Events Calendar / December 12, 2017

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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McAuliffe Library Movie Battle Royale: Valerian vs. War for the Planet of the Apes

Two movies enter, only one gets watched! Everyone who shows up gets to vote, and snacks will be had regardless of what gets chosen. We'll be doing this on Thursday, December 7th in the J Program Room at the Main Library (downstairs) at 2 PM, and on Tuesday, December 12th in the Community Room at the McAuliffe Library, so if the movie you want to watch doesn't get chosen the first time, you have another chance a few days later!

The choices are:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. From the director of the Taken series, The Fifth Element, and Lucy.

War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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Three Mediums Demonstration & Workshop

This is a two part series with Nan Hass Feldman.

December 12 – Mixed Medium Art Demonstration Nan will show how to work with the Caran D’ache Crayons, oil pastels, and watercolor resist.
December 19 – Mixed Medium Workshop Participants will use materials provided to create a mixed-media work of their own.
Nan Hass Feldman has been painting for more than 40 years. In that time she has had 49 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows, and 28 museum exhibitions. She recently appeared on Boston Public Radio with Margery Eagan and Jim Braude.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Class size is limited. You MUST attend both sessions.
Please email asadkin@minlib.net or call 508-532-6347 and leave your name and contact info.

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Poetry Workshop

Led by Alan Feldman, Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University

This drop-in class welcomes serious poets of all ages and levels of experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. Each session begins with a discussion of a topic in poetry leading to a brief in-class assignment. Poets who wish to have their work discussed should provide copies to distribute. Alan’s new collection, Immortality, was awarded the Massachusetts Book Award for Poetry in 2016.