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April Events: 
* Autism and the Social Disability Spectrum: Practical Advice Tue. 4 at 7:00
* Fear and Aggression in Dogs with trainer Katelyn Rollins Wed. 5 at 7:00
* Japanese Tea Ceremony: Chado Fri. 7 at 10:30
* Less Claw, More Purr with cat behaviorist Monique Chretien Sat. 8 at 1:00
* Bob Dylan's Lyrics as Literature Tue. 11 at 7:00
* The Art of Coffee Cupping Thur. 13 at 7:00
* The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up book discussion Tue. 18 at 7:00
* April Vacation Event: Jungle Jim Thur. 20 at 4:00
* Celebrate New England: Tales, Songs and more with Davis Bates Tues. 25 at 10:30, presented by the WCOA.
* Photographer Peter Christoph: Birds Tue. 25: 6:30 refreshments with meet and greet, 7:15 ultra-brief Friends annual meeting 7:00 author presentation
** The teen poetry contest closes 30th - last chance, cash prizes!  Review the complete rules on the teen blog
The Library will be closed Monday, April 17 in observance of Patriots' Day.
In this issue
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Clubs
Ongoing Groups
Patriots Day [R]
Tue. 18, 7:00-9:15
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them [PG-13]
Sat. 22, 1:00-3:15
La La Land [PG-13]
Fri. 28 10:30-12:40,
& Sat. 29, 1:00-3:15

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* Allegro Dance Ensemble presents: The Dancing Cat Sat. 1 at 2:00
* Drop-in Music and Movement storytime Wed. 12 at 10:30
* The Family Treehouse Sat. 15 at 10:30
April Vacation Events:
* Celebrate Tessie, the Certified Therapy Dog Tue. 18 at 3:00
* Tech Take Apart Wed. 19 at 3:00, register today! 
* Jungle Jim's Minecraft Madness combines balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv!   Thur. 20 at 4, for all ages, open to the public.
* Wild Robot book group Fri. 21 at 1:00 (stop by for your copy now!)
* Earth Day Tinker Drop-In Sat. 22 from 11-1.
* Thoreau's 200th Birthday Celebration Storytime & Craft Sat. 29 at 11:00 

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: [email protected] 978-468-5577. 
* April Vacation: Craft, Pizza and Fantastic Beasts! Thur. 20 at 4:00 Make a Bowtruckle, 5:30 Consume Pizza, 5:45 watch Fantastic Beasts! [PG-13] Registration required, for ages 13-19.
* 7th Annual Poetry Contest is underway, the theme: Perfection, and associated metaphors. Open to grades 6-12, call for entries closes on April 30. View full details of the contest on the Informed Teens Blog. Joining us for the awards reception and readings / recitations on May 11 is poet Erica Funkhouser.
* MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets on Wed. afternoons from 3:30-5:00. Bring your laptop and your active Minecraft membership. No Griefing, Ever!   
For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or [email protected] .  
Book Clubs  
* Speculative Tuesdays (for fantasy and scifi readers in their 20s and 30s) Join Stephanie and Josh Tue. 4 at 7:00 to discuss Christopher Moore's Bite Me. Next up for May is The Throne of the Crescent Moon.  
* Wednesday Night Bookclub meets on the 5th at 7:00 to discuss True Grit. Next up for May is the historical fiction classic: Master and Commander.
* Literary Luncheon discusses The Mapmaker's Children on Tue. 18 at 11:30, bring your brown-bag lunch. May: The Swans of Fifth Avenue.   
* Be Your Best Self Bookclub Jason leads us on the journey with The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up on Tue. 18 at 7:00. Next up is Big Magic
Ongoing Drop-in Groups  
* Adult Coloring gathers every Monday night 5-8 on the 2nd floor.
* Breast Cancer Survivor Support group meets 1st & 3rd Mon, 2nd floor, 6:15.  
* Bridge! Some experience required: Mon. 10-12, the Wed. group will be irregular due to tax appointments, the Friday afternoon group will meet at the WCOA.
* Knitting!  Get help or stay on track Mon. 12-2:30.
* Cribbage meets every Thursday from 10-12.