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Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM MA Affordable Housing Alliance    
   

Free Class for First Time Homeowners

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MAKER SPACE    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

The Makerspace will be open today on the second floor of the main library.  Come and explore the new opportunities to develop your interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

       

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Greater Brockton Center of Dispute Resolution    
   

Mediation

    Location: Small Conference Room
 
z_cust_lawpl-readtome 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM An Island Called Haiti and How to Pray- Meet the Author    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Ages 5-13

Join us as visiting author, Marie L Dorismond, reads her new book "An Island Called Haiti and How to Pray" at the Main Library on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.

Please sign up in the Children's Room or call.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Brockton Library Foundation    
   

Brockton Library Foundation monthly meeting. The Foundation is a non profit community group that helps to support special library programs that might not otherwise be funded, such as book discussions, children's events, and the museum pass program. The Foundation also raised money to pay for interior furnishings of the renovated Main Library. We have successfully renovated the East Branch and are currently fundraising to renovate the West Branch. Come join us, meet some new people and have fun!

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM MAKER SPACE    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

The Makerspace will be open today on the second floor of the main library.  Come and explore the new opportunities to develop your interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

       

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Human Services Options    
   

Employee meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
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Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neoghborhood Assistance Corporation of America    
   

Homebuyers presentation - first time homebuyers

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Homecare Training Benefit    
   

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED for PCA's

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Looking at the World through the Lens of Geographer    
    Contact: Paula Jones   (508)580-7890x207   pjones@cobma.us
   

Looking at the world through the lens of a geographer by Dr. Vernon Domingo. This presentation will include maps and other images that illustrate the value of geographic perpective as we stive to understand our world. Vernon Domingo is a professor of emeritus at Bridgewater State University where he has taught for 30 years.

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM MAKER SPACE    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

The Makerspace will be open today on the second floor of the main library.  Come and explore the new opportunities to develop your interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

       

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM “Understanding your Credit Reports and Credit Scoring”    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 x 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Knowledge of how the credit reporting and scoring system works is crucial to everyone. Topics of discussion will include how to read your reports, dispute errors, and improve your credit score. This workshop is essential if you have been turned down for credit, or have been denied employment due to your credit history. Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain a copy of their free annual credit reports.  And, the guest speaker is from the American Credit Counseling Service (ACCS) a certified credit counselor.  Light refreshment will be served. 

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM SEIU 1199    
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Trustees Room - Main Library
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Northeast Transit Services    
   

Negotiations

    Location: Large and small conference rooms
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ARC Book Group    
    Contact: Paula Jones   (508)580-7890x207   pjones@cobma.us
   

The ARC book group will meet on Thursday, May 11th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Driscoll Art Gallery, top floor of the library. New members are always welcome.

    Location: Art Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Walk-In Craft Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Children may walk in to the Main Library anytime between 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m..to work on a fun craft project.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:45 PM Brockton Public Library Book Group    
    Contact: Paula Jones   (508)580-7890x207   pjones@cobma.us
   

The Brockton Public Library Book Group will meet to discuss The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & The Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. New members are welcome.

    Location: Trustees Room - Main Library
 
ent_saxaphone 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Paul Speidel: Jazzin the Blues    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890, x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

"Jazzin' the Blues” 

A musical journey taking the audience back to the beginnings of Jazz with examples of the Blues roots.  It proceeds through the 20th century performing styles from each period of Jazz evolution, highlighting the continuing presence of the Blues influences, even to the modern day.  Pieces by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and other greats are emphasized, with brief introductions and explanations of the music between pieces.

'As professional musicians, we view our performances as a way to involved in local communities, bringing live music directly to audiences of all ages.  And, in order to develop and maintain appreciate of live music art forms, we celebrate creativity by example of demonstrating publicly the accomplishment of life-long dedication to the art and craft of musical performance'.

Paul Speidel presents a lively jazz duo featuring Paul on the guitar along with an acoustic bass player.  This event is FREE to the public and will be Paul's first performance here at the Brockton Public Library.  Paul has performed at major clubs and festivals in the Greater Boston area, such as Scullers, Ryles, Johnny D's, Acton Jazz Cafe, and many others.  He’s taught Jazz and Blues in the Newton Public Schools for many years, and has presented programs at public and private venues in the area, as well.  Last year, he had the privilege of performing live on WBUR’s “Radio Boston” program to nearly 500,000 listeners, and has appeared on countless other area radio shows over the years.  He has nine CDs to his credit, and has been critically received nationally, including a 3½ star review in Downbeat in 2011.  Artists performed with include Patti Page, Howard Alden, Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery and Shirley Lewis, to name just a few…

The concert will be in the Lingos Auditorium on the ground floor of the Main Library.  Come by and enjoy the music.

http://www.paulspeidel.com/html/bio.html     [Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Author Talk    
    Contact: Paula Jones   508-580-7890x207   pjones@cobma.us
   

Local author Kenya Brown-Milfort will discuss her book "Open".  Light refreshments will be served and  copies of

 Ms. Brown-Milfort's books will be available to purchase. 

    Location: Art Room
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Evergreen Condominiums    
   

Condo meeting

    Location: 1/2 multi-purpose room
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Independence Associates    
   

Women's Group meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Old Colony Planning Council    
   

Workshop

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM MAKER SPACE    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

The Makerspace will be open today on the second floor of the main library.  Come and explore the new opportunities to develop your interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

       

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Vinfen Corp.    
   

Career fair to fill critical openings at a new medically intensive residental  program.

    Location: West Branch Library
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rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
ent_note 10:30 AM Music Together    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Music & Movement classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and the grownups who love them!

Space limited to 20 children.

Sorry, this program is now full, you may call to put your child's name on a waiting list and

we will call you if a space opens up for your child.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM Saturday at the Movies- Bolt- Rated PG - 96 Minutes    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

 Rated- PG  - 96 Minutes

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your whole family as we watch a terrific family-friendly movie at the Main Library.

We’ll provide the snack & the beverage… You don’t even have to buy tickets!  

Please sign up in the Children's Room or call.  

Bolt is a funny animated film about a dog who thinks he has superpowers.

It is also a movie about friendship, perservance, and the power of believing in oneself.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Brockton Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Paul Engle   508-580-7890, x101   pengle@cobma.us
   

The Brockton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Trustee Room at the Public Library on 304 Main St.  Visitors are welcome but must register with the clerk if they wish to speak.  Vistors will be allowed three minutes at the start of the meeting to address the trustees.   The meeting will begin at 6:30.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Independent Associates    
   

Group meeting men

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Representative Gerry Cassidy    
   

~~ Meet with constituents

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM MAKER SPACE    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

The Makerspace will be open today on the second floor of the main library.  Come and explore the new opportunities to develop your interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

       

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Art Room
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music Together    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Music & Movement classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and the grownups who love them!

Space limited to 20 children.

Sorry, this program is now full, you may call to put your child's name on a waiting list and

we will call you if a space opens up for your child.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Old Colony Planning Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: East Branch Library
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Homecare Training    
   

Workshop

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 10:30 AM Music Together    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Music & Movement classes for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and the grownups who love them!

Space limited to 20 children.

Sorry, this program is now full, you may call to put your child's name on a waiting list and

we will call you if a space opens up for your child.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
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Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM John F. Kennedy Presidential Election    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

Join local historian Gary Hylander in the Art Gallery of the Main Library for a fascinating talk on the election of the 35th president.  Few presidential elections were closer with two very different American futures at stake.  Professor Hylander is a local favorite who brings history alive through his lectures.  The art gallery is just off the rotunda in the old section of the library facing Main St., on the third floor.  Join us for the first lecture of a three part series on JFK.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Art Room
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Brockton Library Foundation    
   

Brockton Library Foundation monthly meeting. The Foundation is a non profit community group that helps to support special library programs that might not otherwise be funded, such as book discussions, children's events, and the museum pass program. The Foundation also raised money to pay for interior furnishings of the renovated Main Library. We have successfully renovated the East Branch and are currently fundraising to renovate the West Branch. Come join us, meet some new people and have fun!

    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Walk-In Craft Time    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Children may walk in to the Main Library anytime between 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m..to work on a fun craft project.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Main Library
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_cellphone 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Digital Photography & Video on your Smart Device    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   
Do you have a bunch of photos on your phone that you're not sure what to do with?  Learn how to take better photographs and video with your smart phone or tablet with this interactive class.
 
During this workshop you will learn why and how we take photos and how the type of phone we use can affect how we choose to edit and store them.  Whether you plan to print, create digital slideshows, publish photo books, or post to social media, you still need to download, backup and organize your photos.  Each student will leave class with a personal photo management plan.
[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
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Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ESOL with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

This class is a level one for people whose first language is not English, but who live in an English-speaking country and need English to communicate in daily life.  Conversational skills will be practiced in this class as well.  Registration and assessment are required.  Please contact Malice with any additional questions that you may have pertaining to this class.

    Location: Computer Lab
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM Saturday at the Movies- Surf's Up- Rated PG - 85 Minutes    
    Contact: Children's Room   508-580-7890 x301   
   

 Rated- PG  - 85 Minutes

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your whole family as we watch a terrific family-friendly movie at the Main Library.

We’ll provide the snack & the beverage… You don’t even have to buy tickets!  

Please sign up in the Children's Room or call.  

Come join Cody, a rock hopper penguin, as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on beautiful Pen Gu Island. 

During his adventure he meets many new friends, including surf nut Chicken Joe and spirited lifeguard Lani. Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets Geek, 

an old, washed-up pro surfer, who may just show Cody that a true winner isn't always the one who comes in first.

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Brockton Youth Council    
   

Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Brockton Library Board of Trustees Meeting    
    Contact: Paul Engle   508-580-7890, x101   pengle@cobma.us
   

The Brockton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Trustee Room at the Public Library on 304 Main St.  Visitors are welcome but must register with the clerk if they wish to speak.  Vistors will be allowed three minutes at the start of the meeting to address the trustees.   The meeting will begin at 6:30.

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Representative Gerry Cassidy    
   

~~ Meet with constituents

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM West Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: West Branch    508-584-7894   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the West Branch to work on a craft project anytime between 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

[West Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: West Branch Library
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Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM East Branch Walk-In Crafts    
    Contact: East Branch   508-584-7892   
   

Children ages 4 and up, may visit the East Branch to work on a weekly craft project anytime between 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

[East Branch Address & Hours]
    Location: East Branch Library
Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
nat_stars 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Asteroid Day    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

Join us for a celebration of Asteroid Day, a day set aside every summer for education and awareness of asteroids which have, on occassion, strayed into the neighborhood of our planet.  NASA Solar System Ambassador Pat Monteith will lead a lively discussion and present short videos.  Learn the difference between asteroids, meteors and comets.  Did an asteroid really destroy the dinosaurs?  Could Earth be struck by an asteroid in the future?  Make your own asteroid cookies and more.  Participants should be at least nine years old.  Please sign up in the library children's room in advance.

Supported by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institue of Museum and Library Scervices.

     

https://asteroidday.org/    
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower02 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pastel Painting Workshop    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890, x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

Massachusetts artist Gregory Maichack returns to the Brockton Public Library to host a pastel painting workshop entitled 'The 45 million dollar flower'.  This is a hands on pastel painting workshop for adults and older teens.  Participants will be guided through step by step instructions to create your own pastel artwork.  The two hour workshop is a wonderful opportunity for anyone from a sheer beginner to an established art student.  Greg is a portraitist and painter who works primarily in pastels so he is truly an expert teacher.  All art supplies will be provided so the class is FREE.  It is only necessary to register for the class in case it fills up.  Approximately 25 students can be accomodated.  Register with Keith Choquette, 508-580-7890, x105, kchoquette@cobma.us 

This event is supported by the Brockton Cultural Council

http://gregorymaichack.com/     [Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

Join local historian Gary Hylander in the Art Gallery of the Main Library for a fascinating talk on the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Never before or since have the American and the Russians been so perilously close to a nuclear war.   Professor Hylander is a local history professor who brings history alive through his lectures.  The art gallery is just off the rotunda in the old section of the library facing Main St., on the third floor.  Join us for the second lecture of a three part series on JFK.

    Location: Art Room
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The legacy of JFK    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

Join local historian Gary Hylander in the Art Gallery of the Main Library for a fascinating talk on the llegacy of the 35th president.  Professor Hylander is a local favorite who brings history alive through his lectures.  The art gallery is just off the rotunda in the old section of the library facing Main St., on the third floor.  Join us for the firnal lecture of a three part series on JFK.  

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Art Room
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
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Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_cellphone 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Digital Photography with your DSLR    
    Contact: Keith Choquette   508-580-7890 x105   kchoquette@cobma.us
   

This presentation will discuss how to shoot, back-up, manage workflow and edit photography using your DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera system.  We will examine and discuss the basic concepts of still photography - shutter speed, aperture (“F” stop), bracketing exposures, depth of field, etc.  This includes using the “rule of thirds” and good composition of each photograph.  We will also examine the use of wide angle, telephoto and close-up lenses, camera mounted flash and fill-lighting.  We will also discuss various photo editing software applications that are available for both PC and Mac-based computer systems

 

[Main Library Address & Hours]
    Location: Lingos Auditorium Main Library
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversation Circles with Malice    
    Contact: Malice Veiga   508-580-7890 ext 205   mveiga@cobma.us
   

Practice speaking English with other adult ESOL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
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Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Brockton Police Department    
   

Jail Diversion Case Conference

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Brockton Police Department    
   

Shannon/SSYI Grant Steering Committee Meeting

    Location: Large Conference Room - Main
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