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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women CANCELED DUE TO POTENTIAL SNOW STORM
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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: Balfour Room
Thursday January 18, 2018
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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
 
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ADCC Inaugural Planning Committee
7:00 PM
LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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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
 
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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
Monday January 22, 2018
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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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DoubleACS Virtual Reality Lab
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience the virtual world with the HTC Vive in DoubleACS’ Virtual Reality Lab. For FREE participants will have the chance to travel the world, go underwater and witness the creatures of the sea, or play a series of fun mini-games. Just stop by the Balfour Room between 5pm and 8pm to take part in your free 15 minute session. This event is open to those 10 and older.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Read, Sing & Play
10:30 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages birth to 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 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 to sign up. See you there!
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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Flynn Terrace Condominium Association
6:30 PM

Annual meeting.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Teen Volunteer Training
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Application and registration required. Please contact Mrs. Witherell if you have a teenager interested in volunteering at the library.

LOCATION: Activity Room
 
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we are reading Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday January 25, 2018
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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!

Friday January 26, 2018
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Library Closed -- Staff inservice day
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
 
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Parent/Child Book Group
7:00 PM

Grades 2 - 4 -- January is our annual book share & cookie swap!  Read anything you would like, and tell us about it during our meeting.  Did you love it? Hate it? Would you recommend it?  

If you would like to participate in the cookie swap, bring at least 1 dozen treats and an empty container.  This is our most festive meeting of the year, so be prepared for fun!

Register online here.

LOCATION: Activity Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Read, Sing & Play
10:30 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages birth to 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 January 31, 2018
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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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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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Teen Volunteer Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teen volunteers are encouraged to attend this teen volunteer meeting.  Mrs. Witherell will be discussing upcoming volunteering opportunities as well as getting feedback from APL's teen volunteers on future programming.  Attendance counts as one volunteer hour.  Attendees must be current teen volunteers who have already been trained.  Registration is required.  To register please email.  Thanks!

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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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
Saturday February 3, 2018
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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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Take Your Child to the Library Day!
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Look for more information coming soon on fun activities for children of all ages! No need to sign-up, just drop-in any time during this program!  Siblings are welcome.

 

LOCATION: Children's Room
Monday February 5, 2018
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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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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, by Sally Bedell Smith.

Acclaimed biographer, Sally Bedell Smith, pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace.

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.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Read, Sing & Play
10:30 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages birth to 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 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!

 
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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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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board 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 Public School Superhero by James Patterson. Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "Grandma's Boy," a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life? (Goodreads.com)
 
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 February 8, 2018
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Attleboro Community Garden
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Yearly meeting of current gardeners with registrations following for the upcoming gardening season.

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!

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

Join us as we discuss Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler.

In this highly original book, a bestseller in Germany, Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. There have been other books on Dr Morell’s cocktail of treatments for Hitler and Goering’s reliance on drugs, but Ohler’s book is the first to show how the entire Nazi regime was permeated with drugs – cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines, the last of these crucial to troops’ resilience and partly explaining German victory in 1940. Ohler is explicit that drugs cannot explain Third Reich ideology, but their promiscuous use impaired and confused decision-making, with drastic effects on Hitler and his entourage, who, as the war turned against Germany, took refuge in ever more poorly understood cocktails of stimulants. This chemical euphoria changes how we should think about the Nazi high command and its ability to understand the situation it found itself in by 1944-45. As such Blitzed will force a wider reinterpretation of several key events during the Second World 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 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
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Read, Sing & Play
10:30 AM

Songs, stories and playtime for babies and toddlers ages birth to 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
 
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Emergency Preparedness - Mass Office of Disability Training
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The purpose of the meeting is to explore how to ensure that people with disabilities have the assistance they need in times of emergency. Residents will learn about state resources, local efforts and how to self-prepare.

•             An ice storm leaves the region without electricity.
•             Fire in an industrial plant forces evacuation of surrounding communities.
•             A train jumps the tracks, releasing a cloud of toxic chemicals.

Communities across the Commonwealth are planning for emergency situations like these, some are natural and others are man-made; some require evacuation while others require sheltering at home.

Members of the disability community will learn about the emergency response resources and procedures within their local communities and the steps that can be taken personally to prepare for emergency situations.  Persons with disabilities will also receive an “Emergency Go Pack” with essential items that might be needed during an emergency.  First Responders will receive “Tips for First Responders, 5th edition”.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by February 9th, 2017 to Jacquie O'Brien, RN.

Accommodations will be provided upon request.  In order to make requests, please contact Jacquie no later than January 18th, 2017.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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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
Thursday February 15, 2018
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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 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
Saturday February 17, 2018
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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 February 19, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Presidents' Day
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Indoor Storywalk

All Week While the Library is Open

It may be too cold to go outside for a walk, but the Library is warm!  Come in to the Children’s Room any time this week and take a “story walk”!  Follow the footsteps around the room as you and your child read a great story!  No need to register, just come on in!

Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Indoor Storywalk

All Week While the Library is Open

It may be too cold to go outside for a walk, but the Library is warm!  Come in to the Children’s Room any time this week and take a “story walk”!  Follow the footsteps around the room as you and your child read a great story!  No need to register, just come on in!

 
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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 to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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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Indoor Storywalk

All Week While the Library is Open

It may be too cold to go outside for a walk, but the Library is warm!  Come in to the Children’s Room any time this week and take a “story walk”!  Follow the footsteps around the room as you and your child read a great story!  No need to register, just come on in!

 
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Engineering Challenge—Speed Racers
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

For kids in grades 1-4. Due to popular demand, the Attleboro Library has added more STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) programming to our schedule.  You ask, we deliver!  During this program, older and younger kids will use recycled materials to build their own “Speed Racer”!

Space is VERY limited. Registration is Required.  Click here to register beginning January 1, 2018.

LOCATION: Balfour Room & 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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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
Friday February 23, 2018
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Indoor Storywalk

All Week While the Library is Open

It may be too cold to go outside for a walk, but the Library is warm!  Come in to the Children’s Room any time this week and take a “story walk”!  Follow the footsteps around the room as you and your child read a great story!  No need to register, just come on in!

Saturday February 24, 2018
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Indoor Storywalk

All Week While the Library is Open

It may be too cold to go outside for a walk, but the Library is warm!  Come in to the Children’s Room any time this week and take a “story walk”!  Follow the footsteps around the room as you and your child read a great story!  No need to register, just come on in!

 
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Attleboro Community Garden
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Registrations for the upcoming gardening season at the Attleboro Community Garden on Riverbank Road.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday February 26, 2018
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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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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
 
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Hebron Food Pantry
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Annual meeting.

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
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
 
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday March 1, 2018
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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 Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday March 3, 2018
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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 here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
 
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Attleboro Community Garden
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Registrations for the upcoming gardening season at the Attleboro Community Garden on Riverbank Road.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday March 5, 2018
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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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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him, by Jason Morgan 

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).

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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
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
 
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday March 8, 2018
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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!

Saturday March 10, 2018
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Attleboro Community Garden
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Registrations for the upcoming gardening season at the Attleboro Community Garden on Riverbank Road.

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 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
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Dodgeville Pond Condominium Association
6:00 PM

Annual association of owners meeting.

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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Fantasy Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tonight we will be discussing Fool Moon by Jim ButcherHarry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends.  With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.  Soon he finds himself pinned between trigger-happy FBI agents, shape-shifiting motorcycle gang members, a threatened mobster boss, and an heir to an ancient curse along with his primal fiancé. Throw in environmental activists and a pair of young werewolves in love and you have something of Fool Moon.

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

Thursday March 15, 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 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
Saturday March 17, 2018
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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 here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday March 19, 2018
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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
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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 March 22, 2018
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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!

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 to sign up. See you there!
LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday March 29, 2018
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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!

Saturday March 31, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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 (soon).

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday April 2, 2018
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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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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition, by Anne Frank.

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).

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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
 
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

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

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday April 7, 2018
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The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art
11:00 AM - 1:00 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 April 9, 2018
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday April 12, 2018
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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!

Saturday April 14, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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

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
Monday April 16, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Patriots' Day
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday April 19, 2018
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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
Monday April 23, 2018
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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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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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
 
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
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 to sign up. See you there!
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!

Saturday April 28, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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 (soon).

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday April 30, 2018
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Millstream Village Condo Association
6:30 PM

Annual condo association meeting.

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
 
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

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

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday May 5, 2018
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The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art
11:00 AM - 1:00 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 May 7, 2018
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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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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday May 10, 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: 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!

Saturday May 12, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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

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
Monday May 14, 2018
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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of Helen Keller: A Life, by Dorothy Herrmann.

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).

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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 May 17, 2018
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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
Monday May 21, 2018
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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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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
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 to sign up. See you there!
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!

Saturday May 26, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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 (soon).

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday May 28, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Memorial Day
Thursday May 31, 2018
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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!

Saturday June 2, 2018
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The Art Cart -- Spreading Smiles and Healing through Art
11:00 AM - 1:00 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 June 4, 2018
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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
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
 
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

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

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday June 9, 2018
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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 here (soon). You 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

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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Biography Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a book discussion of The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story, by Hyeonseo Lee.

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).

LOCATION: Balfour Room
 
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Attleboro Historical Commission
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday June 14, 2018
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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!

Monday June 18, 2018
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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
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday June 21, 2018
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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!

Saturday June 23, 2018
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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 here (soon). You will receive a confirmation e-mail once the registration is approved. 

LOCATION: Balfour Room & Activity Room
Monday June 25, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday June 28, 2018
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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 July 4, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Independence Day
Thursday July 5, 2018
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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 Cultural Council
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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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 July 18, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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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!

Monday July 23, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Thursday July 26, 2018
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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!

Thursday August 2, 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 August 15, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Best Day Ever  by Kaira Rouda. 

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Monday August 27, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Labor Day
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Thursday September 6, 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 September 8, 2018
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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
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday September 24, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Big Read Title (TBA).

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Columbus Day
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday October 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 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
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

LOCATION: Balfour Room
Monday October 22, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Parent's Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.

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

To reserve a seat, call or register online here.

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Saturday November 10, 2018
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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
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Veterans Day
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Library is Closing at 2:30
Thursday November 22, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Thanksgiving Day
Monday November 26, 2018
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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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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

This is a very casual, social environment for parents who love to read. This month we'll be reading .....

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

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

LOCATION: Tech Lab
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Friends of the Attleboro Public Library
5:00 PM

Monthly board meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting 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
Wednesday December 12, 2018
misc_none
Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library
6:00 PM

Monthly meeting.

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday December 17, 2018
misc_none
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."

LOCATION: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
misc_none
MS Support Group for Women
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A support group for women with MS. Generally on the third Wednesday of each month, we meet to talk about MS issues and give each other support.

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: Honorable Edward A. Lee Trustee Meeting Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Christmas Eve
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library is Closed -- Christmas Day
Monday December 31, 2018
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Library Closing at 4:30 -- New Year's Eve

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