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Levi Heywood Memorial Library


55 West Lynde Street

Gardner, MA 01440

phone: 1-978-632-5298

 

 

Hours:
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

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During inclement weather call 978-632-5298 for Library closings/delays or check our facebook page

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In Library wireless printing from laptops $.10/page

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Elementary Art Exhibit


Gardner Public Schools Art

Students from kindergarten through grade 4 at Elm Street School and Waterford Street School under the direction of Miss Rahaim and Miss Murphy have been creating wonderful artwork throughout the school year. This exhibit is a cumulation of all of their months of hard work. Artwork will be on display in the Library's Exhibit Gallery through the end of March.

March Adult Book Group
Wednesday, March 29th 4:30 p.m.

The Zookeeper's Wife

In March the Book Group will be reading 'The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story' by Diane Ackerman. When Germany invaded Poland, Stuka bombers devastated Warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants, otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes. With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.

New members 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

Genealogy Research Help
Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

There will be no CMGS representative here Wednesday March 15th & 22nd but there will be a representative here on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Genealogy

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.


Spring Storytime
April 4th - May 18th*

Registration begins Monday, March 27th

Spring Storytime

For information and to register please contact the Children’s Room at 978-632-5298

Toddler Storytime (Ages 2-3)
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Registration required.

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Registration required.

Drop-in Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Home Day Cares are welcome.
No registration is required.
* There will be no Storytime the week of 4/17-4/21*

April Book Club for
4th to 6th Graders

Sign-up in the Children's Room

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
September- May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Copies of the book are available in the Children's Room

Drop-in Lego Club

Lego
For kids in grades K-5
Meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
September - May
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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(list is in alphabetical order by title)

DVDs
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.

March
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Last Updated: March 22, 2017