Summer 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path for Adults

This summer, Read Beyond the Beaten Path with Beaman Library's Summer Reading Program! To get started, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack website and register for the Summer Reading Challenge for your age group. If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, please call or visit the Library and a staff member will be happy to help you!

The Summer 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path for Adults challenge will occur throughout June, July, and August. For this challenge, adult readers will log the number of minutes read each day! This really exciting change allows readers an opportunity to log more often and earn more Beanstack badges! If you read or listen to at least 500 minutes of content borrowed from Beaman Library this summer, you will be entered in an end-of-challenge prize drawing. And, the more minutes you read translates into more drawing entries. Prizes will include gift certificates to some of our local dining establishments. Read below to learn more about the fun events scheduled for this summer.

iREAD's Adult Summer Reading Poster. Text reads "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"

Summer programming and prizes have been paid for by The Friends of Beaman Library and generous donations from the community. 

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Upcoming Programming in June

Mindfulness Meditation and Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction and Relaxation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesdays, June 15 and 22 at 6:30 p.m.
For beginner, intermediate, and experienced practitioners. Learn hatha yoga and mindfulness skills to turn off ‘auto-pilot’ and open to life more fully. Please bring a yoga mat, sitting cushion, and a receptive attitude. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. *Registration will open the month before the program.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss Flight of the Sparrow by Amy Belding Brown. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Make Dinner at the Library
Tuesday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Join the Food Explorers at the Library to make Four Fold Quesadillas! All ingredients will be provided. When done, enjoy dinner on the Library’s front lawn! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.Parents, bring your teen and have them make dinner for you!

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Ukulele Day
Saturday, June 25 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Stop in on Ukulele Day to learn to play, try out different ukuleles, perform, and enjoy mini-concerts by Dave. Sponsored by the West Boylston Cultural Council. This program is for all ages and abilities! 

Cast Iron Cooking
Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of food and discussion about how to cook with cast iron. We will discuss fire safety, how to build a good fire, and types, care of, and best uses for cast iron. And, of course, favorite recipes! Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Upcoming Programming in July

Mindfulness Meditation and Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction and Relaxation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 6:30 p.m.
For beginner, intermediate, and experienced practitioners. Learn hatha yoga and mindfulness skills to turn off ‘auto-pilot’ and open to life more fully. Please bring a yoga mat, sitting cushion, and a receptive attitude. 
Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. *Registration will open the month before the program.

Haiku with Loree Griffin Burns
Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Join West Boylston writer Loree Griffin Burns to reconsider and reconnect with the natural world through this poetic form. This group is for adults and teenagers—beginner to master—interested in exploring haiku in English. Join us to wander indoors and out, to read, to write, and to share our poems. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Painting Palooza
Saturday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Decorate mason jars and bud vases using paint, paint pens, and alcohol ink. All materials will be supplied. If you have a plain white vase, plate, or tea cup at home that you would like to jazz up, please bring it along! Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Yoga with Taylor
Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
This class is for those who would like to slow down and enjoy a gentle-paced flow. With emphasis on connecting breath to movement, students will have an opportunity to experience a mindful and relaxing practice. Please dress for movement and bring a yoga mat or thick towel. Props are not required. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. *Registration will open the month before the program. 

Tarot Card Readings with Laura Campagna
Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Tarot offers a pictorial representation of our soul’s journey through an emotional and spiritual landscape. Schedule a 10-minute appointment with Laura to gain insight into your innermost self. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. Space is limited! Teens and adults are welcome at this event.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss Lions of Fifth Avenue
 by Fiona Davis. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Upcoming Programming in August

Mindfulness Meditation and Hatha Yoga for Stress Reduction and Relaxation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 6:30 p.m.
For beginner, intermediate, and experienced practitioners. Learn hatha yoga and mindfulness skills to turn off ‘auto-pilot’ and open to life more fully. Please bring a yoga mat, sitting cushion, and a receptive attitude. 
Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. *Registration will open the month before the program.

Homemade Bug Repellant
Saturday, August 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Let’s make some fun and environmentally friendly repellents to ward off summer bugs. We will discuss various recipes and make three different bug repellants. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Fused Glass
Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Create your own Dichroic fused glass pendant or magnet with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class. Your item will be available for pickup after it has been kiln-fired by instructor Deenie Pacik. Class size is limited; reservation is required. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.This craft is for ages 13 and up.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss Normal People
 by Sally Rooney. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss Why Fish Don't Exist by Lulu Miller. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to the discussion. Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register.

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