Join us Monday, Aug. 21 6:30- 8:00 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 24 from 10:30 a.m.- noon for Book Club.
One-on-One Tech Help
Tuesday, August 15 from 10 a.m. - noon Together, we are building a better world! Our thanks to all who have been participating in this year's Adult Summer Reading Game ... Build a Better World Bingo.
We are delighted by the range of works being read and listened to by library patrons. In addition, you are enjoying Marlborough's fantastic farmers' market, listening to music from our CD collection, writing insightful book reviews, and recommending books to friends. What a great way to spice up your summer!
If you haven't submitted a bingo card yet, it is not too late! Build a Better World Bingo continues through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. That is the deadline to submit your bingo cards. On Monday, Aug. 14, we will have the prize drawing. The winners of the 10 prizes, as well as the grand prize winner, will be notified by Marlborough Public Library staff.
Bingo cards are available at the library, or you can download a card from our website here.
For a list of prizes and instructions, click here.
We hope that everyone has a great rest of your summer, and a big thank you to everyone who participated!
Please call the Reference Desk at 508-624-6992
to sign up for an individual help session with a member of the library’s reference staff.
We can assist with basic computer skills on laptops, tablets and phones including Internet searching, email, Microsoft Office, e-books, online job applications, genealogy, and social media.
Adult Book Club:
This month the Adult Book Club is doing an author study on Fredrik Backman.
Choose from any of his books including:
Copies of the books in various formats can be picked up anytime at the circulation desk prior to the meeting.
For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here. For more information on the monthly adult book club Click here.
|Teen Summer Reading Program
June 24-August 12
Remember that each scratch ticket you submit contributes one point to our running tally. When we hit 1,000 points, the library will make a donation to Heifer International on behalf of our library community.
In just the first two weeks of Summer Reading, Marlborough teens earned over 150 points!
Keep up the great work and we'll reach our goal!
You have until Saturday, Aug. 12 to earn your Summer Reading scratch tickets. All you have to do is check out materials (everything counts—not just books!) at the circulation desk.
Every time you attend a library program, you get an extra ticket as well. You can win an instant prize, like earbuds, candy, or a book, or enter to win one of our grand prizes. Winners will be chosen
Monday, Aug. 14. Happy Reading!
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2:30-4 p.m.
Story Hour Room
Create your own colorful wind chime with wood and beads! Open to teens going into grades 6-12.
*Please pre-register here*
MakerCare Movie: Beauty and the Beast (PG)
Thursday, Aug. 3, 6-8 p.m.
Help to build a better world by
making pet toys to be donated to a local animal shelter. Watch the new Beauty and the Beast (PG) while you work, and enjoy a pizza break!
Open to teens going into grades 6-12.
Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 4:30- 6 p.m.
If you like anime or manga or if you've heard of it and would like to know more, drop by and check out Animanga! This month we'll watch and discuss Naruto.
Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 3-4 p.m.
Story Hour Room
A teacher from Let’s Gogh Art
will help you paint a wooden treasure box to take home!
*Registration is required*
Sign up here
Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2-4 p.m. and
Friday, Aug. 18 from 2-4 p.m.
Help us paint back-to-school and autumn themed designs on the Children's Room windows. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours for school. *Please click the session date above to pre-register/reserve a window.*
Teen Book Clubs
Join us in the Story Hour Room for pizza, snacks, and a book chat! Get your copy of this month’s selection at the circulation desk.
Down the Rabbit Hole (grades 9-12) Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 6-7 p.m.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
*At this meeting, we'll raffle off a free copy of the sequel, A Torch Against the Night. Don't miss it!*
Middle School Book Club (grades 5-8) Thursday, Aug. 24 from 6-7 p.m.
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
To avoid a bully, Marshall and Tamaya take a shortcut home through the off-limits woods. They are soon lost, and they find trouble. More trouble than anyone could imagine.
Did you know that Marlborough kids, who are participating in our Summer Reading Program have already read 125,973 minutes?!
Spike and the Children's Department are super impressed.
We're so impressed that we're going to throw a party Saturday, Aug. 12
at 2 p.m. to celebrate this achievement.
The hilarious Toe Jam Puppet Band duo will be here to perform their songs followed by an ice cream party! Participants will also receive a free kid’s meal pass from Chipotle or Friendly's.
This month will also feature
The Hampstead Stage Company's
live performance of
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.
If your little one loves to dance and sing, join us for Kiddie Time Song & Dance with Joe & Stephanie Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. Summertime Storytime, Storytime Surprise, LEGO Lunch and Mother Goose on the Loose will continue until Thursday, Aug. 17, so please swing by one of our weekly programs.
Early Explorers will create tinker tubes
Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.
Kids STEAM will be Friday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m., and we'll be making bubble art.
Join us Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. for snacks and a screening of Disney's Finding Nemo.