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Learn to Knit

Thursday,

Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m.

Theresa Sawyer and Ellen Duval welcome students ages 10 and up as well as adults to a beginner’s knitting class.

Participants will need to bring size 10 or 11 short, straight knitting needles and one skein of worsted-weight yarn. Space is limited, so please sign up early.

Christmas Wreaths

Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

West Townsend

Reading Room

The Friends of the Townsend Public Library are hosting a wreath-building workshop taught by Dixie Pickard at the West Townsend Reading Room, 260 Dudley Road.

There will be a $10 materials fee due when you sign up. The sign-up sheet is located at the circulation desk. Space is limited.

Books in honor of Diane Eaton

These Christmas books were purchased by The Friends of The Townsend Public Library in honor of Diane Eaton’s 33 years of dedicated service as the children’s librarian:

“Humbug!” By David Kirk.

“Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Christmas” by Joy Cowley.

“The Christmas Hat” by A.J Wood.

“Mary Engelbret’s A Merry Little Christmas Celebrate From A to Z.”

“Snowmen at Christmastime” by Caralyn Buehner.

“Santa Claus The World’s Number One Toy Expert” by Marla Frazee.

“It’s A Wonderful Life” for kids by Jimmy Hawkins.

“Christmas Mouseling” by Dori Chaconas.

“Pippin the Christmas Pig” by Jean Little.

Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays until Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.

The Townsend Public Library will be holding a Toddler Storytime for children 2-4 years old. Siblings of any age are welcome.

Please sign up in the children’s room. Stacy needs to know what supplies she’ll need for the craft part of the program.

Discussion Group

Wednesday,

Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Join the Parent-Student Book Discussion Group where we will be talking about “The Princess Academy” by Shannon Hale. This group is open to fourth to sixth graders and their parents. Stop by the library to sign up and pick up your copy of the book. Refreshments will be served.

Writers’ Group

Wednesday,

Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Are you writing a novel? A children’s book? Something else? Would you like some support? Network with other writers. Bring what you are working on and have other writers share their experiences and give you feedback. The group is open to adults.

Discussion Group

Wednesday,

Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Join the Middle School Book Discussion Group, where we will be talking about “Elsewhere” by Gabrielle Zevin. This group is open to sixth to eighth graders. Stop by the library to sign up and pick up your copy of the book. Refreshments will be served.

Gingerbread Man

Storytime

Thursday,

Dec. 13, 6 p.m.

The Townsend Public Library will be holding a Gingerbread Man Storytime for children 4-7 years old. We will be reading books about gingerbread boys, girls, babies and even gingerbread cowboys! Then we will decorate and eat our own gingerbread men if we can catch them, that is!

Please sign up in the children’s room. Stacy needs to know what supplies she’ll need for the craft part of the program.

Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Storytime

Tuesday,

Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.

Come listen to How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss and make a Grinchy craft!

Please sign up in the children’s room. Stacy needs to know what supplies she’ll need for the craft part of the program.

Peppermint Ornaments

Tuesday,

Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m.

The program is open to children ages 8 and up. Come play with peppermint and make some cheerful candy ornaments out of peppermint. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Please sign up in the children’s room.

Movies at the library

The library has about 2,100 movies on both DVD and VHS for adults and children. Keep in mind, we are able to keep more older movies on the shelf than video stores can, so you can watch your old favorites. But that’s not all we have! We also buy the latest releases.

If you can’t find the movie you are looking for, ask us for help. We can usually find it in our 150-plus library network and place a hold on it for you. We can also teach you how to place your own holds from home.

When the movie you requested arrives at the Townsend Public Library, we will call you and you’ll have a week to watch the movie after you’ve checked it out.

Townsend Public Library is open Thursdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions? Please contact the Townsend Public Library at (978) 597-1714.