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** Attention All Lunenburg Patrons **

The Library will be having a 'Fine Free Week'

Monday, June 17th through Saturday, June 22nd

Up to $10.00 of overdue charges will be forgiven if all items that are overdue/lost are returned.


With Dr. Robert Gegear from
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wednesday, June 26th    6:30pm - 8:00pm

'Rob Gegear's work aims to conserve bumblebee diversity amid a rapid
decline of some species'

Our pollinators and the food that they help provide us is in danger.  What can you do?

This presentation will give you a little background on the pollinator situation and provide an introduction to Dr. Gegear's Beecology Program

Three things you can do to help bees in your own backyard:

1.  Plant flowers that provide nectar and pollen benefits for bees in your garden.

2.  Make sure the flowers you plant will provide nutrients to bees throughout their lifecycle, like the New England aster, or the round-leafed violet, and ensure your garden will last throughout the seasons.

3.  Use minimal or no pesticides in your garden and lawn.

'Walking to Listen:  4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time'
with Author Andrew Forsthoefel

Sunday, June 30th     3:00pm - 5:00pm

Middle-High School Auditorium

Listen to Andrew's story of how he walked out of his mother's back door near Philadelphia with a backpack, an audio recorder, and a sign that read 'Walking to Listen” and nearly one year and 4,000 miles later he made it to the Pacific Ocean outside San Francisco.

More information and to sign-up (required) for this event, visit HERE.

Enjoy the work of local artist, Amory Phelps
on exhibit now.


Featured Museums for June

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Spend a day at the farm!  Kids can see all sorts of farm animals, including baby goats & cows, chicken & ducks, and llamas!  They can play in all of the various play areas.

Located in beautiful, rural Sterling, Davis' Farmland is a unique farm experience.  It boasts the largest collection of endangered farm animals in the United States with exotic species of goats, sheep and fowl.

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Davis Farmland
is the
Children’s Discovery Farm!


Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a 132-acre botanic garden and arboretum located in Boylston, Massachusetts.  Tower Hill features 17 distinct gardens, preserved woodlands, and miles of walking trails.

It was founded in 1986 on the former Tower Hill Farm by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which maintains its headquarters here and is the third oldest horticultural society in the U.S.

The Stoddard Education and Visitors Center is the hub for visitor activities at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  It features the Twigs Cafe and Gift Shop; the 100-seat Theater showing an orientation video for visitors; and the Tower Hill Library with horticulture, gardening, and botany books, magazines, DVDs, and archival materials.

The Friends of the Lunenburg Library are eligible to request Museum Passes to many museums, zoos, and living environments throughout the State.

Join the Friends today and experience these cultural activities.

Check It Out - Free Resources!

There are so many free resources out there, but where do you begin to look?
Here are a few we think are interesting:
Where Can I Watch It?
There are so many streaming services available, it's hard to know which programs are on which service.  These sites help to sort it all out.
New Maps This Month
Each month, the Library of Congress makes map lovers very happy by digitizing a selection of maps.  This feature lets users stay on top of newly available offerings, from a bird's-eye view of Jamestown, NY, in 1871 to a map of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Train in Alabama.
My TSA App
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wait times can overwhelm even seasoned travelers.  This app, run by the TSA, offers accurate, crowd sourced wait times, including precheck lines. Users perplexed by what they can and cannot pack will appreciate the "Can I bring" feature - yes, balloons, vacuum robots, and antlers are permitted in checked and carry-on bags.
BLS Local Data App
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics presents data on employment and unemployment rates by location and industry.  (Though the app is currently available only for iOS devices, an Android version is coming soon.)

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