The G.A.R. Memorial Library


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Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
Thursday October 1, 2020
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Blackout Poetry
10:00 AM

You know what terrifies librarians? When people write all over books. So why not terrify your local librarians this month by making some blackout poetry?!

What exactly is blackout poetry? Blackout poetry is when you take a written piece of text from a book, newspaper, or magazine, and redact words in order to come up with your very own poem. In other words - you black them out!

For the month of October, TAG (Teen Advisory Group) will be supplying kits to make your very own blackout poetry! This includes pages from books, a black sharpie, and blackout poetry examples.

Pick up your kit from the West Newbury Library starting on October 1st. Kits will be available as long as supplies last.

*For ages 12 and up*

Take a picture of your poem and email it to kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Monday October 5, 2020
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G.A.R. Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We meet on the first Monday of each month.  For October we are reading and discussing Circe by Madeline Miller.  Please join us, all are welcome. 

To order a copy, click here.

This event will be held via Zoom.  Please call or email the library to sign up and join this group.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Tuesday October 6, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Stories, Stones and Superstitions of New England
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This event was scheduled for last Fall but had to be canceled due to illness. We're excited to welcome Roxy this year, virtually! Paid for with funds from our Local Cultural Council.

Take a virtual tour directly from the pages of Roxie Zwicker's three books on New England’s legendary graveyards. Learn about Colonial and Victorian burial customs and beliefs and the ghost stories from some of the most beautiful and some long forgotten cemeteries in the northeast. Learn the symbolism and stories behind some of New England’s oldest gravestones. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 12, 2020
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Library Closed for Columbus Day
Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday October 15, 2020
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Who Done It? Mystery Book Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you a Mystery fan?  Ready to find out who done it?

Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month.  We begin at the beginning and read the first book in a series.  For October we are reading and discussing Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen.  Our October meeting will be held via Zoom.  Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up and we will send you the Zoom link.  All are welcome.

Click here to request a copy.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Friday October 16, 2020
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Friday Night Frights
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group's Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG's new YouTube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered.

Email Kristen at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org for the link.

For students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Thursday October 22, 2020
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The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with Martin Gitlin, the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program. Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Friday October 23, 2020
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Friday Night Frights
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group's Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG's new YouTube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered.

Email Kristen at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org for the link.

For students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Friday October 30, 2020
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Friday Night Frights
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get into the Halloween Spirit with the Teen Advisory Group's Friday Night Frights! Tune into TAG's new YouTube channel to watch a pre-recorded video of one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered.

Email Kristen at kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org for the link.

For students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Thursday November 12, 2020
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Silver Promises: Peace Medals In North America
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

When Lewis and Clark began their famed journey in 1804, they brought with them 89 medals to give as gifts to Native American leaders. The medals were peace medals, offered by the new United States in the tradition of earlier British, French, and Spanish colonial governments. This presentation, led by author and professor Sam Redman, explores the history of peace medals from the point of view of both the Euro-Americans who used them as diplomatic tools and the Native Americans who valued them as important adornments and status symbols.

Sam Redman, a professor of history at UMass Amherst, studies 19th and 20th century U.S. cultural, social, and intellectual history. He received his B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Minnesota Morris and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history since 1607 at the University of California, Berkeley. Sam is the author of "Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums" and "Historical Research in Archives: A Practical Guide," published the American Historical Association. He is currently writing books on the history and legacy of salvage anthropology and on peace medals.

Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  9787-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesdays 10:00 AM

Join Miss Kate on Zoom as she reads stories, sings songs, does fingerplays

and gives you craft ideas. Ages infant and up. Please register to get the link.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Memoir Basics: Finding your Story
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

What is memoir? What's a theme and why does it matter? What would be the story of my memoir? Find answers to these questions and more with published writer and instructor Artemis Savory via Zoom. The focus of this class is to begin brainstorming and outlining the story you want to write with other beginning writers. Sign up and prepare to learn all things memoir, perform writing exercises, and find your story. This is a 6 week class running on Tuesdays from October 13 - November 17. Class size is limited. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Wednesday December 2, 2020
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Virtual Journaling for Wellness
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

During uncertain times, a journaling practice can help us articulate our thoughts and challenges on the page. This Zoom workshop includes a brief discussion about the health benefits of journaling, short and sweet freewriting exercises and tips about how to sustain greater self-compassion and self-awareness through writing. No previous writing experience necessary, just a willingness to play on the page. Registration Required.

BIO: A graduate of the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College (MFA Creative Writing), Lara Tupper taught writing at Rutgers University for many years and now presents online writing classes from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. For ten years she was a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she led journaling workshops and retreats for thousands of guests seeking wellness practices. She is founder of Swift Ink Stories and author of three books (the novels Off Island and A Thousand and One Nights and a forthcoming short story collection, Amphibians, 2021). http://www.laratupper.com

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you write for fun? Are you a fan of fanfiction? Or are you a poet (and you didn't even know it)? Then join the Creative Writing Club and meet fellow writers! We will be discussing what we like to write, the craft itself, and even have an in-club writing exercise.

Email Kristen at ​kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org​ if you’re interested. We will be meeting via zoom.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org

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