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Monday August 8, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Camp Crafty Kids

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@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

Tuesday August 9, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elections Poll Worker Training
CONTACT: Manuel DeBrito  508-979-1423  manuel.debrito@newbedford-ma.gov
 
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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-lawlrcirc@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-lawlrcirc@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

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Elections Poll Worker Training
CONTACT: Manuel DeBrito  508-979-1423  manuel.debrito@newbedford-ma.gov
Wednesday August 10, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

Wednesday August 10, 2022 - Wednesday August 31, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Youth Services School Supply Raffle

Visit Youth Services to enter to win school supplies!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services to enter to win school supplies!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

Wednesday August 10, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Elections Poll Worker Training
CONTACT: Manuel DeBrito  508-979-1423  manuel.debrito@newbedford-ma.gov
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
 
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Planning Board Meetings
CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday August 11, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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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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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Youth Services Mass Center for the Book

 Meet "Wherever I Go" Author Mary Wagley Copp and Illustrator Munir Mohammed for free books and crown activity!

This program is made possible through the Massachusetts Center for the Book. 

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

 Meet "Wherever I Go" Author Mary Wagley Copp and Illustrator Munir Mohammed for free books and crown activity!

This program is made possible through the Massachusetts Center for the Book. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wilks Library AFSCME Union Meeting
CONTACT: Wilks Library  5089916214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch
CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  5089916214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tech Talk Thursdays @ Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Unlikely Strummers Ukulele Music Performance

Join us at the Main Library on AHA night to listen to the Unlikely Strummers Ukulele Performance!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Join us at the Main Library on AHA night to listen to the Unlikely Strummers Ukulele Performance!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

Friday August 12, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilks Library: Balloon Twisting Workshop

Ed the Wizard will teach children how to make balloon sea creatures!  Ages 7+ preferred; caregivers will need to assist younger childen.  Space is limited so please sign up at the library or call 508-991-6214.

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

Ed the Wizard will teach children how to make balloon sea creatures!  Ages 7+ preferred; caregivers will need to assist younger childen.  Space is limited so please sign up at the library or call 508-991-6214.

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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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Youth Services Summer Prizes

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

 
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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 August 13, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilks LIbrary: Drop-in Legos

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  5089916214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  5089916214
  

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 Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

Monday August 15, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Camp Crafty Kids

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@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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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Community Forum @ Howland-Green

We want to hear from you! Help us set some goals for the library's next strategic plan by participating in one of our community forums. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org

We want to hear from you! Help us set some goals for the library's next strategic plan by participating in one of our community forums. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@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

Tuesday August 16, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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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-lawlrcirc@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-lawlrcirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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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 August 17, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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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.

August's Book Choice: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

From GoodReads.com: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?

These nine perfect strangers are about to find out...

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer—or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty's writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

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.

August's Book Choice: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

From GoodReads.com: Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever?

These nine perfect strangers are about to find out...

Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer—or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.

Combining all of the hallmarks that have made Liane Moriarty's writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

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
Traffic Commission Meeting
CONTACT: Laurie Alfonso  5089613153
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Laurie Alfonso
  5089613153
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday August 18, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library Mass Audubon New Bedford Birding Adventures

New Bedford is an urban environment with many people, but it is also home to lots of wildlife. Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a walk through some of the City's parks in search of birds.

Whether you've never been on a bird walk or consider yourself an expert, these walks are open to all levels and ages.

Wear walking shoes and bring binoculars (we will have some to share as well)

All ages | Free!

To participate, meet at the corresponding New Bedford Free Public Library

CONTACT: Mass Audubon  781-754-4221  chawthorne@massaudubon,org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

New Bedford is an urban environment with many people, but it is also home to lots of wildlife. Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a walk through some of the City's parks in search of birds.

Whether you've never been on a bird walk or consider yourself an expert, these walks are open to all levels and ages.

Wear walking shoes and bring binoculars (we will have some to share as well)

All ages | Free!

To participate, meet at the corresponding New Bedford Free Public Library

CONTACT:
  Mass Audubon
  781.754.4221
   chawthorne@massaudubon,org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Youth Services Summer Trivia

Earn more raffle tickets for weekly prizes by taking a guess at the trivia question posted in Youth Services.

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Earn more raffle tickets for weekly prizes by taking a guess at the trivia question posted in Youth Services.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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: Lawler Branch Teen Room  508-991-6216  lawlerteen@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:
  Lawler Branch Teen Room
  508.991.6216
   lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tech Talk Thursdays @ Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Presentation with Willam Comeau

Bill Comeau, a New Bedford native his whole life, has been recognized as a ‘Distinct Member’ of the United States 12th Infantry Regiment. He was also awarded the Order of St. Maurice Medal by the National Infantry Association for his efforts promoting the U.S. Infantry legacy.

Bill will be presenting his book ‘Duel with the Dragon’ which begins with his childhood experiences in New Bedford in the 1950’s and 60’s. This will be followed up by his wartime training and serving in Vietnam, including his participation in the Battle of Suoi Tre. That battle has the distinction of producing the highest number of enemy deaths of the entire Vietnam War in a one-day battle (638 KIA).

Bill will read short excerpts from the book, then answer questions before putting the book up for sale. All books will be autographed.

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

Bill Comeau, a New Bedford native his whole life, has been recognized as a ‘Distinct Member’ of the United States 12th Infantry Regiment. He was also awarded the Order of St. Maurice Medal by the National Infantry Association for his efforts promoting the U.S. Infantry legacy.

Bill will be presenting his book ‘Duel with the Dragon’ which begins with his childhood experiences in New Bedford in the 1950’s and 60’s. This will be followed up by his wartime training and serving in Vietnam, including his participation in the Battle of Suoi Tre. That battle has the distinction of producing the highest number of enemy deaths of the entire Vietnam War in a one-day battle (638 KIA).

Bill will read short excerpts from the book, then answer questions before putting the book up for sale. All books will be autographed.

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   nbmref@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday August 19, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Ground Oral History Project

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

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

Visit the Downtown Library to participate in a city-wide oral history project called Common GroundCommon Ground is an ambitious oral history project and exhibition that aims to create a full picture of the Greater New Bedford region and its residents through story collection. A key goal of the project is to give voice to community members in the region. By gathering the stories of individuals, Common Ground presents a diverse, inclusive, and celebratory accounting of the lived experiences of South Coast residents. Visit the 2nd floor of the Downtown Library to share your story at the Common Ground booth. 10 minutes is all it takes! The Common Ground Booth will be at the New Bedford Downtown Library from July 22-August 19th. 

CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library CreateLab

 
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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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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Youth Services Summer Prizes

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
City Solicitor's Office
CONTACT: Amy Ferguson  5089916278  aferguson@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Amy Ferguson
  5089916278
   aferguson@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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 August 20, 2022
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilks LIbrary: Drop-in Legos

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  5089916214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  5089916214
  

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 Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Community Forum @ Howland-Green

We want to hear from you! Help us set some goals for the library's next strategic plan by participating in one of our community forums. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org

We want to hear from you! Help us set some goals for the library's next strategic plan by participating in one of our community forums. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@sailsinc.org

 
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12:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Community Viewing of Umfrenti Unido
CONTACT: Erik Andrade  5089718725
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Erik Andrade
  5089718725
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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 August 22, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Camp Crafty Kids

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@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 August 23, 2022
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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-lawlrcirc@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-lawlrcirc@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 August 24, 2022
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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 August 25, 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 Book Club

Join us for refreshments and a chat about this month's book.  Books can be picked up at the Wilks Library.

CONTACT: Wilks Library  5089916214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Join us for refreshments and a chat about this month's book.  Books can be picked up at the Wilks Library.

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  5089916214
  

LOCATION: Wilks Branch

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 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 Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Dungeons and Dragons

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

For ages 12+. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tech Talk Thursdays @ Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT: Kristen Cardoso  508-991-6212  kcardoso@sailsinc.org
LOCATION: Howland-Green

Wish you knew more about computers?
Want help with your Kindle? Wonder what all the hoopla is about Hoopla?
Just drop in and ask us! Stay for a few minutes or the whole hour. Bring your device or learn from one of ours. 

CONTACT:
  Kristen Cardoso
  508.991.6212
   kcardoso@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Howland-Green

Friday August 26, 2022
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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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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Youth Services Summer Prizes

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Each week we will draw from our raffle tickets to pick a summer prize winner. The prize is a gift card to Acushnet Creamery for Pier 3!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

 
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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 August 27, 2022 - Friday September 2, 2022
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting - Primary Election
CONTACT: Manuel DeBrito  508-979-1423  manuel.debrito@newbedford-ma.gov
Saturday August 27, 2022
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Forum - Strategic Plan
CONTACT: Olivia Melo  508-991-6275  omelo@sailsinc.org
 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pokémon GO Fest finale

Come by for the activities and join our Global Gratitude Gathering to celebrate the Pokémon GO Fest finale!

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Come by for the activities and join our Global Gratitude Gathering to celebrate the Pokémon GO Fest finale!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wilks LIbrary: Drop-in Legos

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT: Wilks Library  5089916214
LOCATION: Wilks Branch

Love to build with legos?  Drop-in anytime between 10am - 2pm every Saturday, and maybe meet some friends!

CONTACT:
  Wilks Library
  5089916214
  

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 Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

What can you build?

All ages are welcome with no registration required.

Hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

Monday August 29, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Camp Crafty Kids

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Visit Youth Services for the take home craft of the week. Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@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

Tuesday August 30, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- Primary Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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-lawlrcirc@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-lawlrcirc@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Wednesday August 31, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- Primary Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday September 1, 2022
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- Primary Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday September 1, 2022 - Thursday September 29, 2022
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Youth Services Page Turners

Become a Page Turner!

Each month there will be titles highlighted with one title for each group- Early Learner (grades k-3), Child ( grades 4-8), and Teen (grades 9-12)- available to checkout with your SAILS library card with take home activities. 

September's Page Turners will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

CONTACT: Bethany Coito  5089791647  bcoito@sailsinc.org

Become a Page Turner!

Each month there will be titles highlighted with one title for each group- Early Learner (grades k-3), Child ( grades 4-8), and Teen (grades 9-12)- available to checkout with your SAILS library card with take home activities. 

September's Page Turners will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!

CONTACT:
  Bethany Coito
  5089791647
   bcoito@sailsinc.org

Thursday September 1, 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 - 5:00 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: Lawler Branch Teen Room  508-991-6216  lawlerteen@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:
  Lawler Branch Teen Room
  508.991.6216
   lawlerteen@sailsinc.org

LOCATION: Lawler Branch

Friday September 2, 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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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Voting- Primary Election
CONTACT: Manny DeBrito
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Manny DeBrito
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

 
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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

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

Friday September 2, 2022
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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 September 3, 2022
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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 September 5, 2022
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Labor Day

Closed for Labor Day

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 6, 2022
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
State Primary Elections @ Howland-Green
CONTACT: Manuel DeBrito  508-979-1423  manuel.debrito@newbedford-ma.gov
 
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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

Wednesday September 7, 2022
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Youth Services Puzzle Craft Station

What can you create with puzzle pieces?

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

What can you create with puzzle pieces?

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 8, 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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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Youth Services Decorate a Candy Apple

All famliies are welcome to join us on AHA night to decorate a candy apple with no registration required.

Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

All famliies are welcome to join us on AHA night to decorate a candy apple with no registration required.

Available while supplies last. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Preservation Committee

June 28th- FY23 CPA Plan Review Public Hearing

September 8th- FY23 CPA Application Technical Workshop

CONTACT: Jessica Bailey  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

June 28th- FY23 CPA Plan Review Public Hearing

September 8th- FY23 CPA Application Technical Workshop

CONTACT:
  Jessica Bailey
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Friday September 9, 2022
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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 September 10, 2022
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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 September 12, 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 September 13, 2022
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4:00 PM - 6:00 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

Wednesday September 14, 2022
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Planning Board Meetings
CONTACT: Angela Goncalves  508-979-1488
LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Angela Goncalves
  508.979.1488
  

LOCATION: Main Library Meeting Room

Thursday September 15, 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

Friday September 16, 2022
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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 September 17, 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 September 19, 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 September 20, 2022
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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 September 21, 2022
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Plant for Peace in Youth Services

Celebrate National Peace Day by bringing home a piece of "library ivy". also known as a Heartleaf Philodendron .

CONTACT: Bethany Silva  5089791647  bsilva@sailsinc.org

Celebrate National Peace Day by bringing home a piece of "library ivy". also known as a Heartleaf Philodendron .

CONTACT:
  Bethany Silva
  5089791647
   bsilva@sailsinc.org

 
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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.

September's Book Choice: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

From GoodReads.com: New York Times and worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

 

Exploring the timely issues of human rights and the plight of immigrants and refugees, the book recalls Allende’s landmark novel The House of the Spirits in the way it embraces the cause of “humanity, and it does so with passion, humor, and wisdom that transcend politics” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post). In the Midst of Winter will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

 

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Join us for book discussions and light snacks.

September's Book Choice: In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

From GoodReads.com: New York Times and worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.

In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident—which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their lives. Richard Bowmaster—a 60-year-old human rights scholar—hits the car of Evelyn Ortega—a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala—in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor’s house seeking help. At a loss, the professor asks his tenant Lucia Maraz—a 62-year-old lecturer from Chile—for her advice. These three very different people are brought together in a mesmerizing story that moves from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil, sparking the beginning of a long overdue love story between Richard and Lucia.

 

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