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Monday August 8, 2022
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Preschool Yoga - Outside (Register)
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

UPDATE:  DUE TO THE HEAT, WE WILL BE HOLDING THIS CLASS INSIDE THE MEETING ROOM TODAY

Preschoolers can join Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Erin Mann, for yoga and mindfulness. Yoga activities are a great way to learn about fitness, relaxation, and meditation – while having fun at the same time!  Children and caregivers can spread out on the grass with their own yoga mat, or towel. 

This program is designed for Ages 3 – 5. Caregivers should be present during the session & are welcome to join in!

In the event of inclement weather, this program will take place inside the library.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Click REGISTER below to reserve your child a spot.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Big Kid Yoga - Outside (Register)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

UPDATE: DUE TO THE HEAT, WE'LL BE HOLDING THIS CLASS INSIDE THE MEETING ROOM TODAY.

Elementary age kids can join Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Erin Mann, for yoga and mindfulness. Yoga activities are a great way to learn about fitness, relaxation, and meditation – while having fun at the same time!  Children and caregivers can spread out on the grass with their own yoga mat, or towel. 

This program is designed for Ages 6 – 10. Children unde the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby during this program.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will take place inside the library.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Click REGISTER below to reserve your child a spot.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In & Build
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 27 thru August 16, drop-into the Activity Room on Mondays & Tuesdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to build with the library's collection of Legos, Magna-Tiles, Duplos and other building toys. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room & children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Department. 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 9, 2022
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Drop-In & Build
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 27 thru August 16, drop-into the Activity Room on Mondays & Tuesdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to build with the library's collection of Legos, Magna-Tiles, Duplos and other building toys. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room & children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Department. 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Youth Pride Zine Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us in-person to make your own zines! We will use the skills learned in Abby Neale's virtual workshop presented on July 26th. You will have the option to display your zines in the Teen Space! No registration required.      

IN-PERSON PROGRAM 

AGES 10+

PLEASE REGISTER.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 10, 2022
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Drop-In Art Room
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 29 thru August 18, drop-into the Activity Room on Wednesdays & Thursdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to get creative with the library's arts & crafts materials. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room and children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Troubled -- The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs - VIRTUAL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Kenneth R. Rosen will discuss his recent critically acclaimed book, "Troubled: The Failed Promise of America's Behavioral Treatment Programs," in this Zoom webinar. The book was a "New York Times" Editor's Choice; one of "Newsweek's" Most Highly Anticipated Books of the Year; and a "Bustle" Best Book of the Year. It has been optioned separately as a feature film and a docuseries.

About The Book: In the middle of the night, they are vanished. Each year thousands of young adults deemed out of control―suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, and rage―are carted off against their will to remote wilderness programs and treatment facilities across the country. Desperate parents of these “troubled teens” fear it’s their only option. The private, largely unregulated behavioral boot camps break their children down, a damnation the children suffer forever.

Acclaimed journalist Kenneth R. Rosen knows firsthand the brutal emotional, physical, and sexual abuse carried out at these programs. He lived it. In "Troubled," Rosen unspools the stories of four graduates on their own scarred journeys through the programs into adulthood. Based on three years of reporting and more than one hundred interviews with other clients, their parents, psychologists, and health-care professionals, "Troubled" combines harrowing storytelling with investigative journalism to expose the disturbing truth about the massively profitable, sometimes fatal, grossly unchecked redirection industry.

About The Author: Kenneth R. Rosen has written for the "New Yorker," the "New York Times Magazine", "VQR," and the "Atlantic." He is a contributing writer at "WIRED" and the author of "Bulletproof Vest." Kenneth spent six years at the "New York Times," his hometown newspaper. He is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award in international reporting.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM LINK

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Thursday August 11, 2022
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Rhyme Time ~ Outside
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Thursday, May 26 - Aug. 18, @ 10:15 AM outside on the lawn.

No Registration Required

Songs, fingerplays, movement & stories that are just right for babies & toddlers.

Bring a blanket & spread out on the grass! Caregivers should plan to stay with their child & participate. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-36 months with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Preschool Pageturners ~ Outside
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Preschool Pageturners takes place every Thursday, May 26 - August 18, @ 11:15 AM outside on the lawn.

No Registration Required

Stories, songs, movement & other activities for the "big" little kids.  This program is designed to foster a love of reading & learning and to promote early literacy skills in children.

Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass! Caregivers should plan to stay with their child during this program and are welcome to participate.

Best for ages 3-6 years with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

This summer program is generously funded by the Charles River School.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Drop-In Art Room
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 29 thru August 18, drop-into the Activity Room on Wednesdays & Thursdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to get creative with the library's arts & crafts materials. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room and children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday August 12, 2022
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Music & Movement with Sarah ~ Outside
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Music & Movement with Sarah will take place on Fridays ~ June 17, July 8 & Aug. 12 @ 10:15 am

No Registration Requried.

Join Sarah Gardner at the Gazebo for songs, dancing, & fun with instruments.  Perfect for babies, toddlers & preschoolers. Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass.

Caregivers should plan to stay with their child & participate. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones.

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
Monday August 15, 2022
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Drop-In & Build
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 27 thru August 16, drop-into the Activity Room on Mondays & Tuesdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to build with the library's collection of Legos, Magna-Tiles, Duplos and other building toys. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room & children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Department. 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Drop-In & Build
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 27 thru August 16, drop-into the Activity Room on Mondays & Tuesdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to build with the library's collection of Legos, Magna-Tiles, Duplos and other building toys. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room & children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Department. 

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday August 17, 2022
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Drop-In Art Room
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 29 thru August 18, drop-into the Activity Room on Wednesdays & Thursdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to get creative with the library's arts & crafts materials. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room and children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Embroidery In The Park!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Embroiderers of all skill levels are welcome at this low-key embroidery social to work on projects together.  If you're working on a project at home, bring it along.  If you're not, we'll have supplies and you can start one! If you don't know how to embroider yet, Bri will teach you, and if you're a beginner and need some assistance, Bri can help with that, too!

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket and meet on the lawn in front of Building #2 at the Medfield State Hospital grounds. (That's the 2nd building on the left with the big white pillars and the American flag on the porch.  There is a parking lot right there so you won't have to carry your chair very far.

Drop by or stay the whole two hours! No need to register, but email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for remidners and weather-related scheduling updates.

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHAT DOES OUR TEEN ADVISORY BOARD DO?

  • PLAN EVENTS! (Haunted House planning happening NOW!)

  • EAT SNACKS!

  • HELP THE LIBRARY!

  • EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS!

  • EXPERIENCE FOR COLLEGE AND JOB APPLICATIONS!

OPEN TO GRADES 5 & UP

You do NOT have to register to be on the Board, just show up!

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Good Grief -- How To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet - VIRTUAL
7:00 PM

Author E.B. Bartels will discuss her new book, "Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter," in conversation with Chloe Shaw, author of "What Is a Dog?: A Memoir."

About The Book: "Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter" is an unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they’ve passed. E.B. Bartels has had a lot of pets—dogs, birds, fish, tortoises. As varied a bunch as they are, they’ve taught her one universal truth: to own a pet is to love a pet, and to own a pet is also—with rare exception—to lose that pet in time. But while we have codified traditions to mark the passing of our fellow humans, most cultures don’t have the same for pets. Bartels takes us from Massachusetts to Japan, from ancient Egypt to the modern era, in search of the good pet death. We meet veterinarians, archaeologists, ministers, and more, offering an idiosyncratic, inspiring array of rituals—from the traditional (scattering ashes, commissioning a portrait), to the grand (funereal processions, mausoleums), to the unexpected (taxidermy, cloning). The central lesson: there is no best practice when it comes to mourning your pet, except to care for them in death as you did in life, and find the space to participate in their end as fully as you can. Punctuated by wry, bighearted accounts of Bartels’s own pets and their deaths, "Good Grief" is a cathartic companion through loving and losing our animal family.

About The Author: The nonfiction work of E.B. Bartels has appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, The Believer Logger, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Toast, The Butter, Entropy, FullStop, Ploughshares online, and the anthology The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, among others. She is a regular performer in Mortified, and her flash nonfiction piece “Vulnerable” was the winner of the 2018 Eldridge Tide & Pilot Book Story Contest.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM LINK.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Thursday August 18, 2022
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Rhyme Time with Julie Stepanek ~ Outside
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Join special guest, Julie Stepanek, for a very musical Rhyme Time!

No Registration Required

Songs, fingerplays, movement & stories that are just right for babies & toddlers.

Bring a blanket & spread out on the grass! Caregivers should plan to stay with their child & participate. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-36 months with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Campfire Songs with Julie Stepanek ~ Outside
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Join special guest, Julie Stepanek, for a very musical storytime exploring some fun and funny campfire songs, chants and call & responses.

No Registration Required

Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass! Caregivers should plan to stay with their child during this program and are welcome to participate.

Best for children ages 3 - 8 with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Drop-In Art Room
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Starting June 29 thru August 18, drop-into the Activity Room on Wednesdays & Thursdays, anytime between 2:00 - 5:00 pm to get creative with the library's arts & crafts materials. 

Please note that children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a caregiver in the Activity Room and children under the age of 9 should have a caregiver nearby in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Knitting Clinic & Club - OUTDOORS
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

 

Join our amazing knitting instructor, Cindy, to get some help with your personal knitting project.  If you don't need any help, bring your project and come hang out with other knitters! 

Meet us at the picnic tables on the green by the library.  If it's raining, we'll meet inside the library.

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and scheduling updates.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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READ THE RAINBOW BOOK CLUB!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a monthly LGBTQ+ book group for teens! All identities welcome. Each month will have a different theme and participants are welcome to bring any (LGBTQ+) book that matches the theme to discuss. Grades 5 and up!

THERE WILL BE SNACKS!

JUNE: Romantic Comedies

JULY: Spooky Stories

AUGUST: International Settings

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Friday August 19, 2022
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Recycling Ambassadors Clean-Up (Register)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Let’s thank Mother Earth for a wonderful summer and clean-up Gazebo Park! We'll have litter grabbers, gloves & bags for all the kids.  Let's see how many pounds of trash we can pick-up!

This program is for ages 7 & up. (Please note that ages 7 & 8 need a caregiver nearby during this program).

Ages 5 & 6 are welcome to register with a caregiver as a team. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click REGISTER below.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Outdoor Doodle Club
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a relaxing hour under the trees at Outdoor Doodle Club!

We'll have a different doodle prompt each time we meet, or do your own thing.  Use the supplies provided or bring your own! This is not a drawing class, it's just an hour to let your mind wander over the paper. 

Meet on the lawn in front of Building #2 at the Medfield State Hospital Grounds (that's the second building on the left as you drive onto the grounds.  It has big white pillars and an American flag on the porch.  There is a parking lot right there so you won't have far to carry your chair.)

No drawing skills are required! Bring your own chair or blanket.

No need to register or RSVP but Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net for reminders and weather-related updates.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Saturday August 20, 2022
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Saturday Rhyme Time ~ Outside
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Bring a blanket and join us outside on the lawn for songs, fingerplays, & stories that are just right for babies & toddlers.

Caregivers should plan to sit with their child & participate. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

No Registration Required.

Best for ages 0-36 months with a caregiver.

In the event of inclement weather, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
 
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Saturday Pageturners ~ Outside
11:15 AM - 11:50 AM

Bring a blanket and join us outside on the lawn for stories, songs, movement & other activities for the "big" little kids.  This program is designed to foster a love of reading & learning and to promote early literacy skills in children.

No Registration Required.

Best for ages 3-5 years with a caregiver; No registration required.

In the event of inclement weather or wet conditions, this program will take place in the Children's Room.

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    bfoley@minlib.net
Tuesday August 23, 2022
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Word Games with Friends- Outdoors!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us at the Medfield State Hospital grounds for, you know...word games with friends!
 
We play a wide variety of games like Scattergories, Boggle, Balderdash, and Quicktionary.  No worries if you've never played before - we'll teach you!
 
Bri will bring the games, you just bring your own chair and meet us on the lawn of Building #2 (the second building on the left as you drive into the grounds, with the big white pillars and American flag on the porch - there's a parking lot right there so you won't have far to carry your chair.) 
 
You do not need to register or RSVP but Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and weather-related updates.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Wednesday August 24, 2022
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Living with Wildlife in Massachusetts - VIRTUAL
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We share Massachusetts with a diverse range of wildlife that you may have come across exploring your neighborhood or making headlines in the news. Learn about commonly encountered wildlife such as deer, coyote, and raccoons, and their intersection with the wild and developed spaces we inhabit. Find out best practices for maintaining bird feeders and attracting visitors. From amazing pollinators to problematic mosquitoes and ticks, we’ll introduce some incredible insects and how we impact each other. Whether you watch it from your window or your screens, you’ll learn more about how to peacefully co-exist with these unique neighbors here in the Commonwealth. Led by Tia Pinney, a Biologist, Lead Naturalist, and educator at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln. Since 1994, when she first started working at the farm, Tia has overseen efforts to maintain New England’s wildlife on our 206-acre property, managing staff and volunteers in planting projects and citizen science.

Click to register for the Zoom link for this program presented by Mass Audubon!

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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End of Summer Party & Storyteller, Kurt Jackson
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us outside at Gazebo Park for an end of summer Party! Kurt Jackson will tell stories & we'll have lawn games, bubbles, rock painting, freeze pops, and more!

No registration required.

Best for ages 3-10 with a caregiver but kids of all ages are welcome!

CONTACT:  Bernadette Foley    
Thursday August 25, 2022
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PRIDE CRAFTS @ PARK ST. BOOKS!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join the Medfield and Medway Public Libraries and Medfield Together at Park St. Books for some fun Pride Crafts!  AGES 10 & UP.

LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH @ 3PM

JUNE 30th: Paint Your Pride Pottery

JULY 28th: Bookmarks

AUGUST 25th: Button-making

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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Extraterrestrial -- The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth with Harvard's Avi Loeb VIRTUAL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bestselling author Avi Loeb will discuss his recent critically acclaimed book, "Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth," in this Zoom webinar.

About The Book: Harvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.

In "Extraterrestrial," Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, "Extraterrestrial" challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.

About The Author: Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected Loeb as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM LINK.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Wednesday August 31, 2022
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From Apollo To Artemis -- NASA's Most Recent & Next Missions To The Moon - VIRTUAL
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Did you know that 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17? Did you know that the Apollo 17 was the LAST manned lunar landing flight? Did you know that NASA is planning the first full-up test flight to the moon? Are you aware of Artemis, which marks NASA's upcoming return to the moon, with the goals to land the first woman on the moon and establish a permanent lunar presence? Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Len Rabinowitz, a retired high school science teacher and lifelong astronomy enthusiast, in a discussion of lunar missions -- from Apollo 17 to Artemis.

Click here to register for the Zoom link.

 

LOCATION: Off-Site
Thursday September 1, 2022
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Film Fans Discussion Group
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us to eat popcorn and watch a movie on the big screen or watch the movie at home and just come in for the discussion!

Movie Screening: 5:30 p.m.

Discussion: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Film TBA!

Email Jared at jkarp@minlib.net to get on the mailing list so you can vote for upcoming films.

CONTACT:  Jared    jkarp@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday September 7, 2022
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Adult Summer Reading END OF SUMMER SOCIAL!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

CAMP READ for Adults has come to a close but there's one last shindig to celebrate our love of reading and community!

Join us at the library after hours for an adults-only social event with beer, wine, juice, yummy treats, book recommendations, literary trivia, and the Camp Read Grand Prize Raffle drawing! (You don't have to be present to win, but attendees get an extra raffle entry.)

You do not need to register to attend, but if you know you want to come, click REGISTER below to help us plan better. Thanks!

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 8, 2022
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Kindness Club for Adults - Virtual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kindness Club for Adults is part discussion, part action!
Every second Thursday of the month, we meet on Zoom to discuss a book or do an activity,  and to set specific kindness goals for ourselves to strive for during the coming month. 
 
This month we will be discussing Parts 2 and 3 of the book The Power of Strangers.  Copies are available at the main library desk, but don't worry if you haven't done the reading - join us anyway!
We'll also set a Kindness Goal to strive for as a group until we meet again.
 
Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get the Zoom link and the readings.  New members are always welcome, even if you haven't done the reading!
 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Friday September 9, 2022
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Embroidery In The Park!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Embroiderers of all skill levels are welcome at this low-key embroidery social to work on projects together.  If you're working on a project at home, bring it along.  If you're not, we'll have supplies and you can start one! If you don't know how to embroider yet, Bri will teach you, and if you're a beginner and need some assistance, Bri can help with that, too!

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket and meet on the lawn in front of Building #2 at the Medfield State Hospital grounds. (That's the 2nd building on the left with the big white pillars and the American flag on the porch.  There is a parking lot right there so you won't have to carry your chair very far.

Drop by or stay the whole two hours! No need to register, but email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for remidners and weather-related scheduling updates.

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Monday September 12, 2022
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Word Games with Friends- Outdoors!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us at the Medfield State Hospital grounds for, you know...word games with friends!
 
We play a wide variety of games like Scattergories, Boggle, Balderdash, and Quicktionary.  No worries if you've never played before - we'll teach you!
 
Bri will bring the games, you just bring your own chair and meet us on the lawn of Building #2 (the second building on the left as you drive into the grounds, with the big white pillars and American flag on the porch - there's a parking lot right there so you won't have far to carry your chair.) 
 
You do not need to register or RSVP but Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and weather-related updates.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Tuesday September 13, 2022
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Documentary Cafe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for coffee and donuts and to watch a short documentary film.  If you'd like, stay afterwards for an unstructured chat about the film.  Topics will vary.

Please click REGISTER below to sign up.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
Thursday September 15, 2022
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I Dissent - Ruth Bader Ginsburg Performance
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

"I Dissent" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg performed by Sheryl Faye

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020. She was the second woman and the first Jewish woman ever appointed to the Court and became the longest serving Jewish Justice.

She championed fairness and equality and objected to different expectations for men and women, prejudice against minority groups in places like hotels and restaurants, and women having fewer job opportunities than men. Ruth served on the national board of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)  and launched The Women’s Rights Project, she continued to be a leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life continues to be one of achievement: as a lawyer, professor of law, a judge, and then a Supreme Court justice, she stands out because she was not afraid to dissent, disapprove, and disagree with conditions of unfairness and inequality. This show is the inspiring story of how she changed her life—and ours.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday September 20, 2022
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Fiction Book Club - OUTDOORS
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us to discuss House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III.  

In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like the most important piece of territory in the world.On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back.Dubus has an extraordinary ability to get us inside each of his characters, to see the world as it is for each of them. These are people with ordinary flaws, people just looking for a small piece of ground to stand on, driven by the same needs into inevitable conflict—a conflict in which even the reader, rooting for all of them, has no safe haven.Unfolding relentlessly from its tense and colorful first lines, House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph. It turns both the traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story upside down with a heartrending outcome, in a masterstroke of American realism and Shakespearean consequence. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.  -Oprah's Book Club

Copies are available at the main desk at the library, and the digital audiobook is available at Hoopladigital.com. 

If the weather is nice, this meeting will be held under the gazebo by the library - please bring your own chair.  If the weather isn't nice, we'll meet inside the library. 

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the Fiction Book Club mailing list for scheduling updates, book selections, and Zoom links when necessary.  

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
Wednesday September 21, 2022
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Embroidery In The Park!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Embroiderers of all skill levels are welcome at this low-key embroidery social to work on projects together.  If you're working on a project at home, bring it along.  If you're not, we'll have supplies and you can start one! If you don't know how to embroider yet, Bri will teach you, and if you're a beginner and need some assistance, Bri can help with that, too!

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket and meet on the lawn in front of Building #2 at the Medfield State Hospital grounds. (That's the 2nd building on the left with the big white pillars and the American flag on the porch.  There is a parking lot right there so you won't have to carry your chair very far.

Drop by or stay the whole two hours! No need to register, but email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for remidners and weather-related scheduling updates.

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Word Games with Friends- Outdoors!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us at the Medfield State Hospital grounds for, you know...word games with friends!
 
We play a wide variety of games like Scattergories, Boggle, Balderdash, and Quicktionary.  No worries if you've never played before - we'll teach you!
 
Bri will bring the games, you just bring your own chair and meet us on the lawn of Building #2 (the second building on the left as you drive into the grounds, with the big white pillars and American flag on the porch - there's a parking lot right there so you won't have far to carry your chair.) 
 
You do not need to register or RSVP but Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and weather-related updates.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Thursday September 29, 2022
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Ted Reinstein Author Visit - Before Brooklyn
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Boston reporter and author, Ted Reinstein, at the libary for a discussion about his new book Before Brooklyn.

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947.


This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

About the Author

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s
award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—
nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor
for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial
board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is
also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed
(Globe, 2016).

Space is limited.  Please click REGISTER below to reserve your seats. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday October 13, 2022
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Estate Planning Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday November 10, 2022
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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