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November Newsletter
November Events
Tue. 4 at 10:30 Boston Ballet Storytime: Swan Lake
Thur. 6 at 6:30 Teen Think Tank meeting
Sat. 8 at 11:00 Dads & Donuts Storytime: "Hibernation"
Sat. 15 from 12-3:45 Celebrate International Games Day
Tue. 18 at 10:30 Mystery Mayhem followed by Literary Luncheon at 11:30.
Join us every Saturday for National Novel Writing Month write-ins from 10-3:45.
November also features a children's story contest.
Toto the Tornado Kitten Returns! 
Join us Thur. Nov. 6 at 3:30.
Back by popular demand, you must hear the story of this phenomenal cat. Toto was caught in the tornado that hit Brimfield, MA in 2011.  Hear Toto's extraordinary story of survival, then meet Toto and owner, Jonathan.  
In this issue
Teen News
Children's Room
Newest Additions
Ongoing programs
Veterans Day:
Tuesday Nov. 11
Early Close
Wed. Nov. 26 at 5:00
Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
(We're open Friday!) 
Maleficent [PG]
Fri. Nov. 14
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National Novel Writing Month, Our 6th Year
This November, over 500,000 people all over the world will attempt to write a 50,000-word novel by midnight, November 30. Local writers will meet at the library every Saturday in November for write-ins from 10:00-3:45. Come when you can! Leave when you like! Brainstorm, socialize, and boost your word count in the company of others who are doing the same. Last year, some authors produced upwards of 3,000 words in a single session. (That's 12 pages in the average printed book!) Join us on Wed. Dec. 3 at 7:00 for Getting into Print: Understanding Publishing Options for the insider scoop from Deidre Randall of PER Publisher.

The Library's Minecraft Club continues to meet on Wednesday afternoons 2:30 to 4:30. However, they are changing their name to MAGE - which stands for Minecraft and Assorted Games for Everyone. They will still be playing Minecraft, but will also be playing other multiplayer interactive online games together. Bring your own laptop. The Library plans to upgrade the Local History room with hubs for improved connectivity. WiFi will still be available.

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 Nov. 6 at 6:30.
For more info contact the Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire:   978-468-5577.
Thank you to our creative artists who decorated 41 pumpkins which added spookiness and flair to the Children's room.
Our next contest: Story Writing!  2 age groups: First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention for each.  Swing by or visit the blog for details & guidelines.
Boston Ballet Swan Lake Storytime Tues. Nov. 4 at 10:30, free and open to the public.
Lego Club
Wed. Nov. 5,12 & 19 at 3:00 for free-form constructing.
Dads & Donuts: 'Hibernation' Sat. Nov. 8 at 11:00. 30 minutes of stories chosen especially for Dads and children 2 and up. Moms are always welcome, too. Coloring, 'munchkins' and social time follows. 
Tessie the Therapy Dog: Paws to Read Mon. Nov. 3 at 3:30. Children in K-3rd grade can read to Tessie, boosting confidence and reading skills. Register for your individual, 10-minute time slot.  
Art Club meets Thur. Nov. 13 at 3:30. Betsy leads the projects, bring a friend & explore your artistic side. No registration required, for preschool and older.
Thanksgiving Storytime & Craft Sat. Nov. 22 at 11:00, for ages 2 and older.
For questions, to register, and get the scoop on what's new, contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian:   978-468-5577
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Ongoing Programs
Knitting- Mondays 12-2:30    *    Cribbage- Thursdays 10-12
Bridge- Wednesdays 10-12 and Fridays 1:00-4:30 (some exp. required)