Saturday October 2, 2021 - Friday October 29, 2021
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Photography Show: Greg Pronevitz

Greg has been serious about photography since 2006. Before then, he called himself a birder and the challenge of photographing birds in the wild led him to more sophisticated cameras, lenses, and software. His photography has expanded. Most often he seeks out natural scenes and subjects with occasional forays into including man-made objects in his images. Greg's favorite venues include Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park in Maine, and other scenic spots on his various travels. Three years ago, he retired from full-time work and now spends more time out with his camera. He currently posts images on Facebook and on his website https://www.gregpimages.com.

Stop by to enjoy this show in-person or if you are unable, enjoy a virtual tour which will be posted on our In the Gallery page and on our YouTube channel after the show has opened. The show runs October 2 through 29, 2021. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery

Greg has been serious about photography since 2006. Before then, he called himself a birder and the challenge of photographing birds in the wild led him to more sophisticated cameras, lenses, and software. His photography has expanded. Most often he seeks out natural scenes and subjects with occasional forays into including man-made objects in his images. Greg's favorite venues include Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park in Maine, and other scenic spots on his various travels. Three years ago, he retired from full-time work and now spends more time out with his camera. He currently posts images on Facebook and on his website https://www.gregpimages.com.

Stop by to enjoy this show in-person or if you are unable, enjoy a virtual tour which will be posted on our In the Gallery page and on our YouTube channel after the show has opened. The show runs October 2 through 29, 2021. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

Wednesday October 20, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Friends Meeting

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT: Laurie Bulkow  978-433-0330  lbulkow@charter.net
LOCATION: Tent

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Bulkow
  978.433.0330
   lbulkow@charter.net

LOCATION: Tent

 

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
You Are Not Alone

This is a Zoom program. Please Register.

You Are Not Alone” approaches the science of death or dying with a healthy dose of common sense and encourages rational skepticism.  The author looks at why and what we believe about the afterlife.  Her book draws distinctions between myths and the paranormal and recounts numerous experiences with energies. She offers hints to avoid falling prey to the frauds in the paranormal field.  The author educates readers on how they too can continue their relationship with their loved ones. With step- by –step advice, Sherman encourages people to think about the potential this information holds for all of us.  Sydney hopes readers will come to the same understanding —they are not gone; they are still very much here with us….we just need to start listening.
With her books and speaking engagements, thousands have learned how to connect and benefit from the guidance and protection of their own loved ones.  
Author Sydney Sherman grew up in a small town in Connecticut in the 60’s. 
Ms. Sherman shares her experiences at various speaking opportunities.

For more information about Sydney Sherman, please visit Event Info – Sydney Sherman (sydneyshermanauthor.com)

Topic: You Are Not Alone
Time: Oct 20, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652204215

Meeting ID: 816 5220 4215

 

CONTACT: Tina  978-433-0330  tmcevoy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 91 spaces available.

This is a Zoom program. Please Register.

You Are Not Alone” approaches the science of death or dying with a healthy dose of common sense and encourages rational skepticism.  The author looks at why and what we believe about the afterlife.  Her book draws distinctions between myths and the paranormal and recounts numerous experiences with energies. She offers hints to avoid falling prey to the frauds in the paranormal field.  The author educates readers on how they too can continue their relationship with their loved ones. With step- by –step advice, Sherman encourages people to think about the potential this information holds for all of us.  Sydney hopes readers will come to the same understanding —they are not gone; they are still very much here with us….we just need to start listening.
With her books and speaking engagements, thousands have learned how to connect and benefit from the guidance and protection of their own loved ones.  
Author Sydney Sherman grew up in a small town in Connecticut in the 60’s. 
Ms. Sherman shares her experiences at various speaking opportunities.

For more information about Sydney Sherman, please visit Event Info – Sydney Sherman (sydneyshermanauthor.com)

Topic: You Are Not Alone
Time: Oct 20, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652204215

Meeting ID: 816 5220 4215

 

CONTACT:
  Tina
  978.433.0330
   tmcevoy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 91 spaces available.

 

This month's book The Exiles by Christina Baker Cline. Meeting place TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT: Melissa Wood  mjwood77@gmail.com

This month's book The Exiles by Christina Baker Cline. Meeting place TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT:
  Melissa Wood
  
   mjwood77@gmail.com

Thursday October 21, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Support Group for Parents with Special Needs Children

Support group meeting for parents of children with disabilities generally meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday. All are welcome. Masks must be worn in the library, and you will need to use hand sanitizer on the way in.

CONTACT: Charleyne Stumpf  978-502-6783  charleyne.stumpf@gmail.com
LOCATION: Art Gallery

Support group meeting for parents of children with disabilities generally meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday. All are welcome. Masks must be worn in the library, and you will need to use hand sanitizer on the way in.

CONTACT:
  Charleyne Stumpf
  978.502.6783
   charleyne.stumpf@gmail.com

LOCATION: Art Gallery

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Family Book Club

New families welcome!  If you looking for chapter books to read with your child or a fun family program then join us for our informal book club.  

This is a family-led group, each month attendees will pick the book they want to read the next month.

For October we are reading Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
 
But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.
 
And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture.
 
That's life in the swamp, kids.

Request your copy here 

PLEASE REGISTER

This is an outside event.  We will be meeting under the tent behind the library.

CONTACT: Jennifer Griffith  9784330330  jgriffith@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Tent

New families welcome!  If you looking for chapter books to read with your child or a fun family program then join us for our informal book club.  

This is a family-led group, each month attendees will pick the book they want to read the next month.

For October we are reading Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved.
 
But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance.
 
And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. And Nick and Marta will have to reckon with an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off Florida panther before they really begin to see the big picture.
 
That's life in the swamp, kids.

Request your copy here 

PLEASE REGISTER

This is an outside event.  We will be meeting under the tent behind the library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Griffith
  9784330330
   jgriffith@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Tent

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us for our meeting of the Historical Fiction Book Club! This will be an in-person group that will meet in our outdoor back garden for a casual, friendly discussion of historical fiction novels on our must-read lists. 

This month's selection is Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "An enforcer and a secretary search for a missing student in this explosive noir novel set in 1971 Mexico. The novel features memorable characters, taut pacing, an intricate plot, and antiheroes you can’t help but root for." - Kirkus starred reviews.

 

CONTACT: Sherrill Burgess  978-433-0330  sburgess@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Tent

Join us for our meeting of the Historical Fiction Book Club! This will be an in-person group that will meet in our outdoor back garden for a casual, friendly discussion of historical fiction novels on our must-read lists. 

This month's selection is Velvet was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. "An enforcer and a secretary search for a missing student in this explosive noir novel set in 1971 Mexico. The novel features memorable characters, taut pacing, an intricate plot, and antiheroes you can’t help but root for." - Kirkus starred reviews.

 

CONTACT:
  Sherrill Burgess
  978.433.0330
   sburgess@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Tent

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
'Civil War Monuments & White Supremacy' with Connor Towne O'Neill

Join author Connor Towne O'Neill for a presentation on his critically acclaimed debut book, Down Along with That's Devil Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy, via Zoom. O’Neill’s journey onto the battlefield of white supremacy began with a visit to Selma, Alabama, in 2015. There he had a chance encounter with a group of people preparing to erect a statue to celebrate the memory of Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most notorious Confederate generals, a man whom Union general William Tecumseh Sherman referred to as “that devil.” After that day in Selma, O’Neill, a white Northerner transplanted to the South, decided to dig deeply into the history of Forrest (a slave trader and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) and other monuments to him throughout the South, which, like Confederate monuments across America, have become flashpoints in the fight against racism. Connor Towne O’Neill works as a producer on the NPR podcast "White Lies," a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. O'Neill's writing has appeared in New York MagazineVultureSlate, and elsewhere. Learn more about O'Neill HERE.

Sponsored by the Corning Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join author Connor Towne O'Neill for a presentation on his critically acclaimed debut book, Down Along with That's Devil Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy, via Zoom. O’Neill’s journey onto the battlefield of white supremacy began with a visit to Selma, Alabama, in 2015. There he had a chance encounter with a group of people preparing to erect a statue to celebrate the memory of Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most notorious Confederate generals, a man whom Union general William Tecumseh Sherman referred to as “that devil.” After that day in Selma, O’Neill, a white Northerner transplanted to the South, decided to dig deeply into the history of Forrest (a slave trader and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan) and other monuments to him throughout the South, which, like Confederate monuments across America, have become flashpoints in the fight against racism. Connor Towne O’Neill works as a producer on the NPR podcast "White Lies," a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. O'Neill's writing has appeared in New York MagazineVultureSlate, and elsewhere. Learn more about O'Neill HERE.

Sponsored by the Corning Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Shoot Great Photos with Your iPhone

How to Shoot Great Photos with Your iPhone

This is the third in our three-session series on learning about many of the key elements necessary to take better photographs. Please click below to register. 

You will be sent a Zoom link directly from the presenter before the event. 

Nick DePasquale is a professional photographer and photography instructor located in Tyngsborough, MA. He teaches photography classes, conducts workshops and photo walks, and tutors beginner to advanced photographers. Nick exhibits photographs from his travels around the world for the benefit of many not-for-profit organizations, and volunteers his time photographing many fundraising events throughout the year. Photography is a lifelong passion for Nick, and a continuing journey. He has worked for a weekly newspaper, motorcycle racing magazine, and as a wedding, event and sports photographer. His photographs have been published in local newspapers, on various websites, marketing brochures, and for local musicians.

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

How to Shoot Great Photos with Your iPhone

This is the third in our three-session series on learning about many of the key elements necessary to take better photographs. Please click below to register. 

You will be sent a Zoom link directly from the presenter before the event. 

Nick DePasquale is a professional photographer and photography instructor located in Tyngsborough, MA. He teaches photography classes, conducts workshops and photo walks, and tutors beginner to advanced photographers. Nick exhibits photographs from his travels around the world for the benefit of many not-for-profit organizations, and volunteers his time photographing many fundraising events throughout the year. Photography is a lifelong passion for Nick, and a continuing journey. He has worked for a weekly newspaper, motorcycle racing magazine, and as a wedding, event and sports photographer. His photographs have been published in local newspapers, on various websites, marketing brochures, and for local musicians.

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday October 22, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Saturday October 23, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Animal Crossing

Come visit the library's island and meet its residents Pepper, Reneigh, and more! Search the island for free prizes, fossils, and DIY recipes. The island will be all spooky for Halloween, so come in your best costume! If you find Pepper, they might have a present for you! This all-ages program is limited, so make sure you sign up in advance! On the day of the program, we'll be emailing a "Dodo code" around 6:15 PM so that you can fly to our island. NOTE: You'll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online account to visit us.

Play with Us Anytime!

Join us on Discord to chat about Animal Crossing New Horizons, schedule visits between islands, and more.

If you'd like to become friends with the library, our Nintendo Switch Online code is SW-4125-4566-5513

CONTACT: Amy Lordan  978-433-0330  alordan@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 7 spaces available.

Come visit the library's island and meet its residents Pepper, Reneigh, and more! Search the island for free prizes, fossils, and DIY recipes. The island will be all spooky for Halloween, so come in your best costume! If you find Pepper, they might have a present for you! This all-ages program is limited, so make sure you sign up in advance! On the day of the program, we'll be emailing a "Dodo code" around 6:15 PM so that you can fly to our island. NOTE: You'll need to have a Nintendo Switch Online account to visit us.

Play with Us Anytime!

Join us on Discord to chat about Animal Crossing New Horizons, schedule visits between islands, and more.

If you'd like to become friends with the library, our Nintendo Switch Online code is SW-4125-4566-5513

CONTACT:
  Amy Lordan
  978.433.0330
   alordan@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 7 spaces available.

Sunday October 24, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Monday October 25, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

This fall Preschool Storytime will be outside in the woods!  Miss Jennifer will be reading fall and nature stories at Poohs Thinking Spot on our accessible Tale Trail located directly behind the library.

Children and adults can sit on tree stump chairs or bring a towel or blanket to sit on.  Dress for play in the woods and bring bug spray.

CONTACT: Jennifer Griffith  9784330330  jgriffith@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds
There are 15 spaces available.

This fall Preschool Storytime will be outside in the woods!  Miss Jennifer will be reading fall and nature stories at Poohs Thinking Spot on our accessible Tale Trail located directly behind the library.

Children and adults can sit on tree stump chairs or bring a towel or blanket to sit on.  Dress for play in the woods and bring bug spray.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Griffith
  9784330330
   jgriffith@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Cookbook Club

Rescheduled from the 12th.

This month's cookbook is Jubilee : recipes from two centuries of African American cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. Please register and let us know what recipe you will be sharing! A list of chosen recipes will be posted here.

We have people bringing:
Jam Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting
Wilted Mixed Greens with Bacon
Island Banana Bread
Soy Honey Chicken Wings
Pralines
Sweet Potato Casserole
Curried Meat Pies

 

Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1

*Starred Review* James Beard Award–winning culinary journalist and community activist Tipton-Martin spent decades collecting and researching more than 200 years of Black cookbooks before compiling that work into an anthology (The Jemima Code, 2015) and pop-up exhibit which traveled across North America. This cookbook embodies that research and honors the ancestors who crafted and honed those recipes. Tipton-Martin's knowledge and understanding of the caricatures and stereotypes so rampant throughout this history allow for a nuanced, respectful, loving view of the legacies of the cooks, chefs, and food experts she cites. The depth of context provided here is unusual but both appropriate and necessary today. Recipes—appetizers, breads, soups, salads, sides, vegetables, main dishes, desserts, and beverages— include a paragraph or two about each dishes' history and Tipton-Martin's process for the version presented here. Easy to follow and elegantly precise, it is clear that these recipes are the result of years of devoted artistry. Large color photographs bring the creations to life, and historical recipes included alongside many of the entries contain citations for the originator, source, and date. Indexed by both recipe and name, the rich detail and thorough yet exceedingly readable historical perspective make this cookbook unique and valuable.

CONTACT: Tina McEvoy  978-433-0330  tmcevoy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Tent
There are many spaces available.

Rescheduled from the 12th.

This month's cookbook is Jubilee : recipes from two centuries of African American cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. Please register and let us know what recipe you will be sharing! A list of chosen recipes will be posted here.

We have people bringing:
Jam Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting
Wilted Mixed Greens with Bacon
Island Banana Bread
Soy Honey Chicken Wings
Pralines
Sweet Potato Casserole
Curried Meat Pies

 

Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1

*Starred Review* James Beard Award–winning culinary journalist and community activist Tipton-Martin spent decades collecting and researching more than 200 years of Black cookbooks before compiling that work into an anthology (The Jemima Code, 2015) and pop-up exhibit which traveled across North America. This cookbook embodies that research and honors the ancestors who crafted and honed those recipes. Tipton-Martin's knowledge and understanding of the caricatures and stereotypes so rampant throughout this history allow for a nuanced, respectful, loving view of the legacies of the cooks, chefs, and food experts she cites. The depth of context provided here is unusual but both appropriate and necessary today. Recipes—appetizers, breads, soups, salads, sides, vegetables, main dishes, desserts, and beverages— include a paragraph or two about each dishes' history and Tipton-Martin's process for the version presented here. Easy to follow and elegantly precise, it is clear that these recipes are the result of years of devoted artistry. Large color photographs bring the creations to life, and historical recipes included alongside many of the entries contain citations for the originator, source, and date. Indexed by both recipe and name, the rich detail and thorough yet exceedingly readable historical perspective make this cookbook unique and valuable.

CONTACT:
  Tina McEvoy
  978.433.0330
   tmcevoy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Tent

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:25 PM
AA meeting - CANCELLED

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
What's Up Witches! (What is Witchcraft - Really?)

What is Witchcraft, really?  

Ages 13+. Please join us from the comfort of your home on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM as Diane DiPietro discusses the history of witchcraft, what a witch is (and is not), the elements, and how witchcraft has been perceived throughout history. She will also discuss various symbols and what they represent, and will offer time for Q & A. 

Diane is a local energy medicine shop owner in Athol, MA. She works with her husband at their store, Tintagels Gate-Flowerland, at 501 Main Street, Athol, MA. They sell a wide variety of supplies, books, herbs, candles, stones, plants and flowers.

Diane has been a practicing witch for nearly 30 years, and thoroughly enjoys helping to educate people on this often misunderstood topic.

Please register! And for more information, please visit her website: https://tintagelsgate.com/

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

 

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

What is Witchcraft, really?  

Ages 13+. Please join us from the comfort of your home on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 PM as Diane DiPietro discusses the history of witchcraft, what a witch is (and is not), the elements, and how witchcraft has been perceived throughout history. She will also discuss various symbols and what they represent, and will offer time for Q & A. 

Diane is a local energy medicine shop owner in Athol, MA. She works with her husband at their store, Tintagels Gate-Flowerland, at 501 Main Street, Athol, MA. They sell a wide variety of supplies, books, herbs, candles, stones, plants and flowers.

Diane has been a practicing witch for nearly 30 years, and thoroughly enjoys helping to educate people on this often misunderstood topic.

Please register! And for more information, please visit her website: https://tintagelsgate.com/

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

 

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 27, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online

Free Qigong from the comfort of your home. Dvora Eisenstein has been teaching Tai Chi and Qigong for over 20 years. She focuses on gentle and easy movements to help improve balance and calm the mind. All classes are suitable for any age and any level of ability. Join for free using the zoom links below. For more information about Dvora or the practice of Qigong, please email her at communityqigong@gmail.com

Mondays, 10:30-11:30:  https://zoom.us/j/117278043
 
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 https://zoom.us/j/5064160355    Password: YMAA

 

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Massachusetts Must Read Authors -- Noe Alvarez ('Spirit Run')

Registration required. Program presented via Zoom, in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library.

Author Noe Alvarez was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts's must-read authors of the year. Join Alvarez for a presentation on his latest book, "Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land" via Zoom.

Noe Álvarez, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run a four-month-long Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He'll discuss his harrowing journey -- overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear, as well as the dangers he encountered, including stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion. Alvarez will also share his reimagining of North America and his place in it, exploring Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities.

Noe Alvarez holds degrees in philosophy and creative writing from Whitman College and Emerson College, respectively. Alvarez studied conflict analysis, peacemaking, and conflict resolution at American University and in Northern Ireland, received a fellowship at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and researched U.S. drug policy, military aid, and human rights issues in Colombia’s Putumayo jungles. He lives in Boston, where, until recently, he worked as a security officer at one of the nation’s oldest libraries, the Boston Athenæum. Learn more about Alvarez HERE.

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
There are many spaces available.

Registration required. Program presented via Zoom, in collaboration with the Tewksbury Public Library.

Author Noe Alvarez was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as one of Massachusetts's must-read authors of the year. Join Alvarez for a presentation on his latest book, "Spirit Run: A 6000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land" via Zoom.

Noe Álvarez, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run a four-month-long Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He'll discuss his harrowing journey -- overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear, as well as the dangers he encountered, including stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion. Alvarez will also share his reimagining of North America and his place in it, exploring Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities.

Noe Alvarez holds degrees in philosophy and creative writing from Whitman College and Emerson College, respectively. Alvarez studied conflict analysis, peacemaking, and conflict resolution at American University and in Northern Ireland, received a fellowship at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, and researched U.S. drug policy, military aid, and human rights issues in Colombia’s Putumayo jungles. He lives in Boston, where, until recently, he worked as a security officer at one of the nation’s oldest libraries, the Boston Athenæum. Learn more about Alvarez HERE.

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 28, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Friday October 29, 2021

Register to reserve a creative project to pick up curbside. 

The bags will include all the materials you will need for a fun project.

All you need to do is add your own imagination!

Project Bags will be available to pick up during our service hours.

Ages 3 & up

You must be registered for this, supplies are limited!

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
There are 6 spaces available.

Register to reserve a creative project to pick up curbside. 

The bags will include all the materials you will need for a fun project.

All you need to do is add your own imagination!

Project Bags will be available to pick up during our service hours.

Ages 3 & up

You must be registered for this, supplies are limited!

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

There are 6 spaces available.

 

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Saturday October 30, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Halloween Storytime and Craft

To celebrate Halloween we will be reading a not scary Halloween story and making a pumpkin craft.

This event will be outsdie.

Please register

CONTACT: Jennifer Griffith  9784330330  jgriffith@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Tent

To celebrate Halloween we will be reading a not scary Halloween story and making a pumpkin craft.

This event will be outsdie.

Please register

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Griffith
  9784330330
   jgriffith@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Tent


Sunday October 31, 2021

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT: Shannon Brittain  978-433-0330  sbrittain@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Come visit the library trail for a self-guided  Not So Spooky Story and Scavenger Hunt.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk.

CONTACT:
  Shannon Brittain
  978.433.0330
   sbrittain@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trail & Grounds

Monday November 1, 2021 - Saturday November 27, 2021
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Artist Stacy Howe:Mostly Black & White

Stacy creates sanguinary assemblages on paper. Using extremes of beauty, horror, and the commonplace she works to make these themes compatible if not interchangeable.Stacy render objects of material excess and polite society while tracing their links to barbarism and how we socially construct nature through etiquette. A process of Surrealist inspired automatism, notions of dream imagery, and the marriage of contraries are employed to meld incongruous forms which are then harmonized through ornamentation.

Stop by to enjoy this show in-person or if you are unable, enjoy a virtual tour which will be posted on our In the Gallery page and on our YouTube channel after the show has opened. The show runs November 1 through noon on November 27, 2021. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery

Stacy creates sanguinary assemblages on paper. Using extremes of beauty, horror, and the commonplace she works to make these themes compatible if not interchangeable.Stacy render objects of material excess and polite society while tracing their links to barbarism and how we socially construct nature through etiquette. A process of Surrealist inspired automatism, notions of dream imagery, and the marriage of contraries are employed to meld incongruous forms which are then harmonized through ornamentation.

Stop by to enjoy this show in-person or if you are unable, enjoy a virtual tour which will be posted on our In the Gallery page and on our YouTube channel after the show has opened. The show runs November 1 through noon on November 27, 2021. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

Tuesday November 2, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online LGBTQ+ Youth Group

Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Make sure you register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceusqzkqG9fNBasamd5eu2rdPCfaRMhm

Please note that we follow library guidelines and ask that you respect others. Here are some of our ground rules:

1. Avoid swearing and derogatory terms.

2. Don't rain on someone else's parade; if someone is talking about something you don't like, please keep it to yourself.

3. Respect pronouns.

4. You can communicate via voice-only or chat only during the meeting. Don't feel like you have to turn on your video, though some will.

 

CONTACT: Amy Lordan  978-433-0330  alordan@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online

Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Make sure you register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceusqzkqG9fNBasamd5eu2rdPCfaRMhm

Please note that we follow library guidelines and ask that you respect others. Here are some of our ground rules:

1. Avoid swearing and derogatory terms.

2. Don't rain on someone else's parade; if someone is talking about something you don't like, please keep it to yourself.

3. Respect pronouns.

4. You can communicate via voice-only or chat only during the meeting. Don't feel like you have to turn on your video, though some will.

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Lordan
  978.433.0330
   alordan@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday November 4, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting

 

Monthly meeting of the library's governing board. Chairman of the Board is Pen Burnham. The meeting is held in the Lyceum and open to the public. Bills and payroll are signed; issues are discussed; and comments from the public are welcome. In compliance with Covid regulationsmasks and social distancing  are required.

CONTACT: Debra Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Lyceum

 

Monthly meeting of the library's governing board. Chairman of the Board is Pen Burnham. The meeting is held in the Lyceum and open to the public. Bills and payroll are signed; issues are discussed; and comments from the public are welcome. In compliance with Covid regulationsmasks and social distancing  are required.

CONTACT:
  Debra Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Lyceum

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Spark Joy: The Philosophy Behind the KonMari Method

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari MethodTM, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Webinar. Lawrence Library is excited to join Shannon for an inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy in your home, office, and life!

There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique.

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please print it out and bring it with you to the webinar. Download

We hope to see all of you there. Let’s Spark Joy, Lawrence Library!

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 16 spaces available.

Shannon Huneycutt is the founder of Spark Joy Charlotte and certified Silver level Konmari Consultant trained by tidying expert Marie Kondo. Marie is the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and the creator of the KonMari MethodTM, which is a style of tidying focusing on decluttering and organizing your space by keeping only those items you love.

Shannon will be bringing the life-changing magic of tidying to you through her Spark Joy Webinar. Lawrence Library is excited to join Shannon for an inspiring presentation on what it means to lead a life that Sparks Joy. You will learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and leave feeling motivated to Spark Joy in your home, office, and life!

There will be a special giveaway at the end of the presentation, as well as an opportunity for you to ask Shannon some questions. She is also requesting you bring a standard t-shirt and a pair of pants for the folding activity as you will be learning the famous KonMari Vertical folding technique.

One more surprise: Shannon is sharing her Spark Joy Charlotte tidying checklist for you to use on your tidying journey! Please print it out and bring it with you to the webinar. Download

We hope to see all of you there. Let’s Spark Joy, Lawrence Library!

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 16 spaces available.

Tuesday November 9, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All Your Dog Questions Answered!

Join Certified Dog Trainer Tracie Koehnlein on Zoom, as she addresses all your canine conundrums and offers a Q & A! She will cover such topics as training 'non-negotiables,' reducing reactivity on dog walks, and proper socialization. Please register. 

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join Certified Dog Trainer Tracie Koehnlein on Zoom, as she addresses all your canine conundrums and offers a Q & A! She will cover such topics as training 'non-negotiables,' reducing reactivity on dog walks, and proper socialization. Please register. 

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday November 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Friends Meeting

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT: Laurie Bulkow  978-433-0330  lbulkow@charter.net
LOCATION: Tent

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Bulkow
  978.433.0330
   lbulkow@charter.net

LOCATION: Tent

Thursday November 11, 2021
CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Tuesday November 16, 2021
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online LGBTQ+ Youth Group

Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Make sure you register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceusqzkqG9fNBasamd5eu2rdPCfaRMhm

Please note that we follow library guidelines and ask that you respect others. Here are some of our ground rules:

1. Avoid swearing and derogatory terms.

2. Don't rain on someone else's parade; if someone is talking about something you don't like, please keep it to yourself.

3. Respect pronouns.

4. You can communicate via voice-only or chat only during the meeting. Don't feel like you have to turn on your video, though some will.

 

CONTACT: Amy Lordan  978-433-0330  alordan@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online

Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Make sure you register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArceusqzkqG9fNBasamd5eu2rdPCfaRMhm

Please note that we follow library guidelines and ask that you respect others. Here are some of our ground rules:

1. Avoid swearing and derogatory terms.

2. Don't rain on someone else's parade; if someone is talking about something you don't like, please keep it to yourself.

3. Respect pronouns.

4. You can communicate via voice-only or chat only during the meeting. Don't feel like you have to turn on your video, though some will.

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Lordan
  978.433.0330
   alordan@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday November 17, 2021
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Climate Justice -- Finding Equitable Solutions To The Climate Crisis with Nia Keith

Climate change is the number one existential threat to humanity and the planet, but some communities are more vulnerable than others. Where do social justice and climate change overlap? How can we, as concerned community members, fight climate change in a way that is just and equitable for all? Join Nia Keith, Mass Audubon's Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, in this interactive lecture on climate justice. 

Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

Please register. 

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
There are many spaces available.

Climate change is the number one existential threat to humanity and the planet, but some communities are more vulnerable than others. Where do social justice and climate change overlap? How can we, as concerned community members, fight climate change in a way that is just and equitable for all? Join Nia Keith, Mass Audubon's Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, in this interactive lecture on climate justice. 

Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

Please register. 

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

There are many spaces available.

 

This month's book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Meeting place TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT: Melissa Wood  mjwood77@gmail.com

This month's book is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. Meeting place TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT:
  Melissa Wood
  
   mjwood77@gmail.com

Thursday November 18, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Saturday November 20, 2021
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Drawing from the Imagination with Bob

Ages 13+. Limit 10 participants. Please Register. Bob will be teaching how to draw from your imagination. Bob will go over fundamental principles of drawing and design, and give one on one tips and tricks to get you creating your very own illustration! This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Lawrence Library, and a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. This program is a collaboration with Shrewsbury Public Library.

Bob is a published illustrator, who has had work published for major comic book companies, and major gaming companies. He can be found at many local comic cons and other events drawing characters for give-aways. He has done numerous library programs at area libraries for the past 10 years.  

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are 9 spaces available.

Ages 13+. Limit 10 participants. Please Register. Bob will be teaching how to draw from your imagination. Bob will go over fundamental principles of drawing and design, and give one on one tips and tricks to get you creating your very own illustration! This program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Lawrence Library, and a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. This program is a collaboration with Shrewsbury Public Library.

Bob is a published illustrator, who has had work published for major comic book companies, and major gaming companies. He can be found at many local comic cons and other events drawing characters for give-aways. He has done numerous library programs at area libraries for the past 10 years.  

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday November 23, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday November 25, 2021
CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Tuesday November 30, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:25 PM
Q & A with Certified Cat Behaviorist Dr. Rachel Geller

Dr. Rachel Geller wowed our patrons with her knowledge and understanding of feline behavior in September, so we have invited her back for an encore presentation!

Dr. Geller is a certified Humane Education Specialist and a Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist by the Humane Society of the United States. She is also accredited by the Association for Veterinary Pastoral Education as a certified pet chaplain.

Whether your cat is avoiding the litter box, acting hostile toward another animal in the same household, scratching the furniture, or showing signs of separation anxiety, she can help.

You may also turn to Dr. Geller for advice in choosing the perfect cat for your household, and integrating your new cat into your family. She offers easy-to-implement solutions and answers based on her lifelong understanding of cats and their behaviors.

Please register for this virtual program. Thank you!

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Dr. Rachel Geller wowed our patrons with her knowledge and understanding of feline behavior in September, so we have invited her back for an encore presentation!

Dr. Geller is a certified Humane Education Specialist and a Cat Behavior and Retention Specialist by the Humane Society of the United States. She is also accredited by the Association for Veterinary Pastoral Education as a certified pet chaplain.

Whether your cat is avoiding the litter box, acting hostile toward another animal in the same household, scratching the furniture, or showing signs of separation anxiety, she can help.

You may also turn to Dr. Geller for advice in choosing the perfect cat for your household, and integrating your new cat into your family. She offers easy-to-implement solutions and answers based on her lifelong understanding of cats and their behaviors.

Please register for this virtual program. Thank you!

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
'The Breaking Of Baseball's Color Barrier' with Ted Reinstein

Join author and longtime "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein for a presentation on his latest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier, via Zoom. 

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook and Wicked Pissed. Learn more about Reinstein HERE.

Sponsored by the Corning Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
There are many spaces available.

Join author and longtime "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein for a presentation on his latest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier, via Zoom. 

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook and Wicked Pissed. Learn more about Reinstein HERE.

Sponsored by the Corning Foundation. Presented in collaboration with Libraries Working Towards Social Justice.

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday December 1, 2021 - Saturday December 25, 2021

The Art Gallery has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland - perfect for taking your holiday family photos!

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org

The Art Gallery has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland - perfect for taking your holiday family photos!

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

Thursday December 2, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting

 

Monthly meeting of the library's governing board. Chairman of the Board is Pen Burnham. The meeting is held in the Lyceum and open to the public. Bills and payroll are signed; issues are discussed; and comments from the public are welcome. In compliance with Covid regulationsmasks and social distancing  are required.

CONTACT: Debra Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Lyceum

 

Monthly meeting of the library's governing board. Chairman of the Board is Pen Burnham. The meeting is held in the Lyceum and open to the public. Bills and payroll are signed; issues are discussed; and comments from the public are welcome. In compliance with Covid regulationsmasks and social distancing  are required.

CONTACT:
  Debra Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Lyceum

Friday December 3, 2021
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6:45 PM
Friends Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6th at 6:45 PM Celebrate the holidays with your friends and neighbors at the annual holiday tree lighting. Join us for holiday music and wave to Santa as he stops by to light our holiday tree. Due to Covid precautions, there will be no photos with Santa. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Friday, December 6th at 6:45 PM Celebrate the holidays with your friends and neighbors at the annual holiday tree lighting. Join us for holiday music and wave to Santa as he stops by to light our holiday tree. Due to Covid precautions, there will be no photos with Santa. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Tuesday December 7, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday December 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Friends Meeting

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT: Laurie Bulkow  978-433-0330  lbulkow@charter.net
LOCATION: Tent

We will meet outside under the tent. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in th Art Gallery (masks required). All are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Bulkow
  978.433.0330
   lbulkow@charter.net

LOCATION: Tent

Thursday December 9, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Tuesday December 14, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday December 15, 2021

This month's book TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT: Melissa Wood  mjwood77@gmail.com

This month's book TBA. If you do not already get Book Club emails, please contact Melissa.

CONTACT:
  Melissa Wood
  
   mjwood77@gmail.com

Thursday December 16, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Tuesday December 21, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday December 23, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Friday December 24, 2021
CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Saturday December 25, 2021
CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Tuesday December 28, 2021

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

 
rec_yoga.png
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weekly Meditation

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT: Meredith Dooney  978-433-0330  mdooney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 5 spaces available.

Whether meditation is something you've been curious about, or a staple in your self-care routine, we would love for you to join us on Tuesday evenings for some midweek tranquility and renewal, lead by Anita McHugh. There are a limited number of spaces here at the library, or you can join us on Facebook Live from home. A personal Facebook account is NOT required in order to attend this event via the Lawrence Library's Facebook page. Attendees will not appear on camera. 

To attend this session in person, please register here for one of the limited (socially distant) spots at the library. You are encouraged to arrive at 6:15 to meet the presenter, get properly situated, and ask any questions you may have. 

If you choose to attend the meditation online, simply visit the Lawrence Library Facebook page. We will begin the livestream a few minutes before 6:30 pm. .

CONTACT:
  Meredith Dooney
  978.433.0330
   mdooney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday December 30, 2021
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
History Room Open

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Library History Room

While our History Room is available any time the library is open (just ask a staff member for assistance), on Thursday afternoons it is staffed by volunteers who are available to help you with local history or genealogy research. No need to make an appointment, just stop by.

CONTACT:
  Deb Spratt
  978.433.0330
   dspratt@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Library History Room

 

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT: Tim  978-427-1555  cat4eva@charter.net
LOCATION: Library History Room

Weekly AA meetings on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Everyone entering the library is required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance.

CONTACT:
  Tim
  978.427.1555
   cat4eva@charter.net

LOCATION: Library History Room

Friday December 31, 2021
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closing at 2 PM New Years Eve

Open 10 am to 2 pm

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Saturday January 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed for New Years Day

Open 10 am to 2 pm

CONTACT: Deb Spratt  978-433-0330  dspratt@cwmars.org
Wednesday February 23, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Exploring Harlem Rent Parties: The Power of Music Through Struggle and Hope

Please register.

"Kevin Harris will discuss musical innovation born of struggle. From an innovative community-based response to the hardship of the 1920s and 30s, to today's reprise of that creativity to overcome isolation and also again, financial adversity." - kevinharrisproject.com

Composer, pianist, and educator, Kevin Harris will present samples of the music of the time with live demonstrations on his piano. From the Lindy Hop to Boogie Woogie and Rock'n Roll, Kevin will present amazing artists and their stories of accomplishment in spite of (or maybe due to), the struggles they faced. Examples include James P. Johnson, Mary Lou Williams, Jimmy Yancey, and Thelonious Monk.

For more information about The Kevin Harris Project, please visit https://kevinharrisproject.com

CONTACT: Tina  978-433-0330  tmcevoy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 75 spaces available.

Please register.

"Kevin Harris will discuss musical innovation born of struggle. From an innovative community-based response to the hardship of the 1920s and 30s, to today's reprise of that creativity to overcome isolation and also again, financial adversity." - kevinharrisproject.com

Composer, pianist, and educator, Kevin Harris will present samples of the music of the time with live demonstrations on his piano. From the Lindy Hop to Boogie Woogie and Rock'n Roll, Kevin will present amazing artists and their stories of accomplishment in spite of (or maybe due to), the struggles they faced. Examples include James P. Johnson, Mary Lou Williams, Jimmy Yancey, and Thelonious Monk.

For more information about The Kevin Harris Project, please visit https://kevinharrisproject.com

CONTACT:
  Tina
  978.433.0330
   tmcevoy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 75 spaces available.

Thursday March 10, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Boston Tea Party

Presented by The Cozy Tea Cart of Brookline, NH.

"In this lecture, we discuss the discovery of tea and its impact on history as early as the 1600's. We will discuss how tea impacted England, the East India Company, the Townshend Revenue Act, the Boston Massacre, the Tea Act of 1773, and of course let's not forget the Boston Tea Party. Also discussed will be the Intolerable Act, smugglers, and financial, technological, and agricultural innovation, all brought about because of a simple cup of whole leaf tea!" - thecozyteacart.com

For More information please visit https://www.thecozyteacart.com/classes-lectures/

 

Please Register. 

CONTACT: Tina  978-433-0330  tmcevoy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Art Gallery
There are 75 spaces available.

Presented by The Cozy Tea Cart of Brookline, NH.

"In this lecture, we discuss the discovery of tea and its impact on history as early as the 1600's. We will discuss how tea impacted England, the East India Company, the Townshend Revenue Act, the Boston Massacre, the Tea Act of 1773, and of course let's not forget the Boston Tea Party. Also discussed will be the Intolerable Act, smugglers, and financial, technological, and agricultural innovation, all brought about because of a simple cup of whole leaf tea!" - thecozyteacart.com

For More information please visit https://www.thecozyteacart.com/classes-lectures/

 

Please Register. 

CONTACT:
  Tina
  978.433.0330
   tmcevoy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Art Gallery

There are 75 spaces available.


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