Lunenburg Public Library

April 2024


It's time to celebrate libraries! Be sure to stop in and grab a favorite read!

"Portugal Unveiled: Through the Doors of Time" Artist Reception

Saturday, April 13th

12:00 - 2:00 PM

Join us for an artist reception with Liz Cardoso from Global Click Photography as we open her photography exhibit "Portugal Unveiled: Through the Doors of Time" in the library's Wallace Community Room. Light refreshments will be served.

"Portugal Unveiled: Through the Doors of Time" is a curated collection of photographs taken during the artist's visits to this picturesque country. 

Regarding her exhibit, Liz shares on her website that: "Doors are not just physical barriers; they are also gateways to new possibilities and experiences. Just as we explore the symbolism of Portugal’s vintage doors, we can reflect on the doors we encounter daily — the opportunities that present themselves, the challenges that may seem like closed doors, and the potential for growth and change. In essence, the exhibition becomes a call to action, encouraging you to approach life’s doors with a sense of wonder and possibility. By unlocking the symbolism inherent in doors, both within the frames of the exhibit and in your own journey, “Portugal Unveiled” invites you to transcend the tangible and step into a realm of endless potential — a celebration of the doors waiting to be opened and the stories yet to be revealed."

Registration for the reception is encouraged to help with refreshment purchasing.


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Baking Book Club at Lunenburg Adult Activity Center!

Monday, April 1st

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Join us at the Lunenburg Adult Activity Center at Eagle House (25 Memorial Dr, Lunenburg, MA 01462) for a collaborative monthly program: Baking Book Club!

Stop by the first meeting to learn how the cookbook book club works, what to do for our next meeting, and to check out one of the cookbooks selected for this month's baked good theme: pies!

There will be several different cookbooks about pies available to choose from when we meet on Monday, April 1st. Participants will pick a cookbook to take home and then try a few recipes from their cookbook during the month of April. Be adventurous! 

At our May meeting, bring a pie you baked using a recipe from your cookbook. We'll share samples and discuss what we liked and didn't like about our cookbooks, what we learned about baking pies, and everyone will choose a new cookbook to bake from during the month of May. 

Future themes will include breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, and more. We will explore different international foods, food sensitivity friendly baking, and historical/literary themes too!

********(To comply with safe food sharing policies, please do not bring samples from recipes that must be reheated or use meat products - including any crockpot items)*********

 Registration is not required. Cookbooks can also be picked up at the Library if you cannot make an in-person meeting.   

"100 Books Bucket List" Club

Tuesday, April 2nd

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a monthly morning book club at the Library!

In April, we are reading #15: Breath, Eyes, Memory, by Edwidge Danticat.


Our inspiration for this book club is a "100 Books Bucket List" scratch-off poster. We'll use the poster to choose our next title every month by drawing a number and scratching off that space to reveal our read. Titles range from epic classics, to short stories, and modern masterpieces both fiction and nonfiction. Challenge yourself with some books you may have never thought to read before, or revisit an old favorite to discuss with our group. 

No Registration Required.

The Lunenburg Historical Society Presents "A Fine Agitation"

Wednesday, April 3rd

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Please as Steve Adams performs original songs and engaging narrative and historical photographs covering people and events that shaped the 72 year struggle to gain voting rights for women.

Robert Frost, Light and Dark

Thursday, April 4th

6:30 - 7:45 PM

Robert Frost was described by a friend as "a good poet, but a bad man". America's great poet comes to life in this highly-praised one-man show. Robert Frost relates stories of his life, the tragedy as well as the humor and he reads some of his most popular poems, including Mending Wall, Birches, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Late Walk, Desert Places, Road Not Taken and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. For fans of Frost's work this is a remarkable and intimate journey through the life of the Pulitzer Prize winning poet.

J.T. Turner is an award-winning professional actor, director and writer with credits on stage, screen, and audio. A member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity, he is also a historical reenactor, touring in shows about Shakespeare, Frost, Dickens, C.S. Lewis, and Aesop. He is founder and director of moonlight productions inc, a theater company dedicated to using theater as an outreach tool for children and teens, and artistic director of The Actors Company, a performing group working with non-profits.

This program is funded by the MaryEllen LeTarte Poetry Fund and the Friends of the Lunenburg Public Library.

Saturday Music Clinic & Performance Series

Saturday, April 6th

11:00 AM - 12:30PM

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for an interactive performance and clinic series with local music teacher and performer Jason Graham. Each session will cover a variety of musical topics and techniques ranging from beginner basics to more advanced concepts. 

This series is intended for music lovers and musicians of all levels and will include performances of a variety of songs designed to demonstrate different techniques and compositional elements. The format will allow for questions and discussion, with the first hour focused on the performance and educational elements, followed by an additional shorter session designed around group interaction. 

Attendees are welcome to bring their guitar for the shorter session following the performance where we will explore and examine any questions or concerns they have regarding their instrument or skills, and enjoy an opportunity to jam together on a song or two! 

Registration encouraged, but not required. The clinic series will meet at 11:00 am on the first Saturday in January, February, April and May 2024. Potential future dates will be announced in late spring. 

Creative Drawing Basics with Jill Pottle

Sunday, April 7th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Great workshop for those coming back to being creative or for people who want to learn a new skill. In this class we will be learning the basics of using the pencil and charcoal, drawing a variety of subject matter, ie. still life, landscape and portrait. Students will learn how to use the tools and create, value, perspective, line, design with some delightful subject matter. 

This class will provide basic materials. Bring your own lunch.

Registration required. This program is happening outside of Library operating hours; library services will not be available during this session. 

This program is generously funded by the Lunenburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

All Ages Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Monday, April 8th

2:30 - 3:45 PM


Join us for an eclipse viewing party at the library - weather permitting! *Event could be canceled due to cloud cover, the decision will be made on the day of the event. The library will give away ISO approved eclipse glasses for the first 100 people who register and show up by 3:00 pm. There will also be a few pinhole camera viewers and other methods you can use as safe viewing alternatives!

We will have crafting projects, coloring pages, lawn games, and snacks available for those in attendance.

Lunenburg should see a partial eclipse starting around 2:15 pm, ending around 4:35 pm. The peak of the eclipse will be at 3:30 pm, when we reach nearly 95% totality! Safe viewing of the eclipse at any point is extremely important! Do NOT look directly at the sun during the eclipse!

******Registration for each pair of eclipse glasses needed is recommended to reserve your pair(s). If you are not at the Library by 3:00 pm to collect your pair, your registration is forfeit. You do not need to register to attend the Eclipse Viewing Party, but availability of eclipse glasses is not guaranteed without a registration. *****

Armchair Travel Book Club!

Wednesday, April 10th

6:30 - 7:30PM

Join us for our evening Armchair Travel Book Club every 2nd Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm. No registration needed, all are welcome. Check the list here to see our upcoming title selections.

This month we are reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed(North America). Copies will be available at the circulation desk. 

World Hand Drumming Workshop

Wednesday, April 17th

6:00 - 7:00PM

Mike Gregian will lead this 60-minute instructional and interactive program on world hand drumming techniques! The workshop will be focused on hand drumming techniques and music that traditionally uses doumbek or djembe.

Learn about Balkan percussive rhythm in particular, while also exploring the various ways skinned hand drums are used in music around the world.

All participants would need a hand drum with a skin such as a doumbek, djembe, bongos, conga, or a tambourine with skin, to practice these techniques and play songs with the class. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Monthly Music Series Presents: Creeque Alley: A Tribute to American Folk Music

Thursday, April 25th

6:00 - 7:00PM

CREEQUE ALLEY, an Acoustic duo featuring local musicians Sean Fullerton and Dan Kirouac, pay tribute to traditional American Folk and "Feel Good" Flower Power Folk Rock hits from 1960 - 1969. Using a variety of guitars, harmonicas, and tight two-part vocal harmonies, CREEQUE ALLEY performs the songs with instrumental and vocal accuracy, and adds educational information about each song, along with a bit of humor throughout the performance. Sean and Dan encourage audience participation as well.

Registration is encouraged to help with room setup, but is not required.

This concert is sponsored in part by funding for The Lunenburg Public Library Monthly Music Series, supported by North End Subaru.

Hive to Honey with Rainbow's End Apiary

Saturday, April 27th

1:00 - 2:00PM

Local beekeepers and honey experts from Rainbow's End apiary will be at the library for a special talk, honey tasting, and pop-up shop!

At the event you will find out how and why Rainbow's End began this journey and take part in an informative (interactive) discussion about beekeeping! Learn about the amazing Honeybee’s life cycle, as well as ways you can support the mission to “Save the Bees”.

And the best part... try sample honey from their local hives! The difference in flavor will amaze you!

At the end of the talk, participants can shop for local raw honey, gifts, and other small items $1.00-$25.00 (shop by cash/PayPal/Venmo). 

Spotted Lanternfly 101

Monday, April 29th

6:45 - 7:30PM

We will be hosting Elizabeth Barnes from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) to talk about the invasive species affecting native plants in New England: the Spotted Lanternfly. Learn about ways to identify these insects, how they can be harmful to our native plants, and the proper procedures for reporting sightings to the MDAR.

After the presentation there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Tuesdays 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday afternoons to socialize while we work on knit or crochet projects. This group is open to any skill level. No registration is required. This group is drop in so come by any time.

For all of April programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR!

Little Listeners Storytime

Ages 0-4

Mondays 11:00 AM

Children ages 0-4 can meet with Miss Debbie outside on the library patio to read some fun stories, learn some new songs and rhymes, dance a little, make a craft and share a few laughs! Our story times are designed to strengthen pre reading skills, build language and comprehension, practice learning and listening in a group, and develop social skills. 

Pre-K Storytime
Ages 4-5
Wednesdays 10:00 AM

Join us for this lively story time that incorporates lots of sensory experiences for 4- and 5-year-olds. Our goal is to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading as we share books, readiness activities, rhymes, and songs while we encourage them to be active participants.

Book In A Bag


Kits contain a library book to read and return, a simple book review form to fill out, activity sheets with games and coloring pages, a snack, and a surprise item! 



Popcorn and a Book


Kits contain a book, fun game and coloring sheets, a surprise treat and, of course, popcorn! 



Children's Music and Movement Series with Monument Square Music School

Monday, April 8th

11:00-11:45 AM

Join us in the Community Room for a monthly music and movement series for children. These group classes are for children ages 1-5 This class will be held once per month from February through May .

In this interactive “Kiddie Music Time” children’s music class toddlers and young children can get their first taste of music through songs, games, and dance.

Whether learning a new instrument or singing along to the piano, kids will gain artistic and musical skills such as :

  • Tapping rhythm in perfect time
  • Singing in tune
  • Familiarity with different music styles and rhythms including jazz, rock, and Latin.
  • Creativity and exploration with music
  • Dancing
  • And the list goes on!

This fun-filled 45-minute sessions is the perfect way for parents and children to bond over a mutual love of music. No Registration Required.


Wednesday, April 10th

4:00-5:00 PM

Kids in grades 3-5 meet once a month to discuss some thoughtfully chosen books from a wide variety of genres. We discuss our current read, have a snack, play some games and just chat about what's happening! Registration is on-going so sign up today! Click here for a list of dates and this year's titles.

 Tween Drumming Circle Final Session  

   Monday, April 1st @ 4:15- 5:00 PM

Join professional drummer and educator, Matt Steinberg for some drum circle fun! Learn to play rhythmic patterns in a group setting, play drumming games, and express yourself through an instrument. Drums and percussion instruments provided! 

For tweens ages 8-10. Registration Required.

Drop-In Craft: DIY Solar Eclipse Viewing Box for Kids   

Kids Ages 0-11

Thursday, April 4th

4:00-5:00 PM

On April 8, 2024, the sun will go dark in one of nature’s greatest spectacles: a total solar eclipse. This phenomenon happens when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking out the sun for several minutes. Looking directly at the sun can injure your eyes, but if you want to watch the eclipse, you can safely view it with a shoe box solar viewer. This type of viewer is also known as a pinhole projection because the image of the solar eclipse is projected through the pinhole onto a viewing surface. This project is for kids ages 0-11- younger children will need adult assistance.

Register here! 

Green Screen Animation!

Stem Program

Saturday, April 6th

12:45-1:45 PM 

Ages 8-11

Join Chris Rodrigues of Renaissance Kids to learn about Green Screen Technology! Green screen technology helps create many of the special effects we see on television and in the movies! Using iPads, and some helpful applications, we will learn all about green screen technology and how to create simple animated characters. Ages 8-11.   Registration needed.

April Drop-in Craft:

Galaxy Jars

Monday, April 22nd

4:00-5:00 PM 

All Ages

Celebrate Global Astronomy Month by joining Miss Joslyn in the Story Craft Room anytime between 4-5 to make Galaxy Jars!!

Registration encouraged to ensure we have enough supplies for all our galaxies!

Legos At the Library

Tuesday, April 23rd

6:00-7:00 PM 

All Ages

Calling all Lego builders- join us in the Story Craft Room at the Library to spend an hour building with our Legos! We will have a Lego challenge for you to do with a variety of random Legos- or you can just build! At the end of the hour, your creation will be put on display here in the library for everyone to see and admire! Tonight, we are creating balloon powered lego carsRegistration needed.

Food Explorers Cooking Program: Chili Mac and Cheese and Carrot Energy Bites!

Tuesday, April 30th

4:00-5:30 PM

Ages 9-12

Join Food Explorers for a delicious cooking program! You’ll be making Chili Mac and Cheese and Carrot Cake Energy Bites. You’ll be following the three step process for breaking your mozzarella, making cake from scratch, creating your own trifles and more! Recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Registration required!

April Vacation- Spy Week

Spy Week Day One! - Create Your Own Spy Kit


1:00—2:00 PM

Welcome to Spy Week!

Start off by creating your own spy kit (complete with a secret identity!) Then, complete some missions to get your spy certification!

To use your newfound skills to solve a crime, check our calendar for Wednesday's Spy Week activity... Registration Required!

Spy Week Day Two! - Solve the Crime!


1:00—2:00 PM

Now that you've completed your Spy Training, it's time to put your knowledge to the test and solve the crime!

Work in teams to figure out who stole our Nancy Drew books!

Registration Required!

Spy Week Finale - Spy Kids Movie Night


6:00—7:45 PM

Finish off Spy Week with a Spy Kids movie night!


PG | 2003 | 84 MINUTES

Secret agents Juni and Carmen Cortez set out on their most mind-blowing mission yet: a journey inside the virtual reality world of a 3-D video game where awe-inspiring graphics and creatures come dangerously to life. As they face escalating challenges through increasingly difficult levels of the game, the Spy Kids must rely on humor, high-tech gadgets, and the bonds of family in order to stop a power-hungry villain set on controlling the youth of the world.

Registration suggested to help with room setup! 

Check the Teen info page to see some great “tween” programs that are happening in April for kids ages 10+


Teens Drop-In Craft:

Solar Eclipse Viewer

Friday, April 5th

2:00-6:00 PM

Create your own solar eclipse viewer in order to safely watch the Solar Eclipse! Open to grades 5-12.

Video Game Night

Friday, April 5th

6:00-9:00 PM

Come to the Library after hours to play video games! One Up Games will provide a variety of consoles and games - including VR headsets! Open to tweens & teens in grades 5-12 (ages 11-18).

Registration in advance is appreciated. Participants can also register at the door, so if you didn't sign up but still want to drop in, that's ok too!

A New Chapter Book Club

for Grades 5-7

Wednesday, April 10th

4:00-5:00 PM

A New Chapter Book Club is perfect for readers who are ready to move up from our LPL Book Club for 3rd - 5th Graders (or maybe who are just starting to look for books in the Teen Room) to check out as well. At this meeting we'll be discussing Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams.

This club is open to tweens & teens in grades 5-8. Please sign up ahead of time so that we can make sure to have enough snacks for everyone! You are more than welcome to come to book club even if you did not sign up in advance as long as we still have space available. * Each month has its own separate registration, you can sign up for one, a couple, or all of them! *

Sign up here for April's meeting.

Want to look ahead? Here is a document with all the future titles!

Teen/Tween Grow Your Own Salsa

Thursday, April 11th

4:30-6:00 PM

Drop by the teen room and start your own salsa garden! Teens will plant tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, and green onion seeds to grow at home. They will learn how to care for the plants and solutions to common garden problems. At the end of the growing season, ideally August, there will be a Salsa Party where we will come together and learn to make salsa from the ingredients grown. Registration required.

Taylor Swift Listening Party

Friday, April 19th

5:00-6:00 PM

Come listen to Taylor Swift's newest album "The Tortured Poets Department" with us! Join us for a listening party as we make friendship bracelets and design our own album covers.  Registration encouraged.

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