Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.*
*Closed Saturdays Memorial Day-Labor Day
During inclement weather call 978-632-5298 for Library closings/delays or check our facebook page
Jay Janell, our Local History Librarian, will be leading a walking tour of the former Heywood Wakefield factory on Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. The tour is part of Hidden Treasures, a week-long series of events sponsored by the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area. You will view vintage photographs as you walk among the former mill buildings and learn about 150 years of furniture manufacturing, from raw lumber to finished products. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and meet at the lower Library entrance, facing the flag pole.
For more information about Freedom's Way Hidden Treasures click here
Keila Marie Ploof of Orange, MA has always been drawn to paper. She has been collecting and saving pieces that "speak" to her since childhood. It wasn't until recently that her love of painting and paper collided. Her artwork incorporates very old paper that is applied almost all by brush, just like painting. Each piece is either cut or ripped to create the “brush stroke” before it even hits the canvas. Texture, color, and light come alive and blend with her love of nature, creating a very unique art form.
In May the Book Group will be reading Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbooks Got Wrong by James W. Loewen. Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.
New members are always welcome.
Copies of the book are available at the Main Circulation Desk.
For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638
The Levi Heywood Memorial Library, in cooperation with the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, is offering individual help with genealogical research. A representative of CMGS will be in the Local History Room on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by with your family research questions.
This Discount Pass can be borrowed by anyone with a Library card in good standing!
Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
This class is full.
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.
*Please note there will be no Storytime the week of 4/19-4/21*
For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For a list of ALL recently added items click here
(list is in alphabetical order by title)
The following DVDs have recently been added to our collection. The current month's list will be updated as new titles are added so check back throughout the month. Please feel free to place a hold on any of these titles either online through My Account, in person at the Library, or over the phone.