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Friday April 27, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays. 

*Special all age storytime in celebration of National Library Week with a guest community reader.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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MSPCC Contractor work group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A group of providers from across the Western and Central parts of the state need meeting space to train on a new computer program.  

CONTACT:  Ashley Pepoli  617-352-8897  apepoli@mspcc.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Pathways SAAM Film Series
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

TBD

CONTACT:  Heidi Sue LeBoeuf  5088527600  hleboeuf@pathwaysforchange.help
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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No-bake birds' nest cookies
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to make no-bake birds' nest cookies. We'll provide everything you need to leave with a small treat.

Registration is required

Suggested for ages 4 and up with a caregiver

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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STEAM Fair
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Help us celebrate the "Art" in Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics)! Visit a variety of STEAM stations that feature Spin Art, 3Doodler printing pens, geometric sticker art. and spirographs. Then, create color coded mazes for our Ozobot robots!

Ages: 7 and up, and their families

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water!

Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Club del libro en espanol
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Nos reunimos cada mes para debatir y compatir temas literarios y soci-culturales a partir de la lectura de grandes autores latino americanos.

CONTACT:  Beatriz Alvarado     balvarado1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Lionheart Puppet Company Presents: The Reluctant Dragon Show
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What happens when Harold, a young village boy, discovers a dragon in the mountains? Can Harold convince the villagers that the dragon just wants to be friends?  Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a great way to introduce children to literacy adaptations, as well as loyalty and the arts.

Recommended for ages 4 and up

*Sponsored byt the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Basic Drawing
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of drawing with experienced local instructor Helen Downey! Each class is a standalone session and requires registration. Recommended for ages 16 and older. Supplies will be provided.

Week 5: Portraiture: Facial proportions and expressions

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Armenian Celebration
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Charles Der Kazarian    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday April 30, 2018
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MA Dept. of Public Health, West Office: Wellness
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Full Frame Initiative will present the “Five Domains of Wellbeing” framework and approach to community based domestic and sexual violence service providers interested in participating in a pilot learning collaborative.   The meeting is sponsored by the MA Dept. of Public Health.

CONTACT:  Heidi Sue LeBoeuf  5088527600  hleboeuf@pathwaysforchange.help
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Sensory Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

"Sensory Play is an interactive program for children birth to 5 years old to explore different textures, substances and tools. We'll have moon sand, colored rice, toys and much more!"

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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WPS - Art Set-up
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Family Partnerhsip-Advisory Cung Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

CFCE Grant Approval & Information sharing

CONTACT:  Teresa Belton  5087993136  beltont@worc.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Steps to Starting a Business
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance. Leave the session with an A-to-Z overview and specific tools and tips that will help you get started quickly. Presented by The Center for Women & Enterprise. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Guided Relaxation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for one hour of full-body relaxation during which you will be guided into a deep meditative state between waking and sleeping by a certified yoga instructor. Bring Your Own Mat.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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STEAM Fair
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Help us celebrate the "Art" in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics)! Visit a variety of STEAM stations that feature Spin Art, 3Doodler printing pens, geometric sticker art, and spirographs. Then, create color coded mazes for our Ozobot robots!

Ages 7 and up, and their families

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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SCORE Small Business Counseling
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class has 4 slots available. Classes fill up quickly, so register early!

Please contact Daniel Ekberg at daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org or 508-648-1251 if you need to cancel your appointment.

One-hour sessions with a SCORE counselor for those planning to start a business.

The sessions take place in the 3rd Floor Study Rooms.

For more information and to schedule other times for counseling sessions please refer to the SCORE Website.

CONTACT:  Daniel Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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CNVS Annual Meeting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual meeting.

CONTACT:  Denise Darrigrand  508-688-0914  denise.darrigrand@gmail.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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An Introduction to the Family History Library and familysearch.org
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This class is designed to introduce participants to the holdings of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and to the  riches available through  the FHL’s growing, changing  website, FamilySearch.org.  Resources available to FHL  affiliate libraries, including WPL, are highlighted. A working email address and basic knowledge of computers are required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Room Reserved
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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WPS - Art Set-up
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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STEAM Fair
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Help us celebrate the "Art" in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics)! Visit a variety of STEAM stations that feature Spin Art, 3Doodler printing pens, geometric sticker art, and spirographs. Then, create color coded mazes for our Ozobot robots!

Ages 7 and up, and their families

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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The Amazing Things You Can Do With A Google Account
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A Google account is the key to an amazing suite of Google services – free file storage in the cloud, accessible from anywhere; typing, spreadsheet, drawing, and slideshow programs; an incredibly powerful email account with high-end features for keeping your life organized; and so much more! Come learn about the hidden treasures unlocked by your Google account. Basic computer skills and having a google/Gmail account with a current password are required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday May 3, 2018
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WPS - Art Set-up
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Monthly meeting of non-profit and government organizations located in or serving the small businesses and entrepreneurs of Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Neighborhood Issues

CONTACT:  Steve Greaney  508-340-3280  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday May 4, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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WPS - Senior in the Arts Awards
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe and Banx Rooms
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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STEAM Fair
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Help us celebrate the "Art" in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics)! Visit a variety of STEAM stations that feature Spin Art, 3Doodler printing pens, geometric sticker art, and spirographs. Then, create color coded mazes for our Ozobot robots!

Ages 7 and up, and their families

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Cinema at the Library: Paddington
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Paddington is back with his Marmalade and good cheer. In Paddington 2, Paddington is on a quest for the perfect gift for his beloved Aunt Lucy's hundreth birthday. Paddington finds the perfect gift in an old shop, but when the gift is stolen Paddington must solve the mystery.

Rated PG

Adults must be accompanied by a child

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water!

Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There is 1 space available.
 
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Tea Party Appetizers with Chef Kim Youkstetter
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Appetizers fit for royalty! Chef Youkstetter will share recipes and ideas for appetizers that are truly “royal”. In honor of the royal wedding, we will create and sample different types of sweet and savory bites that are not only beautiful, but easy to recreate at home. This class will provide samples, recipes and a chance to make and take some creations.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Sister District MA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Sister District Project organizes volunteers into local teams to win state elections for Democrats. We "sister" this deep blue capacity with swing districts to support strategic state races that matter. Our focus is down-ballot on critical state races. We support a portfolio of races, with the strategic goals of (1) flipping or holding chambers, (2) busting Republican supermajorities, and (3) taking back seats in badly gerrymandered states. Together, we will ensure that all Americans have equal representation and our government works for all people, not just the minority in power.

CONTACT:  Elizabeth McKinstry  508-388-3066  elizm_sd@outlook.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Paint Day for Kids
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Local artist Edmy Ortiz will conduct a Saturday afternoon "Painting Day" for kins during ART WEEK in MA and in honor of Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros/Children's Day, Book Day. All supplies will be provided including your own canvas to paint on.

Recommended for ages 6 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Royal Tea Party
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Royal Public Librarians of Worcester request the honor of your presence at our Royal Tea Party in celebration of the upcoming British Royal Wedding! Make your own fascinator, test your knowledge of British royalty trivia, and enjoy tea and treats! Tea Party attire optional and you are welcome to bring your favorite tea cup. Ages 16+.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday May 7, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books and crafts.

Children of all ages are welcome

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Kites!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us and design your very own kite, just in time for the nice weather! We will provide the kites and the markers! While supplies last.

Recommended for ages 6 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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WPS - Meet the Artists Night
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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WPS - Meet the Artists Night
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Legal Assistance with CLA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Discuss legal re-entry barriers, including housing, employment and driver's license issues, with an attorney from Community Legal Aid's CORI and Re-entry Project.
No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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WPL Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Worcester Writer's Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Are words your passion? Worcester Writer’s Group may be of interest to you. Read more at http://www.meetup.com/writers-858/

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Hold - Foundation
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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U.S.Citizenship Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Ascentria Care Alliance's Immigration Legal Assistance Program is providing assistance with citizenship applications. First floor of the Main Library, in the New Americans Corner.

Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:    774-243-3045  infolegal@ascentria.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPLF - Board of Trustees Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  WPLF    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Room Reserved - Friends
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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A Flower For My Mother
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We invite kids to bring their moms to the Main Library for a special celebration in honor of Mother's Day

Recommended for ages 7 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Basic Hand Sewing
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of practical hand sewing with an experienced sewing teacher. No previous knowledge needed. Supplies provided.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paws to Read
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Boost reading skills and confidence by reading to Bridgette, our friendly and furry pet therapy dog.

Recommended for ages: 5 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Office Hours with Representative Jim O'Day
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

An opportunity for constituents of the 14th Worcester District to meet with their State Representative and discuss issues of importance. 

CONTACT:  Cate McAnulty  617-722-2090 x8825  cate.mcanulty@gmail.com
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday May 11, 2018
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Friends Booksale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friends Spring Booksale

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Friends Booksale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friends Spring Booksale

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Community Garden Planting Party
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help us plant kale, chard, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and basil seedings for this year's community garden! We will also enjoy a garden-themed read aloud (for the younger children in attendance), have a fresh veggie tasting, and plant individual peat pot flowers for families to take home and replant! The garden box was made possible by support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. All seddlings, compost, and technical garden support provided by the Worcester Regional Environmental Council (REC).

For families with children of all ages

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Zumba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water!

Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Around the World Adventures: Asia
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discover our amazing world through crafts, music, movement, and food!

Ages: Recommended for children ages 4 to 7 and their families

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Local History Book Discussion Group
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Please join our  ongoing book discussion group focused on books set in Worcester County.  Copies of the books will be provided.

5/12: Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War by Lisa Brooks . Cheryll Toney Holley, Chief of the Hassanimisco Band of the Nipmuc Nation of Central Massachusetts  will participate.

Meets in the Local History Area on the 3rd Floor of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Depatrment    wplref@mywpl.org
Monday May 14, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books and crafts.

Children of all ages are welcome

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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End Hep C
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This is a meeting of health care organizations that seeks to address issues related to HepC in the Commonwealth.

CONTACT:  Sandi Carlson  508-793-6579  sandi.carlson@umassmed.edu
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Small Business Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

conducted bt the Mass. Dept. of Revenue this informational class is designed for new business owners. It will provide attendees with an understanding of their tax obligations. Income, sales, meals and payroll taxes will be discussed along with registration, file and payment of Massachusetts taxes.   

CONTACT:  Brian Lynch  617 887 5332   lynchb@dor.state.ma.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Business Plan Basics
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started. Presented by The Center for Women & Enterprise. Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3. 
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Walgreens Business Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are getting together as a district to go over financials and business planning with our District Manager.

CONTACT:  Gary Pelletier  401-871-6336  mgr.01233@store.walgreens.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Guided Relaxation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in and join us for one hour of full-body relaxation. You will be guided into a deep meditative state between waking and sleeping. 
BYOM:  Bring Your Own Mat

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Friends of the WPL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Please provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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From Habitants to Immigrants: French Canadian Settlement in Central Massachusetts
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Jacqueline Lessard Finn, author of newly published From Habitants to Immigrants: French Canadian Settlement in Central Massachusetts, and Leslie Choquette, Director of French Institute at Assunption College will be presenting.  Book signing to follow.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Next Steps: Intermediate Internet Security
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

You already know the minimum – how to make a good strong password, and what popups not to click on. But do you know about the latest email scams? How to be safe when using public wifi? The best way to keep track of all your passwords? The 5 things you must NEVER do if you want to keep your phone secure? For those looking for internet security advice beyond the basics, join us for some advanced discussion and advice. Intermediate computer/device knowledge is required, including: installing programs/apps, finding your network settings.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Worcester 20s & 30s Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all 20-30 somethings in Worcester looking to make the most out of your early adulthood. If you are looking for a group where you can meet new friends, play games, enjoy conversation, and get free advice from experts on topics such as healthy cooking, living on a budget, and nailing that interview, then join our meetup group, 20-30 Somethings Worcester Living Meetup, on meetup.com. We will have a fun and exciting event each month.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday May 17, 2018
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SAFEPLAN Continuing Ed
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Continuing education series for SAFEPLAN Advocates. 

CONTACT:  Jessie Aquino  413-387-4302  jessie.aquino@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester County ASSE
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

American Socirty of Safety Eningeers is a nonprofit organization that specializes in educating safety professionals to provide safer and healthier work environments.

CONTACT:  Valerie Stone  508-414-2440  vstonema@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Resume Workout!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, or an experienced worker who needs to update yours to the latest trends, this class has you covered. You’ll get advice on gathering your information, what to include (and leave out!), important sections, the look of your resume, and how to customize your resume and cover letter with keywords to get the job you want. Plenty of examples and resources will be provided in handouts. This is not a computer class. Please bring your current resume, if you have one.

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come share your love for anime and manga. We'll watch a few episodes and do an activity.

Suggested for ages 13 to 18

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday May 18, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Preschool Free Play Exploration
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Children will enjoy a series of stations that teach early childhood education concepts through free play.

Suggested for ages 2 to 5

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Zumba
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water!

Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Crowes Pasture Band
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

“An uncanny blend of voices… the duo sound born to mesh their voices. His, a handsome, sandpapery timbre, and hers, angelic, with a lovely wilt.”  - Bill Copeland Music News

Crowes Pasture is the acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin.  Based in Boston, the duo brings leather and lace harmonies to classic and contemporary folk music in a style that draws from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions. Performing on guitar and banjo, they draw inspiration from both traditional folk storytellers like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and icons of vocal harmony like the Carter Family and Simon & Garfunkel. Their music invites comparisons with the likes of The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, The Milk Carton Kids, The Jayhawks and Ian & Sylvia.  The duo released their second album, Edge of America, in October of 2017.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Nipmuc Food Assessment
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Community meeting to discuss recent food assessment

CONTACT:  Cheryll Holley  508-853-5575  crwritings@aol.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Movie Matinee: Wonder
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join 10-year-old Auggie, a boy with facial differences starting the fifth grade, as he enters mainstream elementary school for the first time. Based on the popular and inspiring children's novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. A small snack will be provided. Rated PG

Recommended for ages 12 and under and their families

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday May 21, 2018
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books and crafts.

Children of all ages are welcome

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Sensory Play
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

"Sensory Play is an interactive program for children birth to 5 years old to explore different textures, substances and tools. We'll have moon sand, colored rice, toys and much more!"

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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CORI Sealing Workshop with EPOCA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to seal your CORI and make the most of your job search.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointments with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Girl Scout Information Event
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ready to start a new adventure?! Joining Girl Scouts is a great way to help girls build confidence, try new things, and discover their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader).

To learn more and to join in the fun, parents and their daughters are invited to attend Girl Scout Information Event. There will be a sample troop meeting, and the opportunity to register to Girl Scouts. 

You may also join Girl Scouts by registering online at gscwm.org, or by calling 413-584-2602.

Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12 and there are opportunities to join at all levels. 

CONTACT:  Kerry O'Brien  508-749-3633  kobrien@gscwm.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Greek Out at the Library!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Can't wait for Rick Riordan's newest Trials of Apollo adventure? Come Greek Out at the library! Learn ancient Greek letters, discover your inner Greek god/goddess, and design your own Greek warrior shields and sandals! While supplies last

Recommended for kids ages 8 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Borrowing Basics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how credit works, types of credit that are available and if you’re ready to apply for credit. Presented by People’s United Bank.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Senior SAFEPLAN Advocate Meeting
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Bi annual meeting with Senior SAFEPLAN Advocates.

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Spectrum Victim Impact Forum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Peter Zoppo  508-425-3410  peter.zoppo@spectrumhealthsystems.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Continuing Education for SAFEPLAN Advocates
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Training for SAFEPLAN Advocates

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Room Reserved
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Online Travel Planning
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Summer’s nearly here and that means it’s time to plan your next vacation! Our online travel resources workshop will teach you how to find good deals and recommendations for a variety of locales. You’ll also learn about a few useful travel apps for when you arrive at your destination. Bon voyage! A working email address and basic knowledge of computers are required.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@gmail.com
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Paws to Read
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Boost reading skills and confidence by reading to Bridgette, our friendly and furry pet therapy dog.

Recommended for ages: 5 to 12

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Cinema at the Library: Black Panther
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Black Panther picks up after the events of "Captain America: Civil War." T'Challa returns home to the technologically advanced country of Wakanda to take his place as king. When an enemy returns he is drawn into a conflict reaching far beyond Wakanda.

Rated PG-13

Children under 13 must be accompanied by a caregiver

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday May 25, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies. Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces and fingerplays for babies up to 18 months.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Community Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Community Blood Drive hosted by the American Red Cross at the Worcester Public Library. 

CONTACT:  Katherine Lawler  781-439-0513  katherine.lawler@redcross.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday May 26, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Lego & Construction Challenge and Free Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with Legos during our weekly FREE PLAY time. Children may work on a themed challenge, introduced monthly. All completed challenges will be featured in our Lego display case for the entire month!

Ages: 12 and under

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Club del libro en espanol
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Nos reunimos cada mes para debatir y compatir temas literarios y soci-culturales a partir de la lectura de grandes autores latino americanos.

CONTACT:  Beatriz Alvarado     balvarado1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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ESOL Navigator: Find an English Class
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, place and level for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator! You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Walgreens Workshop
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are having a guest trainer conduct a workshop for the district's Store Managers.

CONTACT:  Gary Pelletier  401-871-6336  mgr.01233@store.walgreens.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy an open-ended constructive playtime using Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and trains!

Build solo or buddy up and work on a team project! 

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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WPS - Art De-Installation
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Pyramid Model Learning Community
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pyramid Model learning communities brings together early childhood educators and clinicans to  network around their use of the pyramid model (rel;ating to the socuial emotional development of younf children).

CONTACT:  Liz Daniels  508-498-4561  edanielsis@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

May Project: Jewelry Making 101 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Slime Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you love slime? Wicked Henna is coming to teach us how to make slime. Each participant will go home with a 100% safe for sensitive skin slime to play with.

Suggested for ages 10+ with a caregiver.

Registration is required

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday June 1, 2018
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Active Science Training
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seven Hills teachers - Active Science training

CONTACT:  Mike Barth  5083146453  mbarth@sevenhillscharter.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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MA Early Head Start Group
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meeting of Massachusetts Early Head Start grantees for purposes of information sharing.

CONTACT:  Gwendolyn Hawk  413-658-4944  ghawk@communityaction.us
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Room Reserved - Reference
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday June 4, 2018
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Statewide Training for MASS ADVOCATES
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meeting of Trainers/Coordinators for the Awareness and Action teams.

CONTACT:  Marie  Daoust  marie@ma-advocates.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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SCORE Small Business Counseling
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This class has 4 slots available. Classes fill up quickly, so register early!

Please contact Daniel Ekberg at daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org or 508-648-1251 if you need to cancel your appointment.

One-hour sessions with a SCORE counselor for those planning to start a business.

The sessions take place in the 3rd Floor Study Rooms.

For more information and to schedule other times for counseling sessions please refer to the SCORE Website.

CONTACT:  Daniel Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Countdown to Kindergarten
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday June 7, 2018
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VAWA Technical Assistance Meeting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This mandatory in-person meeting (date/location to be determined) will cover grant requirements including reporting and budget amendments, federal compliance regulations, and provide the opportunity for a Q&A session with EOPSS staff. A minimum of one representative per agency is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Aleigh Jerome  6177253320  aleigh.jerome@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Worcester Business Resource Alliance (WBRA)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Monthly meeting of non-profit and government organizations located in or serving the small businesses and entrepreneurs of Worcester.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Learn About LinkedIn
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Greendale Crime Watch
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Neighborhood Issues

CONTACT:  Steve Greaney  508-340-3280  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday June 8, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Saturday June 9, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Legal Assistance with CLA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Discuss legal re-entry barriers, including housing, employment and driver's license issues, with an attorney from Community Legal Aid's CORI and Re-entry Project.
No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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The Untouchable
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Training for attorneys practicing sex offender registration cases

CONTACT:  Rob Ploski  6179105827  rploski@publiccounsel.net
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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WPL - Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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WPL Board of Directors Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
There is 1 space available.
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Local Musicians Night
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department     wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Public Forum and Listening Session #2
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

City Manager's Task Force for Sustaining House First Solutions

CONTACT:  Katherine Calano  508-799-8486  
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Citizenship Application Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship! Ascentria Care Alliance’s Immigration Legal Assistance Program will provide assistance with citizenship applications.  No appointment necessary.

CONTACT:    774-243-3045  infolegal@ascentria.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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WPLF - Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Connect with Social Media: Facebook
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Sewing Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of practical hand sewing with an experienced sewing teacher. No previous knowledge needed. Supplies provided.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
Friday June 15, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Music Recital
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Music recital of the music students of Israel Saldana.

CONTACT:  Israel Saldana  508-479-7419  saldanais@gmail.com
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Forced Into Genocide Book Event
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Forced Into Genocide is the riveting memoir of Yervant Edward Alexanian, an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I.  His memoir is a one-of-a-kind "insider's account" documenting the Genocide's astonishing cruelty, but also its rare, unexpected acts of humanity.

Adrienne Alexanian, Yervant's daughter, will be presenting her father's memoir. Book signing will follow the presentation. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday June 18, 2018
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EPA Statewide Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Statewide gathering of Coordinators and Trainers.

CONTACT:  Marie Daoust  617-724-7526  marie@ma-advocates.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday June 19, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Introduction to Finding Grants
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by the Foundation Center and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Friends of the WPL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Introductory Genealogy and Local History Research Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

One-hour appointment with Genealogy & Local History librarian. Provide at least one week’s lead time for specific topics to allow librarian sufficient time to prepare.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Reference Desk
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Sci-Fi Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SciFi & Fantasy fiction at WPL’s newest book club.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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DTA Meeting
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meeting with DTA Staff: Full Engagement Workers and Domestic Violence Specialists

CONTACT:  Mayra Torres  617-348-5614  mayra.torres@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Urban Gardening Meetup
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Dreaming of growing your own fresh herbs?  Have you perfected the art of bucket gardening and want to share your wisdom?  Looking for a buddy to compost with?  Let's meet up!  All levels of experience welcome.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester 20s & 30s Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all 20-30 somethings in Worcester looking to make the most out of your early adulthood. If you are looking for a group where you can meet new friends, play games, enjoy conversation, and get free advice from experts on topics such as healthy cooking, living on a budget, and nailing that interview, then join our meetup group, 20-30 Somethings Worcester Living Meetup, on meetup.com. We will have a fun and exciting event each month.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Resume Workout!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Whether you’re starting a resume from scratch, or an experienced worker who needs to update yours to the latest trends, this class has you covered. You’ll get advice on gathering your information, what to include (and leave out!), important sections, the look of your resume, and how to customize your resume and cover letter with keywords to get the job you want. Plenty of examples and resources will be provided in handouts. This is not a computer class. Please bring your current resume, if you have one.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
Friday June 22, 2018
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Computer & Internet for Beginners
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This class will build your basic computer skills by working with the mouse and keyboard, and by practicing basic computer searches. Sign up at the 2rd floor desk or call 508-799-1655 x3.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Laboratorio Abierto
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Para todos lo que necesitan ayuda usando dispositivos electrónicos. Te enseñamos hacer lo que quieres en la computadora (búsquedas, Facebook, correo electrónico, escritura de resume, programas de Microsoft como Word o Excel) o tu teléfono.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Saturday June 23, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Club del libro en espanol
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Nos reunimos cada mes para debatir y compatir temas literarios y soci-culturales a partir de la lectura de grandes autores latino americanos.

CONTACT:  Beatriz Alvarado     balvarado1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Luminaries Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday June 25, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Tuesday June 26, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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CORI Sealing Workshop w/EPOCA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Learn how to seal your CORI and make the most of your job search.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: AV Room Computer Lab
 
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Family MBSR Workshop
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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English Conversation Circle
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Libraries Rock! Choir
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you like to sing? Great! Is reading music foreign to you? That’s fine! Our rehearsals will include music literacy for singers of all ability levels, so bring your questions, and our director will help to expand your fluency in the language of music.  

The group will be led by local musician & music educator, Annie Arsenault, and is open to ages 13 and up.  Rehearsal will be held weekly and will end the summer with a concert. You don’t have to have any experience, we only ask that you attend rehearsals, and give your best--by the end of the summer you will have grown musically.  Come join us!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Resume One-on-One Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment to review, critique or begin building a resume and/or cover letter. Bring your existing resume with you to the appointment.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (One-on-One)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Book a one-hour appointment with the Business and Grant Resources Librarian.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Introduction to Coding
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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SAFEPLAN Regional Meeting
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Quarterly meeting for SAFEPLAN Advocates

CONTACT:  Alyssa Nelson  917-254-9401  alyssa.nelson@state.ma.us
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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DIY Crafts for Adults
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We provide the materials, you provide the creativity. Drop in to try our craft ideas, bring your own crafts to work on, or just drop in to say hi to our crafting community! For ages 16 and up.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Open Lab Tech Help
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop in and get extra help with your job applications and Microsoft Word documents, learn to set up a library or email account, or download eBooks and eAudiobooks.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Citizenship Class
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Drop in and learn U.S. Citizenship test material.  Participants must be 18 or older and able to speak and understand English.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Catholic Charities is providing assistance with citizenship applications. Accredited professionals will help you on your path to citizenship!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Connect with Social Media: Instagram & Snapchat
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
 
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Voter Choice MA Statewide Strategy Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come together with the Voter Choice MA -- www.voterchoicema.org -- volunteers as we plan our actions for the month. Ranked Choice Voting is a simple upgrade to the way we vote. This electoral improvement fosters competitive, fair elections where the diverse spectrum of voter interests are represented and everyone has a reason to get excited about voting.

CONTACT:  Nathan Lockwood  617-501-6534  nathan.lockwood@voterchoicema.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Thursday June 28, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or bring something you are working on already. Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Bring your own supplies. 

If you want to learn to knit, bring the following supplies: size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
Friday June 29, 2018
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Saturday June 30, 2018
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Language Exchange
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Share your language and culture with a new friend and learn about theirs!  Participants will pair up to spend 30 minutes teaching their native language, and then 30 minutes learning their partner's.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Zumba!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Zumba classes are for ages 12 and older. Wearing work-out clothes and sneakers is recommended, and remember to bring water! Zumba is an hour-long, high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 3 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

Program generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Kid's Free Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library