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Poetry Open Mic Night

Monday, April 29th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Microphone2To celebrate National Poetry Month, the library is hosting a Poetry Open Mic Night on April 29, 2013, from 7-9 pm. Each participant may read or recite up to two pages of poetry at the microphone. The poem(s) may be the individual’s own work or that of a favorite poet. The recommended age group is 5th grade through adult, but voices of all ages are welcome! Please sign up for this entertaining evening at the Reference or Information Desk by calling 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. (The library is handicapped accessible).

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The Book Thief at the Senior Center

Monday, April 22nd, 10:00 am at the Senior Center

BookThiefCome join us for this discussion. “This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.” It is also a story that is narrated by Death. Among other things it’s about “a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . ” [Amazon]. See you there!

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Conversations: Painting and Poetry, Saturday, April 6, 10-11 am

Been in the winter doldrums? Looking for a creative outlet? Come be inspired by author/illustrator Nancy Poydar (First Day Hooray, Zip, Zip Homework, and Fish School) and author/poet Nancy Tupper Ling (My Sister, Alicia May, Character, and Coming Unfrozen).

In this hour-long intergenerational workshop, we will create poems from paintings and/or paintings from poems, depending on your preference. Called Ekphrasis, this conversation between one artistic media and another is as old as Plato aHoppernd Socrates.

Just bring your imagination and you will go home with your creation in hand! The recommended age group is 4th grade through adult.

Sign up at the Information or Reference Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or x222.
The library is handicapped accessible.

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The Scent of Rain and Lightning at the Senior Center, 10 a.m., January 28th

The Scent of RainOne beautiful summer afternoon, Jody Linder receives shocking news:  The man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas.  It has been twenty-three years since that stormy night when her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead.  Neither the protective embrace of Jody’s three uncles nor the safe haven of her grandparents’ ranch could erase the pain caused by Billy Crosby on that catastrophic night.

Now Billy Crosby is free, thanks to the efforts of his son, Collin, a lawyer who has spent most of his life trying to prove his father’s innocence   Despite their long history of carefully avoiding each other in such an insular community, Jody and Collin find that they share and exclusive sense of loss.

As Jody revisits old wounds, startling truths emerge about her family’s tragic past.  But even through struggle and hardship, she still dares to hope for a better future — and maybe even love. 

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