The Friends Silent Auction will accept the last bid on items Friday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
FYI: An Archaeology Program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday May 10th at the former campground at 5 Hobbs Ave.
Rain date will be Thursday May 11th. The program will be taped for those who can’t attend. (FROM BOS)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Quaboag Historical Society presented Carol Plumb with the 2017 Lucy Stone Award at the Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield. This fun event took place April 23.
Friday, April 21, 2017
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS: The next meeting will be Thursday, May 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be no meeting in April.
- Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. to noon. Ms. Renee’s Pre-School Music Therapy. Free snacks and juice too. Sponsored by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield.
- Fridays free home delivery and pick-up of library materials for anyone housebound. This free service may be long or short term—call for more information.
- Notary Public. Brenda Metterville, free service available during regular business hours.
TRUSTEES MEETING, Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.
CLOSED: Saturday, May 27, Memorial Day weekend.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
BANISTER BOOK GROUP:
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Written on the Heart by Morgan Callan Rogers. “As unexpected clues regarding the fate of Florine's mother-- who disappeared when Florine was twelve--begin to surface, Florine and Bud face the challenges of trying to solve an old mystery while building a new marriage and raising a family"-- Provided by publisher.
Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Coal River: A Novel by Ellen Marie Wiseman. Orphaned and penniless at nineteen, Emma Malloy accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, in 1912. Treated like a servant, Emma works for free in the company store. The young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families’ doorsteps, and marking the miners’ bills as paid. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.
Tuesday, June 27. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Beekeeper’s Apprentice: on the segregation of the queen by Laurie King. A chance meeting with an elderly beekeeper turns into a pivotal, personal transformation when fifteen-year-old Mary Russell discovers that the beekeeper is the reclusive Sherlock Holmes, who soon takes on the role of mentor and teacher.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. A story “about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today?””-- Provided by publisher. Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Book, 2015