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Displays around the library --

1st Floor Lobby --       

  • Movie Display --  For the fall, check out the Horror Express display.
  • Check out the Big Read / Attleboro's 1ABC display for this year's title, Station Eleven.  
2nd Floor -- 
  • Book Display -- Books to Movies
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15) --  Check out the display in the glass cases.
Magazine Room --
  • With our thanks to the Friends of the Attleboro Library: Come and relax for a few minutes (or longer!) at our puzzle table!

3rd Floor --

  • New Music -- Discover some new music at APL! 
  • Try Out a New Recipe -- Spice up your life with a new recipe! An assortment of cookbooks are featured.
  • New YA Area Display -- This display will be a mix of Manga books and Anime DVDs/Blurays.
Monday November 20, 2017
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Yarn Lovers Support Group
9:30 AM
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.

All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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South Attleboro Lions Club Speech Competition
6:30 PM

Annual MA Lions Youth Speech Competition representing several students and Lions Clubs in the area.

http://www.lionsyouthspeech.org/

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Library is Closing at 2:30
Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library is Closed -- Thanksgiving Day
Saturday November 25, 2017
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Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click hereYou will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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STEAM Saturdays
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool & Kindergarten

The Attleboro Public Library and Project Connect are teaming up to bring kids in preschool & kindergarten a monthly “Science Saturday” program.  We will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts and doing hands-on activities for some of our youngest patrons and their adults.  To make sure everyone stays safe and focused, we are asking that no younger siblings join us during this program.

To register, click here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday November 27, 2017
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Kennedy Donovan Library Visits
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM

Grades 2 - 4 -- Great books, fun discussion and snacks!  We will meet once a month for a book discussion at the library.   Each month is a different book and you can pick up a copy of the books in the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Room. This month we'll be reading 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass.

Register online here.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Kennedy Donovan Library Visits
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Storytime for 0 - 3 Years
10:00 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Kennedy Donovan Library Visits
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Activity Room & Children's Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun! We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tonight we will be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. "Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future--the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life. Along with millions of other world-wide citizens, Wade dreams of finding three keys left behind by James Halliday, the now-deceased creator of OASIS and the richest man to have ever lived. The keys are rumored to be hidden inside OASIS, and whoever finds them will inherit Halliday's fortune. But Halliday has not made it easy. And there are real dangers in this virtual world."

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday November 30, 2017
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GATRA Consumer Advisory Committee
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monthly meeting of the GATRA consumer advisory committee. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone wishing to come speak about issues with the GATRA fixed route and/or paratransit services is invited to attend. Group transportation to and from the GCAC meetings is provided free of charge by GATRA, and all meeting places are accessible to individuals with disabilities. To arrange for a ride to the next meeting, call by noon the day before the meeting.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Chess Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

 
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Friday December 1, 2017
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Kennedy Donovan Library Visits
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
LOCATION: Activity Room
Saturday December 2, 2017
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The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know art has many stimulating effects on the mind and body? Come relax and find out the benefits of art at our SMILE through Art workshops designed specifically for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

We will explore different methods of art that will teach us how to strengthen fine muscle movements and combat symptoms of Parkinson’s such as stiffness, rigidity of limbs, micrographia, and depression.

The Smile Through Art Workshop will provide the positive benefits of creativity while allowing us to connect with others in a positive environment. Workshops are designed to be consecutive sessions. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops.  For more information, visit www.smilethroughart.com.

Registration is required. Please call or email for details!  100% sponsored by APDA-MA.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday December 4, 2017
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Yarn Lovers Support Group
9:30 AM
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.

All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Lego Club - Grades 1-6
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

For kids in grades 1-6. We meet once a month during most months to build, create, meet new friends & have fun. No need to register. Just come and join in the fun!

LOCATION: Children's Room
 
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Twin Beech Court Condo Association
6:00 PM

Annual meeting of homeowners.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Storytime for 0 - 3 Years
10:00 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. "...a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.The Wednesday Morning Book Group discusses a new fiction title on the first Wednesday of every month. New members are always welcome!

Please register here (soon) to let us know you're coming!

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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Run of the Mill Condos
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Condo association annual meeting.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday December 7, 2017
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Attleboro Chess Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

 
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Democratic City Committee
7:00 PM

Monthly meeting. We are a community organization providing access to government and political officials, candidates, and support activities.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday December 9, 2017
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Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click hereYou will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Like reading WWII Non Fiction? We invite you to join our WWII Non Fiction Book Club.

This month we will be reading MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific by Walter Borneman.

World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MacArthur at War will go deeper into this transformative period of his life than previous biographies, drilling into the military strategy that Walter R. Borneman is so skilled at conveying, and exploring how personality and ego translate into military successes and failures.

Register online here.
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday December 11, 2017
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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of  Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.                  

The Biography Book Group meets once a month on a Monday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We read biographies, memoirs, autobiographies, and travel narratives. A variety of themes will be explored throughout the year.

To reserve a seat, call or register online here (soon).

 
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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Storytime for 0 - 3 Years
10:00 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Memory Cafe
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners.

Come spend the morning, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy refreshments.

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

The Memory Cafe is sponsored by The Arc of Bristol County. The goals for Memory Cafes are to provide social connection, access to support, and engaging activities for individuals living with memory changes and their care partners.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Book Hungry Sock Monkeys Middle School Book Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us for the middle school book club! This month we will be discussing The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of November. Registration is required, so make sure you save yourself a seat!
LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday December 14, 2017
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Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
4:30 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Chess Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

 
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Cookbook Group
6:30 PM

This month we'll be cooking American Southern Cuisine. No specific cookbook. 

Do you enjoy cooking? Join our new book group all about cookbooks. Each month the group will discuss a specific cookbook, or chef's collection of books. Members can make a recipe from one of these books, or find their own. Bring your dish and share! You do the work of one recipe but get to try multiple. Do you often bring home a cookbook and look through it but never get to make anything? This group is for you! 

Let us know you're planning to come by registering here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Friday December 15, 2017
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A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month it is Free Read Month! Participants will choose their own book to read and join us at the meeting to tell the group all about it!  Snacks will be served; registration is required. Please register here.
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday December 18, 2017
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Yarn Lovers Support Group
9:30 AM
Calling knitters, crocheters, embroiderers and needleworkers of all sorts! Need some inspiration to finish your project? Need an idea for the next one? Looking for company as you work? Join crafters of various skill levels as they swap tips, tools and witty banter.

All levels are welcome but lessons are not provided.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Build Blue Pride Action Committee
7:00 PM

We invite you to join us tonight for a presentation and Q&A about a new Attleboro High School. This is a chance to learn about the planning process and why we believe a new building is necessary.  Open to the public. Check out the Build Blue Pride site here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM

Grades 2 - 4 -- Great books, fun discussion and snacks!  We will meet once a month for a book discussion at the library.   Each month is a different book and you can pick up a copy of the books in the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Room. This month we'll be reading.......

Register online here (soon).

LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday December 19, 2017
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Storytime for 0 - 3 Years
10:00 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 years. All of the programs we offer are free, but we do require pre-registration. Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times.  Siblings are welcome to observe story times.

Register online here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

For kids 3-5 years and their caregiver. Pack a lunch (or come after lunch) and we'll gather in the library for stories, songs, crafts and other activities. No need to sign up, just drop in any time during this program! Caregivers must stay with children under 4 years at all times. Siblings are welcome. The Friday 3-5 years story time and Wednesday Lunch Bunch story times follow the same schedule.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this self-help group for women meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss mutual concerns. New members always welcome.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Parent's Book Club - New Title Selection
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we are having our traditional Cookie Swap, and will be selecting titles to read this coming year.  Please let us know you're coming by registering here.

Contact Amy Rhilinger for more information or if you are interested in joining our email list.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday December 21, 2017
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Attleboro Chess Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

 
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Mystery Book Club - Spies, Lies, and Alibis
7:00 PM
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We invite you to join us! Let us know you're coming by signing up online here (soon).
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday December 23, 2017
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Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kids of all ages (up to 14 years old) are invited to make an appointment to read to a certified therapy dog! Reading to a nonjudgmental, patient listener can give children the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. The child’s confidence will grow in this relaxed environment.  

Kids read in 20 minute increments and the only 
requirement is that the child MUST be able to read (beginning readers are welcome).

To register click hereYou will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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STEAM Saturdays
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Preschool & Kindergarten

The Attleboro Public Library and Project Connect are teaming up to bring kids in preschool & kindergarten a monthly “Science Saturday” program.  We will be exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) concepts and doing hands-on activities for some of our youngest patrons and their adults.  To make sure everyone stays safe and focused, we are asking that no younger siblings join us during this program.

To register, click here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday December 25, 2017
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Library is Closed -- Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26, 2017
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Library is Closed -- Christmas
Thursday December 28, 2017
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Attleboro Chess Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Attleboro Chess Club meets every Thursday evening here at the library. Play is open to all ages and skill levels. New players always welcomed! Just show up and head into the children's room!

Wednesday January 3, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. This month we'll be discussing The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. New members are always welcome!

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday January 4, 2018
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Photography Club for Teens and Tweens!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The APL's photography club for our tween and teen patrons in grades 5-12 will be meeting tonight.  Have a middle or high schooler who loves to take photos and wants to learn how cameras work and develop their eye? Have them join our photography club! Run by local photographer/library LSTA grant consultant, Melissa Naclerio and teen librarian, Meghan Witherell, the photography club will learn to take photos with a variety of devices.  Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone camera, digital camera etc) and/or take turns using the photography club's DSLR camera.  Each session participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with other youth!

Parents/legal guardians should note the following:

1. Photography club may use the Balfour Riverwalk Park (the park next to the library) to take photos during the sessions if weather permits.
2. The Attleboro Public Library is not responsible for cameras or other devices youth bring to the session.  Youth must be responsible enough to care for their own items during the club.
 
Space in the club is limited and registration is required to attend.  Please register here. 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Democratic City Committee
7:00 PM

Monthly meeting. We are a community organization providing access to government and political officials, candidates, and support activities.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday January 8, 2018
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Friday January 12, 2018
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ASEPAC
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Attleboro Special Education Parent Advisory Council is sponsoring a presentation today by author Jessica Minnehan for parents of students with disabilities. 

 
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A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month we will be discussing And I Darken by Kiersten White.
 
NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.
 
Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of April. Register here.
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday January 13, 2018
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APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading The Invention That Changed the World by Robert Buderi. 

Without the invention of radar, Europe -- and possibly even the world -- might today be under Fascist rule. This well-written, technically accurate, and even exciting account captures the urgency of the race to win World War II, the people behind the magnetrons, screens and antennae, and the use of radar in the cold war.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday January 17, 2018
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Build Blue Pride Action Committee
12:00 PM

We invite you to join us tonight for a presentation and Q&A about a new Attleboro High School. This is a chance to learn about the planning process and why we believe a new building is necessary.  Open to the public. Check out the Build Blue Pride site here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

   Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!  We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary.  Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here (soon) to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday January 29, 2018
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Build Blue Pride Action Committee
7:00 PM

We invite you to join us tonight for a presentation and Q&A about a new Attleboro High School. This is a chance to learn about the planning process and why we believe a new building is necessary.  Open to the public. Check out the Build Blue Pride site here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Board Game Night!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for a board game night! Board games of all kinds will be available for youth to play, come for all or part of the two hours.  Please register so we know you are coming! Click here to register.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy. We'd love to have you join us!

Across town from St. Jarlath’s Crescent, featured in Minding Frankie, is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Some of the unforgettable characters lovingly brought to life by Binchy are Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son; Nessa Byrne, whose aunt visits from America every summer and turns the house—and Nessa’s world—upside down; Lilian, the generous girl with the big heart and a fiancé whom no one approves of; Melly, whose gossip about the neighbors helps Madame Magic, a self-styled fortune-teller, get everyone on the right track; Dolly, who discovers more about her perfect mother than she ever wanted to know; and Molly, who learns the cure for sleeplessness from her pen pal from Chicago . . .

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Build Blue Pride Action Committee
9:00 AM

We invite you to join us tonight for a presentation and Q&A about a new Attleboro High School. This is a chance to learn about the planning process and why we believe a new building is necessary.  Open to the public. Check out the Build Blue Pride site here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading Farthest Field: an Indian story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad.

The photographs of three young men had stood in his grandmother’s house for as long as he could remember, beheld but never fully noticed. They had all fought in the Second World War, a fact that surprised him. Indians had never figured in his idea of the war, nor the war in his idea of India. One of them, Bobby, even looked a bit like him, but Raghu Karnad had not noticed until he was the same age as they were in their photo frames. Then he learned about the Parsi boy from the sleepy south Indian coast, so eager to follow his brothers-in-law into the colonial forces and onto the front line. Manek, dashing and confident, was a pilot with India’s fledgling air force; gentle Ganny became an army doctor in the arid North-West Frontier. 

Farthest Field narrates the lost epic of India’s war, in which the largest volunteer army in history fought for the British Empire, even as its countrymen fought to be free of it. It carries us from Madras to Peshawar, Egypt to Burma—unfolding the saga of a young family amazed by their swiftly changing world and swept up in its violence.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday February 12, 2018
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday February 15, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Friday February 16, 2018
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A Novel Idea: Teen Book Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Youth age 13+ are welcome to join us for the teen book club! This month we will be discussing Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.
 
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves....  Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands.... Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues...
 
Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of April. Register here.
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

   Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!  We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary.  Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here (soon) to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Build Blue Pride Action Committee
7:00 PM

We invite you to join us tonight for a presentation and Q&A about a new Attleboro High School. This is a chance to learn about the planning process and why we believe a new building is necessary.  Open to the public. Check out the Build Blue Pride site here.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Project Citizenship
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In partnership with The Literacy Center, we are holding a citizen workshop to help people fill out their N400 application for citizenship.

"Project Citizenship is a nonprofit agency that works collaboratively with community-based partners to help eligible, legal permanent residents overcome barriers to becoming a U.S. citizen. Project Citizenship offers FREE workshops providing eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship. In addition, Project Citizenship partner agencies provide a range of support services, including civics instruction, application assistance, and ESOL classes."  Visit Project Citizenship here.

Please call to make an appointment.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. We'd love to have you join us! 

A. J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island. Even the books in his store have stopped holding pleasure for him. These days, he can only see them as a sign of a world that is changing too rapidly.

And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It's a small package, though large in weight—an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn't take long for the locals to notice the change....

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday March 10, 2018
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APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

At All Costs... is the astonishing untold account, with original historical reporting, of how two men faced unfathomable danger to help save the island of Malta, Churchill’s crux of the war.  In 1942, the tiny island of Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth. Hitler needed Malta as a stepping-stone to get to the oil in Iraq and Iran. Blockaded by sea, Malta was running on empty, in food, fuel and ammunition. Axis U-boats and dive-bombers made supply convoys to Malta more like suicide missions. In this last-hope convoy, 50 warships escorted 13 freighters carrying aviation fuel, and a single critical tanker, the SS Ohio, with 107,000 barrels of oil from Texas. Winston Churchill had traveled to Washington and asked FDR for the tanker – his prime ministership was at stake over this mission to Malta. Relentlessly dive-bombed and repeatedly torpedoed, the Ohio suffered huge hits and was abandoned. Two young American merchant mariners – pulled from the sea after their own ship went down in flames – boarded the ravaged tanker, repaired her guns and fought off German and Italian dive-bombers, as the sinking Ohio was towed at 4 knots toward Malta with a tiny crew of volunteers.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday March 12, 2018
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday March 15, 2018
misc_none
Photography Club for Teens and Tweens!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The APL's photography club for our tween and teen patrons in grades 5-12 will be meeting tonight.  Have a middle or high schooler who loves to take photos and wants to learn how cameras work and develop their eye? Have them join our photography club! Run by local photographer/library LSTA grant consultant, Melissa Naclerio and teen librarian, Meghan Witherell, the photography club will learn to take photos with a variety of devices.  Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone camera, digital camera etc) and/or take turns using the photography club's DSLR camera.  Each session participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with other youth!

Parents/legal guardians should note the following:

1. Photography club may use the Balfour Riverwalk Park (the park next to the library) to take photos during the sessions if weather permits.
2. The Attleboro Public Library is not responsible for cameras or other devices youth bring to the session.  Youth must be responsible enough to care for their own items during the club.
 
Space in the club is limited and registration is required to attend.  Please register here. 
LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
Monday March 26, 2018
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!  We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here (soon) to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. . We'd love to have you join us! 

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. He has lived through three wars, fought in two, and enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver young orphan Johanna to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed her family and raised her as one of their own.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.
Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—who regard her as an unwanted burden. He is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become, in the eyes of the law, a kidnapper himself.

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday April 5, 2018
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday April 9, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday April 14, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading The Battle of the Tanks: Kursk, 1943 by Lloyd Clark.

Two million men supported by 6,000 tanks, 35,000 guns, and 5,000 aircraft convened in Kursk -- on the border of the Soviet Union -- for an epic confrontation, the epitome of "total war." With unprecedented access to the journals and testimonials of the officers, soldiers, political leaders, and citizens who lived through it, Clark gives the definitive account of an epic showdown that changed the course of history.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!  We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here (soon) to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katherine McMahon. We'd love to have you join us!

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

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday May 7, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday May 10, 2018
misc_none
Photography Club for Teens and Tweens!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The APL's photography club for our tween and teen patrons in grades 5-12 will be meeting tonight.  Have a middle or high schooler who loves to take photos and wants to learn how cameras work and develop their eye? Have them join our photography club! Run by local photographer/library LSTA grant consultant, Melissa Naclerio and teen librarian, Meghan Witherell, the photography club will learn to take photos with a variety of devices.  Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone camera, digital camera etc) and/or take turns using the photography club's DSLR camera.  Each session participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with other youth!

Parents/legal guardians should note the following:

1. Photography club may use the Balfour Riverwalk Park (the park next to the library) to take photos during the sessions if weather permits.
2. The Attleboro Public Library is not responsible for cameras or other devices youth bring to the session.  Youth must be responsible enough to care for their own items during the club.
 
Space in the club is limited and registration is required to attend.  Please register here. 
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday May 12, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading A Curious Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II by Eric Jaffe.

In the wake of World War II the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity during the Tokyo war crimes trial. At their conclusion, seven were hanged for their war crimes and almost all the others served lengthy prison sentences. Okawa Shumei was the only civilian among the indicted suspects. In the years leading up to World War II Okawa had outlined a divine mission for Japan to lead Asia, prophesied a great clash with the United States, planned coups d'etat with military rebels, and financed the assassination of a Prime Minister. Beyond "all vestiges of doubt," concluded a then-classified American report prepared in 1946, "Okawa moved in the best circles of nationalist intrigue."

On the first day of the trial, Okawa made headlines around the world by slapping star defendant Tojo Hideki on the head. Had Okawa lost his sanity? Or was he faking madness to avoid a grim punishment? A US Army psychiatrist in occupied Japan was charged with determining whether Okawa was fit to stand trial. He'd seen madness his whole life, from his home in Brooklyn to the battlefields of Europe, and now his seasoned eye faced the ultimate test. A Curious Madness is the suspenseful tale of each man's journey to this climactic historical moment.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, IPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn.

Space is very limited, registration is required  Click here to register.

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

LOCATION: Activity Room
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice)
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Attleboro Area SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is the local chapter of the national network. SURJ is a call (and answer!) for white folks to be active against racial injustice. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

For more information on the national organization, see www.showingupforracialjustice.org.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Color Your World! Adult Coloring Session
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Relax and unwind, release your creativity, increase your focus, feel like a kid again, and have fun!  We invite you to join us for an evening of coloring!  No experience necessary. Coloring pages and pencils will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.

   Sue Wachta, Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Go With the Flow Wellness, will be our instructor.

   Registration is required as space is limited. Please click here (soon) to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Wednesday Morning Book Group
10:00 AM

Our monthly book discussion led by Trish Ferrara. We will be reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.  We'd love to have you join us!

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

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

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday June 9, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War by A.J. Baime.

In 1941, as Hitler’s threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—and he needed them fast. So he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help.

The Arsenal of Democracy tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a “bomber an hour.” Critics scoffed: Ford didn’t make planes; they made simple, affordable cars. But bucking his father’s resistance, Edsel charged ahead. Ford would apply assembly-line production to the American military’s largest, fastest, most destructive bomber; they would build a plant vast in size and ambition on a plot of farmland and call it Willow Run; they would bring in tens of thousands of workers from across the country, transforming Detroit, almost overnight, from Motor City to the “great arsenal of democracy.” And eventually they would help the Allies win the war.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday July 5, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday August 2, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday September 6, 2018
misc_none
Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday September 8, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday October 13, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading The Ariadne Objective: The Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis  by Wes Davis. 

The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of the amateur soldiers – scholars, archaeologists, writers – who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made “the obsolete choice of Greek at school”: Patrick Leigh Fermor, a Byronic figure and future travel-writing luminary who as a teenager had walked across Europe in the midst of Hitler's rise to power; John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick, who had been legendary archeologist Arthur Evans's assistant at Knossos before the war;  Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge over the River Kwaiand Planet of the Apes; and Sandy Rendel, a future Times of London reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretan mountaineers he fought alongside.

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday November 10, 2018
lib_bookshelf
APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month we will be reading Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor by Donald A. Davis.

This is the story of the fighter mission that changed World War II. It is the true story of the man behind Pearl Harbor -- Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto -- and the courageous young American fliers who flew the million-to-one suicide mission that shot him down.

Yamamoto was a cigar-smoking, poker-playing, English-speaking, Harvard-educated expert on America, and that intimate knowledge served him well as architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the next sixteen months, this military genius, beloved by the Japanese people, lived up to his prediction that he would run wild in the Pacific Ocean. He was unable, however, to deal the fatal blow needed to knock America out of the war, and the shaken United States began its march to victory on the bloody island of Guadalcanal. After American code-breakers learned that the admiral would be vulnerable for a few hours, a desperate attempt was launched to bring him down.  What was essentially a suicide mission fell to a handful of colorful and expendable U.S. Army pilots from Guadalcanal's battered "Cactus Air Force".

They flew the longest over-water fighter mission ever and ambushed and killed Yamamoto. After his death, the Japanese never won another major naval battle. But the victorious American pilots seemed cursed by the samurai spirit of the admiral and were tormented for the rest of their lives by what happened that day. 

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday December 8, 2018
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APL WWll Non Fiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Balfour Room

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