Borrow a telescope from the library!
Our thanks to Jim Zebrowski and John Root of the Aldrich Astronomical Society
for their fascinating talk about telescopes, stars, planets, eclipses, and more.
Now, you have the opportunity to explore the sky yourself. You can borrow a telescope from the Marlborough Public Library!
The telescope was donated to the Marlborough Public Library through funding from MathWorks of Natick and is supported by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.
Marlborough residents, who are 18 years old or older, with library cards in good standing, can reserve and then borrow the telescope for 2 weeks.
To reserve the telescope, go to www.marlboroughpubliclibrary.org
, and select Museum Passes
from the Services
menu. Find “Orion StarBlast Telescope Kit” in the list, click on the “Request Pass” button, and follow the prompts.
On the day of your reservation, please allow yourself approximately 15 minutes for the telescope pick-up. A librarian will give you a quick overview of the parts of the telescope before you leave for your exploration of the stars!
Questions? Call our Reference Department at 508-624-6992 or email us at email@example.com.
One-on-One Tech Help
Wednesday, Oct. 11
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, e-books, online job applications, genealogy, and social media.
Adult Book Club:
Join us in the Bigelow Auditorium Monday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m.-noon for Book Club. This month we will discuss Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here.
Meditation for Stress Free Living
Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information on the monthly adult book club click here.
The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Allan Hughes as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually.
Dr. Hughes has been meditating for over 30 years. As a chiropractor, he uses meditation with his patients for stress relief. Join him for an engaging and informative presentation!
EVENTS: Festive Halloween Fun
Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Decorate two mini pumpkins with markers, stickers,
and puffy paint!
Open to teens in grades 6-12.
Pre-registration is required by noon on Monday, Oct. 16
so we can be sure to have enough pumpkins. Please pre-register here
Halloween Cupcake Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 2-3 p.m.
Celebrate your early release from school with this creepy cupcake challenge. Can you make a spider web out of Twizzlers? How about a ghost made of marshmallow fluff? Get creative with food and decorate three Halloween cupcakes in your own unique style. All participants will vote for their favorite cupcake in three categories: Spooky, Gross, and Best Overall. The winners get a prize and everyone gets to eat! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required. Click here
Teen MakerLab: Slime
Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Make some gross Halloween slime with floating eyeballs, spiders, and more. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
Please pre-register here
so we can be sure to have enough supplies.
Halloween Tales from Around the World
Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Professional storyteller Elisa Pearmain will share Halloween tales from near and far. These spooky stories will be most appropriate for age 9 and up. Parents are welcome to join!
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Need to earn volunteer hours for school? Try these fun group activities at the library.
Monday, Oct. 2 from 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 3-5 p.m.
Paint seasonal designs on the Children's Room windows. Please sign up to reserve a window. Come to one or both sessions. Click the date above to register for a session(s).
Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5-6 p.m.
The Teen Department needs your help! Join the new Teen Advisory Board and help us plan future library activities, and choose books and media for the Young Adult collection. We know you've got great ideas!
BeTween the Lines
Thursday Oct. 19 from 6-6:45 p.m.
Come to our book club just for tweens (grades 5-8). We'll chat about this month's book and take a snack break. October's book selection is The Graveyard Book
by Neil Gaiman.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family...
|Halloween Fun at the Library!
Join us for a visit with Elisa PearmainThursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Elisa is a professional storyteller, who will share Halloween tales from around the world. This program is for children ages 9 and up and parents are welcome to join us as well.
On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
, we'll have Halloween Stories & Fun.
Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us for spooky stories, games, treats and a craft. This event is for children ages 3 and up.
Can you guess what Spike is dressing up as for Halloween?
Visit the library in your Halloween
costume again Tuesday, Oct. 31, and you'll receive a special treat
from Spike and see her costume.
Besides Halloween fun, our regular programming is back!
We have a variety of storytime sessions and bookclubs. Be sure to check them out.
Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Songs, stories and rhymes for babies with Ms. Jennie (ages birth-2, with a caregiver).
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft with Ms. Tricia (ages 3-6, with a caregiver).
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Read and sing along with Ms. Tricia (ages 2-3, with a caregiver).
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Put on your PJs and snuggle in as Ms. Susan reads some bedtime stories (ages 3-7, with a caregiver).
Bookworms Bookclub for Beginner Readers is a biweekly club.
Join us this month Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Story Hour Room. Children will listen to a few stories, play a literacy game and do a related craft.
Hooked on Books will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. This month's book is Jack Chabert's Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive! Pick up a copy at the Children's Desk.
BeTween the Lines Book Club for Advanced Readers will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19 at
6 p.m. This month's pick is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Copies available at the Adult Circulation Desk.