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3rd Annual Town Wide
It’s that time of year to
announce the title for this year’s Town Wide Book
Discussion. Each year when the choice of a title is made I
try to find a title that recognizes Hopedale’s unique
history or character. The theme of all of our choices is “A
Place for Difference; A Different Kind of Place”. Each
title has demonstrated how Hopedale incorporates that theme.
Just what are the titles?
Our first title was “The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark
Haddon. This novel focused on the personality of a 14 year
old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. Our second title was a
classic, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
This year’s title, “The Runaway Quilt” by Jennifer
Chiaverini will explore the use of quilts during the mid
1800’s to assist slaves fleeing north along the Underground
Railroad. Hopedale was believed to have been a “station” on
the Underground Railroad during that time period. My hope
is that by reading this book and sharing the legend of the
use of quilts, that more of Hopedale’s unique history will
become known to our residents.
As usual, books
may be borrowed from the Bancroft Memorial Library by
requesting them from other libraries or en masse by book
groups who want choose this title for their monthly
programs. There will be Book Discussions featuring the
title at the Bancroft Memorial Library on Monday, March 24th
@ 7 p.m. and also on Wednesday, April 23rd @ 7
p.m. Please call the library to register for these
Additional events are planned to tie in with the topic of
the Underground Railroad and Quilts. Watch for the Friends
of the Library program in April with “Abby Kelley Foster”,
abolitionist and woman’s suffragette.
Pick up your “Runaway Quilt” button at the library when you
pick up your book.
Sparling, Library Director
So I've been
working very hard on a game in Flash this month, and it's
coming along pretty well! It's a puzzle game called Picross
where you fill in squares based on numbers. I'll leave a
link for a preview of it below. There is a tutorial if you
need to learn how to play.
Unlike me updating it constantly, though, I am at a point
where I am going to update it once it is complete. I don't
want to ruin too much of the surprise!
...of course this does come at the cost of "The Library
Trip" production...though I have been able to produce a
couple more panels!
Told ya I'd have something for you this month!
This month's release:
Picross" (5 x 5 puzzles only) (game) Rated G
Library Trip" (first seven panels) (comic) Rated G
~Paul S. Washburn
Upcoming and Ongoing Events:
Comedy Hour! ^_^
On Wednesday March
5, David Shikes will be performing comdey at 7:00 pm, but it
is meant for adults.
No registration is required, so come on in!
On Wednesday March
19 at 7:00 pm., Ann Fisher will be coming to show us all a
demonstration on how to make soap!
This is sure to be a clean act!
Preregistration is required (508-634-2209).
ongoing book sale!
That's right! The
Friends of the Hopedale Library are sponsoring an ongoing
book sale at the library! Books that can be purchased are on
a cart to the right of the front door. It's cheap, too!
Prices range from ten cents to two dollars.
However, due to
so many books, the library cannot accept any donations to
this sale until further notice...
Meetings are every
Wednesday night at 7 pm in the children’s room. Knitting,
socializing...what could be better?
On the first
Wednesday of each month at noon, there will be a book
discussion at the Community House in the Lady's Parlour!
March 5, 2008
Abigail Adams, by Edith B. Gelles