April 13-19 is National Library Week. We’re celebrating by going fine free all week long, so dig out those overdue library books, bring them back to us, and find your next adventure at the library!
Tune into seasonal cooking and healing food combinations. Lisa Mase is the owner of Harmonized Cookery and is a whole foods cooking educator, food writer, translator, and herbalist. Check out her website to see what an amazing resource Lisa is!
Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 2 – 3:30pm
Place: Milne Community Room
Free and open to the public. Part of our monthly Living and Learning series.
This Thursday, April 10, our monthly graphic novel discussion group continues with My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf. Slate calls it “one of the most thought-provoking comics released in a long time.” In this meticulously researched book, writer and artist Backderf chronicles his high school years with Jeffrey Dahmer before the latter began his life as a serial killer. It traces the roots of Dahmer’s tortured adulthood and asks cutting questions about society’s response to troubled youth.
4:30pm: Movie – The Dahmer Files
6pm: Pizza and discussion
Copies of the book are available now at the library – please read before attending to participate in discussion. This event is free and open to all, though parental discretion is advised due to the adult subject matter in this month’s selection.
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The first one was so good, we had to host another! Join us for Game Night this Friday, April 4, from 5-7 pm in the Milne Room (downstairs).
Food and games will be provided, but feel free to bring a favorite game to share. We have everything from Uno to Risk, Connect Four to Catan. It’s totally free, and everyone is welcome.
Sponsored by the Aldrich Teen Advisory Council.
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In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Aldrich is hosting local poets for a reading of their work as part of our ongoing Senior Day series. Poets include Patricia Belding, Drusilla May, Sylvia Relation, Barbara Anne Trowbridge, Beth Warrell, and Joan Carrigan reading Nelia Spinelli.
1:30pm in the Milne Room. Light refreshments after. Free and open to all.
This month, we’re reading, watching, and discussing Sherlock Holmes! Which Sherlock is your favorite – gritty Robert Downey Jr., coldly clever Benedict Cumberbatch, or classic Basil Rathbone? As a companion to the movie, we’re reading Ian Edgington’s graphic adaptation of The Sign of the Four. Copies are available now at the library – please read the book ahead of time so you can come ready to discuss.
Movie: 4pm in the Milne Room
Pizza and Discussion: 6pm
Date: Thursday, 2/27/14
Here’s a preview of our next Senior Day presentation. Ari Erlbaum will be with us this Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 to share some homemade rhythm and music. It’s free as always, and refreshments will be served. Don’t miss it!
Join us for the Friends of the Library’s annual Winter Banquet and Auction, Saturday, February 1, at the Barre Elks!
Relax with friends over a cocktail at the social hour beginning at 5pm and get your silent auction bids in early, then settle in for dinner and the live auction starting at 6pm.
A list of auction items is available here – we have a great selection this year, everything from original art to waterpark passes.
Call 476-7550 to reserve your tickets today.