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Thursday April 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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: Brandi Cutler     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 April 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STEAM Tools Playground  
   

Youth in grades 1-8 are welcome to join us for this drop-in program! Stop by the library’s Balfour meeting room to play with a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) toys! No need to register, just come on in!

    Location: Children's 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! 

This month we will be discussing Scythe by Neal Shusterman! Copies of the book will be available in the children's room in March. 

Snacks will be served! Registration is required.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

Registration is required. Please reserve your seat here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday April 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Steampunk Board  
    Contact: Elise LaForge     
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Viniyoga with Barbara Barlow  
    Contact: Barbara Barlow   508-930-9070   littlehouseyoga39@gmail.com
   

The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures. This class will focus on the adaptation of the practice to the individual. It begins with breath movement, allowing the student to develop a length of breath that is most appropriate.  The postures are based on repetition and stay.  The student will move in and out of a posture 4 to 5 times and then hold the posture for a short period of time using the movement of the breath for  4 to 5 complete cycles of Inhaling and Exhaling.  This tradition allows the student to gain mobility and strength. The postures will include variations to allow the student to adapt to the movement that is appropriate for them. 

Participants should bring water, a mat, a large towel/blanket for cushioning and comfort, and a block if they have one.

Registrants will sign up for each week individually. Please register here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
    Contact: Rosalind Fitzpatrick   508-222-5804   
   
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
   6:25 PM Jon Burre's Wind Ensemble  
   

APS has partnered with the APL this school year to  showcase student art each month.   April will feature Coelho Middle School. Our theme is  Poetry and the ARTS.  We will be exhibiting some of our students creative art and writing pieces. Tonight, Coelho's Wind Ensemble, led by Jon Burre, will perform in the Marble Lobby.

    Location: Marble Lobby
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 The Girl Who Ran by Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti and Girl Running by Annette Bay Pimentel.

Register online here.

    Location: Activity Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

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.

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. High tech club meets twice a month, youth may register for one session a month. If emailing to register please specify which date you are registering for. Registration opens 3/1/18.

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.
    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 The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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 April 26, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Volunteer Meeting  
    Contact: Mrs. Witherell     mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

Teen volunteers are encouraged to attend this teen volunteer meeting.  Mrs. Witherell will be discussing upcoming volunteering opportunities as well as getting feedback from APL's teen volunteers on future programming.  Attendance counts as one volunteer hour.  Attendees should be current teen volunteers who have already been trained.  Registration is required.  To register please email.  Thanks!

    Location: Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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  -  8:00 PM English Gardens for New England Gardeners - Spring  
   

English gardens conjure up thoughts of Cotswold cottage gardens overflowing with daffodils, foxglove, carnations and roses. In this presentation we will look at lush, lovely English gardens and see how to adapt the practices of some of England’s most beautiful gardens to our New England gardens.  Perennials are the workhorse of the garden and we will take a look at many in English gardens that are suitable to our New England climate. Whether you are an avid gardener or an armchair traveler, the photographs will transport you to a beautiful, relaxing place of nature.  

Please join Kathi Gariepy, garden designer and horticultural columnist for two evenings:

English Gardens for New England Gardeners - Spring - Tonight   Sign up here.

English Gardens for New England Gardeners - Summer - Wednesday, May 30th    

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM APL Writers: A Publishing Session With Still Rivers Publishers  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

The Attleboro Public Library Writers are offering A Publishing Session.  Steven and Dawn Porter, founders of Still Rivers Publishers of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, have graciously agreed to conduct the publishing session.  The presentation will cover information on publishing, services, and cost fees followed  by a Questions & Answers segment.   Enjoy refreshments.  And meet the publishers.

Registration is required for session materials and set-up.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
   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 hereYou 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 (soon).

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Viniyoga with Barbara Barlow  
    Contact: Barbara Barlow   508-930-9070   littlehouseyoga39@gmail.com
   

The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures. This class will focus on the adaptation of the practice to the individual. It begins with breath movement, allowing the student to develop a length of breath that is most appropriate.  The postures are based on repetition and stay.  The student will move in and out of a posture 4 to 5 times and then hold the posture for a short period of time using the movement of the breath for  4 to 5 complete cycles of Inhaling and Exhaling.  This tradition allows the student to gain mobility and strength. The postures will include variations to allow the student to adapt to the movement that is appropriate for them. 

Participants should bring water, a mat, a large towel/blanket for cushioning and comfort, and a block if they have one.

Registrants will sign up for each week individually. Please register here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday April 30, 2018
   6:30 PM Millstream Village Condo Association  
    Contact: Rick Sweeney   508-695-9006   rick@frsqm.com
   

Annual condo association meeting.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   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 Alchemist’s Daughter by Katherine McMahon. We'd love to have you join us!

During the English Age of Reason, a woman cloistered since birth learns that knowledge is no substitute for experience. Raised by her father in near isolation in the English countryside, Emilie Selden is trained as a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. In the spring of 1725, father and daughter embark upon their most daring alchemical experiment to date attempting to breathe life into dead matter. But when Emilie against her father s wishes experiences the passion of first love, she is banished to London, where she soon discovers she knows nothing about human nature or her own family's complicated past. So begins her shocking journey to enlightenment.

Contact the APL Reference Department with questions. 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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Party!  
    Contact: Meghan Witherell   508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for a Harry Potter party! Planned with the help of the Wamsutta Middle School Harry Potter Club, this party will feature a costume contest, snacks, chances to win prizes, as well as HP themed games and activities! Dress as your favorite character or in your Harry Potter gear and enter in to the costume contest if you wish, or come dressed in your Muggle clothes!

Registration is required, space is limited. Click here to register.

    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM Common Threads Poetry Discussion with Jeffrey Harrison  
    Contact: Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   arhilinger@sailsinc.org
   

Poet Jeffrey Harrison, featured in this year's Common Threads collection, and a former Mass Center for the Book Honor Award winner, will be our guest discussion leader. Poetry writers and readers are welcome.

Please let us know you're coming by signing up here.

    Location: Tech Lab

Thursday May 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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.

This meeting is open to all who are interested in strengthening individual and political rights which guarantee social and economic justice of ALL. Discussion of political issues / interests both locally and nationally. 

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Women's Journaling Workshop  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

Do you ever like you’re being feel pulled in a million directions and are unable to focus? Would you like to take some time to slow down your thoughts and explore your inner emotions? Perhaps you would like to start writing but don’t know where to begin. If you are curious about writing, especially for personal growth, then this workshop is right for you. Join English teacher and member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Pavlina Gatikova, for a one-hour introduction to journaling. Attendees will explore the calming nature of journaling, as well as the benefits it has on one’s mental well-being, with prompts and group discussion. Attendees should bring a notebook and writing tool. 

Please let us know you're coming by signing up here.

    Location: Balfour Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Genealogy Club Meeting  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Come and share with other genealogy enthusiasts your research success stories, roadblocks, thoughts and questions. New members are welcome to attend!

Please register here

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room
   2:00 PM Walking Tour of Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary  
    Contact: Assistant Director, Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   
   

A nature center educator will lead our group on a tour of the sanctuary and answer questions along the way.  Check out Oak Knoll here.

Please reserve your spot here.

This program sponsored by a grant, Strengthening Communities Through Libraries, from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Association for Library Service to Children.

    Location: Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., Attleboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Viniyoga with Barbara Barlow  
    Contact: Barbara Barlow   508-930-9070   littlehouseyoga39@gmail.com
   

The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures. This class will focus on the adaptation of the practice to the individual. It begins with breath movement, allowing the student to develop a length of breath that is most appropriate.  The postures are based on repetition and stay.  The student will move in and out of a posture 4 to 5 times and then hold the posture for a short period of time using the movement of the breath for  4 to 5 complete cycles of Inhaling and Exhaling.  This tradition allows the student to gain mobility and strength. The postures will include variations to allow the student to adapt to the movement that is appropriate for them. 

Participants should bring water, a mat, a large towel/blanket for cushioning and comfort, and a block if they have one.

Registrants will sign up for each week individually. Please register here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday May 7, 2018
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
    Contact: Rosalind Fitzpatrick   508-222-5804   
   
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
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM EPA -- Walton and Lonsbury Superfund Update  
    Contact: Sarah White   617-918-1026   white.sarah@epa.gov
   

We invite you to join us for a public informational meeting. EPA staff will be giving an update on work at the Walton and Lonsbury Superfund site located on North Ave. in Attleboro.

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café  
    Contact: Donna Brown   508-226-1445 x 3105   dbrown@arcnbc.org
   

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

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

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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 graphic novel, Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
 
Copies of the book will be available in the children's room in April. Snacks will be served at the meeting! Registration is required, click here to register
    Location: Activity Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM AHS Robotics Club Showcase  
    Contact: Meghan Witherell   508-222-7820   
   

The APL is thrilled to host the Attleboro High School Robotics Club! AHS students will be in the library's Marble Lobby showing off their hard work in robotics. This showcase is for all ages and open to the public. Please register to let us know you're coming

    Location: Marble Lobby

Thursday May 10, 2018
   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 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: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 Animals in Art Workshop  
    Contact: Assistant Director, Amy Rhilinger   508-222-0157   
   

Most suitable for kids in grades 3-5

Artist Abby Rovaldi will guide students in creating an animal themed masterpiece with oil pastels.

Please reserve your spot here.

This program sponsored by a grant, Strengthening Communities Through Libraries, from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Association for Library Service to Children.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Tech Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Imagine, Create, Celebrate: A Literary Experience  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

The Attleboro Public Library Writers with facilitator Bernadine Veiga provide a community forum for those seeking to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate: A Literary Experience within various genres.   The sessions are held bi-monthly in April, May, and June in a relaxed and informal setting.  Writing strategies and skills are presented in an easy format meeting the needs of anyone thinking of writing or those who have written.  Be empowered with on-line, on-phone and one-on-one support to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate: A Literary Experience. Join us and be inspired to create an amazing literary experience. By signing up you're committing to all the sessions.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Friday May 11, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator   508-222-0157   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   
Teens age 13+ are welcome to join us at the teen book club! This month we will be discussing Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room in April. Snacks will be served at the meeting!
 
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
 
Registration is required, click here to register.
 
    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday May 12, 2018
   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 hereYou will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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

This month we will be reading The Battle of Midway by Craig Symonds.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Viniyoga with Barbara Barlow  
    Contact: Barbara Barlow   508-930-9070   littlehouseyoga39@gmail.com
   

The Viniyoga method of yoga is based on the deep relationship between breath and movement, experiencing yoga from the inside out and providing a sound approach to practicing yoga postures. This class will focus on the adaptation of the practice to the individual. It begins with breath movement, allowing the student to develop a length of breath that is most appropriate.  The postures are based on repetition and stay.  The student will move in and out of a posture 4 to 5 times and then hold the posture for a short period of time using the movement of the breath for  4 to 5 complete cycles of Inhaling and Exhaling.  This tradition allows the student to gain mobility and strength. The postures will include variations to allow the student to adapt to the movement that is appropriate for them. 

Participants should bring water, a mat, a large towel/blanket for cushioning and comfort, and a block if they have one.

Registrants will sign up for each week individually. Please register here.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday May 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Biography Book Group  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Join us for a book discussion of Helen Keller: A Life, by Dorothy Herrmann. This powerful biography chronicles Helen Keller’s incredible life.  At the age of nineteen months, she lost both her sight and hearing, however, she persevered in life, and went on to become a powerful social and political activist, and is considered to be one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians.

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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 PM Safe Swallowing: Dysphasia & Self-Feeding Management  
    Contact:    877-242-8771   info@visitingrehabservices.com
   

Join Visiting Rehab and Nursing Services today for an interactive, informative presentation providing an overview of dysphagia, identifying its signs and symptoms, and basic preventative strategies.  Visit us online for more information. 

Presenter: Gregory M. Stelmach, OT/L, Occupational Therapist, Trained Dysphagia Specialist.

Registration is required as space is limited. Please Register Here: https://goo.gl/3K9i22

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   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
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

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.

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. High tech club meets twice a month, youth may register for one session a month. If emailing to register please specify which date you are registering for. Registration opens 4/1/18.

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.
    Location: Balfour Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fantasy Book Club  
    Contact: Carrie Sylvia   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

Tonight we will be discussing Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Check out the book description on Good Reads here.

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

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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: Brandi Cutler     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 May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Live Birds of Prey Swoop by the Library!  
    Contact: Carrie Sylvia   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

New England Reptile & Raptor Exhibits swings by the library for an educational and entertaining presentation on local Birds of Prey! See live birds up close and personal as you learn about various species, habitats, wildlife protection, and more. This event is suitable for all ages. Due to popularity, registration is recommended to reserve your seat. Register by clicking here or calling the library at 508-222-0157.

    Location: Marble Lobby
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Steampunk Board  
    Contact: Elise LaForge     
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

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.

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. High tech club meets twice a month, youth may register for one session a month. If emailing to register please specify which date you are registering for. Registration opens 4/1/18.

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

Monday May 21, 2018
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
    Contact: Rosalind Fitzpatrick   508-222-5804   
   
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
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   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  -  7:00 PM Parent/Caregiver workshop: Opening a world of words!  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

We see Environmental Print everywhere. We see logos and signs in our daily lives. But as adults we don’t consider it real “reading”.  However, Environmental Print is the first print a child learns to “read”. How many times have you driven by a McDonald’s restaurant with your child in the car and he has shouted “Look! McDonald’s!”? When children are excited about reading, and print holds meaning for them, they will learn much faster and begin to make connections to the world around them. In this workshop, parents will learn about some fun activities to do with their children anywhere, even during their daily commutes to bring language and the written word alive!

Please sign up here to let us know you're coming.

*This program can be used in conjunction with a Christmas is for Kids application.

This workshop is presented by Imajine That.  Imajine That staff are national trainers that provide education, coaching, mentoring and support to improve the skills and transform the perspectives of parents, educators, centers and schools to support the needs of children.

The Imajine That Parenting Workshops are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Balfour Room & 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 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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 May 24, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Imagine, Create, Celebrate: A Literary Experience  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

The Attleboro Public Library Writers with facilitator Bernadine Veiga provide a community forum for those seeking to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate:   A Literary Experience within various genres.   The sessions are held bi-monthly in April, May, and June in a relaxed and informal setting.  Writing Strategies and skills are presented in an easy format meeting the needs of anyone thinking of writing or those who have written.  Be empowered with on-line, on-phone and one-on-one support to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate:  A Literary Experience.  Join us and be inspired to create an amazing literary experience. By signing up you're committing to all sessions.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 May 26, 2018
   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 (soon).

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room

Monday May 28, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Memorial Day  

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM English Gardens for New England Gardeners - Summer  
   

English gardens conjure up thoughts of Cotswold cottage gardens overflowing with daffodils, foxglove, carnations and roses. In this presentation we will look at lush, lovely English gardens and see how to adapt the practices of some of England’s most beautiful gardens to our New England gardens.  Perennials are the workhorse of the garden and we will take a look at many in English gardens that are suitable to our New England climate. Whether you are an avid gardener or an armchair traveler, the photographs will transport you to a beautiful, relaxing place of nature.  

Please join Kathi Gariepy, garden designer and horticultural columnist for tonight's presentation:

English Gardens for New England Gardeners - Summer

Please let us know you're coming by signing up here.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Churchill Court Condo Association  
    Contact: Paul Cinq-Mars     cinqmars@comcast.net
   

Annual meeting.

    Location: Balfour Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact: Saba Shahid, M.S.   (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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room

Monday June 4, 2018
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
    Contact: Rosalind Fitzpatrick   508-222-5804   
   
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

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   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 Red Tent by Anita Diamant.  We'd love to have you join us!

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers--Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah--the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

Contact the APL Reference Department with questions. Please register here to let us know you're coming!

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   5:00 PM Friends of Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday June 7, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 Young Engineers #1  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2-5: Come join real scientists to build a trap to catch a moving critter. Use your engineering skills and have a blast!

Registration is required.  Please register here!

This program is supported by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Activity Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    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.

This meeting is open to all who are interested in strengthening individual and political rights which guarantee social and economic justice of ALL. Discussion of political issues / interests both locally and nationally. 

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday June 9, 2018
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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

This month we will be reading Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 by Neill Lochery.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday June 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Biography Book Group  
    Contact: Eleni Tsoukatos   508-222-0157   
   

Join us for a book discussion of The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story, by Hyeonseo Lee.

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).

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Historical Commission  
    Contact: Marian Wrightington   508-222-1207   
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café  
    Contact: Donna Brown   508-226-1445 x 3105   dbrown@arcnbc.org
   

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

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

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM AASustain-Ability Environmental Group  
    Contact: Judy DePue     judydepue@gmail.com
   

Can We Talk About Climate Change? With discussant, Robert Rak, who is on Bristol Community College faculty in Environmental Science Department, we’ll watch two videos: TED talk “How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming”, by Per Espen Stoknes, along with YouTube video “Can we talk about the weather?” describing "Rural Climate Dialogues" in Minnesota. Both represent hopeful messages on how to talk about what has become a difficult and polarized topic.

Please let us know you're coming by signing up here (soon).

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday June 14, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 Young Engineers #2  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Grades 2-5: Do you enjoy an engineering challenge? If so, come join real scientists as we design a construction to help prevent a fragile object from being crushed!

Registration is required.  Please register here!

This program is supported by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Imagine, Create, Celebrate: A Literary Experience  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   

The Attleboro Public Library Writers with facilitator Bernadine Veiga provide a community forum for those seeking to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate: A Literary Experience within various genres.   The sessions are held bi-monthly in April, May, and June in a relaxed and informal setting.  Writing strategies and skills are presented in an easy format meeting the needs of anyone thinking of writing or those who have written.  Be empowered with on-line, on-phone and one-on-one support to Imagine, Create, and Celebrate: A Literary Experience. Join us and be inspired to create an amazing literary experience. By signing up you're committing to all sessions. 

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Brown University Research Project: Healthy Start  
    Contact: Vanessa Palomo   401-863-6556   
   

The Center for Health Equity Research at Brown University will be here today with Healthy Start, a research project working with Home Child Care Providers in Massachusetts and RI, to help them improve the quality of education and care they offer to the children in their homes. We hold bi-monthly meetings with the participants to talk about challenges and successes, exchange ideas and introduce an activity idea.

    Location: Balfour Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

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.

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. High tech club meets twice a month, youth may register for one session a month. If emailing to register please specify which date you are registering for. Registration opens 5/1/18.

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

Monday June 18, 2018
   9:30 AM Yarn Lovers Support Group  
    Contact: Rosalind Fitzpatrick   508-222-5804   
   
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
   6:30 PM Young Engineers #3  
   

Grades 2-5: An important part of the engineering process is take rebuild a faulty prototype. Come join real scientists as we take a poor design and turn it into a much better end product!

Registration is required. Please register here!

This program is supported by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    Location: Balfour Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!  
    Contact:    508-222-7820   mwitherell@sailsinc.org
   

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.

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. High tech club meets twice a month, youth may register for one session a month. If emailing to register please specify which date you are registering for. Registration opens 5/1/18.

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

Thursday June 21, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Summer Reading Kick-off event for ALL AGES!  
   
FUN, FREE event on the afternoon of the last day of school!  Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy games, activities, door prizes, and a parade for everyone to join!
 
Sponsored by the Attleboro Public Library, Friends of Attleboro Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
    Location: Balfour Riverwalk Park
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 APL Writers: Beyond the Mist of the Mountains  
    Contact: Elise LaForge   508-222-0157 x 14   
   
The APL Writers and the Albertson Family invite you to the celebration of the public reading of Nancy’s stories. In Beyond the Mist of the Mountains, our beloved writer Nancy returns to her Appalachian roots on a quest to confront shadows from the past.  In Opening the Gate and Closing the Gate, Nancy comes to terms with the family’s veiled past and writes about finding strength in Maudie of the Mountains.   You will be forever enthralled by her eloquent writings as you listen and follow her beyond the mist of the mountains.
 
Join us as we honor and celebrate Nancy’s journey of discovery and healing and embrace the power of her passionate memoir. We hope you will join us for these extraordinary readings, which will be accompanied by the unforgettable musical performance by the talented vocalist Myra Kinds. Refreshments with a Southern flavor will be served as you take a photographic journey Beyond the Mist of the Mountains. 
 
Please register here to let us know you're coming.
    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday June 23, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Food 'n' Friends Kids Summer Kickoff Event  
   

The Kids Summer Café serves free lunches for food-insecure children in the parks across Attleboro all summer long.

Drop in any time between 11 am and 1 pm today for Food tasting and Fun activites at the APL and the Balfour Riverwalk Park!

Visit us online for a schedule of the Summer Cafe.

    Location: Balfour Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   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
   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 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

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 June 28, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Parent/Caregiver workshop: Play is the job of Children!  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

Learn how play helps your child master skills in all areas of his/her development, and how your everyday routines (bathing, cooking, cleaning) can include great learning experiences.

*This program can be used in conjunction with a Christmas is for Kids application.

Please sign up here to let us know you're coming.

This workshop is presented by Imajine That.  Imajine That staff are national trainers that provide education, coaching, mentoring and support to improve the skills and transform the perspectives of parents, educators, centers and schools to support the needs of children.

The Imajine That Parenting Workshops are brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

    Location: Balfour Room & Activity Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 June 30, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Steampunk Board  
    Contact: Elise LaForge     
    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM NEW Open Studio Makerspace  
    Contact: Mrs. Brown   508-222-7820   attleborokids@sailsinc.org
   

The APL is offering a new Process Art program for kids ages 3-6 years and their adults!  Process art is all about the experience the children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art. 

On Saturday afternoons we will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like.  Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.  NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the 90 minutes and get ready to create! 

The Open Studio Makerspace is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

    Location: Activity Room

Monday July 2, 2018
   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

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Independence Day  

Thursday July 5, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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 Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   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

Thursday July 12, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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  -  8:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

This month we will be reading Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War  bt Lynne Olson.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   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
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    Location: Balfour Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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!


Monday July 23, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   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
   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 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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 July 26, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Attleboro Chess Club  
    Contact: Len Halko   508-761-8612   
   

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!


Monday July 30, 2018
   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

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   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

Thursday August 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday August 4, 2018
   10:30 AM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact: Saba Shahid, M.S.   (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 August 6, 2018
   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

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   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

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    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 (soon) to sign up. See you there!
    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   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 The Best Day Ever  by Kaira Rouda. 

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

Monday August 27, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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

Monday September 3, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Labor Day  

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   5:00 PM Friends of Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday September 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    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.

This meeting is open to all who are interested in strengthening individual and political rights which guarantee social and economic justice of ALL. Discussion of political issues / interests both locally and nationally. 

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday September 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

This month we will be reading The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer.

A thrilling narrative of the climactic end stage of the Pacific War, focusing on the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands in June 1944 and the momentous events that it triggered. With its thunderous assault into Japan's inner defensive perimeter, America crossed the threshold of total war. From the seaborne invasion of Saipan to the stunning aerial battles of the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot, to the largest banzai attack of the war and the strategic bombing effort that led to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Marianas became the fulcrum of the drive to compel Tokyo to surrender with consequences that forever changed modern war. 

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday September 24, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   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 The Big Read Title (TBA).

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

Saturday September 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact: Saba Shahid, M.S.   (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 October 3, 2018
   5:00 PM Friends of Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Attleboro Cultural Council  
    Contact: Ben Couto   617-530-0997   info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Monday October 8, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Columbus Day  

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

This month we will be reading At All Costs: How a Crippled Ship and Two American Merchant Mariners Turned the Tide of World War II by Sam Moses.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday October 22, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   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 The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.

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

Saturday November 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art  
    Contact: Saba Shahid, M.S.   (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 7, 2018
   5:00 PM Friends of Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

This month we will be reading Code girls: the Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Monday November 12, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Veterans Day  

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
     Library is Closing at 2:30  

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Thanksgiving Day  

Monday November 26, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    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 .....

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 (soon).

    Location: Tech Lab

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   5:00 PM Friends of Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly board meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
   4:30 PM Preventing Elder Financial Abuse  
    Contact: Attleboro COA   774-203-1900   
   

Tonight we welcome Gabriela Vieira, Vice President, Banking Center Manager, Webster Bank who will present a workshop on elder financial abuse. Tonight's program is sponsored by the Attleboro Council on Aging.

The incidence of financial exploitation of elders and vulnerable adults is growing nationally. Fraudulent telemarketing schemes and unscrupulous scam artists increasingly target elders, resulting in significant financial losses. In addition, loved and trusted family members too often make illegal and improper use of resources, resulting in emotional and financial damage that is devastating. Elders and vulnerable adults are left unable to pay for their basic daily needs, including housing, food, critical utilities and medications, and are traumatized by this victimization.

To aid in early identification and prevention of elder financial exploitation and fraud and assist elders to remain safely in the community, Massachusetts has developed two community collaborations: the Massachusetts Bank Reporting Project and the Money Management Program.   This workshop will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms of financial exploitation and fraud, and simple strategies for protecting one's assets. 

Please R.S.V.P. at the Attleboro Council on Aging number listed below.

    Location: Balfour Room

Saturday December 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club  
    Contact: Reference Department   508-222-0157   
   

This month we will be reading Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945 by Max Hastings.

Beginning in 1940, when popular demand elevated Churchill to the role of prime minister, and concluding with the end of the war, Hastings shows us Churchill at his most intrepid and essential, when, by sheer force of will, he kept Britain from collapsing in the face of what looked like certain defeat. Later, we see his significance ebb as the United States enters the war and the Soviets turn the tide on the Eastern Front. But Churchill, Hastings reminds us, knew as well as anyone that the war would be dominated by others, and he managed his relationships with the other Allied leaders strategically, so as to maintain Britain’s influence and limit Stalin’s gains.

At the same time, Churchill faced political peril at home, a situation for which he himself was largely to blame. Hastings shows how Churchill nearly squandered the miraculous escape of the British troops at Dunkirk and failed to address fundamental flaws in the British Army. His tactical inaptitude and departmental meddling won him few friends in the military, and by 1942, many were calling for him to cede operational control. Nevertheless, Churchill managed to exude a public confidence that brought the nation through the bitter war.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads a different nonfiction title that focuses on WWII each month. New members are always welcome.

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

    Location: Balfour Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   6:00 PM Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library  
   

Monthly meeting.

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Monday December 17, 2018
   6:30 PM A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro  
    Contact: Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel     lisajo@northcottage.com
   

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

    Location: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Attleboro MS Support Group for Women  
    Contact: Polly Hayward   508-761-6380   
   

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

    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: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room

Monday December 24, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Christmas Eve  

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Library is Closed -- Christmas Day  

Monday December 31, 2018
     Library Closing at 4:30 -- New Year's Eve  

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