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Announcing Our Essay Contest Winners

After a month of judging and reading over 100 fabulous essays, we have determined our winners for the 2014 “My Future Library Will Look Like…” contest. Here they are by group:

Group 1 (3rd and 4th grade)–

1st Place–Ellie Gregory, 2nd Place–Ally Steeves, 3rd Place–Ethan Barrows, and Honorable Mention–Sameera Kunaparaju, Cameron Badger, and Caroline Curran.

Group 2 (5th-8th grade)–

1st Place–Alyssa Lahaise, 2nd Place–Jessica Dellicarpini, 3rd Place–Joseph Spadorcia, and Honorable Mention–Erin Ryan, Abigail Menice, and Dante Zaldivar

Group 3 (9th grade-Adult)–

1st Place–Aryn Forman, 2nd Place–Joseph Gallant, 3rd Place–Brian Mich, and Honorable Mention–Jed Hickson

Congratulations to our winners, and a big thank you to all who participated. We especially want to thank The Andrew and Ernest J. Boch Memorial Fund for their generous donation that makes this contest possible, and to all the teachers who encouraged their students to participate.

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Senior Center Book Club Meets on February 24th, 10 am

Monday, February 24th, at 10:00 at the Senior Center

Dinner with the Smileys PhotoIn our day to day lives, it’s easy to forget the sacrifice of our military for our country. In this “heartfelt true story,” Sarah Smiley recounts her yearlong experience as a mother and wife, as she invites a different guest every week to dinner while her husband is deployed overseas. In total 250 strangers visited the Smileys, and in the process each one helps to raise three boys in the absence of their father. “It’s a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the importance of community in all of our lives.”

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Library Book Club at the Senior Center, Monday, November 18th, 10 am

Monday, November 18th, at 10:00 am

Treasure Island ImageIt is the Halloween season, so we are heading back to a classic tale filled with pirates and treasure and mystery galore. This month our book club is diving into Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Perhaps you read this story when you were young, but it’s worth a trip back with Long John Silver, Old Pew and Ben Gunn. Keep in mind, our discussion will run for a half hour only on the 18th because we are heading to the movies afterward to see The Book Thief (one of our other favorite book club reads).

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Essay Contest Reception, September 9th, 7-9 pm

PenPaperJust a reminder that the reception for the essay contest winners will be held on Monday, September 9th from 7-9 pm. Please feel free to join us and to listen to the winning essays being read by the authors. With 125 entries, these are the authors whose essays rose to the top.

Group 1 (Grade 3-5): Vincent Carrara~First Place, Hannah Islam~Second Place, Samuel White~Third Place, as well as Antonio Mosca, Rithika Prasad, and Lindsey Nychay~Honorable Mention

Group 2 (Grade 6-8): Alyssa Naumann~First Place

Group 3 (Grade 9-Adult): Brad Cole~First Place, Daniel P. B. Smith~Second Place, Deepti Kamma~Third Place, as well as Chloe Belanger, William Condaxis and Hannah Howard~Honorable Mention.

Again, we would like to thank ALL of the participants for their words and work.

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