The G.A.R. Memorial Library


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The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Thursday January 21, 2021
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TAG Take and Make Craft: Dragon Eye Magnet
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Kits will be available for curbside pickup at the Merrimac Public Library from January 19 – 22, while supplies last. Participants will need to supply their own nail polishes (including black). An instructional video will be posted on the Teen Advisory Group’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjoqiwUSxi6nRBxU-MOq-w.

Ages 12 and Up.

CONTACT:  Tracy Shaw  (978) 346-9441  tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org
Friday January 22, 2021
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TAG Take and Make Craft: Dragon Eye Magnet
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kits will be available for curbside pickup at the Merrimac Public Library from January 19 – 22, while supplies last. Participants will need to supply their own nail polishes (including black). An instructional video will be posted on the Teen Advisory Group’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmjoqiwUSxi6nRBxU-MOq-w.

Ages 12 and Up.

CONTACT:  Tracy Shaw  (978) 346-9441  tshaw@merrimaclibrary.org
Monday January 25, 2021
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Early Readers Book Club
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Early Reader's Book Club  Monday at 4:00 PM  Kindergarten - Grade 2

Let's have some fun reading a book together. Sign up to join me on Zoom

and get a library copy of the book of the month and craft supplies.

This month's book is "Scaredy Squirrel" by Melanie Watts. We will read together

and share a few jokes and riddles.

 

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime    Tuesdays  10:00-10:30 AM

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

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

or email Miss Kate kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
Thursday January 28, 2021
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TAG Presents Among Us
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Download the free Among Us app to your phone. Join Kristen in figuring out who is a crewmate, who is an imposter, and who is just straight up sus. Since we will be using Zoom at the same time, you should ideally play with two devices.

For ages 12 to 18. Spaces are limited. Contact Kristen with any questions.

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Good Poems and How to Read Them
6:30 PM

This Zoom workshop will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in January and February. Poet and writing instructor, Zara Raab, will combine discussions of good poems and how to read them with poetic techniques. The focus will be on contemporary poets. Registration is required and space is limited.


Session 2: Close to the Bone. How to write from your life without spilling secrets: Writing true emotions and inventing context. We will read several poems by Robert Hass, Louise Gluck, Heather McHugh, and others, who manages to write about the crises of contemporary life without saying (much) about her own personal story. How much detail –and what kind--is needed to tell a story?

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime    Tuesdays  10:00-10:30 AM

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

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

or email Miss Kate kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime    Tuesdays  10:00-10:30 AM

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

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

or email Miss Kate kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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A Funny Program About Funny Programs: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time
6:30 PM

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening Zoom presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld and The Big Bang Theory. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, such as M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show and Modern Family, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. This program is really entertaining so join in on the fun! Registration Required.

 

 

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  9787-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Library meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy Martell    amyemcc@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom
Thursday February 11, 2021
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Good Poems and How to Read Them
6:30 PM

This Zoom workshop will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in January and February. Poet and writing instructor, Zara Raab, will combine discussions of good poems and how to read them with poetic techniques. The focus will be on contemporary poets. Registration is required and space is limited.

Session 3: Telling Lyrics. Blending lyric elements in with narrative, or narrative elements into essentially lyric poems. From Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea’s crafted pastorale of country life to the crisp, pithy, razor-edged tales of Heather McHugh, to more domestic narratives of Mary Jo Salter and Clive James. How do these poets control and vary their diction, syntax, and tone? What can lyric elements add to narrative?

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime    Tuesdays  10:00-10:30 AM

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

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

or email Miss Kate kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear
6:30 PM

Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project: a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH.

When libertarians across the US descended on Grafton, state and federal laws became meek suggestions. Soon the wilderness-thick town lost public funding for pretty much everything: fire dept, the schoolhouse, library, and perhaps most importantly wildlife services. As the people were ignoring laws and regulations on hunting and food disposal, their newly formed off-the-grid tent city caught the attention of some unruly neighbors: the bears.

Join journalist Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling as he discusses his book, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town, and details how this tiny town became a radical social experiment—until the bear attacks started.

Registration required, this is a Zoom event.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Teen Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Thursday February 18, 2021
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Curious Creatures
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

Curious Creatures  Thursday February 18th @ 4:00 PM

It's always fun when Curious Creatures comes to visit. Now you

can have them in your own living room!  Please sign up to get

your Zoom link. Who knows what we'll see.

Sponsored by the Friends of the West Newbury Library.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Family Storytime`
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Storytime    Tuesdays  10:00-10:30 AM

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

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

or email Miss Kate kgove@westnewburylibrary.org

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
There are 18 spaces available.
Thursday February 25, 2021
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Good Poems and How to Read Them
6:30 PM

This Zoom workshop will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in January and February. Poet and writing instructor, Zara Raab, will combine discussions of good poems and how to read them with poetic techniques. The focus will be on contemporary poets. Registration is required and space is limited.


Session 4: Find a voice. This advice is often given and taken by poets. With Tony Hoagland’s ideas on Poetic Voice in the background, we’ll explore how poets import voices from the culture, including cliches with a twist, into their poems, as contemporary native American poets like Karenne Wood do so aptly. As poets, how do we establish intimacy with our readers, vary the register of our diction, or follow or invent our own style?

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Friends of the Library meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Amy Martell    amyemcc@gmail.com
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Teen Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Teen Creative Writing Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Kristen Young  978-363-1105  kyoung@westnewburylibrary.org
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM
Tuesday June 8, 2021
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Board of Library Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM

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