Evening Book Group – October 16

Join us on Monday, October 16 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Tourists flock to the cabin of eleven-year-old Anna O’Donnell, who believes herself to be living off manna from heaven, and a journalist is sent to cover the sensation. Lib Wright, a veteran of Florence Nightingale’s Crimean campaign, is hired to keep watch over the girl.

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.

DNA for Finding Family Members – Wed., Oct. 4 at 6:30PM

Did you know that DNA testing can reveal more than just your ethnicity? Local speaker, Peg Plummer, will present the basics of DNA, DNA testing, and how genealogists and other people interested in family history can use those test results to search for family.

Peg Plummer is a local genealogist and speaker who has an avid interest in DNA testing as an enhancement to traditional genealogical research. She has a BS in Nursing and a BA in the Humanities and was an instructor of Surgical Technology. She has attended the recent i4GG (Institute of Genetic Genealogy) and has a certificate in Advanced Genetic Genealogy from the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Her brickwalls are her Irish ancestors and the folks who immigrated from England during the Industrial Revolution which is why she was prompted to try DNA testing to break those brickwalls. Her first DNA test was 16 Feb 2006 – Oxford Ancestors.

Please register below or call the Library (978-352-5728).

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Financial Aid Workshop – Wed., Sept. 20 at 7PM

Jim Femia, a Certified College Planning Specialist and a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP), will discuss financial aid solutions that will benefit both parents and students.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How families of all income levels may be eligible for financial aid
  • Which colleges offer the best financial aid packages
  • How to avoid costly mistakes on the FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • How private universities can cost you less than a state school
  • How students can potentially receive more free money and less loans

Please leave your checkbooks at home. Nothing will be sold or even offered for sale at this seminar. Both parents and students will benefit from this discussion.

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Interview Prep Workshop – Mon., Sept. 18 at 6:30PM

Join Tom Falzareno on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 PM as you learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process.

This workshop is beneficial for those applying for jobs or college.
There will also be a short discussion on resume writing.

Tom Falzareno is a business development director for Cytel, a Drug Development CRO.

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Evening Book Group – September 11

Join us on Monday, September 11 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

An ambitious and gripping exploration of the world’s most secretive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state’s youngest jet fighter pilot. Shortly before the Korean War ended, their paths crossed. Kim Il Sung congratulated No Kum Sok on his flying skill and courage, but just a few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and escaped to a US airfield in South Korea.This non-fiction thriller digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship.

New members are always welcome! For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here.

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.

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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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