Lunenburg Public Library

November 2023


The Library will be closed

Wednesday, November 22nd at 3:30


Thursday, November 23rd

We are seeking volunteers to help us set up and take down our Fall Book Sale on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th. We also need a few volunteers to help out during the book sale. If you would like to help, please review the available time slots HERE. Thank you!


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

Small Works

November 18th- January 4th

The Lunenburg Public Library is excited to announce the return of the Small Works Art Exhibit on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The exhibit has been on hiatus since 2019 but is returning to the Wallace Community Room this holiday season, and will remain up until Thursday, January 4, 2024.

Artists in Central Massachusetts are encouraged to submit up to three works of art, each under 11” square, by the Friday, November 17th deadline. Handouts with the submission guidelines can be picked up at the library’s front desk. All submissions should be dropped off at the library before the building closes at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 17th to be juried by the Library Director.

To celebrate the exhibit installation, visitors are invited to the exhibit opening reception between noon and 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th. Guests are also welcome to view the artwork any time during the library’s operating hours, unless the room is in use for an event or meeting. The library asks artists to price their works for sale under $100 – making them wonderful holiday gifts that support local artists and your local library!

Please join us in celebrating the return of this creative and collaborative community tradition; hopefully for the first of many more years to come.


Lunenburg Historical Society Presents:

From Gutenberg to Lunenburg

Thursday, November 2nd

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Please join us to learn about this ancient trade and see several Bibles printed in Lunenburg.

Spice of the Month Club

*At the Lunenburg Adult Activity Center*

Monday, November 6th

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Register for a kit with a sample of this month's featured spice and recipes to try at home! Try a few recipes at home this September, then we'll meet together in-person at the Lunenburg Adult Activity Center to discuss our culinary endeavors and share a group serving of one recipe featuring our selected spice. In November, we're cooking with Dry Mustard!

**Please note: spice kits will be available for pickup at the library one month in advance, but monthly meetings will be held at the Lunenburg Adult Activity Center up the road**

For the December 4th meeting, we're cooking with: Cinnamon!

"100 Books Bucket List" Club

Tuesday, November 7th

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

This month we're reading square #53: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

No Registration Required.

VIRTUAL/Zoom: 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesdays in November

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships, skills, and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and interactive workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah has facilitated 50+ job seekers networking groups since 2016.

Thinking Outside The Box (Panel Discussion)

Wednesday, November 1st

9:30—11:30 AM


Wednesday, November 8th


Interview Strategies & Preparations

Wednesday, November 15th



Wednesday, November 29th

6:00-8:00 PM

Armchair Travel Book Club!

Wednesday, November 8th


Join us for our evening Armchair Travel Book Club every 2nd Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. No registration needed, all are welcome.  Check the list here to see our upcoming title selections. This month we are reading Tracks by Robyn Davidson Outback (Australia).

Copies will be available at the circulation desk.

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club

Sunday, November 12th

11:00 AM - 12:00PM

At this meeting, we'll be discussing, Manmade Monsters (Published in 2022) by Andrea L. Rogers, copies will be available to check out at the library circulation desk.

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*

Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan

Monday, November 13th

7:00—8:00 PM

Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan is designed to help individuals understand the important role a well-executed estate plan can play in ensuring their strategy remains aligned with their goals. Seminar participates will learn more about how to formalize a retirement, estate, and succession plan, including: how to transfer your assets to the next generation, how to leave a charitable legacy, what to consider when planning for the unexpected (dementia, disability, etc.), and tools available to preserve and transfer your assets. 

Presented by Nicole Groskreutz, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, and Brendan King, a Worcester area attorney with expertise in Estate Planning. 

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.

Get Your Grove On! Mastering Front Yard Fruit Trees, Grape Vines, & Berries

Tuesday, November 14th

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us for an immersive and educational experience in creating a bountiful front yard orchard. Expert visiting instructor, Mark Gostkiewicz of Tri Gable Lea Farm, will guide you through the process of designing, planting, and maintaining a diverse and productive landscape.

During the class, you'll learn about:

  • Design considerations for 1/4 to 1 to 5+ acres
  • Planning harvests according to your availability.
  • Selection of varieties that fit your scale, tastes, use in the kitchen, etc
  • Where you can go to get quality plants.
  • Revising your design & adding layers under your trees to add berries and vines
  • Preparing and planting your trees, vines, and berries for survival during the first hot summer and freezing winter
  • Pruning & training trees, canes, and vines.

You will leave with ideas of how to plant for the first time or ideas to add onto your existing landscape/orchard/garden.

All of our classes are dedicated to sustainable organic practices, so you can trust that everything you learn will be in line with those values. Plus, after the class, you will leave with handouts and resources to continue your learning. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to transform your front yard into a fruit-filled oasis!

Tri Gable Lea Farm is a family owned farm off the homestead of Mark Gostkiewicz & Naomi Niemann in Colchester, CT. A middle and high school math teacher certified in special education, Mark blends his passions for teaching and sustainable homesteading to teach a variety of online and in-person classes across New England. Visit their website to learn more.

Registration is encouraged but not required. 

Silk Scarf Design Workshop

Thursday, November 16th

10:30 AM—12:30 PM

Join artist Brenda Caldwell for the opportunity to learn the art of silk scarf design!

In this class, participants will tap into their own creative process with hands-on exercises. The result will be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. 

An added bonus is no messy paint clean up! It is like magic!

Registration is required; space is limited.

Monthly Music Series Presents: Amy Kucharik featuring Greg Toro

Wednesday, November 29th

6:30—7:30 PM

Join us for a fun evening of jazz, swing, and folk music with Amy Kucharik and Greg Toro!

Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] energizes swing dances, festivals and listening rooms alike. Amy performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with bands featuring top New England musicians. 

Combining poignant lyrics and a danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell. She draws from blues and Vaudeville traditions, musical theatre, 80s pop and contemporary folk music with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston. Amy was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition . At the Lunenburg Library, Amy will be joined by bassist Greg Toro. a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Visit her website for more information.

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.

This concert is sponsored in part by funding for The Lunenburg Public Library Monthly Music Series, supported by North End Subaru.

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 November programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR!

Little Listeners Storytime

Ages 0-4

Mondays 11:00 AM

Children ages 0-4 can meet with Miss Debbie outside on the library patio to read some fun stories, learn some 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. 

Pre-K Storytime
Ages 4-5
Wednesdays 10:00 AM

Join us for this lively story time that incorporates lots of sensory experiences for 4- and 5-year-olds. Our goal is to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading as we share books, readiness activities, rhymes, and songs while we encourage them to be active participants.

Book In A Bag


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!



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 stop by to pick up a kit that has a book by a featured author, some microwave popcorn and a few fun activity pages.




Wednesday, November 8th

4:00-5:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-5 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! Registration is on-going so sign up today! Click here for a list of dates and this year's titles.

November Drop-in Craft:

Pinecone Turkeys with Miss Joslyn

Monday, November 20th

4:00-5:00 PM 

All Ages

Join Miss Joslyn in the Story Craft Room to make your own adorable Pinecone Turkeys! Then take them home for Thanksgiving decoration! Stop by any time between 4 – 5.

Registration encouraged so that we can be sure of having enough supplies for all our wreaths! 

Legos At the Library

Tuesday, November 28th

6:00 PM 

All Ages

Calling all Lego builders- on the fourth Tuesday of each month you can join us in the Story Craft Room to spend an hour building with our Legos! Each month we will have a Lego challenge for you to do - or you can just build! At the end of the hour, your creation will be put on display here in the library for everyone to see and admire! This month’s challenge: Balloon Powered Lego Cars.

Check the Teen info page to see some great “tween” programs that are happening in November for kids ages 10+


Be sure to register by November 8th!

Tweens & Teens in grades 5-12 can sign up for Random Reads! This monthly book subscription bag will include a handpicked library book (to read and return), a snack, an activity, and a gift (that is yours to keep)! An active library account/card is required to register. Your confirmation email will include a link to a reader's survey that you will need to fill out (so that we know what types of books you like to read!).

Click here to register.

Drop-in Craft: Gnome Painting

Friday, November 3rd

4:00- 5:00 PM

Get ready for the holiday season by painting your own gnome! Drop by the Teen Room on Friday, November 3rd between 4pm-5pm while supplies last! There will be plenty of paint colors to choose from.

Open to teens in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18). No registration needed.

We'll be using acrylic paint, and you might get some on you, so dress accordingly.

A New Chapter Book Club

for Grades 5-7

Wednesday, November 8th

4:00-5:00 PM

A New Chapter Book Club is perfect for readers who are ready to move up from our LPL Book Club for 3rd - 5th Graders (or maybe who are just starting to look for books in the Teen Room) to check out as well. At this meeting we'll be discussing Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. This club is open to tweens & teens in grades 5-8. 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.

* Each month has its own separate registration, you can sign up for one, a couple, or all of them! * Want to look ahead? Here's a link to the list of all meeting dates and book titles!

Sign up here for November's meeting.

Planning ahead: our December meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 13th!

Tweens & Teens Craft: DIY Spa Kits

Thursday, November 9th

5:30- 7:00 PM

Tweens and teens are invited to spend a relaxing evening at the library making their own DIY spa kits that they will be able to take home with them!

You will have the chance to create self-care items like all natural face wash, toner, and clay face masks.

Open to tweens & teens in grades 5-12 (ages 10-18). Registration is required.

The (Not So) Young Adult Book Club

Sunday, November 12th

11:00 AM - 12:00PM

At this meeting, we'll be discussing Man Made Monsters by Andrea L. Rogers, copies will be available to check out at the library circulation desk.

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*

Video Game Night

Friday, November 17th

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!

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Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00
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