Upcoming Programming in December

*Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program unless otherwise noted.

Adult Story Time: A Cup of Christmas Tea
Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Carol McGuiggan for a reading of Tom Hegg’s A Cup of Christmas Tea followed by an opportunity to reminisce. Bring along a favorite tea cup if you would like to share its significance.

Local Author Talk: Lou Pepi Returns to Vietnam
The Rocket Attack on Firebase Charlie 2
Thursday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

At “zero dark thirty” on January 30, 1971, units of the U.S. Fifth Mechanized Division embarked on Dewey Canyon II, a mission to reopen the road from Khe Sahn Air Base to the Laotian border. Alpha Company of U.S. 61st Infantry performed commendably, returning to Firebase Charlie 2 in April, exhausted but hopeful—the Fifth would be leaving Vietnam in July. They patrolled the “western hills” through May as rocket attacks fell each evening. On the 21st, a direct hit on a bunker killed 30 of the 63 men inside—18 were from the Alpha Company. This is their story, as told to Specialist Lou Pepi by members of his unit.

Italian Conversation Circle
Saturday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Join other Italian speakers in the community for an opportunity to speak Italian exclusively for two hours!

How to Volunteer in Your Community
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join Alicia for a workshop on how you can donate your time, talent, and treasure to community organizations during the holiday season and throughout the year. Participants will take part in a seasonal letter and card writing campaign for Elder Services of Worcester Area to benefit local home-bound older adults.

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Yoga with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes. Copies of the books will be available one month prior to the meeting date.

Technology Office Hours
Thursday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m.

During this 45-minute appointment, get help with your device or technology-related questions! *By Appointment*

Mindful Meditation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.

This class is open to all individuals wishing to develop inner awareness, health, and well-being. The practice will include techniques to improve concentration, clarity of mind, relaxation, and promote self-awareness. Bring your yoga mat or sitting cushion and a receptive attitude. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Upcoming Programming in January

*Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program unless otherwise noted.

All the Feels Winter Reading Challenge
January 1-31

Adults and Teens can experience 'All the Feels' during this winter reading challenge! During the month of January, learn about emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading and completing activities. If readers log more than 250 minutes during this reading challenge, they will be entered into an end-of-challenge drawing! A prize will be awarded to both a teen and adult reader. To pre-register for this reading challenge, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page.

National Houseplant Appreciation Day
Tuesday, January 10, All Day

Learn about houseplants, participate in a houseplant swap (bring your cuttings), create your own pot, and leave with a plant! Email ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Plant' in the subject line to register. Thank you to Jerry’s Hardware for donating herb seeds for this program!

Italian Conversation Circle
Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Join other Italian speakers in the community for an opportunity to speak Italian exclusively for two hours!

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Yoga with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Copies of the books will be available one month prior to the meeting date.

Technology Office Hours
Thursday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m.

During this 45-minute appointment, get help with your device or technology-related questions! *By Appointment*

Mindful Meditation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m.

This class is open to all individuals wishing to develop inner awareness, health, and well-being. The practice will include techniques to improve concentration, clarity of mind, relaxation, and promote self-awareness. Bring your yoga mat or sitting cushion and a receptive attitude. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Puzzle Swap!
Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Are you a puzzle aficionado in need of new puzzles? Bring some of your previously loved puzzles to the Library to swap with other puzzle lovers.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, January 27 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson. Copies of the books will be available one month prior to the meeting date.

Italian Conversation Circle
Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Join other Italian speakers in the community for an opportunity to speak Italian exclusively for two hours!

Upcoming Programming in February

*Please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to a program unless otherwise noted.

Resumé Review and Refresh Workshop
Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m.

Please join Alicia for an interactive resumé review workshop. Participants will learn current best practices for resumé writing and will work with each other to refresh their resumés. Participants should bring a copy of their current resumé to the workshop.

Italian Conversation Circle
Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Join other Italian speakers in the community for an opportunity to speak Italian exclusively for two hours!

Stress Reduction and Relaxation Yoga with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Addressing Family Stress and Depression Workshop
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom

Does your family have the tools they need to address life’s stressors? By being knowledgeable about self-care and mental health, you can help your family get on the path to wellness. This virtual workshop is facilitated by FFDA staff and delivered by a licensed mental health professional. During this 90-minute training, participants will learn how to identify symptoms of stress in themselves and family members, manage stress as a family, respond when symptoms become “more than stress,” and get help for themselves or a family member.

Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber. Copies of the books will be available one month prior to the meeting date.

Technology Office Hours
Thursday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m.

During this 45-minute appointment, get help with your device or technology-related questions! *By Appointment*

Mindful Meditation with Carol McGuiggan
Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.

This class is open to all individuals wishing to develop inner awareness, health, and well-being. The practice will include techniques to improve concentration, clarity of mind, relaxation, and promote self-awareness. Bring your yoga mat or sitting cushion and a receptive attitude. *Registration opens the month before the program.

Button Sewing
Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to sew a button onto a piece of clothing and be able to wear your favorite garment again!

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group
Friday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson. Copies of the books will be available one month prior to the meeting date.

Italian Conversation Circle
Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Join other Italian speakers in the community for an opportunity to speak Italian exclusively for two hours!

 

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