Events Calendar / June 14, 2022

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at Baby Lapsit.

Ages 0-2 and their caregivers, all welcome. Outdoors unless bad weather, then canceled.

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Getting Prepped for College

Even though the school year is ending soon, the Homework Center encourages families to use summer vacation to make plans and take action to prep for education after high school. We are offering a one-night workshop, “Getting Prepped for College” for parents (with or without students) and students on June 14th at 6:30 in the Costin Room at the Main Library. 

Parents have a pivotal role in assisting their children in this confusing college process. Students can get overwhelmed just thinking about choices, forms, and rumors from other kids. We invite you to bring your questions and hopes to this casual meeting and listen to Linda Parker, our volunteer specializing in college planning. She will address specific college steps and general strategies that parents or students can do this summer to make progress and strategize for the best outcome.

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Adult Book Club

Book: “Good Riddance” by Elinor Lipman. Registration required: http://bit.ly/FPL-Events. 09/06: “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles.

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McAuliffe Evening Book Club: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily R. Austin

Gilda, a twenty-something lesbian, cannot stop ruminating about death. Desperate for relief from her panicky mind and alienated from her repressive family, she responds to a flyer for free therapy at a local Catholic church, and finds herself being greeted by Father Jeff, who assumes she’s there for a job interview. Too embarrassed to correct him, Gilda is abruptly hired to replace the recently deceased receptionist Grace.

In between trying to memorize the lines to Catholic mass, hiding the fact that she has a new girlfriend, and erecting a dirty dish tower in her crumbling apartment, Gilda strikes up an email correspondence with Grace’s old friend. She can’t bear to ignore the kindly old woman, who has been trying to reach her friend through the church inbox, but she also can’t bring herself to break the bad news. Desperate, she begins impersonating Grace via email. But when the police discover suspicious circumstances surrounding Grace’s death, Gilda may have to finally reveal the truth of her mortifying existence. Led by Sarah Binney. 

07/12: Under the whispering Door

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Advanced Poetry Workshop

This class welcomes serious poets with experience who would like to participate for one or more sessions. We begin with a discussion of a topic in poetry. Poets may discuss their work. If you are new to the group and would like to participate, please email FPLpoetryworkshop@gmail.com by noon on the day of the workshop.