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SHIRLEY — Members of the Friends of Hazen Memorial Library met to discuss tentative plans for future events, including one program offered by author Marilyn Kemp, a panelist during the recent Sisters In Crime event sponsored by the Friends.

The Sisters In Crime program was well-attended, said Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library President Cheryl Gregory.

The friends received a thank you note from the panelists that said participants asked good questions, and they enjoyed the event very much. A special note was made of the desserts provided by the friends.

Kemp provided the library with material about a slide show she is showing about her research on the Puritans called “Naughty Puritans and Saintly Sinners,”

The presentation is geared towards adults, and Gregory said it might be an interesting program to consider sponsoring depending on the cost.

Members also discussed which museum passes will be sponsored by the Friends this year, although no definite determination has been made.

Because of the large number of passes the Hazen Memorial Library now holds, library Director Debra Roy said she has noticed many patrons come from out of town to use them.

All of the passes are funded by the Friends, Roy said. Although non-residents are allowed to use them at no cost, she asks that those patrons become members of the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library by making a donation.

Current passes include the Hands-On Art Museum, Davis’ Farmland, the Children’s Museum in Boston and the Fruitlands Museum.

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