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February Events: 
*Alzheimer's: tools for creative engagement, diversion & comfort Thur. 2 at 12:00 RSVP for luncheon: 468-5534
*Victorian Courtship Fri. 3 at 10:30
*Austen: Portrait of a Lady Sat. 4 at 1:00
*Swamplandia (bookclub for 20s & 30s) Tue. 7 at 7:00
*The Art of Coffee Cupping Thur. 9 at 7:00
*Valentine Card Crafting teens & adults Sat. 11, 10:30-12
*Valentine's Day w/ Tuesday Tastings cookbook bookclub at 11:00, RSVP to Nancy by 2/9 with your dish.
*Grades 3-5: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Tue. 21 @ 3:00
*Yo-Yo People! Wed. 22 at 3:00, for all ages
*Acoustic Open Mic with Peter Stewart Sat. 25 at 2:00
**Heads UP! Basic Chinese starts March 1, Boating Safety starts March 14,  Booksale Sat. March 18, 9:00-3:00. 
Tax appointments are available, provided by AARP / SeniorCare Inc. Call 978-468-5577 or stop by to reserve. Appointments start Feb. 8, Wednesday or Friday morning, 10:00, 11:30, or 1:00.  Bring your taxes submitted last year, all paperwork for this year, and an ID. 
Volunteers can't accept gratuities but will take snacks!
In this issue
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Clubs
Ongoing Groups
Showing on our Big Screen
Trolls [PG]
Fri. 24, 11:00-12:30

Manchester by the Sea
Tue. 28, 7:00-9:20 [R] 

Bring a snack, a friend, and a cushion for the chair!
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*National Take Your Child to the Library Day Sat. 4, 11:00-3:00
*Storytime: Time For Teeth with Dr. Magnuson, Sat. 11 at 10:30
*February vacation fun: Yo-Yo People! Wed. 22 at 3:00
* Tech Take Apart Thur. 23 at 3:00
*Movie: Trolls [PG] Fri. 24 from 11:00-12:30 
*Tales and Treats storytime celebrates Penguins Sat. 25 at 11:00
*Acoustic Open Mic with Peter Stewart Sat. 25 at 2:00. Students of music are encouraged to perform in this supportive atmosphere.  
* STEAM to Science investigates Wind, Tues. 28 at 7:00, for children 30 months to kindergarten.
** Fantasy Sports Management** offered by the Rec Center, hosted in the Children's Room Fridays, Feb. 3 - March 17. Secure your spot: 978-468-2178.  

Registration is open for March's Chess Club, meeting every Monday.

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
* 7th Annual Poetry Contest Announced!  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 with 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 .  
Book Clubs  
* Speculative Tuesdays (for those in their 20s and 30s focusing on fantasy and sci-fi) Feb: Swamplandia. Next up for 3/7: Horns.
Tuesday Tastings Join us for Valentine's Day at 11:00, RSVP by 2/9 
* Wednesday Night Bookclub meets on the first of the month at 7:00 to discuss Ordinary Grace. Next up for 3/1: Grunt
* Literary Luncheon discusses Luncheon of the Boating Party on Tue. 21 at 11:30. Bring your brown-bag lunch. Next up for 3/21: The Sandcastle Girls  
**NEW** Be Your Best Self Bookclub Jason leads us on the journey with Linchpin by Seth Godin on Tue. 21, next up for 3/21: Think and Grow Rich, in print since 1937
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, 6:00.  
* Bridge! Some experience required: Mon. 10-12, the Wed. and Fri. group schedule will be irregular due to tax appointments.
* Knitting!  Get help or stay on track Mon. 12-2:30.
* Cribbage meets every Thursday from 10-12.