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Friends Member Preview Sale: Fri. Sept. 18, 6:00-8:00
Public Sale: Sat. Sept. 19, 9:00-3:00
Ongoing: Monday 21 - Thursday 24, 10:00-8:00
Everything's sorted by genre and prices are excellent.  All funds raised go to providing lectures, performers, summer reading programs, and exceptional extras like our 3-D printer and color copier.
Settlers of Catan Game Night Wed. Sept. 2 at 6:30
Join us for a family-friendly evening of Settlers of Catan. Come to learn or come to play, bring a board if you have one.
3D Printing Demo MakerBot Replicator 2
Wed. Sept. 23 at 7:00. Take your first steps in 3D printing with our MakerBot Replicator 2. Head of Reference, Sarah, will talk about the 3D printing process, software, altering shapes, and will do a small print job. The class will be very small, register by calling 978-468-5577 or emailing Sarah:
In this issue
Intro to Koine Greek
College: All Those Forms!
Teen News
Children's Room
Book Groups
*Save the Date*
Labor Day Weekend:
Saturday, Sept. 5 &
Monday, Sept. 7
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Movie: Cinderella
When the clock strikes  1:30 on Sat. Sept. 26, you are invited to a showing of Cinderella [PG, 2015].  Fancy dress optional.
Intro. to Koine Greek
Tuesday evenings, Sept. 11 - Dec. 8, 6:00-7:30. This introductory course will guide attendees through some of the basic building blocks of an influential ancient language. It will cover a brief  history of the Greek language, the alphabet, pronunciation, nouns, the definite article, adjectives, and some verbs.  Mr. Preston Conger III, M. Div. will be the instructor. He has been studying Koine Greek at the graduate level for three years and has a passion and love for the language. Anyone is welcome to join in or stop by. There is no meeting the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, 11/24.
College: All Those Forms!
The Inside Scoop on College Admissions 
Tue. Sept. 29, 7:00
At this workshop parents & students  will  learn: what colleges are really looking for in applicants, the hidden  factors that play a role in college admissions, how to make your  application the best it can be, and how to ace the college essay. In  addition, participants will learn the top 10 insider tips, as well as  20 colleges you may not know about but should. Presented by Kristen L.  Bixby, founder of Comprehensive College Advising. Kristen has 12+ years of experience in helping students and families through the college  application process.
College Financial Aid Workshop Wed. Oct. 7, 7:00
This educational presentation is intended to de-mystify the financial aid system, and provide a jumping off point for teens and parents to begin the application process. The presentation will in part be focused on 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.

All workshops are free and open to the public, bring along a friend.
Teen News
The Teen Think Tank was inspired to make a video for this year's superhero teen summer reading theme, Unmask!  Athena the Reada vs. zPhone.

The Teen Think Tank meets on Thur. Sept. 3 at 6:30, join them to be in on the action as an collaborator to develop teen programs and influence the teen collection of books, music, graphic novels, and more. 
MAGE [Minecraft & Assorted Games for Everyone] is switching back to the school schedule and will meet Wednesdays 2:30-4:30.  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 .  
This summer over 400 children enrolled in our summer reading incentive program, while several thousand people attended over 18 programs and events over the summer. The monarch caterpillar incubation tank continues to nurture butterflies & the count is increasing: our guessing contest is on until Oct. 1.

September Storytimes for ages 2+:
Pirates Like Bubbles! Sat. 12 at 11:00. Gather pirates fer stories n' crafts 'bout gettin' clean on the high seas of the tub.
Up, Up in the Sky Sat. 26 at 11:00. Ms. Katie tells stories about the sky & things that fly, after we'll make a super-soaring paper rocket & have treats. 

The fall storytimes and programs are still in development, soon it will be posted online at the Children's Room Blog, or pop by for a schedule. Register on Monday, Sept. 21; the programs begin the following week.
Open for registration now:
Musical Storytime Jam Mondays Sept. 28 - Dec. 21, (no meeting 10/12) Two sessions: 10:15 & 11:15. This movement and storytime class is for parents and children ages 0-5. Register with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email Lisa:
Sweet Dreams Story Makers Tuesday evenings Sept. 29- Dec. 22 6:30-7:15. Stories, crafts & Lullabies for intentional time together and the end of the day.F or parents and children ages 0-5. Register with Early Childhood Partners: 978-468-5489 or email Lisa: . 
Paws to Read Friday, Sept. 25 at 3:30.  Sign up to read to Tessie the dog! Tessie is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dog Inc. Children who are in  K-3rd grade are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. Pre-registration is required. 

For questions contact Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian: 978-468-5577. 
The Book Clubs
Wednesday Night Book Club 
Sept. 2, 7:00 meeting has a title change: Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant, the wait list for Boston Girl was quite long. The next title up for Oct. 7 is Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream. Copies are available at the Library.
Starting up Tues. Sept. 15 at 11:30: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. 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 Oct. 20 is Kaffir Boy: a memoir of life under apartheid Africa and his escape to America. Click here for the entire schedule. Copies are av ailable at the Library.
Save the Date: Wed. Oct. 14
Patron Appreciation Day
Join us for an imaginative fun-filled afternoon with Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix at 3:30 (in the gym) followed by an Artists Reception featuring the 14 newly installed artworks in the Children's Program room.