Join us on Thursday, June 8th at 6 PM in the Marcy Room for our newest book group, Queer Reader! In this group we will read and discuss books by and about the LGBTQ+ community! Sign up for the inaugural meeting to decide which book we will read first!
Your lunch break is here again and you’re trying to shovel down some food while crossing as many things off your personal to-do list as you can. Suddenly your break is over and you don’t feel like you got a break at all. If you want (need?) to slow it down, come to our weekly midday meditation program. Each Tuesday, from 1:15 to 1:45pm, enjoy the quiet and calm, practice mindfulness, or take a nap! Sit on a cushy floor pillow in a room only illuminated by candlelight, breath in the therapeutic mist from an essential oil diffuser, and take a moment to refocus your mind. Or nap. Napping is definitely allowed. Either way, you’ll enjoy some quiet time just for you in the middle of your hectic work day.
The timing of this program is intended to give participants time to get to the library and back to work within their break. If you arrive between 1 and 1:15, and/or leave between 1:45 and 2, that is alright. This is meant to be low/no stress!
Thursday, June 29th at 7 pm. Elena Palladino is the author of Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley, the story of the Quabbin Reservoir, Boston water supply, told through the stories of three Swift River Valley residents who had to leave their homes in central Massachusetts so the reservoir could be constructed for metro Boston. The author will talk about her research and writing process and the story of the book, followed by a Q&A. Registration is encouraged!
What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment. How can I watch Kanopy? You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. How to create an account • To get started, visit kanopy.com and select the “Add Library Card” button on the lower left • Enter your library card credentials • Create an account using your preferred email • Begin streaming!