Interested in connecting with others who are job hunting? Brown bag networking sessions take place in the Couper Room on Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. Bring your lunch, a copy of your resume, and a willingness to share any information you've discovered. Be prepared with a thirty-second talk about yourself and the position you seek. The library will have WiFi, helpful handouts and books on resume and cover letter writing. Sign up on the library's Events Calendar. Free beverages and copying will be provided by the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library.
Library Trustee, Debra Rhodes, has chosen not to run for re-election. If you are a library user interested in helping the Reuben Hoar Library provide excellent service to the community, contact the Littleton Town Clerk to obtain nomination papers before March 18. For information about what the position entails, contact one of the current trustees Debra Rhodes, Marcia Marcantonio, Cheryl Hardi-Faraci, Jim Carozza, Ray Grande or Marc Rambacher.
Taste of Nashoba
The Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library are partners with Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce to sell tickets to the 8th Annual Taste of Nashoba Valley. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 at the door. The Friends will receive $5.00 for each ticket sold prior to the event which will be held Tues., March 24 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM at Lawrence Academy's Stone Athletic Center in Groton, MA. Tickets may be purchased at the Circulation Desk at the Reuben Hoar Library before 4 p.m. on March 21 or by calling 978-952-6944. Last year, 35 vendors were present.
The knitting group will meet in the Couper Room at 7 p.m. on Tues., Mar. 17. Come and join your fellow knitters and crocheters for a night of relaxed crafting and book browsing. Bring in your knitting and crochet projects in progress, any questions, and completed projects for 'show-and-tell.' Crafters of all experience levels are welcome to work on their projects with fellow yarn-lovers! Register on-line.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
For details about this stimulus legislation's tax implications go to http://tinyurl.com/aamntu
. You will find links to new withholding tax tables, details on Social Security payments, For broader coverage of the stimulus issues, go to www.recovery.gov.
Gallery This Month
The exhibition is "Taking Flight" inspired by the art of Faith Ringgold. Stephanie Ignazio, Shaker Lane Elementary School art teacher explains, "Second grade students were introduced to the artwork of Faith Ringgold. They learned that artists are also storytellers. Ringgold tells her stories both visually and thru the written word. She creates large quilted wall hangings that share childhood memories and dreams. Her art is very personal, but understood by all. After reading her book, "Tar Beach", students were asked to create a piece of artwork that shared something personal
.Like Cassie in "Tar Beach", they flew over places and made them their own." Stop by the library to see the stories told through art. Artists' statements accompany the exhibit.
Mystery Discussion Group
Join group members to discuss Margaret Truman's "Murder in the White House" on Tues., March 31 at 7 p.m. in the library's small meeting room. All are welcome.
Brian Cahill and Liz Vincent won the Love Your Library Month contest sponsored by the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library. There were 166 candies in the jar. Brian will be shopping at a local book store and Liz has tickets for two to Taste of Nashoba.
Tax Time is Here
The Reuben Hoar Library carries many Federal and Massachusetts State Income Tax forms and publications. Other tax forms may be searched online and printed at the library. Library staff will assist patrons with finding tax forms from states other than Massachusetts and questions about the availability of Federal and Massachusetts forms. For legal reasons, the library staff cannot answer specific tax questions; please consult your tax preparer for questions about your tax filing. The Library carries Internal Revenue Service publications and commercial books about tax preparation; search in the catalog under the subject heading "income tax". If you are an older or low income adult who needs assistance with your taxes, call the Littleton Council on Aging at 978-952-2362 for an appointment. Free assistance is available on Tuesdays in Feb., Mar. and early April between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. thanks to the IRS, the AARP and the Council on Aging.
Regular Wednesday preschool storytimes are held at 10:30 a.m. in the Curran Children's Room. Children's Librarian, Diann Haduch, reads stories to children ages 3 to 6. Kindergarten students who now attend the afternoon session are especially invited to join the storytimes with a parent.
Afterschool storytime for children ages six to nine years old are regularly held in the Curran Children's Room at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Parents should plan to stay in the library during storytimes.
Laid Back Reading Group
For a reading group with no meetings and no rules beyond returning the book, pick up the Laid Back Reading Group's March selection, "Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick. Philbrick relates the true story of the Pilgrims' fifty-five-year epic that is at once tragic, heroic, exhilarating, and profound. With towering figures like Massasoit, Miles Standish, William Bradford and the distinctly American hero Benjamin Church at the center of his narrative, Philbrick has fashioned a fresh and compelling portrait of the dawn of American history; a history dominated right from the start by issues of race, violence, and religion. If you and a friend read the same book, you have an informal group. If copies of the books are not on the table in the foyer, ask a library staff member to request a copy for you or go to the catalog through www.littletonlibrary.org The book is available in large print and on abridged and unabridged CD, cassette tape, and Playaway.
Displays in the Library
Look for books set in Ireland on both the main and lower floors and for titles featuring women's history on the lower level.
Free Things to Do
The library's bulletin board has many posters for free events going on in nearby libraries. Suggestions about free and low-cost activities are listed on the library's web page. If you don't have a computer, stop by the library and ask a staff member to help you find the list.
The library is closed when Littleton schools are closed because of inclement weather. However, sometimes conditions improve during the day or circumstances allow the library to open. On stormy non-school days the senior staff member consults the Public Works and Police Departments and then decides about opening. The same procedure occurs when a storm develops during the day. Be sure to telephone 978-486-4046 to see if the library is open before you leave home.