Events


  



Friday December 15, 2017
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Quazy Quilters
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your own quilting project and enjoy time with fellow crafters!  No charge.  Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Intermediate Line Dancing for Seniors
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

More advanced dancing. $5.00 if you take both classes. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meditation for women led by Linda Aspell. No Charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Hairdresser
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to schedule your appointment

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Mahjong
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come out and play a game. This group is just getting started, so this is the perfect time to jump in!  Perfect for beginning and experienced players.  No charge, drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
Saturday December 16, 2017
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Guitar Recital
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Monday December 18, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Hope Community Chorus Rehearsal
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all who love to sing. Just drop in.

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LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Water Color (three week course)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us Mondays in December (December 4, 11, 18.  No class 12/25.) for a landscape and floral watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $22.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Qi Gong
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Qi Gong fitness with Jeff Cote. Cost: $5.00 per session. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Rummikub
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two to four players, combines elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Drop In.  No Charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Bridge for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No Charge. Just drop in. Instruction available.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Knitting Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring your own knitting project and visit while you work.  Drop In.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
 
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Council on Aging (COA) Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Santa Project
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

 

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Christmas Cookie Decorating
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you love baking Christmas cookies, but dislike buying all the supplies cleaning up the mess?  Us too!  Anne McWaters of B&G Treats is here to help!  She'll supply the cookies, icing, and decorations... and provide expert tips for making cookies that are (almost) too good to eat!!  Cost $10.00, which includes all the supplies and cookies to take home.  Space is limited, please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot  

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Cards: Hand & Foot
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hand and Foot is a card game related to Canasta, in which each player is dealt two sets of cards - the hand, which is played first, and the foot, which is played when the hand has been used up.  The most usual version is for four players in partnership.  There are numerous variations of this game and we'll set the sometimes varying rules based on who participates. Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Nashoba Tech Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy a gourment meal prepared by the culinary students at Nashoba Tech.  Cost is $10.00.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to RSVP and specify your meal choice: Chicken Picatta or Braised beef medallions with peppers, onions, and mushrooms in a brown sauce.  Both meals served with dinner rolls, soup, starch, vegetable & dessert.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Grief Support Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Water Color (four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us each Tuesday in December for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Santa Project - Pickup
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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TAYSA Annual Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Hearing Clinic
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get your hearing screened and ask basic questions about your hearing aids

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Water Color (four week course)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us each Wednesday in December for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Woodcarving for Seniors
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join friends to work independently on your own project. No charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Bingo for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eleven regular games at $.10 per card. One coverall at $.25 a card. 4 card maximum play. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Holiday Afternoon Tea
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Special holiday tea!  Join us for festive teas and treats, accompanied by Maize on the flute playing our favorite Christmas tunes!

 

Take your afternoon tea in style (complete with unique china and fancy hats), sipping tea from the Cozy Tea Cart.  No charge.  Please sign up in advance, so we'll know how many party favors we need.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Quilting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us to work on your own quilting projects. No charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

T.O.P.S. stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.  Join others in their journey towards sustainable weight loss and maintenance.


Here’s what you can expect:
• Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting.
• Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).
• There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.
• Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!
• When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.
• Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.

(Source: tops.org)


Cost: $32.00 per year plus $2.00 weekly dues.
Join anytime.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading The Lost Book of the Grail
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Yoga - November/December Session
7:35 PM - 8:45 PM
 
This is a 8 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 9 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights November 1, 8, 15 and 29 December 6, 13, 20, 27
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Cribbage Tournament
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all area cribbage players. $5.00 entry fee to be divided as prizes. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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MOVED TO LIBRARY: Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Water Color (four week course)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us Thursdays in December for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Subjects include watercolor and florals.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Senior Christmas Party
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

An annual tradition, we’ll celebrate the holiday season with a hot & cold buffet and a visit from Santa!  For those who are interested, bring a gift for the gift swap ($15 limit, please).  No charge, but please sign-up so we have enough goodies! 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Bach's Lunch at Indian Hill Music Center
12:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on the third Thursday of the month for free concerts featuring professional Indian Hill Music School faculty members and Orchestra of Indian Hill musicians performing a variety of music, from classical and jazz to Broadway and folk!  Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies served; bring your lunch.

This month:  Justin Meyer Jazz Quartet

At Indian Hill Music School, Littleton (our bus will be available for $3.50 charge)
Bus leaves at 12:45pm; concert at 1:30pm

 

 Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.

 
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MOVED TO LIBRARY: Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Science Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come explore basic science skills with Miss Karen!

Each month we will explore different themes using skills such as prediction, observation and measuring among others.

The registration will open one month prior to each session and registration is required.

Ages 4 to 8

Limit 10 children

This Month we will have fun with holiday themed science!

Growing a Grinch Heart and making stars.

  

 

 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Scouts Troop 10 Christmas Gathering
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Friday December 22, 2017
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Quazy Quilters
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your own quilting project and enjoy time with fellow crafters!  No charge.  Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Manicures, Pedicures, & Reflexology by Appointment
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Great Kneads Nail & Reflexology offers manicures, pedicures, and reflexology by appointment in the senior center.  Please call 978-597-1710 to book an appointment.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Intermediate Line Dancing for Seniors
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

More advanced dancing. $5.00 if you take both classes. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meditation for women led by Linda Aspell. No Charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Matinee Movie: The Town Christmas Forgot
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

No charge, but please sign up so we know how much popcorn & pizza we need!

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
Saturday December 23, 2017
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LOCATION: Library
Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Massage for Seniors
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please schedule your 20min ($20) or 50min ($45) appointment in advance by calling the senior center at 978-597-1710.  Please specify chair or table massage.

LOCATION: Senior Center Health Room
 
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Walking Club for Seniors
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet in the lobby at 9:30am and those present will decide where to walk.  Drop in.  No charge.

 

LOCATION: Senior Center Fireplace Lobby
 
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Guided Meditation and Healing
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Guided meditation is a lovely and supportive way to relax, release anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and breathe more fully.  Our lives are filled with distractions.  Spending devoted time centering into our heart awareness is a path of self-care.  Please arrive at 11, we will begin prompty (no latecomers please).  There will be time for questions and conversation at the end.  Instructor:  Deborah Evans Hogan.  No charge.  Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Trivia & Jeopardy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a fun & laughter-filled trivia game.  Drop in.  No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Social Room
 
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Water Color (four week course)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us each Tuesday in December for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
Wednesday December 27, 2017
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Squanacook Food Coop
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Food delivery and distribution.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Women's Conversation Group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for Women’s Conversation group to discuss rotating topics of well-being, aging, personal history, current events, and anything else the group desires.  Creating our own discussions of impact on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 11am.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Lunch for Seniors
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch program sponsored by the Townsend Council on Aging and Montachusett Opportunity Council. Donation: $3.00 Please sign up in advance.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Woodcarving for Seniors
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join friends to work independently on your own project. No charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Bingo for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Eleven regular games at $.10 per card. One coverall at $.25 a card. 4 card maximum play. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Read with Mikey and Marley
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Read to therapy dogs Mikey and Marley

Mikey, Marley, and their human, Kate, will be available for you to read to!

Each child will have one-on-one time with a dog.

Time will be allotted depending on how many children attend each session.

All Ages - Please Register

LOCATION: Storytime Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

T.O.P.S. stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly.  Join others in their journey towards sustainable weight loss and maintenance.


Here’s what you can expect:
• Each member has a private weigh-in before the meeting.
• Meeting starts with members sharing challenges, successes, or goals (if they want).
• There’s a brief program. TOPS gives each chapter engaging, professionally prepared programs covering a variety of health and wellness topics.
• Awards go to weekly or monthly best losers, contest winners, and members who’ve reached goal!
• When needed, there’s a quick business meeting before the closing.
• Meeting closes with a thought for the week or other inspirational activity.

(Source: tops.org)


Cost: $32.00 per year plus $2.00 weekly dues.
Join anytime.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Family Bingo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for fun family bingo!

All ages!

Please register!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Yoga - November/December Session
7:35 PM - 8:45 PM
 
This is a 8 part class. Registration is required, and space is limited.
You only need to register for the first class, and you will be registered for all 9 classes.
Class dates are: Wednesday Nights November 1, 8, 15 and 29 December 6, 13, 20, 27
 
Instructor Carin Duteau completed her 200 hour Fluid yoga teacher training in May 2016. She teaches private yoga lessons, community yoga classes in Groton, and has taught yoga for the Groton/Dunstable Continuing Ed program.  In addition, Carin is a trained instructor for "Bodhi & Mind Yoga" providing one-on-one yoga and meditation practice to women with breast cancer www.bodhiandmindyoga.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Stretch and Tone for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fitness class with Judith Lindstedt. $7.00 session drop in fee.  Paid in advance: $20.00 for 4 weeks/ $35.00 for 8 Weeks.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Water Color (four week course)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us Thursdays in December for a watercolor class with Linda.  Cost $30.00.  Subjects include watercolor and florals.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Lunch by Manor on the Hill
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Complmentary lunch provided by Manor on the Hill, a lovely assisted living community in Leominster.  No charge, but space is limited.  Please sign up at the Senior Center to reserve your spot!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Cribbage for Seniors
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Just drop in. No need to sign up in advance.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Gentle Yoga for Seniors
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Gentle yoga with Patsy Brightman. Cost per session $5.00 payable weekly. Just drop in .

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday December 29, 2017
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Quazy Quilters
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your own quilting project and enjoy time with fellow crafters!  No charge.  Drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Arts and Crafts Room
 
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Chair Exercise for seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exercise via video program. Just drop in. No charge.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Line Dancing for Seniors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Line Dancing class with Joyce D'Auguanno. Cost per session: $3.00 . Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Books and Blocks Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks!

Great for building fine motor and pre-literacy skills.

Parents must remain with their children throughout the program.

No registration Required! Ages 3 and under.

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Intermediate Line Dancing for Seniors
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

More advanced dancing. $5.00 if you take both classes. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Women's Meditation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meditation for women led by Linda Aspell. No Charge. Just drop in.

LOCATION: Senior Center Media Room
 
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Let Your Yoga Dance
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Let Your Yoga Dance is a fusion of movement, yoga, and dance combined with world music, designed to open the chakras (the body's energy centers).  This is a practice for everyone:  every body type, ability, and age can participate. Taught by Ann-marie LaBollita.

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!!  Each class is $5.00 thereafter.  Please call the senior center at 978-597-1710 to sign up!

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Tuesday January 2, 2018
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Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for January is:

18053060

Wednesday January 3, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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MH Gallery Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Monthly meeting of the Meeting Hall Gallery Committee.

Do you have an idea for an exhibit, fundraising idea, or would like ot help the committee?

Please join us each 1st Wednesday morning in the Library Conference Room.

Public is always welcome.

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday January 4, 2018
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: William Henry Harrison
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

William Henry Harrison by Gail Collins

 
Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
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LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Sunday January 7, 2018
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Movie Matinee - Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Movie Matinee

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

 

Synopsis (Not Rated)

In this brand-new adventure, Godzilla returns to his "bad guy" roots as he rampages through Japan just like in the good ol' days. In response, an ancient religious sect resurrects the legendary "Holy Beasts of Yamato" (Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon) to protect Japan and destroy the threat of Godzilla forever.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday January 9, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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New Heights Meetup
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Pages and Pastries Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pages and Pastries

Teen Book Club at the Townsend Public Library

Featuring a new Young Adult book every month, come to Pages and Pastries for tea, baked goods, and good conversation.

This month: Maggie Stiefvater's All the Crooked Saints and homemade Apple Rose Tartlets!  

There are many spaces available.
Wednesday January 10, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok

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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday January 11, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Sunday January 14, 2018
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The Vintage Vocal Quartet
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Vintage Vocal Quartet brings to life the sweet harmonies of the big band era!

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If you love vocal harmony and swing music, the Vintage Vocal Quartet has your number!

The group's repertoire is inspired by groups like the Glenn Miller Orchestra's Modernaires, the Nat King Cole Trio, the Delta Rhythm Boys, the Andrews Sisters, and the Tommy Dorsey band's Pied Pipers. Singers who grew from this hothouse of vocal talent include Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Connee Boswell, Jo Stafford, and so many more.
 
The four singers of the VVQ also play instruments, so they pack a big sound into a small package.
The members are:
Taylor O'Donnell - voice/piano
David Thorne Scott - voice/bass
Adam Gautille - voice/trumpet
Paul Pampinella - voice/guitar
This event is sponsored by the TPL Endowment, The Friends of the Seniors and The Amanda Dwight Entertainment Fund
 
 
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday January 16, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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NMRHS Relay for Life Cancer Survivor Supper
3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Same Sun Here

by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

Join Miss Molly for this fun book club!

We will read all kinds of books;

fantasy, sci-fi, humor, realistic fiction, and historical fiction.

Typically ages 11-13 but if you're older or younger that's ok, everyone is welcome!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training

This class was designed to safely raise the heart rate and burn fat by performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises within a time limit.  For example, bicep curls (anaerobic) for 1 minute, followed by speed walking (aerobic) at your pace for 1 minute.  This pattern is designed to build your stamina and endurance.  All exercises will be coreographed for a safe and healthy class.  Let's have some fun together with great music and motivation moving from station to station improving our overall health!

Instructor:  Lee Ann Cipro

Schedule:  Wednesdays, January 17 thru February 14.  4:15-5:15pm

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club Special Feature Film Night
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a special event!! Our Eclectic Book Club will be waching the movie "Jurrasic Park". 

 

 Book vs. Movie Joins the Eclectic Book Club!

Jurassic Park by Michael Chichton

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Snacks and discussion to follow the movie!!!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
 
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Winter Fox - Paint Party
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Markus and Leslie will be at the Townsend Library to teach you how to create a copy of one of their original canvas paintings.

You don't need to have any experience with art at all! Registration is required. (Snow Date 1/24)

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Space is limited.

There will be a $12 material fee to be paid at the time of the event.

You must register online at www.townsendlibrary.org

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Science Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come explore basic science skills with Miss Karen!

Each month we will explore different themes using skills such as prediction, observation and measuring among others.

The registration will open one month prior to each session and registration is required.

This month we will be making simple machines!

Ages 4 to 8

Limit 10 children

 

 

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Kids Cook: Pizza
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Kids Cook: Pizza

Join Miss Meg, a former pastry chef, in creating homemade pizza.

 Ages 8 and up.  Limit 10. Registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
 
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Townsend Energy Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Senior Appreciation Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of the Townsend Seniors

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Sunday January 21, 2018
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Family Bingo
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us for fun family bingo!

All ages!

Please register!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Monday January 22, 2018
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Snow Date: Senior Appreciation Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of the Townsend Seniors

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dinner and a Movie - Victoria and Abdul
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner and a Movie

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

 

Synopsis (Rated PG-13)

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pokemon Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a collector of Pokemon cards?  Would you like to get together with other Pokemon fans? Then this club is for you!

We will discuss the rules of trading at this first meeting.

Ages 6 and up

Limit 20 children

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training

This class was designed to safely raise the heart rate and burn fat by performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises within a time limit.  For example, bicep curls (anaerobic) for 1 minute, followed by speed walking (aerobic) at your pace for 1 minute.  This pattern is designed to build your stamina and endurance.  All exercises will be coreographed for a safe and healthy class.  Let's have some fun together with great music and motivation moving from station to station improving our overall health!

Instructor:  Lee Ann Cipro

Schedule:  Wednesdays, January 17 thru February 14.  4:15-5:15pm

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Winter Fox - Paint Party (Snow date)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The event is on 1/17 - This is the snow date.

 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Thursday January 25, 2018
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Meet the Artists Reception
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

As a Closing Reception for the ongoing 

"Favorites" Invitational Exhibit

in the Meeting Hall Art Gallery

come Meet the Artists.

Light refreshments will be served.

Public is welcome.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Sunday January 28, 2018
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Book vs. Movie Family Edition- MULAN
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Read Fa Mulan: the Story of a Woman Warrior retold by Robert D. San Souci at home. This is a retelling of the original Chinese poem in which a brave young girl masquerades as a boy and fights the Tartars in the Khan's army. Then come to the library Sunday, January 28, 2018 to watch the movie and discuss both over snacks.  Books will be available after December 19th.

                       

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
Monday January 29, 2018
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Reserved for artwork pick up
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training

This class was designed to safely raise the heart rate and burn fat by performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises within a time limit.  For example, bicep curls (anaerobic) for 1 minute, followed by speed walking (aerobic) at your pace for 1 minute.  This pattern is designed to build your stamina and endurance.  All exercises will be coreographed for a safe and healthy class.  Let's have some fun together with great music and motivation moving from station to station improving our overall health!

Instructor:  Lee Ann Cipro

Schedule:  Wednesdays, January 17 thru February 14.  4:15-5:15pm

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for February is:

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Sunday February 4, 2018
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Korean Culture
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project: Film, Reeinactment and Food

A Screening of Documentary on Relatively Unknown but Truly Unique and Extraordinary Works of Korean Artifacts & Industrial Achievements

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Reenactment of Korean Traditional Wedding & A Complimentary Korean Traditional Meal will Follow

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LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
There are 71 spaces available.
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Miss Molly's Super Fantastic Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

What Elephants Know

by Eric Dinerstein

Join Miss Molly for this fun book club!

We will read all kinds of books;

fantasy, sci-fi, humor, realistic fiction, and historical fiction.

Typically ages 11-13 but if you're older or younger that's ok, everyone is welcome!

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a comfortable hour visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. Due to the December meeting being canceled, this month, we will be discussing all five books of the Huxtable quintet by Mary Balogh: First comes marriage, Then comes seduction [from the December meeting], At last comes love, Seducing an angel and A secret affair.   Hope to see you there.

First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet #1)Then Comes Seduction (Huxtable Quintet, #2)At Last Comes Love (Huxtable Quintet, #3)Seducing an Angel (Huxtable Quintet, #4)A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, #5)

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training

This class was designed to safely raise the heart rate and burn fat by performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises within a time limit.  For example, bicep curls (anaerobic) for 1 minute, followed by speed walking (aerobic) at your pace for 1 minute.  This pattern is designed to build your stamina and endurance.  All exercises will be coreographed for a safe and healthy class.  Let's have some fun together with great music and motivation moving from station to station improving our overall health!

Instructor:  Lee Ann Cipro

Schedule:  Wednesdays, January 17 thru February 14.  4:15-5:15pm

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pokemon - Paint Party
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Markus and Leslie will be at the Townsend Library to teach you how to create a copy of one of their original canvas paintings.

You don't need to have any experience with art at all! Registration is required. 

No automatic alt text available.

 

Space is limited.

There will be a $12 material fee to be paid at the time of the event.

You must register online at www.townsendlibrary.org

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Thursday February 8, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Sunday February 11, 2018
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Cupcake Festival
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "The Other Einstein " by Marie Benedict

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Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Oxygen Beginner Circuit Training

This class was designed to safely raise the heart rate and burn fat by performing aerobic and anaerobic exercises within a time limit.  For example, bicep curls (anaerobic) for 1 minute, followed by speed walking (aerobic) at your pace for 1 minute.  This pattern is designed to build your stamina and endurance.  All exercises will be coreographed for a safe and healthy class.  Let's have some fun together with great music and motivation moving from station to station improving our overall health!

Instructor:  Lee Ann Cipro

Schedule:  Wednesdays, January 17 thru February 14.  4:15-5:15pm

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Sunday February 18, 2018
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Indian Cooking Demonstration
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Back by popular demend!! New recipes for 2018!

If you love Indian food then roll up your sleeves and join Sandhya Jain for an Indian food cooking demo.

She makes Indian cooking easy, healthy & delicious!!

Learn to make some Indian Comfort food...chana masala spicy potato hash and lemon cilantro rice.

Learn about different exotic spices and savour authentic Indian dishes while you sip a cup of hot chai tea!!!!

 

Enjoy all the goodness of Indian food while sipping a hot cup of chai tea! REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Limited space.

 

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LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Family Bingo
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for fun family bingo!

All ages!

Please register!

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Pokemon Card Trading Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a collector of Pokemon cards?  Would you like to trade cards with other collectors? Then this club is for you!

Ages 6 and up

Limit 20 children

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Dinner and a Movie - Born in China
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dinner and a Movie

Born in China (2016)

 

Synopsis (Rated G)

Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Tea Tour Through Nepal with Danielle from the Cozy Tea Cart
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart (TCTC) (www.thecozyteacart.com) will provide an engaging lecture titled, Tea Tour Through Nepal”.  Join me as we travel through the tropical tea lands of Nepal.  In this presentation, you will learn about the tea leaf from harvest to production, as well as the amazing people who cultivate the leaf.  Included are my personal experiences with the growers and people of these countries, as well as picturesque views of Kathmandu and other landscapes.  Throughout the presentation, sample a selection of specialty teas from Nepal.

 

Bio:  Danielle Beaudette is one of the first 15 in the world to be certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute, NY and has completed over 70 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo.  She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Nepalese, and Taiwanese tea growers. Danielle sources only the finest, high quality, freshly imported teas, earning The Cozy Tea Cart the title of “Best of NH” from New Hampshire Magazine. Just as important as the quality of her tea, she promotes excellence in service and pride in educating her customers.

 

The Cozy Tea Cart will bring three of our fine quality teas for sampling during the lecture, sampling cups and lecture handouts.  Questions from the attendees are encouraged. 

The tea and other items discussed during the lecture will be available for sale after the event. 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
There are 49 spaces available.
 
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Friday February 23, 2018
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Jeff Jam
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fun songs for all ages!

~Please register~

Jeff Jam is a friendly, goofy guy who sings and performs songs for children of all ages.

He travels all over Massachusetts, New England, and the world with his acoustic guitar, bringing songs and smiles to children everywhere.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Sunday February 25, 2018
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Beatles Tribute Band - Rubber Soul Concert and coffee house
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

RUBBER SOUL is a Beatle Tribute band that plays the songs of the Beatles, as close to the original records, as possible, without the use of looping, or any other form of prerecorded effects.

They have been together since 2010. JimWilard and two other teachers from North Middlesex performed three Beatle songs for a variety show at the High school and because everyone liked it so much, they decided to form  RUBBER SOUL. The band is; Paul Bradley on bass & vocals, Alex St Croix on drums, John Moynihan on keys & guitar and vocals, Mike Lavoie on guitar & vocals, Al Barba on guitar & vocals, Jim Willard on Lead vocals & harmonica.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for March is:

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Hall of Presidents Book Club: William Henry Harrison
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

John Tyler by Gary May

 
Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
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LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Mini Golf at the Library and Senior Center
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Mini Golf at the Library and Senior Center
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday March 8, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Sunday March 11, 2018
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Japanese Flower Arranging Class
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Holly O. Harris has been doing flower arrangements since she was a little girl.  Her formal training began 18 years ago when she started lessons with Ritsuko Chojin in the Kittery Point Ikebana Ikenobo chapter.   She has been a member ever since.   She has participated in Ikebana Ikenobo symposia, shown her arrangements in the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian Japanese Peace Accord and several exhibits at the Portsmouth Library.  She was the flower arranger in UNH’s  Murkland Hall  where she exhibited her weekly arrangements for 10 years, 2003-2013.  She has been lecturing, teaching and doing demonstrations of Ikebana throughout New England for the past 10 years.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "The Dinner " by Herman Koch

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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Sunday March 18, 2018
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Acrobat - Li Liu
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Li Liu was born in the city of Shenyang in The Northeast of China. At the age of six she began her acrobatic training, and the following year she was chosen to attend The Chinese National Circus School in the capitol city of Beijing. While in Beijing she trained for eight hours a day until she was 16.

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In 1984 her artistic cycling act won a gold medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, France. She often teamed with her sister Liu Ying to create duo acts that were conceived by her coach and father Liu Gui Ting. In 1995 their duo hand balancing act was selected to perform at The Wu Qiao International Circus Festival where they were awarded “The Golden Lion” prize.

For many years Ms. Liu traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa and Asia with The Liaoning Acrobatic Arts Troupe. She performed with Zirkus Knie in Switzerland, Circus Krone in Germany and with countless other touring shows in Italy, Holland, France, South Africa, Singapore, Japan and Indonesia.

She came to the United States in 2000 with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and toured all over the US for two years. She has been living in the US and working as a freelance performer since 2003. She is a regular on the NBA & WNBA half-time circuits and is also is a featured performer on Princess Cruise Lines. In September of 2010 Li appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading The Windfall by Daksha Basu
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 The Windfall by Daksha Basu

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Pokemon Card Trading Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a collector of Pokemon cards?  Would you like to trade cards with other collectors? Then this club is for you!

We will discuss rules of trading at this first meeting. 

Ages 6 and up

Limit 20 children

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday March 29, 2018
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018
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Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for April is:

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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing { } by [author]: [titles].   Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Friday April 6, 2018
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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday April 10, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There is 1 space available.
Wednesday April 11, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "Not My Father's Son " by Alan Cumming

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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday April 12, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

Image result for short films

Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Estate Planning Seminar
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn what you need to do to protect your assets, provide for your care, and reduce the burden on your family when you pass.
Presented by Attorney Edward Beasley’s office, and Greg Gagne, financial planner.
 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

Thursday April 19, 2018
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

Image result for SPINNING YARN

Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Rainforest Reptiles
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
food_strawberry
Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday April 26, 2018
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018
food_coffee
Slacker Book Group

Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.

When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading…no meetings to attend.

Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.

Who: For people who don’t want to be committed!

The selection for May is:

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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Hall of Presidents Book Club: William Henry Harrison
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

James K Polk by John Seigenthaler

 
Join us as we read through the presidents of the United States!
The idea is to not only learn a few things, but to get a deeper understanding the role the presidency has played in this nation's history!
In the midst of a recent discussion, we came to the realization that our knowledge of much of American history was wanting. We decided to undertake a journey through the American presidency from beginning to end starting with George Washington, reading a biography of each president in the order they served. The hope is that this will acquaint us with not only each President, but also the history of the time in which they lived and died.
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LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
food_strawberry
Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Senior Center Book Club
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00PM. This month's discussion on "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore " by Matthew Sulivan

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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday May 10, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

Image result for short films

Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Celene by Peter Heller
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

Celene by Peter Heller

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

Image result for SPINNING YARN

Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop #64739
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
 
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
food_strawberry
Youth Arts Collaborative
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth Arts Collaborative is a place for young artists to make, share, and celebrate their work!

Learn to use new materials, engage with exciting concepts, and meet other artists during these bi-monthly art sessions. 

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall A
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Thursday May 31, 2018
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The 33 1/3 Club
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The 33 1/3 Club

Ever look back and think about how listening to music was an activity all on its own? 

Remember scouring over the artwork on the cover of your new vinyl LP and hoping the lyrics were printed on the inner sleeve.  Now is your chance to spin some vinyl on the turntable in a group setting and immerse yourself in the music.  The 33 1/2 club at the Townsend Public Library will meet and listen to classic LP's. 

Discussion will focus on, but certainly will not be limited to, the time period, the tracks, the album cover art and the artist.  Join in for a listen to this months edition.

Join Dave Schuttler, Bradley Sherwood  and Ward Clark for an evening of music and conversation!

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing { } by [author]: [titles].   Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Books and Discovery Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Stories, crafts, and activities with Jana Harrison

Group will not meet if school is canceled or delayed for the North Middlesex Regional School District

Sponsored by a grant from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care

LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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Townsend Public Library Knitters and Crocheters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

If you have knitting or crochet questions, or just want to spend time creating with others, this is a great group to join!

Hosted by crafters with years of experience who love to share their skills!

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

All levels welcome, beginners to experts!

Beginning knitters (Ages 10+): bring a pair of short, size 11, straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

Beginning crocheters: bring an H hook and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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NEW and Inproved Short Film Club hosted by Ward Clark
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you love film??

Each month we watch a varirty of short films and discuss the good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Whats New and Improved??

  • More discussion between films
  • More variety
  • Later start time 7:30pm

Bonus: WE HAVE SNACKS!

Join the Facebook Group for more fun!

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Who is Ward Clark?

He is our local film buff! He has a permanent movie display in the library called "Ward's Picks". He uses his own rating system to recommend movies!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Homeschool Group
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Hall A&B
 
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Townsend Girl Scout Troop #11658
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Girl Scout Troop 64821 Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Storytime Room
 
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This month this group will meet in the Library Break Room.

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

Thursday June 21, 2018
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Fiber Frenzy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber Frenzy

Knitting, crochet, spinning, and more...

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Sue Luongo will be there to teach people spindle spinning. She will also making and offering spindles that can be bought for a small materials fee.

John King can teach you to spin on a spinning wheel. The library has one to loan!

ALL AGES!

One and all are welcome to be a part of this diverse group.

Whether you need a place to work, are just starting out or if you need help with something, this is the group for you. 

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Hall B
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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'Everything is Awesome!' Lego Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love legos?!

Come build with our 1,000's of legos, then display your creations in the library!

All ages

(Please be aware legos are a choking hazard for young children, adult supervision is needed for young children, thanks!)

LOCATION: Storytime Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

 All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Romance Readers Group: The Lighter Side of Romance
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and join us for a fun time visiting and chatting about our light-hearted romance stories - both contemporary and historical. Now meeting every other month. We will be discussing { } by [author]: [titles].   Hope to see you there.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Beatles for Sale Concert
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us on the library lawn for this fun family friendly concert!

(show will be inside if weather is bad)

Bring lawnchairs, picnic blankets, and snacks!

Registration requested but not required.

This event is sponsored by the TPL Endowment, The Friends of the Library and The Friends of the Seniors!

LOCATION: Library Lawn
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Library

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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The Eclectic Book Club will be reading When the English Fall: A Novel
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

This is a book club for people who love to read everything and anything! Each month we will read a unique or quirky book.... Anything goes!

This month's selection will be :

 

 When the English Fall: A novel by David Williams

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Stop by the library and pick up a copy!

LOCATION: Trustee Conference Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018