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“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. The following are the dates of the programs and the books that will be discussed:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. “The Space Between Us” by Thrity Umrigar;
  • Monday, Oct. 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. “The Inheritance of Loss” by Kiran Desai;
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Sideways on a Scooter” by Miranda Kennedy and
  • Monday, Dec. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. “Indian Summer: the Secret History of the End of an Empire” by Alex von Tunzelmann

Copies of the current selection will be available for checkout at Main Desk in advance of each program.  No registration required.

Cookbook Book Club: Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. 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.

DATE CORRECTION: Preschool Concert with “Toddlerbilly” musician Matt Heaton: Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Now that the kids are back in school, bring the little ones by for fantastic songs for all ages. Matt’s songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the fun on the back lawn by the parking lot.  (If it rains, please eat before you come. The concert will be held in the Meeting Room.)

Lego® Club: Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m.  Come create something fun with Library Legos®. All creations will be displayed in the library until the next time we meet. Free drop-in for ages 5 and up with parent or caregiver.

The Friends of the Library October Book Sale weekend is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for the weekend of Friday, Oct. 13, Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. A Friends Members Only Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending the preview sale.  The entire public is invited Saturday for an all-day sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to the special half price extravaganza on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.