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Lynnfield Reads Together! Schedule of Programs & Activities

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Lynnfield Reads Together! BackpackStop in and check out a Lynnfield Reads Together! backpack. Each pack comes with a book, magnifying glass, binoculars, compass, colored pencils, crayons and a notebook to document what you find on your walk! Ask about our MA Parks Pass at check out, too!

Don’t forget to take pictures of your nature walk and share them with us on Facebook!


Thursday 6, 6:30 p.m.  BookLovers discuss a Walk in the Woods.  Library Mezzanine ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.

Tuesday 11, 11:00 a.m.  Book group discussion of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, led by Bill Laforme, local journalist, hiker and avid photographer.  Library mezzanine ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.


Saturday 29, 7:00 p.m.  “A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness:  An 8-Year Old Boy and his Father Take on the Appalachian Trail”.  Father and son, Paul and Asher Molyneaux discuss their thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The stories of their thru-hike resonate with adults and children alike.  Bring your entire family for an evening of tales from the Appalachian Trail!  Meeting House on the Common ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.

More about Paul & Asher:

Father and son, Paul and Asher, will share their experiences and some pictures of their thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  Asher, who turned 8 while on the AT, is the youngest Mainer to hike the trail.

Paul Molyneaux is the author of  A Child’s Walk in the Wilderness, The Doryman’s Reflection and Swimming in Circles. He writes about commercial fishing for the New York Times and other publications and won a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship to study sustainable fisheries in India, Chile, and Iceland.

Paul and his family live in Maine and Mexico.


Saturday 5, 12:30 p.m.  Luncheon Book Chat with Stan Schantz.  Enjoy a light lunch and share your ideas about A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.  Library mezzanine ~  All are Welcome ~ Please call in advance to register for a head count for lunch, 781.334.5411.  First come, first served!

Sunday 6, 2:30 p.m. Spring Warm-Ups with the Boston Sports Club of Lynnfield.  Warm up those winter muscles, join us at the BSC for one of two classes.  BSC’s Tuff Kid’s for ages 8-12.  Kids and adults who are taller than 4’9″ can attend a spinning class.  Space is limited for both classes, reserve your spot, call 781.334.5411.  Both classes are free of charge!  Boston Sports Club of Lynnfield

Monday 14, 10:00 a.m.  Nature themed Storytime with Special Guest Reader Faith Honer-Coakley.  Come and listen to stories about nature and the outdoors, and make a nature-themed craft to take home.

Monday 14, 2:30 p.m.  Teen book discussion of Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool with Laura Brosnan, Head of Youth Services.  Young Adult area ~ Light refreshments ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.

Thursday 24, 1:00 p.m.  The PuppeTree presents Swimmy/Swimmer.  This exquisite picture book (Swimmy by Leo Lionni) has been turned into an animated multimedia shadow puppet performance by the PuppeTree.  Followed by an original shadow puppet and animation piece that answers the question, “What can one little girl do to clean up her river?”


Saturday 3, 10:00 a.m.  “A Photography Walk in the Woods” with nature photographer Bill Laforme (Rain date Sunday, May 4).  Bring along a camera (any type will do) and take a guided walk in Bow Ridge Reservation in Lynnfield.  Bill will give you photography tips for taking great outdoor pictures!  Meeting Location TBD.

Tuesday 6, 7:00 p.m.  Kori Feener presents Hard Way Home, a documentary of her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.  Feener hiked the entire trail and filmed and produced her movie, too!  Please join us to meet the hiker, filmmaker, and producer talk about her great advanture!  Meeting House on the Common ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.

Sunday 18, 10:00 a.m.  Nature Walk at Bow Ridge with former Lynnfield resident and naturalist Bob Senk.  Join Bob for a walk in the woods as he discusses conservation and nature.  Bob will also point out woodland creatures and flora and fauna that you may pass by on the walk.  (Rain or shine) Meeting Location TBD.

Thursday 22, 6:00 p.m. Family movie night at the library  Join us to watch Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (rated PG) – we’ll supply the popcorn and juice!  Library mezzanine ~ All are welcome ~ No registration required.


Sunday 1, 10:00 a.m. iSpy Nature Scavenger Hunt.  Calling all foragers!  Come to the front of the Library on Sunday, June 1st at 10:30 a.m. to test your scavenger hunt skills.  We’ll be exploring the Common, Old Burial Ground and Library grounds for items to complete an egg carton scavenger hunt.  Register online at: www.town.lynnfield.ma.us/rec/.  Work by yourself or on a team of up to three kids.  Each team must be accompanied by a chaperone or guardian (over the age of 21). Prizes will be awarded too!  Free, and all ages welcome!

The iSpy Nature Scavenger Hunt is a joint program sponsored by the Lynnfield Public Library and the Recreation Commission of Lynnfield and is part of the Lynnfield Reads Together! program.


This project is being funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act),

a Federal Source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Additional funding is also being provided by the Friends of the Lynnfield Library and Massachusetts State Aid to Public Libraries.