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Monday April 12, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Fork Flower Painting
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Virtual Writing Group
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

New!  Join us as we write creatively and share our inspirations in a supportive environment.  Each session will feature a different writing prompt and a diverse selection of music.  New members always welcome.  Sign up here!

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 1 - Week 4

 

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! This class is being offered thanks to a generous grant from the Marshfield Cultural Council. Our first four week session starts Wednesday March 24th at 2 PM, and runs for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You will be registering for the entire four week session, beginning on Wednesday March 24th and ending on Wednesday April 14th. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family. 

 

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Children's Room Browsing Appointment

Children's Room browsing appointments will be twenty minutes long, and are for ONE family at a time. You must register for a time slot. All members of your family except for children under two years old must be wearing a mask. If any member of your family can not wear a mask for any reason, we ask that they do not join you in the Children's Room for your browsing appointment - we will be happy to offer you curbside pickup of your books instead. Please note that for the time being there will be no toys, puzzles, coloring, or computer available for patron use. Children's room staff will be available to assist and will be present for your entire appointment. If you are interested in a longer appointment, you may book two in a row, if they are available at time of booking. Please call or email to cancel a browsing appointment.

Your children’s browsing appointment guarantees your time in the children’s room only. If you wish to browse the main library as well, please check at the greeter desk again, as we are only allowing twenty five patrons at a time in the main library. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Contemporary Book Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us via Zoom Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Shuggie Bain  by Douglas Stuart

Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. Thatcher's policies have put husbands and sons out of work, and the city's notorious drugs epidemic is waiting in the wings. Shuggie's mother Agnes walks a wayward path: she is Shuggie's guiding light but a burden for him and his siblings. She dreams of a house with its own front door while she flicks through the pages of the Freemans catalogue, ordering a little happiness on credit, anything to brighten up her grey life. Married to a philandering taxi-driver husband, Agnes keeps her pride by looking good--her beehive, make-up, and pearly-white false teeth offer a glamourous image of a Glaswegian Elizabeth Taylor. But under the surface, Agnes finds increasing solace in drink, and she drains away the lion's share of each week's benefits--all the family has to live on--on cans of extra-strong lager hidden in handbags and poured into tea mugs. Agnes's older children find their own ways to get a safe distance from their mother, abandoning Shuggie to care for her as she swings between alcoholic binges and sobriety. Shuggie is meanwhile struggling to somehow become the normal boy he desperately longs to be, but everyone has realized that he is "no right," a boy with a secret that all but him can see. Agnes is supportive of her son, but her addiction has the power to eclipse everyone close to her--even her beloved Shuggie.

A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Edouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.
 (ghttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52741293-shuggie-bain
oodreads Review)

CONTACT:  Cyndee Marcoux  781-834-5535  cmarcoux@ocln.org
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Children's Room Browsing Appointment

Children's Room browsing appointments will be twenty minutes long, and are for ONE family at a time. You must register for a time slot. All members of your family except for children under two years old must be wearing a mask. If any member of your family can not wear a mask for any reason, we ask that they do not join you in the Children's Room for your browsing appointment - we will be happy to offer you curbside pickup of your books instead. Please note that for the time being there will be no toys, puzzles, coloring, or computer available for patron use. Children's room staff will be available to assist and will be present for your entire appointment. If you are interested in a longer appointment, you may book two in a row, if they are available at time of booking. Please call or email to cancel a browsing appointment.

Your children’s browsing appointment guarantees your time in the children’s room only. If you wish to browse the main library as well, please check at the greeter desk again, as we are only allowing twenty five patrons at a time in the main library. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
There are many spaces available.
Thursday April 15, 2021 - Thursday April 29, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 2 Registration

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! This class is being offered thanks to a generous grant from the Marshfield Cultural Council. Our first four week session starts Friday, April 30th at 9:30 AM, and runs for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You can register here for the entire four week session, beginning on Friday, Apil 30th and ending on Friday, May 21st, or you can register for each class individually through the link on each specific date. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family.

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
 
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring/Summer Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

Session Dates: 4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April and May are now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto the session, please gather a bottle of water, a journal and something to write with as you may wish to take notes.

Join us for the first session in the series, "Guided Meditation" on April 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  So often in our hurried lives, we become ungrounded, unfocused and scattered. Join us for an evening of relaxation as Reiki Master Teacher Valerie York leads us in a guided meditation to ground and call back our energy.

Bio:
Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.
CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Saturday April 17, 2021
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Children's Room Browsing Appointment

Children's Room browsing appointments will be twenty minutes long, and are for ONE family at a time. You must register for a time slot. All members of your family except for children under two years old must be wearing a mask. If any member of your family can not wear a mask for any reason, we ask that they do not join you in the Children's Room for your browsing appointment - we will be happy to offer you curbside pickup of your books instead. Please note that for the time being there will be no toys, puzzles, coloring, or computer available for patron use. Children's room staff will be available to assist and will be present for your entire appointment. If you are interested in a longer appointment, you may book two in a row, if they are available at time of booking. Please call or email to cancel a browsing appointment.

Your children’s browsing appointment guarantees your time in the children’s room only. If you wish to browse the main library as well, please check at the greeter desk again, as we are only allowing twenty five patrons at a time in the main library. 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
Saturday April 24, 2021
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Celebrating Duke Ellington Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

RESCHEDULED FROM April 10th!

Join us on Saturday, April 24th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. for a live Zoom event, featuring the acclaimed jazz duo of Peter H. Bloom, flute, and John Funkhouser, piano, in a video-concert of the duo "Celebrating Duke Ellington". This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marshfield Cultural Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council. The concert features classics like Take the A Train, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Caravan, In a Sentimental Mood, and I’m Beginning to See the Light.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet the musicians beforehand.  Then, we’ll enjoy a high-quality pre-recorded video of Peter and John and their Duke Ellington Celebration concert.  After the concert, we’ll host a Zoom reception, so we can chat, ask the musicians questions, and enjoy coffee and pastries (BYO refreshments!).  Advance registration is required.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the event.

Bio: 

Peter H. Bloom, flute, and John Funkhouser, piano, have performed together for more than 20 years. Both are veterans of the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (48th season) and the FiLmprov Ensemble (24th season).  Each of them has impressive touring and recording credentials.They play with style and verve.  Bloom has shared the stage with Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard and other jazz greats.  Praised for “exquisite melody” (Jazz Improv), “amazing versatility” (Arts Fuse) and “hip, jazzy flute work” (AllAboutJazz), Bloom performs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and appears on 47 CDs. He is acclaimed as both a jazz and classical artist.  John Funkhouser has appeared with notables like Luciana Souza, Tierney Sutton, Ran Blake, Herb Pomeroy, Laszlo Gardony, Stan Strickland, and piano savant Matt Savage.  Hailed for “a unique and engaging sound” (North Denver Tribune), he has performed at Birdland, Blue Note, Dizzy’s in New York, the Kennedy Center, and other top venues from Kansas City, New Orleans, and Chicago to Paris, Singapore, and Hong Kong.  He teaches at Berklee College of Music.

 
CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Sunday April 25, 2021
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Registration Deadline - April Teen Loot Bag

Today is the last day to register for the April Loot Bag! Registration for the May Loot Bag opens tomorrow! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • April - Find the Imposter (Among Us)
  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Teen loot bags are for teens in grades 6-12. Looking to subscribe for someone younger? You can check out our loot bags for tweens in grades 4 & 5 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
There are many spaces available.
 
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Registration Deadline - April Tween Loot Bag

Today is the last day to register for the April Loot Bag! Registration for the May Loot Bag opens tomorrow! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • April - Find the Imposter (Among Us)
  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Tween loot bags are for tweens in grades 4 & 5. Looking to subscribe for someone older? You can check out our loot bags for teens in grades 6-12 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
There are many spaces available.
Monday April 26, 2021
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Registration Opens - May Teen Loot Bag

Today is the first day to register for the May Loot Bag! Registration ends on May 23! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Teen loot bags are for teens in grades 6-12. Looking to subscribe for someone younger? You can check out our loot bags for tweens in grades 4 & 5 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Registration Opens - May Tween Loot Bag

Today is the first day to register for the May Loot Bag! Registration ends on May 23! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Tween loot bags are for tweens in grades 4 & 5. Looking to subscribe for someone older? You can check out our loot bags for teens in grades 6-12 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Paper Heart Flower Craft
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We have all new mini campaigns for the spring season! This mini campaign meets Tuesdays from 5-7 PM, with a break the week of May 24. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character. 

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master for the campaign reserves the right to make any needed changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

We have all new mini campaigns for the spring season! This mini campaign meets Tuesdays from 5-7 PM, with a break the week of May 24. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character. 

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master for the campaign reserves the right to make any needed changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 6 spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday April 29, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring/Summer Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

Session Dates: 4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April and May are now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto the session, please gather a bottle of water, a journal and something to write with as you may wish to take notes.

Join us for the second session in the series, "Springing Out of Darkness into the Light" on April 29th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  With the return of Day Light Savings time and Spring, it is time to reflect upon that which we contemplated in the quiet slumber of winter and begin to plant seeds of intention for Spring.  What have you learned?  What dreams are you ready to manifest?  Join us via Zoom for an evening of relaxation as Reiki Master Teacher Valerie York helps us to refresh our spirits and celebrate the return of Spring.

Bio:
Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Friday April 30, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 2 - Week 1

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! Our second four week session starts Friday April 30th at 9:30 AM, and run for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You will be registering for the entire four week session, beginning on Friday April 30th and ending on Friday May 21st. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family. 

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday May 3, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Tie Dye Baby Wipes
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Star Wars Day!

Do you love Baby Yoda as much as we do? We will have a free Baby Yoda origami template and coloring pages available outside on our cart today, until supplies last! May the Fourth Be With You!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  781-834-5535  vmlchild@gmail.com
LOCATION: Take Home Program
 
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Non-Fiction Book Group
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual book discussion of Imperfect Union by Steve Inskeep. Hardcover copies of the book will be available. Please call to reserve a copy. Please register for this event to receive the Zoom meeting log-in information.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday May 5, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
Friday May 7, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 2 - Week 2

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! Our second four week session starts Friday April 30th at 9:30 AM, and run for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You will be registering for the entire four week session, beginning on Friday April 30th and ending on Friday May 21st. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family. 

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday May 10, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Dragonfly Popsicle Stick
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 14, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 2 - Week 3

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! Our second four week session starts Friday April 30th at 9:30 AM, and run for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You will be registering for the entire four week session, beginning on Friday April 30th and ending on Friday May 21st. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family. 

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Fierce Females: Women in Art
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, May 15th from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for a Zoom presentation on "Fierce Females: Women in Art", featuring guest speaker Jane Oneail.  Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Bio:

Jane Oneail curates and delivers art appreciation programs to audiences throughout New England.  Jane holds a master’s degree in Art History from Boston University and a M.Ed. from Harvard University.  A New Hampshire native, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator.  Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. 

Advance Registration is Required.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the event.

 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Monday May 17, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Yarn Rainbows
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 21, 2021
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Bear-a-Lee's Family Music Party Session 2 - Week 4

Want to sing and play with the children in your home? Wondering how to make instruments with found objects? Join us for Zoom music classes with Amy Conley! Our second four week session starts Friday April 30th at 9:30 AM, and run for 40 minutes. These classes are best for children ages 3 - 6. You will be registering for the entire four week session, beginning on Friday April 30th and ending on Friday May 21st. Each family only needs one registration, and there should only be one screen per family. 

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Sunday May 23, 2021
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Registration Deadline - May Teen Loot Bag

Today is the last day to register for the May Loot Bag! Stay tuned for registration information for our summer offerings! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Teen loot bags are for teens in grades 6-12. Looking to subscribe for someone younger? You can check out our loot bags for tweens in grades 4 & 5 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Registration Deadline - May Tween Loot Bag

Today is the last day to register for the May Loot Bag! Stay tuned for registration information for our summer offerings! You now must register for each month's loot bag separately. Registration for each month's loot bag goes live the day after registration for the previous month closes. 

Have you ever wanted a monthly subscription box, but couldn't buy it? That's where we come in. With Ventress Memorial Library's monthly loot bags, you get quick pick reading materials and goodies to fit each month's theme (materials may vary) -- including a book of your own to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies.

Monthly Themes:

  • May - May the Fourth Be With You (Star Wars)
  • Stay tuned for our summer announcement

What does a loot bag come with?

Return the two library books and keep everything else!

  • 2 library books (prechecked out to your library card)
  • 1 book to keep
  • Coloring & activity sheets
  • Other goodies to fit the theme

When are Loot Bags available?

Loot bags are filled during the last week of each month, after registration for that month closes. We strive to fill these as soon as possible, and will send you an email when the tween Loot Bags are ready for pickup. Please note that this is an email directly from the Young Adult Librarian and not the automated event reminder.

Tween loot bags are for tweens in grades 4 & 5. Looking to subscribe for someone older? You can check out our loot bags for teens in grades 6-12 here.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Monday May 24, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Spring Series Take + Make Bead Keychain
1:00 PM

We've put together 8 weeks of children's take + make kits for you to pick up at the library! Each week will feature a different seasonal theme, and contents may vary. These arts + crafts are for good for most ages, and come with everything needed to create something cool - complete with materials, and instructions. Registration is a must, as there are a limited number of kits each week. You can pick up these kits during our curbside hours, or when we are open Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays. Registration for the winter and spring series will be at 1 PM on Mondays. 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Spiliakos  781-834-5535  jspiliakos@ocln.org
LOCATION: Take Home Program
Registration will begin on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM     
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April and May are now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto this session, please have a candle and toothpicks, a journal and a bottle of water.  

Join us for on May 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for "Shadow Work: Full Moon in Sagittarius / Lunar Eclipse".

Shadow work is the act of illuminating the shadow parts of ourselves. It is designed to help you heal from things that you are still unaware of and gets to the root of the problem.  This work is not about being bad or good, it is meant to help you uncover hidden fears and feelings that you have suppressed. The process of healing what lies beneath will transform you from stressed, depressed, and frustrated into inspired, encouraged, and empowered.  Come and join Reiki Master, Valerie York for a relaxing evening of meditation.    

Bio:
Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath and medium allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.
 
 
CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Virtual Storytime With Miss Wendy
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot! Sign up for one of three time slots to join in the fun! Your Zoom link will be emailed to you the Saturday before the zoom! Please note that a grown-up must be present through the entire zoom call! Weekly themes will vary. Please feel free to email Miss Wendy with any questions!

CONTACT:  Wendy Gardner-Breindel  781-834-5535  wgardner-breindel@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 31, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring/Summer Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April is now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto this session, gather water, a journal, writing instrument, a yoga mat or small blanket.  Feel free to include your whole family in this event, as it is designed for all ages.

Join us on June 3rd from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for "Manifesting with the New Moon Solar Eclipse".  New Moon Solar Eclipses carry heightened energies to help you manifest your greatest wishes.  Grab your cell phones or laptops and head outside and join us by Zoom as Reiki Master, Valerie York helps us connect with nature and prepare for the New Moon Solar Eclipse in the sign of Gemini.  Forest bathing, or meditating out in nature greatly enhances mental, spiritual and physical health.    

Bio:

Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Monday June 7, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday June 8, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday June 14, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Monday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 26
  2. May 3
  3. May 10
  4. May 17
  5. May 31
  6. June 7
  7. June 14

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday June 15, 2021
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Teen Spring Virtual Dungeons & Dragons - Tuesday Campaign
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please note that this campaign has already started. To inquire about possible available space, please email Erica at eruscio@ocln.org.

We have all new mini campaigns for the winter season! This mini campaign meets Mondays from 5-7 PM, with a break for Presidents Week. Please note that participating in Dungeons & Dragons requires

  • a free DnD Beyond Account
  • a commitment to attend all seven sessions
  • a good Zoom connection

See below for the complete schedule:

  1. April 27
  2. May 4
  3. May 11
  4. May 18
  5. June 1
  6. June 8
  7. June 15

After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for setting up your character. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email to set up your character.

We have players set up new characters for every campaign. Please note that while we strive to be as flexible as possible with character preference, we cannot accomodate every character request (but we welcome questions). We strive for a balance of power and characters that fit the specific campaign. No evil characters - no exceptions. The Dungeon Master reserves the right to make any necessary changes to character sheets. All character sheets will be made on D&D Beyond, and players will have access to their electronic character sheets after our campaigns for personal use. 

Please note that all players are expected to follow the D&D Etiquette Guidelines as well as Character Creation Rules.

CONTACT:  Erica Ruscio  7818345535  eruscio@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring/Summer Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April is now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto this session, gather water, a journal, writing instrument, a yoga mat or small blanket. You are welcome to join by your firepit, light a candle or pack a picnic or snacks to enjoy.

Join us on June 17th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for "Summer Solstice Meditation and Celebration".  The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, and the shortest night. Humans may have observed the Summer Solstice as early as the Stone Age. Cultures around the world still celebrate the day with feasts, bonfires, picnics and songs.  Grab your cell phones and laptops and head outside and join us by Zoom as Reiki Master, Valerie York leads us in a special Summer Solstice Meditation to celebrate the sun and light!

Bio:

Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org
Tuesday June 29, 2021
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Spring/Summer Meditation Series
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring/Summer Meditation Series, featuring Valerie York, Reiki Doorways to Self

4/15, 4/29, 5/25, 6/3, 6/17, 6/29, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

These sessions will take place via Zoom.  Advance registration for each individual session is required and registration for the sessions in April is now open.  A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the session.  Before logging onto this session, gather water, a journal, writing instrument, a yoga mat or small blanket. 

Join us on June 29th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for "Grounding, Clearing & Shielding".  As we move through our daily lives, we unconsciously pick up energies from our interactions with others.  From minor inconveniences to unsettling circumstances, these influences can cloud our minds and bodies making us feel sluggish, tired and unwell emotionally and physically.  Reiki Master Teacher Valerie York will teach us techniques to ground, balance, and melt away negative energies, replacing sluggish feelings with vibrant life-force, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed.  You will also learn techniques to shield yourself from external influences and seal in positive energy.  These are powerful tools that you can use throughout your life to keep yourself balanced and healthy.

Bio:
 
Valerie York received her First Degree Usui Reiki Certification in November of 2012, her Second Degree Usui Reiki Certification in May of 2013 and her Usui Reiki Master Certification in March of 2014.  Her desire to know more about energy work led her to go on to study Lighterian Reiki, and Native American and Shamanic healing practices.  She has been gifted the Munay-ki Rites several times and has received training to pass on these healing Rites. Her training, combined with her natural gifts as an empath and medium allow her to tap into the energy of an event and create sacred space to meet the specific needs of the participants.

 

CONTACT:  Nancy Hickey  781-834-5535  nhickey@ocln.org

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