The ‘OverDrive Digital Media Catalog’ will be presented Tuesday, October 22, at 3 p.m. Come learn the ins and outs of downloading free ebooks and audiobooks from almost 15,000 choices. Penguin Books, whose authors include include Tom Clancy, Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Ken Follett, Junot Diaz, Khaled Hosseini, Maya Banks, Harlan Coben and W.E. B. Griffin, are now available through this Minuteman Library Network service.
‘The Sea Floor: The Next Archaeological Frontier’ will be offered Wednesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. Peabody award winning filmmaker Ted Timreck again comes to Acton to show his latest works, including a documentary on the latest undersea explorations off Block Island. The evening focuses on the collaboration among Native preservationists, scientists, government agencies, and private corporations which are working to develop protocols for the search for artifacts off the New England coast. Teams are going up to a hundred miles off shore where the landscapes of 20,000 years ago are beginning to be explored and developed by the wind energy industry. Sponsored by the Friends of Pine Hawk.
There will be more Friends of Pine Hawk activities and programs late in October; to check details now, go to www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/pinehawk.
The Friends of Pine Hawk seeks to increase understanding and awareness of the archaeological and human stories behind the Native American artifacts discovered when the South Acton sewer treatment plant was built. Named for the site and founded in 2002, the group has offered more than 60 programs for children and adults as part of October as State Archaeology Month. Members include private citizens and professionals from the library, the Discovery Museums, and the Acton Schools.
Join author and story performer Mark Binder on Thursday, October 24, at 3 p.m. to get in the mood for Halloween. His stories, which include It Ate My Sister and other spooky tales, are a little bit scary, so the event is recommended for youngsters in Grade 2 and up. This program is funded with a bequest from the late Joan Turner, long time Acton resident and teacher.
The library is located at 486 Main St., next to Town Hall. The parking lot and entrance can be reached from Woodbury Lane. A great deal can be learned on the library’s website, www.actonmemoriallibrary.org; people who wish to receive e-mails reminding them of library events may sign up for the free service on the website. The library’s phone number is 978 929-