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May Events: 
* Wednesday Night Bookclub discusses Master and Commander 3rd at 7.
* Boston's Harbor Islands Fri. 5 at 10:30
* Sketching Natural Objects workshop Sat. 13 at 10:30
* Mother's Day Storytime Sat. 13 at 11
* The Daniel Plan wellness bookstudy starts Wed. 10, 6:30-8 and runs to June 14
* Poetry Reception with Erica Funkhouser Thur. 11 at 7
* Beauty and the Beak author visit Fri. 12 at 3:30
** System freeze and switch over to new software **
Mon. 15 to Thur. 18, bear with us!   
* Road Scholar travel presentation Fri. 19 at 10:30
* Family Treehouse Sat. 20 at 10:30
* STEAM Storytime: Building Bridges Tue. 23 at 3:30
* History and Architecture of Asbury Grove Wed. 24 at 7  
In this issue
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Clubs
Ongoing Groups
ESL Volunteer Needed
The Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day weekend,
Sat. 27 - Mon. 29  
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Henry David Thoreau Bicentennial State Wide Read
"The bicentennial of Thoreau's birth offers the perfect opportunity to consider the myriad ways that Thoreau's words and actions are still very relevant today, having direct applicability to so many realms of 21st-Century life."
Join us in celebrating HDT: copies of Civil Disobedience are available at the library, or in eBook and eAudio, and there are copies at We have a few Thoreau-inspired events: cabin-building storytime on Sat. April 29 at 11, sharpen your observational skills with a sketching workshop for teens and adults on Sat. May 13, hear Dr. Nancy Shultz's take on Civil Disobedience on Tue. June 13 at 7, and don't forget our Concord Museum pass.
* LEGO club meets every Wed. at 3 
* Sweet Dreams Story Makers every Thur. at 6:30 - RSVP
* The Musary presents a classical concert & hands-on instruments Sat. 6 at 1
* Beauty and the Beak author visit Fri. 12 at 3:30
* Mother's Day storytime and craft Sat. 13 at 11
* Paws to Read with Tessie!  Mon. 15 at 3:30 & Thur. June 22 at 3:30 - RSVP 
* Family Treehouse: Space, Stars & the Moon Sat. 20 at 11 - RSVP
* STEAM into Science: Building Bridges Tue. 23 at 3:30 - RSVP 
For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
* 7th Annual Poetry Contest: Join us for the awards reception and readings / recitations on Thur. May 11 at 7 with special guest poet Erica Funkhouser.
* MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] meets on Wed. afternoons from 3:30-5. 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 fantasy and scifi readers in their 20s and 30s) Join Stephanie and Josh May 2 at 7 to discuss The Throne of the Crescent Moon.  Next up for June: Terry Pratchett's The Long Earth
* Wednesday Night Bookclub meets on the 3rd at 7 to delve into the historical fiction classic: Master & Commander. Next for June: Just Mercy.
* Literary Luncheon discusses The Swans of Fifth Avenue Tue. 16 at 11:30, bring your brown bag luncheon. Summer Reading details coming soon. 
* Be Your Best Self Bookclub Jason leads us on the journey with Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic on Tue. 16 at 7. 
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, 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. 
ESL Opportunity
The Library is looking for a volunteer to lead our ESL conversation circle and/or book club. Please contact Director Jan Dempsey if interested.