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We want to give a friendly reminder that we are CLOSED on Fridays.  There is a small group of kids from the schools that come over on Friday afternoon to wait for rides.  Because it is so cold outside, we want to be sure kids are staying warm and safe.  Please arrange for pickup at the school or at the Teen Center where there is supervision and it is warm!
Thanks so much!

Part 2 - Strategies

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

What can you do to protect your assets in the internet world?  Which of your assets are adversaries after?  Passwords, personal information, communications, and behavior patterns are all being leveraged by attackers, so how can you protect yourself?  This two-part program is instructional and informational, and designed to help you individually achieve appropriate levels of privacy and security on the internet. 

Please register for this presentation HERE.

Balanced Eating: Beyond the Basics 
with Nutritionist Minna Scholten 

Saturday January 26th
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Most people think of balanced eating as driven by foods within each food group.  What we eat is surely important, but equally fundamental to eating for well-being is the way we think and feel about food.

We'll examine the Food Attitude Spectrum, identify characteristics of each spot on the spectrum, and talk about how to find peaceful equilibrium in our general approach to food and eating.  There will also be a cooking demonstration!

The event is free, but registration is required so that we can minimize waste in our food preparations.  Please sign-up HERE

 ALFA Class:  Sherlock Holmes Through Time

Monday, January 28th (#1 of 5)
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lunenburg Public Library

In this course, instructor Katharine Covino-Poutasse, Assistant Professor of English Studies at Fitchburg State University, will lead us as we investigate and explore various versions of Sherlock Holmes.  Starting with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original masterworks, each week we'll get a chance to review and discuss different 'takes' on the crime-solving hero. The course texts will focus on a number of Doyle's original short stories, but will also branch out to include radio programs, television episodes, feature length movies, contemporary novellas and texts.  We may even take a field trip to a Sherlock Holmes themed Mystery Escape Room.

January 28th is the first of five meetings. Those five meetings function as one complete course of study.  To participate, you must sign up ahead of time through ALFA's website - HERE.  Normally ALFA courses have a fee associated with participation, this course, however, (the first hosted by Lunenburg Public Library) is FREE.

*ALFA (Adult Learning in the Fitchburg Area) is a Lifelong Learning Institute that offers non-credit daytime courses and special activities designed and implemented by the members of the ALFA in coordination with the professional staff at Fitchburg State University.

 Learn another language

by listening to these

New CDs!  

We have 7 in all:  Russian, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, and Irish.

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Check out our new Library of Things display!  We have Tablets (One of each - iPad, Yoga Tablet, and a Kindle Paperwhite), Telescope, Ukuleles, Volleyball kit, Pickleball set, Badminton set, and Electricity Use Monitors. This collection of items can be checked out for 3 weeks with a library card that is in good standing.  For teens - we have three different gaming consoles that can be used in house only.


We have put together a few links

regarding this current topic.

Visit the page HERE.




Featured Museums for January

 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston,
Massachusetts near the Back Bay Fens.  The museum was opened in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924), an American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts.  It houses an art collection of world importance, including significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.  Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection of more than 7500 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics, 1500 rare books, and 7000 archival objects from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world, and 19th-century France and America.

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The Museum of Science

The Museum of Science (MoS) is a science museum and indoor zoo in Boston, Massachusetts, located in Science Park, a plot of land spanning the Charles River. One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most highly attended cultural institution, the MoS is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.  The museum is also home to over 100 animals, many of which have been rescued and rehabilitated from various dangerous situations.

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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