New library construction on Market Street

Visit Market Street and watch for construction progress on the new library, senior center and city hall.

COZY CUPPA

Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Celebrate the winter season with the library Friday mornings in January. Enjoy coffee, tea and light snacks. Mingle with your community and say hello to your librarians.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES

Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Join a discussion of “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. Books are available to borrow. The next selection is “The End of Loneliness” by Benedict Wells on Feb. 27.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLE

Friday, Jan. 24, noon

Practice speaking English and make new friends in this ongoing ESL discussion group facilitated by Tricia Griffith.

LIBRARY DIGITAL RESOURCES

Monday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m.

Learn how to set up and manage an online library account. Take advantage of our many online offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, streaming movies, classes and research tools. No device is necessary, but if you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, bring it with you to practice. Preregister in the library or call 846-4140.

LEGISLATIVE FORUM

Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Join State Representatives Ann Pugh, Maida Townsend, Martin LaLonde and John Killacky along with Senator Michael Sirotkin and moderator Vince Bolduc to discuss what’s being debated in the State House. All are welcome.

KNITTERS GROUP

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a project to share with other knitters or get help with challenging patterns. All skill levels welcome.

COOKBOOK CLUB

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.

Love to cook? Enjoy trying out new recipes? Join the Cookbook Club for its monthly potluck featuring “The Last Course” by Claudia Fleming. This cookbook, featuring desserts of Gramercy Tavern, is reviewed by Bon Appetit as “the greatest dessert book in the history of the world.” For this club meeting, bring a soup of your choice and/or a dessert from “The Last Course.” This meeting will take place at a member’s home, so ask for the address when signing up at the library. Cookbooks will be available four weeks in advance to review or check out on a three-day loan. Photocopy your recipe, sign up at the desk, cook the dish and bring it to the meeting to share with your fellow-chefs. The Cookbook Club is facilitated by William Wargo.


CHILDREN   

TODDLER TIME

Tuesday, Jan. 28,

10:15 & 11:15 a.m.

Two 20- to 30-minute musical and interactive story times for crawlers and toddlers up to age three, with an adult. Stories, puppets, songs, fingerplays with time for socializing. BABY TIME

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m.

A gentle, interactive story time geared to non-mobile infants and their caregivers. Stories, songs, sensory activities and literacy tips for caregivers with time for socializing.

BOARD GAME NIGHT: GAMES FOR FAMILIES

Monday, Feb. 3, 6–7:30 p.m.

Let loose your inner Sherlock Holmes for a night of suspicion and sleuthing as you play some of the best mystery and deduction games available including One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Mysterium and Codenames: Duet. Led by board game enthusiast, Ben Hain. Bring your friends and family and game on!

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