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The Library will be open Sundays through April 26

Townsend Public Library will have Sunday hours for the 2015 winter months. We will be open from 1:00pm-5:00pm starting on Sunday January 4 and running every Sunday through April 26. 

Thank you to our donors who together provided the Friends of the Library with funds to open on Sundays.  If you have the opportunity, please be sure show your appreciation to these generous donors.


April 5              Closed Easter Sunday

April 12            Linda M. Blaschke, D.M.D. Pediatric Dentistry

April 19            McNabb Pharmacy 

April 26            McNabb Pharmacy


Pages of History Book Discussion - Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands


Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands by Roger DiSilvestro
Date / Time::
Thursday May 7, 2015

7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM

Stacy Schuttler    978-597-1714    sschuttler@cwmars.orgLocation:
Trustee Conference Room
More Info:





Go Green with Julie: green smoothie demo & tasting!

 Join Julie the “Happy Veg Head” Wednesday, May 6th @ 7pm in Meeting Hall A

This foodie will teach you how to create delicious and healthful green smoothies during her live demonstration!

~ Learn how to get started creating green smoothies 

~ Learn about the incredible health benefits of superfoods 

~ Create & taste 4 smoothies 

~ Leave with an informational recipe packet

A green smoothie is simple way to start your day with plenty of fresh veggies, leafy greens & fruit! Now Available

What is it? is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. 

Introduction to

How does it Work?

The Library's subscription allows patrons access from library computers or your desktop, mobile and tablet devices.  You will need your library card and your library card account PIN.


What's Available?

More than 3000+ courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.

Software like MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.

Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.

Photography: Lighting and Photographing a Still Life, Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light, GIMP:Essential Training

Business and career skills - productivity, marketing, time management and more.

Job Search Tools: with Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.

Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.  Courses may also include exercise files (practice), closed captioning and text transcripts.

You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Townsend Public Library cardholders only. 

You must enter through link below!

Townsend Public Library Portal

Our Seed Lending Library is Ready


A seed lending library is a seed bank collection that is made available to the public. A seed library is simple, such as a chest of drawers that house seeds. A place is provided for people to record what varieties of seed they've "checked out". Along with the seeds, planting tips and seed saving information is provided.
The idea is that you can "borrow" seeds for the season and let some of the crop mature to produce new seed. Then bring back some of that seed to the lending library for others to borrow!  Check out this great website. It explains why seeds matter.  

Click here to view our brochure on Seed Lending Library.

Townsend Library Genealogy Club - Second Thursday of the Month!

 Are you interested in genealogy? Join our group of researchers who will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm!

We will provide laptops (or you can bring your own) and access to The database and the Heritage quest databases. Share stories, ideas and collaborate with others.

Currently In the Meeting Hall Gallery








North Middlesex Regional High School Student Art Exhibit

April 2nd - 28th  

This exhibit features a range of student work from the 2D, 3D and Digital art courses.  













* Coming Soon * 

In the Corridor Gallery: May 2nd - May 28th


And in the Main Gallery: May 2nd - May 30th 





 *** NOTICE ***

We are currently seeking a fifth Gallery Committee member.

This is a volunteer town position which includes a monthly committee meeting, helping to plan, hang,

and take down art exhibits, as well as show receptions. No artistic ability is neccessary.  

If interested please contact the committee at, and/or come to a monthly meeting to learn more.

We meet in the Library's Trustee Conference Room @ 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.


See the Meeting Hall Gallery page for more information about art shows in the gallery.


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