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January 11, 2012

Community events

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Fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club: The Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and Staples Inc. are teaming up to support Boys & Girls Clubs across Massachusetts by offering a special-edition flash drive to benefit 41 Boys & Girls Clubs statewide, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. For every flash drive purchased in a Staples Massachusetts store this month, Staples will donate $1 to the Massachusetts Alliance Boys & Girls Clubs. Staples will donate a minimum of $5,000 to the Alliance.

For more information about the program visit www.bgcmass.org/Staples.aspx.

The public library is offering a variety of craft activities and book talks this month. Please register in advance at haverhillpl.org. Here is a schedule of events:

Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m.: Make a dream catcher. For ages 7 to 12.

Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Silly hat craft workshop. For all ages.

Jan. 18 at 3:30 p.m.: Teddy bear party for all ages in honor of Winnie the Pooh's birthday. Bring your silly old bear.

Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m.: Chinese New Year celebration. For all ages.

Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.: Snow themed activities for ages 7 to 12. Bring your snowman decorations and play games.

Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. She & Me Book Club discusses "Between Shades of Gray." For girls in grades five through eight and an important woman in their life.

Jan. 27 at 3:30 p.m.: Kids Book Club (ages 7 to 12) discusses "The Westing Game." Contact the library to reserve your copy or place a hold request online. Please bring a snack.

Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.: Board game program for ages 12 to 18. Bring your friends and see who can build the tallest Jenga tower, eat the most brains in Zombie Dice or build the biggest empire in Monopoly.

Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. Backward Day activities and reverse fun. Wear your clothes backwards.

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