October 2019

Our new book clubs are off to a great start, if you missed the
 first one
don't despair you can still join!

Third Wednesday
Book Club

Julie Fredericksen  facilitates this 
group on the
 on the third Wednesday
  (September - June) from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. 
Books are available at the Circulation Desk 
one month before the discussion.
All are welcome!
This is an informal librarian-led discussion. 
The reading selections
 will be mostly fiction choices with a
sprinkling of non-fiction, a nd with an emphasis on books with interesting points of discussion. 
Light  refreshments will be served.

October selection

Fantastical Book Club


The Fantastical Book Club
Every third Saturday starting
in September from 2- 3 pm
Next Meeting is October 19th, 2019
Books and graphic novels featured will  include SciFi, Fantasy, or stories with otherwise otherworldly elements.The October choice is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Those interested may give their email at the main desk or just drop in when the program is run.



News from the
Friends of Library

FALL Book Sale
October 17 - 19, 2019


  Let's be Friends in 2019!


In the Art Gallery

FMC Devens Inmate Art
October 3rd to 31st
Reception on October 15th
  6 PM to 8 PM

 Federal Medical Center, Devens
 (FMC Devens), is a federal prison in Massachusetts for male inmates requiring long-term medical or mental health care. 
It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

"The Three Artists" was completed by three separate inmates who challenged one another to complete a drawing using the same subject. FMC Devens has very talented artists who use their abilities to bring a sliver of joy to other inmates and families, while showcasing their accomplishments. Several pieces in this exhibit were created by the inmates who took the Introduction to Drawing course this last year.

At the reception on October 15th 
f rom 6 PM to 8 PM the inmates' teacher will be present to answer questions and talk about his students' work

Mystery Reading Group

The Mystery Group has been
meeting for the past 15 years!!!!!!

October Mystery club
will meet on October 22, 2019


Reuben Hoar Library 

Library Hours


10:00 - 4:00
1:00 - 9:00
10:00 - 9:00
1:00 - 9:00
10:00 - 4:00
10:00 - 4:00



  Genealogy Club
meets the 2nd Monday from
10:00AM - 12:00PM

Littleton Origami Group
meets the last Thursday of the month from
7:00PM - 9:00PM  
Mystery Book Discussion  
meets the 4th Tuesday from
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Yarn Overs
meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Museum Pass   Spotlight

The quintessential New England
Museum, Let our museum
pass help make it a Fall tradition

Old Sturbridge Village

Ask a Question
and we will answer it here!

Look for this column every month to answer your library questions.
Sometimes if we don't have a question
we will focus on some of the most unusual
things that happen at the library!
It will be informative and entertaining!

What are the most unusual things patrons
have "forgotten" at the library.

The staff has found the some interesting things, including false teeth, prosthetic
leg, and underwear...... 

Reminder Holiday

The library is closed on October 14, 2019
in observance of Columbus Day



  Children's Room Newsletter


Non Fiction Spotlight

Books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never giving up hope.

Climate change

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -- Jane Goodall


Check out this 
timely display!

Trick or Treat

It's that time of the year!  


Our Book-A-Librarian service allows you to spend up to 30 minutes with one of our friendly knowledgeable librarians who can offer assistance tailored to your needs.


We can help in many ways; typical requests may include:

  • Learn to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, or music to your digital device
  • Introduction to the library catalog - how to find a book, a CD or a DVD, place holds, manage your account
  • Researching a topic beyond Google
  • Setting up and using an email account
  • Plus much more...just ask!

Some things we are unable to help with:

  • We do not provide medical, legal or business advice or opinions.
  • We cannot write, type or proofread your documents.
  • We do not offer technical support or troubleshooting except when it relates to library resources.
  • We cannot assist with credit card transactions.

We encourage you to bring your laptop or digital device with you to the library so that we may better help you.


Please call the library at 978.540.2600 to set up an appointment, preferably one week in advance, with a librarian or fill out our online  Book-A-Librarian form.


Due to staff expertise and availability, your request might be declined. We appreciate your understanding.


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