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PEPPERELL — See what the Pepperell Library has in store for the week of Dec. 11:

For adults:

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. — Learn folk dancing for singles, couples and families.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. — ARC Meeting, a support group for parents of children with disabilities.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 3 to 4:30 p.m. — Hostess Rita Parisi takes you back to an afternoon in 1905 with the Christmas Victorian Tea. Be entertained as she informs you of the latest fashion trends coming out of Paris, partake in discussions of topics such as how a young lady should act when traveling abroad, and the latest apparel to protect you while motoring. Period dress would be wonderful, come in costume if you can. Tickets are free, but required, so call to reserve them.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. — Dr. David Spiegelman, M.D., will have you laughing out loud. Join us as Dr. Spiegelman shares his new book “Medical Malaprops.” No registration, refreshments will be served.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. — Spanish Club meeting: Conversational group, fluency necessary.

For children:

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. — Story Time: Ages three to five. Ride the Polar Express. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. — Chronicles of Narnia Event: Ages seven and up. Pre-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:

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — Albert Einstein

Pepperell past:

The first formal library in Pepperell was organized Feb. 23, 1795. Col. William Prescott was a founding member and it was called the Pepperell Social Library Society. The Pepperell Free Press reporting on the 1928 Presidential Election stated “more than 1,200 votes cast here, nearly ninety percent of the total registration.” Herbert Hoover won against Al Smith.

Library light side

Recently in the children’s library a youngster was dismayed to learn that the Library had no books at all with photographs of Dinosaurs. The child was not interested in “just drawings.”

A Library staff member was asked for a rather lengthy list of data on holdings, operations, patron demographics and the like.

The deadpan response was “Let me answer that with a series of chirping sounds.”

It took the requester several minutes to recover.

Did you know?

Did you know the Library offers dozens of popular magazines that can be checked out? Save some money!

Also, you can sponsor a book by selecting a book from our librarian wish lists and contribute that book in your name or in the name of someone you want to honor. A bookplate will be placed in the book to commemorate your gift and recognize your community spirit.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, the library will open at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.

The library is currently open Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information call (978) 433-0330 or visit