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Thursday May 26, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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Friday May 27, 2022
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Stories and Crafts with Ms. B  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. B for fun stories and cool crafts. Please register by Thursday April 28th at 3pm to attend.

Best for ages 2-6, but all ages are welcome with a caregiver. 

    Location: In-Person
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Club for 6th - 8th graders  
    Contact: Charleen Belcher   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

 6th through 8th graders join Ms. B once a month for a fun and relaxed book club.

 Stop by the library's circulation desk for a copy of Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed.

 Read the book before the 27th, take notes on what you'd like to discuss and passages that jump out at you,

 things that annoy, surprise or inspire!

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday June 1, 2022
   10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Self Help, Inc. -STEAM in the Springtime!  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join our friend, Miss Hayley, the Wednesdays in June for fun and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics) activities! Please visit www.selfhelpcpc.org and go to the upcoming activities calendar to register. Make sure you click on the Holbrook event!!

 


Thursday June 2, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Zoom Q&A: Cryptocurrency for Beginners  
    Contact: Josh M   781-767-3644   jmeyer@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Are you curious about all the buzz with cryptocurrency? Are you looking to invest in the likes of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tether, but are unsure how or where to start? Join us virtually for a Q&A discussion with local cryptocurrency enthusiast and tutor Daniel Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Registration is required to recieve a Zoom link.

According to NerdWallet, a cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) is a form of payment that can circulate without the need for a central monetary authority such as a government or bank. Instead, cryptocurrencies are created using cryptographic techniques that enable people to buy, sell or trade them securely. As of January 10, 2022, the total value of all cryptocurrencies was about $1.9 trillion.This event is an excellent opportunity for those looking to learn the basics to begin their first crypto-investing.

For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

**Registrants have the option of attending in person or online. Our presenter will be joining us via Zoom. All registrants will recieve a Zoom link the day of the program**

 
    Location: Hybrid

Tuesday June 7, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Laugh and Learn with Dave Maloof-all ages  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Half day in Holbrook schools? Come to the library for laughs, learning and songs! Dave Maloof with sing some silly songs, teach us how and why we laugh and share with us how to write jokes and comedic songs. The registration is open to all ages. Please register each person seperately below!


Wednesday June 8, 2022
   10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Self Help, Inc. -STEAM in the Springtime!  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join our friend, Miss Hayley, the Wednesdays in June for fun and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics) activities! Please visit www.selfhelpcpc.org and go to the upcoming activities calendar to register. Make sure you click on the Holbrook event!!

 


Thursday June 9, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM John Forti Author Talk & Seed Library Grand Opening  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

All Things Gardening Night at the Holbrook Public Library

Join us Thursday evening on June 9th as kick off the growing season with two enriching programs.

6PM - Seed Library Grand Opening and Tour  

A seed library is a community resource where people can obtain seeds for free, which can be planted in gardens to provide fresh, healthy food and flowers. In June 2022, the Holbrook Public Library will launch this resource to the public. A hybrid tour will be provided to orient the community with this new resource.

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6:30PM - Zoom Author Talk: John Forti with The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World

Join us in-person or online for a Zoom presetnation and Q&A by John Forti. 

The Heirloom Gardener – Traditional Plants and Skills is John Forti’s newest presentation.  It draws from his new book of traditional plants and skills for the modern world.  Richly illustrated with period images and contemporary woodcuts, his PowerPoint shares inspiration from our long history of heirloom preservation, garden craft and homestead lifeways.  Artisanal gardening lifestyles that are helping us to rebuild vibrant local agricultural economies and celebrate sustainable cottage industries that are contributing to our new, homegrown American arts & crafts movement and backyard environmentalism.  At a time when we could all use a little good news, we hope you will join us for a refreshing look at how you can make a difference and build habitat in your own backyard and community.  

John Forti www.jforti.com is a garden historian and ethnobotanist who has directed gardens for Plimoth PlantationStrawbery Banke MuseumMassachusetts Horticultural Society, and Bedrock Gardens. As a Slow Food Slow Food USA Governor and biodiversity specialist, his preservation work has helped to restore countless native and heirloom plants and has brought traditional artisanal practices to modern thinking. He has won numerous awards for historic garden preservation, children’s garden design, herbal and historical education and the 2021 Award of Excellence from National Garden Clubs. This book was inspired by his posts as The Heirloom Gardener - John Forti which go out regularly to millions on facebook.

 
    Location: Hybrid

Wednesday June 15, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Read Book Club  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Community ReadJoin us the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM to discuss the current selection as well as plan for the upcoming reads.

This month's selection is:

The Mountain Between Us

When a blizzard strands them in Salt Lake City, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah's most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization. Without food or shelter, and only Ben's mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, Ashley and Ben's chances for survival look bleak, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, which soon evolves into something more.

Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us.
Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7173336-the-mountain-between-us
    Location: In-Person
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Digital Resources Drop-in  
    Contact: Tracy   781-767-3644   ttolf@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Do you want to learn about our digital library resources like Hoopla, Libby, or Overdrive? Do you need help getting into one of your library accounts on one of your devices? Or maybe, you need your account created. Well, come in for Drop-in for Tech Help from our Technology Librarian Tracy! They are happy to help you with your digital technology needs.

Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is primarily focused on our electronic resources. If you prefer one on one tech help, sign up for a Digital Clinic. And you have questions before dropping in, shoot them an email at ttolf@holbrook.ocln.org. 

    Location: In-Person
   10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Self Help, Inc. -STEAM in the Springtime!  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join our friend, Miss Hayley, the Wednesdays in June for fun and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics) activities! Please visit www.selfhelpcpc.org and go to the upcoming activities calendar to register. Make sure you click on the Holbrook event!!

 


Thursday June 16, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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Wednesday June 22, 2022
   10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Self Help, Inc. -STEAM in the Springtime!  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join our friend, Miss Hayley, the Wednesdays in June for fun and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics) activities! Please visit www.selfhelpcpc.org and go to the upcoming activities calendar to register. Make sure you click on the Holbrook event!!

 


Thursday June 23, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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Wednesday June 29, 2022
   10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Self Help, Inc. -STEAM in the Springtime!  
    Contact: Ms. B   7817673644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join our friend, Miss Hayley, the Wednesdays in June for fun and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathmatics) activities! Please visit www.selfhelpcpc.org and go to the upcoming activities calendar to register. Make sure you click on the Holbrook event!!

 


Thursday June 30, 2022
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Ask a Law Librarian: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Ask a Law Librarian

Are you seeking legal information or assistance in navigating state, local and federal laws? Every Thursday at 1PM join the Head Law Librarian at Brockton Law Library, Alexandra Bernson, for a virtual Zoom Q&A session.

There are 15 Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public. Just like local public libraries, the law libraries are open to everyone. You can receive legal reference assistance, borrow books, and use print and electronic resources. This “Ask a Law Librarian” program is designed to provide the community with virtual access to many of these services. For more information about the Trial Court Law Libraries, visit their website at: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/trial-court-law-libraries.

This program is presented in partnership with the following area libraries: Whitman Public Library, Brockton Public Library; Turner Free Library; Avon Public Library; Scituate Town Library; Thomas Crane Public Library; and Brockton Law Library. For additional information, please contact the Holbrook Public Library at 781-767-3644, visit our website at www.holbrookpubliclibrary.org, or email us at hpl@holbrook.ocln.org.

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Friday July 1, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Program with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen from Self Help for a five-week art program for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Activities include homemade playdough, color mixing, and painting.


Register online HERE (note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday July 6, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement with Miss Kathy  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


Enjoy a fun-filled program of music, dance, and stories with Miss Kathy.

Designed to develop early literacy in children ages birth to 5, but all are welcome.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday July 7, 2022
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Henna  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Have you ever wanted to try henna? Now’s your chance! Join Henna Artist, Mandy Roberge from Wicked Good Henna, as she offers fun henna tattoos.

Henna is safe for all skin types, and the design lasts for several days. Come give it a try for free!

Open to all ages, but teens will have preference.

    Location: In-Person

Friday July 8, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Program with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen from Self Help for a five-week art program for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Activities include homemade playdough, color mixing, and painting.


Register online HERE (note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tom Sieling: 'Take a Tromp through the Swamp, go Explore the Whole Shore!'  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Tom Sieling, the widely acclaimed singer and songwriter from Newfield, New York, will perform a family/children's program called "Take a Tromp Through the Swamp, Go Explore the Whole Shore".

This show consists of the most fun, humorous, and participatory kids songs Tom knows, along with cool facts about area animals and pictures of them and the homes they build.

Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the whole family.

Open to all!

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday July 13, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Krafty Kids Craft Time with Karen and Rebecca  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


 

Fun craft time for kids with two local crafting experts.

Registration is required so we know how many craft supplies to have available.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday July 14, 2022
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM African Wrap Doll Making Workshop with the National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture (NBDMHC) specializes in this updated adaptation of doll-making based on the techniques of the traditional art form rooted in 18th-century African American culture. The workshop offers a hands-on introduction to this process. Participants will create their own three-dimensional figures used over centuries to enhance storytelling.

Open to
adults, teens, and kids ages 5+Registration is required as space is limited.

    Location: In-Person

Friday July 15, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Program with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen from Self Help for a five-week art program for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Activities include homemade playdough, color mixing, and painting.


Register online HERE (note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday July 20, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement with Miss Kathy  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


Enjoy a fun-filled program of music, dance, and stories with Miss Kathy.

Designed to develop early literacy in children ages birth to 5, but all are welcome.

    Location: In-Person
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Read Book Club  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Community ReadJoin us the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM to discuss the current selection as well as plan for the upcoming reads.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday July 21, 2022
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fused Glass Workshop  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Create your very own fused glass pendant or magnet with colorful pre-cut glass in this easy, fun class.  Deenie Pacik Giuliano will walk participants through creating their own fused glass creation.

This program is for adults, teens, and children ages nine and up.  Children ages 9-12 must be supervised one-on-one by an adult - no exceptions as this is a safety issue.

No experience necessary.  All materials included. 

Finished products will need to be picked up at the library after they have been fired.  Registration is required, space is limited.

 

    Location: In-Person

Friday July 22, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Program with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen from Self Help for a five-week art program for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Activities include homemade playdough, color mixing, and painting.


Register online HERE (note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Davis Bates - Storyteller  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join us for award-winning storyteller, Davis Bat­es, in a performance of participatory stories and songs for the whole family.

Entitled “A Song and Story Celebration!,” the program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories from New England and around the world.

Hear how coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands.

There will even be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons, and a guest appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

Pete Seeger called Bates a “genius of a storyteller.”

Bates’ traditional and participatory performance style empowers and encourages audiences to join in the fun, and to take the songs and stories home with them to share with others.

Fun for the whole family!

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday July 27, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Audubon  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

 

Ever wonder whooooo’s flying around Massachusetts? We're home to seven different species of owls!

During this program, kids and their families will explore the adaptations owls have that make them unique nocturnal birds of prey. Participants will handle touchable nature artifacts and meet two live owls which are native to the Commonwealth.

Fun for the whole family!

    Location: In-Person

Thursday July 28, 2022
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Candle Making with the Kitchen Sink Candle Co  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Are you ready to explore your inner candle maker?

Come hang out with the Kitchen Sink Candle Co. as they teach you the basics of candle making

Choose from over 45+ scents to create your own signature scent or stick with a tried-and-true scent.

This program is for adults and teens.  Registration is required, space is limited.

    Location: In-Person

Friday July 29, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Program with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Ms. Jen from Self Help for a five-week art program for ages 3 to 5 with an adult.

Activities include homemade playdough, color mixing, and painting.


Register online HERE (note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday August 3, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement with Miss Kathy  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


Enjoy a fun-filled program of music, dance, and stories with Miss Kathy.

Designed to develop early literacy in children ages birth to 5, but all are welcome.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday August 4, 2022
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Make Your Own Video Games with the RI Computer Museum  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Have you ever wondered how the designers of your favorite games work their magic? Come "crack the code" of games in 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.

Presented by the RICM learning team, the workshop also features an exhibit on “Historic Video Games” that explains the impact of Early Video Games and describes how designers used to make games. Participants will walk away with the skills they need to develop a game and a deeper understanding of the history of technology.

Game ON!  For teens, tweens, and kids ages 9+.  
Registation is required as space is limited.

    Location: In-Person

Friday August 5, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Summer STEAM - Explore the Ocean with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Miss Hayley from Self Help for a four-week STEAM program for ages 3 to 5 and an adult.

Explore Summer STEAM and Explore the Ocean! We will read ocean stories, make ocean art, and explore the life of ocean creatures.

Register online HERE 
(note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Jungle Jim: Splash into Reading  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join us for Jungle Jim and his all-new Splash Into Reading program! Jim's high-energy show has everything you've come to expect: interactive engagement, all-ages humor, and a performance that will delight and amaze you.

This 45 minute program features giant ocean creature creation, routines that promote books and reading, over a dozen volunteers performing on stage with Jungle Jim, and of course - the giant 6-foot balloon!

Fun for the whole family!

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday August 10, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Krafty Kids Craft Time with Karen and Rebecca  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


 

Fun craft time for kids with two local crafting experts.

Registration is required so we know how many craft supplies to have available.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday August 11, 2022
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Dungeons and Dragons one shot  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

No time to join a regular D&D group?  Not sure if you'll like D&D and want to try it out?  Join us for this two-hour module designed to let players of any skill level enjoy some role playing and combat, finishing with an epic boss battle.  Players will choose from pre-made characters.  Ages 13+.  No supplies needed.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    Location: In-Person

Friday August 12, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Summer STEAM - Explore the Ocean with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Miss Hayley from Self Help for a four-week STEAM program for ages 3 to 5 and an adult.

Explore Summer STEAM and Explore the Ocean! We will read ocean stories, make ocean art, and explore the life of ocean creatures.

Register online HERE 
(note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person

Saturday August 13, 2022
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Ouvèti Outdoor Dance Performance Featuring Jean Appolon Expressions  
    Contact: Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian   (781) 961-0932 ext.   sbsarkisian@ocln.org
   

Join us on Saturday, August 13th for a FREE outdoor production of Ouvèti from Jean Appolon Expressions!

Powers Farm Park

592 N Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
See map: Google Maps

1:30-3:00 Afro-Haitian Community Dance Class with Live Drumming

3:00-3:30 Opening Circle

3:30-4:30 Ouvèti Professional Dance Performance

Jean Appolon’s latest work in development portrays feelings of isolation, desperation, fear, and ultimately nostalgia, calm, hope, and connection that people experiencing trauma might cycle through. The movements communicate the powerful experiences of knowing personal trauma, seeing it in others, and yet feeling disconnected due to stigma and fear. Bringing together these emotions and experiences through dance, combined with the soundscape created by musician Val Jeanty, shines a light on injustices, disparities, and challenges that audiences may have experienced or are just becoming aware of. A short opening circle will be led by Appolon and company dancers to collectively welcome the community into the public space and set the “stage” for the site-specific performance.

This event is sponsored by the Turner Free Library and the Friends of the Turner Free Library, and supported in part by a grant from the Randolph Cultural Council, the Holbrook Cultural Council, and the Quincy Arts Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Contact Info

Name: Shannon Bowman-Sarkisian
Email: sbsarkisian@ocln.org
Phone Number: (781) 961-0932 ext. 8
Presenter: Jean Appolon Expressions Dance Company

Based in Boston, Jean Appolon Expressions is a Haitian contemporary dance company, directed by Jean Appolon. Combining Modern technique and Haitian folkloric dance, JAE brings a new artistic vernacular to its audiences. With its dynamic repertoire, JAE educates audiences about Haitian culture, traditions, history and current issues. JAE fulfills its mission to preserve Haitian folkloric culture while constantly enlivening the art form in a way that is vital, accessible, inspiring and educational. JAE is comprised of dancers from diverse backgrounds, each of whom who are committed to JAE’s mission to use dance to share Haitian culture. 

Appolon’s Boston-based Haitian contemporary dance company has performed both at major venues in Boston and beyond, and in city parks and community spaces in free performances accessible to the public. JAE also has performed at many colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Lesley College and Wheaton College. JAE has been fortunate to share the stage with celebrities such as Danny Glover, Henry Louis Gates and Edwidge Danticat, and to collaborate with community partners such as Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) and Central Square Theater.


Jean Appolon is a successful choreographer and master teacher based in Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Appolon received his earliest training and performance opportunities in Port-au-Prince with the Viviane Gauthier Dance Company and the Folkloric Ballet of Haiti. Appolon continued his dance education in the U.S. at the Harvard and Radcliffe Dance Program (1995-1996, Boston, MA), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1996-1998, New York, NY) and the Joffrey American Ballet School (1998-2003, New York, NY), where he  graduated with a B.A. from a joint degree program offered by The New School.

Appolon has also performed with Elma Lewis Productions (Black Nativity), Marlene Silva, North Star Ballet Company (Fairbanks, AK), Black Door Dance Company (Miami, FL), and the Atlantic City Ballet Company.

Jean Appolon teaches regularly at Boston Ballet, UMASS Boston and The Dance Complex (Cambridge, MA), among other locations. Beginning in 2006, Appolon conceived and has since directed a free annual summer dance course in Port-au-Prince that serves young, aspiring Haitian dancers who do not have regular access to dance training. Since 2019, the Summer Dance Institute has been held in Lawrence, MA, in partnership with the Izizwe Dance Studio.

    Location: Powers Farm Park 592 N Main Street Randolph, MA 02368

Wednesday August 17, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Music and Movement with Miss Kathy  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   


Enjoy a fun-filled program of music, dance, and stories with Miss Kathy.

Designed to develop early literacy in children ages birth to 5, but all are welcome.

    Location: In-Person
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Read Book Club  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Community ReadJoin us the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM to discuss the current selection as well as plan for the upcoming reads.

    Location: In-Person

Thursday August 18, 2022
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Training with Animal Man Survivor  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Teens & adults are invited to come learn how to survive the zombie apocolypse from a professional!  This 2 hour workshop is designed to be an extremely fun, engaging, workshop style program where everyone gets involved.

Topics include: Basic first aid & first aid kits, emergency "Bug Out Bags", Lost proofing, knots & lashings, emergency shelter construction anywhere, and everybody gets to shoot a real Darryl Dixon (From The Walking Dead TV Series) style cross-bow!

This program is designed for teens & tweens ages 10 & up, but fun for adults as well! 
Registration is required as space is limited.

    Location: In-Person

Friday August 19, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Summer STEAM - Explore the Ocean with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Miss Hayley from Self Help for a four-week STEAM program for ages 3 to 5 and an adult.

Explore Summer STEAM and Explore the Ocean! We will read ocean stories, make ocean art, and explore the life of ocean creatures.

Register online HERE 
(note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Animal World Experience  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

 

This fun and interactive program features fascinating and exotic animals from around the world that have been rescued or adopted into their forever home.

Open to all ages.

    Location: In-Person

Friday August 26, 2022
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Summer STEAM - Explore the Ocean with Self Help  
    Contact: Holbrook Public Library   781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Join Miss Hayley from Self Help for a four-week STEAM program for ages 3 to 5 and an adult.

Explore Summer STEAM and Explore the Ocean! We will read ocean stories, make ocean art, and explore the life of ocean creatures.

Register online HERE 
(note:  this will bring you to Self Help's registration page)

    Location: In-Person

Wednesday September 21, 2022
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Community Read Book Club  
    Contact:    781-767-3644   hpl@holbrook.ocln.org
   

Community ReadJoin us the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM to discuss the current selection as well as plan for the upcoming reads.

    Location: In-Person

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