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Monday May 25, 2015
Memorial Day - Library Closed
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Tuesday May 26, 2015
Zumba Kids Jr
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhythm and dance program for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old.

Led by Julia Walderzak of H2K Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio in Sudbury

Location: Raytheon Room
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Foreign Film Series-The Deep
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Deep - Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. 95 minutes.  From Iceland.  Icelandic with English subtitles.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From Garden to Table
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children will learn how to care for seedlings, will taste delicious veggies,

and will plant seeds for their home gardens.

For ages 4 and up.

Led by Assistant Children's Librarian Amy Horning.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday May 28, 2015
Mother Goose Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for babies and toddlers filled with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.

Ages babies to 2.5 years.

Registration is not required.

We ask that parents and caregivers participate in the storytime activities with their child.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Non-Fiction Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Beyond the Sky and the Earth:  A Journey into Bhutan, by Jamie Zeppa.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday May 29, 2015
Friends Spring Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Sarah Hubbell   
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday June 1, 2015
Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Uncle Fred in Springtime by P.G. Wodehouse.

Contact: Andy Moore  508-358-2311   amoore@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 2, 2015
Book Launch to Help Kids in Need
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join local author Tilia Klebenov Jacobs as a cast of talented actors performs a staged reading of part of her new novel, "Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café."  The performance will be followed by light refreshments and discussion with the author and actors, as well as a book sale.  A portion of each book sold that night will benefit Jeff's Place, the children's bereavement center.

Tilia Klebenov Jacobs won numerous awards for her previous book, "Wrong Place, Wrong Time."  "Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café" was featured in Kirkus Reviews in May 2015.

 

 

 

 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 3, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 4, 2015
Baby Signing
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to reduce frustration and give your baby the ability

to communicate before baby speaks.

For infants to preverbal, with caregiver.

Workshop led by Sheryl White

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Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 5, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

U.S. POLICY TOWARD AFRICA
How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it’s become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the “Obamamania” of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn’t going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote “strong institutions, not strong men,” and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

Leader:  Steve Engler

Host:  Carol Leiter
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday June 8, 2015
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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One-on-One Technology instruction
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Need assistance with downloading an ebook? Not sure how to use voice dictation on your iPhone or iPad? Need to learn how to create group contacts in your Gmail account? Maybe we can help! Schedule a one-on-one appointment for assistance with basic technology questions. Half-hour slots are available Mondays, June 8 and July 6 from 2-3 p.m.

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Wednesday June 10, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli (2010)
Lisa Napoli was in the grip of a crisis, dissatisfied with her life and her work as a radio journalist when a chance encounter with a handsome stranger presented her with an opportunity to move halfway around the world.   Lisa left behind cosmopolitan Los Angeles for a new adventure in the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan—said to be one of the happiest places on earth.

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday June 12, 2015
Introduction to the iPad
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Baffled by your iPhone or iPad beyond calling and texting?  Come on in.  M.J. will discuss organizing icons, SIRI and the microphone, battery life, and other basics of these versatile and complex devices.  Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad with you.  Instructor: M.J. Wright

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Noontime Book Group
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This month's book is Stoner by John Edward Williams.

Contact: Sandy Raymond  508-358-2311 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday June 13, 2015
Author Carrie Russell
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Carrie Russell, author of the novel "Drowning Cactus," will speak about environmentalism and fiction at the library today.

"Drowning Cactus" is literary fiction that explores the transformative power of wilderness. The novel follows a cactus thief and an urban gardening instructor on a journey across the American landscape, from the Sonoran Desert to Walden Pond.

Russell, a 1996 graduate of Wayland High School, studied writing at Columbia and Oxford, and worked as an environmental advocate before she became a novelist. The novel is inspired by her experiences in some of America’s most remote and threatened wilderness areas.

Russell will be available to sign books and answer reader questions after the talk.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday June 17, 2015
Library Trustee Meeting
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Using Contacts & Calendar on the iPhone/iPad
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Find out new uses for the "Contacts" on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to use the calendar and get reminders about appointments.  As time allows, we will also cover miscellaneous tips such as copying and pasting, and how to send texts and emails hands-free.

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Pizza Night (for Exam Week)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Teens!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends!

Pizza will be served at 5:00 p.m..  Cookies and other snacks will be available throughout the evening.

We will be open until 11 p.m. for high school students studying for exams.

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Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact: Perry Ganz, Esq.  781-453-0030   pganz@brierganz.com
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 18, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Teen Pizza Night (for Exam Week)
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Teens!  Feed your brain while studying with your friends!

Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m. on these nights.  Cookies and other snacks will be available throughout the evening.

We will be open until 11 p.m. for high school students studying for exams.

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Friday June 19, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

SYRIA'S REFUGEE CRISIS

As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains.

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multiyear civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world’s largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a “lost generation” remains. Ultimately, though, the safety of displaced Syrians rests with the whole international community.

Leader:  Maria Locke
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday June 22, 2015
An Introduction to Apps for iPhone/iPad
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

People who have smartphones and iPads throw around the "app" word like it's the most fashionable ice cream.  Want to know about apps and how to find and download good ones from the app store?  Discover some new ways to use your iPhone or iPad with various apps.

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 23, 2015
3D Design with Blender
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3D artist Eric Carlsen will offer an Introductory workshop on using Blender software to design 3D objects. Registration is required, so sign up below. Attendees should have very strong computer skills and should probably be 14 years of age or older.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday June 25, 2015
Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday June 28, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday June 29, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Butterfly People:  An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World, by William Leach.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday June 30, 2015
Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday July 3, 2015 -  Sunday July 5, 2015
Independence Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Monday July 6, 2015
One-on-One Technology instruction
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Need assistance with downloading an ebook? Not sure how to use voice dictation on your iPhone or iPad? Need to learn how to create group contacts in your Gmail account? Maybe we can help! Schedule a one-on-one appointment for assistance with basic technology questions. Half-hour slots are available from 2-3 p.m.

Contact: M.J. Wright  508-358-2311   mwright@minlib.net
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Wednesday July 8, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home by Karen McCann
This month the book club has been asked by the author, Karen McCann, to read her book and review it online.  In exchange for reviewing it, she will give us the ability to download it for free.  Contact Rachel Sideman-Kurtz for the link:  rsideman@minlib.net
 

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday July 9, 2015
Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday July 12, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday July 19, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Tuesday July 21, 2015
3D Design with TinkerCAD
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3D artist Eric Carlsen will guide teens and adults through the process of creating their own 3D model using Tinkercad, an easy and fun 3D design tool. We will be printing out the creations! Workshop attendance needs to be limited, so registration is required. You MUST be 12 or older to register.

Please register below.

Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday July 26, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday July 27, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday July 28, 2015
Room is Booked
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday July 30, 2015
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday August 2, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday August 9, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Wednesday August 12, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A Cook's Tour:  In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?," Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out. From California to Cambodia, A Cooks' Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.
 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday August 13, 2015
Room is Booked
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday August 16, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Sunday August 23, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Monday August 24, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This month's book is Marmee & Louisa by Eve LaPlante.

Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday August 27, 2015
Library Planning Committee
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
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Sunday August 30, 2015
Closed - Summer Schedule
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Wednesday September 2, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday September 5, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015
Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Tuesday September 8, 2015
Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Wednesday September 9, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Catfish and Mandala:  A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham
Catfish and Mandala is the story of an American odyssey—a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam—made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland.

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday September 10, 2015
Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday September 17, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday September 18, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world’s leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

Leader:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday September 28, 2015
Non-Fiction Book Group
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Contact: Nancy McMenemy-McColm     nmccolm@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday September 29, 2015
Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Raytheon Room
Thursday October 1, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday October 7, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday October 8, 2015
Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday October 12, 2015
Columbus Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday October 14, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

My Invented Country:  A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile
by Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her homeland that she carries with her even today.
 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday October 15, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Friday October 16, 2015
Great Decisions 2015
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM

BRAZIL'S METAMORPHOSIS

Some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.

Brazil — it’s the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence — it’s drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems — deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership — have held it back.

Leader:  Carol Leiter

Host:  Jack Langsdorf
 

Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 4, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday November 5, 2015
Poetry Workshop Instructional Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Today, Alan Feldman will be our teacher.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 11, 2015
Veterans' Day - Library Closed
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Thursday November 12, 2015
Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Tuesday November 17, 2015
Foreign Film Series
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday November 19, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday November 25, 2015
Library Closing at 6:00 pm
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Thursday November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
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Friday November 27, 2015
Library Closed
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Wednesday December 2, 2015
Needlework/Handwork Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group, facilitated by Ann Moses, for people to work on needlework and handwork projects together.

Contact: Ann Moses  508-358-7113 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 3, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Wednesday December 9, 2015
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Walking Israel:  A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation
by Martin Fletcher
Longtime chief of NBC’s Tel Aviv news bureau, Martin Fletcher is in a unique position to interpret Israel, and he brings it off in a spectacular and novel manner. Strolling the entire coast, from Lebanon to Gaza, observing facets of the country that are ignored in news reports, he tells a different and truer story.
 

Full Book List for this year.

 

Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Thursday December 10, 2015
Thursday Night Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Contact: Sarah Hogan  508-358-2311   shogan@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 17, 2015
Poetry Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This group gathers two Thursdays a month to work on writing poetry. Beginners and advanced are equally welcome.

Contact: Joan Kimball  978-318-0991 
Location: Raytheon Room
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Thursday December 24, 2015
Library Closing at Noon
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Friday December 25, 2015
Christmas - Library Closed
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Thursday December 31, 2015
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
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Friday January 1, 2016
New Year's Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday January 13, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
 “How much money does it take to quit your job?”  Exhausted and on the verge of burnout, 
 Janice MacLeod poses this question to herself as she doodles on a notepad at her desk.
 Surprisingly, the answer isn't as daunting as she expected. With a little math and a lot of
 determination, Janice cuts back, saves up, and buys herself two years of freedom in Europe.

 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday February 10, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A Trip to the Beach:  Living on Island time in the Caribbean
by Melinda Blanchard
This is the story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build a small restaurant on an island paradise -- and discover that even paradise has its pitfalls. It's a story filled with calamities and comedy, culinary disasters and triumphs, and indelible portraits of people who live and work on a sliver of beauty set in the Caribbean Sea. It's about the maddening, exhausting, outlandish complications of trying to live the simple life -- and the joy that comes when you somehow pull it off.


 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday February 15, 2016
Presidents Day - Library Closed
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Sunday March 27, 2016
Easter - Library Closed
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Wednesday April 13, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Kinky Gazpacho:  Life, Love & Spain by Lori L. Tharps
Magazine writer and editor Lori Tharps was born and raised in the comfortable but mostly White suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was often the only person of color in her neighborhood. At an early age, Lori decided that her destiny would be discovered in Spain. She didn't know anyone from Spain, had never visited the country, and hardly spoke the language. Still, she never faltered in her plans to go.  Arriving in the country as an optimistic college student, however, Lori soon discovers Spain's particular attitude toward Blackness.


 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
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Monday April 18, 2016
Patriots Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday May 11, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sideways on a Scooter:  Life and Love in India by Miranda Kennedy
When twenty-something reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi are early signs that life is less Westernized than she’d thought.  Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possibility and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture—and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family.


 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Monday May 30, 2016
Memorial Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday June 8, 2016
Armchair Travel Book Club
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
New York Times bestselling author and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.  She takes us on a road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit as well as political and cultural advantage.



 

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Contact: Rachel Sideman-Kurtz     rsideman@minlib.net
Location: Raytheon Room
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Saturday July 2, 2016 -  Monday July 4, 2016
Independence Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Saturday September 3, 2016 -  Monday September 5, 2016
Labor Day Weekend - Library Closed
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Monday October 10, 2016
Columbus Day - Library Closed
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Friday November 11, 2016
Veterans' Day - Library Closed
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Wednesday November 23, 2016
Library Closing at 6:00 pm
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Thursday November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving - Library Closed
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Friday November 25, 2016
Library Closed
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Saturday December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve - Library Closed
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Sunday December 25, 2016
Christmas - Library Closed
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Monday December 26, 2016
Library Closed
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Saturday December 31, 2016
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
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