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January 30, 2014

The Lookout: Political posters the focus of new library exhibit

A selection of international labor posters will be on display at the Newbury Town Library from Feb. 1 through March 13.

“Human Rights/Labor Rights” features posters from a collection of more than 4,500 owned by Stephen Lewis. Lewis is a longtime activist in the labor movement who has exhibited at a number of libraries throughout the state.

The posters illustrate fights for basic human rights, including the right to be free from torture, the right to choose one’s religion, the right to equal pay for equal work, and the right to form and join trade unions. The exhibit is supported in part by the Newbury Cultural Council.

The library is located at 0 Lunt St., Byfield. Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 978-465-0539.

Get your eagle eyes ready

A citywide Eagle Eye Scavenger Hunt is currently underway in Newburyport, running through the annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival on Feb. 8.

Hosted by Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, the contest asks participants of all ages to visit 23 local businesses to search for hidden toy eagles accompanied by eagle facts.

At the end of the festival, there will be a drawing for a variety of prizes. Winners will be notified by email.

The festival, presented by the education center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, is a free event featuring guided sightings of bald eagles in the wild, live raptor demonstrations and family nature activities.

For more information about the scavenger hunt or the festival, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/eaglefestival. Scavenger hunt entry forms can also be picked up at the Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St., and the Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike.

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