Genealogy Basics for Beginners II

Wed., Dec. 6, 6 pm Learn tips & tricks to enhance your search for your ancestors and explore other helpful online resources.

Please bring your notes and family tree (also available at the library desk) with the information you’ve already discovered about your family. We will use it as a starting place during the class. Bring your laptop or tablet, so we can start researching right away. Please sign up in advance.

Kids Book Groups

Our Book Groups provide a social hour with snacks, talk and games. We emphasize the fun in reading together! Books available at the Library now! Kids can take a bus to the Library with a note.


Postponed to Fri. Nov. 24 at 6pm

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

Grades K-1

Meets Tues. Nov. 28, 3:30

Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving Dinner
by Lillian Hoban.
It's Thanksgiving, and Silly Tilly Mole is planning to make Thanksgiving dinner for all her friends.

But where did she put the invitations? What happened to her recipes? And why is her house so full of fog?.

Grades 2-3

Meets Tues. Dec. 5, 3:30
Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
Alexander has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed on the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters!

Grades 4-6

Meets Tues. Dec. 12, 3:30

A Night Divided
by Jennifer Nielsen.
With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home.

But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?

Holiday Storytime Begins Dec. 6!

Our 3-week fall session begins on Wed., Dec. 6 at 10:30am and will continue through Dec. 20. Storytime is for preschoolers age 3-5 to begin to develop social skills as they listen together to a few carefully chosen stories and are involved in a related thoughtful craft or activity with Elaine Bieber, our Preschool Librarian. This will help your child be ready for school in a few years time!

Semi-Precious Stones Beading Workshop with Lucy Humphrey

This time we will be playing with Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Peridot and Tiger Eye. Make a necklace, bracelet, earrings or what you like. Instruction on basic beading techniques. All materials provided. Sutable for teens and adults. Please sign up in advance at the Library.

Book Party: "Beartown" by Frederik Backman

Dec, 11, 7pm

By the author of "A Man Called Ove"

People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

Being responsible for the hopes of an entire town is a heavy burden, and the semi-final match is the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.
Books available at the Library.

Saturday Coffee Hour

Starts Feb. 7, 10-11am Join your friends and neighbors for a good cup of coffee, goodies, and all of the news!

Mission Statement

The Fitzwilliam Town Library supports the needs and interests of our community by offering information, experiences and ideas in creative ways.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2014

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