Tuesday August 21, 2018
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Creative Workshops for Teens
1:00 PM

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens: Motifs in Memoir 

Join us on August 21st for our from 1-3pm in the New Conference Room.

7th-12th grades are encouraged to attend. Registration is required, 10 spaces available.

CONTACT:  Charlie  781-834-5535  cgrosholz@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Museum of Science Reptile Show
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you LOVE reptiles? Do you get excited by lizards? Do you want to meet some while also learning amazing reptile facts? Come to this travelling show by the Boston Museum of Science!

This show is geared towards children aged 5-12 and their caregivers. No registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Kelsey Socha  781-834-5535  ksocha@ocln.org
LOCATION: Old Program Room
 
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Summer Film Series: Amelie
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Amelie (2001, Rated R, French - English Subtitles) - Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, Guillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet star in this magical comedy.  

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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PJ Storytime
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

LOCATION: Old Program Room
Thursday August 23, 2018
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Family Craft Buffet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come create art masterpieces using our stock of leftover crafts from the summer and past year! Who knows what you’ll be able to create?!

This event is geared towards children and families aged 4 and up. No registration is required. 

 

LOCATION: Old Program Room
Friday August 24, 2018
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Teen Art Therapy Series: Teen Night
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you been coming to our art therapy sessions? Come present your artwork! If not, come create some more and hangout with your friends after hours! There will be games, food, and fun activities!

This special after-hours event is for ages 12-18. Participants must arrive between 4:30 and 5 pm, and must stay for the whole time (5-7 pm). 

CONTACT:    781-834-5535  ksocha@ocln.org
LOCATION: Old Program Room
There are 23 spaces available.
Monday August 27, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Finish out August with two family storytimes for all ages! We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys! No registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Old Program Room
Tuesday August 28, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Finish out August with two family storytimes for all ages! We’ll read books, sing songs, do movement, and play with toys! No registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Old Program Room
 
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Read to Gurnet!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Gurney is trained to sit with children and listen to them read.  This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below.

At this time, we ask that only children who are reading independently register. Thank you for understanding!

CONTACT:      ksocha@ocln.org
LOCATION: Old Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday August 29, 2018
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PJ Storytime
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This storytime is geared towards childen 0-6 and their caregivers. Come read books, sing songs, and play with movement and rhyme at the library for a special evening storytime--pajamas optional.

LOCATION: Old Program Room
 
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Friday August 31, 2018
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Dungeons and Dragons: Hoard of the Dragon Queen 3rd Session
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join our ongoing DnD campaign, the Hoard of the Dragon Queen on August 31st from 1:30-4pm.

Dice, snacks, and miniatures will be provided.  If you haven't attended yet, please bring a completed level 1 character sheet! 

7th-12th graders encouraged to attend, registration is required.

CONTACT:  Charlie  781-834-5535  cgrosholz@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday September 3, 2018
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Let's Write! - VML Adult Writing Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday September 4, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Dads & Donuts
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bond with your dad (and donuts!) through stories, songs and fun. Donuts, coffee, and juice will be served. 

Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! This is an event geared towards children aged 0-6 and caregivers who are unable to make it to other library storytimes. 

No registration required!

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday September 10, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 11, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

This month's book selection is The Glass Universe by Dana Sobel.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Wednesday September 12, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Help

Meet with a Reference Librarian for a one-half hour slot to address your technology needs.   This program is offered the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month and limited to 4 participants.  Please bring your device with you to the session.  We will contact you directly to schedule your time slot.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML Classic Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library's Historical Room.

We read and discuss all the classics, historical and modern. Discussions are often lively, and we

welcome new members. Light refreshments are served. We sometimes have special events

like movie/potlucks that relate to the book discussed and a holiday party with gift exchange.

More more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, selection please contact librarian

Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

Happy Reading!

Here is a link to some of the classics we have read and are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/449.Must_Read_Classics

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Contemporary Book Group
7:00 PM - 7:55 PM

Please join us Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing The Tea Gril of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate—the first automobile any of them have seen—and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence.

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Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk!

CONTACT:  Cyndee Marcoux  781-834-5535  cmarcoux@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Thursday September 13, 2018
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Young Authors Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to write stories? Have you ever wanted to write the script for a comic book or a movie? Come meet with other young writers at the Young Authors Club! We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm to play writing games, learn tips and tricks, and work on writing projects together! The club will be putting out its own literary magazine, so all members will have the opportunity to see their work in a library literary publication.

For children in grades 4-6. No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday September 14, 2018
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create. 

This workshop series is for children aged 18 months- 4 years old. Registration is required, as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday September 17, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday September 18, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Storytime
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come to S.T.E. A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Storytime at the library! We’ll read books on a theme and do a science, technology, or art activity to go along! No registration required.

This event is for ages 4-7 with a caregiver. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday September 20, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tween Interest Group (TWIG)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This fall for the first time, we are starting a TWeen Interest Group (TWIG)! TWIG is for children in grades 4-6 who love the library and want to help us plan our next big events, give input into what books we will add to our collection, and volunteer at library events. 

TWIG meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. TWIG will meet simultaneously with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and at times the groups will meet as one. 

We do ask that participants register for our TWIG meetings! Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday September 24, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday September 25, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Tech Help
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Help

Meet with a Reference Librarian for a one-half hour slot to address your technology needs.   This program is offered the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month and limited to 4 participants.  Please bring your device with you to the session.  We will contact you directly to schedule your time slot.  Registration required.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 1, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! - VML Adult Writing Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 8, 2018
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML Classic Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library's Historical Room.

We read and discuss all the classics, historical and modern. Discussions are often lively, and we

welcome new members. Light refreshments are served. We sometimes have special events

like movie/potlucks that relate to the book discussed and a holiday party with gift exchange.

More more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, selection please contact librarian

Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

Happy Reading!

Here is a link to some of the classics we have read and are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/449.Must_Read_Classics

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Young Authors Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to write stories? Have you ever wanted to write the script for a comic book or a movie? Come meet with other young writers at the Young Authors Club! We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm to play writing games, learn tips and tricks, and work on writing projects together! The club will be putting out its own literary magazine, so all members will have the opportunity to see their work in a library literary publication.

For children in grades 4-6. No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday October 12, 2018
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create. 

This workshop series is for children aged 18 months- 4 years old. Registration is required, as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 15, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Storytime
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come to S.T.E. A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Storytime at the library! We’ll read books on a theme and do a science, technology, or art activity to go along! No registration required.

This event is for ages 4-7 with a caregiver. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tween Interest Group (TWIG)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This fall for the first time, we are starting a TWeen Interest Group (TWIG)! TWIG is for children in grades 4-6 who love the library and want to help us plan our next big events, give input into what books we will add to our collection, and volunteer at library events. 

TWIG meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. TWIG will meet simultaneously with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and at times the groups will meet as one. 

We do ask that participants register for our TWIG meetings! Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 22, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 29, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 5, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! - VML Adult Writing Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Young Authors Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to write stories? Have you ever wanted to write the script for a comic book or a movie? Come meet with other young writers at the Young Authors Club! We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm to play writing games, learn tips and tricks, and work on writing projects together! The club will be putting out its own literary magazine, so all members will have the opportunity to see their work in a library literary publication.

For children in grades 4-6. No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday November 9, 2018
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create. 

This workshop series is for children aged 18 months- 4 years old. Registration is required, as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 12, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML Classic Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library's Historical Room.

We read and discuss all the classics, historical and modern. Discussions are often lively, and we

welcome new members. Light refreshments are served. We sometimes have special events

like movie/potlucks that relate to the book discussed and a holiday party with gift exchange.

More more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, selection please contact librarian

Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

Happy Reading!

Here is a link to some of the classics we have read and are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/449.Must_Read_Classics

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tween Interest Group (TWIG)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This fall for the first time, we are starting a TWeen Interest Group (TWIG)! TWIG is for children in grades 4-6 who love the library and want to help us plan our next big events, give input into what books we will add to our collection, and volunteer at library events. 

TWIG meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. TWIG will meet simultaneously with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and at times the groups will meet as one. 

We do ask that participants register for our TWIG meetings! Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 19, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none
Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
office_pencil
Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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S.T.E.A.M. Storytime
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come to S.T.E. A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Storytime at the library! We’ll read books on a theme and do a science, technology, or art activity to go along! No registration required.

This event is for ages 4-7 with a caregiver. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 26, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none
Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday December 3, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! - VML Adult Writing Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VML Non-Fiction Book Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 pm in the library's Historical Room.

Librarians will select the book with input from members and make copies available to check out. This group conducts a self-directed discussion and

welcomes new members at any time.  

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday December 7, 2018
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Little Hands Art Camp
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

In this monthly art class for young children, participants will listen to stories and create a process-based art project, developing key pre-literacy skills and creative expression. Librarians will lead a storytime and demo an art project, which caregivers will work together with their children to create. 

This workshop series is for children aged 18 months- 4 years old. Registration is required, as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday December 10, 2018
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Songtime for Littles
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A song session geared towards kids 0-2 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, and toys: lots of fun! Registration not required.

 
 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Tales for Tots
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

A storytime geared towards kids 2-5 for kids and caregivers! Songs, movement, stories, and toytime: who could ask for anything more? Registration is not required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Baby Lapsit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program is for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Registration for each session is required as space is limited. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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VML Classic Book Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML Classic Book Group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the library's Historical Room.

We read and discuss all the classics, historical and modern. Discussions are often lively, and we

welcome new members. Light refreshments are served. We sometimes have special events

like movie/potlucks that relate to the book discussed and a holiday party with gift exchange.

More more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, selection please contact librarian

Chris Woods at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

Happy Reading!

Here is a link to some of the classics we have read and are reading:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/449.Must_Read_Classics

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM

PJ Storytime is moving to a new time! Come enjoy stories, songs, and movement from 6:45 and 7:15 on the second Wednesday of each month. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Storycraft for Ages 4-6

Kids listen to stories and create a craft based on a weekly theme. This 45-min program is for kids ages 4-6 and they attend the event on their own, while their caregiver remains present and available within the library.

 Registration is required as space is limited. Fall Storycraft is a 12-session class, and interested participants are asked to commit to the whole course when signing up.

Session Dates: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13. 

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Young Authors Club
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you like to write stories? Have you ever wanted to write the script for a comic book or a movie? Come meet with other young writers at the Young Authors Club! We will be meeting on the second Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30 pm to play writing games, learn tips and tricks, and work on writing projects together! The club will be putting out its own literary magazine, so all members will have the opportunity to see their work in a library literary publication.

For children in grades 4-6. No registration is required. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday December 17, 2018
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Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come use our Legos and Duplos to build some amazing Lego creations that we’ll display around the library! All ages are welcome, but those under 10 years must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Write! VML Adult Writing Group
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VML Adult Writing Group “Let’s Write!”

For adults 18 years and over…no experience needed…we write spontaneously during each session in whatever style or format you feel most comfortable (non-fiction, fiction, poetry, dialogue). Facilitated by librarian Chris Woods and local author Bob McNulty. Group meets twice per month on this schedule:  first Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the library’s Historical Room. No need to sign up – just show up.  All you need to bring is your creativity! January 2018 schedule will change due to the Monday holidays. Meeting days/times for that month will be announced. For more information contact Chris at 781-834-5535 or cwoods@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-hour story program gives parents, caregivers and children ages 6 and under the opportunity to enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities together followed by  by a playtime. It also reinforces important early literacy skills to help children get ready to read. No registration is required for this program. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Girls Who Code
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

VML is proud to host Girls Who Code (GWC). Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Their programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st century opportunities. 

This Girls Who Code club is geared towards girls in grades 6-8. The primary focus is to engage girls with coding and STEM fields, though all are welcome. 

Space is limited and attendance at all meetings is required. Please inquire with the Youth Services Librarian at ksocha@ocln if interested.

Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Tween Interest Group (TWIG)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This fall for the first time, we are starting a TWeen Interest Group (TWIG)! TWIG is for children in grades 4-6 who love the library and want to help us plan our next big events, give input into what books we will add to our collection, and volunteer at library events. 

TWIG meets on the third Thursday of every month from 5-6 pm. TWIG will meet simultaneously with our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and at times the groups will meet as one. 

We do ask that participants register for our TWIG meetings! Registration will open on August 31st. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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ROOTS - VML Genealogy Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

"ROOTS" is the Ventress Library's Genealogy Club. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's Historical Room

Come share your genealogy research triumphs and troubles and your family stories. Begin or continue to climb the branches of your family tree with the help of others. All levels are welcome - we will learn from each other!

No need to sign-up, just come on the day.  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Chris Woods  781-834-5535  cwoods@ocln.org
LOCATION: Historical Room

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