Sunday July 15, 2018 - Saturday July 21, 2018
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Color of the Week-ORANGE

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Young Peter and his talking dog Jackson work to save Peter's father's detective agency from shutting down by helping a veterinarian retrieve a missing will. They team up with Madison, her poodle Cleo and a British parrot.

Watch Peter and Jackson save the day while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Cookbook Club
6:30 PM

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The Dighton Public Library has started a Cookbook Club. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 PM. The deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday, July 11.  We are sharing our favorite vegetable dishes.

This group meets once a month, with a different theme each month. Participants must sign up with the library in advance to let us know what type of dish you will be preparing (so we won’t have duplicates.) We will notify you of how many servings to bring for the group meeting. The servings are meant to be a taste – not full sized. And we ask that you bring copies of your recipes to share with the group.

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Historic New England
6:30 PM

Patricia Harris and David Lyon join us to give their tour of the top 100 National Landmarks of New England while sharing their book, Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks. Ms. Harris and Mr. Lyons have highlighted the more interesting landmarks around New England, those which they consider have the most intriguing and rewarding history.

In addition to historic houses and tall ships, Historic New England examines such quirky spots as the country's oldest weather stations, carousels and sandy beaches. From Fairfield, Connecticut's Birdcraft Sanctuary to the Windjammers of Rockland, Maine, this book will appeal to the historical enthusiast, armchair traveler and both local visitors and tourists alike.

Historic New England Book jacketPatricia Harris and David Lyon are authors of more than thirty books on travel, food and art, including Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont & New Hampshire in the Food Lovers series. The can be found online at the http://hungrytravelers.com

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Friday July 20, 2018
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Air Powered Rocket Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take flight with Ed the Wizard In this program you will learn how to build air-powered rocketsand airplanes, plus the basic properties of flight.

Each attendee will get a kit which we’ll build
together, then we’ll talk about how and why planes and rockets fly.

At the end we’ll put your
knowledge to the test with flight challenges like longest flight, landing accuracy, and stunt skills
This program is for kids ages 7-13.

This FUN, FREE program will take place in the field behind town hall.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday July 22, 2018 - Saturday July 28, 2018
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Color of the Week-PINK

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Sunday July 22, 2018
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A Return to Colonial Dighton
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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In conjunction with the 13th Continental Regiment Rehoboth Minutemen and the Lafayette Durfee House, the Dighton Public Library is bringing a day of colonial life back to 2018 Dighton.

There will be demonstrations and living exhibits that showcase life in colonial Dighton. This demonstration is free to all and is located in the field behind Dighton Town Hall.

This program is supported by a grant from the Dighton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Town Hall
Monday July 23, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Library @ Lincoln Village
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Library brings a variety of books, movies and to Lincoln Village to be checked out at the Community Room. This service is available to Lincoln Village residents and Dighton residents over the age of 60. 

Library services, such as getting a card, getting reference help and requesting materials is also available.

CONTACT:  Britt Grealish-Rust  508-669-6421  bgrealish-rust@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lincoln Village
 
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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and make a fun craft you can take home.  There will be plenty of supplies for everyone and you always have the option of making your own creation straight from your imagination.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Take Apart Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop in and help take apart various household items!

We'll have an item available for children to break down and use screwdrivers and other tools to create lots of pieces.  We'll have a chance to see how things are put together and look inside.  We have broken sewing machines and a broken microwave to start with.

If you have a broken appliance that you don't want, please talk to Miss Lorie to see if the library can use it for this educational and fun program.

 

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A military working dog befriends the President's son, who is having trouble leading a normal life..

Doggone it's another dog movie with a hero who sheds!

Join us for this fun movie while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ Despite pressure from her brother, Palmer, Cara Rutledge refuses to sell Primrose, the 85-year-old cottage on Isle of Palms, SC. Palmer does come up with a tenant for  the entire summer. Heather Wyatt is an accomplished illustrator with a commission to paint shorebirds for  postage stamps. She arrives at the house  with her three canaries and a well-hidden problem: she suffers from extreme social anxiety that often leads to panic attacks. While building a deck at Primrose, Bo Stanton senses Heather's shyness and is able to draw her out. They're making progress when Cara is dealt a tragic blow, losing the love of her life. She wants to return to the beach house  to heal, but Heather is unwilling to give it up. Instead, she offers Cara a solution that could help them both—why not share the beach house for  the rest of the summer? Monroe (The Beach House ) continues her series featuring women who return to Primrose for  comfort, healing, and strength. However, the books can stand alone. VERDICT Readers interested in environmental fiction highlighting endangered birds, turtles, and lands will delight in this latest novel featuring women who need the healing power of nature. Recommended for  fans of Dorothea Benton Frank and beach  fiction.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN --Lesa Holstine (Reviewed 05/15/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 9, p70)beach house for rent

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Friday July 27, 2018
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Catch the Story Bug with Karen Chase
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Karen Chase is returning to the library to share more stories with children and their parents or caregivers.  She always has fun interactive stories that entertain and get children thinking.

Join us for this free program brought to us by:

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Program P.A.C.E., Inc. Child Care Works.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday July 29, 2018 - Saturday August 4, 2018
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Color of the Week-BROWN

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Monday July 30, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and make a fun craft you can take home.  There will be plenty of supplies for everyone and you always have the option of making your own creation straight from your imagination.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Take Apart Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop in and help take apart various household items!

We'll have an item available for children to break down and use screwdrivers and other tools to create lots of pieces.  We'll have a chance to see how things are put together and look inside.  We have broken sewing machines and a broken microwave to start with.

If you have a broken appliance that you don't want, please talk to Miss Lorie to see if the library can use it for this educational and fun program.

 

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A panther leads a human boy on a trek through the jungle in order to reunite him with his kind. Along the way, the boy encounters a lazy bear, a devious snake and an orangutan who dreams of controlling fire.

Join us for a remake of the classic adventure of Mowgli and his friends while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Friday August 3, 2018
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Learn to Spray Dye Your Own T-shirt
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Bring your own white T-shirt and Miss Lorie will help you spray dye a fun design on it.  You can take it home and show your family your cool new shirt!

There will be several colors of dye and help for anyone interested in creating this fun craft.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday August 5, 2018 - Saturday August 11, 2018
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Color of the Week-RED

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Monday August 6, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Craft Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop by the library and make a fun craft you can take home.  There will be plenty of supplies for everyone and you always have the option of making your own creation straight from your imagination.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Take Apart Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop in and help take apart various household items!

We'll have an item available for children to break down and use screwdrivers and other tools to create lots of pieces.  We'll have a chance to see how things are put together and look inside.  We have broken sewing machines and a broken microwave to start with.

If you have a broken appliance that you don't want, please talk to Miss Lorie to see if the library can use it for this educational and fun program.

 

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Teenage babysitting rivals team up to track down one of their young charges who snuck away in the big city..

Stop in and find out just how difficult it is to babysit in the city while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Friday August 10, 2018
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Kulina Folk Art Soap Making Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This workshop is designed for children ages 5 and up. Each participant will make their own soapy creations using glycerin based soap and adding colors and scents. The process does not involve traditional soap making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap base has cooled slightly, we will add color, embed the goldfish and plants and add cosmetic grade glitter and essential oil (optional). At the end of the workshop each participant will take home their handmade soap, which can be unmolded the following day and used right away. Soap is approximately 4.50 oz. with two 1.75” goldfish and overall measurements of 2.75” x 6” x  1/2”.

Since the soap can get hot, a parent or guardian must be present for children under the age of 10 to lend a helping hand.

Registration is required and limited to 20 participants (we only count the number of people making a bar of soap).  Register at the library or call 508-669-6421 to sign up.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday August 12, 2018 - Saturday August 18, 2018
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Color of the Week-PURPLE

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Monday August 13, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Movie Night
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Avengers assemble their power in order to fight their collective enemy, Thanos, before he can wreak havoc on the entire planet.

Follow the latest adventures of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Friday August 17, 2018
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Wishkers Story Time

Join Miss Lorie for this fun Story Time with Stuffed Animals.  Children can listen to a story then stuff a special animal, fill it with a Wish and take it home.

Registration is limited to 20 children so sign up early and make a wish.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday August 19, 2018 - Saturday August 25, 2018
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Color of the Week-BLACK

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Monday August 20, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An elite sorcerer takes on an unlikely apprentice to help defend Manhattan from his archnemesis.

If you like fantasy, action and adventure this is the movie for you.  Sit back and enjoy while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Sunday August 26, 2018 - Saturday September 1, 2018
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Color of the Week-BLACK

Wear the color of the week to the library and get a sweet treat at the front desk!

Monday August 27, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
 
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Magic the Gathering
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Do you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Do you want to learn strategy to be a better player?

Join us to play this engaging game and compete to win a booster pack.  Learn new strategy and play a practice game then try to win a prize.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Feline spy Kitty Galore plots to conquer the world and finally gain the upper paw over her rivals. In order to fight this unforeseen threat, cats and dogs must band together to save both themselves and their humans.

Join us for a laugh with this funny movie while you munch on popcorn and snacks.

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Thursday August 30, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ In this surprising and  complex love story, Groff (Arcadia ) explores the obsessive nature of love. The first half of the novel is told from the viewpoint of the magnetic Lancelot "Lotto" Satterwhite, whose pleasant childhood ends when his wealthy father dies, leaving him and  his younger sister in the hands of their unbalanced mother, Antoinette. After a tortured adolescence spent at a boarding school, Lotto blossoms in college, becoming an acclaimed actor and  an eminent womanizer—until he meets the mysterious loner, Mathilde. After the two marry impulsively, Antoinette cuts off Lotto from his inheritance, but he eventually finds fame as a playwright with Mathilde by his side. In the book's second half, we see events from Mathilde's perspective. While in the first section she seems quietly supportive, her character is revealed to have a dark undercurrent of cold calculation, and  readers will question everything that has come before. VERDICT Like a classic tragedy, Groff's novel offers high drama, hubris, and  epic love, complete with Greek chorus-like asides. A singular and  compelling literary read, populated with extraordinary characters; highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 3/16/15.]— Joy Humphrey, Pepperdine Univ. Law Lib., Malibu, CA --Joy Humphrey (Reviewed June 1, 2015) (Library Journal, vol 140, issue 10, p86)"fates and furies

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Wednesday September 5, 2018
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Create Your Family Legacy: The Basics of Archival Storage
6:30 PM

The Dighton Public Library is hosting a series of events that will allow participants to create their own family archive. Attendees will also learn how to leave a digital legacy for future generations. You may attend any or all of the workshops.

This first workshop presents the basics of archival principles, digitization, storytelling and how to create a legacy with pictures, documents and artifacts. The discussion is rooted in the idea that our lives matter and that we are all someone else’s ancestor. Attendees will walk away knowing where to begin, learn the best location within their home to store documents, receive a presentation of archival enclosures, and will get tips on organizing materials. It is a standalone lecture, but also acts as an introduction to the other presentations:

Wednesday, September 12, Digital Preservation

Thursday, September 20,  Organizing Your Materials

Thursday, September 27,  Storytelling

Rhonda Chadwick is a local archivist who has a masters degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA.  She offers a variety of services at her website, https://lenasalina.com/

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Create Your Family Legacy: Digital Preservation
6:30 PM

The Dighton Public Library is hosting a series of events that will allow participants to create their own family archive. Attendees will also learn how to leave a digital legacy for future generations. You may attend any or all of the workshops.

This workshop discusses what happens to our digital presence after we pass. How do we preserve it for future generations? How do we save email, Facebook postings, word documents, and pictures? This presentation asks patrons to consider these questions and then begins to provide the answers. Fulfilling the Library of Congress’ initiative to have libraries teach patrons how to create a digital legacy, this class touches upon the best file formats for long term preservation, how to save email, social media pages, and websites. We’ll cover audio and video files and talk about digitizing old VHS tapes, papers, photographs and books. Archivists and the Library of Congress worry that there will be a gap in the historical record of the generation that built the digital superhighway’s infrastructure. This course attempts to close that gap and provide the first generation of the computer age with the necessary tools to create a digital legacy.

Thursday, September 20,  Organizing Your Materials

Thursday, September 27,  Storytelling

Rhonda Chadwick is a local archivist who has a masters degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA.  She offers a variety of services at her website, https://lenasalina.com/

 

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Create Your Family Legacy: Organizing Your Materials
6:30 PM

The Dighton Public Library is hosting a series of events that will allow participants to create their own family archive. Attendees will also learn how to leave a digital legacy for future generations. You may attend any or all of the workshops.

This workshop how to handle all of our stuff. Genealogists and family historians quickly get overwhelmed with the amount of family memorabilia they amass. Learning about the best storage enclosures, environmental controls and digital file formats is a great start, but if all that material isn’t stored properly, access can still be unmanageable or impossible. Using the tried and tested principles archivists use to organize and retrieve massive amounts of information patrons will learn how to create a true archive for their family collections.

Thursday, September 27,  Storytelling

Rhonda Chadwick is a local archivist who has a masters degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA.  She offers a variety of services at her website, https://lenasalina.com/

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney.

From Library Journal:  "/* Starred Review */ It's New Year's Eve 1984 and indomitable octogenarian Lillian Boxfish has places to go. Manhattan is her playground, and she's not going to let a subway vigilante or the winter chill keep her indoors. Outfitted in her beloved mink coat, which she bought for herself in 1942, Lillian briskly sets off from her Murray Hill apartment, reminiscing about her illustrious career as the highest-paid woman in advertising, her first love, Max, and her darling son, Gian. She joins a family of strangers at Delmonico's for dinner, charms a Filipino convenience store clerk, smartly tells off a boor at a trendy loft party, and unflappably transforms a mugging into a business transaction. Lillian's needle-sharp observations are astute and her unceasing love for New York City shines through. Her life has not always been breezy, but she keeps putting one fashionable foot in front of the other. VERDICT Rooney (O, Democracy!) takes us on a delightful stroll with a colorful character, inspired by the life of poet and ad woman Margaret Fishback, sprinkling just the right details and arch bons mots appropriate to Lillian's reputation as a woman of words. [See Prepub Alert, 8/1/16; Editors' Fall Picks 2016, LJ 9/1/16.] --Christine Perkins (Reviewed 12/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 20, p89)lillian boxfish takes a walk

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
 
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Create Your Family Legacy: Storytelling
6:30 PM

The Dighton Public Library is hosting a series of events that will allow participants to create their own family archive. Attendees will also learn how to leave a digital legacy for future generations. This is the final workshop in the series.

This workshop encourages us to share our family stories. Everyone has a story. Some people want to tell their own story, others want to capture the story of someone in their family. This class outlines many ways people can tell story. We’ll discuss setting up a family Facebook page, blogging as a way of storytelling, how to create a memory book or do an oral history. For those inspired to write, we’ll discuss the differences between writing an autobiography, memoir or a book of essays and present creative ways of using journaling as a storytelling device.

Rhonda Chadwick is a local archivist who has a masters degrees in both History and Library Science. She has worked at a number of institutions including the Rhode Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, and the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA.  She offers a variety of services at her website, https://lenasalina.com/

 

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Folk Music with Andy and Judy
6:30 PM

Andy and Judy are a local area folk duo who perform regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Their original, lyric driven songs feature close harmonies blending Judy's evocative alto and Andy's rich baritone. 

Beginning instrumetnally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy and Judy have deepened their sound through hte addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele and percussion. Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel and blues can be heard in their songs.

This duo has released 4 CDs of original music: Riverbend (2012), Dragonfly (2014), Follow Your Dream (2015) and This Old Town (2017). They are currently recording their fifth CD.

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Thursday October 25, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

From Library Journal:  "To what extent did Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Maric´, contribute to his groundbreaking theories? That question lies at the heart of this first novel, narrated by Mileva. When she arrives from Zagreb to study physics in Zurich in 1896, she faces local prejudice against Serbs and pity for her limp resulting from a congenital defect. She also must prove herself academically in a class of five men, including Albert; his interest in her quickly shifts from intellectual to romantic, with promises of marriage he doesn't fulfill until after their daughter, Lieserl, is born. Having lost her academic chances, Mileva hopes to continue collaborating with Albert on his theories, but he never acknowledges Mileva's work and increasingly treats her like a servant. Benedict draws on many sources, especially letters from Albert, Mileva, and her friend Helene Kaufler, but Albert in this portrait emerges as self-centered, unlikable, and ambitious. And as Mileva submits to Albert's repeated bullying, it is hard to imagine her drive and determination in pre-Zurich days. Although both Lieserl's fate (early death or possible adoption) and Mileva's scientific contributions are subjects of debate, they continue to stimulate discussion. VERDICT With a reading group guide included and major publicity campaign planned, expect steady demand in public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, 5/2/16.] --Kathy Piehl (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 13, p77)"the other einstein

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
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The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartbreak Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore.

From Library Journal:  /* Starred Review */ Readers will be pleased to catch up with the  three lifelong friends, dubbed in high school "the Supremes ," from the  author's best-selling debut, The Supremes  at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. A cast of quirky residents of Plainview, IN, from Baptist assistant pastors to traveling bluesmen, orbits now middle-aged Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean in this story of family, friendship, and forgiveness. The  novel opens with an unusual wedding scene involving a pair of octogenerians who once were sworn enemies. Sensitive, strong, sharp-tongued Odette narrates several chapters, providing insight on each new crisis (big or small) gleaned from living in a small town or from her dead mama, who pops up unexpectedly to chat. VERDICT Moore's bluesy, breezy novel takes readers through life's highs and lows and in-between times when no one knows what is coming next; its air of folksy optimism should appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Fredrik Backman. [See Prepub Alert, 12/19/16.]—Laurie Cavanaugh, Thayer P.L., Braintree, MA --Laurie Cavanaugh (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 10, p94)the supremes sing the happy heartbreak blues

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartbreak Blues by Edward Kelsey Moore.

In this well known classic, a miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghosts review his past and foretell his future. (from Novelist).a christmas carol

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.

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library

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