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Chill Out In the Library

Feeling stressed out? The library offers two programs that can help you relax: a weekly meditation group and a monthly yoga class. Both are free, thanks to the funding of the Friends of the Library!

The meditation group is led by Pepperell resident Brian Findlay and is held on Tuesday nights from 7 PM – 8:45 PM. This group is open to everyone from beginners to experienced meditators.

Brian says, “Meditation covers a variety of practices that are designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy, and develop compassion. Benefits of meditation include calming and clarity of the mind and decreased anxiety, stress, anger, fear, jealousy, and destructive thoughts. Over time, meditation can help us to better relate with others and become more empathetic in all situations.”

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Yoga classes will be held on Wednesday, November 14 and Wednesday, December 19 at 7 PM. Join instructor Meagan for Hatha Vinyasa Flow-a balanced combination of sustained poses and poses flowing in a mindful progression. This class is suitable for all levels.

To register for a yoga class, please click on the date(s) that you would like to attend: November 14 and/or December 19. Please arrive a few minutes early, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat, water, and if you have them-yoga blocks and straps. Registration is only required for yoga; it is not necessary for meditation.

Questions about meditation can be directed to Brian at For details about the yoga class, please email Library Director Deb Spratt at

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Food for Fines

During the first week of November, the library will be taking donations for PACH Outreach in lieu of overdue fines! You can donate personal care products and non-perishable food items at the library and we will waive overdue fines on your library account. Please note that this offer does not apply to replacement charges for lost items.


The Food for Fines event will run from November 6, 2018 – November 10, 2018. Contributions must be made at the library in order for fines to be waived.

Suggested food donations include:

  • Canned meats, including tuna, salmon, ham, and chicken
  • Healthy cereals
  • Peanut butter and/or jelly
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Pasta, pasta sauce, and macaroni & cheese
  • Baked beans, soups, chili, and canned stews
  • Canned ravioli, canned soups
  • Juice and juice boxes (preferably 100% fruit juice)
  • Milk (shelf-ready, non-perishable)
  • Children’s snacks
  • Cake and brownie mixes
  • Gluten-free, sugar-free, low-sodium, and vegetarian items for clients with special dietary needs

Personal care items:

  • Diapers (especially larger sizes)
  • Depends & adult diapers or protective panties (especially larger sizes)
  • Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, and toiletries
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues

Please check expiration dates! We cannot accept any items that are past their expiration dates. Items for holiday dinners would be appreciated.

PACH (Pepperell Aid from Church to Home) is a volunteer-staffed, community-based non-profit organization that provides short-term assistance to Pepperell residents during difficult times. The library accepts donations year-round at our monthly music series as well as in a bin that’s located near the circulation desk.

PACH bin
You can drop off donations year-round in our PACH bin