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Congratulations Trey Fraser!
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, in conjunction with the Boston Bruins, has selected Trey Fraser, age 9, who was a participant in our Summer Reading Program, to be a grand prize winner.

That means he has the opportunity to sit on the bench as a "Bench Assistant" during pre-game warm-ups of a Boston Bruins home game.  Congratulations Trey!

Upcoming Events
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Book, Plant & Bake Sale

  It's time for our semiannual

Book and Bake Sale
(with CDs & DVDs, too!)

Saturday, October 18, 2014
9 AM to 3 PM

Sponsored by the Friends, Trustees, and Volunteers of the Sunderland Public Library.

Book donations accepted during Library hours.

For more details on donating items, select "Friends" from the menu bar at the top of this website, or click here.

T-Shirt Scarf Workshop

Ghostology 101 for Teens & Tweens


Two years ago we showed GASLAND Part I, which first brought the dangers of natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to the attention of the public at large.  The film was roundly criticized as flawed by the natural gas industry.

GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.

With the proposed natural gas pipeline by Kinder Morgan slated to run across western Massachusetts, this film raises timely and important issues.  Most (if not all) of the gas to be transported along this pipeline comes from fracking, and most of it will be exported overseas.

Come join us in viewing this important documentary...

Wednesday, October 29, at 6:30 PM

This program is cosponsored by the Sunderland Energy Committee.

Talk by UMass Climatologist Raymond Bradley
A Talk by

UMass Climatologist Raymond Bradley

Photo courtesy of UMass

Wednesday, November 5th, at 6:30 PM.

Global temperatures have risen by ~1°C (~1.8°F) since the end of the 19th century.  These changes have been driven by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels.  The carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere is now the highest it has been for over 3 million years.  As more heat accumulates in the oceans, sea-level keeps rising as glaciers and ice caps melt.  In addition the oceans are becoming more acidic as carbon dioxide is absorbed from the atmosphere.

Although taking steps to address the matter is difficult, many countries have embraced the opportunity to reduce energy consumption, implement conservation strategies, and promote new technologies that involve energy production from non-carbon based fuels.  This is the right strategy to avoid further environmental damage.

Raymond S. Bradley is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences and the Director of the Climate System Research Center at UMass/Amherst.  We are indeed fortunate to have one of the preeminent scholars in this field right here in our back yard, and are grateful that he has agreed to come to Sunderland and address us on this important topic.  This talk is not to be missed!

YA Author Cammie McGovern

Chess Club is back!!!

More Minecraft!

Monday Knitting Circle
2014 Fall Preschool Storytime Schedule
Hen reading to her chicks

These story/craft times for children ages 3-6 and their families will be held on Fridays at 11:00am in the Children's Room.

The storytime dates are as follows:

12, 19, 26
3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19

Each storytime is approximately 45 minutes in length. Please join us for theme-related stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts!

Sponsored by the Frontier CFCE Program, which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  This program does does necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Massachusetts Department of Education.  For more information, contact Karen Green, CFCE Coordinator at 665-8928.  Like us on Facebook at Frontier Regional CFCE Program.


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