquis Regional Food Center will host a workshop on container gardening at the library. Come to learn the basics and get your questions answered!

PRFC will also be sharing information about their new Garden in a Box pilot project, which aims to educate people about growing their own food and provide all people the opportunity to do so.

To find out more, contact PRFC by phone: (207) 802-8230 / (207) 343-0171 or email: