Ongoing Groups Meeting in February & March

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Book Club

If you love to read, cook and eat, this is the book club for you. Our reading materials will be cookbooks and discussion will revolve around great food and fun recipes. We will have volunteers prepare something from the cookbook. Tuesday, February 29th at 7pm, the theme will be Breakfast with the Cookbook Book Club.

FILM FORUM

In the tradition of the best of art house cinema, the Swampscott Library Film Forum will screen a film, and then have a discussion. We will see interesting, challenging movies that are slightly off the beaten path–but well worth watching and discussing. The Forum will meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 6pm
L’Atalante, directed by Jean Vigo

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Widely regarded as one of the finest early films, and made by a contemporary of Jean Cocteau, L’Atalante is the sweet story of newlyweds beginning their life together on a canal barge. Witty and visually adventurous.

Practically Speaking English

This program is a chance for our Russian population to come in and practice their skills in communicating in English. The group will be lead by a non-Russian speaker to encourage members to only participate in English. The group will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am for more experienced speakers. No registration necessary.

Beginning English speakers will meet from 11:00am to noon. This is a ten week course. Registration required. The next class will begin on January 26.

Knitting Club

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Join the Needlers a knitting group at the Swampscott Public Library. This group meets weekly, every Wednesday at 10:30a.m. Crocheters are welcome to join our group. We make our own projects or items to be donated to charity. Members can be beginners or experts.

DROP-IN KNITTING GROUP

The Needlers have started a drop-in knitting group welcome to anyone who wants to stop by and knit or crochet. The group meets weekly, every Thursday at 1:00pm.

Computer Club: Technology Travelers

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Do you feel left out when people begin talking about Facebook, or social networking, Internet, emails and Pinterest? Would you like to become part of the 21st century? Then join our computer club. It meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30am -11:30am. This club is basically for all the newcomers to technology; so don’t feel intimidated if you don’t know how to access any of these sites. Come in and learn with others who want to become computer literate. It should be a fun group with no pressure, just some exposure to all of these new things that are around for us to see. This, however, is also a club where those knowledgeable in technology might want to come by and share their knowledge with others. You can join any time and you must be comfortable using the mouse. Just come by the library at 10:30am on Thursdays. The library is closed, so just knock with your keys on the door and we will let you in. No preregistration is required for the class.

Brunch Bunch Book Group

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Join us at noon for a book discussion/playgroup time. Moms can have light lunch while they discuss the book and children can have lunch and juice/water and play or do a craft. The group will meet in the Children’s Room and three staff members will be present. Our selection for Monday, February 29th at noon book will be The Nighingale by Kristin Hannah. You do need to register for this group so that we can order the books and the food. To register call Alyce or Izzi at 781-596-8867.

Dinner Detectives

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The Dinner Detectives, the library’s mystery book group, will meet on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00pm and the topic will be Awake and Asleep Mysteries. You bring your book and dinner – we provide the coffee, dessert and discussion! New members welcome.

Book Group

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The Swampscott Library Book Group will meet Tuesday, February 23rd, at 7:00pm to discuss In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

AFTERNOON TEA AND BOOKS

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Interested in a day time book club at the library? Our afternoon book club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm. We will be meeting Tuesday, February 16th at 1:00pm to discuss Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. New members welcome!

HISTORY BUFFS

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Lou Gallo and his town historians will be continuing their 20th year with a meeting on Friday, February 5th at 10am. Anyone interested in local history is welcome!