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Friends of the MPL Events

The TubaFrau Hofbräu Band

Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm
The TubaFrau Hofbrau Band is a lively traditional German “oompah” band that will perform an Oktoberfest themed concert with German, Swiss, Austrian and Bavarian music which includes polkas, waltzes, marches, gallops, schottisches, landlers and other lively dance music. The band will also do some sing-alongs and even feature the Alpine horn in some of their musical selections.

How to Get Well, Stay Well, and Never Be Sick Again

Monday, October 24 at 2pm
Located at the Senior Center
The author of the bestseller Never Be Sick Again, Never Be Fat Again, Never Fear Cancer Again, Never Feel Old Again, Dr Raymond Franciswill present a lecture on health and disease.

Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking

Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm
George Capaccio’s one-person performance as Albert Einstein is a great way for audiences to learn about this extraordinary individual and the ideas that have revolutionized physics and forever changed how we understand space, time and gravity. 


English Conversation Circles

Free English Conversation Circles

Mondays 1:30-2:30 Intermediate/ Advanced 
3:30-4:30 Beginner/Intermediate 
Saturdays 10:00-11:00 Beginner/Intermediate 
No Registration Required
Technology Classes
In October we are presenting new technology classes. Register for these classes today before they fill up! 

Using Your iPad:
Monday, Oct. 17th 2pm 
If you are an iPad owner or want to become one, come and learn about all the things an iPad can do!  We will introduce you to the basic iPad functions - settings, organizing, surfing the web, checking e-mail, texting, using maps for directions, reading books, making FaceTime calls, and exploring apps.

Introduction to Pinterest:
Thursday, Oct, 20th 6pm 
Pinterest is a social tool for finding, organizing, and sharing web content. In this hands-on session, we’ll look at fun ways to use this site. Bring your Pinterest username and password or use the library’s training account.

Twitter for News:
Tuesday, Oct. 25th 10am
Twitter can be a great way to discover in depth information on the news stories you want to learn more about. However, using Twitter for news requires some finesse. 

Art Workshops

Artists Painting Workshop
Sunday, Oct 23 at 2pm 
Join Emily Pechet, MFA for an afternoon painting workshop! This event is FREE and open to all ages including children with adult supervision.  No experience necessary, just bring your inspiration and excitement!

Fun Fused Glass Party
Monday, Oct 24 at 6pm
Fun Fused Glass Party!   Come play with glass in a party setting in this easy, fun class. Learn to 
design beautiful pendants with pre-cut dichroic glass. Register today! This will fill up quickly! 
Other Events
Adult Book Club:
Join us on October 17th from 6:30-8:00pm or October 20th from 10:30am-12:00pm for Book Club. This month we will discuss The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For November we will be reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Click here for more information on the monthly adult book club. 

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 October 3rd

Write On!
The Young Adult Dept. is proud to announce a new writing group for teens: WRITE ON!
Teens will get the opportunity to make new friends who share an interest in writing and get feedback on their work. Being able to share work and critique the work of others is an essential part of writing and will be a good experience for teens.
All types of pieces are welcome: creative, factual, poetry, or even fan-fiction. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice writing during meetings with prompts and games. The program will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 18th, 4-6pm in Bigelow Auditorium. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome! Email Anna at if you have any questions. 

Other Events:

Lazy Crafternoon
Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, you can spend a lazy crafternoon at the library! For teens in grades 6-12.
Please pre-register.
Tuesday, October 4th, 3-4:30pm, Story Hour Room. Make a glow-in–the-dark lantern.
Wednesday, October 12th, 3-4:30pm, Story Hour Room. Decorate a mini pumpkin with Sharpies and puffy paint.
*Please register by October 11th so we can be sure to have enough pumpkins!*

Tasty Tuesday
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30pm, Story Hour Room 
Learn to make an afterschool treat! This month, make Oreo truffles and decorate them for the season. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Please pre-register to save your spot! 

Teen Movie Lounge
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-7:45pm, Teen Room
Relax and enjoy a movie screening just for teens once a month. This month's movie is Hocus Pocus (PG). There will be snacks!

GSA Advocates
Monday, Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30pm, Teen Room
Come talk about anything related to LGBPTQQIIAA+. Snacks provided! Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

Teen MakerLab
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3-4pm, Story Hour Room
Drop in and try out a new maker activity! This month we're testing out different recipes for glow-in-the-dark slime. Open to teens in grades 6-12. 

October is going to be filled with all kinds of fun and spooky events in the Children's Room!

Spike shows off her Halloween costume. 

We've added three additional storytimes to our schedule. We also have new monthly after school programs, such as Full STEAM Ahead, Coding Club, and Library Out Loud.

Would you like to make art with your baby? Join Baby Art Adventures for a multi-sensory art experience. This program is meant for babies ages 0-2 with a parent or caregiver. We will be meeting on October 18th, and space is limited, so please don't forget to register

On October 8th, we will be having a Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy Training Camp. The program is a fully interactive performance that prepares participants to become wizards themselves! Professor Jungle-Flick will teach children how to perform their own magic, play some Balloon Quidditch, and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts!  After the training camp, there will be a small snack and a craft for all the young wizard graduates. Registration is required, so don't miss out!

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for Star Wars Reads Day on October 11th. We will have a Star Wars themed storytime and craft at 10:30am and we will view Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles in the Bigelow Auditorium at 2pm. 

Of course, we will be having a Halloween party on the 29th at 2pm. Come and listen to some spooky stories and wear your Halloween costume to the library for a special treat. 

We have many more events! 

Click for more children's events 
Book Suggestion:

The Doll-Master 
by Joyce Carol Oates
From one of our most important contemporary writers, The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror is a bold, haunting collection of six stories. 

Ghosts from our past : both literally and figuratively : the study of the paranormal
by Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates
As seen in the upcoming Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you years before they made headlines with the Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert and Abby L. Yates, published the groundbreaking study of the paranormal, Ghosts From Our Past. This criminally underappreciated book is now back in print, revised and somewhat updated for the new century. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, you'll find the information you're seeking right here in this extraordinary book.

Young Adult Suggestions:

by Tom Angleberger

When Max befriends her new robot classmate Fuzzy, she helps him navigate Vanguard Middle School and together they reveal the truth behind the Robot Integration Program.

The Accident Season
by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Every October Cara and her family become mysteriously and dangerously accident-prone, but this year, the year Cara, her ex-stepbrother, and her best friend are 17, is when Cara will begin to unravel the accident season's dark origins

The Singing Bones
Shaun Tan

An illustrated volume of fairy tales inspired by Grimms' classics illuminates their beautiful, monstrous and macabre themes as brought to life by the Oscar-winning creator of Tales From Outer Suburbia.


Me and My Dragon: Scared of Halloween
by David Biedrzycki

A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together.

 Goosebumps #23: Return of the Mummy
by R.L. Stine
After last year's scary adventure, Gabe's a little nervous about being back in Egypt. Back near the ancient pyramids. Back where he saw all those creepy mummies.
Then he learns about an Egyptian superstition. A secret chant that is supposed to bring mummies to life. Gabe's uncle says it's just a hoax.
But now it sounds like something's moving in the mummy's tomb.
No way a couple of dumb words can wake the dead.
Can they?

The Witches
by Roald Dahl

A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

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