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Adult Programs
Fall 2017


 


Date and Time
Program Description
Monday, Sept. 11 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, Sept. 25 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, Sept. 14
7:00 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "In Order to Live: a North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom" by Yeonmi Park. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2017
Monday, Sept. 18
1:00-2:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in!
India Through Literature Series with Professor Bruce Browne

Books provide an interesting and  direct way to experience a culture; our fall book series on India presents a variety of perspectives on a complex country. All book discussions will be augmented with music and film clips that touch on themes of the text. Monday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar, Monday, Oct. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai, Monday, Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. "Sideways on a Scooter" by Miranda Kennedy, Monday, Dec. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire" by Alex von Tunzelmann. Copies of the current selection are available for checkout at the Main Desk. No registration required.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Flour, by Joanne Chang are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
Thursday, Sept. 21
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Resumes From Summer Break on Tuesday, September 26
Tuesday mornings !

10:30-11:30 a.m.
English Conversation Circle- Meets September 26, 2017 through June, 2018

Practice your English conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.This program meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood room.  The group is led by Carol Morse.  Registration is not required for this program. If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309. The last meeting for this session will be on Tuesday, June 13.  Meetings will resume on Tuesday, September, 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 25
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our September selection is "Early Autumn" by Robert Parker. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2017
Thursday, Sept. 28
 7:00 PM
Registration Required.
Medicare 101

Do you have questions about signing up for Medicare? Barbara Lynch, Field Representative for Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred, will provide some answers by explaining what to do, when to do it, and cost options. Registration is required.  Click here to sign up or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Thursday, Oct. 5
7:00 PM
Registration Required.
Ukulele Program for Adults

Come join Julie Stepanek, local musician and teacher, as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing followed by strum along of fun and easy songs. It really isn't hard! Bring your own or borrow one of ours. Click here to sign up or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Tuesday, Oct. 10
(Please note date exception)
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, by Ina Garten are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
Thursday, Oct. 12
7:00 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Lisette's List" by Susan Vreeland. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2017
Monday, Oct. 16
1:00-2:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in!
India Through Literature Series with Professor Bruce Browne

Books provide an interesting and  direct way to experience a culture; our fall book series on India presents a variety of perspectives on a complex country. All book discussions will be augmented with music and film clips that touch on themes of the text. Monday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar, Monday, Oct. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai, Monday, Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. "Sideways on a Scooter" by Miranda Kennedy, Monday, Dec. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire" by Alex von Tunzelmann. Copies of the current selection are available for checkout at the Main Desk. No registration required.
Thursday, Oct. 19
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Monday, Oct. 23
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our October selection is "Murder in the Marais" by Cara Black. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2017
Monday, Oct. 23 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Monthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, October 26  
7:00 PM
Free!  Drop in!
New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic

Ted Reinstein, author and TV reporter for Chronicle is back to discuss his latest book, “New England’s General Stores”. The General Store was the place to pick up mail, chat over a cup of coffee, and buy penny candy.  It was the heart of the community and in some places it still is the town gathering spot. No registration required.

Thursday, Nov. 9
7:00 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "American Nations" by Colin Woodard. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2017
Monday, Nov. 13 at 3:00 PM  and Monday, Nov. 27 at
6:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, Nov. 16
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!  Drop in.
Monday, Nov. 20
1:00-2:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in!
India Through Literature Series with Professor Bruce Browne

Books provide an interesting and  direct way to experience a culture; our fall book series on India presents a variety of perspectives on a complex country. All book discussions will be augmented with music and film clips that touch on themes of the text. Monday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar, Monday, Oct. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai, Monday, Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. "Sideways on a Scooter" by Miranda Kennedy, Monday, Dec. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire" by Alex von Tunzelmann. Copies of the current selection are available for checkout at the Main Desk. No registration required.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Perfect Recipes for Having People Over, by Pam Anderson are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
Monday, Nov. 27
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our November selection is "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2017
Thursday, Nov. 30
7:00 PM
Registration Required.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, it’s important to know the facts. This program provides information about the disease and related dementias, the benefits of early detection, causes and risk factors, treatment, and support. This program is hosted by the MA/NH Alzheimer’s Association and dedicated in memory of Robert W. and Theresa Connolly Joyce. Click here to sign up or call the Information Services Department at 978-399-2304.

Tuesday, Dec. 5
6:00 PM
Registration Required.
Pastel Paint Workshop-Starry Night with Greg Maichack
In this two-hour workshop, Maichack demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can paint using the techniques of Vincent Van Gogh. Everyone will go home with their finished version of Starry Night. All materials are provided. FREE! Limited to 30. Ages 16 and up. Registration is required. Click here to sign up or call the Information Services Desk at 978-399-2304.

Thursday, Dec. 8
7:00 PM
FREE!  Drop in
J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss "Love Anthony" by Lisa Genova. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2017
Monday, Dec. 11 at 3:00 PM
FREE!  Drop in
Bimonthly Knitting Group!
Do you enjoy knitting? Try out or informal knitting group with a new evening meeting time. The group will meet the second Monday of the month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Kristina Leedberg at 978-399-2309.
Monday, Dec. 18
(Please note date exception)
10:30 a.m.
Free!  Drop in!
Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet once a month on Monday morning @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our December selection is "Before the Fall" by Robert Parker. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New Members are always welcome! Free! Drop in.  Reading List for 2017
Monday, Dec. 18
1:00-2:30 PM
FREE!  Drop in!
India Through Literature Series with Professor Bruce Browne

Books provide an interesting and  direct way to experience a culture; our fall book series on India presents a variety of perspectives on a complex country. All book discussions will be augmented with music and film clips that touch on themes of the text. Monday, Sept. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar, Monday, Oct. 16, 1-2:30 p.m. "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai, Monday, Nov. 20, 1-2:30 p.m. "Sideways on a Scooter" by Miranda Kennedy, Monday, Dec. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. "Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire" by Alex von Tunzelmann. Copies of the current selection are available for checkout at the Main Desk. No registration required.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
7:00 p.m.
FREE! Drop in!
Cookbook Book Club
The Cookbook Book Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. Copies of this month’s choice, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining, by Beth Hensnsperger are available for check out at the Main Desk. If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in the Information Services Department at 978-399-2309. The Cookbook Book Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.
Thursday, Dec. 21
7:00 PM
FREE! Drop in!
Adult Coloring Party
Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend the evening? Explore the latest trend in relaxation; adult coloring books. Specially designed adult coloring pages and colored pencils will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free!   Drop in.
Thursday, Dec. 21  
7:00 PM
Free!  Drop in!
A Celtic Holiday Celebration: Holiday Harp Music

Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 PM Join singer, harper, storyteller, and poet Kate Chadbourne for a warm and festive program of songs and stories drawn from Irish and Celtic tradition.~ Come to sing and laugh, to feel the wonder of winter, and to encounter a rather mysterious special guest. We will revel! Free! All ages are welcome. No registration required.


        





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