PEPPERELL — The Lawrence Library has something for everyone. Come see what’s new this week:
Tuesday, Dec. 20:
Adults: 6 p.m., learn folk dancing for singles, couples and families.
Wednesday, Dec. 21:
Adults: 7 p.m., At Book Club monthly meeting a book is selected and posted at the library. Come for an informal discussion on any or all of your favorite reads. January’s topic book is “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini.
Thursday, Dec. 22:
Adults: 7 p.m., The Spanish Club is a conversational group for those who enjoy speaking the Spanish language. Fluency necessary.
Saturday, Dec. 24: Closed
Next week we will also be holding registration for:
* Toddler Time: Enjoy stories, crafts, puppets and music for children aged 18 months to 3 years.
* Story Time: Enjoy stories, music, crafts and dance for 3- to 5-year-olds.
These sessions will run from Jan. 9, through Feb. 13. 2006. Selection is by lottery.
Enrollment forms are available at the front desk and must be returned by Dec. 31. Drop off your form, fax it to (978) 433-0317, or mail it to 15 Main St., Groton, MA 01450.
Art gallery display:
Lobby display case:
Enjoy a collection of dolls from Africa. This show runs through December.
Notes and quotes:
“An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.” — Dwight Eisenhower, President 1952- 1960
The headline for the Dec. 18, 1941 The Pepperell Free Press was “Spotters needed in Legion Plane observation Tower.” The story read, in part, “Cupola of Town Hall makes a satisfactory outlook with large windows on each side. John Davis built a system of ladders and stairs to make it accessible, a telephone and a compass, the only necessary instruments have been installed Volunteers needed.”
According to an 1874 map of Pepperell, Elm Street was named Harvard Street, Townsend Street was Mechanic Street and Heald Street was Elm Street.
Library light side:
While having a drink at a Philadelphia tavern with some friends, Ben Franklin was accosted by a young man who had been at the tavern much too long.
“Where is all that happiness the Declaration of Independence guarantees us?” he demanded.
Franklin’s quick response was, “My friend the Declaration of Independence guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself!”
Did you know?
Library patrons can download digital audio books to their PCs, portable devices, or burn CDs to listen in their cars. They can also download eBooks to read on their computers, PDAs or Smartphones.
Just go to digitalbooks.cwmars.org. You will need your library card. If you have questions, we can help.
For information visit www.lawrencelibrary.org or call (978) 433-0330.
The library hours are Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, beginning Jan. 3 the library will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.