Saturday April 21, 2018
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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 - 4:00 PM
Wilks Branch Drop-in Crafts

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

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

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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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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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Bethany Coito   508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito 
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Rehearsal
CONTACT:  Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lawler Branch Spring Break Movie Day

Spring Break Fun @ LawlerWatch a movie with friends while eating popcorn!

1 PM - 3 PM

CONTACT:    508-991-6216  
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Spring Break Fun @ LawlerWatch a movie with friends while eating popcorn!

1 PM - 3 PM

CONTACT:
  
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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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
Casa da Saudade Bilingual Storytime (English - Portuguese)

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Portuguese: 7 e 21 de Abril.

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Junte-se a nós, na Casa da Saudade, todos os Sábados às 3 da tarde, para a hora do conto bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

Inglês - Português: 7 e 21 de Abril.

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Portuguese: 7 e 21 de Abril.

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Junte-se a nós, na Casa da Saudade, todos os Sábados às 3 da tarde, para a hora do conto bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

Inglês - Português: 7 e 21 de Abril.

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Monday April 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days in English & Portuguese

Need help setting an e-Mail account?

Want to read a book on your smartphone?

Come to Casa, bring your tech devices (smartphones, tablets...), and we'll help you with your tech questions.

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Precisa de ajuda a criar um aconta de e-Mail?

Quer ler um livro no seu telemóvel?

Venha à Casa da Saudade, traga o seu tablet, telemóvel... e nós o ajudaremos com qualquer questão que tenha.

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Need help setting an e-Mail account?

Want to read a book on your smartphone?

Come to Casa, bring your tech devices (smartphones, tablets...), and we'll help you with your tech questions.

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Precisa de ajuda a criar um aconta de e-Mail?

Quer ler um livro no seu telemóvel?

Venha à Casa da Saudade, traga o seu tablet, telemóvel... e nós o ajudaremos com qualquer questão que tenha.

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade 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

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

 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:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - 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 April 24, 2018
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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

April 24, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Howland-Green Branch Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  March 27, 2018
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

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

April 24, 2017 at 3:30 P.M.

Howland-Green Branch Library

AGENDA

  1. Call to order – Ms. Henry
  2. Approval of Minutes –  March 27, 2018
  3. Friends Report
  4. Staff Reports
  5. Director’s Report
  6. Committee Report

Art - Dr. Fletcher

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 - 5:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Spring Storytime & Crafts

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green South End Youth Program

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PJ Story Hour

Wear your PJ's and join us for a fun time listening to stories and doing crafts.  Cookies and milk are served.

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

Wear your PJ's and join us for a fun time listening to stories and doing crafts.  Cookies and milk are served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Junior Girl Scouts Meeting - Troop 68111
CONTACT:  Casa da Saudade Branch Library  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch
CONTACT:
  Casa da Saudade Branch Library
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown - Gardening Advice

The New Bedford Downtown Library offers gardening advice and feedback from professional Arborist Bill White every last Tuesday of the month at 7PM in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Each month has a theme and all gardening questions from novice to expert are accepted! This event is free and open to the public.

Schedule:

 

February 27th at 7PM - Planning: seed starting, pot selection, and seed swap (Held in the Trustees' Room)
March 27th at 7PM - Seed starting: culling, watering, fertilizer, composting
April 24th at 7PM - Spring lawn care: Fertilizing, aerating, over-seeding
May 29th at 7PM - Planting: Annuals, perennials, design layout for pots and windows
June 26th at 7PM - Seasonal Pruning: What to prune and what not to prune
July 31st at 7PM - Summer Lawn Care: Watering and fertilizer
August 28th at 7PM - Watering: Early vegetable harvest, seed collecting
September 25th at 7PM - Fall Shrub Trimming
October 30th at 7PM - Fall Harvest - Fall planters, preparation for next season
November 27th at 7PM - Christmas greens, wreaths, and trees
CONTACT:  Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

The New Bedford Downtown Library offers gardening advice and feedback from professional Arborist Bill White every last Tuesday of the month at 7PM in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Each month has a theme and all gardening questions from novice to expert are accepted! This event is free and open to the public.

Schedule:

 

February 27th at 7PM - Planning: seed starting, pot selection, and seed swap (Held in the Trustees' Room)
March 27th at 7PM - Seed starting: culling, watering, fertilizer, composting
April 24th at 7PM - Spring lawn care: Fertilizing, aerating, over-seeding
May 29th at 7PM - Planting: Annuals, perennials, design layout for pots and windows
June 26th at 7PM - Seasonal Pruning: What to prune and what not to prune
July 31st at 7PM - Summer Lawn Care: Watering and fertilizer
August 28th at 7PM - Watering: Early vegetable harvest, seed collecting
September 25th at 7PM - Fall Shrub Trimming
October 30th at 7PM - Fall Harvest - Fall planters, preparation for next season
November 27th at 7PM - Christmas greens, wreaths, and trees
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Keeping Teens Safe During Prom and Graduation Season

Message from the Office of the Bristol District Attorney regarding safe practices during prom and graduation season. Press release held on the front steps of the Downtown Library.

CONTACT:  April M. Cabrera    
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Message from the Office of the Bristol District Attorney regarding safe practices during prom and graduation season. Press release held on the front steps of the Downtown Library.

CONTACT:
  April M. Cabrera
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library - Cape Verdean Consulate

Cape Verdean Consulate will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library in the 2nd floor Study Room the last Wednesday of every month. If you have questions please call:

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton - 508-559-0056

-or-

Consulate of Cape Verde | Quincy, MA - 617-353-0014

*Please note- The representative takes a half hour lunch break around 12PM or 1PM between appointments.

CONTACT:  Cape Verdean Consulate  508-559-0056  
LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Cape Verdean Consulate will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library in the 2nd floor Study Room the last Wednesday of every month. If you have questions please call:

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton - 508-559-0056

-or-

Consulate of Cape Verde | Quincy, MA - 617-353-0014

*Please note- The representative takes a half hour lunch break around 12PM or 1PM between appointments.

CONTACT:
  Cape Verdean Consulate
  508.559.0056
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
CITY OF NEW BEDFORD PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

BCBS Lunch & Learn Seminars for City employees.

CONTACT:  Sandra Vezina  508-979-1444  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

BCBS Lunch & Learn Seminars for City employees.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Vezina
  508.979.1444
  

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 April 26, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
CITY OF NEW BEDFORD PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

BCBS Lunch & Learn Seminars for City employees.

CONTACT:  Sandra Vezina  508-979-1444  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

BCBS Lunch & Learn Seminars for City employees.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Vezina
  508.979.1444
  

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 Branch  5089916216  matthewm@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  5089916216
  matthewm@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Howland-Green Storytime

Welcome to Howland-Green storytime!
Storytime at the library is designed to engage children’s natural curiosity. Even at the youngest ages, time spent reading, singing, playing, and talking helps children develop important literary skills.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Welcome to Howland-Green storytime!
Storytime at the library is designed to engage children’s natural curiosity. Even at the youngest ages, time spent reading, singing, playing, and talking helps children develop important literary skills.

LOCATION: Howland-Green 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!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT:  Matt  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!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LawlerLibraryTeenRoom

CONTACT:
  Matt
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Howland-Green Much Ado About Crafting: Adult Craft

CONTACT:  George Ripley  5089916212  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 - 9:00 PM
Casa da Saudade 47th Anniversary

Let's celebrate Casa da Saudade Anniversary talking about the importance of teaching and learning Portuguese, as a Heritage Language.

All are invited, patrons and friends!

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Vamos comemorar o Aniversário da Casa da Saudade conversando sobre a importância do ensino e da aprendizagem da Língua Portuguesa, enquanto Língua de Herança.

Contamos com a presença de todos os nossos leitores e amigos!

CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Let's celebrate Casa da Saudade Anniversary talking about the importance of teaching and learning Portuguese, as a Heritage Language.

All are invited, patrons and friends!

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Vamos comemorar o Aniversário da Casa da Saudade conversando sobre a importância do ensino e da aprendizagem da Língua Portuguesa, enquanto Língua de Herança.

Contamos com a presença de todos os nossos leitores e amigos!

CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Friday April 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Image result for computer helpGet 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

Image result for computer helpGet 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 Spring Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

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

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  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  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  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 April 28, 2018
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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
Downtown Library - Ancestry Library Edition: Military Records

Image result for ancestry.com icon Come to the Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room for an instructional session by MaryEllen Cecil about how to use military records available on ancestry.com. Learn how to search on your own and discover your roots! 

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

Image result for ancestry.com icon Come to the Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room for an instructional session by MaryEllen Cecil about how to use military records available on ancestry.com. Learn how to search on your own and discover your roots! 

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  508.991.6276
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Branch Drop-in Crafts

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

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

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Bethany Coito   508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito 
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Rehearsal
CONTACT:  Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting 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

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Bilingual Storytime (English - Creole)

Bilingual Story Hour will have a very special guest, Cape Verdean children's author Glória Sofia, presenting her new book "Abriel", a bilingual children's book.
All are welcome!

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A Hora do Conto Bilingue terá um convidado muito especial, a autora Cabo-verdiana infanto-juvenil Glória Sofia, apresentando o seu novo livro "Abriel", um livro infantil bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Bilingual Story Hour will have a very special guest, Cape Verdean children's author Glória Sofia, presenting her new book "Abriel", a bilingual children's book.
All are welcome!

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A Hora do Conto Bilingue terá um convidado muito especial, a autora Cabo-verdiana infanto-juvenil Glória Sofia, apresentando o seu novo livro "Abriel", um livro infantil bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Encontro de Malha à Portuguesa - Portuguese Knitting Gathering

Traga as suas agulhas e junte-se a nós para mais um Encontro de Malha à Portuguesa, um espaço de convívio e partilha.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

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Bring your needles and join us for another Gathering of Portuguese Knitting, a time to share and be together.
All are welcome!

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Traga as suas agulhas e junte-se a nós para mais um Encontro de Malha à Portuguesa, um espaço de convívio e partilha.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

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Bring your needles and join us for another Gathering of Portuguese Knitting, a time to share and be together.
All are welcome!

Image result for Encontro de Malha à Portuguesa - Portuguese Knitting Gathering

CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Monday April 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days in English & Portuguese

Need help setting an e-Mail account?

Want to read a book on your smartphone?

Come to Casa, bring your tech devices (smartphones, tablets...), and we'll help you with your tech questions.

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Precisa de ajuda a criar um aconta de e-Mail?

Quer ler um livro no seu telemóvel?

Venha à Casa da Saudade, traga o seu tablet, telemóvel... e nós o ajudaremos com qualquer questão que tenha.

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Need help setting an e-Mail account?

Want to read a book on your smartphone?

Come to Casa, bring your tech devices (smartphones, tablets...), and we'll help you with your tech questions.

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Precisa de ajuda a criar um aconta de e-Mail?

Quer ler um livro no seu telemóvel?

Venha à Casa da Saudade, traga o seu tablet, telemóvel... e nós o ajudaremos com qualquer questão que tenha.

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade 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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - 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 May 1, 2018
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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 Branch  5089916216  matthewm@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  5089916216
  matthewm@sailsinc.org

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
Casa da Saudade Spring Storytime & Crafts

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green South End Youth Program

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green 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 - 8:00 PM
Junior Girl Scouts Meeting - Troop 68111
CONTACT:  Casa da Saudade Branch Library  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch
CONTACT:
  Casa da Saudade Branch Library
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Thursday May 3, 2018
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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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilks Library Edwardian Tea

Rita Parisi will host a tea at Wilks Library in character as Mrs. Gordon, a middle class lady from 1908.  She will entertain guests with stories about her life in New England at the turn of the 20th century.  Refreshments will be served.

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

Rita Parisi will host a tea at Wilks Library in character as Mrs. Gordon, a middle class lady from 1908.  She will entertain guests with stories about her life in New England at the turn of the 20th century.  Refreshments will be served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday May 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Image result for computer helpGet 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

Image result for computer helpGet 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 Spring Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some 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 May 5, 2018
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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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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
City of New Bedford - Planning Housing & Community Development

Homeownership for people who recently purchased a home.

CONTACT:  Kevin Sullivan  508-979-1500  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Homeownership for people who recently purchased a home.

CONTACT:
  Kevin Sullivan
  508.979.1500
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Financial Guidance

Sign up in advance for a 20 minute private session with Stephen Barkhuff, CFP from Financial Fundamentals, LLC. Call 508-991-6278 and signup for your free consultation. 

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

Sign up in advance for a 20 minute private session with Stephen Barkhuff, CFP from Financial Fundamentals, LLC. Call 508-991-6278 and signup for your free consultation. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

State Representative Antonio Cabral hosts his monthly office hours to meet with his constituents at the Howland-Green Branch Library. 

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 at the Howland-Green Branch Library. 

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

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wilks Branch Drop-in Crafts

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

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

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Bethany Coito   508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito 
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bilingual Storytime at Viva Portugal Fest 2018

Please join us, at Viva Portugal Fest - Children's Area, teh Bilingual Story Hour.

Sessions: 2pm and 4 pm

All are welcome!
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Junte-se a nós, no Festival Viva Portugal - Espaço Infantil, para a Hora do Conto Bilingue.

Sessões: 2 pm e 4pm.

Tod@s são bem vindos!

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Please join us, at Viva Portugal Fest - Children's Area, teh Bilingual Story Hour.

Sessions: 2pm and 4 pm

All are welcome!
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Junte-se a nós, no Festival Viva Portugal - Espaço Infantil, para a Hora do Conto Bilingue.

Sessões: 2 pm e 4pm.

Tod@s são bem vindos!

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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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 May 7, 2018
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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

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

 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:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - 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 May 8, 2018
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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 discussing 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 discussing 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
Casa da Saudade Spring Storytime & Crafts

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

Image result for casa da Saudade New Bedford bilingual story hour

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green South End Youth Program

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookemon's Children's Book Club

Bookemon's Children's Book Club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Wilks Library.
All reading levels are welcome!
Pick a book, Share a book, Play Games!
(Children in grades 1-6)
Hope to see you there!

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

Bookemon's Children's Book Club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Wilks Library.
All reading levels are welcome!
Pick a book, Share a book, Play Games!
(Children in grades 1-6)
Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:30 PM
Howland-Green: Tripp Towers Association
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Junior Girl Scouts Meeting - Troop 68111
CONTACT:  Casa da Saudade Branch Library  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch
CONTACT:
  Casa da Saudade Branch Library
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Introduction to Computing (Part 1)

Introduction to Computing for Adults - Part 1. This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate and Advanced Computing for Adults. You will learn the basics of using the mouse and keyboard, become familiar with the parts of a window and explore new terminology that will be used in later classes. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Introduction to Computing for Adults - Part 1. This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate and Advanced Computing for Adults. You will learn the basics of using the mouse and keyboard, become familiar with the parts of a window and explore new terminology that will be used in later classes. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Memoir Writing Workshops

How many of you have said “I wish my parents, grandparents, etc., had written down some of the stories they told me?”  You have memories about your life that shouldn’t be left to others’ memories.  The Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library is offering a free memoir writing workshop.  During monthly gatherings participants will be able to write and share memories of their lives.  During each session a topic, provided by the facilitator or participant input, will be presented.  Topics could include your earliest memory, happy and not-so-happy events in your life, trips taken, family gatherings, etc..  After being given time to write, participants will be invited to share and comment on each others’ memories.  This may garner discussion which will generate other ideas for future sessions.  All comments will be non-judgmental and encouraged.  Everyone is welcome and it is not necessary to attend each session, come as your time and interest allow. An attempt will be made to announce the next month’s topic so the participants will be able to decide if it is of interest and gather their memories which may include newspaper articles, documents, photographs, etc..  

The facilitator is Diane Duprey, president of the Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library.  The Memoir Writing Workshops will be held on the second Wednesday of each, beginning on May 9, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Meeting Room on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.  All that’s needed are writing materials and your memories.  Join us for this journey down memory lane.

CONTACT:  Diane Duprey    friendsnbpubliclibrary@gmail.com
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

How many of you have said “I wish my parents, grandparents, etc., had written down some of the stories they told me?”  You have memories about your life that shouldn’t be left to others’ memories.  The Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library is offering a free memoir writing workshop.  During monthly gatherings participants will be able to write and share memories of their lives.  During each session a topic, provided by the facilitator or participant input, will be presented.  Topics could include your earliest memory, happy and not-so-happy events in your life, trips taken, family gatherings, etc..  After being given time to write, participants will be invited to share and comment on each others’ memories.  This may garner discussion which will generate other ideas for future sessions.  All comments will be non-judgmental and encouraged.  Everyone is welcome and it is not necessary to attend each session, come as your time and interest allow. An attempt will be made to announce the next month’s topic so the participants will be able to decide if it is of interest and gather their memories which may include newspaper articles, documents, photographs, etc..  

The facilitator is Diane Duprey, president of the Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library.  The Memoir Writing Workshops will be held on the second Wednesday of each, beginning on May 9, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Meeting Room on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.  All that’s needed are writing materials and your memories.  Join us for this journey down memory lane.

CONTACT:
  Diane Duprey
  
  friendsnbpubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

Image result for adult book clubCome to the Adult Book Club at the New Bedford Downtown Library in the Trustees' Room on the 3rd floor. A book will be selected to read for each month and you can pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Books can be borrowed for a total of one month. Discussion questions will be provided with the book rentals.

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

Image result for adult book clubCome to the Adult Book Club at the New Bedford Downtown Library in the Trustees' Room on the 3rd floor. A book will be selected to read for each month and you can pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. Books can be borrowed for a total of one month. Discussion questions will be provided with the book rentals.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees 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 May 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Introduction to Computing (Part 1)

Introduction to Computing for Adults - Part 1. This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate and Advanced Computing for Adults. You will learn the basics of using the mouse and keyboard, become familiar with the parts of a window and explore new terminology that will be used in later classes. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Introduction to Computing for Adults - Part 1. This class is a prerequisite for Intermediate and Advanced Computing for Adults. You will learn the basics of using the mouse and keyboard, become familiar with the parts of a window and explore new terminology that will be used in later classes. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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 Branch  508-991-6216  
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday May 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Image result for computer helpGet 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

Image result for computer helpGet 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 Spring Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some 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 May 12, 2018
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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 - 4:00 PM
Wilks Branch Drop-in Crafts

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

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

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Bethany Coito   508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito 
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Rehearsal
CONTACT:  Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting 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
Casa da Saudade Bilingual Storytime (English - Creole)

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Creole: 12 e 26 de May.

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Ben junta cu nos, na Casa di Saudade, tudu Sabadu as 3 di tardi, pa hora di contu bilingue.

Tudu dgente e benvindu!

Inglês - Crioulo: 12 e 26 de Maio.

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Creole: 12 e 26 de May.

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Ben junta cu nos, na Casa di Saudade, tudu Sabadu as 3 di tardi, pa hora di contu bilingue.

Tudu dgente e benvindu!

Inglês - Crioulo: 12 e 26 de Maio.

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Monday May 14, 2018
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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 - 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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - 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 May 15, 2018
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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 Branch  508-991-6216  
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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  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
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
Casa da Saudade Spring Storytime & Crafts

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

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LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Join us for our weekly Spring Storytime & Crafts.

Image result for casa da Saudade New Bedford bilingual story hour

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green South End Youth Program

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Join us Tuesdays at 4:00PM in the Teen Room for our weekly Teen Program! Come in and meet up with local teens for crafts, movie nights, games, and more.

All programming is FREE and there is no sign up necessary.

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Howland-Green: Brain Injury Association Meeting
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pinterest Club

Join us for adult crafts guaranteed to succeed.  All materials supplied.  Attendance is limited, so call for information.

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

Join us for adult crafts guaranteed to succeed.  All materials supplied.  Attendance is limited, so call for information.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Junior Girl Scouts Meeting - Troop 68111
CONTACT:  Casa da Saudade Branch Library  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch
CONTACT:
  Casa da Saudade Branch Library
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Intermediate Computing (Part 2)

Intermediate Computing for Adults - Part 2. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Computing for Adults. You must have completed the Introduction to Computing class before taking this course. You will learn the basics of using the internet, safe web browsing, downloading and uploading. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Intermediate Computing for Adults - Part 2. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Computing for Adults. You must have completed the Introduction to Computing class before taking this course. You will learn the basics of using the internet, safe web browsing, downloading and uploading. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Downtown Library - Adult Story Telling with Gilly

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. This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

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. This event happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

CONTACT:
  Gilly Cabral
  508.999.3939
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family Game Night

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, drop in anytime from 4-8pm for a Family Game Night!

Games will be provided and you can bring your favorite game too!

Hope to see you there!

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

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, drop in anytime from 4-8pm for a Family Game Night!

Games will be provided and you can bring your favorite game too!

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 - 8:30 PM
CAPE VERDEAN RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

MEETING

CONTACT:  Maryann Rogers  508-863-7463  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

MEETING

CONTACT:
  Maryann Rogers
  508.863.7463
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Intermediate Computing (Part 2)

Intermediate Computing for Adults - Part 2. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Computing for Adults. You must have completed the Introduction to Computing class before taking this course. You will learn the basics of using the internet, safe web browsing, downloading and uploading. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Intermediate Computing for Adults - Part 2. This class is a prerequisite for Advanced Computing for Adults. You must have completed the Introduction to Computing class before taking this course. You will learn the basics of using the internet, safe web browsing, downloading and uploading. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilks Library Book Club

  Join us every month as we chat about our book club pick!  Refreshments served. 

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

  Join us every month as we chat about our book club pick!  Refreshments served. 

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Library - Adult Gaming

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Come to the Downtown Library for a social gaming event. We have Chess, Scrabble, Mancala, Dominoes, playing cards, and more! Games are available at the Reference Desk and gameplay takes place in Ingraham Hall.   

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

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Come to the Downtown Library for a social gaming event. We have Chess, Scrabble, Mancala, Dominoes, playing cards, and more! Games are available at the Reference Desk and gameplay takes place in Ingraham Hall.   

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

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

No automatic alt text available.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 Library  508-991-6216  
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

No automatic alt text available.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 Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Hetty Green's Forgotten Daughter

Join us for a lecture about Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks, for whom the Wilks Library is named.  Irene Duprey-Gutierrez discusses Sylvia and her relationship with "The Witch of Wall Street" Hetty Green.

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

Join us for a lecture about Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks, for whom the Wilks Library is named.  Irene Duprey-Gutierrez discusses Sylvia and her relationship with "The Witch of Wall Street" Hetty Green.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday May 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch TGIF Technically Good Information

Image result for computer helpGet 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

Image result for computer helpGet 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 Spring Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

Image result for fall storyBring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some 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 May 19, 2018
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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 - 4:00 PM
Wilks Branch Drop-in Crafts

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

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

Stop by every Saturday for our quick and easy crafts for kids!  Supplies are laid out from 10am - 4pm.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Story Time

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:  Bethany Coito   508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Please join us at the Main Library's Children's Room every Saturday at 11am for story time!

Hope to see you there!

 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito 
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shakespeare in the Park Rehearsal
CONTACT:  Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278  
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Bilingual Storytime (English - Portuguese)

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Portuguese: 5 e 19 de May.

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Junte-se a nós, na Casa da Saudade, todos os Sábados às 3 da tarde, para a hora do conto bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

Inglês - Português: 5 e 19 de Maio.

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CONTACT:  Daniela Ferreira  508-991-6218  dferreira@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Please join us, at the Casa da Saudade Library, every Saturday at 3 pm, for bilingual story hour.
All are welcome!

English - Portuguese: 5 e 19 de May.

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Junte-se a nós, na Casa da Saudade, todos os Sábados às 3 da tarde, para a hora do conto bilingue.
Tod@s são bem vindos!

Inglês - Português: 5 e 19 de Maio.

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CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade Branch

Monday May 21, 2018
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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