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. 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Bengalees of New England--Meeting Room
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. 

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff use--Conference Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Town Dept. Heads--meeting room
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff use--Conference 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, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines. 

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

There is 1 space available.

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

Registration is 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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6:30 PM
Movie Screening: The Outsiders--Meeting Room

Movie Screening: The Outsiders (extended cut) 113mins.
The film is rated PG-13. This program is for ages 13 and up.

The Outsiders was written by a Tulsa teen Susan Hinton (pen-named S.E. Hinton) about a family of Greaser boys and their troubles with the well-to-do Socials (Socs). The 1960s book and faithful 1980s movie deals with social divides, family and loss. With a cast of soon-to-be-famous actors in Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez and others - this denim and madras soaked tale of friendship still resonates.

There will be a short discussion preceding the movie. At 7pm the movie will start. Cherry twizzlers and sodapop for those that dress in character... 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries

Movie Screening: The Outsiders (extended cut) 113mins.
The film is rated PG-13. This program is for ages 13 and up.

The Outsiders was written by a Tulsa teen Susan Hinton (pen-named S.E. Hinton) about a family of Greaser boys and their troubles with the well-to-do Socials (Socs). The 1960s book and faithful 1980s movie deals with social divides, family and loss. With a cast of soon-to-be-famous actors in Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez and others - this denim and madras soaked tale of friendship still resonates.

There will be a short discussion preceding the movie. At 7pm the movie will start. Cherry twizzlers and sodapop for those that dress in character... 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries

 
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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. 

 
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11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Bengalees of New England--Meeting Room
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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REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY FOR UNDER TWO AND TREMENDOUS TWO STORYTIMES

Registration begins today for the September/October sessions of Under-Two and Tremendous Two Story Times.

September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Tuesdays at 9:30-10:15 ---Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers.

Tuesdays at 11:00-11:45  ---Children 24 to 36 months old and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and more to foster a love of books and early language development.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

Registration begins today for the September/October sessions of Under-Two and Tremendous Two Story Times.

September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Tuesdays at 9:30-10:15 ---Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers.

Tuesdays at 11:00-11:45  ---Children 24 to 36 months old and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and more to foster a love of books and early language development.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff Use - Conference Room
 
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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
 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff use--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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staff Use - Conference 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
Saturday September 1, 2018
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THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON SATURDAY SEPT. 1
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Art Work Hanging - Meeting Room
 
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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
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
Saturday September 8, 2018
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MA Society of Genealogists - Middlesex Chapter -- Meeting 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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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
UNDER TWO STORY TIME -- Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
TREMENDOUS TWO STORY TIME -- Meeting Room

Children 24 to 36 months old and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and more to foster a love of books and early language development. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4

Children 24 to 36 months old and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, and more to foster a love of books and early language development. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4

 
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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
 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Green Acton--Meeting Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Pine Hawk--Conference Room
 
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9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
MA Municipal Association on Collaborative Crisis Mgmt--Meeting Room
 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO CLUB--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. 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Using Your iPad -- Conference Room

Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iPad. Bring your devices and questions to 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 7 spaces available.

Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iPad. Bring your devices and questions to 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 7 spaces available.

 
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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
Friday September 14, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Preservation Committee--Meeting Room
 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Conference Room
Sunday September 16, 2018
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bangla-O-Biswa -- Meeting Room
Monday September 17, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
UNDER TWO STORY TIME -- Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Under Two Story Time -- Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room
 
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12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group--Meeting Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
AB Community Resource Network-Meeting Room
 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FAMILY 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to PowerPoint -- Conference Room

In this hands-on class, learn how to make a simple, attractive slide presentation using PowerPoint 2010.

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

There are 3 spaces available.

In this hands-on class, learn how to make a simple, attractive slide presentation using PowerPoint 2010.

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

There are 3 spaces available.

Friday September 21, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FAMILY MOVIE--MEETINGROOM

Early Man is the newest feature from the animator of the Wallace and Grommet claymation series. The cast of Stone Age era characters are delighted to discover the joys and pitfalls of caveman football. Rated PG and 89 minutes long. 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Early Man is the newest feature from the animator of the Wallace and Grommet claymation series. The cast of Stone Age era characters are delighted to discover the joys and pitfalls of caveman football. Rated PG and 89 minutes long. 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.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday September 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
UNDER TWO STORY TIME -- Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Children up to 23 months old and their grown-ups are invited to rhyme, bounce, and read with other little ones and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required for the Sept/Oct session September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Preference is given to Acton residents.

Sign-up at the desk in the Children’s Department or call at 978-929-6655 option 4.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday September 27, 2018
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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 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 how to create, format, edit, and save a document in Word 2010 in 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.

 
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7:30 PM
AML Board of Trustees--Conference Room
Monday October 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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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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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! Bring your 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 7 spaces available.

Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies – no holds, no waiting! Bring your 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 7 spaces available.

 
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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
 
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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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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO CLUB--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. 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to Excel -- Conference Room

Learn the basics of spreadsheets with Excel 2010, including how to enter data, sort information, and use simple formulas.

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, including how to enter data, sort information, and use simple formulas.

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.

 
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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
misc_none
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
misc_none
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
 
misc_none
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Assabet River Green Rainbow Party--Conference Room
Friday October 19, 2018
misc_none
7:00 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
Saturday October 20, 2018
misc_none
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
misc_none
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
Monday October 22, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Conference Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
 
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7:00 PM
A TRIBAL GEOGRAPHY OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD--Meeting Room

Holly Herbster and Jane Miller of PAL, the organization that conducted the original Pine Hawk dig in Acton, discuss the integrated volume of archaeological, historical, and cartographic information about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe they have amassed to form a useable Geographical Information System. It is work that could be adapted to other communities and resources for related purposes

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

Holly Herbster and Jane Miller of PAL, the organization that conducted the original Pine Hawk dig in Acton, discuss the integrated volume of archaeological, historical, and cartographic information about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe they have amassed to form a useable Geographical Information System. It is work that could be adapted to other communities and resources for related purposes

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

Thursday October 25, 2018
misc_bingo
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FAMILY 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines.

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

There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees--Conference Room
 
misc_none
7:30 PM
Community Preservation Committee--Meeting Room
Monday October 29, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
English At Large Conversation Group-Meeting Room
 
misc_none
6:00 PM
Somerset Hills Condo Assoc.--Meeting Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
misc_none
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Technical Skills Share Group-Conference Room
 
misc_none
7:00 PM
League of Women Voters--Conference Room
Wednesday October 31, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday November 8, 2018
rec_legoguy
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO CLUB--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. 

 
misc_none
7:00 PM
Library Long Range Plan Committee--Conference Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Green Acton--Meeting Room
 
misc_none
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Green Acton--Meeting Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
misc_bingo
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FAMILY 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday November 19, 2018
misc_none
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Ed the Music Man--Meeting Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Wednesday December 12, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday December 13, 2018
rec_legoguy
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LEGO CLUB--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. 

 
misc_none
7:00 PM
Library Long Range Plan Committee--Conference Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room
Thursday December 20, 2018
misc_bingo
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
FAMILY 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: 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. New games to the collection are Candy Land, Hoot Owl Hoot, and Race to the Treasure.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday December 26, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Department Heads-Meeting Room

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