Tuesday, Feb. 22

Preschool story time and craft with Miss Molly

Ages 3 to 5. No registration required. Drop in from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for stories and fun. Craft limited to the first 20 children. Siblings always welcome. Location: Storytime Room.

Guard-Up Inc. presents:

A Knight’s Tale

Have you ever wondered what life was like for a knight? Would you like to see what weapons real knights used? This event from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Hall A and B will thrill, inform, and entertain you! All ages. Contact Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714 or


Monthly LEGO Club meeting. Join Bob Harrison in the Storytime Room for another meeting of the popular LEGO Club! This session runs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. New members always accepted. Ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Hands-on art day

Drop in anytime during the day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Storytime Room to create something fun and fabulous! We will have lots of funky materials and recycled stuff for you to use, all you need to bring is your creativity! All ages (kids under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult). No sign-up required.

Afternoon movie and TEO benefit

Bring a canned good for the TEO and watch the comedy You Again, rated PG, starring Kristen Bell and Jamie Lee Curtis. Event runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Hall B. Contact Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714 or

Simple sewing

Join Miss Molly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room for this fun class that will introduce you to the basics of hand sewing. We will make a simple craft for you to take home! Ages 7 and up. Contact Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714 or at

Horse health lecture series

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Hall A and B. Contact Kathleen R. Mullen, DVM, at 978-386-7541 or at

Friends of the Townsend

Public Library meeting

Monthly Meeting of the Friends of the Townsend Public Library at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Contact Bob Harrison at for any questions.

Thursday Feb. 24

LEGO robotics

Join Ed Hermann from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room and use LEGO NXT sets to build and program robots. Each week, you and your partner will have a challenge to complete. Ages 10 and up; limited to six participants. Participants must register for each session. Contact Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714.

Adventures in Art with

Joanne Boudreau

Adventures in Art, held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Hall A, is a unique program that combines open informal discussion on visual art in all its forms with a fun and easy hands-on project that emphasizes personal exploration regardless of artistic experience. The session three discussion will be assemblage and altered art. Required class materials: Watermedia paint (acrylic or watercolor), paint brushes, painting paper pad (12″ x 14″ or larger). Contact Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 or at

Friday Feb. 25

Star Wars day

We will be showing the Star Wars original trilogy on the big screen. Come to one, two, or all of them. Bring a pillow, blanket, and snacks. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. We will show A New Hope from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Empire Strikes Back from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and Return of the Jedi from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Between the movies you will have a chance to practice the force, and have some Star Wars-themed snacks.

Books and blocks

story time

For ages 1 through 3. Join Miss Molly from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Storytime Room for stories then play with blocks! Great for building fine motor skills and pre-literacy. Parents must remain with their child throughout the program. No registration required. Contact Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 or at

Russian artist

Marina Forbes

This unique cultural program is designed for adults, teens and families with children 6 and older. The program, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Meeting Hall A and B, combines storytelling, traditional Russian music, and the actual painting of authentic Russian firebird whistles. It introduces adults and children to the magic and mystery of this important Russian folk image. There will also be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian “Firebird dance.” There is a materials fee for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee covers the cost of the wooden shape and the use of paints for painting on wood and brushes for the workshop. Prices range from $10 and up. Contact Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 or at