The G.A.R. Memorial Library


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Thursday August 18, 2022
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An Introduction to Ayurveda
6:00 PM

Learn the basics of Ayurveda, discover your unique constitution and learn simple Ayurvedic practices to support whole-self wellness for yourself and your loved ones.

What is Ayurveda?

  • The 5 elements
  • The Gunas
  • The Doshas
  • What is my dosha?
  • Signs of imbalance
  • Ayurvedic self-care practices
  • Dosha balancing foods, spices, and recipes

Presented by West Newbury resident, Sharon Gordon, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and Yoga teacher.

This is a virtual event. Please register for the Zoom link. You will receive the link 24 hours prior to the event. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Monday August 22, 2022
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Family Legos
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family Legos Monday, August 22  4:00-5:00 pm

Let's have fun with Legos. Join Miss Kate and create a wonderful Lego scene.

We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination. We display it in the Library

for the next month. Families welcome. Please drop in.

CONTACT:  Kate Gove  978-363-1105  kgove@westnewburylibrary.org
Wednesday August 24, 2022
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Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts with the Mass Audubon
11:00 AM

We share Massachusetts with a diverse range of wildlife that you may have come across exploring your neighborhood or making headlines in the news. Learn about commonly encountered wildlife such as deer, coyote, and raccoons, and their intersection with the wild and developed spaces we inhabit. Find out best practices for maintaining bird feeders and attracting visitors. From amazing pollinators to problematic mosquitoes and ticks, we’ll introduce some incredible insects and how we impact each other. Whether you watch it from your window or your screens, you’ll learn more about how to peacefully co-exist with these unique neighbors here in the Commonwealth. Led by Tia Pinney, a Biologist, Lead Naturalist, and educator at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln. Since 1994, when she first started working at the farm, Tia has overseen efforts to maintain New England’s wildlife on our 206-acre property, managing staff and volunteers in planting projects and citizen science.


This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Library in partnership with other local area libraries.

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register for the Zoom link. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Thursday September 8, 2022
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Who Done It? Mystery Book Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you a Mystery fan?  Ready to find out who done it?

Join this lively group and tackle a new kind of mystery each month.  We begin at the beginning and read the first book in a series.  For September we are reading and discussing Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen, the debut of a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family.  Please contact the library by phone or email to sign up.  All are welcome.

Click here to request a copy.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
 
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Climate Change: What it Means for New England
7:00 PM
Quentin Prideaux presents the basic science of climate change and its effect on New England. Combining powerful images of the early effects of climate change with concrete data on what is happening right now, this presentation is both moving and enlightening. The talk will cover the impacts and causes of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for the Northeast.

Quentin Prideaux is a Partner in the management consulting firm Alder Associates, and a Board member of Sustainable Wellesley.

Quentin has a degree in Physics, an MBA, and a Masters in Sustainability from Harvard Extension School. He lives in Wellesley with his wife, Delissa, and two children; Alex (23) and Samantha (18).

Quentin has long been engaged with climate change action and began giving talks in 2012. He continually updates his material to cover the science, the impacts of climate change, the actions we need to take, and what it all means for Massachusetts and the Northeast. 

Some interesting facts about Quentin:

  • He took two bus-loads of marchers from Wellesley to The People’s Climate March in New York on September 21st and met 400,000 other marchers there.
  • He gardens for food and last year produced 110 pounds of organic produce in his back yard

This is a virtual event!

Please register for this event here and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom

This event is hosted by the Ashland Public Library in partnership with other local area libraries.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
Wednesday September 14, 2022
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Friends of the Library meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 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    friendsofthegar@gmail.com
LOCATION: GAR Memorial
Saturday September 24, 2022
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Book Donation Drop Off
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Too many books, puzzles, dvds, cds or books on cd?  Donate newer, gently used items in good condition to the Friends of the Library for their ongoing book sale inside and outside the library. Ask yourself if you would buy these items.

Drop off your items on Saturday, September 24th, at the Town Hall building across from the library between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Donations should be in boxes that can be retrieved from your vehicle and placed onto a table inside.

Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, reference boooks, textbooks, magazines, VHS videos or any moldy or musty items.  Items that we do not accept can be put into the book donation containers in the parking lot behind the 1910 (Town Office) Building.

Because of space limitations, the library cannot accept donations at any other time.  Please, do not leave boxes outside the library.

CONTACT:    978-363-1105  friendsofthegar@gmail.com
LOCATION: Old Town Hall, 491 Main Street, West Newbury
Tuesday October 4, 2022
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Digging into Native History in NH
6:00 PM

Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many  Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Professor Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.

Robert Goodby is Professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University. He earned his PhD in anthropology from Brown University and has over thirty years of experience excavating Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs.To reserve a copy of his book, click here.

This is a virtual program. Please Register and you will receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the event. If you do not receive the Zoom link, please check your junk folder.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Friday October 7, 2022
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The Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy in Turbulent Times with Professor Rachael V. Cobb
10:00 AM
There's been a lot of talk about voter fraud in the last election - we know it has been debunked but what are the root causes of the rumors that swirled, the impact on our trust in the system, and what the effect of such distrust has on our democracy? Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

Rachael V. Cobb, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University. Cobb specializes in U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation.

Professor Cobb established the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students as poll workers as a response to reports of an estimated shortage of 500,000 poll workers nationwide. Since 2006, more than 1,000 students from the Greater Boston area have received training and worked as poll workers.

Her work as appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. Professor Cobb serves on the board of MassVOTE and the Boston Election Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her AB from Bryn Mawr College.
 

This is a virtual event.

Please register for this event here and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom.

This event is hosted by the Ashland Public Library in partnership with other local area libraries.

CONTACT:  Corinn Flaherty  978-363-1105  cflaherty@westnewburylibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom

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