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Shrewsbury Library Programs for October

sl6_4117Shrewsbury, MA – We have a number of recreational, cultural, informative, and technology-related adult programs lined up for October.

Good Day Memory Cafe – Fridays, October 6 and 20, 2-4 PM. This is a drop-in program for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and their caregivers interested in socializing and participating in recreational activities.

Shrewsbury Readers Book Group – Thursday, October 5, 7-8 PM A drop-in group where we will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. New members are welcome.

Coloring Club for Adults – Saturday, October 14, 10 AM Join other coloring aficionados and color your way to calm! Coloring pages and supplies will be provided.

Pranayaam Yoga (Breathing Exercises) – Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 – 9 AM. Registration for each week is required. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Touring Kenya with Frank Binder – Tuesday, October 3, 7 PM. This program is a visual and musical tour of Kenya and features a diverse array of wonderful wildlife images and an exploration of colorful native African tribal ceremonies. It includes visits to some of Kenya’s most famous national wildlife parks and is accompanied by some of Africa’s most vibrant music. Frank Binder is a wildlife, cultural and professional photographer residing in Shrewsbury. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Appreciating Morisot’s The Cradle with Marion Buricatu – Saturday, October 7, 10 AM
Shrewsbury resident and artist Marion Buricatu will help you appreciate this work of art and share her love of art history and her knowledge of French culture. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Knitting Club – Sunday, October 8 and 22, 2 PM. Drop in.
Do you knit? Do you do any other crafting? Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever. Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginners’ class.

The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea – Sunday, October 8, 2 PM
This event is sponsored by the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. There will be a screening of a documentary film on Korean art and Korea’s industrial achievements. There will also be a reenactment of a Korean traditional wedding and a complimentary traditional meal. As the performers will be traveling from NY, they will not come unless a minimum of 30 people have registered for the program. So, please call 508-841-8609 x3 or register online.

Deborah Lynn: A Journey through Alzheimer’s with my mother – Saturday, October 14, 2 PM
In this poignant, heart-rending story, Deborah leads her readers down the steps of a caregiver’s path. . Caregivers and all who know and love someone with Alzheimer’s disease will find inspiration, encouragement and real-life narratives that resonate with hope and help for their own journey. Resources for daily living and detailed information about the disease itself further benefit the reader in this touchingly intimate book. The author will share her experiences. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Healthy Living By Your Brain and Body – Monday, October 16, 6:30 PM

An educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association.For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Tips on Healthy Vegetarian Diets – Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 PM

Registered dietitian Suman Kohli, MSRD, will discuss ways to incorporate a vegetarian diet and lead a healthy lifestyle. The talk will include tips for individuals concerned about cardiac, diabetic and weight loss issues. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Whistler and His Women – Wednesday, October 18, 7 PM

A handful of women had significant roles in the life of painter James McNeill Whistler, including his mother. Follow fascinating stories of Whistler and these ladies, and learn about the artist’s works which portrayed them. The program will be presented by Vicky Aberhart, a resident of Shrewsbury and a docent at the Worcester Art Museum. Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

Learn how to podcast – Thursday, October 19, 7 PM

Lean the basics of Podcasting using Audible open source software and become part of the on-demand internet radio trend! Participants will learn the basics of recording, editing, and posting their podcast to an RSS feed. Come see how it works! Please feel free to bring your own laptop. Please call 508-841-8609 x 2 to register.

Entrepreneurs’ Networking Group – Thursday, October 19, 6:30 PM

Join our networking group of aspiring entrepreneurs and successful business owners. In partnership with Krosslink.org, the Shrewsbury Library will be holding monthly meetings where budding entrepreneurs can share their ideas, gain insights from experts and brainstorm with other participants. If you have an idea for a start-up or a small business, you are welcome to attend the meetings.

Untold Story of the Wachusett Reservoir – Thursday, October 26, 7 PM

Eamon McCarthy Earls is the author of “Wachusett: How Boston’s 19th Century Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life.”
He will tell the untold story of the Wachusett Reservoir—the largest hand-dug reservoir in human history, once the biggest civil engineering projects on Earth and even today a Massachusetts engineering marvel. From 1895 to 1908, one of the largest civil engineering projects in New England history transformed four Massachusetts towns (Clinton, Sterling, Boylston, and West Boylston) creating Boston’s first truly modern water supply system — the Wachusett Reservoir and aqueduct. This book, for the first time, tells the story of this engineering marvel as well the human dramas of the project: strikes, murders, and the partial demolition of three towns.

Please call 508-841-8609 to register.

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