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Thursday May 19, 2022
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Author Talk - Mary Ford
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This author talk is part of the VML Cultural Series.

Please join us for an exciting author talk by local Mary Ford, author of Boy at the Crossroads, a novel inspired by a true story. 

Mary Ford is an award-winning journalist who spent twenty-eight years as the editor of two small-town community newspapers in Massachusetts: the Cohasset Mariner and the Hingham Journal. She met her future husband, Conley, in 1971 in California where she was teaching English, and has always been fascinated by his story. Conley and Mary were married in Los Angeles and were featured on the Newlywed Game with Bob Eubanks. After their first appearance, the popular couple was asked back for the Alumni Game. They came in last both times. Their incompatibility has lasted for nearly fifty years. With Conley’s job transfers, couple lived in California, Japan, France, Missouri, Minnesota, England, Illinois and Massachusetts. They reside in Scituate, with their dog, George. “Boy at the Crossroads” is Mary’s first novel. You can visit her website: maryfordedit.com.

This event is free and open to the public. A select amount of signed books will be available to purchase. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
Friday May 20, 2022
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Open Play
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We will have toys, games, and books available during open play time This program is best for supervised children ages 2 - 6 years old. Siblings of all ages welcome. No registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be ONE hour long instead of the usual two!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 23, 2022
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Baby Storytime
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Join us in promoting language and motor skills in this weekly librarian led storytime for babies 0 - 18 months old and their caregivers. Come prepared to sit on the floor and play with your baby! Siblings of all ages welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Preschool Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This lively librarian led weekly storytime is for 2 - 5 year olds and their caregivers. We'll read stories, sing songs, and move around! This program encourages early literacy and social interaction through listening, movement and singing. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LEGO Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us in the Children's Program Room for LEGO Club! This casual family event is for best for supervised children over 3 years old, though siblings of all ages are welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:  vmlchild@gmail.com  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 24, 2022
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Dance & Sing
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for singing and dancing! Miss Wendy will have songs planned and also take requests! This will be a circle time type program where we all sing and dance together! This fun program is intended for our Preschool friends (3-5 yrs), siblings of all ages welcome. Let's have some fun! No registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Artsy Architects
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us in constructing some FUN! This program is designed to invite elementary aged children and their caregivers to explore the nature of design and engineering within the discipline of architecture. This program encourages teamwork between children, adults and peers to create imaginative structures together. Artsy Architects was generously funded by the Marshfield cultural council. No registration required.

CONTACT:  vmlchild@gmail.com  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday May 26, 2022
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Story + Craft
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

This story and craft time is for our youngest friends! We'll read a special story or two and create a very simple related craft. This event is best for children ages 1-5 and their carevigers, though younger and older siblings are always welcome. Crafting with things like glue, scissors, markers or crayons, and paper is a great way to help develop fine motor skills. Registration for everyone attending is required since we need to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  7818345535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday May 27, 2022
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Toddler storytime encourages physical movement and cognitive development through energetic songs and stories. This lively librarian led storytime is for children ages 16 months - 32 months. Siblings of all ages welcome. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 28, 2022
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Take + Make Crafts

Stop by the Children's Room for some seasonal Take + Make crafts, while supplies last! No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Take Home Program
 
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Makerspace iMac Sign-Up
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Patrons ages 12+ can sign up for a two-hour slot on select Saturdays to use our iMac in The Wave Makerspace!

Record a podcast, edit a photo, make a movie, and more on our iMac and iMac software. Please note that while we are happy to recommend a tutorial or offer quick reference help for using the software, library staff cannot offer extensive hands-on support during this session. Software includes:

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier Rush
  • Final Cut Pro
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Keynote
  • Logic Pro
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Scratch 3
  • Vectonerator

*Terms of use: patrons may not log into personal accounts and must save all files to a flash drive; patrons may not download programs or alter existing programs or defaults; patrons may not make any purchases and may use only approved programs on the main launchpad page, including all programs listed above and calculator, color palette, Chrome, GoPro Player, and photos. Ultimaker Cura and Cricut Design Space may only be used during drop-in Makerspace hours,Tween Makers, or Teen Makers programs as those programs are for the 3D Printer and Cricut, respectively.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio, Teen Services & Makerspace Librarian  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday May 31, 2022
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Teen Makers @ The Wave Makerspace
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to sign up for a half-hour slot to try something new in The Wave Makerspace. Below is a list of things you might try:

  • Learn how to 3D Print (many prints take longer than a half hour; participants may start a print then pick it up when it is ready)
  • Learn how to use the Cricut (cut out adhesive vinyl or an iron on to add a personal touch to an item of yours)
  • Try out the Go Pro (practice using the camera and making a video on our iMac)
  • Tinker with our Tech Kits (we have Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Mini Robots, and more!)
  • Get Crafty (we have perler beads, yarn, crochet needles, bracelet making, and paper crafts)
CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: The Wave Makerspace
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday June 1, 2022
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After School Movie: The Goonies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to the library after school to watch The Goonies and eat some popcorn! No registration required.

The Goonies, 1985, Rated PG

A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Saturday June 4, 2022
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A Celtic Celebration featuring Davis Bates

Join us in our Library Plaza Program Room Tales and songs from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Stories of seal folk and wee folk, and sing-alongs galore. This program is generously funded by the Marshfield Cultural Council. Families of all ages welcome! No Registration necessary.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Monday June 6, 2022
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Take + Make Crafts

Stop by the Children's Room for some seasonal Take + Make crafts, while supplies last! No registration required.

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Nonfiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Nonfiction enthusiasts are welcome to join us in-person from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Library Plaza Program Room for a discussion of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town by Elyssa East. Copies of each month's selection are available to borrow at the Check Out Desk a month in advance. New members are always welcome; no advance registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Wednesday June 8, 2022
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Read to Rocko
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come to the library to read to a dog! Rocko will be with us for two hours and each registration will be fifteen minutes long. Registration is required.

Check back for a link to register!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Contemporary Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us via Zoom Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. (goodreads review)

CONTACT:  Cyndee Marcoux  781-834-5535  cmarcoux@ocln.org
Saturday June 11, 2022
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Parisian Thoroughfare Jazz Concert
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Parisian Thoroughfare – a Jazz Celebration of the City of Light | VML Cultural Series

This concert, originally "April in Paris," has been rescheduled. Join us on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for a live concert with Peter Bloom, flute and Mark Leighton, guitar, for "April in Paris" – a jazz tribute to the City of Light, including April in Paris, Under Paris Skies, I Love Paris, Afternoon in Paris, Pernod, and other captivating music from the clubs and cafes of Paris. This concert is sponsored by the Marshfield Cultural Council.

Flutist Peter H. Bloom and guitarist Mark Leighton have performed together for more than 25 years, with concerts for The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Colby College, The Boston Public Library, Hudson River Museum, Islesboro Summer Concerts (Maine), Nashua Public Library Bach’s Lunch Series (NH), Plymouth Public Library, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset, the Morse Institute Library in Natick, and many other venues. The Bloom/Leighton Duo is a member of the New England States Touring Roster. Free and open to the public - no registration required; Library Plaza Programming Room.

 

 

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Wednesday June 15, 2022
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How to Bake a Universe with Alec Carvlin
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Calling all cosmic chefs! Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe, at the Ventress Memorial Library on June 15th at 3:30pm! Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end. So come on down and bring nothing! Just make sure you have enough. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Nonfiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Nonfiction enthusiasts are welcome to join us in-person from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Library Plaza Program Room for a discussion of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe. Copies of each month's selection are available to borrow at the Check Out Desk a month in advance. New members are always welcome; no advance registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library Plaza Program Room
Wednesday July 13, 2022
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Contemporary Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us via Zoom Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Miss Eliza's English Kitchen: A Novel of Victorian Cookery and Friendship by Annabel Abbs

In a novel perfect for fans of Hazel Gaynor’s A Memory of Violets and upstairs-downstairs stories, Annabel Abbs, the award-winning author of The Joyce Girl, returns with the brilliant real-life story of Eliza Acton and her assistant as they revolutionized British cooking and cookbooks around the world.

Before Mrs. Beeton and well before Julia Child, there was Eliza Acton, who changed the course of cookery writing forever.

England 1837. Victorian London is awash with exciting new ingredients from spices to exotic fruits, but Eliza Acton has no desire to spend her days in the kitchen. Determined to be a poet and shamed by the suggestion she write a cookery book instead, she at first refuses to even consider the task. But then her father is forced to flee the country for bankruptcy, shaming the family while leaving them in genteel poverty. As a woman, Eliza has few options, so she methodically collects recipes while teaching herself the mysteries of the kitchen. And to her surprise, she discovers she is not only talented at cooking—she loves it.

To assist her, she hires seventeen-year-old Ann Kirby, the impoverished daughter of a war-injured father and a mother losing her grip on reality. Under Eliza’s tutelage, Ann learns about poetry, cookery, and love, while unravelling a mystery in her mistress’s past. Through the art of food, Eliza and Ann develop an unusual friendship and break the mold of traditional cookbooks by adding elegant descriptions and ingredient lists, that are still used today.

Told in alternate voices, this is an amazing novel of female friendship, the ensuring struggle for freedom, the quiet joy of cookery, and the place of food in creativity all while bringing Eliza Acton out of the archives and back into the public eye.  (goodreads review)

CONTACT:  Cyndee Marcoux  781-834-5535  cmarcoux@ocln.org

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