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February Events:
   Multiple Intelligence Theory Fri. 5, 10:30.
Chinese New Year Storytime, Craft, Games & Raffle 
   Sat. 6, 11:00. 
Valentine Musical Fri. 12, 11:00. 
Pruning Small Trees & Shrubs Sat 13, 10:30.
Children's Open Studio: Valentine Cards Sat. 13, 12-3. 
Literary Luncheon: Lisette's List Tue. 16, 11:30.
February Break:
    Mike Bent's Abrakidabra! Tue. 16, 3:00.
    Science with Sheckells Wed. 17, 1:30.
    Adults & Teens: Zentangle Basics Wed. 17, 7:00.
    Art Club w/ Betsy!  Thur. 18, 3:30.
    Time for Teeth! Sat. 20, 10:30.
Surviving Military Violence: Film/Talk Sat. 20, 1:00.
Plan Your Own 'Walk in the Woods': Hike the Appalachian Trail!  Tue. 23 at 7:00.   
In this issue
Readers Are Leaders
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Groups
Ongoing Programs
Mon. Feb. 15
for Presidents' Day 
Whitey Bulger's
Black Mass [R]
Wed. Feb. 24, 7-9.
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Join the Friends of the Library
Friends memberships help fund many of the programs, speakers, and events that happen here at the Library.  Consider joining to help support the crucial team that puts on the booksale, funds the Makerbot 3D printer, and enables us to put on great supplemental programs. Visit their website for more information.
AARP Tax Appointments
Our wonderful AARP-certified volunteers are taking appointments, starting Feb. 10 to April 13, Wednesday and Friday mornings. To schedule: 978-468-5577.
Tax Forms
IRS forms and instructions are again scarce. You have options: 1) Submit your taxes entirely online.  2) Print the forms and instructions. 3) The Library will provide forms and schedules needed at no charge. Duplicate copies of forms will be charged .15 per page. Instruction booklets are sometimes lengthy, you will be charged if you need one printed. 4) The IRS can mail them in 10 business days.  4) Or call the IRS to order: 1-800-829-3676.
Join town leaders by participating in a non-intimidating challenge designed for success: just 10 books (print, ebook, or audio) gets you in the running for prizes if you're 11 years old or older. Fill out the form (it has some great ideas) and turn it in by Dec. 30.
Weekly storytimes and programs are underway, some are full but there is room for a few more in STEAM into Science (PreK+) Tues. at 3:00, Sweet Dreams Story Makers (0-5) Tues. at 6:30, and LEGO Club (K-5th grade) Weds. at 3:00.
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Monkey Sat. 6 at 11:00. Stories, games, a craft, and chances to win a prize-packed raffle basket.
Valentine Cards Open Craft Studio Sat. 13, 12:00-3:00.
**February Vacation Special Events**
   Mike Bent's Abrakidabra Tue. 18 at 3:00
   Science with Sheckells Wed. 17 at 1:30
   Art Club!  Thur. 18 at 3:30.
   Time for Teeth! Sat. 20 at 10:30 with Dr. Priscilla Magnuson
Registration is open for Chess for Kids, meeting Mondays in March at 3:30.
For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: [email protected] 978-468-5577. 
6th Annual Poetry Contest theme announced: GLASS.  See all the details.
The Teen Think Tank meets on Thur. Feb. 4 at 6:30. Be in on the action as a collaborator to develop teen programs and influence the teen collections of books, music, graphic novels, and more. 
MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets Wednesdays 3:30-5:30.  MAGE is run by teens for all ages who play well with others. Bring your laptop and have an active Minecraft membership. One Rule: No Griefing.  
March workshops are open for registration: Computer Aided Design, Make Your Own Video Game and Coding with Minecraft.
For more information contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or [email protected] .  
The Book Clubs
Wednesday Night Book Club Feb. 3, 7:00. Join Dede to discuss Moloka'i 
by Allan Brennert, copies are available at the Library. Next up for March is The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.
Tuesday Tastings
Explore a particular chef's cuisine or gastronomic theme with this innovative bookclub.  Bobby Flay is on for Feb. 9 at 11:00, RSVP with your dish to Nancy by Thur. 4th. Next up for March is the obsessively scientific America's Test Kitchen
Join Nancy on Tues. Feb.16 at 11:30 for Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland. Don't forget your brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided, as well as something extra inspired by the book. Next up for March is The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.
Ongoing Programs
Coloring for Adults every Monday 5-8, materials provided
Bridge (some experience req.): Mon. & Wed. 10-12, Fri. 1-4:30
Knitting: Mon. 12-2
Cribbage: Thur. 10-12