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Friday, February 1, 2002

Illustrator, bird expert David Sibley to initiate cultural council series

Join acclaimed author, illustrator and bird expert David Sibley for a discussion and book signing at the Gleason Library on Thursday, February 7, in the Hollis Room. The program runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m.

Sibley has written and illustrated articles on bird identification for many regional and national publications as well as several books. The National Audubon Society published his comprehensive guide to bird identification The Sibley Guide to Birds, in 2000, and the companion volume, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior in 2001. Since 1980, he has traveled the North American continent in search of birds and has lived in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. He currently resides in Concord.

The Sibley presentation marks the first in a series of Thursday night events sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council.

Poetry at the library

Learn about the Art of Love when four poets read their all-time favorite love poems at the Gleason Library at 6:45 p.m. on St. Valentine's Day, February 14. Participating poets will include John Hodgen, Jean Keskulla, Sue Ellen Kuzma and George Stalker, and readings will include love poems from John Hodgen's new book, Bread Without Sorrow. The public is invited to bring their own favorite love poems. Refreshments will be supplied.

Gleason Library book discussion February 13

The Friends of the Gleason Library will be holding their book discussion on Katherine Graham's Personal History on Wednesday, February 13, in the library's Hollis Room from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. During this meeting, the group will also be discussing titles to include in their book list for the remainder of the year.

Interfaith network head at FRS

On Sunday, February 3, guest minister Fred Small will deliver a sermon entitled "Wake Now My Senses: The Religious Imperative of Earth Stewardship" at the First Religious Society (FRS). The service will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Reverend Small is minister of First Church Unitarian in Littleton, and co-chair of Religious Witness for the Earth, a national interfaith environmental network dedicated to public witness on critical environmental issues, especially global climate change. Before entering the ministry, he was a staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation and a folksinger/songwriter.

Contra dance and potluck next Friday

The second Friday contra dance in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will be on Friday, February 8. Before the dance everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 if you have any questions.

PJ story time at the library

An evening story time for ages three and up will be held at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Gleason Public Library. Come to the library on February 6 to hear some classic picture books as well as new ones. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.

Valentine's Day winter social

The Carlisle Parents' Connection is hosting a Valentine's Day winter social on Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Union Hall, 27 School Street. There will be entertainment, activities, crafts and treats for children ages zero to five.

Call Krista Kallio at 1-978-287-5382 or Stephanie Blunt at 1-978-369-8634 if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family.

Cub Scout Pack 135 Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 135 will hold its annual Pinewood Derby competition this Sunday, February 3 at the Corey Dining Room from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. The Pinewood Derby involves racing small wooden cars that the boys have built themselves. Awards are also given for most creative design.

If you have any questions, call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, at 1-978-371-9959.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito