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Saturday January 20, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday January 21, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday January 22, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children.

This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Tweens: 3Doodler 3D Pens
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to use a 3Doodler pen to draw in 3D & create your own mini sculpture to take home! Each Tween can use a 3Doodler pen for the whole workshop!

This is a TWEEN event for grades 5, 6, + 7. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Please note: a signed waiver is required to participate.

Tween events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

 

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday January 25, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour small business counseling session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in Study Rooms 1A and 1B on the first floor (inside the Morse Room).

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Baby Play
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 16.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Morse Institute Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program..

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Teens: Minecraft Gaming
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a Minecraft Gaming session on the library's new 24/7 Minecraft Server! The server is available from home & has lots of cool options: Survival, Creative, PVP (yes, we have Battle Arenas!), and Shops to trade items in. You can claim land in both Creative & Survival – and starter kits are available in Survival and PVP areas.

You must have your own PC/Mac Minecraft account & apply for access to the 24/7 Minecraft Server at least 24 hours before this session.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Parents, please note: Game content includes Creative, Survival Mode, & Player vs. Player modes (fighting/weapons). If you have questions about the club, please contact the Teen Librarian before registering your teen.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
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English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for intermediate level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday January 26, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday January 28, 2018
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Wellesley Symphony Orchestra
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday January 29, 2018
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

Today's theme is Winter Days.  Sign up begins Monday, January 22.

Winter 2018 Schedule:

  • Monday, January 29 at 11:00 am "Winter Weather" - Sign up begins Monday, January 22.
  • Monday, February 12 at 11:00 am "Around the Clock" - Sign up begins Monday, February 5.
  • Monday, March 5 at 11:00 am "Animal Friends" - Sign up begins Monday, February 26.
  • Monday, March 19 at 11:00 am "Bus Ride" - Sign up begins Monday, March 12.

We always miss our Little Listeners when they cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration.

Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am: “Weather Watch”
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Should You Even be Using Social Media for Your Business?
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever felt like your social media efforts aren't being met with results that are meaningful for your business? Are you struggling to navigate the ever-changing social media landscape, and are unclear about what tactics you should be implementing? Do you question whether your business should even be on social media? You are not alone. 

In this workshop, we will present the reasons why you may want to forego using social media for your small business! We will also explain, why being on certain channels may not be beneficial or the best use of your time. And lastly, we will arm you with the tools needed in order to set yourself up for success on the most popular and effective platforms.

Click here to register for this free workshop.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
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Teen MakerLAB: Tinkercad
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Learn to create printer-ready 3D models with Tinkercad! Start with a base mesh, and finish with a fully realized sculpture. Prints will be available for pickup a week or so after the program. 

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss The Road by Cormac McCarthy.The Road Cover Image

The Road is the profound moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other world's entire" are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and best that we are capable of.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Evening Book Group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

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Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 23.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
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Teens: Creative Writing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. Discover what you are really interested in writing about and then practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing! You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from your heart. Use a library laptop or bring your own.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 4 spaces available.
Friday February 2, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Sing Me a Song with Fran Friedman
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sing Me a Song with Fran FriedmanKnown for her uplifting, fun-filled performances, Fran Friedman presents a morning of musical fun for children ages 2 and 3, and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.

No sign up is needed. Just check in at the Children's Desk for a nametag when you arrive. 

  • Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, March 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, June 1 at 10:30 am.

Sing Me a Song is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday February 3, 2018
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Sit-With-Me Story and Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Today's theme is Frosty February.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at

508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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MIL Stitchers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers (MIL Stitchers) is a service oriented knitting and crocheting group that meets the first Saturday of the month working collaboratively to create handmade items for various nonprofit organizations.  Projects include hats and scarves for the Natick  Service Council American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts", tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees, knitted and crochet prosthetics for breast cancer patients at the  Vernon Cancer Center plus many more.  We also do out of the box projects participating in Natick Nights and "yarn storming" townhall.

If you love fun while you stitch, this is the group for you!

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session. 

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am. "Weather Watch"
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Open LEGO®
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Release Day Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 4 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Programs are cancelled when the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

Questions? Please call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this activity.

 

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
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Natick Forever Candidates Debate
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday February 8, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour small business counseling session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in Study Rooms 1A and 1B on the first floor (inside the Morse Room).

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Baby Play
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, January 30.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Morse Institute Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
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Comic Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Comic Book Group will read and discuss The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore. In this amazingly imaginative tale, literary figures from throughout time and various bodies of work are brought together to face any and all threats to Britain. Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man, form a remarkable legion of intellectual aptitude and physical prowess: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the main desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Friday February 9, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Linux InstallFest
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tux the PenguinThe Natick Free and Open Source Software User Group and the Boston Linux and Unix User Group invite you to a Linux InstallFest! Experienced volunteers will be on hand to help you install Linux on your computer and work to solve other FOSS hands-on issues. LinuxFest is also a great opportunity to get together and share our collective experience with each other in a hands-on learning environment, in the grand tradition of the UNIX community.

We have limited space, so first come first served. Please bring a Linux distribution and your complete system including monitor, keyboard, mouse, power strips, power cords, etc. We'll help you load all needed software onto your system. Linux distributions are available as free downloads from:

If you do not bring a distribution, our volunteers will generally have some available. 

This event is free but space is limited. Please register below. Before attending, please back up any valuable data on your computer. 

Who Can Use Linux?

Linux is for you if:

  • You have retired older machines such as Intel 486 and would like to put them in service again.
  • You're a student strapped for cash and need a rock-solid operating system, word processors, Internet mail and browser software, and X11 desktop environment, all without charge.
  • You're a power PC user, and want to go beyond the limits of Windows or OS/2 while keeping your old software.
  • You're a parent of two teenagers and need a way to allow them both to use the Internet at the same time (without fighting over one machine).
  • You have more PCs in your house than printers, and want to link them together with a network operating system that allows every PC to use any printer
  • You're a systems administrator who's through with the hassle of abend calls and deciphering proprietary standards, and tired of paying license fees.
LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Open Art Drop-in Craft Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in craft timeDrop in crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3--10.

Stop by between 10:30 and noon. No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library.

Today's theme is Winter Wonders.

Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday February 12, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children.

This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
 
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

Today's theme is Around the Clock.  Sign up begins Monday, February 5.

Winter 2018 Schedule:

  • Monday, January 29 at 11:00 am "Winter Weather" - Sign up begins Monday, January 22.
  • Monday, February 12 at 11:00 am "Around the Clock" - Sign up begins Monday, February 5.
  • Monday, March 5 at 11:00 am "Animal Friends" - Sign up begins Monday, February 26.
  • Monday, March 19 at 11:00 am "Bus Ride" - Sign up begins Monday, March 12.

We always miss our Little Listeners when they cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration.

Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session. 

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am. "Weather Watch"
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Salary and Benefits Negotiation
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

For many individuals, discussing compensation with employers is a risky and uncomfortable endeavor, yet it is imperative that people have the necessary tools to advocate for themselves. Is the salary commensurate with your market value? Can allowances be made with respect to additional vacation time and increased stock options? We will discuss strategies to help bolster confidence and gain knowledge as it relates to business negotiations.

Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 6..

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Creatology: Cupcake Wars
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No registration is needed - drop in and join us!

Creatology is an awesome series of activities exclusively for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Questions? Call the Children's Department at 508-647-6522. The program is cancelled if Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for helping to make this program possible

LOCATION: Crafting Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday February 16, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday February 18, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Presidents Day

The library will be closed Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day

Monday February 19, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Presidents Day

The library will be closed Sunday, February 18 and Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Teens: Comics Workshop
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about zine-style autobiographical & personal comics with author/illustrator Jonathan Todd!

  • How to break down a scene from their story into panels using thumbnail sketches
  • How to clearly letter a comics page
  • How to pencil a page
  • How to ink a page, including exposure to brush and ink and pen and ink

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Registration opens Friday, January 19th. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Morning Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss Abundance by Amit Majmudar.Abundance   With grace, acuity, and wry compassion, Amit Majmudar has written anew the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations.  A luminous, bittersweet novel of India and the American midwest, immigrants and their first-generation children, and the power of cooking to bridge the gulfs between them

Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea.No need to sign up!
Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Teens: Make Your Own Temporary Tattoos
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Use a variety of media - from tracing paper & colored pencils to markers & standard "flash" - to create a hand-drawn tattoo and then transfer it to tattoo paper, which can then be transferred to skin.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Registration opens Friday, January 19th. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Avoiding Age Discrimination: A Workbook for Baby Boomers
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

People often worry about age discrimination when seeking new employment, spending an inordinate amount of time convincing themselves that they are no longer relevant in the workforce. We will address how job seekers can overcome age bias and turn their fears into selling points.

Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Registration will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday February 22, 2018
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SCORE: Help for Small Businesses
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) volunteers will provide area small business owners with free, one-hour counseling and advice sessions. Registration is required. Click here to schedule a 1-hour small business counseling session or call 617-565-5591 for information. All sessions will take place in Study Rooms 1A and 1B on the first floor (inside the Morse Room).

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday February 23, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Open LEGO®
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 4 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Programs are cancelled when the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

Questions? Please call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this activity.

 

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday February 26, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children.

This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session. 

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am. "Weather Watch"
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss A Raisin the Sun by Lorraine HansberryA Raisin in the Sun Cover Image

When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever." The New York Times.

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
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Natick Forever Candidates Debate
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Baby Play
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 20.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Morse Institute Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program..

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Creatology: Mini March Creations
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No registration is needed - drop in and join us!

Creatology is an awesome series of activities exclusively for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Questions? Call the Children's Department at 508-647-6522. The program is cancelled if Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for helping to make this program possible

LOCATION: Crafting Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
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Teens: Creative Writing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. Discover what you are really interested in writing about and then practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing! You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from your heart. Use a library laptop or bring your own.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 6 spaces available.
Friday March 2, 2018
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Sing Me a Song with Fran Friedman
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sing Me a Song with Fran FriedmanKnown for her uplifting, fun-filled performances, Fran Friedman presents a morning of musical fun for children ages 2 and 3, and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.

No sign up is needed. Just check in at the Children's Desk for a nametag when you arrive. 

  • Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, March 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, June 1 at 10:30 am. 

Sing Me a Song is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. 

Sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Open Art Drop-in Craft Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in craft timeDrop in crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3--10.

Stop by between 10:30 and noon. No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library.

Today's theme is Art of the Book.

Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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MIL Stitchers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers (MIL Stitchers) is a service oriented knitting and crocheting group that meets the first Saturday of the month working collaboratively to create handmade items for various nonprofit organizations.  Projects include hats and scarves for the Natick  Service Council American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts", tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees, knitted and crochet prosthetics for breast cancer patients at the  Vernon Cancer Center plus many more.  We also do out of the box projects participating in Natick Nights and "yarn storming" townhall.

If you love fun while you stitch, this is the group for you!

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday March 5, 2018
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

Today's theme is Animal Friends.  Sign up begins Monday, February 26.

Winter 2018 Schedule:

  • Monday, January 29 at 11:00 am "Winter Weather" - Sign up begins Monday, January 22.
  • Monday, February 12 at 11:00 am "Around the Clock" - Sign up begins Monday, February 5.
  • Monday, March 5 at 11:00 am "Animal Friends" - Sign up begins Monday, February 26.
  • Monday, March 19 at 11:00 am "Bus Ride" - Sign up begins Monday, March 12.

We always miss our Little Listeners when they cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration.

Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session. 

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am. "Weather Watch"
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
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Natick Forever Candidates Debate
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 27.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
 
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Comic Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Comic Book Group will read and discuss Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen. These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.?

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the main desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Sit-With-Me Story and Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Today's theme is Lions n' Lambs.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at

508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday March 12, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Storytime for Preschool Listeners
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

“All by Myself” 45-minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5, and pre K 6. Caregivers are asked to remain in the Children’s Room.

Signups begin on Monday, January 22 for this entire 6-week session. 

  • Tuesday, January 30 at 10:30 am. "Weather Watch"
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am: “Play Days”
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am: “Lots of Love”
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 am: “All By Myself”
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 am: “Monkey Business”
  • Tuesday, March 13 at 10:30 am: “Colors All Around”

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis, beginning on Monday, January 22 for this 6-week program. To register, visit the Children’s Room, or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Preschool Storytime is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Open LEGO®
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Release Day Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 4 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Programs are cancelled when the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

Questions? Please call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this activity..

 

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Baby Play
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Bunny

Language play for caregivers and pre-walkers. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, and stretches for babies and grown-ups. No older siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 6.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Baby Play is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Morse Institute Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday March 16, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday March 17, 2018
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday March 19, 2018
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Little Listeners
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bears in a rocking chair

Join us for Storytimes for two year olds and first time threes with their grown-ups. Siblings welcome. Each program includes 30 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and stretches.

Today's theme is Bus Ride.  Sign up begins Monday, March 12.

Winter 2018 Schedule:

  • Monday, January 29 at 11:00 am "Winter Weather" - Sign up begins Monday, January 22.
  • Monday, February 12 at 11:00 am "Around the Clock" - Sign up begins Monday, February 5.
  • Monday, March 5 at 11:00 am "Animal Friends" - Sign up begins Monday, February 26.
  • Monday, March 19 at 11:00 am "Bus Ride" - Sign up begins Monday, March 12.

We always miss our Little Listeners when they cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home.

An adult must register and attend with each little listener. To register visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration.

Little Listeners is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Morning Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Managing Job Search Stress
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Securing new employment is no small task. Whether someone is out of work or unhappy in their existing job, the process of finding a new opportunity is a challenging series of interrelated steps. Navigating through this process can be a difficult proposition. We will discuss various methods to help manage stress.

Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Registration will begin on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
 
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Natick Forever Candidates Debate
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday March 22, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Train

Language play for caregivers and little runabouts. For walkers under age 2. Each program includes 20 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories, and stretches for toddlers and grown-ups together. No other siblings, please.

Sign up is required for this event. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 13.

Registration is accepted on a first come first served basis. No groups please. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration. Toddler Time is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding that helped purchase materials for this program.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday March 23, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday March 24, 2018
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Open LEGO®
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop In LEGO® fun! For builders ages 4 and up with a grown up partner. No younger siblings, please.

Programs are cancelled when the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. In the event of bad weather on a weekend or during a school vacation week, please call the library before coming to a scheduled program.

Questions? Please call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this activity..

 

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday March 26, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday March 29, 2018
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Creatology: April Fools
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No registration is needed - drop in and join us!

Creatology is an awesome series of activities exclusively for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Questions? Call the Children's Department at 508-647-6522. The program is cancelled if Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for helping to make this program possible

LOCATION: Crafting Room, lower level
 
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Advanced English Conversation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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Beginner English Conversation Classes
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for beginner level English conversation classes – practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in a small group class.

Session is free, and no sign up is required!

Questions? Contact Laurie Christie at 508-647-6400 x1583 or literacy@morseinstitute.org.

LOCATION: Prunaret Learning Lab, second floor
Friday March 30, 2018
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday March 31, 2018
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Beginner English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Intermediate English Conversation
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Advanced English Conversation
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sunday April 1, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Easter

The library will be closed Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday April 5, 2018
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Teens: Creative Writing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. Discover what you are really interested in writing about and then practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing! You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from your heart. Use a library laptop or bring your own.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday April 6, 2018
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Sing Me a Song with Fran Friedman
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sing Me a Song with Fran FriedmanKnown for her uplifting, fun-filled performances, Fran Friedman presents a morning of musical fun for children ages 2 and 3, and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.

No sign up is needed. Just check in at the Children's Desk for a nametag when you arrive. 

  • Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, March 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, June 1 at 10:30 am. 

Sing Me a Song is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. 

Sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday April 7, 2018
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MIL Stitchers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers (MIL Stitchers) is a service oriented knitting and crocheting group that meets the first Saturday of the month working collaboratively to create handmade items for various nonprofit organizations.  Projects include hats and scarves for the Natick  Service Council American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts", tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees, knitted and crochet prosthetics for breast cancer patients at the  Vernon Cancer Center plus many more.  We also do out of the box projects participating in Natick Nights and "yarn storming" townhall.

If you love fun while you stitch, this is the group for you!

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
Monday April 9, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday April 12, 2018
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Creatology: Makedo
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

No registration is needed - drop in and join us!

Creatology is an awesome series of activities exclusively for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Questions? Call the Children's Department at 508-647-6522. The program is cancelled if Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for helping to make this program possible

LOCATION: Crafting Room, lower level
 
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Comic Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Comic Book Group will read and discuss Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.?

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the main desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Saturday April 14, 2018
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Sit-With-Me Story and Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Today's theme is Puddle Party.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at

508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Sunday April 15, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Patriots Day

The library will be closed Sunday, April 15 and Monday, April 16 for Patriots Day.

Monday April 16, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Patriots Day

The library will be closed Sunday, April 15 and Monday, April 16 for Patriots Day.

Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Morning Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Saturday April 21, 2018
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Open Art Drop-in Craft Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in craft timeDrop in crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3--10.

Stop by between 10:30 and noon. No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library.

Today's theme is Hurray for Earth Day.

Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Monday April 23, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Teens: Creative Writing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed to be creative, fun, and helpful. Discover what you are really interested in writing about and then practice the skills needed to create your own form of writing! You are encouraged to try out new things, be willing to struggle so you can get better, and write from your heart. Use a library laptop or bring your own.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18. Event is free, but space is limited & registration is required. Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.

Teen events are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday May 4, 2018
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Sing Me a Song with Fran Friedman
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sing Me a Song with Fran FriedmanKnown for her uplifting, fun-filled performances, Fran Friedman presents a morning of musical fun for children ages 2 and 3, and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.

No sign up is needed. Just check in at the Children's Desk for a nametag when you arrive. 

  • Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, March 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, June 1 at 10:30 am. 

Sing Me a Song is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. 

Sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Open Art Drop-in Craft Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop-in craft timeDrop in crafting with recyclables for families with children ages 3--10.

Stop by between 10:30 and noon. No registration is necessary.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library.

Today's theme is Amazing May.

Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
 
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MIL Stitchers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers (MIL Stitchers) is a service oriented knitting and crocheting group that meets the first Saturday of the month working collaboratively to create handmade items for various nonprofit organizations.  Projects include hats and scarves for the Natick  Service Council American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts", tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees, knitted and crochet prosthetics for breast cancer patients at the  Vernon Cancer Center plus many more.  We also do out of the box projects participating in Natick Nights and "yarn storming" townhall.

If you love fun while you stitch, this is the group for you!

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
Monday May 7, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Comic Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Comic Book Group will read and discuss Patience by Daniel Clowes. Jack, torn apart by the mysterious murder of his wife, Patience, flings himself back and forth through time to discover and punish the real culprit. Not everything is at it seems, however—not even his beloved wife. This is a fascinating collage, repurposing elements from action thrillers, psychological horror, and romantic drama. 

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the main desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Sit-With-Me Story and Craft
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hen reading to chicks

Drop in for a story and craft time for families with children ages 3-9.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Today's theme is All a-Buzz.

No registration is needed for this event. Program may be cancelled due to sickness or bad weather at the discretion of the library. Questions? Please visit the Children’s Room or call us at

508-647-6522. Thank you for keeping sick children at home.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Morning Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Book Sale Setup
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday May 18, 2018
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Book Sale Setup
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Sunday May 20, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday May 21, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Saturday May 26, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day

The library will be closed Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27; and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Sunday May 27, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day

The library will be closed Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27; and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Monday May 28, 2018
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day

The library will be closed Saturday, May 26; Sunday, May 27; and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
 
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Meditation at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions.  How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy.  In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide.  This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation. We will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15pm.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
Friday June 1, 2018
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Sing Me a Song with Fran Friedman
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Sing Me a Song with Fran FriedmanKnown for her uplifting, fun-filled performances, Fran Friedman presents a morning of musical fun for children ages 2 and 3, and their caregivers. Younger siblings welcome.

No sign up is needed. Just check in at the Children's Desk for a nametag when you arrive. 

  • Friday, February 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, March 2 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, April 6 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:30 am. 
  • Friday, June 1 at 10:30 am. 

Sing Me a Song is cancelled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. 

Sponsored by Needham Bank.

LOCATION: Storyhour/Storycraft Room, lower level
Saturday June 2, 2018
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MIL Stitchers
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us at our monthly meetings and help us cast off for our community! We'll provide patterns and some yarn, and works in progress are welcome.

Morse Institute Library Stitchers (MIL Stitchers) is a service oriented knitting and crocheting group that meets the first Saturday of the month working collaboratively to create handmade items for various nonprofit organizations.  Projects include hats and scarves for the Natick  Service Council American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts", tree ornaments for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees, knitted and crochet prosthetics for breast cancer patients at the  Vernon Cancer Center plus many more.  We also do out of the box projects participating in Natick Nights and "yarn storming" townhall.

If you love fun while you stitch, this is the group for you!

For more information contact Karen at 508-647-6520 kperkins@minlib.net or Fran at franweisse@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Morse Room, first floor
 
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Civil War Hijinks with Judy Cook
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Civil War Hijinks: A story told through family letters, songs and images from the time.

Letters, images, and music combine to provide fascinating insight into camp and home life in Middle America of the 1860's.

You will see photos of the day; images of the letters of Judy’s great-great-grandparents, Gilbert and Esther Claflin; and lyrics of the choruses projected on a large screen.  Judy, in costume, reads Esther’s letters, plays the tunes of the time, and sings songs that were written and sung during the Civil War.  Dennis Cook is the voice of Gilbert Claflin, and a welcome harmonizer.

The songs and tunes include both well-known favorites and unfamiliar gems. The themes are timeless: joy and sorrow, humor, courage and love.

The stories are told in the words of the people of the day: the writers of the songs and letters.  We sing together, as folks did then.  The audience is transported to the time of the Civil War in a very personal, eye-witness experience.

About the Artist:

Judy Cook is a published author, singer, and entertainer.  A packet of aged papers covered with sloping script in faded ink opened a window on the past for Judy.  Already established as an internationally touring performer, Judy was inspired to create entertaining programs from Nineteenth Century material. The letters and a decade’s research were published in 2013 by University of Wisconsin Press as “A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, WI, 1862-63”.

Judy Cook performs each year throughout the United States and Britain.  Judy is recognized for her depth of understanding and storytelling ability in ballad form, for her dedication to the music and for her willingness to do her research.  Judy has half a dozen CDs including one with many of the songs from this program.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday June 4, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Comic Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Comic Book Group will read and discuss Orange by Ichigo Takano. On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she recieves a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter's predictions come true one by one Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny?

Comic Book Group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of this month's title will be available at the main desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Dave Bartos at 508-647-6521.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Monday June 18, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Morning Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This month the Morning Book Group will read and discuss

The morning book group meets the third Wednesday of the month September through June. Join us for a lively discussion and a cup of tea. No need to sign up! Copies of this month's title are available at the circulation desk – call 508-647-6520 to request a copy.

Questions? Please contact Karen Perkins at kperkins@minlib.net or 508-647-6520.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Evening Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This month the Evening Book Group will read and discuss [stay tuned for this month's title!]

And remember to catch up with the Wednesday Evening Book Group online! Check back all month and get the book discussion started early.

The Wednesday evening book group meets the last Wednesday of the month. Refreshments will be provided. No registration is required, and copies of this month's title will be available at the circulation desk.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer McGillis at 508-647-6520 or jmcgillis@minlib.net.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
Monday July 2, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday July 5, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday July 12, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

symbol of two figures holding open books

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday July 16, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday July 19, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

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This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday July 26, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

symbol of two figures holding open books

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday July 30, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday August 2, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

symbol of two figures holding open books

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday August 9, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

symbol of two figures holding open books

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday August 13, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday August 16, 2018
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Family Picnic Supper Theater
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring a blanket and a picnic supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film!

Water and sweet treat will be provided. For more info call the Children's Room at 508-647-6522.

symbol of two figures holding open books

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Monday August 27, 2018
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Preschool Film Fest
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschool film festJoin Miss Susan for 30-minute film programs for preschool children. This event is free to the public and no sign up is needed!

If you have questions, please visit the Children’s Room or call us at 508-647-6522. We always miss you when you cannot attend, but thank you for keeping sick children at home. Preschool Film Fest is canceled if the Natick Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Book Sale SetUP
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday September 14, 2018
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Book Sale SetUP
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday September 15, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
Sunday September 16, 2018
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the Morse Institute Library for the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale! There will be thousands of books on sale, including fiction, mystery, large print, romance, children's, teens, specialty areas and much more. We'll also be selling delicious baked goods prepared by our volunteers. Shop a wonderful selection of homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, breads, pies, jams, and jellies!

All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Morse Institute Library as they support library services like the museum passes, Speed Read collections, and adult, teen & children's programs. Thank you!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level

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