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The library is closed on Sundays until Oct. 20.

Friday Morning Book Group: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. This year: Around the World Through Literature. This week: “The Girls of Riyadh,” by Rajaa Alsanea. Lively discussions of classics, popular books, fiction and nonfiction. Copies in various formats are available at the front desk two weeks prior to the meeting. Coffee and refreshments served; new members and occasional drop-ins always welcome.

Rock & Read Preschool Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 and 8. A lively program combining books, music, scarves and shakers. Come prepared to dance! Drop-in every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Recommended for ages 0-5.

Crafternoon!: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Drop-in crafts for kids ages 6+.

De-Stress Wednesdays: 3-6:45 p.m. Oct. 2. The library will have coloring pages and jigsaw puzzles, along with other serenity-inducing activities. Relax for a few minutes or a few hours. Ages 16 and up.

Knitting Group: 7-8:15 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9. Knitters of all levels are welcome to drop in. Beginners are encouraged to contact Jen James at to find out what materials are required.

Photoshare: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2. A monthly photo sharing workshop open to all. Bring your photos on a laptop, disc or USB flash drive, or just come and watch the show. An informal group for sharing expertise and tips on improving technique.

Baby Bounce: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 3 and 10. Gentle stories and songs for infants and caregivers, followed by playtime. A great opportunity to connect and share experiences. No registration required.

Drop-in Help with eBooks and Audiobooks: 3-5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10. People with a smartphone, Kindle or tablet can receive assistance in using it to check out library e-books and audiobooks. People who drop in should bring an iPhone, Android device, Kindle or tablet, as well as a Minuteman Library Network card and password. Kindle owners will need their Amazon usernames and passwords; Apple owners will need their Apple IDs and passwords. For information, contact Kate at

Ed Morgan Singalong: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Oct. 4. Singing and dancing for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Drop in.

Hikes Through History with Alison O’Leary: 2-3:15 p.m. Oct. 5. Alison O’Leary, co-author of the AMC Guide Best Hikes Near Boston, will describe not only the landscapes that we hike through, but what their histories are as well. Book signing.

Together Time Tales: 6-6:45 p.m. Oct. 7. For children in grades 2-3 and their parents. Families receive one copy of the book to read together; books available two weeks prior to meetings. From October through June, first Monday of the month. Registration required. Email or call 781-259-8465, ext. 4.

Who Picked this Book? Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7. “Ordinary Grace,” by William Kent Krueger; copies in various formats available at the front desk two weeks ahead. Coffee and refreshments served.

Reading with Lexie, the “Tail Waggin’ Tutor”: 2-3 p.m. Oct. 9. If your child struggles with reading or is hesitant to read aloud, bring him or her to the library and let Lexie help! Lexie is a member of Pets and People and is trained to work as a “Tail Waggin’” Tutor with children. No registration required. Ages 5 and up.

Write Stuff: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Authors (and aspiring authors) of all literary styles share work and gain insight into improving it through thoughtful and considerate criticism. Members are encouraged to share their work on a rotating basis (every six to eight weeks). When not reading from their own work, participants will be helping others with their writing. Space is limited. For information on joining, contact Lisa Rothenberg at or call 781-259-8465, ext. 202.

Classic Jazz at Bemis Hall: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Live jazz music and discussion. Free and open to all. Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m. At Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road.

5th/6th Grade Book Club: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Oct. 10. Literary discussion and connection activities for children in grades 5 and 6. New members are always welcome, but registration is required. Email or call 781-259-8465, ext. 4.

Lincoln Film Society: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10. “In the Last Days of the City: Akher ayam el madina” [2016] Approx. 1 hour 58 minutes; in Arabic with English subtitles. Free monthly screenings of foreign and domestic films. Open to all; some films may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 16. Email to sign up for the mailing list.


Borrow a Telescope: Lincoln residents can now borrow a high-quality telescope from the library. Thanks to Mathworks Inc. and the Aldrich Astronomical Society, the library has a telescope powerful enough to resolve the rings of Saturn, the Galilean moons, and nearby star clusters. Ask at the reference desk to make a reservation; watch for astronomy programs at the library this fall.