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Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day     Tell a Friend
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss Now is the Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker. This is the story of a woman's spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author's hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker's most surprising achievement.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Literacy Unlimited Tutor Training     Tell a Friend
   

Training for new tutors in LVM Literacy Unlimited, a library-based tutoring program.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 10.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 22 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1A, first floor
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Sunday January 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 22 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Community Health Film Series     Tell a Friend
   

The Morse Institute Library is partnering with the MetroWest Health Foundation for a series of films and panel discussions on health issues facing the community.

A Reason to Live explores psychological, cultural, biological, and social factors that contribute to depression and suicide so that the viewer can more clearly understand the thoughts and feelings of people who are depressed and suicidal.  With this understanding, people can more effectively recognize the danger signs, get help, and save lives.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm, and film starts at 6:30pm. Light supper will be served.

Part of the Community Health Film Series presented in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation. Program funded by a grant from the Leonard Morse Grants Panel.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Silver Apple Bedtime Storyhour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Leaf and starsJoin the Children's Room for a 45-minute program of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3 - 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No sign up is required, so please drop in! The program may be canceled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522 or email childrens@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Youth Basketball     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris     
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Literacy Unlimited Tutor Training     Tell a Friend
   

Training for new tutors in LVM Literacy Unlimited, a library-based tutoring program.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

The Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak. This novel begins at the Russian court of Empress Elizabeth. Searching for a bride for her nephew, grandson of Peter the Great and designated heir to the throne, Elizabeth invites the Prussian Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs to St. Petersburg. She also enlists Varvara, the novel's narrator, and a bookbinder's daughter married to an esteemed member of the palace guard, to befriend and spy on the princess. Trading in secrets while trying to protect her new friend and advance her own position, Varvara follows the loves, disappointments, and successes of Princess Sophie, rebaptized as Catherine, through the last two decades of Elizabeth's rule and the dramatic coup that leads to Catherine's reign as empress.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started earl

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Historical Society     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marge Balcolm     marg.balcolm@gmail.com
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:30 PM SCORE: Help for Small Businesses     Tell a Friend
   

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour small business counseling session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in Study Rooms 1A and 1B on the first floor (inside the Morse Room).

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Room Unavailable
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toddler Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 17.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Staff Work Day     Tell a Friend
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Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Drop-in craft timePlease join us for drop-in craft time while the cool materials last! We will be crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3—10.

No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be canceled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Sunday January 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Fun with Music     Tell a Friend
   

In this participatory program, musicians from the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra introduce you and your children to the instruments that make up an orchestra. Select players from the WSO will entertain you—and you will meet the musicians.

  • See and hear: strings, winds, brass and percussion! 
  • Learn: What is music?  How do the players know when to play?
  • Hear: Selections from familiar to new!

This concert is free of charge and all ages are welcome! Call 508-647-6520 for more information.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Common Ground     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fr. Carl     
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tour and Tea     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jason Homer     jhomer@minlib.net
   

What really happens behind the scenes at the library? Come find out during our new monthly tours. Tour and Tea will give you a chance to see how the library really works as well a time to chat with library staff and administration. We’re  excited to share more about the library with the community and equally excited to hear your questions and suggestions for us. Please join us for our first Tour and Tea on January 29th.  

The tour will begin at 3pm, and we will meet in the lobby by the Speed Reads.

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Literacy Unlimited Tutor Training     Tell a Friend
   

Training for new tutors in LVM Literacy Unlimited, a library-based tutoring program.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Forver - Candidates' Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jimmy Brown     
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 24.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Minecraft     Tell a Friend
   

Play Minecraft on the library’s server! Don’t have an account? We've got guest accounts!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS: Game content will include a mix of Creative & Survival Mode, including Player vs. Player (fighting/weapons). If you have questions about the club, please contact the Teen Librarian before registering your teen.

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Girl Scout Troop 68202     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Loughran     
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open LEGO®     Tell a Friend
   

Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 5 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Questions? Please call the Children’s Room at 508-647-6522. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group.

 

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MIL Stitchers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. Past projects include hats and scarves for the Natick Service Council, 2014 Boston Marathon scarves, tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees, bookmarks for the Friends of the Library book sale, and much more.

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Natick Historical Society Author Talk     Tell a Friend
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Mitten Weather.” Sign up begins Monday, January 30.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds by Ted Reinstein     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ted Reinstein   781-433-4035 office   treinstein@hearst.com
   

From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. There are even some that will undoubtedly outlast the region’s ancient low stonewalls.

Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander, writer, and reporter for Chronicle, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England in this fun, accessible book. Bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself, Reinstein demonstrates what it really means to be Wicked Pissed.

Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Literacy Unlimited Tutor Training     Tell a Friend
   

Training for new tutors in LVM Literacy Unlimited, a library-based tutoring program.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
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Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toddler Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 31.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Comic Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Bartos   508-647-6521   dbartos@minlib.net
   

This month the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library Comic Book Group will read and discuss The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski. A page-turner from start to finish, ranging from Southeast Asia to Mexico to Venice, Italy, and Venice, California, with characters as diverse as a therapist-in-training whose daughters prove far more complex than her patients, an ambitious East-L.A. gang member hired for violence, two scientists on the run in Marfa, Texas, a recovering addict in Singapore summoned by a powerful but desperate billionaire, a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine just might augur far more than he suspects, and at the very heart a 12-year-old girl who one rainy day in May sets out from Echo Park to get a dog only to find something else ... something that will not only alter her life but threaten the world we all think we know and the future we take for granted.

The Graphic Novel Book Group is now the Comic Book Group! We meet on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521 or Meena Jain at 508-653-6730.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: Animanga Club     Tell a Friend
   

Teen Animanga ClubWatch anime, eat cool Japanese snacks, color manga pages, and bond with other otaku!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  anime shown will be rated Teen

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Drop-in craft timePlease join us for 2 hour drop-in craft time while the cool materials last! We will be crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3-10.

No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM A Place to Turn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hilary Ginsburg     ginsbu@gmail.com
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room, lower level
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Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss Devil in a Blue Dress by Robert Mosley. Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Literacy Unlimited Tutor Training     Tell a Friend
   

Training for new tutors in LVM Literacy Unlimited, a library-based tutoring program.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Minecraft     Tell a Friend
   

Play Minecraft on the library’s server! Don’t have an account? We've got guest accounts!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS: Game content will include a mix of Creative & Survival Mode, including Player vs. Player (fighting/weapons). If you have questions about the club, please contact the Teen Librarian before registering your teen.

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday February 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday February 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Sunday February 19, 2017 Go To Top
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Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Presidents' Day     Tell a Friend
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Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YPL Movie     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dale Smith   6522   
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Teens: 3D Printing Bulbasaur     Tell a Friend
   

Pokémon Bulbasaur

Design a Pokémon Bulbasaur keychain - your creation is yours to keep! Pick it up at the library the week after the program. You’ll also learn about 3D printing and print a small 3D object to take home!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

Teen programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

The Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks. A large-hearted novel, The Sweet Hereafter explores the community's response to the inexplicable loss of its children. Told from the point of view of four different narrators, the tale unfolds as both a contemporary courtroom drama and a small-town morality play.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM YPL Vacation program     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dale Smith   6522   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: Creative Writing     Tell a Friend
   

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. Discover what you are really interested in writing about and then practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing. You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from your heart.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

Teen programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sit-With-Me Story and Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
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Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Silver Apple Bedtime Storyhour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Leaf and starsJoin the Children's Room for a 45 minute program of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3 - 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Silver Apple Bedtime Story Hour meets on the first Monday of the month from February-May. No sign up is required, so please drop in! The program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522 or email childrens@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday February 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Polar Pals.” Sign up begins Friday, February 17.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Forever - Candidates' Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jimmy Brown   508-310-3265   
Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 21.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hopkinton Youth Services     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holly Morand   508-560-1310   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday March 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday March 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Open LEGO®     Tell a Friend
   

Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 5 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Questions? Please call the Children’s Room at 508-647-6522. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group.

 

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MIL Stitchers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. Past projects include hats and scarves for the Natick Service Council, 2014 Boston Marathon scarves, tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees, bookmarks for the Friends of the Library book sale, and much more.

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Forever - Candidates' Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jimmy Brown   508-310-3265   
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toddler Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 28.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Comic Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Bartos   508-647-6521   dbartos@minlib.net
   

This month the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library Comic Book Club will read and discuss [title announced soon!]

The Graphic Novel Book Group is now the Comic Book Group! We meet on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521 or Meena Jain at 508-653-6730.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Friday March 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday March 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Drop-in craft timePlease join us for 2 hour drop-in craft time while the cool materials last! We will be crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3-10.

No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
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Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Community Health Film Series - Gen Silent     Tell a Friend
   

Gen Silent. Part of the Community Health Film Series at the Morse Institute Library

The Morse Institute Library is partnering with the MetroWest Health Foundation for a series of films and panel discussions on health issues facing the community.

Gen Silent is the new LGBT documentary from award-winning director Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their lives to survive. As we journey through the challenges that these men and women face, we also see reasons for hope as each subject crosses paths with a small but growing group of impassioned professionals trying to wake up the long-term and healthcare industries to their plight.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of LGBT aging.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm, and film starts at 6:30pm. Light supper will be served.

Part of the Community Health Film Series presented in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation. Program funded by a grant from the Leonard Morse Grants Panel.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM A Place to Turn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hilary Ginsburg     ginsbu@gmail.com
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Sounds All Around.” Sign up begins Monday, March 6.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Storytime for Preschool Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, and preschool 5. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 23 for this entire 6-week session

  • Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am: “February Fun”
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30am: “Friends Together”
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30am: “Kindly Helpers”
  • Wednesday, March 1 at 10:30am: “Wooly Warmup”
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30am: “Castles n' Crowns”
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30am: “Wee Bit of Magic”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, March 16 for this 6-week program. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room, email childrens@morseinstitute.org, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join the Morning Book Group for this month's read!

And don’t forget to catch up with the Wednesday Morning Book Group online! Keep an eye on the blog all month long and get the book discussion started early.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Baby Play     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 7.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday March 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: Animanga Club     Tell a Friend
   

Teen Animanga ClubWatch anime, eat cool Japanese snacks, color manga pages, and bond with other otaku!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  anime shown will be rated Teen

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday March 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sit-With-Me Story and Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Sunday March 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Concert: Jacqueline Schwab & Emily O'Brien     Tell a Friend
   

Jacqueline Schwab, piano and Emily O'Brien, recorder, will perform a mixture of classical music and improvised arrangements of traditional music, generally centering around French and English music from the turn of the 20th century and featuring a scintillating York Bowen Sonatina for Recorder and Piano (think Debussy meets Gershwin) as the centerpiece, with Gershwin, French and Latin waltzes, spirituals, novelty piano ("Nola") and other pieces working with the musical style.

This concert is free to all and appropriate for all ages. For more information please call 508-647-6520.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Toddler Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 14.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday March 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Silver Apple Bedtime Storyhour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Leaf and starsJoin the Children's Room for a 45 minute program of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3 - 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Silver Apple Bedtime Story Hour meets on the first Monday of the month from February-May. No sign up is required, so please drop in! The program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522 or email childrens@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday March 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Spring at Last.” Sign up begins Monday, March 20.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM MA Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing TENT.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Denise   603-828-7307   
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

The Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Two years ago, Eva Khatchadourian's son, Kevin, murdered seven of his fellow high-school students, a cafeteria worker, and a popular algebra teacher. Because he was only fifteen at the time of the killings, he received a lenient sentence and is now in a prison for young offenders in upstate New York.Telling the story of Kevin's upbringing, Eva addresses herself to her estranged husband through a series of letters.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Study Room 1A, first floor
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Board of Health - Tick Presentation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jim White     jwhite@natickma.org
Thursday March 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Community Room, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Beginner English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Study Room 1C, first floor
Friday March 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate English Conversation Classes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laurie Christie   508-647-6520   literacy@morseinstitute.org
   

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Saturday April 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MIL Stitchers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. Past projects include hats and scarves for the Natick Service Council, 2014 Boston Marathon scarves, tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees, bookmarks for the Friends of the Library book sale, and much more.

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
Saturday April 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room Unavailable
Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM A Place to Turn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hilary Ginsburg     ginsbu@gmail.com
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “April Showers.” Sign up begins Monday, April 3.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Friends of the Library     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Stacey   1540   
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Comic Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Bartos   508-647-6521   dbartos@minlib.net
   

This month the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library Comic Book Club will read and discuss Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow. In a world in which the human mind can be programmed like a computer, where does the human soul end and the cybernetic machinery begin? What does it mean to be human? From Masamune Shirow, the creator of Appleseed, Orion, and Dominion: Tank Police, comes an epic, dystopian tale of politics, covert actions, and cyborgs with too much attitude!

The Graphic Novel Book Group is now the Comic Book Group! We meet on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521 or Meena Jain at 508-653-6730.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Easter/Patriots Day     Tell a Friend
Monday April 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Easter/Patriots Day     Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join the Morning Book Group for this month's read!

And don’t forget to catch up with the Wednesday Morning Book Group online! Keep an eye on the blog all month long and get the book discussion started early.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Drop-in craft timePlease join us for 2 hour drop-in craft time while the cool materials last! We will be crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3-10.

No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Community Health Film Series - Heroin: Cape Cod, USA     Tell a Friend
   

Heroin: Cape Cod, MA - part of the Community Health Film Series at the Morse Institute

The Morse Institute Library is partnering with the MetroWest Health Foundation for a series of films and panel discussions on health issues facing the community.

Heroin: Cape Cod, USA is a cinema-verité look at the heroin epidemic currently sweeping America's small towns and communities. Known for its quaint villages, lighthouses, and beaches, the picturesque summer vacation destination of Cape Cod has been struck with an epidemic of young people hooked on affordable, easily acquired heroin. This harrowing film takes an unsparing look at the lives of eight heroin addicts in their early 20s, living a seemingly endless existence of getting high while cycling through stages of rehab, recovery and relapse.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of opioid addiction.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm, and film starts at 6:30pm. Light supper will be served.

Part of the Community Health Film Series presented in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation. Program funded by a grant from the Leonard Morse Grants Panel.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Silver Apple Bedtime Storyhour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Leaf and starsJoin the Children's Room for a 45 minute program of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3 - 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Silver Apple Bedtime Story Hour meets on the first Monday of the month from February-May. No sign up is required, so please drop in! The program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522 or email childrens@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Little Creatures.” Sign up begins Friday, April 14.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

The Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. A middle-aged autistic resident of a therapeutic community where he was sent as a young child rebels against changes in his environment by attempting to return to a family home and younger sibling he only partially remembers.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sit-With-Me Story and Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MIL Stitchers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. Past projects include hats and scarves for the Natick Service Council, 2014 Boston Marathon scarves, tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees, bookmarks for the Friends of the Library book sale, and much more.

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM A Place to Turn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hilary Ginsburg     ginsbu@gmail.com
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Growing Things.” Sign up begins Monday, May 1.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Girl Scout Leaders     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle     mdm.major@gmail.com
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Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Comic Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dave Bartos   508-647-6521   dbartos@minlib.net
   

This month the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library Comic Book Club will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!!]

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521 or Meena Jain at 508-653-6730.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Friday May 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: Animanga Club     Tell a Friend
   

Teen Animanga ClubWatch anime, eat cool Japanese snacks, color manga pages, and bond with other otaku!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  anime shown will be rated Teen

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sit-With-Me Story and Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Natick Service Council Annual Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren Mann     lmann@natickservicecouncil.org
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join the Morning Book Group for this month's read!

And don’t forget to catch up with the Wednesday Morning Book Group online! Keep an eye on the blog all month long and get the book discussion started early.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 23 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 24 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Drop-in Craft Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Drop-in craft timePlease join us for 2 hour drop-in craft time while the cool materials last! We will be crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3-10.

No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 23 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 24 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Silver Apple Bedtime Storyhour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Leaf and starsJoin the Children's Room for a 45 minute program of stories, songs, and simple crafting or activity for families with children ages 3 - 9. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Silver Apple Bedtime Story Hour meets on the first Monday of the month from February-May. No sign up is required, so please drop in! The program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522 or email childrens@morseinstitute.org.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and their first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

The theme for this program is “Storybook Stars.” Sign up begins Monday, May 15.

Winter/Spring 2017 Schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30am "Mitten Weather" - sign up begins Monday, January 30
  • Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30am "Polar Pals" - sign up begins Friday, February 17
  • Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30am "Sounds All Around" - sign up begins Monday, March 6
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am "Spring at Last" - sign up begins Monday, March 20
  • Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30am "April Showers" - sign up begins Monday, April 3
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am "Little Creatures" - sign up begins Friday, April 14
  • Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30am "Growing Things" - sign up begins Monday, May 1
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am "Storybook Stars" - sign up begins Monday, May 15

Because little listeners are easily distracted, latecomers are asked not to enter the story room once the program is underway. If possible, do remain in the library to enjoy the toys and books together. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Space is limited. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
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Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day     Tell a Friend
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day     Tell a Friend
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day     Tell a Friend
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

The Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. As the story opens, the mountainous region of northwest Italy has been relatively untouched by WWII, and even Jews have been safe. When Italy breaks with Germany in 1943 and pulls out of southern France, thousands of Jewish refugees cross the mountains in search of safety. But the German occupation of Italy poses a new threat. Even with the list that's provided, it can be hard to keep track of all the characters--Catholics and Jews, priests and rabbis, Germans and Italians, old and young, Nazis and Resistance fighters. But Russell is good at presenting the human story while never using the war merely as a backdrop for personal dramas. In fact, to mirror the arbitrary nature of survival during wartime, she has said that she flipped a coin to determine who among her characters would live and who would die.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MIL Stitchers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. Past projects include hats and scarves for the Natick Service Council, 2014 Boston Marathon scarves, tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees, bookmarks for the Friends of the Library book sale, and much more.

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

    Location: Morse Room, first floor
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM A Place to Turn     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hilary Ginsburg     ginsbu@gmail.com
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Friends of the Library     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Stacey   1540   
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Preschool Film Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   508-647-6522   childrens@morseinstitute.org
   

Preschool film festMiss Susan will present a 30-minute film program for preschool children. This program is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Morning Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Perkins   508-647-6520   kperkins@minlib.net
   

Join the Morning Book Group for this month's read!

And don’t forget to catch up with the Wednesday Morning Book Group online! Keep an eye on the blog all month long and get the book discussion started early.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

This month the Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee. In this story, Lee introduces us to Henry Park, whose harsh Korean upbringing has taught him to hide his emotions, remember everything he learns, and most of all to feel an overwhelming sense of alienation. In other words, it has shaped him as a natural spy. But the very attributes that help him to excel in his profession put a strain on his marriage to his American wife and stand in the way of his coming to terms with his young son's death. When he is assigned to spy on a rising Korean-American politician, his very identity is tested, and he must figure out who he is amid not only the conflicts within himself but also within the ethnic and political tensions of the New York City streets. Native Speaker is a story of cultural alienation. It is about fathers and sons, about the desire to connect with the world rather than stand apart from it, about loyalty and betrayal, about the alien in all of us and who we finally are.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Natick Police Youth Academy Graduation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marylee Watkins   2625   
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

This month the Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation: arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Friends of the Library     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Stacey   1540   
Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
Tuesday August 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
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Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
Friday August 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Innovation Studio, second floor
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

This month the Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Us by David Nicholls. In this compellingly human, deftly funny new novel we meet mild-mannered Douglas Petersen who, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date . . . and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen-year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, September 17 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Sunday September 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library   508-647-6520   cching@minlib.net
   

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, September 17 from 12-3pm for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children’s, teens, specialty areas and much more. We will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

    Location: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen McGillis   508-647-6520   jmcgillis@minlib.net
   

This month the Wednesday Evening Book Group will read and discuss Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin. This groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

    Location: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MATSA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlie   6525   
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