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
Children who have entered grade school journey towards being readers, but they still love listening to stories! This program is designed to support your emergent reader by sharing a sample of stories & series that are geared toward various levels of early readers, & get them excited to use their new reading skills on the sequels later. Stories are followed by a craft, and we finish up the 60 minute session with a snack.
Please click below to register.
Read more … Ready-To-Read Storytime for 5 - 8 year olds
Valentine's Day Sticker Making
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Anyone can give their loved ones sweets - personalized stickers are much cooler! Design and personalize as many stickers as you'd like, and then print them out with our new sticker-making machine!
This project was brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, grant #LS-00-16-0022-18.
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a playful program for you celebrating romantic dynamic duos throughout history, fun trivia, discussion and samples of aphrodisiac foods (including chocolate!), pomegranate cocktail spritzer, (Aphrodite’s favorite), fun poetry, colorful display, and more. Sing a long at programs end!
Space is limited to 45 participants. Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.
Presenter: Kim Larkin, Licensed Chocolatier
3:30pm - 5:00pm
A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday afternoon to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks!
Please click below for more information and to register.
Read more … Anime "T & T" Club
Birds of the Quabbin Presentation
11:00am - 12:00pm
Treat yourself to an unforgettable slideshow as Peter Christoph shares his experiences looking for wildlife, by land and by boat, at the beautiful and pristine Quabbin Reservoir. A rich diversity of birds call the Quabbin their home, the main attraction being the common loon and bald eagle families that nest here. Several winters ago Peter built a rustic cabin along a river in an area known as the North Quabbin Woods. It was from this base camp that Peter discovered the Magic of the Quabbin and became intimately familiar with its intricate network of channels, coves and islands. You’ll also learn about the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir including a glimpse into the lost towns which gave way to this unlikely wilderness area. Please register by stopping by the circulation desk or by calling 583-3408.
Following this event, February 15-18 please feel free to participate in the Audubon Society's Great backyard bird count.
Find information here: Audubon- great backyard bird count
Or report sightings here: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
11:00am - 1:00pm
Minecraft players of all skill levels can bring their own devices, or may use one of the library’s eight computers to build, play & create. For elementary & up. Registration required; please click below to register.
Read more … Minecraft Club
This winter we will enjoy stories, games, songs, and crafts about sea creatures. The session runs 5 weeks, weather permitting (no storytime on 1/21/19, Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
Each storytime includes about 30 minutes of stories, finger-plays, songs and games related to that week’s theme, followed by a craft project and a snack; the total storytime runs approximately 60 minutes.
This program is crafted specifically for the attention span and interest level of 3-5 year olds. If your child is younger than 3 or may not be up for sitting and listening to 4-5 stories with 1-2 song or game breaks in between you may want to consider our storytime for 2-3 year olds, which runs on Wednesdays at 10am, or our Kangaroo Time program, which runs on Thursdays at 10am.
Please click below to register.
Read more … Storytime for 3 - 5 year olds
Introduction to Digital Photography
2:00pm - 3:30pm
This class will provide an overview of digital photography including: Types of cameras – pros & cons, uploading & downloading, photography techniques, and photography fundamentals.
Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups
10:30am - 11:00am
If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in! No need to register, just drop in! Please note that adult participation is expected for this program - and it's fun!
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 ages 16 - 22, and all are welcome!
Read more … Pop Culture Collective