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April 25, 2014

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For more information, contact the city’s ADA coordinator by calling City Hall or email disabilitycom@cityofnewburyport.com.

Weekly Tai Chi at the Newburyport Public Library

Improve physical and mental health by joining the free weekly Friday tai chi class at the Newburyport Public Library from 9 to 10 a.m. Kathleen Kondylas will lead the class in tai chi and qigong in the form of Wu Dang as taught by Xuan Yun. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing.

Sign up by calling 978-465-4428, emailing jatherton@mvlc.org or visit the second floor of the library.

DAV meeting

The Disabled American Veterans Post 40 holds a monthly meeting at the Elks on Low Street in Newburyport every third Thursday at noon. All disabled veterans are invited.

Retired Readers Club

The Council on Aging Retired Readers book club meets at the Newburyport Public Library on State Street on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:45 p.m. in the first floor Director’s Room. The group meets for an hour.

Expanded recycling program benefits library

The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library announces an expanded recycling fundraising program. The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library has successfully raised hundreds of dollars for much-needed programs and services by recycling cellphones that no longer work properly or are needed.

The collection continues and has expanded to include iPads and iPods. Every item turned in for recycling earns something for the Friends and all parts are recycled regardless of age or condition.

The group earns up to $30 per phone and up to $100 per smartphone depending upon condition.

The Friends have partnered with GRC Wireless Recycling (www.grcrecycling.com), the largest grass-roots cellphone recycler in the United States.

The cellphone/iPod collection “drop box” is in the lobby of the library, 94 State St. Leave donated iPads with the library staff at the Circulation Desk for proper handling.

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