Wednesday July 18, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--Meeting Room
 
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11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Fun Meeting Place--Conference Room
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room

All are welcome. 

 
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1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Staff use--Conference Room
 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
READ TO MOLLY--Story Time Room

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Indivisible Acton--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO TWITTER--Conference Room

Learn how to set up an account, find people and organizations to follow, keep up with the news, and create a following for yourself or your business! A basic knowledge of computers and online experience is required for this hands-on class. Registration required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543. 

Learn how to set up an account, find people and organizations to follow, keep up with the news, and create a following for yourself or your business! A basic knowledge of computers and online experience is required for this hands-on class. Registration required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543. 


Thursday July 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 1-3--Meeting Room

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

 
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6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Assabet River Green Rainbow Party--Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Meeting Room
Friday July 20, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR JULY 25 SENSU FAN PAINTING

Hongbing Tang teaches the traditional art of fan painting. Students ages 9-16 will learn some of the ways to decorate a folding fan.

Registration is required and begins July 9. To sign-up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

The program is funded by the Acton Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Hongbing Tang teaches the traditional art of fan painting. Students ages 9-16 will learn some of the ways to decorate a folding fan.

Registration is required and begins July 9. To sign-up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

The program is funded by the Acton Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR JULY 31 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Long Range Plan Staff Interview Subcommittee--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT--Meeting Room

Tonight's movie is

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. The library is not open for other services.

Tonight's movie is

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. The library is not open for other services.

Saturday July 21, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday July 22, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday July 23, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
ED THE MUSIC MAN--Meeting Room

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Staff use--Conference Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
English at Large Book Group--Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Toastmasters--Meeting Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR JULY 31 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PLAYING GAMES--Meeting Room

The library's collection of games, including Monopoly, puzzles, card games, checkers, chess, and more, is at the disposal of library users ages 6 to 12 and their families. 

The library's collection of games, including Monopoly, puzzles, card games, checkers, chess, and more, is at the disposal of library users ages 6 to 12 and their families. 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff Use--Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK SUMMER FILM SERIES--Meeting Room

Tonight's movie is Bye Bye Birdie, a 1963 American musical comedy and a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name

The film version starred Dick Van Dyke in his feature film debut and is credited with making Ann-Margret a 1960's superstar. Other familar faces include Maureen StapletonJanet LeighPaul LyndeBobby Rydell and CBS TV variety show host Ed Sullivan, who appears as himself. 

The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley being drafted into the United States Army in 1957. Presley himself was the first choice for the title role of teen idol Conrad Birdie, but his manager rejected the idea as he did not want Presley in any roles that were parodies of himself. 

A brief discussion will follow the film. 

Tonight's movie is Bye Bye Birdie, a 1963 American musical comedy and a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name

The film version starred Dick Van Dyke in his feature film debut and is credited with making Ann-Margret a 1960's superstar. Other familar faces include Maureen StapletonJanet LeighPaul LyndeBobby Rydell and CBS TV variety show host Ed Sullivan, who appears as himself. 

The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley being drafted into the United States Army in 1957. Presley himself was the first choice for the title role of teen idol Conrad Birdie, but his manager rejected the idea as he did not want Presley in any roles that were parodies of himself. 

A brief discussion will follow the film. 

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
League of Women Voters Book Discussion Group--Conference Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--Meeting Room
 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
READ TO MOLLY--Story Time Room

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SENSU FAN PAINTING--Meeting Room

Hongbing Tang teaches the traditional art of fan painting. Students ages 9-16 will learn some of the ways to decorate a folding fan.

Registration is required and begins July 9. To sign-up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

The program is funded by the Acton Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Hongbing Tang teaches the traditional art of fan painting. Students ages 9-16 will learn some of the ways to decorate a folding fan.

Registration is required and begins July 9. To sign-up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

The program is funded by the Acton Memorial Library Foundation and a grant from the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Indivisible Acton--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Conference Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 4-6--Meeting Room

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD--Conference Room

Learn how to create, format, edit, and save a document in Word 2010 in this hands-on class. Registration required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.  

There is 1 space available.

Learn how to create, format, edit, and save a document in Word 2010 in this hands-on class. Registration required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.  

There is 1 space available.

 
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7:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees--Conference Room
Friday July 27, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR JULY 31 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO AFTERNOON--Meeting Room

Youngsters ages 4 and up are invited to sharpen their Lego skills. Bring your imagination--the library has the Legos!  No sign-up needed. 

Youngsters ages 4 and up are invited to sharpen their Lego skills. Bring your imagination--the library has the Legos!  No sign-up needed. 

Saturday July 28, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday July 29, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday July 30, 2018
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REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR INDIAN ART WORKSHOP

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

 
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REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY FOR ACT!VATED STORYTELLERS PRE-SHOW CLASS

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY FOR THE AUGUST 14 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
English at Large Book Group--Conference Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
YOGA FOR KIDS--Meeting Room

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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7:00 PM
LIBRARIES ROCK SUMMER FILM SERIES--Meeting Room

Tonight's film is La La Land, a 2016 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams.  John Legend also stars.  

La La Land premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in August 2016. It grossed $446 million worldwide against a production budget of $30 million.

La La Land was praised, especially for Chazelle's screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone's performances, Hurwitz's musical score, and the musical numbers. It won in every category for which it was nominated at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, with a record-breaking seven wins, and received 11 nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five. The film received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, tying the record for the most Oscar nominations with All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). It ultimately won six: Best DirectorBest ActressBest CinematographyBest Original ScoreBest Original Song ("City of Stars"), and Best Production Design.

A brief discussion will follow the film. 

Tonight's film is La La Land, a 2016 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles while pursuing their dreams.  John Legend also stars.  

La La Land premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in August 2016. It grossed $446 million worldwide against a production budget of $30 million.

La La Land was praised, especially for Chazelle's screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone's performances, Hurwitz's musical score, and the musical numbers. It won in every category for which it was nominated at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, with a record-breaking seven wins, and received 11 nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five. The film received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, tying the record for the most Oscar nominations with All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997). It ultimately won six: Best DirectorBest ActressBest CinematographyBest Original ScoreBest Original Song ("City of Stars"), and Best Production Design.

A brief discussion will follow the film. 

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept Heads--Meeting room
 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
READ TO MOLLY--Story Time Room

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DROP-IN PROGRAM: HENNA ROCKS--Meeting Room

Youngsters ages 9-16 are invited to drop in and listen to Zen tunes as they select from a large group of music-themed designs, from G-Clefs and Treble Clefs to instruments and even their favorite rock star's portrait. Mandy Roberge is the henna artist. 

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Youngsters ages 9-16 are invited to drop in and listen to Zen tunes as they select from a large group of music-themed designs, from G-Clefs and Treble Clefs to instruments and even their favorite rock star's portrait. Mandy Roberge is the henna artist. 

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GETTING STARTED WITH EXCEL--Conference Room

Learn the basics of spreadsheets with Excel 2010. A basic knowledge of computers and online experience is required for this hands-on class.

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 4 spaces available.

Learn the basics of spreadsheets with Excel 2010. A basic knowledge of computers and online experience is required for this hands-on class.

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday August 2, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR INDIAN ART WORKSHOP

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

 
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 1-3--Meeting Room

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Conference Room
Friday August 3, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR THE AUGUST 14 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

Saturday August 4, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday August 5, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday August 6, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR INDIAN ART WORKSHOP

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art on Wednesday, August 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
ED THE MUSIC MAN--Meeting Room

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR ACT!VATED STORYTELLERS PRE-SHOW CLASS

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR THE AUGUST 14 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
POP UP BOOK AFTERNOON--Meeting Room

Lovers of pop-up books are invited to carefully explore some extraordinary ones the library owns!  For ages 4 and up; for their safety, these books must stay at the library and may not be taken home.

Lovers of pop-up books are invited to carefully explore some extraordinary ones the library owns!  For ages 4 and up; for their safety, these books must stay at the library and may not be taken home.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--Meeting room
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
INDIAN ART WORKSHOP--Meeting Room

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

Local high school student/artist Sanjana Krishna will again offer a class for ages 8 to 13 in a traditional form of Indian Art. Her students will learn a variety of techniques and have time to complete one piece of art work to take home.  

Registration is required and begins July 30. To sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4. 

 

 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
READ TO MOLLY--Story Time Room

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
CANCELED: Town Sidewalk Committee
Thursday August 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 4-6--Meeting Room

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
HOOPLA DIGITAL CONTENT--Conference Room

Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies – no holds, no waiting! Bringyour questions and your device to this hands-on class. Due to licensing restrictions, this resource is only available to Acton residents.

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 5 spaces available.

Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies – no holds, no waiting! Bringyour questions and your device to this hands-on class. Due to licensing restrictions, this resource is only available to Acton residents.

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Library Long Range Plan Committee--Conference Room
Friday August 10, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR THE AUGUST 14 'YOGA FOR KIDS'

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room

All are welcome.

Saturday August 11, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday August 12, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday August 13, 2018
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
 
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6:30 PM
Green Advisory Board--Conference Room
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
YOGA FOR KIDS--Meeting Room

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Local yoga instructor instructor Julie McKay leads these programs for youngsters ages 5 to 9. Participants learn to breath, stretch, and flow through poses to build energy and cultivate calm.  Registration is required; to sign up, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.  

Registration begins June 25 for the July 10 class, July 16 for the July 31 class, and July 30 for the August 14 class. 

These programs are paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff Use--Conference Room
 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Acton Lions Club--Conference Room
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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REGISTRATION CONTINUES FOR ACT!VATED STORYTELLERS PRE-SHOW CLASS

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Register in the Children's Room for a pre-show workshop for youngsters age 6 and up who will be cast in the  August 22 Act!vated Story Theatre show. Children signing up must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop at 2:30 on August 22 before the show begins to learn their roles.

Sign up in the Children's Room or by calling 978 929 6655 option 4

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--meeting room
 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room

All are welcome

 
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4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
READ TO MOLLY--Story Time Room

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

Young readers can sign up to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle.  Appointments are for 15 minutes.  Molly has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's a perfect listener. Molly and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Boston Bolts Concussion Testing--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Conference Room
Thursday August 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 1-3--Meeting Room

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

It will take the whole hour to finish this week's project for experienced crafters, so please arrive on time.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WHAT TO READ NEXT--Conference Room

Looking for a summer read or  your next book club pick? Come learn about some online resources that could give you ideas! No devices needed for this presentation. No registration needed.

Looking for a summer read or  your next book club pick? Come learn about some online resources that could give you ideas! No devices needed for this presentation. No registration needed.

 
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6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Assabet River Green Rainbow Party--Conference Room
Friday August 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT--Meeting Room

Tonight's movie is

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. The library is not open for other services.

Tonight's movie is

One adult must remain at the library with each family group for the duration of the program. The library is not open for other services.

Saturday August 18, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday August 19, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday August 20, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
ED THE MUSIC MAN--Meeting Room

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as 'The Music Man,' has delighted kids and grown ups alike for over 10 years with his interactive blend of original and traditional children's songs. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PLAYING GAMES--Meeting Room

The library's collection of games, including Monopoly, puzzles, card games, checkers, chess, and more, is at the disposal of library users ages 6 to 12 and their families. 

The library's collection of games, including Monopoly, puzzles, card games, checkers, chess, and more, is at the disposal of library users ages 6 to 12 and their families. 

Wednesday August 22, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--meeting room
 
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2:30 PM
ACT!VATED STORYTELLERS PRE-SHOW CLASS--Meeting Room

 A pre-show workshop for up to 12 “guest stars” (age 6 and up) who will be cast to play parts in the 3 p.m. Act!vated Story Theatre show. Guest stars must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop before the show begins to learn their roles.

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 A pre-show workshop for up to 12 “guest stars” (age 6 and up) who will be cast to play parts in the 3 p.m. Act!vated Story Theatre show. Guest stars must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop before the show begins to learn their roles.

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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3:00 PM
ACT!VATED STORYTELLERS--Meeting Room

Act!vated Story Theatre doesn't just tell stories, they act!vate them with physical comedy, audience participation, witty scripts, original music, American Sign Language and imaginative props. Their shows are staged by professional actors and a few young guest stars from the community, all set before a gigantic oversized book with colorful costumes and imaginative props.

Special Pre-Show class at 2:30 Register on July 30  A pre-show workshop for up to 12 “guest stars” (age 6 and up) who will be cast to play parts in the show. Guest stars must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop before the show begins to learn their roles.

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

Act!vated Story Theatre doesn't just tell stories, they act!vate them with physical comedy, audience participation, witty scripts, original music, American Sign Language and imaginative props. Their shows are staged by professional actors and a few young guest stars from the community, all set before a gigantic oversized book with colorful costumes and imaginative props.

Special Pre-Show class at 2:30 Register on July 30  A pre-show workshop for up to 12 “guest stars” (age 6 and up) who will be cast to play parts in the show. Guest stars must attend a half-hour (30 minutes) rehearsal/workshop before the show begins to learn their roles.

The program is paid for by the Joan Turner Fund.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Conference Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
DROP-IN CRAFTS FOR AGES 3-7--Meeting Room

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

Beginning crafters may come at any time during the session to make the week’s craft activity.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CRAFT TIME FOR GRADES 4-6--Meeting Room

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

This is an opportunity to learn new craft skills and polish old ones with interesting projects. Participants need to arrive by 2:00 p.m., as it will take the whole hour to finish the project.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
OVERDRIVE DIGITAL LIBRARY--Conference Room

Bring your device to this hands-on class and learn how to download free ebooks or digital audiobooks. 

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 6 spaces available.

Bring your device to this hands-on class and learn how to download free ebooks or digital audiobooks. 

Registration is required; to sign up, click on the 'Register' button below or call the Reference Desk at 978 929-6543.

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees--Conference Room
Friday August 24, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FRIDAY MORNING PLAYERS--Meeting Room

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  978 929 6655 x 4  

The Friday Morning Players are open to youngsters going in to Grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 who like to work with others and wants to practice being in front of an audience. The Players rehearse a short skit and then perform it with scripts in hand at the 10:30 story time. Sign up in the Children's Room by noon on the Wednesday before the Friday performance; sign up for one week or all eight!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  978 929 6655 x 4
  

 
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10:30 AM
DROP-IN STORY TIME--Meeting Room

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

Children ages 3 to 7 years are invited to enjoy a short play, great stories and songs, games, or a simple craft.

Registration is not required. Youngsters are asked to arrive on time to avoid spoiling a good story, and parents and caregivers must stay in the Children’s Room while the story time is underway.

 

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEGO AFTERNOON--Meeting Room

Youngsters ages 4 and up are invited to sharpen their Lego skills. Bring your imagination--the library has the Legos!  No sign-up needed. 

Youngsters ages 4 and up are invited to sharpen their Lego skills. Bring your imagination--the library has the Legos!  No sign-up needed. 

Saturday August 25, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN 9 TO 1 ON SATURDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 25

The library will be closed on Saturday September 1. 

Sunday August 26, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 9
Monday August 27, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Toastmasters
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--meeting room
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
ESL Conversation Practice--Conference Room
Friday August 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Removal--Meeting Room
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
Tuesday September 4, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cub Scout Recruiting - Meeting Room
Friday September 7, 2018
misc_none
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
Sunday September 9, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Green Acton Water Committee-Conference Room
 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Troop 62496-Meeting Room
Monday September 10, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Green Advisory Board-Conference Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Indivisible Acton-Meeting Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Library Department Heads-Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Acton Lion's Club-Conference Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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7:00 PM
Library Long Range Plan Committee--Conference Room
Monday September 17, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
AB Community Resource Network-Meeting Room
Monday September 24, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Monday October 1, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
THE NEW ANTIQUARIAN--Meeting Room

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Research Associate Ted Timreck describes the re-interpretation of the old stone ruins of the Northeast. He discusses the working partnership that has formed between professional scientists, Native representatives, and avocational researchers around the identification and preservation of the stone monuments and ceremonial landscapes of Eastern, Native North America and how they have brought a new perspective to one of America's perplexing archeological mysteries. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Research Associate Ted Timreck describes the re-interpretation of the old stone ruins of the Northeast. He discusses the working partnership that has formed between professional scientists, Native representatives, and avocational researchers around the identification and preservation of the stone monuments and ceremonial landscapes of Eastern, Native North America and how they have brought a new perspective to one of America's perplexing archeological mysteries. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

 
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7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Friends of the Acton Libraries--Conference Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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7:00 PM
LAND OF A THOUSAND CAIRNS--Meeting Room

Mother-son research team Mary and James Gage present a case study of three farms with ceremonial stone landscapes owned by three generations of one family in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, an area with one of the densest concentrations of cairns in the Northeast. Their in-depth research reveals how ceremonies and cairns fit into the purposes and objectives of the farms from pre-settlement days through the 1800s. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Mother-son research team Mary and James Gage present a case study of three farms with ceremonial stone landscapes owned by three generations of one family in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, an area with one of the densest concentrations of cairns in the Northeast. Their in-depth research reveals how ceremonies and cairns fit into the purposes and objectives of the farms from pre-settlement days through the 1800s. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Monday October 8, 2018
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CLOSED FOR COLUMBUS DAY
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Acton Lions Club--Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Green Acton--Meeting Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
THE UPTON CAVE--Meeting Room

Cathy Taylor, Caretaker with the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust, describes an Algonquian 'hussanegk', a stone built chamber with a 14' tunnel leading into a dome shaped sphere. It is aligned with celestial events with cultural features on Pratt Hill including the Pleiades setting in May and the summer solstice sun set in late June. Upton, MA supported preservation of the cave and the seven-acre parcel that was later named Heritage Park. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Cathy Taylor, Caretaker with the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Trust, describes an Algonquian 'hussanegk', a stone built chamber with a 14' tunnel leading into a dome shaped sphere. It is aligned with celestial events with cultural features on Pratt Hill including the Pleiades setting in May and the summer solstice sun set in late June. Upton, MA supported preservation of the cave and the seven-acre parcel that was later named Heritage Park. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Town Sidewalk Committee--Conference Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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7:00 PM
Library Long Range Plan Committee--Conference Room
 
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7:30 PM
Community Preservation Committee--Meeting Room
Saturday October 13, 2018
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2:00 PM
TERROR TO THE WICKED--Meeting Room

Author Tobey Pearl discusses her forthcoming nonfiction book that addresses how twelve 17th century colonial jurors – against the backdrop of the Pequot War – unexpectedly convicted four fellow settlers for the murder of a local Native American. Pearl traces the details of the killing, the investigation, the manhunt for the murderers, their capture, and their eventual trial to provide answers that take into account the geopolitical nuances of the time and the mindset of the jurors as reflected in their religious and secular ideas. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Author Tobey Pearl discusses her forthcoming nonfiction book that addresses how twelve 17th century colonial jurors – against the backdrop of the Pequot War – unexpectedly convicted four fellow settlers for the murder of a local Native American. Pearl traces the details of the killing, the investigation, the manhunt for the murderers, their capture, and their eventual trial to provide answers that take into account the geopolitical nuances of the time and the mindset of the jurors as reflected in their religious and secular ideas. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Monday October 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
 
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6:30 PM
Green Advisory Board--Conference Room
 
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6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Indivisible Acton--Meeting Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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7:00 PM
NASHOBA: LAND BETWEEN THE WATERS--Meeting Room

New England historian and archaeologist Electa Tritsch develops videos for community access television that combine her historical and environmental interests. She will show and discuss her video Nashoba, which explores the land of the Nashoba Indians. The video was funded in part by grants from the Littleton and Concord Cultural Councils. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

New England historian and archaeologist Electa Tritsch develops videos for community access television that combine her historical and environmental interests. She will show and discuss her video Nashoba, which explores the land of the Nashoba Indians. The video was funded in part by grants from the Littleton and Concord Cultural Councils. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

 
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7:30 PM
BOOK DISCUSSION--Conference Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
FRIENDS OF PINE HAWK BOOK DISCUSSION--Meeting Room

This year's title is AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.  Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz launches a full-bore attack on what she perceives as the glaring gaps in U.S. history about the continent's native peoples. She describes the U.S. as “a colonialist settler state, one that, like the colonialist European states, crushed and subjugated the original civilizations in the territories it now rules.” The conventional national narrative, she writes, is a myth that's “wrong or deficient, not in its facts, dates, or details but rather in its essence.”

Copies of the book will be available for loan at the library in September. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

This year's title is AN INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.  Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz launches a full-bore attack on what she perceives as the glaring gaps in U.S. history about the continent's native peoples. She describes the U.S. as “a colonialist settler state, one that, like the colonialist European states, crushed and subjugated the original civilizations in the territories it now rules.” The conventional national narrative, she writes, is a myth that's “wrong or deficient, not in its facts, dates, or details but rather in its essence.”

Copies of the book will be available for loan at the library in September. 

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Thursday October 18, 2018
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4:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
 
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6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Assabet River Green Rainbow Party--Conference Room
Friday October 19, 2018
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7:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
Saturday October 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
 
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10:00 AM
ADULT ARCHAEOLOGY WALK--Meet at the end of Wheeler Lane

This year’s walk will again be led by Linda McElroy, Trail Through Time site specialist. Visit the Nashoba Brook stone chamber, view its interesting interior, and learn about its history and that of its associated square foundation. Time permitting, visit the Industrial Era site of Acton’s Pencil Factory.

Meet at 10 a. m. at the parking lot at the end of Wheeler Lane off Route 27, North Acton. Wear hiking boots, bring bug spray and flashlight. About 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 miles round trip.

In case of rain or poor trail conditions on October 20, the walk will be held Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. Call Acton Memorial Library (978-929-6655) for information or weather update; free.

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

This year’s walk will again be led by Linda McElroy, Trail Through Time site specialist. Visit the Nashoba Brook stone chamber, view its interesting interior, and learn about its history and that of its associated square foundation. Time permitting, visit the Industrial Era site of Acton’s Pencil Factory.

Meet at 10 a. m. at the parking lot at the end of Wheeler Lane off Route 27, North Acton. Wear hiking boots, bring bug spray and flashlight. About 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 miles round trip.

In case of rain or poor trail conditions on October 20, the walk will be held Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. Call Acton Memorial Library (978-929-6655) for information or weather update; free.

Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's archaeological interest group. 

Sunday October 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room