APRIL 2021
Our Adult Beanstack Reading Challenge is off to a great start! Don't forget to continue to log your reading hours in your Beanstack account. Logging your minutes or reading books meeting the activity badge criteria earns you tickets that you can put towards winning one of three spring themed prizes. Good luck and happy reading!
In-Browsing Appointment Times
**Registration is Required**

There will be two blocks of appointments for up to 10 visitors each day- Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturdays. The first set of appointments each day is reserved for high-risk and vulnerable patrons. Reservations can be made through the library website’s calendar at lunenburglibrary.org.

Monday 6-6:30 pm
7-7:30 pm

Tuesday 2-2:30 pm
3-3:30 pm

Wednesday 10-10:30 am
11-11:30 am

Thursday 2-2:30 pm
3-3:30 pm

Saturday 10-10:30 am
11-11:30 am


  • Place your holds online or by calling 978-582-4140. Don't know what you want? Call us - we can help! (You can also find recommendations on our website!)
  • When you are notified that your holds are ready to pick up, give us a call at 978-582-4140 to set up a pick-up time.
  • When you arrive, call us and we'll bring your items out to you!
  • A slip with the due dates will be included with your items and our book drop (located at the right side of the main doors) is open when you're ready to return!
It's fast, easy, and convenient!
Staff Picks

Lydia is our Adult Services Librarian. She joined the Lunenburg Library staff in 2019. Lydia reads a variety of genres, but her favorite is gothic literature. “Ever since I read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen in high school I’ve been hooked on the tropes and elements of the genre and read just about any gothic style book I can find.” Lydia also does adult reader’s advisory services through the Your Next Great Read survey always available on the Find a Good Read page of our website. 
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V. E. Schwab

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Lydia says, "I recommend this book to everyone I know! It’s a book I wish I could forget and experience again and again for the first time. It has drama, romance, history, action, fantasy, contemplations on what it means to live and leave a legacy… it truly has it all! I didn’t expect this book to make me feel so many things, but it was worth every second of the read."  
Circe by Madeline Miller (Audiobook)

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

Lydia says, "This audiobook is my favorite! When choosing an audiobook, the narrator can make or break the story. And Perdita Weeks does an excellent job bringing Circe to life with grace and poise while simultaneously expressing the gambit of emotions Madeline Miller wrote for her character. The story is enchanting enough in print, but listening to it on audio is an immersive experience that I highly recommend."
Cookies: 623 Irresistible Delights by Taste of Home

This keepsake book of cookie recipes from Taste of Home contains over 600 delights-from simple chip-filled drop cookies and gooey, jam-packed sandwiches to fudgy brownies and delicate buttery shortbreads.

Lydia says, "This is my all time favorite go-to recipe book! Every Christmas I give boxes of homemade cookies to my friends and family as gifts, and each cookie is from a recipe in this book - it has everything! I especially like that each recipe has a picture and a short description from home bakers who made them. With a diverse selection of ingredients, types, flavors, and difficulties, this book is a must-have for cookie bakers."
APRIL Programs
Arm Chair Travels continue this month with travel expert Steve Farrar taking us to the Colorado Plateau Parks and the Rocky Mountain Parks.
This series is presented in partnership with Clinton Bigelow Free Public Library. Register here to attend.
Virtual Tour of
Emily Dickinson Museum

Monday, April 12, 2021
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a virtual tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst; part of our poetry month event series this April!
A museum tour guide will walk us through virtual slides of the museum, share some insight into Emily Dickinson's life and works, then answer participant questions. 

Please register for this presentation. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent in your confirmation email. 
Made possible by the MaryEllen and Richard Letarte Poetry Fund.
Spring is a great time to clean the house and get ready for the nice days of summer! Spring is also a nice time to support our health and clean up the diet after the cold winter months.
The first step to supporting our health and eating healthy is to decrease the processed foods in the house and replace them with healthy options so that you are able to eat healthy every day. When you eat healthy every day, you feel good inside and out, and have daily energy for family time, work, or play!
In this talk you will:
  • Learn the impact processed food has on our health, emotionally and physically
  • Know what ingredients to look for in your house that you should toss
  • Be able to navigate the grocery store with confidence knowing you are buying the right foods for your health
  • Have clear ideas of healthy foods to replace you processed foods with

Please register for this presentation. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent in your confirmation email. 
Big Library Read Virtual Discussion

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Check out April's selection for the Big Library Read on Overdrive or Libby: The Art of Taking It Easy by Dr. Brian King.

From a psychologist and stand-up comedian comes a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life.
Between April 5, 2021 and April 19, 2021 this eBook will always be available for checkout with your digital library card. New to Libby or Overdrive? Check our website for a walkthrough of the setup process or ask a librarian for help!
After you read the book, join us at 10:30 am on Tuesday April 20, 2021 for a book discussion on Zoom. Please. register with an email address to receive the meeting link in your confirmation email.
Join us in reading aloud one of your favorite poems to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Participants may each read one poem and will have five minutes for an introduction to the poem and for reading.
Please register with an email address to receive a link to the Zoom virtual event. A member of the Louise Bogan Poets will also be in touch with details for the event after registration.
The Louise Bogan Poets is a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society. 
Virtual Short Film Discussion Club

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For April we are watching and discussing the short film: The Orchestra (2015) Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Winner of the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Please register for every meeting that you plan to attend. On the morning of the discussion you will be sent a link to the Zoom event.
For all of April's programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR
Celebrate Spring! Kits- Starting Monday March 29th you can get a kit called “Celebrate Spring! It includes a springtime craft and other fun activities. Call the library 978 582-4140 or email Miss Debbie at dlaffond@cwmars.org to arrange a curbside pickup of your kit. This activity is suitable for all ages.    
“ Al Fresco Story Time” - our weekly preschool and toddler storytime is ready to move back out to the patio- yay, Spring! Weather permitting, starting Monday April 5th, we will again meet outside on the back patio of the library to share our books, songs and activities. A weekly craft kit will be available for you to take home to enjoy. Contact Miss Debbie at dlaffond@cwmars.org to arrange a curbside pickup of the craft and let me know if I can add in a few books for you by the author of the week. 
Scribblings poetry challenge on Beanstack

April is Poetry Month! Join us for a Beanstack Poetry Month Challenge. Lunenburg Public Library is running a Poetry Reading Challenge for kids ages 5-11. There are 8 different activities- complete any 5 and earn a reward! Log in or sign up here : lunenburglibrary.beanstack.org - to participate in the challenge.
LPL Kids Book Club for kids ages 10+ via Zoom on Tuesday April 13th at 4:00.
For April we are reading  Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot
"Elliott skillfully introduces themes about creating positive change, examines issues of othering and the fear of differences, and touches upon the complexities of family, gentrification, and segregation. A promising start to a new series..."—School Library Journal, starred review
Copies of this book are available now via curbside pickup; call 978 582-4140 x 17 to arrange a pickup. Registration is ongoing and new members are always welcome. So sign up today to join this great group of kids who love to read- and talk about- books!
STEM Activity Monday April 26, 2021 4:00-5:00 via Zoom 
Registration now for April STEM activity with Chris Rodrigues of https://renaissancekid.org/. STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-Event for April uses the technology called hydraulics- which is used to power everything from car brakes and garbage trucks to motorboat steering and garage jacks! Chris will work with the kids to create a creature that is then able to move about using hydraulics! This program will be presented by Chris via Zoom and a take home kit will be available for curbside pickup 1 week prior to the event. As we only order 15 kits, after registration, if your plans change please let us know ASAP so that we can pass your kit on to the next child on the waitlist- thanks! 
 Due to manual dexterity required and level of information presented , this activity is suitable for kids ages 8+ Adult supervision/ support will optimize this experience for your child.
Food Explorers Cooking Classes-
Join LPL for a food exploration and cooking class with Minna Scholten, a Registered Dietitian with Hannaford's Supermarket. On April 8, 15, 22 &29 from 4:30-5:30 via Zoom, Minna will lead kids ages 9-13 on a journey to discover healthy, and delicious food choices, the science behind these foods and then- we cook! Weekly recipes and lists of needed ingredients will be supplied by the library so that you will be prepared to fully participate in each class. Registration is necessary and the age requirement is 9-13+. Please use separate sign ups for each participant. PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH CLASS HAS A SEPARATE REGISTRATION. PARTICIPANTS ARE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR MORE THAN 1 CLASS. There must be adult supervision for these classes as the students will be using cooking utensils and a stove for preparing their recipes. The good news? The goal for each class is to prepare an ingredient for that night's dinner!  
April 9th is National Unicorn Day!

Storytime for this week will feature these popular mythical creatures and a craft kit for kids ages 2-9 will be available starting Monday, April 5th. 
Spring Break Week, April 20-22 

“Project Art:Learning with the Masters”- Georgia O'Keeffe, Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock

Art kits will be available starting Tuesday, April for trying your hand at creating works of art using some of their amazing techniques! Register here for your kits. These activities are suitable for all ages.

Another great activity for your older kids grades 4+:-
 Among Us Virtual Game Event, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:30-4:30  
Join your fellow crewmates in a multiplayer game full of teamwork... and betrayal. Can you tell who is sus? You can download the Among Us app for free to play in a private match hosted by the library. We'll meet on Zoom to talk. You'll need access to both in order to participate. This event is for grades 4-12.  Registration is required. If you're signing up someone else, please use the participant's name when registering.
Note: This is an online event via Zoom. An invite will be sent at least an hour prior to the start of the program to the email given at registration. Code to join the private match will be shared in Zoom at the start of the event.
Woven Unicorn Crown Take Home Kits!
Sign up for a make your own woven unicorn crown just in time for Unicorn Day (April 9th)! Kits will be available for curbside pickup starting on April 1st.
Open to ages 10 and up! Registration is required.
Blackout Poetry Take Home Kits!
Blackout poetry is a form of “found poetry” where you select words that catch your interest from a newspaper, book, or other printed text. Then you cover all the words you don't want on the page either by blacking them out, or by making a drawing over them.
We’ll provide you with printed pages and a marker, you’ll provide the creativity! Kits will be available for curbside pickup starting on April 5th. Don’t forget to share (if you want) your creations with us by tagging @lunenburglibraryteens on Instagram!
Open to tweens, teens, and adults (ages 12 and up)! Registration is required. Click here to register.
Intro to Poetry with Desireé Dallagiacomo!
Kids will participate in group dialogue and discussion about Sarah Kay’s poem If I Should Have a Daughter. They will analyze the poem, annotate the text, and discuss the video. Each student will write their own poem and have the opportunity to share it with the group.
Desireé Dallagiacomo is an American spoken word poet. Her poems have been published by Button Poetry and she is a Pushcart Prize Nominee. Des started performing in poetry slams and open mics in 2009, and she has been a finalist at every major poetry slam in the United States. She went on to coach youth and adult slam teams, and in 2017 she coached the Forward Arts youth poetry slam team to an international championship at the largest youth poetry slam festival in the world, Brave New Voices.
Open to grades 4-8 (ages 10-14)! Registration is required. Click here to register.

Among Us Virtual Game Events!

Join your fellow crewmates in a multiplayer game full of teamwork... and betrayal. Can you tell who is sus? The library will be hosting two Among Us events in March!
These events are for grades 4-12.

We'll meet on Zoom to talk. You'll need access to both the game and Zoom in order to participate. Registration is required. Click on the date to register for the event.