[NA Stevens Library News] This Week at Stevens – Virtual Author Visit!

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TUE 5/23 @7PM Book Discussion 

Join us every third Tuesday for a book discussion. (Moved to fourth Tuesday due to Town Meeting)

This month we are reading Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder.  An artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced that she is turning into a dog and, as her symptoms intensify, struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity a secret, until she meets a group of mothers who may also be more than what they seem.

About the book Migrations:

A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive. How far would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica. As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south. But as she and the eccentric crew travel further from shore and safety, the dark secrets of Franny's life begin to unspool. A daughter's yearning search for her mother. An impulsive, passionate marriage. A shocking crime. Haunted by love and violence, Franny must confront what she is really running towards – and from. Register here.

SAT 5/27 – MON 5/29 CLOSED Summer Hours Begin! We will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and we will continue to be closed on weekends until September.


Check out our events calendar for more information on storytimes, book groups, and other regular programming!

Straw Poll Results

Please find linked the comparative results of the straw poll of citizens and the actual results of the deliberative Annual Town Meeting on May 16, 2023.

Forty three voters took part in the survey and 524 attended the Town Meeting. The initiative was conducted in preparation for the possibility of future virtual town meetings where remote voting would need to take place, or providing access to those who cannot participate at the meeting for good reason, such as disability or military service, but choose to be part of Town Meeting deliberations.

Thank you to all who participated.

Mark DiSalvo

Town Meeting Warrant Article of the Day: Articles 35, 36, and 37

As we ready for Town Meeting on May 16, 2023, the Town will be presenting information every day on different warrant articles.

2023 Town Meeting Warrant

Articles 35, 36, and 37 are housekeeping articles due to Article 34.   

Article 35:  Amend Zoning Bylaw – Section 2, Definitions.

This Article proposes to delete the definition of Day Care Center.  The reason for the deletion is that Article 34 proposes to include a definition for ‘child care facility’ that is consistent with MGL c. 40A §3 (also known as the Dover Amendment) within Article 8 Supplementary Regulations, Part 3 Site Plan Review. 

Article 36:  Amend Zoning Bylaw – Day Care Center.

This Article eliminates the use special permit requirements for a day-care center, as a day-care center is a use consistent with MGL c. 40A §3 (also known as the Dover Amendment) and renames day-care center as a child care facility, again, consistent with MGL c. 40A §3.

Article 37:  Amend Zoning Bylaw – Chapter 195, Attachment 2, Table 1 – Summary of Use Regulations.

This Article proposes to rename day-care center as child care facility and explains which zoning districts permit child care facilities. In addition, the Article eliminates the special permit requirement for the use.

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[NA Stevens Library News] This Week at Stevens – In Person Events!

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WED 5/17 @ 9:30AM Job Seekers Networking Group This week's topic is Interview Practice! Register on Zoom.

You wrote a book…now what? This event is for writers aspiring to be published!

Content will include:

• How to research the competition before you write your book

• Copyrights, permissions, manuscript format rules

• How to lure the right literary agent

• How social media can change your book career

• Details about self-publishing and a lot more!

SAT 5/20 @ 3PM Teen Party Games! Join us for an hour of hilarious, competitive games provided by Jackbox Games. All you need to bring is yourself and a cell phone or tablet to interact with the game. This program is for students in grades 6-12.


Check out our events calendar for more information on storytimes, book groups, and other regular programming!