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Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM Tiny Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Thursdays from January 11 through February 15. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Friday January 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of the Boxford Town Libraries Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

  • When: Friday, January 19
  • Time:  1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Where: Library at Town Hall, second floor meeting room

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Healthy Start 2018! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Are you ready to kick off 2018 with a healthy start? Join Alethea Copelas for a workshop that will teach you how to leave the "diet" behind once and for all. Learn about how gut health is often the overlooked key to weight loss, cravings, hormonal balance and so much more. She will guide you through several of the steps that she teaches her clients every day that lead to a sustainable healthy lifestyle. 

Alethea Copelas is the owner of Compass Nutrition, a holistic health coaching practice in Massachusetts that focuses on empowering women to find their personal path to wellness. In addition, as a vegetarian chef, she offers in-home cooking classes and menu planning.

 

Supported by the Friends of the Boxford Library.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are many spaces available.
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none No Afterschool Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlbrary.org
   

Today is a 'Teacher Day' at the Boxford Schools, so there is no afterschool group today. It will happen again on Tuesday and Wednesday as usual! 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM Yoga For Kids 5 & Under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Tracy Keen of 'Stand Tall Yoga and Fitness' presents this free, lively class for kids ages 5 and under (yes, toddlers welcome!) Join us for child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs, and mini relaxation. Yoga for this age can help promote better sleep, increased listening skills, improved motor development, and physical fitness. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after December 28. (Note that today at 4 pm, we also have a Yoga session for kids ages 6-10!) 

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
       
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
 
rec_aerobics 4:00 PM Yoga For Kids Ages 6-10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Tracy Keen of 'Stand Tall Yoga and Fitness' presents this free, lively class for kids ages 6 to 10! Join us for child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, and mini relaxation. Yoga for this age can help promote easier relaxation, improved flexibility and strength, concentration techniques, and communication skills. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after December 28. (Note that earlier today at 10am, we also offer a Yoga session for younger children.) 

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
       
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Wednesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 10 through February 14.  When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM Tiny Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Thursdays from January 11 through February 15. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Club For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Come and build with us at our free Lego event for kids in grades K and up...  We provide a variety of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will display your creations in the Library for a whole week. Our January theme is: Superheroes! 

Space is limited. You may register for this event on or after January 9.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
       
 
holiday_witch.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Event with Michael Cormier Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   
Join Michael Cormier, author of the play Saltonstall's Trial.  His talk will focus on a brief, but critical, juncture in the Salem witch hysteria: Late-May to mid-June of 1692. 
 
From May 27, 1692 to approximately June 13, 1692, several events took place that are the focus of Saltonstall's Trial. On May 27, Governor Phips appointed the judges of his newly created special Court of Oyer and Terminer, one of whom was Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill. On June 2 the first trial took place, resulting in the conviction of Bridget Bishop based almost entirely on spectral evidence. On June 10 she was hanged. In the meantime, Nathaniel Saltonstall quit the court in disgust for its one-sided conduct and the spectral evidence it relied upon. Governor Phips, thereafter, suspended any further trials until he could consult with a group of Puritan ministers regarding the use of spectral evidence. In spite of the protests of Saltonstall, and others who'd started joining in the outcry, Phips allowed spectral evidence, which would eventually lead to a total of nineteen hanged and another pressed to death.
 
The mindset of the time will be explored, along with the complex social and political climate that led to the hysteria. Saltonstall's part will be explored in particular.
 
Supported by the Friends of the Boxford Library.
 
 
    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are many spaces available.
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Drop-In Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Kids are invited to join Liz Jones in the children's room for a fun weekend storytime, with movement (plus donuts!) No need to sign up, just... drop in!

    Location: Boxford Town Library
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Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

This month we will be discussing The Saturday Evening Girls Club, by Jane Haley. No registration is necessary and all are welcome!

For the young women living in Boston's North End in 1908, the Saturday Evening Girls Club is an escape from the drudgery of daily life. For Caprice, Ada, Maria and Thea, it's the one time each week the friends can be together. They support each other's dreams and help each other navigate romances and family clashes, cultural prejudices, loss and heartbreak. Through it all one thing is certain - they could not get through it all without their friendship, and the Saturday Evening Girls Club.

Don't forgot to join us Saturday, February 3rd, as author Jane Healey comes to the library to discuss the writing of her book!

    Location: Boxford Town Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Wednesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 10 through February 14.  When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM Tiny Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Thursdays from January 11 through February 15. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Author Event with Jane Healey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   
 
Join Jane Healey, author of the Saturday Evening Girls Club, and learn how she first learned about the club, then discuss the history behind the story, and how she finally came to write a novel about the Girls. There will be time for questions and answers at the end, books will be available for signing and purchase, and Jane will even bring a piece of two of the pottery from her own collection. 
 
For the young women living in Boston's North End in 1908, the Saturday Evening Girls Club is an escape from the drudgery of daily life. For Caprice, Ada, Maria and Thea, it's the one time each week the friends can be together. They support each other's dreams and help each other navigate romances and family clashes, cultural prejudices, loss and heartbreak. Through it all one thing is certain - they could not get through it all without their friendship, and the Saturday Evening Girls Club.
 
    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Wednesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 10 through February 14.  When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM Tiny Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Thursdays from January 11 through February 15. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Friday February 9, 2018 Go To Top
food_cake 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Club: Cooking w/ Chocolate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Get ready for Valentine's Day and join us for a very special Cookbook Club with Liz Barbour as we learn about "Cooking with Chocolate"! 

Chocolate is not just dessert; it’s everything you need! You can influence a lot of people and change your world if you have the right chocolate recipe. Join Chef/Instructor Liz Barbour as she
uses chocolate as the main ingredient in recipes that are not just for desert.
Add in Liz's easy cooking technique tips and you are on your way to creating great meals you can prepare at home.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and sampling featuring fresh edible flowers.
 
Please Note: You not have to prepare a dish for this event...just sit back and enjoy!
 
Supported by the Friends of the Boxford Library
Registration is required.
        There are many spaces available.
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Drop-In Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Kids are invited to join Liz Jones in the children's room for a fun weekend storytime, with movement (plus donuts!) No need to sign up, just... drop in!

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Tuesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

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lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Wednesday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 10 through February 14.  When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 10:00 AM Tiny Bookworms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Thursdays from January 11 through February 15. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_genealogy1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Into Genealogy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Interested in learning more about your family history? Join us at "Getting into Genealogy," with Diane Brooks-Sherry, Merrimack Valley Chapter President of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. This event is supported by the Friends of the Boxford Library and registration is appreciated.

 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
anim_squirrel 2:00 PM Poems and Crafts for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Kids ages 5 and up are invited to join art teacher and author Ann McCrea, as she shares some of the whimsical short animal poems from her new book "Puggle in A Pouch," followed by a fun creature-related art project! You may register for this school vacation week event on or after January 29.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   9788877323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

This month we will be reading Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill.

Stunning, wrenching and inspiring, the fourth novel by Canadian novelist Hill (Any Known Blood ) spans the life of Aminata Diallo, born in Bayo, West Africa, in 1745. The novel opens in 1802, as Aminata is wooed in London to the cause of British abolitionists, and begins reflecting on her life. Kidnapped at the age of 11 by British slavers, Aminata survives the Middle Passage and is reunited in South Carolina with Chekura, a boy from a village near hers. Her story gets entwined with his, and with those of her owners: nasty indigo producer Robinson Appleby and, later, Jewish duty inspector Solomon Lindo. During her long life of struggle, she does what she can to free herself and others from slavery, including learning to read and teaching others to, and befriending anyone who can help her, black or white. Hill handles the pacing and tension masterfully, particularly during the beginnings of the American revolution, when the British promise to free Blacks who fight for the British: Aminata's related, eventful travels to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone follow. In depicting a woman who survives history's most trying conditions through force of intelligence and personality, Hill's book is a harrowing, breathtaking tour de force.

 

No Registration is necessary and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available a month before our meeting at the circulation desk.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Lego Club For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@mvlc.org
   

Come and build with us at our free Lego event for kids in grades K and up...  We provide a variety of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will display your creations in the Library for a whole week. Our February theme is: Winter Olympics! 

Space is limited. You may register for this event on or after January 30.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM Drop-In Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Kids are invited to join Liz Jones in the children's room for a fun weekend storytime, with movement (plus donuts!) No need to sign up, just... drop in!

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM Yoga For Kids 5 & Under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Tracy Keen of 'Stand Tall Yoga and Fitness' presents this free, lively class for kids ages 5 and under (yes, toddlers welcome!) Join us for child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs, and mini relaxation. Yoga for this age can help promote better sleep, increased listening skills, improved motor development, and physical fitness. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after January 25. (Note that today at 4 pm, we also have a Yoga session for kids ages 6-10!) 

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
 
rec_aerobics 4:00 PM Yoga For Kids Ages 6-10 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Tracy Keen of 'Stand Tall Yoga and Fitness' presents this free, lively class for kids ages 6 to 10! Join us for child friendly yoga poses, games, stories, and mini relaxation. Yoga for this age can help promote easier relaxation, improved flexibility and strength, concentration techniques, and communication skills. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after January 25. (Note that earlier today at 10am, we also offer a Yoga session for younger children.) 

 

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Our selection this month is A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind.

How hard is it for a kid from the toughest high school in southeast Washington, D.C., to bootstrap himself into the Ivy League? Very, very, very hard, as Suskind reported in two Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal feature articles. He followed Cedric Jennings through the graffiti-strewn halls of Frank W. Ballou Senior High (where his academic success drew taunts and threats but also support from key teachers) and into an MIT program intended to help minority teens qualify for admission (where Cedric learned that, despite years of hard work, he knew much less than other kids--even other minority kids). A Hope in the Unseen retells that story and adds the next stage of the journey: rejected as "not MIT material," Cedric applies to other top schools, heads to Brown University, and gradually comes to terms with a world quite different from Ballou High. Suskind has spent years talking with Cedric, his working mother, his in-and-out-of-jail father, the clergyman who helped keep Cedric out of trouble, and students (at Ballou, MIT, and Brown) with a range of opinions about academic work and Cedric's single-mindedness. As readers celebrate one young man's singular persistence, they'll wonder how we can help more inner-city kids share Cedric's lifeline of hope. ((Reviewed March 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Libraries Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Mill Girls of Lowell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about the MILL GIRLS OF LOWELL with historian and author Doug Stewart.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
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Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   9788877323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

In March we will be discussing The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien.

The much-anticipated new novel from the literary world's master of storytelling, Edna O'Brien. A woman discovers that the foreigner she thinks will redeem her life is a notorious war criminal. Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All of that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed.Fidelma, disgraced, flees to England and seeks work among the other migrants displaced by wars and persecution. But it is not until she confronts him-her nemesis-at the tribunal in the Hague, that her physical and emotional journey reaches its breathtaking climax.The Little Red Chairs is a story about love, and the endless search for it. It is also a story about mankind's fascination with evil and how long and crooked the road towards home is.

No Registration is necessary and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available a month before our meeting at the circulation desk.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   9788877323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

April's pick is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and--with outstanding economy and force--captures the troubled spirit of our own nation.

 

No Registration is necessary and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available a month before our meeting at the circulation desk.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   9788877323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

This month's choice is LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence -- but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty. The youngest child of his friend and neighbor, Peter Ravich, Dusty was best friends with Landreaux's five-year-old son, LaRose. The two families have always been close, sharing food, clothing, and rides into town; their children played together despite going to different schools; and Landreaux's wife, Emmaline, is half sister to Dusty's mother, Nola. Horrified at what he's done, the recovered alcoholic turns to an Ojibwe tribe tradition -- the sweat lodge -- for guidance, and finds a way forward. Following an ancient means of retribution, he and Emmaline will give LaRose to the grieving Peter and Nola. "Our son will be your son now, " they tell them.

No Registration is necessary and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available a month before our meeting at the circulation desk.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday June 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   9788877323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Our final choice before summer break is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . The only way to survive is to open your heart.

 

No Registration is necessary and new members are always welcome! Copies of the book will be available a month before our meeting at the circulation desk.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
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