September 2017

Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 4

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Sep 11

Mon 10:30 am

Monday Mysteries

Monday Mysteries:  Join our mystery book discussion group on Monday mornings! No sign-up necessary - read the book, join the conversation! We are looking for members, please join us! Books will be available at Main Library at the Circulation Desk and at the Islington Branch Library.
Monday, August 7, 2017:  The Bughouse Affair / Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini
Monday, September 11, 2017:  Faceless Killers / Henning Mankell
Monday, October 2, 2017: Murder on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie
Monday, November 6, 2017: The Passenger /Lisa Lutz

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 11

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Sep 11

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Sep 14

Thu 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Jennifer Lin and Shanghai Faithful

Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation.

Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir & a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.

Jennifer Lin is an award-winning journalist & former reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. All are welcome!
Main Library: Thursday, September 14 @ 7:00 PM

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 18

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Sep 18

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Sep 21

Thu 7:00 pm

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Discussion for September Latin America's Political Pendulum.  Contact reference, 781-320-1045 for information.

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Main Library, 2nd Floor Information Desk

Sep 25

Mon 6:00 pm

Technology Help Drop-in

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or e-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?

Have you heard about getting free e-books, audio books, tv shows & movies from the library, and want to learn more?

Or do you want to learn a new language at home & at no cost?

Grab your device & come to our Technology Help Drop-in! No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get you hooked up!

Call 781-320-1045, or email mriportella@minlib.net for more information.

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Main Library

Sep 25

Mon 6:30 pm

Westwood Library Quilters

Bring your hand or machine quilting projects to work on in the friendly company of other local quilters. Show and tell is encouraged! An iron, ironing pad, cutting mat, and cutting tools will be available. No registration required.

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Sep 25

Mon 7:00 pm

TEEN KNITTING

Teens, join us Monday nights to knit hats and blankets for Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  All Supplies will be provided.

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Sep 26

Tue 7:00 pm

Author Talk: Ted Reinstein and New England’s General Stores

Author Talk: Ted Reinstein and New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic:  The general store is as old as America itself.  It conjures a country-like place where kids come in to buy penny candy, and adults to buy everything from fresh vegetables to four-penny nails. It was a place to pick up mail, the newspaper, and perhaps tarry a bit on a chilly morning to chat over a cup of coffee and a warm wood stove.

In profiling the colorful stories of some of New England’s most iconic general stores, the long, ongoing story of this remarkable region itself comes to life. All are welcome to this lively talk!
Reinstein has been a reporter for Boston’s WCVB-TV’s “Chronicle" since 1995. Copies of this and Reinstein's other books will be available for purchase. No registration is required and all are welcome.
Main Library: Tuesday, September 26 @ 7:00 PM

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Sep 27

Wed 7:00 pm

Marjorie Feld, PhD presents Lillian Wald

Marjorie Feld, PhD presents Lillian Wald: Professor Feld will speak about Lillian Wald, American nurse, humanitarian and author. Feld's first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society. Lillian Wald was known for contributions to human rights and was the founder of American community nursing. She also founded the Henry Street Settlement in NYC and was an early advocate to have nurses in public schools. All are welcome!
Main Library: Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7:00 PM

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Sep 29

Fri 10:30 am

Friday Morning Book Club


Friday Morning Book Club:  Join our book discussion group on Friday mornings! No sign-up necessary - read the book, join the conversation! We are looking for members, please join us! Books will be available at Main Library at the Circulation Desk and at the Islington Branch Library.
Friday, September 29th:  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady / Susan Quinn
Friday, October 27th: Laughing all the Way to the Mosque / Zarqa Nawaz
Friday, November 17th: Our Souls at Night /Kent Haruf
Friday, December 15th:  Holiday Yankee Book Swap

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