Have you heard of PBS’s Great American Read? Help choose America's Favorite Book!
Connect with your local community and beyond by reading and voting for your favorite books this summer and fall. Then, join your neighbors in October, just before the finale of the television series, to discuss your experiences.
Beginner Computer Skills
with Muir Haman
Saturday, August 25th 10:30am to 11:45am
This is the second class in a series, building off skills and concepts covered in Session 1. The content is adaptable to participants, so bring your questions and devices!
These classes are designed for the computer beginner - the person who has no experience with computers and who just wants to get started in a supportive, welcoming atmosphere. (If you did not attend Session 1, Muir will catch you up!)
Absolutely no computer experience or knowledge is necessary.
Please sign up Here.
Stories of the Forest:
A Natural History of Wildflowers Found in Lunenburg
with Matthew Charpentier
Part 1 - Lecture
Wednesday, August 15th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
In the Community Room
Join us as we listen to local botanist Matthew Charpentier discuss the landscape history of our town and how it's impacted what can be found growing here! He will tell of several 'stories' highlighting the natural histories of a select few locally occurring plants.
Matthew is a botanist with rare and endangered plants and animals; an active member and councillor with the New England Botanical Club; has served on the Lunenburg Conservation Commission; and has worked for and currently volunteers with, as a member of the New England Plant Conservation Task Force, the New England Wild Flower Society. Please sign-up HERE.
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Part 2 - Walk
Sunday, August 19th
10:00am - 11:30am
At Robbs Hill Conservation Land
Meet us at the Robbs Hill Conservation Land (directions below) for the second part of this program - a field excursion and short hike. Attendees should meet at the parking area for the conservation land on Robbs Hill Road in time to begin the walk at 10am. Matthew will lead us on this jaunt, highlighting the locally occurring plants, as well as one of the more peculiar habitats in town, a quaking bog. Please sign-up HERE.
Directions from the Lunenburg Library: Turn left out of parking lot on to 2A East, turn right on to Elmwood Road, turn right on to Flat Hill Road, turn left onto Sunset Lane, turn left on to Robbs Hill Road. Parking on left.
Featured Venues for August
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. You are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops - all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.
Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums, all under a single admission. These Museums are: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, and The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum.
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