Gentle Yoga at the Library

Join us for gentle yoga with Joanna Kent! Joanna has been practicing yoga for 5 years and became a certified yoga teacher this year. She utilizes yoga to ground herself and strengthen her mental health. Joanna’s goal as a yoga teacher is to empower her students to feel good in their mind and bodies. She believes yoga should be accessible and inclusive to all. Her gentle yoga class includes breathwork, slower paced movements and lots of relaxation!

Please bring your own yoga mat.

Registration is required. There are a maximum of 20 spots.

Creative Writing Group


Interested in writing amongst a group of peers? During the meetings you will have conversations about writing habits, sharing work and giving critique (optional of course!), and have a timed writing portion to work on your latest work in progress or write on a theme.

Members should bring pencils, pens, notebooks, loose-leaf paper and/or a laptop for brainstorming and taking notes.

No registration required, but you can register here.

Movie Matinee: White Christmas (1954)

Come to our Movie Matinee on Friday, December 15th at 1 PM in the Marcy Room. We will be showing the movie White Christmas, released in 1954 and directed by Michael Curtiz. A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

The New York Times called White Christmas “…rich and luminous

Rated: Not rated

Run time: 2 hours

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen

All Movie Matinees are free and open to the public. No registration required.

Artists of the Month: December 2023

Mouna Bassali

In December 2023, the library will exhibit the work of artist Mouna Bassali. The artist discovered her passion for painting upon retirement.  She paints an array of subjects.  She loves painting and truly enjoys displaying her artwork.




Each month, the Library hosts a different local artist!  For more information about displaying artwork at the Stoneham Public Library, please contact Reference Librarian Maureen Saltzman at 781-507-2483 or

Mysteries Around the World Book Group

Join us to discuss The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz on December 7th at 7pm in the Stoneham Room.

“‘I’m sorry but the answer’s no.’ Reluctant author, Anthony Horowitz, has had enough. He tells ex-detective Daniel Hawthorne that after three books he’s splitting and their deal is over. The truth is that Anthony has other things on his mind.

His new play, a thriller called Mindgame, is about to open at the Vaudeville Theater in London’s West End. Not surprisingly, Hawthorne declines a ticket to the opening night. The play is panned by the critics. In particular, Sunday Times critic Margaret Throsby gives it a savage review, focusing particularly on the writing. The next day, Throsby is stabbed in the heart with an ornamental dagger which turns out to belong to Anthony, and has his fingerprints all over it.

Anthony is arrested by an old enemy… Detective Inspector Cara Grunshaw. She still carries a grudge from her failure to solve the case described in the second Hawthorne adventure, The Sentence is Death, and blames Anthony. Now she’s out for revenge. Thrown into prison and fearing for both his personal future and his writing career, Anthony is the prime suspect in Throsby’s murder and when a second theatre critic is found to have died in mysterious circumstances, the net closes in. Ever more desperate, he realizes that only one man can help him. But will Hawthorne take the call?

We look forward to welcoming you to the Mystery Group.

For questions please contact Maureen at or


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