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Sunday April 21, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 22, 2024
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Fairy House Workshop (Register)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join Miss Gretchen to create a fairy house with friends. The house will then be displayed at the Fairy Walk on April 27th.

This program is for kids ages 5-8.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Gretchen Lapham    glapham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday April 23, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Indoor Craft & Chat for Adults
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your own craft and come hang out with other crafters! Don't have a portable craft? Grab something fun from the Makerspace to work on (adult coloring books, jewelry making supplies, and needle felting are just a few of the many options!)

Drop by or stay the whole two hours. 

No need to register or RSVP but please email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list if you want scheduling updates and reminders.

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Book Buddies
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading should always be fun! For this program, kids will join Miss Gretchen and other emerging readers to explore a story, practice reading (if they want), and complete a craft or activity.

Pick up this month's book ahead of time so your reader can become familiar with it before the group meets. Copies will be available at the Children's Desk starting at least 2 weeks before the session.

Best for newly emerging readers, Ages 5-7.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CONTACT:  Gretchen Lapham    glapham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 24, 2024
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Pokemon Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love Pokemon?  Do you collect Pokemon cards?   Join us for our very own card club for trading and playing!  There may also be some other Pokemon-related activities, and snacks will be provided!  

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 10+.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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LEGO Club (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all school age LEGO enthusiasts! Join Miss Susan & other brick builders for a fun 45 minutes of LEGO creativity and building! LEGO Club is mostly a time to build freely on your own or with others. Let your inner builder soar!  Plus, we'll put the finished masterpieces on display for everyone to enjoy!

This program is for kids ages 5 - 10.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Advisory Board
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHAT DOES THE LIBRARY'S TEEN ADVISORY BOARD ACTUALLY DO?

  • Plan Events!
  • Eat Snacks!
  • Help the Library!
  • Earn Volunteer Hours!
  • Experience for College and Job Applications!

Did we mention all the snacks?!

OPEN TO GRADES 5 & UP
You do NOT have to register to be on the Board, just show up!
*Attend this meeting to learn how you can volunteer at this year’s FAIRY WALK at Bellforge on Saturday, April 27th!
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday April 25, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Thursday and Friday*, Feb. 29 - April 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Thursday or Friday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

(Note: Beginning May 1st, we will be switching to Wednesdays & Thursdays)

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Thursday and Friday*, Feb. 29 - April 30, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Thursday or Friday to ensure there is enough space for everyone. In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this.

(Note: Beginning May 1st, we will be switching to Wednesdays & Thursdays)

 
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Down Syndrome Parent & Caregiver Connection Group
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Medfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Please email mebrien@gmail.com to RSVP to this gathering.

 

NEW SEPAC Parent & Cargiver Groups are  Forming:
ADHD
Dyslexia & Language-Based Learning
Autism Spectrum
Email SEPAC@email.medfield.net to join a new group

CONTACT:  Michelle Intravaia    
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Smash Bros. Tournament with OneUp Games!
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ready to throw down?  Join us for an epic battle at our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Tournament presented by OneUp Games!  Winner takes all (well not all, but there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place)!

Challenge your friends, choose your main, and see if you can last to the end!  BYOC (bring your own controller) or use ours.  Just register and get ready to rumble!   

AGES 10+; MUST REGISTER.

 

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 22 spaces available.
Friday April 26, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Thursday and Friday*, Feb. 29 - April 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Thursday or Friday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

(Note: Beginning May 1st, we will be switching to Wednesdays & Thursdays)

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Thursday and Friday*, Feb. 29 - April 30, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Thursday or Friday to ensure there is enough space for everyone. In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this.

(Note: Beginning May 1st, we will be switching to Wednesdays & Thursdays)

Saturday April 27, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday April 28, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 29, 2024
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Word Games With Friends
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for an hour of low-key Word Games with all your new friends!

We play a wide variety of games like Scattergories, Balderdash, and 25 Words Or Less,  but we go over the rules every time so no worries if you've never played before!

You do not need to register for this program, but you can email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and scheduling updates.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday April 30, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 1, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Climate Week Event - Temperature Blanket Demo
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Demo/Display of Temperature Blanket (knit and crochet)
 
The Temperature Blanket originated with the Tempestry Project to represent global warming - a way to visualize temperature change in fiber Art. This is a knitted or crocheted blanket that uses different colors of yarn to record each day’s temperature over the course of a year. It is a visual representation of climate change. Come hear how the Tempestry Project began as a data art movement. Learn about the project and how to start a blanket of your own. History and instructions will be shared. A knitted and a crocheted blanket - both in progress will be on display.
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Lobby
 
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Pokemon Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love Pokemon?  Do you collect Pokemon cards?   Join us for our very own card club for trading and playing!  There may also be some other Pokemon-related activities, and snacks will be provided!  

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 10+.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Pokémon Pals! (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all elementary age Pokémon Fans! Come battle your Pokémon, draw your favorite characters, check out the library's collection of Pokémon books, and chat with fellow Pokémon enthusiasts! 

Your Pokémon fan is welcome to bring their collection of Pokémon cards to show and play with other kids! Don't worry, a knowledge of how to "play" or "battle" with Pokémon cards is not required! Please note that we won't be allowing card trading during the program.  We'll let kids know that if they want to trade, they need to handle that after the program with the other child and their guardian. 

This program is for kids ages 6-9.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday May 2, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Climate Week Craft- Fabric Scrap Wreaths
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Medfield Climate Week by helping the librarians use up their fabric scraps!

Sign up to make a fun and colorful wreath made of scraps leftover from library sewing classes - or bring your own scraps from home!

Supplies are limited.  Please click REGISTER below to reserve your spot. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Science Fiction Book Club for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling All Sci-Fi Fans!

Join Jared at Farthest Star Sake Brewery in Medfield on the first Thursday of every month to discuss a different Science Fiction novel!

This month's book is Dune (Parts 2 & 3 - Park 1 was discussed in April) by Frank Herbert. Copies are available at the main library desk.

You do NOT need to register or RSVP for this meeting, but we suggest emailing Jared at karpjared@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for book selections and scheduling updates.

Farthest Star Sake is located at 120 N. Meadows Road in Medfield. 

CONTACT:  Jared    jkarp@minlib.net
LOCATION: Off-Site
Friday May 3, 2024
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Strategy Games for Adults
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategic Minds and Game Lovers are invited to join us to play a variety of classic and contempory strategy games. 

We'll have tables set up with a few different games like Rummikub, Hive, and Qwirkle.  All you have to do is pull up a chair and play!

You do not need to register for this program, but you can email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the Game Lovers mailing list for scheduling updates about all of our game programs for adults.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tote-ally Awesome Workshop ♻️️
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us during Medfield Climate Week to turn your old t-shirts into awesome, functional tote bags!   This workshop is all about giving your clothes a fresh life and creating a one-of-a-kind bag that shows off your unique style.  Learn easy DIY tricks (buttons anyone?), express yourself, and be part of the sustainable movement – all at the library!

 

Space is limited, so sign up now!

AGES 10 & UP

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.
Saturday May 4, 2024
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Climate Week Event - Temperature Blanket Demo
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Demo/Display of Temperature Blanket (knit and crochet)
 
The Temperature Blanket originated with the Tempestry Project to represent global warming - a way to visualize temperature change in fiber Art. This is a knitted or crocheted blanket that uses different colors of yarn to record each day’s temperature over the course of a year. It is a visual representation of climate change. Come hear how the Tempestry Project began as a data art movement. Learn about the project and how to start a blanket of your own. History and instructions will be shared. A knitted and a crocheted blanket - both in progress will be on display.
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Lobby
 
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ZINE CLUB!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Are you a fan of DIY projects? Exciting news for you - our new Zine Club is here!  
 
Ready to dive into the world of zines and become a master zine artist?  Save the date for our drop-in club meetings every Saturday from 2-3pm!  We will provide all the necessary materials, along with some helpful tips and tricks from our resident zine expert, so all you need to do is show up and have fun with friends. Let's design some zines to share and display in our Teen Space!
 
No worries if you are a zine newbie - we welcome all beginners!  Just note that this program is open to individuals ages 13 and up!
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
Sunday May 5, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mending Clinic for Textiles and Sewing Machines- Climate Week Event
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Extend the life of your clothing and household textiles!

Sign up to work with a volunteer Mender for some hands-on assistance and give those ripped, torn, stained, and deteriorated clothes, cushions, and linens some extra life. We’ll also have folks available to look at that old sewing machine you’ve got gathering dust in your attic.  We’ll help you fix it if we can and show you how to maintain it going forward.  

Drop in anytime for help with small holes or tears in sweaters, jeans, and other clothing or household textiles, or to replace missing buttons, but please make an appointment for more complex jobs

Drop In Mini Clinic (No Sewing Experience Needed to Participate!)

1:30-2:30 Visible Mending Embroidery Techniques with Bri! Bring something with a small hole or stain, or practice on scrap fabric provided.

Click the links below to reserve your spot for complex textile mending and sewing machine repair!

To register for Textile Mending, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://forms.gle/J4Uvr6s6cewrxFfc9

To register for Sewing Machine maintenance or repair, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://forms.gle/6Y4FQdAR36yVNv7w5

This event is planned in conjunction with Medfield Environment Action for Medfield Climate Week and is sponsored by the Medfield Public Library and The Medfield Transfer Station and Recycling Committee.

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday May 6, 2024
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Mindful Mondays Adult Coloring Drop In
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Look for activities and programs to promote mental health and wellness with Medfield Outreach and other town organizations all month long!

According to the Mayo Clinic, coloring can improve your health by relieving stress and promoting mindfulness, which is the ability to focus and stay in the moment. 

Drop into the library anytime from 11:30-1:30 for some focused down time. We'll have markers, colored pencils, and a wide variety of adult coloring pages for you to work on. 

Feel free to bring your lunch if you'll be stopping by during your break time! No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Tummy Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Exclusively for pre-walkers & their caregivers, this relaxed program is perfect for baby's development.

No Registration Required. 

Drop-in any time during the 90 minute period with your pre-walker and a blanket.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 7, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Outdoor Craft & Chat for Adults
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring your own craft and your own chair or picnic blanket, and meet us at the Medfield State Hospital Grounds to craft and chat under the trees! 

Drop by or stay the whole time. No registration required.

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for specific location details and weather-related scheduling updates.  In case of inclement weather, meet downstairs at the library. 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Medfield State Hospital Grounds
 
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Chess Club (AGES 10+)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Level up your chess game!  New sessions of our Chess Club will be starting Tuesday, May 7th (and then will be weekly every Tuesday)!  We're all about casual competition and honing your skills against other players, so come by to challenge your peers, strategize like a king (or queen!), and maybe even make some new chess buddies!

Registration is awesome, but showing up is even better.  Checkmate boredom and join the club!

P.S.  Basic chess knowledge recommended, but all skill levels welcome!
 
AGES 10 & UP
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Conference Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Investors Interest Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join this informal gathering for community members interested in finance and investing. 

This is a brand new group formed by Medfield library patrons for Medfield library patrons.  There is no moderator or agenda, so the topics discussed at each gathering will be whatever those in attendance bring to the table!

You do not need to register for this group, but you can email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for scheduling updates and reminders. 

CONTACT:  Bri    Ozanne
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday May 8, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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LEGO Club (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all school age LEGO enthusiasts! Join Miss Susan & other brick builders for a fun 45 minutes of LEGO creativity and building! LEGO Club is mostly a time to build freely on your own or with others. Let your inner builder soar!  Plus, we'll put the finished masterpieces on display for everyone to enjoy!

This program is for kids ages 5 - 10.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday May 9, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Memoir Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us to discuss Grandma Gatewood's Walk: the Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery! 


Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin. There she sang the first verse of “America, the Beautiful” and proclaimed, “I said I’ll do it, and I’ve done it.”

Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity and appeared on TV and in the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction.

Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood’s own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and those she met along her hike, all to answer the question so many asked: Why did she do it? The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don’t know the full story—a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering.

Copies are available at the main desk at the library. 

Email Erica at ecote@minlib.net to get on the Memoir Book Club mailing list for scheduling updates, book selections, and Zoom links when necessary.  

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Saturday May 11, 2024
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Big Ryan Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join storyteller Big Ryan for a family-friendly hour of original stories, puppet play & more!

Location: Meeting Room (downstairs)

Best for ages 3 and up with a caregiver. No Registration required.

This program is co-sponsored by the Medfield Library and the Walpole CFCE (which is funded by a Coordinjated Family & Community Engagement grant from the MA Dept. of Early Education Care).

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ZINE CLUB!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Are you a fan of DIY projects? Exciting news for you - our new Zine Club is here!  
 
Ready to dive into the world of zines and become a master zine artist?  Save the date for our drop-in club meetings every Saturday from 2-3pm!  We will provide all the necessary materials, along with some helpful tips and tricks from our resident zine expert, so all you need to do is show up and have fun with friends. Let's design some zines to share and display in our Teen Space!
 
No worries if you are a zine newbie - we welcome all beginners!  Just note that this program is open to individuals ages 13 and up!
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
Sunday May 12, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 13, 2024
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Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Mindful Mondays Adult Coloring Drop In
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Look for activities and programs to promote mental health and wellness with Medfield Outreach and other town organizations all month long!

According to the Mayo Clinic, coloring can improve your health by relieving stress and promoting mindfulness, which is the ability to focus and stay in the moment. 

Drop into the library anytime from 11:30-1:30 for some focused down time. We'll have markers, colored pencils, and a wide variety of adult coloring pages for you to work on. 

Feel free to bring your lunch if you'll be stopping by during your break time! No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday May 14, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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OUTDOOR Word Games With Friends
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bring your own chair and join us for an hour of low-key Word Games with all your new friends!

We play a wide variety of games like Scattergories, Balderdash, and 25 Words Or Less, but we go over the rules every time so no worries if you've never played before!

You do not need to register for this program, but email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and weather-related scheduling updates. 

In case of inclement weather, meet downstairs at the library. If you do not have a chair, please let Bri know and the library can provide one. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Medfield State Hospital Grounds
 
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Chess Club (AGES 10+)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Level up your chess game!  New sessions of our Chess Club will be starting Tuesday, May 7th (and then will be weekly every Tuesday)!  We're all about casual competition and honing your skills against other players, so come by to challenge your peers, strategize like a king (or queen!), and maybe even make some new chess buddies!

Registration is awesome, but showing up is even better.  Checkmate boredom and join the club!

P.S.  Basic chess knowledge recommended, but all skill levels welcome!
 
AGES 10 & UP
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Friends Annual Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday May 15, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Pokemon Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love Pokemon?  Do you collect Pokemon cards?   Join us for our very own card club for trading and playing!  There may also be some other Pokemon-related activities, and snacks will be provided!  

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 10+.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Pokémon Pals! (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all elementary age Pokémon Fans! Come battle your Pokémon, draw your favorite characters, check out the library's collection of Pokémon books, and chat with fellow Pokémon enthusiasts! 

Your Pokémon fan is welcome to bring their collection of Pokémon cards to show and play with other kids! Don't worry, a knowledge of how to "play" or "battle" with Pokémon cards is not required! Please note that we won't be allowing card trading during the program.  We'll let kids know that if they want to trade, they need to handle that after the program with the other child and their guardian. 

This program is for kids ages 6-9.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Teen Advisory Board
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

WHAT DOES THE LIBRARY'S TEEN ADVISORY BOARD ACTUALLY DO?

  • Plan Events!
  • Eat Snacks!
  • Help the Library!
  • Earn Volunteer Hours!
  • Experience for College and Job Applications!

Did we mention all the snacks?!

OPEN TO GRADES 5 & UP
You do NOT have to register to be on the Board, just show up!
*Attend this meeting to learn how you can volunteer at this year’s FAIRY WALK at Bellforge on Saturday, April 27th!
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Thursday May 16, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 

 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Down Syndrome Parent & Caregiver Connection Group
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Presented by Medfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Please email mebrien@gmail.com to RSVP to this gathering.

 

NEW SEPAC Parent & Cargiver Groups are  Forming:
ADHD
Dyslexia & Language-Based Learning
Autism Spectrum
Email SEPAC@email.medfield.net to join a new group

CONTACT:  Michelle Intravaia  617-304-5674  
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Knitting Clinic - Hybrid meeting
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join our amazing knitting instructor, Cindy, to get some help with your personal knitting project.  If you don't need any help, bring your project and come hang out with other knitters! 

Never knitted before but want to learn? Cindy will teach you! We have all the supplies you'll need to get started.

Meet dowstairs at the library or join us from home on Zoom! Drop in or stay the whole time.

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders, scheduling updates, and Zoom links.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Eco-Centric Book Club - Outdoor Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Eco-Centric Book Club gathers to discuss books about Climate Change and Environmental Conservation. 

This month's book is Losing Eden: Our Fundamental Need for the Natural World and It’s Ability to Heal Body and Soul by Lucy Jones. This book has been chosen to coincide with Medfield Outreach's programming related to Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Copies are available at the main library desk.

Meet at Straw Hat Park, between Starbucks and the old Nosh & Grog.  In case of inclement weather, meet downstairs at the library.

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for scheduling updates and book selections.

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Straw Hat Park
Saturday May 18, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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ZINE CLUB!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Are you a fan of DIY projects? Exciting news for you - our new Zine Club is here!  
 
Ready to dive into the world of zines and become a master zine artist?  Save the date for our drop-in club meetings every Saturday from 2-3pm!  We will provide all the necessary materials, along with some helpful tips and tricks from our resident zine expert, so all you need to do is show up and have fun with friends. Let's design some zines to share and display in our Teen Space!
 
No worries if you are a zine newbie - we welcome all beginners!  Just note that this program is open to individuals ages 13 and up!
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
Sunday May 19, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 should be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 20, 2024
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Kids Yoga
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschoolers can join Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Adrienne Mandigo, for yoga and mindfulness. Yoga activities are a great way to learn about fitness, relaxation, and meditation – while having fun at the same time!

This program is designed for Ages 3 – 6. Caregivers should be present during the session & are welcome to join in!

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Mindful Mondays Adult Coloring Drop In
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Look for activities and programs to promote mental health and wellness with Medfield Outreach and other town organizations all month long!

According to the Mayo Clinic, coloring can improve your health by relieving stress and promoting mindfulness, which is the ability to focus and stay in the moment. 

Drop into the library anytime from 11:30-1:30 for some focused down time. We'll have markers, colored pencils, and a wide variety of adult coloring pages for you to work on. 

Feel free to bring your lunch if you'll be stopping by during your break time! No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday May 21, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Chess Club (AGES 10+)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Level up your chess game!  New sessions of our Chess Club will be starting Tuesday, May 7th (and then will be weekly every Tuesday)!  We're all about casual competition and honing your skills against other players, so come by to challenge your peers, strategize like a king (or queen!), and maybe even make some new chess buddies!

Registration is awesome, but showing up is even better.  Checkmate boredom and join the club!

P.S.  Basic chess knowledge recommended, but all skill levels welcome!
 
AGES 10 & UP
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Fiction Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us at Fiction Book Club to discuss Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Copies of the book are available at the main library desk.

No need to register, but you can email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for book selection and scheduling updates.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Dailey Room
Wednesday May 22, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Art Alfresco for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket and meet at the Medfield State Hospital Grounds for an hour of mindful creativity under the trees. 

At each Art Alfresco gathering we'll have a different prompt that may require a little walking around to gather materials/inspiration, then we'll meet back at our spot to play with what  we've found.  While many of our projects will use paper and pencils/crayons/markers, no drawing skills are required At Art Alfresco, the point is the process, not the finished product. 

All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you use one. 

No registration is required but you can  Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for reminders and weather related scheduling updates. 

In case of inclement weather, this program will be cancelled. 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Medfield State Hospital Grounds
 
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DIY De-Stress Toolboxes!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

School's a drag, deadlines are looming, your parents are on your case, and someone just ate your last ice cream sandwich (the audacity)... Don't freak, we got you! 

Come hang out with us to learn about ways to stay positive, manage stress, and be a better friend to ourselves and others.  Think of it as building your own stress-busting toolbox! 

We'll cover self-care tips, staying focused, coping with everyday drama, and even share personal experiences (if you're feelin' it).  Plus, register now and get FREE supplies to build your own toolbox!

Ages 10 & Up

Spots are limited, so don't miss out!

(P.S. May is Mental Health Awareness Month so let's do something nice for our brains and bodies!)

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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LEGO Club (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all school age LEGO enthusiasts! Join Miss Susan & other brick builders for a fun 45 minutes of LEGO creativity and building! LEGO Club is mostly a time to build freely on your own or with others. Let your inner builder soar!  Plus, we'll put the finished masterpieces on display for everyone to enjoy!

This program is for kids ages 5 - 10.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday May 23, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday May 28, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Making Sense of The Climate Crisis: 3 Session Program
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for three 90 minute sessions that make up a program called "The Week." This program is presented by Medfield Residents who have already participated in "The Week" and want to share it with others in the community. 

Please plan on attending all three sessions (Thurs 5/15, Tues 5/21, and Thurs 5/23) to get the most out of this program. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 10:30-noon sessions.

Click HERE to reserve your spot in the 6-7:30 p.m. sessions.

The Week is a unique, informative, and potentially profound group experience to discuss climate change, and what we can actually do about it. 

Too often the issue of climate change feels abstract and overwhelming.   The Week is a way to engage this issue, for real, with friends and neighbors.  The Week doesn’t tell us what to do, but empowers us to make up our own minds.    Your group will view three 1-hour documentary films over the course of one week, and spend about 30 minutes after each viewing to have a guided conversation. 

Medfielders who have already participated in The Week highly recommend this program, even if climate change documentaries/discussions are not usually your cup of tea!  It is not about recommending a particular policy solution at all, but instead focuses on our humanity and the wide variety of feelings that people experience on this issue.

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Chess Club (AGES 10+)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Level up your chess game!  New sessions of our Chess Club will be starting Tuesday, May 7th (and then will be weekly every Tuesday)!  We're all about casual competition and honing your skills against other players, so come by to challenge your peers, strategize like a king (or queen!), and maybe even make some new chess buddies!

Registration is awesome, but showing up is even better.  Checkmate boredom and join the club!

P.S.  Basic chess knowledge recommended, but all skill levels welcome!
 
AGES 10 & UP
CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 29, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Pokemon Club!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you love Pokemon?  Do you collect Pokemon cards?   Join us for our very own card club for trading and playing!  There may also be some other Pokemon-related activities, and snacks will be provided!  

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR AGES 10+.

CONTACT:  Erica Cote    ecote@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
 
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Pokémon Pals! (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all elementary age Pokémon Fans! Come battle your Pokémon, draw your favorite characters, check out the library's collection of Pokémon books, and chat with fellow Pokémon enthusiasts! 

Your Pokémon fan is welcome to bring their collection of Pokémon cards to show and play with other kids! Don't worry, a knowledge of how to "play" or "battle" with Pokémon cards is not required! Please note that we won't be allowing card trading during the program.  We'll let kids know that if they want to trade, they need to handle that after the program with the other child and their guardian. 

This program is for kids ages 6-9.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday May 30, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Slow Stitching Mindful Craft Activity for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Slow Stitching: Mental Health Month Craft 

Go with the flow and the fabric to create whatever occurs to you in the moment!  Slow stitching is all about the process of playing with color and texture and materials, not about the finished product. There's no pattern, no project, and no expectations!

Absolutely no sewing experience is needed to enjoy this low-key activity. 

All materials will be provided. 

Drop ins welcome, but registration is appreciated to help us plan.

 

 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 31, 2024
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Investors Interest Group
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Join this informal gathering for community members interested in finance and investing. 

This is a brand new group formed by Medfield library patrons for Medfield library patrons.  There is no moderator or agenda, so the topics discussed at each gathering will be whatever those in attendance bring to the table!

You do not need to register for this group, but you can email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for scheduling updates and reminders. 

CONTACT:  Bri    Ozanne
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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OUTDOOR Craft & Chat for Adults
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Bring your own craft and your own chair or picnic blanket, and meet us at the Medfield State Hospital Grounds to craft and chat under the trees! 

Drop by or stay the whole time. 

Email Bri at bozanne@minlib.net to get on the mailing list for specific location details and weather-related scheduling updates.  In case of inclement weather, meet downstairs at the library. 

CONTACT:  Bri    bozanne@minlib.net
LOCATION: Medfield State Hospital Grounds
Saturday June 1, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 must be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday June 3, 2024
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Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 4, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 5, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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LEGO Club (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all school age LEGO enthusiasts! Join Miss Susan & other brick builders for a fun 45 minutes of LEGO creativity and building! LEGO Club is mostly a time to build freely on your own or with others. Let your inner builder soar!  Plus, we'll put the finished masterpieces on display for everyone to enjoy!

This program is for kids ages 5 - 10.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Susan Allison    
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday June 6, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
Saturday June 8, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 must be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday June 10, 2024
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Tummy Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Exclusively for pre-walkers & their caregivers, this relaxed program is perfect for baby's development.

No Registration Required. 

Drop-in any time during the 90 minute period with your pre-walker and a blanket.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 11, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 12, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
 
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Pokémon Pals! (Register)
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Calling all elementary age Pokémon Fans! Come battle your Pokémon, draw your favorite characters, check out the library's collection of Pokémon books, and chat with fellow Pokémon enthusiasts! 

Your Pokémon fan is welcome to bring their collection of Pokémon cards to show and play with other kids! Don't worry, a knowledge of how to "play" or "battle" with Pokémon cards is not required! Please note that we won't be allowing card trading during the program.  We'll let kids know that if they want to trade, they need to handle that after the program with the other child and their guardian. 

This program is for kids ages 6-9.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click Register below to reserve your child a spot.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday June 13, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
Saturday June 15, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 must be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday June 17, 2024
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Kids Yoga
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Preschoolers can join Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Adrienne Mandigo, for yoga and mindfulness. Yoga activities are a great way to learn about fitness, relaxation, and meditation – while having fun at the same time!

This program is designed for Ages 3 – 6. Caregivers should be present during the session & are welcome to join in!

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Tuesday June 18, 2024
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Drop-In Sensory Play
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Drop-in with your toddler/preschooler anytime during the 90 minutes for some hands-on sensory freeplay*.

No Registration Required; Best for ages 2-6 with a caregiver.

*Note that some activities will include items that may present a choking hazard to some children. Caregiver supervision and discretion is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday June 20, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
Saturday June 22, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 must be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Goats & Giggles
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by to pick up everything you'll need to participate in this year's Summer Reading Challenge....

Stay to snuggle some baby goats!

 

A temporary corral will be set up near the gazebo for patrons to visit with our baby goat visitors. 

All ages / No Registration Necessary

In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule the goats for antoher day.
 
CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
 
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Summer Reading Kickoff
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 22nd (10am-2pm)

Stop by the Gazebo outside the library to pick up everything you'll need to participate in this year's Summer Reading Challenge: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Stick around for some fun events like:

  • Goats & Giggles (Stop by between 10am-12pm to snuggle some goats)
  • Drop-In Fun (Stop by the Children's Program room for LEGO, crafts, and more) 
  • Through Me To You Puppet Show (Join Newton and his friends from 1:00-1:45pm for a puppet show)

✨  Can't Make it to the kickoff? Visit the library any day after June 22 to pick up your materials ✨ 

All ages / No Registration Necessary
In the event of inclement weather, most activities will be relocated indoors.
 
CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
 
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Through Me to You Puppetry
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Stop by to pick up everything you'll need to participate in this year's Summer Reading Challenge....

Stay to enjoy a storytime with Newton and his puppet friends.

Bring a Blanket to sit on the green for Newton's performance.

All ages / No Registration Necessary

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be relocated to the downstairs meeting room.
 
CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
Wednesday June 26, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
Thursday June 27, 2024
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Pattycake Babies
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Pattycake Babies takes place every Wednesday and Thursday*, May 1st - Aug. 31, @ 10:15 AM. 

Join Miss Andrea for this lap-sit session especially for babies ages 0-18 months with caregivers. We'll share songs, fingerplays & stories that are just right for pre-walkers. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their babies!

No Registration Required; Best for ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!

 

 
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Rhyme Time
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Rhyme Time takes place every Wednesday and Thursday* May 1 - Aug. 31, @ 10:40 AM.

Join Miss Andrea for songs, stories, handplays & movement activities. This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with their littles! Caregivers should plan to sit with their child and participate. 

No Registration Required; Best for ages 18 months - 5 years with a caregiver.

*We kindly request that attendees choose either Wednesday or Thursday to ensure there is enough space for everyone.  In addition, please choose either Pattycake Babies or Rhyme Time. We appreciate your help with this!
Saturday June 29, 2024
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Drop-In Weekend Fun
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kids and caregivers can drop into the Activity Room during this time to enjoy the day's activities.  Specific activities vary, but could include making crafts, building with LEGO bricks, doing puzzles, or playing games

No Registration Required; Best for ages 3 & up with caregiver 

*Per library policy, children under the age of 9 must be supervised by a caregiver while visiting the library.

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday September 16, 2024
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Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 7, 2024
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Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 18, 2024
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Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday December 9, 2024
ent_drum_bass.png
Move, Groove & Learn
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE for music, movement, a story and lots of fun!

This is a great opportunity for caregivers to model singing, playing & sharing the early literacy experience with little ones!

Best for ages 0-5 yrs. with a caregiver.

This program is funded by the Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 

CONTACT:  Andrea McCoy    amccoy@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

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