MAY 2022
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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During the month of May, every Community Bag sold at the Lunenburg Hannaford Store will generate a $1 donation to support the Friends of Lunenburg Library!
Thank you, Hannaford!

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SPOTLIGHT ON SERVICES
Welcome to Mango! 
LPL'S NEWEST SERVICE
Mango is the only personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best. Study over 70 language courses designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning needs, styles, & backgrounds.
Let's get started here.

*An active Library Card and Pin are required to use Mango. To update your card or
to create a PIN, please call the Library at 978-582-4140.  
MAY PROGRAMS
Register for a mystery selection of items relating to someone who left their mark on the world. There will be activity sheets, biographies/memoirs, and fictionalized depictions of their lives in print or film included in your kit.  

Mystery Biography Kits are only offered for this month, so don't miss your chance to meet someone new this May! Sign up here!
Addressing Family Stress and Depression Virtual Workshop
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11th
6:30—7:30 PM

Does your family have the tools they need to address life’s stressors? 
By being knowledgeable about self-care and mental health, you can help your family get on the path to wellness. This virtual workshop is facilitated by Families for Depression Awareness staff and delivered by a licensed mental health professional. This program is intended for an adult audience.
During the training, participants will learn how to identify symptoms of stress in themselves and family members, manage stress as a family, respond when symptoms become “more than stress,” and get help for themselves or a family member.

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. Register here.
There will be a similar program on Thursday, May 19th that is geared towards teens and young adults age 14-25!
Fungi Walking Tour through Peabody Conservation Area with North County Land Trust
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
5:00—7:00 PM
Peabody Conservation Area

Join us on a guided walking tour of the Peabody Conservation Area with special guest Lawrence Millman! Lawrence will be pointing out the interesting fungi that grows in our neck of the woods and explain the importance of these often overlooked organisms. Lawrence has published 16 books and given talks for NPR, Icelandic Radio, Boston University, and many other places. We will explore the wacky world of mushrooms, and learn about how they live and why they are important in the forest ecosystem.

Join us on May 25th at 5pm for a 2 hour easy to moderate walk, rain or shine at the Peabody Conservation Area. Please note, this is not a workshop on edible mushrooms.

Click here register to let us know you're attending! Registration required through the North County Land Trust Website.

This program was coordinated in partnership with the North County Land Trust.
Stitchcraft

Tuesdays 3:00 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 May's programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR!
CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR
CELEBRATE
MONDAYS
11:00

Children ages 0-5 can join Miss Debbie to enjoy fun stories, learn new songs and rhymes, dance a little, make a craft and share a few laughs! Our story times are designed to strengthen pre-reading skills, build language and comprehension, practice learning and listening in a group, and develop social skills. In May we finish our year long theme of Celebrate as we “Celebrate Moms!” No registration needed- just join us when you can!
We will end our storytimes for 2021-2022 on May 23rd- thanks for a great year, everyone!
Make sure to stop by often to check out what’s going on- and to say HI!
BOOK IN A BAG
FOR 1ST AND 2ND GRADERS

LPL has a first time book club experience for beginning chapter book readers! The format for this club is a bit different- no monthly gatherings, just reading and writing a simple review. In May we are reading A to Z Mysteries written by Ron Roy. Registration is necessary each month for this event, so sign up early for one of the 12 bags!  Sign Up Now !
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. 
DRAWING WITH JEN 
Tuesday, May 3rd 
4:00- 5:00 PM
AGES 6-9+

Come meet well-known local author/illustrator Jen Morris! Jen has written and illustrated many popular kids books - her most recent books are about her now-famous cat Flubby. Jen is coming to the library to share her time and talents with us! Kids ages 6-9+ can gather in the Story Craft Room here at the library to learn some cool drawing techniques. Jen will show the kids how she creates illustrations for her books- and books written by other authors. She will then show the participants to draw objects using a few simple techniques. If you like to draw, this program is for you!  Sign Up Now!
LPL KIDS BOOK CLUB FOR
3RD- 5TH GRADERS
Tuesday, May 17th
4:00 PM


Our book for May is a mystery book called The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West.
 If you are not a member of this great club we would love to have you join us! Sign Up Now!
ST E M Program with Chris
Thursday, May 19th
4:00—5:00 PM
Zoom

S T E M Programming for kids ages 8+ via ZOOM Chris Rodrigues of Renaissance Kids will provide an exciting and engaging S T E M program! These monthly programs are presented by Chris via Zoom and a take home kit will be available for curbside pickup 1 week prior to event. 

 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! Register here to sign up.

 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.
TWEENS & TEENS COOKING PROGRAM 
Thursdays May 5, 12,19 & 26
4:30 PM
Via ZOOM
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 5th to May 26th 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 that are inspired by your favorite Disney movies! 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!

This program is open to Grades 4-8 (ages 10-14). Registration is required as space is limited (registration is by household, not by number of people participating!). We recommend that there is adult supervision for this cooking class as students will be using various kitchen tools and a stove. The goal for the class is to prepare a dish for that night's dinner!

These cooking classes are provided in partnership with Lunenburg Hannaford's and sponsored in part by the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.

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.

LEGOS-AT-THE-LIBRARY  
Tuesday, May 24th
6:00 PM

Join us in the Story Craft Room at the library to spend an hour building with our Legos! Register here to grab one of the 12 spots for this great program! 
Check the Teen info page to see some great “tween” programs that are happening in May for kids ages 12+.
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!


Hey Tweens & Teens! Do you enjoy good food? Like to cook?
Join us for a cooking classes with Brittany Wujek, RD LD, a Registered Dietitian with Hannaford Supermarket!

Classes will be held virtually each week at 4:30PM-5:30PM EST on
Thursdays from May 5th to May 26th so you'll be able to join us from
your own kitchen. Each week has its own registration, you can sign up below for one, a couple, or all four!

Brittany will walk us through how to prepare delicious and healthy dishes that are inspired by your favorite Disney movies!

This program is open to Grades 4-8 (ages 10-14). Registration is required as
space is limited.


These cooking classes are provided in partnership with Lunenburg Hannaford and sponsored in part by the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.
Teen Stress Survival Guide Virtual Workshop
THURSDAY, MAY 19th
6:00—7:00 PM
Zoom

Pressures from school, family, friends, work: our teens are surrounded and burdened by stress from all sides. Because untreated stress can lead to mental health conditions like depression, our teens need to develop practical strategies to manage day-to-day stress. During this workshop, a trained facilitator shares their experience of surviving stress and depression throughout their teen and young adult life. 

This virtual workshop is facilitated by Families for Depression Awareness staff and delivered by a licensed mental health professional. This program is not for adults, it is intended for teens and young adults (ages 14-25).
Participants will learn the signs of stress and depression, identify strategies to manage day-to-day stress, and begin to create a survival guide of their own!

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. Register here to participate.
Museum Passes
Become a member of the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library to enjoy passes and discounts to the following :
  • Davis Farmland (Seasonal)
  • Discovery Museums
  • Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Massachusetts State Parks
  • Museum of Russian Icons
  • Museum of Science
  • New England Aquarium
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Trustees of Reservation
  • DeCordova Museum
  • Castle Hill
  • Fruitlands
  • Naumkeag
  • Notchview
  • Old Manse
  • Crane Beach
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Zoo New England
***Please check with the museum before visiting as some sites are requiring reservations or the advance purchase of tickets. Click here for more information about becoming a Friends member.***
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