Author Talk with Joe Bebo
Tuesday, July 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. Our "Libraries Rocks" Adult Summer Reading Program is in full swing!
Don't forget you'll get an EXTRA FREE BONUS RAFFLE TICKET
for a chance to win a great summer reading prize at every library event you attend in July
Join us to hear Joe Bebo discuss his work, In The Back Of The Van: The Story of One Unforgettable Summer.
From the band’s first job on the Cape where they almost got arrested, to the famed Boston Tea Party gig, this book puts you on stage with the author as he plays drums behind Van Morrison. Bebo gives us a glimpse of Boston in the year 1968, and insight into factors that influenced one of the most productive musical outputs of our time.
Fermented Vegetables 101
Thursday, July 12 from 6:30- 8 p.m.
Come to the library for an introduction to vegetable fermentation with Mark Phillips of Hosta Hill. He'll provide a hands-on workshop on fermenting vegetables at home. Participants will leave with a functional understanding of how to replicate the process in their own kitchens. Registration required. Please sign up here.
Adult Book Club
Join us Monday, July 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. or Thursday, July 19 from 10:30 a.m.-noon for Book Club. This month we will discuss Neverhome by Laird Hunt. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here.
For more information on the monthly adult book club click here.
Learn the Ukulele
Thursday, July 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Please join Julie Stepanek for a musical evening learning the ukulele! Ages 13 and up are welcome! Registration begins Sunday, July 1
at this link
Crafter Dark - Air Plants
Monday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m.
Join us for Crafter Dark, our adult crafting series. Air plants are a fun add-on to any room. Make your own hanging air plant display using copper wire, and learn how to care for these low-maintenance plants.
Open to participants age 18 and over. Please register here
beginning July 1, as space is limited.
A History of the 1950’s and 60’s through Popular Song
Thursday, July 26 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Accompany New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black
, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades. You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini
and Blowin’ in the Wind
, as well as tunes by artists ranging from Dean Martin to George Harrison. View a slide show that’s sure to slide you back in time.
Crafter Dark - Scratch Art CDs
Monday, July 30 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us for another session of our adult crafting series. In keeping with our Summer Reading theme, Libraries Rock
re-purpose old music CDs to make shiny scratch-art. Open to participants age 18 and over. Please register here beginning Sunday, July 1, as space is limited.
|There's still plenty of time to get involved with Summer Reading!
All you have to do is check out items from the library (everything counts!) and you can win fun instant prizes, free books, and fantastic grand prizes. Don't forget that you get an extra scratch ticket
just for attending one of our fun, free programs!
Teen programs are open to adolescents going into grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted.
Teen Tech Basics
Join Mahish, a student at AMSA, for an introduction to basic CS concepts. You'll learn about arrays, loops, and data types, and how these concepts apply to all programming languages (we'll start with Java). This will be a small, hands-on learning experience taught by a fellow teen! This program is best for ages 11-16 and pre-registration is required
The class will meet Monday, July 9-Thursday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m.-noon.
When you sign up, please indicate whether you will bring your own device or you will be using one of ours. If you sign up for the first session, you are signed up for all four sessions. Register here
Local manga, anime, and graphic novel enthusiast Robin Brenner will lead us into the world of Japanese manga and anime and share top picks for fans of all ages. If you're a longtime fan or just curious about this growing pop culture trend, please join us for this Manga and Anime Workshop Thursday, July 12 from 2-3:30 p.m.
No registration required.
What is cosplay
? Join us Friday, July 20 from 2-3 p.m.
, and Mink the Satyr (in costume, of course) will teach you Cosplay 101
, answer all your questions, and end her presentation with a costume-making demonstration.
Registration not required
On Tuesday, July 17 from 2-4 p.m., join artist Roberta Mandella for Tattoo Art for Teens
. Choose a temporary tattoo from tons of amazing designs, including glitter options!
Do a tattoo-inspired craft while you wait.
Pre-registration is required
so we can be sure there's time for everyone to get a tattoo.
Ever wonder how henna paste is made? Learn about henna recipes and create your very own at Henna Alchemy Wednesday, July 25 from
. Mandy from Wicked Good Henna will teach you how to roll and fill your own cone to take home for later use. Space is limited and registration is required.
Don't miss a special visit from Pop Up Art School Wednesday, July 18 from 2-4 p.m.
Art teachers will guide you step by step as you create a dramatic underwater scene on canvas. No matter your level of experience, you'll leave with a unique and beautiful work of art. Space is limited and registration is required.
There are lots of other chances to get artsy at the library this month! Come to ArtLab Friday, July 13 from 2-3:30 p.m.
and paint a trio of tiny canvases. Our Lazy Crafternoon
series continues throughout the summer, too. On Thursday, July 5 from 2-3 p.m
., make a cute taco earbud caddy. On Wednesday, July 11 from 1:30-3 p.m.
, make some CD scratch art, and come back Tuesday, July 31 from 2-3:30 p.m
., to make an artificial cactus out of painted rocks. Registration is required.
STEAM for Teens
continues Monday, July 23 from 3:30-4:30 p.m
. Dig into geology this month! We'll check out the layers of the Earth, rock formations, and more with our edible rock buffet! Please pre-register.
Calling All Readers!
Come to Teen Book Brunch Tuesday, July 24 from 11 a.m.-noon
and tell us what you've been reading lately. Get recommendations from other teens and get first dibs on some brand new YA titles before they hit the library shelves. Of course, we'll enjoy some brunch treats while we chat.
The next Page to Screen Movie Club
is Thursday, July 26 from 2-4 p.m
We'll watch the new Jumanji
(PG-13) and discuss the picture book by Chris Van Allsburg that inspired it! Do you think the movie stayed true to the book? Check out a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk all month.
Summer Movies for a Cause
Come to our new Monday Matinee
series just for teens, and if you need volunteer hours for school or you just want to help out, you can work on a make-and-donate project while you watch! If you want to do the volunteer activity while you watch, please indicate that when you register. On July 2 from 3:30-6 p.m.
watch Black Panther
(PG-13), then July 16 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
(PG). Next, on July 30 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. come view Enchanted
The Children’s Department has kicked off their Summer Reading Program! Children from birth up to grade 5 can participate. If you haven’t signed up yet, stop by the circulation desk and they’ll get you started. Kids can earn all sorts of prizes for reading and attend all of our fun programs and events.
Check out a sampling of upcoming programs below. For more details on any of these events or to sign up for ones that require pre-registration, visit our calendar of events here.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Lego Lunch runs from Monday, July 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 22 except Wednesday, July 4 as the library is closed for Independence Day.
Join us for LEGO playtime and a nutritious, free lunch for children to enjoy. This program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, with support from the Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP). Ages birth to 18 are welcome first-come, first-served. No registration necessary.
Make & Take Mondays:
Mondays at 3 p.m.
Drop in for a fun craft project. Ages 3-10, with a caregiver. Please pre-register for each date you'd like to attend.
Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays at
10 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes & movement with Miss Jennie. Ages birth to 2, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
Summer Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Ages 3-6, with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
Summer Explorers :Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Explore elements of art, science, music and more with Ms. Debby! Ages 3-6. with a caregiver. No registration necessary.
Dance Me a Story: Fridays at 10 a.m. beginning July 20. This 6-week series introduces literature through movement, music and imagination. Ages 2-6, with a caregiver.
Portuguese Storytime with Ms. Larissa:
Fridays at 4 p.m. Ms. Larissa hosts a storytime and craft in Portuguese. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Marlborough Public Library with grant funds from the Brigham Family Trust. No registration is necessary.
Little Gardeners: 3-Week Gardening Series for ages 7-11.Mondays: July 16, July 30 and August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Please pre-register starting Sunday, July 1.
PJ Storytime:Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. (ages 3-6, with a
caregiver; stuffed friends are welcome).
Craft Corner:Wednesday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. (ages 7-11). Please pre-register starting Sunday, July 1.
Panels & Pages Graphic Novel Book Club:
Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. (designed for advanced readers grades 4-8).
Please pre-register starting Sunday, July 1.
Family Movie Afternoons: Various dates and times throughout the summer. Please see our schedule: Summer Musicals.
Performers & Special Events:
Kiddie Time Song & Dance
Thursday, July 5 at 10 a.m.
Joe and Stephanie from Monument Square Music School will be here for music, songs, and dancing (ages 3-6, with a caregiver).
featuring Matt Heaton
Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m.
A rockabilly concert, perfect for dancing! Ages birth to 7, with a caregiver.
Ballet and Creative Movement Class
Tuesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Kelly from Absolute Dance School in Marlborough, for a Ballet and Creative Movement Class! The class will include an introduction to ballet positions, stretching, plus movement games and skills. Children will also learn a short dance to music. Ages 3 and up, with a caregiver.
Retro Rock ‘n Roll Poster Printmaking Workshop By Pop Up Art School:
Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m.
Join teachers from Pop Up Art School for a fun and educational art workshop! Participants will learn two printmaking techniques: monoprinting and collagraphy. The printmaking results will be used to create a collage for a personalized statement poster, in the style of retro rock ‘n roll posters. Open to ages 8-12. Space is
limited and registration is required.
Ukulele Lessons with Julie Stepanke
Thursday, July 19 at noon (ages 3-7, with a caregiver) and at 1 p.m. (ages 8-12).
Join us for a musical afternoon, learning how to play the ukulele! Please pre-register starting Sunday,
Rubber Duckie Soap-Making Workshop
By Kulina Soap Art: Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m.
Getting little ones to wash their hands isn’t always an easy task, but that’s sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap. Folk artist Garine Arakelian will visit and show us how make our own soapy creations using glycerin-based soap and adding adding colors, glitter, and scents (ages 6-11). Please pre-register.
The Stupendous Mr. Magichead
Friday, July 27 at 2 p.m.
A wild and wacky magic show combining physical comedy and fast-paced original trickery. Ages 4-9.