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Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-Off     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   (508) 759-0644 X 106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

 


Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Dance Party with DJ Ooch
Thursday, June 29th
11am - 1pm

 
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Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM Art Exploration with Hoxie Center     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Join Allyson Bizer Knox, Naturalist & Hoxie Center Director, for exploring our local eco-systems. Get up close to marine life with 'touch-tank', a 'make and take' activity and more.

This group is appropriate for kids 6 years and older. Registration is required.

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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Stanley & Grimm     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

Celtic duo Stanley & Grimm entertain with a celebration of traditional music through old and new interpretations of jigs, reels, lively fiddle, guitar and voice.  Local fiddler Nikki Engstrom and Singer/Guitarist Sean Brennan return to the JBPL to open the summer series.  Go to www.stanleyandgrimm.com for more information about the performers.  A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-in Family Stories & Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.

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misc_none 1:00 PM Ri Computer Museum Coding with Minecraft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Learn how to summon lightning bolts with a bow and arrow or build giant rainbows in the Minecraft world with code! Spawn farm animals or monsters instantly and have fun "modding" your world! This workshop introduces coding concepts by showing students how to build or change (e.g. mod) the game using Javascript or Python programming language.

This program is appropriate for kids 8-12 years old. Registration required!

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misc_none 7:00 PM Family Night - Toe Jam Puppet Band     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with the Toe Jam Puppet Band.

 

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Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Build a Better World - Companion Animal Program     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Join us in the Children's Garden to learn about the Companion Animal Program, and how they Build a Better World. Bring your favorite book to read with one of the dogs.

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lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author and More! Stephen Kurkjian Master Thieves     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Ranney   508-759-0644   dranney@bournelibrary.org
   

25 years after the largest art theft in history, the principle reporter of the story for The Boston Globe has written a spell-binding account of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist. Join this Pulitzer Prize winning author as he lays out the details of the still unsolved crime of the century.  

 

Stephen Kurkjian    
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Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Lego Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Come build with us! We supply the bricks, you supply the imagination. This program is appropriate for kids 5 years and older.

Registration required.

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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Twangtown Paramours     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

Acoustic Folk/Americana duo from Nashville, TN.  Their music has been called "Sophisticated Americana" and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes.  They are three time finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Contest and are winners of the Wildflower Contest.  For more information about the duo, go to http://www.twangtownparamours.com.  A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-in Family Stories & Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.

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elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tech Help at the Bourne COA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brian Meneses   508-759-0644   bmeneses@bournelibrary.org
   

Schedule a 15 minute appointment with Brian for assistance with your electronic device such as a Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone or E-Reader.

Thursday, July 13th from 10 am - 12 noon

Signup is required and space is limited.
Visit the COA or call (508) 759-0600 ext. 5300 to sign up.

 

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misc_none 1:00 PM Journal / Book Making     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Using very basic materials kids will learn how to make their own journal/book.There will be lots of art supplies available to embellish your creation, if time permits. This program is for kids entering 5th grade and older.

Registration is required!

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misc_none 6:30 PM Family Night - Animal Adventures     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Animal Adventures.

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Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Build a Better World - Recycling     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Join members of the Recycling Committee in the Children's Garden and learn about how we can Build a Better world by recycling.

No registration required.

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misc_quilt2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author and More! Ann S. Lainhart     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Ranney   508-759-0644   dranney@bournelibrary.org
   

Join Ann S. Lainhart, a local quilting artist, whose work has been called "bold geometrics using color".  Ann will discuss her book, "Fussy cut Mariner's Compass" and display her works of quilted art. Her lecture on how to put fabrics together "Using Color Families" will inspire you to "Build a Better World" in art.

http://www.quiltedgallery.com    
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Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Freestyle Frisbee with Todd Brodeur     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Learn basic tricks, catches and combinations. This active workshop is appropriate for kids 5 years and older.

Registration required!

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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Hungrytown     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

Folk duo made up of Rebecca Hall and ken Anderson who have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.  Their music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, inlcuding the Independent Film Channel's hit series, Portlandia.  They stop in Bourne for the first time as part of their U.S. tour.  For more information about the band, go to http://hungrytown.net  A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-in Family Stories & Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.

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misc_none 1:00 PM Library Escape Room - Minecraft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Use your puzzle-solving skills and work with others to find clues in our Minecraft-themed library escape room. This program is for kids 5 years and older.

Registration is required!

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misc_none 3:00 PM Library Escape Room - Minecraft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Use your puzzle-solving skills and work with others to find clues in our Minecraft-themed library escape room. This program is for kids 5 years and older.

Registration is required!

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misc_none 7:00 PM Family Night - Mad Science     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with Mad Science.

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Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Build a Better World - National Marine Life Center     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Join us at the National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, and learn about how they help to Build a Better World.

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lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author and More! Paul Clerici A History of the Falmouth Road Race     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Ranney   508-759-0644   dranney@bournelibrary.org
   

   Author Paul Clerici not only writes about his subject, he takes part in it! Hear firsthand about the origins of, the mishaps and the stunning victories in a local race that started with 98 runners in 1973 and grew exponentially to over several thousand runners in 2016.

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Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Jungle Encounters - Wildcats and Conservation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Learn how small wild cats survive in the wild and the challenges they face.

This live animal show is appropriate for children 6 years and older. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Swing Fever Trio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

This dynamic trio will get your toes tapping as they apply their distinctive jazz styling to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Frank Sinatra and much more...And don't forget about Elvis!  It's a joyous sampling of the best of American popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s.  For more information about the band, go to www.steverudolphmusic.com.  A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Drop-in Family Stories & Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

This group is appropriate for families with children from birth to 5 years old and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.

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misc_none 2:00 PM Tanglewood Marionettes Puppet Manipulation Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

This hands-on workshop is appropriate for kids 8 years and older.

Registration Required!

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misc_none 7:00 PM Family Night - Tanglewood Marionettes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

Bring a blanket and join us in the Children's Garden for a fun-filled night with the Tanglewood Marionettes. They will perform Sleeping Beauty.

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Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Star Wars Symposium     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Terry Johnson   508-759-0644 ext.106   tjohnson@bournelibrary.org
   

 

Join us for Star Wars history & trivia, show & tell, name that character, and much, much more.

Please come in costume if you wish!

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Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author and More! C.J. Verberg     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Ranney   508-759-0644   dranney@bournelibrary.org
   

What’s a woman to do when her marriage is crumbling around her and she is the daughter of a “take no prisoners” attitude detective? Go to Paris to investigate a case, of course! Spend the evening with mystery writer, drama teacher and publisher C.J. Verberg to find out how she does it all.

C.J. Verberg    
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Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Moby Dick & The Wailers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

The Wailers are led by Quincy native and trombonist John DeMasi, whose career includes playing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and accompanying such stars as Kenny Rogers.  The band will be playing Chicago-style swing music and ballads from the late 30s through the 70s.  A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author and More! Ellen Alden     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Ranney   508-759-0644   dranney@bournelibrary.org
   

Finding letters from her great-great-grandfather set this first-time author on a quest to make his story live for today’s generation. Ellen’s experience from the discovery of the letters to her completed book make a story just as wonderful as her grandfather’s.

Florence Burke    
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Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
ent_conductor 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Concerts On The Lawn - Homegrown String Band     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Marshall   508-759-0644   pmarshall@bournelibrary.org
   

Join the Jackofsky Family for a great evening of music as they put their stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music, including blues, bluegrass, country and folk.  Come enjoy the final concert of the 2017 series.  For more information on the band, go to www.homegrownstringband.com.   A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a blanket or chair, picnic snack and bug spray.  Concerts are held rain or shine and are moved indoors if weather is uncooperative. 

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