Adult Events

For event information contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2. 

 

12/07/2021

Learn a Language!

12/07/2021 - 01/31/2021

Simply click here and then create an account with your Hubbard Memorial Library library card to start learning online today!

 

12/09/2021

Feliz Naviduckie Soap Making

6:30pm - 7:30pm

What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?? A: A Christmas Quacker!

Gariné is back by popular demand!  Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed a variety of holiday rubber duckies, add cosmetic grade glitter and essential oil (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home their handmade soap, it can be removed from the mold the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4 oz. with a 2” rubber duckie and overall measurements of 2.75” x 2.75”.

Masks are required for this event.

 

 

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12/16/2021

Dashing Through The Snow, the real history of Christmas in New England

6:30pm

We all have formed in our minds a picture of a perfect early New England Christmas.  

This image might include families decorating an evergreen tree, bedecking their houses with garlands, attending church services, giving gifts, and Santa Claus.  It is amazing how many of us have these elements in our mental image of this festive time of the year.

The reality of Christmas in early New England may be disappointing to some and unbelievable to many, but the historical actuality of the celebration of Christmas – or lack thereof – is an interesting tale and one that blends the heritage and spirit of many cultures and many lands.

Presenter bio: Dennis D. Picard has been a museum professional in the living history field for forty years. He began his career at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA, where he filled various positions including lead interpreter, researching and designing many public programs which are still offered by that institution today. He also served on the staff of Hancock Shaker Village as a historic trade craftsman and site interpreter, and has held the position of Assistant Director and Director at several sites including Fort Number Four (Charlestown New Hampshire), the Sheffield Historical Society and Storrowton Village Museum (West Springfield MA). He is also on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Valley History Network and a member of the editorial board of the “Country School Journal.” and an adjunct professor at Westfield State University.

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12/21/2021

Movie Club discusses "A Christmas Carol"

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for monthly discussions of classic movies and other movies by request. Come in to watch and meet with the group at 5:00 or watch your movie at home with a DVD available for checkout at the library then at 6:30 come in, meet online or by phone to discuss.  You do not need to be a club member to attend, but you must register to get the invite link which will be sent on the day of the meeting.  There is a phone-in option available. Contact Marcelo for more information.

Patrick Stewart shines as Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic about a miser who's led on a chilling path to redemption. Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey. Stewart played the role in a one-man stage production in the early '90s. Stewart also co-executive produced with Robert Halmi Sr. David Jones directed.

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12/30/2021

Happy Hour Book Club Discusses Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fueled by a passion for running dogs, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod-the eleven hundred and eighty mile sled-dog race through the Alaskan wilderness-in dangerous ignorance and with a fierce determination. For seventeen days, he and his team of dogs endured blinding wind, snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, hallucinations-and the relentless push to go on. Winterdance is the enthralling account of a "stunning wilderness journey of discovery and transformation" (Chicago Tribune), lived and told by "the best author of man-against-nature adventures writing today" (Publishers Weekly).

1/01/2022

Learn a Language!

01/01/2022 - 01/31/2022

Simply click here and then create an account with your Hubbard Memorial Library library card to start learning online today!

 

1/03/2022

Art by Jeffery Donnelly

01/03/2022 - 01/31/2022

View a display of Art by Jeffery Donnelly in the library's display case all month long.

1/06/2022

Who picked this book? Book Club discusses Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

3:30pm - 4:30pm

The "Who Picked This Book? Book Club" meets the first Thursday of the month at 3:30.  New members welcome.

View book club discussion questions here.

1/15/2022

Graphic Novels Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm

The Graphic novels book club is for adults and meets in a hybrid format online and in person one Saturday per month, except in the summer.  Contact Aidan at 583-340 ext. 0 or at AHerrick@CWMARS.org for more information.

Meeting dates are: January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 4.

Please read "On a Sunbeam" by Tilly Walden before the meeting, if you do not have a chance to read before the meeting, please still attend!  This is a brand new club all members welcome.

1/27/2022

Happy Hour Book Club Meeting

6:30pm - 7:30pm

The "Happy Hour Book Club" meets the last Thursday of the month.  New members welcome.