November 2022
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
LOCAL BOOK CLUBS

Love reading and a good book discussion? Click here to find book clubs to join in at the library and our local area.
SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
PODCAST EQUIPMENT

Interested in starting your own podcast? Our podcast kit has everything you need to start a video or audio podcast. The kit may be checked out for 3 weeks and is non-renewable. Borrowers must have a CWMars library card that is in good standing and must be at least 18 years of age. For more information, visit the circulation desk.
CANNING EQUIPMENT

Looking to preserve your garden harvest? This kit has all you need to do water bath canning. This kit may be checked out for 3 weeks and is non-renewable. Borrowers must have a CWMars library card that is in good standing and must be at least 18 years of age. For more information, visit the circulation desk.
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS

Adult Mystery Travel Kits:



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. 

Program is expected to run September 2022 - December 2022.
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- lgravell@cwmars.org with any questions. Register here to sign up for a kit!
NEW BOOK CLUB!!

First Meeting: November 1st
11:00 AM - 12 :00PM

We are starting a new morning book club for adults based on a poster of "100 Books Bucket List."

In November, we will be discussing square #1 : 1984 by George Orwell.
Native Americans of New England: History, Colonial Legacies, and Survival
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd
6:30—7:30 PM


This talk and discussion will explore the history of Native Americans in New England. While we will not turn a blind eye to the impact that colonization, dispossession, and racism had on the story of Indigenous peoples in the region, we will also explore Native American resilience, adaptation, and survival under often harsh and unfavorable circumstances. Moreover, we will examine some of the colonial legacies that still shape the views and (mis-) perceptions about Indigenous peoples to this day.
  
CHRISTOPH STROBEL is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the author of Native Americans of New England (2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title), The Global Atlantic: 1400-1900, The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire, co-author with Alice Nash of Daily Life of Native Americans from Post-Columbian through Nineteenth-Century America, and he has published three books on immigration. Christoph’s scholarly essays appear in many academic journals and in various edited collections.

No registration required, but encouraged for staff planning purposes. Register here for this event.

Join us on Wednesday November 16th at 6:30 pm to make your own image resist painting!
In this limited space workshop you will choose an image to print from our new Cricut machine onto vinyl sticker paper, place your sticker on a canvas board, and paint over it. Once dried, peel off the sticker to reveal the white space underneath for a cool paint resist artwork!
We supply all the materials needed to complete the craft, all you need to do is register and attend.
Open to adults 16 +
There is limited space available for this project, so please cancel if you register but cannot attend! Thank you.



KNOCK ON WOOD:
ACOUSTIC FOLK- ROCK DUO CONCERT WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH
6:30 - 8:00 PM


Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman on guitar, lead vocals and harmonica. He will be joined by Joe Kessler or Dave Talmage, two of the top fiddlers in the area. They also play mandolin and sing backup vocals.
The duo performs Classic Rock covers and funny original songs (suitable for all ages). It's a very lively show with great musicianship, nice vocal harmonies and a little humor here and there. Visit Howie's website for more information.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lunenburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Stitchcraft

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.
NOTES FROM THE CHILDREN'S ROOM
For all of November'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
FOR 1ST AND 2ND GRADERS


LPL now has a first time book club experience for beginning chapter book readers! The format for this club is a bit different. At the beginning of each month, 12 kids can stop by to pick up their book bag- BAGS MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE 10TH OF THE MONTH. 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, candy treat, coloring pages, a puzzle to solve, a book review form to fill out and return and a surprise item! Sign up here for one of the November bags! 

KITS WILL BE AVAILBLE FOR PICK UP STARTING THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH
Popcorn and a Book
FOR 3RD AND 4TH GRADERS


Who needs popcorn and a movie? We have a better idea! Once a month between the 1st and the 10th of the month, kids in grades 3 and 4 can register and stop by to pick up a kit that has a book by a featured author, 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.

KITS WILL BE AVAILBLE FOR PICK UP STARTING THE 1ST OF EACH MONTH. SIGN UP HERE FOR A KIT!
LPL KIDS BOOK CLUB FOR 3RD- 5TH GRADERS
Wednesday, November 8th
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! For November, we're reading:
Roll With It by Jamie Sumner.

For more information and list of this year's titles, access info here.

Registration is on-going- so sign up here today.
Saturday Story Time
Saturday, November 12th
10:30-11:30 AM

  Running some Saturday errands? Stop by and listen to a story or two in the Children's room. We will have some coloring pages for the kids to enjoy after we read together. All ages are welcome.
Pajama Storytime
Monday, November 14th
6:30 PM


Get all comfy in your PJs, bring a stuffy along and come here a story or two before bedtime. Geared for families with kids ages 0-6. No registration is necessary.
“Come make a …” Thanksgiving Drop-in Craft
 Thursday, November 17th
3:00-5:00 PM 

Stop by and create your own Giving Thanks spinner. This is something fun you can share on Thanksgiving Day by spinning to your thankful thoughts.
All ages are welcome!

No registration needed. All ages welcome!
Family Movie Afternoon
Friday, November 18TH
4:00-6:00 PM 

Bring something comfortable to sit on and join us for a relaxing family movie! ALL AGES!
BRICK BUILDERS LEGO CLUB
Monday, November 21st
6:00-7:00 PM 
Ages 7-10

Calling all Lego builders Ages 7-10! Meet Miss Julie in the Story Craft Room for a chance to build together with our library Legos!  This program will involve more structured builds. 


Check our event calendar for upcoming dates. Register here!
Thanksgiving Bingo
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
11:00—11:30 AM

Everyone loves a Bingo game!! Families stop in and play a game or two with us. We will have small prizes for the Bingo winners!  No registration is necessary.
Check the Teen info page to see some great “tween” programs that are happening in November for kids ages 10+.
NOTES FROM THE TEEN ROOM
Random Readers that submit a book review will also be entered into a drawing for gift cards generously donated by Smokestack Roasters!


Anime Club is an opportunity for teens to socialize with their friends (and make some new ones!) after school while enjoying Japanese anime and manga. We will be meeting the 2nd Wednesday of each month and will watch one full length film or a couple of individual episodes from a variety of anime titles on Crunchyroll. Some shows will have English subtitles, others will be dubbed into English.

This club is open to teens ages 14-18 (grades 9-12). Teens can draw fan art and eat awesome snacks provided by the library (bring your own beverage) while watching! Content shown will be rated PG or PG-13/TV14 (or the equivalent in the case of international ratings).
Please sign up ahead of time so that we can make sure to have enough snacks for everyone!

Teens are encouraged to participate, suggest their favorite titles, and bring friends! For more information please contact Teen Librarian Susan at selbag@cwmars.org. Sign up here!

Please note that snacks may have been produced in a facility that contains nuts.
Teens Drop-In Craft: Stained Glass Leaf Suncatchers
Wednesday, November 16th
4:00-5:00 PM

Teens can join Teen Librarian Susan at the library to make leaf
suncatchers in fun fall colors! All supplies are included and teens will
be able to take their creations home with them.

Space is limited, so register early! Open to tweens & teens in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18). Click here to sign up!
Drop-In Craft: Relax and Color!
Wednesday, November 23rd
12:00—3:00 PM


Drop by the Teen Room between Noon - 3 pm to relax and color! We'll have coloring pages and supplies out for you to come in and relax before the holidays. Open to tweens & teens in grades 6-12 (ages 12-18). No Registration Required.
Teen Video Game Night!
Tuesday, November 29th
5:00—6:30 PM


Attention teens! Come hang out in the library as Teen Librarian Susan hooks the Switch up to the big screen! We'll set up a bracket to play rounds of Mario Kart or Smash Bros. 
This program is open to teens in grades 6-12 (ages 12-18). Space is limited, registration is required. Register here.
Coming Soon
NEW BOOK CLUB!!

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club starting in January 2023!

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! If this sounds like something you'd like to join, you can weigh in on when we will be meeting by responding to the super short single question survey here.
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