Ventress Memorial Library

Marshfield, Massachusetts

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Wednesday May 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Ages 0-2  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM DNA Results as a Research Option  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

DNA Results as a Research Option   Whether you’ve taken, or are still considering, a DNA test to determine your kinship with someone or trace your lineage, knowing how to work with the results you receive is crucial. Receiving the result is one thing, understanding them and using them as a research tool are totally different things. We will show you how. Q & A period follows

Presenter:  Seema Kenney, NEHGS Genealogist, Certified Legacy Planner

Classroom: Ventress Library New Program Room

Date/Time: Wed., May 23, 2018   7-8:30 p.m.

Fee:  $5  Registration Requied   Call Marshfield COA at 781-834-5581 to sign up!

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Build some amazing Lego creations! No registration required. All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    Location: Old Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Movie Night  
   

Film choice to be selected by moviegoers from a range of popular titles! All ages 11-17 welcome!

 

    Location: New Program Room

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Ages 0-2  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old Program Room

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Songtime for Ages 0-2  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Storytime for Ages 2-5  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

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

    Location: Old 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet Julia Child!  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Wednesday Night Lecture/Series Finale Performance – Wednesday, May 30, 7-8:30 p.m. “Meet Julia Child!” presented by Delvena Theatre Company.

Meet Julia Child – the beloved French Chef! A live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child doing what she did best. Learn more about her life – from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared, to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience! After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Light refreshments served! This program is supported by a grant from the Marshfield Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Visit www.delvenatheatrecompany.org

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cupcake Wars: Teen Edition  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   781-834-5535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Come practice cupcake decorating techniques and then compete against your friends in a cupcake decorating competition! Please notify librarian if you have any food allergies so we can make proper accommodations.

This event is for ages 11-17. Registration is required so we get an appropriate number of supplies. 

 

    Location: New Program Room

Monday June 4, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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 June 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.  Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Book Group  
    Contact: Kelsey Socha   7818345535   ksocha@ocln.org
   

Come in to talk about the books that you're reading and get recs from other readers!

No assigned reading, just a chance to talk about books that you love with other teens who love reading!

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

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Thursday June 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Time  
   

Build amazing Lego creations with your family and friends! Those under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. 

    Location: Old Program Room

Friday June 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Library Closing  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   


Monday June 11, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   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
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday June 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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 June 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM On Silent Wings - The Magic of the Snowy Owl  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

ON SILENT WINGS – The Magic of the Snowy Owl   During the winter of 2013-2014 award-winning Massachusetts wildlife photographer Peter Christoph spent 14 full days along the Atlantic coast following the movements of a few snowy owls during their winter migration to the beaches of Salisbury, Hampton and Plum Island. They flew quite a distance from their home on the frozen tundra in the high Arctic. Peter was there to capture these rare and intimate photographs of the snowy owls taken in their winter habitat. Several of his snowy owl photos have earned national and international awards.

Presenter: Peter Christoph - Wildlife advocate, naturalist and bird photographer

Classroom:  Ventress  Library New Program Room

Date/Time: Wed., June 20, 2018   7-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $5  Register by calling Marshfield COA at 781-834-5581

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday June 21, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Libraries Rock: Summer Reading Kickoff  
   

Help us kick off the start of our summer reading program: Libraries Rock! We'll have info about the start of our summer programs (including how to sign up!), a photo booth, crafts, games, and more!

    Location: Old Program Room

Saturday June 23, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Unlikely Strummers  
   

The Unlikely Strummers is a ukulele group based at An Unlikely Story bookstore, in Plainville, featuring strummers from various towns around southeastern MA. They play family-friendly popular music, and you'll be invited to sing along to songs ranging from classics like "When You're Smiling," "Rockin' Robin," and "King of the Road," to more recent tunes made popular by the Beatles, Herman's Hermits, the Temptations, Blondie, the Bangles, and Bruno Mars. 

All ages are welcome at this family-friendly show!

    Location: New Program Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lego Time  
   

Build amazing Lego creations with your family and friends! Those under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required. 

    Location: Old Program Room

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Animal World Experience: The Adoption Option  
   

Matt Gabriel of Animal World Experience will be doing a program focused on different kinds of animals you could have as pets (Adoption Option) and then doing an animal petting zoo! Learn amazing facts about all different kinds of animals and then touch them!!

2:00 Animal Experience

3:00 Petting Zoo

No registration is required for this program, which is recommended for ages 5 and up. 

   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old 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 June 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Sunshine & Summer!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday July 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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 July 3, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Thursday July 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Nature and the Outdoors!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday July 9, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

Rescheduled from July 3

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group

conducts a self-directed discussion and welcomes new members at any time.


Wednesday July 11, 2018
   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
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Thursday July 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Bugs!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mt. Washington Weather Program  
    Contact: Chris Woods   781-834-5535   cwoods@ocln.org
   

"Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather: A Talk About Mt. Washington"

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the "home of the world's worst weather"? Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. We will explore how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England's own weather patterns. This program will include weather instrument demos, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit.

Presenter: Will Broussard, Education Coordinator, Mt. Washington Observatory

Classroom: Ventress Library New Program Room

Date/Time: Wed., July 18, 2018   7-8:30 p.m.

Fee: $5  Register by calling Marshfield COA at 781-834-5581

    Location: New Program Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Pirate Adventures!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old 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 July 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Oceans & Beaches!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday July 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Storycraft for Ages 4-6  
   

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 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! In summer, you can register for each Storycraft program separately!

Theme of the Week: Gardens!

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday August 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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 August 7, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   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
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday August 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old Program Room

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Monday August 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Song Time For Littles  
   

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

   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: Old 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

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old Program Room

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM PJ Storytime  
   

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

    Location: Old 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

Monday September 3, 2018
   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 September 4, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   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

Monday September 17, 2018
   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

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   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

Monday October 1, 2018
   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 October 2, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   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

Monday October 15, 2018
   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

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   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

Monday November 5, 2018
   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 November 6, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   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

Monday November 19, 2018
   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

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   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

Monday December 3, 2018
   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
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM VML Non-Fiction Book Group  
    Contact: Nancy Hickey   781-834-5535   nhickey@ocln.org
   

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  This month's selection is The Great Halifax Explosion by John U. Bacon.

 

    Location: Historical Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   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

Monday December 17, 2018
   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

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   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

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