Solar Eclipse Glasses

We are all out of eclipse glasses! Sorry! You can find them at places like Walmart, Lowe’s, and Toys R Us. If you aren’t able to find any, don’t worry! There are instructions online, directly from NASA, on how to make a pinhole camera with just a few common household items.

Massachusetts will not be seeing a total solar eclipse on Monday―only a partial eclipse. About 62% of the sun will be covered at the height of the eclipse, which will be at 2:46 pm. For more information, check out this Vox article! You can also check out a couple of our science databases: Science in Context and Student Resources in Context, which have special featured content on the eclipse!

MBLC Patron Survey

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is conducting a study to understand who uses which library and why. The goal is to level the playing field for all sizes of libraries in the Commonwealth. It should take 8-10 minutes to complete, and is completely anonymous. Click here to take the survey.

Participants have the option to provide their email address and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Pro, to be awarded on September 15, 2017.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate, and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. It is governed by nine Commissioners appointed by the governor. The MBLC strives to provide every resident of the Commonwealth with full and equal access to library information resources regardless of geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability, or cultural background.

Yoga w/Goats (on the Library Lawn) – Wed., August 23 at 5:30PM

Join talented yoga instructor Christina Nice for a 1 hour yoga session with 12-15 baby goats that will aid in your therapeutic relieve that’s provided when you practice your evening yoga in this beautiful space on the lawn at the library. This evening session includes a farm talk, 30/40 minutes of gentle yoga while the goats interact with you, and a 15 min cool down seated poses while you continue to hold, pat, and feed goat treats.

$30 per person, over 13 years of age, advanced registration and payment required, limited to 40 participants. 

Register at www.goatstogo.farm/events

Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop – Wed., August 16 at 6PM

Delight in the ancient art of stained glass mosaics and create a piece of your own in this workshop led by Leslie Doherty, Ways of ColorNo experience is necessary, all tools and materials are provided.

Leslie Doherty has over 25 years of experience designing, creating and teaching stained glass art. Combining her Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy with her expertise in the art of stained glass, Leslie has welcomed opportunities to work in a myriad of settings with diverse populations. Ways of Color has been featured in The Boston Globe Magazine, “A Touch of Glass” and Merrimack Valley Home Magazine.

Registration is required for this event. LIMIT OF 15 PEOPLE.

Please sign up below or call the library at 978-352-5728.

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Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail – Wed., August 9 at 6:30PM

Dan & Marilyn Brielmann along with Alan French will be your guides taking you along the Bay Circuit Trail, a 200 mile natural wonder that arcs around the city of Boston from Newburyport to Kingston.

There will be music, video, information about a trail that’s in your own backyard and time for questions.

Registration is required for this event.

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Baseball as American Culture – Wed., August 2 at 6:30PM

Join us for a fascinating history of America’s game with Northern Essex Community College instructor Frank Morris. Learn about why baseball galvanized a nation that was beginning to tear apart, how baseball came to be “America’s Pastime” a decade before the Civil War, and how it developed into a world-wide phenomenon in the decades to come.

This is an historical talk on baseball with most of the focus on the Boston Red Sox. Frank will share slides and statistics – Fun for all!

Registration is required for this event.

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Healthy & Allergen-Free Baking Workshop – Wed., July 26 at 6:30PM

Paula Castner will share her extensive knowledge and recipes for turning some of your favorite baked goods into healthier alternatives. Learn how to revamp your recipes to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies. No cooking, but samples and handouts of the recipes will be provided.

Registration is required for this event.

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Intro to Essential Oils – Wed., July 19 at 7PM

Join Elaina Berry to learn how essential oils are made and harvested. She will discuss where different oils are from and why they are used as well as the difference between different grades of Essential Oils and what makes them pure. Elaina will also touch upon 11 different oils and what they do for different systems in your body as well as when and why to use specific oils. If time allows she will also discuss the many different things that you can use Essential Oils for ( cooking, cleaning, DIY beauty products) 

Elaina Berry is  an Essential Oils coach that works with people on improving their health and lifestyle by incorporating Essential Oils into their daily routines.

Registration is required for this event.

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