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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Escape Room Kids: Archaeological Escape
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Test out your sleuthing mettle with these dramatic games of deduction.  We'll lock you in, and you'll have 45 minutes to follow the clues and find the final key. In our last of 3 summer escape rooms, you’ll face with being betrayed by your partners on an archaeological dig – they’ve stolen the treasures and blocked off your escape. You only have 45 minutes to figure out how to get out of the tomb before the rain floods it! Do you have what it takes to escape the room?

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Escape Room: Archaeological Escape
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Test out your sleuthing mettle with these dramatic games of deduction.  We'll lock you in, and you'll have 45 minutes to follow the clues and find the final key. In our last of 3 summer escape rooms, you’ll face with being betrayed by your partners on an archaeological dig – they’ve stolen the treasures and blocked off your escape. You only have 45 minutes to figure out how to get out of the tomb before the rain floods it! Do you have what it takes to escape the room?

Ages: 13 to 17

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Video Book Reports
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We can help you finish your required WPS reading activities! School starts soon...have you completed your summer reading activities for the Worcester Public Schools? Join us at the libraries to create an Adobe Spark Video to summarize a book, create a new ending, or explain an author's or a character's perspective. We'll provide the technical know-how and tools, you provide the creativity. You've done the reading, now make the video! Please note:  an email account is required.

Ages: For kids entering grades 3 through 8

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Construction Club
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Thursday August 24, 2017
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Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NEW this summer - storytime is back! Join us each week for a different theme. We use books, songs, movement and social play as part of an interactive and engaging experience that fosters early literacy skills.

All ages welcome; best for children 6 and under

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Out to Lunch on the Common
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Flex your reading muscles with WPL’s Outreach Team at Out to Lunch on Thursdays! Sign up for summer reading, take a reading recess (books provided!), or get active with our outdoor games.  Come experience the Bookmobile, Lilly, parked on the Worcester Common.  It's like a tiny house, but with more books! 

 
LOCATION: Worcester Common
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Video Book Reports
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

School starts soon.... have you completed your summer reading activities for the Worcester Public Schools? Join us at the library to create Adobe Spark Videos to summarize a book, create a new ending, or explain an author's or a character's perspective. We'll provide the technical know-how and tools, you provide the creativity. You've done the reading, now make the video! Please note:  an email account is required.

Ages: For children entering grades 3 through 8

Location: Great Brook Valley Branch

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Take a Break Thursdays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for crafting and more hands-on creative fun! Make one of our projects or feel free to bring something you’re working on already! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include T-shirt Yarn Macrame Plant Hangers, Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art, Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders, Washer/Glass Bottle Wind Chime, Rock art/Mandalas, Yarn Bottle Wrapping, Thumbprint Dandelions, Marbled Ring Dish, DIY Wooden SIgns, Mason Bee House, and Pencil/Chopstick Harry Potter Wands.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Friday August 25, 2017
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MA EHS Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting of Early Head Start grantees in MA to share information.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Video Book Reports
11:00 AM

School starts soon.... have you completed your summer reading activities for the Worcester Public Schools? Join us at the library to create Adobe Spark Videos to summarize a book, create a new ending, or explain an author's or a character's perspective. We'll provide the technical know-how and tools, you provide the creativity. You've done the reading, now make the video! Please note:  an email account is required.

Ages: For children entering grades 3 through 8

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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FIFA Fridays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fire up the library's Xbox One and join us for FIFA Friday's! We'll take turns duking it out on the soccer pitch in this popular video game.

Ages: 13 to 17

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Construction and Lego Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills through books and hands-on activities with Legos and construction pieces during fre play. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Ages: 12 and under

 

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tai Chi with Master James Keenan
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Free Tai Chi classes with Master Jim Keenan are now available at the Main Library during the summer.  These classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Just wear loose fitting  clothing and comfortable shoes, and you’ll be good to go.

Free Tai Chi classes with Master Jim Keenan will provide basic Chinese exercises for cultivation of health and inner well being. Participants should wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. While previous taiji practice may be helpful, no previous skill is required. Sessions will be suitable for all ages and physical conditions and allowances will be made for participants who must practice while seated.

Jim Keenan is an internationally recognized master who has been teaching taiji and Chinese internal arts for 45 years. He trained in multiple styles of taiji under exceptional Chinese masters like Zhang Luping and Chen Meili. His background in Chinese language and culture has allowed him to bring additional insight to Westerners as they learn and feel the personal benefits of these ancient health and self defense practices. Mr. Keenan is known for his high level of skill and in-depth knowledge. He is also patient and kind and will ensure all participants have the opportunity for an invigorating and uplifting experience practicing this wonderful ancient Chinese art.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Zumba
10:40 AM - 11:40 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. I love music and dancing. I love seeing smiling faces after each class, love watching everyone learning the moves, improving, feeling more confident, and having fun.  

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Executive Function and ADHD: Strategies for Children & Adults
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

In the past few years there has been an increase in the disgnoses of ADHD and a frequent use of the term Executive Function. There is a great deal of overlap between ADHD and Executive Funstion and unfortunately, both are poorly unerstood. The goal of this seminar is to develop an understanding of executive function as well as providing a new lens through which to view individuals with Executive function weakness. You will come away armed with tools, strategies and practical knowledge to help individuals strengthen executive function skills and become more productive.

  • Identify and describe ADHD
  • Identify and describe Executive Function
  • Understand the difference between ADHD and Executive Function
  • What are the most common Executive Function issues
  • How can professionals help with executive function issues
  • How to learn and apply executive function strategies for adultsa and children
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Monday August 28, 2017
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books, and crafts.

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Walgreeen's Calibration Meeting
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tuesday August 29, 2017
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Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NEW this summer - storytime is back! Join us each week for a different theme. We use books, songs, movement and social play as part of an interactive and engaging experience that fosters early literacy skills.

All ages welcome; best for children 6 and under

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW this summer - storytime is back! Join us each week for a different theme. We use books, songs, movement and social play as part of an interactive and engaging experience that fosters early literacy skills.

All ages welcome; best for children 6 and under

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Teen Advisory Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you have ideas on how to make the library even better? Want to gove book recommendations or help create teen programming? Want to volunteer in a way that's fun, and invloves free pizza? Jo us for the Teen Advisory Group! Our members will meet weekly on Tuesdays in July and August and will help inform what the library is doing to serve teens. The teen room is YOUR space - here's your chance to shape it!

Ages: 13 to 17

LOCATION: Oak Room
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Construction Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Game On!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Positive Solutions
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Pyramid Model Positive Solutions training for facilitators

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Construction Club
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Girl Scout Information Event
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Parents and their daughters are invited to come find out what it means to be a Girl Scout, and to join a troop in your area. Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades k-12. Annual membership is $35 and financial assistance is available. To find out more about Girl Scouts and this event, contact Kerry O'Brien, 508-749-3633, kobrien@gscwm.org

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday August 31, 2017
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Positive Solutions
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

-Pyramid Model Positive Solutions training for facilitators day 2

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

NEW this summer - storytime is back! Join us each week for a different theme. We use books, songs, movement and social play as part of an interactive and engaging experience that fosters early literacy skills.

All ages welcome; best for children 6 and under

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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CORI Sealing Workshop with EPOCA (Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Take a Break Thursdays
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for crafting and more hands-on creative fun! Make one of our projects or feel free to bring something you’re working on already! For ages 16 and up.

Upcoming upcycled crafts may include T-shirt Yarn Macrame Plant Hangers, Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art, Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders, Washer/Glass Bottle Wind Chime, Rock art/Mandalas, Yarn Bottle Wrapping, Thumbprint Dandelions, Marbled Ring Dish, DIY Wooden SIgns, Mason Bee House, and Pencil/Chopstick Harry Potter Wands.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs? Or an amazing marble maze? Come use your imagination to make your own creations. Bring a friend! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Friday September 1, 2017
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Room Reserved - Administration
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe and Banx Rooms
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Computer and Internet For Beginners - Cancelled
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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish) - Cancelled
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Saturday September 2, 2017 - Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed - Labor Day Weekend
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Tuesday September 5, 2017
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Steps to Starting a Business with Lori Allen
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this class, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance. Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 14 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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STEAM Make-n-Take: Putting the 'Art' in STEAM!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is an innovative approach to education and everyday learning that promotes hands-on problem solving and experimental methods. But let's not forget that it can be creative and FUN! We'll use a variety of STEAM-inspired tools like 3D pens, spirographs, and maker kits to create a one-of-a-kind craft.

Ages: 12 and under and their families

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln logs, Zoobs, Domino rally, or Marble run? 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

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva planks, Magna 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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Game On!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Burncoat 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, 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

 

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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx 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 the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources.

*Allow at least one week lead time for research on specific topics to allow the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources and strategies.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
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Orientation to 8-week MBSR Program with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This orientation is encouraged for those wishing to participate in the world-renowned, 8-week Mindful Based Stress Reduction program being offered on Tuesdays in September and October from 6-8:30 in the Saxe Room at the Main Library. 

This is a 2-hour class to introduce you to the practice of mindfulness, covering the evidence-based development and history of MBSR and a discussion of the resulting health and well-being benefits, which include:

Improved:

  • sense of well-being
  • focus and creativity
  • immune system functioning

Lowered risk or severity of:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Obesity
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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SAFEPlan Regional Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meeting for SAFEPlan advocates with MOVA

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.       

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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315 Cambridge Condo Trust
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Internet Safety Tips for Seniors
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Everything you ever wanted to know about using the internet safely, but were afraid to ask! We’ll talk about:

  • Keeping personal information secure

  • Strong passwords

  • Common email scams

  • And other questions you have!

This class is for senior adults - computer beginners especially encouraged! The atmosphere will be relaxed, with time to talk and answer questions. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

 
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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Thursday September 7, 2017
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Safe Transitions
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Safe Transitions Coalition meeting

LOCATION: Banx 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.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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VOCA Policies & Procedures training
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Policies and Procedures training for recipient of FY18 VOCA grant award. 

LOCATION: Saxe 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Friday September 8, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Room Reserved - Children's
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Grandparent's Day Brunch, Let's Do Something Grand!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a Brunch in honor of Grandparents Day! We'll have fun meetig you and celebrating your special day. Enjoy a light brunch, story reading, and time for sharing with your loved ones. 

Ages: Recommended for children 7 and under with their grandparent

Please sign-up as space is limited

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Just Dance
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Turn down for what?! We're back in school with all of our friends and that's cause for a celebration. Join us for a back-to-school DANCE PARTY!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Saturday September 9, 2017
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Microsoft Word
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to create, edit, and format text and paragraphs, and save documents. This class is designed for students who have little or no familiarity with Word. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.

Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

 
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.
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Worcester Chapter of the Bay State Council of the Blind
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
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Hand Lettering Make-and-Takes with Artist C.J. Kennedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In each workshop, learn a decorative alphabet you can use to personalize greeting cards, enhance scrapbook pages and journals, and more. Use your new skill to create a seasonal themed craft you can take home. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
Hand Lettering Crafts include: 

9/9 Decorated Initials: Back to School Bookmarks
9/30 Autumn Door Hanger
10/14 Spooky Lettering Halloween Goodie Bag
10/28  Thanksgiving Card
11/4  Thanksgiving Place cards
11/18  Holiday Gift Tags

Space is limited and registration is required.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
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Movie Matinee: Boos Baby
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Life for seven-year-old Tim will never be the same after the arrival of a new brother named Boss Baby!

A Small snack will be provided

Rated PG

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Monday September 11, 2017
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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Giselle from the Worcester Learning Hub to create new things and discover the world around you. The Learning Hub is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) maker program offering STEAM accessible resources for children.

Learn to make a Jar Compass, a Toy Parachute, Stained Glass, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday September 12, 2017
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Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Business
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? This session will teach you how to use your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business. This class will cover: what Crowdfunding is, its advantages and limitations; the various online Crowdfunding platforms; how to best plan a Crowdfunding campaign; and keys to a successful and popular Crowdfunding campaign. Presented by Jerry Johnson and the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
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MOVA Policies & Procedures Training 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second Policies and Procedures training for FY18 VOCA award sub-recipients.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Room Reserved - Reference
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln logs, Zoobs, Domino rally, or Marble run? 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

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva planks, Magna 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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Game On!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Business & Grant Resources librarian to learn how to use Foundation Center resources, small business databases, and Morningstar Investment Research Center.

 

Location: 2nd Floor Reference Desk

There is 1 space available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

World-renowned program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Accepted by medical centers around the world as the gold standard for medical mindfulness.  The full course runs 8 weeks.  Commitment to attendance at all eight sessions is strongly recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 

Session dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.  There is an all day retreat on Oct 28. 

Week 1

Presents you with an overview of the course, review of the guidelines, learning objectives and expectations for your course experience.  You will become acquainted with mindful breathing and body scan meditation.  You will experience moment-to-moment awareness, the foundation of mindfulness.  

To register for the full 8 week course, click the register button below:

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Worcester Writer's Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Wednesday September 13, 2017
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Statewide Quality Enhancement Specialist Meeting
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Department of Developmental Services will conduct Statewide Meeting

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Statewide FI Meeting
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

FI bi-monthly meeting

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.   

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Youth Commission on Opioid Training
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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WPL Foundation Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogist Pam Holland presents “Discovering Cousins Using DNA: Tools and Case Studies for Exploring Your Autosomal DNA Matches”

 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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MSCA Regional Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This is for the MSCA Regional Directors Meeting

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities ensuring that all children have a chance to learn pre-literacy skills.

Ages: 2 to 6

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Friday September 15, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Massachusetts NonProfit Network - BOARD MEETING
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quarterly Board Meeting for Massachusetts NonProfit Network (MNN) Board of Directors. 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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MAVA's Bright Beginnings
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Virtual Public School orientation for parents 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Video Games in the Library!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Fun Fridays and play our monthly video games with your friends, on the big screen!

Ages: 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Microsoft Excel
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn to create basic worksheets, edit, perform calculations, and save documents. This class is designed for students who have little or no familiarity with Excel.  Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Beethoven's Wig - A Classical Show for Families
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

4x GRAMMY Nominee Beethoven's Wig sings witty lyrics set to the world's greatest masterpieces of classical music. And the audience gets to join the fun when they sing and dance along to some of the greatest music ever composed. It's a perfect mix of education and entertainment and a fabulous introduction to classical music for kids of all ages.

Ages: 12 and under

Sponsered by the the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Monday September 18, 2017
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MASS EPA TRAINING
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

MASS will be doing a Explore Prepare Act peer to peer training.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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September SOC staff meeting
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

September  young children's SOC meeting for staff around the state.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Giselle from the Worcester Learning Hub to create new things and discover the world around you. The Learning Hub is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) maker program offering STEAM accessible resources for children.

Learn to make a Jar Compass, a Toy Parachute, Stained Glass, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Business Plan Basics
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Popular Reads Cafe
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference librarian Veronica for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors!  Special guest and local author Catherine Zebrowski will be featured. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arghhhh!!!!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Who don't heartly enjoy shoutin' like a scurvy pirate from time to time? Well, speak like a pirate all ye want on SeptembaRRRRRRR 19th because that be Talk Like A Pirate Day! Ye wee lads and lasses be goin' to have a ruckas good time! Enjoy pirate games, pirate stories and a fun pirate craft.

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Ages: 8 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Scarecrow Contest
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Design your own spooky, serious, or silly tabletop scarecrow and have it displayed in the library for voting!

All materials provided

Voting ends Monday, October 23rd

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln logs, Zoobs, Domino rally, or Marble run? 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

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva planks, Magna 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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Game On!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx 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 the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources.

*Allow at least one week lead time for research on specific topics to allow the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources and strategies.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

World-renowned program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Accepted by medical centers around the world as the gold standard for medical mindfulness.

Week 2

We will explore the role of perception in mindfulness: your assumptions, automatic responses to stimulus, and the context of your world play a large part in how you see things.  You will practice mindful breathing, body scanning and yoga to develop awareness of how you react to stressful stimulus.  Developing awareness is the first step in changing how you respond to stress. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Foundations of the Pyramid Model for the Pediatric Setting day 1
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Participants will learn about the Pyramid Model approach for the Pediatric setting.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's 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.  

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Scarecrow Contest
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Design your own spooky, serious, or silly tabletop scarecrow and have it displayed in the library for voting!

All materials provided

Voting ends Monday, October 23rd

All ages welcome

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Foundations of the Pyramid Model in the Pediatric Setting: Engaging Parents
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Day 2 - Participants will learn about the Pyramid Model approach in the Peditric Setting: Engaging Parents

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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MSCA Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This is a regional meeting for the MSCA directors.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Exploring Music with 2-3 year old's with Worcester Music Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In Sing and Play, your child will get to explore the exciting world of music. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. This fun class enhances your child's listening skills and helps improve coordination - all through music!

This class is both for children and their parent(s)

Ages: 2 to 3

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Scarecrow Contest
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Design your own spooky, serious, or silly tabletop scarecrow and have it displayed in the library for voting!

All materials provided

Voting ends Monday, October 23rd

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Friday September 22, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Zine Workshop with Papercut Zine Library
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Scarecrow Contest
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Design your own spooky, serious, or silly tabletop scarecrow and have it displayed in the library for voting!

All materials provided

Voting ends Monday, October 23rd

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Saturday September 23, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
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WPL’s 4th Annual Volunteer Fair
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make your community better by volunteering! If you’ve ever considered volunteering in the community but didn’t know where to start, visit our Fourth Annual Volunteer Fair!  

Whether you enjoy working outdoors, advocating for children, assisting people in crisis, or helping our immigrant population, representatives from local organizations will be available to discuss volunteer opportunities for all interests and backgrounds, especially for those aged 16 and older. 

 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Art Lessons with Bayda
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Bayda our local artist and Worcester Art Museum instructor whose popular art classes at the Library continue to be a hit program on Saturdays. The theme for this fall is dancing with Art inculding the art of animal charachters.

Ages: 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Monday September 25, 2017
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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Giselle from the Worcester Learning Hub to create new things and discover the world around you. The Learning Hub is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) maker program offering STEAM accessible resources for children.

Learn to make a Jar Compass, a Toy Parachute, Stained Glass, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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CORI Sealing Workshops with EPOCA (Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Jarrett J. Krosoczka
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a fun visit with the New York Times bestselling children's book author and Worcester native Jarrett Krocsoczka.

All ages welcome

Sponosred by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Room Reserved - Teens
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln logs, Zoobs, Domino rally, or Marble run? 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

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Construction Club - New and Improved!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva planks, Magna 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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Game On!
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Business & Grant Resources librarian to learn how to use Foundation Center resources, small business databases, and Morningstar Investment Research Center.

 

Location: 2nd Floor Reference Desk

There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

World-renowned program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Accepted by medical centers around the world as the gold standard for medical mindfulness.

Week 3

“There is power and pleasure in being present." Discovering the pleasure of daily events through awareness is the theme for this week. Practice includes mindful yoga, walking and sitting meditation. You will investigate the possibilities of brining mindfulness deeper into daily life.


 
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Spectrum Victim Impact Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.   

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
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Make and Take
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Annual Scarecrow Contest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Design your own tabletop scarecrow and have it displayed in the Children's Room for voting. Voting ends on Monday, October 23rd. All materials will be provided.

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday September 28, 2017
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Apple Fun Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Late summer is apple picking time. Join us for an hour of fun featuring everything apple. Stories, songs, and crafts. Apple snacks and drinks will be provided.

Ages: 7 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Deaf Awareness Day with DSP of Pathways of Change Inc.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In honor of Deaf Awareness month, Pathways for Change, Inc's Deaf Surivov Program is having an info session.  Come learn more about Pathways' services for D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals  Please RSVP to Laura Peters at lpeters@pathwaysforchange.help or call our video phone at: 508-502-7681 for more inforamtion.  This event is open to service providers and all folks who support D/deaf and HOH individuals.  

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Exploring Music with 2-3 year old's with Worcester Music Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In Sing and Play, your child will get to explore the exciting world of music. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. This fun class enhances your child's listening skills and helps improve coordination - all through music!

This class is both for children and their parent(s)

Ages: 2 to 3

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts, sequencing, and computational thinking by playing different coding apps. Also play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life!

Limited iPads available

Ages: 7 to 12

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

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

Join us at the library for an amazing activity that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
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Friday September 29, 2017
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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Saturday September 30, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Microsoft Powerpoint
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint. Create your own professional presentation using slides, images, links, etc. This class is designed for students who have little or no familiarity with PowerPoint. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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Comics Workshop with Raul the Third
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this one of a kind Comics Workshop with Raul the Third. The 2017 Pura the Third. The 2017 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner for Lowriders to the Center of Earth.

His work is drawing much acclaim, and was featured in three recent exhibits; at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Fitchburg Art Museum, and his first solo museum exhibition at the Museum of Art, New Hampshire. He teaches classes on drawing and comics for kids at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Maude Morgan Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, and Young Audiences Massachusetts.

Ages: Recommended ages 8 to 17

Sponosred by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Hand Lettering Make-and-Takes with Artist C.J. Kennedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In each workshop, learn a decorative alphabet you can use to personalize greeting cards, enhance scrapbook pages and journals, and more. Use your new skill to create a seasonal themed craft you can take home. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
Hand Lettering Crafts include: 
9/9 Decorated Initials: Back to School Bookmarks
9/30 Autumn Door Hanger
10/14 Spooky Lettering Halloween Goodie Bag
10/28  Thanksgiving Card
11/4  Thanksgiving Place cards
11/18  Holiday Gift Tags

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
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Monday October 2, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Giselle from the Worcester Learning Hub to create new things and discover the world around you. The Learning Hub is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) maker program offering STEAM accessible resources for children.

Learn to make a Jar Compass, a Toy Parachute, Stained Glass, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Worcester Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Information Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Information Session for Free Job Training

The City of Worcester's Jobs Fund is offering a free 8-week job training program, the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. This program is designed to teach local residents the skills necessary to obtain entry into local building trades apprenticeships including tools of the trade, construction math, and hands-on learning at apprenticeship training centers througout the region. This meeting is designed to provide potential applicants with the information about the Worcester Building Pathways program, the application process, and the construction industry.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Steps to Starting a Business
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this class, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance. Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins 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, 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

 

There is 1 space available.
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx 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 the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources.

*Allow at least one week lead time for research on specific topics to allow the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources and strategies.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Week 4

In this session, you will learn about stress reactivity and develop your abilities to recognize your choices in how you respond.  Deepening your practice to change your automatic stress response and grow your scope of awareness.  You will learn about your patterns of response and the physiological and psychological nature of stress reactivity.  

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday October 4, 2017
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DC 0-5 Training from Project LAUNCH Expansion grant
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This is a training in the early childhood mental health diagnostic system called the DC 0-5.  The training is provided by a trainer from the national Zero to Three organization. The training will be attended by community partners from Worcester, Boston, and Springfield, Mass.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Google Drive & Google Docs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Did you know that you can keep your resume and other important documents “in the cloud” so you can access them from anywhere online? Learn how to save files online, create your own documents using Google's word processor, and learn about Drive's sharing features. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a Gmail email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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Thursday October 5, 2017
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Safe Transitions
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Safe Transitions Coalition meeting

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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DC 0-5 Training from Project LAUNCH Expansion grant
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This is a training in the early childhood mental health diagnostic system called the DC 0-5.  The training is provided by a trainer from the national Zero to Three organization. The training will be attended by community partners from Worcester, Boston, and Springfield, Mass.

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.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Exploring Music with 2-3 year old's with Worcester Music Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In Sing and Play, your child will get to explore the exciting world of music. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. This fun class enhances your child's listening skills and helps improve coordination - all through music!

This class is both for children and their parent(s)

Ages: 2 to 3

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Friday October 6, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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MA EHS Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting of Massachusetts Early Head Start Grantees to share information

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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QRIS Public Hearing Meeting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The purpose of this meeting is to offer feedback regarding the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System, or QRIS.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Saturday October 7, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Microsoft Word
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to create, edit, and format text and paragraphs, and save documents. This class is designed for students who have little or no familiarity with Word. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.

Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.

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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Brunonia Barry Author Event and Book Signing
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places and the recently published novel The Fifth Petal. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction and Amazon’s Best of the Month. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times and The Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee.  She will be signing books after her presentation.  Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Main Library -Fiction Area
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Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Popular Reads Cafe
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference lIbrarian Veronica  for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors!  Refreshments  will be provided. Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Business & Grant Resources librarian to learn how to use Foundation Center resources, small business databases, and Morningstar Investment Research Center.

 

Location: 2nd Floor Reference Desk

There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Week 5

You have been performing formal and informal mindfulness practices for 5 weeks.  In this session, you will explore how these practices may be changing your patterns and choices. You will investigate where you are still repeating unhealthy patterns. You will practice applying mindfulness at the point of awareness of physical sensation, emotion, or thoughts with the intention of choosing how you respond with attentiveness to health implications.    

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Worcester Writer's Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

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

People using the Pyraimd Model for the healthy social emotional development of infant, toddler and preschool age groups and their families come together to discuss the practice and community needs in this communities of practice.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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WPL Foundation Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Genealogist Lilly Cleveland presents “Lineage Societies: Taking the Mystery Out of the Magic”

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday October 12, 2017
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities ensuring that all children have a chance to learn pre-literacy skills.

Ages: 2 to 6

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Exploring Music with 2-3 year old's with Worcester Music Academy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

In Sing and Play, your child will get to explore the exciting world of music. Activities include singing, chanting, moving, focused listening, musical games, exploring musical instruments, creative movement and storytelling. This fun class enhances your child's listening skills and helps improve coordination - all through music!

This class is both for children and their parent(s)

Ages: 2 to 3

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Friday October 13, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Video Games in the Library!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Fun Fridays and play our monthly video games with your friends, on the big screen!

Ages: 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Saturday October 14, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Cyber Security at Home and at Work: Horror Stories and Tips to Fight Back
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Data breaches and hacking seem to be happening all the time, but did you know your personal devices—including smartphones or even browsing the web at the library—could have an impact on your job? In this discussion, we’ll look at four examples of how criminals can take advantage of both “worlds” to get into your digital stuff, and some proactive steps we can all take to fight back. 

Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
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VegWorcester Cooking Class: Healthy & Amazing Sauces
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

One way to eat whole-food, plant-based meals is by making bowl meals: combining a mix of healthy foods then pouring on a delicious sauce, and you’ll have healthy meals where everyone will be asking for 2nds!  In this class, we will talk about the bowl-building basics, and 3 great sauces that will make healthy food addicting!  

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Hand Lettering Make-and-Takes with Artist C.J. Kennedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In each workshop, learn a decorative alphabet you can use to personalize greeting cards, enhance scrapbook pages and journals, and more. Use your new skill to create a seasonal themed craft you can take home. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
Hand Lettering Crafts include: 
9/9 Decorated Initials: Back to School Bookmarks
9/30 Autumn Door Hanger
10/14 Spooky Lettering Halloween Goodie Bag
10/28  Thanksgiving Card
11/4  Thanksgiving Place cards
11/18  Holiday Gift Tags

Space is limited and registration is required.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 13 spaces available.
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Monday October 16, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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SOC Staff Meeting
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Monthly meeting for SOC staff from around the state

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Giselle from the Worcester Learning Hub to create new things and discover the world around you. The Learning Hub is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) maker program offering STEAM accessible resources for children.

Learn to make a Jar Compass, a Toy Parachute, Stained Glass, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Business Plan Basics
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
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Legal Assistance with Community Legal Aid’s CORI and Re-Entry Project
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Materials about CORI sealing will be available, as well as guidance from an attorney for those interested in discussing legal reentry barriers, such as issues with housing, employment, or a driver’s license because of CORI.

 
LOCATION: Main Library Second Floor
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Popular Reads Cafe
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference lIbrarian Veronica  for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors!  Refreshments  will be provided. Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx 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 the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources.

*Allow at least one week lead time for research on specific topics to allow the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources and strategies.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Week 6

Mindulness does not eliminate difficult situations, but empowers you to be resilient in the moment. You will learn strategies to strengthen your inner resilience in the face of difficult personal communications.  

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday October 18, 2017
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White Cane Day
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

White Cane Day Demonstrations, resources and videos.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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MRC Provider Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Worcester Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Information Session
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Information Session for Free Job Training

The City of Worcester's Jobs Fund is offering a free 8-week job training program, the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. This program is designed to teach local residents the skills necessary to obtain entry into local building trades apprenticeships including tools of the trade, construction math, and hands-on learning at apprenticeship training centers througout the region. This meeting is designed to provide potential applicants with the information about the Worcester Building Pathways program, the application process, and the construction industry.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Jumpstart: Read for the Record
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Friday October 20, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Saturday October 21, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Downloading ebooks, eaudio and emusic
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn about the various e-resources available through the library to download ebooks, eaudio and emusic. Bring your WPL library card along with your Kindle, smartphone or other device and learn to download library books to them. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 10 spaces available.
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 13 spaces available.
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Music by North High School Students
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come enjoy performances from the North High School Music program as  students perform select compositions from a variety of genres.  

 
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Sunday October 22, 2017
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The Worcester Baha'i Community - Birthday Celebration of the Twin Manifestations
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Birthday Celebration of the Bab and Baha'i'llah 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Monday October 23, 2017 - Friday October 27, 2017
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Empty Place at the Table

A display created by YWCA that tells the story of the victims who were killed over the past year by domestic violence in Massachusetts. Click here for more information.  

 

LOCATION: Main Library Foyer
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Monday October 23, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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EOHHS Public Hearing
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Public Hearing - Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers

Renewal of Massachusetts HCBS Waivers:

- Acquired Brain Injury with Residential Habilitation (ABI-RH)

- Acquired Brain Injury Non-Residential Habilitation (ABI-N)

- Money Follows the Person Residential Supports (MFP-RS)

- Money Follows the Person Community Living (MFP-CL)

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Tuesday October 24, 2017
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MA Department of Revenue Small Business Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop is designed to educate new business owners of the responsibilities regarding personal income tax, sales, meals and payroll taxes. Registration, file and remittance of these taxes through DOR’s on-line application Mass Tax Connect will be discussed. Presented by Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 20 spaces available.
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SORB Workshop
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

This is a training for attorneys handling SORB cases

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Popular Reads Cafe
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference lIbrarian Veronica  for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors!  Refreshments  will be provided. Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Business & Grant Resources librarian to learn how to use Foundation Center resources, small business databases, and Morningstar Investment Research Center.

 

Location: 2nd Floor Reference Desk

There are 2 spaces available.
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Week 7

You will explore ways of integrating mindfulness into your life, and learn how to maintain a consistent yet flexible practice to suit the dynamic nature of your life.  You will construct your own practice choosing from the formal and informal practices you have learned. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Spectrum Victim Impact Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday October 26, 2017
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MassLNC 2017 Users Conference
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A conference that will highlight features of the Evergreen open-source Integrated Library System and enable users from libraries in C/W MARS and NOBLE to discuss best practices for using the software.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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MassLNC 2017 Users Conference
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

A conference that will highlight features of the Evergreen open-source Integrated Library System and enable users from libraries in C/W MARS and NOBLE to discuss best practices for using the software.

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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Friday October 27, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Community Health Improvement Plan - Annual Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester and Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance to hold the 2017 Annual Meeting to report on the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan

LOCATION: Saxe and Banx Rooms
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Saturday October 28, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction All Day Retreat
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

All Day Retreat

This all day retreat is meant to deepen your accessibility to the benefits of your mindfulness practice.  This intensive retreat sets your practice firmly to have it readily available to you throughout your life’s experiences.  You will be introduced to new formal and informal practices. 



 

LOCATION: Saxe 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.

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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 13 spaces available.
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Hand Lettering Make-and-Takes with Artist C.J. Kennedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In each workshop, learn a decorative alphabet you can use to personalize greeting cards, enhance scrapbook pages and journals, and more. Use your new skill to create a seasonal themed craft you can take home. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
Hand Lettering Crafts include: 

9/9 Decorated Initials: Back to School Bookmarks
9/30 Autumn Door Hanger
10/14 Spooky Lettering Halloween Goodie Bag
10/28  Thanksgiving Card
11/4  Thanksgiving Place cards
11/18  Holiday Gift Tags

Space is limited and registration is required.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
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Art Lessons with Bayda
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Bayda our local artist and Worcester Art Museum instructor whose popular art classes at the Library continue to be a hit program on Saturdays. The theme for this fall is dancing with Art inculding the art of animal charachters.

Ages: 7 to 12

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Monday October 30, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Board of Directors meeting of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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CORI Sealing Workshops with EPOCA (Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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MBSR: Mindful Based Stress Reduction with Ginny Wholley
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Week 8

The last session of the program is the beginning of your life practice. You will have a review of the objectives and everything you have learned throughout the course.  You will learn about resources available for you to continue your practice and evolve in your mindful experience. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Pixlr Express & Editor
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pixlr is a free, web-based alternative to Adobe Photoshop! It can be as easy or as complex as what you want to do with it! We’ll try a few techniques and show you how to use the site. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
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Thursday November 2, 2017
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Room Reserved - Friends
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.

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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Friday November 3, 2017
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Computer and 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 internet searches. New class begins on the first Friday of every month.  Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Friends Booksale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Laboratorio Abierto (Open lab in Spanish)
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.  

3er Piso, Laboratorio de Computación     

Gratis y abierto al público.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Video Games in the Library!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us on Fun Fridays and play our monthly video games with your friends, on the big screen!

Ages: 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Saturday November 4, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx 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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.


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!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
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Friends Booksale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Hand Lettering Make-and-Takes with Artist C.J. Kennedy
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In each workshop, learn a decorative alphabet you can use to personalize greeting cards, enhance scrapbook pages and journals, and more. Use your new skill to create a seasonal themed craft you can take home. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
Hand Lettering Crafts include: 

9/9 Decorated Initials: Back to School Bookmarks
9/30 Autumn Door Hanger
10/14 Spooky Lettering Halloween Goodie Bag
10/28  Thanksgiving Card
11/4  Thanksgiving Place cards
11/18  Holiday Gift Tags

Space is limited and registration is required.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
There are 14 spaces available.
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Monday November 6, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Steps to Starting a Business
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance. Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. Presented by Lori Allen of the Center for Women & Enterprise.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins 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, 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

 

There are 3 spaces available.
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place and meet new friends as we learn by talking together! Not sure which level is right for you? Come to one or both and find out. No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx 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 the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources.

*Allow at least one week lead time for research on specific topics to allow the librarian sufficient time to investigate appropriate resources and strategies.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire with Author Stephanie Schorow
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Stephanie Schorow, author of The Cocoanut Grove Fire, will explore the story of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire which took place in Boston in November of 1942 and  took the lives of nearly 500 people, including many from central Massachusetts.   Schorow recounts the events that led to the fire, its investigation, and its enduring mysteries. There will time for those who wish to share their stories of the Grove.  Also, Professor Nicholas A. Dembsey from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has used the Cocoanut Grove fire as a case study in his fire modeling course.  Students used modern fire modeling tools in combination with fire investigation data to simulate the fire as described by witnesses, and conducted an exercise using the Cocoanut Grove floor plan to limit fire growth in the building.  Professor Dembsey will briefly describe these exercises and what they found. Program is free and open to all.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Stuffed Animal Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for books, songs, parachute fun and more!

Ages: Best for 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Masters of Minecraft
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Did you know the library has it's very own Minecraft server? You can come play on it with us every Wednesday! You don't even have to have your own log in to join in on the fun! It's the best hour ever because it's an hour of MINECRAFT!

Ages: 8 to 12

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
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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.     

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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WPL Foundation Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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Tech Help, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30, 3rd fl. lab (Drop-in)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents. Learn to set up a library or email account, or download e-books and e-audiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
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Free Citizenship Classes
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Room Reserved - Reference
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Thursday November 9, 2017
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Worcester Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program Information Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Information Session for Free Job Training

The City of Worcester's Jobs Fund is offering a free 8-week job training program, the Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. This program is designed to teach local residents the skills necessary to obtain entry into local building trades apprenticeships including tools of the trade, construction math, and hands-on learning at apprenticeship training centers througout the region. This meeting is designed to provide potential applicants with the information about the Worcester Building Pathways program, the application process, and the construction industry.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities ensuring that all children have a chance to learn pre-literacy skills.

Ages: 2 to 6

LOCATION: Children's 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 feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

If you want to learn to knit, join us from 2:30-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

 
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Friday November 10, 2017 - Saturday November 11, 2017
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Library Closed - Veteran's Day
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Babies will enjoy a 20 minute program of rhymes, singing, body movements, songs and baby books on their paretns or caregiver's lap followed by a free play

Ages: 0 to 17 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Saturday November 11, 2017
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Lego and Construction Play
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to expirement with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Monday November 13, 2017
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Preschool Science Class
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Science is all around! Learn some beginner science concepts with the help of books and fun activities! Your little scientist will also begin to explore technology, engineering and math skills!

Ages: Recommended for ages 3 to 5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
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Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Legal Assistance with Community Legal Aid’s CORI and Re-Entry Project
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Materials about CORI sealing will be available, as well as guidance from an attorney for those interested in discussing legal reentry barriers, such as issues with housing, employment, or a driver’s license because of CORI.

 
LOCATION: Main Library Second Floor
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Popular Reads Cafe
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference librarian Veronica for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books and find out what’s recently been published by your favorite authors! Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to all.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
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English Conversation Circles
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Level 2 5:30-6:30

Level 1 6:30-7:30

Join us to practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfor