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Last Updated: July 2, 2015

Holiday Hours

July 4

The Library will be closed Friday July 3rd - Sunday July 5th in honor of Independence Day.

Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading

Click here for the Summer Reading Program calendar of events.

Joe Ciras Photography Exhibit
On display until July 31st

Joe Ciras

Amateur photographer, Joe Ciras, from Westminster, MA will be displaying photos taken from his travels over the last two years. These photos range from the majestic mountains of northwestern National Parks in the United States and Canada to sunrises and sunsets along the Florida coast. His gallery will also feature photos of local places, animals he came across in his travels, and some historic landmarks.

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

Invention of Wings
In July the Book Group will be reading "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives, as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery. Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement. -- Booklist review

New members are always welcome. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

For more information about the Book Group,
call Ann at 978-632-7638



Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is here

We now offer in-library wireless printing from laptops! 
Click here to begin.

Library Telescope


The Library has a new telescope that can be borrowed by Levi Heywood Memorial Library patrons who are Gardner residents 18 years of age or older. If you are interested in borrowing the telescope please view the Telescope Borrowing Policy here or visit the Library's Children's Room for more information.

This telescope was donated by Kevin and Nancy Boucher and will be maintained by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

Higgins Armory Museum artifacts on display permanently at the Worcester Art Museum

Knights at Worcester Art Museum

The Knights! exhibit at WAM reveals the fascinating place of arms and armor in the broader context of history, storytelling, and art. After the closing of Worcester's Higgins Armory Museum, this exhibition marks the first step in the long-term integration of arms and armor into the collection of the Worcester Art Museum.
Friends of the Library members can borrow a museum pass to the Worcester Art Museum that will admit 2 adults and 2 children at no charge.

What's New?

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.



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