Stop in to see the 2012 Festival of Trees!*

We have over 30 decorated trees throughout the library

*Brought to you by the TPL Endowment, Amanda Dwight and many fantastic community volunteers.

The Townsend Public Library will be closed Tuesday Dec. 25th and Wednesday Dec. 26th, 2012.

Tuesday Dec. 18, 2012:

Jump Start Storytime

A new storytime especially for kids aged 2-4. Each week we will explore a new theme through books, songs, rhymes, and activities. There will be time to play and socialize too! Time:11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Contact: Molly Benevides 978-597-1714 Location: Storytime Room

New Day! Homeschool Playtime and Social Group

This group will meet each Tuesdays to play games, socialize, do activities, and have fun! Please bring a board game to play with others. Families with school aged children are welcome. Siblings of all ages are welcome as well! Caregivers must remain in the room during this program. Please register so we have an idea how many people will be attending each week. This program is free and open to the public! Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Contact: Molly Benevides 978-597-1714 Location: Storytime Room

Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012:

Ready, Set, Read!

A pre-school storytime for ages 4-5.


Similar to our Beginner's Book Club, this storytime will feature activities for older children, pre-reading skill building, and early literacy tips for parents. Crafts and activities may be included too! Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Contact: Molly Benevides 978-597-1714 Location: Storytime Room

Gingerbread House Decorating


Join us for one of our favorite annual programs. Each gingerbread house is homemade, assembled, and ready for you to decorate with lots of fun candy! This program is funded by the Friends of the Townsend Library, donations are welcome to cover the cost of ingredients.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Contact: Molly Benevides 978-597-1714 Location: Meeting Hall A&B

Thursday Dec. 20, 2012

Fiber Frenzy

Do you knit, crochet, spin, needle felt, or anything else having to do with fiber or fabric? Come join a group of adults who share your love of fiber. Come finish up those holiday gifts!

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Contact: Kim King 978-597-5804 Location: Meeting Hall A

Friday Dec. 21, 2012

Books and Blocks Storytime: Ages 1-3. Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks! Great for building fine motor skills and pre-literacy. Parents must remain with their children throughout the program. No registration Required! 10:30am

Friday Dec 28, 2012

Everyone Loves Mail with Janet Loomis (Thank you card workshop!)

Do you love mail? Come to this program to learn how to write:

* Friendly Letters

* Thank you cards

* Invitations

Janet Loomis will show you how to write great letters to friends and family. Stationery will be provided, you just need to bring a list of people who you would like to send cards to, including addresses, and stamps. Ages 8+ Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Contact: Molly Benevides 978-597-1714 Location: Storytime Room


In January 2013

· Your Home, making it your New Year's Resolution, Tips & Traps with Kristin Gallant January 3, @ 7:00 PM

· Garden Group Lecture with Roger Swain (known to millions from his many years of hosting the popular PBS show "The Victory Garden.") Sunday January 13 @ 2 PM

·Russian Music and Culture Program (art, poetry, lecture) Tuesday January 22 @ 7PM

· Delvina Theater Performance of Julia Child Thursday January 31 @ 7 PM

Looking for a great Book Club to Join??

No obligations...come once or come every month!

· 12/12 Eclectic Book Club with Stacy and Molly! "The astonishing adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl" by Barry Lyga 7:30pm

·1/13 Non Fiction Book Group "The Price of Inequality" by Joseph E. Stiglitz 7:00 PM

·1/13 Romance Readers Group: The Bodice Rippers "To wed a wild lord" by Sabrina Jeffries. 7:30 PM

·1/16 12 Eclectic Book Club with Stacy and Molly! The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 7:30 PM

·1/24 FAMILY Books vs. Film, a book club discussing "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson 6 PM