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Friday September 25, 2020
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NEW TIME: Wee the People Presents Who Gets to Make History: The Story of Statues and Monuments
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

What are monuments for? Whose stories do they hold up for celebration? Whose stories do they erase or keep hidden? Join Boston-based social justice project Wee the People in a virtual workshop as we explore what monuments mean and reimagine how they can celebrate values of community, equity, and justice. Includes a hands-on making activity! For families with children ages 5-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoduCgrzIsEtybB-vzDEHjPiHE5GMYK9dg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please note: Due to an unavoidable conflict, this program has been delayed and will now begin at 4pm.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday September 26, 2020
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Community Book Discussion with Stephanie Williams: Lies My Teacher Told Me
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a community book discussion moderated by Stephanie Williams, Cultural Humility Practitioner, on James W. Loewen's book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. Selling nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.

Ms. Stephanie Williams is a native of Worcester, MA. She previously served as Director of Multicultural Affairs at Anna Maria College and Multicultural Affairs Liaison at Becker College developing new approaches to education and engagement around diversity and inclusion, multiculturalism, and social justice. She currently works in state government utilizing her MBA, working with marginalized populations in areas such as financial stability, economic self-sufficiency and personal growth.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Veggie Burgers & Veggie Sausages with Colin McCullough
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us as we learn how to make veggie burgers and veggie sausages!  In this class we'll skip the processed stuff and make the healthier alternatives at home on our own!

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Ordinary People: Tracking Your Family through the United States Census 1790-1940
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to fully exploit the riches hidden in U.S. census records as we move through time from 1790 to 1940.

 
After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Monday September 28, 2020
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Research is key to making informed choices when it comes to investing, and Worcester Public Library has a subscription to the Morningstar Investment Research Center database that you can use to learn more about companies, ETF’s, and stock and bond mutual funds. You can access Morningstar remotely from home for free using your WPL card. This one-hour class will provide an overview of the tools and features of this database.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuqhpj4sE9Neg0YLP3QFuHcjfk9gzaAU

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Rockabye Beats Virtual Fiesta
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rockabye Beats Virtual Fiesta is a virtual program for you and your child. It is hands on learning through music, dancing, silly characters, Spanish and fun. No matter your age, our original music program is enjoyable for the whole family. Come sing, dance, learn about Hispanic Heritage and get a little loco! Sponsored by Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Date/Time: Monday’s September 14, 21, 28, October 5; 10am-10:30am

 

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdumtqzMuGdWgeNTe6fE1aBnZ7d0Wr9Ws

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Stories & Math
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Early mathematical learning consists of many concepts beyond counting and shapes. This special virtual storytime combines math and literacy by exploring number sense and quantity, measurement, pattern recognition, and spatial relationships. Join us for a read aloud containing real-life math situations, followed by related interactive activities and games. For ages 2-5, and their families. Led by the Young Mathematicians in Worcester and the Worcester Public Library.

Please register via Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-qsqz8qGNV64p1sWIDdSLFIFxjMjzwM

Tuesday, September 29 @ 3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 3p.m.

Tuesday, November 24 @ 3 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Introduction to Coding: Python For Beginners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Students are expected to have a valid email address and be able to use a mouse and an internet browser such as Chrome. The email you register with must be one you will check often. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Register: This session is already in progress and began on Sept. 22nd. Please check back for our next quarter's offerings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mfriedenthal@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday September 30, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday October 1, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Bilingual Storytime is primarily in Spanish/en español and includes bilingual (Spanish/English) stories, nursery rhymes, and songs. Recommended for ages 2-6. 

Date/Time: Thursdays, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

 

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce6vrz4qEtDRc6xcwQKy-Sr3badtvQOC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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YA LIT Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every other Thursday tune in to Facebook Live as we talk about favorite YA titles with special guests. Each talk will be based around fun themes from Teen Witches to books written entirely as blogs or texts. Chat about some of your favorite titles under “comments.”

Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

October 1st: Jenna Ingham talking Teen Witches

October 15th: Jake Bowen talking Books as Blogs

October 29th: Fictional Hangover Hosts talking Spooky Spooky Halloween

November 12th: Danielle Fortin talking (TBA)

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday October 3, 2020
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Getting Started with E-books, Audiobooks and Movies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about all available library resources you can use to download free e-books, audiobooks, video and music to your computer, eReader or Smartphone. 

Register:

Oct (3, 17, 31): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-ygrjguHdJuw0J1DFBHtUEPBA8p5aLQ
Nov (14 & 28): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqrqjkjGtKX3tE5iQE17NQIOua1T_L1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Monday October 5, 2020
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Introduction to Finding Grants
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by Candid (formerly known as the Foundation Center) and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtduCvqT0pGtP64WJdKv4iygWLht1wQtF-

Adter registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Rockabye Beats Virtual Fiesta
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rockabye Beats Virtual Fiesta is a virtual program for you and your child. It is hands on learning through music, dancing, silly characters, Spanish and fun. No matter your age, our original music program is enjoyable for the whole family. Come sing, dance, learn about Hispanic Heritage and get a little loco! Sponsored by Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Date/Time: Monday’s September 14, 21, 28, October 5; 10am-10:30am

 

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdumtqzMuGdWgeNTe6fE1aBnZ7d0Wr9Ws

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Wicked Good Henna
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to learn to brew and draw with your Description: Want to learn to brew and draw with your own henna? Pick up henna making kits at the Main Library and join us on Zoom for a two session program to learn to make henna one day and draw with henna the next. Supplies are limited. Remember to sign up ahead to pick up Henna Kit.

Date/Time: Oct. 5th & 6th @ 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-CpqDovGNyhy38WwUf1FuMQOjeXjKyq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday October 6, 2020
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

Schedule a one-hour session with a SCORE counselor for assistance with planning a small business.  Contact Dan Ekberg at 508-648-1251 or daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org to arrange a virtual meeting or phone consultation.

CONTACT:  Dan Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
 
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American History Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join our ongoing book discussion group focused on American history.  Copies of the following books will be provided:

9/1: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
10/6: The Great Influenza by John Barry
11/3: This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David Silverman

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcOCvqT4jE9MZIhX2y0sI30SzrkHFQA1F

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Better Business Bureau Presents: 10 Steps to Avoid Common Scams
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

There are thousands of new scams every year, and sometimes, it's challenging to keep up with all of them. Add the uncertainty and fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and con artists have the perfect atmosphere to thrive. We will review the top scams currently being reported to BBB along with ways to help identify and avoid them.  If you can just remember TEN TIPS, more than likely, you will be able to avoid most scams while protecting yourself and your familyPresented by BBB President & CEO Nancy B. Cahalen.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvde-rrTMtE9V32sZzLmS4-qcf3GaoW6d4

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Wicked Good Henna
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Want to learn to brew and draw with your Description: Want to learn to brew and draw with your own henna? Pick up henna making kits at the Main Library and join us on Zoom for a two session program to learn to make henna one day and draw with henna the next. Supplies are limited. Remember to sign up ahead to pick up Henna Kit.

Date/Time: Oct. 5th & 6th @ 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-CpqDovGNyhy38WwUf1FuMQOjeXjKyq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Introduction to Coding: Python For Beginners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Students are expected to have a valid email address and be able to use a mouse and an internet browser such as Chrome. The email you register with must be one you will check often. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Register: This session is already in progress and began on Sept. 22nd. Please check back for our next quarter's offerings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mfriedenthal@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday October 7, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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HorrorFest 2020: Film & Book Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of films, books and lore of the horror genre, covering a different topic each week. All films are available in Kanopy. 

10/7 Topic: Witches  Film: The Witch (2016) 

10/14 Topic: Zombies  Film: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

10/21 Topic: Vampires  Film: Nosferatu (1922) 

10/28 Topic: Possession  Film: Hereditary (2018) 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu6vpjopH9zYaQI0glExg02k0p_1yPbs

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday October 8, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Bilingual Storytime is primarily in Spanish/en español and includes bilingual (Spanish/English) stories, nursery rhymes, and songs. Recommended for ages 2-6. 

Date/Time: Thursdays, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

 

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce6vrz4qEtDRc6xcwQKy-Sr3badtvQOC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Rezarta Recommends
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Facebook Live chat about books for kids with a special guest each week. Discover new books, learn about librarian’s favorite titles and authors, and get book recommendations. Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

Date/Time: 3pm on Thursdays

September 24th with Iris Delgado on the topic of World Languages

October 8th with Dorrie Karlan speaking about parent’s choice for chapter books

October 22nd with Katherine Maher on the Magic World of Folktales

November 5th with Allison Pavao - TBD

November 19th TBD

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Bollywood Funk Family Fun
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This class is a joyous, high-energy mix of Bollywood dance movement from India and hip hop moves that is fun for the whole family! Seasoned dancer Chavi Bansal will share with you the origin and history of Bollywood dance and teach you some exciting choreography. For families with children of all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 PM

Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOurrzIsHdX55hCHym0myvjarmnjuoII

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Friday October 9, 2020
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Introduction to CSS
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn the basics of CSS, the language that styles the web. In this course you will learn how to change element colors, sizes, spacing, add borders, background images, and more.  Basic knowledge of HTML required.   

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf-Crpj0qHtJtO0-T8LrBNS-xtsRgj1zl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday October 10, 2020
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Virtual Circolo Italiano
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Parliamo italiano insieme! Una collaborazione fra il Circolo Italiano di West Boylston, Worcester Public Library e Holy Cross.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctfuygrD0oGNS_WJADCX4ELUS-NXOwjlrM

After registering, you will receive instructions on how to join the group.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Nutrition Classes with Judy Palken: So Many Diets!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

There are a lot of diets out there - let’s discuss a few of them. You will find that some, despite being very well-known and having devoted followings, are problematic and really unhealthful. Others are not so bad. Join us and learn how to evaluate them for yourself. 

Presented by Judy Palken,  a registered dietitian, who provides the information and guidance to help you make effective and healthful dietary changes.  

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday October 13, 2020
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Romance Readers Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

If you love to read about love, this is the book club for you!

9/8: Back to Your Love by Kianna Alexander
10/13: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
11/10: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcemopjopE9IOL2u_POpUDCJLhFPEFOkC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Medicare 101
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This presentation will provide an introduction to Medicare for current beneficiaries and those who will soon be eligible for Medicare. Learn about the different health insurance options within Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans and the enrollment period. The information is specific to Massachusetts. Presented by The SHINE Program. SHINE provides free unbiased health insurance counseling and is administered by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

To registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrfuGrrzsuGdP6_QkD9xhlJEwlPT_vZu9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Introduction to Coding: Python For Beginners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Students are expected to have a valid email address and be able to use a mouse and an internet browser such as Chrome. The email you register with must be one you will check often. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Register: This session is already in progress and began on Sept. 22nd. Please check back for our next quarter's offerings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mfriedenthal@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday October 14, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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HorrorFest 2020: Film & Book Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of films, books and lore of the horror genre, covering a different topic each week. All films are available in Kanopy. 

10/7 Topic: Witches  Film: The Witch (2016) 

10/14 Topic: Zombies  Film: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

10/21 Topic: Vampires  Film: Nosferatu (1922) 

10/28 Topic: Possession  Film: Hereditary (2018) 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu6vpjopH9zYaQI0glExg02k0p_1yPbs

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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WPL Foundation Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine Murray    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Thursday October 15, 2020
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Bilingual Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Bilingual Storytime is primarily in Spanish/en español and includes bilingual (Spanish/English) stories, nursery rhymes, and songs. Recommended for ages 2-6. 

Date/Time: Thursdays, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15

 

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce6vrz4qEtDRc6xcwQKy-Sr3badtvQOC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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YA LIT Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every other Thursday tune in to Facebook Live as we talk about favorite YA titles with special guests. Each talk will be based around fun themes from Teen Witches to books written entirely as blogs or texts. Chat about some of your favorite titles under “comments.”

Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

October 1st: Jenna Ingham talking Teen Witches

October 15th: Jake Bowen talking Books as Blogs

October 29th: Fictional Hangover Hosts talking Spooky Spooky Halloween

November 12th: Danielle Fortin talking (TBA)

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Friday October 16, 2020
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Design your own Comic Book
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like to draw? Mix and match with a variety of different head shapes, eyes, noses, mouths, eyebrows, colors, and emenata to create your own original cartoon characters, then use transition types, scripting, and speech bubbles to create your own comic strip!

Date/Time: Every Friday from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 @ 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkc-Cspj8uG9yDAqNY8CrI1cExT7iOll9n

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday October 17, 2020
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Getting Started with E-books, Audiobooks and Movies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about all available library resources you can use to download free e-books, audiobooks, video and music to your computer, eReader or Smartphone. 

Register:

Oct (17, 31): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-ygrjguHdJuw0J1DFBHtUEPBA8p5aLQ
Nov (14 & 28): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqrqjkjGtKX3tE5iQE17NQIOua1T_L1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Author Talk with Bret Herholz, Artist and Sometimes Writer
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Illustrator, comic artist and occasional writer Bret M. Herholz will discuss his approach to creating comics and graphic novels, both on his own projects as well as collaborations. He will talk about his steps in preparing, writing, and illustrating a graphic novel as well as the process of working on a project with another writer or artist. He’ll go over the available publishing resources he uses to self-publish his books, sharing all this from the comfort of his home to yours! 

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Writing Workshop with Leslie-Ann Murray: Jump Start Your Writing
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Do you struggle with developing a great character for your story? Do you struggle to write the next scene? The perfect setting for your story? Through various writing prompts, this emerging writers' workshop will provide you with practical tools to establish your writing practice, so you can stop struggling with incomplete drafts and start writing. 

Leslie-Ann Murray is a writer from Trinidad and Tobago. She’s currently living in New York City and previously lived in Paris, Bangladesh, Beijing, and South Africa. Leslie-Ann is currently working on her first novel collection, “This has Made Us Beautiful.” She has taught writing all over the world and hosts a monthly book review show – Brown Girl Book Lover.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday October 20, 2020
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Science Fiction Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SF & Fantasy fiction. Ages 16 and up welcome.

9/15:  Hot Planet by Hal Clement
10/20: Gladiator-at-Law by SM Kornbluth & Frederick Pohl
11/17: Cities in Flight by James Blish

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-CvrzwtG9Yz7BZjvag9gb2GgaJr4Juh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Introduction to Coding: Python For Beginners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Students are expected to have a valid email address and be able to use a mouse and an internet browser such as Chrome. The email you register with must be one you will check often. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Register: This session is already in progress and began on Sept. 22nd. Please check back for our next quarter's offerings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mfriedenthal@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday October 21, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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HorrorFest 2020: Film & Book Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of films, books and lore of the horror genre, covering a different topic each week. All films are available in Kanopy. 

10/7 Topic: Witches  Film: The Witch (2016) 

10/14 Topic: Zombies  Film: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

10/21 Topic: Vampires  Film: Nosferatu (1922) 

10/28 Topic: Possession  Film: Hereditary (2018) 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu6vpjopH9zYaQI0glExg02k0p_1yPbs

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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WPL Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Oak Room
 
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WPL Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday October 22, 2020
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Rezarta Recommends
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Facebook Live chat about books for kids with a special guest each week. Discover new books, learn about librarian’s favorite titles and authors, and get book recommendations. Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

Date/Time: 3pm on Thursdays

September 24th with Iris Delgado on the topic of World Languages

October 8th with Dorrie Karlan speaking about parent’s choice for chapter books

October 22nd with Katherine Maher on the Magic World of Folktales

November 5th with Allison Pavao - TBD

November 19th TBD

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Friday October 23, 2020
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Learning to Zoom
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Please join us in learning how to use the software platform Zoom! Zoom is a video conferencing app that allows you to set up audio conferencing as well as webinars, screen-sharing and lots more! We will be showing you how to create your zoom account as well as learn how to use it, so don’t miss out in gaining more information on this great way to connect with people virtually! 

To join this class, go to zoom.us and create a free Zoom account. Please test your audio and video settings to make sure they are compatible and working with Zoom. If you need help, please call 508-799-1655 ext 3, or email here.

Register: 
Oct 23: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-6qqTsuGdIhOBG8kn_oMEAOsRj7QqBg
Nov 20: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofuuprTksE9bNBiYo177Mk85ccqL2VW6n

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday October 24, 2020
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A Virtual Art & Armor Spooktacular with the Worcester Art Museum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join staff from the Worcester Art Museum as they present some of the creepier pieces from the museum's collections and armory. Attendees will learn the story behind each piece while viewing corresponding images, and there will be time for questions. For ages 16 and up. 

Register HERE

Once registered, you will receive confirmation and instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Wholesome Hearty Fall Cooking with Chef Kim
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

As the weather cools, thoughts turn to hearty stews and comfort foods that can only mean fall in New England. Chef Kim will demonstrate how to make some great fall meals that taste great but don't pack on a lot of extra calories or work! Think chowder, stews and casseroles. 

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Research your family history through digital real estate records
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn about tips and tricks to research the history of your family and their home through the use of real estate web resources such as Mass Land Records, Google Maps and Zillow.  Learn about the different kinds of records you can find, as well as the limits of available data and potential pitfalls.  We will also discuss other resources that the library has to supplement your searching.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdu6qpz0rGNdutYzJuWX9S2G5_kDenGva

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Monday October 26, 2020
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Research is key to making informed choices when it comes to investing, and Worcester Public Library has a subscription to the Morningstar Investment Research Center database that you can use to learn more about companies, ETF’s, and stock and bond mutual funds. You can access Morningstar remotely from home for free using your WPL card. This one-hour class will provide an overview of the tools and features of this database.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuqhpj4sE9Neg0YLP3QFuHcjfk9gzaAU

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday October 27, 2020
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Great American Read Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Attendees will receive a free copy of the upcoming month’s selection.

9/22:   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
10/27:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
11/24:  This Present Darkness by Frank E Peretti

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-yorzwiHtwNDo62NSH6W6FF9Eoxkj-m

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Stories & Math
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Early mathematical learning consists of many concepts beyond counting and shapes. This special virtual storytime combines math and literacy by exploring number sense and quantity, measurement, pattern recognition, and spatial relationships. Join us for a read aloud containing real-life math situations, followed by related interactive activities and games. For ages 2-5, and their families. Led by the Young Mathematicians in Worcester and the Worcester Public Library.

Please register via Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-qsqz8qGNV64p1sWIDdSLFIFxjMjzwM

Tuesday, September 29 @ 3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 3p.m.

Tuesday, November 24 @ 3 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Introduction to Coding: Python For Beginners
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Students are expected to have a valid email address and be able to use a mouse and an internet browser such as Chrome. The email you register with must be one you will check often. Class is limited to 15 participants.

Register: This session is already in progress and began on Sept. 22nd. Please check back for our next quarter's offerings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mfriedenthal@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Murder by the Book Mystery Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whodunit? That's what we'll find out at our new Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club! From cozies to noir to everything in between, we'll discuss a different type of mystery every month.

9/23: One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch
10/28: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
11/25: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-6prj4jGNNpaGvxAR40zgAqUMbqMap0

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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HorrorFest 2020: Film & Book Discussion
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of films, books and lore of the horror genre, covering a different topic each week. All films are available in Kanopy. 

10/7 Topic: Witches  Film: The Witch (2016) 

10/14 Topic: Zombies  Film: George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) 

10/21 Topic: Vampires  Film: Nosferatu (1922) 

10/28 Topic: Possession  Film: Hereditary (2018) 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu6vpjopH9zYaQI0glExg02k0p_1yPbs

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday October 29, 2020
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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YA LIT Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every other Thursday tune in to Facebook Live as we talk about favorite YA titles with special guests. Each talk will be based around fun themes from Teen Witches to books written entirely as blogs or texts. Chat about some of your favorite titles under “comments.”

Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

October 1st: Jenna Ingham talking Teen Witches

October 15th: Jake Bowen talking Books as Blogs

October 29th: Fictional Hangover Hosts talking Spooky Spooky Halloween

November 12th: Danielle Fortin talking (TBA)

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Friday October 30, 2020
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Mummy at Mystery Mansion presented by Talewise
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for storytelling and science in this interactive Halloween program. Follow along on the adventure as the story takes us into a haunted house and we encounter a creepy Mummy! Help solve the mystery while also learning about science concepts including blackouts, mummification, and more! Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Date/Time: Friday, October 30th at 4:00 PM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday October 31, 2020
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Getting Started with E-books, Audiobooks and Movies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about all available library resources you can use to download free e-books, audiobooks, video and music to your computer, eReader or Smartphone. 

Register:

Oct 31: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-ygrjguHdJuw0J1DFBHtUEPBA8p5aLQ
Nov (14 & 28): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqrqjkjGtKX3tE5iQE17NQIOua1T_L1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday November 3, 2020
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

Schedule a one-hour session with a SCORE counselor for assistance with planning a small business.  Contact Dan Ekberg at 508-648-1251 or daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org to arrange a virtual meeting or phone consultation.

CONTACT:  Dan Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
 
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American History Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join our ongoing book discussion group focused on American history.  Copies of the following books will be provided:

9/1: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
10/6: The Great Influenza by John Barry
11/3: This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David Silverman

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcOCvqT4jE9MZIhX2y0sI30SzrkHFQA1F

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday November 4, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Teen & Tween Coding Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all teens and tweens: this fall, join us for weekly Zoom-based coding hangout sessions using Vidcode! We’ll learn about the programming language Javascript and experiment with filters, animations, memes, and more! No coding experience necessary. Using Google Chrome for a browser is recommended. For ages 10-17.

Zoom Link: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdemqrz0iEtF21iFdOG5LkbZjZh2vkXLS

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday November 5, 2020
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Rezarta Recommends
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Facebook Live chat about books for kids with a special guest each week. Discover new books, learn about librarian’s favorite titles and authors, and get book recommendations. Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

Date/Time: 3pm on Thursdays

September 24th with Iris Delgado on the topic of World Languages

October 8th with Dorrie Karlan speaking about parent’s choice for chapter books

October 22nd with Katherine Maher on the Magic World of Folktales

November 5th with Allison Pavao - TBD

November 19th TBD

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday November 7, 2020
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Virtual Circolo Italiano
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Parliamo italiano insieme! Una collaborazione fra il Circolo Italiano di West Boylston, Worcester Public Library e Holy Cross.

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctfuygrD0oGNS_WJADCX4ELUS-NXOwjlrM

After registering, you will receive instructions on how to join the group.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Monday November 9, 2020
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Introduction to Finding Grants
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by Candid (formerly known as the Foundation Center) and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodO2tqD4oGtPl_mzqAJxBUvsK0G46aRfN

Adter registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday November 10, 2020
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Romance Readers Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

If you love to read about love, this is the book club for you!

9/8: Back to Your Love by Kianna Alexander
10/13: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
11/10: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcemopjopE9IOL2u_POpUDCJLhFPEFOkC

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Medicare 101
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This presentation will provide an introduction to Medicare for current beneficiaries and those who will soon be eligible for Medicare. Learn about the different health insurance options within Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans and the enrollment period. The information is specific to Massachusetts. Presented by The SHINE Program. SHINE provides free unbiased health insurance counseling and is administered by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

To registerhttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrfuGrrzsuGdP6_QkD9xhlJEwlPT_vZu9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday November 11, 2020
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday November 12, 2020
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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YA LIT Book Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Every other Thursday tune in to Facebook Live as we talk about favorite YA titles with special guests. Each talk will be based around fun themes from Teen Witches to books written entirely as blogs or texts. Chat about some of your favorite titles under “comments.”

Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

October 1st: Jenna Ingham talking Teen Witches

October 15th: Jake Bowen talking Books as Blogs

October 29th: Fictional Hangover Hosts talking Spooky Spooky Halloween

November 12th: Danielle Fortin talking (TBA)

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Facebook Live
Friday November 13, 2020
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Introduction to CSS
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn the basics of CSS, the language that styles the web. In this course you will learn how to change element colors, sizes, spacing, add borders, background images, and more.  Basic knowledge of HTML required.   

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrfuytrTktH9aNB7fJLisK2zfZMQC2rUod

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday November 14, 2020
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Getting Started with E-books, Audiobooks and Movies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about all available library resources you can use to download free e-books, audiobooks, video and music to your computer, eReader or Smartphone. 

Register: Nov (14 & 28): https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqrqjkjGtKX3tE5iQE17NQIOua1T_L1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Nutrition Classes with Judy Palken: Healthy Holiday Eating
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The goal for this class is to learn eating strategies to get from Halloween to New Year's Eve, and enjoy every holiday in-between, feeling great and eating well.

Presented by Judy Palken,  a registered dietitian, who provides the information and guidance to help you make effective and healthful dietary changes.  

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday November 17, 2020
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Science Fiction Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SF & Fantasy fiction. Ages 16 and up welcome.

9/15:  Hot Planet by Hal Clement
10/20: Gladiator-at-Law by SM Kornbluth & Frederick Pohl
11/17: Cities in Flight by James Blish

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYud-CvrzwtG9Yz7BZjvag9gb2GgaJr4Juh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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WPL Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Oak Room
 
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WPL Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Wednesday November 18, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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WPL Foundation Board Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine Murray    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Thursday November 19, 2020
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Rezarta Recommends
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Facebook Live chat about books for kids with a special guest each week. Discover new books, learn about librarian’s favorite titles and authors, and get book recommendations. Look for it every other Thursday on our Facebook page!

Date/Time: 3pm on Thursdays

September 24th with Iris Delgado on the topic of World Languages

October 8th with Dorrie Karlan speaking about parent’s choice for chapter books

October 22nd with Katherine Maher on the Magic World of Folktales

November 5th with Allison Pavao - TBD

November 19th TBD

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you miss knitting with other people? Our Knitting Circle is going virtual this Fall! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us via Zoom.  Patterns for themed projects will be sent to registrants via email.

Themed Projects for September – November:

September: Scarves
October: Hats
November: Mittens

Register herehttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdeusrz0iE9NItWsCYPEKLJlEFaXixT9e

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Friday November 20, 2020
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Learning to Zoom
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Please join us in learning how to use the software platform Zoom! Zoom is a video conferencing app that allows you to set up audio conferencing as well as webinars, screen-sharing and lots more! We will be showing you how to create your zoom account as well as learn how to use it, so don’t miss out in gaining more information on this great way to connect with people virtually! 

To join this class, go to zoom.us and create a free Zoom account. Please test your audio and video settings to make sure they are compatible and working with Zoom. If you need help, please call 508-799-1655 ext 3, or email here.

Register: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofuuprTksE9bNBiYo177Mk85ccqL2VW6n

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday November 21, 2020
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Star Wars Symposium
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Peter Struzziero to explore a galaxy far, far away. This 4 part presentation includes a fun history lesson, character ID games, trivia, a costume contest, and a show-and-tell of Peter’s favorite memorabilia from his pop-up museum. Costumes encouraged! For families with all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufuygpz0oGNMQEzgjrtrgZydVIWVD_UVT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 21 @ 10 a.m.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Author Talk with Corin Hirsch, Author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join food and drinks writer Corin Hirsch for a virtual talk and tasting of colonial-era beverages, both spiked and non-alcoholic. Hirsch, the author of the book Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England: From Flips and Rattle-Skulls to Switchel and Spruce Beer, will explore the roots and reasons behind early Americans' enthusiasm for drink. She’ll also break down the building blocks of a rudimentary colonial-era bar and touch on key events where alcohol played a role. Segueing from the 1700s to present day, she’ll also touch on her adventures as a food critic in New England and on Long Island, where she’s part of the busy food team at Newsday.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Publishing Workshop with Melissa Caruso
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

So you’ve written a book and you want to publish it—what now? This workshop walks you through the publishing process, from querying literary agents to what happens after the book deal. Learn about pros and cons of self vs. traditional publishing, how to write a a great pitch, common pitfalls to avoid, and overcoming rejections. Bring all your publishing questions for Q&A!

Melissa Caruso is the author of several fantasy novels, including the Swords & Fire trilogy, which begins with the Gemmell Morningstar Award shortlisted THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), and her new Rooks & Ruin trilogy, which begins with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (Orbit, 2020).

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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An Introduction to the Family History Library and familysearch.org
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us to explore the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and the riches available through the FHL’s growing, changing website, FamilySearch.org. 

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcumtrD0iGdGeg1M5jYE_5SFywdtvcYxl

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Monday November 23, 2020
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Morningstar Investment Research Center
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Research is key to making informed choices when it comes to investing, and Worcester Public Library has a subscription to the Morningstar Investment Research Center database that you can use to learn more about companies, ETF’s, and stock and bond mutual funds. You can access Morningstar remotely from home for free using your WPL card. This one-hour class will provide an overview of the tools and features of this database.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcuqhpj4sE9Neg0YLP3QFuHcjfk9gzaAU

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Tuesday November 24, 2020
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Great American Read Book Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Attendees will receive a free copy of the upcoming month’s selection.

9/22:   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
10/27:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
11/24:  This Present Darkness by Frank E Peretti

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-yorzwiHtwNDo62NSH6W6FF9Eoxkj-m

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Stories & Math
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Early mathematical learning consists of many concepts beyond counting and shapes. This special virtual storytime combines math and literacy by exploring number sense and quantity, measurement, pattern recognition, and spatial relationships. Join us for a read aloud containing real-life math situations, followed by related interactive activities and games. For ages 2-5, and their families. Led by the Young Mathematicians in Worcester and the Worcester Public Library.

Please register via Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-qsqz8qGNV64p1sWIDdSLFIFxjMjzwM

Tuesday, September 29 @ 3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 3p.m.

Tuesday, November 24 @ 3 p.m.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Wednesday November 25, 2020
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enjoy a virtual Family Storytime from home with stories, songs, and more! Ages 5 and under and their families

ZOOM LINK: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-2rqTsjHNUazASopkZC8g-XQ6XKl12f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department    
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Murder by the Book Mystery Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Whodunit? That's what we'll find out at our new Murder by the Book Mystery Book Club! From cozies to noir to everything in between, we'll discuss a different type of mystery every month.

9/23: One for the Money by Janet Evanovitch
10/28: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
11/25: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-6prj4jGNNpaGvxAR40zgAqUMbqMap0

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Facebook for a live demo on DIY crafts.  Upcoming upcycled crafts may include trash bag pumpkins, screen printing with pantyhose, entryway mats using stencils, t-shirt decals using plastic wrap, mason jar organizer, reversible fall and winter decor, paper flowers, monogram door decor and paper quilling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Facebook Live
 
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Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Covers U.S. Citizenship test material. Participants must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English.

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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Virtual English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.  

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodOuoqjIsHtzQMWhbBi1n4Z_26nRIN9YA

After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Saturday November 28, 2020
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Getting Started with E-books, Audiobooks and Movies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about all available library resources you can use to download free e-books, audiobooks, video and music to your computer, eReader or Smartphone. 

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucOqrqjkjGtKX3tE5iQE17NQIOua1T_L1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
 
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More Healthy Desserts! with Colin McCullough
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Why not enjoy delicious desserts that are also good for you!  In this class we'll be learning some new dessert recipes from Colin's kitchen including Apple Spice Bites and more! 

Register HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual Zoom meeting
Thursday December 3, 2020
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Greendale Crime Watch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Wednesday December 9, 2020
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WPL Finance Committee Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Oak Room
 
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WPL Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CONTACT:  Cara Stone    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Wednesday December 16, 2020
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WPL Foundation Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTACT:  Christine Murray    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.

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