MAIN LIBRARY EXHIBIT:

FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM:

AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND MARITIME HISTORY

January 22-March 5, 2019

3rd Floor Exhibit Hall

The sea played a significant role in the history of African-Americans.   It was a source of misery on the dangerous passage from Africa to the new world.  Some Massachusetts merchants participated directly in the Atlantic slave trade. Some grew rich through close economic connections with sugar plantations in the West Indies. 

By the nineteenth century Massachusetts became an important center of the abolitionist movement.  Now seaport communities were an avenue of escape for fugitive slaves and a source of employment. This was particularly true in the whaling port of New Bedford.

This exhibit, loaned from the Commonwealth Museum and presented in partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society, traces important themes in maritime history that have often been hidden.

 

Friday January 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

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

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday January 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Immigration Records Collection

Join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of an overview of the basic features of the Immigration and Naturalization Records Collection on Ancestry Library Edition, as well as a discussion on searching techniques that lead to successful search results. Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

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

Join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of an overview of the basic features of the Immigration and Naturalization Records Collection on Ancestry Library Edition, as well as a discussion on searching techniques that lead to successful search results. Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  508.991.6276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Family Game Hour

Join us on Saturday noon to 1pm at the Main Library Children’s Room for Family Game Hour. Play classic board games and cards provided by the library or bring your favorite board game to play.

All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Saturday noon to 1pm at the Main Library Children’s Room for Family Game Hour. Play classic board games and cards provided by the library or bring your favorite board game to play.

All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women-Salary Negotiation Workshop w/AAUW+Treasurer's Offi
CONTACT: Michelle Keith, Esq.  508-863-6022
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Waleka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Waleka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UMASS DARTMOUTH NURSING

Meeting.

CONTACT: Ashley Amaral
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Meeting.

CONTACT:
  Ashley Amaral
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Cursive Course

For ages 8+

Impress your friends, parents, and future bosses by learning, or relearning, cursive handwriting at the library.

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

For ages 8+

Impress your friends, parents, and future bosses by learning, or relearning, cursive handwriting at the library.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
NEW BEDFORD COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Public Hearing

CONTACT: Anne Louro  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Public Hearing

CONTACT:
  Anne Louro
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
From Slavery to Freedom

Opening reception of the exhibition From Slavery to Freedom: African-Americans in Maritime History, on loan from the Commonwealth Museum and presented in partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served in the meeting room.

The sea played a significant role in the history of African-Americans.   It was a source of misery on the dangerous passage from Africa to the new world.  Some Massachusetts merchants participated directly in the Atlantic slave trade. Some grew rich through close economic connections with sugar plantations in the West Indies. By the nineteenth century Massachusetts became an important center of the abolitionist movement.  Now seaport communities were an avenue of escape for fugitive slaves and a source of employment. This was particularly true in the whaling port of New Bedford.  This panel exhibit traces important themes in maritime history that have often been hidden.   
CONTACT: Janice Hodson  5089791787  jhodson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Opening reception of the exhibition From Slavery to Freedom: African-Americans in Maritime History, on loan from the Commonwealth Museum and presented in partnership with the New Bedford Historical Society.  Light refreshments will be served in the meeting room.

The sea played a significant role in the history of African-Americans.   It was a source of misery on the dangerous passage from Africa to the new world.  Some Massachusetts merchants participated directly in the Atlantic slave trade. Some grew rich through close economic connections with sugar plantations in the West Indies. By the nineteenth century Massachusetts became an important center of the abolitionist movement.  Now seaport communities were an avenue of escape for fugitive slaves and a source of employment. This was particularly true in the whaling port of New Bedford.  This panel exhibit traces important themes in maritime history that have often been hidden.   
CONTACT:
  Janice Hodson
  5089791787
  jhodson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

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

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday January 24, 2019
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Juvenile Justice Jeopardy: School Code of Conduct

Powered by: Strategies for Youth

An interactive trivia game to help students and parents test and learn how much they know about the New Bedford Public School's Code of Conduct.

For students ages 11 to 18

Can you get in trouble for something that happened on the school bus?
What can you NOT bring to school?
Is it okay to miss school to take care of your family?
Play the game and see if you know the answers!

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

Powered by: Strategies for Youth

An interactive trivia game to help students and parents test and learn how much they know about the New Bedford Public School's Code of Conduct.

For students ages 11 to 18

Can you get in trouble for something that happened on the school bus?
What can you NOT bring to school?
Is it okay to miss school to take care of your family?
Play the game and see if you know the answers!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Author Talk with East End Eddie Doherty

Join us for an evening with author of "Seven Miles After Sundown", East End Eddie Doherty. Relive a colorful account of one man's quest in the pursuit of striped bass along the rocky banks of the world famous Cape Cod Canal. East End Eddie Doherty  is a retired Clerk-Magistrate with a life-long passion for fishing. In fact, he fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End Eddie. Thus, a nickanme and a pen name were born together. The author has fished the warm currents of the Gulf of Mexico through the rugged coast of Maine and with his love of fishing, comes his love of his grandchildren and teaching them the ways of the surf.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for an evening with author of "Seven Miles After Sundown", East End Eddie Doherty. Relive a colorful account of one man's quest in the pursuit of striped bass along the rocky banks of the world famous Cape Cod Canal. East End Eddie Doherty  is a retired Clerk-Magistrate with a life-long passion for fishing. In fact, he fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End Eddie. Thus, a nickanme and a pen name were born together. The author has fished the warm currents of the Gulf of Mexico through the rugged coast of Maine and with his love of fishing, comes his love of his grandchildren and teaching them the ways of the surf.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Christian Fellowship Center Meeting
CONTACT: Lee Donelson  508-631-2256
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Lee Donelson
  508.631.2256
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday January 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

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

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday January 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Family Game Hour

Join us on Saturday noon to 1pm at the Main Library Children’s Room for Family Game Hour. Play classic board games and cards provided by the library or bring your favorite board game to play.

All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us on Saturday noon to 1pm at the Main Library Children’s Room for Family Game Hour. Play classic board games and cards provided by the library or bring your favorite board game to play.

All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Waleka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Waleka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Historical Reenactment - Coretta Scott King by Jeanne Costa

Enjoy a historical reenactment of Coretta Scott King by Jeanne Costa. Break through the lens of history and see Coretta King's life, love, family, and activism come to life before you with the skillful historical reenactment of local actor, Jeanne Costa. 

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Enjoy a historical reenactment of Coretta Scott King by Jeanne Costa. Break through the lens of history and see Coretta King's life, love, family, and activism come to life before you with the skillful historical reenactment of local actor, Jeanne Costa. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Monday January 28, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

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

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutor

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

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

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks 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

January 29 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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

January 29 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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 - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Cursive Course

For ages 8+

Impress your friends, parents, and future bosses by learning, or relearning, cursive handwriting at the library.

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

For ages 8+

Impress your friends, parents, and future bosses by learning, or relearning, cursive handwriting at the library.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
NEW BEDFORD COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE

Public Hearing

CONTACT: Anne Louro  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Public Hearing

CONTACT:
  Anne Louro
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Thursday January 31, 2019
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Anime Club

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Information Session - New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project

Be the first to hear about the proposed New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project. Ask questions and get answers from the representatives at Howard Stein Hudson, the firm in charge of the rehabilitation. 

CONTACT: Nate Curtis  617-482-7080
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Be the first to hear about the proposed New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project. Ask questions and get answers from the representatives at Howard Stein Hudson, the firm in charge of the rehabilitation. 

CONTACT:
  Nate Curtis
  617.482.7080
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday February 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

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

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

Every Friday from 10 AM to 1 PM

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lawler Branch Heart Sewing Craft

Help your child make a hand made Valentine's Day gift using yarn and paper plates.

100% free event.

All supplies provided.

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Help your child make a hand made Valentine's Day gift using yarn and paper plates.

100% free event.

All supplies provided.

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Movie Time: Groundhog Day

What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than by watching Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, on Groundhog Day?

Rated: PG | Runtime: 1h 41min

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

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

What better way to celebrate Groundhog Day than by watching Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, on Groundhog Day?

Rated: PG | Runtime: 1h 41min

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Whaling Captains of Color-America’s First Meritocracy

Author Skip Finley presents excerpts from his new book Whaling Captains of Color - America’s First Meritocracy, which recounts the mostly forgotten exploits of Black Masters of the sea.  “At sea, a black master could slap or flog a white sailor. On land, he couldn't look a white man in the eye...”- Skip Finley

Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society  (508)979-8828
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Author Skip Finley presents excerpts from his new book Whaling Captains of Color - America’s First Meritocracy, which recounts the mostly forgotten exploits of Black Masters of the sea.  “At sea, a black master could slap or flog a white sailor. On land, he couldn't look a white man in the eye...”- Skip Finley

Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT:
  Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society
  (508)979.8828
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Monday February 4, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

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

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Information Session - New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project

Be the first to hear about the proposed New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project. Ask questions and get answers from the representatives at Howard Stein Hudson, the firm in charge of the rehabilitation. 

CONTACT: Nate Curtis  617-482-7080
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Be the first to hear about the proposed New Bedford I-195 to Route 18 Interchange Rehabilitation Project. Ask questions and get answers from the representatives at Howard Stein Hudson, the firm in charge of the rehabilitation. 

CONTACT:
  Nate Curtis
  617.482.7080
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Craft Club

Create a flower bouquet for your special valentine!

The Tween Craft Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month and is for ages 8-12 years old. 

All supplies will be provided and no registration is required for this free event. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Create a flower bouquet for your special valentine!

The Tween Craft Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month and is for ages 8-12 years old. 

All supplies will be provided and no registration is required for this free event. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

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

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday February 7, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Help with the development of the teen room by giving your input to help plan out future events.

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4 PM.

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Help with the development of the teen room by giving your input to help plan out future events.

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4 PM.

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Adulting 101

Get 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

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get 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

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cape Verdean Parade Committee

Cape Verdean Parade Committee

CONTACT: New Bedford Free Public Library  5089916278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  New Bedford Free Public Library
  5089916278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday February 8, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Waleka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Waleka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday February 11, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

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

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutor

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

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

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Family Connections Center at the Nemasket Group
CONTACT: Ivone Rego-Cass  508-999-4436 ext 118
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Ivone Rego-Cass
  508.999.4436 ext 118
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bookemon Children's Book Club

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Wilks Branch Library for Bookemon Children's Book Club!

Pick a book from the monthly theme, share a book, learn about a new monster, play games, and more! All reading levels are welcome. The age level for this program is intended for children in grades 1-6.

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Wilks Branch Library for Bookemon Children's Book Club!

Pick a book from the monthly theme, share a book, learn about a new monster, play games, and more! All reading levels are welcome. The age level for this program is intended for children in grades 1-6.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Read Your Heart Out Book Club

Monthly romance book club at Wilks library, 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks, mocktails, and lively discussions.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly romance book club at Wilks library, 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks, mocktails, and lively discussions.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Planning Board Monthly Meeting

Planning Board monthly meeting

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

Planning Board monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library Book Club

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM for a book club for adults. The 2019 schedule is below:

January 9th - A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton

February 13th - The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier

March 13th - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

April 10th - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

May 8th- The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

June 12th - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

July 10th- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

August 14th - Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

September 11th- Educated by Tara Westover

October 9th- Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

November 13th - The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

December 11th- The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

 

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

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM for a book club for adults. The 2019 schedule is below:

January 9th - A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton

February 13th - The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier

March 13th - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

April 10th - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

May 8th- The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

June 12th - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

July 10th- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

August 14th - Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

September 11th- Educated by Tara Westover

October 9th- Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

November 13th - The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

December 11th- The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Thursday February 14, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:

- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free environment
- Come up with a crazy story using cards from SUPERFIGHT!
- Do a round of storytelling where you add to the plot
 
...and more!
 
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 PM.
CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:

- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free environment
- Come up with a crazy story using cards from SUPERFIGHT!
- Do a round of storytelling where you add to the plot
 
...and more!
 
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 PM.
CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Happy Birthday, Frederick Douglass

Join Doodles in a kid’s workshop to make birthday cards to celebrate the 201st birthday of this great American. Handouts and materials provided.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society. 

Enter the Douglass birthday card contest at any one of the branch libraries. Prizes given for most original cards. 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  508-979-1723
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join Doodles in a kid’s workshop to make birthday cards to celebrate the 201st birthday of this great American. Handouts and materials provided.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society. 

Enter the Douglass birthday card contest at any one of the branch libraries. Prizes given for most original cards. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  508.979.1723
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Friday February 15, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Military Records Collection

Join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of the Military Records Collection on Ancestry Library Edition, as well as a discussion on searching techniques that lead to successful search results. Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

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

Join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of the Military Records Collection on Ancestry Library Edition, as well as a discussion on searching techniques that lead to successful search results. Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  508.991.6276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Waleka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Waleka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sgt. William H. Carney - a short film

Carl Cruz highlights the life of his celebrated ancestor, William H. Carney, and reads about Carney’s heroics during the U.S. Civil War in Hold the Flag High.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society  (508)979-8828
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Carl Cruz highlights the life of his celebrated ancestor, William H. Carney, and reads about Carney’s heroics during the U.S. Civil War in Hold the Flag High.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT:
  Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society
  (508)979.8828
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Pinterest Club

Join us every month for our adult crafting club.  No fails, just successes!

Please sign up by contacting the library.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every month for our adult crafting club.  No fails, just successes!

Please sign up by contacting the library.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CVRC Parade Committee
CONTACT: Mary Ann Rogers  508-863-7463
LOCATION: Study Room 2
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Rogers
  508.863.7463
  

LOCATION: Study Room 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

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

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday February 21, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
New Bedford and the Underground Railroad

A showing of the animated short film,The Journey of Henry Box Brown (28 minutes), narrated by award-winning actress Alfre Woodard.  The film tells the true story of slave Henry Brown, who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box.  A reading from Kay Winters' children's book Voices from the Underground Railroad.  Brother and sister, Jeb and Mattie escape from enslavement in Maryland and travel on the Underground Railroad to find their brother in New Bedford.

Handouts and materials provided.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society  (508)979-8828
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

A showing of the animated short film,The Journey of Henry Box Brown (28 minutes), narrated by award-winning actress Alfre Woodard.  The film tells the true story of slave Henry Brown, who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box.  A reading from Kay Winters' children's book Voices from the Underground Railroad.  Brother and sister, Jeb and Mattie escape from enslavement in Maryland and travel on the Underground Railroad to find their brother in New Bedford.

Handouts and materials provided.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT:
  Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society
  (508)979.8828
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilks Book Club

Monthly book club, meets 3rd Thursday of every month. Please visit the circulation desk to pick up an available copy for the monthly book.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly book club, meets 3rd Thursday of every month. Please visit the circulation desk to pick up an available copy for the monthly book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Movie Book Club
Read a book that has been made into a movie and then watch the it to compare how the two are different.
 
Meets every other month on the 3rd Thursday at 4 PM.
 
February: The Giver by Lois Lowry
CONTACT: Lawler Branch  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
Read a book that has been made into a movie and then watch the it to compare how the two are different.
 
Meets every other month on the 3rd Thursday at 4 PM.
 
February: The Giver by Lois Lowry
CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Bring you children to enjoy some bedtime stories, a simple craft and a bedtime snack.  Feel free to wear you pajamas.

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children to enjoy some bedtime stories, a simple craft and a bedtime snack.  Feel free to wear you pajamas.

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Food for Thought Cookbook Club

Monthly cooking club.  Enjoy tasty dishes, and bring one of your own to share. Cooking themes to be announced.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly cooking club.  Enjoy tasty dishes, and bring one of your own to share. Cooking themes to be announced.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday February 22, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:40 PM
African-Americans and the Maritime Trades

Dr. Timothy Walker, Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, will discuss African-Americans in the maritime industry.  Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT: Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society  508-979-8828
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Dr. Timothy Walker, Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, will discuss African-Americans in the maritime industry.  Light refreshments will follow the presentation.  Sponsored by the New Bedford Historical Society.

CONTACT:
  Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society
  508.979.8828
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Garden Club with Bill White
LOCATION: Study Room 2
Monday February 25, 2019
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

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

Meets every Monday, except holidays, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutor

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

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

Have your little one practice their reading skill and make a new friend with Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20 minute session today by calling the Lawler Branch Library at 508-991-6216

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Tuesday February 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks 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

February 26 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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

February 26 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Thursday February 28, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday March 1, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday March 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Tuesday March 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
United Way of New Bedford

Orientation session for the Community Building Mini-Grants Program

CONTACT: Rhonda Leigh Silvia  508-994-9626 ex213
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Orientation session for the Community Building Mini-Grants Program

CONTACT:
  Rhonda Leigh Silvia
  508.994.9626 ex213
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
United Way of New Bedford

Orientation session for the Community Building Mini-Grants Program

CONTACT: Rhonda Leigh Silvia  508-994-9626 ex213
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Orientation session for the Community Building Mini-Grants Program

CONTACT:
  Rhonda Leigh Silvia
  508.994.9626 ex213
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

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

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday March 7, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lawler Branch A Taste of Russia

Learn how to make blini, one of Russia's most popular dishes.

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

Learn how to make blini, one of Russia's most popular dishes.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Help with the development of the teen room by giving your input to help plan out future events.

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4 PM.

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Help with the development of the teen room by giving your input to help plan out future events.

Meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4 PM.

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Adulting 101

Get 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

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get 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

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cape Verdean Parade Committee

Cape Verdean Parade Committee

CONTACT: New Bedford Free Public Library  5089916278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  New Bedford Free Public Library
  5089916278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday March 8, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday March 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Family Connections Center at the Nemasket Group
CONTACT: Ivone Rego-Cass  508-999-4436 ext 118
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Ivone Rego-Cass
  508.999.4436 ext 118
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bookemon Children's Book Club

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Wilks Branch Library for Bookemon Children's Book Club!

Pick a book from the monthly theme, share a book, learn about a new monster, play games, and more! All reading levels are welcome. The age level for this program is intended for children in grades 1-6.

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Wilks Branch Library for Bookemon Children's Book Club!

Pick a book from the monthly theme, share a book, learn about a new monster, play games, and more! All reading levels are welcome. The age level for this program is intended for children in grades 1-6.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
City of New Bedford Personnel Dept.

Personnel Meeting

CONTACT: Sandra Vezina  508-979-1619
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Personnel Meeting

CONTACT:
  Sandra Vezina
  508.979.1619
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Read Your Heart Out Book Club

Monthly romance book club at Wilks library, 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks, mocktails, and lively discussions.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly romance book club at Wilks library, 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Enjoy snacks, mocktails, and lively discussions.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library Book Club

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM for a book club for adults. The 2019 schedule is below:

January 9th - A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton

February 13th - The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier

March 13th - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

April 10th - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

May 8th- The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

June 12th - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

July 10th- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

August 14th - Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

September 11th- Educated by Tara Westover

October 9th- Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

November 13th - The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

December 11th- The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

 

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

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM for a book club for adults. The 2019 schedule is below:

January 9th - A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton

February 13th - The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier

March 13th - Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

April 10th - Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

May 8th- The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

June 12th - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

July 10th- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

August 14th - Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

September 11th- Educated by Tara Westover

October 9th- Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben

November 13th - The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

December 11th- The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Thursday March 14, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:

- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free environment
- Come up with a crazy story using cards from SUPERFIGHT!
- Do a round of storytelling where you add to the plot
 
...and more!
 
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 PM.
CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Stop by the teen room for our Teen Writers Group where you can:

- Share your latest writing project in a judge-free environment
- Come up with a crazy story using cards from SUPERFIGHT!
- Do a round of storytelling where you add to the plot
 
...and more!
 
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 PM.
CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday March 15, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lawler Branch Winter Story & Craft Time

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some winter themed pictures books along with a craft activity they'll enjoy!

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday March 16, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Finding Your Irish Roots Using ALE

Please join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of how to find your Irish roots using Ancestry Library Edition collections, as well as discussion on advanced searching techniques and tips that lead to successful search results! Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

 

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

Please join Special Collections Library Assistant MaryEllen Cecil for an overview of how to find your Irish roots using Ancestry Library Edition collections, as well as discussion on advanced searching techniques and tips that lead to successful search results! Come discover your roots!

Main Library-Meeting Room, 3rd Floor

 

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  508.991.6276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Pinterest Club

Join us every month for our adult crafting club.  No fails, just successes!

Please sign up by contacting the library.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every month for our adult crafting club.  No fails, just successes!

Please sign up by contacting the library.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CVRC Parade Committee
CONTACT: Mary Ann Rogers  508-863-7463
LOCATION: Study Room 2
CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Rogers
  508.863.7463
  

LOCATION: Study Room 2

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

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

Join us for a Writers' Workshop at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Bring a sample of your writing for peer review and feedback. Receive professional guidance from author, Nick LeBlanc. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday March 21, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilks Book Club

Monthly book club, meets 3rd Thursday of every month. Please visit the circulation desk to pick up an available copy for the monthly book.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly book club, meets 3rd Thursday of every month. Please visit the circulation desk to pick up an available copy for the monthly book.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

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

Bring you children to enjoy some bedtime stories, a simple craft and a bedtime snack.  Feel free to wear you pajamas.

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Bring you children to enjoy some bedtime stories, a simple craft and a bedtime snack.  Feel free to wear you pajamas.

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Food for Thought Cookbook Club

Monthly cooking club.  Enjoy tasty dishes, and bring one of your own to share. Cooking themes to be announced.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Monthly cooking club.  Enjoy tasty dishes, and bring one of your own to share. Cooking themes to be announced.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday March 22, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday March 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop In Legos

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Come by the Wilks Library every Saturday 10-2pm for drop in Legos!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Hour

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Join us every Saturday at 11am at the Main Library Children's Room for Family Story Time. All ages are welcome for this free program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Library Knit Wits Knitting Group

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bring your current project or start a new one with other like-minded knitters!  New and experienced knitters or crocheters welcome.

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks 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

March 26 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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

March 26 at 3:30 P.M.

Main Library

AGENDA

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

Art - 

Bookmobile – Ms. Rogers

Building – 

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

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks: Winter Story Hour

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Karen Stefanik  5089916214  KStefanik@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us every week for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Karen Stefanik
  5089916214
  KStefanik@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Thursday March 28, 2019
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Anime Club

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:   508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series that you've read or been watching and make crafts based on Japanese culture or anime!

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday March 29, 2019
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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