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Wednesday October 23, 2019
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
 
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Gentle Floor Yoga Class
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

“Gentle Floor Yoga Class Series” features experienced yoga instructor Linda Evans.  Linda has taught yoga classes at local studios and the Council on Aging in Marshfield the past 10 years.  The gentle floor classes will be offered for six sessions on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting October 9th through November 13th in the Library Plaza Recreational Room.  Admission is free and registration is encouraged - as space is limited.  We reserve the right to close the class if room is full.  All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.  Please sign up for each individual class that you wish to attend on the Event Calendar.

Following is a class description for Gentle Floor Yoga:

Sessions are 60 minutes and will be done on the floor. Chairs will be available for any student who needs one. Through floor work, seated and standing postures students will learn basic yoga poses (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). All classes will include gentle stretching, balance and mild core work.  Linda will offer ways to modify the poses to make them more accessible for the students’ needs.  Class will end with a “yogic nap” known as Savasana, which is a time for the students to rest and relax, as well as a brief meditation.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Help

Meet with a Reference Librarian for a one-half hour slot to address your technology needs.   This program is offered on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month and limited to 4 participants.  Please bring your device with you to the session.  We will contact you directly to schedule your time slot.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join us for a special monthly preschool storytime! We’ll read stories and do activities that are developmentally appropriate for  preschoolers—sometimes art, sometimes games, and sometimes science! This is a program designed for 3-5 year olds to attend alone, while caregivers remain nearby and easily accessible in the library. Registration is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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TWIG & TAG: Monster Madness Party!
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a special joint TWIG (Tween Interest Group) and TAG (Teen Advisory Group) event! We'll be celebrating all things monstrous in this special October party for kids and teens in grades 4-12. Costumes are welcome.

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Friday October 25, 2019
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(18 months to 4 years with caregiver):  In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create.  Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Trick-or-Treat Marshfield: Not-So-Spooky Stories
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Come enjoy Halloween stories to start off Trick-or-Treat Marshfield, then trick-or-treat through the library!

CONTACT:  Kelsey  781-834-5535  ksocha@ocln.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pink LemonAid Offers Breast Cancer-Inspired Stories, Poetry and Art

McGRATHPR.com – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, local writers Dzvinia Orlowsky and Elaine Sorrentino present When life hands you lemons…Pink LemonAid: Breast Cancer-Inspired Stories, Poetry and Art on Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 4 pm at Ventress Memorial Library, 1837 Ocean Street, in Marshfield.  This awareness event is free and open to the public.

Both breast cancer survivors, Orlowsky and Sorrentino discovered that creating art out of their experience aided in their healing process.  Orlowsky’s fourth poetry collection, Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones, co-recipient of a Sheila Motton Book Award,explores her journey through breast cancer, treatment and survivorship.  Her poem titled “Nude Descending” from this collection earned her a Pushcart Prize in 2007. 

Writer Dzvinia Orlowsky, photo by Jay Hoffman

A Marshfield resident, Orlowsky is a Writer-in-Residence for the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program of Creative Writing at Pine Manor College and a guest lecturer in creative writing at Providence College. Dzvinia’s most recent poetry collection, Bad Harvest, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press was recently named a 2019 Massachusetts Book Awards “Must Read” in poetry.

Newer to the creative writing scene, Sorrentino of Pembroke is Communications Director at South Shore Conservatory, and facilitator of the Duxbury Poetry Circle.  Her poetry has been published in Minerva RisingWillawaw Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Writers’ MagazineThe Writers NewsletterHaiku Universe, Failed Haiku, and has won monthly Wilda Morris poetry challenges at wildamorris.blogspot.com.  Her non-fiction piece, “It’s All About Attitude,” took grand prize in the 2014 Write a DearReader Contest

In-state writers, musicians and visual artists whose art is featured in Pink LemonAid include Sheila Lynch- Benttinen of Duxbury, Eve Montague of Pembroke, and Kathleen Aguero of Salem.  Out-of-state writers include Wilda Morris and Caroline Johnson of Illinois, Beth Richards of Connecticut, Jac Que Lyn of Louisiana, and Jeff Friedman of New Hampshire.

Survivors and supporters, who have created art from their experience with breast cancer, are invited to come and share their art during Pink LemonAid in the Ventress Library’s Program Room.  For more information, contact Elaine Sorrentino at 617-653-6761.

CONTACT:  Elaine Sorentino  617-653-6761  
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Wide Sky, Narrow Path - Lecture and Book Signing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday Night Lecture/Book Signing * October 28, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m.,  "Wide Sky, Narrow Path: A View From The Trail."  Presented by local author Courtney Lynne (Mann) Schaad.

Join author, nature enthusiast and inspirational speaker Courtney Schaad as she details her journey on the Appalachian Trail. Her book chronicles a  modern pilgrimage of passages through the heights and depths of solitude and companionship. The Appalachian Trail thru-hike is a journey into the soul as much as through the mountains.In this collection of vignettes and reflections on life through the eyes of a contemplative hiker, the sky overhead represents the limitless opportunities of life held in mysterious tension with the path of one's choices. The walk is a daily reminder of our interconnectedness to the created and uncreated realm*and the chance to see the wordless stories the world around us can tell. Free; no tickets required. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible. 1837 Ocean St. entrance open for parking near playground. Books available for sale and signing on the night! Visit https://www.facebook.com/clschaad/

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Bujo/Scrapbooking Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Grades 7-12

Are you interested in bujo (a.k.a. bullet journaling), scrap booking, or collaging? If so, then this crafting session is for you. We’ll provide crafting supplies, bujo prompts, examples, and music for anyone who needs inspiration!

Beverages provided. | Registration requested.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Gentle Floor Yoga Class
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

“Gentle Floor Yoga Class Series” features experienced yoga instructor Linda Evans.  Linda has taught yoga classes at local studios and the Council on Aging in Marshfield the past 10 years.  The gentle floor classes will be offered for six sessions on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting October 9th through November 13th in the Library Plaza Recreational Room.  Admission is free and registration is encouraged - as space is limited.  We reserve the right to close the class if the room is full.  All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.  Please sign up for each individual class that you wish to attend on the Event Calendar.

Following is a class description for Gentle Floor Yoga:

Sessions are 60 minutes and will be done on the floor. Chairs will be available for any student who needs one. Through floor work, seated and standing postures students will learn basic yoga poses (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). All classes will include gentle stretching, balance and mild core work.  Linda will offer ways to modify the poses to make them more accessible for the students’ needs.  Class will end with a “yogic nap” known as Savasana, which is a time for the students to rest and relax, as well as a brief meditation.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday November 2, 2019
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Saturday Storytime: November
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, and do movement in this storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 4, 2019
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LEGO Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

The non-fiction book group meets on the first Tuesday of the month (at 6:00 p.m. in the library's Historical Room.). The October group will meet on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  New members always welcome - copies available at the library's circulation desk!  

This month we will discuss Silent Spring by Rachel Carson.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Gentle Floor Yoga Class
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will feature musical accompaniment by harpist Nicole Anderson, a professional harpist and Certified Clinical Musician, specializing in bringing poignant and healing music to healthcare and wellness facilities. Also a life coach and master’s-level therapist, Nicole takes an integrative approach to her work, blending the science of the mind with the art of music. Her small therapy harps create pure, resonant sounds that help to relax and uplift the listener. 

“Gentle Floor Yoga Class Series” features experienced yoga instructor Linda Evans.  Linda has taught yoga classes at local studios and the Council on Aging in Marshfield the past 10 years.  The gentle floor classes will be offered for six sessions on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting October 9th through November 13th in the Library Plaza Recreational Room.  Admission is free and registration is encouraged - as space is limited.  We reserve the right to close the class if the room is full.   All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.  Please sign up for each individual class that you wish to attend on the Event Calendar.

Following is a class description for Gentle Floor Yoga:

Sessions are 60 minutes and will be done on the floor. Chairs will be available for any student who needs one. Through floor work, seated and standing postures students will learn basic yoga poses (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). All classes will include gentle stretching, balance and mild core work.  Linda will offer ways to modify the poses to make them more accessible for the students’ needs.  Class will end with a “yogic nap” known as Savasana, which is a time for the students to rest and relax, as well as a brief meditation.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Help

Meet with a Reference Librarian for a one-half hour slot to address your technology needs.   This program is offered on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month and limited to 4 participants.  Please bring your device with you to the session.  We will contact you directly to schedule your time slot.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Creativity Corner
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come to a special monthly story and craft just for 5—8 year olds! We’ll read stories and then do crafts and/or science. This special monthly program is for 5-8 year olds attending on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library. Registration is required!

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Trivia Night
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Friends of the Ventress Library will present a “Trivia Night” fundraiser on Thursday, November 7 to take place at Haddad’s Ocean Café, 291 Ocean Street, in Marshfield. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Ventress Library, 1837 Ocean Street, for $20 each and includes the entrance fee and  free appetizers. A cash bar is available. Cash prizes will be presented to trivia contest winners, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Ventress Library. So bring your friends to come eat, drink and tease your brain for a good cause. For information contact Ventress Library at 781-834-5535 or malib@ocln.org and visit www.ventresslibrary.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: OFFSITE
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Gladius Returns! - Flamenco Guitar
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday Concert, November 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m., (doors open at 1:45 p.m.), *Flamenco Guitar!*, performed by Gladius, composer and instrumentalist

Gladius returns to Marshfield by popular demand!! An energetic and talented flamenco guitar player, Gladius is inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more. This *musical mad-scientist* is more than a fabulous performer and award-winning composer. He fuses the elements into a refreshing formula*evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox. Relentlessly touring the United States, Gladius entertains and inspires audiences of all ages, and has also won numerous composition awards such as: Driven Creativity Competition (2013 ) and Music Composition Contest (2013), among others.Gladius perpetually pushes the boundaries of his Baroque-Ethnic-Metal fusion on both the classical and electric guitar. Don*t miss this lively performance! Free; no tickets required. Light refreshments served at a concert social hour. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible. 1837 Ocean St. entrance open for parking near playground. Visit www.gladiusmusic.com

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday November 11, 2019
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Library CLOSED for Veterans Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Gentle Floor Yoga Class
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

“Gentle Floor Yoga Class Series” features experienced yoga instructor Linda Evans.  Linda has taught yoga classes at local studios and the Council on Aging in Marshfield the past 10 years.  The gentle floor classes will be offered for six sessions on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. starting October 9th through November 13th in the Library Plaza Recreational Room.  Admission is free and registration is encouraged - as space is limited.  We reserve the right to close the class if the room is full.  All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.  Please sign up for each individual class that you wish to attend on the Event Calendar.

Following is a class description for Gentle Floor Yoga:

Sessions are 60 minutes and will be done on the floor. Chairs will be available for any student who needs one. Through floor work, seated and standing postures students will learn basic yoga poses (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama). All classes will include gentle stretching, balance and mild core work.  Linda will offer ways to modify the poses to make them more accessible for the students’ needs.  Class will end with a “yogic nap” known as Savasana, which is a time for the students to rest and relax, as well as a brief meditation.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield  hosts an ongoing book discussion group that seeks to delve into classic literature and find fresh insights while considering modern-day perspectives. We read only the classics or "soon-to-be" classics!  We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6, but sometimes vary our meeting dates/times for special book group events (movie potlucks, holiday party). Sign up in advance to reserve a seat, or just come on the day to listen. The group is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Assistant Director Chris Woods for more information and if you need a copy of the book. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
 
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Portland Gale: Wreck of the Steamer Portland
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Portland Gale: "Wreak of the Steamer Portland” with Art Milmore on Wednesday, November 13 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Cost is $5 payable in advance by calling COA at 781-834-5581  or at the door

The fateful loss of the Steamship Portland in a devastating 1898 gale is considered one of the worst maritime disasters in New England history. Researching the Portland has been a lifelong pursuit for local author and historian Art Milmore. He wrote the book "And the Sea Shall Have Them All" to complete the work of his mentor Edward Rowe Snow. The book tells the story of the two one-hundred-year-old mysteries surrounding the sinking, and details the tragic story of the Steamer Portland lost in the Thanksgiving gale in 1898, with all hands. The Portland Gale is known locally as the storm that changed the course of the North River, separating Humarock from the rest of Scituate. Cost $5 @ The Ventress Library Plaza Program Room. 1837 Ocean Street entrance will be open for parking on the playground side. Part of "Opportunities" Lifelong Learning, a joint venture of the Marshfield COA and Ventress Memorial Library.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Preschool Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Join us for a special monthly preschool storytime! We’ll read stories and do activities that are developmentally appropriate for  preschoolers—sometimes art, sometimes games, and sometimes science! This is a program designed for 3-5 year olds to attend alone, while caregivers remain nearby and easily accessible in the library. Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday November 16, 2019
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Rainbow Magic Fairy Party
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Celebrate everything rainbow magic fairy in this special book party! We’ll read some of a Rainbow Magic Fairy book, make our own fairies, and decorate magic wands in this party geared to ages 4-8! No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 18, 2019
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LEGO Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Help

Meet with a Reference Librarian for a one-half hour slot to address your technology needs.   This program is offered on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month and limited to 4 participants.  Please bring your device with you to the session.  We will contact you directly to schedule your time slot.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Movie Screening: Pixar Short Films Vol. 1
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

 

FAMILY MOVIE SCREENING: PIXAR SHORTS VOL. 1 (PG)

Enjoy a free short movie screening at the library! We’ll be screening the short films of Pixar Shorts Vol. 1! No registration is required. (Runtime: 54 minutes)

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
 
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TWIG: Draw Cute Animals! (4th-6th graders)*
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TWIG: DRAW CUTE ANIMALS (grades 4-6):

TWIG is for children in grades 4-6 who love the library and want to help us plan our next big events, give input into what books we will add to our collection, and volunteer at library events.  This month, we’ll be practicing drawing cute animals (with & without instructions) and sharing our drawings with each other! Registration is required.

 

 

CONTACT:      vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Program Room
Friday November 22, 2019
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(18 months to 4 years with caregiver):  In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create.  Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 25, 2019
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
 
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Library Closing At 4 PM for Thanksgiving Holiday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday November 28, 2019
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Library CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday November 29, 2019
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Library CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday December 2, 2019
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LEGO Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday December 6, 2019
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

(18 months to 4 years with caregiver):  In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create.  Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday December 7, 2019
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Harping for the Holidays 3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday Concert * December 7, 2019 (Snow date is December 14),  2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:45 p.m.), "Harping for the Holidays 3",  performed by Nicole Anderson, harpist and music therapist

 We are delighted to welcome back Marshfield native Nicole Anderson as she returns for an hour-long concert filled with soothing sounds of the orchestral and therapy harps. Sit back, unwind,  and enjoy the true Christmas spirit!  Free; no tickets required. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible. 1837 Ocean St. entrance open for parking near playground. Light refreshments served at a concert social hour. Visit  www.neamusic.com.

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday December 9, 2019
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History of S.S. Pierce
7:30 AM

History of S.S. Pierce and Company with Anthony Sammarco on Monday, December 9 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

$5 payable in advance by calling the COA at 781-834-5581 or at the door

When Samuel Stillman Pierce opened his store in 1831 at the corner of Tremont and Court Streets in downtown Boston, he vowed "I may not make money for the next five years, but I shall make a reputation." Pierce went on to become well known as the purveyor of fancy goods and potent libations to Victorian Bostonians as well as providing provisions to the ships that sailed from Boston Harbor. Bartering with ship captains, often exchanging his provisions for the delicacies that were brought to Boston from faraway ports, his renowned store catered to the carriage trade and the company he founded would be run by four generations of the Pierce Family in its immensely successful operations. With its own coat of arms adorning a distinctive red label on canned goods with the motto “Puritas et Cura,” and the largest line of privately packed fancy foods in the world, S.S. Pierce & Company sold its wide assortment of delicacies not only at eight New England stores of its own but also through distributors across the United States and worldwide by mail order. In his upcoming book “S.S. Pierce: A Boston Tradition”, Anthony M. Sammarco will recount the memories of the past and bring together the shared tradition of how Bostonians reveled in the gourmet foods, fine wines and potent libations of a once stalwart business. After a century and a half, S.S. Pierce & Company was sold in 1967 to Laird Corporation and since 1986 has been a part of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Cost $5 @ The Ventress Library Plaza Program Room. 1837 Ocean Street entrance will be open for parking near the playground side. Part of "Opportunities" Lifelong Learning, a joing venture of the Marshfield COA and Ventress Memorial Library.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyMSammarco/

 

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
 
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun to be had while developing valuable early literacy skills.

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Baby Songs & Play
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Songs and play time just for you and your little ones! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby and other caregivers. No registration required.

Fall Session runs from Sept. 10--Dec. 10.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys in these storytimes for ages 0-6 with caregiver! No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Family Playgroup
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A family playgroup for 0-5 year olds facilitated by Susan West, Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Active Parenting Coordinator, Kelsey Socha, Children’s Librarian, and Deb Worsh, Marshfield Public Schools Early Childhood Teacher, Parent Educator.

 

Fall Dates: 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield  hosts an ongoing book discussion group that seeks to delve into classic literature and find fresh insights while considering modern-day perspectives. We read only the classics or "soon-to-be" classics!  We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6, but sometimes vary our meeting dates/times for special book group events (movie potlucks, holiday party). Sign up in advance to reserve a seat, or just come on the day to listen. The group is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Assistant Director Chris Woods for more information and if you need a copy of the book. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday December 16, 2019
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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Library CLOSED for Christmas Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
 
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Library CLOSED for Christmas Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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Library Closing at 4 PM for New Year's Holiday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday January 1, 2020
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CLOSED for New Year's Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Monday January 6, 2020
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Monday January 20, 2020
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Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
Monday January 27, 2020
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Let's Write!
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month: first and third Monday of each month from  4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Monday February 17, 2020
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Library CLOSED for Presidents' Day
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday February 26, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
Monday April 20, 2020
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Library CLOSED for Patriots' Day Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday April 22, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
Monday May 25, 2020
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Library CLOSED for Memorial Day Holiday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday May 27, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club

Interested in starting or continuing your family tree? Come join the library’s genealogy group to help you get going or solve research conundrums. Learn how to best use Ancestry Library Edition and other relevant sources. We will meet on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods. Bring your questions, your stories, your photos, and your history to this lively group of researchers. No experience necessary, and no sign-up required – just come on the night. Hope to see you there! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org.
CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org

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