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Adult Programs
Fall 2018


Date and Time
Program Description
Monday, December 10
3 p.m.
(additional meetings to follow)
FREE!  Drop in.

Knitting Group

Do you enjoy knitting? Our informal knitting group meets in the Mary Atwood Room on the second Monday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. AND the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please note there will be only one December meeting due to our closing at 1 p.m. on December 24th. This is a drop-in program that is open to all ages. Bring your latest project and share advice and socialize with other knitters! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Regan at 978-399-2309.
Thursday, December 13
7:00 p.m.
Christmas Traditions in Boston

Did you know that in 1659, Massachusetts banned the celebration of Christmas? Find out why from author Anthony Sammarco and his book, Christmas Traditions in Boston. He'll outline the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas over two centuries, from the Puritans to the mid-19th century introduction of the Christmas tree to Jordan Marsh's Enchanted Village. FREE! Register here or in Information Services.

Thursday, December 13
7:30 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

J.V.Fletcher Adult Book Discussion Group
Join us to discuss The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Copies of the current reading selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New members are always welcome! This meeting is also our annual title-picking party.  Bring your book suggestions for 2019! Free! Drop in. Reading List for 2018
Monday, December 17
10:30 a.m.
FREE!  Drop in!

Monday Mystery Book Club
Wake up your week with a stimulating book discussion!  We meet on the fourth Monday morning of the month @ 10:30 a.m. in the Mary Atwood Room.  Our December selection is The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Please note that we are meeting one week early this month due to the Christmas holiday. Copies of the current selection are available for check-out at the Main Desk.  New members are always welcome! FREE! Drop in. This meeting is also our annual title-picking party!  Bring your book suggestions for 2019. Reading List for 2018

Thursday, December 20
7:00 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

Cookbook Club

The Cookbook Club is dedicated to exploring cookbooks and sampling new recipes. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. Our December choice is Baking with Less Sugar by Joanne Chang. Copies are available for check out at the Main Desk.  If you would like to bring a dish from the cookbook (not required to participate), please contact Sarah Regan in Information Services at 978-399-2309. This meeting is also our annual title-picking party.  Bring your cookbook suggestions for 2019! The Cookbook Club is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration required.  Reading List for 2018

Saturday, December 22
2 p.m.

Ukulele Strum Along

Learn to play by playing! Focusing on 2 and 3 chord songs, this program is for the beginner ukulele player who wants to practice and play music with others. Singing is encouraged. Ukuleles available to borrow, songs projected onto a screen so no music stands or books necessary. This program is open to adults and teens. Register here or in the Information Services Department to borrow a ukulele, or just drop in with your own.

Thursday, January 3
7:30 p.m.

U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
The global power balance is rapidly evolving, leaving the U.S. at a turning point. Some argue for “America First,” while others call for a more assertive posture overseas. Some advocate restoring American multilateral leadership and strengthening diplomacy. Still others envision a restrained U.S. role. Expert Keith West has been involved with speech and debate for nearly two decades. Come hear him discuss how our military functions in today’s international order. FREE! Register here or call Information Services at 978-399-2304.

Tuesday, January 8
(note date exception)
7:00 p.m.
FREE!  Drop in.

J.V.Fletcher Adult Nonfiction Book Club

Is truth stranger than fiction? Is it more entertaining? Find out in the Adult Nonfiction Book Club. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Atwood Room. Dates and book titles can be found on the website and at the Information Desk. Please note that we're meeting a week later than usual this month due to our being closed for New Year's Day. Our January 8th book discussion will be The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. Copies are available at Main Desk. No registration required. Reading List for 2019


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