New and Noteworthy

Monday, Feb. 20: Library Closed

The library will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Love Letters for the Library

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What do you love about your library? As part of a statewide initiative to raise awareness with local and state officials about the value of libraries, we are collecting love letters for the library. We have pre-printed valentines available at the library for you and your family to share all the great programs, books, and features that you love about it. No time to visit us in person? Go to https://lovemasslibraries.com/ to submit your Valentine digitally. Show your library some love. Write a sweet Valentine today!

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for a book discussion. February’s title is The Worst Hard Time, the 2006 winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. In this gripping and vivid work by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Timothy Egan, survivors remember the Great American Dust Bowl, America’s greatest weather disaster. Copies are available at the library Reference Desk. Continued »

Feb. 18 thru 26: Harry Potter Staycation!

February Vacation week means Staycation at the library! This year, the library is excited to present a Harry Potter Staycation! Mark your calendar for a week’s worth of Harry Potter themed programs: movies, music, crafts, trivia, and more! All events are free! All ages and no registration required unless otherwise noted! Caregivers must stay with children during the activity. Click here for the full calendar of events.

Sunday, March 5: Be Happy! The Science of Happiness

Professor Lizzie Linn Casanave leads a workshop based on positive psychology. Learn how focus and attitude can improve your life and help you thrive! Continued »

2nd Tuesday of the month: Pajama Storytime

Wind down your day with music, movement and stories as a family. Wear your PJs and bring a friend to cuddle. Continued »

Reading Buddies!

Come and read with an older kid! Whether you want to do the reading, or be read to, our Middle School volunteers are happy to oblige! Continued »

Thursday afternoons: Crazy 8 Math Club

Where Math meets Mischief! We’re nothing like your usual math club. With Crazy 8, kids will build glow-in-the-dark structures, crack secret spy codes and play games like Toilet Paper Olympics. Continued »

Friday mornings: On Our Own Preschool Storytime

For ages 3-5 years, this Storytime includes songs, stories, felt boards, & other visual methods of storytelling. Also includes music & movement interspersed with shared reading experiences with a goal of increasing the preschoolers’ stamina & attention span to attend to longer stories/activities. Siblings are welcome. Continued »

Wednesday afternoons: Construction Zone

Building projects abound! Join us every Wednesday afternoon when we will be using LEGOs, K’nex or other building materials to meet design challenges or create our own masterpieces. School Aged Children Only, Please! Continued »

Wednesdays: Wiggleworms Toddler Time

Designed for ages 18 months to 36 months, this storytime includes songs, stories, felt boards, & other visual methods of storytelling. Presenter will include music & movement interspersed with shared reading experiences to engage this very active age. Siblings are welcome. Continued »

Mondays & Thursdays: Oh Baby! Lapsit

This infant lapsit program (age birth to 24 months) will provide early literacy opportunities for caregivers and babies through a story time with interactive song, movement, and fingerplay. After the program, babies and adults will have time to play with developmentally appropriate toys and socialize. This program is meant to benefit both caregivers and babies by creating a fun and relaxing environment to learn and play and meet friends in our community. Siblings are welcome. Continued »