March events at Shrewsbury Public Library

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March events at Shrewsbury Public LibraryShrewsbury – March programs for adults have been announced at Shrewsbury Public Library, including the Foreign Film Festival, a China travel program, “Voices of Worcester Women,” and more.

Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m., the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library 2012 foreign film festival concludes with a viewing of “The Picture Bride.” The Friends will provide the film and popcorn and lead a discussion after the film for those who wish to stay.

“Travel to China – From Preparation to Immersion” will be presented Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The program provides many insights for future travelers on what to expect in China, and contains a number of interesting stories with great supporting images. Richard Ferland is a professional photographer, with about five years of experience working and living in China. This familiarity gives him an insider's view of the culture, values and sights, documented through the eyes of a professional photographer. He also leads tours to China. “Travel to China” is free and open to all interested.

Co-authors Maureen Ryan Doyle and Charlene L. Martin will speak about their new book, “Voices of Worcester Women: 160 Years after the First National Woman's Rights Convention,” Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The convention was held in Worcester in 1850. The authors will share the results of oral histories of the Worcester Women's Oral History Project. The program is free and open to all who are interested.

“Getting Out of the Fashion Rut” will be presented Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Back by popular demand, fashion expert Kim Long will present another exciting and practical talk about women's and men's fashions. Getting Out of the Fashion Rut is free to all interested, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 508-842-0081 ext. 3 to register or for more information.

The Shrewsbury Genealogy Club will meet Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone interested in genealogy and family history. The meetings include the occasional guest speakers, self-help time and sharing every month. The club is open to all interested people from Shrewsbury and surrounding towns.

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will host Ken Gloss, owner of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Gloss will speak on rare books. Free and open to all interested. For more information, contact Kristine Gustafson at 508-842-4440 or [email protected].

Shrewsbury Public Library is located at 609 Main St. For more information, call 508-842-0081 or visit www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/library and click on “Full Calendar.”