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Monday, February 19, 2018


9:30 AM - 5:30 PMLibrary Closing - Presidents' Day      


Location:  
Contact:        
Description:  
Library ClosingPresidents’ Day  

The library will be closed
Monday, February 19, 2018,
in observance of Presidents’ Day.
 
We will reopen Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

 



Tuesday, February 20, 2018


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMCooking Club      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Cooking Club – Comfort Food  
 
Winter comfort foods are on the Cooking Club menu this month! Like a hug on a plate, comfort food is what soothes our souls when the weather is cold and dreary.  There’s nothing more satisfying than a steaming bowl of soup, creamy mac and cheese, or soul-warming chili.  So, let’s banish the winter blues by creating our favorite comfort food dishes!
 
Please bring your recipe to share.
 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Program Room

 


Thursday, February 22, 2018


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 
The Nut Job 2 
on our big screen.  (Rated PG)
 
 

 Thursday, February 22, 2018
 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
 Program Room
 

6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, February 26, 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, February 26, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, February 28, 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 28, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.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
 



Monday, March 5, 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, March 5, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, March 6, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Contemporary Book Group
 
For its March 2018 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group
has chosen 
The Reason You're Alive 
by Matthew Quick.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 


Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
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.
 

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, March 7, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMComputer Classes for Beginners - Class 1      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Computer Classes for Beginners
 
Class 1 : Computer Basics
 
• Learn about the physical parts of the computer, like the monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and how they work
 
• Become familiar with the desktop
 
• Discuss differences between software and hardware
 
• Learn how to use applications like the calculator and Notepad
 
Registration required:  class size limited to 7.  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Sponsored by the Friends of Gale Free Library
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, March 8, 2018


6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 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
 



Saturday, March 10, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, March 10, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, March 10, 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, March 12, 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, March 12, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, March 14, 2018


4:00 PM - 5:30 PMComputer Classes for Beginners - Class 2      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Computer Classes for Beginners
 
Class 2 : Internet Basics
  
Registration required:  class size limited to 7.  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of Gale Free Library
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
4:00 - 5:30 p.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 
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 
by Muriel Spark.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
   


Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room

 


Saturday, March 17, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, March 17, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, March 17, 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, March 19, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWriting Workshop      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:   
Writing WorkshopColor !
 
Tired of winter’s grays and whites?  Come join us as we look at examples of published work in which a color-word (e.g. “red”) plays a surprising part in making the written piece powerful and interesting.  Then apply what you have learned to whatever kind of writing you prefer (fiction, memoir, poetry, song).
 
You will not be required to write or share your own work, but you will have the option to do so in a warm supportive atmosphere at the end of the meeting.
 
No special knowledge or experience is necessary.  All who enjoy reading and writing are welcome to attend.
 
Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Monday, March 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Program Room
 
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, March 19, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, March 20, 2018


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMSpring into Organization !      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Spring into Organization !
 
Join us as we welcome Jenna Elliott, the founder of The Naked Flower, Professional Organizers.  She has been an organizer and re-designer for 13 years and works with a variety of clients, both in the office and in the home. 
 
This workshop will give you daily, weekly, and monthly things you can do to help reduce clutter and increase efficiency.  Jenna will share tips on:
 
1.  Incorporating better habits to reduce clutter
2.  Developing instincts to help you know the what and
     where of organization
3.  Using your calendar and to-do list more effectively
4.  Tackling the paper trail
5.  Finding resources such as websites, stores, and literature on
     organization 
 
Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569 to register.
  
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Program Room

 


Wednesday, March 21, 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, March 21, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMComputer Classes for Beginners - Class 3      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  Computer Classes for Beginners
 
Class 3 : Introduction to Microsoft Word
 
Registration required:  class size limited to 7.  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Sponsored by the Friends of Gale Free Library
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program Room

 


Thursday, March 22, 2018


6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, March 23, 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 23, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, March 26, 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, March 26, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, March 28, 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, March 28, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.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

 


Friday, March 30, 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 30, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



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



Tuesday, April 3, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Contemporary Book Group
 
For its April 2018 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group
has chosen 
The Underground Girls of Kabul 
by Jenny Nordberg.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 


Tuesday, April 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 



Wednesday, April 4, 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, April 4, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, April 6, 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, April 6, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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.
 

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, April 11, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


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 - 7:00 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 – 7:00 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.
 

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, April 13, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, April 14, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, April 14, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, April 14, 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! 

 



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
 


Saturday, April 21, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, April 21, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, April 21, 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, April 25, 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, April 25, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, April 26, 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 26, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, April 27, 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, April 27, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



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



Tuesday, May 1, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Contemporary Book Group
 
For its May 2018 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group
has chosen
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult.
 
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Wednesday, May 2, 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, May 2, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, May 4, 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, May 4, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, May 7, 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, May 7, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, May 9, 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, May 9, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Program Room
 


Thursday, May 10, 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, May 10, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Friday, May 11, 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, May 11, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, May 12, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, May 12, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, May 12, 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 16, 2018
10:00 - 10:45 a.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
 


Friday, May 18, 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, May 18, 2018
10:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, May 19, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, May 19, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, May 19, 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, May 21, 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, May 21, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, May 24, 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, May 24, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:00 PM - 7:00 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 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, June 4, 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, June 4, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, June 5, 2018


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
• Contemporary Book Group
 
For its June 2018 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group
has chosen
Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Thursday, June 7, 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, June 7, 2018
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Saturday, June 9, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, June 9, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, June 9, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Saturday, June 16, 2018


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


Location:  Lower level
Contact:        
Description:  
 
The Book Cellar – Accepting donations Saturday morning, June 16, 2018
 
The Book Cellar, Gale Free Library’s used book store, will accept donations Saturday, June 16, 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Thursday, June 21, 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, June 21, 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 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



Monday, June 25, 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, June 25, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



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



Monday, July 9, 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, July 9, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, July 16, 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, July 16, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, July 23, 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, July 23, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



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



Monday, August 6, 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, August 6, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, August 13, 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, August 13, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Monday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2018, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room