MAY 2023
We will resume donations a few weeks after the book sale!
Director's Note
Hello all,

I am pleased to announce a new partnership between the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library and North End Subaru. The two groups will be partnering to sponsor a monthly music series at the library. The library will host 12 music performances before the end of April 2024. "The Lunenburg Public Library Monthly Music Series, Sponsored by North End Subaru" will kick off with a performance in early June, so keep a look out for those details.

The library, the Friends, and North End Subaru are glad to be able to work together to bring this music series, which should be both enriching and entertaining to our community. The Friends regularly contribute significant funding to the operation of the library, and with the help of North End Subaru, the results should be even more far reaching. I anticipate that this partnership will enable us to bring in acts and performers we would not normally be able to host, and I am grateful for this opportunity! 

The Friends, the library and North End Subaru have agreed to share our various communication channels to help ensure that these programs are successful in reaching as many members of our community as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

If you are interested in learning more about North End Subaru, you can visit their website at or sign up for their newsletter here.

Muir Haman
Library Director

Love reading and a good book discussion? Click here to find book clubs to join in at the library and our local area.
New Book Club Coming In June
Armchair Travel Book Club!

Now you can travel the world through books and share your experiences with other readers! 
Join us for our evening Armchair Travel Book Club every 2nd Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. No registration needed, all are welcome. 

We will select a variety of nonfiction, fiction, and memoir titles about people in different countries of the world. At the first meeting we will travel to Sarajevo via The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. Copies will be available at the circulation desk.

Did you know that the library offers a free streaming service for feature films, documentaries, and kids' videos?
Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 films including quality documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from producers including PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Find out more on the Lunenburg Library website on the digital resources page.

Adult Mystery Travel Kits:

This is your last chance to sign up for a limited edition Mystery Travel Kit at the Library!

We'll curate a selection of print and audio/visual library materials from the adult collection with printable puzzles, coloring sheets, recipes, and surprise treats just for you. Everything in the kit will be about a mystery country that you can immerse yourself in without even leaving home. Travel the world this winter by signing up for a new kit each month. 

A library card is required to register. You will receive an email notification when your kit is ready for pick-up.

We hope you enjoy a chance to experience and learn about a new culture through your local library!

Email Lydia Gravell- with any questions. Register here to sign up for a kit!
Common Grounds
Coffee & Acoustic Open Mic
on a Break

Due to scheduling conflicts and other factors, we will be pausing the Library Saturday open mic events for the summer. We may resume with a new format, day, time or structure in the fall.

If you have any questions, please call or email Lydia at 978-582-4140 /
"100 Books Bucket List" Club
Tuesday, May 2
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

For May we are reading square #70: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
No Registration Required.
Luminous Pastel with Jill Pottle
Sunday, May 7th
10:00 AM —4:00 PM

This class is a great way to learn how to use color. This sensual medium allows the student to apply color directly to the paper and combine different colors on the surface. Come and join in learning how to use this rich medium of dry pastel. Explore its saturation of colors, while using the subject matter of still life, landscape and pet portrait. No previous color experience needed.

This class will provide basic material. Bring your own lunch. 
This program is happening outside of Library operating hours; library services will not be available during this session. 

Register here for this program.
Avoiding Fraud and Scams with the Leominster Credit Union
Monday, May 8th
10:30—11:30 AM

Join us for an information session about the best ways to protect yourself from the ever present threat of fraud and scams. 
A financial specialist from Leominster Credit Union will lead this program and be available to answer questions.

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.
"North Sea Gas"
Scottish Music Concert
Tuesday, May 9th
6:30—7:30 PM

Over thirty-nine years and stronger than ever! “North Sea Gas” is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world!

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.
The always popular puzzle swap is coming back this spring!

Starting on Monday May 1st, you can exchange your completed jigsaw puzzles for swap vouchers. Bring your puzzle donations to the front desk and ask for swap voucher tickets in return. Don't lose those tickets because they can be exchanged for new-to-you puzzles on the day of the swap! Stop by anytime during the Library open hours on Saturday, May 13th to shop the selection of donated puzzles. Our past swaps have had over 300 puzzles to pick from!

The swap is a great way to get completed puzzles out of your house and try something new for free. Puzzles can range in size and difficulty from toddler wooden block shapes to 2000+ piece complexities. You never know what you could find, but there's something for everyone at the puzzle swap!
Adult Craft Lab


In this craft lab you will use pressed dried flowers to decorate a glass jar and make into a spring/summer lantern! Perfect for tea light candles or home decor.

Open to adults 16 +There is limited space available for this project, so please cancel if you register but cannot attend! Thank you.  

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club Sunday, May 21st
11:00 AM - 12:00PM

At this meeting, we'll be discussing How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao, copies will be available to check out at the circulation desk. If you're interested in YA books and participating in this book club, please come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book! The reading selection for June will also be decided during the April book club meeting. We are open to interested readers of all genres of YA! Hope to see you there!

Registration is suggested so we can plan, but not required. Registration is required if you plan on participating virtually to receive the Zoom meeting information.  *Please note that the main library will not be open during the book club meeting*
Welcome to the Graveyard
Wednesday, May 24th
6:30 —8:00 PM

“Welcome to the Graveyard!” is a 90 minute illustrated ‘virtual tour’ chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism. From colonial New England burial grounds of the 16 & 1700s, through the nation-wide rural cemetery movement of the 19th century and into 21st century locations, the program examines why we have cemeteries and gravestones, why they look like they do and how styles and art have evolved over almost 400 years. The presentation is robust with photographs of original gravestones and burial grounds from cemeteries visited by Gravestone Girls over many years.

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.
Tuesdays 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday afternoons to socialize while we work on knit or crochet projects. This group is open to any skill level. No registration is required. This group is drop in so come by any time.
For all of May's programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR!
Little Learners Storytime
Ages 0-4
Mondays 11:00 AM

Preschool Storytime for ages 0-4 has begun! Monday mornings at 11:00 features book sharing, songs, music and movement activities and a craft. No registration needed.
Pre-K Storytime
Ages 4-5
Wednesdays 10:00 AM

Wednesday mornings at 10:00 we will gather in the StoryCraft Room for book sharing, readiness activities and music and movement. This story time is designed for those kiddos who are anticipating either pre-k or kindergarten next year! No registration needed.
Book In A Bag

In the book bag, which is yours to keep by the way, you will find a library copy of this month’s book which will need to be returned, a simple book review form to fill out, activity sheets, a snack, and a surprise item! Sign up here for one of the bags! 
Popcorn and a Book

Who needs popcorn and a movie? We have a better idea! Once a month, kids in grades 3 and 4 can register and stop by to pick up a kit that has a book, some microwave popcorn and a few fun activity pages. Then pop your popcorn, spread a blanket on the floor, cozy up in a warm bed or build a reading fort of your own creation as you crack open the book written by a favorite author- or maybe one that you have been meaning to try but haven't yet. Sign up here for one of the bags! 
S T E M with Chris
"mBots Robotics"
AGES 7-11
Saturday, May 6th
11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Join us for this fun workshop, where we will explore robotics! We will be learning about and using the mBot robot. Robots are able to be programmed and use their sensors to navigate the world, we will get to learn about this and experience it in action! Register here.
Tuesday, May 9th
4:00 PM

Like to read? Like to chat with like-minded kids about the books you're reading? Well, have we got a great opportunity for you! Kids in grades 3-5 will meet once a month to discuss some thoughtfully chosen books from a wide variety of genres. We discuss our current read, have a snack, play some games and just chat about what's happening! This month we are reading Float! by Laura Martin. Registration is on-going- so sign up here today.

SHHH! May Drop-in Craft for Mom
 Thursday, May 11th
3:30-5:00 PM 
All Ages

Join us in the Story Craft Room to make a really cool Mother's Day craft!  Stop by any time between 3:30-5:00.

Registration needed so that we can be sure to have enough supplies for all our great Moms!
Family Game Night!
Thursday, May 11th
6:00—7:00 PM

Come to the library on the 2nd Thursday of every month for Family Game Night! Fun for all ages, we'll put out various board games and card games that you can play with family and friends!
Open to all ages. No registration needed.
S T E M with Rebecca
"Discover Your Own Density:
Make Your Own Lava Lamps"
AGES 6 - 13
Saturday, May 13th
11:00 AM—12:00 PM

STEM Discovering Density: Make your own lava lamps with Rebecca
We'll dive into density during this colorful workshop! Students will have the opportunity to learn what density is and how it changes the interactions between various liquids. Participants will then get to see these changes in action as they create their very own lava lamp!  

Note: We will be using household liquids during this experiment. Please let us know if there are any allergies we should be aware of. 
This program is designed for kids ages 6 - 13. Registration needed.
Legos At The Library Club
Tuesday, May 16th
6:00-7:00 PM 

Calling all Lego builders- join us in the Story Craft Room at the Library to spend an hour building with our Legos! We will have a Lego challenge for you to do with a variety of random Legos- or you can just build! At the end of the hour, your creation will be put on display here in the library for about a week for everyone to see and admireRegister here!
Check the Teen info page to see some great “tween” programs that are happening in April for kids ages 10+
Random Readers that submit a book review will also be entered into a drawing for gift cards generously donated by Smokestack Roasters!

Thursdays May 4, 18 & 25
4:30 PM

Hey Tweens & Teens! Do you enjoy good food? Like to cook? Join us as the Lunenburg Public Library hosts cooking classes with Brittany Wujek, RD LD, a Registered Dietitian with Hannaford's Supermarket! Classes will be held virtually each week at 4:30PM-5:30PM EST on Thursdays from May 4th to May 25th (no class on May 11th) so you'll be able to join us from your own kitchen. Each week has it's own registration, you can sign up for one, a couple, or all of them.
Brittany will walk us through how to prepare delicious and healthy dishes! 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. You'll receive an email from Teen Librarian Susan once kits are ready to be picked up!

Open to tweens & teens in grades 4-8 (ages 10-14). Registration is required.
Note: This is an online event via Zoom. An invite will be sent out at least one hour before the program to the email given at registration.

Video Game Night
Friday, May 5th
6:00-9:00 PM

Come to the Library after hours to play video games! One Up Games will provide a variety of consoles and games - including VR headsets! Open to tweens & teens in grades 5-12 (ages 11-18).
Registration in advance is appreciated. Participants can also register at the door, so if you didn't sign up but still want to drop in, that's ok too!
Drop-In Teen Craft: Book Page Flowers
Wednesday, May 10th

Drop by the Teen Room on Wednesday, May 10th between 3pm-4pm to create some flowers out of book pages while supplies last! Make a bouquet for yourself or a friend. Or maybe make one for someone you care about for Mother's Day?

Open to teens in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18). No registration needed.
**This craft will use hot glue guns**
Teen Craft: Kokedama Planting
Tuesday, May 16th
4:00 PM-5:15PM

Join us as an educator from New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill comes to the library to teach participants about Kokedama, which is a Japanese planting style. Kokedama (Japanese for "moss ball") is a style of potting plants in a ball of moss, typically displaying them in a dish or suspending them in the air. Each participant will create their own miniature Kokedama display to take home with them!
Space is limited, so register early! Open to tweens & teens in grades 5-8 (ages 10-14).
First Bites Book Club
for Grades 5-7
Wednesday, May 17th
4:00-5:00 PM

First Bites is a book club where you don't have to read a book ahead of time to participate! Snacks will be provided.
Join Miss Debbie and Teen Librarian Susan as they read the first chapter out loud of a book that they have picked out! Then everyone can discuss their first impressions of the book and what they think the book is about. If anyone is interested in reading the rest, the library will have plenty of copies on hand that can be checked out afterwards so make sure to bring your library card with you! Each month will be a different book.

This club is open to tweens & teens grades 5-7 (ages 10-13). Please sign up ahead of time so that we can make sure to have enough snacks for everyone! You are more than welcome to come to book club even if you did not sign up in advance as long as we still have space available!
The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club Sunday, May 21st
11:00 AM - 12:00PM

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club is for those adults who love reading YA books (you know who you are) but teens are totally welcome to join us too!

At this meeting, we'll be discussing How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao, copies will be available to check out at the circulation desk. If you're interested in YA books and participating in this book club, please come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book! The reading selection for June will also be decided during the April book club meeting. We are open to interested readers of all genres of YA! Hope to see you there!

Registration is suggested so we can plan, but not required. Registration is required if you plan on participating virtually to receive the Zoom meeting information.  *Please note that the main library will not be open during the book club meeting*
Tweens & Teens Craft:
Painting with Watercolor Crayons!
Wednesday, May 31st
4:30-5:30 PM

Tweens & Teens can choose from either a blank piece of watercolor paper to draw your own image, or choose one with a pre-drawn image on it. You'll color the image with watercolor crayons, then paint with water and paintbrush and watch the paint come to life and fill in your piece of art work! This program is open to tweens and teens in grades 5-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration is required.
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