Tuesday October 2, 2018 - Wednesday October 31, 2018
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The Great Pumpkin Hunt

I spy with my little eye...pumpkins hiding in the library!

There are pumpkins dressed up as some of our favorite book characters hiding around the Children's Room! Come on in and try your luck at finding them. If you find at least EIGHT you can enter a drawing to win a TREAT.

Good luck!

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CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

I spy with my little eye...pumpkins hiding in the library!

There are pumpkins dressed up as some of our favorite book characters hiding around the Children's Room! Come on in and try your luck at finding them. If you find at least EIGHT you can enter a drawing to win a TREAT.

Good luck!

Image result for pumpkin clip art

CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018 - Saturday October 27, 2018
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friends Annual Fall Raffle

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

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

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

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

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CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474 x302  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

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

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

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

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

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CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474 x302
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime for Twos

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

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CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

Image result for kids harvest clipart

CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Arbors Condo Association
CONTACT: Sissy Cronk   977-808-2715  gammi5@comcast.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Sissy Cronk 
  977.808.2715
  gammi5@comcast.net 

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Book Discussion: The Dirty Life

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

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

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

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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CONTACT: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director  9784545474301  nhill@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.

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

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

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

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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CONTACT:
  Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
  9784545474301
  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MVLC Reference Committee Meeting

MVLC Reference Committee Meeting - 

Guest speaker: Sandy Whipple, Human Library. 

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  9784545474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

MVLC Reference Committee Meeting - 

Guest speaker: Sandy Whipple, Human Library. 

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  9784545474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This week we'll continue to talk about autumn, or fall, as many people call it.  It's a time of change for people, animals, and plants. After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This week we'll continue to talk about autumn, or fall, as many people call it.  It's a time of change for people, animals, and plants. After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday October 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Great Dracut (Teen) Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off

Grades 6 - 12

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

CONTACT: Meghan Chapman  9784545474  mchapman@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 30 spaces available.

Grades 6 - 12

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

CONTACT:
  Meghan Chapman
  9784545474
  mchapman@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 30 spaces available.

Saturday October 20, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:05 PM
Dracut Reads Film Viewing: Julie & Julia

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

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

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


 

 

CONTACT: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director  9784545474301  nhill@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 28 spaces available.

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

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

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


 

 

CONTACT:
  Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
  9784545474301
  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 28 spaces available.

Monday October 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

For the next two weeks we'll be talking about dragons and knights and, I imagine a few princess, too!  After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

For the next two weeks we'll be talking about dragons and knights and, I imagine a few princess, too!  After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

Image result for knight and the dragon

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT: Catherine Bence  9784545474  cbence@dracutlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Catherine Bence
  9784545474
  cbence@dracutlibrary.org

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT: Catherine Bence  978 454-5474 x6  cbence@dracutlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.

Family Tree image

Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Catherine Bence
  978 454.5474 x6
  cbence@dracutlibrary.org

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BOOK CLUB - grades 4 & 5

Our selection this month is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.   Copies are available at the front desk.  The story takes place in India.  It tells how a pet mongoose protects a family from two evil cobras. Please register online.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Our selection this month is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.   Copies are available at the front desk.  The story takes place in India.  It tells how a pet mongoose protects a family from two evil cobras. Please register online.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ledge Brook Condo Meeting
CONTACT: Jennifer Pelletier   978-683-4101  jenp@pmandover.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Pelletier 
  978.683.4101
  jenp@pmandover.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime for Twos

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

Image result for kids harvest clipart

CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

Image result for kids harvest clipart

CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting

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

 

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

 

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

For the next two weeks we'll be talking about dragons and knights and, I imagine a few princess, too!  After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

Image result for knight and the dragon

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

For the next two weeks we'll be talking about dragons and knights and, I imagine a few princess, too!  After out circle time of stories and music, children get to practice skills needed for kindergarten.  No registration is needed.  This is for children ages 3, 4, and 5.

Image result for knight and the dragon

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

Image result for baby and mom free clipart

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

Image result for baby and mom free clipart

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Painting Pumpkins

For Grades 6 - 12

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 30 spaces available.

For Grades 6 - 12

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

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 30 spaces available.

Saturday October 27, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

Image result for kids and crafts

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pop-Up BOOK SALE

Join us for a POP-UP BOOK SALE in the Library Lobby!

Reasonably priced New and Gently Used BOOKS, CDs and DVDs for ALL AGES! 

Shop for the Holidays!  Great for Gifts! 

All funds realized from the Friends book sales are used to support Parker Library Programming for children, teens and adults!

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CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

Join us for a POP-UP BOOK SALE in the Library Lobby!

Reasonably priced New and Gently Used BOOKS, CDs and DVDs for ALL AGES! 

Shop for the Holidays!  Great for Gifts! 

All funds realized from the Friends book sales are used to support Parker Library Programming for children, teens and adults!

Image result for toronto reference library book sale

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book Discussion: My American Dream

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

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

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

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

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CONTACT: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director  9784545474301  nhill@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 18 spaces available.

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

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

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

A DRACUT READS PROGRAM!

Image result for my american dream by Lidia Bastianich, cover art

CONTACT:
  Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
  9784545474301
  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 18 spaces available.

Monday October 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

Related image

 

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

Related image

 

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dracut Reads Event: Massachusetts Cranberry Culture with Robert Cox

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

A Sampling of yummy cranberry treats will be served.

A DRACUT READS Program!

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CONTACT: Cheryl Salem  978-454-5474 x317  csalem@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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

A Sampling of yummy cranberry treats will be served.

A DRACUT READS Program!

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CONTACT:
  Cheryl Salem
  978.454.5474 x317
  csalem@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Halloween Party

Welcome to our annual "Not-So-Scarey" Halloween Party for children age 2 to grade 3.  Play Halloween games and crawl through our haunted cave.  Wear a costume, if you like.  Online registration is required.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 52 spaces available.

Welcome to our annual "Not-So-Scarey" Halloween Party for children age 2 to grade 3.  Play Halloween games and crawl through our haunted cave.  Wear a costume, if you like.  Online registration is required.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 52 spaces available.

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Storytime for Twos

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

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CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

Can't wait to see you!

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CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Love in the Stacks: a romance book club

Join our new ROMANCE BOOK CLUB! 

We meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, in front of the fireplace in the Old Library.

Enjoy reading and discussing romance novels of varying authors and styles.

Pick up the latest selection for discussion at our Main Desk, "Smooth-Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypas.

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CONTACT: Laura Sanscartier  978-454-5474  lsanscartier@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Old Library

Join our new ROMANCE BOOK CLUB! 

We meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, in front of the fireplace in the Old Library.

Enjoy reading and discussing romance novels of varying authors and styles.

Pick up the latest selection for discussion at our Main Desk, "Smooth-Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypas.

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CONTACT:
  Laura Sanscartier
  978.454.5474
  lsanscartier@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Old Library

Thursday November 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday November 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Foster Parent Information Session By the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families. Learn About Foster Parenting
and Adopting from Foster Care

You can be single, married, partnered,
divorced; or widowed.

  • You can rent or own a home.
  • Time spent with you in a stable and secure
  • environment gives a child a chance to heal.
  • The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable.


 

CONTACT: Brenda Fitzgerald   9785572721  brenda.fitzgerald@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Foster Parent Information Session By the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families. Learn About Foster Parenting
and Adopting from Foster Care

You can be single, married, partnered,
divorced; or widowed.

  • You can rent or own a home.
  • Time spent with you in a stable and secure
  • environment gives a child a chance to heal.
  • The rewards of providing daily care, guidance and acceptance to a child are immeasurable.


 

CONTACT:
  Brenda Fitzgerald 
  9785572721
  brenda.fitzgerald@state.ma.us

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mediumship: Connecting to our loved ones once again...

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Mediumship is the ability to sense the Spirit of those who have lived on earth before and decipher the messages they wish to share with us.  With tenderness, humor and humility, Kim Dunsmore and Leslie Gabriele connect to the other side and share messages from loved ones who have crossed over.    Their purpose is to facilitate the healing that comes with the feeling of deep connection, remembrance and love.

This event is free and open to the public.  No Registration is Required. 

Donations of seasonal socks, scarves and gloves for Lazarus House will be gratefully accepted, but are not required.

Your Lightworkers during this program are:

Kimberley Dunsmore:  A practicing Psychic/ Medium. She is able to expand the light and help others feel and embrace the loving qualities the light holds. 

Leslie Gabriele:  Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairempath  "energetic catalyst" who is guided in the moment, without attachment.  

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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Mediumship is the ability to sense the Spirit of those who have lived on earth before and decipher the messages they wish to share with us.  With tenderness, humor and humility, Kim Dunsmore and Leslie Gabriele connect to the other side and share messages from loved ones who have crossed over.    Their purpose is to facilitate the healing that comes with the feeling of deep connection, remembrance and love.

This event is free and open to the public.  No Registration is Required. 

Donations of seasonal socks, scarves and gloves for Lazarus House will be gratefully accepted, but are not required.

Your Lightworkers during this program are:

Kimberley Dunsmore:  A practicing Psychic/ Medium. She is able to expand the light and help others feel and embrace the loving qualities the light holds. 

Leslie Gabriele:  Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairempath  "energetic catalyst" who is guided in the moment, without attachment.  

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

ELECTION DAY

LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
NO PRESCHOOL TODAY
CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime for Twos
 

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
 

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Parker Writers Group

Our adult writer's workshop is currently full!  Future openings will be filled from our waiting list.  If you wish to sign up for our waiting list you can do so below. 

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

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Our adult writer's workshop is currently full!  Future openings will be filled from our waiting list.  If you wish to sign up for our waiting list you can do so below. 

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
NO PRESCHOOL TODAY
CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday November 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Author Event & Book Signing - Rebecca Duda

Join Local Author and Historian Rebecca Duda for a presentation and book signing of her newly published workThe History of Dracut High School Football: The story of Dracut High football from its humble beginnings in 1934 to Suburban League Champs in 1947!

After Ms. Duda's presentation there will be a book signing.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

 

 
 

 

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join Local Author and Historian Rebecca Duda for a presentation and book signing of her newly published workThe History of Dracut High School Football: The story of Dracut High football from its humble beginnings in 1934 to Suburban League Champs in 1947!

After Ms. Duda's presentation there will be a book signing.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

 

 
 

 

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday November 12, 2018

The library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day 

The library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day 

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT: Catherine Bence  9784545474  cbence@dracutlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Catherine Bence
  9784545474
  cbence@dracutlibrary.org

There is 1 space available.

 
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3:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Genealogy 101: One Question, 30 Minutes

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT: Catherine Bence  978 454-5474 x6  cbence@dracutlibrary.org
There is 1 space available.

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Genealogy Research Assistance with Genealogist Cathy Bence!  

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Catherine Bence
  978 454.5474 x6
  cbence@dracutlibrary.org

There is 1 space available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
STEM Structures

This is for children in grades K-5. (Sorry, no pre-K.)  We'll have several "building sets", like Straws and Connectors, Brain Flakes and Crazy Shapes.  What can you build?  Be creative!  Think big!  We'll take pictures of what you made before we clean up.

        

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 24 spaces available.

This is for children in grades K-5. (Sorry, no pre-K.)  We'll have several "building sets", like Straws and Connectors, Brain Flakes and Crazy Shapes.  What can you build?  Be creative!  Think big!  We'll take pictures of what you made before we clean up.

        

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Hazelwood Condo Meeting
CONTACT: Cheryl Ann Mabaffey  978-649-1818 x105  cherylann@linearproperty.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Cheryl Ann Mabaffey
  978.649.1818 x105
  cherylann@linearproperty.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime for Twos
 

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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CONTACT: Joan Powers  978-454-5474 x5  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
 

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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CONTACT:
  Joan Powers
  978.454.5474 x5
  jpowers@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monthly Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees

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

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

CALL TO ORDER

ATTENDANCE   

COMMUNITY INPUT

REVIEW OF MINUTES FOR PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

UNFINISHED OR CONTINUING BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

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

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

CONTACT: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director  978-454-5474  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

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

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

CALL TO ORDER

ATTENDANCE   

COMMUNITY INPUT

REVIEW OF MINUTES FOR PREVIOUS REGULAR MEETING

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORT

DIRECTOR'S REPORT

UNFINISHED OR CONTINUING BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
  978.454.5474
  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

 
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6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
PJs & POPCORN

Pjs & Popcorn is a family storytime for children ages 3-7 and their family.  There will be stories, songs, and more.  Popcorn and water will be provided.  Registration is required and will open about 2 weeks before the event.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Pjs & Popcorn is a family storytime for children ages 3-7 and their family.  There will be stories, songs, and more.  Popcorn and water will be provided.  Registration is required and will open about 2 weeks before the event.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Friends of The Dracut Library Monthly Meeting

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

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

 

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday November 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday November 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
TEA PARTY

Children ages 3-5 are invited to our Tea Party. We'll have stories,songs, and dancing followed by tiny cookies (usually Teddy Grahams of Animal Crackers) and tea (actually water or apple juice). Registration is reqired and will open at a later date.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children ages 3-5 are invited to our Tea Party. We'll have stories,songs, and dancing followed by tiny cookies (usually Teddy Grahams of Animal Crackers) and tea (actually water or apple juice). Registration is reqired and will open at a later date.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LEGO CLUB

Children in grades K-5, (Sorry, no preK) may join our LEGO Club today.  We have a large supply of LEGOS.  Build what you like.  Some may be put on display.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Children in grades K-5, (Sorry, no preK) may join our LEGO Club today.  We have a large supply of LEGOS.  Build what you like.  Some may be put on display.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group

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

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

CONTACT: Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director  978-454-5474  nhill@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Old Library

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
  978.454.5474
  nhill@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Old Library

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

Friday November 23, 2018
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Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

Saturday November 24, 2018
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Thanksgiving Holiday

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

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

Monday November 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
BOOK CLUB - grades 2 & 3
CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
COOKIES AND COLORING

Stop by after school do some relaxing coloring while munching on cookies. All ages are welcome as we'll have papers for scribblers through talented older elementary students. Use fat crayons, skinny crayons or colored pencils.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Stop by after school do some relaxing coloring while munching on cookies. All ages are welcome as we'll have papers for scribblers through talented older elementary students. Use fat crayons, skinny crayons or colored pencils.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Kenwood Gardens Condo Mtg
CONTACT: Wes Larosa   978-858-3500  wlarosa@silva-associates.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Wes Larosa 
  978.858.3500
  wlarosa@silva-associates.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Storytime for Twos

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

November's theme is COMMUNITY HELPERS. Join us to learn about and celebrate all the people who help our community!

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LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Allen Hill Condo. Assoc.

Annual Meeting 

CONTACT: Robyn McNicholas   603-766-8775
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Annual Meeting 

CONTACT:
  Robyn McNicholas 
  603.766.8775
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
ROBOT TIME

This program is for kids in grades 3-5.  We'll put together a robot and see how it works!

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for kids in grades 3-5.  We'll put together a robot and see how it works!

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Love in the Stacks: a romance book club

Join our new ROMANCE BOOK CLUB! 

We meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, in front of the fireplace in the Old Library.

Enjoy reading and discussing romance novels of varying authors and styles.

Pick up the latest selection for discussion at our Main Desk.

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CONTACT: Laura Sanscartier  978-454-5474  lsanscartier@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Old Library

Join our new ROMANCE BOOK CLUB! 

We meet the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm, in front of the fireplace in the Old Library.

Enjoy reading and discussing romance novels of varying authors and styles.

Pick up the latest selection for discussion at our Main Desk.

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CONTACT:
  Laura Sanscartier
  978.454.5474
  lsanscartier@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Old Library

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESCHOOL FUN

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

This program is for children ages 3 - 5 and a caretaker.  We start with a circle time of music, stories, instruments and other activities. Next the children and their adult move between tables to practice skills needed for kindergarten - prereading, prewriting, science, premath, and art work.  No registration is needed.  Please be on time.

CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DROP IN CRAFT

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Children of all ages are invited to drop by the Children's Room today for crafts and other activities.  Look for supplies and instructions at our Activity Center.  All children must be with an adult.  No registration is needed.

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SENSORY PLAY TIME

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

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CONTACT:
  Penny Berube
  978.454.5474  x5
  pberube@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dracut YA Gaming Club

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Eric Jackson  dracutcats@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Join our Monday teen group for board games and lots of fun. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Eric Jackson
  
  dracutcats@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Arlington Commons Condo Mtg
CONTACT: Aaron Pearsall   978-858-3500  apearsall@silva-associates.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Aaron Pearsall 
  978.858.3500
  apearsall@silva-associates.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Kenwood Gardens Condo Mtg
CONTACT: Anita Chimilarski   978-649-1818 x105  lp@linearproperty.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Anita Chimilarski 
  978.649.1818 x105
  lp@linearproperty.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Parker Writers Group

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

CONTACT: Diane Annunziato  978-454-5474  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

CONTACT:
  Diane Annunziato
  978.454.5474
  dannunziato@dracutlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
BAMBINOS

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

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CONTACT: Penny Berube  978-454-5474 x5  pberube@dracutlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room