Alan Parker Film Series: “Come See the Paradise”

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

comeseetheparadiseCelebrate the movies of director Alan Parker! This film series continues with the 1990 film “Come See the Paradise,” rated R, 2 hours 18 minutes, a historic romance starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita on May 4th. On May 11th, we’ll show the 1980 musical “Fame,” rated R, 2 hours 14 minutes, starring Eddie Barth and Irene Cara. Finally, on May 18th we’ll show the 1999 film “Angela’s Ashes,” rated R, 2 hours 25 minutes, starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle.

This film series is being shown in anticipation of a talk given by Alan Parker expert, David Gonthier, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Regal Bellingham Cinemas generously provides the popcorn. To sign up, please email, call 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

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Essay Contest Winners and Reception

PenPaperThe Outreach Department would like to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Essay Contest. Our topic was “The Bravest Character I Know.” Click here to see a fun graphic of the winners and titles, or read below to see our winners.
The celebration will be held in the Simoni Room on Monday, May 9th, from 7-9 pm. The winners will be reading their essays at that time. Please join us. In the meantime, stop by the library to see a poster that honors our entrants.

And the winners are:
Group 1 (3-4th grade):
1st place – Ananya Ramamoorthy, 2nd place – Catherine Cronin and 3rd place – Joy Xu-Allan

Honorable Mentions: Nevan Sujit, Nirjara Akkole, Scotty Lynch

Group 2 (5th-8th grade):
1st place – Venkata Dasuri, 2nd place – Alyssa Lahaise and 3rd place – Cameron Badger

Group 3 (9th-12th grade):
1st place – Mary Erickson and  2nd place – Meenu Ravi

Congratulations to all the winners! We’d like to thank all of the participants for entering.

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Moose Hill Story Times

Story times in the great outdoors? Why not?!? In May, the Children’s Room has partnered with Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA to create three special story times for preschoolers. All story times will take place at Moose Hill and feature animal-themed stories, a craft, and an outdoor exploration component (weather permitting!).

Moose Hill Sanctuary Story Times Social MediaWed., May 11th @ 10:00 AM:  Frogs

Wed., May 18th @ 10:00 AM:  Butterflies

Wed., May 25th @ 10:00 AM:  Songbirds


Please call the library at 781-769-0200 x225 or email us at to register today!  Ages 3 – 6

Parents are responsible for transportation to the wildlife sanctuary and must stay with their children for the entire program. Please dress children appropriately for the outdoors. 

More about Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Directions to Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in May and June

2016 May PrepubDownload or view May Fiction and May Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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