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Thursday September 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

PRESCHOOL FUN is for children ages 3-5 and a care giver.  It is a literacy program that helps prepare children for kindergarten.  Children will learn pre reading, writing, math and science skills.  The same program is offered more than once a week, but you may only attend one weekly session.  This week we'll be talking about fruits and vegetables.  It's part of our DRACUT READS AND EATS program.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room

Friday September 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Food, Fruit, and Farms OH MY! Painting the Windows at Harvest Time  
    Contact: Meghan Chapman   9784545474   mchapman@dracutlibrary.org
   

Grades 6 - 12

If the trees and landscape can look so beautiful during Fall, then help us make the library reflect nature! Come help us paint your favorite Autumn scenes from fruits, foods, and harvest time beauty on the windows of the library!


Saturday September 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Saturday Drop in Activities  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children grade 5 and younger can drop by the library today to do a fun activity.  Make a colorful leaf wreath.  Older kids can also do a leaf word search.

    Location: Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dracut Reads Event: GMOs - Yes, or No?  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Did you know that genetically modified food is not new and that it’s been around for centuries? Join Professor Michael Cross as we explore the world of GMO's, including how they're created and how abundant it is in our food supply. 

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!         Sponsored by The Friends of The Dracut Library.

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Associate Professor of Chemistry, Mike is department chair of Natural Sciences at NECC where he teaches chemistry and forensic science. He believes that education should be fun and exciting. He enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching.  Mike holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday September 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM CRAFTS FOR GRADES 1-5  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Not an artist?  I've found the perfect rock activity for you.  Our rocks will be spray painted white before you arrive.  We'll then use Sharpie markers to made dots in awesome designs.  Registration is required and will open two weeks beefore the activity.  Here are a few rock samples.

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   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pemberton Estates Condo Mtg  
    Contact: Wes Larosa    978-858-3500   wlarosa@silva-associates.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM CRAFTS FOR GRADES 1-5  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Not an artist?  I've found the perfect rock activity for you.  Our rocks will be spray painted white before you arrive.  We'll then use Sharpie markers to made dots in awesome designs.  Registration is required and will open two weeks beefore the activity.  Here are a few rock samples.

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    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This week's theme is CATS!  DO you have a pet cat?  What do cats need to stay healthy?  Come and find out.  We'll also practice pre reading and pre writing skills.  Math and science activities will also be included.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 MInutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This session of PRESCHOOL FUN is for children ages 3-5 and a care giver who are unable to attend a morning session.  It is a literacy program that helps prepare children for kindergarten.  Children will learn pre reading, writing, math and science skills.  The same program is offered more than once a week, but you may only attend one weekly session.  This week we'll be talking about fruits and vegetables.  It's part of our DRACUT READS AND EATS program.  No registration is needed.

 

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    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Denali's Miracle Bread: No-Knead Bread Making!  
    Contact: Laura Sanscartier   978-454-5474   lsanscartier@dracutlibrary.org
   

Craisin pecan bread? Asiago cheese bread?  Anna damma bread?

Sample these delicious breads while veteran baker Denali Delmar demonstrates how you can easily make these and other varieties of crusty artisan loaves.  Denali has simplified the New York Times no-knead method to three simple steps. No mess on the counter and no kneading at all! Come learn to make Denali's no-knead "miracle" bread. It's miraculous how easy it is to make!

Registration Required!  Spaces are limited for this event.  Registration opens September 4, 2018.

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for you!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and make a simple craft project. Some of our projects involve paint or glue - be prepared to get a little messy.

September's theme is DOWN ON THE FARM! Can't wait to see you - yeehaw!

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    Location: Children's Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM SEIU Member Meeting  
    Contact: Sue Noel      snoel@dracutma.gov
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting Connection  
   

All ages and skill levels welcome!

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for The Friends of The Dracut Library monthly Meeting.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This week's theme is CATS!  DO you have a pet cat?  What do cats need to stay healthy?  Come and find out.  We'll also practice pre reading and pre writing skills.  Math and science activities will also be included.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room

Friday September 28, 2018
     NO BAMBINOS TODAY  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Your Hearing: Why You're Losing It & Why What You Don't Know May Hurt You!  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Your Hearing: Why You're Losing It and Why What You Don't Know May Hurt You!

Keep your life VIBRANT!

Untreated hearing loss is a huge risk factor in the development of Dementia (500% increase)!

This program goes beyond hearing aids and covers cochlear implants; assistive listening devices; movie theater access; Bluetooth streaming; amplified & captioned phones and making your home accessible.

Join presenter Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, for an enlightening and life changing program.

Registration Requested but NOT Required!   Registration Opens August 31, 2018.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM How to Put the Smooth in Smoothie: A Smoothie Making and Tasting Experience  
    Contact: Meghan Chapman   9784545474   mchapman@dracutlibrary.org
   

For Grades 6 - 12

Registration Required

Don't blend in, stand out with your smoothie creations! Join us for smoothie making and tasting at the Dracut Library. Enjoy new tastes and recipes that you can bring home and make yourselves!

    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Dracut Reads: Film Viewing of The Hundred Foot Journey  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Dracut Reads event, a film viewing of The Hundred Foot Journey

"Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing."

MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday October 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Primrose Homeowners Association Annual Meeting  
    Contact: Randi Monroe   978-957-0317   randimonroe@verizon.net
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM Kindergarten Book Club  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Come to Kindergarten Book Club! We read a book, enjoy a snack and make a project based on our book of the month.

October's book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess. We will be doing some taste testing as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats program - come ready to be brave and try new things!

Each child is invited to bring a favorite food from home to share with everyone. What new foods will we discover we love??

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Kindergarteners are NOT expected to read the book by themselves, so read it together at home and come in ready to chat.
What did you like? What didn't you like? What was the funniest part? 
Copies of the book will be available at the front desk. 
Please notify Miss Joan of any allergies well before the event.

Registration is required for this program and will open a few weeks before the event.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This week we'll continue with our theme CAT theme!  Do you have a pet cat?  What do cats need to stay healthy?  Come and find out.  We'll also practice pre reading and pre writing skills.  Math and science activities will also be included.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New England Pie with Robert Cox (Pie Tasting to follow!)  
    Contact: Cheryl Salem   9784545474 x317   csalem@dracutlibrary.org
   

Pie has been a delectable centerpiece of Yankee tables since Europeans first landed on New England's shores in the seventeenth century. With a satisfying variety of savory and sweet, author Robert Cox takes a bite out of the history of pie and pie-making in the region. From the crackling topmost crust to the bottom layer, explore the origin and evolution of popular ingredients like the Revolutionary roots of the Boston cream. One month at a time, celebrate the seasonal fixings that fill New Englanders' favorite dessert from apple and cherry to pumpkin and squash. This mouthwatering history of New England pies offers something for every appetite. Come sample some of our favorites!

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!    Sponsored by The Friends of The Dracut Library.

There will be a PIE TASTING after the presentation!

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for YOU!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and create a simple craft project. October's theme is HARVEST TIME as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats programming! Some of our projects involve paint or glue - be prepared to get a little messy.

Can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting Connection  
   

All ages and skill levels welcome!

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This week we'll continue with our theme CAT theme!  Do you have a pet cat?  What do cats need to stay healthy?  Come and find out.  We'll also practice pre reading and pre writing skills.  Math and science activities will also be included.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room

Friday October 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Great Dracut Bake-Off  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all Local Bakers!

Here is your chance to show off your talent.  Bake any book-themed cake and bring it to the library at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 6th.  A panel of library judges will award first, second, and third place to the winners in the following categories:

  • Professional (Bakeries, Bakers)
  • Adult
  • Teen (grades 6-12)
  • Child (grades 3-5 with minimal help from an adult)

Judging will take place from 2:30  pm to 3:00 pm, with the winners announced at 3:15.  Judging will be based on overall design and wow appeal, and on taste.

Entries must include an index card listing ingredients.

A Dracut Reads Program

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday October 8, 2018
     Columbus Day  
   

The library is closed in observance of Columbus Day 


Tuesday October 9, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   978 454-5474 x6   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Plants of Magic, Plants of Life: Halloween and Thanksgiving  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Autumn brings two holidays we all look forward to, Halloween and Thanksgiving. While there seems to be little to connect the two days, they actually share the same ancient history. Both celebrations once marked the harvest and the end of the growing season. Plants, especially herbs, have always played a big role in the observance of both holidays. Halloweens’ herbs are full of magic and mystery; Thanksgivings’ plants are associated with sustaining life. Learn the plants , their historical uses and how to use them creatively and decoratively in your own celebrations.

Join Betsy Williams as we explore these fascinating plants, just in time for the holidays!

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!     Sponsored by The Friends of The Dracut Library.

bw-headshotBetsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers.

A life long gardener, herb grower and cook, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. 

 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for YOU!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and create a simple craft project. October's theme is HARVEST TIME as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats programming!

Can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's Room
   4:30 PM Monthly Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
Dracut M. G. Parker Memorial Library
28 Arlington St
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 454-5474

Agenda for October 10, 2018
Board of Library Trustees
4:30 PM, Director’s Office, 2ND Floor (this is an Open Meeting)

CALL TO ORDER

ATTENDANCE   

COMMUNITY INPUT

REVIEW OF MINUTES FOR PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

UNFINISHED OR CONTINUING BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Any person who has a qualifying disability as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act that requires the meeting or materials at the meeting to be in an accessible location or format must contact: Parker Memorial Library; 28 Arlington Street; Dracut, MA 01462; (978) 454-5474 so that any necessary arrangements can be made to accommodate each request. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of the governmental bodies of the municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information. No action will be taken by any governmental body at the above

stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting Connection  
   

All ages and skill levels welcome!

   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM DOODLING ROBOT  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Students in grades 3-5 may participate in this program.  Together we'll build a "Doodling Robot" that is an artist.  Doodle Robot's motor makes it shake and spin to draw spectacular patterns on paper. Learn to adjust the robots arms to make lines, circles or interesting patterns.  Registraton is required and will open two weeks brfore the event.

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    Location: Children's Room

Friday October 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Garlic & Sapphires by Ruth Reichl  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl

Ruth Reichl’s bestselling memoir of her time as an undercover restaurant critic for The New York Times

Ruth Reichl, world-renowned food critic and former editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, knows a thing or two about food. She also knows that as the most important food critic in the country, you need to be anonymous when reviewing some of the most high-profile establishments in the biggest restaurant town in the world—a charge she took very seriously, taking on the guise of a series of eccentric personalities. In Garlic and Sapphires, Reichl reveals the comic absurdity, artifice, and excellence to be found in the sumptuously appointed stages of the epicurean world and gives us—along with some of her favorite recipes and reviews—her remarkable reflections on how one’s outer appearance can influence one’s inner character, expectations, and appetites, not to mention the quality of service one receives.

Join us for the second of our discussion groups exploring one of the four books featured in our DRACUT READS and EATS! celebration of our Community Farming Heritage!  Copies of all four books are available in our lobby, or ask at our Main Desk.

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

 

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday October 15, 2018
     League of Women Voters Meeting  
    Contact: Sabrina Heisey    617-470-0035   
    Location: Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM League of Women Voters Meeting  
    Contact: Sabrina Heisey    617-470-0035   sabrinaAdena@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:15 PM First Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Come to First Grade Book Club! We read a book, enjoy a snack and make a project based on our book of the month.

October's book is Yoko by Rosemary Wells. We will be doing some taste testing as part of the Dracut Reads and Eats program. If your family has a favorite recipe, please bring it to share so we can sample a piece of YOUR family culture!

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First graders are NOT expected to read the book by themselves, so read it together at home and come in ready to chat.
What did you like? What didn't you like? What was the funniest part? 
Copies of the book will be available at the front desk. 
Please notify Miss Joan of any allergies well before the event.

Registration is required for this event and will open a few weeks before the event.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

We are a group of mystery readers that meet monthly to discuss mysteries.  Alternating months, we either all read the same title, or all read within the same sub-genre.  In October, we will be reading books within one sub-genre.  Watch here for more information once the sub-genre is decided upon.

For more information, contact Library Director, Nanci Milone Hill at either 978-454-5474, extension 301, or nhill@dracutlibrary.org

    Location: Old Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feasting From Our Local Farms: The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Feasting from our Local Farms:  The Benefits of Eating Locally and Seasonally!

The modern movement of eating locally grown and raised seasonal fare has its roots deeply planted in our historic kitchens. Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast, explores our modern journey back to the local farm with a discussion about the benefits of buying locally and eating within the season.  Enjoy a slide presentation followed by a cooking demonstration of 2 seasonal recipes with food samples for everyone. Farm fresh ingredients never tasted so good! 
 
 Tasty treats for all!   Slide presentation and cooking demonstration.  A Dracut Reads Program.  Registration Required.
 
Registration Opens September 25th!     Space is limited.     Sponsored by The Friends of The Dracut Library.

 
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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018 -  Saturday October 27, 2018
   8:30 AM  -  8:30 PM Friends Annual Fall Raffle  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474 x302   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for The Friends of the Dracut Library Annual Fall Raffle! 

The Raffle runs from Wednesday, October 17th through Saturday October 27th.  Winners will be chosen and notified on October 27th.

Take a chance and win one (or more) of our AWESOME RAFFLE BASKETS! ...and other raffle items.

Tickets are 4 for $1.00 or 25 for $5.00.  They will be on sale during regular library hours in the Parker Lobby.

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Wednesday October 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for YOU!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and create a simple craft project. October's theme is HARVEST TIME as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats programming! Some of our projects involve glue or paint - be prepared to get a little messy.

Can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Arbors Condo Association  
    Contact: Sissy Cronk    977-808-2715   gammi5@comcast.net
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Book Discussion: The Dirty Life  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball

Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season—complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn.

Join us for the third of our discussion groups exploring one of the four books featured in our DRACUT READS and EATS! celebration of our Community Farming Heritage!  Copies of all four books are available in our lobby, or ask at our Main Desk.

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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    Location: Meeting Room

Thursday October 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Friday October 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Great Dracut (Teen) Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off  
    Contact: Meghan Chapman   9784545474   mchapman@dracutlibrary.org
   

Grades 6 - 12

Love to bake? Want to show off your skills? Participate in Dracut Library's Pumpkin Pie baking contest. The winner will receive recognition on the Dracut Library website, as well as, a first place ribbon. Pies must be brought to the library before 4 pm on Friday, October 19.

    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday October 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Dracut Reads Film Viewing: Julie & Julia  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for a Dracut Reads event, a film viewing of Julie & Julia

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes


 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday October 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   978 454-5474 x6   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

Family Tree image

Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ledge Brook Condo Meeting  
    Contact: Jennifer Pelletier    978-683-4101   jenp@pmandover.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for YOU!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and create a simple craft project. October's theme is HARVEST TIME as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats programming! Some of our projects involve glue or paint - be prepared to get a little messy.

Can't wait to see you!

Image result for kids harvest clipart

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for The Friends of The Dracut Library monthly Meeting.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday October 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Painting Pumpkins  
   

For Grades 6 - 12

Break out your brushes as well as your most creative and spooky ideas so that you can join us and paint pumpkins at the Dracut Library!

    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: My American Dream  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security--despite the family's poverty--learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States--an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life. At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream.

Join us for the last of our discussion groups exploring one of the four books featured in our DRACUT READS and EATS! celebration of our Community Farming Heritage!  Copies of all four books are available in our lobby, or ask at our Main Desk.

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday October 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Dracut Reads Event: Massachusetts Cranberry Culture with Robert Cox  
    Contact: Cheryl Salem   978-454-5474 x317   csalem@dracutlibrary.org
   

New Englanders know that cranberries are not for holidays alone. For centuries, this tart fruit has reigned over the cranberry heartland of Barnstable and Plymouth Counties, Massachusetts. Dozens of recipes that utilize the “humble fruit” have risen up over the years, the most popular being cranberry sauce, which one imaginative New Englander paired with lobster. The popularity of the berry exploded in the 1840s, and despite occasional setbacks such as the great pesticide scare of 1959, demand continues to rise to this day. Author Robert S. Cox traces the evolution of cranberry culture in the Bay State, exploring the delectable history of this quintessential New England industry.

A Sampling of yummy cranberry treats will be served.

A DRACUT READS Program!

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all 2 year olds! This story time is just for YOU!

Come join Miss Joan to sing songs, read books and create a simple craft project. October's theme is HARVEST TIME as part of our Dracut Reads and Eats programming! Some of our projects involve glue or paint. Be prepared to get a little messy.

Can't wait to see you!

Image result for kids harvest clipart

    Location: Children's Room

Friday November 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Monday November 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Town Meeting Early Library Closing  
   

LIBRARY CLOSING AT 6PM 


Tuesday November 6, 2018
   7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM STATE ELECTION DAY  
   

ELECTION DAY

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday November 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday November 12, 2018
     Veteran's Day  
   

The library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day 


Tuesday November 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   978 454-5474 x6   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

Family Tree image

Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Hazelwood Condo Meeting  
    Contact: Cheryl Ann Mabaffey   978-649-1818 x105   cherylann@linearproperty.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 AM BUSY  
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Monthly Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
Dracut M. G. Parker Memorial Library
28 Arlington St
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 454-5474

Agenda for November 14, 2018
Board of Library Trustees
4:30 PM, Director’s Office, 2ND Floor (this is an Open Meeting)

CALL TO ORDER

ATTENDANCE   

COMMUNITY INPUT

REVIEW OF MINUTES FOR PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

UNFINISHED OR CONTINUING BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Any person who has a qualifying disability as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act that requires the meeting or materials at the meeting to be in an accessible location or format must contact: Parker Memorial Library; 28 Arlington Street; Dracut, MA 01462; (978) 454-5474 so that any necessary arrangements can be made to accommodate each request. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of the governmental bodies of the municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information. No action will be taken by any governmental body at the above

stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for The Friends of The Dracut Library monthly Meeting.

This month's meeting will be held in the Director's Office on the second floor.

 


Friday November 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday November 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

We are a group of mystery readers that meet monthly to discuss mysteries.  Alternating months, we either all read the same title, or all read within the same sub-genre.  In November, we will be reading the same book. Watch here for more information on the title when it is decided upon.

For more information, contact Library Director, Nanci Milone Hill at either 978-454-5474, extension 301, or nhill@dracutlibrary.org

    Location: Old Library

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22nd , Friday, Nov. 23rd and Saturday, Nov. 24th 


Friday November 23, 2018
     Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22nd , Friday, Nov. 23rd and Saturday, Nov. 24th 


Saturday November 24, 2018
     Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22nd , Friday, Nov. 23rd and Saturday, Nov. 24th 


Monday November 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Allen Hill Condo. Assoc.  
    Contact: Robyn McNicholas    603-766-8775   
   

Annual Meeting 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday November 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

Image result for baby and mom free clipart

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday December 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

Related image

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday December 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

Image result for baby and mom free clipart

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday December 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   9784545474   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

Family Tree image

Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.

   3:40 PM  -  4:10 PM Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes  
    Contact: Catherine Bence   978 454-5474 x6   cbence@dracutlibrary.org
   

Family Tree image

Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

Bring one simple question and have a 30 minute consultation at the library, to begin or further your journey.

Assistance includes: Help researching a family question; suggestions looking beyond basic on-line resources (i.e. searching by name in Ancestry.com); help determining what's on-line and what isn't and where to go next.

Sign-up by below.  You will be contacted by Ms. Bence by email one week prior to your consultation.  Please be prepared to reply via return email with your one research question at that time.


Wednesday December 12, 2018
   4:30 PM Monthly Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
Dracut M. G. Parker Memorial Library
28 Arlington St
Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 454-5474

Agenda for December 12, 2018
Board of Library Trustees
4:30 PM, Director’s Office, 2ND Floor (this is an Open Meeting)

CALL TO ORDER

ATTENDANCE   

COMMUNITY INPUT

REVIEW OF MINUTES FOR PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

UNFINISHED OR CONTINUING BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

Any person who has a qualifying disability as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act that requires the meeting or materials at the meeting to be in an accessible location or format must contact: Parker Memorial Library; 28 Arlington Street; Dracut, MA 01462; (978) 454-5474 so that any necessary arrangements can be made to accommodate each request. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of the governmental bodies of the municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information. No action will be taken by any governmental body at the above

stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.


Friday December 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

Image result for baby and mom free clipart

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday December 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

We are a group of mystery readers that meet monthly to discuss mysteries.  Alternating months, we either all read the same title, or all read within the same sub-genre.  In December, we will be reading books within one sub-genre.  Watch here for more information once the sub-genre is decided upon.

For more information, contact Library Director, Nanci Milone Hill at either 978-454-5474, extension 301, or nhill@dracutlibrary.org

    Location: Old Library

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for The Friends of The Dracut Library monthly Meeting.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday December 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday December 24, 2018
     Christmas Holiday  
   

The Library will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th 


Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Christmas Holiday  
   

The Library will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th 


Friday December 28, 2018
   10:30 AM NO BAMBINOS TODAY  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org

Friday January 4, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday January 7, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday January 11, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday January 14, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday January 18, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday January 25, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday January 28, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday February 1, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday February 4, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before starting to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday February 8, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday February 11, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday February 15, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday February 22, 2019
   10:30 AM NO BAMBINOS TODAY  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org

Monday February 25, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 1, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday March 2, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:15 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 4, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday March 6, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Parker Writers Group  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join us for our adult writer's workshop! We will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Each session will consist of some conversation, followed by a period of reading and critiquing.  We end the session with a 20 minute writing exercise.  Members will be given an assignment to work on prior to the following meeting.  Everyone is responsible for emailing their completed assignment to the whole group.  New members are always welcome.  Please register online in order to have your name and email address added to the list.
 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 8, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 11, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 15, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 18, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 22, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 25, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 29, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday April 1, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 2, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Friday April 5, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday April 6, 2019
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Monday April 8, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 9, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Assistant Directors Forum  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474 x302   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Massachusetts Assistant Director's Forum

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday April 12, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday April 19, 2019
   10:30 AM NO BAMBINOS TODAY  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org

Monday April 22, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday April 26, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday April 29, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Friday May 3, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This program is for children under the age of two, along with a care giver.  We use music, puppets, scarves, books and tickles to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  Older siblings, of course, may attend.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday May 6, 2019
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM SENSORY PLAY TIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Sensory Play Time is for children under the age of 3 and a caregiver.  This is free play where babies and toddlers explore their senses of sight, hearing, touch, and smell and learn to socialize with others.  Please sign in when you enter the meeting room.  Remove your child's shoes before stating to play.  No registration is needed.  Please join us for a fun half hour.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 7, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

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Our thanks to the Friends of the Dracut Library and the Junior Friends for their help and support.

Today is  Thursday September 20, 2018

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