March in to the Library
March 2023
Welcoming For Any Kind of Weather
As we’ve looked out the windows of the library these past few weeks, we’ve seen everything from snow to sixty-degree weather (and some very confused bulbs in the garden!). Winter in New England sure is a roller coaster! Through the seesaw of temperatures over the last month, the library has welcomed thousands of peopleas a community hub for programs and events, a warming station, and as an amazing space full of books, videos, and spaces to study and gather. Whether the weather will come in like a lion or a lamb this month has yet to be seen, but one thing is certain: everyone is welcome to enjoy the library—one of our town’s amazing treasures.
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Get Your Tickets for the GLF's Annual Fundraiser!
Fabulous Fifteen!
Friday, May 5, 5–8pm
Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury
Join us at the library for the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, celebrating 15 years of supporting the Goodnow Library! Now back in the regular spring timing, the event includes generous hors d’oeuvres, live music, cash bar (and a tequila tasting bar), dessert, raffles, and more. Purchase tickets and sponsorships:
The Book Nook Book Sale
The next Book Nook book sale is scheduled for March 23–25 in the library. And we’re offering early shopping for seniors (ages 65+): 9–10am on Friday, March 24!

If you need a ride to get a ride to the library, there are two ways:
  1. Sudbury Connection van transportation is available for Sudbury adults ages 60+ and adults 18+ who have a disability (service is wheelchair-accessible). Contact the Sudbury Senior Center for more information: 978-443-3055 or email
  2. The GoSudbury! Uber Rides program is a town-funded, partially subsidized transportation program provided via Uber to get from one place to another if no other public transportation is available. Rides are provided for non-urgent healthcare and vaccination appointments, work, shopping, and accessing community resources. To register, please complete this application form.
Museum Pass of the Month:
Peabody Essex Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, and Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.
The Goodnow Library Foundation funds the museum pass program at the library, which provides discounted rates at many local museums and attractions in the region. Passes can be reserved up to eight weeks before the date of use. The Peabody Essex Museum pass is an electronic pass that you will receive via email. You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online. Each pass admits 2 people at $12 each, Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays. Children under 16 admitted FREE. Check out the available dates and make your reservation.

Photo by Aislinn Weidele, Ennead Architects
Celebrate Holi on March 8, 3–4pm!       
Join Sudbury Desi and the Goodnow Library for a fun afternoon celebrating the Hindu holiday of Holi! All ages are welcome to come to the library to learn more about Holi and celebrate this spring festival with stories, colorful crafts, food, and more!
Did You Know?
Having a Goodnow Library card gives you access to lots of free things, including Hoopla! Through Hoopla, you can borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV shows, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen—your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE thanks to the Goodnow Library! All you need is your library card number and email address to get started.
Volunteer Spotlight
“I used to teach at the Sudbury Cooperative Preschool across the street from the library, and volunteering in the Children's Department at the Goodnow Library is a wonderful match for me. I've been so impressed to see the growth and expansion of the library over the years. In my wildest dreams I couldn't have expected it to have grown like it has. I love how open-minded and diverse the Goodnow Library is. They talk the talk and walk the walk—it's inclusive and welcoming, and a wonderful atmosphere.” 
–Maureen Hines
Sponsor Spotlight:
Kimber White Communications
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Thanks to Our Lead and Platinum Sponsors
Goodnow Library Foundation | 978.440.5562 |
The Goodnow Library Foundation is the only nonprofit organization committed solely to supporting the Goodnow Library’s priorities through fundraising and advocacy, providing an extra margin of excellence. The Foundation offers an additional source of support for the Library’s growing needs—such as programs for all ages, technology upgrades, capital improvements, museum passes, and much more—that are not funded by the state or town.