The G.A.R. Memorial Library


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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! This is a doubly virtual event - a Zoom party to premier a YouTube performance! Register to join the party and watch one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered. For students in grades 6-12.

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

For students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Monday October 26, 2020
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Blackout Poetry

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
 
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Halloween Origami

Halloween Origami    October 26-30

Get a Halloween Origami Kit

Just ask the Children's Room for a Halloween Origami Kit.

You'll get some instructions and origami paper.  Try making a

Pumpkin or a ghost. Fun for ages 5 and up.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary,org
 
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
 
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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 28, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Thursday October 29, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Friday October 30, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
 
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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! This is a doubly virtual event - a Zoom party to premier a YouTube performance! Register to join the party and watch one of the Tri-Town Teen Librarians read a scary, creepy, and unforgettable tale. Each Friday at 7pm a new video will be premiered. For students in grades 6-12.

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

For students in grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Saturday October 31, 2020
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Blackout Poetry

Today is your final day to pick up a kit!

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
 
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Sunday November 1, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Monday November 2, 2020
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Is That a Raven in the Library?
 
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing...." Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem, The Raven, will be on display in the library windows the week of October 26th. Make your way around the building after dark and bring a flashlight to reveal hidden messages for an extra spook and fright!
This storywalk is for all ages and can also be enjoyed during the day, but is best enjoyed after dark! 

Out of respect for the neighbors, please enjoy the storywalk before 9pm. Please be sure to practice social distancing.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
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
Monday November 9, 2020
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G.A.R. Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

We meet on the first Monday of each month.  This month we are reading and discussing What We Carry : a memoir by Maya Shanbhag Lang.  Please join us, all are welcome.  To order a copy, click here.

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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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 November we are reading and discussing a classic, The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain.  Our November 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
 
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Dragon Eye Glass Magnet Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Craft along with the Teen Advisory Group! During this virtual workshop we'll be making Dragon eye glass magnets and supply kits will be available for registered participants at the Merrimac Public Library. Kits will include 2 glass cabochons, magnets and toothpicks. Teens will need to supply their choice of nail polish colors, including black. 

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
 
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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  978-363-1105  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
 
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Native American Storytelling
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

West Newbury, as well as much of northern Massachusetts, was once part of the greater Abenaki confederacy. Join Native American Storyteller, Anne Jennings, for traditional Abenaki and other Northeast Woodlands lesson stories, which are meant to entertain as well instruct.

Anne is a dyed-in-the-wool New Englander with both European and Abenaki heritage whose storytelling skills have been polished by more than 30 years of experience as a performing storyteller. With Master’s degrees in Storytelling and in History, Anne also brings a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge to enrich her retelling of timeless Native American stories.

This is a virtual program. Please register to get the zoom link!

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
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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