Evening Book Group – March 13

Join us on Monday, March 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. 

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

Prune-A-Palooza! Pruning and Woody Vines Workshop – March 11

Back by popular demand! MA Certified Horticulturist Jen Kettell returns to present two programs back to back: Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs and Woody Vines.

Saturday, March 11
10am-11am   Intro to Pruning slide presentation
11am-noonish   Interactive Demo (+ short break)
12pm-1pm   Woody Vines slide presentation

Introduction to Pruning: Trees and Shrubs includes a 60 minute indoor slide presentation followed by an interactive outdoor demonstration. In this pruning primer attendees will learn about pruning objectives, appropriate tools and personal protective gear, pruning techniques, timing, and where to seek additional resources.

After a quick break Jen will follow up with the 60 minute indoor slide presentation Woody Vines. This presentation will introduce woody vines for the garden – the twining, winding plants that send cascades of blossoms over stone walls, trellises, and fences.

This 3-hour event will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – 1pm. PLEASE NOTE: you are welcome to come to any one, two or all three hours of this program. You may attend just the slide presentations, just the outdoor pruning demonstration, or any combination. Attendance for all three hours is not required!

Jen Kettell is a certified arborist and horticulturist serving the New England area. For more than a decade, she worked as a staff horticulturist at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. Now she shares her passion for teaching horticulture through the training she provides to both homeowners and green industry professionals. She is a guest lecturer and trainer at the University of Massachusetts, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, New England Wildflower Society, and the Arnold Arboretum.

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

Free presentation! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Gentle Yoga Class (4 Week Session)

Pauline Fabiano, 200-hour RYT, is back to do a 4 week session of  a 60 minute gentle evening wind-down yoga class. This will take place on Tuesday nights starting on February 21 to March 14 from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. 

This calming, stress-relieving session is good for all levels, and all are welcome and encouraged to come.  We will spend time warming up, stretching, and slowly moving into yoga poses.  We will move at a slow and relaxing pace focusing on alignment, restoration, and relaxation.  Please bring a yoga mat and water (if you don’t have a yoga mat a large towel can also be used).

Registration is required as space is limited for this class. Participants MUST be able to attend all 4 sessions in order to sign up.

Please register by calling the Library (978-352-5728).

Evening Book Group – February

Join us on Monday, February 13 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion for the naïve girl she was and a wicked sense of humor.

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

Evening Book Group – January

Join us on Monday, January 9 at 7 PM in the library’s Meeting Room as we discuss Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life – but it is also so much more.

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

Gentle Yoga Class – Tues., Jan. 10 at 6:45 PM

Looking for something new to do on a cold winter night?  Join us for a 60 minute gentle evening wind-down yoga class.  The class will be led by 200-hour RYT, Pauline Fabiano. This calming, stress-relieving yoga class is good for all levels, and all are welcome and encouraged to come.  

We will spend time warming up, stretching, and slowly moving into yoga poses.  We will move at a slow and relaxing pace focusing on alignment, restoration, and relaxation.  

Please bring a yoga mat and water (if you don’t have a yoga mat a large towel can also be used).

Registration is required as space is limited for this class.

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

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Evening Book Group – December

Join us on Monday, December 12 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. Copies of the book are available behind the Main Desk.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. 

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

Hungrytown Concert – Wed., Nov. 16 at 7PM

Stop by to listen to a free performance by Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thingin 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.