Marlborough, MA


 

 

Monday February 6, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft Night: Mixed Media Collage Painting

Learn about our artist of the month - Romare Bearden - and try your hand at his favorite art style - collage! A short introduction on the artist and their legacy, followed by hands-on crafting. Online registration required.

CONTACT: Erin McGrady  508-624-6900 x 34102  emcgrady@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Learn about our artist of the month - Romare Bearden - and try your hand at his favorite art style - collage! A short introduction on the artist and their legacy, followed by hands-on crafting. Online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Erin McGrady
  508.624.6900 x 34102
   emcgrady@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read to a Dog!

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
The registration period has ended.

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday February 7, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Crafty Club

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

 

 
CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

 

 
CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Wednesday February 8, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storybook Art Club

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lazy Crafternoon - Pop Socket

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make original Pop Sockets! Add some bling to your phone!

Registration is NOT required, just drop in from 3:30-4:30pm!

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CONTACT: Rachel Stone  (508) 624-6900  rstone@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make original Pop Sockets! Add some bling to your phone!

Registration is NOT required, just drop in from 3:30-4:30pm!

pop socket

CONTACT:
  Rachel Stone
  (508) 624.6900
   rstone@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Crafternoon

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

Story Crafternoon

 

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

Story Crafternoon

 

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRTUAL - Massachusetts Chocolate History

Most Boston visitors and students of American history know the story of the Boston Tea Party. But did you know that when the colonists stopped drinking tea due to taxation they instead turned to drinking chocolate? Infamous American patriot Paul Revere even crafted dedicated drinking chocolate pots that can be seen on view at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Boston and the state of Massachusetts have many historical connections to chocolate that continue on from that point in time, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America, the first roadside retail confectionery operation, and the first forays into commercial white chocolate production. We’re the birthplace of a number of classic and beloved desserts and treats and the resting place of the famed Fannie Farmer, who lent her amazing recipes developed at the Boston Cooking School to the world through her iconic cookbook and was the inspiration for the nostalgic candy company of the similar name. Join Victoria Kichuk to learn more about our sweet history with this fascinating program.

A chocolate sommelier, writer, and tour guide for over 12 years, Victoria Kichuk brings a unique blend of storytelling ability with an accessible approach to food education that ushers audiences toward a new appreciation of chocolate while learning about its greater historical, geographical, scientific, or cultural context. Career highlights include serving as a corporate blogger for Lindt Chocolates and Hotel Chocolat (UK) and being one of a handful of invited participants in the first ever Colombia Chocolate Week in 2019, organized by the internationally recognized organization Uncommon Cacao. She has also been named co-organizer of the New England Chocolate Festival in cooperation with the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) at Harvard University.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

In collaboration with Marlborough Public Library, Needham Public Library and Tewksbury Public Library.  This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Most Boston visitors and students of American history know the story of the Boston Tea Party. But did you know that when the colonists stopped drinking tea due to taxation they instead turned to drinking chocolate? Infamous American patriot Paul Revere even crafted dedicated drinking chocolate pots that can be seen on view at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Boston and the state of Massachusetts have many historical connections to chocolate that continue on from that point in time, including being the home of the very first chocolate factory in North America, the first roadside retail confectionery operation, and the first forays into commercial white chocolate production. We’re the birthplace of a number of classic and beloved desserts and treats and the resting place of the famed Fannie Farmer, who lent her amazing recipes developed at the Boston Cooking School to the world through her iconic cookbook and was the inspiration for the nostalgic candy company of the similar name. Join Victoria Kichuk to learn more about our sweet history with this fascinating program.

A chocolate sommelier, writer, and tour guide for over 12 years, Victoria Kichuk brings a unique blend of storytelling ability with an accessible approach to food education that ushers audiences toward a new appreciation of chocolate while learning about its greater historical, geographical, scientific, or cultural context. Career highlights include serving as a corporate blogger for Lindt Chocolates and Hotel Chocolat (UK) and being one of a handful of invited participants in the first ever Colombia Chocolate Week in 2019, organized by the internationally recognized organization Uncommon Cacao. She has also been named co-organizer of the New England Chocolate Festival in cooperation with the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) at Harvard University.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

In collaboration with Marlborough Public Library, Needham Public Library and Tewksbury Public Library.  This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Thursday February 9, 2023

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT: Mickey O'Hara  508-624-6900 ext. 3  mohara@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT:
  Mickey O'Hara
  508.624.6900 ext. 3
   mohara@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: YA Game Night

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Saturday February 11, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Paper Rose Bouquet

Learn how to make spiral-cut paper roses from scrapbook paper, display in a paper bouquet or vase for a very library aesthetic arrangement!

CONTACT: Erin McGrady  508-624-6900 x 34102  emcgrady@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Learn how to make spiral-cut paper roses from scrapbook paper, display in a paper bouquet or vase for a very library aesthetic arrangement!

CONTACT:
  Erin McGrady
  508.624.6900 x 34102
   emcgrady@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday February 13, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft Night: Origami Heart Bookmark

Learn how to fold paper into a cute heart bookmark, ready for your next read!

CONTACT: Erin McGrady  508-624-6900 x 34102  emcgrady@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.

Learn how to fold paper into a cute heart bookmark, ready for your next read!

CONTACT:
  Erin McGrady
  508.624.6900 x 34102
   emcgrady@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read to a Dog!

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
The registration period has ended.

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday February 14, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Crafty Club

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event
There are 17 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

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CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room


Wednesday February 15, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun-Time Storytime

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Crafternoon

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

story crafternoon

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

story crafternoon

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 20 spaces available.

Thursday February 16, 2023

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT: Mickey O'Hara  508-624-6900 ext. 3  mohara@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT:
  Mickey O'Hara
  508.624.6900 ext. 3
   mohara@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Book Club for Kids!

Join Ms.Jennie for Virtual Book Club! We'll meet via Zoom and discuss Pixie Tricks: Sprite's Secret by Tracey West and do a craft together. Please register for a copy of the book and crafting supplies. Ages 6 to 10.

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CONTACT: Jennie   5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event
There are 7 spaces available.

Join Ms.Jennie for Virtual Book Club! We'll meet via Zoom and discuss Pixie Tricks: Sprite's Secret by Tracey West and do a craft together. Please register for a copy of the book and crafting supplies. Ages 6 to 10.

book club

CONTACT:
  Jennie 
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Superhero Trivia Night

Prepare yourself for the upcoming release of Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' with this action-packed, high-stakes superhero trivia night!

Grades 6-12. Snacks will be served and prizes will be available to win! Feel free to come in your best superhero costume!

superhero trivia night

CONTACT: Rachel Stone  (508) 624-6900  rstone@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 24 spaces available.

Prepare yourself for the upcoming release of Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania' with this action-packed, high-stakes superhero trivia night!

Grades 6-12. Snacks will be served and prizes will be available to win! Feel free to come in your best superhero costume!

superhero trivia night

CONTACT:
  Rachel Stone
  (508) 624.6900
   rstone@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 24 spaces available.

Friday February 17, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
I ❤ Hedgehog

Just a little after Valentine's Day, show your love with a hedgie - I Hedgehog is open to ages 3-8!

Create a cute little critter to take home with you!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Friday, February 17th @ 4PM.

Please, register each child separately OR indicate the number of children attending in the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of crafting materials.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 13 spaces available.

Just a little after Valentine's Day, show your love with a hedgie - I Hedgehog is open to ages 3-8!

Create a cute little critter to take home with you!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Friday, February 17th @ 4PM.

Please, register each child separately OR indicate the number of children attending in the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of crafting materials.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 13 spaces available.

Saturday February 18, 2023
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kawaii Cookie Workshop

Join Ms.Many for a tasty Kawaii Cookie Workshop! Register for your spot. Ages 6 to 10.

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Join Ms.Many for a tasty Kawaii Cookie Workshop! Register for your spot. Ages 6 to 10.

cookie

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday February 20, 2023

President's Day

LOCATION: Library Closed
Tuesday February 21, 2023
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Masks for Mardi Gras

It's time to party! Mardi Gras is a time of fun, feasting, and fantastic masks, so we thought we should get it on the celebration!

Come by and make Masks for Mardi Gras - open to ages 3-11! Make your own unique mask using all manner of crafting goodies - feathers, ribbon, beads, paint, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Tuesday, February 21st @ 1PM.

Please, register each child separately OR indicate the number of children attending in the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of crafting materials.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 11 spaces available.

It's time to party! Mardi Gras is a time of fun, feasting, and fantastic masks, so we thought we should get it on the celebration!

Come by and make Masks for Mardi Gras - open to ages 3-11! Make your own unique mask using all manner of crafting goodies - feathers, ribbon, beads, paint, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Tuesday, February 21st @ 1PM.

Please, register each child separately OR indicate the number of children attending in the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of crafting materials.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
D.I.Y. Key Art

House keys, car keys, locker keys... After a while they all start to look the same! It's so easy to mix them up and it's even easier to lose them altogether!

Unlock a little flair in your life and join us for D.I.Y. Key Art! Bring your keys to the library and get to work! Using nail polish and few artsy tricks, Grades 6-12 can turn their ordinary keys into works of art with the added benefit of having a practical use as well!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Tuesday, February 21st @ 2PM.

Please register separately or indicate how many will be participating on the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of painting materials.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 15 spaces available.

House keys, car keys, locker keys... After a while they all start to look the same! It's so easy to mix them up and it's even easier to lose them altogether!

Unlock a little flair in your life and join us for D.I.Y. Key Art! Bring your keys to the library and get to work! Using nail polish and few artsy tricks, Grades 6-12 can turn their ordinary keys into works of art with the added benefit of having a practical use as well!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Tuesday, February 21st @ 2PM.

Please register separately or indicate how many will be participating on the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of painting materials.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Crafty Club

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event
There are 17 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

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CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PJ Storytime

Put on your PJs, grab a stuffed friend, and join Ms. Kerry for a virtual storytime filled with relaxing stories, songs, and a fun craft. 

All supplies will be provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Because supplies are limited, there will be one kit available per registration. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed. 

An email with the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. Ages 3 to 6. 

Please note: This craft includes small parts (buttons) and may pose a choking hazard for younger children. Please supervise carefully.

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event
There are 4 spaces available.

Put on your PJs, grab a stuffed friend, and join Ms. Kerry for a virtual storytime filled with relaxing stories, songs, and a fun craft. 

All supplies will be provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Because supplies are limited, there will be one kit available per registration. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed. 

An email with the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. Ages 3 to 6. 

Please note: This craft includes small parts (buttons) and may pose a choking hazard for younger children. Please supervise carefully.

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

There are 4 spaces available.

Wednesday February 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storybook Art Club

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mini Paint & Sip - For TEENS
Small easels, juice & soda, and teens ready to paint - welcome to Marlborough Public Library's Mini Paint & Sip - for TEENS!

Grades 6-12 can pick up a paintbrush, grab some juice or soda, and join in as we follow along with our very own Head of Tech Services, Karen Mattes, as she guides us step-by-step in creating a wonderful work of art. Using tempera paint on mini canvases, by the end you'll have something special to hang on display at home.

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Conference Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Wednesday, February 22nd @ 3PM.

Please register separately or indicate how many will be participating on the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of painting materials.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 13 spaces available.
Small easels, juice & soda, and teens ready to paint - welcome to Marlborough Public Library's Mini Paint & Sip - for TEENS!

Grades 6-12 can pick up a paintbrush, grab some juice or soda, and join in as we follow along with our very own Head of Tech Services, Karen Mattes, as she guides us step-by-step in creating a wonderful work of art. Using tempera paint on mini canvases, by the end you'll have something special to hang on display at home.

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Conference Room inside of the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.) on Wednesday, February 22nd @ 3PM.

Please register separately or indicate how many will be participating on the registration form in order for us to provide the right amount of painting materials.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Story Crafternoon

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for stories and crafts on Wednesdays at 4pm. We will meet in the programming room. Ages 3 to 10. Please register.

story crafternoon

 

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Houseplants 101

Join us in the Conference Room with Kate from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens for a presentation about houseplants! 

Grow houseplants to make you happy, clean your air and beautify your home. We will review several of the easiest plants to grow, and also learn to identify common plant-growing problems. 

CONTACT: Mickey O'Hara  508-624-6900 ext. 3  mohara@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are many spaces available.

Join us in the Conference Room with Kate from Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens for a presentation about houseplants! 

Grow houseplants to make you happy, clean your air and beautify your home. We will review several of the easiest plants to grow, and also learn to identify common plant-growing problems. 

CONTACT:
  Mickey O'Hara
  508.624.6900 ext. 3
   mohara@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday February 23, 2023

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT: Mickey O'Hara  508-624-6900 ext. 3  mohara@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Drop by and play a game or two of chess! No experience or RSVP required. We'll play in the Conference Room. All ages welcome. 

Learn how to play the Queen's Gambit and more! 

CONTACT:
  Mickey O'Hara
  508.624.6900 ext. 3
   mohara@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: YA Game Night

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Friday February 24, 2023
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Young Scientists STEM Beginnings Series

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

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CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Monday February 27, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Craft Night: Mason Jar Terrarium

Build a miniature ecosystem inside a Mason jar! Supplies will be provided, online registration required.

CONTACT: Erin McGrady  508-624-6900 x 34102  emcgrady@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are many spaces available.

Build a miniature ecosystem inside a Mason jar! Supplies will be provided, online registration required.

CONTACT:
  Erin McGrady
  508.624.6900 x 34102
   emcgrady@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read to a Dog!

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
The registration period has ended.

Practice reading to our friend, Dublin! He's a great listener. Children of all ages are welcome. If the child is an early reader, a caregiver should be present. 

Dublin

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday February 28, 2023
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Crafty Club

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event
There are 17 spaces available.

Join Ms. Jennie for arts & crafts and a story every Tuesday at 4 PM.  All supplies are provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed or indicate the number of kits needed in the registration form. An email with the Zoom link and kit pick-up notification will be sent out weekly. Ages 3 to 10.

cuptea

 

 
CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

There are 17 spaces available.

Wednesday March 1, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun-Time Storytime

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
The registration period has ended.

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

The registration period has ended.

Friday March 3, 2023
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Young Scientists STEM Beginnings Series

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

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CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

stem

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Wednesday March 8, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storybook Art Club

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

 

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lazy Crafternoon - Rainy Day Gnomes

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make these rainy day gnomes to celebrate Spring!

Registration is required. Join us from 3:30-4:30pm!

rainy day gnomes

CONTACT: Rachel Stone  (508) 624-6900  rstone@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make these rainy day gnomes to celebrate Spring!

Registration is required. Join us from 3:30-4:30pm!

rainy day gnomes

CONTACT:
  Rachel Stone
  (508) 624.6900
   rstone@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Thursday March 9, 2023
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5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: YA Game Night

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  (508) 624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Teens grades 6-12 will be led through a quest of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition - in-person program & snacks provided.

Space is limited to 5-6 players per session - those waitlisted will receive first priority for the next game.

Players can play using pre-made character sheets, which will be selected and distributed at the beginning of the game, or a character of their own creation.

Please keep in mind that we will be catering to interested patrons with different levels of experience - be courteous, be patient, and have fun!

New to D&D? Click here to check out our "How-To Guide" for essential materials, basic rules, playing tips & more: https://bit.ly/3wAJU75

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  (508) 624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Friday March 10, 2023
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Young Scientists STEM Beginnings Series

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

stem

CONTACT: Jennie  5086246900  jsimopoulos@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Starting January 20th, children, ages 3-6, with a parent/caregiver will learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments in this weekly STEM series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Siblings are welcome. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to help their child and join in the fun during each class! Registration is required and class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6. Series dates: January 20th & 27th, February 3rd & 24th, and March 3rd & 10th. Please register for each class that you plan to attend. “Young Scientists” is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

stem

CONTACT:
  Jennie
  5086246900
   jsimopoulos@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Tuesday March 14, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Wednesday March 15, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun-Time Storytime

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Tuesday March 21, 2023
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PJ Storytime

Put on your PJs, grab a stuffed friend, and join Ms. Kerry for a virtual storytime filled with relaxing stories, songs, and a fun craft. 

All supplies will be provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Because supplies are limited, there will be one kit available per registration. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed. 

An email with the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. Ages 3 to 6. 

Please note: This craft may include small parts, and could pose a choking hazard for younger children. Please supervise carefully.

 

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Put on your PJs, grab a stuffed friend, and join Ms. Kerry for a virtual storytime filled with relaxing stories, songs, and a fun craft. 

All supplies will be provided, so please pre-register for a kit in advance. Because supplies are limited, there will be one kit available per registration. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately in order to receive the number of kits needed. 

An email with the Zoom link will be emailed to you on the day of the program. Ages 3 to 6. 

Please note: This craft may include small parts, and could pose a choking hazard for younger children. Please supervise carefully.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Wednesday March 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storybook Art Club

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

 

CONTACT: Kerry  508-624-6900  kmahoney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room

Explore your favorite storybooks with Ms. Kerry in a new and creative way! Join us as we connect literature and art, using some of our favorite children’s picture books for inspiration. We will experiment with various materials and techniques (such as oil pastels, watercolors, origami, stamps, collage, and mixed media) to create beautiful masterpieces of our very own. 

This program is intended for preschoolers, ages 3-6, along with a caregiver. Please register.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry
  508.624.6900
   kmahoney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lazy Crafternoon - Wind Chimes

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make these lovely beaded wind chimes!

Registration is NOT required, just drop-in from 3:30-4:30pm!

wind chimes

CONTACT: Rachel Stone  (508) 624-6900  rstone@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room

Teens grades 6 and up can join us in the Conference Room to make these lovely beaded wind chimes!

Registration is NOT required, just drop-in from 3:30-4:30pm!

wind chimes

CONTACT:
  Rachel Stone
  (508) 624.6900
   rstone@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual-Author Talk with Maya Rodale & Caroline Linden

Join us for a conversation between friends and romance authors Maya Rodale and Caroline Linden! They'll be discussing Maya's re-released and expanded edition of "Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained". Bring your popcorn because this is going to be a good one!

Please register for this event here.


About the Book:

Long before clinch covers and bodice rippers, romance novels have had a bad reputation as the lowbrow lit of desperate housewives and hopeless spinsters. But in fact, romance novels—the escape and entertainment of choice for millions of women—might prove to be the most revolutionary writing ever produced.

Dangerous Books for Girls examines the origins of the genre’s bad reputation—from the “damned mob of scribbling women” in the nineteenth century to the sexy mass-market paperbacks of the twentieth century—and shows how these books have inspired and empowered generations of women to dream big, refuse to settle, and believe they’re worth it.

For every woman who has ever hidden the cover of a romance—and for every woman who has been curious about those “Fabio books”—Dangerous Books For Girls shows why there’s no room for guilt when reading for pleasure.

About the authors:

Maya Rodale is the best-selling and award-winning author of funny, feminist fiction including historical romance, YA and historical fiction. A champion of the romance genre and its readers, she is also the author of Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained. Maya has reviewed romance for NPR Books and has appeared in Bustle, Glamour, Shondaland, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and PBS. She began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and has never been allowed to forget it.

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before discovering that writing fiction was far more fun. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three FOUR times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have won the NEC-RWA Reader's Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA's RITA Award. She lives in New England.

 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. 

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Join us for a conversation between friends and romance authors Maya Rodale and Caroline Linden! They'll be discussing Maya's re-released and expanded edition of "Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained". Bring your popcorn because this is going to be a good one!

Please register for this event here.


About the Book:

Long before clinch covers and bodice rippers, romance novels have had a bad reputation as the lowbrow lit of desperate housewives and hopeless spinsters. But in fact, romance novels—the escape and entertainment of choice for millions of women—might prove to be the most revolutionary writing ever produced.

Dangerous Books for Girls examines the origins of the genre’s bad reputation—from the “damned mob of scribbling women” in the nineteenth century to the sexy mass-market paperbacks of the twentieth century—and shows how these books have inspired and empowered generations of women to dream big, refuse to settle, and believe they’re worth it.

For every woman who has ever hidden the cover of a romance—and for every woman who has been curious about those “Fabio books”—Dangerous Books For Girls shows why there’s no room for guilt when reading for pleasure.

About the authors:

Maya Rodale is the best-selling and award-winning author of funny, feminist fiction including historical romance, YA and historical fiction. A champion of the romance genre and its readers, she is also the author of Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained. Maya has reviewed romance for NPR Books and has appeared in Bustle, Glamour, Shondaland, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and PBS. She began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence and has never been allowed to forget it.

Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer code before discovering that writing fiction was far more fun. Since then, the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three FOUR times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have won the NEC-RWA Reader's Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA's RITA Award. She lives in New England.

 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Wednesday March 29, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Fun-Time Storytime

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT: Erin Bassler  508-624-6900  ebassler@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Programming Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Through January & February, join Ms. Erin every other Wednesday @ 10AM (Jan. 18th, Feb. 1st & 15th, Mar. 1st, 15th, 29th) for Family Fun-Time - open to Toddler-aged children to Preschoolers.

Older and younger sibblings are also welcome to take part as we read stories, sing and dance, learn fingerplays, and more!

Please join us in-person at the Library - we'll be gathered in the Programming Room in the Walker Building (located @ 255 Main St.). 

Please register all of the children that you will be bringing to the storytime session.

CONTACT:
  Erin Bassler
  508.624.6900
   ebassler@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Programming Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday March 30, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Author Talk with Jenna Evans Welch

What's better than young love, adventure, travel, good, family, and good friends? Nothing! Join us for a conversation with author Jenna Evans Welch as we discuss her books "Love & Gelato", "Love & Luck", and her most recent, "Love & Olives". We're sure you can guess the settings from the titles! Bring your questions because this is going to be rapid fire and awesome!

Please register for the zoom link

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library

About Jenna:

Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato, Love & Luck, and Love & Olives. When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two young children.

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

What's better than young love, adventure, travel, good, family, and good friends? Nothing! Join us for a conversation with author Jenna Evans Welch as we discuss her books "Love & Gelato", "Love & Luck", and her most recent, "Love & Olives". We're sure you can guess the settings from the titles! Bring your questions because this is going to be rapid fire and awesome!

Please register for the zoom link

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library

About Jenna:

Jenna Evans Welch was the kind of insatiable child reader who had no choice but to grow up to become a writer. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato, Love & Luck, and Love & Olives. When she isn’t writing girl abroad stories, Jenna can be found chasing her children or making elaborate messes in the kitchen. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two young children.

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Tuesday April 11, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual: Q&A with Author Kate Spencer

Join Kate Spencer for this very special Q&A about her incredibly fun and funny debut novel, "In a New York Minute", while also talking about all of the incredible projects she is involved in! Bring your questions as this will be a rapid fire Q&A!   

Please register for this event here.

 

About In a New York Minute:

Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been laid off from her (admittedly mediocre) job, the subway doors ripped her favorite silk dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the not-so-plus side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.

Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her knight-in-couture, Hayes Montgomery III, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.

Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s fanciful, talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Luckily, in a city of eight million people, they never have to meet again. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other—and much to their surprise, they enjoy each other’s company. A lot. But when Franny’s whole world is turned upside down (again!), can she find the courage to trust in herself and finally have the life—and love—she’s always wanted?

About Kate:

Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35 and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club.  In a New York Minute is her first novel. She writes a bi-monthly column for InStyle and her work has been published by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and numerous other places. Previously she worked as a senior editor and producer at VH1. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  5086246900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Join Kate Spencer for this very special Q&A about her incredibly fun and funny debut novel, "In a New York Minute", while also talking about all of the incredible projects she is involved in! Bring your questions as this will be a rapid fire Q&A!   

Please register for this event here.

 

About In a New York Minute:

Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been laid off from her (admittedly mediocre) job, the subway doors ripped her favorite silk dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the not-so-plus side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.

Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her knight-in-couture, Hayes Montgomery III, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.

Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s fanciful, talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Luckily, in a city of eight million people, they never have to meet again. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other—and much to their surprise, they enjoy each other’s company. A lot. But when Franny’s whole world is turned upside down (again!), can she find the courage to trust in herself and finally have the life—and love—she’s always wanted?

About Kate:

Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35 and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club.  In a New York Minute is her first novel. She writes a bi-monthly column for InStyle and her work has been published by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and numerous other places. Previously she worked as a senior editor and producer at VH1. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  5086246900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Monday April 17, 2023

Patriot's Day

LOCATION: Library Closed
Wednesday April 19, 2023
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual-Author Talk with Mia Sosa
If you haven't read Mia Sosa, you are missing out! Her books will bring a smile to your face, warmth to your heart, and heat to your cheeks. We are so looking forward to having this time to ask her all of our burning (pun intended) questions about her books, writing, and inspirations. Bring your questions as this will be a rapid fire Q&A!

Please register for the zoom link

About Mia's latest book, The Wedding Crasher:

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.

Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern-day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.

Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?


About Mia:

USA Today bestselling author Mia Sosa writes funny, flirty, and moderately dirty contemporary romances that celebrate our multicultural world. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School, Mia practiced First Amendment and media law in the nation’s capital before trading her suits for sweatpants. Born and raised in East Harlem, New York, Mia is finally ready to call Maryland her home; she lives there with her college sweetheart, their two book-obsessed daughters, and one dog that rules them all. 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

 

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event
If you haven't read Mia Sosa, you are missing out! Her books will bring a smile to your face, warmth to your heart, and heat to your cheeks. We are so looking forward to having this time to ask her all of our burning (pun intended) questions about her books, writing, and inspirations. Bring your questions as this will be a rapid fire Q&A!

Please register for the zoom link

About Mia's latest book, The Wedding Crasher:

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until she stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.

Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern-day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.

Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?


About Mia:

USA Today bestselling author Mia Sosa writes funny, flirty, and moderately dirty contemporary romances that celebrate our multicultural world. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School, Mia practiced First Amendment and media law in the nation’s capital before trading her suits for sweatpants. Born and raised in East Harlem, New York, Mia is finally ready to call Maryland her home; she lives there with her college sweetheart, their two book-obsessed daughters, and one dog that rules them all. 

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

 

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Saturday April 22, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual-Author Talk with Louise Gray

Have you ever wondered who picked your Fairtrade banana? Or why we can buy British strawberries in April? How far do you think your green beans travelled to get to your plate? And where do all the wonky carrots go? Above all, how do we stop worrying about our food choices and start making decisions that make a difference? In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. Join us for this very important discussion as we celebrate Earth Day 2023!

Please Register Here

More About the Book:

Through visits to farms, interviews with scientists and trying to grow her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes and a glut of courgettes.

In each chapter, Louise answers a question about a familiar item in our shopping basket. Is plant protein as good as meat? Is foraged food more nutritious? Could bees be the answer to using fewer chemicals? How do we save genetic diversity in our apples? Are digital apps the key to reducing food waste? Is gardening good for mental health? And is the symbol of clean eating, the avocado, fuelling the climate crisis?

As pressure grows via social media to post pictures of food that ticks all the boxes in terms of health and the environment, these food stories from the author of the award-winning The Ethical Carnivore are also a personal story of motherhood and the realisation that nothing is ever perfect.

About the author:

Hello, I’m Louise Gray. After five years at The Daily Telegraph as Environment Correspondent, I am now a freelance writer. I have worked for the BBC, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Country Life, The Spectator and Scottish Field. I have excellent contacts across the world and a deep knowledge of environmental issues. I have chaired a number of debates and am also available for public speaking events.

I have written a book for Bloomsbury entitled The Ethical Carnivore, that discusses the ethics of meat by only eating animals I have killed myself. It was shortlisted in the Fortnum and Mason Food Awards and won two awards at The Guild of Food Writers Awards, Best Food Book 2017 and Best Investigative Work. The book has received positive reviews, including in The Guardian and Evening Standard, which are all listed on the Amazon page.

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. 

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

Have you ever wondered who picked your Fairtrade banana? Or why we can buy British strawberries in April? How far do you think your green beans travelled to get to your plate? And where do all the wonky carrots go? Above all, how do we stop worrying about our food choices and start making decisions that make a difference? In an effort to make sense of the complex food system we are all part of, Louise Gray decides to track the stories of our five-a-day, from farm to fruit bowl, and discover the impact that growing fruits and vegetables has on the planet. Join us for this very important discussion as we celebrate Earth Day 2023!

Please Register Here

More About the Book:

Through visits to farms, interviews with scientists and trying to grow her own, she digs up the dirt behind organic potatoes, greenhouse tomatoes and a glut of courgettes.

In each chapter, Louise answers a question about a familiar item in our shopping basket. Is plant protein as good as meat? Is foraged food more nutritious? Could bees be the answer to using fewer chemicals? How do we save genetic diversity in our apples? Are digital apps the key to reducing food waste? Is gardening good for mental health? And is the symbol of clean eating, the avocado, fuelling the climate crisis?

As pressure grows via social media to post pictures of food that ticks all the boxes in terms of health and the environment, these food stories from the author of the award-winning The Ethical Carnivore are also a personal story of motherhood and the realisation that nothing is ever perfect.

About the author:

Hello, I’m Louise Gray. After five years at The Daily Telegraph as Environment Correspondent, I am now a freelance writer. I have worked for the BBC, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Country Life, The Spectator and Scottish Field. I have excellent contacts across the world and a deep knowledge of environmental issues. I have chaired a number of debates and am also available for public speaking events.

I have written a book for Bloomsbury entitled The Ethical Carnivore, that discusses the ethics of meat by only eating animals I have killed myself. It was shortlisted in the Fortnum and Mason Food Awards and won two awards at The Guild of Food Writers Awards, Best Food Book 2017 and Best Investigative Work. The book has received positive reviews, including in The Guardian and Evening Standard, which are all listed on the Amazon page.

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library. 

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Tuesday May 9, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Friday May 19, 2023
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Effects of Gerrymandering and Dark Money on the Democratic Process w/Prof. Cobb

The 2022 midterms are over and there was much talk about the impacts of gerrymandering and dark money on the election process and results. Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

Please register for the zoom link

Rachael V. Cobb, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University. Cobb specializes in U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation.

Professor Cobb established the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students as poll workers as a response to reports of an estimated shortage of 500,000 poll workers nationwide. Since 2006, more than 1,000 students from the Greater Boston area have received training and worked as poll workers.

Her work as appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. Professor Cobb serves on the board of MassVOTE and the Boston Election Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her AB from Bryn Mawr College.

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT: Morgan Manzella  508-624-6900  mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov
LOCATION: Virtual Event

The 2022 midterms are over and there was much talk about the impacts of gerrymandering and dark money on the election process and results. Join Prof. Rachael V. Cobb in discussing these issues that have plagued us historically but especially in the last few years.

Please register for the zoom link

Rachael V. Cobb, Ph.D. is Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Suffolk University. Cobb specializes in U.S. elections, election administration, electoral politics, civic engagement, and political participation.

Professor Cobb established the University Pollworkers Project, a nonpartisan program designed to recruit college students as poll workers as a response to reports of an estimated shortage of 500,000 poll workers nationwide. Since 2006, more than 1,000 students from the Greater Boston area have received training and worked as poll workers.

Her work as appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and Studies in American Political Development. Professor Cobb serves on the board of MassVOTE and the Boston Election Advisory Committee. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her AB from Bryn Mawr College.

We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Morgan Manzella
  508.624.6900
   mmanzella@marlborough-ma.gov

LOCATION: Virtual Event

Monday May 29, 2023

Memorial Day

LOCATION: Library Closed
Tuesday June 13, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Monday June 19, 2023

Juneteenth

LOCATION: Library Closed
Tuesday July 4, 2023

4th of July

LOCATION: Library Closed
Tuesday July 11, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Tuesday August 8, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Monday September 4, 2023

Labor Day

LOCATION: Library Closed
Tuesday September 12, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Monday October 9, 2023

Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day

LOCATION: Library Closed

Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day

LOCATION: Library Closed

Tuesday October 10, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Tuesday November 14, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

Tuesday December 12, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT: Karen Mattes  508-624-6900  kmattes@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     

The Adult Book Club is for anyone 18 and older who loves to read and wants to discuss great books with other members of the community. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesdays at 6pmYou have the option of attending virtually or in person in the conference room. Please register for the meeting and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person.

Click here to see the 2023 Book List.  You can pick up a copy of this month's book at the circulation desk.

 

In order to promote an open and friendly environment, we ask that members please:

  • Speak up when you have something you want to contribute to the conversation. Do not feel pressured to speak if you are content to listen to others.
  • Listen thoughtfully to others when they are speaking so that you can respond or carry on the conversation from where the last person left off.
  • Respect others’ opinions, especially when they differ from your own.
  • Be brief when talking to help insure that everyone has the opportunity to speak.
  • Do not talk over one another or have side conversations that disrupt the main discussion.
  • Keep personal political and religious viewpoints out of the discussion unless they relate to the book being discussed.
  • Do not feel pressure to finish the book. Your interest in the topic alone is enough to contribute to the conversation and you can still learn and have fun listening to others discuss the book.

It is the mission of the Marlborough Public Library Adult Book Club to provide an open and friendly environment within which all members of the community are welcome to discuss books they have read; also to expand members’ personal literary experiences by introducing them to books that they might otherwise not have selected. Monthly books, either fiction or nonfiction, are chosen by the book club members on a yearly basis in the fall and are provided in various formats (e.g. large print and audio) to ensure that all members of the community who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please register for the book club and indicate whether you would like to attend Virtually or In Person. 

 

CONTACT:
  Karen Mattes
  508.624.6900
   kmattes@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Conference Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM     


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