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Monday July 22, 2019
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Tatnuck Toddlers! Learn and Play Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

You're growing so fast, so let's celebrate terrific YOU and all you are learning to do! Songs, stories, playtime, and more! 

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old with caregiver

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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

Storytimes will be cancelled if the Worcester Public Schools cancel or delay classes due to inclement weather

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make a Craft Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Mondays for a fun and different craft each week! Just drop-in

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Night Sky Origami
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join artist Cheryl Perrow for this beginner origami workshop that introduces basic principles as participants learn to fold stars, airplanes, action butterflies, helicopters, and flapping birds. 

Ages: 6 and up, ages 6 to 8 do best with an adult helper.

Registration required. Please call the branch to register @ 508-799-1687

*This event will also take place at the Burncoat Branch Library on Friday, July 26 from 2 to 4pm

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday July 23, 2019
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Foster Care & Adoption Info Table
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Foster Care and Adoption Information from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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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 Candid (formerly known as 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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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To schedule an appointment with the Business and Non-Profit Grant Resources Librarian to learn about available resources, please email jdzugan@mywpl.org.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Outer Space Research with Professor Les Blatt
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What do we know about the shape of the universe?  How are the galaxies arranged with respect to one another?  Is there a center, and, if so, what is located there? And how do we know all of this, anyway?  Space scientists, astronomers, and physicists have been assembling pieces of these big puzzles for many years.  I’ll present a few of their findings, along with some of the open questions still waiting to be answered.

Les Blatt has done research in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and science education at The Ohio State University, Indiana University, Clark University, and l’Université Louis Pasteur, and is a former physics department chair and dean of graduate studies and research.  He currently teaches mini-courses at the WISE Program (Worcester Institute for Senior Education) at Assumption College, and sings with the Worcester Chorus.

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Great American Read Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Attendees will receive a free copy of the upcoming month's selection. Please email vhowley@mywpl.org for details.

June 25: Call of the Wild by Jack London
July 23: The Giver by Lois Lowry
August 27: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday July 24, 2019
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Burncoat Babies! Learn and Play Storytime
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 with parent/caregiver

For ages birth to 18 months

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester Family Partnership Playgroup
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a child between the ages of birth and 5-years-old? Are you looking to help them be "school ready"?

Drop by for Worcester Family Partnership's playgroup for crafts, songs, stories, and social play

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Princess Jasmine
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for an enchanting time with Princess Jasmine! She will tell a story, sing songs, and then meet with every individual child. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the magical moment!

All ages welcome

*This event will also take place at the Frances Perkins Branch Library on Friday, July 12 from 3 to 4pm

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat 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 - 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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Digital Organization for Genealogists
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This class will cover how to download files and images from all the major genealogy databases offered by our library.  We will also be covering how to organize genealogy information using tools like Google Drive and Dropbox, and also tips and tricks like how to set up electronic folder trees and how to use the snipping tool.

 

 
CONTACT:  wplref@mywpl.org    
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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You've Got to Read This! Community Book Chat
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Join our community of readers!  Every month we’ll each read a book of our choice on the same subject, then gather to chat about it.  Everyone will get a chance to talk about their book, discuss what they liked or disliked, and whether they’d recommend it. 

June 26: Memoir or Biography of Someone Famous
July 24: Books about Outer Space
August 28: Bestselling Mystery

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday July 25, 2019
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Sam's Club Job Fair
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Bilingual Storytime: Say hola to Spanish
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us in a 4-week Bilingual Storytime in Spanish/English with sing-alongs, hand rhymes, musical instruments, and scarf dancing. Native Spanish speakers, as well as families interested in exposing their child to another language and culture, are welcome to this bilingual experience through storytime. Ages 2-3 years old.

Únase a nosotros por 4 semanas para Cuentos Bilingüe en español / inglés con canciones, rimas, instrumentos musicales y baile de bufandas. Los hablantes nativos de español y las familias interesadas en exponer a sus hijos a otro idioma y cultura son bienvenidos a esta experiencia bilingüe a través del cuento.

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Throwback Thursday Theater - WALL-E
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursdays throughout June and July

Come watch space-themed sci-fi adventure films on the big screen! Refreshments provided. All ages welcome

Zathura - Goddard Branch on June 20 @ 2:00pm

Treasure Planet - Burncoat Branch on June 27 @ 2:00pm

Space Jam - Tatnuck Magent Branch on July 11 @ 2:00pm

WALL-E - Roosevelt Branch on July 25 @ 2:00pm

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Bingo Afternoons!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to have fun with the whole family or with your friends? Then come join us and be part of Bingo Afternoons.

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Learn Screen Printing with Technocopia
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Learn about screen printing with Worcester's local maker space, Technocopia! Join us for a fun afternoon with ink and paint as we learn how images are transferred from a screen to t-shirts, totes or posters! Using moon and space imagery all participants will leave with their own printed piece on fabric and paper.

Ages: 8 and up

Space is limited please call 508-799-1687 to register

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Craft Day! Decorate a Tote Bag
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Come drop by the GBV Branch to decorate your very own tote bag for all of your summer gear

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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eBook/eReader Q&A (Drop-in)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Get help downloading free library eBooks to your eReader or smartphone. Bring your device or ask about our devices available for check out. 

All ages welcome to drop-in

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday July 26, 2019
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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 2nd 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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Family Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Ivy Child International in a fun-filled yoga and mindfulness series featuring guided meditation, breathing techniques, and other mindfulness exercises. Sessions are free and open to the public. Parents/caregivers and children/youth of all ages are welcome. Mats will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Clemente Course Recruitment Table
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Computación Basica
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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Worcester Fair Housing Project Table
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff conducting intake work for the Worcester Fair Housing Project (WFHP), a partnership program with the Community Legal Aid and fully funded by the federal government to ensure equal housing and accessibility for all, will be available to the public at a resource table. WFHP strives to combat the housing discrimination happening in Worcester. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Friday Fun Films at the Library!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Friday afternoons this summer for a fun movie matinee! Light snacks will be served.

7/5: Christopher Robin (PG) - A grown-up Christopher Robin reconnects with his childhood friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

7/12: Rio (G) - A rare macaw bird named Blu visits Rio de Janeiro on an exciting adventure!

7/19: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (PG) - Teen Miles Morales discovers he is not the only Spiderman alive.

7/26: Woody Woodpecker (PG) - Woody does everything possible to stop developers from tearing down his forest home.

8/2: Kung Fu Panda (PG) - Join Po as he trains to become a Dragon Warrior!

8/9: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) - Security guard Larry travels to London on a mission to save the magic that brings museum exhibits to life.

8/16: Madagascar (PG) – A group of zoo animals must adjust to living in the jungles of Madagascar.

Ages: 5 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Night Sky Origami
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join artist Cheryl Perrow for this beginner origami workshop that introduces basic principles as participants learn to fold stars, airplanes, action butterflies, helicopters, and flapping birds. 

Ages: 6 and up, ages 6 to 8 do best with an adult helper.

Registration required. Please call the branch to register

*This event will also take place at the Frances Perkins Branch Library on Monday, July 22 from 3 to 5pm

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
There are 18 spaces available.
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Pulled String Art
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Make a beautiful creation with just paint, string and paper. 

Suggested for ages 4 and up

Space is limited, so please call 508-799-1687 to register

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday July 27, 2019
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Introduction to Google Drive
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Did you know that Google Drive can provide you with access to free document and photo storage, including access to Microsoft office apps such as Word (docs), Excel (sheets) and much more? Come learn how to use Google Drive to create files in the cloud, sync documents, share folders and easily access your files from anywhere. Basic knowledge of computers and a Google account or gmail required.
 

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Outdoor Digital Photography
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A hands-on class designed to introduce composition techniques and demystify some camera functions. The class will be taught outside while walking around downtown Worcester taking photos. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings, composition, and file types. Learn how to eliminate distractions, use line and texture and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. This class is open to digital camera and smartphone photographers of all experience levels.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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My Husband Is Not a Rainbow: Discussion and Book Signing with Kelley Lynn
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kelley Lynn is an author, actor, stand-up comedian, and grief coach. Her debut book My Husband Is Not a Rainbow: The Brutally Awful, Hilarious Truth about Life, Love, Grief, and Loss, premiered on Amazon as the Number One New release in 2018. Her TED talk, "When Someone You Love Dies, There is No Such Thing as Moving On", went viral with over half a million views, and has been used in countless university discussions and lectures about the language surrounding grief. Kelley is a native of Groton, Massachusetts.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday July 29, 2019
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Tatnuck Toddlers! Learn and Play Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

You're growing so fast, so let's celebrate terrific YOU and all you are learning to do! Songs, stories, playtime, and more! 

For ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old with caregiver

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck 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!

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

 

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make a Craft Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Mondays for a fun and different craft each week! Just drop-in

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday July 30, 2019
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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
Wednesday July 31, 2019
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Burncoat Babies! Learn and Play Storytime
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 with parent/caregiver

For ages birth to 18 months

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester Family Partnership Playgroup
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a child between the ages of birth and 5-years-old? Are you looking to help them be "school ready"?

Drop by for Worcester Family Partnership's playgroup for crafts, songs, stories, and social play

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Tie-Dye
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to decorate your own clothes? Come learn to tie-dye on our front lawn with the whole family! You must bring your own shirt, socks, canvas bag, or pillowcase. White works best with the dye. Please wear clothing that can get dirty as the dye is permanent.

Suggested for all ages with a caregiver.

Space is limited, so please call 508-799-1687 to register.

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins 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 - 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
Thursday August 1, 2019
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Bilingual Storytime: Say hola to Spanish
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us in a 4-week Bilingual Storytime in Spanish/English with sing-alongs, hand rhymes, musical instruments, and scarf dancing. Native Spanish speakers, as well as families interested in exposing their child to another language and culture, are welcome to this bilingual experience through storytime. Ages 2-3 years old.

Únase a nosotros por 4 semanas para Cuentos Bilingüe en español / inglés con canciones, rimas, instrumentos musicales y baile de bufandas. Los hablantes nativos de español y las familias interesadas en exponer a sus hijos a otro idioma y cultura son bienvenidos a esta experiencia bilingüe a través del cuento.

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Pathways For Change Information Table
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Resources for those whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Lilly @ Out to Lunch on the Common
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come see “Lilly” the mobile library on the Common! You can sign up for a library card, and borrow books and movies to enjoy this summer.

CONTACT:  Main Library    
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Bingo Afternoons!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to have fun with the whole family or with your friends? Then come join us and be part of Bingo Afternoons.

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Burncoat Neighborhood Watch Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kathleen Napoli  508-769-4621  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday August 2, 2019
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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 2nd 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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Family Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Ivy Child International in a fun-filled yoga and mindfulness series featuring guided meditation, breathing techniques, and other mindfulness exercises. Sessions are free and open to the public. Parents/caregivers and children/youth of all ages are welcome. Mats will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Clemente Course Recruitment Table
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Computación Basica
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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Friday Fun Films at the Library!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Friday afternoons this summer for a fun movie matinee! Light snacks will be served.

7/5: Christopher Robin (PG) - A grown-up Christopher Robin reconnects with his childhood friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

7/12: Rio (G) - A rare macaw bird named Blu visits Rio de Janeiro on an exciting adventure!

7/19: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (PG) - Teen Miles Morales discovers he is not the only Spiderman alive.

7/26: Woody Woodpecker (PG) - Woody does everything possible to stop developers from tearing down his forest home.

8/2: Kung Fu Panda (PG) - Join Po as he trains to become a Dragon Warrior!

8/9: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) - Security guard Larry travels to London on a mission to save the magic that brings museum exhibits to life.

8/16: Madagascar (PG) – A group of zoo animals must adjust to living in the jungles of Madagascar.

Ages: 5 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Saturday August 3, 2019
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Mars: Revealing the Secrets of the Red Planet
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Aldrich Astonomical Society Introduces the exploration of the red planet from the beginning with Percival Lowell’s drawings of canals on Mars to H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds and into the modern era with NASA & ESA orbiting spacecraft, landers and rovers! Future landers and orbiting space craft will also be discussed. All ages welcome!

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Outdoor Digital Photography
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A hands-on class designed to introduce composition techniques and demystify some camera functions. The class will be taught outside while walking around downtown Worcester taking photos. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings, composition, and file types. Learn how to eliminate distractions, use line and texture and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. This class is open to digital camera and smartphone photographers of all experience levels.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Teen Board Games Meet Up!
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Want to discover newe games? Want to play games with friends? Come to the Teen Zone, Saturdays during the summer for a Teen Board Game Meet Up. Play a number of fun games like Betrayal at House on the Hill. Codenames, Sailor Moon Monopoly or bring one of your own games to share

Ages: 13 to 17

CONTACT:  Teen Room    
LOCATION: Teen Room
Monday August 5, 2019
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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

Storytimes will be cancelled if the Worcester Public Schools cancel or delay classes due to inclement weather

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make a Craft Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Mondays for a fun and different craft each week! Just drop-in

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Alien Landing STEAM Challenge
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Help some friendly aliens land safely on Earth! We will provide a variety of materials for you to design and build a shock-absorbing spacecraft.

Recommended for ages 7-12

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday August 6, 2019
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Cosmic Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branch Libraries
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy a fun space-themed craft each week. Ages 6 and up, while supplies last.

June 25 - Block Robots

July 2 - Alien Puppets

July 9 - Glass Star Necklaces

July 16 - Dream Catchers

July 23 - Space Stamping & Pipe Cleaner Constellations

July 30 - Pipette Rockets

August 6 - Planet Mobiles

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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American History Book Club: The 1960s
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join our ongoing book discussion group focused on American history. Copies of the following books will be provided:

June 4: Shoot for the Moon by James Donovan
July 2: American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley
August 6: The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 17 spaces available.
Wednesday August 7, 2019
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Burncoat Babies! Learn and Play Storytime
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 with parent/caregiver

For ages birth to 18 months

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Henna Tattoos
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Everybody loves Henna! Henna artist Many Roberge will be here to create beautiful henna tattoos for teens!

Ages: 13 to 17

CONTACT:  Teen Room    
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester Family Partnership Playgroup
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a child between the ages of birth and 5-years-old? Are you looking to help them be "school ready"?

Drop by for Worcester Family Partnership's playgroup for crafts, songs, stories, and social play

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Alien Landing Challenge
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Help some friendly aliens land safely on Earth! We will provide a variety of materials for you to design and build a shock-absorbing spacecraft.

Recommended for ages 7 to 12

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat 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 - 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
Thursday August 8, 2019
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PAWS to Read
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Read to Bridgette, our certified therapy dog. Boost reading skills and confidence!

Ages: 5 to 12

Time slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Lunar Landings Smart Robots Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with the Rhode Island Computer Museum at the library! Learn the basic concepts of robotics and then work in teams to learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move in construction challenges.

Ages: 11 to 17

CONTACT:  Teen Room    
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Nutrition Classes
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

June 13:  The Art of Good Nutrition
Come learn what to eat, given our current knowledge of the science of nutrition. Improve your health and feel better by eating great foods!  

July 11: Sugar - Some Bitter Truths
Learn where sugar is hiding, why it is a problem, and strategies for cutting back on the white stuff.  

August 8: Great Whole Grains
What is a whole grain, and what makes it different from other grains?  How can we eat them and enjoy them? 

Presented by Judy Palken, MNS, RD, LDN.  Judy provides the information, guidance, and motivation to help you make simple, effective dietary changes.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Bingo Afternoons!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to have fun with the whole family or with your friends? Then come join us and be part of Bingo Afternoons.

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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GAME DAY!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get unplugged and play some old-fashioned board games with your friends

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Cinema at the Library: Shazam!
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Come watch the movie Shazam! on our big screen. Shazam! follows Billy Batson, a streetwise teen who discovers that everyone has a hero inside them. In Billy Batson's case, by shooting out one word - SHAZAM! - this fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam. 

This movie is rated PG-13. Children unber 13 must be accompanied by an adult

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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eBook/eReader Q&A (Drop-in)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Get help downloading free library Ebooks to your Ereader or smartphone. Bring your device or ask about our devices avilable for checkout.

Free, no registration required

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday August 9, 2019
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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 2nd 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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Family Yoga
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Ivy Child International in a fun-filled yoga and mindfulness series featuring guided meditation, breathing techniques, and other mindfulness exercises. Sessions are free and open to the public. Parents/caregivers and children/youth of all ages are welcome. Mats will be on a first come, first serve basis.

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Clemente Course Recruitment Table
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Computación Basica
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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Worcester Fair Housing Project Table
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff conducting intake work for the Worcester Fair Housing Project (WFHP), a partnership program with the Community Legal Aid and fully funded by the federal government to ensure equal housing and accessibility for all, will be available to the public at a resource table. WFHP strives to combat the housing discrimination happening in Worcester. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Friday Fun Films at the Library!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Friday afternoons this summer for a fun movie matinee! Light snacks will be served.

7/5: Christopher Robin (PG) - A grown-up Christopher Robin reconnects with his childhood friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

7/12: Rio (G) - A rare macaw bird named Blu visits Rio de Janeiro on an exciting adventure!

7/19: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (PG) - Teen Miles Morales discovers he is not the only Spiderman alive.

7/26: Woody Woodpecker (PG) - Woody does everything possible to stop developers from tearing down his forest home.

8/2: Kung Fu Panda (PG) - Join Po as he trains to become a Dragon Warrior!

8/9: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) - Security guard Larry travels to London on a mission to save the magic that brings museum exhibits to life.

8/16: Madagascar (PG) – A group of zoo animals must adjust to living in the jungles of Madagascar.

Ages: 5 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Saturday August 10, 2019
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MS Office - Excel
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn to create basic worksheets, edit, perform calculations, and save documents. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address required.

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Outdoor Digital Photography
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A hands-on class designed to introduce composition techniques and demystify some camera functions. The class will be taught outside while walking around downtown Worcester taking photos. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings, composition, and file types. Learn how to eliminate distractions, use line and texture and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. This class is open to digital camera and smartphone photographers of all experience levels.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 21 spaces available.
Monday August 12, 2019
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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

Storytimes will be cancelled if the Worcester Public Schools cancel or delay classes due to inclement weather

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make a Craft Mondays
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Mondays for a fun and different craft each week! Just drop-in

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday August 13, 2019
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Create an Email Account & Send Documents with Gmail
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Gmail is a free and widely-used email service available through Google.  During this session we will create a Gmail email account, learn how to use different tabs and folders, and practice composing and sending an email.  All the how-tos of attaching and sending a document will also be covered, including how to access what you’ve sent. Please bring ideas on what you want your email name to be. Basic knowledge of computers is required.

 
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

 

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck 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:  Dan Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Documentary: Discovering David Bowie
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of David Bowie`s signature song “Space Oddity” with the documentary Discovering David Bowie. Watch music critics and DJs offer their thoughts on David Bowie`s legacy and share your own after the movie.

 
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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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To schedule an appointment with the Business and Non-Profit Grant Resources Librarian to learn about available resources, please email jdzugan@mywpl.org.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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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 August 14, 2019
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Worcester Family Partnership Playgroup
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Do you have a child between the ages of birth and 5-years-old? Are you looking to help them be "school ready"?

Drop by for Worcester Family Partnership's playgroup for crafts, songs, stories, and social play

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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 - 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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WPL Foundation Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  WPLF    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Out to Lunch on the Common
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Staff from Worcester Public Library will be “out to lunch” to inform the community about the variety of free services, programs, classes, and collections for all ages.   

Please stop by and say hi!

CONTACT:  Main Library    
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Henna Tattoos
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wicked Good Henna will give you a henna tattoo of your choice. Swing by for a free henna tattoo for all members of the family.

All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Frances Perkins Branch    
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make Your Own Video Game Workshop
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have you ever wondered how the designers of your favorite games work their magic? Come "crack the code" of games with the Rhode Island Computer Museum's "Make Your Own Video Game" workshop. This is a great chance to put down your controllers, dive into learning the interactive "Scratch" software--a user-friendly program developed by MIT to teach software coding--and create your very own video game sample. 

Ages: 13 to 17

Space is limited so please make sure to sign up to save your spot!

CONTACT:  Teen Room    
LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Bingo Afternoons!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Want to have fun with the whole family or with your friends? Then come join us and be part of Bingo Afternoons.

Ages: 6 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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MOVIE DAY!!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join your friends and watch the library's showing of UGLY DOLLS

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday August 16, 2019
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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 2nd 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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Clemente Course Recruitment Table
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Computación Basica
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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Friday Fun Films at the Library!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us on Friday afternoons this summer for a fun movie matinee! Light snacks will be served.

7/5: Christopher Robin (PG) - A grown-up Christopher Robin reconnects with his childhood friends Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.

7/12: Rio (G) - A rare macaw bird named Blu visits Rio de Janeiro on an exciting adventure!

7/19: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (PG) - Teen Miles Morales discovers he is not the only Spiderman alive.

7/26: Woody Woodpecker (PG) - Woody does everything possible to stop developers from tearing down his forest home.

8/2: Kung Fu Panda (PG) - Join Po as he trains to become a Dragon Warrior!

8/9: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) - Security guard Larry travels to London on a mission to save the magic that brings museum exhibits to life.

8/16: Madagascar (PG) – A group of zoo animals must adjust to living in the jungles of Madagascar.

Ages: 5 to 12, younger children welcome with a parent/guardian

CONTACT:  Children's Room    
LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Saturday August 17, 2019
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Basic Preservation of Your Family’s Print resources with Highlights from Dr. John Green Collection
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Please join as we explore basic resources and strategies for preserving your heirloom books and papers, and learn about what we have been doing to preserve a portion of the collection given to us by the library’s founder, Dr. John Green in 1859. 

 
CONTACT:  wplref@mywpl.org    
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Cooking Class with Chef Kim Youkstetter
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Chef Kim as she demonstrates how to make perfectly creamy risotto! We will make a classic version using lemon and asparagus, a variation using farro or barley, and the classic Italian arancini. Come hungry as we always make sure to sample our work!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Outdoor Digital Photography
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A hands-on class designed to introduce composition techniques and demystify some camera functions. The class will be taught outside while walking around downtown Worcester taking photos. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings, composition, and file types. Learn how to eliminate distractions, use line and texture and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. This class is open to digital camera and smartphone photographers of all experience levels.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Author Event with Jean M. Grant
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Author of four novels and several magazine articles, Grant was initially a scientist but made the switch to full-time writer in 2017.  Join us as she discusses her motto of the “3 Ps”: patience, perseverance, and putting in time with writing. While her articles focus on family travel, her books cross genres including Scottish romances, the paranormal, and contemporary women’s fiction.  At the heart of all her fiction are stories of heartache, healing, and hope.

Grant will share her experiences with writing, using travel for her research, and the process of getting published.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Soap Making: Aliens & Astronauts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kulina Folk Art will come help participants make their own creation using glycerin based soap. Customize your soap with glitter, scents, colors, and an alien or astronauts rubber ducky.

Ages: 8 and up; registration required

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
There are 19 spaces available.
Monday August 19, 2019
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Learn Spanish with Mango
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Learn how to use your library card to learn Spanish on your computer, smartphone, or tablet with Mango Languages.  Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address required.
 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday August 20, 2019
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Lego 'n' More Constructive Playtime
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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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.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Introduction to Google Drive
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Did you know that Google Drive can provide you with access to free document and photo storage, including access to Microsoft office apps such as Word (docs), Excel (sheets) and much more? Come learn how to use Google Drive to create files in the cloud, sync documents, share folders and easily access your files from anywhere. Basic knowledge of computers and a Google account or gmail required.
 

LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

 

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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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
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Sci-Fi Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SF & Fantasy fiction. Ages 16 and up welcome.

June 18: Startide Rising by David Brin
July 16: Foundation by Isaac Asimov
August 20: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
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New Start Brain Injury Community Center, BAMSI Table
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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 - 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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20s & 30s Worcester Living Group
7:05 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all 20-30 somethings in Worcester looking to make the most out of your early adulthood. Meet new friends, play games, and hone those life skills, at our 20-30 Somethings Worcester Living Meetup, where we will have a fun event on the third Wednesday of every month in the Banx Room of the Main Library. Find our Facebook group here: https://tinyurl.com/y3un8j9l

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Thursday August 22, 2019
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Craft Day! Create a Study Nook
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come drop by the GBV Branch to create your very own Study Nook for the beginning of the school year

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  GBV Branch    
LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday August 23, 2019
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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 2nd 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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Clemente Course Recruitment Table
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Computación Basica
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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Worcester Fair Housing Project Table
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff conducting intake work for the Worcester Fair Housing Project (WFHP), a partnership program with the Community Legal Aid and fully funded by the federal government to ensure equal housing and accessibility for all, will be available to the public at a resource table. WFHP strives to combat the housing discrimination happening in Worcester. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
Saturday August 24, 2019
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MS Office - Word
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

An introductory class in the basics of Microsoft Word. Learn to create, edit, and format text and paragraphs, and save documents. This class is designed for students who have little or no familiarity with Word. Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address required.
 

CONTACT:  wplref@mywpl.org    
LOCATION: Computer Lab, Third Floor, Main Library
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
Monday August 26, 2019
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

 

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

 

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday August 27, 2019
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Foster Care & Adoption Info Table
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Foster Care and Adoption Information from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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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 Candid (formerly known as 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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Finding an English Class
1:00 PM - 4:00 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 ESOL class navigator from RIAC. 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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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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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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Small Business, Non-Profit Grant Research, and Personal Investment Resources Assistance (one-on-one)
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

To schedule an appointment with the Business and Non-Profit Grant Resources Librarian to learn about available resources, please email jdzugan@mywpl.org.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    mywpl.org
LOCATION: Second Floor Reference Desk
 
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Great American Read Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Attendees will receive a free copy of the upcoming month's selection. Please email vhowley@mywpl.org for details.

June 25: Call of the Wild by Jack London
July 23: The Giver by Lois Lowry
August 27: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday August 28, 2019
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager & SMOC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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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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Construction Free Play
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Drop by for free play with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, KEVA Planks, Magna-Tiles, or K'Nex? Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy some unstructured building time with our STEM toys.

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

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 - 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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You've Got to Read This! Community Book Chat
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Join our community of readers!  Every month we’ll each read a book of our choice on the same subject, then gather to chat about it.  Everyone will get a chance to talk about their book, discuss what they liked or disliked, and whether they’d recommend it. 

June 26: Memoir or Biography of Someone Famous
July 24: Books about Outer Space
August 28: Bestselling Mystery

 
CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday August 29, 2019
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Lilly @ Out to Lunch on the Common
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come see “Lilly” the mobile library on the Common! You can sign up for a library card, and borrow books and movies to enjoy this summer.

CONTACT:  Main Library    
 
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City of Worcester's Homeless Projects Manager
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

One-on-one assistance with shelter, housing and other social services. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: New Americans Corner
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Friday August 30, 2019
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Computación Basica
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

Relax and play video games! XBox games alternate weekly between Sonic Mania Plus and Just Dance. Both games are rated E for everyone.

All ages welcome

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Saturday August 31, 2019
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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 half an hour teaching their native language, and then half an hour learning their partner’s. Free and open to all adults.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Food for Thought Cafe
Tuesday September 3, 2019
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Burncoat Branch    
LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Goddard Branch    
LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Roosevelt Branch    
LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Paint by Sticker Crafternoons @ the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, or Tatnuck Branches
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Create a beautiful mosaic picture using numbered, puzzle-style stickers!

August 13 - Dinosaurs

August 20 - Zoo Animals & Cats

August 27 - Under the Sea

September 3 - Unicorns & Magic

 

Ages 6 and up, while supplies last

CONTACT:  Tatnuck Branch    
LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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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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American History Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join our ongoing book discussion group focused on American history.  Copies of the following books will be provided:

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Wednesday September 4, 2019
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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!

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Thursday September 5, 2019
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Pathways For Change Information Table
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Resources for those whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity,  or feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

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: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Burncoat Neighborhood Watch Group
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  Kathleen Napoli  508-769-4621  
LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday September 7, 2019
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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! Free and open to all adults.

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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 4 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
Tuesday September 10, 2019
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Talking Book Library Advisory Council
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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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:  Dan Ekberg  508-648-1251  daniel.ekberg@scorevolunteer.org
LOCATION: Third Floor Study 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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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 September 11, 2019
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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!

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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WPL Foundation Meeting
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
CONTACT:  WPLF    
LOCATION: Dr. John Green Room.
 
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Seven Bridge Writers' Collective
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3rd FLOOR LOCAL HISTORY AREA 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
Thursday September 12, 2019
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Knitting Circle
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity,  or feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies. Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

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: Banx Room - Main Library
Saturday September 14, 2019
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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! Free and open to all adults.

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. Please call 508-799-1655 x3 or visit www.mywpl.org to register.

Alina Khaspekov is a certified Zumba instructor with over 4 years experience teaching Zumba and Zumba Tone classes. She loves music, dancing, and seeing smiling faces after each class!

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
 
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
Tuesday September 17, 2019
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Friends of the WPL - POP UP Book Sales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come stop by the Lobby of the Main library to visit the Friends of the Worcester Public Library's Pop Up Book Sales. The Friends will be hosting these sales while the book store is closed for renovations, and they will have new items at each sale, so come on by support the Friends and see what exciting books we have for you!!!!

Tuesday's from 2 to 5

Saturday's from 10 to 1

CONTACT:  Friends    
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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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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Sci-Fi Book Club
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SF & Fantasy fiction. Ages 16 and up welcome.

September 17: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
October 15: Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
November 19: A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
Wednesday September 18, 2019
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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!

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

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

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Talking Books Room
 
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Seven Bridge Writers' Collective
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

3rd FLOOR LOCAL HISTORY AREA 

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
 
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20s & 30s Worcester Living Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all 20-30 somethings in Worcester looking to make the most out of your early adulthood. Meet new friends, play games, and hone those life skills, at our 20-30 Somethings Worcester Living Meetup, where we will have a fun event on the third Wednesday of every month in the Banx Room of the Main Library. Find our Facebook group here: https://tinyurl.com/y3un8j9l

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Thursday September 19, 2019
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