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Fall River, MA  02724

 

 

 

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Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Storytime / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes and will include stories and other activities related to the theme of the week. Parents are encouraged to arrive on time for the start of the program.  Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Postal union meetingMeeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lucy    508-981-1286   
   

Monthly Postal union meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Family LEGO Night /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

They're small, they're colorful they fit together in a snap and their possibilities for creativity are enless!  Families are invited to join us for this evening of creativity and fun and fun and to let their imaginations run WILD!  Each month we feature a different theme to challenge our audience   

 
misc_balloons 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Up, up, and away!/South Branch     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Washburn   508-324-2708   bwashbur@sailsinc.org
   

Learn how to make a 3-dimensional paper-sculpture balloon!

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    Location: South End Branch (58 Arch Street)
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Family LEGO Night! /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

They're small, they're colorful, they fit together in a snap and their possibilities for creativity are endless! Families are invited to join us for this evening of creativity and fun and to let their immaginations run WILD!  Each month we will feature a different theme to challenge our audience.  Recommended for children ages 5 and up. ( Parents are advised to use discretion as LEGOS can be very small.)

This month's challenge: Create a monster!

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn Group /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children and caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of literacy, social and art-based activities. The morning will include stories, a circle time, songs and more.  Sponsored by the Fall River Public Schools in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

For ages 5 and under.

 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM 1199SEIU PCA Monthly Meeting/Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lemieux   774-328-0394   lisa.lemieux@1199.org
   

PCA Monthly Meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_quilt 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Crafter Saturday/South Branch     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Washburn   508-324-2708   bwashbur@sailsinc.org
   

Knit, crochet, quilt?  If you're interested in meeting with other people in the area who share your crafty passion, drop in! Bring your small, portable project and your skills and questions, and spend some time with your fellow crafters.  

             

    Location: South End Branch (58 Arch Street)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Different Kind Of Perfect-Sensory Playgroup / Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessicalee Toy   5089337021   jtoy86@gmail.com
   

This is a Non Profit Playgroup, based on Sensory Intergration Play.This group is for children ages 1-6. My goal is to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder and the great benefits of Sensory Play for children of all abilities.

https://m.facebook.com/adkopspg    
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays -- Blackhat / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Preschool Storytime / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Each session will last approximately 45 minutes and will include stories and other activities related to the theme of the week. Parents are encouraged to arrive on time for the start of the program.  Recommended for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children and caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of literacy, social and art-based activities.The morning will include stories, a circle time, songs and more.  Sposored by the Fall River Public Schools  in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

For ages 5 and under.

 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays -- Mortdecai / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fall River History Club / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stefani Koorey   508-493-9304   Skoorey@mac.com
   

Join us for a very special talk by the American Chestnut Society on the current work being done cross breeding American Chestnuts with Chinese Chestnuts to bring the Chestnut back from the brink of extinction. A coordinated talk by the Fall River History Club and the Fall River Street Tree Planting Program, Inc. Open to the public and FREE.

Fall River History Club on FaceBook    
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liane Verville   508-324-2700   lverville@sailsinc.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
 
z_cust_rotary_gear 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700 ext.111   lclark@sailsinc.org
   

“ The Majesty and Mystery of Crop Circles”, a 90 minute power point presentation featuring complex designs that are found annually in farmers’ fields and other locations worldwide, will be offered by naturalist John Root at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 10 at the Fall River Public Library, 104 N. Main St. in Fall River. Free to the public. 

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

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children and caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of literacy, social and art-based activities.The morning will include stories, a circle time, songs and more.  Sposored by the Fall River Public Schools  in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

For ages 5 and under.

 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Injury/Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zelinda Perriera   5087430333   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Friday June 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM A Different Kind Of Perfect-Sensory Playgroup / Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessicalee Toy   5089337021   jtoy86@gmail.com
   

This is a Non Profit  Sensory Playgroup based on Sensory Intergration Play. Ages are 1-6. My goal is to have a fun safe enviornment for children and parents of all abilities to learn the benefits of Sensory play, and to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder.

https://m.facebook.adkopspg    
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays -- American Sniper / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Postal union meeting/Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lucy    508-981-1286   
   

Monthly Postal union meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Book Club / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700 ext.111   lclark@sailsinc.org
   

June's book for discussion: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children and caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of literacy, social and art-based activities.The morning will include stories, a circle time, songs and more.  Sposored by the Fall River Public Schools  in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

For ages 5 and under.

 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Joseph Conforti Book Talk -- Lizzie Borden on Trial : Murder, Ethnicity and Gender / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700   lclark@sailsinc.org
   

Most people could probably tell you that Lizzie Borden "took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks," but few could say that, when tried, Lizzie Borden was acquitted, and fewer still, why. In Joseph A. Conforti's engrossing retelling, the case of Lizzie Borden, sensational in itself, also opens a window on a time and place in American history and culture. 
Surprising for how much it reveals about a legend so ostensibly familiar, Conforti's account is also fascinating for what it tells us about the world that Lizzie Borden inhabited. As Conforti--himself a native of Fall River, the site of the infamous murders--introduces us to Lizzie and her father and step-mother, he shows us why who they were matters almost as much to the trial's outcome as the actual events of August 4, 1892. Lizzie, for instance, was an unmarried woman of some privilege, a prominent religious woman who fit the profile of what some characterized as a "Protestant nun." She was also part of a class of moneyed women emerging in the late 19th century who had the means but did not marry, choosing instead to pursue good works and at times careers in the helping professions. Many of her contemporaries, we learn, particularly those of her class, found it impossible to believe that a woman of her background could commit such a gruesome murder. 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
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Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Father's Day Craft / Children's Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Let your Dad know that he's, "OUT OF THIS WORLD!", by making him a cool Star Wars LEGO bookmark!  Choose from a variety of stickers to design just the right bookmark for Dad! For ages 3 and up.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays -- Focus / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Family LEGO Night /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

They're small, they're colorful they fit together in a snap and their possibilities for creativity are enless!  Families are invited to join us for this evening of creativity and fun and fun and to let their imaginations run WILD!  Each month we feature a different theme to challenge our audience   

Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays -- Jupiter Ascending / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn Group /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children ages 5 and under and their caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of social and art-based activities that promote family literacy.  Activities include story and circle time, songs, finger plays and more.  Sponsored by the Fall River Public Schools in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Kick-off Event! /Library's Front Lawn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for the exciting kick-off to this year's summer reading club. "Every Hero Has a Story" There's trouble brewing at the Fall River Public Library, when the villainous Dr. Doom attempts to steel all of the library cards preventing children from checking out books! Will our heroes, Captain America and Thor be able to stop him?  Don't miss this epic confrontation about to unfold on the library's front lawn!  Also, musician Phil Alexander will return to provide a fun-filled family sing-along, so bring your blanket and picnic lunches or snacks and enjoy the Library's official start of summer!  Official reading logs and summer activity schedules can be picked up at this time.

Sponsored by Rockland Trust Bank

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Brain Injury/Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Zelinda Perriera   5087430333   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Book Club / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700 ext.111   lclark@sailsinc.org
   

Short Stories:

The Gospel According to Mark - Borges

The Lottery - Jackson

The Chrysanthemums - John Steinbeck

Story of an Hour - Chopin

Why I Live at teh PO - Welty 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM A Different Kind Of Perfect / Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessicalee Toy   5089337021   jtoy86@gmail.com
   

This is a Non Profit Senory Playgroup based on Sensory Intergration Play. The ages for this group is 1-6. The goal for this group is to allow parents and children of all abilities to learn the benefits of sensory play and to bring awareness to Sensory Processing Disorder.

https://m.facebook.adkopspg    
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
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Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Author, Carla Marrero/Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Local author, Carla Marrero, writer and illustrator of The Magic Cat and Mimsie's Mousie, returns to the Library to share her newest book.  Carla will read from her latest picture book for children, C.J.'s Hideaway, based upon the adventures of one of the author's several pet felines. Carla will also share with her audience how she gets her ideas and how she creates her illustrations.  Autographed copies can be purchased after the program. Children are invited to make a cat craft after storytime.  For ages 3 and up.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Ronald McDonald's The Hero In You! /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This special interactive performance led by Ronald McDonald, offers kids and families the opportunity to take part in a fun-filled literary event. Throughout the show, summer readers will embark on a fun journey discovering the heroe inside each of them and how they can be heroes to each other.  Ronald will demonstrate  how reading is an important part of the journey. The 30 minute performance will be filled with magic, music, audience participation and Ronald fun! Recommended for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Play & Learn Group /Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David R. Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

This hour-long program is designed to allow children ages 5 and under and their caregivers the opportunity to participate in a variety of social and art-based activities that promote family literacy.  Activities include story and circle time, songs, finger plays and more.  Sponsored by the Fall River Public Schools in collaboration with the Department of Early Education.

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Super Night of Heroes! Library's front and Elm Street lawn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: David Mello   508-324-2700, ext. 4   dmello@sailsinc.org
   

Join us for an evening of super heroes and super fun for the entire family! Meet Spider-man, Captain America, Batman, the Flash and more!  Meet local heroes like the Fall River fire fighters who will offer children an up-and-close look at engine #3! The evening will feature games, crafts and more!  Come dressed as a superhero and you could win a prize!  Awards will be given to the best male and female costumes of the night!  

 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Library Book Club / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700 ext.111   lclark@sailsinc.org
   

August's book for discussion: Love n the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Movie Mondays / Meeting Room     Tell a Friend
    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liane Verville   508-324-2700   lverville@sailsinc.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
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Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends Meeting/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liane Verville   508-324-2700   lverville@sailsinc.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends Meeting/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends Meeting/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Board of Trustees/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liane Verville   508-324-2700   lverville@sailsinc.org
   

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Friends Meeting/Nagle Room     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurel Clark   508-324-2700   
   

Monthly meeting

    Location: Main Library (104 North Main Street)-Nagle Room
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