Acton Memorial Library
February 2020
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day.
NEWS AND NOTES

Artist Exhibition Opportunity
Each year, the Arts Committee of the Acton Memorial Library invites Massachusetts artists to submit their work for consideration for solo exhibitions in the Library's meeting room. The exhibition schedule starts in September and continues through the next year with the work displayed in two-month segments.

Submissions are accepted January 1 through March 1. The committee accepts submissions using Google forms. A Google account is required to complete submissions. A Google account can be set up for free.

The submission form can be found  here.

Completed submissions should include
  • up to 10 digital images
  • an image list with title, media and dimensions
  • artist's statement and resume
Art work must have been completed within the past five years.

For questions please contact the Acton Library's reference department at 978-929-6543.
ART IN THE LIBRARY

Wonder and Whimsy
by Barney Levitt

January 5 - February 28
in the Library Meeting Room Gallery
NEW BOOKS
Click here for a list of items recently added to the library's collection.
Book a Librarian

In 2020 we are trying something new. Rather than group tech classes, we are offering individualized assistance through our Book a Librarian service.

Book up to 30 minutes with a librarian and receive personal assistance using library resources or equipment. Topics include:
  • downloading e-books and audiobooks
  • installing or using library apps
  • searching the catalog and requesting items
  • getting started with a research topic
  • using online databases
  • using the library's computers and scanners
  • formatting a document
  • setting up an email account
Appointments are generally available Tuesdays-Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m., on a first come-first served basis.  

To Book a Librarian, stop by or call the reference desk at 978-929-6543, or email us at reference@acton-ma.gov.  

As always, feel free to stop by the Reference Desk at any time with questions that don't require uninterrupted assistance.  A Reference Librarian is always on duty when the library is open.

Dungeons and Dragons
Saturday, February 1 and 15
2 to 4:30 p.m.


Come play Dungeons & Dragons at the library!

Please come with fully created characters so we can play right away. If you need help creating a character, click  here
 
If you have questions, feel free to email Megan Warren, Assistant Director, at mwarren@acton-ma.gov. 

This program is a YA event for grades seven and up! Free snacks are provided.
Book Discussion Group


Beloved
by Toni Morrison

Tuesday, February 18 
at 7:30 p.m.






Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, "Beloved" is a towering achievement.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. 

The group 
meets in the second floor Conference Room at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. Click here for a list of upcoming books. 

All are welcome. If you haven't read the book, join us to find out what others have to say about it.

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