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Easter Egg Decorating

Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m.

Monday, April 21 - Patriot's Day

Holmes Library Closed

Software Update:

On Monday, April 21, the SAILS Network is upgrading the software used by library staff. During this upgrade, Enterprise, the online library catalog, may be searched but holds may not be placed and patron accounts may not be accessed. SAILS will post an announcement on the catalog home page once Enterprise is available again.

Books are Blooming at the Library in April

Books in Bloom - April 26 - May 3

Make a floral or craft arrangement designed around the cover of a favorite book and display it at the libary to welcome Sprng! All ages are welcome to enter a display.

Register by April 19th.
Set up on Saturday, April 26, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Reception on Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.

More blooming events in April:

  • April 12 at 10 a.m.
    Genealogy Myths and Legends with Michael Brophy

  • April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
    Word Game Night - All ages of word game enthusiasts welcome!

  • April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
    Poetry Evening with Barbara Carlson.
    Carver poet Barbara Carlson, author of Fire Road, will read from her work.

Our E-Technology webpage has links and resources from January's programs. Information now posted from Best Bookish Apps for Kids aged 2-8 and Free Apps for Readers.

Read how February's 'blind dates with a book'  worked out!

Library Newsletter Online

Our library newsletter features stories about library events, tips for finding books, and more. The monthly newsletter is available at the library and for download here!

You may also subscribe to be notified when the library newsletter is available each month using the
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Friends of the Library

Thank you to the Friends for sponsoring the talk on the Forts of Castle Island this month!

The next regular meeting for the Friends will be Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome!

Board of Library Trustees

The next regular meeting for the Trustees will be on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the library. Trustee meetings are open to the public.

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