Saturday, August 19 at Ramsdell Library – 10:30-11:30am
Fairy Tea Party

As part of Fun with Fine Arts at Ramsdell, this Saturday we’re
having a tea
party and making fairy bread! This program is good for
children ages 3 and up. This program is free and open to the public.

Monday, August 21 at Mason Library – 1:30pm
Solar Eclipse Viewing with Rick Costello

On August 21, a total eclipse of the sun will traverse the U.S. from
Oregon to South Carolina. While we are outside the path of totality,
we will see (weather permitting) a deep partial (about two-thirds)
solar eclipse. Rick Costello will have his telescope outside the library
and required viewing glasses will be provided on the 21st.
This program is free and open to the public.


Monday, August 21 at Mason Library – 3:30-4:15pm
Read and Wag Reading Dogs
! (Registration required.)
Read with Lucy, Sylvester, or Romeo!

Reading to dogs can boost reading skills. Children think it’s
fun, they get essential practice with reading and oral skills,
confidence levels increase, reading aloud at school improves,
and they often seek out more challenging books.
Good for school-aged children. Registration is required, or
drop in to see if a spot is available.

This program is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 25 at Mason Library – 6:15pm
Family Movie Night – Storks

Common Sense Media rates Storks 4-stars and “great for families”,
calling it “….a clever, action-packed comedy with messages about
teamwork, perseverance, and compassion,” while Rotten Tomatoes
enjoyed the “….colorful animation, and the charming cast.” We
bring the popcorn and juice, you bring your pj’s and blankets, and
let’s go to the movies! This program is free and open to the public.

The MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) is launching a major study which will impact the agency’s thinking about future construction grants and possibly other types of support.  Please take their survey!  The survey can be found here.