Shrewsbury Public Library

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


 

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Friday January 17, 2020
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

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

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.

 

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

 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.

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday January 18, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Shrewsbury Writers' Group

Judith Ann Walz

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Creative Drama with Ali Coes

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

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

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Create an Abstract Art Piece

Have you always wondered what printmaking is? In this 2-hour workshop, learn with art teacher Marion Buricatu some basic off-press printmaking techniques. NO ARTISTIC SKILLS REQUIRED!! With just cardboard, wax paper and acrylic paint, you will create your own abstract art. Join us and have fun! 
All supplies will be provided.

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library! This workshop is only for adults.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 2 spaces available.

Have you always wondered what printmaking is? In this 2-hour workshop, learn with art teacher Marion Buricatu some basic off-press printmaking techniques. NO ARTISTIC SKILLS REQUIRED!! With just cardboard, wax paper and acrylic paint, you will create your own abstract art. Join us and have fun! 
All supplies will be provided.

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library! This workshop is only for adults.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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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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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Math/Science Help for Teens

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Dance It Up! Performs Rainbow Fish

Dance It Up! is coming to the library to perform Rainbow Fish based on the beloved children's book by Marcus Pfister. Join us for the performance. No registration required.

Dance It Up! is the premier non-competitive dance studio serving dedicated dancers of the greater Central Massachusetts area for over 20 years. As a non-competitive studio, Dance It Up! focuses on nurturing fundamental skills, technique and the love of dance to empower and stimulate the minds and bodies of young dancers. The staff at Dance It Up! holds a combined dance training and teaching experience of over 100 years, offering a breadth of specialized instruction and choreography experience unrivaled in the area. Team Dance It Up! is a non-competitive, innovative performance ensemble. Students work with various choreographers learning a variety of dance pieces to perform for the community.  Team Dance It Up! is a fun dance opportunity that challenges students’ bodies and minds.  Participation fosters self-discipline, self-esteem and performance ability through the art of dance. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Dance It Up! is coming to the library to perform Rainbow Fish based on the beloved children's book by Marcus Pfister. Join us for the performance. No registration required.

Dance It Up! is the premier non-competitive dance studio serving dedicated dancers of the greater Central Massachusetts area for over 20 years. As a non-competitive studio, Dance It Up! focuses on nurturing fundamental skills, technique and the love of dance to empower and stimulate the minds and bodies of young dancers. The staff at Dance It Up! holds a combined dance training and teaching experience of over 100 years, offering a breadth of specialized instruction and choreography experience unrivaled in the area. Team Dance It Up! is a non-competitive, innovative performance ensemble. Students work with various choreographers learning a variety of dance pieces to perform for the community.  Team Dance It Up! is a fun dance opportunity that challenges students’ bodies and minds.  Participation fosters self-discipline, self-esteem and performance ability through the art of dance. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Tuesday January 21, 2020
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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 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 ROOM A

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 ROOM A

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Nancy Robbins
  508.842.6125
  robbins@townisp.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM 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
Microsoft Word for Beginners

Learn the basics of MS Word including how to modify text, how to format a paragraph, and how to save and open files.

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

Learn the basics of MS Word including how to modify text, how to format a paragraph, and how to save and open files.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Start the New Year with Meditation

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate.  Join Clare Vidich, long time meditator, for this powerful workshop.  Clare has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which  provides many benefits.   There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.  

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
There are 30 spaces available.

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate.  Join Clare Vidich, long time meditator, for this powerful workshop.  Clare has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which  provides many benefits.   There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.  

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

There are 30 spaces available.

Wednesday January 22, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga with Bindu

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. This class has been offered by Bindu Gupta for 3 years.

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. This class has been offered by Bindu Gupta for 3 years.

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 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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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 - 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chess Club for Kids

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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
Girls Who Code

Girls in grades 7-8 are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity! If you’d like to improve your computer skills, your teamwork, and your confidence, sign up for Girls Who Code! This club meets weekly on Wednesdays nights from October 30 - January 29 (some weeks skipped due to holidays). Spaces in the club are always in high demand, so please register only if you will be able to attend at least 80% of the meetings. Registration is required starting October 16.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Girls in grades 7-8 are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity! If you’d like to improve your computer skills, your teamwork, and your confidence, sign up for Girls Who Code! This club meets weekly on Wednesdays nights from October 30 - January 29 (some weeks skipped due to holidays). Spaces in the club are always in high demand, so please register only if you will be able to attend at least 80% of the meetings. Registration is required starting October 16.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Thursday January 23, 2020
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9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Russian Storytime

Join us in the Children's Program Room for a Russian Storytime.

This program will primarily be spoken in Russian, however all are welcome to attend.

Geared toward kids ages 5-6, this storytime will include stories and crafts.

This class is a drop-in and does not require registration.

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

Join us in the Children's Program Room for a Russian Storytime.

This program will primarily be spoken in Russian, however all are welcome to attend.

Geared toward kids ages 5-6, this storytime will include stories and crafts.

This class is a drop-in and does not require registration.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@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!  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. Registrants are requested to send an email to Cynthia Carlson at splcookbookgroup@gmail.com with their selection. 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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

An informal evening of good food and good conversation!  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. Registrants are requested to send an email to Cynthia Carlson at splcookbookgroup@gmail.com with their selection. 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

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Friday January 24, 2020
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

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

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday January 25, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Creative Drama with Ali Coes

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

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

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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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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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Math/Science Help for Teens

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chinese New Year Celebration

A celebration for the whole family to enjoy! There will be music, dance, calligraphy, martial arts demos and more! 

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

A celebration for the whole family to enjoy! There will be music, dance, calligraphy, martial arts demos and more! 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

Monday January 27, 2020
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
CONTACT:
  Rob Parry Crews
  
  rparrycruwys@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room


 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Literacy and Play Time - Group 2

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room


 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: Business Office
CONTACT:
  Ellen Dolan
  
  

LOCATION: Business Office

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Build It!

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

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

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@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.

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.

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 - 8:45 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

 
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8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
SPLAT Meeting
Young adults in grades 5-12 are invited to join SPLAT (Shrewsbury Public Library Advisory Team)! How do you join? Just show up! SPLAT will meet on the third or fourth Monday of each month.
At this meeting we'll be planning our February Vacation Scavenger Hunt, voting on new materials that we'd like to have in the YA Room, and choosing next month's display theme.
Being part of SPLAT is a great opportunity to contribute to the library community, expand your teamwork and leadership skills, and earn some volunteer hours! 
No registration necessary. Snacks will be served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
Young adults in grades 5-12 are invited to join SPLAT (Shrewsbury Public Library Advisory Team)! How do you join? Just show up! SPLAT will meet on the third or fourth Monday of each month.
At this meeting we'll be planning our February Vacation Scavenger Hunt, voting on new materials that we'd like to have in the YA Room, and choosing next month's display theme.
Being part of SPLAT is a great opportunity to contribute to the library community, expand your teamwork and leadership skills, and earn some volunteer hours! 
No registration necessary. Snacks will be served!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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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 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 ROOM A

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 ROOM A

 
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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 January 29, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga with Bindu

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. 

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. 

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 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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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 - 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chess Club for Kids

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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
Girls Who Code

Girls in grades 7-8 are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity! If you’d like to improve your computer skills, your teamwork, and your confidence, sign up for Girls Who Code! This club meets weekly on Wednesdays nights from October 30 - January 29 (some weeks skipped due to holidays). Spaces in the club are always in high demand, so please register only if you will be able to attend at least 80% of the meetings. Registration is required starting October 16.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Girls in grades 7-8 are invited to take advantage of this excellent opportunity! If you’d like to improve your computer skills, your teamwork, and your confidence, sign up for Girls Who Code! This club meets weekly on Wednesdays nights from October 30 - January 29 (some weeks skipped due to holidays). Spaces in the club are always in high demand, so please register only if you will be able to attend at least 80% of the meetings. Registration is required starting October 16.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Thursday January 30, 2020
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9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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

Friday January 31, 2020
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

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

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday February 1, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress

Job insecurities, hectic schedules, and family tensions all contribute to stress. Patience Hemenway, International Certified Trainer, will share tools to help you overcome anxiety and stress. Registration required. 

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 13 spaces available.

Job insecurities, hectic schedules, and family tensions all contribute to stress. Patience Hemenway, International Certified Trainer, will share tools to help you overcome anxiety and stress. Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
CONTACT:
  Frank Dutt
  
  

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Creative Drama with Ali Coes

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

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

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Dana Brattlof
  210 325.9467
  DIGGINHISTORY@GMAIL.COM

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Math/Science Help for Teens

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Sunday February 2, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Foreign Film Festival
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
Monday February 3, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Literacy and Play Time - Group 2

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Build It!

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

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

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@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.

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.

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
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Carrie Hendricks
  508.523.5001
  

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Tuesday February 4, 2020
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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 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 ROOM A

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 ROOM A

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Teen Gaming - Super Smash Bros. Tournament

It's the Shrewsbury Public Library's Super Smash Bros. Tournament!  

Tournament rounds will be 1:00-3:00 pm on the Tuesday half-days in December, February, March, April, and May. Open to any interested young adult (grades 5-12), the tournaments will feature single-elimination, one-on-one matches in Nintendo's classic fighting game. Earn raffle tickets for participating, and even more for winning! Raffle prizes will be awarded at the end of the season in May - the more you take part the better chance you have of winning a prize! A separate prize will be awarded to the top overall finisher. Everyone who participates in at least one tournament will be entered into the raffle, so all skill levels are welcome.

No registration needed, but PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. If you are late we might not be able to put you in that day's bracket. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

It's the Shrewsbury Public Library's Super Smash Bros. Tournament!  

Tournament rounds will be 1:00-3:00 pm on the Tuesday half-days in December, February, March, April, and May. Open to any interested young adult (grades 5-12), the tournaments will feature single-elimination, one-on-one matches in Nintendo's classic fighting game. Earn raffle tickets for participating, and even more for winning! Raffle prizes will be awarded at the end of the season in May - the more you take part the better chance you have of winning a prize! A separate prize will be awarded to the top overall finisher. Everyone who participates in at least one tournament will be entered into the raffle, so all skill levels are welcome.

No registration needed, but PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME. If you are late we might not be able to put you in that day's bracket. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1/2 Day Crafternoon - Valentine's Day!

Make Valentine's Day crafts on this half day of school.

Crafts are planned for kids 4+ and require adult supervision.

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

Make Valentine's Day crafts on this half day of school.

Crafts are planned for kids 4+ and require adult supervision.

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
Pastel Paint Your Original O'Keeffe Miracle Flower

Pastelist Greg Maichack will lead this workshop where participants will re-create Georgia O'Keeffe's Miracle Flower! All materials will be provided. Limited spots available, so please register for the workshop.

 This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Also sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 29 spaces available.

Pastelist Greg Maichack will lead this workshop where participants will re-create Georgia O'Keeffe's Miracle Flower! All materials will be provided. Limited spots available, so please register for the workshop.

 This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Also sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 29 spaces available.

Wednesday February 5, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga with Bindu

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind.

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind.

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 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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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 - 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chess Club for Kids

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friends Board Meeting
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
Thursday February 6, 2020
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9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Bi-monthly meeting of the MLA Readers' Advisory Section.

CONTACT:
  Pam Aghababian
  781.275.9440
  paghababian@minlib.net

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Little Gym - Move and 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 other month at 2:00PM 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  5088418609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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 other month at 2:00PM 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
  5088418609 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shrewsbury Readers Book group

This group is about a good book and a good discussion. Titles are selcted from various genres and copies will be available for checkout at the main desk.  

New members are welcome. 

At this meeting, we will be discussing One Man's Meat by E.B. White.

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 and copies will be available for checkout at the main desk.  

New members are welcome. 

At this meeting, we will be discussing One Man's Meat by E.B. White.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Come learn about the Community Preservation Act, which is has been adopted by 176 towns in Massachusetts. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. CPA also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth's workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth’s historic and natural resources.

CONTACT:
  Melisa Hollenback
  5082847314
  melisahollenback@hotmail.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Friday February 7, 2020
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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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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

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

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.

 

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

 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.

 

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday February 8, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
CONTACT:
  Frank Dutt
  
  

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Creative Drama with Ali Coes

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

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

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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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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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Math/Science Help for Teens

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Sunday February 9, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Foreign Film Festival
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
Monday February 10, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Literacy and Play Time

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 9:30 to 11:00 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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Literacy and Play Time - Group 2

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

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

Thom Worcester Early Intervention- Monday Play group 11:30AM to 1:00 PM.

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.  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.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lego Build It!

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

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

Lego builders are welcome to build in this low-key program.  Take on our challenge, or just build till your heart's content. This program is intended for children in elementary school.

No registration needed, but adult supervision required.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
  dkaras@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.

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.

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

Tuesday February 11, 2020
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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 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 ROOM A

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 ROOM A

 
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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
Internet Safety 101

Wondering how to protect yourself while surfing the web?  This class will cover how to utilize antivirus software, safe web browsing strategies, ways to protect yourself from identity theft, online shopping dos and don'ts, avoiding e-mail scams, and general internet safety.

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

Wondering how to protect yourself while surfing the web?  This class will cover how to utilize antivirus software, safe web browsing strategies, ways to protect yourself from identity theft, online shopping dos and don'ts, avoiding e-mail scams, and general internet safety.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  AnneMarie Flynn
  508.265.7891
  cachetkerries@earthlink.net

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Wednesday February 12, 2020
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Yoga with Bindu

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. 

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Hatha yoga brings a physical, emotional and spiritual awareness to one's body and mind. It also helps to relax your mind and relieve stress. In this class, we use yoga poses and breathing techniques to strengthen the body and mind. 

Please bring a mat. This is a four-week session but registration is required for each session. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 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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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 - 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chess Club for Kids

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

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

Chess club is for kids who like to play chess. If you already know the chess moves and want to practice playing against other kids, join us! Chess sets and timers will be available.

Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Thursday February 13, 2020
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9:45 AM - 10:10 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:15 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.

This program is REPEATED at 10:15AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Wiggle Words

Wiggle Words is a fun variety style storytime filled with books, songs, and dancing. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

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. 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 9:45 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.

This program also runs at 9:45AM in order to accommodate more participants.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Artist Trading Cards Group

Would you like to join the Artist Trading Cards (ATC) group that will meet on the second Thursday of the month, starting in January? ATCs are fun, miniature pieces of art that are created and traded with other artists. Just like the classic baseball trading card, they measure 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. They can be done with pen and ink, rubber stamps, stencil, collage, paint, needle and thread, crayons or any other media. If you like to be creative and play with art come join this group. No art skills needed. All supplies will be provided. The group will be led by Barbara DePalo.

Limited spots available, so registration is required.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 7 spaces available.

Would you like to join the Artist Trading Cards (ATC) group that will meet on the second Thursday of the month, starting in January? ATCs are fun, miniature pieces of art that are created and traded with other artists. Just like the classic baseball trading card, they measure 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. They can be done with pen and ink, rubber stamps, stencil, collage, paint, needle and thread, crayons or any other media. If you like to be creative and play with art come join this group. No art skills needed. All supplies will be provided. The group will be led by Barbara DePalo.

Limited spots available, so registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 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 “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts by the Department of Early Education and Care.

This class starts prompty at 1PM. Please arrive to the library atleast 5 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are able to attend the class. Due to the class's fast pace and popularity, late comers may not be admitted, even if they are registered. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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 “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is funded by the Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts by the Department of Early Education and Care.

This class starts prompty at 1PM. Please arrive to the library atleast 5 minutes prior to the start time to ensure you are able to attend the class. Due to the class's fast pace and popularity, late comers may not be admitted, even if they are registered. Thank you for your understanding.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Throwback Thursday for Teens!

On the second Thursday of each month we’ll be trying out different retro eras. We’ll have ‘90s crafts, ‘50s gameshows, ‘70s snacks, and more! Grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

On the second Thursday of each month we’ll be trying out different retro eras. We’ll have ‘90s crafts, ‘50s gameshows, ‘70s snacks, and more! Grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contemporary Folk Music with Crowes Pasture

A roots-infused, Contemporary Folk duo, Crowes Pasture performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Hailing from Boston, the romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique Byrne and expressive guitar picking by Andy Rogovin are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally eloquent vocals. Add to that, their tightly blended vocal harmonies and unique instrumental style that can only be described as a “banjo-guitar romance.” 

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  5088418531  prathnam@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 44 spaces available.

A roots-infused, Contemporary Folk duo, Crowes Pasture performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Hailing from Boston, the romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique Byrne and expressive guitar picking by Andy Rogovin are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally eloquent vocals. Add to that, their tightly blended vocal harmonies and unique instrumental style that can only be described as a “banjo-guitar romance.” 

Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418531
  prathnam@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 44 spaces available.

Friday February 14, 2020
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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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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Bi-monthly meeting of the executive board of the Massachusetts Library Association.

CONTACT:
  Rebecca Beckley
  781.698.7764
  manager@masslib.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

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

Drop-in for a S.T.E.A.M. friendly program for kiddos and their grownup(s).  Explore various interactive stations at a self-guided pace.

This program is designed for children ages 2-4, but all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
  rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8609 x4076  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Come play Super Smash Bros. on the Switch! Grades 5-12 are welcome. Space is limited, so first come first serve. Drop in, no registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8609 x4076
  mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday February 15, 2020
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
CONTACT:
  Frank Dutt
  
  

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Creative Drama with Ali Coes

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

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

Come discover theatre with your little one! In this class we'll explore theatrical play and learn to express ourselves using our face, voice and body. Each class features fun theatre games and creative play including acting out children's books. Both you and your child will fall in love with theatre! 

For children ages 18 months to 5 years old and a caregiver.

This class does not require registration. However to ensure first come, first served, admittance tokens will be handed out starting 30 minutes before the start of the program and will be at the Children's circulation desk. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
  sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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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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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Weekend Math/Science Help for Teens

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  508-841-8609 x 5  aking@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Weekend Math/Science Help is here! Need a little extra help with your chemistry homework? Struggling to really nail the latest chapter in pre-calc? The Shrewsbury Public Library is offering another semester of Saturday sessions thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Meha and Yatish Chhaya! They’ll help you get on the path to completed homework assignments and less test stress.

Meha (a biopharmaceutical professional) and Yatish (a computer professional) will be here on Saturdays from 11:30 am-1:00 pm to help you with math and science homework, classwork, test prep, and more! 

For grades 7-12. No registration necessary. Email Annie Lee (aking@cwmars.org) for more information. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  508.841.8609 x 5
  aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Sunday February 16, 2020
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Foreign Film Festival
LOCATION: MEETING ROOMS A & B
Tuesday February 18, 2020
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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 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 ROOM A

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 han