Tuesday, October 17


Friends of the Acton Libraries, president Carol D. 

Acton Historical Society, Bill K. 

CELEBRATE THOREAU 2 weeks ago for our local library group was a mini-hit, wish more folk had made it sure... but huge hat tip those that did and came to help - the rest of you missed it! Video above gives a good idea, talk on "Why Read Walden", a vintage roller organ and axe discussion and an oyster shucking demo (not on video).  Good times!

Bolts raffle- look at those prizes...

Thursday, October 5

10E2603: For Your Pocket. Ballast.

Get em for Halloween and end up in your regular wardrobe... With a hop skip and jump from Wrong Side (Texas) have secured a slew of 21x21 bandanas in chivalry navy, or scattered stars. Fun-fact, the V that forms the chevron comes from the word for rafter - that V of beams meeting - with a probable latin derivative from goat (in reference to hind legs) or the French for roe deer (chevreuil) in reference to the V of antlers.  Have a good pile of these - can mail you one of each color for $10.

Wednesday, October 4

10E2602: 16/17 w/ Marcus Kleveland

Via YoBeat.  Clicks and beeps from https://soundcloud.com/kamandi-1/bloosamurai

Friday, September 15


Whether as a proponent of the sharing culture, or homesteader, or woods walker - even as a naturalist, observer and craftsman with the written word, Thoreau is worth another close look if you never really bothered before. Won't firehouse you with quotes here but check this event Oct 1 west of Boston - I am jazzed to be working with the local library group to arrange. If you are reading this then it is def in your wheelhouse. Pure 10engines...  Give them a like and follow on FB to help too - the Friends of Acton Libraries provides support for nine (9!) town and school libraries. Awesome.

On October 1st, the Friends of the Acton Libraries present CELEBRATE THOREAU. This event to mark the 200th birth-year of Henry David Thoreau will highlight HDT's writings and celebrate outdoor living. There will be a mixture of academic and social activities for heritage fans, and families. This is a free entry event being held at the Gallery at Villageworks (525 Mass Ave, Acton, MA). Doors at 11AM.

“Why Walden!” - speaker Carol Domblewski, Friends of the Acton Libraries
"Acton In The Time of Thoreau" - speaker Bill Klauer, Acton Historical Society
Oyster Shucking Demonstration led by Twin Seafoods
Axe Sharpening Demonstration
Open Mic' - pick a reading from Cape Cod, Maine Woods, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, or bring a favorite passage.

WALDEN The Video Game
Lego 'build a cabin' - deliberately!
Cider donuts and True West beer
Pick-a-prize raffle with gifts from; Huckberry, Randolph Engineering, FIELD NOTES, Bueno Y Sano, Acton Coffee House, Ursa Major VT,  Bobos Mountain Sugar, BERN, Steele Canvas, RMurphy and more.

All attendees will also receive an annotated bibliography of themed reading.