Sawyer Free Library: Week of November 1, 2015


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Matz Gallery Artist for November:

 Twenty Years On: The Analog Photography Work of  Alexander Thompson

Elephant's Freind resize  Alexander Thompson is among the anachronistic holdouts in photography. Using only film, in real cameras, Alexander develops all of his own work. His images are a broad mix of the personal, the generic and the cliché. But all of them hold true to a vision Alexander has pursued since before he ever picked up a camera.Once a floundering art student, with more enthusiasm than talent, a chance discovery of a cache of cameras and darkroom equipment in an attic changed his course in 1995. “People ask if I’m a professional photographer when they see me setting up the somewhat elaborate cameras I use. I tell them that ‘professional’ would mean I make a living at it, so no.” Alexander calls it an obsession driven by love. He is always looking, and…

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Sawyer Free Library: Week of October 25, 2015


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Scrabble Club meets on the last Tuesday every month

Thursday October 29: Fluoride Forum

6-7:30pm, Friend Room

Open to the public:  informative forum on community water fluoridation.

30 Minute documentary on professional perspectives on fluoridation followed by a short question and answer period.

In the Children’s Library:

Wednesday October 28: Read with Zyla the therapy dog!                                                                             A couple of slots are still available or make an appointment for another Wednesday!                          

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Thursday October 29: Halloween Science Club. 3:30-4:30 for grades 2-5


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Wise Aging Together


Temple Ahavat Achim (86 Middle St., Gloucester, MA)

Sunday, November 1st from 10 am to 12 pm

We can look forward to a longer life span than in any time in history. This trend is expected to continue.
What are the opportunities, the concerns, challenges, the questions? How do we navigate the inevitable changes that will accompany us? How do we make the best use of our extra years? This is new terrain. There a no precedents and few models to follow. No paths but the steps we take, one after the other.


At TAA we are starting a year long Wise Aging Project, partly in cooperation with Jewish Family and Children Service and in collaboration with other community resources. Through readings from secular and Jewish texts, guest lectures, guided exercise and discussion groups, we will explore, this life stage together.

Our First event will be a presentation and discussion by Marjorie Sokoll and her staff from the JF&CF Spirituality and Aging  program. We are thrilled and excited to be starting this project with you.

Marjorie U. Sokoll, M.Ed., Director, JF&CS Spirituality and Aging
Sue Spielman, MPA, Manager, Jewish Healing Connections
Barbara Sternfield, MA, Program Specialist, Jewish Healing Connections

Come help Backyard Growers Clean up School and Community Gardens!

Our volunteers love pruning herbs and giving back to their community!

It’s starting to get chilly. The flannels are coming out as the men grow their beards. That means one thing- it’s time to clean up some garden beds! Join Backyard Growers in one of our many available volunteer clean up days and give back to Gloucester!

Sign up for the McPherson Park Clean Up (10AM-12PM or 1-3PM on November 11) here or sign up for the School Garden Clean Up (10AM-12PM or 1-3PM on November 3 or 3-5PM on November 4 or 18) here.

Thank you for your service and happy gardening!