Whether you’ve taken or are still considering a DNA test to determine your kinship with someone or trace your lineage, knowing how to work with the results you receive is crucial! Receiving the result is one thing, understanding them and using them as a research tool are totally different things. Join Seema-Jayne Kenney, a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a lively talk about DNA Results as a Research Option.
Please register at http://bit.ly/MPLDNAResearch.
Join us on Monday, September 24 at 6 p.m. for Crafter Dark, our adult crafting series! This month, learn how to make a stop-motion video using an iPad. Click on the image at the right to see an example of a fun stop-motion video!
This class is for adults ages 18+. Please register at http://bit.ly/MPLStopMotion.
The Children’s Room has all kinds of fun events this week, where kids can let loose and boogie! On Thursday, September 6th at 10 AM, join us for Kiddie Time Song & Dance with Joe & Stephanie. This program is perfect for toddlers & preschoolers, but younger siblings are welcome as well. On Friday, September 7th at 11 AM, Dance Me a Story will be back at a new time. This popular program is an interactive story time that introduces literature through movement, music, and imagination. Designed for children ages 2-6 years old, each session embarks children on a musical adventure centered around a popular fairy tale. Both programs are drop-in and require no registration.
As a part of our financial literacy series please join us on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Come and work with financial advisor Jonathan Pearl who will encourage you to develop a budget, identify financial goals, understand the balance between spending, saving and borrowing and have a strategy.
Please register here.
Back by popular demand, The Young Scientists STEM series will start on Monday, September 17th at 10 AM. This program is for children ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver. Children learn STEM concepts through hands-on activities, engaging stories, challenges, and simple experiments ideal for little hands. The program is free and is funded by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and administered by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts (YFCP). Registration is required and will open on September 1st. This six week series will meet on the following dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/15, 10/22, & 10/29. Please register each child separately.
This month the Adult Book Club is reading… The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer.
“In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door””
The Book Club will meet Monday,September 17th at 6:30-8:00 p.m. OR Thursday,Septmeber 20th at 10:30 a.m. -12:00 noon in the Bigelow Auditorium. Feel free to join either session.
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