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   Tuesday, September 25, 2018
4:00 PM -
Ninja Story - Cat in the Clouds, Mt Washington Observatory
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:30 AM -
Playgroup - AFP
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250



6:00 PM -
Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather
Event Location:
Event Audience: All Ages
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round.

Adults and children alike will be entertained with interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit.

For more information, call 978-772-8250 or email ayerlibrary@gmail.com. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ayer Library

Ayer Library, 26 East Main St., Ayer, MA 01432



   Thursday, September 27, 2018
10:30 AM -
Story Time - Race Car Counts
Event Location:
Event Audience: Children
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
New year, new stories. Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for Story Time. Read a book, sing some songs, and make a craft together. Keep an eye out for some special guests. 


5:30 PM -
Anime & Manga Club
Event Location:
Event Audience: All Ages
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com



   Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Crochet Crafting Group
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join us at the Ayer Library on the 4th Saturday of every month to learn, practice, and create with crochet. Ayer Librarian Justine Paulson will be present to teach the basics of crochet to beginners, and experienced crafters are welcome to share expertise and project ideas with each other.

Practice crochet supplies for beginners will be provided, and attendance is free. Knitting enthusiasts are also welcome to come, craft, and share their skills and project ideas. 



   Wednesday, October 3, 2018
6:00 PM -
Edible Wild Plants, presented by Russ Cohen
Event Location:
Event Audience: All Ages
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles enthusiast and author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known . . . and Eaten, for a 90-minute slide presentation featuring over three dozen of the tastiest species the region has to offer.

For more information, call 978-772-8250 or email ayerlibrary@gmail.com. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ayer Library.

Ayer Library, 26 East Main St., Ayer, MA 01432



   Saturday, October 6, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making, led by Jennifer Hoffman
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Certified soapmaker and teacher Jennifer Hofmann shares her expertise with a Cold Process (CP) soap making demonstration at Ayer Library on Saturday, October 6 th at 11:00 AM.

During this two hour class, Jennifer will give a basic understanding of the process for making Cold Process soap. She will talk about choosing oils, using sodium hydroxide (lye) safely, and measuring, melting, and mixing oils and lye/water solutions.

Students will learn about options and benefits for using colors, fragrances, and essential oils. Jennifer will demonstrate pouring soap in to prepped molds and will explain the curing process, including when and how to cut soap.

Attendees will go home with a freshly made bar of soap, handouts, and an understanding of how to make CP soap on their own. Supplies are provided but it is recommended that students
bring pen and paper for notetaking.

Class size is limited, so please register in advance by calling 978-772-8250 or emailing ayerlibrary@gmail.com. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ayer Library and is free to the public.

Ayer Library, 26 East Main St., Ayer, MA 01432



   Tuesday, October 9, 2018
6:00 PM -
Genealogy Club
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Bring your family tree to the library. Ask questions with experts and amateurs alike. What will you find in your past? 


   Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:00 PM -
Sam Ducharme: Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Event Location:
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Come to Ayer Library on Wednesday, October 10th at 6:00 PM to hear tales of a modern day Appalachian Trail adventure!

After his children left home, retired canine officer and avid outdoorsman Sam Ducharme decided to buy a backpack and a plane ticket to Georgia. With no prior backpacking experience, Sam set out on a 2,180-mile, 14-state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his six-month journey, he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, and the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture, and humanity at its finest.

Sam’s 90-minute presentation guides us through towns and communities, over mountaintops, and through the beautiful backcountry along the Appalachian Trail. Learn about the lessons and logistics involved with a long distance backpacking trip: choosing gear, cooking food, and sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. You will also hear how Sam
returned to the trail to connect with aspiring Thru-Hikers, paying it forward on his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later.

For more information, call 978-772-8250 or email ayerlibrary@gmail.com.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ayer Library and free to the public.

Ayer Library, 26 East Main Street, Ayer, MA 01432



   Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30 PM -
YA and Adult Book Club
Event Location: YA Room
Event Audience: Adult
Contact: Ayer Library   978-772-8250
ayerlibrary@gmail.com
Reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Book Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

**Pick up a copy downstairs**

Snacks and conversations to share...