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Thursday February 22, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Come build something to put on display for a month.  We supply the LEGOS.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Children's Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This event is for elementary school students in grades K (sorry, no pre K) through grade 5.  We'll have indoor version of winter events like skating, hockey, curling, the luge, ski jumping.  Registration is required.

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM GRADE 3 BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Our selection this month is "Upside Down Magic" by Lauren Myracle.  At the Dunwiddle Magic School, there's a "special" class for students who make different and unpredictable magic.  For example, instead of changing into a dragon or kitten, Nory changes into both at the same time - becoming a dritten!  Andres floats in the air.  "It's never easy when your magic goes wonky"!  Registration is required.  Pick up a copy of this book at the front desk.  Read it at home.  At the meeting, we'll talk about the story, have a snack, and learn some magic tricks.

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    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chappaquiddick Tragedy - Author Event & Book Signing  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Chappaquiddick Tragedy:  Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed  by Donald Frederick Nelson

Mid-morning of July 19, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy reported an accident he'd  had the previous night. His passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, had drowned.  No one believed the story Kennedy gave the police.  What really happened? 

Join author Don Nelson as he lifts the veil of secrecy over this tragic event. 

There will be time for Q&A and a Book Signing after the author's presentation.  Limited copies of the book will be available for sale.

Registration requested, but not required.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of The Dracut Library.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This week's theme is Magic!

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This week's theme is Magic!
 



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM GRADE 4 & 5 BOOK CLUB  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

This month's selection is "The Snow Spider" by Jenny Nimmo.  Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  This story takes place in the country of Wales which borders on England.  The language spoken is Welsh.  The flag has a red dragon on it.  Wales is an ancient land dating back to the days of cavemen.  It is also mysterious and filled with superstitions and legends.  A boy named Gwyn (pronounced Gwin), lives there in today's world.  His grandmother, Nain, (pronounced "Nine") gives him 5 strange presents for his birthday and says it's time for him to find out if he is a magician like some of his ancesters.  One night a snow spider appears and spins a spooky web of magic.

 

Read the book at home.  We'll talk about it at the meeting, make a craft and have a snack.  Parents - please inform Penny of any food allergies well before the meeting.

Registration is required.

 

 

    Location: Children's Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Kindergarten Book Club  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all kindergarteners! This month we will be reading Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Be prepared to wear your thinking cap as we discuss the book and have some science fun. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. Kindergarteners are not expected to read the book alone so read it as a family and start a discussion at home that we will continue. A small snack will also be provided so please let Joan know of any food allergies as soon as possible. Can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all terrific twos! It's a storytime just for you! Join Miss Joan for stories, songs and a simple craft designed especially for our 2 year old friends.Repetition is key for this age group so this month we will be reading the book Everyone by Christopher Silas Neal and learning rhymes and songs about FEELINGS. Two year olds have BIG feelings and it's important to help them learn what they are! Registration is appreciated to ensure we have enough craft materials for everyone, but it is not required. 

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    Location: Children's Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Monthly Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill   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 February 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.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Thursday March 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This week's theme is Magic!

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This week's theme is Magic!

    Location: Children's Room

Friday March 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

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    Location: Children's Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Backyard Chicken Basics!  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   9784545474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

If you've ever thought about raising a few chickens in your back yard, this program is for you!  What do fresh eggs REALLY taste like?  How many hens do you need to supply a family a family of four, six or eight?  Do you really need a rooster?

Join Tom Doherty, a chicken expert from The Aviculture Exchange, on Saturday, March 3rd.  Tom will teach you the basics of starting and sustaining your own flock of backyard chickens!  Come with any and all questions.   Get the answers you need to be successful.

A Dracut Animal Control Officer will be present to discuss town regulations.

Registration opens February 9th!

Sponsored by The Dracut Agricultural Commission. 

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    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.

   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Kenwood Gardens Condo Mtg  
    Contact: Wes Larosa    978-858-3500   wlarosaf@silva-associates.com
   

Annual Condo Meeting 

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all terrific two year olds - it's a story time just for YOU! Join us in March for COLORS storytime! Repetition is key for learning at this age so each week we will read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and learn songs and rhymes to help us learn our colors and expand vocabulary. Each week we also do a simple craft project. We can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's 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

Thursday March 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Friday March 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

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    Location: Children's Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foreign Film Festival  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Parker Library Foreign Film Festival

Join us for a month of viewing foreign films that have made their mark.  Each of these films have won numorous awards and accolades.  Please note that this program is not suitable for teens or children. Please register for each film separately.

Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM
A Separation [Iran]

Summary: 
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM
Ida [Poland]

Summary: A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.
 
Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.
 
Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 PM
Departures [Japan]
 
Summary: Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer, ' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense depiction of mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 PM
Son of Saul [Hungary]
 
Summary: 
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslñder is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish.
 
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.

 
 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Sunday March 11, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM BUSY  

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Bullet Journal Basics  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   978-454-5474, ex 301   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less. Come learn the basics of getting started.  You will leave with your own bullet journal that you can customize any way that you want.

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all terrific two year olds - it's a story time just for YOU! Join us in March for COLORS storytime! Repetition is key for learning at this age so each week we will read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and learn songs and rhymes to help us learn our colors and expand vocabulary. Each week we also do a simple craft project. We can't wait to see you!

Image result for rainbow clipart

 

    Location: Children's Room
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Circ ILL Mtg.  
    Location: Meeting 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 March  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.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Colonial Chateau Condo Meeting  
    Contact: Elizabeth Kidawski   978-371-9090x21   ekc@alpinemanagement.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Friday March 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

Image result for happy baby clipart

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Pop-Up BOOK SALE  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Join the Friends of The Dracut Library for a Pop-Up Book Sale!  Saturday, March 17th, from 9 am to 1 pm, in the Parker Library lobby.

Search for hidden treasures among our books, CDs and DVDs.  Great reading and listening at low prices.

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   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foreign Film Festival  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Parker Library Foreign Film Festival

Join us for a month of viewing foreign films that have made their mark.  Each of these films have won numorous awards and accolades.  Please note that this program is not suitable for teens or children. Please register for each film separately.

Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM
A Separation [Iran]

Summary: 
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM
Ida [Poland]

Summary: A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.
 
Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.
 
Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 PM
Departures [Japan]
 
Summary: Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer, ' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense depiction of mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 PM
Son of Saul [Hungary]
 
Summary: 
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslñder is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish.
 
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.

 
 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room
   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 March, 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

Wednesday March 21, 2018
     DRACUT VIP STORYTIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all terrific two year olds - it's a story time just for YOU! Join us in March for COLORS storytime! Repetition is key for learning at this age so each week we will read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and learn songs and rhymes to help us learn our colors and expand vocabulary. Each week we also do a simple craft project. We can't wait to see you!

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    Location: Children's Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foreign Film Festival  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Parker Library Foreign Film Festival

Join us for a month of viewing foreign films that have made their mark.  Each of these films have won numorous awards and accolades.  Please note that this program is not suitable for teens or children. Please register for each film separately.

Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM
A Separation [Iran]

Summary: 
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM
Ida [Poland]

Summary: A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.
 
Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.
 
Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 PM
Departures [Japan]
 
Summary: Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer, ' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense depiction of mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 PM
Son of Saul [Hungary]
 
Summary: 
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslñder is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish.
 
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.

 
 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meadow View Condo  
    Contact: Peter Gavel   603-204-1640   Petergavel@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
    Contact: Joan Powers   978-454-5474 x5   jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all terrific two year olds - it's a story time just for YOU! Join us in March for COLORS storytime! Repetition is key for learning at this age so each week we will read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and learn songs and rhymes to help us learn our colors and expand vocabulary. Each week we also do a simple craft project. We can't wait to see you!

Image result for rainbow 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

Thursday March 29, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday March 31, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Foreign Film Festival  
    Contact: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director   9784545474   nhill@dracutlibrary.org
   

Parker Library Foreign Film Festival

Join us for a month of viewing foreign films that have made their mark.  Each of these films have won numorous awards and accolades.  Please note that this program is not suitable for teens or children. Please register for each film separately.

Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM
A Separation [Iran]

Summary: 
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM
Ida [Poland]

Summary: A moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.
 
Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking.
 
Saturday, March 24th at 1:00 PM
Departures [Japan]
 
Summary: Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer, ' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.
 
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense depiction of mature thematic material.
 
Saturday, March 31st at 1:00 PM
Son of Saul [Hungary]
 
Summary: 
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslñder is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish.
 
MPAA rating: R; for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity.

 
 

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Long Pond View Estates  
    Contact: Anita Chimilarski    978-649-1818   anita@linearproperty.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
   

Calling all terrific twos - it's a story time just for you! Join Miss Joan and friends each week for stories, songs and a simple craft designed with 2 year olds in mind. During the month of April we will focus on nature and planet Earth. Repetition is key for toddlers so each week we will read Over In the Meadow, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats and learn songs and rhymes that celebrate the wonderful world outside as spring blossoms. Can't wait to see you! Registration is not required.

Image result for over in the meadow ezra jack keats

    Location: Children's 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

Thursday April 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Friday April 6, 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

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    Location: Children's Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foundation for a better Dracut  
    Contact: Linda Trouville      dr.ltrouville@gmail.com
   

Murder Mystery Practice

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sun Village Condo Association  
    Contact: Virginia Adams    978-957-7824   vadams55@hotmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
   

Calling all terrific twos - it's a story time just for you! Join Miss Joan and friends each week for stories, songs and a simple craft designed with 2 year olds in mind. During the month of April we will focus on nature and planet Earth. Repetition is key for toddlers so each week we will read Over In the Meadow, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats and learn songs and rhymes that celebrate the wonderful world outside as spring blossoms. Can't wait to see you! Registration is not required.

Image result for over in the meadow ezra jack keats

    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 April 11, 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 BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free Art Classes at the Library  
    Contact: Diane Annunziato   978-454-5474   dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
   

Calling all beginning painters!  Take this opportunity to work with Artist, Claire Gagnon in a safe, comfortable environment and create your own impressionist painting.  Using acrylic paint you will learn the basics using a still life for inspiration.  All materials are free.  Try this new experience and enjoy the process of discovery! 

Claire Gagnon is an award-winning artist with over 20 years experience in acrylic painting.  

Registration opens March 30th.  You must be 18 or older to participate.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dracut Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 17, 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 April, 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 April 18, 2018
     DRACUT VIP STORYTIME  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
    Location: Meeting Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
   

Calling all terrific twos - it's a story time just for you! Join Miss Joan and friends each week for stories, songs and a simple craft designed with 2 year olds in mind. During the month of April we will focus on nature and planet Earth. Repetition is key for toddlers so each week we will read Over In the Meadow, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats and learn songs and rhymes that celebrate the wonderful world outside as spring blossoms. Can't wait to see you! Registration is not required.

Image result for over in the meadow ezra jack keats

    Location: Children's Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:00 PM School Vacation Special  
    Location: Meeting Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

Image result for sensory bags           Image result for sensory bottles    Image result for sensory sounds     Image result for sensory smells

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime for Twos  
   

Calling all terrific twos - it's a story time just for you! Join Miss Joan and friends each week for stories, songs and a simple craft designed with 2 year olds in mind. During the month of April we will focus on nature and planet Earth. Repetition is key for toddlers so each week we will read Over In the Meadow, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats and learn songs and rhymes that celebrate the wonderful world outside as spring blossoms. Can't wait to see you! Registration is not required.

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    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

Thursday April 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Friday April 27, 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

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    Location: Children's Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sensory Play Time  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Bring your child ages 6-36 months to our new Sensory Play Time. Let them explore the the feel, sight sound, and smell of things in there world in a safe manner.  No registration is needed.

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    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pilgram Village II Condo Mtg.  
    Contact: Jennifer Pelletier    978-683-4101 X113   jenp@pmandover.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.


Wednesday May 2, 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

Thursday May 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM BUSY  
    Location: Meeting Room

Friday May 4, 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

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    Location: Children's Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM TOWN ELECTION  
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pilgrim Village II Condo Mtg  
    Contact: Jennifer Pelletier    978-683-4101   jenp@pmandover.com
   

Reserved For Condo Association Meeting 

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday May 9, 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 May 9, 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.


Thursday May 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Friday May 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM BAMBINOS  
   

This program is for children under the age of two and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

Image result for happy baby clipart

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday May 12, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Dracut Water Supply Annual Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 15, 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 March, 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

Monday May 21, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Tabletop Gaming Club  
    Contact: Eric Jackson      dracutcats@yahoo.com
    Location: Meeting Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.


Wednesday May 23, 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

Thursday May 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Friday May 25, 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 and a caregiver.  We start with a playtime.  (If your child is not yet crawling or walking, please bring a favorite toy with you.)  We use music, rhymes, tickles, scarves, puppets and board books to introduce our youngest patrons to the library world.  No registration is needed. 

Image result for happy baby clipart

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.

    Location: Children's Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 1  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM PRESCHOOL FUN Session 2  
    Contact: Penny Berube   978-454-5474 x5   pberube@dracutlibrary.org
   


 

Children ages 3-5 may attend one session of this Preschool program per week.  Included will be stories, music, puppets, prereading and prewriting skills, premath skills, science, crafts and more.  It's a fun, yet educational hour.  Help your child develop the skills for Kindergarten.  No registration is needed.



Location: Children's Room

    Location: Children's Room

Monday June 4, 2018
     Town Meeting Early Library Closing  
   

Closing at 6pm


Tuesday June 5, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Genealogy 101: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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: 30 Minutes, One Question  
    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.


Wednesday June 6, 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

Wednesday June 13, 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 June 13, 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.


Tuesday June 19, 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 June, 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 June 27, 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

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 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 July 11, 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  -  8:30 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.
 

We will meet in the Director's Office


Tuesday July 17, 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 July, 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

Wednesday August 1, 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

Wednesday August 8, 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 August 8, 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.


Tuesday August 21, 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 August, 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 August 29, 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

Wednesday September 5, 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

Wednesday September 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 September 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.


Tuesday September 18, 2018
   7:00 AM  -  9:00 PM STATE PRIMARY ELECTION  
   

ELECTION 

    Location: Meeting Room
   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 September, 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

Wednesday September 26, 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

Wednesday October 3, 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

Wednesday October 10, 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 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.


Tuesday October 16, 2018
   4:00 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!

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 Opens October 25th!     Space is limited.

 
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    Location: Meeting Room
   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

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

Wednesday October 24, 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

Monday November 5, 2018
   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

Wednesday November 14, 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 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.

 

    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

Wednesday December 5, 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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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