News @ The Lunenburg Library

To Our Patrons
and Friends -

Thank you for your support!

The Library will be closed Thursday for the Holiday.

We will be open on Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Book your group now!

Begin Your Holidays With A Show!

Enter a drawing for (4) free tickets to the Hanover Theater's Production of 'A Christmas Carol'.

As a part of their 10th anniversary of this production, Hanover Theater chose 11 libraries to give free tickets to, and we were one of them!

The deadline for the drawing is Monday, December 4th.  The box and forms are located at the Front Desk.  Enter Today!

Celebrate Two Local Poets Published

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Sunday, November 26th
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy scones, tea, and harp music while listening to the poems of recently published works from Ms. Letarte (Director of the Louise Bogan Poets of Lunenburg) and Mr. Nicola (Stage Director, Playwright, Composer, and Lyricist).

Introductions by Kate Chadbourne.  Signed books will be available for purchase.

The Lunenburg Public Library Announces
A New Series of Programs Focused on
Nonprofit Organizations

Throughout this coming year, the Library will be conducting a series of programs which will focus on a variety of topics that address the issues and skills necessary to run a successful nonprofit.  This series will include:

  • Creating a Nonprofit Organization
  • Overview of Fundraising  [November]
  • Finding the Right Funders for Your Organization – Grants Research  [January]
  • Grant Writing – the Dos and Don’ts to Getting a Yes [February]
  • Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finances [March]
  • Managing Volunteers [May]

One of the issues that any nonprofit organization faces is funding, or rather, finding the funders that are right for your organization.  One of most efficient and effective ways to find foundation funding is by using the online tool called the Foundation Directory Online(link is external) (FDO), a product of the Foundation Center(link is external).  The system has over 140,000 records of grant making organizations.  These are searchable by various characteristics.  The Lunenburg Library now has a subscription to FDO, and it is available for you to access.

Please make an appointment with Martha Moore(link sends e-mail) before arriving.

The LPL is very excited about being
able to support area
nonprofits in this way!


Chair Reiki Sessions
with Carolyn Sargent -
Usui Master Reiki Practitioner

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by 'laying on hands' and is based on the idea that an unseen 'life force energy' flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives.  Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness, and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.

Carolyn will be available to provide an individual 15-minute complimentary session for 1st time recipients.  This session is offered to a fully clothed recipient seated in a chair.  There are 3 dates to choose from.  Sign-up is REQUIRED for a free Chair Reiki session, but not for attendance.

Sign-up for Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm HERE
Sign-up for Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm HERE
Sign-up for Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm HERE

(Additional information about Reiki is on sign-up page.)

Small Works Art Exhibit
Sunday, December 3rd
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us in admiring this display.  Small Works are typically smaller than 11 inches (unframed) so have a very special quality to them.  They also make wonderful and affordable (<$100) Christmas gifts.  This will be a juried exhibition.  If you would like to submit your own work, they will be accepted on Thursday, November 30th, from 10:00am - 8:00pm.  

Contact sends e-mail) or the Library (978-582-4140)
for more details.

Winter is Coming!
Keep Everyone Warm & Cozy!
Lunenburg’s 4-H Club is collecting NEW
hats, scarves, mittens and socks
children and adults
to be distributed to those in need in our community.
Donations will be collected at the Lunenburg Public Library until November 28th.

The Lunenburg Public Library happily serves as a center for community activities.  The Library has quiet study rooms, a conference room, a great craft room, and a spacious meeting hall.  You are welcome to reserve any of these rooms for your function.

Please review the following guidelines to see if your group meets the criteria:
Reserve a Meeting Room; and Regulations for Use.

Featured Museums for November

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

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From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, embodying aesthetic rewards and a wealth of information about history and human culture. This museum has grown from that early vision to evolve in concert with the academic program it supports.  Today SCMA is widely recognized as one of the leading academic museums in the nation.  

Harvard Art Museum

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Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world.  The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution.  Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of 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.

Enjoy the art work of local watercolor artist,
Judy Fava.
Her exhibit is open for viewing until November 28th.
It can be accessible when the Community Hall is not in use and during normal Library hours:
M-Th 10:00am - 8:00pm; Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm.

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