PEPPERELL — The Pepperell Library has lots going on, so come check things out and see what strikes your fancy.
Thursday, Dec. 8:
Adults: 10:15 a.m., Friends of the Library Meeting: Volunteers providing Library programs and funding, new volunteers always welcome. Free baby sitting; 6:45 p.m., Democratic Town Committee meeting; 7 p.m., Spanish Club meeting: Conversational group, fluency necessary.
Saturday, Dec. 10:
Children: 2 p.m., Season of the Lights Puppet Show: Performed by Caravan Puppets, Tales of winter Celebrations. For all ages, no registration required.
Art gallery display:
View the Library’s collection of Hudson River School oils from the collection of Charles Lawrence. Showing through December.
Lobby display case:
Collection of dolls from Africa. Showing through December.
Notes and quotes:
“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” — Mark Twain.
In 1875 Pepperell had 19,000 apple trees, 8000 pear trees, and 2500 grape vines. In 1822 Eliza Reed was paid “one order in full ($22.50) for teaching school in district 3 for the year.”
Library light side:
The April 22, 1899 “Pepperell Advertiser” reported that “to destroy vermin on 38 cows the proprietor of an Illinois dairy painted the cows “Paris Green,” the vermin are dead; so are the cows.”