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Genealogy 101 Seminar

picture-of-genealogist-Joe-PetrieThursday, September 8th, 2016 at 6:30-8:30 pm

Local genealogist, Joe Petrie, will offer a Genealogy 101 Seminar packed with useful information and resources. Intended for people just beginning to research their family’s genealogy, the program will cover the following topics: starting genealogy using a Pedigree Chart; databases to use to fill in vital information such as place and date of birth, marriage, and death; how to work backwards using birth and marriage records; how to verify information; how to use trusted relatives as resources; collecting “quasi-vital” information not on a Pedigree Chart; GotGenealogy.com’s 10 Golden Rules; and how to select a genealogy software, with an emphasis on free software.

To sign up for this program, please call 781-769-0200 x110, email norprograms@minlib.net, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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Learn to Knit Class

Picture-of-person-knittingThursday, September 8th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn to knit, but don’t have the tools and aren’t sure who to ask? This program is for you! Several librarians, who happen to be veteran knitters, will lead a workshop about how to knit, from casting on to binding off. The class will work together on the same project, and all materials will be provided in a kit for $5.00. After you’ve taken the Learn to Knit Class you’ll be able to join us later in the month for Stitch Therapy to continue working on your project.

Space is very limited, so call 781-769-0200 x110 or email norprograms@minlib.net to sign up or if you have any questions! Participants must be 14 years of age or older.

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The College Application Process for Parents

picture-of-happy-college-gradsMonday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Between paperwork, deadlines, and figuring your finances, applying for college can be a complicated process for students and parents alike. However, Brian Sheehan, Ph.D. has some tips for parents to help manage the process. Dr. Sheehan’s presentation will focus on reducing your stress, helping with the application process, financial aid, and deadlines. He wants to tailor the program to make it as useful as possible, and asks interested parents to please email him ahead of time with any questions. Dr. Sheehan can be reached at bsheehan@maldenps.org.

Brian Sheehan has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and is a former member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). A 1982 NHS Graduate, Dr. Sheehan has been published in the AASA, NBA, and NSB Journals. To sign up for this program, please call 781-769-0200 x110, email norprograms@minlib.net, or visit the Reference or Information Desk.

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Stitch Therapy

Stitch-Therapy-sheep-and-wool-logoJoin stitchers of all types (knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, etc.) for Stitch Therapy. Motivate yourself to start or finish a project or to learn a new craft by watching others. This is an informal group of stitchers helping stitchers.  No formal instruction is planned.

Stitch Therapy will be held in the Simoni Room unless otherwise noted from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the following Tuesdays:

September 20, October 18, November 15.

Space is limited; please register for this group by visiting or calling the library, 781-769-0200 x110 or x222. You may also sign up by emailing norprograms@minlib.net.

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TogetherYes: “Symphony of the Soil” film

Symphony-of-the-soil-movie-posterThursday, September 22nd, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Together Yes’s Fall 2016 Sustainability Series will kick off the documentary, “Symphony of the Soil,” free of charge and open to the public in the library’s Simoni Room. Together Yes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability and the community building necessary to it. This film was shown two years ago, but bears repeating. It is beautifully made, educational, and inspirational. Popcorn and apple cider will be provided.

Our first and true home is Earth, and our presence here is possible because of a thin layer of “living skin” on the surface of the planet—soil. This film by Deborah Koons Garcia (2013) is an investigation and celebration of what is rightly called the interface between geology and biology. It takes between 700 and 1,500 years to generate an inch of topsoil, and 90% of U. S. cropland is now losing soil faster than its sustainable replacement rate. How can we help make a difference in conserving this vital resource? What are others doing to preserve soil?

To sign up for this film and discussion, please call the library at 781-769-0200 x110 or 222, email norprograms@minlib.net, or visit the Reference or Information desk.

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