Lunenburg Public Library

JUNE 2024


Notes from our Director

Dear Patrons,

I am asking for your help again this month! We are looking for ways to improve our services and we have an opportunity for you to voice your perspective. Please take a moment to complete a short survey about our digital resources. It will only take a few minutes. 

Click the link or image below to share your opinion.

Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us better serve our community!


Muir Haman, Library Director


Love reading and a good book discussion? Click here to find book clubs to join in at the library and our local area.


Pickle Ball Set

Everyone's talking about Pickleball! Not sure if you want to invest in your own Pickleball set? Borrow ours and try it out!

Not sure what Pickleball actually is? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle ball, over a net.


The Pickleball Set includes 4 Pickleball paddles, 6 balls, 1 net and a carrying case.


The set checks out for 3 weeks with no renewals and no holds. Borrowers must have a CWMars library card that is in good standing and the item must be returned to the Lunenburg Public Library circulation desk.


Baking Book Club at Lunenburg Adult Activity Center!

Monday, June 3rd

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!

At this meeting (Monday June 3rd) we will share samples of our favorite cookie recipes (bring something to share!), talk about how we liked or didn't like the cookbook we checked out, discuss our overall culinary adventures baking cookies, and pick up new cookbooks about the next baking book club topic: bread! Pick from one of several different cookbook about bread to take home and bake from during the month of June.

********(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, June 4th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

For June we're reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

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.

Open to adults of all ages, our new Community Chat & Color is a one-hour creative respite for all! 

Participants can come color in printed pages, work on sketches of their own, or pursue any drawing project while socializing with other individuals with similar interests. No experience necessary. Some supplies will be provided, but you can bring your own if you'd like. No paints or messy mediums please!

No instruction will be provided at these sessions, and no requirements for projects are given or expected. Each meeting is a drop-in, no registration required.

The Lunenburg Historical Society Presents "A Fine Agitation"

Thursday, June 6th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

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.

Beekeeping with John Hedly

Tuesday, June 11th

6:30 - 8:00PM

Join us as we welcome beekeeper, John Hedly! John is one of over 1000 members in the Worcester County Beekeepers Association. He will discuss interesting and important topics related to bees and our environment, including: starting a beehive, collecting honey, the physical structure of the hive, the bee colony, the importance of pollination, and so much more!

Tie-Dye Night

Thursday, June 13th

5:00-6:00 & 6:00-7:00PM

Get ready for Summer Reading 2024 by making your own tie-dye shirt at the library!

Open to adults and families, please register each person making a tie-dye item at the program and only register for one of the sessions.

Bring your own T-shirt to tie-dye in any pattern or style that you'd like! We'll supply several dye colors and pattern instructions for you to follow, but you can create it in any style you would like.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

Adult Manga Book Club

Thursday, June 13th

6:30 - 7:30PM

Dive into amazing manga with fellow fans! Our adult manga book club is the place to discuss your favorite stories, make new friends, and explore the world of manga and graphic novels.

No registration needed, all are welcome.  

Sons of Blarney Irish Music Concert

Friday, June 14th

6:00 - 7:30 PM

We're hosting an evening of Irish music in the library back garden (weather permitting)!

Join us for an entertaining concert by Sons of Blarney, a talented group of local musicians you may recognize from other recent library concerts.

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

Mike Familant: Searchin' America Tour

Tuesday, June 18th

6:00 - 7:00PM

Join Producer, Lead Investigator and New Jersey Native Mike Familant as he shares his experiences researching and tracking down the truth behind North America’s most iconic cryptid, Bigfoot.

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Grassman, Skunk Ape or Big Red Eye, whatever name you choose to call this large, bipedal hominid, Mike has probably tried to track it down.

Mike has been researching this amazing creature for over 13 years, and has captured some impressive evidence along the way. From the Florida Swamps to the North Country of Maine and everywhere in between, Mike is the full-time, lead investigator and producer of the show, “In the Shadow of Big Red Eye.”

He will exhibit some extraordinary evidence backed by facts which he and his team have collected throughout his journey, along with some of the unfortunate experiences which come along with Bigfooting. A Q&A will be held after the presentation and Mike will be available after for photographs and autographs.

See all of Mike’s shows, including his docuseries “Squatchables” (how to get into Bigfooting) and his YouTube Channel, “Sussex County Bigfoot,” on his website, 

The Angst Appreciation Society

(A YA Book Club for Adults)

Tuesday, June 18th

6:30 - 7:30PM

Admit it, you secretly still love a good YA tearjerker (or action-packed thriller)! We're a book club for adults who refuse to grow up (at least when it comes to reading).

Join us every 3rd Tuesday, at 6:30pm for lively discussions about young adult fiction with Teen Librarian Kaitee! No registration required, for patrons 18+. 

On Safari in Tanzania

Monday, June 24th

6:30 - 7:30PM

Join us as Joy Marzolf from The Joys of Nature comes to the library to give us a front row seat on a virtual Serengeti safari!

Discover the amazing wildlife of the plains of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. These famous National parks often enable visitors to see the “big five” animals and many more. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Medicare Supplement Plans or Medicare Advantage Plans? Which Coverage is Best for Me?

Wednesday, June 26th

1:00 - 1:45 PM

For those new to Medicare, this is the #1 question most people have when seeking additional insurance. However, even if you are already on a plan, it’s always a good idea to reevaluate your choices each year. Circumstances change, and so can your health plan. While we won't delve into Blue Cross plan details, you will leave with a clear understanding of which type of plan best fits your needs. 

What We’ll Cover: 

  • What’s Original Medicare
  • Differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Do I need Prescription Drug Coverage? 
  • Real-life case studies
  • Resources to help you in the decision process

Registration is encouraged for this program, but not required.

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 June programs - check out the Children's CALENDAR!

Story times, Lego Club, LPL Kids Book Club and Book Subscriptions for 1st & 2nd Graders and 3rd & 4th Graders have ended for now, thanks for a great year!  Lots of fun times ahead for Summer Reading 2024: “Read Around the World in 42 Days!”  Stay tuned for our upcoming Summer Reading Program Newsletter! 

June 1st- Registration begins for all Beanstack participants


 Beanstack is the tool we use to present and track your reading challenges on-line. It's an easy way to keep track of the books you read as you log your reading time in minutes and earn “raffle tickets” along with all our in-house summer reading participants. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you will be connected to our summer reading program. You can register for Beanstack here. Starting June 23rd, you can begin logging reading minutes and participating in active challenges.  

June 10-15th- Registration Week 1 for SRP 2024   

Stop by the Children’s Area any time this week to sign up for our upcoming summer reading program. We have so many cool things to do over the next 6 weeks! Registration will also take place next week and throughout the 6 weeks of summer programming.  

Story Time with Local Author Debbie Consalvo

Thursday, June 13th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join local author Debbie Consalvo in the Story Craft Room as she shares her debut children's book, "Who Are You?: Adventures of Milo the Dog."  Then, kids are invited to stay to have a popsicle and register for our upcoming Summer Reading Program! 

About the Author: 

Inspired by her grandson, Dean, Debbie Consalvo wrote "Who Are You?" to share her love of reading with children. Debbie wanted to write an interactive, funny, and educational book series, and found the perfect protagonist in her beloved grand dog, Milo. His curious nature, boundless energy, and knack for getting easily distracted make him the ideal character to inspire children to read, learn, and laugh with their families. Debbie resides in Lunenburg, MA with her husband Dan. 

Tie-Dye Night

Thursday, June 13th

5:00-6:00 & 6:00-7:00PM

Get ready for Summer Reading 2024 by making your own tie-dye shirt at the library!

Open to adults and families, please register each person making a tie-dye item at the program and only register for one of the sessions.

Bring your own T-shirt to tie-dye in any pattern or style that you'd like! We'll supply several dye colors and pattern instructions for you to follow, but you can create it in any style you would like.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

6:00 - 7:00PM

Summer Reading Kick Off Concert:

Toe Jam Puppet Band!

Thursday, June 20th

6:00- 6:45PM

We're kicking off Summer Reading 2024 with this amazing concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band: The Fun Family Band for New England Kids …and their parents, too! 

Join us in the Children's Garden patio space behind the library (weather permitting) as we start another jam-packed summer of programs, challenges, and prizes for readers of all ages. While you're here, you can register for a reading challenge, pick up event calendars, sign-up for programs, and more during this family-friendly music show.

No registration required.

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


Tween/Teen Double-Burg Bingo

Don't miss this chance to get to know the Teen Room in the Lunenburg Public Library better! And, as a bonus, learn about the Fitchburg Public Library too!

Fill out a single bingo (5 squares in a row either diagonal, vertical, or horizontal): get an entry into the weekly bingo prize at your home library! Each week, you can fill out a new bingo row and get a new entry into each week's raffle!

Fill out all the Lunenburg Bingo Squares: get one entry into the Grand Raffle Prize at Lunenburg!

Fill out all the Lunenburg Bingo Squares, AND fill out all the Fitchburg Bingo Squares: Get one entry into BOTH Grand Prize Raffles

Register for your participation here (Lunenburg) or here (Fitchburg) starting May 20th!

The first raffle is June 7th! Double-Burg Bingo Grand Prize will be drawn on Friday, June 28th at 5:00.

Teen Advisory Board Info Session

Tuesday, June 4th

6:00-7:00 PM

Calling all Teen Leaders (Ages 13-18)!

Want to:

  • Make a Difference? Help shape the library's programs and activities for teens!
  • Gain Valuable Skills? Develop leadership, communication, and teamwork through planning events.
  • Earn Volunteer Hours? Contribute to your community and get recognized for your efforts.
  • Have Fun? Meet new friends and connect with other creative teens!

Join our Teen Advisory Board! Come to our information session to learn more about TAB and what opportunities await you in the Teen Room! Snacks provided!

Tween/Teen Intro to DnD:

World Building 101

Wednesday, June 5th

4:00 — 5:30 PM

This series dives deep into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, guiding you through the creation and mastery of every aspect of the game!

Get ready to conquer dungeons, vanquish foes, and forge your own legend – one class at a time! Registration required.

Teen Job Readiness Workshop

for Ages 14-18

Thursday, June 6th

4:00-5:00 PM

The ultimate guide to acing your application and interview, and landing your first job!

Learn how to...

* fill out job applications 

* market yourself as a candidate

* prepare for interviews

* and more!

We will go over tips and tricks for dressing for success, what to expect in an interview, and how to stand out as a candidate! Registration required.

Video Game Night

Friday, June 7th

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!

Teen Craft Club: Crochet

Thursday, June 13th

Thursday, June 27th

4:00-5:00 PM

Join us for the Teen Craft Club! (ages 12 - 18)

We meet in the Library's conference room every other week on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm for a fun time learning and exploring different crafts. All skill levels welcome! Our first few meetings will be focused on crochet.


LARP Adventure: Poseidon's Fury

for Ages 12-17

Wednesday, June 21st

7:00 — 8:30 PM

 Greek Quest: Poseidon's Fury

The Story School brings the characters and legends of Greek mythology to life at your local library. Poseidon stands poised to flood the great libraries and summon his Kraken to destroy knowledge in a bid to take over the human realm. Legendary figures, gods and heroes are being called to stand against Poseidon’s fury. Players are transformed into Greek heroes through an immersive and interactive adventure with escape room elements. Battle with foam swords, solve puzzles, uncover secrets, and explore the library in ways you never have before. Join this live-action, role-play game as you try to defeat Poseidon. Will you help save the world? The story and challenges are designed .

To participate, you MUST fill out a waiver on The Story School website:

Open to tweens and teens entering grades 6-12.

Registration required.

Tween/Teen Double-Burg Bingo Grand Prize Draw

Friday, June 28th

5:00 — 6:0 PM

Join us in the teen room for the Bingo Grand Prize Drawing

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 8:00

Friday 2:00 - 6:00

Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

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