Saturday October 1, 2022 - Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Exhibit: Nature Heals, by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Exhibit of watercolors and drawings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Roosevelt Room

Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Image: "Slanted Light" by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Exhibit of watercolors and drawings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Roosevelt Room

Reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm

Image: "Slanted Light" by Joyce McJilton Dwyer

Monday November 28, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday November 29, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Storytime

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Book Mill Discussion Group (Hybrid, In-Person and Zoom Options)

This is the November meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Once Night Falls by Roland Merullo.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

This is the November meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Once Night Falls by Roland Merullo.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday November 30, 2022

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Friday December 2, 2022
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Early Dismissal Cookie Decorating

Did you know that December 1-7 is Cookie Cutter Week? And that Sunday, December 4 is National Cookie Day (founded by Sesame Street's Cookie Monster)? 

To celebrate, we're inviting kids and teens to stop by the Children's Department between 12:00-3:30pm to decorate sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles! Note - this program may get messy, please dress accordingly. 

In the Storytime Room, 12:00-3:00pm
Ages 1-18

If you have any concerns regarding allergies, please contact Casey!

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Did you know that December 1-7 is Cookie Cutter Week? And that Sunday, December 4 is National Cookie Day (founded by Sesame Street's Cookie Monster)? 

To celebrate, we're inviting kids and teens to stop by the Children's Department between 12:00-3:30pm to decorate sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles! Note - this program may get messy, please dress accordingly. 

In the Storytime Room, 12:00-3:00pm
Ages 1-18

If you have any concerns regarding allergies, please contact Casey!

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Saturday December 3, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Commonwealth Ballet Nutcracker Reading

For audiences of all ages, this annual reading from the The Nutcracker is a wonderful introduction to one of the great stories in western literature, and a joyful reminder of a holiday favorite. Brought to life by dancers of the Commonwealth Ballet in their rich and colorful costumes, this reading is sure to delight.

For audiences of all ages, this annual reading from the The Nutcracker is a wonderful introduction to one of the great stories in western literature, and a joyful reminder of a holiday favorite. Brought to life by dancers of the Commonwealth Ballet in their rich and colorful costumes, this reading is sure to delight.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cardmaking Class

 

Join us to create three unique Christmas cards while learning the paper crafting techniques of die cutting, embossing, stamp & punch, and stamping off. Led by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Linda Cullen of Stow, this class is perfect for beginner to expert paper-crafters (no experience necessary). You will leave with 3 projects that are fun to make and great to give to friends and family, if you can bear to part with them. Ages 13 to adult. In person only.

Click below to register. Limited to 15.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net
There are 6 spaces available.

 

Join us to create three unique Christmas cards while learning the paper crafting techniques of die cutting, embossing, stamp & punch, and stamping off. Led by Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Linda Cullen of Stow, this class is perfect for beginner to expert paper-crafters (no experience necessary). You will leave with 3 projects that are fun to make and great to give to friends and family, if you can bear to part with them. Ages 13 to adult. In person only.

Click below to register. Limited to 15.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maynard Energy & Resilience Planning Workshop

Please join in planning Maynard's response to future energy and climate challenges and help design Maynard's Climate Action Plan.  All who live, work, recreate or attend school in Maynard are welcome.  The presentation and workshop will run from 2 to 4pm. Come with your ideas and questions. You can attend in person or online: contact Kate at sustcom@townofmaynard.net if you do not see the zoom link here (closer to the date).

This community workshop is held by the Maynard Sustainability Committee's Climate Action Planning working group.

CONTACT: Kate Wheeler  978 987 7527  skillymarno@gmail.com

Please join in planning Maynard's response to future energy and climate challenges and help design Maynard's Climate Action Plan.  All who live, work, recreate or attend school in Maynard are welcome.  The presentation and workshop will run from 2 to 4pm. Come with your ideas and questions. You can attend in person or online: contact Kate at sustcom@townofmaynard.net if you do not see the zoom link here (closer to the date).

This community workshop is held by the Maynard Sustainability Committee's Climate Action Planning working group.

CONTACT:
  Kate Wheeler
  978 987 7527
   skillymarno@gmail.com

Monday December 5, 2022
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Spice Club Recipe Booklets Available

Spice Club is taking a holiday break this month, but you can still pick up a recipe booklet with Spicy Holiday Favorites. It's a collection of dishes and treats made with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger, Chinese Five Spice, cardamom, allspice and cloves. Need the spices? Get just the right amounts at excellent prices at Debra's Natural Gourmet (Next Door) in West Concord.

No discussion this month.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Spice Club is taking a holiday break this month, but you can still pick up a recipe booklet with Spicy Holiday Favorites. It's a collection of dishes and treats made with cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger, Chinese Five Spice, cardamom, allspice and cloves. Need the spices? Get just the right amounts at excellent prices at Debra's Natural Gourmet (Next Door) in West Concord.

No discussion this month.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday December 6, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Storytime

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gift Making Night

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 6:00-8:00pm, no registration needed.
Other Gift Making times: Monday, December 12 & Saturday, December 17 from 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 6:00-8:00pm, no registration needed.
Other Gift Making times: Monday, December 12 & Saturday, December 17 from 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Democracy Talks: Russia's Invasion, Ukraine's Resistance, & Prospects for Peace

Virtual

Join Professor Oxana Shevel (Tufts University Political Science Department & President of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies) for a discussion of the reasons behind Russian president Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine's determined resistance, and how the war might end. While the war is often analyzed through the lens of US-Russia geopolitical competition, this talk will emphasize the importance of alternative factors: changes in national identity in Ukraine and of divergent political regime dynamics in Russia and Ukraine.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Virtual

Join Professor Oxana Shevel (Tufts University Political Science Department & President of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies) for a discussion of the reasons behind Russian president Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine's determined resistance, and how the war might end. While the war is often analyzed through the lens of US-Russia geopolitical competition, this talk will emphasize the importance of alternative factors: changes in national identity in Ukraine and of divergent political regime dynamics in Russia and Ukraine.

Click here to register for this virtual program.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday December 7, 2022
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Teen & Adult Take & Make Kit: Felt Coasters

Make felt coasters by weaving strips of felt together! Makes 2 coasters. 

For ages 12-adult
Available while supplies last.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Make felt coasters by weaving strips of felt together! Makes 2 coasters. 

For ages 12-adult
Available while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 

Knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting, mending -- all are welcome!

CONTACT: Karen Gray  978 562 6843  kcthreads@earthlink.net

Knitting, spinning, crocheting, quilting, mending -- all are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Karen Gray
  978 562 6843
   kcthreads@earthlink.net

Thursday December 8, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior Thursday LEGO League

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
She's on the Case--Mystery Author Panel Discussion

“She’s on the case”

A virtual event. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Join us for an evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk

Moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe

Everything was fine until it wasn’t—a scream in the library, books gone missing the first day on the job, a secret threatening to tear apart a perfect life. We’ll discuss intriguing mysteries with critically acclaimed authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk.

Sulari Gentill is the author of the “elegantly constructed, funny, and profound (Publishers Weekly starred)” mystery-within-a-mystery, The Woman in the Library. The novel has been named to Book Riot’s 15 Best New Mysteries Books of 2022 and GoodReads Hot Mysteries and Thrillers of Summer.  

USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, Hank Phillippi Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas, five Anthonys, the Daphne, two Macavitys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller." Hank’s newest book is Her Perfect Life, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller."

Eva Jurczyk is the author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, a darkly comedic, literary mystery about a career librarian who is suddenly instated as the director of a prestigious university collection and its eccentric staff, when a whole host of priceless books go missing. The novel has been named as an Indie Next Selection, as a Library Journal Top Winter Debut and to Pop Sugar’s 35 Must-Read Thrillers and Mystery Books list.

Puchase a book here from any of the authors and receive a book with a signed bookplate in it. Support authors and independent book stores!

 
CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

“She’s on the case”

A virtual event. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Join us for an evening with Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk

Moderated by Rachel Raczka of the Boston Globe

Everything was fine until it wasn’t—a scream in the library, books gone missing the first day on the job, a secret threatening to tear apart a perfect life. We’ll discuss intriguing mysteries with critically acclaimed authors Sulari Gentill, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Eva Jurczyk.

Sulari Gentill is the author of the “elegantly constructed, funny, and profound (Publishers Weekly starred)” mystery-within-a-mystery, The Woman in the Library. The novel has been named to Book Riot’s 15 Best New Mysteries Books of 2022 and GoodReads Hot Mysteries and Thrillers of Summer.  

USA Today bestselling author of 13 psychological thrillers, Hank Phillippi Ryan has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas, five Anthonys, the Daphne, two Macavitys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a "master at crafting suspenseful mysteries" and "a superb and gifted storyteller." Hank’s newest book is Her Perfect Life, a chilling psychological standalone about fame, family, and revenge which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it "A superlative thriller."

Eva Jurczyk is the author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, a darkly comedic, literary mystery about a career librarian who is suddenly instated as the director of a prestigious university collection and its eccentric staff, when a whole host of priceless books go missing. The novel has been named as an Indie Next Selection, as a Library Journal Top Winter Debut and to Pop Sugar’s 35 Must-Read Thrillers and Mystery Books list.

Puchase a book here from any of the authors and receive a book with a signed bookplate in it. Support authors and independent book stores!

 
CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Friday December 9, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Monday December 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime - Fall Session

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

**NEW TIME** 10:30am
Sing songs, listen to stories, and act out rhymes at this storytime for the youngest of library visitors!

The Fall session will be OUTDOORS or hybrid weather depending. If held outdoors, it will occur on the patio to the right of the main entrance/book drop. In case of rain or cold weather, storytime will be hybrid - indoors in the Storytime Room and simultaneously virtually via Zoom. Storytime will become hybrid once cold weather consistantly starts.

The Fall session begins on Monday, September 19 and runs through Monday, December 12, except for Monday, October 10. Registration is required, however, you only have to register once.

Baby Storytime meeting locations - currently outdoor or hybrid indoor/virtual - may change as needed. Casey will contact registrants with changes when/if they occur.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gift Making Day

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 12:00-4:00pm, no registration needed.

Other Gift Making times: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8pm & Saturday December 17, 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 12:00-4:00pm, no registration needed.

Other Gift Making times: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8pm & Saturday December 17, 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Art Talk: 17th Century Women Painters

Presented in partnership with Acton Memorial Library. Click here to register. You can choose to attend in person at Acton Memorial Library or on Zoom.

We’ll explore women painters of the 17th century beginning with three Italian artists, Sofonisba Anguissola, a painter to the Spanish court; Lavinia Fontana, a prolific Bolognese painter; and Artemisia Gentileschi, influenced by Caravaggio and a painter to the Medici family. We’ll then travel north to view the lively Dutch genre paintings of Judith Leyster and the gorgeous floral paintings by Maria van Oosterwijck and Rachel Ruysch, along with the paintings by Flemish artists Clara Peeters and Michaelina Wautier. Louise Moillon painted still life bought by the nobility of France. The paintings by Maria Sibylla Merian, from Germany, will illustrate the groundbreaking work of a woman artist/scientist. 

About our presenter

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum, for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), garden clubs, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. As noted on her Seeing History website, Martha's specialty presentations related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

The second talk in this series--Women Impressionist Painters--is on Jan 12. Click here to view details.

Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge by Rachel Ruysch
CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Presented in partnership with Acton Memorial Library. Click here to register. You can choose to attend in person at Acton Memorial Library or on Zoom.

We’ll explore women painters of the 17th century beginning with three Italian artists, Sofonisba Anguissola, a painter to the Spanish court; Lavinia Fontana, a prolific Bolognese painter; and Artemisia Gentileschi, influenced by Caravaggio and a painter to the Medici family. We’ll then travel north to view the lively Dutch genre paintings of Judith Leyster and the gorgeous floral paintings by Maria van Oosterwijck and Rachel Ruysch, along with the paintings by Flemish artists Clara Peeters and Michaelina Wautier. Louise Moillon painted still life bought by the nobility of France. The paintings by Maria Sibylla Merian, from Germany, will illustrate the groundbreaking work of a woman artist/scientist. 

About our presenter

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum, for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), garden clubs, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. As noted on her Seeing History website, Martha's specialty presentations related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

The second talk in this series--Women Impressionist Painters--is on Jan 12. Click here to view details.

Roses, Convolvulus, Poppies, and Other Flowers in an Urn on a Stone Ledge by Rachel Ruysch
CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Nature of Winter with the Mass Audubon

The nature of Massachusetts is filled with seasonal mysteries waiting to be uncovered. Have you ever wondered which animal left tracks in the snow? What happens to pond animals under a layer of ice? Or what trees are lining the trails on your winter walks? This online program will introduce the seasonal dynamics of nature in winter, and provide ideas and resources for observing, appreciating, and supporting wildlife near home this winter.  Led by Patti Steinman, the Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, based out of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. She has worked at Mass Audubon for 30 years (she is old), developing and overseeing programs for adults, families, and children. She currently oversees Arcadia’s outdoor nature preschool. 

Register directly on Zoom here

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program. 

This program was organized by the Tewksbury Public Library and co-sponsored by other MA libraries.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

The nature of Massachusetts is filled with seasonal mysteries waiting to be uncovered. Have you ever wondered which animal left tracks in the snow? What happens to pond animals under a layer of ice? Or what trees are lining the trails on your winter walks? This online program will introduce the seasonal dynamics of nature in winter, and provide ideas and resources for observing, appreciating, and supporting wildlife near home this winter.  Led by Patti Steinman, the Education Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries, based out of Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. She has worked at Mass Audubon for 30 years (she is old), developing and overseeing programs for adults, families, and children. She currently oversees Arcadia’s outdoor nature preschool. 

Register directly on Zoom here

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program. 

This program was organized by the Tewksbury Public Library and co-sponsored by other MA libraries.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Outdoor Storytime

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Everybody's seen a park

We all know how one looks

There's grass and birds and trees

But guess what ours has.....books!

Outdoor Storytime takes place every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 PM in Memorial Park

(Rain Location - the Library's Story Room - 3rd floor

At storytime you'll get to:

a. Sit right out in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Listen to the sounds of nature like birds, breeze, motorcycles (okay, it's not all nature) 

c. Have parades and scavenger hunts

d.  Be across the street from an ice cream store

e. And I almost forgot - get to hear spectacular stories!

f. Rain location - the Library's Story Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maynard Historical Commission

Monthly meeting of Maynard Historical Commissionn

CONTACT: Priscilla Sandberg  2036444967  priscilla.sandberg@gmail.com

Monthly meeting of Maynard Historical Commissionn

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Sandberg
  2036444967
   priscilla.sandberg@gmail.com

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Get on the Cloud with Google Drive

Learn how to create, store, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more on Google’s free adaptation of Microsoft Office.

 

Note: Please have a Google account already set up before attending. If possible, you are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Learn how to create, store, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more on Google’s free adaptation of Microsoft Office.

 

Note: Please have a Google account already set up before attending. If possible, you are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday December 14, 2022
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All Ages Take & Make Kit: DIY Wrapping Kit

Make your own wrapping supplies! Includes instructions and supplies for upcycling a greeting card into a box and brown kraft paper to turn into a bag or wrapping paper, along with miscellaneous tools and ideas for decorating it!

For All Ages
Available while supplies last.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Make your own wrapping supplies! Includes instructions and supplies for upcycling a greeting card into a box and brown kraft paper to turn into a bag or wrapping paper, along with miscellaneous tools and ideas for decorating it!

For All Ages
Available while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Knitting group

The group meets to work on hand crafts.  All are welcome.

CONTACT: Connie Keenan  978-897-8027  cak2009@verizon.net

The group meets to work on hand crafts.  All are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Connie Keenan
  978.897.8027
   cak2009@verizon.net

Thursday December 15, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Introduction to Hanukkah

Learn about Hanukkah -- a fun-filled eight-day festival celebrated by people all around the word who practice the Jewish faith -- in this virtual presentation from the Lappin Foundation. 

Hanukkah is a holiday honoring the Maccabees's victory over King Antiochus, who forbade Jews to practice their religion. It is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev (the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar), which is generally in late November to mid-December. For eight nights, candles are lit in a menorah, a candelabrum with spaces for nine candles -- one for each night plus a helper candle called the shamash. On each night, one more candle is added and lit. During the lighting, people recite special blessings and prayers. Families also play games, sing songs, and exchange gifts during the celebration. 

The Lappin Foundation is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that provides exciting programs for children, teens and adults that spark an interest in Jewish living and learning, as well as foster positive relationships through education with individuals of all faiths. The Foundation’s core mission is to enhance Jewish identity across generations. Learn more about the Foundation HERE.

Register directly on Zoom HERE

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.

Organized by the Tewksbury Public Library and cosponsored by other MA libraries.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Learn about Hanukkah -- a fun-filled eight-day festival celebrated by people all around the word who practice the Jewish faith -- in this virtual presentation from the Lappin Foundation. 

Hanukkah is a holiday honoring the Maccabees's victory over King Antiochus, who forbade Jews to practice their religion. It is celebrated on the 25th day of Kislev (the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar), which is generally in late November to mid-December. For eight nights, candles are lit in a menorah, a candelabrum with spaces for nine candles -- one for each night plus a helper candle called the shamash. On each night, one more candle is added and lit. During the lighting, people recite special blessings and prayers. Families also play games, sing songs, and exchange gifts during the celebration. 

The Lappin Foundation is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that provides exciting programs for children, teens and adults that spark an interest in Jewish living and learning, as well as foster positive relationships through education with individuals of all faiths. The Foundation’s core mission is to enhance Jewish identity across generations. Learn more about the Foundation HERE.

Register directly on Zoom HERE

NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 24 hours of the program.

Organized by the Tewksbury Public Library and cosponsored by other MA libraries.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Friday December 16, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Saturday December 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Family Storytime: Welcome Winter

Join Ms. Casey on Saturday morning for a family-friendly storytime celebrating the start of Winter! Enjoy books, rhymes, activities, and a craft.

For families with children of all ages.
10:30am in the Storytime Room
with Ms. Casey
Registration suggested

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Join Ms. Casey on Saturday morning for a family-friendly storytime celebrating the start of Winter! Enjoy books, rhymes, activities, and a craft.

For families with children of all ages.
10:30am in the Storytime Room
with Ms. Casey
Registration suggested

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gift Making Day

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 12:00-4:00pm, no registration needed.

Other Gift Making times: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8pm & Monday December 12, 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Use a variety of craft supplies - including stamps, stencils, paint, specialty paper, and more - to make gifts and cards for the holiday season!

Open to all ages
In the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor
Drop-in anytime between 12:00-4:00pm, no registration needed.

Other Gift Making times: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8pm & Monday December 12, 12:00-4:00pm

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Monday December 19, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
December Cookbook Club

We will discuss and share family holiday favorite recipes. This could be anything--something you make for gifts, special snacks, or dishes from your family traditions. Bring a dish to share and a copy of the recipe. And stories about your recipe!

No registration is necessary and all are welcome. If you like, leave a note about what you're bringing at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/cookbook-club.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

We will discuss and share family holiday favorite recipes. This could be anything--something you make for gifts, special snacks, or dishes from your family traditions. Bring a dish to share and a copy of the recipe. And stories about your recipe!

No registration is necessary and all are welcome. If you like, leave a note about what you're bringing at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/cookbook-club.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday December 21, 2022

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Thursday December 22, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior Thursday LEGO League

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Thursday December 29, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior Thursday LEGO League

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  9788971010106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

You could create most anything

When you put LEGOs together

Like a Cosmic LEGO-fyer

Or something even better!

At the Junior Thursday LEGO League you'll:

a. build rockets

b. make robots

c. construct a superhero headquarters

d. get your creation displayed in our library showcase

e. become a famous LEGO Master or at least, a very smart kid! 

f. ages 4 and over

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  9788971010106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Friday December 30, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Wednesday January 4, 2023

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

At Toy Time toddlers get to:

a. play with trains

b. build with blocks

c. color with crayons

d. have parades

e. clean my office, oh wait, that's not part of it!

f. Ages 1 - 5

Click below to register:

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Friday January 6, 2023
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read-to-a-Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this, you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the Storytime Room on the third floor.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Wednesday January 11, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Author Sena Desai Gopal: Managed Retreat

Virtual. Register here.

 Join Sena Desai Gopal for a talk about her experience growing up in Yadahalli, a village in Southern India whose days are numbered. In her lifetime it will drown in the backwaters of one of India’s biggest, most ambitious dams, The Upper Krishna Project. One hundred and seventy-six villages will go underwater, and more than 123,000 families will be displaced. The government does not have a concrete rehabilitation plan for the people who will be left homeless and without livelihoods.

Ms. Desai Gopal will address the universal problem, often referred to as, “Managed Retreat,” that resettles people displaced by floods, fires, droughts and more. Governments around the world are struggling to find the means to help people who are victims of natural and manmade catastrophes. They are falling short because they do not have the money or the know-how. A village carpenter needs to be rehabilitated in a village where he can continue his trade – or, the government has to build a new village with the infrastructure that needs a carpenter - not an easy task.

Sena Desai Gopal is the author of The 86th Village. She is a journalist specializing in science and medicine, food, and travel. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, and The Times of India, among others.

This program is organized by the Newton Free Library and cosponsored by the Ashland Public Library, the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, the Tewksbury Public Library and the Watertown Free Public Library. 

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Virtual. Register here.

 Join Sena Desai Gopal for a talk about her experience growing up in Yadahalli, a village in Southern India whose days are numbered. In her lifetime it will drown in the backwaters of one of India’s biggest, most ambitious dams, The Upper Krishna Project. One hundred and seventy-six villages will go underwater, and more than 123,000 families will be displaced. The government does not have a concrete rehabilitation plan for the people who will be left homeless and without livelihoods.

Ms. Desai Gopal will address the universal problem, often referred to as, “Managed Retreat,” that resettles people displaced by floods, fires, droughts and more. Governments around the world are struggling to find the means to help people who are victims of natural and manmade catastrophes. They are falling short because they do not have the money or the know-how. A village carpenter needs to be rehabilitated in a village where he can continue his trade – or, the government has to build a new village with the infrastructure that needs a carpenter - not an easy task.

Sena Desai Gopal is the author of The 86th Village. She is a journalist specializing in science and medicine, food, and travel. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, and The Times of India, among others.

This program is organized by the Newton Free Library and cosponsored by the Ashland Public Library, the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, the Tewksbury Public Library and the Watertown Free Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Thursday January 12, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Art Talk: Women Impressionist Painters

This program is presented in partnership with the Acton Memorial Library with options to attend in person at the Maynard Library or via Zoom.

Click here to receive the Zoom link. Click Register below to register to attend in person.

We’ll explore women Impressionist painters beginning with the only
three women who exhibited with the French Impressionists in the late
19th century, Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, and Mary Cassatt,
the only American to exhibit with the French Impressionists. We’ll
also study the paintings of Eva Gonzalès, a student of Edouard Manet.
American women “Impressionists” will be represented in the
paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Cecilia Beaux, and Matilda Browne.

About our presenter

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of
the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’
degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a
variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum,
for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), garden
clubs, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. As noted
on her Seeing History website, Martha's specialty presentations
related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-
depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby (Mother and Child) by Mary Cassatt

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net
There are 29 spaces available.

This program is presented in partnership with the Acton Memorial Library with options to attend in person at the Maynard Library or via Zoom.

Click here to receive the Zoom link. Click Register below to register to attend in person.

We’ll explore women Impressionist painters beginning with the only
three women who exhibited with the French Impressionists in the late
19th century, Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, and Mary Cassatt,
the only American to exhibit with the French Impressionists. We’ll
also study the paintings of Eva Gonzalès, a student of Edouard Manet.
American women “Impressionists” will be represented in the
paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Cecilia Beaux, and Matilda Browne.

About our presenter

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of
the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’
degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a
variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum,
for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), garden
clubs, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. As noted
on her Seeing History website, Martha's specialty presentations
related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-
depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby (Mother and Child) by Mary Cassatt

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

There are 29 spaces available.

Tuesday January 17, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This Is What It Sounds Like: The Music of Listening

Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link.

Professor of cognitive neuroscience and former record producer (Prince, David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies) Susan Rogers presents a new model of music cognition that describes the “listener profile”— a constellation of individualized preferences mapped to an array of musical and aesthetic dimensions. Four musical dimensions of melody, lyrics, rhythm, and timbre are each analyzed in a distinct brain network specialized for music processing. Three aesthetic dimensions—authenticity, realism, and novelty—are each processed by several interconnected higher-order brain regions that receive inputs from the four music-specific networks. Our “offline” thoughts, such as fantasizing and mind-wandering, are shown to increase their connectivity when listeners are enjoying music their preferred music. Thus, the music we respond to the most powerfully can reveal those parts of ourselves that are robustly linked to our sense of self identity. Our music preferences are formed over a lifetime of musical experiences, resulting in a profile that is unique for every music lover. The ways in which music preferences form and how they differ will be discussed.

Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician. She is best known for her work with Prince (1983-1987) but production/engineering credits also include David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, and Jeff Black. In 2021 she became the first female recipient of the Music Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Contributions to U.K. Music. She recently retired from Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she taught psychoacoustics and record production in the department of Music Production & Engineering. Her book on music listening for W. W. Norton is titled This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link.

Professor of cognitive neuroscience and former record producer (Prince, David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies) Susan Rogers presents a new model of music cognition that describes the “listener profile”— a constellation of individualized preferences mapped to an array of musical and aesthetic dimensions. Four musical dimensions of melody, lyrics, rhythm, and timbre are each analyzed in a distinct brain network specialized for music processing. Three aesthetic dimensions—authenticity, realism, and novelty—are each processed by several interconnected higher-order brain regions that receive inputs from the four music-specific networks. Our “offline” thoughts, such as fantasizing and mind-wandering, are shown to increase their connectivity when listeners are enjoying music their preferred music. Thus, the music we respond to the most powerfully can reveal those parts of ourselves that are robustly linked to our sense of self identity. Our music preferences are formed over a lifetime of musical experiences, resulting in a profile that is unique for every music lover. The ways in which music preferences form and how they differ will be discussed.

Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University (2010). Prior to her science career, Susan was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician. She is best known for her work with Prince (1983-1987) but production/engineering credits also include David Byrne, Barenaked Ladies, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, and Jeff Black. In 2021 she became the first female recipient of the Music Producer’s Guild Award for Outstanding Contributions to U.K. Music. She recently retired from Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she taught psychoacoustics and record production in the department of Music Production & Engineering. Her book on music listening for W. W. Norton is titled This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Saturday January 28, 2023
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Spice Club Discussion

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

January's spice TBD.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

January's spice TBD.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday January 31, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Use Google Photos

Learn to store and organize digital images with Google Photos. We demonstrate how to upload, make edits, create albums and share your photos all in one place.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Learn to store and organize digital images with Google Photos. We demonstrate how to upload, make edits, create albums and share your photos all in one place.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rep. Kate Hogan Office Hours
CONTACT: Karen Freker  617-722-2600  karen.freker@mahouse.gov
Tuesday February 21, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Using the Minuteman Library Catalog Like a Pro!

In this hands-on session, we’ll look at using the Minuteman catalog to find books and other materials.

Be sure to bring your Minuteman library card and laptop or smartphone (if you have one).

Here’s some of what we’ll cover:

  • Best search tips for finding books, DVDs, audiobooks, or other items
  • Options for finding items outside the Minuteman Library Network.
  • How to request items to pick up at the library (place holds)
  • Renew items you have checked out
  • Set up your account to keep a history of what you borrow
  • Create lists of books you’d like to read for easy requesting later
  • How to use the new Minuteman Library app. Search the catalog, renew items, store your library card barcode for easy checkout & more!
CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

In this hands-on session, we’ll look at using the Minuteman catalog to find books and other materials.

Be sure to bring your Minuteman library card and laptop or smartphone (if you have one).

Here’s some of what we’ll cover:

  • Best search tips for finding books, DVDs, audiobooks, or other items
  • Options for finding items outside the Minuteman Library Network.
  • How to request items to pick up at the library (place holds)
  • Renew items you have checked out
  • Set up your account to keep a history of what you borrow
  • Create lists of books you’d like to read for easy requesting later
  • How to use the new Minuteman Library app. Search the catalog, renew items, store your library card barcode for easy checkout & more!
CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Saturday February 25, 2023
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Spice Club Discussion

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

February's spice TBD.

More info at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/spice

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

February's spice TBD.

More info at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/spice

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Photograph Like a Pro

Why are professional photographers so good at what they do? Why do they get great shots when most of the rest of us take pictures that are less successful, and even bland and boring? The answer is surprisingly simple. The pro photographers understand a small number of important principles and techniques that make a huge difference in the quality of their images. This one-hour talk on Zoom will show examples of those principles and techniques so that each attendee, regardless of camera and experience, can use this knowledge to improve their photography and make images they are proud to show.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net

Why are professional photographers so good at what they do? Why do they get great shots when most of the rest of us take pictures that are less successful, and even bland and boring? The answer is surprisingly simple. The pro photographers understand a small number of important principles and techniques that make a huge difference in the quality of their images. This one-hour talk on Zoom will show examples of those principles and techniques so that each attendee, regardless of camera and experience, can use this knowledge to improve their photography and make images they are proud to show.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

Tuesday March 21, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Starting Your Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition

Learn search tips and techniques to view the incredible collection of content available on the web’s best resource for genealogy. This e-resource is always available free at the library!

(While not mandatory, feel free to bring a laptop to follow along with)

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Learn search tips and techniques to view the incredible collection of content available on the web’s best resource for genealogy. This e-resource is always available free at the library!

(While not mandatory, feel free to bring a laptop to follow along with)

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 23, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tom O'Carroll: A Concert of Irish Music

Dublin born folklorist, folk singer, and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit, and history to his performances. He has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries, and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhran, Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

 

Dublin born folklorist, folk singer, and instrumentalist Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of stories, humor, wit, and history to his performances. He has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries, and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland. Whether playing a plaintive air on the tin whistle or singing and playing rousing traditional songs to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhran, Tom will captivate all with his lively program of Irish culture.

 

Saturday March 25, 2023
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Spice Club Discussion

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

March's spice TBD.

More info at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/spice

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Join in a discussion and potluck lunch featuring dishes made with the spice of the month! All are welcome!

Pick up a spice kit at the Circulation Desk starting the first week of the month. Try one of these recipes or find your own, then bring a dish to share.

March's spice TBD.

More info at https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/spice

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday April 18, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Using the E-Resources of the Maynard Public Library

Our library has over 60 different e-resources!

Get an overview and learn how to use some of our most popular online tools such as Kanopy Streaming Films, Ancestry.com, Freegal Music, Consumer Reports, Pronunciator Languages, NYTimes.com, & more!

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Our library has over 60 different e-resources!

Get an overview and learn how to use some of our most popular online tools such as Kanopy Streaming Films, Ancestry.com, Freegal Music, Consumer Reports, Pronunciator Languages, NYTimes.com, & more!

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 16, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Using the E-Resources of the Boston Public Library

Get an overview and learn how to use some of BPL’s most popular online resources that offer e-books & audiobooks, movies and TV shows, newspapers and magazines, language learning, skill building, and so much more!

This program will go over how to set up an e-card and demonstrate some of the most useful online tools BPL has to offer.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Get an overview and learn how to use some of BPL’s most popular online resources that offer e-books & audiobooks, movies and TV shows, newspapers and magazines, language learning, skill building, and so much more!

This program will go over how to set up an e-card and demonstrate some of the most useful online tools BPL has to offer.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday June 20, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Get Started with Microsoft Excel

Learn the basics of spreadsheets with this Excel beginner class! Excel is absolutely essential in any office and also has many useful at- home applications! Master navigating around and between worksheets, inserting data, performing quick calculations, creating charts, and much more!

(While not mandatory, feel free to bring a laptop to follow along if possible.)

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Learn the basics of spreadsheets with this Excel beginner class! Excel is absolutely essential in any office and also has many useful at- home applications! Master navigating around and between worksheets, inserting data, performing quick calculations, creating charts, and much more!

(While not mandatory, feel free to bring a laptop to follow along if possible.)

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.


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