The G.A.R. Memorial Library


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The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Story Time     Tuesday   9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs,

doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit and enjoy creating something

at home. Ages infant and Up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond
7:00 PM

The Library is happy to partner with the West Newbury Wild & Native group to bring you this presentation. 

 

There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers and others to utilize more native species in their landscaping, thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home.  Yet, for some people, this alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native”.  The fact that many of our native species are edible by people too provides an additional incentive for people to plant them in their yards and landscapes.  Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 60-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to your own landscape, or nibbling on as you encounter them in other locales.  Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation method(s), along with guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.  Russ will also include a few details regarding some native edible plants he has grown successfully from seed, and the partnerships he has made with conservation groups and others to add edible native plants to their landscapes.  A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.

 

This is a virtual event. You will receive the Zoom link.

This webinar will be followed by a edible plant walk at Mill Pond on 9/30.  Register separately.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 30, 2021
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Read to Thor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Read to Thor   Thursday  4:00-5:00 PM

Thor is back and ready to hear your story. Sign up for your private

15 minute slot and have fun reading to Thor and his handler Joyce.

They are both wonderful listeners.

Please call the Library 978-363-1105 or drop by to sign up.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Story Time     Tuesday   9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs,

doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit and enjoy creating something

at home. Ages infant and Up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Library meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friends of the West Newbury Library monthly meeting.  Planning events and activities to raise funds to support the G.A.R. Memorial Library.

Become a member; download the application and return to the library.

CONTACT:  Amy Martell    amyemcc@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom
Saturday October 9, 2021
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Reading with Lulu
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading with Lulu   Saturday   10:00-11:00 AM

Sign up for a 15 minute session to read with Lulu our loveable therapy dog.

Lulu is certified through the Pets and People Foundation. She has been waiting to

see all of you again and she is a wonderful listener.  You can read outside to her - weather

permitting. Call the Library 978-363-1105 or stop by to sign up.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Story Time     Tuesday   9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs,

doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit and enjoy creating something

at home. Ages infant and Up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday October 14, 2021
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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 The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, where a group of septuagenarians is on the case.  Our meetings will be held in the Town Hall Annex for the winter.  Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up.  All are welcome.

Click here to request a copy.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Town Hall Annex
 
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Read to Thor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Read to Thor   Thursday  4:00-5:00 PM

Thor is back and ready to hear your story. Sign up for your private

15 minute slot and have fun reading to Thor and his handler Joyce.

They are both wonderful listeners.

Please call the Library 978-363-1105 or drop by to sign up.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
 
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Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts with Peter Muise
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join historian and author Peter Muise for a discussion of his new book, Witches and Warlocks of Massachusetts: Legends, Victims and Sinister Spellcasters, on Zoom. Learn about the earliest Puritan accounts of 17th century witches; urban legends about desolate locations haunted by ghostly witch hunt victims; tales of Cape Cod sailors battling witches; the Dogtown witches; and Half-Hanged Mary, the witch who died twice and inspired The Handmaid's Tale. Muise, who has appeared on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum," is the author of Legends and Lore of the North Shore; contributor to The Real Witches of New England; and blogger at New England Folklore. Learn more about Muise HERE.

This is a virtual program. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Friday October 15, 2021
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The Legends and Lore of the Bridgewater Triangle with Tim Weisberg
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join paranormal researcher Tim Weisberg for a journey through the history, haunts and high strangeness of southern New England's own paranormal vortex -- the Bridgewater Triangle. UFOs spotted in the skies of colonial Massachusetts, cryptid creatures in the woods and the seas, ghostly encounters, the mysterious pukwudgies roaming the Freetown State Forest – it's going to get weird, which is just how we like it here in the Triangle. Weisberg, host of "Spooky Southcoast," one of the world's leading radio programs on the paranormal, is a writer, researcher and producer for several television programs, including “Haunted Towns,” “Ghost Asylum” and “Ghost Stalkers.” He has appeared on TV’s “Ghost Adventures,” “My Ghost Story,” and “MonsterQuest." Weisberg is the author of “Ghosts of the SouthCoast” and co-author of “Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf.” 

This is a virtual program. Register directly on Zoom HERE

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Saturday October 16, 2021
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Haunted Lighthouses of New England with Jeremy D'Entremont
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join author Jeremy D'Entremont, the leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses, to explore some of the macabre tales of New England's coastal beacons, including the lovelorn spirit known as Ernie at Connecticut's New London Ledge Light and the piano playing ghost of Maine's Seguin Light. Also included will be accounts of strange happenings at America's oldest light station, Boston Light, and at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, NH. D'Entremont is the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation, historian for the U.S. Lighthouse Society, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He's the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's podcast, "Light Hearted," and has appeared on the popular Ghost Hunters TV show, as well as Haunted Lighthouses of America on the Travel Channel. Learn more about D'Entremont HERE.

This is a virtual program. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
 
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Reading with Lulu
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reading with Lulu   Saturday   10:00-11:00 AM

Sign up for a 15 minute session to read with Lulu our loveable therapy dog.

Lulu is certified through the Pets and People Foundation. She has been waiting to

see all of you again and she is a wonderful listener.  You can read outside to her - weather

permitting. Call the Library 978-363-1105 or stop by to sign up.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Story Time     Tuesday   9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs,

doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit and enjoy creating something

at home. Ages infant and Up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teen 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 from your community! We meet the third Wednesday of every month.

Drop-ins are welcome, please register to join! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1120  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Story Time     Tuesday   9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories, singing songs,

doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit and enjoy creating something

at home. Ages infant and Up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105.

 

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Peter Zheutlin Book Talk: Spin
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Author, Peter Zheutlin is a descendent of Annie Londonderry, who captured the popular imagination with her daring 'round the world' trip on a bicycle in 1895. In his new book, Spin: A Novel Based on a (Mostly) True Story, Zheutlin brilliantly probes the inner life and seeming boundless courage of this outlandish, brash, and charismatic woman.

Reportedly set in motion by a wager between two wealthy Boston merchants, the bet required Annie not only to circle the earth by bicycle in 15 months, but to earn $5,000 en route, as well. This was no mere test of a woman's physical endurance and mental fortitude; it was a test of a woman's ability to fend for herself in the world.

In a time when women could not vote and few worked outside the home, Annie was a master of public relations, a consummate self-promoter, and a skillful creator of her own myth. Yet, for more than a century her remarkable story was lost to history. In SPIN, this daring heroine and her marvelous, stranger-than-fiction story is vividly brought to life for a new generation.

Peter Zheutlin is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Lost Hope Highway; Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things; and The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels With Albie--An American Journey. Peter lives in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judy Gelman.

This is a virtual program. Please Register here. You will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday October 28, 2021
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Read to Thor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Read to Thor   Thursday  4:00-5:00 PM

Thor is back and ready to hear your story. Sign up for your private

15 minute slot and have fun reading to Thor and his handler Joyce.

They are both wonderful listeners.

Please call the Library 978-363-1105 or drop by to sign up.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Friday October 29, 2021
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Chasing Chandler: Is The Tewksbury Library Haunted?
7:00 PM

Several current and former employees of the Tewksbury Public Library believe it is haunted. Over the past 10 years, there have been reports of unexplainable phenomena, from shadowy figures to whispering in empty rooms to falling books seemingly defying the laws of physics. The library has hosted its annual fall "Fright Night" series of paranormal programs for the past 12 years and numerous presenters, including mediums, have often "sensed something" in the library, which was built on land that once belonged to the Tewksbury State Hospital, with two hospital cemeteries nearby. Library staff has affectionately named the ghost "Chandler," after the street the library is located, with the belief that it is a relatively "friendly ghost." In September, the library commissioned several investigative groups -- working under the umbrella of Moonlight Paranormal Productions -- to gather evidence of any supernatural being haunting the library. This handpicked all-star team of paranormal researchers include Heather Wheeler from Old Souls Paranormal; Al Goncalves, Rick Smith & Vanessa Delgado from Colonial Spirit Investigations; Denise Bowen from Spirit603; and Becky Morganelli from Moonlight Paranormal Investigations. The team, which donated its time, will produce their findings -- which will include videos, photos, EVPs and other test results -- in this public presentation.

This is a virtual program. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Tuesday November 2, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesday  9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library at 978-363-1105 with any questions.
 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday November 3, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Beyond the Mayflower and 1620: Native Americans of New England with Prof. Christoph Strobel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This event is sponsored by the Chelmsford Public Library 

Christoph Strobel will present an interpretive history of the indigenous peoples of New England. This talk will not attempt to provide a comprehensive history, but, rather, by focusing on a few select case studies, historic sketches, and biographies from throughout New England, we will explore the story of Native Americans in the region. While this talk will not turn a blind eye to the horrendous impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the lives of indigenous peoples in New England, it will also emphasize Native American resistance, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances

Bio: Christoph Strobel is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he teaches various courses in global and Native American history. His most recent book is Native Americans of New England. He is also the author of the Global Atlantic: 1400–1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, and, co-author with Alice Nash, of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America. Chritsoph has also published three books on immigration and his scholarly essays appear in many academic journals and in various edited collections.

This is a virtual event. Please register here for the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  9787-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Tuesday November 9, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesday  9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library at 978-363-1105 with any questions.
 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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Family Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Family Storytime  Tuesday  9:30-10:00 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library at 978-363-1105 with any questions.
 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime  Wednesday  10:00-10:30 AM

Come join Miss Kate on the Library lawn. Let's have fun listening to stories,

singing songs, doing fingerplays and playing games. You can pick up a craft kit

and enjoy creating something at home. Ages infant and up. Families welcome.

This program is weather dependent. Please call the library 978-363-1105 with questions.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Teen 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 from your community! We meet the third Wednesday of every month.

Drop-ins are welcome, please register to join! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1120  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Teen 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 from your community! We meet the third Wednesday of every month.

Drop-ins are welcome, please register to join! For ages 12-18.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1120  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

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