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Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Senior SAFEPLAN Advocate Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bi annual meeting with Senior SAFEPLAN Advocates.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Spectrum Victim Impact Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Peter Zoppo  508-425-3410  peter.zoppo@spectrumhealthsystems.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Continuing Education for SAFEPLAN Advocates
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Training for SAFEPLAN Advocates

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Room Reserved
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Room Reserved
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Online Travel Planning
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Summer’s nearly here and that means it’s time to plan your next vacation! Our online travel resources workshop will teach you how to find good deals and recommendations for a variety of locales. You’ll also learn about a few useful travel apps for when you arrive at your destination. Bon voyage! A working email address and basic knowledge of computers are required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@gmail.com
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Mass Rights For Change
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

This meeting is to bring together Mass Advocates Standing Strong, Victim Rights Law Center and Pathways for Change, Inc. in order to coordinate our programs to better address the needs of survivors from the I/D,D/D communities.  

CONTACT:  Heidi Sue LeBoeuf  5088527600  hleboeuf@pathwaysforchange.help
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

Supplies needed for May’s Themed Projects

Plarn Shopping Bag
Size 9 24” circular needles, size 9 double pointed needles, plarn (plastic bag yarn – instructions to make plarn found here: http://www.plasticbagcrafts.com/make-plarn/)

T-shirt Rugs
Size 15 29” circular needle, 7 large t-shirts cut into 1” wide strips

Rag Bath Mat
Size 19” circular needles, cable needle, 2 Twin sheets ripped into 1.5” strips

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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MOVIE DAY!!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us for Movie Day where we will be showing Paddigton 2

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Paws to Read
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Boost reading skills and confidence by reading to Bridgette, our friendly and furry pet therapy dog.

Recommended for ages: 5 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Cinema at the Library: Black Panther
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Black Panther picks up after the events of "Captain America: Civil War." T'Challa returns home to the technologically advanced country of Wakanda to take his place as king. When an enemy returns he is drawn into a conflict reaching far beyond Wakanda.

Rated PG-13

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a caregiver

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday May 25, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Community Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

American Red Cross - Community Blood Drive hosted by the American Red Cross at the Worcester Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Katherine Lawler  781-439-0513  katherine.lawler@redcross.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Club del libro en espanol
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Nos reunimos cada mes para debatir y compatir temas literarios y soci-culturales a partir de la lectura de grandes autores latino americanos.

CONTACT:  Beatriz Alvarado     balvarado1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Becoming a Hospice Volunteer
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Information Session

CONTACT:  Jeanne Karr  978-466-2890  
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Walgreens Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are having a guest trainer conduct a workshop for the district's Store Managers.

CONTACT:  Gary Pelletier  401-871-6336  mgr.01233@store.walgreens.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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WPS - Art De-Installation
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Pyramid Model Learning Community
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pyramid Model learning communities brings together early childhood educators and clinicans to  network around their use of the pyramid model (rel;ating to the socuial emotional development of younf children).

CONTACT:  Liz Daniels  508-498-4561  edanielsis@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Slime Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you love slime? Wicked Henna is coming to teach us how to make slime. Each participant will go home with a 100% safe for sensitive skin slime to play with.

Suggested for ages 10+ with a caregiver.

Registration is required

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
Thursday May 31, 2018
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ASQ Screening Tool
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Training for coaches for ASQ Tool

CONTACT:  Cindy Gagliastre  508-757-1503 X216  cgagliastre@cccfscm.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Arden Mtg
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We would like a space to collaborate on a discussion about artificial intelligence. 

CONTACT:  arden sonnenberg  864-832=7336  arden5@comcast.net
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

Supplies needed for May’s Themed Projects

Plarn Shopping Bag
Size 9 24” circular needles, size 9 double pointed needles, plarn (plastic bag yarn – instructions to make plarn found here: http://www.plasticbagcrafts.com/make-plarn/)

T-shirt Rugs
Size 15 29” circular needle, 7 large t-shirts cut into 1” wide strips

Rag Bath Mat
Size 19” circular needles, cable needle, 2 Twin sheets ripped into 1.5” strips

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Craft Day!!!!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us as we make a sun catcher from nature's gifts

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Friday June 1, 2018
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Active Science Training
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seven Hills teachers - Active Science training

CONTACT:  Mike Barth  5083146453  mbarth@sevenhillscharter.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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MA Early Head Start Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting of Massachusetts Early Head Start grantees for purposes of information sharing.

CONTACT:  Gwendolyn Hawk  413-658-4944  ghawk@communityaction.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Refugee Artisans of Worcester Art Exhibit
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Demonstrations of indigenous crafts by RAW artisans will reflect the following countries:

Bhutan, Burundi, Burma (Myanmar), Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Rwanda

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Fiction Area
Monday June 4, 2018
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Statewide Training for MASS ADVOCATES
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meeting of Trainers/Coordinators for the Awareness and Action teams.

CONTACT:  Marie  Daoust  marie@ma-advocates.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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SCORE Small Business Counseling
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class has 4 slots available. Classes fill up quickly, so register early!

Please contact Daniel Ekberg at daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org or 508-648-1251 if you need to cancel your appointment.

One-hour sessions with a SCORE counselor for those planning to start a business.

The sessions take place in the 3rd Floor Study Rooms.

For more information and to schedule other times for counseling sessions please refer to the SCORE Website.

CONTACT:  Daniel Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Creating and Preserving Your Family Tree I: Research
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to connect your past by researching and creating your family tree? Join WPL’s genealogy librarian for hands-on help in exploring your family history.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Countdown to Kindergarten
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

All children entering Kindergarten in 2018 are invited to join us for a fun celebration, watch a play about D.W. brought to us by the Boston Children's Museum, engage in a treasure hunt in the Library and get a prize! Refreshments will be served. For more information contact: Beth Vietze at 508-799-3136 or email at vietze@worc.k12.ma.us

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
Thursday June 7, 2018
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VAWA Technical Assistance Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This mandatory in-person meeting (date/location to be determined) will cover grant requirements including reporting and budget amendments, federal compliance regulations, and provide the opportunity for a Q&A session with EOPSS staff. A minimum of one representative per agency is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Aleigh Jerome  6177253320  aleigh.jerome@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Monthly meeting of non-profit and government organizations located in or serving the small businesses and entrepreneurs of Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Reach Out With LinkedIn
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

LinkedIn is a social network site for business & careers. Get your profile started and learn how it can help you! Computer skills and email address required. Bring resume if you have one.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paws to Read
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Read to a certified pet therapy dog. Boost reading skills and confidence

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Neighborhood Issues

CONTACT:  Steve Greaney  508-340-3280  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday June 8, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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WAMS World Drums
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Come here the Heroes of the beat! Celebrate the talent of Worcester Arts Magnet School's after-school drummers. Their drum circle in Afro-Caribbean tradition emphasizes mutual respect, the pursuit of excellence in musicianship, heroism and life, and the joy of rhythm.

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday June 9, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Masonic Philosophical Society - June Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Masonic Philosophical Society embraces the concept of learning, not for school, but for life, and believes that all men, who seek it, deserve access to continued education. We further embrace the concept of a community environment, where ideas can be shared and debated in an open forum. From the seven liberal arts to the arcane, we seek to gain and to share the knowledge that is the legacy of mankind.

http://www.philosophicalsociety.org/

CONTACT:  Anouk VAN OPSTAL  7813710871  Anoukvanopstal@gmail.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday June 11, 2018
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Legal Assistance with CLA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Discuss legal re-entry barriers, including housing, employment and driver's license issues, with an attorney from Community Legal Aid's CORI and Re-entry Project.
No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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The Untouchable
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Training for attorneys practicing sex offender registration cases

CONTACT:  Rob Ploski  6179105827  rploski@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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School's Out Library Mini-Golf for Kids & Teens
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Celebrate the end of the school year with a round of mini-golf at the library! Families with school age children are invited to play 9 holes set-up around the Children's Room. Start the summer off with lots of fun! This program is brought to you by Mobile-Mini-Golf and is sponsered by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

Recommended for ages 6 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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WPL - Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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WPL Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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MASOG--Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"On the Streets Where They Lived: Exploring the Riches Hidden in New England Town Records." Presented by Local History and Genealogy Librarian Joy Hennig and professional genealogist Charlene Sokal.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Writers' Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are words your passion? Worcester Writer’s Group may be of interest to you. Read more at http://www.meetup.com/writers-858/

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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SHCPS Literacy PD
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Literacy PD for Seven Hills Charter Public School

CONTACT:  Mike Barth  5083146453  mbarth@sevenhillscharter.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Music Makers for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the wonderful world of music with stories, listening games, and more!

Recommended for ages: 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Public Forum and Listening Session #2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City Manager's Task Force for Sustaining House First Solutions

CONTACT:  Katherine Calano  508-799-8486  
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Application Help
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship! Ascentria Care Alliance’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program will provide assistance with citizenship applications.  No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:    774-243-3045  infolegal@ascentria.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPLF - Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Facebook Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For those new to Facebook, or looking to pick up tips about using Facebook and controlling your privacy. Computer skills and email address required.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
Thursday June 14, 2018
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ASQ Screening Tool
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ASQ Screening Tool for Early Childhood Educators

CONTACT:  Cindy Gagliastre  5087571503 x216   cgagliastre@cccfscm.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Celebrate Father's Day
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let's get together to celebrate Father's Day with songs, poems, and a beautiful surprise gift for dad.

Recommended for ages 3 to 7

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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The Arc Open Enrollment
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open Enrollment Meetings for The Arc of Opportunity

CONTACT:  Jim Piotrowski  978-343-6662 x1021  j.piotrowski@arcofopportunity.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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GAME DAY!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join us as we play some favorites or try something new

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday June 15, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Kids Flicks-Preschool Films
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Children's films on the BIG screen, from favorite picture book stories and more

Recommended for ages 3 to 5

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Pre-Summer Reading Kickoff Scavenger Hunt
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Search the Children's Room for clues about favorite books and summer activities! Present your finished clue card and receive a small prize. Register for our summer reading program while you are here!

Recommended for ages 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Music Recital
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Music recital of the music students of Israel Saldana.

CONTACT:  Israel Saldana  508-479-7419  saldanais@gmail.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Adult Summer Reading Kickoff
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us to register to track your reading, class and program participation and win prizes! Sign up for WPL summer programs and classes, check out or download ebooks, learn about events and services, and connect with your community. Talking Books Library staff will be onsite with equipment and materials for readers who are unable to read traditional print materials. Plus, rock painting for all ages!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Fiction Area
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2018 KICKOFF EVENT!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Take part in our fun-filled morning with family activities as we kick off our Summer Reading Program at the Main Library. Have fun in the Music Making area for little ones, with Karaoke and dance for older kids, music crafts and rock painting stations, and more. Don't forget to sign-up for summer reading to earn prizes by logging your reading time online. Help us meet our community reading goal on ONE MILLION MINUTES! Summer Reading is a fun way to keep kids academically sharp for back to school. Libraries provide wonderful resources and support all summer long. Visit us to learn more about Kickoff Events at our Branches, summer programs, and more. 

For familes ages 0 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Forced Into Genocide Book Event
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Forced Into Genocide is the riveting memoir of Yervant Edward Alexanian, an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I.  His memoir is a one-of-a-kind "insider's account" documenting the Genocide's astonishing cruelty, but also its rare, unexpected acts of humanity.

Adrienne Alexanian, Yervant's daughter, will be presenting her father's memoir. Book signing will follow the presentation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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23rd Annual Bloomsday
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bloomsday is an annual ramble where participants read through various parts of James Joyce's Ulysses.  Lots of cities around the world have been holding some sort of Bloomsday celebration for decades.  The Worcester version involves readings in several locations approximating the sites visited by the characters of the novel in their own ramble through Dublin, June 16, 1904

CONTACT:  Kristina England  5085663518  Kristina.england@gmail.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday June 18, 2018
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Preschool Free-Play Exploration: Build it! Draw it!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fun, interactive stations are set-up with activities that encourage early literacy, motor skill development, curiosity, and play!

Recommended for ages: 3 to 5

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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EPA Statewide Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Statewide gathering of Coordinators and Trainers.

CONTACT:  Marie Daoust  617-724-7526  marie@ma-advocates.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Professional glitter tattoos, face painting, karaoke, an instrument "petting zoo", and a variety of rockin' arts and crafts will be featured at this all ages, family event. The entire family is encouraged to also register for the Summer Reading Program while you're here. Simply read, log your time, and earn awesome prizes along the way!

*Tickets for glitter tattoos will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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DCF/DESE Joint Meeting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MA Department of Children and Families/MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Education Stability Joint Meeting

CONTACT:  Shirley Fan-Chan  617-748-2340  shirley.fan-chan@massmail.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Introduction to Finding Grants
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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 the Foundation Center and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Creating and Preserving Your Family Tree II: Digitally
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to preserve and organize your genealogy information electronically as well as how to record audio and video of your family’s history. A working email address and basic knowledge of computers are required. New or advanced genealogists welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Professional glitter tattoos, face painting, karaoke, an instrument "petting zoo", and a variety of rockin' arts and crafts will be featured at this all ages, family event. The entire family is encouraged to also register for the Summer Reading Program while you're here. Simply read, log your time, and earn awesome prizes along the way!

*Tickets for glitter tattoos will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Friends of the WPL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SciFi & Fantasy fiction at WPL’s newest book club.

Book to be discussed: Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer. Copies available at the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Music Makers for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the wonderful world of music with stories, listening games, and more!

Recommended for ages: 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DTA Meeting
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meeting with DTA Staff: Full Engagement Workers and Domestic Violence Specialists

CONTACT:  Mayra Torres  617-348-5614  mayra.torres@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Professional glitter tattoos, face painting, karaoke, an instrument "petting zoo", and a variety of rockin' arts and crafts will be featured at this all ages, family event. The entire family is encouraged to also register for the Summer Reading Program while you're here. Simply read, log your time, and earn awesome prizes along the way!

*Tickets for glitter tattoos will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester 20s & 30s Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all 20-30 somethings in Worcester looking to make the most out of your early adulthood. If you are looking for a group where you can meet new friends, play games, enjoy conversation, and get free advice from experts on topics such as healthy cooking, living on a budget, and nailing that interview, then join our meetup group, 20-30 Somethings Worcester Living Meetup, on meetup.com. We will have a fun and exciting event each month.

Find us here: www.meetup.com/20-30-Somethings-Worcester-Living-Meetup/
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Worcester County ASSE Technical Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Update on Respirable Crystalline Silica OSHA Standard for General Industry and Construction

CONTACT:  Valerie Stone  5084142440  vstonema@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume Workout!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, or an experienced worker who needs to update yours to the latest trends, this class has you covered. You’ll get advice on gathering your information, what to include (and leave out!), important sections, the look of your resume, and how to customize your resume and cover letter with keywords to get the job you want. Plenty of examples and resources will be provided in handouts. This is not a computer class. Please bring your current resume, if you have one.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading 2018 KICKOFF EVENT!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come join us for an afternoon of balloon twisting from 3 to 5 and while you are here sign up for Summer Reading and have a chance to win cool prizes!

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Professional glitter tattoos, face painting, karaoke, an instrument "petting zoo", and a variety of rockin' arts and crafts will be featured at this all ages, family event. The entire family is encouraged to also register for the Summer Reading Program while you're here. Simply read, log your time, and earn awesome prizes along the way!

*Tickets for glitter tattoos will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Paws to Read
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Read to a certified pet therapy dog. Boost reading skills and confidence

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Family Voice Forum
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Hearing from caregivers about their experiences with childrens behavioral health services

CONTACT:  Amanda Tobey  508-579-5118  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday June 22, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

Ages: babies up to 18 months

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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The CactusHead Puppets presents: The Bremen Town Musicians
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What can a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster do when they have to leave their farm? Become world famous musicians, of course! CactusHead Puppets brings to life the hilarious tale of four famr animals who set out on the road to Bremen to pursue their dreams of stardom. Along the way, they encounter a fortune, foil some robbers, and learn how to work together in harmony.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Dance Party Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fri-YAY! Turn down for what? School's out, summer's lit, and that's a cause for a celebration. Join us for weekly summer DANCE PARTIES with Just Dance for XBox One.

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Club del libro en espanol
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Nos reunimos cada mes para debatir y compatir temas literarios y soci-culturales a partir de la lectura de grandes autores latino americanos.

CONTACT:  Beatriz Alvarado     balvarado1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Luminaries in the Library Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Libraries are Living Growing Places of Wisdom is the theme of the new Luminaries in the Library project at the Worcester Public Library by artist Cathy Weaver Taylor. Luminary window banners were installed at the front entrance and second floor of the library and now you can make a luminary banner yourself! Participants will learn about the luminary process, have a chance to create with scissors, translucent paper, and a light box. Participants will leave with a paper luminary to prop up on a sunny window at home. Ages 10 & up.) All materials provided.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday June 25, 2018
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Preschool Free-Play Exploration: Fun with Lego Duplos
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fun, interactive stations are set-up with activities that encourage early literacy. motor skill development, curiosity, and play!

Recommended for ages 3 to 5

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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CORI Sealing Workshop w/EPOCA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to seal your CORI and make the most of your job search.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Family MBSR Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mindfulness is simple to learn and enjoyable for the whole family to practice together. In this workshop, you will learn mindfulness practices and how to integrate them into daily life.   We will spend some of the time talking about what mindful is, but; most of the time will be spent learning the practices. We will also develop the building blocks for you to create your own family practice program.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 25 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There is 1 space available.
 
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Introduction to Coding: Python for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python language in the Code Academy environment. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. The Code Academy tutorials will be enhanced by in-classroom assignments. Computer skills and email address required.

Sign-up for first week and you are automatically registered for all six weeks.

 

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Music Makers for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the wonderful world of music with stories, listening games, and more!

Recommended for ages: 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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SAFEPLAN Regional Meeting
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Quarterly meeting for SAFEPLAN Advocates

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Snapchat and Instagram Basics
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your smartphone and learn how to share your photos. Chat with your friends, your favorite celebrities and brands with these two popular apps! Smartphone and email address required.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Voter Choice MA Statewide Strategy Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come together with the Voter Choice MA -- www.voterchoicema.org -- volunteers as we plan our actions for the month. Ranked Choice Voting is a simple upgrade to the way we vote. This electoral improvement fosters competitive, fair elections where the diverse spectrum of voter interests are represented and everyone has a reason to get excited about voting.

CONTACT:  Nathan Lockwood  617-501-6534  nathan.lockwood@voterchoicema.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday June 28, 2018
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MPHA Policy Council
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

A meeting of the Massachusett's Public Health Association's statewide Policy Council

CONTACT:  Andrea Freeman  978-895-0960  afreeman@mapublichealth.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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MOVIE DAY!!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us for an afternoon movie, featuring Peter Rabbit!

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to spend the night at the library! We'll have a stuffed animal meet-and-greet, make our stuffies special sleeping bags, and then read them bedtime stories and sing them lullabies before tucking them in for the night...but we can't promise they'll stay asleep! Personalized photo albums (digital and physical) will be provided at pickup time the following morning, so kids can see all the mischievious fun their animals got into overnight. Parents can retrieve the animals and their photo album anytime during library hours, no earlier than 11 a.m. on June 29.

Recommended for ages 5 & up and their families

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday June 29, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

Ages: babies up to 18 months

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friday Flix for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Teen Room/Children's Room    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Dance Party Fridays
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fri-YAY! Turn down for what? School's out, summer's lit, and that's a cause for a celebration. Join us for weekly summer DANCE PARTIES with Just Dance for XBox One.

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Treasure island - Presented by the Hampstead Stage Company
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ahoy and avast ye! Join us for an exciting and interactive theatrical performance from the Hampstead Stage Company, complete with swashbuckling buccaneers, professional actors, and lavish costumes. Expose ye family to the art of drama, comedy, and theatre! To be enjoyed by children, teens, and adults, alike.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Musical Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Jane and Michael are pleasantly surprised with their magical new nanny, Mary Poppins. Join all of their adventures in the classic family musical! Adapted from the book series by P.L. Travers . A small snack will be provided. 

Rated G

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday July 2, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Creating and Preserving Your Family Tree I: Research
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Want to connect your past by researching and creating your family tree? Join WPL’s genealogy librarian for hands-on help in exploring your family history.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Introduction to Coding: Python for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python language in the Code Academy environment. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. The Code Academy tutorials will be enhanced by in-classroom assignments. Computer skills and email address required.

Sign-up for first week and you are automatically registered for all six weeks.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Reach Out With LinkedIn
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

LinkedIn is a social network site for business & careers. Get your profile started and learn how it can help you! Computer skills and email address required. Bring resume if you have one.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Neighborhood Issues

CONTACT:  Steve Greaney  508-340-3280  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday July 6, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

Ages: babies up to 18 months

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friday Flix for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Teen Room/Children's Room    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Saturday July 7, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday July 9, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday July 10, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Don’t Let Your Debt Get You Down
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Along with learning how to manage credit and strategies to dealing with collection agencies, this workshop aims to help participants acquire the skills and mindset needed to overcome financial fears and take steps to improve financial well-being. Presented by Clete Thomas of American Consumer Credit Counseling.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Legal Assistance with CLA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Discuss legal re-entry barriers, including housing, employment and driver's license issues, with an attorney from Community Legal Aid's CORI and Re-entry Project.
No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Meditation Hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mindful meditation is simple and can positively impact our health and sense of wellbeing. The hardest part is making time to practice. Whether you are learning for the first time or have been practicing for years, feel free to join these one-hour guided meditation practices. These mini-retreats begin with a brief explanation of the style of meditation to be practiced in that session. There will be a few minutes for question and answers then the rest of the time and then practice will begin.  Bring your own mat or cushion.

Led by Ginny Wholley, an experienced leader and coach who was trained by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Wholley has decades of personal practice and teaching yoga and meditation.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Mindful Movements
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ivy Child International invites children ages 7 to 10 years old to participate in a six week mindfulness program. Sessions will include mindful art, mindful movement, and mindful games.

Recommended for ages: 7 to 10

*Registration is required, please see the Children's Room Welcome Desk 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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SCORE Small Business Counseling
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class has 4 slots available. Classes fill up quickly, so register early!

Please contact Daniel Ekberg at daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org or 508-648-1251 if you need to cancel your appointment.

One-hour sessions with a SCORE counselor for those planning to start a business.

The sessions take place in the 3rd Floor Study Rooms.

For more information and to schedule other times for counseling sessions please refer to the SCORE Website.

CONTACT:  Daniel Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Worcester Writers' Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are words your passion? Worcester Writer’s Group may be of interest to you. Read more at http://www.meetup.com/writers-858/

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
 
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Introduction to Coding: Python for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python language in the Code Academy environment. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. The Code Academy tutorials will be enhanced by in-classroom assignments. Computer skills and email address required.

Sign-up for first week and you are automatically registered for all six weeks.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Local Musicians Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There’s a lot of music happening in Worcester, and now it’s coming to a library near you!  And no cover charge! All ages are welcome.

July 10:  Ghost Hat  

CONTACT:  Reference Department     wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Storytelling for Seniors
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Stretch your storytelling muscles using photos for inspiration.  Bring your own photos to share for group storytelling in a safe, welcoming space.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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EEC - GSA Renewal Meeting
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A meeting for Group and School age EEC licensed programs whose licenses are up for renewal. 

CONTACT:  Donna Joppas  508-461-1443  donna.joppas@mass.gov
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Application Help
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship! Ascentria Care Alliance’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program will provide assistance with citizenship applications.  No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:    774-243-3045  infolegal@ascentria.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Cryptoparty
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

How can we stay safe in an age of hackers and snoops? A Cryptoparty is a grassroots global effort to teach the basics of internet security, including programs such as the Tor network, encryption, and virtual private networks to the general public. At this cryptoparty, we’ll talk about how to encrypt your emails, your text messages, and your internet browsing. Bring your internet device (phone, laptop, tablet) if you have one, or just come and learn.

Beginners are encouraged to attend, individuals will be on hand to assist with installing programs, setting up email accounts, and downloading apps. Ages 14 and up welcome!

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Friday July 13, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

Ages: babies up to 18 months

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friday Flix for Teens
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Teen Room/Children's Room    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Saturday July 14, 2018
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Learn to Touch Type
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn how to type on the keyboard without looking!  This is a great skill to learn for your current job or to put on a resume for a future job. This class will show you how to position your hands and fingers to type faster and more accurately. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address required.
 

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire next month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Self-advocates Moviemaking
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Self-advocates working on making movies and telling their stories!

CONTACT:  Sue Moriarty  5082097184  Susan.m1@verizon.net
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Digital Photography Class
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

An introduction to digital photography.

Learn the basic functions of your digital camera or iPhone and how to take better photos. The class will introduce students to camera functions like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. In addition improving and sharing your photos with editing programs and apps will also be covered.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Local History Book Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Ongoing book discussion group focused on books set in Worcester County.  

Copies of the following books will be provided:

July 14: The First American  Revolution: Before Lexington and Concord by Ray Raphael
August 11: Murdered by his Wife: A History..of the Joshua Spooner Murder and the Execution of his Wife Bathsheba by Deborah Navas  

Local History Area on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
Monday July 16, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday July 17, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Weekly Tour of Main Library
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Discover things about your library that you never knew! We will meet at the Food for Thought Cafe in the Main Library. No registration required, all are welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Nutrition for Beginners
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Choosing Healthy Snacks – Limiting Sugars

Learn how to identify the different names for sugar and the dangers of added sugars. We will discuss simple recipe modifications and healthy options for a tasty treat.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Creating and Preserving Your Family Tree II: Digitally
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to preserve and organize your genealogy information electronically as well as how to record audio and video of your family’s history. A working email address and basic knowledge of computers are required. New or advanced genealogists welcome!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Meditation Hour
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mindful meditation is simple and can positively impact our health and sense of wellbeing. The hardest part is making time to practice. Whether you are learning for the first time or have been practicing for years, feel free to join these one-hour guided meditation practices. These mini-retreats begin with a brief explanation of the style of meditation to be practiced in that session. There will be a few minutes for question and answers then the rest of the time and then practice will begin.  Bring your own mat or cushion.

Led by Ginny Wholley, an experienced leader and coach who was trained by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Wholley has decades of personal practice and teaching yoga and meditation.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Mindful Movements
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ivy Child International invites children ages 7 to 10 years old to participate in a six week mindfulness program. Sessions will include mindful art, mindful movement, and mindful games.

Recommended for ages: 7 to 10

*Registration is required, please see the Children's Room Welcome Desk 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Introduction to Coding: Python for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python language in the Code Academy environment. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple proggrams. The Code Academy tutorials will be enhanced by in-classroom assignments. Computer skills and email address required.

Sign-up for first week and you are automatically registered for all six weeks.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Wednesday July 18, 2018
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Spectrum Victim Impact Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Peter Zoppo  508-425-3410  peter.zoppo@spectrumhealthsystems.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Adult Gardening Club
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Dreaming of growing your own fresh herbs?  Have you perfected the art of bucket gardening and want to share your wisdom?  Looking for a buddy to compost with?  Let's meet up!  All levels of experience welcome.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 30 spaces available.
 
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SMOC Outreach Service
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

SMOC Outreach staff will be available to community members in need of assistance and resources on a broad range of complex issues, including but not limited to: CORI/SORB, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse issues; obtaining primary care and affordable housing; and applying for SSI/SSDI, MAHealth, Veteran’s Benefits, and SNAP food stamps.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include dreamcatchers, reading rocks, hanging lanterns, ephemera bookmarks, jute rope containers, Paint Night!, and cat picture hotplates.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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WPS Summer Reading Help
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need help with your summer reading assignment? Not only can we assist you in selecting the "just right" book that you'll love reading, but we can also guide you towards completing your assignment. Materials and supplies will be available for students K-12 to complete an Adobe Spark video, journal, drawing, or other activity.

One-on-one instruction not guaranteed. This is a drop-in program intended to be an alloted time for students to work on their projects with provided materials, and receive basic guidance and resources.

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library