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    • Summer's End and New Beginnings Yup...it is hard to believe (given the current heat wave) but Labor Day has passed so the summer is now officially over. But fear not!!! The library has some ...
      Posted Sep 3, 2014, 2:31 PM by Randall Stow
    • Love Your Library Staff T-Shirts      It has been more than a  year now since I had a staff appreciation dinner at my house where I handed out staff t-shirts that I had made up ...
      Posted Jul 17, 2014, 2:42 PM by Randall Stow
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    Support the Friends!

     
    There's a new way to support the Randall Library Friends Association! Start your Amazon shopping here and AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of your purchase price to support the library. It's easy and free. Be sure to bookmark the page to donate every time you shop!

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    elp the library with refreshments
    We are having lots of programs for adults this summer and we'd love to offer refreshments to everyone. If you can help us by bringing either snacks or drinks, you can sign up online  here. Snacks can be pretty simple--some cookies, some fruit or a jug of lemonade. Thanks for your help!

    New Databases at the Library
    Thanks to the Hale Reference Fund, you now have access to several new databases, including Consumer Reports.org and Morningstar financial reports. Coming very soon--Mango Languages, Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest! See the whole list of databases and learn how to use them here.

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    New Museum Passes
    Thanks to the Friends Association, we now offer a variety of new discount passes to area attractions, including Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Ecotarium in Worcester. As of March 2014, we have passes to the Salem Witch Museum and Einstein's Workshop, a maker/creator space in Burlington. We also have special passes for the summer--the Lowell Spinners and the Boston Harbor Islands Ferry. Check out the whole list here. Stop by or call for reservations.

    New Book Display Area

    We've been making changes to the area near the Circulation Desk. It still holds our newest fiction and non-fiction books, but we've also added a Speed Reads section and moved the new audiobooks there.

    We've created a new book display shelf to help you find good books and movies. This summer we're featuring some of our favorite mysteries and thrillers, by Laura Lippman, C.J.Box, Brad Parks and William Kent Krueger. You can find the list on our Book Recommendations page.


    Meet Ruff!
    Meet Randall Library's mascot, and his name is Ruff. Patrons can check him out for a week and show him their daily lives. Follow Ruff's Adventures on our website as he travels to the homes of Randall Library's patrons.
    And read about Ruff in the Beacon-Villager.



    Couldn't make it to the Trustees Forum?
    Click here to view the slides presented at the forum on April 12, 2014.



     

    Upcoming Events
    See a calendar of all our upcoming events. Look for pictures from previous events on our Facebook page.
     
     
    Baby Lapsit Storytime, Wednesdays @ 11:00am -Come enjoy our special story time geared specailly for infant cognitive and language-based development. Have fun with your baby and meet other parents with infants in the area.
     
     Lego Club, first Wednesday of the month @ 4:00-5:15pm- Come play with legos with other kids. Pre-K-5 years of age (siblings welcome)
     
    After School Tutoring Center at the Library- Tuesday, September 16th, 3:30-5:00pm-The Randall Library Tutoring Center is back! Beginning on September 16th, tutors will be available for math and ELA help for students of all ages. Sign-up is required and sign-up sheets are on the circulation desk. Sessions are free and are for  45 minute sessions of one-on-one help with a tutor. Sessions will continue on Tuesdays at the same time, throughout the year. 
     
    Preschool Story Times, Fridays at 10:30am, Join our Youth Services Librarian, Christine Morrison for a fun story time with a craft after the readings.
    • Special preschool story time-September 12th- Cynthia Maxfield from the Nashoba Regional School District's Partnership With Parents program- Every Child Learns To Read- special event
    • Special preschool story time-September 19th- Pirates! To celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day at the library.
    • Special preschool story time-September 26th- I SPY- Make your own I SPY sensory bag.

     

    SAPN (Stow Area Parents Network) Meetings at the Randall Library Thursdays 10:15-11:30am  Come meet, greet and play with parents and children in the area when the Randall Library offers up our preschool meeting room to SAPN on Thursday mornings. This is a great opportunity to meet area parents and have your children make new friends in a safe, warm and fun environment. 

    Reading with the Randall Library "Reading Dogs"- Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm-  Come enjoy some quality time with a "non-judgmental audience"  and  practice your reading skills with with the Randall Library Reading Dogs. These specially trained therapy dogs are on-hand at the library to supply emotional support, a listening ear (not to mention a warm wet nose!)  and someone to snuggle up with for kids practicing their reading skills. Sign-up sheets are available at the circulation desk for 10 minute sessions. Check the sign-up sheets for available dates and times. 
      
    Kids Book Club at the Randall Library Wednesdays @ 3:30-4:30pm-Join our Randall Library book club especially for kids ages 8-10 years old. The club will be meeting every Wednesday.  At the first meeting the group will discuss future book they would like to read. -Check the library calendar for the next meeting
    Questions? Call 978-897-8572.
      
    Launch at the Library!!-Special Children's Event, Saturday, September 27th @ 2:00pm-   Ms. Morrison has a special event planned for kisds of all ages. Come make helicopters, rockets, paper airplanes, catapults and more. Learn about how things fly and the best way to design the perfect flying machine.  
     
    Special Programs for Adults in September!
      
    Henry Beston's Cape Cod , September 25th @ 7:00pm- The Randall Library is pleased to have Don Wilding from the Henry Beston Society at the library to speak about the enormous literary and cultural influence Henry Beston had on  America with the publication of his book The Outermost House. Mr Wilding's multimedia presentation will trace how  The Outermost House, helped create the Cape Cod National Seashore  and the profound influence it had on respect for the natural environment and nature writing.  

    Monthly Book Group
    Third Tuesdays (usually)
    The book group that meets at the library will discuss I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou on Tuesday, September 23rd  at 7:00 p.m.  Open to all.
     
    Read more about  Yoga, the Reading Dogs, tutoring, Story Hour and Baby Lapsit Story Time.
     
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