Duxbury Free Library
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Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
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Adult Events

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday Salon Series: Author Dawn Tripp
Sunday, January 25, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room
awn Tripp visits to discuss her novel Game of Secrets.   In 1957, Jane Weld was eleven years old when her father Luce, a petty thief, disappeared.  His skiff was found drifting near the marsh, empty except for his hunting coat and a box of shot-gun shells.  No one in his small New England town knew for sure what happened until three years later when his skull rolled out of a gravel bank by the river, a bullet hole in the temple.  Booklist says of this dramatic novel, 'A gracefully told character study of three intelligent, forbidding women and the men who love them, wrapped in a taut, suspenseful mystery.'

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on  January 11 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included

Jobs, Resumes and Skills
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ~ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM ~ Reference Area
Gary will present tactics on getting a better job. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 13 at 10:00 am.

Sunday Salon Series: Buried Treasure: A Behind the Scenes Look at First Wilderness by Sam Keith 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ~ 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM ~ Reference Area
Armchair adventurers and lovers of  PBS Alone in the Wilderness won't want to miss a unique family retrospective of Sam Keith, the author of One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey and the newly released First Wilderness: My Quest in the Territory of Alaska.   Sam's family, daughter Laurel Keith Lies, son-in-law award winning author/illustrator Brian Lies, and Sam's niece Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson, Associate Professor of English at Bridgewater State University, will share insights into Keith's 50 year friendship with legendary Alaskan Dick Proenneke and how the manuscript for First Wilderness was discovered in a garage ten years after Sam's passing.  The presentation will include never before seen letters, journals, and photography.  Not to be missed!

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on   January 18 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included.

Digital Media Lab - Adobe Indesign Tips and Tricks  
Tuesday, February 03 ~ 6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area

An overview of Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software to create books, magazines, posters, flyers, brochures and more.  Sharing of tips and tricks with selected video instruction from Lynda.com.  Seating is limited to 10. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 20 at 10:00 am.

Sunday Salon Series: Mauscript in the Closet? Take it out. Get it Published!
Sunday, February 08 ~ 2:00PM-4:00PM ~ Merry Room

A panel of self-published authors will share their writing and publishing tips and tricks.  The program will be led by Dolores Riccio, author of the famed Circle of Five and its sequels Spirit and The Ghost Who Came Home from the Auction; Superfoods (a cooking series); and two collections of poems, Doors to the Universe and The Nature of Things.   Dolores has both self and mainstreamed published.  She will be joined by other accomplished writers, Judith Campbell and Virginia Young, who will help you on your way!

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on  January 25 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included.

Ongoing Events:

Sunday Salon Series
Sundays ~ 2:00 p.m.~ Merry Room
Cozy (or exciting, you pick!) Sunday
afternoons at the Duxbury Free Library are
back, and with it are the wonderful,
ever changing Sunday Salon programs.

January 25: Author Dawn Tripp

February 1: Buried Treasure: A Behind the Scenes Look at First Wilderness by Sam Keith

February 8: Making it Happen! Get It Published!

February 15: Author Richard Hoffman

February 22: Henry Acker - Gypsy Jazz Trio Family Event

March 1: Drum to the Beat! Family Drum Circle with Nationally Known Musician Otha Day

March 8: Author Glenn Carle

March 15: Author Marjan Kamali

March 22: Author Missy Carter

March 29: Snug Harbor Chorus Performs!

Online registration for all programs
begins two weeks before each event. Author
programs are always presented in collaboration by Westwinds Bookshop.
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DFL Open Book Club
Every second Monday of the Month
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.~ Setter Room

Join DFL Open Book Club to meet & discuss recently read books with others in the Duxbury community. All adults are welcome to attend. No registration required.

Makerspace Knitting Night
Every third Monday of the Month
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Resource Room

If you need help seaming a sweater, need to learn how to turn a cable, or want to learn to knit - join us! A night for social knitting with help available for beginners and intermediates. No registration required, just drop in.

Digital Devices Drop-in
Every Mon.-Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Reference Area
Informal instruction on using your smartphone and/or tablet.  Learn how to access the library mobile website, to use the catalog, book museum passes, or renew materials.  Get free apps to download e-books and e-audiobooks, and use Mango language learning from your smartphone.  Just bring your device and we can talk!

Digital Media Lab
Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. ~Reference
Training and orientation classes in various products offered in the Duxbury Free Library Media Lab. Lessions are self contained. You may return to the Media Lab on your own time to dig deeper. Space is limited to 10 spots. Registration is required and begins two weeks before..

DFL Writers Group Meeting
Every Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ~ Merry Room
Meetings include discussion of writing projects and some time for actual writing.  Open to all adult writers, all levels of experience.  No registration required, just drop in!

Laughter Yoga
Every Thursday 11:30 p.m. ~ Resource Room
This is a weekly drop-in Laughter Yoga group where we laugh together without the use of jokes or props. It is free to the public. Laughing, combined with yoga breathing, without jokes for the fun of it! Drop-in when you can, stay for the healthy benefits!

Adult Game Night
Every First Thursday 6:30 p.m. ~ YA Area
Want to play board games, but never have enough people? Looking to have some fun without spending any money? Come for an after hours event at the library. Play old classics or try new games you might not have heard of.

Registration is required and begins two weeks before, in person or by phone.
Open to ages 18+.

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