DVD of the Week
This week’s DVD of the Week is ‘The Old Man and the Gun’.
This biographical film tells the dramatized story of Forrest Tucker, bank robber and prison escape artist. The movie starts in 1981 when Forrest, played expertly by Robert Redford, eludes police chasing him after escaping prison by helping Jewel with a breakdown. Forrest is thrilled by running heists without drawing or firing his gun, a habit he can’t shake even at the behest of Jewel, for whom he cares. The movie plays out the cat and mouse chase with wit and thoughtfulness, despite the threat of violence.
Viral Links of the Week
This Week at the Library
ADULTS


Geri Fit
Tuesday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Video led fitness class for adults over 65. Most exercises done from a chair. Sign up required.

Hook Nook
Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Zeb Fontaine will be here to help you learn, practice and perfect your crocheting skills.

Bridge
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mystery Book Group
Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Betty Tidd will lead a discussion of A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow

Rock Art Class with Grace Howe
Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
9 year old Grace Howe will be here to show you how to make your own rock art! All materials provided. Sign up required.

Line Dancing
Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m

Check Out an Expert
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Geri Fit
Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
See Tuesday for details.

Conversational French
Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Foreign Movie Night
Thursday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This month's movie, Still Mine, is from Canada.

Bridge
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Knits Wits
Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Advanced German
Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fiber Friends
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Mahjong
Monday, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.



TEENS


Homeschool Game Club
Thursday, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Teen Game Club
Thursday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.



CHILDREN


Preschool Storytime (ages 2.5 - 5)
Tuesday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sign up required.

Spanish Camp (grades 1 - 4)
Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30
This will provide a basic introduction to Spanish. Sign up required.

Music and Movement (ages 0 - 5)
Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sign up required.

Preschool Storytime (ages 2.5 - 5)
Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sign up required.

Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0 - 2.5)
Monday, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m
Children's Corner
We need your recycled oatmeal and/or coffee containers, please drop them off in the children’s room. 

Spots are filling up fast for early release activity: Valentines Cards and Cupcakes. Call or stop by to sign-up. 

Running out of ideas for activities to do with your family this winter? 

Oh Deer Me, It's Cold Out
While humans can find relief from the bitter cold in warm clothing and heated homes, our furry neighbors have to be able to survive living outdoors in our harsh, New England winters.
White-tailed deer, have developed a range of adaptations and behaviors. Like other mammals, deer prepare for winter by insulating their bodies with thicker, longer and darker hairs and an undercoat.
Oil glands help to make their coats water repellant, while the darker winter coat absorbs more sunlight and traps the body heat. Like many of us, who complain about “winter weight”, deer also build up more fat insulation. Deer change their behaviors as well. They move much less, dramatically decreasing their metabolism to save energy. Grazers, they usually are able to find enough food to sustain them. In particularly bad weather, deer will congregate in sheltered groves of trees, to wait out the storm. There is strength in numbers. The large community also helps to keep trails open and adds protection from predators.