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Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Worcester Public Schools
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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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.

Arghhhhhh me maties, se ya there!

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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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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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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SV awareness for the IDD community
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Part 1: Mass Advocates Standing Strong and Pathways for Change, Inc. are collaborating to help build awareness and train the Mass Advocate peer trainers. 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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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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Freedom for All Massachusetts Community Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Freedom for All Massachusetts is the campaign working to protect our state’s transgender inclusive non-discrimination law. Supporters of transgender equality in Worcester are mobilizing to protect our transgender friends and neighbors from discrimination. That’s why we’re hosting a community meeting to launch our volunteer efforts in Worcester. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is new to the movement for transgender equality to learn about concrete ways to get involved. Long-time advocates and community members will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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 3:00-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

September Craft Supplies 

  • Afghan square: size 8 straight needles, skein of worsted weight yarn
  • Brickwork baby blanket: size 8 29” circular needles, multiple skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • Pine forest baby blanket: size 8 29” circular needles, multiple skeins 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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Afternoon Movie: Boss Baby
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Description: A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

Rated PG

 

LOCATION: Great Brook Valley 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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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: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come share yor love of Anime and Manga. We'll watch a few episodes and do an activity.

Suggested ages: 13 to 18

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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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FIFA Friday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fire up the library's XBox One and join us for FIFA Fridays! We'll take turns duking it out on the soccer pitch in this popular video game. Other games also available

Ages: 13 to 17

LOCATION: TEEN ROOM
 
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White Cane Day Planning
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Planning for the Oct. 18th White Cane Day

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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First Day of Fall Party - Cancelled
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the first day of fall with a party. Make a leaf crown to wear home. Then decorate a fall treat.

Ages: Suggested for Children under 12 wuth a caregiver

 

LOCATION: Frances Perkins 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: 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
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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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
 
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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
Monday September 25, 2017
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Civil Legal Aid to Victims of Crime - Statewide Gathering
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Meeting and Training for statewide program of legal aid attorneys

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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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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Teen & Tween Games
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like video games or board games? Play on our Nintendo Wii or challenge friends to games

Suggested for ages 11 to 18

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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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
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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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.

The doors will open for the event promptly at 3:15 p.m. Tickets for entrance will be given out beginning at 3 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. This event is free and open to the public. Overflow seating will be available in the Children’s Room.

 

All ages welcome

 

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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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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Citizenship Small Group Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you need extra help studying for the Naturalization Test to become a U.S. citizen? Come to our drop-in session and work in a small group setting to prepare for reading sentences in English, writing sentences in English, and practicing the civics questions. Main Library - AV Room on the First Floor

Must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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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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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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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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SV awareness for the IDD community
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 2: Mass Advocates Standing Strong and Pathways for Change, Inc. are collaborating for an SV awareness training for Mass Advocate peer trainers. 

LOCATION: Banx 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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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: 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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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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Local Musicians' Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Featuring Bettny Mazur & TVE

Bettny Mazur is a singer/songwriter whose main performance stages are farmers' markets and community events.  Using a wide variety of instruments, she sings about topics such as empowerment, nature, and of course, love.  

TVE is the solo project of Seamus Williams, a painter, collage artist, and radio deejay at WCUW. He builds analog circuits and works with the reproductive and physical qualities of tape to explore the concepts of minimalism, collective nothingness, and decay. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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 3:00-4:00pm and bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.  

September Craft Supplies 

  • Afghan square: size 8 straight needles, skein of worsted weight yarn
  • Brickwork baby blanket: size 8 29” circular needles, multiple skeins of worsted weight yarn
  • Pine forest baby blanket: size 8 29” circular needles, multiple skeins 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
Friday September 29, 2017
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SV awareness for the IDD community
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 3: Mass Advocates Standing Strong and Pathways for Change, Inc. are collaborating on an SV awareness taining for the Mass Advocate peer trainers. 

LOCATION: Banx Room - 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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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
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 2 spaces available.
 
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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
 
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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

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
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
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 14 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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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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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Citizenship Small Group Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you need extra help studying for the Naturalization Test to become a U.S. citizen? Come to our drop-in session and work in a small group setting to prepare for reading sentences in English, writing sentences in English, and practicing the civics questions. Main Library - AV Room on the First Floor

Must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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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

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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 is 1 space available.
 
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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 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
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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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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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: 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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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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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 6 spaces available.
 
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Local Music Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bastian Void + Olivia W.B.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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 3:00-4:00pm 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: 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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Greendale Crime Watch
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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 10 spaces available.
 
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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 3 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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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
Monday October 9, 2017
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Public Listening Session
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Information Session - Cannabis Control Commission

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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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
Tuesday October 10, 2017 - Thursday October 12, 2017
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Baby Chicks!
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Chick it out! Our incubated eggs are expected to hatch anytime between October 10th and 12th. Come in beforehand, beginning September 21st, to take a peep at the egg observatory and to submit your egg-cellent name suggestions.

Names will be drawn randomly

For children of all ages and their families

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Baby Chicks!
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Chick it out! Our incubated eggs are expected to hatch anytime between October 10th and 12th. Come in beforehand, beginning September 21st, to take a peep at the egg observatory and to submit your egg-cellent name suggestions.

Names will be drawn randomly

For children of all ages and their families

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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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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Star Wars Reads Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have the Force? Start by making a Star Wars craft, then play Blast the Storm Trooper! Take a picture with our giant Kylo Ren cardboard stand-up and other Star Wars photo props. Enjoy edible eworks, other galactic snacks, and party favors.

Ages 6 and up, and their families

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

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 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/

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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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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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: 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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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
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 3:00-4:00pm 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: Goddard 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: Tatnuck Branch
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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DTA Community Providers Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Forum geared towards getting feedback from community providers around employment supports offered through the Department of Transition.  

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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Costume Building
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Halloween costume or costume item!

Goddard Branch Library is giving YOU a free costume or costume item. From whole costumes and masks, to tiaras and witch hats, we’ve got what you need to build a fun and inventive Halloween costume.

*Ages 8-17. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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Star Wars Reads Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have the Force? Start by making a Star Wars craft, then play Blast the Storm Trooper! Take a picture with our giant Kylo Ren cardboard stand-up and other Star Wars photo props. Enjoy edible eworks, other galactic snacks, and party favors.

Ages 6 and up, and their families

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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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
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 6 spaces available.
 
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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 4 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

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 3 spaces available.
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
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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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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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Star Wars Reads Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have the Force? Start by making a Star Wars craft, then play Blast the Storm Trooper! Take a picture with our giant Kylo Ren cardboard stand-up and other Star Wars photo props. Enjoy edible eworks, other galactic snacks, and party favors.

Ages 6 and up, and their families

LOCATION: Tatnuck 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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Citizenship Small Group Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you need extra help studying for the Naturalization Test to become a U.S. citizen? Come to our drop-in session and work in a small group setting to prepare for reading sentences in English, writing sentences in English, and practicing the civics questions. Main Library - AV Room on the First Floor

Must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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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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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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 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
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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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: 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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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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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
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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Room Reserved - Worcester Public School
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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 3:00-4:00pm 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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Afternoon Movie: Hocus Pocus
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Description: Three 17th-century witches are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

Rated PG

 

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

Join us at the library for an 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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Star Wars Reads Party
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you have the Force? Start by making a Star Wars craft, then play Blast the Storm Trooper! Take a picture with our giant Kylo Ren cardboard stand-up and other Star Wars photo props. Enjoy edible eworks, other galactic snacks, and party favors.

Ages 6 and up, and their families

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday October 20, 2017
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Room Reserved - Worcester Public School
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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 9 spaces available.
 
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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 7 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
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
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
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
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 19 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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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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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Citizenship Small Group Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you need extra help studying for the Naturalization Test to become a U.S. citizen? Come to our drop-in session and work in a small group setting to prepare for reading sentences in English, writing sentences in English, and practicing the civics questions. Main Library - AV Room on the First Floor

Must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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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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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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 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
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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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: 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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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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Women's Film - Women's Cuture
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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 3:00-4:00pm 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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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
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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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
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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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 5 spaces available.
 
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Breakfast Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Enjoy breakfast with us while we talk about our favorite books! We'll choose one MCBA-nominated book per month and chat about it over juice, chocolate milk and donughts. No need to read the book before attending - all are welcome

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award Program encourages children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades to read great books. It also gives children a chance to voice their opinion and choose the book they think deserves to be named the MCBA book of the year.

Open to grades 4 through 6

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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

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 7 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
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
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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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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Trick-or-Treat Stop
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make the library a stop on your trick-or-treating route. Show off your costume and go on a quick "monster hunt" to earn candy! 

For all ages and their families

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Trick-or-Treat Stop
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make the library a stop on your trick-or-treating route. Show off your costume and go on a quick "monster hunt" to earn candy! 

For all ages and their families

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Trick-or-Treat Stop
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make the library a stop on your trick-or-treating route. Show off your costume and go on a quick "monster hunt" to earn candy! 

For all ages and their families

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Trick-or-Treat Stop
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Make the library a stop on your trick-or-treating route. Show off your costume and go on a quick "monster hunt" to earn candy! 

For all ages and their families

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 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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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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Citizenship Small Group Tutoring
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you need extra help studying for the Naturalization Test to become a U.S. citizen? Come to our drop-in session and work in a small group setting to prepare for reading sentences in English, writing sentences in English, and practicing the civics questions. Main Library - AV Room on the First Floor

Must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English

LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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
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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Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Child Youth and Families Grand Rounds
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Child Youth and Families Grand Rounds, will feature Janina Fisher, PhD to discuss supporting people in acute settings in crisis. 

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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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 7 spaces available.
 
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Local Music Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

featuring Duke Lude

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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 3:00-4:00pm 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
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.  

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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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