News @ The Lunenburg Library

 

Islam 101
Wednesday, April 25th          6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Islam is one of the major world religions, yet many in the United States know little about it.  Though in some people’s minds it is associated with terrorists, the religion, like others, espouses beliefs that are sometimes misrepresented.

Mona Ives, an American-born Muslim woman, hopes to shed light on the religion -- de-mystifying it, and clarifying misconceptions -- when she presents “Islam 101” here at the Library on April 25th.
 

Ms. Ives studied International Relations at Boston University and then Arabic and Islamic Theology and Comparative Religion at the International Islamic University in Islamabad.

She is an Instructor at the Worcester Institute for Senior Education and conducts free seminars on Islam.  Her charity work includes a special focus on assisting refugees re-settling in America.

Ms. Ives will concentrate on the basic tenets of Islam:  The 6 articles of faith, the 5 pillars of practice, and moral values.


Lunenburg Community Pollinator Habitat
Tuesday, May 1st      7:00pm - 8:00pm

Bees, butterflies, and bats are dying in huge numbers worldwide.  What can you do to help?

Ginny Albertson can answer that question.  Ginny will talk about the Lunenburg Community Pollinator Habitat - a group of volunteers in Lunenburg who have come together to develop a habitat to support pollinators.  She will explain the causes of the pollinators' decline and what is being done to rectify the problem.

"We need your help to further develop
this valuable project!"


Birds of the Quabbin Reservoir
With Peter Christoph 

Wednesday, May 2nd
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy an unforgettable slideshow as Peter Christoph shares his experiences looking for wildlife - by land and by boat - at the beautiful and pristine Quabbin Reservoir.

 

A rich diversity of birds call the Quabbin their home, with the main attraction being the common loon and the bald eagle families that nest there. Peter’s passion for capturing birds in their natural habitat, his technical excellence, and his artistic vision are revealed in these compelling images.


 

 Studio 655

Studio 655 is a group of 15 local artist who over the years have shared ideas, techniques, and inspirations from art and life; and each one has come away with her own style and
preferred medium.

Their exhibit will be on display in the
Community Room until May 3rd. 


** This month's highlighted Gale Resource provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism.  The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.


Featured Venues for April

The Butterfly Place

An indoor garden filled with hundreds of freely-flying butterflies!

Next time you're looking for something engaging and culturally aware, you'll want to head directly to The Butterfly Place - a nature reserve located in Westford, Massachusetts.  Formed in 2005, the Butterfly Place is a popular attraction for school field trips and visitors interested in nature as it displays many species of animal cohabiting in the same indoor garden.  See New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world.  Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat.  Don’t forget your camera!

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world.  Located in Boston, the museum welcomes more than one million visitors each year to value the art from Ancient Egyptian to the 21st Century, to admire the special exhibitions, or to participate in the innovative educational programs.  It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it the fifth largest museum in the United States.  Some highlights of the collection include:  Egyptian artifacts, Dutch Gold Age paintings, French Impressionists, and Chinese Art.

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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