Thursday, January 10, 2019

Banister Book Group, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland; and Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll, (1832-1898), published in 1872. Weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations," the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground--to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature. 

At 18 Common Street.

Brookfield in the Future!

Published by W. B. Hale, Williamsville, Massachusetts
Courtesy of William Jankins

Friday, January 4, 2019

McLaurin-Jones Co. Another fine donation!

Thank you to Joyce Landine for this very nice donation!  Her uncle was a chemist for McLaurin-Jones Co. and his office was in the current rug factory (it was part of McLaurin-Jones Co. then).  His name was Harold Kenneway.  We will have to review our collection of Team Mates (their newsletter from 1944-1957 in our collection) for more information!

Other holiday boxes donated by William Jankins and Barbara Clancy.

The typewriter has a new ribbon! Come in and type!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Makerspace workshop items are here for pick-up!!

Image result for makerspace arthur evans  Thank you to Arthur and Peter Evans for sending workshop items before Christmas!  Library hours:  Thursday, 1:00 p.m.  to 8:00 p.m., Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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Peter Evans
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Arthur Evans

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Local author books available at the library for purchase!

Checks Payable To:
America's Apple
Russell Steven Powell
Russell Steven Powell
an apple a day
Jacob Knight (print 1989)
Brookfield Community Club
Bojan Hamlin Jennings
Friends of the Library
Bathsheba Spooner
Jeffrey H. Fiske
Jeffrey H. Fiske
Brenda Metterville, Kate Simpson
Friends of the Library
& Andrea Faugno
501(c)(3) #31954
Cat's Meow - Brookfield Cemetery Gate
Cemetery Commission
Cat's Meow - Brookfield Merrick Public Library
Friends of the Library
501(c)(3) #31954
Cat's Meow - Brookfield Unitarian Church
Brookfield UU Church
Devil's Elbow
Ed Londergan
Ed Londergan
The Long Journey Home
Ed Londergan
Ed Londergan
Making Hay
John Jeppson
Tide Pool Press
Merrick Public Library Notecards (5 pack)
Friends of the Library
Merrick Public Library Print
Friends of the Library
Dee Matthews
Dee Matthews
West Brookfield
Brenda Metterville & Bill Jankins
Quaboag Historical Society

Thursday, November 29, 2018

JOB POSTING: Library Custodian 11 hours/week, $13.00/hour

Please come to the library during regular business hours and pick up a job description and application.  Deadline Tuesday, December 11 by 5:00 p.m. Hire date Tuesday, December 18.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Luminaries bags are at the library and available for pick up for folding!

Luminaries are available to purchase at Tip Top Country Store! 
$5.00 for 6 candles and 6 white crusader bags.

Please come to the library and pick up bags to fold in preparation for Brookfield's "Candlelight Eve"
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Luminaries are available at the library for purchase for your home use!

Brookfield luminaries available during regular library hours.  Your purchase for $5.00 includes six candles and six white bags.  Please make your check out to A.P.P.L.E. Seed, with Luminaries on note line. 

OPEN! The library is open today regular hours, 11:00 5:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16, the library is open!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Holiday Closings in November 2018

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Closed dates for the Merrick Public Library

Saturday, November 10
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Trick or Treat with Hillcrest Montesorri School!

Wednesday, October 31 the library had a Treat and a Treat for the students of Hillcrest Montesorri School!  We had goodie bags and sand art fun!  As always a wonderful visit with all!

Friday, October 26, 2018

New to the Libby App! 97 Magazines with Simultaneous Use lending model!

Great magazines in our Libby and OverDrive magazine collection as of October 19, 2018. There are 97 in total. All of these magazines are under the Simultaneous Use lending model. This means that there's never any waiting for patrons to get to see them. As many patrons as want can all have them at the same time without restriction. Magazine titles can be searched in our Libby and OverDrive catalog just like other titles.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Events at the library for the week of October 23 to October 26

Massachusetts STEM WEEK, October 23-26, 2018, Wednesday, October 24 and Friday, October 26, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. activities will include: contraptions, Magformers, Kevamaker bot maze, ozobots.  Age range will be toddler to school-aged students, drop in with no sign-up.
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The Rotary Club of the Brookfields, serving the Brookfields, Spencer and the Warrens will present an informal talk on domestic violence, Thursday, October 25, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with from Brookfield Police Department.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Brookfield High School (BHS) state of Massachusetts basketball champions 1904-1905

 The boys' basketball team beat Holyoke at the Springfield Auditorium to win the championship.  Pictured here are, from left to right, (first row) George McDonald, team captain William Clancy, and Thomas Dunkin; (second row) team manager Albert "Chalky" Balcom, William "Chuck" O'Brien, school principal Guy Howard, and Raymond Gerald.

This large portrait is stored in the gallery of the library, on top of a bookcase.

Friday, October 12, 2018

BANISTER BOOK GROUP Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells (1866-1946), published in 1897.

Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The invisible man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure. 

We will meet at the Felton House, 18 Common Street, Brookfield

Movies and discussion questions are available at the library.

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