Posted in Friends of the Library, LGBTQ+, Pepperell Library

Lawrence Loves – Issue 14

A reminder that the library is open to the public by appointment. You can book an appointment to browse the collection, use a computer, fax, or copier through our online Event Calendar or by calling 978-433-0330. Please note: No one will be admitted to the library without an appointment.

Everyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance. Staff will gladly pull items to be picked up curbside for anyone who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. For full details, please check out our recent post. Our curbside service is still available for all.

Now, onto the roundup of links we’ve shared on social media! All links were functional as of August 28, 2020.

Library Programs

The Economics of Climate Change (Lawrence Library/Facebook) On September 26 at 7 PM, Madhavi Venkatesan, an academic economist and environmental activist, will lead a discussion on the relationship between economics and sustainability: social justice, environmental justice, and economic equity. Please register online for this event.

Great White Sharks (Lawrence Library/Facebook) On September 23 at 6:30 PM, the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a New England non-profit, takes you on a dive into the science behind white shark conservation and biology, and its impacts on public safety. This family-friendly, online presentation is sponsored by the Nashoba Conservation Trust and the Lawrence Library. This is an online presentation via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out the week before and the day before the presentation. Please register for this event!

Our new historical fiction book club starts next month

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. Our next meeting is being held on September 2 at 6 PM. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Outdoor Yoga (Lawrence Library) Please register for our free Outdoor Yoga class (weather permitting) on our Event Calendar. Space is limited to six people per class. The next class is being held on September 2.

Zoom Meditation (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Join us for an online guided meditation from the comfort of your home, led by Brian! Register on our Event Calendar and you will be sent a zoom link via email after you register.

Art

Nick DePasquale Photography (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Books and Education

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) See what’s new in our library collection!

Storytime

Miss Jennifer is in the Mahony Garden, reading Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Local Interest

Become a Poll Worker (National Association of Secretaries of State) Are you interested in being a poll worker? This handy website is a great resource. In Massachusetts, you do not need to be a resident of a city or town in order to be a poll worker there!

Flower Bulbs Fundraiser The Friends of the Lawrence Library is hosting this fundraiser. You can purchase bundles of 25 bulbs, either a Crocuses mix, a Tulip mix, or a Daffodils mix for $25 per bundle! Pre-order by September 19, 2020. Pick up October 17. You can place your order online or print out an order form and send a check to the Friends.

Water Ban (Lawrence Library/Facebook) A Notice from the Town of Pepperell: Mandatory ban on all outside water use. The town of Pepperell has instituted an outdoor water ban in effect from August 17th until further notice. All non-essential outdoor water use, including but not limited to: watering lawns, washing vehicles and equipment, filling/topping of pools, etc… is prohibited. Hand watering of vegetable gardens is permissible.

This conservation measure is due to the extreme drought conditions currently impacting Middlesex County, and is necessary to ensure adequate public water supplies for domestic use, health care and fire protection. Compliance with this ban is intended to avoid a situation where the town may need to enact further and more stringent conservation measures to protect and preserve our water supply and infrastructure.

Failure to comply with this ban could result in fines of up to $500 for each day of violation or suspension of water service. Please see the towns website https://town.pepperell.ma.us for more details.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your cooperation and patience. The water dept will inform customers of any changes in this situation. Please note that while the ban is formally limited to Pepperell public water customers, we encourage all residents with private wells or irrigation wells to adopt these measures as the drought has already impacted several of these wells. Please call the water dept at 978-433-0359 or email water@town.pepperell.ma.us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this ban.

For the Pepperell Board of Public Works
Ken Kalinowski, PE, DPW Director
Joe Jordan, Water & Sewer Supt.

Posted in Pepperell Library

Lawrence Loves – Issue 13

We’ve expanded our hours! You can schedule a browsing appointment through our Events Calendar or pick up holds during our Curbside Pickup times.

In other news, the Friends of the Lawrence Library is hosting a Flower Bulbs Fundraiser. You can purchase bundles of 25 bulbs, either a Crocuses mix, a Tulip mix, or a Daffodils mix for $25 per bundle! Pre-order by September 19, 2020. Pick up October 17. You can place your order online or print out an order form and send a check to the Friends.

Library Programs

Henna with Mandy (Lawrence Library) Mandy will be doing henna outside, in 10 minute slots for 1 or 2 people. Sign up in advance, it’s filling up quickly!

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Outdoor Yoga (Lawrence Library) Please register for Outdoor Yoga on our Event Calendar. Space is limited to six people per class.

Zoom Meditation (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Join us for an online guided meditation from the comfort of your home, led by Brian! Register on our Event Calendar and you will be sent a zoom link via email after you register.

Animals and Nature

#Wonderstruck | Nature Break (BBC America/Facebook)

Books/Education

Curbside Larry (Harris County Library/Twitter)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

Food

AtoZ Food America (Lawrence Library) We’ve got two new online food resources that you should definitely check out. Both are available to you with your library card. AtoZ Food America was designed for culinary institutes, students, world travelers, cooking clubs, adventurous eaters, and anyone who wants to learn about American cuisine without having to purchase multiple individual cookbooks. AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, bread, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.

Storytime

Join Meryl Streep, Taika Waititi for Roald Dahl Charity Read-Along (Smithsonian Magazine)

Miss Jennifer Reads Finding Kindness by Deborah Underwood (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Miss Jennifer Reads Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Posted in Pepperell Library, Program, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 12

A reminder that the library is open to the public by appointment. You can book an appointment to browse the collection, use a computer, fax, or copier through our online Event Calendar or by calling 978-433-0330. Please note: No one will be admitted to the library without an appointment.

Everyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance. Staff will gladly pull items to be picked up curbside for anyone who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. For full details, please check out our recent post. Our curbside service is still available for all.

Now, onto the roundup of links we’ve shared on social media! All links were functional as of July 31, 2020.

John Lewis display
The late Congressman John Lewis (1940-2020) wrote an award-winning graphic novel trilogy about the Civil Rights Movement. Place a hold on March through our online catalog for curbside pickup.

Anti-Racism

Anti-Slavery Manuscripts (Boston Public Library) The Boston Public Library needs your help to turn their collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teachers, historians, and big data applications.

CW MARS STATEMENT AGAINST RACISM (CW MARS) An important statement from CW MARS, our library network.

Arts and Crafts

The Art of Jacki Hawk A virtual gallery tour of Jacqui Hawk’s vibrant and colorful works of art.

Explore the Sea With a Paper Plate Aquarium (PBS Kids)

LEGO Unicorn Building Instructions (Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)

Books and Education

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

Health

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol (FDA)

History

The story of the Americans with Disabilities Act is all about bridges (CNN) The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed 30 years ago. You can read all about its history in this article. For a more in-depth look, check out Judith Heumann’s autobiograpy Being Heumann, which can be borrowed through our library network.

Library Programs

LGBTQ+ Youth Group Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Our next meeting is being held on August 5 at 6 PM.

Meditation Join us for an hour of relaxation and de-stressing from the comfort of your home on Tuesday, August at 7 PM. Register online and you will receive a Zoom link the day before the program!

Movie Trivia Weekly Movie Trivia nights are back and being held on Zoom! All you need to do is register for the program on our Event Calendar and we will send you the link to join.

Storytime

Miss Jennifer reads Everyone Counts by Judy Sierra (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Miss Jennifer reads The Three Little Pigs written by Clare Lloyd and illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Posted in LGBTQ+, Library Hours, Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 11

This Saturday, July 18, The Friends of the Lawrence Library are having a DVD Sidewalk Sale outside of the library. The sale is scheduled for 10 AM – 2 PM. All DVDs will cost just $1. Come support the library and help us make room for our book sale storage. Rain date is Sunday, July 19.

we are open version 2

A reminder that the library is open to the public by appointment only. You can book an appointment to browse the collection, use a computer, fax, or copier through our online Event Calendar or by calling 978-433-0330. No one will be admitted to the library without an appointment.

Everyone entering the library will be required to wear a mask and sanitize their hands upon entrance. Staff will gladly pull items to be picked up curbside for anyone who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. For full details, please check out our recent post. Our curbside service is still available for all.

Now, onto the roundup of links we’ve shared on social media!

Library Programs

LGBTQ+ Youth Group Register in advance for the online version of our LGBTQ+ youth group! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Our next meeting is being held on August 5 at 6 PM.

Meditation Join us for an hour of relaxation and de-stressing from the comfort of your home on Tuesday, August at 7 PM. Register online and you will receive a Zoom link the day before the program!

Movie Trivia Weekly Movie Trivia nights are back and being held on Zoom! All you need to do is register for the program on our Event Calendar and we will send you the link to join.

squanicook quilt guild
One of the lovely quilts currently on display in the library

Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild Our Art Gallery is still full of beautiful creations from the Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild! Make an appointment to browse upstairs, and pop in to the Gallery to see! To make browsing appointments, go to our online calendar and choose a time slot.

Summer Reading Check out the reading lists and fun stuff at our Summer Reading website. You can also register for a chance to win prizes from the Boston Bruins including signed pucks, sticks, and jerseys here.

Arts and Crafts

31 Days of Summer LEGO Calendar (That Brick Life)

Books and Education

Comic-Con ‘At Home’ Thursday Schedule Includes ‘Star Trek,’ ‘His Dark Materials,’ ‘The Boys’ (Variety)

P&P Live!: Cindy Otis – with Jenna McLaughlin (Poetry & Prose/Facebook) On July 28, author Cindy Otis talks about her new book True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News. This book is geared towards young adults and the talk is recommended for ages 13+. You can put a hold on her book in our catalog.

She co-founded Black Lives Matter. Here’s why she’s so hopeful for the future. (National Geographic)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

Storytime

Miss Jennifer reads Scoot by Cathryn Falwell (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Miss Jennifer reads There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Volunteer Opportunities

Step Up To Help Others This Summer: Virtual and In-Person Volunteer Opportunities for All Ages (School Library Journal)