The Worcester Public Library and all locations will be closed on Sunday, January 14 & Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Wednesday January 10, 2018 - Friday March 9, 2018
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Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference

A national traveling exhibition that introduces the role engineers play in our lives. The exhibit features hands-on multimedia components that allow exhibit visitors to interact with exhibit content in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives about engineers and their vital work.

The exhibit was organized by Space Science Insitute's National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association's Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Insitute and the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation

Location: Main Library, 1st floor

Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Toddler Storytime - Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts--CANCELLED
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 stop by to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

January 17 & 24: Jute Snowman!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved - Cancelled
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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Local Musicians Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There’s a lot of underground music happening in Worcester, and now it’s coming to a library near you!  Each night, two local bands play, and no cover charge! All ages are welcome.

Tonight's lineup:  Mitchell & Spear and Leah Raczynski

Mitchell & Spear

Phil Mitchell and Jeff Spear comprise this electronic duo.  Steeped in krautrock, ambient, and a touch of soul, they use a mixture of hardware and MIDI instruments, as well as their deep psychic connection, to construct their jams.  

Leah Raczynski

Leah plays a mixture of traditional and original folk songs about shadows, rivers, siblings, and love.  She has used her voice, acoustic guitar, percussion, and computer assistance to realize her work.  

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Bundle Up
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Walgreens Business meeting
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Our rescheduled Manager's workshop with corporate trainer.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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THIRD THURSDAY MOVIE
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us for a showing of "Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie"

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Take Apart Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wreck the tech! See what's inside CPU's old-school landline phones, VHS tapes and more! We'll identify different components of retired technology and see how technology evoloved. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the tools we'll need to wreck the tech.

Ages 7 and up

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Sweet Science
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Conduct experiments using all your favorite candies! You may not recognize these sweets after we attempt to dissolve them, remove their color, and test them for acid.

Ages:Recommended for ages 7 to 10

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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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 January 19, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Mass Advocates Self-Advocacy Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Self-Advocacy meeting with MASS self-advocates and from NY.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Friday Flicks for Teens
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Hot Cocoa Party
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come make your own hot chocolate! Put in your favorite flavors and favorite toppings; make it as unique as you are. Stay and sip your perfect drink while you make a special craft to take home.

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Online Job Searching
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

We’ll cover what information you’ll need to gather for job searching online, go over some of the most commonly used job search sites, and learn common tasks like uploading a resume and a cover letter. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address are required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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!

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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BSBC - Central Mass. Chapter Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Around the World Adventures
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discover our amazing world! We'll learn about different countries and cultures through songs, stories, dancing, food, and more!

Ages: Reccomended for ages 4 to 7

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Women In Action, Inc's 6th Annual Small Business and Entrepreneur Award Ceremony
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The winners are experienced professional leaders,  support their community and excel in their career. The winners are trail blazers who have not followed but have carved their own path to success and have supported other people along the way. They must demonstrate high standards in all that they have done and serve as an example to others professionally and personally. The nominations are reviewed and a winner will be selected by the Board of Directors of Women In Action Inc. Everyone nominated for the 2017 Women In Action Inc Award Ceremony will be recognized at the 2018 Woman In Action Inc Conference in January. The winners will receive an award  certificate as a symbol of strength and empowerment and recognition of their contribute to the community
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Andy & Judy Sing
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join folksingers Andy & Judy Daigle for storytelling through song. Guitars, mandolins, banjos and harmonicas will be played, and music will range from traditional songs to the tunes of the folk music classics. Audience participation by singing along, clapping or stomping is encouraged!

New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. They perform regularly at coffeehouses, festivals, libraries, and stages where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners blending their growing list of original songs with popular folk covers. This Old Town , their latest album, charted at number 11 on the U.S./International Folk DJ charts for July 2017.

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

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday January 22, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's 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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CRAFT DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in to prepare Thursday January 25th's winter landscape craft

All ages welcome

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

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: Wind-powered cars
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

What's the best way to make a car powered by wind? Will the design affect how far it goes? What about how the wind is delivered? Let's find out! We'll use simple materials to build and test the cars.

Suggested for ages 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Worcester Community Development Corporation workshop- Models of Collaboration
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Please join Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) for a lunch workshop on collaboration for Development Corporations (CDCs) based in Worcester. Bill Breitbart, former Regional Housing Director at CEDAC, will be discussing models for collaboration.

CEDAC is a public-private community development finance institution that provides financial resources and technical expertise for community-based and other non-profit organizations engaged in effective community development in Massachusetts. MHP is a quasi-state agency that supports & finances affordable housing across Massachusetts.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Home Health Provider Education Session
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Provider Education Session

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

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps. Also, play with our programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Ages 7 to 12

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

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps. Also, play with our programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Ages 7 to 12

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian. 2nd Floor Desk.

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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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!  No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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 stop by to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

January 17 & 24: Jute Snowman!

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 artistic craft 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 the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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MA Division of Banks Check Casher Hearing (Northeast Check Cashing Inc.)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

When considering an advance change notice for a check casher relocation, the Division is required to assess the impact of the proposed business on the local economy and public safety.  This hearing is being held in the area of the proposed store location to afford residents of affected neighborhoods and interested parties an ample and meaningful opportunity to be heard. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday January 25, 2018
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state-wide interviewers meeting
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

MA forensic interviewers meeting for regular peer-review

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Winter Animals
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Business Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A Businees Meeting with Pharmacy Corporate people, District Manager, and the Director of Retail Operations.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

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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CRAFT DAY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us to assemble your one of a kind winter landscape

All ages welcome

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

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Cinema at the Library: My Little Pony the Movie
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come watch the My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) on our big screen! In the movie, Twighlight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. Rated PG

This program is suggested for children with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Thursday Night Comedy Cinema at FPBL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A classic comedy featuring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy!

Rated NR, 1933 69 minutes, best for adults

Free, just drop in

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday January 26, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Clean Water Action regional training
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Clean Water Action is a national nonprofit with local offices in MA, CT, and RI. This meeting is a diversity and inclusion training for staff members from these three states. 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Friday Flicks for Teens
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Does it float?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What makes something float? Is it the shape, the weight, what it is made of? Let's find out! We'll use household materials to create and test boats. 

Suggested for ages 5 and up with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Learn to Touch Type
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Learn how to type on the keyboard without looking!  This class will show you how to position your hands and fingers to type faster and more accurately.  This is a great skill to learn for your current job or to put on a resume for a future job.  You will also leave with lots of great  resources so you can practice and have fun developing your new typing skills. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address are required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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!

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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BSBC - Central Mass. Chapter Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Music Recital
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Studio and public school student recital given by the music students of Israel Saldana.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Black Culture Edutainment Series
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate all aspects of Black Culture via film, discussion, music and more!!

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday January 29, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: Building tall!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Think like an engineer with the Marshmallow and Toothpick Challenge. What is the tallest freestanding structure you can build with marshmallows and toothpicks? The Marshmallow Challenge combines engineering with the creative aspects of arts and crafts.

Ages: Children ages 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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CORI Sealing Workshops with EPOCA
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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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Take Apart Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wreck the tech! See what's inside CPU's old-school landline phones, VHS tapes and more! We'll identify different components of retired technology and see how technology evoloved. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the tools we'll need to wreck the tech.

Ages 7 and up

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us about Worcester's history with valentines, and then make your own unique valentine!

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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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!  No registration required. Snacks provided.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 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
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 stop by to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

January 31 & February 7: Fun with clay, beads, snowmen, and more!

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 artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us about Worcester's history with valentines, and then make your own unique valentine!

Ages: 12 and under

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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Make-A-Wish New Volunteer Training
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island would like to request space to conduct a new volunteer training session for Worcester area volunteers of the organization. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Cozy on Up
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's 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, 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Valentine Making Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Bill Wallace, director of the Worcester Historical Museum as he teaches us about our city's unique history with this holiday. We will also be making pur very own Valentine's Day cards.

All supplies provided

Ages: 12 and under

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

Neighborhood Issues

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday February 2, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

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

This is a meeting of the Massachusetts Early Head Start group for the purpose of information sharing.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 3, 2018
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FCCERS
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Featuring a new spiral binding, the FCCERS-R is a thorough revision of the widely used program quality assessment instrument, The Family Day Care Rating Scale. Designed for use in family child care programs, it is suitable for programs serving children from infancy through school age. Following extensive input from users of the original scale, the authors have made many improvements and innovations that will make this program resource even more effective and easy to use. 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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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Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Professional Genealogist Seema Kenney will discuss “Why, When and How to Conduct Research at the National Archives in Boston.”

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Worcester Cares for Those in Need
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Free hamburgers, hot dogs, soup, coffee, and gently used winter clothing. In the McGrath Parking Lot next to the Main Library.

 
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Room Reserved - Childrens
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday February 5, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: A Family Event
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tornadoes at the Library! Curious about tornadoes? Have you ever wanted to see a tornado up close? Join us as we become scientists for the day by discovering how we can create our own tornado!

Ages: 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Traffic Safety Forum
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

In order to gain a better understanding of local traffic enforcement needs, wants, gaps, and areas of improvement, the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division (HSD) is holding three regional Traffic Safety Forums across the state.   

The goals of the forum are to update current and potential partners on the state of highway safety in Massachusetts; provide information on 2018 HSD initiatives and program information; identify common traffic enforcement challenges and; work toward potential solutions for improved traffic safety systems.

LOCATION: Saxe and Banx Rooms
 
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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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us abot Worcester's history with valentines, then make your own unique valentine!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare. 3rd Floor Desk.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Temescal Wellness Equity Job Fair
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

To be provided upon confirmation. See note to calendar editor below.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Draft Regulations for Marijuana for Adult Use
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This will meeting will be public hearing regarding the draft regulations for Marijuana for Adult Use

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

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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 stop by to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

January 31 & February 7: Fun with clay, beads, snowmen, and more!

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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WPLF - Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Google Docs
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

With a Gmail account, you have access to a free online set of programs that allow you to create word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing documents that are compatible with MS Office and always available to you anywhere with an internet connection. We’ll do a brief overview of the kinds of documents you can create, with a focus on creating and formatting a simple word processing document.  Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address are required to participate in this class.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday February 8, 2018
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Worcester County Sexual Assault IDD Team
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Outside Fun
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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, 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us abot Worcester's history with valentines, then make your own unique valentine!

All ages welcome

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Central Mass. Blind Services Organization
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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!

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester County Poetry Association - Annual Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

WCPA - Annual Meeting

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Movie Matinee: Monster's Inc.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Monsters Sully and Mike are the top scarers at Monsters, Inc., the largest scare factory in their town of Monstropolis. It is up to them to hide Boo, a small child that has accidentally entered their world, and safely return her back home. A small snack will be provided

Rated: G

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday February 12, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Supplier Diversity Office Pre-Certification workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a required workshop for all businesses interested in applying for state certification as Minority, Woman, Veteran and/or Portuguese  Business Enterprises through the Supplier Diversity Office. The workshop will include information about the regulations, qualifications, process, and other guidance needed to begin the certification process.This workshop also provides a brief introduction COMMBUYS (the Commonwealth's procurement platform where bidding opportunities occur), and the Small Business Purchasing Program.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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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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Youth Summer Employment Meeting
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Meeting to discvuss plans for summer 2018 youth employment program.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Legal Assistance with Community Legal Aid’s CORI and Re-Entry Project
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Popular Reads Cafe - Science Fiction
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join avid reader and reference librarian Veronica for spirited discussions of popular fiction and non-fiction books! Local authors and library staff will be featured, and 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Bright Star Theater Presents: African Folktales
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join two talented African griots (storytellers), Akili and Jabari, as they share stories that celebrate the vastness of the African landscape. As children and families enter the performance space, the sounds of African instruments and a bustling market fill the air. Audience interaction abounds as our skilled performers bring life to Anansi, pourquoi and trickster tales. Sing-alongs, stories, and humor help celebrate world cultures, language, and oral tradition in this inventive and high energy production!

Recommended Ages: 5 to 11

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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WPL - Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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WPL Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian. 2nd Floor Desk.

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx 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/

LOCATION: Talking Books Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Public Hearing, The draft regulations for Marijuana for Adult Use
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This will be held as a snow date for February 7, 2018 for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Public Hearing on the draft regulations for Marijuana for Adult Use.

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

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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 stop by to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

February 14 & 21:  Paper Quilling 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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U.S.Citizenship Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ascentria Care Alliance's Immigration Legal Assistance Program is providing assistance with citizenship applications. First floor of the Main Library, in the New Americans Corner.

Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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NAACP
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One time meeting of the political wing of the Worcester branch of the NAACP

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday February 15, 2018
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MBHP-CBHI Level Of Care Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MBHP CBHI Level of Care Meeting

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Hugs and Kisses
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

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, 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday February 16, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

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

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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!

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Ward 4 Democratic Caucus
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ward 4 Democratic Caucus

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Breakfast Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come in to hear about our favorite MCBA-nominated books over a Dunkin' Donuts breakfast!

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

This series was made posible by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Around the World Adventures
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discover our amazing world! We'll learn about different countries and cultures through songs, stories, dancing, food, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4 to 7

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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STARTNet: Game Development
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kate Olguin, President of the Game Development Club at Worcester Polytechinical Institute, will lead a Game Development Basics panel discussion.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Gluten-Free Cooking
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Gluten-free baking and cooking can be simple  with some important ingredients! Join us for a demonstration on mixing and rolling out pie dough where each participant will receive a pre-mixed piece of dough, a pie tin, and plastic wrap to roll out their own piece of dough. Then they can  wrap up the ready to bake pie dough to take home! Samples will be available. BYORPBRING YOUR OWN ROLLING PIN.


Jordan L’Ecuyer is a student at Johnson and Wales University pursuing her Associates Degrees in Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts, as well as a Bachelors in Culinary Nutrition. She has bakery and restaurant experience in the industry with personal experience cooking and baking gluten-free. 

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
Monday February 19, 2018
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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North American Birds of Prey
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wingmasters presents North American Birds of Prey

Birds of prey, or raptors, are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and sharp talons. Come learn more about raptors, the ways they hunt and survive, and hear how the rapidly changing world is affecting their future. This show features live animals and is recommended for families with children 5 and up.

 

 

 

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 workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance. Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. Presented by The Center for Women & Enterprise. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Engineering Spacesuits with David Clark Company
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn what goes into engineering a spacesuit! Think about all the ways a spacesuit needs to help an astronaut—with breathing, temperature control, gravity, and more, while still allowing him or her to perform tasks. A scientist from the David Clark Company will show us how with a suit made right here in Worcester! Suit up for lots of space-y fun!

Recommeded for families with children 6-12

LOCATION: Children's 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Friends of the WPL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare. 3rd Floor Desk.

LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
There is 1 space available.
 
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Designed for vendors who are new to state procurement and interested in learning how to do business with the State, this workshop includes a summary of the State’s goods and services procurement process; an overview of OSD programs and services, including State and Federal Certification, Supplier Diversity Program (SDP), and Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP); a live demonstration of where to find bidding opportunities in COMMBUYS; and suggestions for marketing participants’ businesses to various public buyers

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Movie Matinee: Happy Feet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Emperor penguins of Antarctica must be able to sing in order to find their soulmate. Unfortunately, for the young penguin Mumble, he cannot. owever, he sure can dance! A small snack will be provided.

Rated: PG

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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.

February 14 & 21:  Paper Quilling 

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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Reviving the Legacy of W.E.B. Dubois
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate and revive the intellectual legacy of WEB Dubois.ponsored by the Clemente Course in the Humanities Alumni,

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Assessment for Responsive Teaching
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This is a meeting for Assessment for Responsive Teaching (ART) trainers. ART is a project funded through the Department of Early Education and Care that focuses on developmentally appropriate child assessment and screening practices. This meeting will focus on introducing social justice in early childhood.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester County Sexual Assault IDD Team
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Paws to Read
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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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Scrumptious Science
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever seen science in your food? Think you can learn about science while also filling your belly with something yummy? Come to Scrumptious Science and find out!

Ages: 8 and up

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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The Tommy James Magic Show!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kick off school vacation week with a magic show for the whole family! Tommy, voted the 2010 KIDabra International Family Performer of the year, will dazzle, amaze, amuse, and astound with his hilarious and magic-packed show complete with a real, live rabbit.

All ages welcome

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

**Program to be held in the Goddard School Auditorium

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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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, 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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday February 23, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Hot Cocoa Bar & Pixar Shorts
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make cocoa your way using a bunch of fun toppings! Stay and enjoy some Pixar Short films. While supplies last

Ages: 12 and under, 7 and younger with an adult

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Language Exchange Cafe
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs! Participants will pair up to spend half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 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 experiment 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!

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Black Culture Edutainment Series
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate all aspects of Black Culture via film, discussion, music and more!!

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday February 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Mass Regional Coord Mtg
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group mtg to plan events and advocacy for people with Dev Disabilities.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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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 The Center for Women & Enterprise. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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CORI Sealing Workshops with EPOCA
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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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

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

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

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian. 2nd Floor Desk.

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Conversation Circles
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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.

February 28 & March 7:  CD Case Stained Glass

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

All ages welcome

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

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

All ages welcome

 

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

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

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tech Help
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 eBooks and eAudiobooks.

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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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Local Musicians Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There’s a lot of underground music happening in Worcester, and now it’s coming to a library near you!  Each night, two local bands play, and no cover charge! All ages are welcome.

Tonight's Lineup:  Instar and Privacy Papers

Instar is the solo drone project of Nick Pagan, one half of musique concrete duo Venerate the Plough.  Nick invokes deep, gentle soundscapes that tease the limit of feedback, assisted with contact microphones, field recordings, and an assortment of organ loops. 

The Privacy Papers (PPs) play music for funsies, learning new instruments through the power of friendship and blindly praising each other.  Their sacred pact of refraining from honing individual music skills outside of official basement rehearsals remains intact since their inception.  The PPs enjoy quiet parties, receiving hugs from little kids, being comfortable, smelling babies, ice cream, the Ninja Turtles, and the movie Goodburger.  Stay tuned (they technically aren't) for coffee shop punk rock! 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Procurement - Bidders' Conference
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Department of Transitional Assistance - Young Parent Program - Bidders' Conference Meeting. 

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 bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

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

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Neighborhood Issues

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Massachusetts Society of Genealogy
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Genealogist Charlene Sokal will be presenting "Women's Work."

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Cares for Those in Need
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Free hamburgers, hot dogs, soup, coffee, and gently used winter clothing. In the McGrath Parking Lot next to the Main Library.

 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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STARTNet: Internet Security
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Harder to Crack:  Making Your Online Life More Secure

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Homebuying Seminar
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn the important steps of the home buying process that will help to secure your financial future. In this seminar you will learn how to choose a real estate agent who will represent you, the process involved in securing a mortgage and the types of mortgages available, the value of a home inspection, as well as the importance of legal representation. Presented by Thomas Davis, realtor with Rick McPhee Real Estate; Gary Premo, Mortgage Broker and Area Sales Manager of the Bank of Canton; and Donna M. Reidy, Esq. of Gould and Ettenberg P.C., and Michael Gleason of Michael's Home Inspection. This seminar is for educational purposes only.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Guided Relaxation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in and join us for one hour of full-body relaxation. You will be guided into a deep meditative state between waking and sleeping. 
BYOM:  Bring Your Own Mat

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

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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SCORE Small Business Counseling
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Genealogy
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Cryptoparty
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Pyramid Model Learning Community Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

People using the Pyramid Model (young child social emotional framework) can come to network and receive new resources in this communities of practice meeting.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
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.

February 28 & March 7: CD Case Stained Glass

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Everything about Google Drive
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Local Musicians' Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Worcester County Sexual Assault IDD Team
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water!

Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

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

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Music Event
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Room Reserved - Reference
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Legal Assistance with CLA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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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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WPL - Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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WPL Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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CNVS Annual Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual meeting.

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.  

LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There is 1 space available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library