Posted in Free Event, Teen

Teen Marvel Movie Nights

Teens assemble! Come to the Lawrence Library for pizza and a movie. This summer, we’re screening three recent Marvel movies.

To register, click on the link for the movie that you want to see:

The showtime for all three flicks will be 6 PM. All movies are rated PG-13. Teens (ages 12+) are welcome to attend.

Chadwick Boseman on San Diego Comic Con 2016 | Photo by Amy Lordan
Chadwick Boseman at San Diego Comic Con 2016 | Photo by Amy Lordan
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Posted in Book Club, Children's, Free Event, Summer Reading

Travel Without Your Passport

This summer, you can travel around the world without your passport, by diving into a good book! Families with school-aged children are welcome to join us on an adventure through the Amazon Rain Forest on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM for our Family Book Club.

We’ll be discussing the first book in the Race the Wild series entitled Rain Forest Relay, which was written by Kristin Earhart and illustrated by Eda Kaban. There will be pizza, dessert, and fun activities.

Make sure you register online so that you can pick up your FREE COPY of Rain Forest Relay! You can also register by phone (978-433-0330) or in person at the Library’s circulation desk.

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This event is part of our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program. Thanks to the Friends of the Lawrence Library for funding this event.

Posted in Children's, Crafts, Free Event, Special Event, storytime, Summer Reading, Teen

Summer Programs Start June 28!

Celebrate our kickoff to summer in style with zillions of bubbles! Join us on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 AM for our fun Annual Bubble Blast Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

The fun isn’t limited to kids! This summer, every time that you visit the Lawrence Library, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a prize!

Visitors to the children’s room will get to make a necklace this summer, by choosing a new bead to add to their necklace each time they visit. The children’s department has planned activities for kids of all ages with something new each day!

On Wednesday, July 11 at 6 PM, we will be having a family book club for the elementary age group. Make sure you register online to pick up a free copy of Race the Wild by Kristin Earhart and illustrator Eda Kaban. Join us for pizza and a discussion in the library’s meeting room on the lower level.

We will also be offering evening family storytimes on Wednesday, July 25 and August 15 at 6 PM on both nights.

Don’t forget summer reading! This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! and we’ll be celebrating with:

Speaking of rocking, did you know that in addition to being able to borrow DVDs and CDs from the library, you can access many concerts online via Qello?  All you need is your library card!

The Lawrence Library has something for everyone this summer! The children’s room will offer engineering challenges (grades 2-8), sand art (for the whole family!), LEGO fun, various crafts, chess (grades K-8), and ICE CREAM.  Teens can join us for  pizza and movie nights as well as a Shibori dyeing workshop, which is being held on August 9. 

Check out our event calendar for details, dates and times. You can also subscribe to this blog for frequent updates on events. 

See you at the library this summer for a rocking good time!

Posted in Free Event, Friends of the Library, Special Event

Library Trail and Native Garden Grand Opening

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM for the grand opening of our accessible trail and native garden! The library spur trail is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and located behind the Lawrence Library, at the head of the Greens Brook Trail.

Photo by Tina McEvoy

We are happy to share that this trail is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments. It is the only accessible trail at a public library in Massachusetts! Additionally, the new garden features plants that are native to the area.

There will be a story to read while you enjoy the trail: Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang. Plus, we will have live music and light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees.

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!