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Last Updated: October 7, 2015

A Visit with Louisa May Alcott
& Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st 6:30 p.m.




Join us for a captivating history experience with Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Orchard House, the Alcott family home in Concord, MA.  Delightful and engaging, Turnquist will bring us behind the scene stories from Alcott's life: family friendships with Thoreau and Emerson; her unconventional upbringing in poverty; and the family love that inspired her to write an American classic.

There will be a brief business meeting preceding the Louisa May Alcott performance.


This program is free and open to the public.



Hiroshima & Nagasaki
An International Labor Poster Exhibit
From the collection of :
Stephen Lewis



The posters in this exhibit were produced by a Japanese peace organization. The set was published in 10 different languages to be used in different countries.They are from the personal collection of Stephen Lewis which includes more than 5300 posters.  He is a long-time activist in the labor movement and the former Treasurer of his union.
The posters will be on display through October 30th.


This project is supported in part by a grant from the Gardner Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.






Includes music, movement & a craft!



Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.




October Adult Book Group
Wednesday, October 28th 4:30 p.m.

David and Goliath Book Cover

In October the Book Group will be reading David and Goliath by Malcolm Galdwell. This book uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the powerful and the dispossessed. In it the author challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. He begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy (David and Goliath) those many years ago. From there, the book examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms, all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.

New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638





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Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 24th
10:00 a.m. * 11:00 a.m. * 12:00 p.m.

Registration begins October 13th


Call or stop by the Children's Room to register.

Zentangles in October
For 4th to 8th Graders

Thursday October 1st & 15th
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Show off your artistic side by creating dramatic patterned designs with us.

Drop-in, NO registration needed!

Read to Dolce the Goldendoodle



Register Now!

Build your child's reading confidence with Dolce, a certified therapy dog.
For kids ages 5 and up.
(15 minute sessions) 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
October 27th, November 10th & 24th,
& December 8th


Drop-in Lego Club


Drop-in Lego Club
For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Book Club for 4th to 6th Graders



Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
September- May
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Stop by the Children's Room to grab a copy of the current book group selection.

Snacks will be provided.


What's New?

For a list of ALL recently added items click here
(list is in alphabetical order by title)

The following DVDs have recently been added to our collection. The current month's list will be updated as new titles are added so check back throughout the month. Please feel free to place a hold on any of these titles either online through My Account, in person at the Library, or over the phone.


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