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December 26, 2013

DERRY BRIEFS

Book swap planned Dec. 28

Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, hosts a “Bring A Book, Swap A Book” event on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m.

Those attending are invited to select a book and swap a book in return. Large print books are desirable.

Everyone donating a book gets entered into a raffle to receive a dozen homemade cookies made by the Birch Heights chef. RSVP by calling 425-7755.

Free community meals offered

The free community meal network continues with meals scheduled for the following dates: Dec. 27, spaghetti dinner served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at First Parish Church,; and Dec. 29, lunch at 1 p.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Teens invited to library Jan 2.

Derry Public Library offers a full schedule of teen events, including a Teen Advisory Group meeting Jan. 2 and Feb. 6 at the library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The group meets regularly to discuss new programs, special events and projects for teens at the library. Call 432-6140 for information.

Teen Tech Thursdays

Teens are invited to Derry Public Library for Teen Tech Thursdays.

The next event is Jan. 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore programs on library laptops and iPads and will learn about websites, design, editing video and much more.

Call 432-6140 to register in advance.

Shepard sign needs help

A sign on the historic property belonging to the family of America’s first man in space Alan B. Shepard Jr. needs some tender loving care.

A Shepard sign on the East Derry land needs some upgrades and improvements, according to Conservation Commission Chairman Margie Ives.

Ives said the sign has stood on the property for a long time and it’s getting extremely faded. Ives said anyone with ideas on how to move forward with updating the sign, or a group of Scout that might like to adopt the sign as a community service project can contact her via the Conservation Commission at 434-6539.

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