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Saturday June 23, 2018
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Summer Reading Kickoff
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kick off your summer with a day of fun! Play some lawn games and enjoy a cold treat at Gazebo Park.  Then head inside to the Children’s Desk and sign up for the Summer Reading Program and make a craft too.  All ages welcome. No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
Monday June 25, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Curious Creatures
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Curious CreaturesGet up close and personal with a selection of mammals, bugs and reptiles!  Learn all about these fascinating creatures.  Free tickets will be available to Medfield residents starting on Monday June 25 and to non-Medfield residents on Tuesday June 26.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley  5083594544  bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Embroidery Basics
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We will be learning and practicing a few basic but versatile embroidery stitches that can be used to make stand alone projects, or to embellish and personalize store bought clothing or your other sewn creations.  (If you're taking the Crazy Quilt workshop here on June 5th, you can bring that project back in and add to it!)  No previous sewing experience necessary. Please Register. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.
 
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Romance Book ClubWho doesn't like romantic suspense with a bit of humor? This month, we're reading and discussing Something About You by Julie James. If you haven't read her FBI series, you're in for a treat!

"Julie James rocks! You'll laugh out loud and wish you had an FBI agent of your own." - Sandra Hill 

There are not a lot of copies in the system but we'll have several at the library or request one HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM - 10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK OR NEXT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR NEXT SCHEDULED STORYTIME ON JULY 11th.

 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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eBooks and Audiobooks Class
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to check out eBooks and audiobooks from the library! In this class we will be covering how to access OverDrive, the library's online system for lending econtent, as well as Libby, OverDrive's new app which is available on Apple, Android and Windows 10 devices. Bring in your device and get started with eBooks and audiobooks today!

CONTACT:  Pam    pgardner@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday June 28, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM - 10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK OR NEXT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR NEXT SCHEDULED STORYTIME ON JULY 11th.

 
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Button Magnets
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We'll be using our super fun button maker to create a personalized set of 1.25" refrigerator magnets.  We'll have patterned papers, magazines and coloring supplies on hand, or feel free to bring in your own designs.  (If you want to use photos, make sure they're on regular copy paper!)  Please register. 

CONTACT:  Bri     bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Nina's 4th & 5th Grade Fun
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Origami BookmarksJoin other kids your age for creative fun! We'll be making Origami Corner Bookmarks.  For incoming 4th & 5th graders.  Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Nina Taylor    ntaylor@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday June 29, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Monday July 2, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Libraries Rock Painting!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Libraries Rock!  That’s our theme this summer so decorate one rock to take and one for the library.  All supplies provided.  Bring a playlist to listen to while we paint!

Please Register, Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Biography & Memoir Book Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Biography Book ClubDo you love reading about the lives of the famous, infamous and not famous at all? Well, this book club is for you! We're reading biographies, autobiographies and memoirs from throughout history. 

This month we're reading and discussing What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love by Carole Radziwill

Summary:

"On a clear summer night in July 1999, a small plane plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, carrying John Kennedy, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister Laura. Three weeks later, John's cousin Anthony Radziwill died of cancer. In this moving and candid memoir, Carole Radziwill, Anthony's widow, tells her story." 

The book will be at the library or you can request one HERE

CONTACT:  Nicole Vandeyar    nvandeyar@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Library Closing at 6pm
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We're celebrating the birth of our nation by closing a bit early on Tuesday July 3rd so we can all get to where we need to be for the festivities. Please feel free to run in from 10-6 for all of your 4th of July book needs! 

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4th of JulyThe MPL is closed today in observance of Independence Day. Hope you have a wonderful celebration of the birth of the USA!

Thursday July 5, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR NEXT SCHEDULED STORYTIME ON JULY 11th.

 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Libraries Rock Painting!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Libraries Rock!  That’s our theme this summer so decorate one rock to take and one for the library.  All supplies provided.  Bring a playlist to listen to while we paint!

Please Register, Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Friday July 6, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 9, 2018
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Parachute Play
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM

ParachuteRing around the parachute with music, games, a story and a craft!  Ages 2-4 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the date of the program.  Please choose either 10:15 or 11:00 session.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Blood Pressure screening with Leandra McLean
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Blood Pressure Screening

Please join Medfield's Public Health nurse, Leandra McLean RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN at the Medfield Public Library the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:30-11:30 to get your blood pressure checked and to ask your simple health questions. If Leandra doesn't know, she will certainly find out! 

We are pleased to be working with the town of Medfield and Leandra to be bringing this important service to our patrons! 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
 
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Parachute Play
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Parachute PlayRing around the parachute with music, games, a story and a craft!  Ages 2-4 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the date of the program.  Please choose either 10:15 or 11:00 session.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer concert series with Colette O'Connor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer concert seriesJoin us for a break from the summer heat with this indoor concert series at the library! We're so excited to welcome Colette O'Connor to the Dailey Room Stage to help us decompress from our busy day and help us sleep well at night! She'll be doing 4 consecutive performances and we can add on more if we love it! 

New England-based Singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's all original acoustic music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Good for all ages. This simple, yet sophisticated, acoustic experience refreshes and affirms inner-child eye-twinkles that, sometimes, need re-charging. O'Connor's music weaves jazzy-blues to rocking folk.

"Refreshing...beautifully unique." -Deb Andersen, KZUM FM, NE. 
"Her performances are fun, funny, thought-provoking. Hypnotic voice, rich lyrics, smoking guitar, it's all there, and then some! "- Nick Noble, NPR station WICN FM, Worcester.

Learn all about Colette HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Hamilton: The Musical! Trivia Contest
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hamilton TriviaHamilton Throwdown: Are you a Hamilton fan who knows every word to “Guns and Ships,” or just listening to the award-winning musical for the first time? Hamilton fans will gather at the library to answer trivia questions, play games and enjoy the music. ??

This is an event for all ages but mostly for ages 13 and up (we don't want to discourage the 10 year old Hamilton afficionados, though), so feel free to bring the family! There will be prizes. Feel free to wear your Hamilton gear (we certainly will be!)

We’ll have 5 teams of 4 each – make your own team or come and meet some new people. 

Space for teams is limited and registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
There are 24 spaces available.
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Upcycled T-Shirt Drawstring Bag
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Turn an old t-shirt into a drawstring backpack, perfect for summer days at the beach. 

You bring the t-shirt, we'll provide everything else!

No sewing experience neccesary. Ages 13-113 welcome.

 Please register. 

CONTACT:  Bri     bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday July 13, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 16, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ImagArena: Imagination Workshop
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

ImagArenaMore than a typical building workshop, ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop, and the framework of a video game! Ages 5-8.  Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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ImagArena: Imagination Workshop
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

ImagArenaMore than a typical building workshop, ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop, and the framework of a video game! Ages 9-12.  Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Summer concert series with Colette O'Connor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer concert seriesJoin us for a break from the summer heat with this indoor concert series at the library! We're so excited to welcome Colette O'Connor to the Dailey Room Stage to help us decompress from our busy day and help us sleep well at night! She'll be doing 4 consecutive performances and we can add on more if we love it! 

New England-based Singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's all original acoustic music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Good for all ages. This simple, yet sophisticated, acoustic experience refreshes and affirms inner-child eye-twinkles that, sometimes, need re-charging. O'Connor's music weaves jazzy-blues to rocking folk.

"Refreshing...beautifully unique." -Deb Andersen, KZUM FM, NE. 
"Her performances are fun, funny, thought-provoking. Hypnotic voice, rich lyrics, smoking guitar, it's all there, and then some! "- Nick Noble, NPR station WICN FM, Worcester.

Learn all about Colette HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Needle Felted Jewelry
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Needle felting is both simple and fun.  Use this age-old technique to create a playful piece of

jewelry for yourself or for a gift. 

No experience necessary.  Please register. 

CONTACT:  Bri     bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Fiction Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiction Book Club

This month, we're reading and discussing Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (author of Little Fires Everywhere). 

"Tantalizingly thrilling, Ng's emotionally complex debut novel captures the tension between cultures and generations with the deft touch of a seasoned writer. Ng will be one to watch" ~ Booklist Starred Review

Copies of the book will be at the library or you can request one HERE

CONTACT:  Terri Wickham    twickham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Mystery Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mystery Book ClubFor this Mystery Book Club book, we're reading and discussing The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman, the first book in The Leaphorn, Chee and Manuelito mysteries! Copies available at the library, or you can request one here

Summary:

Homicide is always an abomination, but there is something exceptionally disturbing about the victim discovered in a high lonely place, a corpse with a mouth full of sand, abandoned at a crime scene seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues. Though it goes against his better judgment, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer. There is palpable evil in the air, and Leaphorn's pursuit of a Wolf-Witch is leading him where even the bravest men fear, on a chilling trail that winds perilously between mysticism and murder.

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    sallison@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Happy Trees Paint Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Image result for bob ross  Paint Happy Trees everywhere!  Join us as we follow along to a classic episode of "The Joy of Painting"; all supplies provided, including snacks!  Please register. Grades 6-12.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday July 20, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday July 23, 2018
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Music Makers
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Music MakersEnhance your little one's love of music during this 30 minute bonding time, with songs, dance and movement games to excite your budding musician.  Ages 0-5 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the class date.  Please choose either 10:30 or 11:05 session.


 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 24, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer concert series with Colette O'Connor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer concert seriesJoin us for a break from the summer heat with this indoor concert series at the library! We're so excited to welcome Colette O'Connor to the Dailey Room Stage to help us decompress from our busy day and help us sleep well at night! She'll be doing 4 consecutive performances and we can add on more if we love it! 

New England-based Singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's all original acoustic music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Good for all ages. This simple, yet sophisticated, acoustic experience refreshes and affirms inner-child eye-twinkles that, sometimes, need re-charging. O'Connor's music weaves jazzy-blues to rocking folk.

"Refreshing...beautifully unique." -Deb Andersen, KZUM FM, NE. 
"Her performances are fun, funny, thought-provoking. Hypnotic voice, rich lyrics, smoking guitar, it's all there, and then some! "- Nick Noble, NPR station WICN FM, Worcester.

Learn all about Colette HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Make A Book
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Design and bind your own blank book!

Ages 15 and up are welcome.

Please register.

CONTACT:  Bri     bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Storyteller, Kurt Jackson
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Kurt JacksonDrop in and join our favorite storyteller and MAP teacher as he shares some of his favorite tales.  Pajamas welcome!

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Romance Book ClubWe're prepping for Kristan Higgins' new book coming out in August! We're doing this by reading her last book Now That You Mention It, a book about family, love and laughter - no one does it better than Kristan! 

"The kind of book I enjoy the most--sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!" --New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew

You can pick up a copy at the library or request one HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Needle Felted Jewelry
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Needle felting is both simple and fun.  Use this age-old technique to create a playful piece of

jewelry for yourself or for a gift. 

No experience necessary.  Ages 13-113 welcome. Please register. 

CONTACT:  Bri     bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday July 27, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday July 28, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Monday July 30, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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Little Kid Yoga
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Kid YogaGet bendy with your buddies at this yoga class designed especially for preschoolers. Ages 3 - 5. Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Big Kid Yoga
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Big Kid YogaGet bendy with your buddies at this yoga class designed especially for early elementary school kids. Ages 6 - 9. Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Sign Language Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign Language ClubJoin MAP teacher, Charlotte Brown, to learn Sign Language in a fun and interactive way.  Kids can learn the alphabet, animals, basic phrases and more!  Ages 6 - 10. Club scheduled for July 31 & Aug. 2, 7, 9 and kids can do some or all dates.  Sign up required.  Sign up for each date separately.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Harry Potter Cookie Decorating - For Kids!
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

HP Cookie Decorating - Kids

Today is Harry Potter's birthday so we're decorating cookies in this honor! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to join Carrie Huang for this hour long class, as she teaches us some Harry Potter specific techniques for decorating cookies that will make your mouth water. After this, you'll be ready for the Yule Ball, the Shrieking Shack and Hogsmeade :)

Registration will begin on Monday July 23rd - space will be limited so keep an eye out to sign up

(Note: Because of the nature of this class, we ask that parents of kids 5-7 stay in the room. Younger siblings are welcome to hang out in the children's room on the 2nd floor with another caregiver)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Medfield Public Library

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
 
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Harry Potter Cookie Decorating - For Teens & Adults!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

HP Cookies - AdultsToday is Harry Potter's birthday so we're decorating cookies in this honor! Folks 13 and up are welcome to join Carrie Huang for this hour long class, as she teaches us some Harry Potter specific techniques for decorating cookies that will make your mouth water. After this, you'll be ready for the Yule Ball, the Shrieking Shack and Hogsmeade :)

Registration will begin on Monday July 23rd - space will be limited so keep an eye out to sign up  

(Note - we are registering in this manner in order to minimize no-shows)

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Medfield Public Library

 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
Wednesday August 1, 2018
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Minuteman Library Crawl
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Its a pub crawl… only with Libraries! We invite you to spend a day visiting local libraries – find out what is special about each and what they have to offer to you and your family. This is an event for all ages - all you need is a love of libraries (and a car, definitely a car :)!

Its a Scavenger Hunt! Start at any library on the list (and get your “passport” with all relevant information). Each library has one thing that you must find and take a picture with. If you get to at least 5 sites and show your pictures to the librarians, you’ll get a highly coveted prize (one prize per family or group)! And then, post your pictures and tag us – we love our social media  ?? We'll keep you posted about a dedicated app for this event!

The participating libraries (so far) are: Medfield Public Library (of course!) the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library (Natick), the Dover Town Library, the 2 branches of the Framingham Public Library, the Goodnow Library (Sudbury), the Acton Memorial Library, the Sherborn Public Library, the Wayland Free Public Library, the 2 branches of the Wellesley Free Library, the Weston Public Library,  the Cary Memorial Library (Lexington), the Medway Public Library, the Millis Public Library, the Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood), the Belmont Public Library, the Randall Library (Stow), the Waltham Public Library, the two branches of the Westwood Public Library, the Winchester Public Library, the Woburn Public Library, Medford Public Library, the Needham Free Public Library, the Robbins Library (Arlington), the Public Library of Brookline, the Franklin Public Library,  the Lincoln Public Library, the Bedford Free Public Library, and Annenberg Library (Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill)! 

Refreshments may be served to help you through the long, hard trek  ?? 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
 
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Sign Language Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign Language ClubJoin MAP teacher, Charlotte Brown, to learn Sign Language in a fun and interactive way.  Kids can learn the alphabet, animals, basic phrases and more!  Ages 6 - 10. Club scheduled for July 31 & Aug. 2, 7, 9 and kids can do some or all dates.  Sign up required.  Sign up for each date separately.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday August 3, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday August 6, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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An evening with author Kristan Higgins
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kristan HigginsWe are so pleased to bring Kristan Higgins to the Medfield Public Library in her pre-publication tour of her newest book Good Luck with That - we get the book a day before it is released! If you are one of those people who will stay up all night reading, this event is for you! 

Good Luck with That is a book which will make you laugh, cry and think. It will challenge you to consider how you see yourself and how you think others view you (and why). This is an opportunity to engage with Kristan about these important and, for some, life changing concepts. 

Good Luck with That“Masterfully told, Good Luck With That is a story with which every woman will identify. We all deal with body image, self-esteem, and acceptance of love at one time or another. Bravo, Kristan Higgins, bravo!”
#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

“The mega-talented Kristan Higgins tackles head-on the challenging topics of weight and body image with sensitivity, grace, insight, and humor. This is an important and brave book in a time when any writer who wishes to explore these issues risks being called out for fat shaming, a subtle form of censorship that I find especially troublesome when being able to love our bodies—whether we’re thin or curvy—is hard for so many of us....I can’t imagine a single reader who won’t recognize herself somewhere in these pages.”
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Kristan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, Her books have received many awards and accolades, and she is a six-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction. Learn more about Kristan and her book on here website HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018
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Sign Language Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign Language ClubJoin MAP teacher, Charlotte Brown, to learn Sign Language in a fun and interactive way.  Kids can learn the alphabet, animals, basic phrases and more!  Club scheduled for July 24, 26, 31 & Aug. 2.  Sign up required.  Sign up for each date seperately.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer concert series with Colette O'Connor
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Summer concert seriesJoin us for a break from the summer heat with this indoor concert series at the library! We're so excited to welcome Colette O'Connor to the Dailey Room Stage to help us decompress from our busy day and help us sleep well at night! She'll be doing 4 consecutive performances and we can add on more if we love it! 

New England-based Singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's all original acoustic music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. Good for all ages. This simple, yet sophisticated, acoustic experience refreshes and affirms inner-child eye-twinkles that, sometimes, need re-charging. O'Connor's music weaves jazzy-blues to rocking folk.

"Refreshing...beautifully unique." -Deb Andersen, KZUM FM, NE. 
"Her performances are fun, funny, thought-provoking. Hypnotic voice, rich lyrics, smoking guitar, it's all there, and then some! "- Nick Noble, NPR station WICN FM, Worcester.

Learn all about Colette HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
Wednesday August 8, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Slumber Party
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Stuffed Animal Slumber PartyDrop in with your favorite stuffed animal and a cozy blanket to tuck them in.  Pick them up the next morning and see pictures of all the fun and mischief they got up to during the night!  All ages welcome.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Sign Language Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign Language ClubJoin MAP teacher, Charlotte Brown, to learn Sign Language in a fun and interactive way.  Kids can learn the alphabet, animals, basic phrases and more!  Club scheduled for July 24, 26, 31 & Aug. 2.  Sign up required.  Sign up for each date seperately.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Nina's 4th & 5th Grade Fun
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Nina's Glass PaintingJoin other kids your age for creative fun!  We'll be doing Glass Painting!  For incoming 4th & 5th graders.  Sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday August 10, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday August 13, 2018
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Parachute Play
10:15 AM - 10:55 AM

ParachuteRing around the parachute with music, games, a story and a craft!  Ages 2-4 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the date of the program.  Please choose either 10:15 or 11:00 session.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Blood Pressure screening with Leandra McLean
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Blood Pressure Screening

Please join Medfield's Public Health nurse, Leandra McLean RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN at the Medfield Public Library the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:30-11:30 to get your blood pressure checked and to ask your simple health questions. If Leandra doesn't know, she will certainly find out! 

We are pleased to be working with the town of Medfield and Leandra to be bringing this important service to our patrons! 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
 
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Parachute Play
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Parachute PlayRing around the parachute with music, games, a story and a craft!  Ages 2-4 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the date of the program.  Please choose either 10:15 or 11:00 session.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 14, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Game of Thrones (the books!) Trivia Contest
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Game of Thrones trivia

Are you a huge George R.R. Martin fan? Have you read all of the books and gnashed your teeth at the show's changes? Than this event is for you! Come show off your knowledge of the Game of Thrones books - who is the mother of dragons? Why is 'hold the door" so sad? It'll be the middle of summer but we know that Winter is Coming! For those who only watch the show, there will be SPOILERS!

This is an event for adults but teens who have read the books are welcome! There will be prizes. Feel free to wear your GoT gear (we certainly will be!)

We’ll have 5 teams of 4 each – make your own team or come and meet some new people. 

Space for teams is limited and registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday August 15, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Pattycake Place
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Babies and their caregivers - join us for lapsit fun! Enjoy songs, stories, and rhymes during this interactive storytime.  Ages 0-24 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Toddler Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities designed especially for toddlers and their caregivers.  Ages 18 - 36 months.  No sign up required.  Please choose one Storytime session per week.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Lunch Bunch
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us behind the gazebo with your snack or picnic lunch.  Enjoy picture stories and interactive activities. In case of inclement weather, Lunch Bunch will be canceled.  All ages welcome.  No sign up required.  *No Storytimes June 27 & 28, July 4 & 5 and Aug. 22 & 23, 29 & 30

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Bernadette's 2nd & 3rd Grade Fun
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Bernadette's Cardboard Games

Join other kids your age for creative fun!  We'll be making Cardboard Games - board games, arcade games, or whatever else you want to make out of recycled materials.  For incoming 2nd & 3rd graders. Sign up required.

 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday August 17, 2018
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Summer Crafts
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Summer CraftsDrop in this summer on weekdays, from June 25 through August 17, to have fun with different crafts each week!  This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" so come by and be surprised by different projects that have fun with this theme.  It might be music, geology, or something else that totally rocks!!  Ages 3 & up with an adult.  No sign up required.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday August 20, 2018
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Music Makers
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Music MakersEnhance your little one's love of music during this 30 minute bonding time, with songs, dance and movement games to excite your budding musician.  Ages 0-5 with Adult.  Sign up required and begins 2 weeks before the class date.  Please choose either 10:30 or 11:05 session.


 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Summer Celebration Concert
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Summer Celebration Concert

Come celebrate the close of another summer of fun and learning.  Join us outside at Gazebo Park to sing and dance along to the musical talents of Stefilia's Little Stones and enjoy a cold treat too.  It's the perfect excuse to pack a picnic lunch and come early with the family!  All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK OR NEXT.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SEPT. 5th, WHEN WE BEGIN OUR FALL STORYTIME SCHEDULE.

Thursday August 23, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK OR NEXT.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SEPT. 5th, WHEN WE BEGIN OUR FALL STORYTIME SCHEDULE.

Saturday August 25, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Wednesday August 29, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SEPT. 5th, WHEN WE BEGIN OUR FALL STORYTIME SCHEDULE.

Thursday August 30, 2018
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NO STORYTIME TODAY
10:15 AM

NO STORYTIME THIS WEEK.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SEPT. 5th, WHEN WE BEGIN OUR FALL STORYTIME SCHEDULE.

Thursday September 20, 2018
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Mystery Book Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Mystery Book ClubFor this Mystery Book Club book, we're reading and discussing Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, we'll have copies at the library or you can request one here

"Magpie Murders is a double puzzle for puzzle fans, who don't often get the classicism they want from contemporary thrillers." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

*A New York Times bestseller

*#1 Indie Next Pick

*NPR best book of 2017

*Amazon best book of 2017

*Washington Post best book of 2017

*Esquire best book of 2017

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    sallison@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Cookbook Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cookbook ClubFor our first Cookbook Club in the Fall (and on a Thursday!), we're cooking and eating from Table of Contents by Judy Gelman & Vicky Levy Krupp! Choose and make a recipe, then come together to share food and stories of how successful you were in using the cookbook. 

Copies of the cookbook available at the library, or you can request one HERE.

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For this Romance Book Club, we're going waaaay back to the classics of Kathleen Woodiwiss, one of the pioneering ladies of historical romance. Although not "politically correct", most of us have probably read at least one Woodiwiss in our reading history. 

Let's not pick a book, let's talk about our experience of these books - The Flame and the Flower, Shanna, The Wolf and the Dove, Ashes in the Wind, A Rose in Winter and so many others. Let's think about the books for the audience back when they were written and through the current lens. Romance readers have never shied from difficult topics! 

We will have copies of the various books in the library or you can request them online through the Minuteman network. If you are new to Woodiwiss, please keep in mind that these books were written in the 70's and 80's and were the gateway books for many long time readers. Can't wait for this discussion!

Kathleen Woodiwiss

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Thursday October 11, 2018
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Cookbook Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cookbook ClubThis month we're cooking and eating from New england kitchen : fresh takes on seasonal recipes by Jeremy Sewall & Erin Byers Murray. Choose and make a recipe, then come together to share food and stories of how successful you were in using the cookbook. 

Copies of the cookbook available at the library, or you can request one HERE.

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Romance Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Romance Book ClubThis month we're going in a bit of a different direction - have you ever heard of Steampunk? We're reading and discussing Soulless by Gail Carriger, described as a Steampunk paranormal romance. It's the first in the "Parasol Protectorate" series. If you'd like a more visual adaptation, Soulless is also in comic book format - you can find it HERE.

A finalist for several literary awards and a recipient of the 2010 Alex Award, Soulless was declared by Publishers Weekly to be one of the "Best Books of 2009".

Summary:

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or request one HERE

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Thursday November 8, 2018
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Cookbook Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cookbook ClubThis month we're cooking and eating from Friendsgiving : celebrate your family of friends by Alexandra Shytsman. We'll be ready for the holidays! Choose and make a recipe, then come together to share food and stories of how successful you were in using the cookbook. 

Copies of the cookbook available at the library, or you can request one HERE.

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!

Thursday December 13, 2018
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Cookbook Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cookbook ClubThis month we're cooking and eating from Cook's illustrated all time best holiday entertaining by the editors at America's Test Kitchen. We'll be ready for the holidays! Choose and make a recipe, then come together to share food and stories of how successful you were in using the cookbook. 

Copies of the cookbook available at the library, or you can request one HERE.

CONTACT:  Meena Jain    mjain@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday December 29, 2018
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Friends 1/2 Price Bookstore Sale
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come in and check out the great selection of books, DVDs. CDs and more.  Today at 1/2 price!


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