All New Bedford branches, inlcuding Main, will be CLOSED to the public from Tuesday, March 17th to Saturday, March 22nd along with city offices.

Programs and meetings scheduled throughout the New Bedford Library system have been cancelled from March 16th - March 30th. 

 
 
Friday May 1, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Spring Story & Craft

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring 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 spring 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 May 2, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilks Library: Rep. Hendricks' Office Hours
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday May 4, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday May 5, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

CONTACT: Finessa Oliveira
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Relay for Life

CONTACT:
  Finessa Oliveira
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday May 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Department of City Planning for PB & ZBA Training

Department of City Planning for PB & ZBA Training

CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Department of City Planning for PB & ZBA Training

CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday May 7, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

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

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday May 8, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Spring Story & Craft

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring 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 spring 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 May 9, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Girl Scouts Daisy Troop #70874
CONTACT: Meagan Sisson  508-287-5916
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Meagan Sisson
  508.287.5916
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

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 Scouts Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Walecka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Walecka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday May 11, 2020
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9:00 AM - 9:00 AM
New Bedford Free Public Library Youth Writing Contest Winners Announced

Today's the day we announce the winners of our third annual Youth Writing Contest. Please check our Facebook page for all the winning entrees! www.facebook.com/newbedfordlibrary

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

Today's the day we announce the winners of our third annual Youth Writing Contest. Please check our Facebook page for all the winning entrees! www.facebook.com/newbedfordlibrary

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

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

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday May 13, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:40 PM
New Bedford Planning Board

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

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

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

CONTACT:
  Jen Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday May 14, 2020
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
BCBS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES

Blue Cross/Blue Shield event for ciity of New Bedford Employees.

CONTACT: Lenora Delgado  508-979-1444
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Blue Cross/Blue Shield event for ciity of New Bedford Employees.

CONTACT:
  Lenora Delgado
  508.979.1444
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library AHA Night Drop In Craft

AHA Night Drop in Craft

We Art NB!

Show your artistic side and create a kite or hot air balloon craft. 

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

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

AHA Night Drop in Craft

We Art NB!

Show your artistic side and create a kite or hot air balloon craft. 

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

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: AFSCME Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 

Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Public Comment Meeting

CONTACT: Ilze Greever  857-368-8985
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Public Comment Meeting

CONTACT:
  Ilze Greever
  857.368.8985
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday May 15, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Spring Story & Craft

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring 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 spring 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 May 16, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
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 - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Census Records Collection

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT: MaryEllen Cecil  5089916276  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  5089916276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday May 18, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday May 19, 2020
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Nemasket Group
CONTACT: Shanell Stewart  508-999-4436
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Shanell Stewart
  508.999.4436
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Love projects that you see online but never get a chance to craft at home?  Get your craft on with our Adult Pinterest Club.  No fails, just successes!  Supplies are provided and limited, so please contact the Wilks Library to sign up.

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

Love projects that you see online but never get a chance to craft at home?  Get your craft on with our Adult Pinterest Club.  No fails, just successes!  Supplies are provided and limited, so please contact the Wilks Library to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

CONTACT: Finessa Oliveira
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Relay for Life

CONTACT:
  Finessa Oliveira
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Southcoast Athenaeum: Literacy in Science

Discussion group focusing on the impact of science on our lives.

CONTACT: Lorene Sweeney  508-542-4350
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Discussion group focusing on the impact of science on our lives.

CONTACT:
  Lorene Sweeney
  508.542.4350
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Wednesday May 20, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cape Verdean Recognition Committee

Cape Verdean Recognition Committee

CONTACT: Mary Ann Rogers
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Committee

CONTACT:
  Mary Ann Rogers
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday May 21, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilks Library: Book Club
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poet Laureate Event
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday May 22, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Spring Story & Craft

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring 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 spring 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 May 23, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Girl Scouts Daisy Troop #70874
CONTACT: Meagan Sisson  508-287-5916
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Meagan Sisson
  508.287.5916
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

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 Scouts Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Walecka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Walecka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday May 25, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday May 26, 2020
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting
CONTACT: Olivia Melo  5089916212  omelo@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  Olivia Melo
  5089916212
  omelo@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: PJ Story Hour

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

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

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday May 27, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cape Verdean Consulate
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Study Room 2
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Study Room 2

Thursday May 28, 2020
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals - Planning

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday May 29, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Spring Story & Craft

Bring you children, grandkids, etc. and enjoy some spring 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 spring 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 May 30, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday June 1, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday June 2, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

CONTACT: Finessa Oliveira
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Relay for Life

CONTACT:
  Finessa Oliveira
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday June 3, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
New Bedford Historical Society

Book talk with Professor Carlos Almeida on Cape Verdean History

CONTACT: Lee Blake   508-979-8828
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Book talk with Professor Carlos Almeida on Cape Verdean History

CONTACT:
  Lee Blake 
  508.979.8828
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday June 4, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

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

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Mocoilas on the Front Steps

June 4th , from 5:30pm to 6:15pm, live concert at the steps of the New Bedford Free Public Library (…..)

«Moçoilas» – Portuguese Folk Music from Algarve

Get comfortable by bringing your own small lawn chair

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

June 4th , from 5:30pm to 6:15pm, live concert at the steps of the New Bedford Free Public Library (…..)

«Moçoilas» – Portuguese Folk Music from Algarve

Get comfortable by bringing your own small lawn chair

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday June 6, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilks Library: Rep. Hendricks' Office Hours
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday June 8, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday June 9, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

CONTACT: Finessa Oliveira
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Relay for Life

CONTACT:
  Finessa Oliveira
  
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday June 10, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Story Hour

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

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

Join us for stories and crafts every Wednesday!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
New Bedford Planning Board

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

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

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

CONTACT:
  Jen Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday June 11, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library AHA Night Drop In Craft

AHA Night Drop in Craft: Pride

Show off your pride in your artistic skills and join us at the Children's room for AHA night to create colorful butterfly and dragonfly crafts. 

All supplies will be provided for this free program and no registration is required to attend. 

Hope to see you there!

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

AHA Night Drop in Craft: Pride

Show off your pride in your artistic skills and join us at the Children's room for AHA night to create colorful butterfly and dragonfly crafts. 

All supplies will be provided for this free program and no registration is required to attend. 

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: AFSCME Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday June 13, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday June 15, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday June 16, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Adult Pinterest Club

Love projects that you see online but never get a chance to craft at home?  Get your craft on with our Adult Pinterest Club.  No fails, just successes!  Supplies are provided and limited, so please contact the Wilks Library to sign up.

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

Love projects that you see online but never get a chance to craft at home?  Get your craft on with our Adult Pinterest Club.  No fails, just successes!  Supplies are provided and limited, so please contact the Wilks Library to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday June 17, 2020
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11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
BCBS FOR CITY EMPLOYEES

Blue Cross/Blue Shield event for ciity of New Bedford Employees.

CONTACT: Lenora Delgado  508-979-1444
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Blue Cross/Blue Shield event for ciity of New Bedford Employees.

CONTACT:
  Lenora Delgado
  508.979.1444
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Relay for Life

Relay for Life

CONTACT: Finessa Oliveira
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Relay for Life

CONTACT:
  Finessa Oliveira
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday June 18, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilks Library: Book Club
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals - Planning

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday June 20, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Family Story Time

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 - 2:00 PM
Main Library Building Buddies

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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

What can you build?

All ages are welcome to come to the Main Library Children's Room to build with Legos.

All Legos will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday June 22, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday June 23, 2020
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Nemasket Group
CONTACT: Shanell Stewart  508-999-4436
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Shanell Stewart
  508.999.4436
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: PJ Story Hour

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

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

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Committee/ Department of Planning for the FY20 CPA Funding Cycle

CONTACT: Jessica Bailey  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Community Preservation Committee/ Department of Planning for the FY20 CPA Funding Cycle

CONTACT:
  Jessica Bailey
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday June 24, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cape Verdean Consulate
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Study Room 2
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Study Room 2

Thursday June 25, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday June 27, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilks Library: Girl Scouts
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-Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Immigration Records Collection

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT: MaryEllen Cecil  5089916276  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  5089916276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Imagine Magic and Juggling with Scott Jameson

Imagine Magic and Juggling with Scott Jameson!

Kick off your summer with our favorite magician Scott Jameson!

Sign up for this year's summer reading "Imagine Your Story" and earn your first ticket for summer reading prizes. 

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

This program is funded by the New Bedford Local Cultural Council-thank you. 

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

Imagine Magic and Juggling with Scott Jameson!

Kick off your summer with our favorite magician Scott Jameson!

Sign up for this year's summer reading "Imagine Your Story" and earn your first ticket for summer reading prizes. 

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

This program is funded by the New Bedford Local Cultural Council-thank you. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday June 29, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday June 30, 2020
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting
CONTACT: Olivia Melo  5089916216  omelo@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Olivia Melo
  5089916216
  omelo@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Thursday July 2, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

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

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT: Diane M. Gomes  508-944-7625
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee

CONTACT:
  Diane M. Gomes
  508.944.7625
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Saturday July 4, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilks Library: Rep. Hendricks' Office Hours
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
Monday July 6, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday July 8, 2020
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5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
New Bedford Planning Board

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

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

Monthly meeting of the New Bedford Planning Board

CONTACT:
  Jen Carloni
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday July 9, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: AFSCME Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library Ukulele Show

The Unlikely Strummers: Free Ukulele Show

Join us on AHA Night: Kids Rule! at the Children's Room

Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and Dance to your favorite Ukulele Tunes!

All ages are welcome for this free event and no registration is required. 

Hope to see you there!

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

The Unlikely Strummers: Free Ukulele Show

Join us on AHA Night: Kids Rule! at the Children's Room

Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and Dance to your favorite Ukulele Tunes!

All ages are welcome for this free event and no registration is required. 

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Saturday July 11, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Children's Room: Dragons Return of the Ice Sorceress with Science Tellers

Dragons Return of the Ice Sorceress with Science Tellers

Join us for a special performance from Science Tellers!

Sign up for this year's summer reading "Imagine Your Story" and earn your ticket for summer reading prizes. 

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

This program is funded by the New Bedford Local Cultural Council-thank you. 

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

Dragons Return of the Ice Sorceress with Science Tellers

Join us for a special performance from Science Tellers!

Sign up for this year's summer reading "Imagine Your Story" and earn your ticket for summer reading prizes. 

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

This program is funded by the New Bedford Local Cultural Council-thank you. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday July 13, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday July 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilks Library: Book Club
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
Love to read and talk about books? Join our adult book club on the 3rd Thursday of each month. You can pick up the book at the Wilks Library each month. January 16 - Us against You by Fredrik Backman February 20 - The Winter Palace by Eve Stachniak March 10 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas April 16 - The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford May 21 - The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris June 18 - Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson July 16 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood August 20 - The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo September 17 - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson October 15 - The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson November 19 - How to Walk Away by Katherine Center December 17 - Whisper to the Blood by Dana Stabenow
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals - Planning

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

ZBA Meeting

CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday July 18, 2020
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library Children's Room: Imagine Video Game Stories!

Video Games at the Library from One Up Games on the Go!

Have you unlocked the entire roster and found your main yet?

If so (or even if not), come compete against the best Ultimate players in your area at our New Bedford Public Library Smash Ultimate Tournament!

Imagine Video Game stories! We're hosting an official Smash Ultimate tournament at the New Bedford Main Library Children's Room. Friendlies and setup begin at 11am. We will have pro and GameCube controllers available, as well as GameCube adapters. Players are welcome to bring their own controller.

This special program is for ages 10-17 years old. Please register at the Main Library Youth Services Department at 508-979-1647. Hope to see you there!

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

Video Games at the Library from One Up Games on the Go!

Have you unlocked the entire roster and found your main yet?

If so (or even if not), come compete against the best Ultimate players in your area at our New Bedford Public Library Smash Ultimate Tournament!

Imagine Video Game stories! We're hosting an official Smash Ultimate tournament at the New Bedford Main Library Children's Room. Friendlies and setup begin at 11am. We will have pro and GameCube controllers available, as well as GameCube adapters. Players are welcome to bring their own controller.

This special program is for ages 10-17 years old. Please register at the Main Library Youth Services Department at 508-979-1647. Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday July 20, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday July 23, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday July 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition: Military Records Collection

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT: MaryEllen Cecil  5089916276  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join MaryEllen Cecil, Special Collections Library Assistant, for an overview of the basic features of the database, as well as a discussion on search techniques that lead to successful search results!

CONTACT:
  MaryEllen Cecil
  5089916276
  nbmhistory@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Children's Room What's Your Story?
What's Your Story? Genre Tasting
 
Mystery? Biography? Fairy Tale? Which genre tastes the best to you? Wear a chef hat, Design your apron, and Discover your favorite genre through our menu of book tastings for a special treat!
 
This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last. Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!
CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room
What's Your Story? Genre Tasting
 
Mystery? Biography? Fairy Tale? Which genre tastes the best to you? Wear a chef hat, Design your apron, and Discover your favorite genre through our menu of book tastings for a special treat!
 
This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last. Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!
CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday July 27, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday July 28, 2020
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting
CONTACT: Olivia Melo  5089916216  omelo@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Olivia Melo
  5089916216
  omelo@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Nemasket Group
CONTACT: Shanell Stewart  508-999-4436
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Shanell Stewart
  508.999.4436
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: PJ Story Hour

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

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

Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories and make a craft.  Snacks served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Wednesday July 29, 2020
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cape Verdean Consulate
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Study Room 2
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Study Room 2

Thursday July 30, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday August 1, 2020
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilks Library: Rep. Hendricks' Office Hours
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Children's Room Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday

Imagine Harry Potter's Story and Celebrate his birthday!

This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last.

Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!

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

Imagine Harry Potter's Story and Celebrate his birthday!

This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last.

Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday August 3, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday August 6, 2020
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Teen Advisory Board Meeting

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

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

For grades 6 - 12

Voice your choice on to do and find out about future plans for the teen room!

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

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch: Qigong at the Library

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

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

Bring you most comfortable shoes and exercise clothing to practice this Chinese system of physical exercises and breathing control.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday August 8, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library Children's Room Imagine Monsters

Imagine Monsters! 

Summer Reading story time and monster crafting

This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last.

Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!

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

Imagine Monsters! 

Summer Reading story time and monster crafting

This program is available for all ages and no registration is required while supplies last.

Earn a ticket for summer reading by attending this program! Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Monday August 10, 2020
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Bedford Chess Society

Join us for the opportunity to play and learn chess! All ages and all levels welcome!

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room