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The views of the programs presented here are not necessarily those of the Sawyer Free Library.  

Thursday August 18, 2022
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7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tween Night: POSTPONED

POSTPONED! ~ Great for Tweens Grades 4-8

CONTACT: Marisa Hall  978-325-5549  mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

POSTPONED! ~ Great for Tweens Grades 4-8

CONTACT:
  Marisa Hall
  978.325.5549
   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Friday August 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Fun Musical Storytime with Ruthanne Paulson!

If it rains, Musical Storytime will be in the Friend Room!

CONTACT: Justine Vitale  978-325-5505  jvitale@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

If it rains, Musical Storytime will be in the Friend Room!

CONTACT:
  Justine Vitale
  978.325.5505
   jvitale@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Summer Fun Musical Storytime with Ruthanne Paulson!

Let's Read Beyond the Beaten Path and have some Summer Fun!  Join Ruthanne Paulson outside in our beautiful library amphitheater for a fun Musical Storytime!  A festive morning of Spring fun, stories, singing, dancing & playing music!

CONTACT: Justine Vitale  978-325-5505  jvitale@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Amphitheatre

Let's Read Beyond the Beaten Path and have some Summer Fun!  Join Ruthanne Paulson outside in our beautiful library amphitheater for a fun Musical Storytime!  A festive morning of Spring fun, stories, singing, dancing & playing music!

CONTACT:
  Justine Vitale
  978.325.5505
   jvitale@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Amphitheatre

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kids Poetry Afternoons

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Fridays in August to explore & enjoy poetry! Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku. This is a great program for children entering grade 3-6, and younger interested children are also welcome

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Fridays in August to explore & enjoy poetry! Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku. This is a great program for children entering grade 3-6, and younger interested children are also welcome

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Summer Poetry Afternoons

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5505  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5505
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Saturday August 20, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Science Saturdays with Marisa

Spend Saturday morning at the Library with Miss Marisa!  We explore fun facts and science topics every other week through sensory play, stories, music and movement.  

It's a morning of Family Fun that is great for all ages!

CONTACT: Marisa Hall  978-325-5505   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Spend Saturday morning at the Library with Miss Marisa!  We explore fun facts and science topics every other week through sensory play, stories, music and movement.  

It's a morning of Family Fun that is great for all ages!

CONTACT:
  Marisa Hall
  978.325.5505    
   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Monday August 22, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Justine Vitale
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Justine Vitale
  
  

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper

 

Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

About the author: Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

 

Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

About the author: Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday August 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday August 24, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Thursday August 25, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gardening & Stories with Backyard Growers

Backyard Growers brings a fun outdoor children's gardening program to the library! Children will plan, plant, water, weed, maintain & harvest a garden at the library all summer in this series of 5 Thursday morning events. Learn about gardening as we share books and stories such as My Garden by Kenin Henkes (and many other great books,) while we explore the process of growing. As we get closer to harvesting, enjoy mini taste tests of the produce leading up to a garden party incorporating what the garden has produced with the care and attention of the group! Register below.  Located at the raised garden bed outside of the children's area.

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5505  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Other
There are 12 spaces available.

Backyard Growers brings a fun outdoor children's gardening program to the library! Children will plan, plant, water, weed, maintain & harvest a garden at the library all summer in this series of 5 Thursday morning events. Learn about gardening as we share books and stories such as My Garden by Kenin Henkes (and many other great books,) while we explore the process of growing. As we get closer to harvesting, enjoy mini taste tests of the produce leading up to a garden party incorporating what the garden has produced with the care and attention of the group! Register below.  Located at the raised garden bed outside of the children's area.

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5505
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Other

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact - Author Talk with Liz Wi

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes. 

Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why-- with a little coaching--this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.  

About the author:  Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers:  How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterThe Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts:  Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. 

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes. 

Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why-- with a little coaching--this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.  

About the author:  Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers:  How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterThe Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts:  Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. 

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STEM-tastic Thursday: Mini Lava Lamps

Join Marisa for an afternoon full of Questions, Experiments & Discovery!

Great for children in grades 1-5.  Registration is Required - Please register each child individually.

 

CONTACT: Marisa Hall  978-325-5505   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Marisa for an afternoon full of Questions, Experiments & Discovery!

Great for children in grades 1-5.  Registration is Required - Please register each child individually.

 

CONTACT:
  Marisa Hall
  978.325.5505    
   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Friday August 26, 2022
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Summer Poetry Afternoons

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5505  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5505
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Librarian is In!

Need help conquring your summer work packet? Can't find a book to read from your summer reading list?

Join Marisa in the Children's Room on Friday afternoons throughout the summer for help reading off the beaten path!

Summer Reading Help for Students Grade 4 and above.

CONTACT: Marisa Hall  978-325-5549  mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

Need help conquring your summer work packet? Can't find a book to read from your summer reading list?

Join Marisa in the Children's Room on Friday afternoons throughout the summer for help reading off the beaten path!

Summer Reading Help for Students Grade 4 and above.

CONTACT:
  Marisa Hall
  978.325.5549
   mhall@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday August 29, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Tuesday August 30, 2022
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday August 31, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Thursday September 1, 2022
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Widows and Widowers Support Group
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
Friday September 2, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kids Poetry Afternoons

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Fridays in August to explore & enjoy poetry! Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku. This is a great program for children entering grade 3-6, and younger interested children are also welcome

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Fridays in August to explore & enjoy poetry! Write & read poems, try out rhyme, personification and haiku. This is a great program for children entering grade 3-6, and younger interested children are also welcome

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Summer Poetry Afternoons

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join young Gloucester poet Willa Brosnihan on Friday afternoons in August to explore reading and writing poetry. Poets from various eras and movements will be explored. Writing in response to prompts and investigating the mechanics of poetry will be explored.  This program is open to all students in grades 6-12

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Monday September 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday September 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Thursday September 8, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Raising Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World - Author Talk wit

Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.

About the author: Michele Borba, Ed. D., the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She has been a regular NBC contributor who regularly appears on Today and has been featured as an expert on DatelineThe ViewDr. PhilNBC Nightly NewsFox & FriendsDr. OzThe Early Show, and many others.

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.

About the author: Michele Borba, Ed. D., the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She has spoken to over one million participants on five continents. She has been a regular NBC contributor who regularly appears on Today and has been featured as an expert on DatelineThe ViewDr. PhilNBC Nightly NewsFox & FriendsDr. OzThe Early Show, and many others.

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Saturday September 10, 2022
Monday September 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Tuesday September 13, 2022
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Amphitheatre
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Amphitheatre

Wednesday September 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Saturday September 17, 2022
Monday September 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Tuesday September 20, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Talk with Simon Winchester

Join us for a conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author's personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today.  A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them. 

Winchester is a New York Times Bestselling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles, including The Professor and the MadmanPacificThe Perfectionists, and most recently, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Beginning his writing career in journalism, Winchester has found renowned success in the world of non-fiction and now works almost exclusively as an author.  

About the Author: Aside from his numerous books, Simon Winchester OBE has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesNational Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler among many others. Honored with several awards throughout  his career—Britain’s Journalist of the Year in 1971 among them—in 2006 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to journalism and literature. In addition, he received an Audie Award for Non-Fiction for The Perfectionists and was made an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2009.  

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for a conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author's personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today.  A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them. 

Winchester is a New York Times Bestselling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles, including The Professor and the MadmanPacificThe Perfectionists, and most recently, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Beginning his writing career in journalism, Winchester has found renowned success in the world of non-fiction and now works almost exclusively as an author.  

About the Author: Aside from his numerous books, Simon Winchester OBE has been published in The GuardianThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesNational Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler among many others. Honored with several awards throughout  his career—Britain’s Journalist of the Year in 1971 among them—in 2006 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to journalism and literature. In addition, he received an Audie Award for Non-Fiction for The Perfectionists and was made an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2009.  

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday September 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friends Meeting
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
Thursday September 22, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Booked
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Amphitheatre
CONTACT:
  Lisa Jonas
  978.325.5552
   ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Amphitheatre

Monday September 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cape Ann Early Intervention

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Cape Ann Early Intervention parent-child playgroup. Call to register as spots are available for both public and referred children ages 18-36 months. Stories, art activity, music & movement! Call Cape Ann Early Intervention to register: 978-921-1182

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Trust: Author Talk with Hernan Diaz

Join us for an afternoon with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust. Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

About the author: Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for an afternoon with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust. Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

About the author: Hernan Diaz is the author of two novels translated into more than twenty languages. His first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. He has also written a book of essays, and his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Playboy, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday October 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday October 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Thursday October 13, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty - Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipur

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. 

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think.

About the Author: Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He also has a popular podcast, "Shrink For The Shy Guy.” Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the author of three best-selling books, including "Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself".

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. 

Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think.

About the Author: Dr. Aziz Gazipura is a clinical psychologist and one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence and is the founder of the Center For Social Confidence. He also has a popular podcast, "Shrink For The Shy Guy.” Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the author of three best-selling books, including "Not Nice: Stop People-Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty...And Start Speaking Up, Saying No, Asking Boldly, And Unapologetically Being Yourself".

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where The Children Take Us: Author Talk with Zain E. Asher

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. Desperate for inspiration, she plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls and hunts for overachieving neighbors to serve as role models, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she literally cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone.

The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty, and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace, Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.

About the Author: 

Born and raised in London, Zain Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors the new global news program, One World with Zain Asher, and also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN International's weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets. 

Where the Children Take Us, a memoir based on Asher’s childhood, is her first book and was published in April 2022. 

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us

In Where the Children Take Us, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

When grief threatens to engulf her fractured family after a fatal accident, Obiajulu, suddenly a single mother in a foreign land, refuses to accept defeat. As her children veer down the wrong path, she instills a family book club with Western literary classics, testing their resolve and challenging their deeper understanding. Desperate for inspiration, she plasters newspaper clippings of Black success stories on the walls and hunts for overachieving neighbors to serve as role models, all while running Shakespeare theatre lines with her son and finishing homework into the early morning with Zain. When distractions persist, she literally cuts the TV cord and installs a residential pay phone.

The story of a woman who survived genocide, famine, poverty, and crushing grief to rise from war torn Africa to the streets of South London and eventually the drawing rooms of Buckingham Palace, Where the Children Take Us is an unforgettable portrait of strength, tenacity, love, and perseverance embodied in one towering woman.

About the Author: 

Born and raised in London, Zain Asher graduated from Oxford University where she studied French and Spanish and graduated with a distinction in oral Spanish. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Asher is an anchor for CNN International based in New York. She anchors the new global news program, One World with Zain Asher, and also hosts Marketplace Africa, CNN International's weekly business show about the continent and its place within global markets. 

Where the Children Take Us, a memoir based on Asher’s childhood, is her first book and was published in April 2022. 

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friends Meeting
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Diamond Eye: Author Talk with Kate Quinn

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other worksQuinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code.

Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC - until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons, and enemy bullets, in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a woman and mother who became a soldier and who found her place in the world that changed the course of history forever.

About the Author: Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.  She is a native of Southern California, and she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice NetworkThe Huntress, and The Rose Code. She and her husband now live in Seattle with their rescue dogs.

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other worksQuinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code.

Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son - but Hitler's invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious young woman to deadly sniper - a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC - until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila's past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons, and enemy bullets, in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a woman and mother who became a soldier and who found her place in the world that changed the course of history forever.

About the Author: Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction.  She is a native of Southern California, and she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice NetworkThe Huntress, and The Rose Code. She and her husband now live in Seattle with their rescue dogs.

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday November 2, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR: Author Talk with Lisa Napoli

You’re invited to an enlightening hour with highly acclaimed writer, journalist, broadcaster, and speaker Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges.

Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.

About the Author: Lisa Napoli, a native of Brooklyn and graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Before escaping daily journalism, Lisa worked at a variety of news outlets including the New York Times CyberTimesMSNBC, and the public radio show Marketplace, covering everything from presidential campaigns, artists in Los Angeles, the Waco hostage standoff, an outdoor hacker convention, and the then-emerging culture of the Internet and digital technology. Along with Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie, Lisa has also written Radio Shangri-LaRay & Joan, and Up All Night. 

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

You’re invited to an enlightening hour with highly acclaimed writer, journalist, broadcaster, and speaker Lisa Napoli as she discusses her group biography of the four women whose voices defined NPR, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.” But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges.

Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli’s captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author’s deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.

About the Author: Lisa Napoli, a native of Brooklyn and graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Before escaping daily journalism, Lisa worked at a variety of news outlets including the New York Times CyberTimesMSNBC, and the public radio show Marketplace, covering everything from presidential campaigns, artists in Los Angeles, the Waco hostage standoff, an outdoor hacker convention, and the then-emerging culture of the Internet and digital technology. Along with Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie, Lisa has also written Radio Shangri-LaRay & Joan, and Up All Night. 

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 9, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Thursday November 10, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lessons in Chemistry: Author Talk with Bonnie Garmus

Join us for a dazzlingly entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry. 

Lessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all things--her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

About the Author: Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

CONTACT: Meg O'Neill  978-325-5562  moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Virtual

Join us for a dazzlingly entertaining virtual chat with author Bonnie Garmus as she discusses her debut New York Times bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry. 

Lessons in Chemistry is set in 1960s California and features the singular voice of Chemist Elizabeth Zott, a scientist whose career takes an unexpected detour. Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with--of all things--her mind. True chemistry results.

But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America's most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth's unusual approach to cooking ("combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride") proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn't just teaching women to cook. She's daring them to change the status quo.

About the Author: Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

CONTACT:
  Meg O'Neill
  978.325.5562
   moneill@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Virtual

Wednesday November 16, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friends Meeting
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
Wednesday November 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday November 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday December 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday December 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friends Meeting
CONTACT: Lisa Jonas  978-325-5552  ljonas@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room
Wednesday December 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room

Wednesday December 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Stories, Bubbles & Fun!

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT: Christy Rosso  978-325-5551  crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org
LOCATION: Friend Room

Join Christy for a morning of storytime fun!  Bubbles, songs, stories & fun with friends!

CONTACT:
  Christy Rosso
  978.325.5551
   crosso@sawyerfreelibrary.org

LOCATION: Friend Room


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