Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Upcoming events at the Fitchburg Public Library

  

Saturday July 2, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TheraPAWS

Our therapy pet teams bring pets for your child to read books to – emerging readers always welcome. When you read to a pet, you are more relaxed. Children who read aloud improve comprehension.

This program is brought to you by BePawsitive: Therapy Pets & Community Education. 

CONTACT: Sally Cragin  978-829-1789  bepawsitive01420@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room

Our therapy pet teams bring pets for your child to read books to – emerging readers always welcome. When you read to a pet, you are more relaxed. Children who read aloud improve comprehension.

This program is brought to you by BePawsitive: Therapy Pets & Community Education. 

CONTACT:
  Sally Cragin
  978.829.1789
   bepawsitive01420@gmail.com

LOCATION: Garden Room

Monday July 4, 2022
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafternoon: DIY Sit-Upon Camp Cushion

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a "Sit-Upon" at the library! 

A sit-upon is a padded seat cushion that provides you with a dry seat when camping or hiking.  They are also great for using on bleachers during sporting events.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Miss June  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a "Sit-Upon" at the library! 

A sit-upon is a padded seat cushion that provides you with a dry seat when camping or hiking.  They are also great for using on bleachers during sporting events.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss June
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Video Game Event

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments or negotiate one-person playing while others watch! Two different consoles available at any given time.

If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Challenge through beanstack, you can do so during the event for a chance to win a prize, and you can check off multiple badges right up front!

You can use this event to check off a Summer Reading "Played A Videogame" badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments or negotiate one-person playing while others watch! Two different consoles available at any given time.

If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Challenge through beanstack, you can do so during the event for a chance to win a prize, and you can check off multiple badges right up front!

You can use this event to check off a Summer Reading "Played A Videogame" badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Wednesday July 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Garden Groove

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Youth Garden for a groovin' good time!  Listen to fun stories, sing songs, and dance around at this fast-paced storytime.

Garden Groove is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best when their brains and bodies are active. 

In case of rain, we will move inside to the Garden Room.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Youth Garden for a groovin' good time!  Listen to fun stories, sing songs, and dance around at this fast-paced storytime.

Garden Groove is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best when their brains and bodies are active. 

In case of rain, we will move inside to the Garden Room.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
STEAM: Dig into Archaeology

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to dig for some artifacts. We will also learn about sand stratigraphy and create a take home "archaeological site" in a jar. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registrations begins June 21.  Please register at the Youth Desk or call us at 978-829-1789.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to dig for some artifacts. We will also learn about sand stratigraphy and create a take home "archaeological site" in a jar. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registrations begins June 21.  Please register at the Youth Desk or call us at 978-829-1789.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fitchburg Community Choir Rehearsal
CONTACT: Jacsson Jean  www.fitchburgchoir.org
LOCATION: Auditorium
Thursday July 7, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Join North County Land Trust at the library for a storytime of Henry Hikes to Fitchburg read by author DB Johnson.

Best suited for ages 4 and up. Registration required.

CONTACT: North County Land Trust  (978) 466-3900  emerlino@northcountylandtrust.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 44 spaces available.

Join North County Land Trust at the library for a storytime of Henry Hikes to Fitchburg read by author DB Johnson.

Best suited for ages 4 and up. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  North County Land Trust
  (978) 466.3900
   emerlino@northcountylandtrust.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 44 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LEGO Club

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Friday July 8, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DIY Travel Checkers

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a travel checkers set at the library! 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Miss June  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a travel checkers set at the library! 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss June
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Center Book Reviews

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it, and the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage!

If you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

(You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge!)

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it, and the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage!

If you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

(You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge!)

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COVID Vax Clinic

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT: Fitchburg Board of Health  508-922-4138  NA

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT:
  Fitchburg Board of Health
  508.922.4138
   NA

Monday July 11, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Basic Wilderness Survival Course

Tweens and teens are invited to join Matt the "Animal Man" for a Basic Wilderness Survival Course!

Matt "Animal Man" Gabriel began developing a love of the outdoors as a young child.  When he was 11 years old, his father bought him a survival manual (Tom Brown's Field Guide To Wilderness Survival), and so began Matt's lifelong obsession with survival skills.  Matt began practicing and trying to duplicate everything from the book that he could on weekends and after school.  As an adult, Matt attended two week-long professional survival courses that proved instrumental in forming the core of his survival repertoire.  He then spent years increasing his knowledge and experience level by practicing and experimenting on a daily basis.  In 2015, Matt felt the calling to begin teaching so began posting videos on YouTube.  Today he travels throughout New England sharing his skills.

 

For ages 10-15. Registration begins June 21. Please come into the Youth Library to register for this program. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Tweens and teens are invited to join Matt the "Animal Man" for a Basic Wilderness Survival Course!

Matt "Animal Man" Gabriel began developing a love of the outdoors as a young child.  When he was 11 years old, his father bought him a survival manual (Tom Brown's Field Guide To Wilderness Survival), and so began Matt's lifelong obsession with survival skills.  Matt began practicing and trying to duplicate everything from the book that he could on weekends and after school.  As an adult, Matt attended two week-long professional survival courses that proved instrumental in forming the core of his survival repertoire.  He then spent years increasing his knowledge and experience level by practicing and experimenting on a daily basis.  In 2015, Matt felt the calling to begin teaching so began posting videos on YouTube.  Today he travels throughout New England sharing his skills.

 

For ages 10-15. Registration begins June 21. Please come into the Youth Library to register for this program. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie on the TV at the Fitchburg Public Library!

Light refreshments provided!

You can use this movie to add to your Summer Reading "watched a movie" badge(s).

LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie on the TV at the Fitchburg Public Library!

Light refreshments provided!

You can use this movie to add to your Summer Reading "watched a movie" badge(s).

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday July 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafternoon: Design a Magical 'Encanto' Door

Design and decorate your very own magical "Encanto" inspired door. 

Registration is required. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 19 spaces available.

Design and decorate your very own magical "Encanto" inspired door. 

Registration is required. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Craft

Hey Teens!

Come use perler beads to make desgins for your keychain, to identify your bags or luggage on a trip, or simply to wear! You can use the pre-made patterns or come up with your own!

The Teen Librarian will help you finish your design, and you should be able to take it home the same day!

(Did you know? You can attend this event and use it to mark off a "Attended A Library Event" badge on your Summer Reading Log!)

LOCATION: Garden Room

Hey Teens!

Come use perler beads to make desgins for your keychain, to identify your bags or luggage on a trip, or simply to wear! You can use the pre-made patterns or come up with your own!

The Teen Librarian will help you finish your design, and you should be able to take it home the same day!

(Did you know? You can attend this event and use it to mark off a "Attended A Library Event" badge on your Summer Reading Log!)

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Wednesday July 13, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Hollis Hills Farm

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic Tree House Graphic Novel Book Club

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. You can pick up a copy of the book starting June 30.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. You can pick up a copy of the book starting June 30.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fitchburg Community Choir Rehearsal
CONTACT: Jacsson Jean  www.fitchburgchoir.org
LOCATION: Auditorium
Thursday July 14, 2022
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Henna Tattoos & Palm Reading

Calling all Teens! Come and get henna tattoos from Mandy of Wicked Good Henna! Mandy will be in the Garden Room between 3-5pm!

While you're waiting, have your palm read! Our palm reader will be here for the same amount of time-get your palm read while in line (or after your henna has finished drying!).

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  9788291780  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Calling all Teens! Come and get henna tattoos from Mandy of Wicked Good Henna! Mandy will be in the Garden Room between 3-5pm!

While you're waiting, have your palm read! Our palm reader will be here for the same amount of time-get your palm read while in line (or after your henna has finished drying!).

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  9788291780
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Friday July 15, 2022

Easy craft kits to go! Craft Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Easy craft kits to go! Craft Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Start the longest drawing!

Hey Teens! I've got a looooong roll of drawing paper, and nothing to draw on it! Come to the teen room and help us create the longest (widest) drawing! We've got oodles of length to work with, and everything from markers to colored pencils. Every teen who contributes will get to sign their name, so we remember who drew what!

And we'll enter participants into a raffle! Light refreshments provided.

You can use this event to check off any "Attended An Event" badge on your summer reading log!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey Teens! I've got a looooong roll of drawing paper, and nothing to draw on it! Come to the teen room and help us create the longest (widest) drawing! We've got oodles of length to work with, and everything from markers to colored pencils. Every teen who contributes will get to sign their name, so we remember who drew what!

And we'll enter participants into a raffle! Light refreshments provided.

You can use this event to check off any "Attended An Event" badge on your summer reading log!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Literacy Volunteers
LOCATION: Conference Room 2
Saturday July 16, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cardboard Fort Building

Families are invited to join us from 11 am - 1 pm in the Youth Garden to construct forts out of cardboard.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Families are invited to join us from 11 am - 1 pm in the Youth Garden to construct forts out of cardboard.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Monday July 18, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family YOGA

Join Yoga Instructor, Paula Lashua-Brisbois, for this healthy and fun opportunity that the whole family can enjoy! Family YOGA will incorporate a variety of individual and partner poses through the use of animals, games, and stories. We will also explore activities for quieting the mind and focusing through breath work and relaxation stories. YOGA develops confidence, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, coordination and many more valuable skills on and off the mat!

Please bring a mat or towel with you. For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

 

Instructor Paula Lashua-Brisbois recently joined the MCWW Fitness Staff as a yoga instructor. Paula has been an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system working with children of all ages for over 20 years. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton MA in 2005. Paula is also certified through ChildLight Yoga from Dover NH.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Yoga Instructor, Paula Lashua-Brisbois, for this healthy and fun opportunity that the whole family can enjoy! Family YOGA will incorporate a variety of individual and partner poses through the use of animals, games, and stories. We will also explore activities for quieting the mind and focusing through breath work and relaxation stories. YOGA develops confidence, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, coordination and many more valuable skills on and off the mat!

Please bring a mat or towel with you. For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

 

Instructor Paula Lashua-Brisbois recently joined the MCWW Fitness Staff as a yoga instructor. Paula has been an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system working with children of all ages for over 20 years. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton MA in 2005. Paula is also certified through ChildLight Yoga from Dover NH.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

Light refreshments provided.

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

Light refreshments provided.

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday July 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafternoon: DIY Envelope Collection Journal

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a Collection Journal out of envelopes at the library! 

Use your new journal to collect plant specimens or other small objects.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Miss June  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 5 and up are invited to come make a Collection Journal out of envelopes at the library! 

Use your new journal to collect plant specimens or other small objects.

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss June
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Video Game Event

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Explore the varied options beyond Mario & Co! Maximum of two consoles available.

You can use this event to check off a Summer Reading Played A Videogame badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Explore the varied options beyond Mario & Co! Maximum of two consoles available.

You can use this event to check off a Summer Reading Played A Videogame badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Wednesday July 20, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory-Friendly Storytime

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a sensory-friendly storytime!  Listen to stories, sing songs, and engage in sensory play.

Our Sensory-Friendly Storytime is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best in structured, small group environments with sensory aides. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a sensory-friendly storytime!  Listen to stories, sing songs, and engage in sensory play.

Our Sensory-Friendly Storytime is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best in structured, small group environments with sensory aides. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
STEAM Team: Make Your Own Ice Cream

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to make ice cream in a bag. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registrations begins July 1. Stop by the Youth Library or call us at 978-829-1789 to register.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to make ice cream in a bag. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registrations begins July 1. Stop by the Youth Library or call us at 978-829-1789 to register.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fitchburg Community Choir Rehearsal
CONTACT: Jacsson Jean  www.fitchburgchoir.org
LOCATION: Auditorium
Thursday July 21, 2022
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hangout and Origami

Hey Teens!

Come hang out in the Teen Center and make origami! We'll supply the paper, and offer some directions for you if you need them, but you can come and free-form your own creations if you'd like!

Or you can just hangout and read.

if you do some origami, you can use this event to check off an "Attended An Event" Summer Reading Badge!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey Teens!

Come hang out in the Teen Center and make origami! We'll supply the paper, and offer some directions for you if you need them, but you can come and free-form your own creations if you'd like!

Or you can just hangout and read.

if you do some origami, you can use this event to check off an "Attended An Event" Summer Reading Badge!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LEGO Club

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Book Club

Yes, it's a book club for teens!

Bring yourself & a theme or story you'd like to vote for! June's selection was "Any Non-fiction book". We hope you enjoyed your pick--but it's okay to not like it, too! Bring your selection to the meeting & we'll talk about it and then choose the next theme or book!

Graphic Novels & Manga series encouraged. Audiobook & ebook versions encouraged as well! Come prepared to decide!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Yes, it's a book club for teens!

Bring yourself & a theme or story you'd like to vote for! June's selection was "Any Non-fiction book". We hope you enjoyed your pick--but it's okay to not like it, too! Bring your selection to the meeting & we'll talk about it and then choose the next theme or book!

Graphic Novels & Manga series encouraged. Audiobook & ebook versions encouraged as well! Come prepared to decide!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Friday July 22, 2022
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Unlock-the-Box: Beyond the Beaten Path

Families and/or small groups of 2-8 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late!

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Best suited for readers 6 and up.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT: Molly Dineen  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Families and/or small groups of 2-8 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late!

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Best suited for readers 6 and up.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT:
  Molly Dineen
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COVID Vax Clinic

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT: Fitchburg Board of Health  508-922-4138  NA

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT:
  Fitchburg Board of Health
  508.922.4138
   NA

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Unlock-the-Box: Beyond the Beaten Path

Families and/or small groups of 2-8 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late!

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Best suited for readers 6 and up.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT: Molly Dineen  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Families and/or small groups of 2-8 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late!

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Best suited for readers 6 and up.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

CONTACT:
  Molly Dineen
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Read-A-Thon: After Hours!

Hey, Teens,

Do you need to catch up on your summer reading? Need a dedicated reading time this week? Want to see what the library feels like when it's just you and your friends, and a good book? Want to hang out on a Friday Night After Hours?

Come do a read-a-thon at the library! The staff is still here...but the open parts of the library are all yours. Time to read and relax AT LAST.

Come hang out in the Teen Center & read (you can read whatever you want...)! You can do it!

Registration preferred but not required. Light refreshments provided in food-safe areas.

You can use this event to check off one of your "Attended a Library Event" badges!

LOCATION: Teen Center
There are many spaces available.

Hey, Teens,

Do you need to catch up on your summer reading? Need a dedicated reading time this week? Want to see what the library feels like when it's just you and your friends, and a good book? Want to hang out on a Friday Night After Hours?

Come do a read-a-thon at the library! The staff is still here...but the open parts of the library are all yours. Time to read and relax AT LAST.

Come hang out in the Teen Center & read (you can read whatever you want...)! You can do it!

Registration preferred but not required. Light refreshments provided in food-safe areas.

You can use this event to check off one of your "Attended a Library Event" badges!

LOCATION: Teen Center

There are many spaces available.

Monday July 25, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Parachute Play

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute! Then stay and play with the library's toys.

Best suited for ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver.

Space is limited to the first 10 children. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute! Then stay and play with the library's toys.

Best suited for ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver.

Space is limited to the first 10 children. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Curious Creatures

Curious Creatures and their assortment of creatures will be at the Fitchburg Public Library on Monday, July 25 from 3-4 pm. Best suited for ages 5 and up.

Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 47 spaces available.

Curious Creatures and their assortment of creatures will be at the Fitchburg Public Library on Monday, July 25 from 3-4 pm. Best suited for ages 5 and up.

Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 47 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday July 26, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafternoon: Ice-Cube Painting

Children ages 5 and up are invited to create a masterpiece by painting with ice cubes at the library! 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT: Miss June  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 5 and up are invited to create a masterpiece by painting with ice cubes at the library! 

No registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Miss June
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Art Night

Hey Teens! Come relax and paint with the Teen Librarian!

Bring your own materials or borrow ours. Come paint a relaxing scene from nature, or use a reference to paint something relaxing from a favorite show, game, or photo you have taken in the past! Canvases are 11x14 inches.

The point of the evening is to relax, not be the perfect artist. All skill levels welcome. For ages 13-18. 

(Note:Please do not wear clothes that are delicate or that you do not want to get dirty-painting can be a messy business.)

Registration is free but required! **Paintings may need to dry over-night, but will be ready for pickup anytime the next day, so you don't have to worry about getting anything covered in paint on the way home.**

You can use this to get an "attended an event" badge for your summer reading log!

LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Hey Teens! Come relax and paint with the Teen Librarian!

Bring your own materials or borrow ours. Come paint a relaxing scene from nature, or use a reference to paint something relaxing from a favorite show, game, or photo you have taken in the past! Canvases are 11x14 inches.

The point of the evening is to relax, not be the perfect artist. All skill levels welcome. For ages 13-18. 

(Note:Please do not wear clothes that are delicate or that you do not want to get dirty-painting can be a messy business.)

Registration is free but required! **Paintings may need to dry over-night, but will be ready for pickup anytime the next day, so you don't have to worry about getting anything covered in paint on the way home.**

You can use this to get an "attended an event" badge for your summer reading log!

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Wednesday July 27, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Hollis Hills Farm

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

During the Month of July, Camp National Novel Writing Month happens--and as youth writers, you get to set your own writing goal! You might even earn a prize, but you'll definitely get help achieving your writing goal. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Teens, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during July!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic Tree House Graphic Novel Book Club

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fitchburg Community Choir Rehearsal
CONTACT: Jacsson Jean  www.fitchburgchoir.org
LOCATION: Auditorium
Thursday July 28, 2022
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Escape Room: Through The Woods

Hey, Teens!

You've found yourself "trapped" in the woods...and you have to solve some puzzles to find your way back! And you've only got about 30 minutes before the woods close in...Can you escape the room in time?

Small groups of 3-6 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late! 

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

You can use this for one of your Summer Reading Event badge(s)!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

You've found yourself "trapped" in the woods...and you have to solve some puzzles to find your way back! And you've only got about 30 minutes before the woods close in...Can you escape the room in time?

Small groups of 3-6 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late! 

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all.

Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 1.

You can use this for one of your Summer Reading Event badge(s)!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In Use
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
Friday July 29, 2022

Easy craft kits to go! Craft Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Easy craft kits to go! Craft Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MOC CFCE Playgroup

Join MOC at the Fitchburg Public Library for a playgroup.

CONTACT: Kelley Ford  NA  info@mocinc.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join MOC at the Fitchburg Public Library for a playgroup.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Ford
  NA
   info@mocinc.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Monday August 1, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Butterfly Bonanza

Flutter over to the Youth Garden for a special butterfly storytime and craft.

For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Flutter over to the Youth Garden for a special butterfly storytime and craft.

For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday August 2, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pizza Garden Party

Visit the library to see how the seeds we planted in May have grown, listen to some stories, and eat some pizza!

For ages 5-10. Registration required. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Visit the library to see how the seeds we planted in May have grown, listen to some stories, and eat some pizza!

For ages 5-10. Registration required. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room


 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Video Game Event: Prizes!

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Light Refreshments (snacks and drinks) supplied, alongside prizes for excellent moment on-screen, great teamwork, and attendance! Don't miss the last chance to check off your Summer Reading "Played A Videogame" badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Light Refreshments (snacks and drinks) supplied, alongside prizes for excellent moment on-screen, great teamwork, and attendance! Don't miss the last chance to check off your Summer Reading "Played A Videogame" badge!

LOCATION: Garden Room

Wednesday August 3, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Garden Groove

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Youth Garden for a groovin' good time!  Listen to fun stories, sing songs, and dance around at this fast-paced storytime.

Garden Groove is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best when their brains and bodies are active. 

In case of rain, we will move inside to the Garden Room.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Youth Garden for a groovin' good time!  Listen to fun stories, sing songs, and dance around at this fast-paced storytime.

Garden Groove is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best when their brains and bodies are active. 

In case of rain, we will move inside to the Garden Room.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

(also, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!)

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during Summer Reading!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

(also, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!)

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm every Wednesday during Summer Reading!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
STEAM Team: Insect Slime

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to make insect slime. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registration begins July 25. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Youth Garden to make insect slime. 

Registration is requried as space is limited. Registration begins July 25. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Setup for Abolitionist Voices
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Abolitionist Voices Publishing Workshop

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT: Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop  press@penandanvil.com
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT:
  Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop
  
   press@penandanvil.com

LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Fitchburg Community Choir Rehearsal
CONTACT: Jacsson Jean  www.fitchburgchoir.org
LOCATION: Auditorium
Thursday August 4, 2022
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LEGO Club

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Friday August 5, 2022
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Center Book Reviews

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge, and if you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

 

(You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge!)

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge, and if you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

 

(You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge!)

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COVID Vax Clinic

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT: Fitchburg Board of Health  508-922-4138  NA

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT:
  Fitchburg Board of Health
  508.922.4138
   NA

Saturday August 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TheraPAWS

Our therapy pet teams bring pets for your child to read books to – emerging readers always welcome. When you read to a pet, you are more relaxed. Children who read aloud improve comprehension.

This program is brought to you by BePawsitive: Therapy Pets & Community Education. 

CONTACT: Sally Cragin  978-829-1789  bepawsitive01420@gmail.com
LOCATION: Garden Room

Our therapy pet teams bring pets for your child to read books to – emerging readers always welcome. When you read to a pet, you are more relaxed. Children who read aloud improve comprehension.

This program is brought to you by BePawsitive: Therapy Pets & Community Education. 

CONTACT:
  Sally Cragin
  978.829.1789
   bepawsitive01420@gmail.com

LOCATION: Garden Room

Monday August 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Messy Monday

Join us for a morning of sensory art exploration and creation!

Today's project: 

Dress for a mess!

For ages 2 and up.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join us for a morning of sensory art exploration and creation!

Today's project: 

Dress for a mess!

For ages 2 and up.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

Special note: Teens who have watched all 5 movies this summer get another special prize!

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

You can use this movie to add to your "watched a movie" badge(s)!

Special note: Teens who have watched all 5 movies this summer get another special prize!

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday August 9, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Tie Dye

Hey Teens,

You like tie-dye? We do too. Bring your favorite (white) pieces of cotton-fabric clothing, and turn it colors (permanently!). Please gently wash your clothes before bringing them to be dyed (damp but not wet is ideal for dyeing).

Registration free, and preferred, but not required.

See you soon!

Fitchburg Teens, you can use this event to check off one of your "Attend a Library Event" reading log badges!

LOCATION: Garden Room
There are many spaces available.

Hey Teens,

You like tie-dye? We do too. Bring your favorite (white) pieces of cotton-fabric clothing, and turn it colors (permanently!). Please gently wash your clothes before bringing them to be dyed (damp but not wet is ideal for dyeing).

Registration free, and preferred, but not required.

See you soon!

Fitchburg Teens, you can use this event to check off one of your "Attend a Library Event" reading log badges!

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Songs and Stories from around the Campfire

Join us in the Youth Garden as Masterstoryteller Todd Goodwin regales as with Songs and Stories from around the Campfire.

 

Mr. Goodwin began his career as a story teller while a camper, C.I.T., counselor and director of Camp Monomonac in Rindge, NH. Around the campfire there are no loudspeakers, costumes or sets, just the face and voice of the teller who uses the imagination of the listeners to travel to different places in time and space. Mr. Goodwin creates many of the stories he tells from his camping background and growing up as a New England Yankee. He adds to his repertoire from literature and his experience as a teacher of drama and history and the blessings and challenges of everyday life. He sings and plays the harmonica to create a complete “campfire” experience that can be enjoyed by children of all ages, anywhere people gather, indoor or out. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join us in the Youth Garden as Masterstoryteller Todd Goodwin regales as with Songs and Stories from around the Campfire.

 

Mr. Goodwin began his career as a story teller while a camper, C.I.T., counselor and director of Camp Monomonac in Rindge, NH. Around the campfire there are no loudspeakers, costumes or sets, just the face and voice of the teller who uses the imagination of the listeners to travel to different places in time and space. Mr. Goodwin creates many of the stories he tells from his camping background and growing up as a New England Yankee. He adds to his repertoire from literature and his experience as a teacher of drama and history and the blessings and challenges of everyday life. He sings and plays the harmonica to create a complete “campfire” experience that can be enjoyed by children of all ages, anywhere people gather, indoor or out. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Wednesday August 10, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Hollis Hills Farm

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come Write In

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Prizes will be handed out today for your progress, based on your own goals!

(also, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!)

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm! This is our last Summer Reading meeting.

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

Prizes will be handed out today for your progress, based on your own goals!

(also, you can use this to check off one of your "Attend A Summer Reading Event" badges for your Summer Reading Challenge!)

In the Teen Center from 2:30pm - 4pm! This is our last Summer Reading meeting.

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic Tree House Graphic Novel Book Club

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Children in grades 2nd-5th are invited to read the graphic novel versions of the Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. Come to our bi-weekly book club to discuss Jack & Annie's adventures and do fun activities based on the book. 

July 13:  Dinosaurs before Dark: The Graphic Novel

July 27: Knight at Dawn: The Graphic Novel

August 10: Mummies in the Morning: The Graphic Novel

Registration is required. Registration starts on June 27. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Setup for Abolitionist Voices
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Abolitionist Voices Publishing Workshop

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT: Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop  press@penandanvil.com
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT:
  Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop
  
   press@penandanvil.com

LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Thursday August 11, 2022
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Escape Room: Murder Mystery!

Hey, Teens!

You were having fun at the party...until someone else turned up DEAD, and in the ensuing panic, the front door is locked from the inside! So now you have to solve the mystery...who is the murderer?!

Small groups of 3-6 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late! Teams who beat the clock will win a prize.

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all. Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 15.

You can use this for one of your Summer Reading Event badge(s)!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

You were having fun at the party...until someone else turned up DEAD, and in the ensuing panic, the front door is locked from the inside! So now you have to solve the mystery...who is the murderer?!

Small groups of 3-6 people are invited to work as a team to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the box before it’s too late! Teams who beat the clock will win a prize.

This program uses BreakoutEDU to provide a fun, educational experience for all. Registration is required for this program. Registration starts July 15.

You can use this for one of your Summer Reading Event badge(s)!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Friday August 12, 2022
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Take & Make S.T.E.A.M.

Easy S.T.E.A.M. kits to go! STEAM Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Easy S.T.E.A.M. kits to go! STEAM Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Center Book Reviews

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge, and if you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

This is the last Summer Reading event! If you need one more badge to fill out your log and get a super-win, today is the last day to go for it. 

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! You can use one review per week to fill out your "Write A Review" Summer Reading badge, and if you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

This is the last Summer Reading event! If you need one more badge to fill out your log and get a super-win, today is the last day to go for it. 

LOCATION: Teen Center

Monday August 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Family YOGA

Join Yoga Instructor, Paula Lashua-Brisbois, for this healthy and fun opportunity that the whole family can enjoy! Family YOGA will incorporate a variety of individual and partner poses through the use of animals, games, and stories. We will also explore activities for quieting the mind and focusing through breath work and relaxation stories. YOGA develops confidence, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, coordination and many more valuable skills on and off the mat!

Please bring a mat or towel with you. For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

 

Instructor Paula Lashua-Brisbois recently joined the MCWW Fitness Staff as a yoga instructor. Paula has been an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system working with children of all ages for over 20 years. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton MA in 2005. Paula is also certified through ChildLight Yoga from Dover NH.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Yoga Instructor, Paula Lashua-Brisbois, for this healthy and fun opportunity that the whole family can enjoy! Family YOGA will incorporate a variety of individual and partner poses through the use of animals, games, and stories. We will also explore activities for quieting the mind and focusing through breath work and relaxation stories. YOGA develops confidence, strength, flexibility, spatial awareness, coordination and many more valuable skills on and off the mat!

Please bring a mat or towel with you. For ages 4-8 with a parent/caregiver. Registration is required. Registration begins July 1.

 

Instructor Paula Lashua-Brisbois recently joined the MCWW Fitness Staff as a yoga instructor. Paula has been an Occupational Therapist for the Winchendon Public School system working with children of all ages for over 20 years. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Frog Pond Yoga in Princeton MA in 2005. Paula is also certified through ChildLight Yoga from Dover NH.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Tuesday August 16, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Future TAG Interest Meeting

Do you need volunteer hours to graduate? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Are you interested in helping your community a little bit?

Come to the Teen Advisory Group Interest Meeting to see if this is the right place for you! We will have current TAG members speak about their experience, as well as the Teen Librarian who will talk about what projects are being worked on and what input will be needed and wanted.

We will be meeting in the Garden Room. Snacks Provided.

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Do you need volunteer hours to graduate? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Are you interested in helping your community a little bit?

Come to the Teen Advisory Group Interest Meeting to see if this is the right place for you! We will have current TAG members speak about their experience, as well as the Teen Librarian who will talk about what projects are being worked on and what input will be needed and wanted.

We will be meeting in the Garden Room. Snacks Provided.

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory-Friendly Storytime

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a sensory-friendly storytime!  Listen to stories, sing songs, and engage in sensory play.

Our Sensory-Friendly Storytime is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best in structured, small group environments with sensory aides. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a sensory-friendly storytime!  Listen to stories, sing songs, and engage in sensory play.

Our Sensory-Friendly Storytime is the perfect storytime for young children who learn best in structured, small group environments with sensory aides. 

Please register by clicking on the green button below.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Setup for Abolitionist Voices
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Abolitionist Voices Publishing Workshop

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT: Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop  press@penandanvil.com
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT:
  Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop
  
   press@penandanvil.com

LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Thursday August 18, 2022
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
End-of-Summer Read-a-thon

Do you want to finish a certain number of books before you go back to school? Feel like you need to read just one more thing?

 

Come hang out in the Teen Center & read! You can do it!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Do you want to finish a certain number of books before you go back to school? Feel like you need to read just one more thing?

 

Come hang out in the Teen Center & read! You can do it!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LEGO Club

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come build with us at the library! We'll bring the bricks, you bring your imagination!

For ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Friday August 19, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COVID Vax Clinic

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT: Fitchburg Board of Health  508-922-4138  NA

The Fitchburg Board of Health is hosting a PFIZER vaccine and booster clinic for ages 5+ in the Youth Library lobby.

CONTACT:
  Fitchburg Board of Health
  508.922.4138
   NA

Saturday August 20, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Reading Prize Pick-Up

Hey Teens!

Today is the last day to pick up your Summer Reading Event prizes! We don't want to hold onto them for too long--some of them might melt in the sun...

Anyway, come get your prizes today! We'll be sure to have them ready at the Circulation Desk.

 

Thanks for participating!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey Teens!

Today is the last day to pick up your Summer Reading Event prizes! We don't want to hold onto them for too long--some of them might melt in the sun...

Anyway, come get your prizes today! We'll be sure to have them ready at the Circulation Desk.

 

Thanks for participating!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Monday August 22, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Parachute Play

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute! Then stay and play with the library's toys.

Best suited for ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver.

Space is limited to the first 10 children. 

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library's parachute! Then stay and play with the library's toys.

Best suited for ages 2-4 with a parent/caregiver.

Space is limited to the first 10 children. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Tuesday August 23, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime with Miss Jane

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT: Miss Jane  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

This storytime is for all ages and includes songs, finger plays, movement, & stories.

CONTACT:
  Miss  Jane
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Video Game Hangout

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Light Refreshments (snacks and drinks) available!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey Teens! Come relax and play video games! Both team and individual games available, for the Switch, XBOX 360, and WII console!

Come play video games or watch others play. Join in quick tournaments!

Light Refreshments (snacks and drinks) available!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Wednesday August 24, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Hollis Hills Farm

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Join Miss Molly for a fun and interactive storytime at Hollis Hills Farm!

Storytime will take place outside weather permitting. 

All ages welcome. No registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Write It On Wednesday

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

If you want to continue these meetings, but another date and time will work for you better during the school year, please come to this event and let our Teen Librarian know!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

If you want to continue these meetings, but another date and time will work for you better during the school year, please come to this event and let our Teen Librarian know!

LOCATION: Teen Center

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Setup for Abolitionist Voices
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room
 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Abolitionist Voices Publishing Workshop

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT: Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop  press@penandanvil.com
LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Visit https://penandanvil.com/abolitionist for more information.

CONTACT:
  Bonfire Press @ Bonfire Bookshop
  
   press@penandanvil.com

LOCATION: Ethnic Heritage Room

Thursday August 25, 2022
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT: Joanne Adams  978-345-5968
LOCATION: Garden Room

JOIN THE KNITTERS. FINGERS ARE VERY BUSY AND THE MEMBERS WILL ANSWER ANY KNITTING/CROCHETING QUESTIONS.

The group will meet from 1-3 pm every Thursday in the Garden Room!

All are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Joanne Adams
  978.345.5968
  

LOCATION: Garden Room

Friday August 26, 2022
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Take & Make S.T.E.A.M.

Easy S.T.E.A.M. kits to go! STEAM Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT: Miss Molly  978-829-1789  fplyl@cwmars.org

Easy S.T.E.A.M. kits to go! STEAM Kits can be picked up in the Youth Lobby while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Miss Molly
  978.829.1789
   fplyl@cwmars.org

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MOC CFCE Playgroup

Join MOC at the Fitchburg Public Library for a playgroup.

CONTACT: Kelley Ford  NA  info@mocinc.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Join MOC at the Fitchburg Public Library for a playgroup.

CONTACT:
  Kelley Ford
  NA
   info@mocinc.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Center Book Reviews

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! If you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens,

Have you ever wanted to see your review featured? Have you ever wanted to convince someone ELSE to read a book you found amazing? Write a review of it! If you submit it through Beanstack, the Teen Services Librarian Mariśca might feature it on the Fitchburg Public Library's Teen Center webpage! If you need help structuring a book review, you can come to the library during this time to get help writing it! (The Teen Center also has physical review forms if you'd rather submit your review in person.)

All reviews posted publicly will be anonymous unless you expressly tell the Teen Librarian otherwise.

LOCATION: Teen Center

Monday August 29, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Teen Movie Monday

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

CONTACT: Marisca Mozeleski  mmozeleski@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

Come watch a movie at the Fitchburg Public Library! Watch the movie and discuss it with the Teen Librarian!

CONTACT:
  Marisca Mozeleski
  
   mmozeleski@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

Wednesday August 31, 2022
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Write It On Wednesday

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

If you want to continue these meetings, but another date and time will work for you better during the school year, please come to this event and let our Teen Librarian know!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey, Teens!

Writing someting personal? Trying to keep a weekly journal? Trying to compose something to submit to Teen Ink Magazine, or another news source? Trying a new thing? Come Write In on Wednesdays!

Camp NaNoWriMo is over, but your goals might not be. Get inspiration, practice various writing exercises, support --and be supported by-- your fellow teens and the Teen Services Librarian, Mariśca.

If you want to continue these meetings, but another date and time will work for you better during the school year, please come to this event and let our Teen Librarian know!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Thursday September 1, 2022 - Friday September 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award-Voting!

Hey, Teens!

This is a chance for YOUR choices to matter!

Vote for your favorite book from the list of nominees! If your vote wins, come see the Teen Librarian for a prize!

LOCATION: Online

Hey, Teens!

This is a chance for YOUR choices to matter!

Vote for your favorite book from the list of nominees! If your vote wins, come see the Teen Librarian for a prize!

LOCATION: Online

Saturday September 3, 2022
Monday September 5, 2022
Tuesday September 6, 2022
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Teen Game Night

Hey Teens!

Come stop by the Teen Center for some light, relaxing gaming! 30 minute time slots available, or play with a buddy for an hour!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Hey Teens!

Come stop by the Teen Center for some light, relaxing gaming! 30 minute time slots available, or play with a buddy for an hour!

LOCATION: Teen Center

Thursday September 8, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Highwaymen - Songs and Stories
CONTACT: Library Staff  978-829-1780  fplref@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room
Wednesday September 14, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FPL Book Club

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!

Books will be made available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

  • Book Club reading list for Sept. 2022-June 2023:

    September 14-"Benjamin Franklin" by Walter Isaacson

    October 12-"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

    November 9-"Alex and Me" by Irene Pepperberg

    December14-“The Quilter’s Apprentice” by Jennifer Chiaverini

    January 11-“The Good Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery

    February 8-"Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

    March 8-"Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    April 12-"Her Last Flight" by Beatriz Williams

    May 10-“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

    June 14-“Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri

CONTACT: Library Staff  978-829-1780  fplref@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Garden Room

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!

Books will be made available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

  • Book Club reading list for Sept. 2022-June 2023:

    September 14-"Benjamin Franklin" by Walter Isaacson

    October 12-"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

    November 9-"Alex and Me" by Irene Pepperberg

    December14-“The Quilter’s Apprentice” by Jennifer Chiaverini

    January 11-“The Good Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery

    February 8-"Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

    March 8-"Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    April 12-"Her Last Flight" by Beatriz Williams

    May 10-“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

    June 14-“Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri

CONTACT:
  Library Staff
  978.829.1780
   fplref@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Garden Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
FPL Book Club

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!

Books will be made available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

  • Book Club reading list for Sept. 2022-June 2023:

    September 14-"Benjamin Franklin" by Walter Isaacson

    October 12-"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

    November 9-"Alex and Me" by Irene Pepperberg

    December14-“Quilter’s Apprentice” by Jennifer Chisverini

    January 11-“The Good Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery

    February 8-"Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

    March 8-"Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    April 12-"Her Last Flight" by Beatriz Williams

    May 10-“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

    June 14-“Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefferty

CONTACT: Library Staff  978-829-1780  fplref@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room 2

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. You may attend either group - or both!

Books will be made available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

  • Book Club reading list for Sept. 2022-June 2023:

    September 14-"Benjamin Franklin" by Walter Isaacson

    October 12-"Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

    November 9-"Alex and Me" by Irene Pepperberg

    December14-“Quilter’s Apprentice” by Jennifer Chisverini

    January 11-“The Good Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery

    February 8-"Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan

    March 8-"Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick

    April 12-"Her Last Flight" by Beatriz Williams

    May 10-“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

    June 14-“Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefferty

CONTACT:
  Library Staff
  978.829.1780
   fplref@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room 2

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

Monthly trustees meeting.

CONTACT: Sharon Bernard  978-829-1780
LOCATION: Garden Room

Monthly trustees meeting.

CONTACT:
  Sharon Bernard
  978.829.1780
  

LOCATION: Garden Room