Saturday June 24, 2017 - Friday June 30, 2017
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Begin Summer Reading

Summer Reading Starts Today!

Stop by the library and pick up your summer reading books and a chain!

Keep track of how much time you spend reading and earn lots of beads to put on your chain.

Sign up for Summer Reading here:

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Sunday June 25, 2017 - Saturday July 1, 2017
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Puzzle Night
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Try your skill at different kinds of puzzles! There will be jigsaw puzzles available, rubrics, mazes and many challenging, brain straining, mind bending scramble squares to sharpen your mind.

See if you can solve one or all of our many puzzles.

 

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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An average Lego figure is mistaken for a legendary adventurer, and joins a league of superheros in order to defeat a ruthless tyrant.

Build a Lego Superhero and save the day while we watch this fun movie and munch on popcorn and snacks.

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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos.

From Publisher's Weekly: /*Starred Review*/ The Jones family would seem to have no luck. Aneira Hope Jones, already terminally ill, was swept away by a tornado in 1978. Now her husband has been felled by lightning, and his longtime mistress, Viney-best friend to his wife and virtually the stepmother of his three children-must rally alientated, overweight art scholar Larken; sex-obsessed Gaelen, a famed weatherman mostly because of his family history; and their slightly nutty little sister, Bonnie. The Jones siblings have had far from perfect lives. But they're also rooted in the warm and sensible little town of Emlyn, NE, proud of its Welsh heritage, and this fresh, invigorating novel fingers carefully through their pain. Kallos (Broken for You) doesn't rip her characters apart, just tenderly shows us their failings as they stumble, in a realistic and satisfying manner, toward better selves. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/08.]—Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed September 1, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 14, p118)Sing them home

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Sunday July 2, 2017 - Saturday July 8, 2017
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Monday July 3, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed

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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Watch Lego Batman battle Lego Joker and try to save Gotham while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

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Thursday July 6, 2017
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Traveling Book Discussion
7:00 PM

The Dighton Public Library is participating in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read that will bring the entire state of Massachusetts together in celebrating one of our most prolific figures. To help celebrate, the Traveling Book Group will read his book, Cape Cod, which discusses his walks along the Cape Cod National Seashore. 

Highland Light, from the Writings of Henry David Thoreau  All are welcome to join the discussion, and copies of the book are available at the libcape cod coverrary.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Sunday July 9, 2017 - Saturday July 15, 2017
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BROWN

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Monday July 10, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday July 11, 2017
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build a volcano
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

We're going to build a volcano and see how it erupts! 

Come into the library and build a volcano with Miss Lorie and learn what makes a volcano erupt and try it out.

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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Scooby, Shaggy and the gang find themselves in a mystery when they take a VIP tour of a film studio, and the classic movie monsters who inhabit the studio decide to drop in for a visit while they are there.

Watch the zany adventures of Scooby while we munch on popcorn and snacks.

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Friday July 14, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

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Sunday July 16, 2017 - Saturday July 22, 2017
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Monday July 17, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday July 18, 2017
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Candy Experiments
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like CANDY!

Do you like SCIENCE! 

Join Miss Lorie and try out some Science Experiments with Candy.  We'll be trying several different experiments with lots of yummy candy and other food items.

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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

Amanda and Leo, best friends with the same birthday, had a falling out on their tenth birthday and have not spoken since, but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their eleventh birthday repeats itself again and again.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Batman goes on a trip with Batgirl and Nightwing, but they encounter trouble along the way. Meanwhile, the Justice League works to keep Gotham City crime-free while Batman is away.

Watch Lego superheroes save Gotham City one more time!  Enjoy popcorn and snacks while we find out.

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Friday July 21, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

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Sunday July 23, 2017 - Saturday July 29, 2017
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Monday July 24, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

BUBBLES!! BUBBLES!!BUBBLES!!

Let's make different kinds of bubble soap and see what makes the biggest bubbles.  We can also see if we can make colorful bubbles.  We can learn a little bit about the science behind bubble soap.

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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars. Includes mathematical calculations and tips for running a successful lemonade stand.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A LEGO hero battles an evil wizard. Voices include Yvonne Strahovski and Ryan McPartlin.

Watch Lego superhero Clutch Powers battle to save the world while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand.

From Booklist: In this enjoyable comedy of manners, Hilderbrand returns to Nantucket, the setting of her 14 previous novels. Madeline, a best-selling author, is happily married to Trevor. Her best friend, Grace, is married to successful real-estate developer Eddie and lives in a much grander house with extensive grounds. Grace’s passion for gardening leads her to hire and carry on with Benton Coe, a hunky landscape architect. At the same time, Madeline is struggling to write the second novel in a two-book  deal. She can’t afford to return her advance, so, desperate to get over her writer’s block, she submits to her publisher the story of Grace’s affair, very thinly disguised. Eddie, meanwhile, resorts to questionable measures to shore up his precarious finances, while Madeline’s son, Brick, and Grace’s twin daughters, Allegra (the cool one) and Hope (the smart one), negotiate their own teen hell of envy and gossip. Hilderbrand does her usual expert job of evoking the Nantucket setting and portraying flawed but likable characters, and the value of family and friendship is affirmed at the end. -- Quinn, Mary Ellen (Reviewed 06-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 19, p45)The rumor

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Friday July 28, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

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Sunday July 30, 2017 - Saturday August 5, 2017
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Monday July 31, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday August 1, 2017
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Laser Maze
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Laser Maze is Back for the Afternoon!!!

Can you navigate the maze without touching any "beams"???  If you can you will receive a delicious prize.  Try different routes, Make it to different sections and challenge yourself.

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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.  If you have a chance, watch the movie so we can do a comparison, and decide which was better.
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Animated entry in the sci-fi saga tracking the war between the Galactic Republic and Separatists.

Watch Yoda and his friends in action while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Friday August 4, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

Local author Carla Marerro will be reading a few of her stories today in the park.

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Sunday August 6, 2017 - Saturday August 12, 2017
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Monday August 7, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday August 8, 2017
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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller and a droid companion embark on a journey that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, who are now battling a fascist regime called the First Order.

Watch this amazing science fiction adventure while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Friday August 11, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

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Sunday August 13, 2017 - Saturday August 19, 2017
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Monday August 14, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

After her twelfth birthday, Rory checks off a list of things she is finally allowed to do, but unexpected consequences interfere with her involvement in the movie being shot at her school, while a weird prediction starts to make sense.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Wednesday August 16, 2017
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Reading With Daisy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Daisy the dog will be at the library looking for children who can read to her.  She is an attentive audience who will not judge reading skills.  Daisy loves to listen to children and help build confidence in reading.

Sign up with Miss Lorie or drop in and take a turn reading to Daisy.

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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and build something out of lots of craft supplies. 

There will be a guided craft available that will be added to each week. We are going to build a doll size room and each week we'll make something to decorate our room with.

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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Watch the beginning of the Star Wars Saga while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Friday August 18, 2017
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Stories in the Park
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Pack a picnic and join Miss Lorie at the playground beside town hall and listen to some fun stories while you munch on lunch.

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Sunday August 20, 2017 - Saturday August 26, 2017
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Monday August 21, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Tuesday August 22, 2017
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Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dighton Middle School 6th grade students are invited to attend this book group instead of completing the written assignment for summer reading.

A young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland, and he must determine if he has what it takes to survive the Nazis and fight back.
 
Students will be expected to discuss the plot, how the characters changed during the story, how the story might've been improved and give a general opinion of the book.
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Sunday August 27, 2017 - Saturday September 2, 2017
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Tot Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Magic the Gathering Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in at the library and play MtG with group of teens.  There will be a prize for the winner of the Pack Game.

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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter.

From Library Journal: /* Starred Review */ Walter's newest book (after The Financial Lives of the Poets ) will have readers checking out Richard Burton movies and Cinque Terre guidebooks after marveling at his imagination and spot-on characters. It's 1962, and Dee Moray, an American starlet, has just fled the tumultuous Roman set of Cleopatra to hole up in a dilapidated hotel in an obscure Italian seaside village. Pasquale Tursi, the young proprietor of the Hotel Adequate View, is instantly smitten. Flash-forward 50 years. Claire, the ambitious yet practical young assistant to the once-legendary producer Michael Deane, is enduring another Wild Pitch Friday. A screenwriter desperate to sell his script ("Donner! An epic story of resiliency!") and an older Italian man bearing Deane's tattered business card both appear at Claire's door. Walter expertly traces the lines among these characters, using keen wit and snappy dialog to express the theme that "life was a glorious catastrophe." VERDICT The pop-culture references and wistful tone will please Nick Hornby fans and build Walter's following. Not to be missed. [See Prepub Alert, 12/19/11.]— Christine Perkins, Bellingham P.L., WA --Christine Perkins (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 06, p75)Beautiful ruins

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich.

From Booklist: /*Starred Review*/ Erdrich’s nine-volume cycle of novels revolving around an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota has always carried within it a deep faith in the sacredness of the world and of the stories we tell one another. Her fiction looks fearlessly at the harshest experiences and finds within them both mystery and meaning. In her latest, former drug addict Faye Travers is an estate appraiser living in a small New Hampshire town. Faye, a thoroughly modern woman, has always regarded the Native American part of her background with a certain wariness. But her reserve crumbles when, upon being called to sell the possessions of the descendants of an Indian reservation agent, she finds a rare and valuable drum . She impulsively takes it home, where it wakes her at night with its haunting sounds. She tracks it back to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, discovering how it was bartered away for alcohol. The drum  was originally made by a grieving father in tribute to his young daughter, who was eaten by wolves. Once the drum  is given back to its rightful owner, it plays a crucial role in guiding three young children, left alone in a freezing house with no food, to safety. It also serves to connect Faye to her heritage and to her deepest emotions. All of the voices that weave in and out of this narrative are, by turns, mournful and funny, rueful and proud, and always, even within the bleakest of circumstances, full of hope. If, for Erdrich, the reservation is the place of original sin, it is also the place of final redemption. -- Joanne Wilkinson (BookList, 06-01-2005, p1711)The painted drum

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

From Booklist: Readers curious about the emotional flow between hostages and their takers should cotton to this novel based on the 1996 Tupac Amaru takeover of the Japanese ambassadorial residence in Lima, Peru. It traces the hostages’ adjusting attitudes during the torpor of a months-long siege. Relief from their tedium takes the form of luscious world-class soprano Roxane Coss, who had been entertaining an international assortment of diplomats and businesspersons when the terrorists took the Peruvian vice president’s house. Everybody loves her, eventually--a Russian diplomat, the Japanese tycoon who paid for her performance, one of the teenage hostage-takers, and so on. The medium for all professions of admiration and love is polylingual Gen Watanabe. As Watanabe flits from conversation to conversation, Patchett develops the characters’ thoughts. Watanabe, for example, takes a shine to a child-soldier terrorist, Carmen, who comes to share the fate of an operatic earlier bearer of her name. Unhurriedly, even languorously, Patchett brings readers into the minds of the characters. (Reviewed June 1, 2001) -- Gilbert Taylorbel canto

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

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Thursday November 30, 2017
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes.

From Booklist: World War II has ended, and four Australian women are about to embark on the trip of  a lifetime. They are joined by 650 other women who will make the six-week trip to England aboard the HMS Victoria to be reunited with the men they married just prior to or during the war. These "war brides " are in a perilous position: leaving behind everyone and everything they know to start a new life in a new country, unsure whether they will be welcomed by their new in-laws and able to handle life married to men they barely know. The stress of  these concerns, coupled with life on a battleship full of  seamen, ensures the trip is an adventure for all—especially when secrets are revealed that could ruin reputations and the hint of  forbidden romance blossoms on board. VERDICT Moyes's (Me Before You; The Girl You Left Behind; One Plus One ) engrossing and well-written novel with romantic content is light but powerful. Through emotive language and suspense, the author effectively thrusts readers into the brides ' world of  anxiety, urgency, hope, and excitement. Highly recommended for historical romance readers.— Jennifer Harris, Southern New Hampshire Univ. Lib., Manchester --Jennifer Harris (Reviewed October 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 16, p75)ship of brides

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Thursday December 28, 2017
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing 2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino.

From Library Journal: /* Starred Review */ Almost ten years old, Madeleine Altimari is a self-described "poor motherless girl in old stockings." Often hungry but pragmatically compensating for her grieving father's neglect, she's a mouthy old soul who doesn't play nice with others. What Madeleine does do is live and breathe jazz. On Christmas Eve, she is determined, at all costs, to sing at a run-down Philadelphia jazz bar called the Cat's Pajamas. Her teacher Sarina Greene whose love for an old flame is unrequited (or so she thinks) is also drawn to the Cat's Pajamas. Lorca, the bar's owner, has just been informed that his bar will be shut down unless he comes up with an impossible sum of money to cover his countless citations and bring the place up to code. That these threads converge is a given. The surprise is in the purely original construction of an irresistible story that takes place in just 24 hours. VERDICT By the fourth sentence of the first page, readers will fall in love with debut author Bertino; delighted adoration of Madeleine will take another half page. This assured, moving, brilliantly funny tale of music, mourning, and off-kilter romance entrances with its extraordinarily inventive language. Be prepared for a quick reread of this novel to try to answer the question: How did Bertino do that? [See Prepub Alert, 2/3/14.]— Beth Andersen, formerly with Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI --Beth Andersen (Reviewed July 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 12, p70)ship of brides

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