Library News & Upcoming Events   
 Keep scrolling to learn about programs
 to meet many interests!

 Inclement Weather Announcements
If the Library will be closed due to inclement weather,
 announcements will be posted on the Library Facebook page, 
https://www.facebook.com/ShutesburyLibrary
 and on Nextdoor Shutesbury.

If Shutesbury Elementary School is closed due to inclement weather,  morning Library programs will be cancelled.
 Saturday,
 December 14th
11 am - 2 pm
Town Hall

Friends' Shutesbury Store
Shutesbury apparel, mugs and 2020 Calendars!
Stop by to browse.


Friends of the M. N. Spear Memorial Library
Year End Appeal 2019


The Friends' year end appeal is off to a great start!
Thank you!
Your donations will help the Library provide free programs and more over the next year!




Help the Friends of the Library save for a future new library!

Vote for the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library in the Florence Bank Customers' Choice Community Grants.

https://www.florencebank.com/vote
 Programs for Children and Families 
 
Mondays
9:30 am
At the Library

No story time - Monday, 12/23

Extra story time added
Monday, 12/30!
Tales and Tunes Story Time with Katie! 
Story time for young children and their caregivers. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library and the  Union 28 Community Network for Children.
(Story time follows the elementary school schedule, if school is closed due to holidays, vacations or weather, story time is cancelled)
Holidays and vacations effect offerings. We have tried to clearly list upcoming dates here. Contact the Library if you have any questions.
 
 Fitness Classes
All Library fitness classes are free and drop-in!
 

Wednesdays
Ongoing
No class December 25th or January 1st
9 am
Town Hall

Gentle Yoga

Free -Drop-in class.
Bring a yoga mat, blanket and block.

The winter session of Gentle Yoga is supported by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library, the Shutesbury Recreation Committee and the Shutesbury Council on Aging.
 
 Wednesdays
10:15 am
Ongoing
No class December 25th or January 1st
At Town Hall

 Chair Yoga
Drop in for this free beginner yoga class designed for people with physical challenges. In this small group class we will focus on seated and standing poses. There will be lots of individual attention.

This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 Saturdays

Through December 21st!

10 am
Town Hall

A new series begins January 18th
Strength Foundations
with Jay McWilliams

Join us for a FREE, DROP-IN introductory strength training class.


This series of classes ends December 21st
A new series begins January 18th


This class is funded by the

Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library and the Council on Aging.




 Tuesdays
9 am

Ongoing through
  December 17th


At Town Hall

After the holidays, classes will resume January 14th

 Strength Foundations for Beginners!
with Jay McWilliams

Free! Drop-in!


This class will create a solid foundation of safe and effective strength training, appropriate for all levels and all physical abilities. Individual modifications will always be available, making this class a great fit for all participants, especially those with no past experience with strength training. Enjoy the camaraderie of a fun, supportive, and encouraging small group while you strengthen your body and reduce your risk of injury. This class will provide the foundations to make a solid and safe strength training routine part of your life. Your body will thank you!



This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Fridays
9 am

Class will meet on the following Fridays


December 6, 13, and 20th

January 17, 24th and 31st

At Town Hall


 Zumba Gold

Drop-in!

Zumba Gold is an invigorating, Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program that is fun and easy to follow, and takes into consideration different ages and ability levels while creating a party-like atmosphere for the older, active adult.  Latin and international dance rhythms such as merengue, salsa, cumbia, belly dance, and tango are used.

This class is funded by the

Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library

 


More fitness opportunities!
The Shutesbury Recreation Committee, in collaboration with the Council on Aging, has some additional fitness class offerings this winter.
Here is a link to their website.
https://www.shutesbury.org/news/therapeutic-yoga-and-advanced-strength-classes-dec-feb-2020
  Ongoing Programs

Twice a month!
Tuesdays, 1 pm
At the Library



December 17th

January 14th and 28th



Library Knitting Group

Next meeting December 17th

Bring your knitting to the library and knit in the company of neighbors and friends. Local knitting enthusiast, Nancy Logan will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance for your ongoing knitting projects.

Bring your own knitting supplies.


Last Monday* of each month
7 pm
At the Library
    12/30

 Ukulele Strum-Along
with Julie!

Next meeting - December 30th
Free monthly ukulele strum-along. Bring your uke or borrow one of ours. Learn new songs. Other instruments welcome.
Sponsored by the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.

 Wednesday
Next Meeting
January 15th
7:30 pm
At the Library 

Science Fiction Book Club   
Next meeting - Wednesday, January 15th

For December we are reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Everyone welcome!

  Inclement Weather Announcements
If the Library will be closed due to inclement weather,
 announcements will be posted on the Library Facebook page, 
https://www.facebook.com/ShutesburyLibrary/

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


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