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Tuesday December 18, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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. 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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. 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting

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!

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!

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library


 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library


Wednesday January 9, 2019
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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library


Friday January 11, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

What do you get when you cross a book group with a cookbook? A cookbook club, of course! Our pick this month is Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way you Cook.

An essential collection of more than 100 foolproof recipes from food luminaries such as Julia Child, Alice Waters, and David Chang--curated, introduced, and photographed by the team behind the leading food website Food52. This debut title from Food52 Works, a new imprint from Ten Speed Press, draws from Food52's James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column, which features inventive recipes that rethink cooking tropes and, simply put, are nothing short of genius. In this inspired book for the modern cook, Food52's executive editor Kristen Miglore combines new genius recipes, greatest hits from the column, and her own kitchen wisdom in a sleek, lushly illustrated package. Whether it's fail-safe Fried Chicken from Michael Ruhlman or the imaginative Black Pepper Tofu from Yotam Ottolenghi, once you try these recipes, you'll never need to go back to other versions. Plus with abundant how-to and finished dish photographs throughout, Genius Recipes is destined to become every home cook's go-to reference for smart, enjoyable cooking.

You must call or register online to participate. Cookbooks will be ready one month before the meeting. Please let Beth know what recipe you will be bringing.

Supported by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

What do you get when you cross a book group with a cookbook? A cookbook club, of course! Our pick this month is Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way you Cook.

An essential collection of more than 100 foolproof recipes from food luminaries such as Julia Child, Alice Waters, and David Chang--curated, introduced, and photographed by the team behind the leading food website Food52. This debut title from Food52 Works, a new imprint from Ten Speed Press, draws from Food52's James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column, which features inventive recipes that rethink cooking tropes and, simply put, are nothing short of genius. In this inspired book for the modern cook, Food52's executive editor Kristen Miglore combines new genius recipes, greatest hits from the column, and her own kitchen wisdom in a sleek, lushly illustrated package. Whether it's fail-safe Fried Chicken from Michael Ruhlman or the imaginative Black Pepper Tofu from Yotam Ottolenghi, once you try these recipes, you'll never need to go back to other versions. Plus with abundant how-to and finished dish photographs throughout, Genius Recipes is destined to become every home cook's go-to reference for smart, enjoyable cooking.

You must call or register online to participate. Cookbooks will be ready one month before the meeting. Please let Beth know what recipe you will be bringing.

Supported by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.

 

 
CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.

 

 
CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Saturday January 19, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CSI: Fact & Fiction

CSI: Fact & Fiction

Do popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with Professor Mike Cross. You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of modern forensics and have the chance to test your own skills at crime solving!

Funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Boxford Library
 

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

CSI: Fact & Fiction

Do popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with Professor Mike Cross. You’ll learn the strengths and limitations of modern forensics and have the chance to test your own skills at crime solving!

Funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Boxford Library
 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Thursday January 24, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Lego Club For Kids

Come and build with us at our free Lego event for kids in grades K and up...  We provide a variety of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will display your creations in the Library for a whole week. Our January theme is: Ski Jump!

Space is limited. You may register for this event on or after January 3.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Come and build with us at our free Lego event for kids in grades K and up...  We provide a variety of Legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will display your creations in the Library for a whole week. Our January theme is: Ski Jump!

Space is limited. You may register for this event on or after January 3.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday Morning Book Discussion

Our pick this month is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon.

The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.

Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.

This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Our pick this month is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by the Countess of Carnarvon.

The real-life inspiration and setting for the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.

Drawing on a rich store of materials from the archives of Highclere Castle, including diaries, letters, and photographs, the current Lady Carnarvon has written a transporting story of this fabled home on the brink of war. Much like her Masterpiece Classic counterpart, Lady Cora Crawley, Lady Almina was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Alfred de Rothschild, who married his daughter off at a young age, her dowry serving as the crucial link in the effort to preserve the Earl of Carnarvon's ancestral home. Throwing open the doors of Highclere Castle to tend to the wounded of World War I, Lady Almina distinguished herself as a brave and remarkable woman.

This rich tale contrasts the splendor of Edwardian life in a great house against the backdrop of the First World War and offers an inspiring and revealing picture of the woman at the center of the history of Highclere Castle

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

 
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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Thursday January 31, 2019
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4:15 PM
Tide Pools For Kids

The New England Aquarium presents this special tide pools experience for kids in grades 1-3. Come and enjoy this hands-on exploration and meet live creatures that make ocean tide pools their home! Space is limited - you may sign up for the program on or after January 10. Brought to you with Federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

The New England Aquarium presents this special tide pools experience for kids in grades 1-3. Come and enjoy this hands-on exploration and meet live creatures that make ocean tide pools their home! Space is limited - you may sign up for the program on or after January 10. Brought to you with Federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting

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!

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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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa

KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa

 Join wildlife photographer Peter Christoph  as he takes you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Peter provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure!

Funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Boxford Library

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

KILIMANJARO – Journey to the Roof of Africa

 Join wildlife photographer Peter Christoph  as he takes you on a photographic journey through 5 climate zones from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Peter provides commentary throughout the entire slideshow, and includes behind the scenes photos of how he trained for his adventure!

Funded by the generous support of the Friends of the Boxford Library

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

There are many spaces available.

Friday February 8, 2019
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Please See Korean Food Event on Feb. 16th

Instead of Cookbook Club, please register for our special program on Saturday, February 16th, featuring homemade traditional Korean dishes.

Instead of Cookbook Club, please register for our special program on Saturday, February 16th, featuring homemade traditional Korean dishes.

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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11:00 AM
Tiny Bookworms

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tiny Bookworms is our toddler storytime for kids under age 3, featuring books and songs with Cheryl Mallory. This session's events will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session and can come to any or all of the others for this session without registering again.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Boxford Town Library

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 
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1:30 PM
Tuesday Storytime

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Tuesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Tuesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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1:30 PM
Wednesday Storytime

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT: Josh Kennedy  978 887 7323  jkennedy@mvlc.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Our Wednesday Storytime for kids ages 3 to 5 - come for great books, puppets, and crafts! Storytimes for this session will happen each Wednesday from January 9 through February 13. When you register for one date, you are all set for the entire session, and can come to any or all of the other Wednesdays for this session without registering again.

CONTACT:
  Josh Kennedy
  978 887 7323
  jkennedy@mvlc.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Saturday February 16, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Korea Spirit & Culture

Korean Spirit & Culture: King Sejong the Great

Learn about the rich culture and delicious food of Korea in this visit from KSPP (Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project), a nonprofit dedicating to sharing Korea's unique history and culture.

This event will include two short documentary films: one focuses on King Sejong the Great and the other llustrates modern-day achievements of Korea. Following the program, homemade traditional Korean meals, including dessert,  will be served. Registration is required as seating is limited. Older children are welcome with their parents but please register each person attending.
CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library
There are 30 spaces available.

Korean Spirit & Culture: King Sejong the Great

Learn about the rich culture and delicious food of Korea in this visit from KSPP (Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project), a nonprofit dedicating to sharing Korea's unique history and culture.

This event will include two short documentary films: one focuses on King Sejong the Great and the other llustrates modern-day achievements of Korea. Following the program, homemade traditional Korean meals, including dessert,  will be served. Registration is required as seating is limited. Older children are welcome with their parents but please register each person attending.
CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

There are 30 spaces available.

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting

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!

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!

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.”

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.”

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Saturday March 23, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Author Visit w/ Crystal King

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable first novel” (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.

In the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, Marcus Gavius Apicius has a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar. To cement his legacy as Rome’s leading epicure, the wealthy Apicius acquires a young chef, Thrasius, for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii.

Apicius believes that the talented Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with the slave’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and sumptuous meals. For his part, Thrasius finds a family among Apicius’s household, which includes his daughter, Apicata; his wife, Aelia; and her handmaiden Passia, with whom Thrasius falls passionately in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, this “addictively readable first novel” (Kirkus Reviews) features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.

In the twenty-sixth year of Augustus Caesar’s reign, Marcus Gavius Apicius has a singular ambition: to serve as culinary adviser to Caesar. To cement his legacy as Rome’s leading epicure, the wealthy Apicius acquires a young chef, Thrasius, for the exorbitant price of twenty thousand denarii.

Apicius believes that the talented Thrasius is the key to his culinary success, and with the slave’s help he soon becomes known for his lavish parties and sumptuous meals. For his part, Thrasius finds a family among Apicius’s household, which includes his daughter, Apicata; his wife, Aelia; and her handmaiden Passia, with whom Thrasius falls passionately in love. But as Apicius draws closer to his ultimate goal, his dangerous single-mindedness threatens his young family and places his entire household at the mercy of the most powerful forces in Rome. “A gastronomical delight” (Associated Press), Feast of Sorrow is a vibrant novel, replete with love and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and sumptuous feasts that bring ancient Rome to life.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting

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!

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!

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Thursday April 25, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
No Irish Need Apply

 "No Irish Need Apply" is a 90-minute slide lecture in which the many facets of the early Irish experience in Boston are examined.

   The lecture begins with the story of the Irish who were brought over unwillingly as indentured servants in the mid-17th Century. Then the first real migration of the Irish in 1718 - the arrival of the Scot-Irish or the "Ulster Irish" will be discussed.

   Next, we will explore the slow pre-famine trickle (1820's) of Irish Catholic immigrants coming into Boston as well as the corresponding increase in Anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment within Boston beginning with the notorious Pope's Day celebrations and then the discussion will turn to the burning of the Ursuline Convent in 1834 in Charlestown and the Broad Street Riot of 1837.

   In the third quarter of the lecture, the massive wave of immigration into Boston after the "Great Potato Famine" will be examined; with respect to the condition of the new arrivals, the neighborhoods they settled, how they banded together, the kinds of work they did to survive and their eventual assimilation into American culture.  

   Finally, there will be a discussion of the rise of the Irish within the sphere of Boston politics and the emergence of the "Ward Boss". Additionally, short vignettes will be given on famous Irish political leaders such as Patrick Collins, Hugh O'Brien, Martin Lomasney, Patrick J. Kennedy, John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, and of course, the old "Rascal King" himself James Michael Curley.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

 "No Irish Need Apply" is a 90-minute slide lecture in which the many facets of the early Irish experience in Boston are examined.

   The lecture begins with the story of the Irish who were brought over unwillingly as indentured servants in the mid-17th Century. Then the first real migration of the Irish in 1718 - the arrival of the Scot-Irish or the "Ulster Irish" will be discussed.

   Next, we will explore the slow pre-famine trickle (1820's) of Irish Catholic immigrants coming into Boston as well as the corresponding increase in Anti-Irish/Catholic sentiment within Boston beginning with the notorious Pope's Day celebrations and then the discussion will turn to the burning of the Ursuline Convent in 1834 in Charlestown and the Broad Street Riot of 1837.

   In the third quarter of the lecture, the massive wave of immigration into Boston after the "Great Potato Famine" will be examined; with respect to the condition of the new arrivals, the neighborhoods they settled, how they banded together, the kinds of work they did to survive and their eventual assimilation into American culture.  

   Finally, there will be a discussion of the rise of the Irish within the sphere of Boston politics and the emergence of the "Ward Boss". Additionally, short vignettes will be given on famous Irish political leaders such as Patrick Collins, Hugh O'Brien, Martin Lomasney, Patrick J. Kennedy, John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, and of course, the old "Rascal King" himself James Michael Curley.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Friends of the Boxford Town Library Meeting

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!

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
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Poetry Discussion Group. Contact Carole Davis for more details at marketupc@verizon.net

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
  marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

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.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Boxford Town Library

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.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Boxford Town Library


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