The Lawrence Library Board of Trustees & the Friends of the Lawrence Library invite you to attend the Barbara Cooney Literary Landmark Dedication being held on Saturday, May 5 at 2 PM. We are delighted to celebrate former Pepperell resident Barbara Cooney, the beloved children’s author and illustrator.
This Literary Landmark appellation was awarded by the Literary Landmarks Association. The Lawrence Library is featured in Ms. Cooney’s picture book Miss Rumphius, which won the National Book for Award for Children’s Books in 1983. Our Head of Youth Services, Shannon, applied for the designation.
The ceremony will take place in the Mahony Garden behind the library. Browse our catalog for more books by Ms. Cooney.
At the time of his retirement from the Portland Police Department, Bruce oversaw all violent crime and homicide investigations for Maine’s largest city. During his 27 years in law enforcement, he also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI where he earned the Director’s Award, which is the highest honor a non-agent can receive.
We are thrilled to announce two new groups, one for youth and one for adults, to discuss LGBTQ+ issues and topics in a safe, welcoming environment. Pepperell resident J.D. Melendez has volunteered as the facilitator. For over 20 years, J.D. has been working with LGBTQ+ people, with a focus on transgender and LGBTQ+ youth communities.
In other LGBTQ+ news, our newest staff member, Amy (That’s me!), is proud to identify an LGBTQ+ ally. I previously worked at the Bentley University Library where I was a member of the university’s LGBTQ Ally Network.
We hope that you will join us for conversation and snacks. And be on the lookout for more LGBTQ+ special events in the future.
Congratulations to the winners of our 2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest! Lucy Marro won the Children’s Category, Noelle Dykstra won the Teen/Adult Category, and Sophia Yamanishi and Mason Mathe won the Group/Family Category. Thank you to everyone who participated. We have truly enjoyed all of your talent and creativity. Check out these photos of this year’s entries, which were taken by our Program Coordinator extraordinaire Donna!
Looking for something to do during school vacation week? Our Youth Services staff has two fun programs in store. Both are recommended for ages preschool and up.
On Wednesday, April 18, help fairy tale characters solve their problems by using your creative thinking at Enchanted Engineering. This week, we will be building a house for the Three Little Pigs. Will your house hold up to the Big Bad Wolf? Join us in the Activity Center at 10:30 AM to find out!
On Thursday, April 19, from 10:30-11:15 AM, you can make some marvelous and mischievous monsters using playdough and other craft supplies in our Activity Center.
The Green-Up is a town-wide volunteer clean-up of litter and trash on roadsides and public lands in Pepperell. Anyone can participate, and everyone’s efforts make a difference!
A map of Pepperell and a sign-up list will be posted in Lawrence Library. Stop by to sign up and pick up some garbage bags. Filled bags can be left curbside. The Pepperell Highway Department will pick them up.
Thank you for participating and for taking pride in Pepperell!
The Pepperell Green-Up takes place Saturday, April 14th through Sunday, April 29, 2018