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A 50th Anniversary Celebration

with Craig Harris

Friday, October 18th
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Craig Harris in this four-part presentation as he incorporates rare audio recordings, professionally edited film, insightful and captivating storytelling, singing, and guided music-making to recreate and capture the soul of three summer days in August of 1969 - Woodstock! 

Woodstock is a festival whose significance continues to reverberate culturally, sending ripples through mainstream media to this day. 

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Craig, a Chicopee resident, has taught, written about, photographed, and played music for more than four decades and is currently traveling to libraries throughout southern New England sharing his Woodstock presentation.


Please join us for the Open House and Reception for this Exhibit

Saturday, October 19th      12:00pm - 2:00pm


The Camera Club of Central New England (CCOCNE) is a vibrant group of photographers of all ages and photographic abilities.
Learn more about CCOCNE HERE.

Refreshments will be served.  This exhibit will be on display from
October 19th to November 14th.

Tuesday, October 29th     6:30pm - 8:00pm

decorative imageCome to our inter-generational book discussion where we will explore the many complexities of Maus.  The discussion will be facilitated by students from the Fitchburg State University’s English Honors Society.

This program is free and open to the public and all ages are welcome to join the discussion.  Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information and a list of upcoming events at other community venues, visit:

Call for Artists!

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 17th 


 Ask at the Library's Front Desk for
Eligibility Requirements and Submission Form

3D work will be considered

(Small Works are images/art no larger than 11" in either direction)

New Monthly Program Series for Adults!

Join us to make something fun, make new friends, and take home a free handmade creation.  A different themed craft will be offered each month, and each session is led by a librarian to assist you. 

In October we are making Fall Hoop Wreaths

Two sessions are available for registration*

   Tuesday, October 15th:  10:30am - 11:30am
                         Sign up 

   Wednesday, October 16th:  6:30pm - 7:30pm
                         Sign up 

Projects are intended for adult skill levels and interests,
but registration is open to everyone.

*Please only register for one session.
Space is limited, so sign-up today!


Wachusett Reservoir
with Eamon McCarthy Earls

Wednesday, October 23rd     7:00pm - 8:00pm  


Join author and historian, Eamon McCarthy Earls, and discover the story of the engineering marvel of the construction of the Wachusett Reservoir.  At the time is was built, almost 125 years ago, it was the world's largest construction project!   Eamon will share what he has uncovered about this project.

Eamon has written multiple books on New England history and is a frequent writer and speaker on history, geology, science, technology, and government topics. 
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Author's quote:  'Trained as a geologist, with the attitudes of a historian, I stick to the facts without ever losing sight of the story I'm trying to tell.'

Featured Museums for October

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Situated 20 miles west of Boston and established in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres.  Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum.  DeCordova's mission is to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions.

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Boston Children's Museum

The idea for a children’s museum in Boston developed in 1909 when several local science teachers founded the Science Teacher’s Bureau.  One of the Bureau’s main goals was to create a museum 'local in its nature and to contain, besides the natural objects, books, pictures, charts, lantern slides, etc., whatever else is helpful in the science work of the Grammar, High and Normal Schools. The specimens are to be attractively arranged and classified and the room open daily to children or anyone interested in such work.

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.

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