Beaman Memorial Public Library

West Boylston, MA

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Thursday September 21, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent duringthe critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays,

movement, rhythmic exercise and more!  THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent learning during the critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays, movement, rhythmic exercises and more! THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Books and Blankies Program - Senior Edition  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For those patrons that have aged out of their favorite program, we are offering Books and Blankies for 4 year olds. Now that they are so mature, they may attend the class... alone!!!  We will still be singing and dancing but with a bit more skill and literacy components! This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Girl Scout Information Event  
    Contact: Kerry O'Brien   508-749-3633   kobrien@gscwm.org
   

Ready to start a new adventure?! Joining Girl Scouts is a great way to help girls build confidence, try new things, and discover their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader). Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12 and there are opportunities to join at all levels. To learn more and to join in the fun contact Kerry O’Brien, kobrien@gscwm.org, 508-749-3633, visit our website www.GSCWM.org, or find us on Facebook: Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. 


Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Mass Library Trustees Association Meeting  
    Contact: Nancy Gilbert     nancypgilbert@gmail.com
   

Mass Library Trustees Association Meeting

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Give your baby a wonderful head start in the world of words by attending this program developed for children from birth to 18 months old. This program promotes emergent learning through lap bounces, rhymes, stories instruments and song. This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Thursday September 28, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent duringthe critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays,

movement, rhythmic exercise and more!  THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent learning during the critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays, movement, rhythmic exercises and more! THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Books and Blankies Program - Senior Edition  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For those patrons that have aged out of their favorite program, we are offering Books and Blankies for 4 year olds. Now that they are so mature, they may attend the class... alone!!!  We will still be singing and dancing but with a bit more skill and literacy components! This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Essay Writing Workshop for High School Seniors  
   

This workshop will be an overview of the college essay, its purpose, and tips for success. Students will participate in brainstorming activities, discuss possible topics, and do some freewriting. Each participant will be emailed a brief brainstorming worksheet to be completed prior to the workshop. Limit: 12 students. Please sign up by Sept. 26.

 

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Saturday September 30, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Give your baby a wonderful head start in the world of words by attending this program developed for children from birth to 18 months old. This program promotes emergent learning through lap bounces, rhymes, stories instruments and song. This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books and Brownies  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Bring a book that you have checked out of the library to share with others ( but NOT the ending)!  Learn about a new author or genre while you listen to others and enjoy some delicious brownies!!

This is open to ALL READERS!!

**REGISTRATTION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare Information Sessions and Q & A with Scott Lauer  
   

Open enrollment for Medicare is Oct 15-Dec 7 for 2018 coverage and now is the time to learn about Medicare, supplemental, and private insurance options! Scott is a licensed broker, certified through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Thursday October 5, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent duringthe critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays,

movement, rhythmic exercise and more!  THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent learning during the critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays, movement, rhythmic exercises and more! THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Books and Blankies Program - Senior Edition  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For those patrons that have aged out of their favorite program, we are offering Books and Blankies for 4 year olds. Now that they are so mature, they may attend the class... alone!!!  We will still be singing and dancing but with a bit more skill and literacy components! This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Parent Connect  
   

This is a monthly parent/caregiver group that helps to support child rearing issues. An adult sitter will care for your child while you discuss parenting topics with others.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Flannel Fridays  
    Contact: Sue Smith   5   
   

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a flannel board story time!

**THIS IS A DROP IN PROGRAM

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Make a Spooky House Diorama  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come in and make your very own spooky house out of a box. We will have all the fixings to create hauntingly good art. This program is for children in K-5th grade.

This is an early release day at Major Edwards.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Saturday October 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Give your baby a wonderful head start in the world of words by attending this program developed for children from birth to 18 months old. This program promotes emergent learning through lap bounces, rhymes, stories instruments and song. This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   6:00 PM Cards with Mary Ellen  
   

Back by popular demand! Join us for a card making workshop with MaryEllen.


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Thursday October 12, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent duringthe critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays,

movement, rhythmic exercise and more!  THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Books and Blankies Program  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers, this program fosters emergent learning during the critical early years of development. Your child will develop a love of learning through finger plays, movement, rhythmic exercises and more! THIS IS A 6 WEEK PROGRAM

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Books and Blankies Program - Senior Edition  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

For those patrons that have aged out of their favorite program, we are offering Books and Blankies for 4 year olds. Now that they are so mature, they may attend the class... alone!!!  We will still be singing and dancing but with a bit more skill and literacy components! This is a 6 week program

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Friday October 13, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  11:55 PM Lucky Friday the 13th Fundraiser  
   

You are invited to the Lucky Friday the 13th Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Beaman Library Endowment. Participate by placing your bids on a variety of donated items which include art, gift baskets, dinner certificates, and more. Silent auction items will be available for viewing until 9 p.m.  Please bring cash or checks to secure your auction items; credit cards cannot be accepted.  Concurrently, sample a variety of wines, craft beers and hard cider and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and some great music by Dynamic Duo from 7 pm to midnight.

The tickets are $25 and are available at the Library or through The Board of Trustees, The Friends Board or The Endowment Committee. Please make checks payable to Friends of the Beaman Endowment.

This year, the event will take place at The Manor, 42 West Boylston St. West Boylston. All proceeds benefit The Friends of the Beaman Library Endowment. Call 508-835-3711 for more information, to become a sponsor, or to make a donation to our auction.

We hope you can join us.


Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Pumpkin Decorating  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Bring in your pumpkin and we will have everything you need to decorate it. You will go home with a pumpkin "dripping"with personality. This is an annual family event!!

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stress Reduction & Relaxation Through Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Carol McGuiggan   508-835-3711   
   

Interested in exploring ways to improve your overall health and well-being? Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Class is open to novice through seasoned practitioners. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel.  A sitting pillow is optional.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   4:30 PM Creative Drama Class  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Children are natural actors and pretenders. Through creative drama classes, they are able to explore thoughts and ideas while utilizing pantomime, story-telling, and creative expression. Meredith Charles, from Drama Outside of the Box, will help kids read and act out stories, create new worlds to explore, play theatre games, and become more confident in expressive language skills all while having fun and exploring the world of theatre! This program is for children in K-5th grade.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   6:30 PM Improv for Teens  
   

Come learn about the wonderful world of improvisation and theatre games! We'll have fun trying out different games and techniques while we grow as a team. A great class for those new to drama and those who already love it! Did you know that improvisation isn't just for entertainment? Students who study improvisation train their minds to think more quickly and creatively in a variety of situations. They work better as a team and greatly improve their problem solving skills. Oh yeah, and they have a huge amount of fun too!


Saturday October 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fill-in-the-Blank Book Club!  
   

Image of a DragonflyOur new-fangled book club for tweens, teens, and adults will focus not on a single book, but on a single topic. We give you the topic, you pick the book you want to read. Choose fiction or nonfiction, a children’s book or a young adult book or an adult book, a picture book, a chapter book a graphic novel. The choice is yours. Just read it, bring it in to our first meeting, and be prepared to tell us a little bit about it. Book club organizer, Loree Griffin Burns, is a bug geek, so our first topic is … INSECTS! Loree and library staff will share some insect book ideas in the library and on its social media pages. Again, you are welcome to pick whatever insect-related title you want for this meeting. Be creative! Have fun! Happy reading! 


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books and Brownies  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Bring a book that you have checked out of the library to share with others ( but NOT the ending)!  Learn about a new author or genre while you listen to others and enjoy some delicious brownies!!

This is open to ALL READERS!!

**REGISTRATTION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Parent Connect  
   

This is a monthly parent/caregiver group that helps to support child rearing issues. An adult sitter will care for your child while you discuss parenting topics with others.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Flannel Fridays  
    Contact: Sue Smith   5   
   

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a flannel board story time!

**THIS IS A DROP IN PROGRAM

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
   

Friday, November 3 at 2:30 p.m.

We will be reading Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson and Salt by Mark Kurlansky. Click one of the titles to go to the catalog and place a hold if you'd like to join us for discussion!

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM “Meditation for Stress Free Living”  
   

The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Dr. Allan Hughes as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich your life personally, professionally and spiritually. Dr. Hughes has been meditating for over 30 years. Join him for an engaging and informative presentation.  Please call or sign up at the front desk.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Photoshop Workshop for adults and teens  
   

Bring in a photo on a flash drive or in an email you can access from the internet.  We will demonstrate some cool tricks such as how to change the background, or alter the color on the image. Then you will have some time to experiment with your photo using our software. Limited attendance. Please sign up for a 1 hour slot (4-5, 5-6 or 6-7) at the library or by calling 508-835-3711.


Saturday November 11, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stress Reduction & Relaxation Through Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Carol McGuiggan   508-835-3711   
   

Interested in exploring ways to improve your overall health and well-being? Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Class is open to novice through seasoned practitioners. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel.  A sitting pillow is optional.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Friday November 17, 2017
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Little STEAMERS  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Children learn to explore their world through hands-on activities. We will be delving into one aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math. This program is for preschool aged children and it can get messy so please dress accordingly!

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thankful Pie Craft and Thanksgiving Stories  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

It's almost Thanksgiving and everyone has something to be thankful for so let's make a "Thankful Pie" and hear some stories of Thanksgiving!

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Friday November 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Make It, Take It Craft  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

If the "turkey coma" has you feeling sluggish, come into the library and make a craft to bring home.Then check out a book with which to relax over the Thanksgiving break!

This is a drop in program

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Saturday November 25, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Spy Night  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Hone your spy skills tonight at the library! We will have code names, "laser fields" to navigate, secret messages to decipher, stories of daring spies, and more... can you handle all this without losing your mustache??? It should be fun-for-all!!  This program is for children in K-5th grade.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Holiday Card Assembly Line  
   

Would you like to help us assemble the Beaman Library Christmas cards??? We will have everything ready to create this year's card, we just need a few crafty people to put them together!

 

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Launch: Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island  
   

Local scientist and writer, Loree Griffin Burns, returns to celebrate the release of her newest children’s book, the story of one of the newest pieces of earth on Earth. The tiny island of Surtsey burst from the sea a mere fifty-four years ago. As it’s changed from a lump of burning lava to home for a surprisingly diverse group of plants and animals, Icelandic scientists have been watching closely. In 2015, Loree joined them ... and this book is the result. Copies of Life on Surtsey, as well as Loree’s other books, will be available for purchase, and all the proceeds will benefit our Library.


Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Parent Connect  
   

This is a monthly parent/caregiver group that helps to support child rearing issues. An adult sitter will care for your child while you discuss parenting topics with others.

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Flannel Fridays  
    Contact: Sue Smith   5   
   

Join us on the first Friday of each month for a flannel board story time!

**THIS IS A DROP IN PROGRAM

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday December 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Books and Brownies  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Bring a book that you have checked out of the library to share with others ( but NOT the ending)!  Learn about a new author or genre while you listen to others and enjoy some delicious brownies!!

This is open to ALL READERS!!

**REGISTRATTION IS REQUIRED

    Location: Library - Children's Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Italian conversation circle  
    Contact: Anna Shaw   508-835-3711   ashaw@cwmars.org
   

Participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian for the two hours the Circolo meets.  there is a fifteen minute coffee/English break around 11 AM.  Anyone can suggest a topic of conversation.  If it is reading, please bring ten copies of the material.

   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday December 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Stress Reduction & Relaxation Through Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Carol McGuiggan   508-835-3711   
   

Interested in exploring ways to improve your overall health and well-being? Experience the benefits of gentle yoga stretches, calming breath techniques, and the value of meditation. Class is open to novice through seasoned practitioners. Dress for movement. Bring your yoga mat or a thick towel.  A sitting pillow is optional.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Edible Gifts – YUM!  
   

Create some delectable edible treats as holiday gifts. You will make an assortment of treats including dipped pretzels, candy cane hearts, melted Olaf snowmen and more! We will supply all ingredients and gift containers. This program is limited to 16 attendees. Please sign-up at the Library by December 12.


Saturday December 16, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM STAY & PLAY  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Drop in to a weekly playgroup for parents/caregivers and their children. Listen to stories, rhymes, songs and make crafts.

This program is provided by the CFCE

    Location: Library - Children's Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Moving and Grooving  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Ms. Regina, music therapist, is back again!!! She will move and groove her way into your hearts with songs, instruments and movement. This program is suitable for children from birth to kindergarten.

This is a drop in program and is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Engagement Fund.

    Location: Library Lower Level: Stiles Meeting Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ASK ANDREW - TECH HELP  
    Contact: Staff   508-835-3711   beaman@cwmars.org
   

Every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Andrew the Tech Expert is available to help you with your technology. Do have a tablet, smartphone or other device that you need help using? Andrew can help. Sign up for a specific date (highly recommended as his time fills up quickly) or just drop by.


Saturday December 30, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Sue Smith   508-835-3711 x3   ssmith@cwmars.org
   

Come listen to some stories and dance to some songs. This is a drop in program.

    Location: Library - Children's Story Hour Room

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