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December Events: 
Toys for Tots drop box, collection on the 15th.
Alzheimer's & Dementia:  Early Detection Thur. 1 at 12:00
Shaken & Stirred: History of American Cocktails with food historian Joe Carlin Fri. 2 at 10:30 
Holiday Tales & Treats Sat. 3 at 11:00

Writers & Editors: A Love Story? Tue. 6 at 7:00, three writers, who have published 25+ books, talk about types 
of editors and the editorial process.    
Children's Tech Take Apart Tue. 27 at 3:00
Readers are Leaders 10 Book Challenge final call - can you read 10 books by Dec. 30?
Drop-In Thank You Card Crafting Fri. 30 & Sat. 31, 11-3
Movie: A Man Called Ove [PG-13] Sat. 31, 1:00-3:00 
** Holiday Closings **
In observance of Christmas the Library will be closed
Sat. 24 through Mon. 26.

For the New Year's weekend the Library will be open
Sat. 31 from 10-4, and closed on Mon. Jan. 2.

In this issue
New @ Your Library
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Clubs
Ongoing Groups
Showing on our Big Screen
Arthur Christmas [PG]
Thur. 1,  3:30-5:00.

Sat. 10, 11:00-12:30
& again 1:00-2:30

A Man Called Ove [PG-13]
Sat. 31, 1:00-3:00

Bring a snack & a friend
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New @ Your Library:
Be Your Best Self Bookclub
with Jason Larocque, first meeting Tue. Jan 17 at 7:00. Title: Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering Happiness Within 
Board games to lend:  Lost Cities, Forbidden Island, Red 7, Operation, Clue, Risk, Splendor, Dominion, Harry Potter Scene It, Adorable Panda Ring, and Munchkin Loot Letter.  You can borrow then for 3 weeks. 
Interlibrary loan now has its own webpage. Contact us anytime for items you cannot seem to locate, but are interested in reading.
There are so many drop in programs on offer - pop by or click for a schedule or check the blog. What follows is just a sample:

Sweet Dreams Story Makers Thur. 1, 8, & 15 at 6:30
Musical Storytime Jam Mon. 5, 12 &19: 10:15 & 11:15. Registration required. 
**Special Parents Event ** Lunchtime workshop: practical tips on de-stressing the holidays: Mon. 5 at 12:15, bring lunch & your toddlers. 
LEGO Club every Wednesday in Dec. at 3:00
Art Club meets Thur. 15 at 3:30
Winter Seasonal Stories & Craft Sat. 17 at 11:00 Theme: Winter Weather!
Tech Take Apart! Be an Un-Maker Tue. 27 at 3:00 (sign up, please)
Thank You Card Making drop-in from 11:00-3:00 Fri. 30 & Sat. 31

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
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!  Be sure to keep tabs on the Informed Teens Blog, for news and reviews. 
For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or .  
Book Clubs  
* Speculative Tuesdays (for those in their 20s and 30s focusing on fantasy and sci-fi) talks about Every Heart a Doorway on Tues. 6 at 7:00. Next up for January's meeting is Six Gun Tarot by R.S. Belcher.
Tuesday Tastings (A Cookbook Bookclub) hosts CookieFest! Dec. 13 at 11:00, RSVP by 12/8 to Nancy. Next up for January: Soups & Stews.
* Wednesday Night Bookclub meets on the 7th at 7:00 to discuss Eat, Pray, Love by Gilbert.  (It's the 10th anniversary of the bestseller.) Please note January's title has been changed to The Wright Brothers.
* Literary Luncheon discusses The Frozen Water Trade on Tue. 20 at 11:30. Next up for January: The Boys in the Boat
**NEW** Be Your Best Self Bookclub Jason leads us on the journey starting with Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan on Tue. Jan. 17 at 7:00.
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.   
* Bridge! Some experience required: Mon. 10-12, Wed. 10-12, & Fri. 1-4:30.
* Knitting!  Get help or stay on track Mon. 12-2:30.
* Cribbage meets every Thursday from 10-12.