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Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 3:00 PM Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Puppeteer Lindsay Aucella's highly interactive, comedic performances delight the young and the young at heart! These larger than life, hand-crafted puppets charm even the most timid audience members and provide memorable characters for hilarious skits and short stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You may sign up for this event on or after July 9.

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
       
Friday July 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Mystery Lunch Bunch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   
 
It's the Return of the Mystery Lunch Bunch!
 
Do you really, really love mysteries? Are you always looking for new authors and series to try?
Join fellow mystery fans for a luncheon discussion about mysteries.
BRING: a brown bag lunch, a dessert to share (optional), and the title and author of a mystery you recommend.
As we go around and share our recommendations Beth Safford, Head of Reference, will compile a list of our group’s picks and some read-alike authors. The list will be emailed or snail mailed to all participants.
There’s no mystery about this…..it’s going to be fun!!
Tell your friends!  Registration is appreciated but not necessary
    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:45 PM Friday Night Flicks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every Friday this July come to the Library to enjoy a recently released family movie.  The Library will be showing four movies this summer.  And, thanks to the Friends of the Library, light snacks and water will be available for the show.

When: Friday, July 20, at 6:45 pm
Where: Meeting Room One

This week’s movie: Sherlock Gnomes:  Garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, recruit renowned detective, Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. (Courtesy of IMBD)

Friday August 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Exploring Calligraphy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   
Letter Love: Exploring Calligraphy with Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
 
We may think we learned everything we need to know about the alphabet in kindergarten, but calligraphy allows us to see the 26 letters in a whole new way. From medieval monks working on vellum to contemporary artists, Susan explores the history of calligraphy and the basic principles of pen lettering. A presentation which includes slides and demonstration will be followed by a hands-on session. Come and be inspired!
    Location: Boxford Town Library
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday August 8, 2018 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM Summer Reading Party For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

All kids who participated in our 2018 Summer Reading Program "Libraries Rock!" are invited to turn in their clock reading sheets and join us for our annual summer reading party at Town Hall. This year we bring you an amazing performance by "Mike the Bubble Man," sponsored by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council. Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles - in all different shapes and sizes - come alive, sparking the imagination and wonder. Exploring science through bubbles creates an entertaining learning environment that introduces shapes, colors, and chemistry. A love for bubbles is never outgrown - especially when there's a chance to see the world from inside of one! Then, stick around for Benson's Ice cream after the show! You may sign up for this event on or after July 25.

    Location: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
Wednesday August 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 1:30 PM Drop-In Summer Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josh Kennedy   978 887 7323   jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Join us for a free storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - featuring picture books, puppets, and crafts. No need to sign up, just... drop in! 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday September 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Visit w/ Joyce Poggi Hager Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

 

Join us for a visit with Joyce Poggi Hager, author of Jimmy and Me: A Sister's Memoir. Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase.

A shy young girl feels isolated when she becomes caregiver to her older brother who is intellectually disabled. In her adult years, she's forced to deal with the resentment of a lost youth only to return to the role of her brother's keeper and face more challanges. In the process, she sees the lifelong responsibility in a new light, and finds joy and gratitude in a loving relationship with her brother.


“Breathtaking . . . brutally honest . . . universal. I cried and laughed.”

Kate Clifford Larson
Author of Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Friday September 14, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

We're doing something different for our first fall meeting of the Cookbook Club! Everyone will be given a sheet with clues and once you solve them you will have a list of ten ingredients. Using these ingredients, and only these ingredients, put your creative skills to work to prepare a dish to bring in and share. Who knows what we'll come up with!

The sheet with the clues will be available September 7th. For questions, or to register, please contact Beth Safford at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org or 978-887-7323.

 

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    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome back to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

This month's selection is The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson.

 

 

Leia Birch Briggs heads home to Alabama to help her family manage her grandmother Birchie's descent into dementia, her stepsister Rachel's crumbling marriage, and her own upcoming single motherhood, when a long-kept family secret finally comes to light.

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Our selection this month is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.

 

Jahren, a professor of geobiology at the University of Hawaii, recounts her unfolding journey to discover "what it's like to be a plant" in this darkly humorous, emotionally raw, and exquisitely crafted memoir. In clever prose, Jahren distills what it means to be one of those researchers who "love their calling to excess." She describes the joy of working alone at night, the "multidimensional glory" of a manic episode, scavenging jury-rigged equipment from a retiring colleague, or spontaneously road-tripping with students to a roadside monkey preserve. She likens elements of her scientific career to a plant world driven by need and instinct, comparing the academic grant cycle to the resource management of a deciduous tree and the experience of setting up her first—desperately underfunded—basement lab to ambitious vines that grow quickly wherever they can. But the most extraordinary and delightful element of her narrative is her partnership with Bill, a taciturn student who becomes both her lab partner and her sarcastic, caring best friend. It's a rare portrait of a deep relationship in which the mutual esteem of the participants is unmarred by sexual tension. For Jahren, a life in science yields the gratification of asking, knowing, and telling; for the reader, the joy is in hearing about the process as much as the results. (Apr. Publishers Weekly)

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

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Friday October 12, 2018 Go To Top
food_tomato 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

 
 
 

What do you get when you cross a book club and a cooking group? A Cookbook Club, of course! Our pick this month is The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World Of Vegetables and Fruits by James Beard award winner Hugh Acheson, This is a seasonal cookbook of 200 recipes designed to make the most of your farmers' market bounty, your CSA box, or your grocery produce aisle.

Please call 978-887-7323 or email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org to register and to let us know what recipe you will be bringing. Copies of The Broad Fork will be available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the meeting.

The Cookbook Club is grateful for the generous support of the Friends of the Boxford Library.

 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.

 

 

After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Paris Wife brings to life the story of Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious woman ahead of her time, who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday November 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

PLEASE NOTE: The Wednesday Evening Book Discussion will not be meeting this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday. See you in December!

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday December 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

 

Our selection this month is Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross.

 

 

For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die–-Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. 

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday January 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

 

 

A woman and her husband admitted to a hospital to have a baby requests that their nurse be reassigned - they are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into a courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other's lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.

 

 
    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood.

 

 

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle.

Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood?one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday March 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday March 20, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike.

 

“Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes one of his elderly protagonists in this, his final collection of short stories. He might have been writing about himself. In My Father’s Tears, the author revisits his signature characters, places, and themes—Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity—in a gallery of portraits of his aging generation, men and women for whom making peace with the past is now paramount. The Seattle Times called My Father’s Tears “a haunting collection” that “echoes the melancholy of Chekhov, the romanticism of Wordsworth and the mournful spirit of Yeats.”

    Location: Boxford Town Library
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Wednesday April 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan.

 

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past. 
 
An enchanting ensemble story that shuttles from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for the Friends meeting and share your thoughts and ideas for helping the library to connect with the community.

We are an all-volunteer group passionate about the library and community programs. Always looking for help with creative, fundraising, children's program liaison, and school reading program support, Boxford Celebrates Reading, and more.

Stop by and learn more about the Friends and upcoming events for the Boxford Library!

Wednesday May 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

 

 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 AM  -  7:30 PM Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Safford   978-887-7323   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
   

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion! No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. This is our last meeting before we take a a break over the summer. Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before our meeting.

Our selection this month is Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY NPR, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL

 

In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty. From rural Oaxaca to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto to the dreamscapes of Silicon Valley, Lucky Boy offers a moving and revelatory look at the evolving landscape of the American dream and the ever-changing borders of love.

    Location: Boxford Town Library
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