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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Wednesday August 23, 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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Movie Night
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Follow the adventures of Belle and the Beast while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Cookbook Club
6:30 PM

barefoot contessa cookbookThe Dighton Public Library has started a Cookbook Club. The next meeting is Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 PM. The deadline for sign-ups is Thursday, August 17. August's theme is Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. Research one of her cookbooks (available with us or through Overdrive as an ebook) and bring a dish for the group to share

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.

 

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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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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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Lou's Upcylces
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Participants will learn about upcycling plastic bags through the process of fusing.  Using the heat and pressure of a household iron, a new type of textile is formed from un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers that would usually be thrown away. This 101 class teaches the basics of plastic bag fusing and each participant will complete a final project using the fused textile.

Join us to create your own project using un-recyclable materials.  Sign up at the library or call 508-669-6421 to register.

Visit http://www.lousupcycles.com/ to learn more about this interesting, fun program.

There are 12 spaces available.
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Tibetan mastiff living in a remote mountain community dreams of being a rock star. But when he heads to the big city to seek his fortune, his unprotected flock of sheep are preyed upon by a hungry wolf.

Follow Bodi's adventures in trying to be a rock star while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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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 7, 2017
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Traveling Book Group
7:00 PM

The Traveling Book Group is discussing Ellen Marie Wiseman's novel, What She Left Behind.

What she left behindAccording to Publisher's Weekly, May 15,2017 issue, "Ellen Marie Wiseman made a splash in 2014 with her very successful second novel, What She Left Behind, which traced the lives of Izzy, a girl raised in foster care, and Clara, a flapper girl who was institutionalized for refusing to obey her controlling father. ...Wiseman says, 'What She Left Behind spoke to so many readers because "asylums have always fascinated a lot of people, and reading about the disturbing things that happened within their walls is a safe way to satisfy their curiosity about the different, frightening, and unknown."

Copies of this book are available at the library, and all are welcome to participate in the discussion.

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.

LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
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Thursday November 30, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

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

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 December 28, 2017
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

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

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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