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Montague Libraries Notebook

Patriot’s Day Closing: The Carnegie and Montague Center libraries will be closed on Monday in observance of the state holiday.

Welcome Party: Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to say hello to Angela Rovatti-Leonard, the new children’s librarian at Carnegie Library on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Crafts and snacks, too!

READ with Hazel: School-age children are invited to practice their reading by reading to Hazel, a giant registered Reading Education Assistance Dog at the Montague Center Library, on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Hazel is a well-trained rescue Newfoundland owned by Alison Berlin. They are a volunteer Pet Partners therapy team. Call the Montague Center Library during open hours to reserve a time, 367-2852.

Millers Falls Library Club: The Millers Falls Library Club is a free after school program that meets on Tuesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The drop-in sessions are designed for children of all ages. Ruth O’Mara runs the activities, which include stories, arts and crafts, and snacks.

Story Time: Children and their families are invited to come and enjoy stories, crafts, music, activities and snacks with Ruth O’Mara on Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. at Carnegie Library in Turners Falls. The weekly free series is designed for young children. This is a great time to meet new people, listen to stories, chat and spend a Wednesday morning.

Hands-on Science for Homeschoolers: Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Children of all ages and their families explore fun science experiments with Mr. Klaiber.

Music and Movement: This fun series for young children with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson meets at the Montague Center Library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. through June.

Digital Turners Falls Newspaper Archive: The Montague Public Libraries have established an on-line archive for old Turners Falls newspapers. The Turners Falls Reporter and Herald newspapers from 1872- 1942 were recently digitalized. Go to the library website, www.montaguepubliclibraries.org , or the Montague Public Libraries’ Facebook page for more information and a link.

For further information on library services or any library program, contact Carnegie Library, 201 Ave. A, Turners Falls, 863-3214, www.montaguepubliclibraries.org and on Facebook under Montague Public Libraries.

Library hours: Carnegie Library, Monday to Wednesday, 1 to 8 p.m.; Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Millers Falls Library, Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Montague Center Library, Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.

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