Mother Goose on the Loose, Wednesdays, Jan. 15, 22 at 10:30 a.m.

This is a drop-in 30-minute nursery rhyme program for children from birth to age 2. Puppets, songs, finger-plays and musical instruments make for a stimulating time for baby's emergent literacy. No Registration required. No craft involved

Legos at the Library, Thursday, J an. 23 at 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Drop in and create with Legos for ages 12 and under. No registration is required.

Saturday Story Time with Ms. Terrie, Saturdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, 11 a.m. to noon.

Join Ms. Terrie from the Family Partnership of Ayer, Shirley and Devens, who will be hosting a story hour. Pre-registration is not required, so come and share a special hour highlighting a different children's author each week. These story hours are geared towards children from 3 to 8.

Preschool Story Time, Mondays, Jan. 13, 27 at 10:30 a.m.

This is a drop in program for ages 3 to 5 that will include stories, puppets, songs, dancing, activities, rhymes and crafts. No pre-registration required.

Chair Reiki Sessions with Reiki Practitioner Carolyn Sargent, Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6-8 p.m.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


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The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.

A Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying on a treatment table or sitting. The library sessions will take place in the meeting room, with the recipient seated in a chair. Reiki is offered through light; non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed and held on a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. Receiving Reiki is a wonderfully passive experience. Don't try to relax, just let the Reiki relax you. Your state will shift quite naturally as the session proceeds. Meanwhile, feel free to daydream, enjoy the music, or simply observe your breath or the sensations of the therapy. 15-minute sessions will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Please call 978-425-2620 to sign up for an appointment. A $5 donation is suggested as an offering of exchange for the practitioner.

Book Club for second- and third-grade students, Thursday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m.

Join Miss Kathleen in the Children's Room for the book club. The book for this month is "The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems," by Lauren Myracle. Please call and reserve a copy or order one online. This is a drop-in program, pre-registration is not required. Refreshments will be available!

Friends meeting: Everyone welcome! Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

You are thinking about doing something to give back to the community and looking for a volunteer activity that leaves you fulfilled and involves a flexible time commitment? Join the Friends! The Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library are a nonprofit group that promotes the town library and raises funds for library items and public programs that would otherwise be outside the limited library budget.

"You too? Me Too!" Saturday Morning Social, Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Women who are experiencing the loss of their significant other are welcome to this casual social time to meet with others and share experiences. Hosted by the Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice. No registration is required. There is no cost to attend and pastries will be provided. Please bring your own non-alcoholic morning beverage. Questions and more information please call, Coordinator of Bereavement Services Karen Campbell at 1-800-698-3307 ext. 320.

Read to Sophie, Monday, Jan. 27, at 4-5 p.m.

Sophie, the Golden Lab, will be at the Library to listen to young readers! Children can have a 15 minute one on one reading session with Sophie. Bring the book of your choice or chose one at the library. Sophie enjoys all types of books, not just books about dogs! This program is a great way for children to practice reading in a fun, non-judgmental environment. Registration is required. This program is suitable for children of all ages.

Pets and People Foundation is a nonprofit organization of certified volunteers who provide physical and or psychological therapy through pet reading programs.

Music with Nancy, Wednesday Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

Join Early Childhood Specialist Nancy Railsback for a morning of music and creative movement. A singer songwriter, she brings her knowledge of young children to early childhood programs providing experiences for singing, expressive movement, as well as opportunities to listen to and play instruments. This program is for children up to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. This program is funded by an anonymous donor! Thank You!

Book Club for fourth- and fifth-grade students, Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m.

Please join Miss Kathleen for a new book club for children in 4th and 5th grades. We will be reading Kate DiCamillo's, The Magician's Elephant. No sign up is necessary. If you would like to join us please call, order a copy online, or stop by and reserve a copy in time so that you can discuss it. New program for 2014!