Ventress Memorial Library

Marshfield, Massachusetts

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Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Saturday Storytime  
   

Come to a special Saturday storytime at the library! We will be reading fun books, singing songs, and dancing along! No registration is required.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday November 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Littles  
   

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tales for Tots  
   

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

    Location: Historical Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Songs and Play (CHANGED from Baby Lapsit)  
   

BABY SONGS & PLAY (ages 0-2 with caregiver): Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Note: this program has been updated from our Baby Lapsit program to welcome a larger age range! While our focus is still babies, "walkers" up to age 2 are now welcome! 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog!  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Gurnet is trained to sit with children and listen to them read. This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below or call the library to register!

At this time, we ask that only children who are reading independently register. Thank you for understanding!

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday November 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED: Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

We are closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 & Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving--we'll see you on Nov. 24th!


Friday November 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED: Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

We are closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 & Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving--we'll see you on Nov. 24th!


Monday November 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Littles  
   

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tales for Tots  
   

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Songs and Play (CHANGED from Baby Lapsit)  
   

BABY SONGS & PLAY (ages 0-2 with caregiver): Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Note: this program has been updated from our Baby Lapsit program to welcome a larger age range! While our focus is still babies, "walkers" up to age 2 are now welcome! 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bujo Journals and Scrapbooks  
    Contact: Charlie     cgluck@ocln.org
   

All teens between 7th-12th grades who are interested in bujo or bullet journals, scrapbooking, or collages are encouraged to attend a crafting session to make a new monthly spread, scrapbook page, or collage and share their art and progress with their peers. We’ll provide crafting supplies, themed examples, and tutorials in the Children's Program Room for any teens who need inspiration!

Hot chocolate and tea will be provided. Registration is required.


Wednesday November 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

    Location: Historical Room
   6:45 PM  -  7:15 PM RESCHEDULED: PJ Storytime  
   

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

Note: November's PJ Storytime has been rescheduled to Nov. 28th. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Elephant and Piggie Party  
   

You’re invited to a special Elephant & Piggie Party! We will act out some Elephant & Piggie Stories, celebrate Pig Day, and make some crafts that Piggie and Gerald would be sure to love! No registration is required!

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen  
    Contact: Charlie     cgluck@ocln.org
   

Join us at Ventress from 4:30-7 pm in the Historical Room for our next session in our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaign, "Hoard of the Dragon Queen".

We'll be using 5th edition rules and will provide miniatures, dice, rule books, and snacks.

Want to create a character or learn more about DnD before registering? email cgluck@ocln.org for more information.

7th-12th grades only, registration is required.


Sunday December 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Sunday Opening Event!  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS STARTING DECEMBER 2!

Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield will be open Sundays from 1-5 p.m. from December through April, beginning on December 2, 2018. An opening celebration is planned to welcome patrons in during the expanded hours. The library will be open for all business during Sunday hours, and invites the public to come visit and take part in special crafts, music, refreshments and activities scheduled for opening day, December 2.  A Slime-Making Workshop for ages 6-12 is planned in the Children’s Program Room from 2-3:30, as well as crafts for younger children in the Children’s Room. Crafts and displays will be set up to highlight the Young Adult Area. Patrons will have the chance to enter a contest to win raffle prizes. A “Pop-Up Winter Garden” family craft for all ages will begin on December 2 and continue through the month.  Marshfield native Nicole Anderson will play Celtic harp and piano in the Library Plaza Program Room from 2-3:30, where light refreshments will be served. For more information on the expanded hours or the December 2 event, please contact Assistant Director Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org and visit www.ventresslibrary.org.

    Location: Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop-In Craft for Littles: Make a Snowy Day Cut Paper Picture  
   

Join us in our Children's Room to make a special drop-in craft to celebrate our Sunday opening: make your own cut paper and stamp version of the book The Snowy Day (by Ezra Jack Keats)! We will have this craft available all day while supplies last! This drop-in craft is geared towards ages 2-5, and no registration is required--just come and create!

    Location: Children's Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:20 PM Winter Slime-Making Workshop: Session One  
    Contact: Kelsey   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

We are so excited to be open on Sundays all winter long that we are hosting a special kid's slime-making workshop to celebrate!

We have three sessions for ages 6-12 to sign up for--make your own slime at the library, picking from a variety of mix-ins to craft the perfect slime! Space is limited, so please register for a 20 minute session. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  2:50 PM Winter Slime-Making Workshop: Session Two  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

We are so excited to be open on Sundays all winter long that we are hosting a special kid's slime-making workshop to celebrate!

We have three sessions for ages 6-12 to sign up for--make your own slime at the library, picking from a variety of mix-ins to craft the perfect slime! Space is limited, so please register for a session. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Winter Slime-Making Workshop: Session Three  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   ksocha@ocln.org   ksocha@ocln.org
   

We are so excited to be open on Sundays all winter long that we are hosting a special kid's slime-making workshop to celebrate!

We have three sessions for ages 6-12 to sign up for--make your own slime at the library, picking from a variety of mix-ins to craft the perfect slime! Space is limited, so please register for a session. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday December 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Littles  
   

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tales for Tots  
   

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Let's Write! - VML Adult Writing Group  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

    Location: Historical Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Songs and Play (CHANGED from Baby Lapsit)  
   

BABY SONGS & PLAY (ages 0-2 with caregiver): Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Note: this program has been updated from our Baby Lapsit program to welcome a larger age range! While our focus is still babies, "walkers" up to age 2 are now welcome! 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM MakerLab: Wood Finishing with Shellac  
    Contact: Charlie     cgluck@ocln.org
   

MakerLab is an exploratory program for middle and high schoolers where we will use science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to create different projects once a month. Future projects will include 3D printing, basic coding, sewing, cooking, playing with circuits, and more.

November's theme is: creating a shellac finish with wood! We'll provide all the supplies and instruction from a professional woodworker who will explain the process of mixing and applying shellac. Participants will take home a wooden picture frame finished with shellac that they can continue to layer after the program is over! 
 
6th-12th graders only, registration is required.
    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Early Release Event: Winter Crafts  
    Contact: Charlie     cgluck@olcn.org
   

Join us at Ventress from 1:30-3 pm in the Library Plaza Program Room continue creating flowers from a variety of materials for the library’s Pop-Up Flower Art project with the town! Use garbage bags, old tablecloths, pipe cleaners, and other recycled materials to create a colorful bloom that will pop up all over the library and Marshfield. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

7th-12th grades only, registration is required.

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday December 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Hands Art Camp  
   

In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create. 

This workshop series is for children aged 18 months- 4 years old. Registration is required, as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Saturday December 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM VML Cultural Series Concert: Home for the Holidays  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Saturday Concert, December 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m., “Home for the Holidays”, performed by cabaret singer John O’Neil

Back by popular demand, John returns to the Ventress to get you in the holiday spirit!! Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “Yoo-hoo.” John’s mother believed that people could be separated into two groups: Those who hung their tinsel piece by piece and those who threw it on willy-nilly and didn’t give a hoot where it landed. Join John as he takes you on a sleigh ride of songs and memories of the holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Includes optional sing-a-longs!  The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Light refreshments will be served at a post-concert social hour. Program Room is handicapped accessible. Visit www.johnoneilatlast.com

    Location: Program Room

Monday December 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Littles  
   

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tales for Tots  
   

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Songs and Play (CHANGED from Baby Lapsit)  
   

BABY SONGS & PLAY (ages 0-2 with caregiver): Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Note: this program has been updated from our Baby Lapsit program to welcome a larger age range! While our focus is still babies, "walkers" up to age 2 are now welcome! 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM VML Classic Book Group  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Classic Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library's Historical Room.

We read and discuss all the classics, historical and modern. Discussions are often lively, and we

welcome new members. Light refreshments are served. We sometimes have special events

like movie/potlucks that relate to the book discussed and a holiday party with gift exchange.

More more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, selection please contact librarian

Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

Happy Reading!

Here is a link to some of the classics we have read and are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/449.Must_Read_Classics

    Location: Historical Room
   6:45 PM  -  7:15 PM PJ Storytime  
   

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group  
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart--he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone--but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. This little girl, who calls herself Faina, seems to be a child of the woods. She hunts with a red fox at her side, skims lightly across the snow, and somehow survives alone in the Alaskan wilderness. As Jack and Mabel struggle to understand this child who could have stepped from the pages of a fairy tale, they come to love her as their own daughter. But in this beautiful, violent place things are rarely as they appear, and what they eventually learn about Faina will transform all of them.

 

    Location: Historical Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group  
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

 

 

“I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

    Location: Historical Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Young Authors Club  
   

Do you like to write stories? Have you ever wanted to write the script for a comic book or a movie? Come meet with other young writers at the Young Authors Club! We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm to play writing games, learn tips and tricks, and work on writing projects together! The club will be putting out its own literary magazine, so all members will have the opportunity to see their work in a library literary publication.

For children in grades 4-6. Registration IS now required. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons Hoard of the Dragon Queen  
    Contact: Charlie     cgluck@ocln.org
   

Join us at Ventress from 4:30-7 pm in the Historical Room for our next session in our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaign, "Hoard of the Dragon Queen".

We'll be using 5th edition rules and will provide miniatures, dice, rule books, and snacks.

Want to create a character or learn more about DnD before registering? email cgluck@ocln.org for more information.

7th-12th grades only, registration is required.


Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Saturday Storytime  
   

Come to a special Saturday storytime at the library! We will be reading fun books, singing songs, and dancing along! No registration is required.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Monday December 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Littles  
   

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tales for Tots  
   

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club  
   

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

    Location: Historical Room

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Songs and Play (CHANGED from Baby Lapsit)  
   

BABY SONGS & PLAY (ages 0-2 with caregiver): Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Note: this program has been updated from our Baby Lapsit program to welcome a larger age range! While our focus is still babies, "walkers" up to age 2 are now welcome! 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bujo Journals and Scrapbooks Club  
   

All teens between 7th-12th grades who are interested in bujo or bullet journals, scrapbooking, or collages are encouraged to attend a crafting session to make a new monthly spread, scrapbook page, or collage and share their art and progress with their peers. We’ll provide crafting supplies, themed examples, and tutorials in the Children's Program Room for any teens who need inspiration!

Hot chocolate and tea will be provided. Registration is required.


Wednesday December 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Storytime  
   

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM TWIG/TAG Winter Party  
   

Celebrate winter with TWIG (Tween Interest Group) and TAG (Teen Advisory Group)! We'll have hot cocoa, cookie decorating, winter crafts and games, and more! Registration is required for this event that is for 4th-12th graders. 

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Sunday December 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED for Christmas Holiday  
   

We are closed from Sunday, Dec. 23- Tuesday, Dec. 25th! Happy holidays to all--we'll see you on the 26th!


Monday December 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED for Christmas Holiday  
   

We are closed from Sunday, Dec. 23- Tuesday, Dec. 25th! Happy holidays to all--we'll see you on the 26th!


Tuesday December 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED for Christmas Holiday  
   

We are closed from Sunday, Dec. 23- Tuesday, Dec. 25th! Happy holidays to all--we'll see you on the 26th!


Wednesday December 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Winter Library Craft  
    Contact: Jen     jspiliakos@ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen for a special library craft on Wednesday, Dec. 26th! We will have supplies and our Children's Program Room open from 11:00 am--12:00 pm. Stop by to make your own special winter creation. No registration is required for this event, which is geared towards ages 2-6. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

    Location: Historical Room

Thursday December 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Movie: Frozen (PG)  
   

Join us for a special family movie screening of Disney's Frozen (2013) in our Library Plaza Program Room! This program is free and open to the public, and geared towards children and families. No registration is required. 

When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

 
    Location: Program Room

Monday December 31, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Noon Year's Eve  
    Contact: Kelsey    781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Too young to stay up until midnight? Ring in the new year in a new way!  Celebrate at the library with hat making, dancing, and more. 

We'll count down to noon with crafts and fun. No registration is required for this event geared towards children and caregivers. 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CLOSING AT 4 PM: New Year's Eve  
   

The library will be closing at 4 pm for the New Year's Eve holiday. We will re-open at 9 am on Wednesday, January 2nd. 

We are CLOSED for New Year's Day! Happy 2019--we'll see you all on January 2nd! 


Tuesday January 1, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM CLOSED: New Year's Day  
   

We are CLOSED for New Year's Day! Happy 2019--we'll see you all on January 2nd! 


Wednesday January 9, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group  
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, January 9, 2097 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

                                                                                     

 

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.

Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.

Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Saturday January 12, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Myths of Language Development: A Talk With Suzanne Ducharme  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Do you ever wonder if boys really do talk later than girls? Or if it’s confusing to speak two languages to a child? Are you unsure what to expect from your child's early language development? Suzanne Ducharme will be here to explain and debunk common myths about language development and acquisition, 
and to answer your questions in this talk geared to parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals. 

Pre-registration encouraged but walk-ins welcome---doors will open for this free program at 10:45 am. Crafts and puzzles will be available for children accompanying their parents in the room next door to the presentation. This program has a snow date of Saturday, January 26th at 11 am. 

There will be the chance to ask questions (and to buy Suzanne's book, if interested) after the talk. 

About the Presenter: 
Suzanne’s passion-- her Life Work, is to help children with special needs and their families. Suzanne’s primary training is as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist. Nearly 25 years of experience in a variety of settings has given Suzanne the opportunity to develop and refine advanced clinical skills in treating children with a range of complex medical and developmental challenges. In 2001, Suzanne opened her private practice, which is now located in Norwell, MA. Since 2007, Suzanne has been offering traditional speech pathology services combined with Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki, which has led to the development of an approach called holistic speech pathology. This innovative approach looks at the whole child, and considers their communication or feeding issues through the lens of their family, and their journey to reach their highest potential. You can find out more info about Suzanne and her work at at www.Suzanne-Ducharme.com.

 

    Location: Program Room

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group  
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, January 9, 2097 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

                                                                                     

 

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.

Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.

Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

 

    Location: Historical Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Contemporary Book Group  
    Contact: Cyndee Marcoux   781-834-5535   cmarcoux@ocln.org
   

Please join us Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

                                                                                     

 

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife.

Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story.

Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

 

    Location: Historical Room

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