Bullet Journal 101
Tuesday Jan. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Story Hour Room
If you struggle to stay organized, write yourself “reminders” only to misplace them, or find that planning and keeping track of everything takes more time than you’d like, it’s time to learn about bullet journals. Combining the functions of a to-do-list, a planner, and a diary, a bullet journal is a simple, efficient, and intuitive method for managing everything going on in your life with minimal time and effort.
**A blank journal and writing implement will be provided**
Space is limited and registration is required. Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 12 p.m.
Sign up here
Hooked on Fiber Arts
Looking for a way to keep away the cold? Knitting, crocheting, and other fiber arts are a great way to keep your hands moving and warm! Join our librarian, Danielle, for a monthly knitting and crocheting circle beginning Thursday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon
. Bring your current project and get a couple rows done while chatting with people who share your love of yarn. Beginners and old hands welcome! Please bring your own materials. The group will meet the third Thursday of the month (except holidays). Ages 8+ with a caregiver.
No registration required.
We’re all about books here at the library. Reading is fun, but did you know you can make your own books?
Join our librarian, Danielle, for “The Bindery”, a series of classes focused on bookbinding techniques. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 22 from 6:30-7 p.m in the Story Hour Room. Future classes will be on the fourth Monday of the month, excepting holidays.
In our first class, learn to bind a pamphlet with a five-hole binding, then decorate your book with washi tape. Pamphlet binding is a basic skill that will be built on in later classes in the series.You do not need to attend the entire series, but registration is required for each class you would like to attend. Sign up for the Monday, Jan. 22 class here
Adult Book Club:
Join us Monday, Jan. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m.-noon for Book Club. This month we will discuss Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink. 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.
Healthy Bowls & Sauces Cooking Class
Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Healthy Food should never feel like a sacrifice! Come and join Colin McCullough and learn how to make eating whole-food, plant-based meals that are powerful for your body and taste delicious! Colin has been a vegan for over 20 years, and enjoys teaching people ways to incorporate whole-foods and plant-based meals into their diet. He believes that eating healthy food is the single most important step people can take to improve their health and happiness.
Registration begins Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 12 p.m.
Sign up here
Technology Help for Adults
One-on-One Tech Help
Wednesday, Jan. 17
from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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, downloading e-books, online job applications, genealogy, and social media.
Borrowing E-Books and E-Audiobooks
Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Come learn how to borrow and enjoy library books and audiobooks on your mobile device!
Be sure to bring:
- Your device
- Your library card number
- Your password to download apps via Google Play or the App Store or Amazon
|Page to Screen Movie Club
Join us Thursday, Jan. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
for a screening of Everything, Everything
(PG-13) and a chat about how this story moved from page to screen. Enjoy pizza and a craft while you watch! Books will be available at the circulation desk if you're interested in reading the book before the movie! For teens in grades 6-12.
Flex your ar
tistic muscles at the library this month! First come to Lazy Crafternoon
Tuesday, January 9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
and learn to make a little plush emoji with some beginner sewing skills and fabric glue.
If sewing is really not your thing, you can try the no-sew pom-pom version. For teens in grades 6-12.
Please pre-register here
so we can be sure to have enough supplies.
On your day off from school Tuesday, Jan. 16,
come to the library and make a cute Snowman Lantern
at a special early time- 2-3:30 p.m.
Please pre-register here
Then learn to make stylish fleece scarves Monday, Jan. 29 from 4-6 p.m.
It's easy and fun-- no sewing skills required! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Please pre-register here
This month, you have a few chances to participate in group volunteer programs and earn volunteer hours for school.
If you want to use your artistic ability to benefit the library, sign up for one of our Window Artists
You can transform a window in the children's play area with your own cheerful artwork. This program will be held Monday, Jan. 22 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
and Thursday, Jan. 25 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Registration is required to reserve a window. Please sign up for the date you'd like from our online calendar here
The Teen Department needs to hear from you at the next meeting of the Teen Advisory Board Tuesday, January 23 from 4-5 p.m.
Help us plan future library activities, and choose books and media for the Young Adult collection.
Do you have an idea for a long-term project that would benefit the library or the community? Present it at the meeting and it could turn into an ongoing volunteer opportunity for you and other teens.
More Teen Programs!
Thursday, Jan. 4 from 5:30-7 p.m.
This month, we'll watch a few episodes of Haikyu!! (TV-14), recommend and discuss a few similar manga series, and have some snacks!
_prompted Writing Group
Monday, Jan. 8 from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Whether you're working on a piece in progress or trying something new, this is the place for you. Anyone can be a writer. Let's see what you come up with!
Manga and More
Thursday, Jan. 18 from 5-6 p.m.
Drop in and discuss your favorite manga series with other fans. You'll also get to recommend new series that the library should add to the manga collection.
BeTween the Lines
Thursday, Jan. 25 from 6-7 p.m.
Join our book club just for tweens (grades 5-8).
We'll chat about Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo and enjoy some snacks!
The Children's Room was extremely busy in December, especially during the holidays. We played with LEGOs, had a visit from magician Debbie O'Carroll, and made ornaments and gingerbread houses.
, we will be starting two new programs
: Storytime Stars
and Let's Play
. Storytime Stars with Ms. Jennie will be on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
This storytime is for preschoolers and will feature stories, rhymes, songs and a craft.
y will be on every fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.
Join Ms. Lauren for all kinds of board games, such as Candy Land, Monopoly, Connect Four, Chutes & Ladders, and much more!
Back by popular demand: The Young Scientist STEM Program
will held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m.
beginning January 8!
The Young Scientists STEM series is for children ages 3-5 with a parent/caregiver. Children learn STEM concepts through hands-on activities, engaging stories, challenges, and simple experiments ideal for little hands. The program is free and is funded by the MA Department of Early Education and Care and administered by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts (YFCP). Registration required.