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Monday July 5, 2021
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Library Closed for Independence Day
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed on Monday 7/5/2021 in observance of Independence Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday 7/6/2021 at 10am.

Monday July 12, 2021
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Summer Reading Begins
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Summer Reading begins. Open for all ages!

Come on a safari with us! Register at boxlib.beanstack.org and log your time spent reading or listening to books. Everyone who spends at least 15 minutes a day reading or listening to books gets a weekly prize!  Plus, the more you read, the more animals you’ll find on our safari. For every animal you find, you’ll get a pin! Can you collect them all?

And for those who want to REALLY challenge themselves, we’ve added an extra special reward. If you read or listen for 100 hours during Summer Reading, you’ll get a Golden Eagle pin AND a bookplate in your favorite library book naming you a Summer Reading 2021 Champion!

 
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: On the Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday July 13, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday July 14, 2021
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Bubble Blast

Where: Library Lawn

Put on your “gettin’ messy” clothes and join us for some bubbly fun! We’ll have bubble solution, lots of different wands, and supplies to invent your own bubble blowing tools. Can you blow the biggest bubbles? The most colorful? The highest floating?

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Thursday July 15, 2021
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Digital Art Workshop with Hongbing Tang
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 9 - 18

Ever seen panda, bamboo, waterlily, mountain or an old temple drawn digitally and wonder how to do that? This is a fun art workshop for students who want to explore the fundamentals of digital drawing and painting. Ms. Hongbing Tang, an award-winning artist and college faculty member, will guide students through step-by-step instructions on how to draw and paint an Asian art theme project digitally. Students will learn to use Adobe Fresco - a popular free app to create digital art on iPad or iPhone.

Please download the app from the Apple Store. A regular stylus pen is also recommended to use. A reference image will be provided to registered students by email. The class will be online and a zoom meeting link will be sent to students before class.

This program is sponsored by Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell    hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 13 spaces available.
Monday July 19, 2021
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: On the Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday July 20, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday July 21, 2021
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Baby Lapsit Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for: Babies 3mos - 18mos

Babies and their caregivers are invited to try out our Baby Lapsit Storytime. We’ll do 15-20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and movement stories selected specifically for babies, then spend the rest of the time having an informal playgroup.

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
Thursday July 22, 2021
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Honey Heist
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

Have you always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but felt like it was too complicated/too much time commitment? This is the game for you! Honey Heist is a game about planning and executing a fool-proof robbery...as bears...with hats. It’s a fun and silly game where you can learn the mechanics of an RPG without any pressure.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday July 26, 2021
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: On the Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday July 27, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday July 28, 2021
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Cloudwatching
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for: Ages 3 - 10

Look in the sky! It’s a bunny! No, a duck! No, a submarine! It’s….it’s...whatever your imagination sees!  Join us for some low-key cloud watching. We’ll talk about what shapes we see in the clouds and a little bit about cloud science. There will even be a cloud-related craft!

 
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Thursday July 29, 2021
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Stargazing
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Liberty Square Fields

Ages 12 - 17

Learn to find constellations and hear the myths and legends behind them. We’ll also go over the basics of reading a star map so you can have your own stargazing party anytime!

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday August 2, 2021
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday August 3, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday August 4, 2021
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Show Us Your Wild Side! (Costume Photo Shoot)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

All Ages

We’re going to have a wild time at this photo shoot! Come to the library dressed up as your favorite animal and get your photo taken with some wild pals. Costumes can be based on ANY animal: real, imaginary, characters, wild, domesticated, you name it! You’ll earn a prize, and we’ll share all of the photos (with permission) on the library Facebook with their own special description. Maybe your costume will be “fuzziest” or “most spots” or “silliest”! 

 
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Thursday August 5, 2021
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Show Us Your Wild Side! (Costume Photo Shoot)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

All Ages

We’re going to have a wild time at this photo shoot! Come to the library dressed up as your favorite animal and get your photo taken with some wild pals. Costumes can be based on ANY animal: real, imaginary, characters, wild, domesticated, you name it! You’ll earn a prize, and we’ll share all of the photos (with permission) on the library Facebook with their own special description. Maybe your costume will be “fuzziest” or “most spots” or “silliest”! 

 
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
 
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Honey Heist
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

Have you always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but felt like it was too complicated/too much time commitment? This is the game for you! Honey Heist is a game about planning and executing a fool-proof robbery...as bears...with hats. It’s a fun and silly game where you can learn the mechanics of an RPG without any pressure.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday August 9, 2021
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday August 10, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday August 11, 2021
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Baby Lapsit Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for: Babies 3mos - 18mos

Babies and their caregivers are invited to try out our Baby Lapsit Storytime. We’ll do 15-20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and movement stories selected specifically for babies, then spend the rest of the time having an informal playgroup.

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Bubble Blast
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Put on your “gettin’ messy” clothes and join us for some bubbly fun! We’ll have bubble solution, lots of different wands, and supplies to invent your own bubble blowing tools. Can you blow the biggest bubbles? The most colorful? The highest floating?

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday August 12, 2021
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Stargazing
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where: Liberty Square Fields

Ages 12 - 17

Learn to find constellations and hear the myths and legends behind them. We’ll also go over the basics of reading a star map so you can have your own stargazing party anytime!

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 13 spaces available.
Monday August 16, 2021
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Songs and Stories
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 18 months - 5years

Join us for a fun storytime full of silly songs, rhymes, and simple stories. Intended for toddlers and preschoolers, but all are welcome!

Registration Required

 
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Weekly Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Join us for a fun craft or activity on Monday afternoons! If you can’t come in person, pick up a take-home activity kit anytime from the Children’s Room (first come, first served).

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
Tuesday August 17, 2021
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Big Kid Storytime
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Recommended for Ages: 5 - 10

Stories for Big(ger) Kids! Join us to share and discuss longer, more complicated stories. We have lots of picture books to share that were written specifically for elementary aged kids, including folktales, biographies, adventure stories, and more!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Summer Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Library Lawn

Ages 12-17

New and experienced players alike are invited to join us for some swords and sorcery! We’ll go through character creation and play through two or three adventures.

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Wednesday August 18, 2021
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Magic by Scott Jameson
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: Library Lawn

All Ages

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!”, “A blast!”, and “Heartwarming fun for the whole

family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. For more information visit Scott’s website at www.scottjameson.com, or contact the library. Don’t miss it!

Registration Required
CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
There are 35 spaces available.
Thursday August 19, 2021
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Summer Reading Ends
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Today is the last day of Summer Reading. Thank you for participating!

 
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Zoom Pet Show
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone’s favorite part of Zoom is when you get to see your friends’ pets, so we decided to have a Zoom Pet Show! Each participant will get a few minutes to show us their pet and tell us some fun facts about them. People who just want to see other people’s pets are welcome too!

This is a virtual event that will take place on Zoom.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96594118180?pwd=c2VFbEFiUUhnQU9USk5zYXYrOEFHUT09

CONTACT:  Heather Waddell  978-263-4680  hwaddell@cwmars.org
Saturday August 28, 2021
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Brown Box Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Upon their return from war, a group of soldiers are reminded that life and love are not so black and white. Trickery, jealousy, deceit, and masquerade each play a role in challenging Benedict and Beatrice’s scorn for love (and each other) as well as the seemingly unassailable love of Claudio and Hero. Through witty banter and dastardly deception, Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, Much Ado About Nothing debates the preconceived notion of how to love and the value of trust.
 
Much Ado About Nothing is performed outdoors and seating is on the lawn. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair. For rain dates and other updates, visit www.brownboxtheatre.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BrownBoxTheatre.
 
Event is weather dependent - there is currently no rain date.
Monday September 6, 2021
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Library Closed for Labor Day
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed on Monday 9/6/2021 in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday 9/7/2021 at 10am.

Tuesday September 14, 2021
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Return of North Sea Gas
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

North Sea Gas, the award winning Scottish band, is making limited appearances in the States, but they are making a stop at the library with Celtic music and witty stories. Treat yourself to an hour of merry making with the North Sea Gas trio.

Monday October 11, 2021
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Library Closed for Indigenous Peoples' Day
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed on Monday 10/11/2021 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday 10/12/2021 at 10am.

Thursday November 11, 2021
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Library Closed for Veteran's Day
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed on Thursday 11/11/2021 in observance of Veteran's Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Saturday 11/13/2021 at 10am.

Wednesday November 24, 2021
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Library Closes Early for Thanksgiving
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The library will close early at 1pm on Wednesday, 11/24/2021 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our normal business hours on Saturday, 11/27/2021 at 10am.

Thursday November 25, 2021
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Library Closed for Thanksgiving
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed Thursday, 11/25/2021 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume our normal business hours on Saturday, 11/27/2021 at 10am.

Saturday December 25, 2021
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Library Closed for Christmas
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The library is closed Saturday, 12/25/2021 in observance of Christmas. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, 12/28/2021 at 10am.

Monday December 27, 2021
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Library Closed for Christmas
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The library is closed Monday, 12/27/2021 in observance of Christmas. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, 12/28/2021 at 10am.

Saturday January 1, 2022
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Library Closed for New Years Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The library is closed Saturday,1/1/2022 in observance of New Years Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, 1/4/2022 at 10am.

Monday January 3, 2022
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Library Closed for New Years Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The library is closed Monday,1/3/2022 in observance of New Years Day. We will resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, 1/4/2022 at 10am.


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