7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921 ~ 978-887-READ


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Tuesday October 4, 2022

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


Wednesday October 5, 2022

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


Thursday October 6, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

We are pleased to bring back these fun, interactive programs - live and in person - for kids under age 3 and their caregivers! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

We are pleased to bring back these fun, interactive programs - live and in person - for kids under age 3 and their caregivers! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thank You Mr. Nixon with Jen Gish

MetroWest Readers Fest, in partnership with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library (Sudbury), invites you to join author Gish Jen at Goodnow Library in Sudbury on Thursday,
October 6 at 7 pm. There will also be an opportunity to tune in virtually, via Zoom. This event is a part of ONE, a community-wide read organized by MWRF.
The title for this year’s initiative is Thank You, Mr. Nixon, a short story collection by the acclaimed writer Gish Jen. In this collection of 11 linked short stories, Jen “embarks on a
fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.” Thank You, Mr. Nixon was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month
by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Literature & Fiction, and was called “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times. In July 2022, NPR included Thank You,
Mr. Nixon in its biannual “Books We Love” feature. In addition to Thank You, Mr. Nixon, Jen is the author of eight other books and has had short stories selected for The Best American Short
Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Gish Jen is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard.
Whether or not you’ve read Thank You, Mr. Nixon, we enthusiastically invite you to a lively evening and hear from Gish Jen, an observant chronicler of American life who the late John
Updike named as his self-appointed “successor” in 1999. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen.
Silver Unicorn Bookstore will be onsite to sell Ms. Jen’s books on the evening of October 6.

Please click here to register for the Zoom link registration.

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

MetroWest Readers Fest, in partnership with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library (Sudbury), invites you to join author Gish Jen at Goodnow Library in Sudbury on Thursday,
October 6 at 7 pm. There will also be an opportunity to tune in virtually, via Zoom. This event is a part of ONE, a community-wide read organized by MWRF.
The title for this year’s initiative is Thank You, Mr. Nixon, a short story collection by the acclaimed writer Gish Jen. In this collection of 11 linked short stories, Jen “embarks on a
fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.” Thank You, Mr. Nixon was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month
by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Literature & Fiction, and was called “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times. In July 2022, NPR included Thank You,
Mr. Nixon in its biannual “Books We Love” feature. In addition to Thank You, Mr. Nixon, Jen is the author of eight other books and has had short stories selected for The Best American Short
Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Gish Jen is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard.
Whether or not you’ve read Thank You, Mr. Nixon, we enthusiastically invite you to a lively evening and hear from Gish Jen, an observant chronicler of American life who the late John
Updike named as his self-appointed “successor” in 1999. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen.
Silver Unicorn Bookstore will be onsite to sell Ms. Jen’s books on the evening of October 6.

Please click here to register for the Zoom link registration.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Saturday October 8, 2022

The Library is closed Saturday, 10/8/22, in observance of the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Tuesday, 10/11/22 at 9am.

The Library is closed Saturday, 10/8/22, in observance of the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Tuesday, 10/11/22 at 9am.

Monday October 10, 2022

The Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, October 10th, 2022.

The Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, October 10th, 2022.

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crocheting for Beginners

Crocheting for Beginners, with Lisa DiLuna, is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of crochet. There will be five one-hour classes on Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27, and October 11. The class is limited to eight participants.

Over the classes participants will learn how to make a slip knot and a crochet chain. Next participants will learn the essential crochet stitches: yarn over; single crochet; double crochet; half-double crochet, and the slip stitch. The classes will also discuss how to select a crochet hook and appropriate yarn, how to make a gauge swatch, and techniques to finish your work.If time permits participants will start a dishcloth using the stitches they have learned. Participants will receive 5 different dishcloth patterns to make one or all!

Participants are expected to practice what they learn in class on their own between each class. 

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

Crocheting for Beginners, with Lisa DiLuna, is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics of crochet. There will be five one-hour classes on Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27, and October 11. The class is limited to eight participants.

Over the classes participants will learn how to make a slip knot and a crochet chain. Next participants will learn the essential crochet stitches: yarn over; single crochet; double crochet; half-double crochet, and the slip stitch. The classes will also discuss how to select a crochet hook and appropriate yarn, how to make a gauge swatch, and techniques to finish your work.If time permits participants will start a dishcloth using the stitches they have learned. Participants will receive 5 different dishcloth patterns to make one or all!

Participants are expected to practice what they learn in class on their own between each class. 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

 

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


Wednesday October 12, 2022

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


Thursday October 13, 2022
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Club For Kids

It's our Lego Club For Kids, in person, for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after October 1. This month's theme is: Haunted House! (Looking for other Halloween events? See Big Joe the Storyteller below, on October 19!)

 

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

It's our Lego Club For Kids, in person, for kids entering grades K & up.... We provide our collection of legos and a theme to build around, and you do the fun building! We will meet in the large meeting room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Space is limited; you may sign up for this event on or after October 1. This month's theme is: Haunted House! (Looking for other Halloween events? See Big Joe the Storyteller below, on October 19!)

 

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

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


Friday October 14, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cookbook Club

We will be celebrating Italian-American Heritage month at this meeting with October's pick: Lidia's Italy in America by Lidia Bastianich.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the meeting. Everyone is welcome; please register so that we will know how many people to expect. Also, if possible let us know the name of the dish you are bringing so that we can avoid duplication.

See you there!

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

We will be celebrating Italian-American Heritage month at this meeting with October's pick: Lidia's Italy in America by Lidia Bastianich.

Copies of the cookbook will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the meeting. Everyone is welcome; please register so that we will know how many people to expect. Also, if possible let us know the name of the dish you are bringing so that we can avoid duplication.

See you there!

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

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

There are many spaces available.

Saturday October 15, 2022

A Dramatic Recital of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

 

More than 160 years after its first publication, the poem The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe remains both a masterwork of American literature and an entertaining adventure in horror. Enrich your Halloween season by experiencing a dramatic recital of The Raven by poet Jeffrey Zygmont. Jeff brings the 18 stanzas of The Raven to life by emphasizing Poe’s inventive and ingenious language that draws listeners to the poem’s chilling conclusion – aided by a few choice props that enhance your enjoyment. Jeff also gives a brief review of the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. And he provides some background and commentary on the poem that makes your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of The Raven more complete. The program runs about 40 minutes. All are invited.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

A Dramatic Recital of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

 

More than 160 years after its first publication, the poem The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe remains both a masterwork of American literature and an entertaining adventure in horror. Enrich your Halloween season by experiencing a dramatic recital of The Raven by poet Jeffrey Zygmont. Jeff brings the 18 stanzas of The Raven to life by emphasizing Poe’s inventive and ingenious language that draws listeners to the poem’s chilling conclusion – aided by a few choice props that enhance your enjoyment. Jeff also gives a brief review of the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. And he provides some background and commentary on the poem that makes your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of The Raven more complete. The program runs about 40 minutes. All are invited.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

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

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Tuesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 13 through October 18, you are all set to come to any or all Tuesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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

Our Wednesday Storytimes for kids ages 3-5. Come for great books, puppets, and crafts. (When you sign up for any storytime during this session, which runs from September 14 through October 19, you are all set to come to any or all Wednesdays during the six weeks, and do not need to register for each individual storytime.) 

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


 
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4:00 PM
Halloween Stories for Kids!

All ages are invited to hear the hilarious (and only slightly spooky) seasonal stories of "Big Joe" the star storyteller, live and in-person. In his many years as a professional tale spinner, Joe has been called "exciting," "energetic," "animated," and "amazing," not to mention "a funny force of nature." Experience the fun for yourself this Halloweentime! You may sign up for this event on or after October 4. 

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

All ages are invited to hear the hilarious (and only slightly spooky) seasonal stories of "Big Joe" the star storyteller, live and in-person. In his many years as a professional tale spinner, Joe has been called "exciting," "energetic," "animated," and "amazing," not to mention "a funny force of nature." Experience the fun for yourself this Halloweentime! You may sign up for this event on or after October 4. 

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

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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for October is French Braid by Anne Tyler.

In her 24th novel, Tyler once again unravels the tangled threads of family life. This familiar subject always seems fresh in her hands because Tyler draws her characters and their interactions in such specific and revealing detail. Robin and Mercy Garrett and their three children seem oddly distanced from each other when we meet them during a 1959 summer vacation. Robin talks a lot about what everything costs, and Mercy is frequently absent painting the local landscape. Fifteen-year-old Lily is also not around much; deprived of her Baltimore boyfriend, she’s taken up with an older boy who bossy, judgmental older sister Alice is pleased to opine is only using her. Seven-year-old David rejects Robin’s attempts to get him in the water in favor of inventing elaborate storylines for the plastic GIs he’s recast as veterinarians. As usual, Tyler deftly sets the scene and broadly outlines characters who will change and deepen over time as the Garretts traverse 60 years; individual chapters offer the perspective of each parent and sibling (plus three members of the third generation). We need to get inside their heads, because the Garretts seldom discuss what’s really on their minds, the primary example being the fact that once David goes to college, Mercy gets a studio and eventually stops living with Robin altogether. All the children know, but since she appears for family gatherings—including a weird but moving surprise 50th anniversary party Robin throws—no one ever mentions it. Tyler gives the final word to David, who, like his mother, has maintained tenuous family ties while deliberately keeping his distance. Families are like the French braids that left their daughter’s hair in waves even after she undid them, he tells his wife: “You’re never really free; the ripples are crimped in forever.” It’s a characteristically homely, resonant metaphor from a writer who understands that the domestic world can contain the universe. More lovely work from Tyler, still vital and creative at 80. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

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

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for October is French Braid by Anne Tyler.

In her 24th novel, Tyler once again unravels the tangled threads of family life. This familiar subject always seems fresh in her hands because Tyler draws her characters and their interactions in such specific and revealing detail. Robin and Mercy Garrett and their three children seem oddly distanced from each other when we meet them during a 1959 summer vacation. Robin talks a lot about what everything costs, and Mercy is frequently absent painting the local landscape. Fifteen-year-old Lily is also not around much; deprived of her Baltimore boyfriend, she’s taken up with an older boy who bossy, judgmental older sister Alice is pleased to opine is only using her. Seven-year-old David rejects Robin’s attempts to get him in the water in favor of inventing elaborate storylines for the plastic GIs he’s recast as veterinarians. As usual, Tyler deftly sets the scene and broadly outlines characters who will change and deepen over time as the Garretts traverse 60 years; individual chapters offer the perspective of each parent and sibling (plus three members of the third generation). We need to get inside their heads, because the Garretts seldom discuss what’s really on their minds, the primary example being the fact that once David goes to college, Mercy gets a studio and eventually stops living with Robin altogether. All the children know, but since she appears for family gatherings—including a weird but moving surprise 50th anniversary party Robin throws—no one ever mentions it. Tyler gives the final word to David, who, like his mother, has maintained tenuous family ties while deliberately keeping his distance. Families are like the French braids that left their daughter’s hair in waves even after she undid them, he tells his wife: “You’re never really free; the ripples are crimped in forever.” It’s a characteristically homely, resonant metaphor from a writer who understands that the domestic world can contain the universe. More lovely work from Tyler, still vital and creative at 80. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday October 20, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

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

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Daytime Book Discussion

Welcome to the Boxford Town Library daytime discussion group! Everyone is welcome to join our discussion, which will be held in person at the library.

Our October pick is Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen. No registration is necessary. For more information or for help in ordering the book, please contact Beth Safford at 978-887-7323 or esafford@boxfordlibrary.org.

Jen (The Resisters, 2020) distills five decades of cultural collision, confusion, and collaboration between the U.S. and China into 11 gorgeously comedic and heartbreaking stories cleverly linked through family and friends. The first tale is the most playful, taking the form of a letter to Richard Nixon in hell from a Chinese woman in heaven who, as a girl, met him on his famous 1972 visit to China. The ensuing tales encapsulate the circumstantial and emotional tolls of Chinese tyranny, from the Mao years to the courageous protests in Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong. But for all the pain and poignancy, Jen is wryly hilarious, her plots spring-loaded, her dialogue ricocheting and spiked with contrasts in languages and customs. One funny, profoundly nuanced tale follows a married couple—she’s Chinese American, he’s Caribbean Sephardic Jewish—on a revelatory trip to China with her mother who hasn’t been back for 40 years. Chinese American Duncan’s romanticism about China is punctured when he ends up teaching in a coal mining institute. For all their cocooning wealth, the Koo family cannot avoid sorrow, while undocumented painter Ming creates fake Rothkos to send money to her sick mother in China. On into the COVID-19 pandemic, the connections Jen finesses among her entrancing characters are surprising and piquing, her painterly descriptions compassionate and amusing, her summoning of ambiguity and hard truths uniquely illuminating.

From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

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

Welcome to the Boxford Town Library daytime discussion group! Everyone is welcome to join our discussion, which will be held in person at the library.

Our October pick is Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen. No registration is necessary. For more information or for help in ordering the book, please contact Beth Safford at 978-887-7323 or esafford@boxfordlibrary.org.

Jen (The Resisters, 2020) distills five decades of cultural collision, confusion, and collaboration between the U.S. and China into 11 gorgeously comedic and heartbreaking stories cleverly linked through family and friends. The first tale is the most playful, taking the form of a letter to Richard Nixon in hell from a Chinese woman in heaven who, as a girl, met him on his famous 1972 visit to China. The ensuing tales encapsulate the circumstantial and emotional tolls of Chinese tyranny, from the Mao years to the courageous protests in Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong. But for all the pain and poignancy, Jen is wryly hilarious, her plots spring-loaded, her dialogue ricocheting and spiked with contrasts in languages and customs. One funny, profoundly nuanced tale follows a married couple—she’s Chinese American, he’s Caribbean Sephardic Jewish—on a revelatory trip to China with her mother who hasn’t been back for 40 years. Chinese American Duncan’s romanticism about China is punctured when he ends up teaching in a coal mining institute. For all their cocooning wealth, the Koo family cannot avoid sorrow, while undocumented painter Ming creates fake Rothkos to send money to her sick mother in China. On into the COVID-19 pandemic, the connections Jen finesses among her entrancing characters are surprising and piquing, her painterly descriptions compassionate and amusing, her summoning of ambiguity and hard truths uniquely illuminating.

From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday November 10, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

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

Friday November 11, 2022

The library is closed in observance of Veterans’ Day, November 11th, 2022.

The library is closed in observance of Veterans’ Day, November 11th, 2022.

Saturday November 12, 2022

The Library is closed Saturday, 11/12/22 in observance of the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Monday, 11/14/22 at 9am.

The Library is closed Saturday, 11/12/22 in observance of the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Monday, 11/14/22 at 9am.

Tuesday November 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday November 16, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for November is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

In the early 1980s, four Malibu surfer siblings throw a raging party that forces them to confront their pasts in this new novel from the author of Daisy Jones & the Six (2019). The Riva siblings didn’t have an easy childhood. Their father was a famous singer who came and went whenever he wanted, finally leaving for good. Their mother was an alcoholic, leaving her oldest daughter, Nina, to take on the bulk of the parenting. Nina ends up becoming a surf model to earn enough money to take care of her siblings: Jay, who becomes a pro surfer, Hud, who becomes a surf photographer, and the youngest, Kit, who hopes to follow in their surfing footsteps. Their rocky childhood led them to become extremely close as adults, and no tradition means more to them than the annual Riva party, held at Nina’s beach house. It’s typically raucous and full of celebrities behaving badly, but the real drama this time ends up coming from the secrets the Rivas are keeping from each other. Reid alternates between the siblings’ current-day party preparations and the story of their past: how their parents, Mick and June, met in the 1950s, fell in love, and had a tumultuous relationship. By the time the end of the party rolls around, the siblings each realize the many ways their pasts continue to affect their futures. Reid’s descriptions of Malibu are so evocative that readers will swear they feel the sea breeze on their faces or the grit of the sand between their toes. The Rivas have a believable sibling dynamic, and the family members are complex and delightfully flawed (especially Mick, whose bad decisions reverberate throughout the novel). A compulsively readable story about the bonds between family members and the power of breaking free. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

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

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for November is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

In the early 1980s, four Malibu surfer siblings throw a raging party that forces them to confront their pasts in this new novel from the author of Daisy Jones & the Six (2019). The Riva siblings didn’t have an easy childhood. Their father was a famous singer who came and went whenever he wanted, finally leaving for good. Their mother was an alcoholic, leaving her oldest daughter, Nina, to take on the bulk of the parenting. Nina ends up becoming a surf model to earn enough money to take care of her siblings: Jay, who becomes a pro surfer, Hud, who becomes a surf photographer, and the youngest, Kit, who hopes to follow in their surfing footsteps. Their rocky childhood led them to become extremely close as adults, and no tradition means more to them than the annual Riva party, held at Nina’s beach house. It’s typically raucous and full of celebrities behaving badly, but the real drama this time ends up coming from the secrets the Rivas are keeping from each other. Reid alternates between the siblings’ current-day party preparations and the story of their past: how their parents, Mick and June, met in the 1950s, fell in love, and had a tumultuous relationship. By the time the end of the party rolls around, the siblings each realize the many ways their pasts continue to affect their futures. Reid’s descriptions of Malibu are so evocative that readers will swear they feel the sea breeze on their faces or the grit of the sand between their toes. The Rivas have a believable sibling dynamic, and the family members are complex and delightfully flawed (especially Mick, whose bad decisions reverberate throughout the novel). A compulsively readable story about the bonds between family members and the power of breaking free. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday November 17, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

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

Saturday November 19, 2022
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cycle of Memory: Documentary

Join the Boxford Town Library and Council on Aging for a special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory: the new award-winning documentary about two siblings' bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer's.  November 19th - @ Boxford Town Hall 2 - 4pm The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency: massculturalcouncil.org

About the film: Mel Schwartz escaped the Great Depression on a bicycle adventure he’d remember for the rest of his life. But when Alzheimer’s takes Mel’s memories away, it’s left to his grandkids to recreate the life-changing bike trip and find those memories again.  Guided by old photographs of the 1945 trip, they search for places aged by time. But while searching for Grandpa Mel’s past, the two are confronted with their own fraught history. If they’re going to complete the turbulent journey, they’ll have to face their own emotional potholes and tumultuous relationship. With the help of a grandmother learning to live alone for the first time, Mel’s lifelong friend and co-adventurer on the bike trip, and a family collection spanning 1950s film reels to 1990s video tapes, Cycle of Memory explores the importance of intergenerational connection, healing painful pasts, and leaving a meaningful time capsule for the future.

CONTACT: Beth Safford  978-887-7323  esafford@boxfordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room 1, Town Hall/Boxford Town Library
There are many spaces available.

Join the Boxford Town Library and Council on Aging for a special intergenerational screening of Cycle of Memory: the new award-winning documentary about two siblings' bicycle adventure to find the memories their grandfather lost to Alzheimer's.  November 19th - @ Boxford Town Hall 2 - 4pm The film is 72 minutes long and will be followed by a Q+A with the filmmaker.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boxford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency: massculturalcouncil.org

About the film: Mel Schwartz escaped the Great Depression on a bicycle adventure he’d remember for the rest of his life. But when Alzheimer’s takes Mel’s memories away, it’s left to his grandkids to recreate the life-changing bike trip and find those memories again.  Guided by old photographs of the 1945 trip, they search for places aged by time. But while searching for Grandpa Mel’s past, the two are confronted with their own fraught history. If they’re going to complete the turbulent journey, they’ll have to face their own emotional potholes and tumultuous relationship. With the help of a grandmother learning to live alone for the first time, Mel’s lifelong friend and co-adventurer on the bike trip, and a family collection spanning 1950s film reels to 1990s video tapes, Cycle of Memory explores the importance of intergenerational connection, healing painful pasts, and leaving a meaningful time capsule for the future.

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

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

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 23, 2022

The Library will be closing early at 3pm on Wednesday, 11/23/22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will re-open Friday, 11/25/22 at 10am through 3pm.

The Library will be closing early at 3pm on Wednesday, 11/23/22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will re-open Friday, 11/25/22 at 10am through 3pm.

Thursday November 24, 2022
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Thanksgiving-Closed for holiday

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 24th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Library will be closed Thursday, November 24th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Friday November 25, 2022

The Library will be open regular Friday hours on 11/25/22 from 10am-3pm

The Library will be open regular Friday hours on 11/25/22 from 10am-3pm

Saturday November 26, 2022

The Library is closed Saturday, 11/26/22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Monday, 11/28/22 at 9am.

The Library is closed Saturday, 11/26/22, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Regular Library hours resume Monday, 11/28/22 at 9am.

Wednesday November 30, 2022
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Daytime Book Discussion

Welcome to the Boxford Town Library daytime discussion group! Everyone is welcome to join our discussion, which will be held in person at the library.

Our November pick is Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. No registration is necessary. For more information or for help in ordering the book, please contact Beth Safford at 978-887-7323 or esafford@boxfordlibrary.org.

Ostensibly about the family of Shakespearean actors best known for their connection to Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Fowler’s novel explores tensions surrounding race, politics, and culture in 19th-century America. Given his upbringing in a vegetarian, strongly anti-slavery, highly literate, freethinking household that even today would be labeled bohemian, how did John became a pro-slavery, pro-secessionist fanatic capable of terrorist murder? And how did his actions affect his surviving family? Alcoholic, eccentrically idealistic Junius Booth is a major star on the British stage when he and his “wife,” Mary, run away to rural Maryland while he is still married to another woman. Of their 10 offspring, six survive past early childhood. Bright oldest daughter Rosalie dotes on charming Johnny but is keenly perceptive about his weaknesses. (In a heartbreaking depiction of Victorian women’s limited options, Rosalie’s own sparkle fades into genteel alcoholism after she's forced to forego education and marriage and become the family caregiver.) Brother Edwin is quiet, responsible, maybe even dull compared to charismatic John, but despite sharing the family addiction to alcohol, Edwin has the discipline, intelligence, and talent that John lacks to succeed as an actor. To his own—and John’s resentful—surprise, Edwin becomes America’s foremost actor, maintaining his prestige despite his brother’s infamy. Staunchly abolitionist and pro-union, Edwin, who once saved Robert Lincoln’s life, and Rosalie are increasingly aghast at John’s increasingly crazed behavior and racist ravings. More conflicted is sister Asia, who shares John’s charm as well as his prickly disposition; after the assassination, she finds herself briefly under suspicion. As the Booths’ story unfolds, Fowler inserts major national events into the narrative, like the Dred Scott case and John Brown’s uprising, along with key moments in Lincoln’s life showing his humanity as well as his public nobility. The historical context she offers is of a pre–Civil War America of deep moral divides, political differences tearing close families apart, populism and fanaticism run amok. The similarities to today are riveting and chilling. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

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

Welcome to the Boxford Town Library daytime discussion group! Everyone is welcome to join our discussion, which will be held in person at the library.

Our November pick is Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. No registration is necessary. For more information or for help in ordering the book, please contact Beth Safford at 978-887-7323 or esafford@boxfordlibrary.org.

Ostensibly about the family of Shakespearean actors best known for their connection to Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, Fowler’s novel explores tensions surrounding race, politics, and culture in 19th-century America. Given his upbringing in a vegetarian, strongly anti-slavery, highly literate, freethinking household that even today would be labeled bohemian, how did John became a pro-slavery, pro-secessionist fanatic capable of terrorist murder? And how did his actions affect his surviving family? Alcoholic, eccentrically idealistic Junius Booth is a major star on the British stage when he and his “wife,” Mary, run away to rural Maryland while he is still married to another woman. Of their 10 offspring, six survive past early childhood. Bright oldest daughter Rosalie dotes on charming Johnny but is keenly perceptive about his weaknesses. (In a heartbreaking depiction of Victorian women’s limited options, Rosalie’s own sparkle fades into genteel alcoholism after she's forced to forego education and marriage and become the family caregiver.) Brother Edwin is quiet, responsible, maybe even dull compared to charismatic John, but despite sharing the family addiction to alcohol, Edwin has the discipline, intelligence, and talent that John lacks to succeed as an actor. To his own—and John’s resentful—surprise, Edwin becomes America’s foremost actor, maintaining his prestige despite his brother’s infamy. Staunchly abolitionist and pro-union, Edwin, who once saved Robert Lincoln’s life, and Rosalie are increasingly aghast at John’s increasingly crazed behavior and racist ravings. More conflicted is sister Asia, who shares John’s charm as well as his prickly disposition; after the assassination, she finds herself briefly under suspicion. As the Booths’ story unfolds, Fowler inserts major national events into the narrative, like the Dred Scott case and John Brown’s uprising, along with key moments in Lincoln’s life showing his humanity as well as his public nobility. The historical context she offers is of a pre–Civil War America of deep moral divides, political differences tearing close families apart, populism and fanaticism run amok. The similarities to today are riveting and chilling. Copyright © Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday December 8, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools. 

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

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools. 

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

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

Tuesday December 20, 2022
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poetry Circle

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT: Carole Davis  marketupc@verizon.net

Calling all poetry lovers! Everyone is welcome to join our Poetry Circle, which meets the third Tuesday of the month to read and study different poets. For more information, contact Carole Davis at marketupc@verizon.net.
 

CONTACT:
  Carole Davis
  
   marketupc@verizon.net

Wednesday December 21, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Book Discussion

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for December is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

O’Farrell (This Must Be the Place) concocts an outstanding masterpiece of Shakespearean apocrypha in this tale of an unnamed bard’s family living in Stratford-upon-Avon while his star is rising in London. In 1596, 11-year-old Hamnet’s twin sister, Judith, comes down with a sudden, severe illness. Hamnet searches urgently for help, and is treated cruelly by his drunken grandfather, John, a glove maker. Hamnet’s mother, Agnes, known and feared for dispensing mysterious homeopathic remedies, is at Hewlands, her family’s farmhouse. When she returns home, Judith shows undeniable signs of the bubonic plague, and the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. O’Farrell then tells of Agnes and her husband’s passionate courtship, and of Agnes’s stepmother banishing her from Hewlands after she becomes pregnant. The couple moves into a small, drafty addition to his parent’s house, where Agnes’s husband grows restless and melancholic in his overbearing, volatile father’s presence, and she schemes to send him to London to expand John’s business. Throughout, Agnes possesses keen premonitions and is deeply troubled when she gives birth to twins after their firstborn daughter, which contradicts a vision she’d had that the couple’s two children will stand by her deathbed. More disturbing, and unbelievable to her, is Hamnet and Judith’s sudden trading places on the sick bed. O’Farrell brilliantly explores the married couple’s relationship, capturing Agnes’s intuition that her husband is destined for great things in London, along with her frustration that his world is unknown to her. The book is filled with astonishing, timely passages, such as the plague’s journey to Stratford via a monkey’s flea from Alexandria. This is historical fiction at its best. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

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

Welcome to the Wednesday Evening Book Discussion Group! We meet virtually, via Zoom, on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June.

Our pick for December is Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

O’Farrell (This Must Be the Place) concocts an outstanding masterpiece of Shakespearean apocrypha in this tale of an unnamed bard’s family living in Stratford-upon-Avon while his star is rising in London. In 1596, 11-year-old Hamnet’s twin sister, Judith, comes down with a sudden, severe illness. Hamnet searches urgently for help, and is treated cruelly by his drunken grandfather, John, a glove maker. Hamnet’s mother, Agnes, known and feared for dispensing mysterious homeopathic remedies, is at Hewlands, her family’s farmhouse. When she returns home, Judith shows undeniable signs of the bubonic plague, and the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. O’Farrell then tells of Agnes and her husband’s passionate courtship, and of Agnes’s stepmother banishing her from Hewlands after she becomes pregnant. The couple moves into a small, drafty addition to his parent’s house, where Agnes’s husband grows restless and melancholic in his overbearing, volatile father’s presence, and she schemes to send him to London to expand John’s business. Throughout, Agnes possesses keen premonitions and is deeply troubled when she gives birth to twins after their firstborn daughter, which contradicts a vision she’d had that the couple’s two children will stand by her deathbed. More disturbing, and unbelievable to her, is Hamnet and Judith’s sudden trading places on the sick bed. O’Farrell brilliantly explores the married couple’s relationship, capturing Agnes’s intuition that her husband is destined for great things in London, along with her frustration that his world is unknown to her. The book is filled with astonishing, timely passages, such as the plague’s journey to Stratford via a monkey’s flea from Alexandria. This is historical fiction at its best. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Please email Beth at esafford@boxfordlibrary.org for the Zoom invitation

 

CONTACT:
  Beth Safford
  978.887.7323
   esafford@boxfordlibrary.org

Thursday December 22, 2022
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10:00 AM
CFCE Of The North Shore - Music & Movement For Kids

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

This is a fun, interactive programs for kids under age 3 and their caregivers, live and in person! Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional behavior, and language in overall literacy. It helps the body and mind work together. Music also helps with fine motor skills. Children who are exposed to music during early development are helped to learn the sounds and meanings of words. This is a drop-in event and you do not need to register in advance. It will take place in the large meeting room at the back of the brick Town Hall building here at 7A Spofford Road. 

CFCE of the North Shore Is funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, awarded to the Peabody Public Schools.

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

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

Friday December 23, 2022

The Library will be open regular Friday hours on 12/23/22 from 10am-3pm

The Library will be open regular Friday hours on 12/23/22 from 10am-3pm

Saturday December 24, 2022

The Library will be closed Saturday, 12/24/22 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 12/27/22 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 12/24/22 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 12/27/22 at 9am.

Monday December 26, 2022

The Library will be closed Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 12/27/22 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 12/27/22 at 9am.

Saturday December 31, 2022

The Library will be closed Saturday, 12/31/22 in observance of the holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 1/3/23 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 12/31/22 in observance of the holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 1/3/23 at 9am.

Monday January 2, 2023
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New Year's Day observed-Library closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, 1/2/23, for observation of the New Year's holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 1/3/23 at 9am.

The Library will be closed on Monday, 1/2/23, for observation of the New Year's holiday. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, 1/3/23 at 9am.

Saturday January 14, 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday, 1/14/23 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 1/17/23, at 9am.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 1/14/23 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 1/17/23, at 9am.

Monday January 16, 2023

The Library will be closed on Monday, 1/16/23 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 1/17/23 at 9am.

The Library will be closed on Monday, 1/16/23 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, 1/17/23 at 9am.

Saturday February 18, 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday, 1/18/23 for the holiday weekend. The Library will resume normal hours Tuesday, 1/21/23 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Saturday, 1/18/23 for the holiday weekend. The Library will resume normal hours Tuesday, 1/21/23 at 9am.

Monday February 20, 2023
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Presidents' Day-Library Closed

The Library will be closed Monday, 2/20/23 in observance of Presidents' Day. The Library will resume normal hours on Tuesday, 2/21/23 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Monday, 2/20/23 in observance of Presidents' Day. The Library will resume normal hours on Tuesday, 2/21/23 at 9am.

Saturday April 15, 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday, April 15 for the holiday weekend.

The Library will be closed Saturday, April 15 for the holiday weekend.

Monday April 17, 2023

The Library will be closed Monday, April 17 in observance of Patriots' Day. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, April 18 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Monday, April 17 in observance of Patriots' Day. The Library will resume regular hours Tuesday, April 18 at 9am.

Friday May 26, 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 26 for the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours will resume Tuesday, May 30 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 26 for the holiday weekend. Regular Library hours will resume Tuesday, May 30 at 9am.

Monday May 29, 2023

The Library will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Library hours will resume Tuesday, May 30 at 9am.

The Library will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Library hours will resume Tuesday, May 30 at 9am.


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