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March 11, 2014

Programs at G.A.R. Memorial Library

WEST NEWBURY — The following activities are planned at the G.A.R. Memorial Library this month. To register contact the library at 978-363-1105.

Story Time signups begin now. Classes start the week of April 1. Ages 3-6 on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m.; Toddlers, ages 2-3 on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Babies and Books on Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The World of Spinning and Weaving will be presented Thursday, March 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Spinner and weaver Susan Babb will present her journey into the world of these centuries-old crafts. The art of weaving will be shown from her first piece to more recent. She will demonstrate spinning on a wheel and a drop spindle. (Participants may have the opportunity to win a spinning kit.) Babb has been weaving since 2007 and spinning since 2009. She owns two looms and two spinning wheels. She has been the library director here in West Newbury since July. All ages are welcome to this program.

Family Legos will be Tuesday, March 25, 4 to 5 p.m. Come and join the fun of Legos. For kids 5 and older.

Sisters in Crime present “The Modern Heroine” on Monday, April 7, 7 to 8 p.m. Local Sisters in Crime authors Marian Lanouette, Edith Maxwell and Tempa Pagel will discuss how women authors are redefining the genre by creating strong women characters who balance relationships and danger, leap over sexist obstacles, and rescue themselves from danger.

Friends of the West Newbury Library Spring Book Sale will be held Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds of the sale benefit the library’s programs and museum passes.

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