Thursday, April 19, 2018

New at the Lawrence Library: LGBTQ+ Groups

We are thrilled to announce two new groups, one for youth and one for adults, to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and topics in a safe, welcoming environment. Pepperell resident J.D. Melendez has volunteered as the facilitator. For over 20 years, J.D. has been working with LGBTQ+ people, with a focus on transgender and LGBTQ+ youth communities. 

The first LGBTQ+ Youth Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM. The inaugural LGBTQ+ Adult Group meeting is being held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 PM

In other LGBTQ+ news, our newest staff member, Amy (That's me!), is proud to identify an LGBTQ+ ally. I previously worked at the Bentley University Library where I was a member of the university's LGBTQ Ally Network

We hope that you will join us for conversation and snacks. And be on the lookout for more LGBTQ+ special events in the future. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

And the Winner Is ...

Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Lucy Marro won the Children’s Category, Noelle Dykstra won the Teen/Adult Category, and Sophia Yamanishi and Mason Mathe won the Group/Family Category. Thank you to everyone who participated. We have truly enjoyed all of your talent and creativity. Check out these photos of this year's entries, which were taken by our Program Coordinator extraordinaire Donna!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Enchanted Engineering and Playdough Monsters

Looking for something to do during school vacation week? Our Youth Services staff has two fun programs in store. Both are recommended for ages preschool and up.

On Wednesday, April 18, help fairy tale characters solve their problems by using your creative thinking at Enchanted Engineering. This week, we will be building a house for the Three Little Pigs. Will your house hold up to the Big Bad Wolf? Join us in the Activity Center at 10:30 AM to find out!

On Thursday, April 19, from 10:30-11:15 AM, you can make some marvelous and mischievous monsters using playdough and other craft supplies in our Activity Center.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd
Spring into nature with some earthy books!





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Pepperell Green-up
Saturday, April 14th  through Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Green-Up is a town-wide volunteer clean-up of litter and trash on roadsides and public lands in Pepperell. Anyone can participate, and everyone's efforts make a difference! A map of Pepperell and a sign-up list will be posted in Lawrence Library. Stop by to sign up and pick up some garbage bags. Filled bags can be left curbside. The Pepperell Highway Department will pick them up. Thank you for participating and for taking pride in Pepperell!





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Happenings!

Thanksgiving is over and, with only one full day left in November, it's safe to say we have officially entered the Holiday Season! As the weather gets colder and forecasts of snow begin to loom on the horizon, we here at the Lawrence Library have been busy cooking up a fun and festive month of holiday programs for patrons of all ages.

It all kicks off on Friday, December 1st with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Visit From Santa! The outdoor celebrations begin at 6:45PM on the front steps of the library; be sure to bundle up it's sure to be chilly. This event is free and open to the public. All we ask is that guests bring a non-perishable food item to donate to PACH to help spread the joy this season!

Then, on Sunday, December 3rd, we have Holiday Music with Wendee Glick and Pamela Hines at 2:00PM. This musical duo will perform many classic holiday favorites as well as newer festive tunes. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as Starbucks coffee.

If you're itching to get crafty, we have a Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House night on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30PM. Materials and refreshments--including hot cocoa!-- will be provided for all adult participants. Teens 13 and older are welcome to join in as well, so long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Speaking of gingerbread houses, the library is hosting our very first Gingerbread House Contest this year! We invite patrons to decorate and bring in their own gingerbread houses anytime before December 9th. Houses can be entered into one of three categories: Children, for ages 12 and under; Teen/Adult, for ages 13 and up; and Families, for anyone who wants to make it into a family endeavor. Each category will have a winner, and all winners will be announced on December 16th.

On Thursday December 14th we're bringing another musical group to the library: A Goodlie Companye. This well-known and well-loved traveling group brings the historic sounds of madrigal music to Massachusetts while also speaking to the history and customs behind the songs. This concert is free and open to the public, and is slated to begin at 7:30PM.

The following week we're celebrating the winter solstice with a Solstice Henna and Tarot Reading program. At 6:00PM on Wednesday, December 20th, both activities will be available for any and all patrons to partake in.

Down in the Children's Room, there's even more fun to be found for the month of December! Here's a list of our Saturday morning programs:

December 2nd: Holiday Card Crafts for Kids
December 9th: Kid Crafting (Ornaments)
December 16th: Cookie Decorating!
December 23rd: Holiday Happenings
December 30th: Welcome, New Year!

Each program is free and open to the public, and will begin at 10:30AM down in the Children's Activity Center. More information about these programs--and any other programs at the Lawrence Library-- can be found online at our website.

Each and every one of us here at the library looks forward to a cozy, safe, and happy holiday season, and we extend those same wishes to all our patrons and their families. Thank you for helping us make our library such a great place for the community; happy holidays, and here's to the upcoming year!