Attleboro Public Library

Attleboro, Massachusetts

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     Displays around the library --  
   

1st Floor Lobby --       

  • Movie Display --  For the summer we are featuring Books to Movies.
  • Check out the Big Read / Attleboro's 1ABC display for this year's title, Station Eleven.  
2nd Floor -- 
  • Check out student art from Brennan Middle School in the display cases!
  • Book Display -- Books to Movies
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! 
  • Travel Memoirs!  -- Want to travel, but don't feel like leaving home? Pick up one of our travel memoirs, and begin a new journey!
  • New YA Area Display -- This display will be a mix of Manga books and Anime DVDs/Blurays.

Monday August 21, 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
   5:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foxborough Regional Charter School  
   

The FRCS is hosting a transportation meeting tonight to inform Attleboro families of transportation guidelines, policies, and expectations.

    Location: Balfour Room

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Minecraft Modding with Raspberry Pi Workshop -- Thanks for a great response! Program is full.  
    Contact: The Children's Room Staff   508-222-7820   
   
Youth entering grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for this exciting Minecraft program! Space is very limited; only those who register may attend. Please register for this program by calling the Children's Room beginning Monday August 7th.

In this workshop, kids learn how to "mod" or change the Minecraft world with code! This workshop introduces coding concepts by showing students how to build in the game using the Python programming language on the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost credit card sized computer designed to promote computer education. We encourage youth to “get in the game" of learning about technology. This workshop promotes mental exercise and teamwork through our activity challenges.

*Youth may sign up for this program OR the Make Your Own Video Game program being held on 8/25/17. Patrons may be added to a waiting list for the other program in case it does not fill if they would like. If spots open, those on the waiting list will be contacted.

 

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM All Grade Read Book Club -- Entering Grade 6  
    Contact: Mrs. Witherell   508-222-7820   
   

All Grade Read Book Club- Entering Grade 6 -- Sock Monkey Book Club / Entering 6th Grade All Read Book Club -- Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us in discussing Wonder by R. J. Palacio. The middle school book club welcomes entering 6th graders reading Wonder as a part of their summer reading to join our discussion! Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of July. Pizza will be served!

Registration is required, click here to register.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM Run of the Mill Condo Association  
   

Annual owners meeting.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday August 24, 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

Friday August 25, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Make Your Own Video Game -- Thanks for a great response! Program is full.  
    Contact: The Children's Room Staff   508-222-7820   
   

Youth entering grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for this exciting Make Your Own Video Game program! Space if very limited; only those who register may attend. Please register for this program by calling the Children's Room beginning Monday, August 7th.

The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a workshop called “Make Your Own Video Game”.  This is a great chance to put down your controllers and take time to learn interactive software titled “Scratch” and create your own “video game” sample.  Presented by our learning team, the program will also include an exhibit on “Historic Video Games”. The exhibit aims to explain the impact of Early Video Games and then teach the MIT developed youth program “Scratch”.  Scratch is a computer program developed to teach software coding and allows you to create your own “video game” sample. The workshop aims to explain how early video games were made and give students new skills to develop their own games.

*Youth may sign up for this program OR the Minecraft Modding with Raspberry Pi program being held on 8/22/17. Patrons may be added to a waiting list for the other program in case it does not fill if they would like. If spots open, those on the waiting list will be contacted.

    Location: Balfour Room
   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! We are discussing both I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of July. Please register here.
 
 
 
    Location: Balfour Room

Monday August 28, 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  Frindle by Andrew Clements.

Register online here.

    Location: Activity Room

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Video Club  
   

Participants will learning interviewing techniques and video creation skills, and editing skills.  During the club they will put their skills to the test, creating a video about local youth-serving organizations. 

To sign up youth must meet the following criteria:

  • be in grades 5-12
  • mature enough to work with video equipment
  • ability to be dropped off by parent at filming location (in Attleboro) OR if organization is within walking distance of library be able to walk with group safely to location. (Parent will be asked to sign permission form)

Parents will also be asked to sign a permission form allowing their child to appear on camera.  Parents may opt out their child if needed.

Come get creative, learn skills and help promote great local youth serving organizations by making videos! 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   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 August 31, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Photography Club for Teens and Tweens!  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator     mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

The APL's photography club for our tween and teen patrons in grades 5-12 will be meeting tonight.  Have a middle or high schooler who loves to take photos and wants to learn how cameras work and develop their eye? Have them join our photography club! Run by local photographer/library LSTA grant consultant, Melissa Naclerio and teen librarian, Meghan Witherell, the photography club will learn to take photos with a variety of devices.  Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone camera, digital camera etc) and/or take turns using the photography club's DSLR camera.  Each session participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with other youth!

Parents/legal guardians should note the following:

1. Photography club may use the Balfour Riverwalk Park (the park next to the library) to take photos during the sessions if weather permits.
2. The Attleboro Public Library is not responsible for cameras or other devices youth bring to the session.  Youth must be responsible enough to care for their own items during the club.
 
Space in the club is limited and registration is required to attend.  Please register here. 
    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!

   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.
    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday September 2, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Labor Day Weekend  

Thursday September 7, 2017
   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.

Reservations are required. Please click here to register.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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 September 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Storytelling and Craft: No Gadgets or TV, Wow!  
   

Meet two kids experiencing technical difficulties in two separate stories, read by storyteller Bernadine Veiga. See how both characters learn to have fun without gadgets or TV in the stories Penny Lee and Her TV and TEK the Modern Cave Boy. Then, have fun completing a craft to bring home.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Big Read Announcement Event  
   

In celebration of International Literacy Day, join the events as we celebrate the announcement of Big Read 2017. Stop by from 1:00pm-3:00pm and pick up your copy of Station Eleven and the calendar of events. Join in the family friendly afternoon with storytelling, crafts, martial arts, music, and theatrics. Add your thoughts to our "I couldn’t live without..." banner. In case of rain we will move inside the Library.

    Location: Balfour Riverwalk Park, 74 North Main St., Attleboro
   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 Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food by Elizabeth Collingham.

Tracing the interaction between food and strategy, on both the military and home fronts, this title demonstrates how the issue of access to food was a driving force within Nazi policy and contributed to the decision to murder hundreds of thousands of 'useless eaters' in Europe.

Register online here.
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   3:00 PM Traveling Classical Music  
   

Mychal Gendron, Classical Guitarist, has performed as a soloist, in symphony, and in chamber recitals in Europe, South America, and the US. He will travel to the Attleboro Public Library to perform "Airs and Dances-Renaissance and Baroque Music for Guitar" at 3:00pm. The music in "Airs and Dances…" comes from popular 16th-18th century songs and of France, Spain, and Germany.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Marble Lobby

Monday September 11, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   7:00 PM Gentle Kripalu Yoga by Pavlina Gatikova  
   

Gentle Kripalu Yoga is a soft, nurturing, slow-paced, and relaxing practice of Hatha Yoga. It is geared towards people new to yoga, but anyone is welcome!

Space is very limited. Please click here to register. Registration opens August 28th.

    Location: Balfour Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   9:30 AM Senior Perspectives of Station Eleven  
   

The Council on Aging Writers Group will consider the themes from Station Eleven as they write about and discuss what is important in life. Join us at 9:30am and hear what the seniors have to say.

    Location: Council on Aging, 25 South Main St., Attleboro
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Teen Video Club  
   

Participants will learning interviewing techniques and video creation skills, and editing skills.  During the club they will put their skills to the test, creating a video about local youth-serving organizations. 

To sign up youth must meet the following criteria:

  • be in grades 5-12
  • mature enough to work with video equipment
  • ability to be dropped off by parent at filming location (in Attleboro) OR if organization is within walking distance of library be able to walk with group safely to location. (Parent will be asked to sign permission form)

Parents will also be asked to sign a permission form allowing their child to appear on camera.  Parents may opt out their child if needed.

Come get creative, learn skills and help promote great local youth serving organizations by making videos! 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday September 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.

Join us for a morning of music, games and art. 

Program to be announced.

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
   6:00 PM Sock Monkeys Book Discussions  
   

The Tween/Teen book group “Sock Monkeys” will discuss the title Outbreak: Plagues That Changed the World  by Bryn Barnard and see how it compares to Station Eleven. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of August. Registration is required, snacks will be served! 

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

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

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday September 14, 2017
   6:45 PM Attleboro Historic Preservation Society  
   

Board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   7:00 PM Be Proactive: Disaster Preparedness Workshop  
   

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Local members of the group (BNMRC) assist with preparations for a range of possible emergencies, from hurricanes and blizzards to a flu pandemic and acts of terrorism. Join us tonight for this free training which emphasizes the importance of planning ahead for an emergency and will help give you peace of mind as you plan for how to keep your family and friends safe. Guidelines are also provided for developing a personal preparedness plan and addressing the type of supplies and information that should be considered for a “Go-kit”.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Big Read Announcement in South Attleboro  
   

Join the South Attleboro Lions and Village Lions Club festival as they celebrate all things South Attleboro. Stop by our table between 11:00am-2:00pm, Attleboro's 1ABC members will be there to distribute books, event calendars, and discuss The Big Read reading of Station Eleven.

    Location: Lee’s Pond, 787 Washington Street, South Attleboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Big Read Kick-off Event- Art Exhibit: Calm Before the Storm  
   

The Attleboro Arts Museum will respond to Station Eleven with the mounting of an exhibit called "The Calm Before the Storm – A Collection of Handcrafted Snow Globes Inspired by Station Eleven". A team of invited artists will create snow globe sculptures and renderings, honoring items and routine pleasures that they hold dear. Following the storyline of Station Eleven, the artists will capture the calm of a pre-apocalyptic world by spotlighting simple but cherished items and scenes – and place them in the eye of an unpredictable storm.

A reservation is requested, but not required.  To register call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

    Location: The Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro

Monday September 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Biography Book Group  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Join us for a book discussion of Lion: A Long Way Homeby Saroo Brierley. In this amazing story, the author recounts his experience of getting lost as a five year old in India, and his latter attempts to reunite with his family!

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: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   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 September 19, 2017
   7:00 PM An Evening with the Author, Emily St. John Mandel  
   

Join us tonight for an evening with Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven.

Emily is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven -- which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 27 languages. Emily will be interviewed by journalist Ethan Gilsdorf on topics such as her inspiration for Station Eleven and her writing career.

Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, essayist, critic, poet, teacher, and performer. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Gilsdorf covers the arts (with a focus on books and film); pop, gaming and geek culture; and media and technology, for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Magazine, Wired, Salon, Psychology Today, and WBUR's The Artery. He has interviewed notable cultural figures such as Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese, Cheryl Strayed, Junot Diaz, Amy Poehler, Viggo Mortensen, William Shatner, Sister Helen Prejean, Jason Segel, Stan Lee, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, Jon Favreau, Steve Carell, Wil Wheaton, Nick Hornby, Andy Serkis, and Seth Rogen, among others.

This event is sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Peter Thacher Elementary School, 160 James Street, Attleboro

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   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  -  7:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fantasy Book Club  
   

Tonight we will be discussing The Peripheral by William GibsonWhere Flynne and her brother, Burton, live, jobs outside the drug business are rare. Fortunately, Burton has his veteran's benefits, for neural damage he suffered from implants during his time in the USMC's elite Haptic Recon force. Then one night Burton has to go out, but there's a job he's supposed to do - a job Flynne didn't know he had. Beta-testing part of a new game, he tells her. The job seems to be simple: work a perimeter around the image of a tower building. Little buglike things turn up. He's supposed to get in their way, edge them back. That's all there is to it. He's offering Flynne a good price to take over for him. What she sees, though, isn't what Burton told her to expect. It might be a game, but it might also be murder.

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

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday September 21, 2017
   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.

Open to those who have registered.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   7:00 PM Mystery Book Club - Spies, Lies, and Alibis  
   
Tonight we'll be discussing The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker.
The first in the series featuring private detective Spenser, sees Spenser hired to return a rare stolen fourteenth-century manuscript to its rightful owners, a Boston university who has hired him. Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks so he is hardly surprised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. 
 
We invite you to join us! Let us know you're coming by signing up online here.
    Location: Balfour Room

Friday September 22, 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 participating in Attleboro's Big Read and discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, its themes, and what life might be like if they were affected by the events in the book. Copies of the book are available at the library on display. Snacks will be served! 
 
Registration is required. Please click here to register.
    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM The Big Read Goes to Market  
   

Stop by the Big Read table Farmer’s Market at Capron Park. Attleboro’s 1ABC members will have copies of Station Eleven to distribute as well as event calendars.

    Location: Farmer’s Market at Capron Park, 201 County Street, Attleboro
   10:00 AM Survival in the Woods: Survival Hike at Oak Knoll  
   

You’re lost in the woods, do you know how to find the necessities to endure on your own? Join us at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary for a 90 minute, family friendly hike. Hikers will learn all about how to survive in the woods with nature education specialist Chris Hitchener.

To register: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors; click on Program Catalog; select Oak Knoll from the list of sanctuaries; scroll through for this particular listing, OR call 508-223-3060.

    Location: Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park Street, Attleboro
   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 September 25, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without: Parent/Child Book Discussion  
   

The Parent Child Book Group, for students in grades 3-4, will read books from the series, “You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without”. Their discussion will focus on the aspects of Station Eleven that show what people can learn to live without and what they try to re-create.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Activity Room
   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 September 26, 2017
   7:00 PM Be Proactive: Disaster Preparedness Workshop  
   

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Local members of the group (BNMRC) assist with preparations for a range of possible emergencies, from hurricanes and blizzards to a flu pandemic and acts of terrorism. This free training emphasizes the importance of planning ahead for an emergency which will give you peace of mind and help you prepare to keep your family and friends safe. Guidelines are also provided for developing a personal preparedness plan and addressing the type of supplies and information that should be considered for a “Go-kit”.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Attleboro Fire Station, 1476 West Street, South Attleboro

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Pokemon Terrariums  
   

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for Pokemon Terrariums! Participants will choose a Pokemon figure and then create a living space for them in a glass jar with various materials. 

Space is very limited for this program, registration is required and is limited to only youth in grades 5-12. Please click here to register.
    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boy Scouts of America -- Annawon Council  
    Contact: George O'Loughlin     george.oloughlin@scouting.org
   

Fall recruitment for boys in kindergarten and up for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Attleboro. 

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parents Are Survivalists: Book Discussion  
   

Join the Parents Book Group as they discuss Station Eleven and other post-apocalyptic fiction. How realistic are post-apocalyptic themes? As a parent, how would you react to the events in the book? Join the Parents group at Weatherlaine’s to discuss these tough questions.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Weatherlaine’s, 266 County Street, Attleboro

Thursday September 28, 2017
   6:25 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Area Sustain-Ability Group & AASURJ  
   

Hokule'a Malama Honua (Caring for Island Earth), Talk Story with Rex Lokeni about the Worldwide Sailing Voyage.

The Hokule'a is a traditional Polynesian sailing vessel that recently completed a 3-year, worldwide voyage with a mission to promote caring for our Island Earth in face of rising seas and other climate change impacts, especially as it relates to indigenous communities. Rex Lokeni, a native Samoan and Attleboro resident, was on the Hokule'a crew. For more information, see www.hokulea.com.

For more information about this event, please email attleboroareaSURJ@gmail.com or aasustainabilitygroup@gmail.com
 
To register for this event click here.
 
    Location: Balfour Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Traveling Writers: A Literary Experience  
   

Join the traveling troupe of writers also known as the Attleboro Public Library Writers as they take their remarkable stories, memoirs, and poetry on the road to Christopher Heights Assisted Living. A dedicated song will be performed by the talented Myra Kinds.  A reception, complete with refreshments, will be hosted by Christopher Heights Activity Director Nancy MacKinnon. The mission of APL Writers is bringing the Literary Arts to the community and inspiring others to imagine, create, and celebrate.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Christopher Heights Assisted Living, 45 South Main Street, Attleboro

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM Geocaching and Survival in the Woods  
   

Have fun learning what items are essential in order to survive in the woods and learning how to geocache! Join us for an excellent adventure! Following a GPS geocache locator on phones or a GPS device, participants will be guided by Land Trust members on trails through forests, over swamps, and into meadows and woodlands to locate 5 hidden treasure chests containing cards describing items essential to a hiking in the woods survival kit as well as other little surprises for participants!

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Nickerson Walking Woods, Richardson Avenue, Attleboro

Monday October 2, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   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

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday Morning Book Group Discussion  
   

The Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Group will center their monthly discussion on Station Eleven. Join the lively group this morning at the Attleboro Public Library.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM MA Department of Transportation -- Public Meeting  
   

Presentation of proposed intersection improvements at Routes 1, 1A, and 123 in South Attleboro.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Gratitude, Awareness and Resilience: Practices for Mindful Living in an Age of Anxiety  
   

Dostoevsky has written, “Beauty will save the world”. Inspired by Station Eleven and its embrace of beauty amidst post-apocalyptic ruins, this one-hour workshop will focus on techniques to reduce stress and create a sense of well-being in worrisome times. Join Kathryn Henderson, MDiv, ThM, Spiritual and Bereavement Care Coordinator with Community VNA this evening. Kathryn has conducted numerous meditation and centering workshops and has a passion for helping people discover the spiritual practices that work for them.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Community Visiting Nurses Association, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro

Thursday October 5, 2017
   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
   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
   7:00 PM Saving Seeds and Saving the World  
   

People have been saving seeds for thousands of years. They save seeds to save money, they save seeds to hold on to family traditions -- flowers and vegetables no longer available commercially -- and they save seeds to encourage the bees and the butterflies. Older varieties of flowering plants are gaining in popularity and heirloom tomatoes are all the rage thanks to people who save seeds. Had not a few astute people saved the seeds from these wonderful varieties they would be gone forever. Learn the few simple steps involved in saving your own seeds and save your world with Master Horticulturist and Columnist, Kathi Gariepy. There will be a demonstration on how to save a variety of different seeds and some seeds will be distributed.

To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Marble Lobby

Friday October 6, 2017
   6:00 PM Manhattan Short Film Festival  
   

One week, One world, One festival -- the Manhattan Short Film Festival comes to Attleboro. Every festival includes films about love, loss, the need for others in our lives-often with a dystopian theme in at least one of the films.

Tickets are $10 per person (Seating is limited). Please RSVP by September 29, 2017 at 774.357.2007 or Dawn.Banville@BristolCC.edu

For more information, check out http://www.manhattanshort.com/.

    Location: Bristol Community College, 11 Field Road, Attleboro

Saturday October 7, 2017
   6:00 PM Manhattan Short Film Festival  
   

One week, One world, One festival -- the Manhattan Short Film Festival comes to Attleboro. Every festival includes films about love, loss, the need for others in our lives-often with a dystopian theme in at least one of the films.

For more information, check out http://www.manhattanshort.com/.

    Location: Bristol Community College, 11 Field Road, Attleboro

Monday October 9, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Columbus Day  

Wednesday October 11, 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.

Join us for a morning of music, games and art. 

Program to be announced.

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
   4:00 PM Tween/Teen Book Discussions  
   

Tween/Teen librarian Meghan Witherell will take discussion of the series “You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without” to the Bartek Rec Center, and compare the themes of the series with the themes of Station Eleven

    Location: Bartek Recreation Center, 81 Park Street, Attleboro
   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 Teen Found Art Project  
   

Just as in the Big Read title Station Eleven, items previously disregarded are given a new purpose. Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for Found Art. Participants will get creative, using recycled materials to create their artwork. All artistic talent levels welcome!

Registration is required for this program. To Register: click here, OR call 508-222-7820.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday October 12, 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
   6:45 PM Attleboro Historic Preservation Society  
   

Board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday October 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Annual Book Sale!  
   

For those of you who have been enjoying the sampling of book donations available in the library Book Nook, mark your calendar for the annual Library Friends Book Sale - today from 9am to 2pm. We will be filling the Balfour Community Room and Guillette Activity Room with hundreds of new and gently used items for children, young adults, and adults. In addition to finding a great new read for yourself or your loved ones, your purchases at the book sale go right back into the library you love through library events, museum passes, and many other library services supported and funded by the Friends of APL.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Conviction and Destiny: Attleboro’s Great Fire  
   

Join us for thirty minute presentation about Attleboro’s Great Fire of 1898 and see how it connects to themes in Station Eleven. Light refreshments will be served

Call 508-222-3918 or email info@industrialmuseum.com to register.

    Location: Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, 42 Union Street, Attleboro
   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 Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb.

Based on exhaustive research and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is a compulsively readable narrative about a group of young men who endured soul-crushing setbacks and Gestapo hunts and survived in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on earth to save the world from destruction.

Register online here.
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Monday October 16, 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  -  8:00 PM Multicultural Book Discussion with The Literacy Center  
   

Join us for a multicultural book discussion group.  Teachers, volunteers, tutors, and students of The Literacy Center will discuss Station Eleven. This book discussion is open to the public.

    Location: The Literacy Center, 80 North Main Street, Attleboro

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Shakespearean Twist to the Discussion  
   

To celebrate the Shakespearean elements of Station Eleven, why not sip a Puck’s Fizz, or quaff a Drowning Ophelia? You can taste these special drinks and more at a Big Read Book Discussion cocktail party in the Carriage House at The Colonel Blackinton Inn on North Main Street in Attleboro. Join us! Cash bar.

To register: click here, or call 508-222-0157. Registration is encouraged to assist with set up for the event.

    Location: Colonel Blackinton Inn- Carriage House, 203 North Main Street, Attleboro

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   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 The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of September. Registration is required, space is limited. Snacks will be served. Reserve yourself a seat here!
    Location: 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 October 19, 2017
   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
   7:00 PM Survival is Insufficient - Interactive Panel Discussion  
   

Inspired by Station Eleven, we will consider the power of the arts to sustain, transform and inspire us, especially in the anxiety ridden times in which we are living. Panelists include Boston Globe, NY Times and Art New England writer/author Ethan Gilsdorf; Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum, Mim Fawcett; Martha Douglas-Osmundson, Shakespeare in the City & faculty of Lincoln School, Providence; and Ann Sears, Music Dept. Chair, Wheaton College.

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

    Location: Bristol Community College, 11 Field Road, Attleboro

Saturday October 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Indie Author Day at the Attleboro Public Library -- Speaking about the Craft  
   

Where do those great story ideas come from and how do you put it all together? Area authors coming together to discuss their craft, ideas, writing habits, what influences them to write, and how to get published. Join us and share in this writer's conference.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

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
   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
   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: Balfour Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
   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
   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: Balfour Room

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

Thursday November 2, 2017
   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
   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

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.

Program to be announced.

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

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
   6:45 PM Attleboro Historic Preservation Society  
   

Board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

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

Monday November 13, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   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 save yourself a seat! Copies of the book will be available in the children's room.
    Location: Activity 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
   6:30 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 Children's Thanksgiving Project -- Garden Club  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Watch for details!

    Location: 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 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

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

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

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   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

Saturday December 2, 2017
   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

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
   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
   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
   6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington     
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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.

Program to be announced.

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
   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
   6:45 PM Attleboro Historic Preservation Society  
   

Board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   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
   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: Balfour Room

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

Tuesday December 26, 2017
     Library is Closed -- Christmas  

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

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