MAIN LIBRARY EXHIBIT

Recent Acquistions & Discoveries

October 25-December 30, 2017

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

Thursday January 18, 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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Children's Storytime

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
West End Reunion Committee

West End Reunion Committee

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

West End Reunion Committee

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days

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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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.

Image result for bilingual story hour at casa da saudade

CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade 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

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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

Image result for fall storyBring 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

Image result for fall storyBring 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

Friday January 19, 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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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

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  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:45 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 January 20, 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 - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition

Image result for ancestry.com icon Come to the Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room for an instructional session by MaryEllen Cecil about the basics of 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 the basics of 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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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Toddler Drive In

Decorate you "car" then watch a short movie.  Refreshments will be served.  Open to ages 2 to 4 with siblings welcome.  

Please call 508-991-6216 to register

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Decorate you "car" then watch a short movie.  Refreshments will be served.  Open to ages 2 to 4 with siblings welcome.  

Please call 508-991-6216 to register

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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3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Howland-Green Adult Game Time
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
Monday January 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days

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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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.

Image result for bilingual story hour at casa da saudade

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

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

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

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

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

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

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

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

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

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Denise
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Youthcraft!

For Children and their parents, come to the Howland-Green Library Mondays at 4:00 for Youthcraft! Our brand-new crafting program for kids! What fun art or craft are we making today? You'll have to come and find out!

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

For Children and their parents, come to the Howland-Green Library Mondays at 4:00 for Youthcraft! Our brand-new crafting program for kids! What fun art or craft are we making today? You'll have to come and find out!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green 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 January 23, 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 Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 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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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Howland-Green South End Movie Night

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Girl Scout Registration Meeting

Girl Scout Registration Meeting

CONTACT: Ginger Hook  617-352-0143
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Girl Scout Registration Meeting

CONTACT:
  Ginger Hook
  617.352.0143
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Advanced Computing (Part 3)

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Financial Coaching

If you are looking for financial guidance, sign up for a free 20 minute private session with Stephen Barkhuff, CFA from Financial Fundamentals. Learn how to imporve your credit, dig yourself out of debt, and save for your future! These 20 minutes sessions are private, confidential, and free! Don't wait until its too late, sign up for a session today by calling 508-991-6278 or visit us at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor to make an appointment. 

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

If you are looking for financial guidance, sign up for a free 20 minute private session with Stephen Barkhuff, CFA from Financial Fundamentals. Learn how to imporve your credit, dig yourself out of debt, and save for your future! These 20 minutes sessions are private, confidential, and free! Don't wait until its too late, sign up for a session today by calling 508-991-6278 or visit us at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor to make an appointment. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Advanced Computing (Part 3)

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. 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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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time at the Zoo

Join us at the North Woods Gift Shop for story time!

Relax with a cup of hot chocolate while we read fun tales about animals at the zoo!

Please call 508-991-4556 ext. 120 or email jroberts@bpzoo to sign up!

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

Join us at the North Woods Gift Shop for story time!

Relax with a cup of hot chocolate while we read fun tales about animals at the zoo!

Please call 508-991-4556 ext. 120 or email jroberts@bpzoo to sign up!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

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

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Howland-Green Open Minded Book Discussion Group
CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days

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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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.

Image result for bilingual story hour at casa da saudade

CONTACT:
  Daniela Ferreira
  508.991.6218
  dferreira@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Casa Da Saudade 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

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

Friday January 26, 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 Winter Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

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

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

 

After a hard week of school, come to the library to relax, hang out, and have fun!   You'll be able to choose from a variety of board and  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 January 27, 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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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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3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Howland-Green Adult Game Time
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
Monday January 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Casa da Saudade Tech Days

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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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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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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Howland-Green Youthcraft!

For Children and their parents, come to the Howland-Green Library Mondays at 4:00 for Youthcraft! Our brand-new crafting program for kids! What fun art or craft are we making today? You'll have to come and find out!

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

For Children and their parents, come to the Howland-Green Library Mondays at 4:00 for Youthcraft! Our brand-new crafting program for kids! What fun art or craft are we making today? You'll have to come and find out!

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green 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 January 30, 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 Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 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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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City of New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development

This will be a public hearing for applicants for the Community Preservation Committee. 

CONTACT: Edward Bates  508-979-1500
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

This will be a public hearing for applicants for the Community Preservation Committee. 

CONTACT:
  Edward Bates
  508.979.1500
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Howland-Green Trivia Night
CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  5089916212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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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

Thursday February 1, 2018
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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 - 7:30 PM
Girl Scouts Troop #62887
CONTACT: Eileen Perry  508-264-2621
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Eileen Perry
  508.264.2621
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday February 2, 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 Winter Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

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

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 3, 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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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Representative Tony Cabral's Constituents Meeting

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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

Image result for fox reading a book

 

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

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

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

Image result for fox reading a book

 

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

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

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Monday February 5, 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

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

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

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

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

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

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

 by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

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

 Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Denise
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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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 February 6, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
United Way of Greater New Bedford

Community Impact Grants informational session. 

CONTACT: Elizabeth Race-Moore  508-999-9628 x219
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Community Impact Grants informational session. 

CONTACT:
  Elizabeth Race-Moore
  508.999.9628 x219
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

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

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

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

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

All welcome!

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

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

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

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

All welcome!

CONTACT:
  
  
  friendsnbpubliclibrary@gmail.com

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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 February 7, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Writers' Workshop with Nick LeBlanc

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday February 8, 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 Library  508-991-6216
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Image result for scrabble

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

Image result for scrabble

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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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Howland-Green Open Minded Book Discussion Group
CONTACT: George Ripley  5089916212  gripley@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch
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

Friday February 9, 2018
elect_computer2
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 Winter Story & Craft Time

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

Children of all ages welcome!

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

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

Children of all ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday February 10, 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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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lawler Branch Children's Valentine Craft

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Make a Valentine out of puzzle pieces for someone special!

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

puzzle pieces heartLOVE YOU TO PIECES

Make a Valentine out of puzzle pieces for someone special!

CONTACT:
  Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

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

Image result for fox reading a book

 

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

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

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

Image result for fox reading a book

 

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

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

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

Monday February 12, 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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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

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

Image result for scrabble images

  Make new friends. Come join our scrabble group.

CONTACT:
  Lawler Library
  508.991.6216
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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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 February 13, 2018
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bookemon Children's Book Club

Bookemon's Children's Book Club meets every 2nd Wednesday 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  508-979-1647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Bookemon's Children's Book Club meets every 2nd Wednesday 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
  508.979.1647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks 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 February 14, 2018
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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.

 

This month's book: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there’s just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.

Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daughter, finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna’s and Luke’s families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher.

With huge heart, humor, and a compassionate understanding of human nature, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating of obstacles. You won’t forget The Things We Keep.

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.

 

This month's book: The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

Anna Forster is only thirty-eight years old, but her mind is slowly slipping away from her. Armed only with her keen wit and sharp-eyed determination, she knows that her family is doing what they believe to be best when they take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility. But Anna has a secret: she does not plan on staying. She also knows there’s just one another resident who is her age, Luke. What she does not expect is the love that blossoms between her and Luke even as she resists her new life. As her disease steals more and more of her memory, Anna fights to hold on to what she knows, including her relationship with Luke.

Eve Bennett, suddenly thrust into the role of single mother to her bright and vivacious seven-year-old daughter, finds herself putting her culinary training to use at Rosalind house. When she meets Anna and Luke, she is moved by the bond the pair has forged. But when a tragic incident leads Anna’s and Luke’s families to separate them, Eve finds herself questioning what she is willing to risk to help them. Eve has her own secrets, and her own desperate circumstances that raise the stakes even higher.

With huge heart, humor, and a compassionate understanding of human nature, Sally Hepworth delivers a page-turning novel about the power of love to grow and endure even when faced with the most devastating of obstacles. You won’t forget The Things We Keep.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Trustees Room

Thursday February 15, 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

Image result for fall storyBring 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

Image result for fall storyBring 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

Friday February 16, 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

Saturday February 17, 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 - Intro to Ancestry Library Edition

Image result for ancestry.com icon Come to the Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room for an instructional session by MaryEllen Cecil about the basics of 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 the basics of 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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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 February 19, 2018
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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 February 20, 2018
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Howland Green Mystery Book Club

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  George Ripley
  508.991.6212
  gripley@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Library - Advanced Computing (Part 3)

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

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

Advanced Computing for Adults - Part 3. This is the final class of the Computing for Adults series for this month. You must have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Computing classes before taking this course. You will learn advanced computer techniques including troubleshooting. Please register for this class by calling 508-991-6278

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday February 21, 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
Children's Room Family Game Night

Drop in anytime from 4-8pm for a Family Game Night during the school break for winter vacation! 

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

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  508-9791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

Drop in anytime from 4-8pm for a Family Game Night during the school break for winter vacation! 

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

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  508.9791647
  bcoito@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library - Children's Room

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

 

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

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

 

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

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Library - Advanced Computing (Part 3)