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Wednesday August 21, 2019
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

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

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email.  Registration opens 8/1/19.

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.
CONTACT:    508-222-7820  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Paine Cemetery Association Board
6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Greg Traghella    gregorytraghella@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday August 22, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Friday August 23, 2019
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Read Away Your Fines-Athon (Grades 1-12 only)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Youth in grades 1-12 with fines on their library cards are welcome to join us for a Readathon! During the two hours participants will read books to reduce the current fines on their library cards. Youth who stay and read for the full two hours will read away ALL of their overdue fines! Youth who stay one hour will read away HALF of their overdue fines. Books catered to each grade will be available in the program room, or bring the book you've been reading! Let's get those fines gone before the school year begins! 

During the two hours Mrs. Brown will be reading aloud frequently to give participant's eyes a break! We hope you can join us!

Registration is required!  Please bring the library card that you will be reading down fines on to the event.

*Applies to current fines only. 

*Does NOT apply to lost or damaged item fees. 

*Only applies to fines on Juvenile or Young Adult cards. 

CONTACT:  Meghan Witherell  5082227820  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
There are 37 spaces available.
Monday August 26, 2019
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A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro
6:30 PM

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

CONTACT:  Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel    lisajo@northcottage.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Tuesday August 27, 2019
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US Census
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Short meeting of listers.

CONTACT:  Joanna Couto  661-573-9943  
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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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 One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of July. Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator  508-222-0157  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Parents Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

This is a casual, social environment for parents who love to read! Each month's title is merely a suggestion - if you don't read it, feel free to come to book club anyway! We'll let you know if it was worth the effort. In August we'll be discussing "Everybody's Son" by Thrity Umrigar. 

CONTACT:  Amy Rhilinger  5082220157  arhilinger@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday August 29, 2019
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Special Education Surrogate Parent Training
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Federation for Children with Special Needs Recruitment, Training and Support Center (RTSC) is hosting a free orientation training for volunteers willing to serve as a special education decision-maker for a student in DCF care whose parents are unavailable or unable to do so. 

Join us today to learn about the role of an SESP (Special Education Surrogate Parent), how complex trauma can impact learning, and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. Check out our website or contact us for more information.

Registration is required. Please use this weblink: https:fcsn.org/rtsc/orientations/

CONTACT:  Ivone Rego-Cass  617-399-8342  irego@fcsn.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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Voter Choice MA Field Training Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Voter Choice Massachusetts will be offering a field training session on how to collect Petition Signatures for ballot initiatives. Please join us in learning the skills necessary to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Massachusetts. Bring a laptop if you are able. 
 
Will you be a part of the movement?  Visit us here to register for this event.
CONTACT:  Matt Frentz  502-533-0455  matthew.frentz@voterchoicema.org
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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday August 31, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Labor Day
Monday September 2, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Labor Day
Wednesday September 4, 2019
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Friends of Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group meets every other month on a Wednesday evening. Come for one meeting, or come for many. Newcomers are always welcome! This month we will be discussing Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Copies of this book are available near the main desk on the first floor. We hope you will join us for this fun, casual conversation!

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Ben Couto     info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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Sensory Play & Stories
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
For kids ages birth-5 years & their adult
Be prepared to get a little messy!  Drop in with your little one to explore, encourage, and engage in Sensory Play! We will have tubs and more filled with wonderful things to touch and experience.  End the evening with a story.  
NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the hour
CONTACT:  Krystal Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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Friends of the Ten Mile
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Board meeting. Friends of the Ten Mile is a non-profit group dedicated to river restoration.

CONTACT:  Benjamin Cote    tenmilefriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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Democratic City Committee
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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

This meeting is open to all who are interested in strengthening individual and political rights which guarantee social and economic justice of ALL. Discussion of political issues / interests both locally and nationally. 

CONTACT:  Debbie Scott    attleborodemocrats@gmail.com
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Saturday September 7, 2019
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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DNA Testing and Genealogy: Which is the Right Test for Me?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Terence Dugan, genealogy enthusiast and Secretary of the Bristol County MSOG Chapter, will deliver his presentation, DNA Testing and Genealogy: Which is the Right Test for Me? Q & A session to follow. 

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

CONTACT:  Eleni Tsoukatos  5082220157  etsoukatos@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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NEA Big Read Launch Celebration
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we launch the 2019 NEA Big Read: Attleboro! We will be distributing free copies of the title In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, and its Young Reader’s edition, along with copies our NEA Big Read events calendar. We will be joined by Nile, the 40 ft. inflatable whale, and Cynde, a whale educator, who will teach us all about whales and their environments. Marc Bernier will be performing sea chanteys from Music of the Sea, the Library will be screening the History Channel documentary The Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick, Marine Modelers Club of New England will be exhibiting their miniatures, and more! In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will move inside the Attleboro Public Library and Nile the Whale will be at the Ezekiel Bates Mason’s Lodge across the street at 71 N. Main St.

Nile the Whale is funded by the Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library and Marc Bernier is funded by the Friends of Attleboro Public Library.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Saba Shahid, M.S.  (800) 651-8466  information@apdama.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday September 9, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Lego Club - Grades 1-6
5:00 PM - 6:30 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!

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room
 
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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie Fisher, by Todd Fisher.
 

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.

CONTACT:  Eleni Tsoukatos  508-222-0157  
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Marian Wrightington  508-222-1207  
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Family Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Check out our newest book club!  Children in grades 5-8 and their adult are welcome to join us as we meet to discuss The Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus.

 

Unaccompanied adults not permitted. 

CONTACT:  Pam Santoro    familybookclubapl@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 25 spaces available.
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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US Department of Labor
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We will address the following topics in today's free seminar:

  • The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
  • The role of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
  • Preparation and filing of LM-2 and LM-3 reports
  • Electronic Forms System (EFS) -- Now mandatory for all LM-2, LM-3, and LM-4 filers
  • Union officer elections

Registration is required -- Maximum of 4 attendees from each union. Deadline for registering September 12, 2019.  

CONTACT:  Bill Crupe  617-624-6690  crupejr.william@dol.gov
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday September 11, 2019
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The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

CONTACT:  Donna Brown  508-226-1445 x 3105  dbrown@arcnbc.org
LOCATION: Balfour 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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The Vietnam War and the Search for POW/MIA
6:30 PM

In honor of the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall coming to Attleboro, we are welcoming you to join us for a presentation given by author, teacher, and Vietnam Veteran, Michael Cunningham. Cunningham will recount his experiences fighting in the war and describe his return to Vietnam decades later as part of an 11-member team of experts in search of his POW/MIA comrade. Cunningham was featured in a Cape Cod Times article which can be found here. Registration is recommended but not required.

CONTACT:  Carrie Sylvia  5082220157  csylvia@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday September 12, 2019
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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!  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. 
CONTACT:  Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator    mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Jewelry City Steampunk Festival board meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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“Sailing Towards My Father” Performed by Stephen Collins
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

“Sailing Towards My Father” is a one-man play about Herman Melville, the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. The play chronicles Melville’s life, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with religion, his family, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Funded by the Friends of Attleboro Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Marble Lobby
Saturday September 14, 2019
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9:00 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

**9:00 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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9:20 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

**9:20 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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9:40 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

**9:40 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Family Makers
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
For Families
Process art is all about the experience children have while they’re creating. If it has a nice end product, that’s great, but the end product is NOT the focus of process art.  We will offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like. Some weeks it will be art supplies, some weeks it will be cardboard building & some weeks it will be technology.
NO NEED TO REGISTER—just drop in during the hour and get ready to create!
CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Children's Room & Activity Room
 
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World War II Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month the World War II Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Retribution:The Battle for Japan 1944-45 by Max Hastings.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads and discsuss a different World War II centered nonfiction title each month. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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NEA Big Read Kick-off Event and Enormity Opening Reception at Attleboro Arts Museum
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Attleboro Arts Museum, collaborating with the undergraduate sculpture students from Wheaton’s College Art Department, presents an exhibition of the original 3D forms inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. Enormity explores concepts of extreme scale, perilousness, or one’s perception of an issue as foul or fundamentally improper. Emerging sculptors interpret the actions of a vengeful whale, the profound struggles between moral code vs. survival and how- despite being surrounded by the seemingly endless angry seas- one fights to carry on.  Sponsored by the Attleboro Arts Museum and the Attleboro Cultural Council. A reservation is requested, but not required. Call the Attleboro Arts Museum at 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org to reserve your space.

CONTACT:  Mim Fawcett  508-222-2644  office@attleboroartsmuseum.org
Monday September 16, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Coping with Stress
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Coping with Stress will offer adults:

  • How to Identify Stress
  • Ways to Manage Stress
  • Interventions for Handling Stress
  • Discuss Anxiety and Depression
  • Resources on Where to Get Help

Sponsored by the Attleboro Health Department. Please register below to reserve a seat.

CONTACT:  Jacqueline O'Brien  508-223-2222 x3244  healthnurse@cityofattleboro.us
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 59 spaces available.
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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Department of Developmental Services
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This will be an event for adults with intellectual disabilities to obtain information on voting. This training will provide some basics regarding researching candidates, what voting booths look like, how to fill in voting forms, etc. Registration is required. Please click here to register. 

CONTACT:  Rebecca Morrissey    rebecca.morrissey@massmail.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

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

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. Registration opens 8/1/19.

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.
CONTACT:    508-222-7820  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday September 19, 2019
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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. 

We will be discussing GATRA's past, present, and upcoming events, with the public providing comments, and issues relating to GATRA. The meeting also includes a recap of the prior meeting and what to look forward to in the future.

CONTACT:  Charles Mills  508-824-1367  cmills@srpedd.org
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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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Attleboro Public Library Writers
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Writers Group at Attleboro Pubic Library with facilitator, Bernadine Veiga, will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for those who seek to explore their creativity in the writing of various genres. The sessions will provide a literary experience in a relaxed and informal setting. Writing Strategies and skills will be presented in an easy format allowing for their acquisition. The sessions will seek to bring out the passionate writer within all of us. Participants are asked to participate in all three sessions on September 19, October 17, and November 14. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Bernadine Veiga    bernadine.veiga@gmail.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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WARA Candidates Forum
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WARA 1320AM radio host, Paulo Salgueiro, Jr., and John Davis, former City Councilor and DoubleACS TV host, will host an open forum for all the candidates running for local office in Attleboro.

Each candidate will be interviewed to provide the community a greater understanding of each candidate's background, platform and priorities.

As seating is limited, we request that you register below.

LOCATION: Marble Lobby
There are 80 spaces available.
Friday September 20, 2019
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Whale Tales Storytime!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Children, ages 3 through 6, along with a caregiver, are invited to celebrate whales and other sea creatures in story and song as part of this year's NEA Big Read: Attleboro! We will begin by making a simple whale craft project and end with a cookie. This program will be led by our Library Director, Chris Johnson. Space is limited, so please register each child below. We promise you a whale of a good time!

CONTACT:  Christine M. Johnson  5082220157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Saturday September 21, 2019
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A Brief History of New England Whaling with James Russell at the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Whaling has been a part of our shared maritime history for centuries. Join Executive Director of the Nantucket Historical Association, James Russell, and learn how Nantucket’s unique location provides a key to understanding the whaling industry’s social, economic, and environmental impact. As one of the most lucrative and capitalized anti-bellum industries, whaling in Nantucket grew to such an extent that, at its zenith, Yankee whalers traversed the globe. Nantucket’s whalers created the first energy cartel in the colonies, provided a spark for the American Revolution, and sailed the first vessel up the Thames.

CONTACT:  Carleton Legg  508-222-3918   director@industrialmuseum.com
Monday September 23, 2019
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A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro
6:30 PM

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

CONTACT:  Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel    lisajo@northcottage.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Grades 2 - 4 & an adult -- 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 & you can pick up a copy of the book in the Children's Room

Registration Required

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Come Aboard the Big Read: Panel Discussion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Journey with a panel of passionate readers into a sea of their favorite books. Go home with a must-read book list for readers of all ages, tastes, and genres! Scheduled panelists are Audrey Craig, retired teacher; Leo Landry, author, illustrator and book buyer for The Unlikely Story book store; and Tricia Svendsen, Bishop Feehan High School Media Specialist.  The panel will be moderated by Kathy Hickman, former Book Club Columnist for the Sun Chronicle. The audience will be encouraged to share their own recommendations at the end.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Marble Lobby
Tuesday September 24, 2019
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Read, Sing & Play
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
For kids ages birth-3 years & their adult
Songs, stories and playtime for babies & toddlers 
Siblings welcome 
Weekly Registration Required
CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 26 spaces available.
 
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National Voter Registration Day
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The APL will host our 2nd Annual National Voter Registration Day 2019 Event as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters!

The goal for the 2019 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register early enough to allow them to vote on election day on Tuesday, November 5.

As a nonpartisan “holiday” for democracy, National Voter Registration Day counts on thousands of partners and volunteers across the political spectrum. Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Americans can register at hundreds of events across the nation and online at www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org

Stop in to the APL between 2 and 4 p.m. to register or learn more. Can't attend? Use this link to check your Massachusetts voter registration or register to vote online!

CONTACT:  Christine M. Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
Wednesday September 25, 2019
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Budding Bookworms
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
For kids ages 3-5 years & their adult
A love of reading is one of the most important gifts you can give your child. Early literacy skills help prepare children for school success.  Join us each week for for stories, songs & an activity.  
Siblings welcome 
Weekly Registration Required 
CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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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 Heart of the Samurai by Margi Preus. Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of August. Registration is required.
CONTACT:  Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator  508-222-0157  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Activity Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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A Conversation on Ocean Conservation with The Nature Conservancy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In honor of Climate Change Preparedness Week join Steve Kirk, Coastal Program Manager at the international organization, The Nature Conservancy, for a conversation on ocean conservation. Registration is recommended but not required.

 
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Parents Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This is a casual, social environment for parents who love to read! Each month's title is merely a suggestion - if you don't read it, feel free to come to book club anyway! We'll let you know if it was worth the effort. In September we'll be discussing "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick.

CONTACT:  Amy Rhilinger  5082220157  arhilinger@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday September 26, 2019
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In the Heart of the Sea Film Screening at Route One Cinema Pub
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a free screening of the movie In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, at the Route One Cinema Pub in North Attleborough. The film is based on events from our NEA Big Read title In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. Doors will open at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:00pm. Attendees are responsible for the cost of any food and beverage.

In the Heart of the Sea is rate PG13 for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material.

Screening funded by the Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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Six Months of Steampunk: Fauxligraphy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate Six Months of Steampunk in anticipation for the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival. In this class you will learn about the art of modern calligraphy, sometimes called "fauxligraphy" or brush lettering. Modern calligraphy is deceptively easy and can be used to decorate all kinds of things from home decor to simple letters.  All supplies will be provided. 

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Friday September 27, 2019
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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 In the Heart of the Sea (Young Readers Edition) by Nathaniel Philbrick.
 
Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of August. Registration is Required. 
CONTACT:  Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator  508-222-0157  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Saturday September 28, 2019
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9:00 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

**9:00 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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9:20 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

**9:20 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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9:40 Tail Waggin' Tutors
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

**9:40 time slot

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).  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Mrs. Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Sturdy Walkabout Community Fun-raising Event at Capron Park Zoo
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Attleboro Public Library will present the NEA Big Read with calendars of events, and copies of this year’s title, In the Heart of the Sea, to encourage community participation. 

Visit Sturdy's community page for more information.

Booth sponsored by An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café.

Rain date: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019; 10:00am – 2:00pm

CONTACT:  William Florentino  508-236-8025  wflorentino@sturdymemorial.org
 
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Family Event--Learn about Weather & Climate Change
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
For ages 5 & up with an adult
Is the climate of the whole Earth really changing?  Yes! Earth has been getting warmer—and fast!  
What is making Earth's climate warmer?  Scientists have discovered that humans are causing this warming.
But how do they know that? What are we doing that could cause the whole planet to get warmer? And how could warming happen so fast? 
Join us for this hands-on program where we will explore the affects of climate change and what we can do to stop it.  

Registration Required

 

CONTACT:  Krystal Brown  508-222-7820  attleborokids@sailsinc.org
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday September 30, 2019
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In the Heart of the Sea Drop-in Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Reader Services Coordinator, Elise LaForge, for a casual conversation on In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. Light refreshments will be provided.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday October 2, 2019
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Friends of Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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High Tech Club: Coding, Programming and Robots… OH MY!
6:00 PM - 7:00 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.

At some meeting Virtual Reality gaming will be available. In order to use, participants must have a permission form signed ahead of time by a guardian. 

Registration is limited and required, to register please call or email. Registration opens 9/1/19.

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Attleboro for making this club possible!  IPads courtesy of the Attleboro Foundation.
 
A big THANK YOU to the YALSA Digital Equipment Grant & Dollar General Foundation for our new tech toys!
CONTACT:    508-222-7820  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday October 3, 2019
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Ben Couto     info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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Keynote Presentation with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea at Bishop Feehan
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a presentation by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea. Nathaniel Philbrick was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He earned a BA in English from Brown University and an MA in American Literature from Duke University.  In 1986, Philbrick moved to Nantucket with his wife Melissa and their two children. He was the founding director of Nantucket’s Egan Maritime Institute and is still a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association.

Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, in 2000 which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. Additionally, his 2006 book Mayflower was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction, and was named one the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review.

Philbrick will be discussing In the Heart of the Sea and answering questions from the audience.

Event generously co-sponsored by the Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
Saturday October 5, 2019
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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Whaling Ports of Call Fairy House Exhibit at Richardson Nature Preserve
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring your own created Fairy House, inspired by the places sailors visited in In the Heart of the Sea, to display.  Or simply enjoy a walk on the beautiful trails and enjoy these special houses. Make and take a fairy garden home with you.

Exhibitors will set up your houses between 9:00am and 10:00am. The exhibit itself, open to the public, will run from 10:00am until 12:00 noon. Anyone regardless of age, can make and exhibit a fairy house, google fairy houses to get some ideas!

Rain date: Sun., Oct. 6, 2019; 9:00am-10:00am exhibitor set-up; 10:00am – 12:00pm

Event hosted by the Attleboro Land Trust.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
 
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NEA Big Read: Attleboro at Famer's Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Attleboro Public Library will present the NEA Big Read with calendars of events, and copies of the book, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathanial Philbrick, to encourage community participation.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
Monday October 7, 2019 - Friday October 25, 2019
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Encore Presentation of Yankee Baleeiros! The Shared Legacies of Luso and Yankee Whalers

This traveling exhibit will again visit the APL in honor of the NEA Big Read. The exhibition celebrates the interwoven Luso-American stories of the Azorean, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian communities to the United States from early immigration in the 18th century to through the latter half of the century. These distinct cultures are linked historically through heritage, language, and the pursuit of opportunity afforded by the international network of Yankee whaling.

Traveling exhibit provided by the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  205-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Marble Lobby
Monday October 7, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Marian Wrightington  508-222-1207  
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Family Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Check out our newest book club!  Children in grades 5-8 and their adult are welcome to join us as we meet to discuss The Lightning Thief  (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan.

 

Unaccompanied adults not permitted.  

CONTACT:  Pam Santoro    familybookclubapl@gmail.com
LOCATION: Balfour Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday October 9, 2019
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The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

CONTACT:  Donna Brown  508-226-1445 x 3105  dbrown@arcnbc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday October 10, 2019
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Big Read Program TBD
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
 
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Jewelry City Steampunk Festival board meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday October 12, 2019
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World War II Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month the World War II Nonfiction Book Club will be reading The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazies, Saved 1200 Jews, and Built a Village in the Forest by Peter Duffy.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads and discsuss a different World War II centered nonfiction title each month. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday October 14, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Columbus Day
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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The Arrival of New Immigrants from Whaling Ports of Call with Akeia Benard
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Dr. Akeia Benard, Curator of Social History at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, for a presentation on how the whaling industry of New England brought people from all around the world to New Bedford. The whaling industry was certainly a driving force in globalization by the nineteenth century. The industry gave the United States a global presence from the beginning and indirectly expanded American presence into the Pacific while, at the same time, providing labor for men around the world who sought to escape colonial oppression, famine, drought, conscription and encroachment on traditional lands. As whaling captains anchored for fresh water, food, and leisure time and as American crew men died or deserted, men from countries with strong maritime cultures around the world were willing to sign on to whaling voyages for lower pay than their American counterparts. The whaling industry brought people from the Azores, Cape Verde, Brazil, and the Pacific Islands to the United States throughout this period—a legacy that is still visible on our diverse landscape.

Funded by the Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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APL Writers Present “An Ancient Seafaring Tradition: A Storytelling Event” at Christopher Heights
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Inspired by the NEA Big Read title, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, the Attleboro Public Library Writers embarked on a literary adventure exploring the ancient seafaring tradition of swapping stories known as “yarning”. Nathaniel Philbrick writes in his book that in the forecastle of the Essex the sailors often indulged in this ancient tradition of storytelling.  The APL Writers collaborated with the residents of Christopher Heights in the writing of their extraordinary tales so they could present them to you. The storytelling event will be followed by entertaining musical performances and specially prepared refreshments.

CONTACT:  Bernadine Veiga    bernadine.veiga@gmail.com
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Friday October 18, 2019
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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 A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel.
 
Snacks will be served!
 
Copies of the book will be available in the children's room at the end of September. 
CONTACT:  Mrs.Witherell, Tween/Teen Coordinator  508-222-0157  mwitherell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday October 21, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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African Americans in the Maritime Trades with Dr. Mary Malloy
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

From Colonial times to the twentieth century, men of African ancestry worked aboard Yankee ships, in every capacity from greenhand to Captain. The maritime trades depended on the Black workforce, and offered opportunities for merit-based advancement that were not available in other industries. In this illustrated lecture, Mary Malloy will trace the history of Black whalemen through documents and photographs. 

Register online at attleborolibrary.org or call 508-222-0157.

Funded by the Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0517  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Parents Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

This is a casual, social environment for parents who love to read! Each month's title is merely a suggestion - if you don't read it, feel free to come to book club anyway! We'll let you know if it was worth the effort. In October we'll be discussing "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

CONTACT:  Amy Rhilinger  5082220157  arhilinger@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Attleboro Public Library Writers
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

The Writers Group at Attleboro Pubic Library with facilitator, Bernadine Veiga, will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for those who seek to explore their creativity in the writing of various genres. The sessions will provide a literary experience in a relaxed and informal setting. Writing Strategies and skills will be presented in an easy format allowing for their acquisition. The sessions will seek to bring out the passionate writer within all of us. Participants are asked to participate in all three sessions on September 19, October 17, and November 14. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Bernadine Veiga    bernadine.veiga@gmail.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Big Read Finale Dinner at Attleboro High School
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The students in the AHS culinary arts department will prepare a meal inspired by In the Heart of the Sea. This is a ticketed event, tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Attleboro Public Library. Ticket sales begin September 23.  This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Chris Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Monday October 28, 2019
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A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro
6:30 PM

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

CONTACT:  Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel    lisajo@northcottage.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary, Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, followed by a discussion. 

More details to come.

CONTACT:  Christine M. Johnson  508-222-0157  cjohnson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday October 31, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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Genealogy Club Meeting
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come and share with other genealogy enthusiasts your research success stories, roadblocks, thoughts and questions.

The Genealogy Club meets every other month, on a Saturday morning.  New members are always welcome to attend.

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

CONTACT:  Eleni Tsoukatos  5082220157  etsoukatos@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday November 4, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Marian Wrightington  508-222-1207  
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Family Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Check out our newest book club!  Children in grades 5-8 and their parents are welcome to join us as we meet to discuss Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The 3rd Wheel by Jeff Kinney

 

 

No unaccompanied adults permitted.

CONTACT:  Pam Santoro    familybookclubapl@gmail.com
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Friends of Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Ben Couto     info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
 
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Friends of the Ten Mile
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Board meeting. Friends of the Ten Mile is a non-profit group dedicated to river restoration.

CONTACT:  Benjamin Cote    tenmilefriends@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Saturday November 9, 2019
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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.

CONTACT:  Saba Shahid, M.S.  (800) 651-8466  information@apdama.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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World War II Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month the World War II Nonfiction Book Club will be reading The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1943-1945 by Robert Dallek.

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads and discsuss a different World War II centered nonfiction title each month. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Monday November 11, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Veterans Day
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

CONTACT:  Donna Brown  508-226-1445 x 3105  dbrown@arcnbc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Attleboro Public Library Writers
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM

The Writers Group at Attleboro Pubic Library with facilitator, Bernadine Veiga, will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for those who seek to explore their creativity in the writing of various genres. The sessions will provide a literary experience in a relaxed and informal setting. Writing Strategies and skills will be presented in an easy format allowing for their acquisition. The sessions will seek to bring out the passionate writer within all of us. Participants are asked to participate in all three sessions on September 19, October 17, and November 14. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Bernadine Veiga    bernadine.veiga@gmail.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Annual Book Sale!
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For those of you who have been enjoying the sampling of book donations available in the library Book Nook, mark your calendar for the annual Library Friends Book Sale - today from 9am to 2pm. We will be filling the Balfour Community Room and Guillette Activity Room with hundreds of new and gently used items for children, young adults, and adults. In addition to finding a great new read for yourself or your loved ones, your purchases at the book sale go right back into the library you love through library events, museum passes, and many other library services supported and funded by the Friends of APL.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Parents Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

This is a casual, social environment for parents who love to read! Each month's title is merely a suggestion - if you don't read it, feel free to come to book club anyway! We'll let you know if it was worth the effort. In November we'll be discussing "Becoming" by Michelle Obama.

CONTACT:  Amy Rhilinger  5082220157  arhilinger@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday November 21, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday November 23, 2019
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Institute for Health & Recovery
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Youth Mandated Drug Education Class. Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Jennie Whittaker    jenniewhittaker@healthrecovery.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Monday November 25, 2019
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A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro
6:30 PM

The Greater Attleboro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition (GAASPC) is sponsoring "A Kitchen Table Conversation Attleboro". This grief support group is for suicide loss survivors and will be facilitated by Lisa Jo Megna Mitchell.

"Grief comes in many forms. There's no "one size fits all." The Kitchen Table Conversations are coordinated by Safe Place certified facilitators under the auspices of the Bristol County Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This get-together is open to anyone 19 and over who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one/friend/co-worker, etc., who died by suicide.

This is not clinical. It's peer to peer. If you are uncomfortable coming alone - and many are - bring a friend. That's not a problem. The doors are open to anyone in need of grief support."

CONTACT:  Lisa Jo Megna Mitchel    lisajo@northcottage.com
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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Thursday November 28, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Thanksgiving Day
Monday December 2, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Friends of Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Attleboro Cultural Council
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Ben Couto     info@attleboroculturalcouncil.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday December 7, 2019
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Monday December 9, 2019
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Marian Wrightington  508-222-1207  
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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The Arc of Bristol County’s Memory Café
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

A welcoming place for individuals living with memory changes & their care partners. We invite you to come and enjoy an afternoon filled with music, games, and art.

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. The Arc's memory Cafe is supported by funding from DDS.

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

CONTACT:  Donna Brown  508-226-1445 x 3105  dbrown@arcnbc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday December 14, 2019
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World War II Nonfiction Book Club
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month the World War II Nonfiction Book Club will be reading Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul M. Kennedy. 

The WWII Nonfiction Book Club reads and discsuss a different World War II centered nonfiction title each month. New members are always welcome.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Yarn Lover's Support Group
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group every other Monday morning at the APL for some crafting, chatting, and show and tell.

CONTACT:  Elise LaForge  508-222-0157  elaforge@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We meet once a month, usually on the 3rd Wednesday. Call Polly at 508-761-6380 or Elizabeth at 508-269-9613 for more information.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Parents Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

This is a casual, social environment for parents who love to read! Each month's title is merely a suggestion - if you don't read it, feel free to come to book club anyway! We'll let you know if it was worth the effort. In December we host a cookie swap and vote on the titles we'll read next year. Title suggestions for the ballot are due Monday, December 9.

CONTACT:  Amy Rhilinger  5082220157  arhilinger@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Tech Lab
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday December 19, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Christmas Eve
Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Library is Closed -- Christmas Day
Thursday December 26, 2019
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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!

CONTACT:  Len Halko  508-761-8612  
Saturday January 4, 2020
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Monday January 13, 2020
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

CONTACT:  Marian Wrightington  508-222-1207  
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday February 1, 2020
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Saturday March 7, 2020
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Saturday April 4, 2020
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Saturday May 2, 2020
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Keep Attleboro Beautiful
9:00 AM

Planning meeting for the organizing body of the 2020 clean-up event in Attleboro.

CONTACT:  Laurie Drucker    keepattleborobeautiful@gmail.com
LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday July 16, 2020
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Overdrive Digital Bookmobile
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Traveling coast to coast, the Digital Bookmobile National Tour is making a stop at the Attleboro Public Library! Community members are invited to this interactive exhibit to learn about and try ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more available from Overdrive. Event is free and open to readers of all ages.

APL staff and eReading experts will be available on the Digital Bookmobile to guide visitors through the easy process of borrowing digital books. Readers with a valid library card can borrow their favorite titles 24/7 by visiting https://sails.overdrive.com/ or by downloading the library's one-tap reading app, Libby, powered by OverDrive.

The Digital Bookmobile will be parked in the Library Lot!

LOCATION: Front Lawn

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