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In honor of President’s Day the Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. We re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m
Featured Staff Book Pick: Consider the Birds: A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible” by Debbie Blue, reviewed by Jean Butler. A Pastor of a church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bird watcher on her farm outside the city, Blue has found a unique perspective from which to ponder both the character of birds we think we know and the hidden subtext of familiar biblical stories. The bird lore alone will have you reading aloud to anyone in the vicinity. Baby pelicans faint after feeding. A vulture collided with an airliner at 37,900 feet. Chairman Mao villainized the house sparrow in his Four Pests Campaign (along with rats, flies, and mosquitoes),and mobilized Chinese citizens of all ages to exterminate them, resulting in enormous crop losses from insect pests, contributing to the Great Famine that cost 30 million lives.
Any book that collects raves from a fan base as diverse as the wildly unorthodox Rev. Nadia Bolz-Webber to environmentalist Bill McKibben has got to be a lively and engaging read.
Adult Coloring Party: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. On these long and cold days who doesn’t need a warm and welcome place to come and visit with friends? We provide the fun, refreshments and friends. You bring your love for trying something different and new. By popular demand the adult coloring parties are now held once a month. We hope to see you at this drop-in, Friends funded event.
Fun with STEM! Friday, Feb. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tiny robots, lights, buzzers, fans, and a surprise math/science activity. This free program is for children in grades 3 to 5. Register online or call the Children’s Desk at 978-399-2302
Lego Club: Saturday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids ages 5 and up are invited to make Lego creations at the library using the library Legos. Parents and caregivers need to stay and play too. All creations will stay on display in the Children’s Room through the month. Free. No registration required.