Shrewsbury Public Library

609 Main Street | Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-841-8609


 

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Friday September 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Good Day Memory Cafe

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday September 22, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Monday September 24, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Shrewsbury Garden Club Jr Members

Join the Shrewsbury Garden Club Jr Members as they make terrariums! You'll plant them and learn how to keep them growing!

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Join the Shrewsbury Garden Club Jr Members as they make terrariums! You'll plant them and learn how to keep them growing!

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Club

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Class for Beginners

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Shrewsbury Genealogy Club

Monthly meeting for anyone interested in genealogy and family history. Occasional guest speakers from time to time. Self-help time and sharing every month. Open to anyone interested--no need to be a Shrewsbury resident.

George Brown will be leading these meetings.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Monthly meeting for anyone interested in genealogy and family history. Occasional guest speakers from time to time. Self-help time and sharing every month. Open to anyone interested--no need to be a Shrewsbury resident.

George Brown will be leading these meetings.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 (siblings welcome).

No registration is required. Admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

 

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 (siblings welcome).

No registration is required. Admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee meeting
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pranayaam Yoga with Bindu
A traditional hatha Yoga class exploring a range of yogic breathing exercises designed to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Bindu Gupta has been learning and practicing yoga since her childhood. She has been teaching here at the library for more than a year.
Find out more at  www.yogawithbindu.com
 
Only for adults. Registration is required for each class. Please bring a yoga mat. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library!
CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There is 1 space available.
A traditional hatha Yoga class exploring a range of yogic breathing exercises designed to leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized.
Bindu Gupta has been learning and practicing yoga since her childhood. She has been teaching here at the library for more than a year.
Find out more at  www.yogawithbindu.com
 
Only for adults. Registration is required for each class. Please bring a yoga mat. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library!
CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:00 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Learn French for Kids!

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Animal Adventures Live Animal Show

Animal Adventures: Live Animals at the Shrewsbury Public Library

See the largest, most exotic and most impressive animals that Animal Adventures has to offer. Two professional Animal Adventure Guides will show a Ring Tailed Lemur, a large alligator or West African Crocodile, a lizard, and other animals; possibly an armadillo, Mountain Coati, Porcupine, goat, fox or one of their giant snakes. Eight to ten animals are presented in this one-hour session. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guides. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!

OFFERED AS PART OF THE SPIRIT OF SHREWSBURY FESTIVAL, FUNDED BY THE FREINDS OF THE SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

CONTACT:  EMD    
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Animal Adventures: Live Animals at the Shrewsbury Public Library

See the largest, most exotic and most impressive animals that Animal Adventures has to offer. Two professional Animal Adventure Guides will show a Ring Tailed Lemur, a large alligator or West African Crocodile, a lizard, and other animals; possibly an armadillo, Mountain Coati, Porcupine, goat, fox or one of their giant snakes. Eight to ten animals are presented in this one-hour session. Meet the animals, hear interesting stories and information about them and get close. Controlled petting and touching is allowed at the discretion of the Animal Adventure Guides. A fun and unique learning experience to be enjoyed by all!

OFFERED AS PART OF THE SPIRIT OF SHREWSBURY FESTIVAL, FUNDED BY THE FREINDS OF THE SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

CONTACT:
  EMD
  
  

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 4 spaces available.

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dash and Dot Club

Our robots Dash and Dot are back again this month! Learn how to program our fun robots using the Wonder Workshop apps. You will work in groups of three and will have a chance to work with both robots. 

If you wish to track your own progress with the tutorials, you can bring a tablet or smart phone to use; but we will have tablets on hand for everyone to use! 

For children grades 2 - 6. Space is limited and registration is required.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Our robots Dash and Dot are back again this month! Learn how to program our fun robots using the Wonder Workshop apps. You will work in groups of three and will have a chance to work with both robots. 

If you wish to track your own progress with the tutorials, you can bring a tablet or smart phone to use; but we will have tablets on hand for everyone to use! 

For children grades 2 - 6. Space is limited and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room


 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Book Group

An informal evening of good food and good conversation! Cynthia Carlson, a Shrewsbury resident, will coordinate this book group. A cookbook will be selected and participants will each make a recipe from that cookbook and bring it to the library to share with others in the group. Copies of the cookbook will be available for checkout at the library. The library will provide paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic utensils; cooks will bring serving utensils. Bring extra containers for leftovers! 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
There are 5 spaces available.

An informal evening of good food and good conversation! Cynthia Carlson, a Shrewsbury resident, will coordinate this book group. A cookbook will be selected and participants will each make a recipe from that cookbook and bring it to the library to share with others in the group. Copies of the cookbook will be available for checkout at the library. The library will provide paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic utensils; cooks will bring serving utensils. Bring extra containers for leftovers! 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

There are 5 spaces available.

Friday September 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Weekly Whatever for Teens - Movie Afternoon

Not ready to start your weekend homework? Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to drop in for an afternoon movie on the last Friday of most months during the school year. No registration needed, drop in!

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Not ready to start your weekend homework? Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to drop in for an afternoon movie on the last Friday of most months during the school year. No registration needed, drop in!

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday September 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Monday October 1, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Club

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Class for Beginners

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Tuesday October 2, 2018
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Beats

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
MS Excel for Beginners

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including designing spreadsheets, formatting cells, rows, and columns, and implementing basic formulas.

CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including designing spreadsheets, formatting cells, rows, and columns, and implementing basic formulas.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER


Wednesday October 3, 2018
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10:00 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Learn French for Kids!

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kora music with Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.  He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires' founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
There are 24 spaces available.

Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa.  He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the kora’s musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions. 

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire. Many songs tell ancient stories of war and hardship, while others praise people of high political status and those who helped expand the Mande Empire. While the Kora is only 300 years old, some commonly played songs can be traced back 800 years to the Mande empires' founding. Gaskell has studied extensively under the instruction of Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh of Brikama, The Gambia, and Kane Mathis of Brooklyn, NY. Gaskell has been featured at numerous festivals in the US, Gambia, and Senegal.

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

There are 24 spaces available.

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Little Gym – Move & Learn!

The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 4 months through 12 years. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood. We do this through our gymnastics, dance, and sports classes.

Join us on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30PM for a taste of what the Little Gym has to offer!

These events will cater to ages 2-6 and will max out at 25 children. Parents are required to stay with their children during the class.

Space is limited. Please pre-register.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 21 spaces available.

The Little Gym is the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center for children ages 4 months through 12 years. Programs offer children a Springboard to Life’s Adventures by using movement-based learning and imaginative play to help build the confidence and skills needed at each stage of childhood. We do this through our gymnastics, dance, and sports classes.

Join us on the first Thursday of every month at 1:30PM for a taste of what the Little Gym has to offer!

These events will cater to ages 2-6 and will max out at 25 children. Parents are required to stay with their children during the class.

Space is limited. Please pre-register.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 21 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing, Publishing and Marketing Series

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

 

This week, she will cover all the basics of writing the book. Overcoming writer’s block, plotting ideas, dealing with distractions, coming up with ideas, etc. 

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 12 spaces available.

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

 

This week, she will cover all the basics of writing the book. Overcoming writer’s block, plotting ideas, dealing with distractions, coming up with ideas, etc. 

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Shrewsbury Readers Book group

This group is about a good book and a good discussion. Titles are selcted from various genres.

New members are welcome. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

This group is about a good book and a good discussion. Titles are selcted from various genres.

New members are welcome. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Friday October 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Scientist

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Good Day Memory Cafe

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 6, 2018
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9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 1

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 2

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 3

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:05 AM - 10:15 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 4

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 5

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:25 AM - 10:35 AM
Read to A Dog - Session 6

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

EACH CHILD MAY REGISTER FOR ONE 10 MINUTE "READING APPOINTMENT"

Read to a Dog programs are a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers or children who need to practice their independent reading skills, especially those who love being with dogs! 

Volunteers and dogs are trained and certified in a pet therapy program provided by Paws for People - a non-profit organization associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Owner and dog scheduled for today: Margaret and Scout. This program is for children who can already read. Registration is required. 

Please note: Due to the complexities of scheduling a dog's visit to the library, the program must have a minimum of 3 participating readers. In the event that registrations do not meet this requirement, the program will be cancelled. Cancellations will be posted in red at the top above.

For more info on Paws for People visit: http://hai.tufts.edu/paws/about-paws-for-people/

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Book Launch-Author Beth Castrodale

Author Reading, Book Signing, Refreshments

Sponsored by Garland Press, a small independent press located in Shrewbsury.

Beth Castrodale's novel Marion Hatley (Garland Press, 2017) was a finalist for a Nilsen Prize from Southeast Missouri State University Press. In This Ground was a shortlist finalist for a William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Beth has published stories in such journals as Printer's Devil Review, The Writing Disorder, and Mulberry Fork Review. 

About In This Ground: For years, Ben Dirjery, a rock-star-turned-gravedigger, has struggled with guilt over the death of a former bandmate, who is buried, literally, under Ben's feet. Faced with new pressure to confront his guilt, Ben might finally put it to rest, and bring music back into his life.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Author Reading, Book Signing, Refreshments

Sponsored by Garland Press, a small independent press located in Shrewbsury.

Beth Castrodale's novel Marion Hatley (Garland Press, 2017) was a finalist for a Nilsen Prize from Southeast Missouri State University Press. In This Ground was a shortlist finalist for a William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Award. Beth has published stories in such journals as Printer's Devil Review, The Writing Disorder, and Mulberry Fork Review. 

About In This Ground: For years, Ben Dirjery, a rock-star-turned-gravedigger, has struggled with guilt over the death of a former bandmate, who is buried, literally, under Ben's feet. Faced with new pressure to confront his guilt, Ben might finally put it to rest, and bring music back into his life.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
World Space Week - WALL-E & Craft

Celebrate World Space Week!

We'll watch WALL-E and build a model satellite! This is a drop in program.

All ages welcome.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Celebrate World Space Week!

We'll watch WALL-E and build a model satellite! This is a drop in program.

All ages welcome.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tuesday October 9, 2018
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Beats

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

 
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dan the LEGO Man

Join us for a fun evening of LEGO! Master Builder Dan the LEGO Man tell you what a Master Builder does, teach you how to improve your LEGO building skills, and get you building!

This program is intended for ages 5-12.

CONTACT:  dkaras@cwmars.org  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:01 AM     

Join us for a fun evening of LEGO! Master Builder Dan the LEGO Man tell you what a Master Builder does, teach you how to improve your LEGO building skills, and get you building!

This program is intended for ages 5-12.

CONTACT:
  dkaras@cwmars.org
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:01 AM     

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Learn French for Kids!

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Google Docs & Google Drive
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genes and DNA Interest Group

Exploring Genes and DNA

It’s been less than 50 years since scientists discovered how to sequence DNA, the “code” of life. Since then, rapid advances in sequencing technology have produced an explosion of sequence information that is providing new insights into our understanding of human history, biological diversity, cell function and disease. Practical applications of this new knowledge are transforming the practices of genealogy, medicine and agriculture.

The Exploring Genes and DNA group is designed for adults who are interested in learning more about DNA and genes. Only a very basic understanding of DNA is required. The group will meet three times in the fall to discuss DNA ancestry kits (Sept. 12), the genetics of cancer (Oct. 10) and the genetics of food (Nov. 14) We’ll also devote a portion of each meeting to discussing “Genes in the News:” articles found by participants in newspapers and other media sources.

Clare O'Connor has a Ph.D. in biology from Purdue University. She did postdoctoral work at Caltech and UCLA before leading her own research lab at the Worcester Foundation in Shrewsbury from 1984-1995. She was a professor in the biology department at Boston College from 1995 until her recent retirement. At Boston College, she taught The Genetic Century, an introductory genetics course for students who were not majoring in the sciences, for 10 years.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 15 spaces available.

Exploring Genes and DNA

It’s been less than 50 years since scientists discovered how to sequence DNA, the “code” of life. Since then, rapid advances in sequencing technology have produced an explosion of sequence information that is providing new insights into our understanding of human history, biological diversity, cell function and disease. Practical applications of this new knowledge are transforming the practices of genealogy, medicine and agriculture.

The Exploring Genes and DNA group is designed for adults who are interested in learning more about DNA and genes. Only a very basic understanding of DNA is required. The group will meet three times in the fall to discuss DNA ancestry kits (Sept. 12), the genetics of cancer (Oct. 10) and the genetics of food (Nov. 14) We’ll also devote a portion of each meeting to discussing “Genes in the News:” articles found by participants in newspapers and other media sources.

Clare O'Connor has a Ph.D. in biology from Purdue University. She did postdoctoral work at Caltech and UCLA before leading her own research lab at the Worcester Foundation in Shrewsbury from 1984-1995. She was a professor in the biology department at Boston College from 1995 until her recent retirement. At Boston College, she taught The Genetic Century, an introductory genetics course for students who were not majoring in the sciences, for 10 years.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 15 spaces available.

Thursday October 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing, Publishing and Marketing Series

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

This week, she will cover publishing options that are available. Using a publishing company vs self publishing, avoiding a vanity press, etc.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 23 spaces available.

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

This week, she will cover publishing options that are available. Using a publishing company vs self publishing, avoiding a vanity press, etc.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 23 spaces available.

 
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Let's Make: Dot Mandalas

This month we will be making dot mandalas! Sign up on September 27th to make a beautiful piece of art.

This program is for ages 10 and up.

 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:  Caitlin  508-841-8609  cmckeon@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
Registration will begin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00 AM     

This month we will be making dot mandalas! Sign up on September 27th to make a beautiful piece of art.

This program is for ages 10 and up.

 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

CONTACT:
  Caitlin
  508.841.8609
  cmckeon@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Registration will begin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00 AM     

Friday October 12, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Scientist

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Saturday October 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Coloring Club for Adults

Did you know that adult coloring books are all the rage now? Join us for a monthly meeting of the Coloring Club for Adults on the second Saturday of the month from 10-11 AM. Bring your own coloring books or use the pages we give you and color your way to calm! 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Did you know that adult coloring books are all the rage now? Join us for a monthly meeting of the Coloring Club for Adults on the second Saturday of the month from 10-11 AM. Bring your own coloring books or use the pages we give you and color your way to calm! 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Monday October 15, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting Club

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Do you knit?  Do you do any other crafting?  Join us to work on whatever you have on your needles/hooks or whatever.

Gentle instruction amongst each other is provided, but this is not a beginner's class. Sharon Martin will facilitate this group.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk on Early Beethoven

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 9 spaces available.

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Class for Beginners

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Tuesday October 16, 2018
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Beats

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teaching Creatures

Come learn all about exotic creatures with Teaching Creatures!

 

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@gmail.com
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Come learn all about exotic creatures with Teaching Creatures!

 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
  dkaras@gmail.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eclectic Browsers Book Group
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Learn French for Kids!

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing, Publishing and Marketing Series

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

Thsi week, she will cover the topic of non-social networking marketing. Using book newsletters, doing signings, getting on cable shows, having a site and newsletter, etc.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 24 spaces available.

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors. 

Thsi week, she will cover the topic of non-social networking marketing. Using book newsletters, doing signings, getting on cable shows, having a site and newsletter, etc.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 24 spaces available.

Friday October 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Scientist

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Good Day Memory Cafe

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

The Library has launched Good Day Memory Cafe. A memory cafe is a welcoming place for people at early stages of Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. It's an opportunity to socialize and have an enjoyable afternoon with music, games or other fun activities in a safe and secure environment.

The Memory Cafe will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2-4 PM.

This project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. (MBLC

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 20, 2018
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9:25 AM - 11:00 AM
Shrewsbury Writer's Group
 
Are you working on a short story, a screenplay, essays, or a novel? Is it a story you feel must be told or are you experimenting with something new? Whether you are new to writing, in the middle of several projects, or have published work, this group is for you! The goals of this meetup are to empower each other by offering constructive feedback, encourage one another to push the boundaries of our writing, establish an online presence, and if it's your goal, to get published. We will meet the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Ground Rules:

1. You don't have to have a piece of writing to share in order to attend. 

2. Please limit submissions to no more than 4 pages so that we may have time to offer you proper feedback. 

3. Bring printed copies of your writing to share, and yes, you are going to have to estimate. If you don't bring enough, that's okay, we can share. 

4. Make sure your writing has: your name, the title of the piece, and PAGE NUMBERS. This makes it easier for us to follow along.

5. You are encouraged to read a section of your writing with the group. This is a great way to hear the story through your voice and get a sense of the plot and characters. You are also encouraged to tell us what you'd like us to focus on (e.g. character development, style, structure, flow, etc.).

6. Please be mindful that it is not always easy to share personal writing, so be constructive when offering feedback and refrain from focusing on mechanical issues. The reader can check those when they receive everyone's marked copies.

Judith Walz has been organizing and running events and groups long before Meetup.com was a thing. She's a teacher turned entrepreneur who took her passion for traveling around the world and writing, and combined it into a successful business. She loves meeting new people and connecting them with each other to form lasting friendships and business connections. 

Please register at https://www.meetup.com/ShrewsburyWritersGroup/

CONTACT:  Judith Walz  508-395-4754  judith.foxbee@gmail.com
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
 
Are you working on a short story, a screenplay, essays, or a novel? Is it a story you feel must be told or are you experimenting with something new? Whether you are new to writing, in the middle of several projects, or have published work, this group is for you! The goals of this meetup are to empower each other by offering constructive feedback, encourage one another to push the boundaries of our writing, establish an online presence, and if it's your goal, to get published. We will meet the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Ground Rules:

1. You don't have to have a piece of writing to share in order to attend. 

2. Please limit submissions to no more than 4 pages so that we may have time to offer you proper feedback. 

3. Bring printed copies of your writing to share, and yes, you are going to have to estimate. If you don't bring enough, that's okay, we can share. 

4. Make sure your writing has: your name, the title of the piece, and PAGE NUMBERS. This makes it easier for us to follow along.

5. You are encouraged to read a section of your writing with the group. This is a great way to hear the story through your voice and get a sense of the plot and characters. You are also encouraged to tell us what you'd like us to focus on (e.g. character development, style, structure, flow, etc.).

6. Please be mindful that it is not always easy to share personal writing, so be constructive when offering feedback and refrain from focusing on mechanical issues. The reader can check those when they receive everyone's marked copies.

Judith Walz has been organizing and running events and groups long before Meetup.com was a thing. She's a teacher turned entrepreneur who took her passion for traveling around the world and writing, and combined it into a successful business. She loves meeting new people and connecting them with each other to form lasting friendships and business connections. 

Please register at https://www.meetup.com/ShrewsburyWritersGroup/

CONTACT:
  Judith Walz
  508.395.4754
  judith.foxbee@gmail.com

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Monday October 22, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk on Early Beethoven

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 18 spaces available.

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 18 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Class for Beginners

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

A 10-week session for adults interested in learning Spanish. 

September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Shrewsbury Genealogy Club

Monthly meeting for anyone interested in genealogy and family history. Occasional guest speakers from time to time. Self-help time and sharing every month. Open to anyone interested--no need to be a Shrewsbury resident.

George Brown will be leading these meetings.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Monthly meeting for anyone interested in genealogy and family history. Occasional guest speakers from time to time. Self-help time and sharing every month. Open to anyone interested--no need to be a Shrewsbury resident.

George Brown will be leading these meetings.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Tuesday October 23, 2018
SHREWSBURY/shrewsbury_bigread
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Book Beats

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Book Beats is a music & movement early literacy program. 

We will read (or sing!) some books, move along to music with rhythm sticks, colorful scarves, and percussion eggs.

Program is geared to ages 2-3 years old. Siblings are welcome. 

No registration is required, admission tokens will be handed out beginning at 9:30AM and will be available until they run out. 

Meets in the Meeting Room on the main floor of the library.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Facebook for Beginners

Learn the basics of how to use the world's most popular social media website, including how to create a profile, how to add friends, how to make a status update, and more.

CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 6 spaces available.

Learn the basics of how to use the world's most popular social media website, including how to create a profile, how to add friends, how to make a status update, and more.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ImagArena - Buildling Workshop

ImagArena is an exciting and hands-on program where participants explore the power of imagination through open-ended building exercises. Much more than a typical building workshop, ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop, and the framework of a video game to provide an experience that engages all types of learners.  Visit www.imagarena.org to watch video trailers, view participant creations, and more! For ages 5+.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

ImagArena is an exciting and hands-on program where participants explore the power of imagination through open-ended building exercises. Much more than a typical building workshop, ImagArena combines the spirit of an art program, the materials of a building workshop, and the framework of a video game to provide an experience that engages all types of learners.  Visit www.imagarena.org to watch video trailers, view participant creations, and more! For ages 5+.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Library Trustee meeting
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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10:00 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies Books and Bubbles

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Enjoy songs, fingerplays and books with the littlest listeners.

Babies from birth to 2 are welcome, along with their caregivers.

Come for the stories and songs, stay for the bubbles and toys!

This program will be held in the Children's Program Room.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 am on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Learn French for Kids!

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for a special program!  

A very casual approach to learning French for preschoolers (age 3-6) AND their caregivers.

The program will run for 45 minutes.  

This is a drop in program, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Girls Who Code is a club for girls who want to build their computer science skills and their confidence! Club members will learn problem solving, project management, computer science concepts, and different programming languages. Facilitated by Cheryl Bortnick and Kathy LeBoeuf, this club is for girls in grades 7-8 and meets weekly on Wednesday nights from September 26 to January 23 (no meetings on October 10, 31 and November 21). Please register only if you can commit to attending at least 80% of the meetings.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends Annual Meeting

Freinds Annual Meeting

6:30 PM Breif Business Meeting

7:00 Program "Specter Brides and Headless Horesemen: The ghosts of New England, with Barry Deitz

CONTACT:  emd    
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Freinds Annual Meeting

6:30 PM Breif Business Meeting

7:00 Program "Specter Brides and Headless Horesemen: The ghosts of New England, with Barry Deitz

CONTACT:
  emd
  
  

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Thursday October 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing followed by a simple activity. This storytime is perfect for little ones always on the move and is designed for walkers through age 3.

This program is a free drop-in, however, we do require tokens for admission.   Tokens will be available at the Children's Room desk on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 AM on the day of the program and will be available until they run out (and/or the program has already begun). Every participant must have a token for admission.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dash and Dot Club

Our robots Dash and Dot are back again this month! Learn how to program our fun robots using the Wonder Workshop apps. You will work in groups of three and will have a chance to work with both robots. 

If you wish to track your own progress with the tutorials, you can bring a tablet or smart phone to use; but we will have tablets on hand for everyone to use! 

For children grades 2 - 6. Space is limited and registration is required.

CONTACT:  Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:01 AM     

Our robots Dash and Dot are back again this month! Learn how to program our fun robots using the Wonder Workshop apps. You will work in groups of three and will have a chance to work with both robots. 

If you wish to track your own progress with the tutorials, you can bring a tablet or smart phone to use; but we will have tablets on hand for everyone to use! 

For children grades 2 - 6. Space is limited and registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:01 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writing, Publishing and Marketing Series

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors.  

This week, she will cover the topic of social networking, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, linkedIn, etc.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 24 spaces available.

Lisa Shea is an award-winning author and entrepreneur. She has published over 300 books on Amazon and launched several million-pageview-a-month websites. In this four-week series of workshops, she will cover various topics that would be of interest to aspiring authors.  

This week, she will cover the topic of social networking, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, linkedIn, etc.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 24 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cookbook Book Group

An informal evening of good food and good conversation! Cynthia Carlson, a Shrewsbury resident, will coordinate this book group. A cookbook will be selected and participants will each make a recipe from that cookbook and bring it to the library to share with others in the group. Copies of the cookbook will be available for checkout at the library. The library will provide paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic utensils; cooks will bring serving utensils. Bring extra containers for leftovers! 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

An informal evening of good food and good conversation! Cynthia Carlson, a Shrewsbury resident, will coordinate this book group. A cookbook will be selected and participants will each make a recipe from that cookbook and bring it to the library to share with others in the group. Copies of the cookbook will be available for checkout at the library. The library will provide paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic utensils; cooks will bring serving utensils. Bring extra containers for leftovers! 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Friday October 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

Friday sessions will be at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Father Smith Center (Lower Level), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Young Scientist

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

For children ages 3-5 with a Parent/Caregiver.

Young Scientists is a FREE hands-on enrichment program facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Space is limited, registration opens two weeks before the date of each class. 

The program is presented by the YMCA Family and Community Partnership (YFCP) with STEM Beginnings.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Weekly Whatever for Teens - Movie Afternoon

Not ready to start your weekend homework? Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to drop in for an afternoon movie on the last Friday of most months during the school year. No registration needed, drop in!

CONTACT:  Annie Lee King  508-841-8069 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Not ready to start your weekend homework? Teens in grades 5-12 are invited to drop in for an afternoon movie on the last Friday of most months during the school year. No registration needed, drop in!

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8069 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Teen Gaming
CONTACT:  Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekly sessions for non-English speaking adults to practice speaking English in a safe environment with an experienced teacher! Please call 508-841-8531 or email prathnam@cwmars.org to register. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Making A Friendship Scarf

Learn how to make a warm and beautiful braided scarf.  In just one workshop you will get the supplies and instructions to make this seasonal favorite.  Design a scarf to give to a friend or to keep for yourself!  No knitting necessary.  

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Learn how to make a warm and beautiful braided scarf.  In just one workshop you will get the supplies and instructions to make this seasonal favorite.  Design a scarf to give to a friend or to keep for yourself!  No knitting necessary.  

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Monday October 29, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:  Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

This program now requires an online registration.

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11 am

A play group which will focus on early literacy and language stimulation through exposure to books and play.

This program is geared to children ages 18 months to 36 months old (3 years old).  Siblings under 1 year old are welcome, but do not need to be registered.

Program participants may bring a snack, to be eaten in the program room.

Kate Comeau SLP-  a Licensed  speech therapist

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:  Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join us for some AWESOME stories (a mix of classics, favorites, and new titles) for the older listener. Craft activity to follow. For children ages 4-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

This is a token program. Admission tokens will be available at the children's room circulation desk starting at 1 pm on the day of the program and will be available until they are gone.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Talk on Early Beethoven

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:  Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 19 spaces available.

This is part of a four-week series (October 15th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 5th) that will feature music Beethoven wrote from his teenage years through his mid twenties, which were the "good years" before the onset of his tragic loss of hearing.  

A retired Clinical Psychologist, Robert Oakan has had a second career teaching Music History and Appreciation courses at Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

Registration required. No formal knowledge of music history or theory will be required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spanish Class for Beginners