Ventress Memorial Library

Marshfield, Massachusetts

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Thursday November 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

Library Closed for Thanksgiving!


Friday November 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Thanksgiving Holiday  
   

Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday!


Monday November 27, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Visit with Louisa May Alcott  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

A Visit with Louisa May Alcott

Welcome! You will  meet Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of the historic house museum, Orchard House, in Concord, Mass, where Little Women was written in 1868.  Known as their resident Louisa May Alcott, Jan has portrayed Miss Alcott in Public Service Announcements currently running nationally on the FOX TV network, several BBC productions, including "Blue Peter," Britain's longest running children's TV show, "Book Worm" and their Open University programs, as well as on Public Television (PBS) and for First Lady, Laura Bush.

Jan's performance is a blend of stage drama and "Living History."   In a living history portrayal, an actor BECOMES a character, just as they do in a play, but, unlike a play, the audience may interact with the character and ask questions or make comments.

You DO NOT need to be an expert on Alcott's time period, which was 1832 to 1888 in order to speak to her, just be yourself.  BUT REMEMBER, SHE WILL KNOW NOTHING OF THIS CENTURY OR PLACE.  She will stay in character and only know of her time period.

 Miss Alcott will come in after having had a minor carriage accident and will be waiting for repair.  She will be most grateful for your company.

 Now, if you will, prepare to travel back in time to meet Louisa May Alcott.

This program is funded in part by the Friends of the Ventress Memorial Library

 

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Story Craft  
   

Class is full-please ask about having your name of the waitlist

Story Craft  Ages 4-6 on their own

Fall session meets Oct 5-Dec 14,2017

Registration required

Please stop by children's room or call  781-834-5535

    Location: Program Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Legos Drop in  
   

Bring your family and free build some amazing lego creations! No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Come see a movie at the library and enjoy popcorn and other refreshments!

This month, we will be selecting our movie from a variety of choices at the screening! If you have a suggestion, please email the Young Adult Librarian.

Ages 11-17 welcome.

Registration required. 

    Location: New Program Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Tuesday Baby & Toddler Song Times  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tuesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Writing & Art Club  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha     ksocha@ocln.org
   

Are you a writer? Constantly coming up with stories and characters inside your head? Are you more interested in drawing or cartooning? Want to get together with other like-minded tweens and teens and geek out over your ideas? Then this is the club for you!

We meet once a month to write (the first Tuesday of the month), eat snacks, and share what we’ve been working on (if we feel like it).  We’ll also start off each session with some writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing!  

Bring yourself, a notebook or a sketchbook, and any stories or ideas you’d like to share!

Ages 11-17, all skill levels welcome. Registration required.

    Location: New Conference Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Nonfiction Book Group  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Non-fiction Book Group

We read a variety of nonfiction, we pick one book per month, and meet on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss what we've read! 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Wednesday Baby & Toddler Song Time  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM VML Cultural Series Book Signing/Tasting  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Wednesday Night Lecture * Wednesday, December 6,  7-8:30 p.m. (Snow date is December 13), "Great Italian American Food in New England: History, Traditions and Memories", presented by author/food stylist John F. Carafoli.
Hop on the culinary bandwagon with local  gastronome John F. Carafoli. The author of multiple cookbooks, he will speak of a subject dear to his heart: Italian cooking! Presentation will include a tasting of one of the recipes from his book. Copies of his cookbooks will be available for sale and signing on the night, just in time for holiday giving. Gift bags available! Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Program Room is handicapped accessible.
Visit www.carafoli.com

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   9:00 AM BestReads Book Kit Pickup  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Marshfield BestReads Community Book Kit Pickup Date

   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Story Craft  
   

Class is full-please ask about having your name of the waitlist

Story Craft  Ages 4-6 on their own

Fall session meets Oct 5-Dec 14,2017

Registration required

Please stop by children's room or call  781-834-5535

    Location: Program Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Legos Drop in  
   

Bring your family and free build some amazing lego creations! No registration required!

    Location: Program Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Mama Steph  
   

Please join us and welcome back Mama Steph to Ventress Memorial Library! Come and sing some fun kids songs! 

TICKET REQUIRED...VERY LIMITED SPACE..tickets able to be picked up starting at 10AM the day of the performance...first come, first serve. LIMIT 6 tickets per family.

 

   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Something Good Cookbook Club  
   

Something good cookbook club: Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking with movie tie in!

 

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    Location: Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM VML Cultural Series Concert  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Saturday Concert * Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m., "Harping for the Holidays 2",  performed by Nicole Anderson, harpist Marshfield native Nicole Anderson returns for an hour-long concert filled with soothing sounds of the orchestral and Celtic harps. Sit back and enjoy the Christmas spirit!  Nicole is back at the Ventress by popular demand. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Program Room is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments served at a post-concert social hour. Visit  www.neamusic.com.

    Location: New Program Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Tuesday Baby & Toddler Song Times  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tuesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM DIY Holiday Ornament Making  
   

Join us at the VML for a make-your-own ornament workshop on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:30-6:30 pm! Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of crafting and DIY holiday magic, perfect for gifts or adding that extra pizzazz to your tree! You can choose from a variety of ornament options: decorate a glass ornament, showcase your love of books with a library-themed ornament, or even choose your own ornament-making adventure with supplies that we've provided! These crafts will be sure to get you ready to deck the halls. Holiday music and delicious snacks will be provided. Registration is requested. This program is intended for teens and adults; all aged 12 and over are welcome

    Location: Program Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Wednesday Baby & Toddler Song Time  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: 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 - New Members Welcome!

Refreshments served...

Contact Chris Woods at the Library's Reference Desk for book title or

to obtain copy of book.   781-834-5535

Happy Reading!

    Location: Historical Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Story Craft  
   

Class is full-please ask about having your name of the waitlist

Story Craft  Ages 4-6 on their own

Fall session meets Oct 5-Dec 14,2017

Registration required

Please stop by children's room or call  781-834-5535

    Location: Program Room
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Legos Drop in  
   

Bring your family and free build some amazing lego creations! No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Advisory Board  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)!

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. 

To join, download an application at ventresslibrary.org or pick one up at our circulation desk! Email Kelsey (the Young Adult Librarian) for more details. 

Registration required. 

**This month's meeting will be held in the New Conference Room**

    Location: New Conference Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Family PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your whole family for a fun night including a seasonal story, some songs, and a fun craft! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Tuesday Baby & Toddler Song Times  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tuesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  9:50 AM Wednesday Baby & Toddler Song Time  
   

A lap-sit song time, with parents or caregivers, for babies and every little person who loves songs! Fingerplays, songs, action rhymes, and toys. No registration required!

    Location: Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday PreSchool & Toddler Storytime  
   

A story-time session, with parents or caregiver, geared towards ages kids 2-5. Songs, stories, toys, and a craft...so much fun! Registration is required. Register online, in-person, or via phone!

    Location: Program Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Legos Drop in  
   

Bring your family and free build some amazing lego creations! No registration required!

    Location: Program Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Christmas Eve  
   

Library Closed for Christmas Holiday!

 


Monday December 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Christmas  
   

Library Closed for Christmas!

 


Thursday December 28, 2017
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Family Legos Drop in  
   

Bring your family and free build some amazing lego creations! No registration required!

    Location: Program Room

Thursday January 18, 2018
   9:00 AM BestReads Book Kit Pickup  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Marshfield BestReads Community Book Kit Pickup Date


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