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Details of Special Events at the Library

Biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands
Tuesday October 6 at 7pm

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are famous for offering some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. 

World traveler and Northern Essex Community College Professor, Ken Thomas, makes a presentation at the Library on Tuesday October 6 at 7 pm to share his experiences of exploring the unique biodiversity of this area. He’ll discuss the geology of the islands and the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that make the islands their home, including Galapagos penguins, sea lions, and the highly endangered Galapagos tortoises.

Friends' Program: Drones and Quadcopters
Tuesday October 13 at 7pm
Friends of the Library present a program to learn about Drones & Quadcopters with MakeIt Labs of Nashua.

They seem to be everywhere serving military, commercial, and hobby enthusiasts. Join us as MakeIt Labs tells us the positive and negative aspects of drones, the ethics and responsibility of using them, and what the future could hold for drones and quadcopters.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday October 14 from 4-5:30PM

The Library is having an open Tech Tutoring session so bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices.

Bring your questions and your log in information with passwords, and we’ll do our best to provide the answers.

We will also have a list of helpful websites, and have helpful books available to check out. Learn about free ebooks and audiobooks, or simply how to take a picture with your phone.

For more information, contact Tech Librarian Kate Thomas at 603-329-6411 or


Free Family Movie Matinée: Classic tale of rags to riches, retold.
Saturday October 17 at 12pm

Bring the family to enjoy a free movie matinée.  Bring a lunch or snack and get comfortable in front of our big screen in the 2nd floor meeting room.

Our movie this month is a new version of the classic rags to riches fairy tale of an girl mistreated by her evil stepmother, but who gets a better life with a fairy godmother.

Read for the Record Special Storytime
Thursday October 22 at 1:30pm

During our weekly preschool storytime, we have a special activity.

Help us break a world record by listening to the book Not Norman by Kelly Bennett. There will be songs, crafts, and activities to accompany the story. Don’t miss the fun!

If you have questions, call the library at 603-329-6411 or email

Beginners' Crochet Class for Middle School Kids
Saturday October 24 at 11am

Middle school students are invited to this fun and informative class to learn the basic crochet stitches.

Please bring a crochet hook (size F, G, or H) and a skein of worsted weight yarn. After this class, you’ll be on your way to making a scarf for yourself or as a gift.

"We are Market Basket" with author Grant Welker
Thursday October 28 at 7PM
Meet Grant Welker, Lowell Sun reporter and author of the book We Are Market Basket.  Get the inside story of the New England grassroots movement that made international headlines.

Thank a Hero
Wednesday November 11 at 2pm
This Veterans' Day we will be thanking and honoring the brave men and women of the Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Squadron stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. This group of 24 brave men and women fly missions to rescue injured, captured, and fallen members of our armed services and allies.
 66th USAF Combat & Rescue Squad

At the event we will be packing boxes with donated items and making personalized cards to thank the Airmen. We also may have the opportunity to communicate with the group through Facetime.

If you are interested in donating items, there is a list of suggestions that are especially helpful and appreciated. The library will be collecting these items right up to November 11.
If you have any questions about this program, please call the library at 329-6411 or email
Babysitting Training Class
Saturday November 14 from 9:30am - 2pm

Back by popular demand, the Library will offer a babysitting class. McGregor Institute of EMS will lead a class for students ages 11 and up.
Participants will get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn about safety, how to handle emergencies, care and feeding of infants and children, the business aspects of being a babysitter and more. 

All students will receive a Babysitting certification. The class will run from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and students should bring their lunch.

Register online for this class at The cost is $35.00 and is payable directly to McGregor Institute.
If you have any questions, please call the library at 329-6411 or email