Calendar of Library and Community Events

Monday June 14, 2021 - Saturday August 7, 2021
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Summer Reading Tails and Tales (All ages)

Register for the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program!

This year's program has is something for everyone, children, teens, and adults! 
Earn badges by tracking your reading (this includes e-books and audiobooks). You can also earn badges by completing online activities through Beanstack. Prizes you can try to win include gift cards, Amazon Fire 8, toys, games, and Lego prizes. 
There are bi-weekly drawings and grand prizes! 
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
 

 

Register for the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program!

This year's program has is something for everyone, children, teens, and adults! 
Earn badges by tracking your reading (this includes e-books and audiobooks). You can also earn badges by completing online activities through Beanstack. Prizes you can try to win include gift cards, Amazon Fire 8, toys, games, and Lego prizes. 
There are bi-weekly drawings and grand prizes! 
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
 

 

Friday August 6, 2021
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Craftastic Crafts-To-Go

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow Play Learn (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver)

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 
Saturday August 7, 2021
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Craftastic Crafts-To-Go

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)
Sunday August 8, 2021
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Craftastic Crafts-To-Go

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)

Registration begins Friday, August 6th  @ 5 PM
Enjoy creating crafts this summer! Each kit is designed for your child's age and ability. Select:
-Mini-Me Kit (ages 4-7)   
-Craft Kits (ages 7 and above)                         
Kits will be available on Wednesday, August 11th & August 12th  between 10 am-4 pm. 
 *Summer programs eligible to all Beanstack registered participants!
 
REGISTER HERE (link available August 6)
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready for K (Children entering Kindergarten fall 2021)

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

Friday August 13, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow Play Learn (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver)

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 
Tuesday August 17, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready for K (Children entering Kindergarten fall 2021)

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday August 18, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow Play Learn (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver)

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 

Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.

The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.         

 
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Move & Groove with Miss Renee (Ages 2-4 yrs)

Participate in this fun, interactive ZOOM music session with Miss Renee!

Bring any musical instruments you have on hand, and get ready to sing along and move to the music.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4 years.

REGISTER

Participate in this fun, interactive ZOOM music session with Miss Renee!

Bring any musical instruments you have on hand, and get ready to sing along and move to the music.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4 years.

REGISTER

Friday August 20, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow Play Learn (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver)

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 
 
Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.
 
The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.            
 

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 
 
Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.
 
The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.            
 
Tuesday August 24, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Ready for K (Children entering Kindergarten fall 2021)

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

This program consists of 4 weekly sessions and is specifically geared toward children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2021, along with their caregiver(s). Please note, you are registering for all 4 sessions.
Week 1: Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait
Please pick up your kit on Tuesday (9:30am-7:30pm) or Wednesday - Friday (9:30am-4:30pm) in the Children's Department

Materials provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE include: a kindergarten readiness activity workbook, and parent/caregiver resources.

REGISTER HERE

Friday August 27, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow Play Learn (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver)

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 
 
Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.
 
The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.            
 

 

Enjoy this child and caregiver playgroup that focuses on age-appropriate developmental milestones through music, stories, and play. 
 
Registered participants are signing up for all 4 sessions. A zoom link will be available after registration.
 
The book series will be available for curbside pickup. After the conclusion of the program, these books will be yours to keep! 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents Coordinated Family Community Engagement.            
 
Wednesday September 8, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics

Did you attend the ASL Basics 1 with Signing Basics class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom.

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29. Sign up for all parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov
LOCATION: Mara
There are 18 spaces available.

Did you attend the ASL Basics 1 with Signing Basics class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom.

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29. Sign up for all parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

LOCATION: Mara

There are 18 spaces available.

Wednesday September 15, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom. 

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all four parts on the September 8th registration.

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom. 

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all four parts on the September 8th registration.

Wednesday September 22, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom. 

he main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all four parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov
LOCATION: Mara

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom. 

he main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all four parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

LOCATION: Mara

Friday September 24, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion Group

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution.

 

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution.

 

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

Tuesday September 28, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Celebration of Animation

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, play trivia with patrons, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and speak about their impact on American pop culture. Adults, teens, kids …. This program is fun for everyone!

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, play trivia with patrons, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and speak about their impact on American pop culture. Adults, teens, kids …. This program is fun for everyone!

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

Wednesday September 29, 2021
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Signing Basics Part 2

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom.

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov
LOCATION: Mara

Did you attend the Signing Basics 1 class? Or do you have a basic knowledge of sign language? Or do you want to learn more about common phrases? Join us for ASL Basics Part 2 with Signing Basics. This class is virtual with Zoom.

The main focus of this course is to incorporate the participants’ current vocabulary into Conversational Phrases that can be used immediately. To achieve this, we have expanded our sign vocabulary in the following ways: Greetings, “Good morning (afternoon, evening), How (are) you?” and responses such as, “(I) Fine, SO-SO Okay, Tired…” Additionally, this course teaches how to ask about another person’s activities such as, “Today, you do (what?)” and responses “Today, Afternoon Wedding (I) Go To” and finally how to end conversations such as, “Bye, see later” “See tomorrow” “Take care”.

This is a four part class, 9/8,9/15,9/22,9/29. Sign up for all parts on the September 8th registration.

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

LOCATION: Mara

Wednesday October 6, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Spirits of the World

Discover the Spirits of the World with Dustin Pari, researcher of the paranormal.

Dustin has had the good fortune to have been a part of investigations in 26 countries across the globe, conducting research upon 6 of the 7 continents. In this special lecture he shares some of his favorite stories from investigations in Irish castles, French chateaus, Australian prisons, and more! Grab your passport and prepare for a fun and frightening journey!

This is a virtual presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Discover the Spirits of the World with Dustin Pari, researcher of the paranormal.

Dustin has had the good fortune to have been a part of investigations in 26 countries across the globe, conducting research upon 6 of the 7 continents. In this special lecture he shares some of his favorite stories from investigations in Irish castles, French chateaus, Australian prisons, and more! Grab your passport and prepare for a fun and frightening journey!

This is a virtual presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Saturday October 23, 2021
Friday October 29, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion Group

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Set in the summer of 1932 on the banks of the Mississippi River, four orphans embark on a life-changing journey. From lonely farmers to traveling faith healers, the children meet all sorts of characters along the way.

CONTACT: Maura Mara  maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov
LOCATION: Mara

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Set in the summer of 1932 on the banks of the Mississippi River, four orphans embark on a life-changing journey. From lonely farmers to traveling faith healers, the children meet all sorts of characters along the way.

CONTACT:
  Maura Mara
  
   maura.mara@eastlongmeadowma.gov

LOCATION: Mara


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