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Thursday September 1, 2022 - Thursday September 29, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Page Turners
Love to read?
Become a Page Turner!
At the beginning of each month, there will be a selected title for each grade group to check out with take home activities.
At the end of the month, share your book review to the library!
CONTACT: Bethany Silva  508971647  bsilva@sailsinc.org
Love to read?
Become a Page Turner!
At the beginning of each month, there will be a selected title for each grade group to check out with take home activities.
At the end of the month, share your book review to the library!
CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  508971647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Friday September 2, 2022 - Friday September 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Youth Services Library Card Besties Bestea Raffle

In celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month, visit Youth Services to sign up for a library card! Be a Library Bestie for a Chance to Win at Besteas!

Kids (ages 0-17) can enter in the Besteas Raffle. Simply visit Youth Services to write down your SAILS Library Card number from
Sept. 2-Sept. 30. Lucky Winner will be Announced on Sept. 30
Remember: Kids do need a parent/guardian to sign up for a new card.  Already have a card? Refer a friend and both you and the new library card holder will earn entries into our Besteas Raffle! 
CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

In celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month, visit Youth Services to sign up for a library card! Be a Library Bestie for a Chance to Win at Besteas!

Kids (ages 0-17) can enter in the Besteas Raffle. Simply visit Youth Services to write down your SAILS Library Card number from
Sept. 2-Sept. 30. Lucky Winner will be Announced on Sept. 30
Remember: Kids do need a parent/guardian to sign up for a new card.  Already have a card? Refer a friend and both you and the new library card holder will earn entries into our Besteas Raffle! 
CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Monday September 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lawler Branch Dyeing to Wear It™

Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color

Create your own wearable art! Its as easy as 1.2.3.

1. Silk: This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf.

2. Hands: Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you.

3. Colors: Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artists, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone.

Please note - This event requires 3 hours for the full process so please plan to be at the library from 10AM - 2 PM.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is taught by Rhonda M. Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color

Create your own wearable art! Its as easy as 1.2.3.

1. Silk: This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf.

2. Hands: Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you.

3. Colors: Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artists, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone.

Please note - This event requires 3 hours for the full process so please plan to be at the library from 10AM - 2 PM.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is taught by Rhonda M. Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Youth Services Art Explorers Kits

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday September 27, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Board Game Night - Before There Were Stars

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Tell the mythic creation story of your own world using constellations!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Tell the mythic creation story of your own world using constellations!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Family Bingo Night @ Howland-Green
Free to play. Open to all ages. Win free (non-cash) prizes!
Small snacks will be provided.
 
CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org
Free to play. Open to all ages. Win free (non-cash) prizes!
Small snacks will be provided.
 
CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@sailsinc.org

Wednesday September 28, 2022
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Drop in Paint
What can you paint?
All families are welcome to join us for a free paint night. There is no registration required for this free event and is available while supplies last.
Hope to see you there!
CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org
What can you paint?
All families are welcome to join us for a free paint night. There is no registration required for this free event and is available while supplies last.
Hope to see you there!
CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday September 29, 2022
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Walden Community Services at the Learning Center for the Deaf
CONTACT: Marissa McBride  774-244-3082
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Marissa McBride
  774.244.3082
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilks Library: Financial Planner Meetings

Have questions about your finances, credit score, or more?  Have your questions answered by financial planner Jeffrey Moore.  Sign up for a 30 minute session by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Have questions about your finances, credit score, or more?  Have your questions answered by financial planner Jeffrey Moore.  Sign up for a 30 minute session by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meditation with Serlingpa Meditation Center's Dr. Gerry Donovan

Please spend an hour with us learning about the benefits of meditation, receive meditation tips, and a guided meditation practice. The teaching and the meditation itself will be of a secular nature. If you would like more information about the Serlingpa Meditation Center please visit: www.meditationinnewbedford.org

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  508-991-6278
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Please spend an hour with us learning about the benefits of meditation, receive meditation tips, and a guided meditation practice. The teaching and the meditation itself will be of a secular nature. If you would like more information about the Serlingpa Meditation Center please visit: www.meditationinnewbedford.org

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  508.991.6278
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday September 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch Device Advice

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Story & Craft

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday October 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals- Held in the Teen Room

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Howland-Green

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals- Held in the Teen Room

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilks Library: Dyeing to Wear It™

Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color

Create your own wearable art! Its as easy as 1.2.3.

1. Silk: This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf.

2. Hands: Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you.

3. Colors: Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artists, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone.

Please note - This event requires 3 hours for the full process so please plan to be at the library from 10AM - 2 PM.  Space is limited so please sign up by calling or emailing the Wilks Library.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is taught by Rhonda M. Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214  wilksref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community through Color

Create your own wearable art! Its as easy as 1.2.3.

1. Silk: This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf.

2. Hands: Each design will be its own unique and beautiful piece of wearable art made entirely by you.

3. Colors: Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artists, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting social event open to everyone.

Please note - This event requires 3 hours for the full process so please plan to be at the library from 10AM - 2 PM.  Space is limited so please sign up by calling or emailing the Wilks Library.

"Dyeing to Wear It" is taught by Rhonda M. Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
   wilksref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Youth Services Lots of Blocks

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rep. Tony Cabral's Office Hours @ Howland-Green

CONTACT: Howland-Green Library | 508-991-6212

LOCATION: Howland-Green Library

CONTACT: Howland-Green Library | 508-991-6212

LOCATION: Howland-Green Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lawler Branch Crafty Kids Club

This is our monthly weekend craft club for elementary school aged children where they make a craft to take home.

Meets on the first and third Saturday of every month.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

This is our monthly weekend craft club for elementary school aged children where they make a craft to take home.

Meets on the first and third Saturday of every month.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday October 3, 2022 - Thursday October 27, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Youth Services Page Turners

Love to read?
Become a Page Turner!

At the beginning of each month, there will be a selected title for each grade group to check out with take home activities.

At the end of the month, share your book review to the library!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Love to read?
Become a Page Turner!

At the beginning of each month, there will be a selected title for each grade group to check out with take home activities.

At the end of the month, share your book review to the library!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Monday October 3, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday October 4, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Young at HeART - Swap Doodles

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Create art together within a short amount of time!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Create art together within a short amount of time!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth Services Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Join us to learn and play Dungeons and Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. 

For ages 12+. 

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Dungeons and Dragons

Join us to learn and play Dungeons and Dragons. Beginners and experts are welcome. 

For ages 12+. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Wednesday October 5, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Climate Cafe

Engage in judgement-free, informal conversations where we will foster understanding of climate change and its local impacts. Gain skills, comfort, and confidence with the people in your life. All ages welcome!

Preregistration required for this free event.  This discussion will be led by staff from Mass Audubon Allens Pond.

Please sign up by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214 or visiting https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/allens-pond/85025-new-bedford-public-library-climate-cafe

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Engage in judgement-free, informal conversations where we will foster understanding of climate change and its local impacts. Gain skills, comfort, and confidence with the people in your life. All ages welcome!

Preregistration required for this free event.  This discussion will be led by staff from Mass Audubon Allens Pond.

Please sign up by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214 or visiting https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/allens-pond/85025-new-bedford-public-library-climate-cafe

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lawler Branch Toddler Story Time

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Pumpkin Painting

Join us in Youth Services for mini pumpkin painting! 

All families are welcome with no registration required-available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Join us in Youth Services for mini pumpkin painting! 

All families are welcome with no registration required-available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday October 6, 2022
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth Services Monster Coloring

Draw your own monster in youth services!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Draw your own monster in youth services!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Library Club

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Hang out with friends and play games at the library!

Meets on the first Thursday of every month.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Hang out with friends and play games at the library!

Meets on the first Thursday of every month.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Girl Scout Troop 67003
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday October 7, 2022 - Friday October 21, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Book Raffle

Enter to win a signed copy of Gallant by V.E. Schwab!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Enter to win a signed copy of Gallant by V.E. Schwab!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Friday October 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch Device Advice

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Story & Craft

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday October 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Youth Services Book Buddies

"Book Buddies" is a free, drop in story time program with no registration required.
Children (ages 0-8 years old) can be read to by library staff in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Please check our monthly calendar for the next Book Buddies Event!
Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

"Book Buddies" is a free, drop in story time program with no registration required.
Children (ages 0-8 years old) can be read to by library staff in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Please check our monthly calendar for the next Book Buddies Event!
Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wilks Library: Gundam Pros

Hang out at a monthly Gundam build event at the library.  Open to all Gundam fans and modelers.  All skill levels welcome.  Learn new tips and tricks or share your own tips.  Bring your own supplies.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Hang out at a monthly Gundam build event at the library.  Open to all Gundam fans and modelers.  All skill levels welcome.  Learn new tips and tricks or share your own tips.  Bring your own supplies.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Walecka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Walecka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday October 10, 2022

Closed for holiday

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Closed for holiday

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Youth Services Art Explorers Kits

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Board Game Night - Axis & Allies

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Re-fight WWII on a global scale with plastic soldiers, tanks, planes, and ships!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Re-fight WWII on a global scale with plastic soldiers, tanks, planes, and ships!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Wednesday October 12, 2022
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lawler Branch Toddler Story Time

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Drop in Board Games

Drop in Youth Services to play classic games. 

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Drop in Youth Services to play classic games. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday October 13, 2022
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wilks Library: Novel Teas

Enjoy a different signature tea every month as we informally discuss any books and authors we love!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214  wilksref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Enjoy a different signature tea every month as we informally discuss any books and authors we love!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
   wilksref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Youth Services AHA Night

Join us in Youth Services for AHA Night!

Free Tarot Readings with Danielle from Strawberry Moon  from 4-7pm

Ages 10+ can get a free 15 minute tarot card reading! Sign up at the door for your time while time lasts!To learn more about Strawberry Moon, please visit: www.shopstrawberrymoon.com

Create a Fairy House with Trustees Mobile Adventures from 4:30-6pm
All families are welcome to create a fairy house with the Trustees Mobile Adventures. There is no registration required for this free event.
Hope to see you there! To learn more about Trustees Mobile Adventures, please visit:  https://thetrustees.org/program/trustees-mobile-adventurer
CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Join us in Youth Services for AHA Night!

Free Tarot Readings with Danielle from Strawberry Moon  from 4-7pm

Ages 10+ can get a free 15 minute tarot card reading! Sign up at the door for your time while time lasts!To learn more about Strawberry Moon, please visit: www.shopstrawberrymoon.com

Create a Fairy House with Trustees Mobile Adventures from 4:30-6pm
All families are welcome to create a fairy house with the Trustees Mobile Adventures. There is no registration required for this free event.
Hope to see you there! To learn more about Trustees Mobile Adventures, please visit:  https://thetrustees.org/program/trustees-mobile-adventurer
CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilks Library: AFSCME Union Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday October 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch Device Advice

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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11:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Wilks Library: Tecca Exam
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Story & Craft

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday October 15, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Howland-Green

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Youth Services Lots of Blocks

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lawler Branch Crafty Kids Club

This is our monthly weekend craft club for elementary school aged children where they make a craft to take home.

Meets on the first and third Saturday of every month.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

This is our monthly weekend craft club for elementary school aged children where they make a craft to take home.

Meets on the first and third Saturday of every month.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday October 17, 2022 - Friday October 21, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Candy Estimation Challenge

Visit Youth Services to enter in the candy estimation challenge for a chance to win Halloween candy!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services to enter in the candy estimation challenge for a chance to win Halloween candy!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Monday October 17, 2022
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Video Game Night - Just Dance

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Play the world's favorite dance video game with friends!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Play the world's favorite dance video game with friends!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Book Buddies

"Book Buddies" is a free, drop in story time program with no registration required.
Children (ages 0-8 years old) can be read to by library staff in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Please check our monthly calendar for the next Book Buddies Event!
Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

"Book Buddies" is a free, drop in story time program with no registration required.
Children (ages 0-8 years old) can be read to by library staff in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Please check our monthly calendar for the next Book Buddies Event!
Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

We provide support to grandparents raising grandchildren with monthly support groups, information, special programs and referral services.

You are not alone, there are many others just like you who have taken on the extraordinary responsibility of raising their grandchildren.

You deserve support and praise.

Support Group Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday of Every Month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Bedford Free Public Library

613 Pleasant St | Meeting Room, 3rd floor

New Bedford, MA 02740

CONTACT: Brenda Grace  508-996-0168  bgrace_1@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

We provide support to grandparents raising grandchildren with monthly support groups, information, special programs and referral services.

You are not alone, there are many others just like you who have taken on the extraordinary responsibility of raising their grandchildren.

You deserve support and praise.

Support Group Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday of Every Month

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

New Bedford Free Public Library

613 Pleasant St | Meeting Room, 3rd floor

New Bedford, MA 02740

CONTACT:
  Brenda Grace
  508.996.0168
   bgrace_1@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lawler Branch Toddler Story Time

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch Book Club

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Join us for book discussions and light snacks.

October's Book Choice: Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

From GoodReads.com: A heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer three years ago. How can this be happening to her again?

On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant “Cancerversary” with her husband Jack to celebrate three years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it’s an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect—but not because she’s afraid for herself. She’s terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she’s no longer there to take care of him. It’s this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.

With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack’s perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy’s forced to decide what’s more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her own?

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Join us for book discussions and light snacks.

October's Book Choice: Before I Go by Colleen Oakley

From GoodReads.com: A heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer three years ago. How can this be happening to her again?

On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant “Cancerversary” with her husband Jack to celebrate three years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time it’s an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospect—but not because she’s afraid for herself. She’s terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when she’s no longer there to take care of him. It’s this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife.

With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jack’s perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisy’s forced to decide what’s more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her own?

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Paint a Tote for Halloween

Join us in Youth Services to paint a tote for Halloween. 

All families are welcome for this free event and no registration is required-available while supplies last. 

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Join us in Youth Services to paint a tote for Halloween. 

All families are welcome for this free event and no registration is required-available while supplies last. 

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday October 20, 2022
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Story Time at Rotch Jones Duff House

All families are welcome to meet us at Rotch Jones Duff House’s mansion, parlors, or gardens (depending on the weather) for free story time and take home craft.

No registration is required for this free event and you can enjoy free access to the museum.

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

All families are welcome to meet us at Rotch Jones Duff House’s mansion, parlors, or gardens (depending on the weather) for free story time and take home craft.

No registration is required for this free event and you can enjoy free access to the museum.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth Services Design Family Poster

Visit youth services to design your family history poster and discover the library's resources on genealogy. 

CONTACT: BethanySilva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Visit youth services to design your family history poster and discover the library's resources on genealogy. 

CONTACT:
  BethanySilva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Anime Club

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series with fellow teens while watching episodes of various anime, courtesy of Crunchyroll!

Meets on the third Thursday of every month.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Talk about your favorite Japanese-style comic or animated series with fellow teens while watching episodes of various anime, courtesy of Crunchyroll!

Meets on the third Thursday of every month.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Girl Scout Troop 67003
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday October 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch Device Advice

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Story & Craft

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday October 22, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Howland-Green

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Girl Scout Troop #76110
CONTACT: Kyla Walecka  508-685-8207
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
CONTACT:
  Kyla Walecka
  508.685.8207
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Monday October 24, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Youth Services Art Explorers Kits

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Discover Art at Your Library!

Kids can Bring Home an Art Activity and Use Your Library Card to Checkout Books on the Art Activity's Theme

Available for Youth Ages while supplies last and no registration is required for this free activity.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Tail Waggin' Tutors

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Have your little one practice their reading and make a new friend by reading aloud to Breton, a therapy dog.

Register for a 20-minute session by calling the New Bedford Free Public Library Francis J. Lawler Branch at 508-991-6216.

Children of all reading levels welcome!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Pen Pal Club

The Pen Pal Club is intended for kids ages 10+ to meet monthly and enjoy pen pal writing. 

 

The library's address can be used for pen pals and some supplies will be provided. 

 

Please check our monthly Youth Services calendar for the next Pen Pal Club event!  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

The Pen Pal Club is intended for kids ages 10+ to meet monthly and enjoy pen pal writing. 

 

The library's address can be used for pen pals and some supplies will be provided. 

 

Please check our monthly Youth Services calendar for the next Pen Pal Club event!  Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lawler Branch Dungeons & Dragons

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Escape your everyday struggles and become part of a mystical adventure!

Character creation is closed, but spectators are welcome!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons ages 18 - 26.

Escape your everyday struggles and become part of a mystical adventure!

Character creation is closed, but spectators are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Wednesday October 26, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lawler Branch Toddler Story Time

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday October 27, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lawler Branch Scrabble Scramble

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Make new friends by joining our Scrabble group and expand your vocabulary!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilks Library: Book Club

Join us in reading and discussing great books!  The book of the month is available at the Wilks Library.  Refreshments served.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us in reading and discussing great books!  The book of the month is available at the Wilks Library.  Refreshments served.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lawler Branch RI Mensa

Administration of standardized IQ tests for admission to American Mensa, Ltd.

CONTACT: Debbie Woodworth  401-965-7124
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Administration of standardized IQ tests for admission to American Mensa, Ltd.

CONTACT:
  Debbie Woodworth
  401.965.7124
  

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wilks Library: Financial Planner Meetings

Have questions about your finances, credit score, or more?  Have your questions answered by financial planner Jeffrey Moore.  Sign up for a 30 minute session by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Have questions about your finances, credit score, or more?  Have your questions answered by financial planner Jeffrey Moore.  Sign up for a 30 minute session by calling the Wilks Library at 508-991-6214.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday October 28, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch Device Advice

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Get some one-on-one tech help from your friendly library staff.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Lawler Branch Story & Craft

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

All ages are welcome for our weekly story time and craft event. No registration is required for this free program.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Saturday October 29, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Howland-Green

SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Youth Services Lots of Blocks

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

Monday October 31, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lawler Branch In the Loop Knitting Group

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring along your current project or start a new one as you chat with fellow knitters.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chess Club- New Bedford Chess Society

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  nbmref@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Come one come all to Chess Club! This is an all ages gathering for chess players of all levels. If you are interested in learning chess or looking for someone to play with you have come to the right place! With help from a nationally ranked chess expert you can learn to play this classic game! All ages and skill levels are welcome.  

The Chess Club will meet in the Create Lab on the 2nd Floor.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Wednesday November 2, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lawler Branch Toddler Story Time

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Bring your toddler by the Lawler Branch for some stories and fun activities!

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SouthCoast Children's Theatre: Theatre Workshop Rehearsals

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT: Denis Lawrence  508-380-6296
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Free workshop resulting in a performance open to students grades 1-8.

CONTACT:
  Denis Lawrence
  508.380.6296
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday November 3, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lawler Branch Teen Library Club

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Hang out with friends and play games at the library!

Meets on the first Thursday of every month.

CONTACT: Francis J. Lawler Branch  508-991-6216  nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Lawler Branch

For patrons in grades 6 through 12.

Hang out with friends and play games at the library!

Meets on the first Thursday of every month.

CONTACT:
  Francis J. Lawler Branch
  508.991.6216
   nbed-lawlercirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library: Girl Scout Troop 67003
CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  508.991.6214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Friday November 4, 2022 - Saturday October 22, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
State Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday November 4, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lawler Branch Department of Children and Families Meeting
CONTACT: Susan Oliveira  508-965-5904
LOCATION: Lawler Branch
 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wilks Library: Story Time

Join us for stories and crafts!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  508-991-6214
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