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     Displays around the library --  
   

1st Floor Lobby --       

  • Movie Display --  For the fall, check out the Horror Express display.
  • Check out the Big Read / Attleboro's 1ABC display for this year's title, Station Eleven.  
2nd Floor -- 
  • Book Display -- Books to Movies
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) --  Check out the display in the glass cases.
Magazine Room --
  • With our thanks to the Friends of the Attleboro Library: Come and relax for a few minutes (or longer!) at our puzzle table!

3rd Floor --

  • New Music -- Discover some new music at APL! 
  • Try Out a New Recipe -- Spice up your life with a new recipe! An assortment of cookbooks are featured.
  • New YA Area Display -- This display will be a mix of Manga books and Anime DVDs/Blurays.

Monday October 23, 2017
   7:00 PM Gentle Kripalu Yoga by Pavlina Gatikova  
   

Gentle Kripalu Yoga is a soft, nurturing, slow-paced, and relaxing practice of Hatha Yoga. 

Restricted to those who have registered.

    Location: Balfour Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tour of The Sun Chronicle  
   

Glimpse the newspaper operation in the modern age on a guided tour of The Sun Chronicle newspaper offices and plant. See the presses roll and the daily creation of the oldest continuous form of mass communication since European town criers and news bulletins on parchment nailed to tavern doors in ancient Rome.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157.

    Location: The Sun Chronicle Offices & Plant, 34 South Main Street, Attleboro

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   6:30 PM Cookbook Group  
   

This month the Attleboro Cookbook Book Club will try to Master the Art of French Cooking with Julia Child. Copies of the title are available at the library. Choose any recipe from the cookbook, prepare it and bring your dish to the group meeting. Our group is made up of home cooks of all experience levels, so no need to be shy! Join us on this adventure, Bon Appetit!  French cooking and Julia Child enthusiasts welcome!

Registration is required. We suggest participants make enough servings as their recipe suggests, (i.e, if the recipe is for 8-10 servings, just make it as is.) The library provides paper plates, silverware, cups and water. Serving or other utensils should be brought by club members.

Let us know you're planning to come by registering here.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Staying Safe on the Internet (Encore Presentation!)  
   
APL's Information Security presentation is back by popular demand! It seems like hacking is always in the news, but did you know a few basic steps can protect you from most attacks? Just like putting on a seat belt or washing your hands, a few simple actions can keep you safe and your computer healthy. Come learn these helpful tips to protect your data and your money from hackers. Join us for this entertaining presentation by Micah Nelson, who has 12 years experience in information security from the Department of Defense to higher education. He focuses on the actions every day people can take to protect themselves against the bad guys online. This is a popular program, so registration is recommended to reserve your seat. Click here to register
    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parent's Book Club  
    Contact: Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   arhilinger@sailsinc.org
   

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Contact Amy Rhilinger for more information or if you are interested in joining our email list.

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

    Location: Tech Lab

Thursday October 26, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Public Library Writers Group  
   

The Writers Group at Attleboro Pubic Library, with Facilitator, Bernadine Veiga, will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for those who seek to explore their creativity in the writing of various genres. The sessions will provide the literary experience in a relaxed and informal setting. Writing Strategies and skills will be presented in an easy format allowing for their acquisition. The sessions will seek to bring out the passionate writer within all of us. 

Join us for: My Writing, My Way -- Imagine    Create    Celebrate   A Literary Experience 

Reveal the passionate writer within. Be inspired. Be empowered with easy creative writing skill-sets and techniques. With on-line, on-phone support, meeting the personal needs and expectations of anyone thinking of writing, to those who have written.

Registrations are closed.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Know Your Rights Workshop  
   

Join Attleboro Area SURJ (showing up for racial justice) tonight where a representative from ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) MA will present the organization's "Know Your Rights" workshop. It will cover civilian rights and responsibilities in interacting with law enforcement and ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM The Big Read Finale: Dystopian World Dinner  
   

Join us for the Big Read finale --a dinner prepared by the students of Attleboro High School's Culinary Arts Department! The focus, as it would be in any dystopian world, is on locally grown food that could be gathered and prepared in a dystopian society. The students will study recipes and food options based on our community.

Tickets are available at the Attleboro Public Library for $10 apiece and must be purchased by October 19. Limited seating. The price has been subsidized by a donation from the Rotary Club of Attleboro.

    Location: Attleboro High School, 100 Rathbun Willard Drive, Attleboro

Friday October 27, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month we will be discussing Stranger than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room in late September. Snacks will be served; registration is required. Please click here to register. 
 
    Location: Tech Lab

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  5:45 PM The Jewelry City Steampunk Festival  
   
The Jewelry City Steampunk Festival is a free and open to the public one-day event with five wonderful locations around the downtown area of industrial Attleboro, Massachusetts.
 
What can you expect at the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival? Fascinating talks in the Attleboro Public Library, Splendid Teapot Racing, fencing classes and expositions in the Balfour Riverwalk Park, workshops and programs at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, a steampunk art show and sale at Patterson Creations, and vintage photography and vendors in the Ezekial Bates Masonic Lodge!

Jewelry City Steampunk events will be going on all day at the library! Visit https://jewelrycitysteampunk.com/ for a full schedule!


Monday October 30, 2017
   7:00 PM Gentle Kripalu Yoga by Pavlina Gatikova  
   

Gentle Kripalu Yoga is a soft, nurturing, slow-paced, and relaxing practice of Hatha Yoga. 

Restricted to those who have registered.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Parent/Child Book Group  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2 - 4 -- Great books, fun discussion and snacks!  We will meet once a month for a book discussion at the library.   Each month is a different book and you can pick up a copy of the books in the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Room. This month we'll be reading Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Register online here.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   10:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Group  
    Contact:    508-222-0157 x14   apl_ref@sailsinc.org
   

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.  "...a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions no one has ever thought to ask." We'd love to have you join us!

Please register here to let us know you're coming!

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   5:00 PM Friends of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM National Native American Heritage Month Celebration  
   

November is National Native American Awareness Month. We invite you to join speaker Susan Jenson, members of the Wollomonopaug Intertribal Council and the Wolf Cry Singers for this joyous and informative cultural celebration! There will be singing, storytelling, a regalia display, and a sampling of traditional Native American foods.

This program is brought to you by the Wollomonopaug Intertribal Council, and the United Methodist Church. 

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   7:00 PM Democratic City Committee  
    Contact: Debbie Scott     attleborodemocrats@gmail.com
   

Monthly meeting. We are a community organization providing access to government and political officials, candidates, and support activities.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Book Chat  
   
The Saturday Morning Book Chat is just what it sounds like -- an informal book chat, a chance for book lovers to get together and talk about what they’ve read, what they’re reading, and what they want to read. Whether you like fantasy, nonfiction, romance, mystery, or a little bit of everything, you are welcome to come talk books. There will be no assigned book to read, but there will be coffee, tea, and snacks.  Please let us know you're planning to join us by registering here.
    Location: Balfour Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genealogy Club Meeting  
   

Local Attleboro historian, Marian Wrightingtonwill be our guest speaker! She will share with the group how she used traditional research methods to piece together her family history. She will also display and talk about some of her family keepsakes.

New members are welcome to attend!

Please let us know you're coming by registering here.

    Location: 4th Floor
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact:    (800) 651-8466   information@apdama.org
   

Did you know art has many stimulating effects on the mind and body? Come relax and find out the benefits of art at our SMILE through Art workshops designed specifically for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

We will explore different methods of art that will teach us how to strengthen fine muscle movements and combat symptoms of Parkinson’s such as stiffness, rigidity of limbs, micrographia, and depression.

The Smile Through Art Workshop will provide the positive benefits of creativity while allowing us to connect with others in a positive environment. Workshops are designed to be consecutive sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops.  For more information, visit www.smilethroughart.com.

Registration is required. Please call or email for details!  100% sponsored by APDA-MA.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday November 6, 2017
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
   
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.


All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

    Location: Balfour Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego Club - Grades 1-6  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids in grades 1-6. We meet once a month during most months to build, create, meet new friends & have fun. No need to register. Just come and join in the fun!

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SMART Recovery  
   

Recovery support group.

    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Building Community Resilience to Extreme Weather and Other Hazards  
   

Kathleen Theoharides, Director of Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program and Assistant Secretary of Climate Change, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will be here tonight. She will be sharing what community resiliency is and will describe the grant opportunity to assist cities and towns to complete climate change vulnerability assessments and resiliency planning. We invite you to join us for this informative session!

Please let us know you are planning to attend by registering here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Memory Cafe  
    Contact: Donna Brown   508-226-1445 x 3105   dbrown@arcnbc.org
   

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners.

Come spend the morning, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy refreshments.

An RSVP is kindly requested. Care partners must accompany guests. 

The Memory Cafe is sponsored by The Arc of Bristol County. The goals for Memory Cafes are to provide social connection, access to support, and engaging activities for individuals living with memory changes and their care partners.

    Location: Balfour Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM DoubleACS Virtual Reality Lab  
   

Experience the virtual world with the HTC Vive in DoubleACS’ Virtual Reality Lab. For FREE participants will have the chance to travel the world, go underwater and witness the creatures of the sea, or play a series of fun mini-games. Just stop by the Balfour Room between 5pm and 8pm to take part in your free 15 minute session. This event is open to those 10 and older.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
   

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required   Click here to register.  

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!


Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Veterans Day  

Monday November 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Biography Book Group  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Join us for a book discussion of A Street Cat Named Bob, by James Bowen.  An inspiring story about an impoverished London street musician who after saving an injured and highly intelligent cat found his life profoundly changed in unexpected ways.     

The Biography Book Group meets once a month on a Monday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We read biographies, memoirs, autobiographies, and travel narratives. A variety of themes will be explored throughout the year.

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   pollyhayward@verizon.net
   

Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this self-help group for women meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss mutual concerns. New members always welcome.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book Hungry Sock Monkeys Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for the middle school book club! This month we will be discussing Grayling's Song by Karen Cushman. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room in late October. Registration is required, so make sure you reserve a seat!  Copies of the book will be available in the children's room.
    Location: Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fantasy Book Club  
   

Tonight we will be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. "Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world."

Please register here or just read the book and come by. All are welcome!

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parent's Book Club  
    Contact: Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   arhilinger@sailsinc.org
   

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonski

Contact Amy Rhilinger for more information or if you are interested in joining our email list.

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Public Library Writers Group  
   

My Writing, My Way -- Imagine    Create    Celebrate    A Literary Experience

Performance night.  Watch for details!

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club - Spies, Lies, and Alibis  
   
Tonight we'll be discussing --------------------
 
We invite you to join us! Let us know you're coming by signing up online here (soon).
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Friday November 17, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month we will be discussing Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of October. Snacks will be served; registration is required. Please register here.
    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday November 18, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Table Decorations with the Attleboro Garden Club  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2 & up: We are teaming up with the Attleboro Garden club to host this fun decorating program! Children in grades 2 and up will fill a pumpkin or small gourd with fall flowers to make a floral table arrangement. If there is time, we will also design fun place cards.

Registration is Required. Please click here to let us know you'll be joining us.

Contact: Mrs. Brown

   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

Like reading WWII Non Fiction? We invite you to join our WWII Non Fiction Book Club.

This month we will be reading The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocaust of WWII by Iris Chang.

In December 1937, the Japanese army invaded the ancient city of Nanking, systematically raping, torturing, and murdering more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. This book tells the story from three perspectives: of the Japanese soldiers who performed it, of the Chinese civilians who endured it, and of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved many.

Register online here.
    Location: Balfour Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
   
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.


All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
     Library is Closing at 2:30  

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Thanksgiving Day  

Saturday November 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM STEAM Saturdays  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Preschool & Kindergarten

The Attleboro Public Library and Project Connect are teaming up to bring kids in preschool & kindergarten a monthly “Science Saturday” program.  We will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts and doing hands-on activities for some of our youngest patrons and their adults.  To make sure everyone stays safe and focused, we are asking that no younger siblings join us during this program.

To register, click here.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   7:00 PM Parent/Child Book Group  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2 - 4 -- Great books, fun discussion and snacks!  We will meet once a month for a book discussion at the library.   Each month is a different book and you can pick up a copy of the books in the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Room. This month we'll be reading.......

Register online here (soon).

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session  
   

   Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!

   We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary.

   Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here to sign up. See you there!
    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   10:00 AM Saturday Morning Book Chat  
   
The Saturday Morning Book Chat is just what it sounds like -- an informal book chat, a chance for book lovers to get together and talk about what they’ve read, what they’re reading, and what they want to read. Whether you like fantasy, nonfiction, romance, mystery, or a little bit of everything, you are welcome to come talk books. There will be no assigned book to read, but there will be coffee, tea, and snacks.  Please let us know you're planning to join us by registering here.
    Location: Balfour Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact:    (800) 651-8466   information@apdama.org
   

Did you know art has many stimulating effects on the mind and body? Come relax and find out the benefits of art at our SMILE through Art workshops designed specifically for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

We will explore different methods of art that will teach us how to strengthen fine muscle movements and combat symptoms of Parkinson’s such as stiffness, rigidity of limbs, micrographia, and depression.

The Smile Through Art Workshop will provide the positive benefits of creativity while allowing us to connect with others in a positive environment. Workshops are designed to be consecutive sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops.  For more information, visit www.smilethroughart.com.

Registration is required. Please call or email for details!  100% sponsored by APDA-MA.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
   
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.


All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

    Location: Balfour Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Lego Club - Grades 1-6  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids in grades 1-6. We meet once a month during most months to build, create, meet new friends & have fun. No need to register. Just come and join in the fun!

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Group  
    Contact:    508-222-0157 x14   apl_ref@sailsinc.org
   

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. "...a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.The Wednesday Morning Book Group discusses a new fiction title on the first Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome!

Please register here (soon) to let us know you're coming!

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   5:00 PM Friends of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
   

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required   Click here to register.  

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   7:00 PM Democratic City Committee  
    Contact: Debbie Scott     attleborodemocrats@gmail.com
   

Monthly meeting. We are a community organization providing access to government and political officials, candidates, and support activities.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

Like reading WWII Non Fiction? We invite you to join our WWII Non Fiction Book Club.

This month we will be reading MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific by Walter Borneman.

World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MacArthur at War will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures.

Register online here.
    Location: Balfour Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Biography Book Group  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Join us for a book discussion of  Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.                  

The Biography Book Group meets once a month on a Monday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We read biographies, memoirs, autobiographies, and travel narratives. A variety of themes will be explored throughout the year.

To reserve a seat, call or register online here (soon).

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Memory Cafe  
    Contact: Donna Brown   508-226-1445 x 3105   dbrown@arcnbc.org
   

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners.

Come spend the morning, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy refreshments.

An RSVP is kindly requested. Care partners must accompany guests. 

The Memory Cafe is sponsored by The Arc of Bristol County. The goals for Memory Cafes are to provide social connection, access to support, and engaging activities for individuals living with memory changes and their care partners.

    Location: Balfour Room
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Book Hungry Sock Monkeys Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for the middle school book club! This month we will be discussing The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of November. Registration is required, so make sure you save yourself a seat!
    Location: Activity Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   6:30 PM Cookbook Group  
   

This month we'll be reading......

Do you enjoy cooking? Join our new book group all about cookbooks. Each month the group will discuss a specific cookbook, or chef's collection of books. Members can make a recipe from the book, bring their dish and share. You do the work of one recipe but get to try multiple. Do you often bring home a cookbook and look through it but never get to make anything? This group is for you! 

Let us know you're planning to come by registering here (soon).
    Location: Balfour Room

Friday December 15, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month it is Free Read Month! Participants will choose their own book to read and join us at the meeting to tell the group all about it!  Snacks will be served; registration is required. Please register here.
    Location: Balfour Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
   
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.


All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Parent/Child Book Group  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2 - 4 -- Great books, fun discussion and snacks!  We will meet once a month for a book discussion at the library.   Each month is a different book and you can pick up a copy of the books in the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Room. This month we'll be reading.......

Register online here (soon).

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Storytime for 0 - 3 Years  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Lunch Bunch  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

    Location: Activity Room
   11:30 AM  -  2:30 PM MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   pollyhayward@verizon.net
   

Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this self-help group for women meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss mutual concerns. New members always welcome.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Parent's Book Club - New Title Selection  
    Contact: Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   arhilinger@sailsinc.org
   

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we are having our traditional Cookie Swap, and will be selecting titles to read this coming year.  Please let us know you're coming by registering here.

Contact Amy Rhilinger for more information or if you are interested in joining our email list.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club - Spies, Lies, and Alibis  
   
Tonight we'll be discussing --------------------
 
We invite you to join us! Let us know you're coming by signing up online here (soon).
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM STEAM Saturdays  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Preschool & Kindergarten

The Attleboro Public Library and Project Connect are teaming up to bring kids in preschool & kindergarten a monthly “Science Saturday” program.  We will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts and doing hands-on activities for some of our youngest patrons and their adults.  To make sure everyone stays safe and focused, we are asking that no younger siblings join us during this program.

To register, click here.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Christmas Day  

Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Christmas  

Thursday December 28, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
   

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!


Thursday January 4, 2018
   7:00 PM Democratic City Committee  
    Contact: Debbie Scott     attleborodemocrats@gmail.com
   

Monthly meeting. We are a community organization providing access to government and political officials, candidates, and support activities.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday January 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Project Citizenship  
    Contact:    1-617-694-5949   
   

In partnership with The Literacy Center, we are holding a citizen workshop to help people fill out their N400 application for citizenship.

"Project Citizenship is a nonprofit agency that works collaboratively with community-based partners to help eligible, legal permanent residents overcome barriers to becoming a U.S. citizen. Project Citizenship offers FREE workshops providing eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship. In addition, Project Citizenship partner agencies provide a range of support services, including civics instruction, application assistance, and ESOL classes."  Visit Project Citizenship here.

Please call to make an appointment.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)  
    Contact:      AttleboroAreaSURJ@gmail.com
   

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

    Location: Balfour Room

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