Monday February 26, 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
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Movie Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oscar-winning CGI-animated delight about the misadventures of the last robot on Earth, circa 2800, who romances a sleek, high-tech android.

Follow a robots adventures and see if he can save the planet while we munch on popcorn and snacks. (we will recycle our trash)

CONTACT:  Lorie Van Hook  508-669-6421  landrews@sailsinc.org
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Traveling Book Group
7:00 PM

The Traveling Book Group is meeting to discuss I LIked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi. Copies of this book are available at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion.

From Library Journal:/* Starred Review */ "Maddy was a devoted mother and wife who seemed to have it all, until the day she stepped off the roof of the Wellesley College Library. Gradually, through narration by Maddy, her 16-year-old daughter, Eve, and husband Brady, readers will discover the whole story. After the tragedy, while still somewhere beyond, Maddy watches her loved ones and influences the living. She won't let go until she can find someone to replace her in her family's lives . Brady and Eve, both struggling with grief and their private guilt, are unable to comfort each other. Slowly, through the memories of the three narrators and entries from Maddy's journal, the I liked my lifetruth is revealed. VERDICT Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, this hard-to-put-down, engrossing debut will have readers wondering until the very end. It examines life  and death, despair and faith, parenthood and marriage, the choices we make, and, most of all, love—making it a perfect choice for book clubs. --Catherine Coyne (Reviewed 11/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 19, p76)"

 

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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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, March 21 at 6:30 PM. The deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday, March 14.  We are sharing our favorite Irish dishes, in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

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 March 22, 2018
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The Softer Side of Celtic
6:30 PM
The Dighton Public Library presents The Softer Side of Celtic, performed by Jeff Snow. This performance is Thursday, February 15 at 6:30, at the Dighton Middle School.

The Softer Side of Celtic combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England into a program that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.  

You will hear the story of John Hunt who came to America in 1855. He settled in Aberdeen Maryland, found a job, got married, had children and spent the rest of his life in Aberdeen. He never returned to Ireland and never saw his family again. When John came to America he was 13. Their only communication was the annual family letter that told John the family news.  The letters were discovered in the 1970's and became the foundation for the Ballad of Kilkelly Ireland. You can learn more and read the first and last of the series of letters at   http://www.jeffsnow.net/kilkelly.html     
 
Jeff's concert is interactive, and he encourages questions and input from the audience. The typical concert lasts 75-90 minutes and includes music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp. Jeff Snow
CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
Thursday March 29, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy. 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.

From Publishers Weekly:  "McCoy’s (The Baker’s Daughter ) latest is a journey into the past that reveals the hidden depths of the lives of two very different women separated by more than 150 years. Sarah Brown, one of the children  of abolitionist John Brown, survives deadly dysentery only to learn that she will be barren from complications of the illness. Despite the devastating diagnosis, Sarah is determined to give meaning to her life. She assists in drawing maps for the runaway slaves her father is harboring in their Plattsburgh, N.Y., home. In present-day West Virginia, Eden and her husband, Jack, have left their life in Washington, D.C., behind to get a new start after Eden has a series of miscarriages. But Eden’s depression over her loss and seeming inability to conceive has left her doubting the stability of her marriage. When Jack leaves on a business trip, Eden is forced to deal with the puppy he bought her as she adjusts to life in the small town and seeks to uncover the history behind her house. McCoy carefully juxtaposes the past and the present, highlighting the characters’ true introspection, and slowly revealing the unusual similarities in the two woman’s lives, which leads to a riveting conclusion. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 9, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 10, p)"mapmakers children

 

CONTACT:  Phyllis Haskell  508-669-6421  phaskell@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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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, April 18 at 6:30 PM. The deadline for sign-ups is Wednesday, April 11.  We are sharing our favorite ancestral 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 April 19, 2018
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Going Solar 101
7:00 PM

Ronald Bennett of Got Sun, Go Solar returns to give a presentation on the benefits of bringing solar energy to your home. He will discuss the things you need to know about solar and the different incentives that are available to homeowners. 

**This is an informational, educational session only and is not a promotional meeting.

CONTACT:  Jocelyn Tavares  508-669-6421  jtavares@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Dighton Public Library
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.

From Booklist:  /* Starred Review */ Taryn Michaels specializes in hard-to-find patterns at an Upper West Side fabric shop. She is haunted by her failure to find a  match for a  scarf covered in bright marigolds , the same scarf she was holding when the Twin Towers fell in 2001, killing her husband. Unbeknownst to Taryn, the scarf began its life in New York on Ellis Island in 1911, when a  very recently widowed Welshman carried it into the scarlet-fever ward of  nurse Clara Wood. Clara, like Taryn, is hiding out in her work, having witnessed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, watching the man she loved jump from an upper floor. When Clara discovers the terrible secret of  the scarf’s original owner, Lily, she must decide if she can accept the help of a  handsome doctor and brave the ferry to Manhattan to find answers. Meissner’s first mainstream women’s fiction novel, after more than a  dozen Christian-fiction titles, hits all of  the right emotional notes without overdoing the two tragedies; instead, she seamlessly weaves a  connection between two women whose broken hearts have left them in an in-between place. A  good choice for Christian-fiction readers, for book groups, or for readers looking for a  book of  hope without schmaltz. -- Maguire, Susan (Reviewed 02-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 12, p24)"fall of marigolds

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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Mindful and Intuitive Eating
7:00 PM
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

From Kirkus:  "In Beartown , where the people are as "tough as the forest, as hard as the ice," the star player on the beloved hockey team is accused of rape, and the town turns upon itself.Swedish novelist Backman's (A Man Called Ove, 2014, etc.) story quickly becomes a rich exploration of the culture of hockey, a sport whose acolytes see it as a violent liturgy on ice. Beartown  explodes after rape charges are brought against the talented Kevin, son of privilege and influence, who's nearly untouchable because of his transcendent talent. The victim is Maya, the teenage daughter of the hockey club's much-admired general manager, Peter, another Beartown  golden boy, a hockey star who made it to the NHL. Peter was lured home to bring winning hockey back to Beartown . Now, after years of despair, the local club is on the cusp of a championship, but not without Kevin. Backman is a masterful writer, his characters familiar yet distinct, flawed yet heroic. Despite his love for hockey, where fights are part of the game, Peter hates violence. Kira, his wife, is an attorney with an aggressive, take-no-prisoners demeanor. Minor characters include Sune, "the man who has been coach of Beartown's  A-team since Peter was a boy," whom the sponsors now want fired. There are scenes that bring tears, scenes of gut-wrenching despair, and moments of sly humor: the club president's table manners are so crude "you can't help wondering if he's actually misunderstood the whole concept of eating." Like Friday Night Lights, this is about more than youth sports; it's part coming-of-age novel, part study of moral failure, and finally a chronicle of groupthink in which an unlikely hero steps forward to save more than one person from self-destruction. A thoroughly empathetic examination of the fragile human spirit, Backman's latest will resonate a long time.(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)"beartown

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 June 28, 2018
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Afternoon Book Discussion
4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

From Kirkus:  "The teenage Queen Victoria , raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert.Goodwin (The American Heiress, 2015, etc.) wrote this novel imagining the adolescence of the woman whose rule defined most of the 19th century just as her television script of the same story went into production in England; in her acknowledgments she thanks the actors and her daughter, a "teenage queen" herself. When the death of Victoria 's uncle, His Majesty William IV, puts her on the throne of England one month after her 18th birthday, she is legally in charge and ready to seize the reins of power, disappointing her mother and her adviser Sir John Conroy, who were counting on controlling her. Brushing them off like gnats, she announces, "For a start, I do not intend to stay here at Kensington. It is miles away from anything, and quite unsuitable as a royal residence.…I think I shall look over Buckingham House. It is in the centre of town, at least, and I believe it has a throne room." Her plan to ditch her mother and Conroy out in the burbs is quickly shot down by her new best friend and adviser, Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, who explains that "if you leave your mother behind at Kensington, there will be talk of an unpleasant kind, and that would be a shame so early in your reign." Soon hopelessly in love with the handsome older statesman she calls "Lord M," the little queen hasn't much more than a glance for the suitors vying for her attention. Then from Germany come two cousins from her mother's side—blond "demigods" Ernst and Albert. "Such a prig" is her judgment on the latter—but readers who remember their history know that something's gotta give.Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017.(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2016)"victoria

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 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
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
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
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
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.

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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