Simple Beginnings: From Scarves to Hats

The Library is offering a knitting class, beginning on January 30 at 6 pm!
Wish you could create something else from your knitting? Need a few winter accessories for your family? Go from simple scarf knitting to knitting in the round and create a winter hat for yourself or someone in your family. This is an 8 week class designed to take you from scarves to hats. A basic knowledge of knitting is required.
The class is limited to 6 participants and registration is required. Call Betsy at 508-476-2065 or email for questions and registration.
You will also need:
  • A skein of worsted weight wool (yes, wool). Suggested places to purchase are Peace Fleece, Bartlett Yarns, or Lamb's Pride.
  • A pair of size 6/7 circular needles to knit.
  • A set of double-pointed needles to finish.

Music and Movement Extended Sessions!

Thanks to a grant from the YMCA Family & Community Partnership, our Music, Movement, and Storytime program is going to be expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes from January 2 to February 6! During that six week period, the program will be Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:45. Afterwards, it will go back to being a 30 minute session.

Veterans Day

The Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of our country to protect us from those who would see our freedom to read and say what we wish diminished.

Did you know that the Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day? World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared Armistice Day on the same day in 1919 to commemorate the nation’s “solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.”

In 1926, Congress asked President Calvin Coolidge to issue a proclamation every year to observe November 11 as a day of commemoration. It wasn’t until 1938 that Armistice Day was was codified by Congress into a national holiday.

The next big change to the holiday came in 1945, when a WWII veteran named Raymond Weeks, together with General Dwight Eisenhower, expended the celebration to include all veterans of all wars–living or dead. This was codified by Congress in 1954. Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day.

From 1971-1977, Veterans Day didn’t actually fall on November 11 due to an initiative to make all national holidays fall on Mondays. It ended up in October during those years, until it was moved back to its proper place (11-11) once more.

One more fun fact: there is no apostrophe in Veterans Day. That’s official!

Essential Oils 101

  • What are they?
  • How are they distilled?
  • How are they used?
Join us for a free community class and  discussion about these natural remedies with Samantha Patterson.  6:00pm on Tuesday, November 14th.