MAIN LIBRARY EXHIBIT

Recent Acquistions & Discoveries

October 25-December 30, 2017

A 9 foot long fish?  A bunch of fake grapes?  A box of matches?  Find out about the objects, ephemera and art that's been added to the library's Special Collections in recent years and how they help tell the story of New Bedford.  

Monday October 23, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tech Tuesday

You have devices, we have help!  Bring in your tech devices - iPads, Kindles, etc. - and we'll help you use them.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

You have devices, we have help!  Bring in your tech devices - iPads, Kindles, etc. - and we'll help you use them.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MEETING OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 24, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  September 26, 2017
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – Ms. Horton-Simms

Finance – Ms. Fraga

Gifts – Fr. Harrington

Personnel – Ms. Rogers

Policy – Ms. Blake

Scholarship – Mr. Cruz

Security – Fr. Bebis

Old Business

New Business

Communication

Adjournment

CONTACT: Olivia Melo  508.961.3044  omelo@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MEETING OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

October 24, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  September 26, 2017
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – Ms. Horton-Simms

Finance – Ms. Fraga

Gifts – Fr. Harrington

Personnel – Ms. Rogers

Policy – Ms. Blake

Scholarship – Mr. Cruz

Security – Fr. Bebis

Old Business

New Business

Communication

Adjournment

CONTACT:
  Olivia Melo
  508.961.3044
  omelo@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Mayor's Office Hours

Mayor Jon Mitchell's monthly office hours

CONTACT: Denise Plaskon  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Mayor Jon Mitchell's monthly office hours

CONTACT:
  Denise Plaskon
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PJ Story Hour

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed toy for a night of stories, crafts, and milk and cookies.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed toy for a night of stories, crafts, and milk and cookies.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Adult Computer Class - Beginner

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit-Wits Knitting Group

Adult knitting and crochet group.  Bring in your projects and get help.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Adult knitting and crochet group.  Bring in your projects and get help.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Listening Tour - Josh Amaral

Community Listening Tour - Josh Amaral

Small Study Room on the 2nd floor

CONTACT: Josh Amaral
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Community Listening Tour - Josh Amaral

Small Study Room on the 2nd floor

CONTACT:
  Josh Amaral
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing Workshop

 

Join us for a Writing Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback and receive professional guidance from Nick LeBlanc and Reference Librarian Amy Ferguson. 

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 

Join us for a Writing Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback and receive professional guidance from Nick LeBlanc and Reference Librarian Amy Ferguson. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
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10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Adult Computer Class - Beginner

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Storytime

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Anime Club

No automatic alt text available.This is our monthly meeting where we discuss a few of our favorite anime and manga series based on a genre or topic chosen the month before.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

No automatic alt text available.This is our monthly meeting where we discuss a few of our favorite anime and manga series based on a genre or topic chosen the month before.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Small Business Administration
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Girl Scouts Troop #62887
CONTACT: Eileen Perry  508-264-2621
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Eileen Perry
  508.264.2621
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Financial Fundamentals

You are invited to attend a free, one-on-one, professional financial coaching seminar with Stephen Barkhuff of Financial Fundamentals. Sign up in advance for a free 20 minute session and get your financial questions answered! This takes place in the private meeting room on the 2nd floor at the New Bedford Downtown Library. Call in advance to make your reservation today: 508-991-6278

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  aferguson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

You are invited to attend a free, one-on-one, professional financial coaching seminar with Stephen Barkhuff of Financial Fundamentals. Sign up in advance for a free 20 minute session and get your financial questions answered! This takes place in the private meeting room on the 2nd floor at the New Bedford Downtown Library. Call in advance to make your reservation today: 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Friday October 27, 2017
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Howland-Green Toddler Time/ El Tiempo De los Bebes Mayores

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Fall Story & Craft Time

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Howland-Green Teen Game Time

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Saturday October 28, 2017
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Girl Scouts Troop #76110 & 68123
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Intro to Ancestry - Library Edition

Introductory class for Ancestry.com enthusiasts. Seating is limited, please call ahead for reservations: 508-991-6276

CONTACT: MaryEllen Cecil  508-991-6276
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Introductory class for Ancestry.com enthusiasts. Seating is limited, please call ahead for reservations: 508-991-6276

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  508.991.6276
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Crafts

 Open craft table for kids to create and enjoy.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 Open craft table for kids to create and enjoy.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children's Story Time

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

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CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

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CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Treats No Tricks

Trick or Treat to the  Downtown Library.

Visit the Children's Room in costume and get a treat!

 

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Trick or Treat to the  Downtown Library.

Visit the Children's Room in costume and get a treat!

 

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Figuring out your Portuguese American roots: how archives can help you be a better genealogist

Presenter: Sonia Pacheco, Librarian Archivist, Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

CONTACT: Jodi Goodman  508-991-6276  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Presenter: Sonia Pacheco, Librarian Archivist, Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

CONTACT:
  Jodi Goodman
  508.991.6276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Making Monsters

 

Come join us with local artist Chuck Hauck to make your own monster!

Supplies will be provided we just need you!!! Fun for all ages!

CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 

Come join us with local artist Chuck Hauck to make your own monster!

Supplies will be provided we just need you!!! Fun for all ages!

CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Howland-Green Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual/Bilingue

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bookworms Garden Club

Join us at the Bookworms Garden Club for a Seed Gathering/Storing presentation by Arborist Bill White. Bill will discuss the basics of harvesting your own seeds for planting the following year. 

 

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us at the Bookworms Garden Club for a Seed Gathering/Storing presentation by Arborist Bill White. Bill will discuss the basics of harvesting your own seeds for planting the following year. 

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Monday October 30, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Denise  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Denise
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Haunted Bookmobile at Boo at the Zoo

Visit the Haunted Bookmobile at Boo at the Zoo. The event will be held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!!

 Check out the Bookmobile decorated for Halloween. 

 Come in costume and get a treat with no tricks!!!! 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  508-979-1647

Visit the Haunted Bookmobile at Boo at the Zoo. The event will be held at the Buttonwood Park Zoo!!

 Check out the Bookmobile decorated for Halloween. 

 Come in costume and get a treat with no tricks!!!! 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  508.979.1647
  

Tuesday October 31, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tech Tuesday

You have devices, we have help!  Bring in your devices - iPads, Kindles, etc., and we'll help you learn how to use them.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

You have devices, we have help!  Bring in your devices - iPads, Kindles, etc., and we'll help you learn how to use them.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Halloween Movie Night: Nightmare Before Chistmas

Related imageTreat yourself to this classic Halloween tale before you head out and trick-or-treat!

We’ll also be making masks and have snacks for anyone that comes in costume!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  5089916216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Related imageTreat yourself to this classic Halloween tale before you head out and trick-or-treat!

We’ll also be making masks and have snacks for anyone that comes in costume!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  5089916216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Wednesday November 1, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monthly Meeting of the Historical Commission

Historical Commission

CONTACT: Jennifer Carloni  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Historical Commission

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Adult Computer Class - Intermediate

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Storytime

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Image result for teen advisory boardDesign and decorate the teen room, plan events and activities, and reach out to the community!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for teen advisory boardDesign and decorate the teen room, plan events and activities, and reach out to the community!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Adulting 101

Image result for adulting 101Get ready for the real world by learning valuable skills to help you in your adult life.

Meets on the first Thursday of the month, right after our TAB Meeting, at 4:30 PM.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for adulting 101Get ready for the real world by learning valuable skills to help you in your adult life.

Meets on the first Thursday of the month, right after our TAB Meeting, at 4:30 PM.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Howland-Green Family Movie Matinee

Bring the whole family to see a movie together at your Howland Green library for free! Every month come in and vote for your choice of what we should watch next, and then join us for popcorn and fun as we watch the film together!

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Bring the whole family to see a movie together at your Howland Green library for free! Every month come in and vote for your choice of what we should watch next, and then join us for popcorn and fun as we watch the film together!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Girl Scouts Troop #62887
CONTACT: Eileen Perry  508-264-2621
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Eileen Perry
  508.264.2621
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday November 3, 2017
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Howland-Green Toddler Time/ El Tiempo De los Bebes Mayores

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Fall Story & Craft Time

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Howland-Green Teen Game Time

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Saturday November 4, 2017
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Representative Robert Koczera's Office Hours

Representative Robert Koczera hosts monthly office hours to meet with his constituents.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Representative Robert Koczera hosts monthly office hours to meet with his constituents.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Representative Tony Cabral's Constituents Meeting

State Representative Antonio Cabral hosts his monthly office hours to meet with his constituents. 

CONTACT: Rep. Cabral's Office  617-722-2017  Antonio.Cabral@mahouse.gov
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

State Representative Antonio Cabral hosts his monthly office hours to meet with his constituents. 

CONTACT:
  Rep. Cabral's Office
  617.722.2017
  Antonio.Cabral@mahouse.gov

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children's Story Time

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

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CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

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CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Howland-Green Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual/Bilingue

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Monday November 6, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bookemon Club

Bookemon= Book Monsters!

Join us for our children's book club monthly meeting. This month's theme will focus on historical fiction. 

Come in for a book talk, meet new friends, and try fun games!

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  508-979-1647  Bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bookemon= Book Monsters!

Join us for our children's book club monthly meeting. This month's theme will focus on historical fiction. 

Come in for a book talk, meet new friends, and try fun games!

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  508.979.1647
  Bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Municipal Election

Voting for municipal officials.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Voting for municipal officials.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Runoff Municipal Election
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Beading Workshop
Image result for beadsLearn how to make fashionable jewelery out of beads and wires!
 
Snacks and supplies will be provieded.
CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
Image result for beadsLearn how to make fashionable jewelery out of beads and wires!
 
Snacks and supplies will be provieded.
CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cove Street Neighborhood Association Meeting
CONTACT: Loretta Bourque  508-997-9930
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  Loretta Bourque
  508.997.9930
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friends of the Library Meeting

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The Friends of the Library are always looking for new members to join our meeting and to help us out with events!

Please consider stopping by our meetings, typically the first Tuesday of every month, to see what it's all about!

Always feel free to email us with any questions or if you would like to get more involved with the Friends!

All welcome!

CONTACT:   friendsnbpubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

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The Friends of the Library are always looking for new members to join our meeting and to help us out with events!

Please consider stopping by our meetings, typically the first Tuesday of every month, to see what it's all about!

Always feel free to email us with any questions or if you would like to get more involved with the Friends!

All welcome!

CONTACT:
  
  
  friendsnbpubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Adult Computer Class - Beginner

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Beginner Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MASSACHUSETTS VIRTUAL ACADEMY
CONTACT: Maureen Shaw  413-475-3879 x87  mshaw@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Maureen Shaw
  413.475.3879 x87
  mshaw@gcvs.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Planning Board

Monthly meeting for the Planning Board Committee

CONTACT: Jennifer Carloni  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Monthly meeting for the Planning Board Committee

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Homecare Training Benefit

Training for Personal Care Attendants

CONTACT: Edwin Lara  617-284-1286
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Training for Personal Care Attendants

CONTACT:
  Edwin Lara
  617.284.1286
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Art Detectives/Invest in Kids program
CONTACT: Janice Hodson
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Janice Hodson
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Storytime

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Writers Group

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Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:
 
- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free enviorment
- Challenge yourself by doing writing sprints
- Create a story with by supplying one sentence every round
 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom
CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:
 
- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free enviorment
- Challenge yourself by doing writing sprints
- Create a story with by supplying one sentence every round
 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom
CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Veteran Story Time

AHA Night

 Celebrate Veterans Day!!!!  Listen to a children's story read by a Veteran from the U.S. Army.

Hope you can join us!!! 

CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

AHA Night

 Celebrate Veterans Day!!!!  Listen to a children's story read by a Veteran from the U.S. Army.

Hope you can join us!!! 

CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Howland-Green Grown-Ups Movie Night

 

Every month don’t forget to cast your vote for what we should watch next at Grown-Ups Movie Night! Will it be something scary, or funny? Action or thought-provoking? A love story or a mystery? You decide! Then join us on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30PM to watch the winning film.

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 

Every month don’t forget to cast your vote for what we should watch next at Grown-Ups Movie Night! Will it be something scary, or funny? Action or thought-provoking? A love story or a mystery? You decide! Then join us on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30PM to watch the winning film.

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Girl Scouts Troop #62887
CONTACT: Eileen Perry  508-264-2621
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Eileen Perry
  508.264.2621
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AFSCME Local 851

AFSCME union meeting

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

AFSCME union meeting

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monday November 13, 2017
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
P.A.C.E. Child Care Works!
CONTACT: Pam Hagberg  5089791774
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  Pam Hagberg
  5089791774
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Image result for knitting images

Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Denise  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Denise
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MASSACHUSETTS VIRTUAL ACADEMY

TESTING

CONTACT: Maureen Shaw   413-475-3879 x87  mshaw@gcvs.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

TESTING

CONTACT:
  Maureen Shaw 
  413.475.3879 x87
  mshaw@gcvs.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lawler Branch Book Club

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This is our monthly meeting where we will be disucssing a book chosen by the group. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Check out our Facebook page to see this month's choice!

 

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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This is our monthly meeting where we will be disucssing a book chosen by the group. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month.

Check out our Facebook page to see this month's choice!

 

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cub Scouts Pack 24 Committee Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Adult Computer Class - Intermediate

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Storytelling for Adults

Image result for book iconJoin us in the 3rd floor Meeting Room at the Downtown Library and bring a story with you to read, share a memory, or listen others spin a yarn! If you have questions, you can contact Gilly Cabral at 508-999-3939 or the New Bedford Public Library at 508-991-6278

CONTACT: Gilly Cabral  508-999-3939  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Image result for book iconJoin us in the 3rd floor Meeting Room at the Downtown Library and bring a story with you to read, share a memory, or listen others spin a yarn! If you have questions, you can contact Gilly Cabral at 508-999-3939 or the New Bedford Public Library at 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Gilly Cabral
  508.999.3939
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing Workshop

 

Join us for a Writing Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback and receive professional guidance from Nick LeBlanc and Reference Librarian Amy Ferguson. 

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 

Join us for a Writing Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback and receive professional guidance from Nick LeBlanc and Reference Librarian Amy Ferguson. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Adult Computer Class - Intermediate

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Storytime

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Every week on Thursday at 4:00 PM join us for an hour of stories and fun crafts. This program is intened for children ages 6 and under. 

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Friendsgiving

Image result for friendsgivingGive thanks with your friends with a potluck in the spirit of Thanksgiving! It is totally optional if you would like to bring in something. We will also be making centerpieces using everyday materials afterwards.

Please let us know beforehand if you have any food allergies and what you will be bringing.

CONTACT: Matt  508-991-6216  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for friendsgivingGive thanks with your friends with a potluck in the spirit of Thanksgiving! It is totally optional if you would like to bring in something. We will also be making centerpieces using everyday materials afterwards.

Please let us know beforehand if you have any food allergies and what you will be bringing.

CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Howland Green Mystery Book Club

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Join the Howland Green Mystery Book Club! Each month we will gather to discuss either a work of fiction, or a true crime story. Can you solve the puzzle before the detectives?We will meet on the Third Thursday of the month at 5:30PM. Copies of each month’s book will be available to check out at the circulation desk.

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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Join the Howland Green Mystery Book Club! Each month we will gather to discuss either a work of fiction, or a true crime story. Can you solve the puzzle before the detectives?We will meet on the Third Thursday of the month at 5:30PM. Copies of each month’s book will be available to check out at the circulation desk.

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lawler Branch Pajama Storytime

Image result for pajama storyStop by with your little ones for our evening story hour before sending them off to bed.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month.

Enjoy some milk and cookies afterwards!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for pajama storyStop by with your little ones for our evening story hour before sending them off to bed.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month.

Enjoy some milk and cookies afterwards!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals

Monthly meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals

CONTACT: Jennifer Carloni  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Monthly meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday November 17, 2017
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Howland-Green Toddler Time/ El Tiempo De los Bebes Mayores

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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For little children ages 0 to 3, Toddler Time is a foundational program which will help your little one begin to develop and grow those early literacy and language skills that will stay with them throughout their life.  We will do a variety of songs and games that will also help develop their motion control! Parent or guardian participation is necessary. 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Fall Story & Craft Time

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some fall themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Howland-Green Teen Game Time

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and retro video games, as well as different card games. You could also bring your own Magic:the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh decks. Its your move!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Saturday November 18, 2017
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Girl Scouts Troop #76110 & 68123
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Homecare Training Benefit

Training for Personal Care Attendants

CONTACT: Edwin Lara  617-284-1286
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Training for Personal Care Attendants

CONTACT:
  Edwin Lara
  617.284.1286
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children's Story Time

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

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CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

thanksgiving fall weather pumpkins pumpkin halloween festive porch pilgrims pilgrimage

CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Howland-Green Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual/Bilingue

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Monday November 20, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Image result for knitting images

Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adult Coloring Group

Relax and create coloring masterpieces for adults.  Supplies available.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Relax and create coloring masterpieces for adults.  Supplies available.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Wednesday November 22, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Story hour for kids, ages 3-5

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit-Wits Knitting Group

Adult knitting and crochet group.  Bring in your projects and get help.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Adult knitting and crochet group.  Bring in your projects and get help.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Saturday November 25, 2017
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Girl Scouts Troop #76110 & 68123
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Children's Story Time

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

thanksgiving fall weather pumpkins pumpkin halloween festive porch pilgrims pilgrimage

CONTACT: Youth Services  508-979-1647
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us for our Fall Story Time!

It will be lots of fun!      Hope to see you!!! 

thanksgiving fall weather pumpkins pumpkin halloween festive porch pilgrims pilgrimage

CONTACT:
  Youth Services
  508.979.1647
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Saturday Sciencia

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Have you ever wanted to make your own slime? Or have you wondered what makes things float in water? Then come to the Howland-Green Library for Saturday Sciencia! During each session we will try a brand new science experiment that will help us better understand the world around us. For ages 6 and up. 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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Have you ever wanted to make your own slime? Or have you wondered what makes things float in water? Then come to the Howland-Green Library for Saturday Sciencia! During each session we will try a brand new science experiment that will help us better understand the world around us. For ages 6 and up. 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Howland-Green Once Upon a Cuento: Bilingual/Bilingue

Image result for fox reading a book

 

Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Image result for fox reading a book

 

Children’s Stories read in Spanish and English served up with a craft and some snacks

Cuentos para niños leÍdos en Español y Ingles, manualidades y tentempiés

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Monday November 27, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Stories & Songs

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

For children 6 and under Monday mornings at 11AM, come to the Howland Green Branch Library for a half hour program that gives parents, caregivers, and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help younger children get ready to read! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Image result for knitting images

Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT: Lawler Library   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for knitting images

Join our knitting group!

Bring along your current project or start a new one.

Learn new stitches, techniques and meet new people.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library 
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Denise  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image may contain: text Practice your reading and make a new friend

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

 Call to register for a 20-minute session at 508-991-6216.

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Denise
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Howland-Green Adult Story Time

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Why should the little kids have all the fun?!? Come to Adult Story Time Mondays at 3:30 and enjoy a wide variety of stories. What will be reading today? A tale of mystery, terror, adventure, or romance? The librarian will read short stories or chapters from different books. See you there! 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join the New Bedford Chess Society at the New Bedford Public Library! Chess boards will be provided and instruction will be given. All ages are welcome and this event is free and open to the public. Bring a friend and play chess!

 
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Coloring for Adults

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT: Lawler Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 We have coloring sheets for adults, which are a great stress reliever.

 All skill levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees Meeting

NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MEETING OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

November 28, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  October 24, 2017
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – Ms. Horton-Simms

Finance – Ms. Fraga

Gifts – Fr. Harrington

Personnel – Ms. Rogers

Policy – Ms. Blake

Scholarship – Mr. Cruz

Security – Fr. Bebis

Old Business

New Business

Communication

Adjournment

CONTACT: Olivia Melo  508.961.3044  omelo@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MEETING OF THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

November 28, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  October 24, 2017
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – Ms. Horton-Simms

Finance – Ms. Fraga

Gifts – Fr. Harrington

Personnel – Ms. Rogers

Policy – Ms. Blake

Scholarship – Mr. Cruz

Security – Fr. Bebis

Old Business

New Business

Communication

Adjournment

CONTACT:
  Olivia Melo
  508.961.3044
  omelo@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Teen Program
CONTACT: George Ripley  508-991-6212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PJ Story Hour

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed toy for a night of stories, crafts, and milk and cookies.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed toy for a night of stories, crafts, and milk and cookies.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Adult Computer Class - Intermediate

The Downtown New Bedford Public Library is offering an Introduction to Computers - Intermediate Level class for adult beginners in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Laptops are provided or you can bring your own laptop. Classes are completely free and open to the public but you must sign up in advance to attend. 

Please sign up at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor or call 508-991-6278 to reserve your spot today!

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room