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CAP: Russian Art Display of Wooden Toys. On loan from private collection of Tanya Sheppard

Tuesday, Sept.11

NEW!! Jump Start Storytime: A new storytime especially for kids aged 2-4. Each week we will explore a new theme through books, songs, rhymes, and activities. There will be time to play and socialize too! Time:11-11:45 a.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room.

Townsend Public Library Knitters Group: Townsend Public Library Knitters Group! All Levels Welcome!! We meet every second Tuesday of the month! Meeting Hall B Hosted by Theresa Sawyer and Ellen Duval ! They always welcome beginners who want to learn to knit, ages 10 years and up! Beginners should bring a pair of shorts, size 11 straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, call the Townsend Public Library at 978-597-1714. Time: 6-8 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714, or Location: Meeting Hall B.

Wednesday, Sept 12

NEW!! Ready, Set, Read! A pre-school storytime for ages 4-5. Similar to our Beginner’s Book Club, this storytime will feature activities for older children, pre-reading skill building, and early literacy tips for parents. Crafts and activities may be included too! Time: 11-11:45 a.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714 or Location: Storytime Room.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Townsend Library Genealogy Club: Are you interested in genealogy? Join our group of researchers who will meet every second Thursday of the month! We will provide laptops (or you can bring your own) and access to The database and the Heritage quest databases. Share stories, ideas and collaborate with others. This club is for people who are just starting out as well as those who have experience! Time: 6-8 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 or Location: Meeting Hall B

Friday, Sept. 14

Books and Blocks Storytime: Ages 1-3. Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks! Great for building fine motor skills and pre-literacy. Parents must remain with their children throughout the program. No registration Required! Time: 10:30 a.m.

Saturday Sept. 15

SAT PREP CLASS — English (First class is Sept. 8): If you are taking the SAT this October or November, come to this series of free prep classes. You will practice each section of the test, and learn skills to help you with any trouble spots. Please register on-line, and plan on coming to all 4 classes. You do not need to register for each class separately. Funded by the Friends of the Townsend Public Library. Time: 12:30-2 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room.

Looking to join a book discussion group?? We have many to choose from!

Sept. 19: Eclectic Book Club with Stacy and Molly!…Reading “Pirate Latitudes” by Michael Crichton

Sept. 26: Beauty and the Book…”The Luxe," by Anna Godbersen

Sept. 27: Books vs. Film … “Atonement,” by Ian McEwan

Oct. 11: Non-Fiction Book Group … Reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," by Rebecca Skloot

Oct. 4: The Good Citizen’s Book Club with Carolyn Sellars …"True Patriot," by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer. Read online: Stop in to see our Russian Art Display of Wooden Toys. On loan from Tanya Sheppard.(Located in the display case near the Meeting Hall entrance.) Now accepting books in good/clean condition for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The sale will be held on Sept. 21-23 in Meeting Hall A & B (Please no text books and encyclopedias). Ask us about our new Nook e-books! Available now for Townsend Patrons to check out for 3 weeks. Preloaded content. Sponsored by the Townsend Library Endowment.

Fall Into Shape at the Townsend Library! Join us for a fun interactive weight loss challenge! The classes are weekly, for 12 weeks. Participants learn to develop realistic, life-long plan for weight loss and physical activity by learning the latest, information about good nutrition, digestive health, reading food labels, portion control, how and why we hold body fat and much more. The class costs $39 for the entire 12 weeks with $10 donated in the participant’s name to the Fit-Kids Foundation for the prevention of childhood obesity. The remainder of the money is rewarded back to the participants in prizes and cash rewards. Classes start Sept. 19 – Dec. 5 at the Townsend Library from 7-8 p.m. Contact the library or Lisa Stamm to register or for more details. 508-245-8967