We support our mission of fulfilling the cultural, social, and recreational needs of the community by developing and presenting programs that provide additional opportunities for information, learning, and entertainment. Programming is an integral component of library services that expands the library’s role as a community resource, introducing the public to library resources.
Every day in November, during our open hours, we will have tables designated as NaNoWriMo writing areas. Usually these will be on the lower level where food and beverages will be welcome during this program. We have plenty of outlets, WiFi, pencils/pens, staff available for reference questions, and books to help inspire. Join your fellow writers to help you reach your goal!
AND THEN COME WRITE OUT!
Enjoy a change of scenery, join us out in the community at a local restaurant or brewery to get your creative juices flowing! A librarian will be on hand to provide reference support, and help writers get unblocked! Tables, WiFi, light refreshments, and swag will be provided.
Nov 12 (7-9 PM) @ Sky Hi
Nov 20 (4-6 PM) @ Brewery Silvaticus
Nov 24 (2-4 PM) @ Barewolf Brewery
Mark Your Calendars!
On Monday December 2 @ 10am registration opens for our annual Holiday Greens Workshops. Due to demand, we have expanded to 4 separate sessions this year; December 16 @ 10:30am; 1pm; 5:30pm; 7pm. When registering, please choose only 1 session. If you want to be put on the wait-list for additional sessions, please call the circulation desk 978-388-8148. These workshops fill up quickly every year so register ASAP!
The Holidays Greens Workshop is an interactive program where Sarah Seamans leads you in making a centerpiece out of real greenery, cones, and berries provided by the library. Participants are asked to bring their own clippers.
All titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.
November 13 – Killers of the Flower Moon: Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann [Non-Fiction]
December 11 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles
The Library hosts a Writers’ Group on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm. It is an open group made up of writers who are currently working on projects. The purpose of each meeting is to read and critique each others’ writing projects. Each member is to be actively and regularly engaged in submitting their own work in-progress for review, reading the submissions of other members of the group, and attending meetings. Writers in all genres are welcome to attend. An individual must attend two consecutive meetings to have their work critiqued. This group is run and facilitated by volunteers.
November 6 | December 4
Talk Art-y to Me!
Each month, Jane Oneail from Culturally Curious will lead interactive art appreciation talks at the Library that will mix art historical facts with audience discussion. There will be a new topic each month, fall topics are listed below.
Thursday, December 5 at 6:30-7:30pm
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous artists. This interactive program will look at his life and work, exploring his influences, his innovations and his incredible legacy. Registration is requested, click here!
The Library hosts a monthly open mic night for poetry on the forth Tuesday from 6-7:30pm. Each month there is a featured poet followed by a discussion, an open mic and light refreshments. No registration is required.
Featured Poet: Dennis Daly
November 26 at 6-7:30pm
Dennis Daly lives in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College and has an MA in English Literature from Northeastern University. He has published seven books of poetry and poetic translations. His Sophocles’ Ajax was recently performed in Saratoga Springs, New York under the sponsorship of the classics and drama departments of Skidmore College. He has traveled widely in Central Asia. Visit Daly’s blog at dennisfdaly.blogspot.com.
Community of Stitchers
Do you have a sewing, cross-stitch, knitting, crotchet or other craft project you are working on? Bring it to a meeting of our new Community of Stitchers where you can work on your project, get advice from your fellow creators, and show off your work! Our local stitching enthusiast and advanced knitter, Sarah Chapman, will be on hand at each meeting to help attendees with their projects. All experience levels are welcome and registration is not required. We meet once a month on Wednesday nights 7-8pm. Come enjoy a creative evening with us!
Nov 20 | Dec 4
Join us for drop in technology help on Tuesday nights from 5-7:30pm! We can help you answer simple tech questions about your cell phone, laptop, computer and e-reader. When you come to our drop in session, please make sure you have your chargers, usernames and passwords. This program is offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Click here for a full calendar of all Library programs.