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Monday, November 20, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, November 20, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, November 22, 2017


4:00 PM - 8:45 PMLibrary Closing - Thanksgiving      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
Library Closing - Thanksgiving Day
The library will close Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and remain closed all day Thursday, November 23, 2017, in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
 
We will reopen Friday, November 24, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
 



Thursday, November 23, 2017


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMLibrary Closing - Thanksgiving      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
Library Closing - Thanksgiving Day
The library will close Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and remain closed all day Thursday, November 23, 2017, in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
 
We will reopen Friday, November 24, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
 



Monday, November 27, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, November 27, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, November 28, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMFamily Movie Time !      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Family Movie Time !
Bring a snack and watch the recent smash hit The Emoji Movie on our big screen.  (Rated PG)
 
 
 Tuesday, November 28, 2017
 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
 Program Room



Wednesday, November 29, 2017


6:45 PM - 7:45 PMAdult Beginner Guitar Class      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
 


Thursday, November 30, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room



Saturday, December 2, 2017


1:00 PM - 3:00 PMHoliday Visit with Mrs. C !      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Holiday Visit with Mrs. C !
 
Santa’s coming to Holden today.  Before he arrives come and meet Mrs. C and enjoy her holiday stories. 
 
Drop in:  No registration required.
 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Two sessions : 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, December 4, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, December 4, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, December 5, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its December 2017 meeting, the Contemporary Book Group has chosen  Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Wednesday, December 6, 2017


6:45 PM - 7:45 PMAdult Beginner Guitar Class      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
 


Thursday, December 7, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, December 7, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Saturday, December 9, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations today      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, December 9, 2017
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, December 9, 2017,  from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
 
Thank you for your understanding and for your generosity throughout the year! 

 



Monday, December 11, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, December 11, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, December 12, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMCooking Club      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Cooking Club – Holiday Cookie Swap
 
It’s time for our 4th annual Holiday Cookie Swap!
 
Please bring 3-4 dozen of your favorite cookie recipe,
and you’ll go home with a plateful of assorted cookies.
 
And don’t forget a copy of your recipe!
 
No registration necessary:  all are welcome.   
 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, December 13, 2017


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMPreschool storytime - Registration begins - Session 3      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Registration begins for January 3 - January 24, 2018 session
 
Storytime seeks to foster a life-long love of reading.  Sessions are led by the Assistant Children's Librarian and children attend sessions independently.  Children listen to 4 to 5 stories and then create an artistic project inspired by the readings.
 
Six 4-week Wednesday morning sessions are offered during the year.  Storytimes are approximately 30 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PMHoliday Craft Night      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  Holiday Craft Night
 
Get in the holiday spirit by creating a delightful reindeer decoration to take home!
 
Ages 3½ and up with caregiver
 
Registration required:  Stop in or call the Children’s Room at 508.210.5564
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Program Room 
 


Thursday, December 14, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, December 15, 2017


9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Lapsit Storytime - Registration begins - Session 3      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver
 
Registration begins for the January 5 – January 26, 2018 session
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books and the joy of reading together.  Sessions are led by the Children's Librarian and are designed for children and caregivers to attend together.
 
Six 4-week Friday morning sessions are offered during the year.
Storytimes are approximately 20 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 



Saturday, December 16, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations today      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, December 16, 2017
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, December 16, 2017,  from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
 
Thank you for your understanding and for your generosity throughout the year! 

 



Monday, December 18, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group - Cancelled for today      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

The Knitting Group will not meet today, December 18, 2017. 
 



Thursday, December 21, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Classics Book Group 

For its December meeting the Classics Book Group has chosen The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, December 21, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room



Monday, December 25, 2017


9:30 AM - 5:30 PMLibrary Closing - Christmas Day      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
Library Closing – Christmas Day
The library will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, in celebration of Christmas Day.
 
We will reopen Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017


2:00 PM - 3:30 PMVacation Movie Time !      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Vacation Movie Time !
 
Bring a snack and watch the recent smash hit Despicable Me 3 on our big screen.  (Rated PG)
 
 
 Wednesday, December 27, 2017
 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
 Program Room



Thursday, December 28, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, December 28, 2017
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, January 1, 2018


9:30 AM - 5:30 PMLibrary Closing - New Year's Day      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
Library Closing – New Year’s Day

The library will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018, in celebration of the New Year.
 
We will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.



Wednesday, January 3, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, January 4, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Friday, January 5, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, January 5, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, January 8, 2018


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise - beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between - you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, January 8, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, January 10, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, January 11, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, January 12, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, January 13, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations today      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, January 13, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, January 13, 2018,  from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
 
Thank you for your understanding and for your generosity throughout the year! 

 



Wednesday, January 17, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, January 18, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Classics Book Group 

For its first meeting of the new year the Classics Book Group has chosen My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room



Friday, January 19, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, January 19, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, January 20, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe Book Cellar - Accepting donations today      


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, January 20, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, January 20, 2018,  from 10 a.m. until noon.
 
Due to staffing limitations, we accept donations only on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
 
Thank you for your understanding and for your generosity throughout the year! 

 



Monday, January 22, 2018


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise - beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between - you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, January 22, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, January 24, 2018


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMPreschool storytime - Registration begins - Session 4      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Registration begins for February 7 - March 7, 2018 session
 
Storytime seeks to foster a life-long love of reading.  Sessions are led by the Assistant Children's Librarian and children attend sessions independently.  Children listen to 4 to 5 stories and then create an artistic project inspired by the readings.
 
Six 4-week Wednesday morning sessions are offered during the year.  Storytimes are approximately 30 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, January 25, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, January 26, 2018


9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Lapsit Storytime - Registration begins - Session 4      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver
 
Registration begins for the February 9 – March 9, 2018 session
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books and the joy of reading together.  Sessions are led by the Children's Librarian and are designed for children and caregivers to attend together.
 
Six 4-week Friday morning sessions are offered during the year.
Storytimes are approximately 20 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, January 29, 2018


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise - beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between - you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, January 29, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, February 1, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Wednesday, February 7, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:45 AMPreschool Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - for children 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Children listen to 4 - 5 stories then create an artistic project
inspired by the readings.
 
Registration for Storytime is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, February 8, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, February 9, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, February 9, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, February 15, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Classics Book Group 

For its February meeting
the Classics Book Group has chosen
84, Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room
 


Friday, February 16, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, February 22, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, March 1, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Friday, March 2, 2018


10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, March 2, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, March 7, 2018


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMPreschool storytime - Registration begins - Session 5      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Registration begins for March 21 - April 11, 2018 session
 
Storytime seeks to foster a life-long love of reading.  Sessions are led by the Assistant Children's Librarian and children attend sessions independently.  Children listen to 4 to 5 stories and then create an artistic project inspired by the readings.
 
Six 4-week Wednesday morning sessions are offered during the year.  Storytimes are approximately 30 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 



Thursday, March 8, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, March 9, 2018


9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Lapsit Storytime - Registration begins - Session 5      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver
 
Registration begins for the March 23 – April 13, 2018 session
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books and the joy of reading together.  Sessions are led by the Children's Librarian and are designed for children and caregivers to attend together.
 
Six 4-week Friday morning sessions are offered during the year.
Storytimes are approximately 20 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMLapsit Storytime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
Lapsit Storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with parent or caregiver
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books
and the joy of reading together.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, March 15, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Classics Book Group 

For its March meeting
the Classics Book Group has chosen
Howl and other poems
by Allen Ginsberg.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room
 


Thursday, March 22, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, March 29, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMPreschool storytime - Registration begins - Session 6      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Preschool Storytime - For children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years
 
Registration begins for April 25 - May 16, 2018 session
 
Storytime seeks to foster a life-long love of reading.  Sessions are led by the Assistant Children's Librarian and children attend sessions independently.  Children listen to 4 to 5 stories and then create an artistic project inspired by the readings.
 
Six 4-week Wednesday morning sessions are offered during the year.  Storytimes are approximately 30 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 



Thursday, April 12, 2018


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, April 13, 2018


9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Lapsit Storytime - Registration begins - Session 5      


Location:  Children's Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Lapsit storytime - for infants through age 3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver
 
Registration begins for the April 27 – May 18, 2018 session
 
Lapsit Storytime introduces children to the world of books and the joy of reading together.  Sessions are led by the Children's Librarian and are designed for children and caregivers to attend together.
 
Six 4-week Friday morning sessions are offered during the year.
Storytimes are approximately 20 minutes in length.
 
Registration for Lapsit Storytime sessions is required.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please stop by the Children's Room Desk or call 508.210.5564.
 



Thursday, April 19, 2018


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Classics Book Group 

For its April meeting
the Classics Book Group has chosen
Lysistrata
by Aristophanes.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room
 


Thursday, April 26, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, May 10, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, May 17, 2018


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Classics Book Group 

For its May meeting
the Classics Book Group has chosen
Cape Cod
by Henry David Thoreau.

Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   
Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room
 


Thursday, May 24, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, June 14, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, June 21, 2018


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Classics Book Group 

For its final meeting of the 2017 – 2018 season
the Classics Book Group
will have a Poetry Share.
 
Share a poem –
whether it's one that you have written,
or something from a new favorite poet,
or a work you have loved for years.
 
Please bring eight to ten copies to share with others in the group.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
 
 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room



Thursday, June 28, 2018


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us for a drop-in meditation session, designed to offer a mindful pause in the midst of our busy and stressful lives.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Wear comfortable clothes.  All practices can be done sitting on a cushion or a chair, standing, or lying down. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Program Room