Monday May 3, 2021 - Saturday May 8, 2021
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Curbside Craft Club: Grab 'n' Go Kits (Ages 9-13) - For the Week of May 10th Pick-up

Featured Craft: May Flowers Paper Craft

For the months of April & May, Miss Allison will offer a limited number of grab 'n' go craft kits for kids ages 9-13 to take home.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from families asking for kits these last few months, the week-by-week email registration process will remain in place to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s).   ​​

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Miss Allison starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit during the week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  We recommend trying our awesome curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDCRAFT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The grab 'n' go kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions (sometimes including links to online and/or video instructions).

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to ariendeau@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Grab n go kits are popular! If you email Miss Allison and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Miss Allison makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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Take & Make Kits for Kids (Ages 3-8) - For the Week of May 10 Pick Up

Featured Craft: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

For the months of April and May, Ms. Mary Claire will offer a limited number of take & make craft kits for kids ages 3-8.

Due to the popularity of craft kits, there will be a week-by-week email registration process to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Ms. Mary Claire at mcodonnell@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s). 

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Ms. Mary Claire starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit for week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  Due to recent upticks in COVID cases, we recommend considering curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDKIT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The take & make kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions, which include an example picture of the completed craft and related book recommendations.

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to mcodonnell@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Take & Make kits are popular! If you email Ms. Mary Claire and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Ms. Mary Claire makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 X 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
Monday May 3, 2021 - Saturday June 19, 2021
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Basic Sewing Classes with Rita Trotta (ages 12-19)
10:00 AM

As a part of our Sewing Threads of Diversity grant, this class series will start with 6 classes on basic machine sewing which will cover making pajama pants. The last 2 classes will be on inserting zippers. This program and each of its segments is being videotaped and classes will be emailed to participants weekly. Classes will be taught using the Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine. The library has 5 machines available for check-out for these pre-recorded video classes.

Rita Trotta is an experienced artist, working in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. With a degree in Home Economics from Framingham State, she has been sewing for over 60 years.

This class series is for ages 12-19 only. Registration is required.

Please see the Sewing Classes FAQs for further information about this program and its availability. 

This program is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 ext1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
There is 1 space available.
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Story Time (ages 3-5): How Does Your Garden Grow?
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Celebrate the coming return of Spring with songs, stories, games, and rhymes with Ms. Mary Claire on Zoom. This story time program will run about 45 minutes with 2-3 stories, feature songs and games that practice early literacy skills in a fun way, and allow for children to share and chat with each other.
 

This program is geared for children from 3 to 5 years old, but all children are welcome! Contact Mary Claire O'Donnell at mcodonnell@ocln.org for registration and questions.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
 
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Curbside Block 1
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 1

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Curbside Block 2
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 2

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual: Barks and Recreation: Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dog ownership has never been more popular! And with pet ownership comes pet responsibility. Thanks to a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, the Sharon Public Library will be launching a series of events aimed at educating and entertaining both dog owners and dog lovers.

Tonight, with local trainers Blue Max Dog, learn how to teach your dog to come when called. This is a live Zoom class, with a ten minute lecture, a ten minute demonstration, and the rest of the hour will be practice with your dog while the instructor provides help and feedback

Space is limited. Separate registration required for each class/event. 

Founded in 2000, Blue Max Dog has helped hundreds of pet dog owners to improve their relationship with their dog by using gentle techniques and positive reinforcement methods.

Blue Max Dog is owned by Carol Ahearn. Carol is an APDT certified dog trainer and an ITC graduate with experience in a variety of environments from private lessons to large classroom settings and workshops. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator and is a member of the behavior department at the Center for Shelter Dogs in Boston where she is involved in dog evaluations, behavior modification programs, and special adoptions.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
Friday May 7, 2021
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Curbside Block 1
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 1

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Curbside Block 2
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 2

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Saturday May 8, 2021
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Curbside Block 1
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 1

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Curbside Block 2
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Curbside Pickup Block 2

While the Sharon Public Library is now open for limited patron browsing, we are continuing to offer our popular curbside pickup service as an alternative way to pick up library materials.  For the full FAQ on our curbside delivery, please see our longer Q&A here. A quick summary:
 
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. 
 
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside pickup at the library's Eventkeeper calendarYou will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
 
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside pickup time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you. 
 
 Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the cart at times.
 
For all other questions, please refer to the SPL Curbside Pickup FAQ. And thank you in advance for helping to make curbside pickup safe for staff and patrons alike!
CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 10, 2021 - Saturday May 15, 2021
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Curbside Craft Club: Grab 'n' Go Kits (Ages 9-13) - For the Week of May 17th Pick-up

Featured Craft: Latino Book Month Surprise Crafts

For the months of April & May, Miss Allison will offer a limited number of grab 'n' go craft kits for kids ages 9-13 to take home.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from families asking for kits these last few months, the week-by-week email registration process will remain in place to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s).   ​​

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Miss Allison starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit during the week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  We recommend trying our awesome curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDCRAFT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The grab 'n' go kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions (sometimes including links to online and/or video instructions).

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to ariendeau@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Grab n go kits are popular! If you email Miss Allison and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Miss Allison makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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Take & Make Kits for Kids (Ages 3-8) - For the Week of May 17 Pick Up

Featured Craft: Straw Rockets

For the months of April and May, Ms. Mary Claire will offer a limited number of take & make craft kits for kids ages 3-8.

Due to the popularity of craft kits, there will be a week-by-week email registration process to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Ms. Mary Claire at mcodonnell@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s). 

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Ms. Mary Claire starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit for week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  Due to recent upticks in COVID cases, we recommend considering curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDKIT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The take & make kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions, which include an example picture of the completed craft and related book recommendations.

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to mcodonnell@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Take & Make kits are popular! If you email Ms. Mary Claire and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Ms. Mary Claire makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 X 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
Monday May 10, 2021
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2021 Hackathon Prep Class: Coding Basics (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coders (including new coders in grades 3-6) are invited to join us for our 2021 Hackathon! To help you prepare, we are offering free virtual coding classes May 10, 11, 12, & 13 to help you prepare!

May 10: This class teachers new coders the basics of any coding language and familiarizes them with core coding concepts. Coding Basics is a class for beginners who have never coded before or those who have minimal experience with coding. You will need no materials or accounts to attend this class. All you need is to be ready to dive into the world of coding.

Register for the Hackathon (registration deadline May 13) and/or for one or more of these optional coding class* by visiting the website: spl.onlinehackathon.repl.co

*Sign up early to confirm your spot in class (deadline May 9th).

 

For more information, please email sharonhackathon@gmail.com or Allison Riendeau, Youth Services Librarian, at ariendeau@ocln.org

 

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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Reflecting On Varsity Blues, Two Years Later
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Sharon Public Library as they host a discussion with Attorney Andrew Lelling about "Varsity Blues". 

Andrew E. Lelling is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 2017 to 2021. Prior to becoming the U.S. Attorney, he was the senior litigation counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.  Listen to an insightful Zoom presentation on the college admission scandal known as 'varsity blues' presented by former US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and Sharon resident, Andrew Lelling, followed by a question and answer period.  This presentation is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Sharon Public Library and the Sharon Public Library.

When: May 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMof-Gopj4qH9yD_Cqm_VdmSZOb9OGw1dA9
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 

 

CONTACT:  Joanne Blatte    jblatte@gmail.com
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-3): Spring a New Song
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Celebrate the coming return of Spring with songs, stories, games, and rhymes with Ms. Mary Claire on Zoom. Mother Goose on the Loose is a nursery rhyme program format for children and their adults that lasts around 30 minutes and focuses on early literacy practices and skills through rhymes, songs, and movements.
 

This program is geared for children from birth to 3 years old, but all children are welcome! Contact Mary Claire O'Donnell at mcodonnell@ocln.org for registration and questions.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext 1434  modonnell@ocln.org
 
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2021 Hackathon Prep Class: Scratch (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coders (including new coders in grades 3-6) are invited to join us for our 2021 Hackathon! To help you prepare, we are offering free virtual coding classes May 10, 11, 12, & 13 to help you prepare!

May 11: Scratch is a great language for beginners to learn. It's block based and easy to understand and visualize. In this class, we will give coders an introduction to the code editor and language, as well as how to use blocks and sprites. You will need a Scratch account for this class. Sign up for a Scratch account here.

Register for the Hackathon (registration deadline May 13) and/or for one or more of these optional coding class* by visiting the website: spl.onlinehackathon.repl.co

*Sign up early to confirm your spot in class (deadline May 9th).

 

For more information, please email sharonhackathon@gmail.com or Allison Riendeau, Youth Services Librarian, at ariendeau@ocln.org

 
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Reconsidering Shakespeare
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Michael Blanding will discuss his new nonfiction book, North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work. With him will appear Dennis McCarthy, the "rogue scholar" of the title, who has spent the past 15 years obsessively pursuing the sources of Shakespeare's plays. Using plagiarism software and other techniques, McCarthy has uncovered compelling evidence that many of Shakespeare's greatest plays were based on earlier works by the courtier Sir Thomas North, an Elizabethan "everyman" who was a scholar, solider, diplomat, and translator who brushed shoulders with the brightest minds of the Renaissance. To explore McCarthy's claims, Blanding traveled with him across England, France, and Italy, and back in time to the court of Queen Elizabeth in search of the truth behind Shakespeare's inspiration.

Michael Blanding is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, WIRED, and other publications. He is author of North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard’s Work,  and The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps . Dennis McCarthy is an independent researcher, and author of Thomas North’s 1555 Travel Journal: From Italy to ShakespeareA Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels by George North: A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare's Plays ; and Here Be Dragons: How the Study of Animal and Plant Distributions Revolutionized Our Views of Life and Earth.

 

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 12, 2021
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Arabic Calligraphy with Hajj Wafaa (ages 12-19)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual course will introduce the participants to Arabic calligraphy and its historical context within the Arab-Muslim world. The training course will begin with a brief introduction to calligraphy by practicing with the bamboo pen and black ink.

Arabic Calligraphy scripts will be introduced and practiced by each student.  The course will combine lectures and discussion of  visual materials, plus plenty of hands-on practice.

Classes will be taught by Hajj Wafaa. Hajj Wafaa is a freelance professional Islamic calligraphist — one of the very few in Boston, MA. He has been teaching Islamic calligraphy classes in Boston since 2004. He teaches students how to write the Arabic letters and provides them with tools to practice to eventually perfect the talent.

This class series is for ages 12-19. Calligraphy kits are available to be checked out at the Sharon Public Library. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
 
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2021 Hackathon Prep Class: Web Development (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Coders (including new coders in grades 3-6) are invited to join us for our 2021 Hackathon! To help you prepare, we are offering free virtual coding classes May 10, 11, 12, & 13 to help you prepare!

May 12: This class will introduce coders to fundamentals of creating, styling and making a website interactive using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML is the building blocks of a website. CSS lets you customize a website by adding colors, borders, backgrounds and more. JavaScript is used to make the whole thing interactive. You will need a Repl.it account for this class. Sign up for Repl.it here.

Register for the Hackathon (registration deadline May 13) and/or for one or more of these optional coding class* by visiting the website: spl.onlinehackathon.repl.co

*Sign up early to confirm your spot in class (deadline May 9th).

 

For more information, please email sharonhackathon@gmail.com or Allison Riendeau, Youth Services Librarian, at ariendeau@ocln.org

 

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Story Time (ages 3-5): How Does Your Garden Grow?
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Celebrate the coming return of Spring with songs, stories, games, and rhymes with Ms. Mary Claire on Zoom. This story time program will run about 45 minutes with 2-3 stories, feature songs and games that practice early literacy skills in a fun way, and allow for children to share and chat with each other.
 

This program is geared for children from 3 to 5 years old, but all children are welcome! Contact Mary Claire O'Donnell at mcodonnell@ocln.org for registration and questions.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
 
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2021 Hackathon Prep Class: Python (Gr 3-6)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Coders (including new coders in grades 3-6) are invited to join us for our 2021 Hackathon! To help you prepare, we are offering free virtual coding classes May 10, 11, 12, & 13 to help you prepare!

May 13: Python is a multipurpose language. It is great for coders who want to make the leap from block-based coding to text based. In this class, coders will learn how to code variables, loops, conditionals, and functions in Python as well as get a feel for the language. You will need a Repl.it account for this class. Sign up for Repl.it here.

Register for the Hackathon (registration deadline May 13) and/or for one or more of these optional coding class* by visiting the website: spl.onlinehackathon.repl.co

*Sign up early to confirm your spot in class (deadline May 9th).

 

For more information, please email sharonhackathon@gmail.com or Allison Riendeau, Youth Services Librarian, at ariendeau@ocln.org

 
CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
Saturday May 15, 2021
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SPL's 2021 Hackathon (Gr 3-6)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Coders (including new coders in grades 3-6) are invited to join us for our 2021 Hackathon! 

  • Participants will work in teams of 2-3 to work on problem-solving skills and get creative. You may register as a team or an individual.
  • The event will be held on Zoom. You will need an account for a code editor such as RepLit, or Khan Academy. You may also want accounts for Google and Scratch.
  • Lunch & snack breaks. Showcase, wrap-up with certificates, and prizes.
  • Prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and include gift cards to Orange Leaf.

To register for the Hackathon (registration deadline May 13) and for an optional coding class visit the website: spl.onlinehackathon.repl.co

We are also offering free coding classes May 10, 11, 12, & 13 to help you prepare! Sign up early to confirm your spot (deadline May 9th).

 

For more information, please email sharonhackathon@gmail.com or Allison Riendeau, Youth Services Librarian, at ariendeau@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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SPL Virtual Trivia
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Sharon Public Library is back with our Virtual Trivia Night! 

Join us on Zoom and test your trivia mettle. Play solo, or with a team (virtually speaking!). For security purposes, participants' video will be disabled, so no need to worry about having a working webcam to play. The ability to view slides on a screen is all you need for fantastic trivia fun.

Please note: Trivia questions are geared toward adults in content and challenge rating.

This program will be offered via Zoom. If you're interested, please register by sending an email to Assistant Director Miki Wolfe at mwolfe@ocln.org. Registration is required (this extra step will add a layer of security for the event). You will be emailed a link to the meeting ahead of time. You should download Zoom, a free videoconferencing program, ahead of time.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
Monday May 17, 2021 - Saturday May 22, 2021
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Curbside Craft Club: Grab 'n' Go Kits (Ages 9-13) - For the Week of May 24th Pick-up

Featured Craft: Painted Rock Photo Holders

For the months of April & May, Miss Allison will offer a limited number of grab 'n' go craft kits for kids ages 9-13 to take home.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from families asking for kits these last few months, the week-by-week email registration process will remain in place to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s).   ​​

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Miss Allison starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit during the week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  We recommend trying our awesome curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDCRAFT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The grab 'n' go kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions (sometimes including links to online and/or video instructions).

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to ariendeau@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Grab n go kits are popular! If you email Miss Allison and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Miss Allison makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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Take & Make Kits for Kids (Ages 3-8) - For the Week of May 24 Pick Up

Featured Craft: No-Sew Sock Caterpillars

For the months of April and May, Ms. Mary Claire will offer a limited number of take & make craft kits for kids ages 3-8.

Due to the popularity of craft kits, there will be a week-by-week email registration process to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Ms. Mary Claire at mcodonnell@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s). 

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Ms. Mary Claire starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit for week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  Due to recent upticks in COVID cases, we recommend considering curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDKIT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The take & make kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions, which include an example picture of the completed craft and related book recommendations.

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to mcodonnell@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Take & Make kits are popular! If you email Ms. Mary Claire and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Ms. Mary Claire makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 X 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Virtual Power Hour: Financial Considerations As You and Your Parents Age
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

For many, the responsibility of their parents' well-being is increasingly falling on their shoulders. Tune in with Financial Advisor Nora Yousif, and learn financial tips and tricks to prepare for what may lie ahead with aging parents. Nora will discuss how to take the right steps to make the money last as long as possible, preserve nest eggs, optimize Social Security benefits, prepare for emergency situations, and plan for long-term care expenses.

Nora Yousif is a 3rd  Generation Financial Advisor and partner at her women-focused wealth management firm with locations in Easton, Boston, Wellesley, Norwell, and Danvers. She was honored as a top “40 Under 40 Professional” by Boston Business Journal as well as by her industry for going above and beyond to serve her clients. She has presented on personal finance, investments, and social security for over 300 organizations, including the IRS. Nora frequently contributes to TV and Radio shows like NBC Boston and Magic 106.7FM. Nora has been published in CNBC articles, Yahoo! Finance and Forbes. Finally, Nora leads a popular educational series titled Women Wine & Wall Street.

This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. Email Assistant Director Miki Wolfe at mwolfe@ocln.org to register, or call 781-784-1578 x1422.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578 x1422  mwolfe@ocln.org
 
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Wear Your Resistance: Exploring Images of Protest Workshop with Wee the People (Ages 10-14)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How will YOU use the incredible power of protest to #DISRUPT and fight for needed change in your world?

Tweens are invited to a special interactive art workshop with Wee the People, a Boston-based organization focused on racial justice education!

We''ll learn about different images of resistance - symbols of protest ranging from the raised fist to the peace sign to the simple word "NO" - and how they have played a big role in protesting injustice and ushering in change. Then each participant will have the opportunity to design a tote bag of their own based on their own interests in social justice issues.

 

Each registrant will be able to pick up a supply kit (containing a totebag, paints, & stencils) from the library prior to this event. 

Space limited. Please register no later than May 15th by using the Eventkeeper form or by emailing Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org. You will be sent kit pick-up information as well as the Zoom link.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 

We also thank the Friends of the Sharon Public Library, who also have contributed to bring this program to the community.

 

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
There are 21 spaces available.
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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Arabic Calligraphy with Hajj Wafaa (ages 12-19)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual course will introduce the participants to Arabic calligraphy and its historical context within the Arab-Muslim world. The training course will begin with a brief introduction to calligraphy by practicing with the bamboo pen and black ink.

Arabic Calligraphy scripts will be introduced and practiced by each student.  The course will combine lectures and discussion of  visual materials, plus plenty of hands-on practice.

Classes will be taught by Hajj Wafaa. Hajj Wafaa is a freelance professional Islamic calligraphist — one of the very few in Boston, MA. He has been teaching Islamic calligraphy classes in Boston since 2004. He teaches students how to write the Arabic letters and provides them with tools to practice to eventually perfect the talent.

This class series is for ages 12-19. Calligraphy kits are available to be checked out at the Sharon Public Library. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
 
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Pajama Story Time with Ms. Mary Claire
6:30 PM - 7:05 PM

Snuggle up in your coziest PJs with a stuffie friend for an ALL AGES STORY TIME AT BEDTIME with Ms. Mary Claire. We'll wind down for bed while singing songs, reading books, and getting the wiggles out. You'll need your imagination and a cozy blanket!

Ms. Mary Claire will be using a noisemaker and a scarf, so feel free to bring your own rattle, shaker, or blankie to use. Come read along and see friends!

Contact Youth Services Librarian Mary Claire O'Donnell for any questions. Please register so you can receive a Zoom link the day before the program.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 ext 143  mcodonnell@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Virtual: Barks and Recreation: Teaching Your Dog to Walk on a Leash
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dog ownership has never been more popular! And with pet ownership comes pet responsibility. Thanks to a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, the Sharon Public Library will be launching a series of events aimed at educating and entertaining both dog owners and dog lovers.

Tonight, with local trainers Blue Max Dog, learn how to teach your dog to walk on a leash. This is a live Zoom class, with a ten minute lecture, a ten minute demonstration, and the rest of the hour will be practice with your dog while the instructor provides help and feedback

Space is limited. Separate registration required for each class/event. 

Founded in 2000, Blue Max Dog has helped hundreds of pet dog owners to improve their relationship with their dog by using gentle techniques and positive reinforcement methods.

Blue Max Dog is owned by Carol Ahearn. Carol is an APDT certified dog trainer and an ITC graduate with experience in a variety of environments from private lessons to large classroom settings and workshops. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator and is a member of the behavior department at the Center for Shelter Dogs in Boston where she is involved in dog evaluations, behavior modification programs, and special adoptions.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
Monday May 24, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021
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Curbside Craft Club: Grab 'n' Go Kits (Ages 9-13) - For the Week of May 31st Pick-up

Featured Craft: TBA

For the months of April & May, Miss Allison will offer a limited number of grab 'n' go craft kits for kids ages 9-13 to take home.

Due to the overwhelming positive response from families asking for kits these last few months, the week-by-week email registration process will remain in place to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s).   ​​

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Miss Allison starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit during the week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  We recommend trying our awesome curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDCRAFT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The grab 'n' go kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions (sometimes including links to online and/or video instructions).

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to ariendeau@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Grab n go kits are popular! If you email Miss Allison and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Miss Allison makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
 
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Take & Make Kits for Kids (Ages 3-8) - For the Week of May 31 Pick Up

Featured Craft: Recycled Paper Collage Art

For the months of April and May, Ms. Mary Claire will offer a limited number of take & make craft kits for kids ages 3-8.

Due to the popularity of craft kits, there will be a week-by-week email registration process to allow all families a chance to participate.    

1. Kits are available through email registration only. To register, email Ms. Mary Claire at mcodonnell@ocln.org with the number of kits you are requesting and the child/children’s name(s). 

2. Registration for the next week's craft will open every Monday. For example, you would email Ms. Mary Claire starting Monday, April 5th, to pick up a kit for week of April 12-17th.​

3. You will receive an email response confirming your registration.

4.  Due to recent upticks in COVID cases, we recommend considering curbside pick-up service. You can sign up for a curbside time slot any time during the designated week and write "KIDKIT" in after your last name in the last name field of the curbside sign-up form. (If choosing to enter the library building for pick-up, please check our homepage to be mindful of browsing restrictions.) 

The take & make kits include most of the supplies needed to complete the projects and instructions, which include an example picture of the completed craft and related book recommendations.

Participants are encouraged to share their finished crafts by sending photos to mcodonnell@ocln.org or sharing on social media and tagging Sharon Public Library.  

Take & Make kits are popular! If you email Ms. Mary Claire and there are no more kits available that week she will put you first on the list for the next week's craft. You be notified by email if this happens.  

*Please note that Ms. Mary Claire makes every effort to provide awesome kits to as many kids/families as possible. Supplies are limited, so we ask that you limit your request to 1 kit per child.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  781-784-1578 X 1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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[VIRTUAL] Book Group
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join our virtual Book Group to connect with fellow readers! For this month's meeting, we'll read Lisa Wingate's Before We Were Yours. Copies of the book will be available at the Adult Circulation Desk; you can stop by in-person or use our Curbside Delivery service to pick up your copy. Or, search our online ebook catalog to try to borrow an ecopy.

Please be aware that the library is working under a number of different constraints right now, and that we are doing our absolute best to make copies available to patrons. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Book Group will be hosted via Zoom, a free videoconferencing program. For more information, recommendations on what to read within the month's genre, and/or to register to attend, please contact Assistant Director Miki Wolfe at mwolfe@ocln.org.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe    mwolfe@ocln.org
 
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Virtual Gnome Desk Buddy Maker Program with Mandy Roberge (Ages 8-13)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate spring & coming summer by crafting an awesome (no-sew) Gnome Desk Buddy with artist Mandy Roberge from Wicked Good Henna!

Pick up a kit ahead of time, and then join us on Zoom to create a cuddly, no-sew gnome with rice and other bits. They'll become your new best friend!

Space limited. Please register here in Eventkeeper, and contact Miss Allison at ariendeau@ocln.org with any questions.

CONTACT:  Allison Riendeau    ariendeau@ocln.org
There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Arabic Calligraphy with Hajj Wafaa (ages 12-19)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This virtual course will introduce the participants to Arabic calligraphy and its historical context within the Arab-Muslim world. The training course will begin with a brief introduction to calligraphy by practicing with the bamboo pen and black ink.

Arabic Calligraphy scripts will be introduced and practiced by each student.  The course will combine lectures and discussion of  visual materials, plus plenty of hands-on practice.

Classes will be taught by Hajj Wafaa. Hajj Wafaa is a freelance professional Islamic calligraphist — one of the very few in Boston, MA. He has been teaching Islamic calligraphy classes in Boston since 2004. He teaches students how to write the Arabic letters and provides them with tools to practice to eventually perfect the talent.

This class series is for ages 12-19. Calligraphy kits are available to be checked out at the Sharon Public Library. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Hands on Nature: Backyard Birds
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a virtual nature program for kids of all ages! Come learn about the local birds in your yard and how to start identifying them. Learn which birds are common in Massachusetts and which ones are fun to study. We will talk about fun easy ways to get started in the world of birding, and will begin the easy journey to learn more about these beautiful creatures. We will learn a few common bird songs and will be able to identify some by the end of the program.

You'll also get some great ideas and instructions for projects to follow along with at home, like how to make bird feeders and a sighting list to keep track of the birds you see.

Register to receive the Zoom link about 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:  Mary Claire O'Donnell  7817841578 ext1434  mcodonnell@ocln.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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BUSY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Virtual: Barks and Recreation: Teaching Your Dog to Sit, Down, and Stand
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dog ownership has never been more popular! And with pet ownership comes pet responsibility. Thanks to a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, the Sharon Public Library will be launching a series of events aimed at educating and entertaining both dog owners and dog lovers.

Tonight, with local trainers Blue Max Dog, learn how to teach your dog to sit, down, and stand. This is a live Zoom class, with a ten minute lecture, a ten minute demonstration, and the rest of the hour will be practice with your dog while the instructor provides help and feedback

Space is limited. Separate registration required for each class/event. 

Founded in 2000, Blue Max Dog has helped hundreds of pet dog owners to improve their relationship with their dog by using gentle techniques and positive reinforcement methods.

Blue Max Dog is owned by Carol Ahearn. Carol is an APDT certified dog trainer and an ITC graduate with experience in a variety of environments from private lessons to large classroom settings and workshops. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator and is a member of the behavior department at the Center for Shelter Dogs in Boston where she is involved in dog evaluations, behavior modification programs, and special adoptions.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
Monday June 7, 2021
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Friends meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Regular Meeting of the Friends via Zoom.  Link to follow

CONTACT:  Kate Mason    catherinetmason@gmail.com
Thursday June 10, 2021
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The Call of Kilimanjaro
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready to climb 19,341 feet to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro – one of the famed Seven Summits – the roof of Africa. Based on his memoir, The Call of Kilimanjaro, author, adventurer, and TV host Jeff Belanger takes you on a breathtaking multimedia journey of Tanzania that’s spiritual, motivational, and uplifting.

After his brother-in-law Chris passed away, Jeff made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. The Call of Kilimanjaro is a day-by-day record of Belanger’s ascent to the peak of Africa’s highest mountain. What he learned along the way transformed his life.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org
There are 100 spaces available.
Monday June 14, 2021
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BUSY
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday June 17, 2021
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Virtual: Barks and Recreation: Teaching Your Dog to Stay
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Dog ownership has never been more popular! And with pet ownership comes pet responsibility. Thanks to a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, the Sharon Public Library will be launching a series of events aimed at educating and entertaining both dog owners and dog lovers.

Tonight, with local trainers Blue Max Dog, learn how to teach your dog to stay. This is a live Zoom class, with a ten minute lecture, a ten minute demonstration, and the rest of the hour will be practice with your dog while the instructor provides help and feedback

Space is limited. Separate registration required for each class/event. 

Founded in 2000, Blue Max Dog has helped hundreds of pet dog owners to improve their relationship with their dog by using gentle techniques and positive reinforcement methods.

Blue Max Dog is owned by Carol Ahearn. Carol is an APDT certified dog trainer and an ITC graduate with experience in a variety of environments from private lessons to large classroom settings and workshops. She is an AKC CGC Evaluator and is a member of the behavior department at the Center for Shelter Dogs in Boston where she is involved in dog evaluations, behavior modification programs, and special adoptions.

 

This program is made possible by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CONTACT:  Miki Wolfe  781-784-1578  mwolfe@ocln.org

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