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Programs include…

Music Together with Alex Andrews — ages 0-5: Wednesday, July 22, at 3:45 p.m.

This drop-in program features music and movement and a story with Alex Andrews of Apple Country Music Together.

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley – ages 0-7: Wednesday, July 15, 3-3:50 p.m.

The Magic of Bonaparte — all ages: Tuesday, July 21, 3-4 p.m.

Bonaparte is “Boston’s Hottest Magician”; his dazzling, interactive style of magic has captured the hearts and provoked the laughter of thousands of children and adults around the world.

Family Movie Night! “Hotel for Dogs” (PG) — all ages: Thursday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Advance registration required; call the Children’s Room at 978-456-2381.

Science Magic — ages 7 and up: Wednesday, July 29, 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. Program content is geared toward school-age children and up. Preschoolers are welcome to attend with their families and will generally enjoy watching, but they will be too young to grasp the science behind the presentations. There are also some loud noises. Please register in advance.

Jim Cruise, a.k.a. “The Spoon Man” — all ages: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 4-4:45 p.m.

“The Spoon Man” program contains several outrageous impressions such as Glen Miller and Elvis combining together, a heavy metal spoon player and a rap spoon player. He has an audience sing-a-long competition. He creates a mountain band out of members of the audience. Please register in advance.

Family Movie Night! “Oliver and Company” (G) — all ages: Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Advance registration required; call the Children’s Room at 978-456-2381.

Teen Reading Program

Along with the children’s summer reading program for children age 3 through entering sixth grade, the library launched a new, improved Teen Summer Reading Program on June 26. Students entering grades seven to 12 who participate in the program will have an opportunity to win prizes by writing reviews of books they read. Students can sign up for the program online at the library Web site (

Adult Programs

Thursday Night at the Movies! “Confessions of a Shopaholic” (PG)– ages 13 to adult; Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

“Mamma Mia! ” Sing-a-long (PG-13) – Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

“Jaws” (PG) – Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

Questions about Thursday Night at the Movies? Call the Reference Desk at 978-456-4114.