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September Newsletter
The Book Clubs are Back! 
Mystery Mayhem Group: Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30: 'Amateur Sleuths' theme. Join us on October 14 meeting to discuss "The Game is Still Afoot!" Historical Mysteries.
Literary Luncheon: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:30 The Art Forger by Shapiro. Be sure to bring your brown-bag luncheon, beverages & dessert will be provided. October's meeting is on the 21st to discuss Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle.
Fall Booksale
Public Sale: Saturday Sept. 13, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Friends Member Preview Sale: Fri. 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Ongoing Sale Monday 15th - Thursday 18th during regular Library hours: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Booksale donations, purchases, and Friends memberships all support the fundraising efforts of the Friends. Over the years they have funded a multitude of speakers, performers, and great equipment such as the color copier & MakerBot 3D printer.  The Friends funding is a crucial part of our extended services to the public.
In this issue
Teen News
Children's Room
Ongoing programs
October Highlights
Labor Day Weekend: 
Sat. Aug. 30
& Mon. Sept. 1

 The Fault in Our Stars

Thur. Sept. 25

3:30-5:40 &

Sat. 27th, 1:00-3:10

Rated PG-13

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Traditional Chinese Culture presented by Robert Gaudreau, Tue. Sept. 23 at 7:00. This presentation focuses on the highlights of traditional Chinese culture over the past 5,000 years. It will touch on various disciplines (e.g. medicine, martial arts) with an emphasis on the semi-divine nature of the culture. The second half of the presentation includes a brief video about the revival of that culture through the universal language of dance and music.
Teen News 
The Teen Think Tank had a summer road trip to Barnes & Noble Books with a budget to purchase materials for the Library's Young Adult collections. The group is seeking new members, the next meeting is on Thur. Sept. 4 at 6:30. 
Minecraft Club meets every Wed. at 2:30, you must bring your own laptop & have an active Minecraft account. 
Free PSAT Practice Test Sat. Sept. 20, 10:15-1:15. Kaplan provides a test-like experience and test results, too. Register today!
To register, to inquire, or to get a personalized book recommendation, ask the Young Adult Librarian:  
Kim Claire:   978-468-5577.
Children's Room News
Deweybot's Journeys 
Your Summer Reading mascot returned home after orbiting all around Wenham & Hamilton. Thank you to our hosts, and congratulations to all of our spotters and raffle winners.

Chess, crafts, contests and music for a variety of ages & interests: the Fall calendar is almost ready! There are a few details that Lorraine & Katie are finishing up. Check the Children's room blog starting Fri. Aug. 29, or swing by to say hello & pick up a copy. Registration begins on Mon. Sept. 22, in person at the children's room. (No phone or email registrations accepted.) Classes begin the following week.
Lego Club special buildfest to create a group project to add to the Wenham Museum's "It's a Snap! Community LEGO Art" exhibit. Be a part of it on Wed. Sept. 10th at 3:00! No registration required, for children in K-5th grade. Regular club builds resume every Wednesday at 3:00 for free-form constructing.
Dads & Donuts for ages 2 and up, Sat. Sept.13 at 11:00. 30 minutes of stories chosen especially for Dads, Moms are always welcome, too. Coloring, 'munchkins' and social time follows.

Musical Story Time Jam with Lisa Cheney. Mondays starting Sept. 16, choose a time: 10:15 or 11:15, for children ages 0-5 & parents. This music & movement story time class is an intentional playgroup with emphasis on literacy, cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Learn about your child's development while you play, move, explore instruments, sing, read and have fun together. Free and open to the public, register with Lisa at: or 978-468-5489. Funded by a grant from the EEC. 

Pajamas & Books for birth to 5 years. Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:15 Sept. 16, 23 & 30th. Join Sue Shepard for a cozy winding down: enjoy books, music, and intentional time with your child. Children in PJs are welcome, and stuffed friends too. Register with Lisa at: or 978-468-5489. Funded by a grant from the EEC.
Art Club meets Thur. Sept. 18 at 3:30. Betsy leads the projects, bring a friend & explore your artistic side. No registration required.
Seasonal Storytime 11:00 Sat. Sept. 27. Celebrate the season with stories and a fun craft to take home. Perfect for ages 2 and up, bring along a friend!
Tessie the Therapy Dog: Paws to Read Thur. Sept. 11 & Fri. Sept. 26 at 3:30. Children in K-3rd grade can read to Tessie, boosting confidence and reading skills. Registration is required for your individual time slot. 
For questions, to register, and get the scoop on what's new, contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian:   978-468-5577
Ongoing Programs
Knitting- Mondays 12-2:30    *    Cribbage- Thursdays 10-12
Bridge- Wednesdays 10-12 and Fridays 1:00-4:30 (some exp. required) 
October Highlights
Wed. 1, 7:00 Revamp Your Wardrobe with Closet Smarts author Emily Neill.
Fri. 3, 10:30 Delvena Theatre Co. presents Louisa's Girls: an artistic interpretation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved Little Women.
Tue. 7, 7:00 Genealogical Database Tour: HeritageQuest
Wed. 8, 7:00 Saving for College
Tue. 14, 10:30 Mystery Mayhem
Tue. 14, 7:00 Interviewing Family Members: Tips & Techniques
Thu. 16, 7:00 Author Dorothy Stevens: A Door Just Opened
Mon. 20, 7:00 Who's Tracking You Online? The Quiet Big Data Revolution
Tue. 21, 11:30 Literary Luncheon: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
Thu. 23, 7:00 College Financial Aid Workshop