Tuesday, Oct. 9

NEW!! Jump Start Storytime: A new storytime especially for kids aged 2-4. Each week we will explore a new theme through books, songs, rhymes, and activities. There will be time to play and socialize too! Time:11-11:45 a.m. Contact: Molly Benevides, 978-597-1714, mbenevides@cwmars.org Location: Storytime Room

New Day! Homeschool Playtime and Social Group: This group will meet each Tuesdays to play games, socialize, do activities, and have fun! Please bring a board game to play with others. Families with school aged children are welcome. Siblings of all ages are welcome as well! Caregivers must remain in the room during this program. Please register so we have an idea how many people will be attending each week. This program is free and open to the public! Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Contact: Molly Benevides, 978-597-1714, mbenevides@cwmars.org Location: Storytime Room

Townsend Public Library Knitters Group: Townsend Public Library Knitters Group! All Levels Welcome!! We Meet every second Tuesday of the month! Meeting Hall B Hosted by Theresa Sawyer and Ellen Duval ! They always welcome beginners who want to learn to knit, ages 10 years and up! Beginners should bring a pair of short, size 11 straight needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, call the Townsend Public Library at 978-597-1714. Time: 6-8 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler, 978-597-1714, sschuttler@cwmars.org Location: Meeting Hall B

Wednesday, Oct. 10

NEW!! Ready, Set, Read!: A pre-school storytime for ages 4-5. Similar to our Beginner's Book Club, this storytime will feature activities for older children, pre-reading skill building, and early literacy tips for parents. Crafts and activities may be included too! Time: 11-11:45 a.m. Contact: Molly Benevides, 978-597-1714, mbenevides@cwmars.org Location: Storytime Room

Thursday, Oct. 11

Townsend Library Genealogy Club: Are you interested in genealogy? Join our group of researchers who will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month! We will provide laptops (or you can bring your own) and access to The Ancestry.com database and the Heritage quest databases. Share stories, ideas and collaborate with others. This club is for people who are just starting out as well as those who have experience! Time: 6-8 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler at 978-597-1714, sschuttler@cwmars.org Location: Meeting Hall B

Introduction to Your Local Government: Event will be held in the great hall in Town Hall local government is the level of government that most closely touches people's lives and over which people have the greatest influence. But do you know how your local government works? How your tax dollars get spent? Are you intimidated by the "regulars" at Town Meeting? This session will explain how Town government works. The presenters will discuss how the various branches of local government operate, including Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen, other elected and appointed officials, and staff. They will also give a summary of Proposition 2 1/2, the state's property tax limiting law. Let the presenters dispel the myths so you can fully participate. After all, it's your democracy. Presented by Selectman Sue Lisio and Town Administrator Andy Sheehan. Time: 7 p.m. Contact: Stacy Schuttler, 978-597-1714, sschuttler@cwmars.org

Non-Fiction Book Group: Check out a copy of this month's selection - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot, and weigh in with your opinions at our lively discussion! This group is open to anyone, please join us. If you think non-fiction is boring to read, just try this book, you might change your mind. Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Molly Benevides at 978-597-1714, mbenevides@cwmars.org Location: Trustee Conference Room

Romance Readers Group: The Bodice Rippers: Do you love to read a juicy romance? Is it a guilty pleasure you almost feel ashamed to admit? Do certain heroes make you wish they existed in real life? If so, then this is the readers group for you. Join other lovers of romance to discuss and recommend your favorite books and authors and share which heroes you wish you were real, and which heroines you wish you could be. This month we'll be reading and discussing the first book in a historical romance series "The truth about Lord Stoneville" by Sabrina Jeffries.

Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Contact: Janina Majeran at 978-597-1714, sschuttler@cwmars.org Location: Meeting Hall A

Friday, Oct. 12

Books and Blocks Storytime: Ages 1-3. Join Miss Karen for stories then play with blocks! Great for building fine motor skills and pre-literacy. Parents must remain with their children throughout the program. No registration Required! 10:30am

Saturday October 13, 2012

Other Library News: 3rd Annual Cupcake Festival will be held on Saturday,Oct. 20. Please e-mail Stacy or Molly for more details or check the website for details! sschuttler@cwmars.org or mbenevides@cwmars.org