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Thursday December 2, 2021
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Children's Yoga
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 

This four week yoga playgroup provides opportunities to exercise and learn yoga poses and techniques while enjoying a story.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child while making social connections with other parents/caregivers. 

Click here to sign up!

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  7818345535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Dyslexia Awareness Night
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dyslexia Awareness Night (rescheduled from October 28th)

Did you know that dyslexia is the most common learning disability and affects about 1 in 5 children? Join us for a presentation focused on dyslexia awareness and creating confident readers! This presentation will focus on: breaking down the definition of dyslexia, common myths, signs of dyslexia at different ages, effective interventions for dyslexia, and recommendations and resources. There will also be time for Q&A. You will leave with an understanding of dyslexia, as well as best ways to support your reader. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday December 3, 2021
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This fun librarian led storytime is best for children ages 0-5, though older siblings are always welcome. There will be stories, songs, and playtime! No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday December 4, 2021
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South of Boston Board Game Meetup
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Ventress Memorial Library is excited to host the South of Boston Board Game Meetup on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am-4 pm. The group began two years ago as an inclusive community of board gamers in the South Shore area and beyond. Their goal is to bring people together to share their love of board games in a welcoming and friendly environment. Come by and play games like Catan, Wingspan, and Bohnanza. Never heard of any of these games? That's okay! New and veteran players welcome. Come ready to learn or bring a game you love. This free meetup is open to high school-aged teens and adults of all ages.  

No registration required, but RSVPs on Meetup are welcome - click here to RSVP.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
 
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Music Saturdays with Miss Bethany
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Marshfield CFCE Playgroup Program and the Ventress Library are collaborating on Family Music Playgroups on select Saturday mornings this year. These will be held either outdoors at South River Park as long as the weather is good, or in the Ventress Library Children's Program Room. This week's program will be held in the Ventress Library Children's Program Room Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Deb Worsh    dworsh@mpsd.org
LOCATION: Off-Site
Monday December 6, 2021
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Gentle Floor Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The "Gentle Floor Yoga" series, featuring yoga instructor Linda Evans, will continue on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in November and December 2021 in the recreational room at Ventress Memorial Library.  Classes are $5 each and registration is encouraged but not required, as space is limited. All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.

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
LOCATION: Library Plaza Recreation Room
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Open Play
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There will be various toys, games, and books available during open play time This caregiver supervised program is best for children ages 2 - 6 years old. Siblings of all ages welcome. No registration required, sign in at the door.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 7, 2021
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Story, Art & Play
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Deb from CFCE and Miss Wendy!  This playgroup is for families with 3-5 year olds and their parents, grandparents/caregivers. It will be held indoors and masks will be required for all participants (younger children will be welcome once they are able to consistently wear a mask). We will read a story  and then follow up with related explorations with various art materials, play props and dramatic play. This program has been designed in partnership with Marshfield CFCE and the Ventress Memorial Library's Children's department.

CONTACT:  Deb Worsh    dworsh@mpsd.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Makerspace Drop-In
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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Tween Makers
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tweens in grades 3-6 are welcome to sign up for a half-hour slot to try something new in The Wave Makerspace. Tweens ages 10 and up may attend alone or with a parent or adult caregiver. Below is a list of things you might try:

  • Learn how to 3D Print (many prints take longer than a half hour; participants may start a print then pick it up when it is ready)
  • Learn how to use the Cricut (cut out adhesive vinyl or an iron on to add a personal touch to an item of yours)
  • Try out the Go Pro (practice using the camera and making a video on our iMac)
  • Tinker with our Tech Kits (we have Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Mini Robots, and more!)
  • Get Crafty (we have pearler beads, yarn, crochet needles, bracelet making, and paper crafts)
How It Works

Due to the hands-on nature of this program, registration is required. Please note that advance registration guarantees an available slot. Drop-ins may be allowed if space is available. Tweens may bring a sibling or a friend (also in grades 3-6). Tweens younger than ten must have an adult join them. Ages 10 and up may be in the library without an adult. Parents or caregivers may attend if interested, but are not required to attend. There is a maximum of three participants, including the adult.

Fall Dates
  • September 21, 4-6 PM
  • October 12, 4-6 PM* (changed from 10/5)
  • November 2, 4-6 PM
  • December 7, 4-6 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us in-person on Tuesday, December 7 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Library's Programming Room for a discussion of Nomadland by Jessica Bruder.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Wednesday December 8, 2021
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Tween Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on Marshfield's early release day? Join us for a special TWEEN only crafternoon! We will be setting up the Children's Program Room with various craft supplies and providing ideas - or you can come with your own ideas and make something with what we've got! This a not a librarian led program. This is a program specifically for children in grades 3 - 6. No registration required, sign in at the door.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen D&D Fall In-Person Campaign
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcoming new players - no experience necessary! Open to all in grades 6-12.

We will be running Dragon Heist for this in-person, twelve-session campaign. All players must have character sheets verified by the DM after registering (please see below for our Character Disclaimer). Dungeons & Dragons also requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A Discord account is also recommended to join our exclusive D&D serverPlease note that registering for this campaign is a commitment to attend every session. If you have any conflicts, please let us know. Players may register mid-campaign if room. If there is no room, sign up for our waiting list for to hear about our spring campaign, or check the calendar for our virtual mini campaigns and out in-person one-off games!

Character Disclaimer

All players for campaigns must have their character sheet approved. We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot acommodate every character request, but we welcome questions. We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. For more information, please read our Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Drop-In
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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Contemporary Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us via Zoom Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.

For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different.

For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future, which she is certain will shine as the brightly as the constellations on the main concourse ceiling. It is 1928, and twenty-five-year-old Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. A talented illustrator, she has dreams of creating cover art for Vogue, but not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist." Brash, fiery, confident, and single-minded—even while juggling the affections of two men, a wealthy would-be poet and a brilliant experimental painter—Clara is determined to achieve every creative success. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression, an insatiable monster with the power to destroy the entire art scene. And even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come.

Nearly fifty years later, in 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Full of grime and danger, from the smoke-blackened ceiling to the pickpockets and drug dealers who roam the floor, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort. Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor hidden under the dust, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay. She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece—an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931. (goodreads review)

CONTACT:  Cyndee Marcoux  781-834-5535  cmarcoux@ocln.org
Thursday December 9, 2021
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Children's Yoga
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This four week yoga playgroup provides opportunities to exercise and learn yoga poses and techniques while enjoying a story.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child while making social connections with other parents/caregivers. 

Click here to sign up!

 

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CONTACT:  Children's Department  7818345535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday December 10, 2021
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Monthly Loot Bags for Tweens & Teens-Registration Closes

Loot Bag sign-ups are open to tweens & teens in grades 3-12. 

*Please note: due to winter holidays, registration for the December Loot Bag is only open December 1 through December 10. Bags will be filled the week of December 12.

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly Loot Bags, you get  goodies to fit each month's theme (supplies may vary) and quick pick reading materials -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Fall Season Monthly Themes:

  • September - Celebrate Banned Books Week - goodies to help you learn about book censorship 
  • October - Celebrate Inktober - goodies to get you drawing
  • November - Celebrate International Games Week - goodies will include print & play game materials
  • December - Winter Care Package* - goodies to set you up for a cozy day in

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

All Loot Bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible. If you register during the last week of the month, you will receive your Loot Bag, but note that we will fill bags in the order of registration.

You will receive an email when your Loot Bag is ready for pickup.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535 ext.2207  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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LEGO Club
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a special Friday afternoon LEGO Club! This casual family event is for best for supervised children over 2 years old as there are small pieces, though siblings of all ages are welcome. There will be Duplo available for younger children, and the train table and puppet theater will also be available. Registration is not required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  vmlchild@gmail.com  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday December 11, 2021
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Music Saturdays with Miss Bethany
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Marshfield CFCE Playgroup Program and the Ventress Library are collaborating on Family Music Playgroups on select Saturday mornings this year. These will be held either outdoors at South River Park or in the Ventress Library Program Room. Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:  Deb Worsh    dworsh@mpsd.org
LOCATION: Off-Site
 
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A Celtic Christmas Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday Concert: VML Cultural Series

Join us on Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. for "A Celtic Christmas", featuring Jeff Snow, in the Library Plaza Program Room. Jeff is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England.  In concert, Jeff plays the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Jeff developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song. You will see singing, laughing, lots of smiles and perhaps a few tears as we travel through time. Each concert is a little different and adapted to the response and interest of the audience. In concert Jeff plays the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He can also find his way around a drum set and most of the percussion family.

Bio: Jeff is a private guitar teacher and the author of the teaching method Guitar Basics and Beyond. He was featured in the December 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine and is a contributing writer for Acoustic Guitar and Autoharp Quarterly Magazines. Visit www.jeffsnow.net for more information.

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy   781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday December 13, 2021
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Gentle Floor Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The "Gentle Floor Yoga" series, featuring yoga instructor Linda Evans, will continue on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in November and December 2021 in the recreational room at Ventress Memorial Library.  Classes are $5 each and registration is encouraged but not required, as space is limited. All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.

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
LOCATION: Library Plaza Recreation Room
 
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Family Storytime
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

This fun librarian led storytime is best for children ages 0-5, though older siblings are always welcome. There will be stories, songs, and playtime! No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 14, 2021
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Story, Art & Play
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Deb from CFCE and Miss Wendy Join Miss Deb from CFCE and Miss Wendy!  This playgroup is for families with 3-5 year olds and their parents, grandparents/caregivers. It will be held indoors and masks will be required for all participants (younger children will be welcome once they are able to consistently wear a mask). We will read a story  and then follow up with related explorations with various art materials, play props and dramatic play. This program has been designed in partnership with Marshfield CFCE and the Ventress Memorial Library's Children's department.

CONTACT:  Deb Worsh    dworsh@mpsd.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Makerspace Drop-In
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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Book Buddies Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

You've been asking and now we've delivered! We are excited to offer you a super fun book club just for tweens! This book club is open to all tweens in grades 3-5. For attendees under the age of 10, parents or caregivers are asked to remain in the building. Please note that we all read the same book for discussion. Tween Book Buddies meets typically the third Tuesday of each month from 5-6 PM, with some exceptions for holidays.

December 14, 5-6 PM - Kristy's Great Idea, a Baby-Sitter's Club adaptation by Raina Telgemeier.

How It Works

Registration opens at the beginning of each month, and is requested for each session. Tween participants will have the chance to vote for the next month's book selection. Each month's title will then be available to check out at the library three weeks prior to that month's book club. After attendees introduce themselves, we will all get a chance to share something we liked about the book before launching into a discussion. There will be light snacks.

Children Under 10

Please note that children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For this program, adults are not required to also attend the program but should remain in the building for the duration of the book club for any children under the age of 10.

How It Works

Registration opens at the beginning of each month, and is requested for each session. Tween participants will have the chance to vote for the next month's book selection. Each month's title will then be available to check out at the library three weeks prior to that month's book club. After attendees introduce themselves, we will all get a chance to share something we liked about the book before launching into a discussion. There will be light snacks.

Help Us Pick Our Next Title

As we get ready for our first book club, we need your help selecting the first title! Please note that this survey is for tweens in grades 3-5. Parents, you are welcome to fill it out on behalf of your tweens, but we ask that the feedback comes from potential participants. Thank you!

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Conference Room
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Teen Leaders Council
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get experience planning programs and working together in a team while you share your voice and what matters to you! With support from the Teen Serivices Librarian, the Teen Leaders Council will work together to make teen programs by teens, for teens. Teen Leaders Council will also help the library by voting on books and games to add to our collection and generally making the Teen Zone even better with a little tender loving care! Monthly registration is requested, and TLC hours do count for official volunteer credit. Light snacks provided.

Fall 2021 Dates
  • October 12, 6-7 PM
  • November 9, 6-7 PM
  • December 14, 6-7 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Conference Room
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Teen Drop-In Video Games
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On early release days, teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us in the Makerspace to unwind and play games on our Switch. Games include Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Minecraft. We have joy cons to use, or you may bring your own. No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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LEGO Club
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on Marshfield's early release day? Join us for a special two hour afterschool LEGO Club! This family event is for best for supervised children of any age - any children under ten must be accompanied by an adult. There will be Duplo available for younger children. The train table and the puppet theater will also be available. No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  vmlchild@gmail.com  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen D&D Fall In-Person Campaign
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcoming new players - no experience necessary! Open to all in grades 6-12.

We will be running Dragon Heist for this in-person, twelve-session campaign. All players must have character sheets verified by the DM after registering (please see below for our Character Disclaimer). Dungeons & Dragons also requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A Discord account is also recommended to join our exclusive D&D serverPlease note that registering for this campaign is a commitment to attend every session. If you have any conflicts, please let us know. Players may register mid-campaign if room. If there is no room, sign up for our waiting list for to hear about our spring campaign, or check the calendar for our virtual mini campaigns and out in-person one-off games!

Character Disclaimer

All players for campaigns must have their character sheet approved. We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot acommodate every character request, but we welcome questions. We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. For more information, please read our Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Drop-In
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
Thursday December 16, 2021
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Children's Yoga
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This four week yoga playgroup provides opportunities to exercise and learn yoga poses and techniques while enjoying a story.  Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate with their child while making social connections with other parents/caregivers. This is the last class of a four week class.

Click here to sign up!

 

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CONTACT:  Children's Department  7818345535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Winter Trivia at Stellwagen Brewery
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Adults 21+! Join us at Stellwagen Beer Company, 100 Enterprise Drive, the evening of Thursday, December 16 for a special winter trivia event! Register teams of up to six people to compete in four rounds of trivia. Compete for Stellwagen gift cards and show off your trivia prowess in Marshfield's favorite brewery. Have an idea for a trivia question? Submit category suggestions in-person at the library or the brewery leading up to the event. And don't forget to sign up your team today for this completely free event! 

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Off-Site
There are 37 spaces available.
Saturday December 18, 2021
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Solstice Party
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for our first day of winter celebration! This event is for children in grades K-6 and their families. Any children under ten must be accompanied by an adult. There will be snacks, snowflakes, slime making, and other fun! Registration for everyone attending, including adults, is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
 
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Teen D&D One-Off: Ice-capades
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcoming new and returning players - all experience levels welcome! Open to all in grades 6-12.

Bring a level five character or use one of ours to play a mini game with other teens. Registration guarantees a spot; drop-ins are welcome if space allows. Need help setting up your character? Let us know when you register, and we will get you started! Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines. Want to stay up-to-date with all things D&D at Ventress Library? Join our exclusive D&D server

Character Disclaimer

One-Off Games are a great way to playtest a character you made or try a new class. For that reason, there are fewer restrictions in how characters are created. Almost anything goes! That said, please follow these two guidelines: 1) No evil characters - no exceptions. 2) Characters MUST match the game level. Min/Maxing or optimization is okay, but you are not allowed to turn on your party members.

You may bring in your own character sheet or we can help you make one! Pre-made character sheets will also be available for walk-ins or for those who forget a character sheet. You may bring a paper sheet or access it virtually. 

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday December 20, 2021
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Toddler storytime encourages physical movement and cognitive development through energetic songs and stories. This lively librarian led storytime is best for children ages 12 months - 36 months. Siblings of all ages welcome. No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Gentle Floor Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The "Gentle Floor Yoga" series, featuring yoga instructor Linda Evans, will continue on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in November and December 2021 in the recreational room at Ventress Memorial Library.  Classes are $5 each and registration is encouraged but not required, as space is limited. All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.

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
LOCATION: Library Plaza Recreation Room
Tuesday December 21, 2021
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Makerspace Drop-In
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
 
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Teen Makers @ The Wave Makerspace
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to sign up for a half-hour slot to try something new in The Wave Makerspace. Below is a list of things you might try:

  • Learn how to 3D Print (many prints take longer than a half hour; participants may start a print then pick it up when it is ready)
  • Learn how to use the Cricut (cut out adhesive vinyl or an iron on to add a personal touch to an item of yours)
  • Try out the Go Pro (practice using the camera and making a video on our iMac)
  • Tinker with our Tech Kits (we have Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Mini Robots, and more!)
  • Get Crafty (we have perler beads, yarn, crochet needles, bracelet making, and paper crafts)

Fall Dates

  • November 30, 4-6 PM
  • December 21, 4-6 PM
CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday December 22, 2021
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Teen D&D Fall In-Person Campaign
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Welcoming new players - no experience necessary! Open to all in grades 6-12.

We will be running Dragon Heist for this in-person, twelve-session campaign. All players must have character sheets verified by the DM after registering (please see below for our Character Disclaimer). Dungeons & Dragons also requires a free DnD Beyond Account and commitment to attend every session. A Discord account is also recommended to join our exclusive D&D serverPlease note that registering for this campaign is a commitment to attend every session. If you have any conflicts, please let us know. Players may register mid-campaign if room. If there is no room, sign up for our waiting list for to hear about our spring campaign, or check the calendar for our virtual mini campaigns and out in-person one-off games!

Character Disclaimer

All players for campaigns must have their character sheet approved. We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot acommodate every character request, but we welcome questions. We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. For more information, please read our Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Makerspace Drop-In
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are excited to offer all new drop-in hours for The Wave Makerspace. Drop-In hours are open to anyone ages 12 and up. No registration is required. During Drop-in hours, a teen volunteer or librarian will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the equipment. Please note that not everything will be available for use during this time and that some equipment has use limits. Please note that use of the technology during drop-in hours is first come, first served.

What can I do at The Wave Makerspace?

  • Make something with our Ultimaker 3D printer (print limit is 15 hours per session - please do not print the following items: weapons, weapons parts, obscene items, or items related to drug use - you will be contacted when your print is complete)
  • Spiffy up a t-shirt, tote bag, water bottle, and more with our Cricut machine (we have iron-ons and adhesive vinyl; print limit equals one print mat per session)
  • Record a podcast, edit a photo, and more on our iMac and iMac software
  • Tinker with our tech kits, including Little Bits and Snap Circuits
  • Make a craft with our Button MakerPerler BeadsHemp Necklace, or Origami supplies
  • Take a craft to go - we have a variety of cool, simple take & make crafts - just ask!

​For availability of other materials or technology, please contact the Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
Monday December 27, 2021
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Gentle Floor Yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The "Gentle Floor Yoga" series, featuring yoga instructor Linda Evans, will continue on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in November and December 2021 in the recreational room at Ventress Memorial Library.  Classes are $5 each and registration is encouraged but not required, as space is limited. All levels of yoga students are welcome.  Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes.

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
LOCATION: Library Plaza Recreation Room
 
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LEGO Club
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for this special, longer vacation week Lego Club! This family event is for best for supervised children over 2 years old as there are small pieces, though siblings of all ages are welcome. Duplo will be available for younger children. The train table and the puppet theater will also be available. No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  vmlchild@gmail.com  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 28, 2021
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Family Movie: Pixar's Wall-E
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for something do do while the kids are out of school? Come watch Pixar's Wall-E with us! We'll have fresh popcorn, crafts, and coloring sheets available while we watch the movie! No registration required, sign in at the door. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  7818345535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 29, 2021
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Mad Science!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in the air. Students are amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers! Registration is required for everyone who will attend, including adults. This program is best for ages 4 and up!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
Thursday December 30, 2021
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Family New Year's Eve Party
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We are so excited to host a family New Year's Eve Party! Join us for a lively New Year's dance playlist, some snacks, crafts, and a special New Year's countdown! Registration for everyone attending is required, including adults. This event is best for children ages 0 - 5. Older siblings welcome. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Wednesday March 23, 2022
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Tween Crafternoon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking for something fun to do on Marshfield's early release day? Join us for a special TWEEN only crafternoon! We will be setting up the Children's Program Room with various craft supplies and providing ideas - or you can come with your own ideas and make something with what we've got! This a not a librarian led program. This is a program specifically for children in grades 3 - 6. No registration required, sign in at the door.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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