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New Furniture Brightens Library

October was a busy month at the Library! New furniture in the Children’s Department to replace the pieces damaged in our summer 2015 flood arrived. We reused several of the adult chairs on our main floor to brighten up the space and added a few new tables to complete the makeover.

Other Main Floor changes include new cabinets in the periodicals space which will soon house our local history materials, those about Marlborough and other items people typically use for family research. We wanted all the materials we have to be more accessible so people know what we have and can find even more than the specific item they may be looking for.  Students studying Marlborough history also use these resources.  A recent donation of $7,500 from DCU came at the perfect time and will help pay for the cabinets. We are grateful for their support of the Library.

As we continue to work on the design for an addition and renovation of our current building we will be able to use these items in our new space.  Our goal is to work with what we have in order to provide the best service to Marlborough residents, while we plan for the future and all that a new facility would bring to the City.
Marlborough Memories
The library display case in our entrance lobby will be filled with Marlborough memorabilia from the collection of Louis Bibi during the month of November. Lou has an extensive collection of postcards, souvenirs and other items that reflect Marlborough’s rich history. Come check out this display and you’ll be sure to learn something new about Marlborough.
Friends of the MPL Art Show
The 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibition will be held
Monday November 7th - Sunday November 13th with the First Lady's Reception for the Arts on Monday the 7th at 6pm. 

Gallery hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 12-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday 12-8pm
Sunday 1-5pm (closed on Friday)

"The Composers Saxophone Quartet"
Join us on Wednesday November 17th for an evening concert with four accomplished saxophonists. 

Healthy Holiday Entertaining
Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden, but it doesn't need to be!  Join cooking instructor Liz Barbour from Creative Feast on November 29 at 6:00pm and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss.  Liz will talk you through shopping lists, preparation task lists and the art of tweaking purchased items with your own personal touch so every dish looks amazing and tastes delicious.  Liz's discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes.  Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples! Register today!

Technology Classes November 17th at 2pm Come learn how to borrow and enjoy free e-books and e-audiobooks available through the library!  This session will examine the various tools the library offers for downloadable media such as OverDrive.  We will also look at the various collections available through the library, including the Commonwealth eBooks Collection.
Adult Book Club:
Join us on November 14th from 6:30-8:00pm or Nov. 17th from 10:30am-12:00pm for Book Club. This month we will discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here. In December we will have a social hour and debut the 2017 reading list! 
Drop-In Coloring for Adults:
Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided. This program will be the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Bigelow Auditorium here at the Library. 
Monday Nov 7 at 6:30pm
Conversation Circles:
Join us Mondays from 1:30-2:30pm and 3:30-4:30pm and Saturdays from 10-11am for free English Conversation Circles. All participants are encouraged to speak and practice English.  We’ll talk about current events, your interests, food, restaurants and what’s happening in Marlborough.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to volunteer your time this holiday season?

You can give back to your community by participating in fun library programs!

Event Planners: November 10, 5-6pm, Teen Room. Help us plan library programs. There will be snacks!

Collection Development Team: November 14, 4-5pm, Teen Room. We need your help selecting books, manga, video games, and more for the library's Young Adult Collection.
Teen Movie Lounge & No-Sew Blankets: November 17, 6-8pm, Bigelow Auditorium.
Watch the new Ghostbusters (PG-13) while making no-sew blankets to be donated to Framingham DCF. Please pre-register.
Window Artists: Nov 28 and Nov 29, 4-6pm, Children's Room. Paint winter designs on the Children's Room windows. Please pre-register.

Other Programs

Tasty Tuesday: November 8, 3:30-4:30pm Make a special Thanksgiving treat! Learn to make mashed potatoes in a slow cooker, then make your own potato "sundae" with toppings like cheese, bacon, and gravy. Please pre-register to save your spot! Open to teens in grades 6-12.
Lazy Crafternoon: Spend a lazy crafternoon at the library! All materials will be provided. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Please pre-register.
Tuesday, November 1st, 3-4:30pm.
Use old magazines and other recycled materials to make unique paper crafts.
Wednesday, November 9th, 3-4:30pm.
Make a stuffed "socktopus"-- no sewing skills required!

Anime/Manga Club: November 3, 5:30-7pm.
If you like anime and manga, or if you've heard of it and would like to see what it's all about, come check out our anime/manga club!
We will watch anime, talk about manga, share self-made comics, and make crafts/ cosplay/ props. We will also touch on the subject of Japanese/Asian culture!

See all teen events here!

Election Day at MPL 

Stop by on Election Day to vote for your favorite book character in the Children's Room. Maybe Pete the Cat should be our next president? If you vote, you'll receive an "I Voted" sticker. Our book character election results will be posted on our website. We'll also have an Election Day storytime and craft that starts at 11am.

Are you looking to sing, dance and move with your little one? Kiddie Time Song and Dance is back! Come on down and boogie every first Thursday of the month at 10am. Beth from Breathe Wellness is also going to be doing yoga for toddlers and preschoolers every last Tuesday of the month at 10am starting November 29th. 

Baby Art Adventures is meeting on November 15th and we'll be doing some Tummy Time Painting. Tummy time can help strengthen your baby's upper body and provide a new sensory experience. 

Don't forget to register for our Coding Club Wednesday November 16th at 4:30pm and Full STEAM Ahead Wednesday the 30th at 4:30pm. This month we will be using our coding skills to create a shark hunting game and in our STEAM club, we'll be creating a Lego Marble Run. 

There are always exciting events happening in the Children's Room, see our full calendar for a complete listing! 
Book Suggestion:

Shakespeare in Swahililand : In Search of a Global Poet
by Edward Wilson-Lee

This radical, breath-taking book combines travel, history, biography and satire in an ode to Shakespeare. Wilson-Lee teaches Shakespeare at Cambridge but grew up in East Africa and Shakespeare in Swahililand explores Shakespeare’s global legacy like no other book before it.

The Kite and the String
by Alice Mattison

A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher.

The Book of Joy : Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.
Young Adult Suggestions:

A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas

by Michael J. Tougias
When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a calamitous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive afloat a life raft in violent waves 80 feet tall.

When the Moon Was Ours
by Anna-Marie McLemore
Best friends Miel, who has roses growing from her wrist, and Sam, who paints moons to hang from the trees, run into trouble from the four beautiful Bonner girls, who are rumored to be witches and want the roses that grow from Miel's skin.

The Reader
by Traci Chee
Set in a world where reading is unheard of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.


The Not So Quiet Library by Zachariah Ohora
Oskar and and his bear Theodore must save the day when an angry monster barges into the library ... and thinks it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!

The Kid Who Ran For President
by Dan Gutman
With his friend as campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, twelve-year-old Judson Moon sets out to become President of the United States.
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