Acushnet Public Library

232 Middle Road Acushnet, MA 02743

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime

CONTACT: Melissa Freitas  508.998.0270  mfreitas@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Melissa Freitas
  508.998.0270
   mfreitas@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Concert Series

The Jethros realized their common destiny while collaborating in a backup band for mutual friends. Over the years they've become something of a fixture in the folk music scene of New Bedford and nearby places, and were the founders of the New Bedford Folk Festival's Southcoast Stage. Their original songs and unique arrangements are consistently lauded by critics of art, music, and architecture; frequently covered by other local musicians; and captured in three albums of recorded music. 

The family tree goes like this:  Homer Jethro sings and plays guitar; Rufus Jethro sings and plays trumpet, trombone, and uke; Boney Jethro whistles and plays fiddle, bones, and other small percussion; and Gaston Jethro plays bass as though it were seven distinct instruments.  Together they are The Jethros, and they are delighted to present their folk / blues / alt /soul / swing-jazz / bluegrass / funk / country / mariachi / klezmer stylings to one and all.

Concerts are held rain or shine under the new pavilion.  Please bring a chair or blanket.

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  508-998-0270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

The Jethros realized their common destiny while collaborating in a backup band for mutual friends. Over the years they've become something of a fixture in the folk music scene of New Bedford and nearby places, and were the founders of the New Bedford Folk Festival's Southcoast Stage. Their original songs and unique arrangements are consistently lauded by critics of art, music, and architecture; frequently covered by other local musicians; and captured in three albums of recorded music. 

The family tree goes like this:  Homer Jethro sings and plays guitar; Rufus Jethro sings and plays trumpet, trombone, and uke; Boney Jethro whistles and plays fiddle, bones, and other small percussion; and Gaston Jethro plays bass as though it were seven distinct instruments.  Together they are The Jethros, and they are delighted to present their folk / blues / alt /soul / swing-jazz / bluegrass / funk / country / mariachi / klezmer stylings to one and all.

Concerts are held rain or shine under the new pavilion.  Please bring a chair or blanket.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  508.998.0270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

Thursday August 18, 2022
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5:30 PM
Acushnet Historical Society meeting
CONTACT: Pauline Texeira  paulineteixeira@comcast.net
LOCATION: Community Room
Monday August 22, 2022
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2:00 PM
Jungle Jim's Camp Balloon Magic

CONTACT: Dina St. Pierre  508.998.0270  dstpierre@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside
Tuesday August 23, 2022
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6:00 PM
Improv Games for Teens

CONTACT: Melissa Freitas  508-998-0270  mfreitas@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Melissa Freitas
  508.998.0270
   mfreitas@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

Wednesday August 24, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime

CONTACT: Melissa Freitas  508.998.0270  mfreitas@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Melissa Freitas
  508.998.0270
   mfreitas@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bwana Iguana

CONTACT: Dina St. Pierre  508.998.0270  dstpierre@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Dina St. Pierre
  508.998.0270
   dstpierre@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Summer Concert Series

George Piva is back with the G & Friends Quartet to round up our Summer Concert Series. This popular local group featuring George Piva, Jeff Gobush, Geoffrey Fortin and Ed Oliver will play a variety of blues, jazz, rock, roots and funk.

Concerts are held rain or shine under the new pavilion.  Please bring a chair or blanket.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public Library.

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  508-998-0270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

George Piva is back with the G & Friends Quartet to round up our Summer Concert Series. This popular local group featuring George Piva, Jeff Gobush, Geoffrey Fortin and Ed Oliver will play a variety of blues, jazz, rock, roots and funk.

Concerts are held rain or shine under the new pavilion.  Please bring a chair or blanket.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Acushnet Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  508.998.0270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

Thursday August 25, 2022

Join GM Mahria Trepes to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons.

This is a free program, open to kids ages 10-17. Please contact Mahria Trepes directly to register.

 

CONTACT: Mahria Trepes  518-657-1001  trepzilla@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Room

Join GM Mahria Trepes to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons.

This is a free program, open to kids ages 10-17. Please contact Mahria Trepes directly to register.

 

CONTACT:
  Mahria Trepes
  518.657.1001
   trepzilla@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Room

Saturday August 27, 2022

CONTACT: Melissa Freitas  508.998.0270  mfreitas@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Melissa Freitas
  508.998.0270
   mfreitas@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

 
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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy

Immediately following Saturday Story Time, which starts at 11am!

CONTACT: Dina St. Pierre  508.998.0270  dstpierre@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

Immediately following Saturday Story Time, which starts at 11am!

CONTACT:
  Dina St. Pierre
  508.998.0270
   dstpierre@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

Wednesday August 31, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Summer Storytime

CONTACT: Melissa Freitas  508.998.0270  mfreitas@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Outside

CONTACT:
  Melissa Freitas
  508.998.0270
   mfreitas@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Outside

Thursday September 1, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Readers' Group

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month!

This months's selection: The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale 

 

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  5089980270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month!

This months's selection: The Mad Girls of New York by Maya Rodale 

 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  5089980270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Before Brooklyn- Ted Reinstein
Author Talk: Before Brooklyn The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier By Ted Reinstein
 
In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual.
And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.
 
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed
(Globe, 2016).
 
CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  508-998-0270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room
Author Talk: Before Brooklyn The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier By Ted Reinstein
 
In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote, but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947. This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual.
And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.
 
Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed
(Globe, 2016).
 
CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  508.998.0270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Thursday October 6, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Readers' Group

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month!

This months's selection: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  5089980270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month!

This months's selection: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  5089980270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Thursday November 3, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Readers' Group

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month! The group will meet on our outside deck or inside the community room.

This months's selection: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

 

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  5089980270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month! The group will meet on our outside deck or inside the community room.

This months's selection: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  5089980270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Community Room

Thursday December 1, 2022
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Readers' Group

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month! The group will meet on the library deck or in the community room.

This months's selection:  Counterfeit by Kirsten Chen

 

CONTACT: Sandra Medeiros  5089980270  smedeiros@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Community Room

Are you looking for a place to meet new people and share your love of books? Join us for the book discussion this month! The group will meet on the library deck or in the community room.

This months's selection:  Counterfeit by Kirsten Chen

 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Medeiros
  5089980270
   smedeiros@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Community Room


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