Thursday June 11 at 6:30 PMAnderson

Join local historian Dave Lindberg as he discusses the Civil War experiences of Oakdale resident,John Emerson Anderson. 

From routine camp life to the excitement and horrors of battle, Anderson experienced the full gamut of soldiering while serving with the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteers. Using excerpts from Anderson’s personal letters and diary, Dave follows his footsteps from 1861 in the Shenandoah Valley, across the fields of Gettysburg, the siege of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the long journey back to Oakdale in 1865. 


June 18 at 12:30 or 6:30 p.m.AKFikry

We host two Book Discussion Groups for adults! Join us at either 12:30 or 6:30 p.m. On June 18 we will be reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Copies of the selected book will be available at the library one month prior to the meeting date. Click here to see what we have read this past year.



From June 23 through August 21, adults who have read or listened to any books checked out at the Beaman Library can submit tickets (one for each book read) for gift certificates to local restaurants, donated by the Friends. Books requested from other libraries that are picked up at Beaman Library count as well. Just sign up at the main desk and start reading!


Thursday June 26 at 6 PM


...Baklava, cannoli, éclairs, strudel, flan, macaroons, babka, pizzelles, shortbread, Russian tea cakes, gulab jamuns, fortune cookies, linzer tarts, churros, mochi, pfeffernusse…

Do you have a special family dessert? Do you love to bake? Or just have a sweet tooth? Sign up to bring an ethnic sweet or treat to share and celebrate the kickoff week of Summer Reading. Call the library at 508-835-3711 to tell us what you’re bringing!


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