One Book, Many Communities

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Book CoverBeaman Library is excited to announce an amazing upcoming opportunity!

During September, young adults and professionals working with young adults are encouraged to read Jennifer De Leon's YA novel, Don't Ask Where I'm From. Following the month-long read, our One Book Communities will have the opportunity to meet Ms. De Leon and discuss her debut novel on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. Four lucky winners will receive an autographed copy! This event is sponsored through a partnership with your local libraries in Auburn, Bolton, Hudson, and West Boylston. Please visit Beaman Library to borrow a copy of the book.

This virtual event is FREE; space is limited. Register at huds.pl/damwif to receive the Zoom link invitation.


 

Tutorials for Take It and Make It Craft Kits

chickadeeYarn Chickadee Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Yarn Chickadee included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Fowlelt Owl Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Felt Owl included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Dragon flying silhouetteBookshelf Diorama Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Bookshelf Diorama included in the kit, watch this tutorial!

 

Illustration of fox face

Fox Cozy Take It and Make It Craft Kit
To learn how to make the Fox Cozy included in the kit, watch thistutorial!

 

Programming in September

Library Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Throughout the Fall
Somewhere amongst the Library stacks there is a LEGO person waiting to be found. Next time you visit the Library, keep an eye out for him. If you find him, bring him to the front desk for a prize!

An Introduction to Haiku - Virtual
Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Attention aspiring poets and poetry fans alike! Join local author Loree Griffin Burns on Zoom for an introduction to Haiku. To register, please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program. This program is for adults and teens.

Game Night for Teens - In Person
Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Two red dice
Join us at the Library for an evening of games! This is an opportunity to socialize with old friends, meet new ones, and learn a new game or play a classic board game. To register, please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program.

Books and Banter - Virtual
Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Programming in October

Library Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Throughout the Fall
Somewhere amongst the Library stacks there is a LEGO person waiting to be found. Next time you visit the Library, keep an eye out for him. If you find him, bring him to the front desk for a prize!

Haiku-Kai - Virtual
Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Join local author Loree Griffin Burns on Zoom for a Haiku-kai! Participants will be invited to share their best haikus at a friendly and fun Haiku-kai. At each event, the group leader will anonymously read each person's work. To register, please email jwright@cwmars.org. If you plan to participate in this program, please submit up to 5 of your best haikus to jwright@cwmars.org no later then October 12. If you are new to haiku you are more than welcome to attend. You may find this resource by Clark Strand to be helpful during your writing process: https://tricycle.org/haiku/

Hummingbird Stained Glass imageFaux Stained Glass Make It and Take It Craft Kit - In Person
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Stop by the Library to learn how to make faux stained glass using markers! All of the supplies needed to create this stunning craft will be provided. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register and reserve your kit.

 

Text Talk for Teens - In Person
Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Jessica for a guided discussion about Superman Smashes the Klan, a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. Copies of the book will be available at the Library for borrowing one month prior to the discussion. If you would like to borrow a copy, please call the Library. Email jwright@cwmars.org no later than 24 hours prior to this program to register.

Programming in November

Library Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Throughout the Fall A sheet of paper looking through a magnifying glass at other papers
Somewhere amongst the Library stacks there is a LEGO person waiting to be found. Next time you visit the Library, keep an eye out for him. If you find him, bring him to the front desk for a prize!

Paracord Bracelet Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, November 3
Learn how to create a paracord ‘survival’ bracelet. All of the supplies and instructions needed to create two bracelets will be included in this kit. Consider returning one bracelet to the Library so that it can be sent to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to troops, all of which include a paracord bracelet. Email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to reserve a kit.

Haiku-Kai - Virtual
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Join local author Loree Griffin Burns on Zoom for a Haiku-kai! Participants will be invited to share their best haikus at a friendly and fun Haiku-kai. At each event, the group leader will anonymously read each person's work. Please email jwright@cwmars.org no later than 24 hours prior to the program to register. This program is for adults and teens.

Game Night for Teens - In Person
Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us at the Library for an evening of games! This is an opportunity to socialize with old friends, meet new ones, and learn a new game or play a classic board game. To register, please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program.

Books and Banter - Virtual
Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

 

 

Want to Get More Involved?

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

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This essential group helps the Young Adult Librarian decide what programs to offer and suggests materials for the collection. TAG members also make decorations, create displays, assist with children’s programs and more! If you are interested in joining, please email Jessica Wright.

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