Slime, planetarium top Lewiston Adult Education’s programs for families

LEWISTON — Children will have a chance to get their hands slimy during Lewiston Adult Education’s Summer 2019 family learning program. Students in Lewiston grade schools will receive a schedule of the free events; the schedule will also be available at Lewiston Public Library.
This summer marks the fourth year Lewiston Adult Education will work with members of 4-H Androscoggin County, Museum L/A, Bates College and Lewiston Public Library to provide activities for children and families to learn more about nature to local history. Lewiston Public Library technician Mary Randall will show how to make slime in her event in the children’s’ department called “An Evening with Professor Slime.” Randall will put on her lab coat and goggles to entertain and explain some of the science of slimy things 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Adult Services Librarian Ruby Jones will combine tie-dyeing shirts and astronomical objects in “Galaxy Tie-Dye,” set for the library 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. The focus on the sky will continue with “Seeing Stars” with Nicole Hastings of the Ladd Planetarium at Bates College on 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.
Laura Personette of 4-H Androscoggin County will host two events at the Adult Learning Center in the basement of Longley School, 145 Birch St. “Seaweed Filter” will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, and “Salt Water Density” will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.
Carol Thomas of Museum L/A will present “Spinning and Weaving” at Museum L/A on 35 Canal St. in Lewiston at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. She will show the work behind making cloth and tapestries while connecting them to Lewiston’s industrial past. Her class will be for children ages six and up.
The class at the Ladd Planetarium has no minimum age requirement as long as children can sit in a darkened room for an hour. All the other classes during summer enrichment are for children ages eight and up.
The classes require registration to participate. To register, go to
For more information, contact Mike Reagan at Lewiston Adult Education at 207-795-4141 or email him at

PHOTO: Library technician Mary Randall will teach a slime-making class at Lewiston Public Library Aug. 6 as “Professor Slime.” It will be one of a number of enrichment programs for parents and children featuring local organizations. (Submitted photo)