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May Events
Fri. 1, 10:30 Queens of Henry VIII
Sat. 2, 10:30  Back to Sleep, Belly to Play (PDF)
Sat. 2, 10:30 Bicycle Mechanics for Kids
Thur. 7, 6:30 Teen Think Tank Meeting
Sat. 9, 11:00  Tales & Treats: Opposites
Sat. 9, 1:30 Movie: Spare Parts
Tue. 12, 7:00 Edgar Allan Poe at the Poetry Contest Reception
Wed. 13, 7:00 Mass. Clean Energy Center: Solar 101
Thur. 14, 12:00 English Conversation Circle
In this issue
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Groups
Memorial Day Weekend
Sat. May 23 &
Mon. May 25
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  null Edgar Allan Poe:  Tue. May 12 at 7:00!
At this year's Teen Poetry Contest Reception, Edgar Allan Poe, Master of the Macabre, will appear as a special guest (portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella).  Following Mr. Velella as Poe, the winners of the Teen Poetry Contest will be announced. The theme for this year's 5th annual Teen Poetry Contest is terror.Contest winners will receive their prize and read or recite their winning poem. Refreshments will be available.
The Spring programs are underway!
There is still space for participants in Tuesday evening's Sweet Dreams Story Makers, Wednesday afternoon LEGO club, STEAM into Science on Thursdays, Baby Bookworms on Fridays.  Check out the children's room blog for all the details.
Art Club Sneak Peek: Tue. June 9 at 3:30: Sodium Chloride (Salt) Creations: explore a water color lesson with a twist! For preschool and up.
For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: [email protected] 

"Ask the Tank" Recently the members of the Teen Think Tank were asked what their favorite genre was and to recommend several of their favorite books within that category. See their extensive recommendations on the blog, under April 15

MAGE: Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone meets Wednesday afternoons 2:30 to 4:30. Bring your own laptop.

The Teen Think Tank meets on the first Thursday of each month to discuss programs and services specifically designed for teens. Share your ideas & have some pizza with us on May 7 at 6:30.
For more info contact the Young Adult Librarian,  Kim Claire: [email protected]   978-468-5577.
Wednesday Night Bookclub   The title for May 6 meeting at 7:00 is Lisa See's China Dolls. Coming up next is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, (a staff favorite for nonfiction) for June 3 at 7:00. 
Literary Luncheon May wraps up with the last meeting until summer break:  Letters from Skye Join Nancy on May 19 at 11:30, bring your brown-bag lunch .
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