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Wednesday February 22, 2017
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Teens: 3D Printing Bulbasaur
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Pokémon Bulbasaur

Design a Pokémon Bulbasaur keychain - your creation is yours to keep! Pick it up at the library the week after the program. You’ll also learn about 3D printing and print a small 3D object to take home!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

This event is FULL. Contact Robin to be put on the wait list: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

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

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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Teens: Creative Writing
2:00 PM - 4:00 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.

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

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

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
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Tuesday February 28, 2017
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Teens: Demystifying the College Admissions Process
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Join local author Terry Greene Clark for an inside look at the college admissions process. Learn about the college application, the redesigned SAT, college athletics, financial aid and more! Terry will share some of her own experiences - having sent three of her four children off to college in the last six years. 

Event is FREE and open to Teens 11-18 & their parents. Parents are welcome to attend without their Teens.

Contact Robin for more info: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
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Thursday March 2, 2017
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Teen Minecraft
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Play Minecraft on the library’s server! Don’t have an account? We've got guest accounts!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS: Game content will include a mix of Creative & Survival Mode, including Player vs. Player (fighting/weapons). If you have questions about the club, please contact the Teen Librarian before registering your teen.

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
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Friday March 17, 2017
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Teens: Animanga Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teen Animanga ClubWatch anime, eat cool Japanese snacks, color manga pages, and bond with other otaku!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  anime shown will be rated Teen

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
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Sunday March 19, 2017
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Concert: Jacqueline Schwab & Emily O'Brien
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Jacqueline Schwab, piano and Emily O'Brien, recorder, will perform a mixture of classical music and improvised arrangements of traditional music, generally centering around French and English music from the turn of the 20th century and featuring a scintillating York Bowen Sonatina for Recorder and Piano (think Debussy meets Gershwin) as the centerpiece, with Gershwin, French and Latin waltzes, spirituals, novelty piano ("Nola") and other pieces working with the musical style.

This concert is free to all and appropriate for all ages. For more information please call 508-647-6520.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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Teen Minecraft
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Play Minecraft on the library’s server! Don’t have an account? We've got guest accounts!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS: Game content will include a mix of Creative & Survival Mode, including Player vs. Player (fighting/weapons). If you have questions about the club, please contact the Teen Librarian before registering your teen.

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Innovation Studio, second floor
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Saturday March 25, 2017
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Tolkien Reading Day: The Hobbit
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tolkien Reading Day: The HobbitEnjoy an afternoon of magic and myth with Tolkien Reading Day on Saturday, March 25 at 1:00pm! This is an annual event to celebrate the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. The library will host a reading day event for the whole family. Our library staff will be reading aloud selections from The Hobbit. "I love this book and have read it myself many times," says librarian Dave Bartos. "But it really came alive for me when I first read it aloud with my 4-year-old daughter."

We'll have copies of the book available to check out so you can continue the journey at home with your family. We'll also have crafts, food, and a Tolkien costume contest!

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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MIL Art Series: Oil Pastels inspired by Marc Chagall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Marc Chagall Inspired drawing with oil pastels & watercolor resist paper shaped in full or half-domes

More information to come

Artist: Emily Pechet

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Sunday April 16, 2017
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Easter/Patriots Day
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Monday April 17, 2017
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Easter/Patriots Day
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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9th Annual Poetry Slam
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Morse Institute Library poetry slam

Join The Morse Institute Library for an evening of fast-paced competitive poetry! Presented by Geof Hewitt, this annual event invites local poets to the stage to share their original work for a chance to win prizes and take the title for their age category. 

What is a slam?

A slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own work and are judged by the audience.

Who can slam?

If you’re ready to stand in front of an audience and read your original work, you can slam.

What are the rules? 

  • Poets must arrive at 6:45 pm to register. Poets should bring two original poems that can be performed in 3 minutes or less.
  • This program is for all ages with two age levels of competition: Dr. Seuss, age 14 and under, The Dickenson, ages 15 and older.
  • Poems must be appropriate for all ages.
  • No registration required for audience participation.

Will there be prizes?

A 1st place prize will be awarded for each age category. Every participant will receive a certificate of participation.

For more information contact the library at 508-647-6520 or email kperkins@minlib.net.


Geof HewittAbout the Presenter

Geof Hewitt started publishing poems in 1966. He became Vermont's Poetry Slam Champion in 2004 (winning by one-tenth of a point). A Vermont championship has not been held since, so he tirelessly boasts that he is "Vermont's Reigning Slam Champ." Geof served for 21 years as Writing Consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and now offers writing workshops for teachers and students throughout New England. He also teaches for Union Institute & University's undergraduate B.A. program. His recent books include Hewitt's Guide to Slam Poetry and Poetry Slam (Discover Writing Press, 2005), which won the Mom's Choice Award in 2008, and The Perfect Heart: Selected and New Poems (2010).

LOCATION: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St, Natick, MA
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Friday May 12, 2017
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Teens: Animanga Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Teen Animanga ClubWatch anime, eat cool Japanese snacks, color manga pages, and bond with other otaku!

This is a Teen event for ages 11-18.

Event is free but space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Robin to sign up: 508.647.6400 x 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE:  anime shown will be rated Teen

Teen programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library.

LOCATION: Community Room, lower level
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Saturday May 20, 2017
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 23 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 24 from 12-3pm 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 will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

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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Sunday May 21, 2017
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, January 23 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, January 24 from 12-3pm 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 will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

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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Saturday May 27, 2017
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day
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Sunday May 28, 2017
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day
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Monday May 29, 2017
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LIBRARY CLOSED: Memorial Day
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Tuesday June 20, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Tuesday August 15, 2017
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Red Cross Blood Drive
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a Red Cross blood drive sponsored by the Morse Institute Library. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are also welcome to come to the library and give the gift of life!

Why give blood? Every day over 40,000 people will need blood in the U.S. Your donation will be a life-saving gift to up to three people.

LOCATION: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, lower level
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Saturday September 16, 2017
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, September 17 from 12-3pm 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 will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

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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Sunday September 17, 2017
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Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

symbol of two figures holding open booksCome to the Morse Institute Library on Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, September 17 from 12-3pm 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 will also have a great selection of movies, puzzles and games available.

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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