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Wed. Oct. 14,
Patron Appreciation Day
We appreciate our community and our patrons every day, and would like to officially thank you for being our supporters. Join us for a celebration of imagination: Muttville Comix's canine antics are in the Recreation Center gym at 3:30, then join us for an opening reception of the Children's room artwork from 4:30-6:30. Meet some of the artists featured as well as the Director, Jan Dempsey, members of our Board of Trustees, and Friends of the Library who funded the day's activities.
W.C. Fields & Mae West presented by Delvena Theater Co.  Friday, Oct. 2 at 10:30. Visit with W.C. Fields and Mae West in a dressing room on the set of My Little Chickadee. The actors bring their characters to life while you laugh like audiences did way back then. Funded by a H-W Cultural Council grant.
In this issue
College Financial Aid
A&J King Artisan Bakers
Sagamore Masconomet
Concussion Workshop
Transformation - Grief
Children's Room
Teen News
Book Groups
Columbus Day:
Monday, Oct. 12
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College Financial Aid Workshop   Wed. Oct. 7, 7:00. Learn about  need-based vs. merit-based aid, and the various paperwork involved (FAFSA, CSS profile, institutional forms, etc.). Mr. Femia is an independent college planning advisor with College Planning Strategies, LLC, and a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) with the National Institute of Certified College Planners. He is also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) through the College for Financial Planning.
A&J King Artisan Bakers Thur. Oct. 8 at 7:00. Andy and Jackie King, authors of Baking by Hand: Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer and founders of A&J King Artisan Bakers of Salem, stop by to show us a trick or two in time for the bake-fest of the holidays.
Alzheimer's Disease: Journey of a Caregiver Thur. Oct. 15 at 6:30. As the only caregiver of her mother with Alzheimer's disease, Jorgelina Zeoli writes about the heartbreak, the anxiety, the exhaustion and other challenges she faced through the last twelve years of her mother's life, as well as the evolution of the disease and the unfolding and closure of their relationship.
Sagamore Masconomet: A New Look Sat. Oct. 17 at 1:00. Recent research shows we may have many misconceptions of who he was. Was his name really Masconomet? Was he an Agawam? Was he a tribal chief? Where did he live?  Delve into the legend with local historian Jack Hauck, presented in partnership with the Hamilton Historical Society & the Library. Free and open to the public.
Concussion Workshop Wed. 21 at 7:00  The Recreation Center presents the Sports Legacy Institute Community Educators (SLICE) interactive concussion workshop.  The workshop is 30 minutes with time for questions after.
Genetic Roulette Screening: GMOs Tue. Oct. 27 at 6:30. The Hamilton Board of Health hosts an informational session about the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) with a screening of Genetic Roulette, followed by a discussion / Q&A hosted by organic farmer and biologist, Ed Stockman.
Transformation Through Grief   Thur. Oct. 29 at 6:30. Being humans, we are regularly experiencing loss. The grief that arrives with the death of a loved one can render us helpless and hopeless. And yet, there is an opportunity for transformation in this situation as well as great challenge.  Lead by Anita Pandolfini, RN, MSN. Anita has been a healing arts practitioner for 40 years, serving thousands as a massage therapist, RN, midwife, childbirth educator and psychotherapist.  Since the untimely death of her youngest daughter in 2010, she has specialized in grief counseling and healing-from-loss retreats.
It's Pumpkin Decorating Time drop off your painted, papered, anything-but-carved pumpkin for judging before Oct. 31. Join our decorating party on the 24th at 11:00 and hear no-so-spooky stories.
Steam into Science Tues. in Oct. 3:00-4:00 Make new friends, listen to theme-based stories, and create a fun craft to bring home. We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math. For children preschool & older. 
Lego Club meets Wed. 7, 21, & 28. at 3:00, this is a non-robotics, non-competitive club designed to share the joy of LEGOs. 
Star Wars Reads Day Sat. Oct. 10, 10-4. Make a craft, complete Jedi Training in our scavenger hunt, and earn raffle tickets. One lucky winner will win a Start Wars basket of goodies! Star Wars inspired costumes are encouraged. This event is free and open to the public, no registration necessary.  "Read More, You Must."
Art Club meets on Thur. 15 at 3:30 for a fun art project. 
Sweet Dreams Story Makers Tuesday evenings through Dec. 22, 6:30-7:15. Spend intentional time together and the end of the day. F or parents &children ages 0-5. Register with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email Lisa: .

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
The Teen Think Tank meets on Thur. Oct. 1 at 6:30, join them to 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 Ever. For more information contact your Young Adult Librarian, Kim Claire   978-468-5577 or .  
The Book Clubs
Wednesday Night Book Club 
Oct. 7, 7:00 discusses   Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. Copies are available at the Library, and it was also made into a movie. The next books from Nov. 2015 through winter 2016 are set, view it online or pick one up next time you're in.
Join Nancy on Tues. Oct. 20 for Kaffir Boy a memoir of life under apartheid Africa and escape to America. Copies are available at the Library. Don't forget your brown-bag lunch, beverages will be provided, as well as a little something extra inspired by the book. Next up for Nov. 17 is Jodi Picoult's MercyClick here for the entire schedule.