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April 30, 2013

A busy month for all at Newbury Town Library

NEWBURY — The Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt St., will offer the following programs in May:

Lantern-making workshops

In anticipation for the big concert and lantern parade on Saturday, May 11, come on down to one of these lantern-making workshops. All ages welcome. Supplies will be provided.

Wednesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m., Newbury Town Library

Thursday, May 2, at 4 p.m., PITA Hall, Plum Island

Music & Light: Newbury Town Library Lantern Festival

Saturday, May 11, 6-8 p.m., Newbury’s Upper Green

The Newbury Town Library invites the entire town to come celebrate music and light at a free concert and lantern parade. Pack a picnic, bring some friends and enjoy the music of Karen K and the Jitterbugs and Zach Field High School Steel Drum Ensemble. The group will parade around the Green with the hand-made lanterns.

Memoir writing workshop

Wednesdays, May 1-June 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thinking about writing your memoir? Come to this six-week workshop to help you get started. No prior writing experience is necessary. Seats are limited, so please register in advance by calling the library at 978-465-0539.

Family yoga

Wednesday, May 8, at 1 p.m.

Roots to Wings Yoga will offer a free family yoga class at the library for children aged 3-6 years and their caregivers. Come in comfy clothes. This class will occur on a monthly basis. Register in advance at 978-465-0539.

Crafternoon with Rani

Wednesday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Learn to make a fun seasonal craft with the craft-maven, Rani MacNeal. Supplies will be provided by the Friends of the Library for this free class. All ages are welcome and some caregiver participation and help will be required. Register at 978-465-0539 as space will be limited. This class will occur on a

monthly basis.

Honduras: Copan and Pico Bonito

Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Bill Gette, sanctuary director of Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, will show photographs of the exquisite flowers, brilliantly colored birds and rainforest mammals that he and his group encountered on their trip in March 2012. They visited the world-famous Mayan archeological site of Copan, explored the tropical rainforests at Pico Bonito National Park and took a narrow gauge railway into Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge. No registration necessary for this free program.

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