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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Museum passes


Museum passes available for your use, include: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Garden, South Deerfield; Children’s Museum @ Holyoke; Ecotarium, Worcester; and the Worcester Art Museum.  Please call for availability.

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Book Group

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BANISTER BOOK GROUP

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Lemon Tree:  An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan.  In conjunction with the book discussion Life in Palestine, a talk and slideshow, will be presented by Octavia Taylor.  Ms. Taylor and her husband Stephen spent the fall 2014 semester in Palestine volunteering: Stephen taught a computer programming course at Birzeit University and Octavia worked with Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.  She will report on the complexities of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and look at how daily life for Palestinians has been affected by the Israeli Occupation. All are invited to attend.  Reading of the book is not required.

 

The Taylors’ passports bulge with entrance and exit visas from four continents.  In addition to living in Palestine this past fall, they have lived five semesters in the Middle East, including a time in Syria for the 2009 – 2010 academic year.  Stateside Octavia has worked as a community organizer and manager of grants primarily for environmental and social justice projects at Clark University.  She is affiliated with a number of international peace and justice organizations, such as the American Friends Service Committee, the Jewish Voice for Peace and the Iraqi Student Project.  Stephen teaches Computer Science at Fitchburg State University; his research in applying computers to the Arabic Language has brought him to the Middle East for many conferences.  They live on a farm in New Braintree. 

Silent Auction for month of May, Friends of the Library


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY.  The Friends are getting ready for the month of May Silent Auction.  We accept home furnishings and decorative bits and pieces, children’s clothing and toys.  All manner of goods are welcomed for this family event. Items and donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.  The auction begins Friday, May 1 and ends Saturday, May 30.  Come bid on your favorite item!  This fundraising event helps support the Summer Reading Program for the community.

National Grid provides tool for patrons


KILL A WATT.  Made available from National Grid, the Kill A Watt kit has arrived at our library and includes a booklet and monitor and easy conservation tips as well as information about energy savings rebates and programs available through National Grid and Mass Save. The kit assists homeowners in understanding their energy use.  Check out or reserve for your use from the library.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February 17 to 21, School Vacation Week

We are closed Saturday, February 14 to observe the Monday holiday.

Ms. Renee will NOT be here Wednesday, February 18, Music Time will continue Wednesday, February 25 at 11:15 a.m.

Lego's are available to play with at any time!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard: Juno...Closed Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28

The Banister Book Discussion is re-scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

American Red Cross Babysitting Class


AMERICAN RED CRSS BABYSITTING TRAINING:

Wednesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 5, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Students aged 11 and up are invited to become certified babysitters.  Instructor Linda Freeman will teach safety and caring for young ones.  Students must attend both classed to be certified.  The cost is $25 per student and the Friends of the Library will pay the other half of the fee, $25 for each student enrolled.  Sign up soon!  This class fills up fast!

Local Author visit, Tuesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The Long Journey Home


by Ed Londergan

 
Publisher: Indian Rock Publishing

90 Bragg Road, West Brookfield, MA 01585
4134367901; 5088648685


Website: www.edlondergan.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Long Journey Home continues the story of Jack and Becky Parker as they strive to make a life for themselves on the frontier in early colonial Massachusetts. During a violent and turbulent era, they endure every hardship to see their family grow, prosper …and survive. In their unstoppable love, they will sacrifice everything to be together. From the battles of King Philip’s War to Jack’s capture and escape and his brutal trek home through the winter wilderness to the wife and son he loves beyond measure, follow them as they persevere to make their dreams come true and find the one place that is truly home.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Luminaries will be on display, Wednesday, December 31

New Years Eve Luminaries for 2014!
Join us for this wonderful sight of peace and harmony on the Common in Brookfield!


Newberry Winners and Honors titles available

Fifth grade students will find the Newberry Winners and Honors Books available at the circulation desk.  This is for your Christmas vacation reading assignment.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dollhouse on Display!

Joanne Craig of New Braintree created this beautiful, whimsical dollhouse now on display at the library for the winter!



Wreath making with Sangita

David Wilson displays his wreath he made!

(l to r) Emily, Samantha and Amber had fun making their Christmas wreaths!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Perfect Harmony by Renee Coro has arrived!!

Ms. Renee's music CD is here!  Available for sale, $15., at the library (cash or check made out to Harmonious Happenings).


Friday, October 17, 2014

Banister Book Group, October and November 2014


BANISTER BOOK GROUP:
 
Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
". . . a compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage. With compassion
and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history and draws
comparisons with the modern-day foster care system."-- Library Journal


Tuesday, November 25, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Time was Soft There by Jeremy Mercer. "The memoir is much more than an entertaining romp through Parisian literary bohemia at the turn of the millennium. Time Was Soft There will likely be the last firsthand account of an aging legend."—Newsweek