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Tuesday, Sept. 25

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 Location: Storytime Room

Lego Club: We have thousands of Legos for you to build with! Join your friends and have fun each month at our awesome Lego Club! Ages 6+. Register today! Time: 6:30 -7:45 p.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room

Wednesday, Sept. 26

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. AM Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room

Homeschool Playtime and Social Group: This group will meet each Wednesday to play games, socialize, do activities, and have fun! Please bring a board game to play with others. Families with school aged children are welcome. Siblings of all ages are welcome as well! Caregivers must remain in the room during this program. Please register so we have an idea how many people will be attending each week. This program is free and open to the public! Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room

Beauty and the Book: In this new book club we will get together to talk about the book and also do some fun beauty stuff, like: manicures, henna tattoos, and funky hair styles! This month we are reading “The Luxe” by Anna Godbersen. Pick up a copy at the library today! Time: 6-7 p.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, or Location: Storytime Room

Open Mic Poetry Night: Join us for an evening of poetry reading and sharing at the Townsend Public Library. Bring work of your own to share or some of your favorites to share with the group. Light refreshments will be provided! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26. Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714, or Location: Meeting Hall A

Thursday, Sept. 27

Cricut Class: Come learn to use the Cricut machine. Karen will show you how to use the Cricut and its cartridges to make cards or other paper crafts. Time: 4-5 p.m. Contact: Karen Savage at 978-597-1714, or Location: Meeting Hall A

Scrapbooking and Paper Craft Night: Do you like to scrapbook and never have the time? Do you have paper crafts that you never get a chance to work on at home? here is the space and time you have been waiting for! No kids, no cats, no one to bother you! Join Stacy Schuttler and Kim King for a full night of paper fun! We have a cricut machine that can be used. Come for a few hours or stay the entire evening! Teens-adult. Please bring your own supplies, paper and pictures. Time: 5-10 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714, or Location: Meeting Hall B

RESCHEDULED! Books vs. Film The Atonement Books vs. Movies Discussion group will now be Tuesday Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Contact: Karen Savage at 978-597-1714, or and check out the info for the movie here!

Friday, Sept 28

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! 10:30 a.m.

Other Library News

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale: Dates: Friday Sept. 2, Time: 4-7 p.m.

Saturday Sept. 22, Time: 9-2 p.m.

Sunday Sept. 23, Time: noon-2 p.m.**Special Sale Fill a Bag for $1**

Russian Art Workshop with Marina Forbes Saturday, Oct 6, Time: 10 a.m.- 1p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714 Location: Meeting Hall A&B

The Baba Yaga Tradition In Russian Folk Art – Illustrated Storytelling and Hands-on Workshop: Baba Yaga, the wicked witch of the forest, appears in many traditional Russian legends and fairy tales. She surrounds herself with magic and spells, and children who encounter her must use all of their cleverness and resources to escape her entrapment. This unique cultural program, designed for the whole community: adults, teens and families with children 6 and older, combines beautifully illustrated dramatic storytelling, traditional Russian music, and the painting of authentic Baba Yaga images on wood and ceramic tiles. Children will learn the story of Baba Yaga and why the she is such an important figure in Russian folklore. Everyone will leave the workshop with an authentic hand-made piece of Russian folk art on wood or ceramic tile. Parents are encouraged to attend with the children to form family teams to work together on their Baba Yaga project! (There is a materials fee of $10, $12, $20, $30 or $35 for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee covers the cost of the wooden Baba Yaga and the use of paints for painting on pre-designed wood and ceramic tile and brushes for the workshop.) The workshop is open to adults, teens and families with children 6 and up. It is a great opportunity for adults and families to work together and learn about Russian crafts and culture. Sponsored by the Townsend Library Endowment.

Looking to join a book discussion group??

We have many to choose from!

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

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

Oct. 4: The Good Citizen’s Book Club with Carolyn Sellars…."True Patriot” by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer. Read online:

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

Ask us about our new Nook e-books! Available now for Townsend patrons to check out for three weeks. Preloaded content. Sponsored by the Townsend Library Endowment.

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