For information about adult events contact the Circulation Desk at 583-3408 Ext. 2
For information about events for kids and teens contact the Children's / Youth Services Department at 583-3408 Ext. 3
Go on a blind date with a book this February for National Library Lovers Month!
02/18/2018 - 02/28/2018
Do you like surprises? Would you like help deciding what to read next? Are you distracted by cover art that inaccurately portrays the content of a book? Let us take away the trouble of a decision and set you up with a date. Go on a Blind Date with a book! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ll select a variety of books, wrap them all up in ‘oh so secretive’ wrapping paper and you won’t know the ‘identity’ of your blind date till you get it home. Will it be fiction or non-fiction? Funny, informative, a mystery, true-crime? You may choose any wrapped book from our “Blind Date with a Book” display. Most books selected from Library Journal’s “Best Books of 2017.” After your date, fill out a book evaluation form to select one free book from the Friends of the Library Book sale.
Faerie Art and Landscape Paintings on Display
02/18/2018 - 02/28/2018
Faerie Art and Landscape Paintings by Anya Jacobs will be on display in the lobby display case for the month of February.
Pokemon is hot again! Join us for an hour of trading,dueling, & learning under the guidance of experienced teen volunteers who will watch over trading for fairness and teach how to play for those who are new to the game. Please click below to register.
Read more … POKEMON CLUB!
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Unite for an afternoon of broad-spectrum fandom! Each week will have a different theme - anime, Pokemon, Steven Universe, Star Wars, cosplay, superheroes, & more - discuss, play, watch, and geek out!
This club is open to high schoolers & up, all are welcome!
Read more … Pop Culture Collective
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Stop by the library for a fantastic chess match against seasoned chess veterans! Our longest continually running adult program is free and open to the public!
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
See, learn about, and use some of the coolest new tech out there, like a 3D printer, a CNC milling/carving machine, Ozobots, Little Bits Electronics, & a bunch of other cool stuff. Participants will learn how to use the TinkerCAD & possibly Easel programs. Optional (but helpful): bring your laptop if you have one, so you can learn on your own device (no software needs to be installed to play with the programs introduced in the workshop).
Please click below to register.
Read more … 3-D & Robotics Makerspace program
Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers, A New England story for sustaining the sea
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. In a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning—pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy—old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive. New England’s experiences serve as an important milestone for all of us who care about the ocean. Please register now by calling or stopping by the circulation desk. Drop-ins welcome. Run-time: 45 min.
Happy Hour Book Club
6:45pm - 7:55pm
Happy Hour Book Club discusses:
The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.