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   Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:00 PM -
Story Ninja - Wobert Whover
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Healing Conversations - Adult Bereavement Support Group
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Kathy Benson   978-425-6675
kbenson@nashoba.org
Are you grieving? Please join us for Healing Conversations, a free adult bereavement support group series offered by Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice. The programs are facilitated by Lucia Camara and Kathy Benson, LICSW.            

Registration is not required, but appreciated, so we can plan accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact  Kathy Benson, LICSW
978-425-6675 or email kbenson@nashoba.org



6:30 PM -
Adults Read YA Book Club
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
This month we'll be reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King. 

This is a book club for adults that enjoy the Young Adult or Teen genre. Books will be reserved behind the desk. Light refreshments provided. 



   Thursday, November 15, 2018
10:30 AM -
Hands-on Nature: Owls & their Prey
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Discover the habits of owls, their adaptations, and their roles in nature. 


5:00 PM -
Teen Paint - Hogwarts Castle
Event Location: YA Room
Event Audience: Young Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Teen Paint - Hogwarts Castle - Saturday, November 15th at 5:00 pm, at Ayer Library.

Sign up in advance at the library or by calling 978-772-8250. Space limited to 10 participants.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ayer Library.
 



6:00 PM -
Water for Soldiers
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join us at Ayer Library on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation from the Shirley Historical Society on the book Water for Soldiers: New England Villages Answer the Call in World War I. Books will be available for purchase.

When the United States declared war on Germany in April, 1917, the Army immediately authorized the construction of 16 cantonments across the country to be used for training new soldiers. The cantonments were readied for use quickly and thousands of new soldiers suddenly appeared in what had recently been rural locations. Camp Devens, Massachusetts, the first such base to be established, was the point of induction and training of recruits from New England and eastern New York. The Army urged citizens living near Camp Devens and other cantonments to provide a like-home atmosphere and help maintain morale among the soldiers.

Frank and Anna Lawton and their 20-year-old daughter Shirley stepped forward early with an interest in the transformation that their neighborhood was about to experience and a willingness to open their arms and home to the soldiers stationed nearby. The sign “Water for Soldiers” was posted on the front side of the Lawton home and conveyed, literally and figuratively, that soldiers could pour themselves a glass of water – or share a meal, spend a night, or otherwise benefit from the welcoming warmth of the Lawton household. Over the years that followed, as new soldiers were trained, injured soldiers were brought back for medical attention, and veteran soldiers awaited discharge after the end of the war, soldiers from Camp Devens were regularly in the towns and interacting with the residents – and personal friendships developed as a result.

Water for Soldiers is Shirley Lawton Houde’s richly detailed account of the thoughts and experiences of her, her family, and her community as they interacted with the many soldiers during the war years and, as well, of the influences those experiences had on her later in life. Shirley’s memoir provides a rare view of a community’s commitment to and involvement in a national war effort at a venue geographically far removed from the conflict itself.



   Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Crochet Crafting Group
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join us once a month at Ayer Library to learn, practice, and create with crochet. 

Ayer Librarian Justine Paulson will be present at each meeting to teach the basics of crochet to beginners, and experienced crochet and knitting enthusiasts are also welcome to come and share their expertise or exchange project ideas. This month there will also be instruction on how to crochet a decorative fall pumpkin or apple.  Practice crochet supplies for beginners will be provided, and attendance is free.



   Tuesday, November 20, 2018
6:00 AM -
Trustees Meeting
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



4:00 PM -
Story Ninja - Thankful
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Wednesday, November 21, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closing at 5 pm for Thanksgiving
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Event Audience: Adult
Contact:    
The library will close early, at 5:00 p.m., for Thanksgiving. The library will also be closed all day Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd. Normal hours will resume Saturday, November 24th (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.). 


10:45 AM -
Playgroup - AFP
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



3:00 PM -
LGBTAQIA Meeting
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Thursday, November 22, 2018
5:30 AM -
CLOSED - Thanksgiving
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Event Audience: Adult
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   Friday, November 23, 2018
5:30 AM -
CLOSED - Thanksgiving
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Event Audience: Adult
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   Saturday, November 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open regular Saturday hours, 10am - 2pm
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Event Audience: Adult
Contact:    
The library will be open regular Saturday hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


   Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4:00 PM -
Story Ninja - When the Moon Comes
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:30 AM -
Understanding Nutrition
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



10:45 AM -
Playgroup - AFP
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



4:00 PM -
Teen Night
Event Location: YA Room
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Thursday, November 29, 2018
10:30 AM -
Story Time - Dream Snow
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



5:00 PM -
Anime/Manga Club
Event Location: YA Room
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:30 PM -
Adult Book Club
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join us as we discuss Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden. 

"With a protagonist born into a life of backbreaking labor, cut-throat rivalries, and a nearly complete absence of human affection, Harden's book reads like a dystopian thriller." -- Publisher's Weekly



   Saturday, December 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open regular Saturday hours, 10am - 2pm
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Event Audience: Adult
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The library will be open regular Saturday hours, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


   Tuesday, December 25, 2018
5:30 AM -
CLOSED - Christmas
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Event Audience: Adult
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   Wednesday, December 26, 2018
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library open 2pm to 8pm
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Event Audience: Adult
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The library will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 


   Tuesday, January 1, 2019
5:30 AM -
CLOSED - New Year's Day
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Event Audience: Adult
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   Wednesday, January 2, 2019
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Library open 2pm to 8pm
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Event Audience: Adult
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The library will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.