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Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Shake Rattle & Rhyme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fingerplay, scarves & shakers, and stories. A movement-based storytime for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3's.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Shake Rattle & Rhyme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fingerplay, scarves & shakers, and stories. A movement-based storytime for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3's.

Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storycraft- On Your Own Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4-6 Enjoy stories and a craft on their own. Please register in person for entire season. 781-834-5535

 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Movie Night: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 12+ Registration required.

        There are 11 spaces available.
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM VML Cultural Series Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Saturday Concert - Saturday, April 29, 2:00 p.m., "Music of Harold Arlen" with  Will McMillan, Cabaret Singer and Joe Reid, Pianist

We are thrilled to welcome back Will and to meet Joe as they perform songs by musical legend Harold Arlen including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Get Happy!" Free, no tickets required. Program Room is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments served at post-concert social hour.    
visit www.willsings.com and www.joereidmusic.com

Over the Rainbow — The Songs of Harold Arlen

 

Harold Arlen earned his place in the history of American music by co-writing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz — a song which is considered by many to be the number one pop song of the 20th century.Born the son of a cantor in Buffalo, NY, Arlen moved to New York City and wrote for Harlem's Cotton Club revues in the 20s — co-creating standards such as “Stormy Weather” and “I’ve Got The World On A String” for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and vocalist Ethel Waters. By the 30s, Harold Arlen had followed the migration of New York songwriters west to Hollywood where he was in demand writing for movie musicals. After the success of The Wizard of Oz, Arlen continued to write hit songs for 40 years — composing more than 400 pieces for Broadway shows and major motion pictures.Pianist Joe Reid and vocalist Will McMillan breathe new life into Arlen’s beloved standards — including “Get Happy,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Blues In The Night,” “Come Rain of Come Shine,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Let’s Fall In Love,” and, of course,  “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”Will McMillan has performed as a featured vocalist at venues such as Scullers Jazz Club, Sanders Theatre, John F. Kennedy Library, Arlington Street Church, Hi-Hat Club (RI),Inn on Newfound Lake (NH), Spring Island (SC), Westbeth Performance Center (NYC) andYin Par Le Garcon Chinois (Shanghai). For years McMillan hosted "Will & Company," a series at the Blacksmith House in Harvard Square highlighting local performers and songwriters,which earned him an IRNE Award for Best Cabaret Show in a Small Venue. He has released three CDs — "Sketchbook 1" with pianist Steve Sweeting, “Reel One” with the vocal ensemble At The Movies, and “If I Loved You,” with singer Bobbi Carrey. You are welcome to visit his web site, willsings.com, listen to music at his blog, AMusicalifeOnPlanetEarth.WordPress.com,or watch him sing on YouTube by searching “Will McMillan.”

Pianist Joe Reid enjoys a busy music career, playing 100+ concerts a year.  He performs with a wide range of jazz and classical musicians, and has worked with a broad spectrum of theatre groups, jazz and chamber ensembles and dance troupes.  Joe has worked as an accompanist for the Boston Conservatory, the Longy School of Music, the New School of Music in Cambridge and the Mark Morris Dance Company.  Check out Joe’s new YouTube channel by searching YouTube under “Joe Reid Music” or visit his website, www.joereidmusic.com.  

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Shake Rattle & Rhyme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fingerplay, scarves & shakers, and stories. A movement-based storytime for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3's.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Shake Rattle & Rhyme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Fingerplay, scarves & shakers, and stories. A movement-based storytime for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3's.

 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Art & Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Teen art club meets once a month.   Meet other art minded teens and just doodle or work on bigger art projects.  Each month a different art prompt will be chosen for teens to draw while they have snacks. Teen Art club accepts all skill levels.  Please bring a sketchbook or notebook to each class.

        There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storycraft- On Your Own Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4-6 Enjoy stories and a craft on their own. Please register in person for entire season. 781-834-5535

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Grade 4-5 Book Club- Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Discussion, snacks, and activities to follow. Grades 4-5. Registration required.

Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_lighthouse_02 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Beachside Readings of Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Tuesday, May 9, 10:00 a.m., Rexhame Beach

RAIN DATE IS MAY 16...

(Meet at the Ventress Library at 9:30 a.m. to carpool)

Readings aloud from Thoreau's "Walden"

A Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read Event!

Discussion to include members from Ventress Library's
 Classic Book Group and Non-Fiction Book Group, but

public invited to participate

 Brown bag picnic lunch to follow
 Free, but registration is required.

Please contact Chris Woods or Rachel Breen at the library's Reference Desk if

you need to obtain a copy of the books at 781-834-5535

https://www.walden.org/bicentennial/read/    
        There are 22 spaces available.
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Monticello by Sally Cabot Gunning. 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies will be available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Historical Room
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Chess Club-Grades 3+ Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Chess club for all levels, grades 3+

        There are 12 spaces available.
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your favorite cuddly friend. Wear your pajamas and listen to stories. Enjoy juice and snacks. Ages 2-5

Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM VML Cultural Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Wednesday Night Finale Lecture - Wednesday, May 177-8:30 p.m., "Stealing Rembrandts:The True Story of International Art Theft" presented by Anthony Amore, best-selling author/security expert


Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Anthony Amore is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum on March 18, 1990. Join us for an inside look at the art and museum world; the heists, the steals and the criminals. Funded in part by the VML Friends. Free, no tickets required.
visit www.anthonyamore.com

    Location: Program Room
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Crafty Crew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Adults & Ages 12+ Share your projects, tips and ideas, and enjoy the company of other crafters while you do your craft of choice. Bring whatever project you’re working on. Any portable handwork is encouraged.

Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Movie Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 12+ Registration required.

        There are 11 spaces available.
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Memorial Day!

 

Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 we'll meet in the library's History Room to discuss Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

New members welcome! Contact Rachel at the Reference Desk if you have any questions or need help obtaining the book!

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    Location: Historical Room
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All levels and new learners welcome. Grades 3+

Friday June 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Staff Development Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Staff Development!

 

Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
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Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Adult Coloring Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Adult Coloring Event

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd from 2-3:30 pm in the Library's program room to try this fabulous trend that has been said to offer participants a constructive outlet for stress and anxiety and promotes calm and relaxation. The library will provide the supplies including coloring pages and colored pencils! If you already possess an adult coloring book please feel free to bring it along! There is a limited amount of space for this event, so call the library to sign up or login to the library's EventKeeper located on the library's website under "Event Calendar" to register online for the event!

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    Location: Program Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Animal World Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Summer Reading  2017 Theme: Build a Better World! Join us for our kick-off event!

The Friends of the Ventress Memorial Library present: Animal World Experience.

Meet a variety of exotic animals from all over the world! After this 45 minute program stay to pet some of the animals.

Limited to 30; Registration required.

 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Wear your favorite pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed friend, and listen to stories and a lullaby. Snacks provided. Ages 2-5

Drop-in

Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Independence Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Independence Day!

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Creative Journaling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
Join Central Massachusetts artist Mandy Roberge for a workshop designed to inspire creative expression. Using all different art media, like colored pencils, watercolor paints and old book pages, follow the prompts to create a journal that reflects your thoughts, feelings and dreams.
Best for kids age 9 - 13.
Saturday July 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Makedo STEAM Building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Have fun making cardboard structures with Makedo! Makedo is a simple to use set of tools for creative cardboard construction. All you need is your imagination.

Ages: 4 - 12 years This program is limited. Registration is required & open the first week of July.

 

Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sciencetellers: Pirates! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sciencetellers is a science-experiment-based, fun and  interactive program for ages 6+.  Registration is required.

Pirates: Lost at Sea (Building)

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

This program addresses Next Generation Science Standards PS1 (A-B), PS2 and PS3.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Perler Beads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 3+ Just like Light Brite and Slinky, everything old is new again! Come create with Perler Beads.  Make a design, melt them together to make a magnet!

Registration is required & limited.

Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jungle Jim Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

“Build a Better World” is the 2017 summer reading theme developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). To fit with the Architecture, Building, and Construction theme, Jungle Jim's new show is titled Minecraft Madness! Join Jungle Jim as he leads children through the magical world of Minecraft! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, Jim creates an amazing experience for children. Activities include the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation! Ages 3-11. Parent supervision is required for all ages.

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Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Julia Walsh-Children's Author Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for s visit from children's author, Julia Walsh. Julia has fond memories of her time spend in Marshfield, and will be back to share these and to read from her special picture book, Wings in the Wind, with children and parents.  Wings in the WInd is a story of nature's endurance, and an uplifting story based on a true account of an orphaned duckling’s struggle to survive on the rich banks of a salt marsh river. Listen to her read her story, and an activity related to the theme.

 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Working with Wind: Turbine Engineering-Grades 1-8 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Registration is required. This prorgam is for grades 1-8 only.  Turbines use wind to create electricity.  There are a variety of sizes and shapes of these turbines in use today supplying electricity to small lamps all the way to homes and businesses!  In this workshop, participants design and build a wind turbine to see how much electricity it can generate!  But it doesn't stop there!  Watch other turbines as they are tested on the turbine tester to see how much electricity they can generate.  Can you produce even more electricity by re-designing the turbine?  This engineering activity promotes problem-solving practices, sharpening of observation skills, teamwork, and creativity through hands-on engaging activity that uses everyday materials and wind from a vacuum cleaner!

Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Newspaper Hat & Sock Puppets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Build A Better World: Our everyday lives are full of meaning, wonder, and possibility. Clothing,
communication, transportation, storytelling, and celebration: these elements of everyday
life reflect our personalities, cultures, and values.  There are so many ways to live in this world!

Come create a Newspaper hat and sock puppet, as we use Clothing to express ourselves!

*Please bring a spair pair of adult socks

Ages 4+ Registration required and open in June.

Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wingmasters: Birds of Prey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 6+. Join Jim Parks, a licensed raptor rehabilitator, as he shares facts about the different types of raptors and their adaptations that he cares for.  Meet several live birds and get answers to all of your questions about predatory birds.

Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Labor Day!

 

Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

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Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Columbus Day!

 

Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Gravestone Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Welcome to the Graveyard! A Virtual Cemetary Tour

Presented by The Gravestone Girls

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The Gravestone Girls’ mission is to "Keep Our Dead Alive!”  We create decorative artwork using the beautiful and primitive images carved on olde New England gravestones; give lectures on cemetery art, history and symbolism as well as teach gravestone rubbing classes!  Our work aims to entertain and educate on the historical perspective of old cemeteries by documenting and preserving the beautiful art they contain.

To produce our three-dimensional art pieces, we perfected a casting technique which exactly replicated the original gravestone carving.  The creations in our collection are derived from 17th-21st century gravestones found in cemeteries throughout the New England region.  All our pieces are hand-formed and finished in a process we specifically developed.  It's important to note that no stones are ever harmed by our techniques—preservation is our primary concern!

Artwork by The Gravestone Girls is used to decorate the home and garden, provide a resource for historical education and fundraising as well as assist people in the genealogical documentation of their ancestral gravestones.  Wall hangings, jewelry, magnets, clocks and other interior and exterior pieces are the result of our artistic endeavors.  We regularly make our craft available to families desiring a memento from a sacred resting place. We also develop collections of important images related to a town’s history to be used as a method to raise money for cemetery restoration projects, fund other historical related projects and help support a group’s future activities.

The Gravestone Girls endeavor to help preserve a rich folk art tradition unique to our nation.  We hope you are intrigued enough by our activities to investigate and expand on the special history which lives in everyone’s backyards.

Brenda Sullivan, Maggie White & Melissa Anderson

The Gravestone Girls - Putting the 'Rave' Back in Grave!

    Location: Program Room
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mass Memories Road Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Mass Memories Road Show 

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The Town of Marshfield will be hosting Mass Memories Road Show on October 28, 2017 at the Ventress Memorial Library!

The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share “the story behind the photos” on video, have their own “keepsake photo” taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos.

To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

The Mass. Memories Road Show is supported in part through the generosity of the Patricia C. Flaherty '81 Endowed Fund at University of Massachusetts Boston. 

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Veteran's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Veterans Day!

 

Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closing at 4 P.M. for Thanksgiving Holiday!

 

Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Thanksgiving!

 

Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Thanksgiving Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday!

 

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Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rachel Breen   781-834-5535   rbreen@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Christmas Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday!

 

Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Closed for Christmas!

 

 
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday March 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday April 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday May 28, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

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Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday November 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday December 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday February 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday March 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday April 22, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

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Monday July 22, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday August 26, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday September 23, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday October 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday November 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday December 23, 2019 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday January 27, 2020 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

Monday February 24, 2020 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

No Registration

Lego Club meets the last two Mondays of every month at 4:30 P.M.

Come on in and build! Ages 5+  Younger kids are welcome with direct supervision by a parent. Parents are welcome to attend with supervision by their kids! :) No charge to attend.

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