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June 13, 2013

Gale Library News

NEWTON —Do you feel that you are losing your vitality with more aches and pains, loss of energy? Come and learn strategies to help prevent and reverse premature aging with Dr. Matt Swiesz, a local chiropractor and wellness professional. This forty-minute program will be held at the library on Wed., June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Please contact us at galelibraryreads@comcast.net, or stop by to sign up as seating is limited. This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Yarn Club members meet each Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with pleasant company while you work on your current knitting/crocheting project. Experienced crafters are here to assist if needed.

Our Evening Book Group will meet on Mon., June 17 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss “Without a Map” by Meredith Hall. New members are always welcome.

Morning Book Review Circle will meet on Wed., June 19 at 10:30 a.m. This reading group discusses their latest book selection on a readers’ choice format. Coffee and a morning snack will be offered.

Genealogy Club will meet on Wed., June 19 at 1:00 p.m. A request is being made to the community for assistance. Members are researching Newton families and would very much appreciate any information that could be included in the project. All records, documents, etc. would be added to our Genealogy collection at the library. Please send copies to galelibraryreads@comcast.net, or deliver during our open hours. Your contributions will be available for future generations to come!

A reminder that an online subscription has been purchased to Proquest’s Ancestry Library Edition for patron usage. The web address is: http://ancestrylibrary.com. Please contact the library for username and password log-in information.

A warm thank you to Jasmine, our READ dog, and her Mom, Nancy! Young readers enjoyed weekly reading visits in a comfortable environment. Jasmine will return later in the year to listen to some more stories!

For additional information, please contact us at 382-4691.

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