Why Yes, You Can Do That At The Library…

Via Wibki

The days are definitely getting shorter, dear patrons, but there are plenty of ways to counter the darkness and the gloom of late autumn.  Here at the Library, we are keeping our schedule full of classes, workshops, and performances to help you think, learn, and explore.  Why not check out a few of the programs we have on offer in the coming weeks?  You can learn how to make some potential holiday gifts (or keep them for yourself.  We won’t judge at all.), try a new skill, or simply escape the hubbub out there for a little while and enjoy.  You can register for these events on our website, or call the Library offering the program to register in person.

And please note: these are only a few of the programs on offer at the Main Library and Branches.  You can check out the Events section of our website too see everything we offer.  And, as always, please  let us know if there is a program that you would like to see offered.  We are, after all, here for you!

West Branch Historical Adult Book Group
Thursday, November 9: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Meetings are held at the West Branch Community Room the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 pm.  New members welcome!  For additional information call (978) 535-3354.

Lyle Brewer Guitar Concert
Tuesday, November 14: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Lyle Brewer has been an integral part of the Boston music scene for over a decade. He has released six albums and has toured and recorded with dozens of artists. His guitar playing weaves effortlessly throughout a variety of musical styles, and his album, ‘Juno,”  made the Boston Globe’s list of Best Local Albums of 2015.
Lyle Brewer is on faculty in The Guitar Department at The Berklee College of Music. Currently he is working on a transcription book of his own music and a recording of two suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. He will perform original songs and classical music.  To register, please call (978) 531-0100
The Fall Concert Series is generously sponsored by the McCarthy Family Foundation and the Peabody Institute Library Foundation.

South Branch Super Sleuths Adult Book Group
Monday, December 4: 1:00pm-2:00pm

The South Branch welcomes adult members to the Super Sleuths Book Group the first Monday of every month from 1-2 p.m. New members are welcome!  For more information or to find out this month’s title, please call (978) 531-3380.

Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making
Tuesday, December 5: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Creating soap from scratch allows you the freedom to formulate bars specifically to meet your wants and needs. This presentation will go over a brief history and basic chemistry of soap making; necessary materials; supplies and equipment; safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide; taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures; coloring and scenting your soap; preparing your molds and molding options; and insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap.
Presenter Jennifer Hofmann has been making soap for over eight years. She fell into it by accident, but once she made her first batch of soap she found she couldn’t stop…Jennifer makes and sells her own soaps and body products which have been featured on Etsy and can be found at many local farmers markets. Information can be found on her website: www.jennifersoap.com.  Jennifer has passed her Basic and Advance CP/HP Soapmaking Certification test. To register, please call (978) 531-0100

Managing Your Digital Mailbox
Saturday, December 9: 10:00am – 11:30am
In this class, we’ll talk about taming your e-mail.  We’ll cover managing, sorting, and organizing messages, searching your e-mail, sending messages and attachments, filtering, setting up contacts, folders, and more. To register, please call (978) 531-0100
Please Note:
  • The library has (5) laptops available for users, but you are welcome to bring your own device.  
  • This class is for active e-mail users. Please bring a valid e-mail address and password to class


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