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August Events:
Special Needs Financial & Estate Planning Tue. 2 ~ 6:30 
18th Annual Vehicle Night Wed. 3 ~ 6:00
Bookclub: The Dinner Wed. 3 ~ 7:00
Guard Up! Interactive Sword Games Thu. 4 ~ 2:45
      Waiver & registration required: 978-468-5577
Magic the Gathering Club *every* Sat ~ 2:00
Summer Book Club: Rebel Queen set in colonial India
       Wed. 9 ~ 11:00-12:30  
Spoonman family performance Wed. 10 ~ 6:30
Teens: Eat to Win with Chef Liz Barbour Thur. 11 ~ 3:00
Countdown to Kindergarten Mon. 15 ~ 6:30
Save the Date: September Book Sale Sat. 17 ~ 9:00-3:00
Fall dates are available for the Orion Starblast Telescope.   
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Teen News
Children's Room
Book Groups
Ongoing Programs
Don't forget about the 10 Book Challenge.
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Summer programs are almost wrapped up. Don't miss out on sword games on the 4th, and a cooking workshop on the 11th. Register now!     

MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets Tues. from 5:00-7:00. Bring your laptop and your active Minecraft membership. No Griefing, Ever!

All the school summer reading titles are out on display, ready to go.  Details are here on the Informed Teens blog.

For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or .  
Keep an eye out as you travel around the towns this summer - can you spot our 'Munch Bunch' in local businesses and offices?  Every week they'll change location, so if you see Burnie, Slice, or Thumbelina, stop in and record the location to enter our raffle. Contest ends Aug. 19.

Catch these last programs of the summer: Vehicle Night Wed. 3 at 6:00, Spoonman! performs Wed. 10 at 6:30, Countdown to Kindergarten Mon. 15 at 6:30.  The programs conclude with the Summer Reader Ice Cream Party on Wed. 15: to attend you must RSVP and you must bring your reading log as your admission ticket.
Paws to Read with Tessie the Therapy Dog on Fri. 12 or Tues. 23 - stop by to sign up for your personal time slot.
 *Special Books and Baseball event: Author/Illustrator Matt Tavares @ Wenham Museum Thur. 11 ~ 5:00-7:00*

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
The Book Clubs  
Wednesday Night Book Club  Herman Koch's The Dinner is up for discussion on the 3rd at 7:00. Next up is Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential Sept. 7.
Literary Luncheon on hiatus for the summer, instead, join us for the 
Adult Summer Reading program wraps up on the 9th at 11:00 with historical fiction Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran.
Literary Luncheon resumes Sept. 20 with Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy at 11:30 - bring your brown-bag luncheon.

Tuesday Tastings (A Cookbook Bookclub) resumes on the 13th with ITALIAN as the featured cuisine. Please RSVP to Nancy with your dish by Thur. 9/8.  
Ongoing Programs
Coloring for Adults every Monday 5-8 on the second floor, materials provided
Bridge (some experience req.): Mon. 10-12, Wed. 10-12, Fri. 1-4:30
Knitting: Mon. 12-2:30
Breast Cancer Support Group: 1st & 3rd Mon. 6-7:30
Cribbage: Thur. 10-12