Evening Book Group – May 14

Join us on Monday, May 14 at 7 PM in the library’s Local History Room as we discuss The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel.  Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life–why did he leave? what did he learn?–as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world.

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

Sun Catcher Workshop – Mon., April 23 at 6:45 PM

Create your own sun catcher in this workshop led by Leslie Doherty,Ways of Color. No experience is necessary, all tools and materials are provided. Attendees will have a choice between creating a rectangle sun catcher or a circle sun catcher.

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

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

This workshop is now full. Please call the library to be put on the waitlist.

Owls of New England – Sat., April 14 at 10 AM

Stop by to hear local Georgetown teen Martin Culpepper’s presentation on Owls of New England from 10 AM to 11 AM! Martin will be showcasing 30 photos, mostly owls, in the library’s gallery space during the month of April.

There will also be a live owl presentation with Jane Kelly from On the Wing Education from 11 AM to 12 PM.

Fun for the whole family!

Evening Book Group – April 9

Join us on Monday, April 9 at 7 PM in the library’s Local History Room as we discuss This is How It Always Is by  Laurie Frankel.  Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

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

Scott Ouellette Concert – Mon., April 2 at 6:30 PM

Local classical guitarist Scott Ouellette will be performing an evening of his original instrumental music for nylon string solo guitar. Stop by to enjoy this free concert!

Scott’s been performing professionally in Boston and the North Shore area for over 35 years. His music is a mix of modern Latin-American, classical, Spanish and jazz. Scott will also be performing some of his own arrangements of popular music.

 

Evening Book Group – March 12

Join us on Monday, March 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Following Atticus by Tom Ryan. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.

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

Social Media for Small Businesses – Mon., Feb. 26 at 6:30 PM

Small business owners wear all (or most) of the hats when it comes to their business. You know you need to do something with social media, but where do you begin? How do you keep it from becoming a time-sink? In this presentation, we’ll look at how to incorporate social media practices in your small business without losing your mind. We’ll cover such topics as: supporting your business goals with social media; best practices for engaging with your customers; and social media tools (including social media management and scheduling).

You will come away with ideas for how to make social media work for you, your business, and your time. Bring an open mind and a sense of humor. No social media experience required. This presentation is also appropriate for those involved in small non-profit organizations, as well, such as church groups.

Amy Smith is a professional writer and social media consultant, and the proprietor of The Social Media Smith (www.thesocialmediasmith.com). She enjoys helping small business owners become comfortable and proficient on social media and engage with their customers.

Registration is appreciated, but not required.
Please register below or call the library.

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Evening Book Group – February 12

Join us on Monday, February 12 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly – thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. 

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

Evening Book Group – January 8

Join us on Monday, January 8 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

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