Lo! Now is come our joyfull'st feast!
Let every man be jolly;
Each room with ivy leaves is dressed,
And every post with holly.
Now all our neighbors' chimneys smoke,
And Christmas blocks are burning;
Their ovens they with bakemeats choke,
And all their spits are turning.
Without the door let sorrow lie,
And if for cold it hap to die,
We'll bury it in a Christmas pie,
And ever more be merry.
by George Wither
Announcements to the community
Thank you for your support!
Our most recent challenge has been successful - you have helped us to raise $10,000 before the end of the calendar year, allowing our anonymous donor to give us an additional $10,000.
These gifts are enabling our library to flourish as it has never been able to before. We'll probably come back to you in the spring with another fundraiser - those are the facts of life when dealing with a private library - but we're having a wonderful holiday season! Thanks to all!!
Sign up for the MMPL newsletter!
You now receive the Library's print newsletter two or three times a year in the mail. And that's great! But there is a way to keep up with Library news and events on a more regular basis - sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. At the end of each month, we send out a newsletter (by email) detailing the programs and events for the coming month. It's an excellent way to be reminded of programs you'd like to attend. Sign up HERE.
It's a Mystery to Me! - author talk and book signing
Friday, 6 December, 1-2 pm
Join us as local mystery authors Sheila Connolly, Kate Flora, Gary Braver and Hank Phillippi Ryan discuss their latest books. The Sister in Crime organization has arranged this fascinating program for the library.
For more information, click HERE.
Light Up the Holidays
Friday, 6 December at 7 pm at Liberty Hall
Join us once again as we welcome back the Cranberry Shores Chorus. This a cappella women's chorus sang last year to a full house, and will entertain us again with holiday songs, quartets, and sing-alongs! Tickets are available at the Library and at the door; adults $10 and children under 12 $5
Journeys: tales of travel from around the world
Cruising the Dalmatian Coast
Wednesday, 18 December, at 4:30 pm
Join us as Charles Sheehan shares pictures and stories from his cruise along the Dalmatian coast, which included side trips to San Marino (the oldest surviving sovereignty in the world), Corfu, Dubrovnik and Montenegro.
Let Us Appreciate YOU!!
Wednesday, 18 December, all day
The Marstons Mills Public Library wants to recognize its users and friends with Patron Appreciation Day during its open hours (10 am to 6 pm) on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Come to the Library for coffee, hot apple cider and light snacks, as well as a chat and a song or two. Library users who visit the Library that day will have their names entered into a raffle for a bottle of wine, two home-made soups, an autographed best-seller, and various other items.
New library users are encouraged to visit the MMPL to get a library card. New and current users not already on the email list for the Library’s monthly newsletter will have the opportunity to add their names to this list, and keep up with the activities of the Library. Best of all, come by the library to pick up a coupon that entitles you to $1 off overdue fines.
Short story discussion group
The third Thursday of the month, 10-11 am
Lovers of short stories, rejoice! The Library is starting a short story discussion group, on the second Thursday of each month, to discuss short stories that are important, amusing, relevant, or otherwise of great interest. Check the Programs/Events web page for details
One-on-one computer tutorials
The computer classes we offered last year were so successful that we are now offering individualized instruction, with a list of nearly 50 topics to choose from! Pick your topic and select a convenient date and time; bring your own computer, e-book reader or iPad, or use the Library's. You will learn effectively and easily.
Enjoy the tango
The 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 7-9 pm, at Liberty Hall (new dancers welcome!)
Join us for some fun, and to acquire or brush up this skill as Ray Bartlett teaches the Argentine tango. Anyone interested in dancing or learning how to dance is invited. Pre-registration is not necessary; nor is a partner!