What's Going on at the
Lunenburg Public Library in January?!

The Library will be closing at 3:00 on Thursday,
 December 31, 2020.

We wish you all a happy and healthy 2021!

We will be closed Monday, January 18th in
observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Due to their tremendous success in November, the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library will continue their outdoor pop-up book sales throughout the winter!

Book carts will be placed outside our front entrance
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

If there is rain, snow or ice in the daily weather forecast, then the book sale carts will not be available that day.

A variety of materials will be rotated through the carts on a weekly or biweekly basis. Carts will be refreshed with new items while supplies last.

During the pop-up sales, you set the price! Once you have made your selections, put your donation in an envelope, which will be provided on the book sale cart, seal it and drop in the library’s book return slot. Please bring exact cash as we are unable to make change. Checks can be made payable to the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library. 
Looking for something to keep you busy during the long cold winter season?
Stay entertained with one of our new "Boredom Buster Kit"!

Pick a theme, topic, or genre, and we'll put together a kit of items for you to explore. Each kit will contain up to 6 items for adults including a selection of nonfiction or fiction books, feature films, documentaries, musical CDs, printed handouts, or basic crafting supplies. All items are checked out together but can be returned as a unit or separately in our material's return box at any time.

If interested in a kit, click here to fill out a kit request form.
Looking for more large print books?
We can help! 

The Worcester Talking Book Library provides free services to Massachusetts residents of any age who are unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability. The Talking Book Library provides:
digital books, large type, described videos, braille, and 100 magazine titles in recorded and braille format along with adaptive equipment.

Materials are sent via USPS as often as requested free of charge. Click here to learn more about this program.
January Programs
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
ZOOM: Home Downsizing: 25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Your Household 'Stuff'
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In this zoom presentation, Professional Appraiser Mike Ivankovich will explain why many of the things you own may be worth much less than you thought. But don’t despair because he’ll also reveal those categories that are probably worth more than you expected.
Please register here with an email address to receive a link to the Zoom presentation on the day of the event.

Film buffs, movie lovers, and cinephiles rejoice!

Virtual Short Film Discussion Club!
Wednesday January 27, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

With the help of the new library service - Kanopy - we are starting a new short film discussion club that will meet at 7:00 pm on the last Wednesday of every month on Zoom.
We will pick a different short film each month for you to watch at your own pace, then meet to discuss. When possible, a refresher showing of the film will precede each meeting.

For January, we are watching and discussing the short film: Wave (2017) Winner of Best Short Film at the Irish Film and Television Awards. Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Please register here for every meeting that you plan to attend. On the morning of the discussion you will be sent a link to the Zoom.
Your Lunenburg Library Card gives you access to :
CreativeBug- Funded by Friends of the Lunenburg Library


'Stream thousands of films for free,
thanks to the generous support of your public library.'
Log in here
 and start watching today!
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



MONDAY 10-5:45

TUESDAY 10- 1:45 or 4-5:45


THURSDAY 10- 1:45 or 4-5:45


SATURDAY 12-1:45


**Curbside pick-up will not be available during in-library browsing appointments**
For all of January's programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR
Complete weekly activities and log your reading minutes from Friday, January 1st to Sunday, January 31st as part of our new Winter Reading Challenge on Beanstack. 
Each badge you earn entitles you to a raffle ticket to win 1 of 4 themed book baskets! The badge can be earned by participating in one of the four activities posted for the week. In addition to activities, you can earn badges, and raffle tickets, for logging your reading too! If you participated in one of the Library’s previous reading challenges, simply log in to your Beanstack account and enroll in the Winter Reading Challenge when prompted. Pre-registration will begin Monday December 28th. If you are new to Beanstack you will need to create an account before enrollment. 
We look forward to you joining us for reading fun on Beanstack in 2021!
STEM Activity at Lunenburg Library Monday, January 25th @ 4:00-
Registration begins January 1st for our STEM activity with Chris Rodrigues of https://renaissancekid.org/. For our January STEM activity, Chris is going to show the kids how to make snowball launchers- and explain the science behind them. Woohoo!
This program will be presented by Chris via Zoom and a take home kit will be available at the library 1 week prior to the event. Sign up beginning January 1st to make sure you get a spot for this great activity! As we only order 10 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 wait list- thanks!

"Al Fresco Story Time”- our weekly preschool and toddler storytime is now virtual- we had a good run with our patio storytimes, thanks Mother Nature! For the foreseeable future, all story times will be recorded and viewable on our YouTube channel:
 Contact Miss Debbie @ dlaffond@cwmars.org to arrange a curbside pickup of our weekly crafts that go along with the stories. Registration is not necessary, just join us when you can. 
LPL Kids Book Club for kids ages 10+ will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, January 12th at 4:00. January's book is Stargazing, a graphic novel by Jen Wang. “Relying on a muted palette and careful linework, Eisner Award nominee Wang has crafted an understated, poignant tale of the joy and turmoil of budding friendship...With this spot-on glimpse into the emotional landscape of tweens, Wang joins the ranks of middle grade masters Shannon Hale, Raina Telgemeier, and Cece Bell." ―School Library Journal, starred review.  Copies of this book are available now via curbside pickup; call 978 582-4140 x 0 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!
Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge
January 1st-31st

Hey teens!
Kick off 2021 with a Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge! Enroll, log your reading hours to earn tickets, and complete activity prompts for even more tickets! Regardless of how you earn a badge, each one unlocks a raffle ticket that you can put towards the drawing of a winter themed gift basket. Winners will be selected after January 31st.

If you participated in one of the Library’s previous reading challenges, simply log in to your Beanstack account and enroll in the Winter Reading Challenge when prompted. Pre-registration will begin Monday December 28th. If you are new to Beanstack you will need to create an account before enrollment. 

We're excited to have you join us on a new reading adventure!
Thursday, January 14th at 3:30pm
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Tournament  
Tweens and teens (ages 12-18) are invited to participate in an online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament in collaboration with One Up Games! Battle it out from your own home! Registration is required - the tournament will be capped at 16 players. Please click here to register or email Susan at selbag@cwmars.org.
Zoom Programs at Other Libraries
The Difference Between Being ‘Not Racist’ and Antiracist

January 13th, 2021 at 7 PM

The Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation will be sponsoring a 45-minute virtual conversation with Professor Ibram X. Kendi on “The Difference Between Being ‘Not Racist’ and Antiracist,” followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers, including, How to Be an Antiracist. For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.

Register here for the event. Registrants will receive an invite to the Zoom webinar. If you would like to have a question answered by Prof. Ibram X. Kendi at the conclusion of his talk, please submit that question ahead of time via this form, and the question will be presented to Prof. Kendi by the moderator, time allowing.