Posted in Library Hours

Library Closed On Saturday, May 26

Memorial Day Closing

The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 26 for Memorial Day weekend and will be closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day. Saturday hours will resume on September 8.

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Posted in Children's, Concert, Free Event

Free Children’s Concert with Marcie

KidsMusicByMarcieJoin us this Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 AM for a free performance by Boston area children’s musician Marcie. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Pepperell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

This concert kicks off our summer reading program. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!. Check back with us during the first week in June for more details on how you can rock your summer reading.

Posted in Free Event, On Display

Be Kind, Please Rewind

Now on display at the library are hand-woven bags made by the Social Catalysts Charitable Foundation. What makes these bags unique? They are created with videotape “yarn” that is made from recycled videotapes.

Social Catalysts Bags
Social Catalysts Bags | Photos by Amy Lordan

Through Social Catalysts’ partnership with CLASS and other human service agencies, disabled individuals are employed to disassemble videocassettes and hand-weave recycled videotape into cotton and other types of yarn. Members of the Weavers’ Guild of Boston work with Social Catalysts to set up these weaving programs.

Social Catalysts
Photo courtesy of Social Catalysts

Social Catalysts brings the finished fabric to local fashion designers who then create these one of a kind accessories. A variety of these environmentally-friendly bags are available for purchase on Etsy.

On June 14 at 6:30 PM, Social Catalysts will present a program in our art gallery. Here’s a description of the program, courtesy of Christine Wyman of Social Catalysts:

Are you an avid recycler? Would you like to learn about weaving? Christine Wyman of Social Catalysts, a local non-profit that creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, will talk about their weaving program and how they collaborate with weavers from the Weavers’ Guild of Boston and local seamstresses to create unique products to help fund their program.

The talk will be followed by a demonstration of weaving by Barbara Provest and sewing by Susan Thompson, as well as an opportunity for hands-on learning.

We hope to see you there!