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Lunenburg Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 19th @ 6:45pm
Lunenburg Public Library - Sudolnik Conference Room
 
The public is invited to this monthly meeting of the Trustees.  The agenda includes many topics:  Public Comments, Director's Reports, FY2018 Budget,
Updates, Evaulations, and Goals.  
(If attending this meeting after 8:00pm, please go to the Community Wing side door.)


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

3:00pm - 5:00pm

 

'Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.' [Wikipedia]

Is it enough to just discount something because we think it is FAKE NEWS, a little SPIN, or just LAZY JOURNALISM?  Is the issue that the 'news' is more opinion than fact these days?  Is what we perceive to be misinformation just a fluke, an editorial oops?  Or is it misinformation that is INTENTIONALLY being pushed out to deceive and manipulate?  When large industrial conglomerates own our news centers how much objectivity - and yes, truth - is sacrificed?  Can we tell?

From Fitchburg State University a panel of experts on this topic
will conduct a very interactive discussion.  Please join us!

Dr. Sean Goodlett, Interim Dean of Library and Academic Support Centers;
Renee Fratantonio, Research Services Librarian;
Ben Railton, Coordinator of American Studies Fitchburg State University;
Kyle Moody, Asst. Professor Communications Media Department.


Sunday, October 29th    1:00pm - 3:00pm
 

Master Falconer, Wildlife Expert, and Author
Nancy Cowan

Nancy, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, will speak about the ever changing adventures during her work with a variety of hawk and falcon species.

There is a special bond between humans and birds of prey, and she has published a memoir - Peregrine Spring - chronicling the 30 years she's spent working with the raptors.  With significant recovery efforts, the Peregrine Falcon, on the verge of eradication here in the North East, has made an incredible rebound
and is now seen regularly.

Nancy will be bringing a special guest with her.


Featured Venues for October

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

The MASS MoCA is a museum in a converted factory building complex located in North AdamsMassachusetts.  It is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual art and performing arts in the United States. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. 

The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR)
 
The TTOR is a non-profit land con- servation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  It is the oldest regional land trust in the world.  The trustees of Reservations own title to 116 properties on 27,000 acres in Massachusetts - all of which are open to the public; it maintains conservation restrictions on 200 more properties.  Properties include historic mansions, estates, and gardens; woodland preserves; waterfalls; mountain peaks; wetlands and riverways; coastal bluffs, beaches, and barrier islands; farmland and CSA projects; and archaeological sites.

The Friends of the Lunenburg Library are eligible to request Museum Passes to many museums, zoos, and living environments throughout the State.
Join the Friends today and experience these cultural activities.
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...that if you are a
Massachusetts resident, you are able to get a
Boston Public Library eCard?

The benefits you will receive with your BPL eCard are:  access to downloadable ebooks and multimedia, research databases, digital magazines through Zinio, and streaming media through Hoopla.


Winter's Coming! (Believe it or Not!)

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Now is the time to look around the yard to see what needs to be taken care of before tucking it in until Spring.

This Gale Resource database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important journals, magazines, and content relevant to their pursuits.


Exhibit of Local Artist,
Karen Kemp

Recognize Karen's artistic ability in this wonderful display.  She creates using many mediums - oil, pastel, watercolor, alcohol ink - just to name a few!  What a broad portfolio for a single artist!

When the Community Room is not in use, please enjoy Karen's art work during normal Library hours (10:00am - 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday).

Exhibit will hang until Wednesday, November 1st.


Islam 101 -- Update

Our Islam 101 program for October 4th was cancelled due to illness, and disappointed many.  The good news is that we have re-scheduled this program for Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 6:30pm-8pm.  Please check our calendar when the time is near for any possible changes.  No registration is required.


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