Shrewsbury Public Library

609 Main Street | Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-841-8609


 

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Saturday October 1, 2022 - Monday October 31, 2022
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Storywalk® - The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky

Want to walk through a story?! Head on over to Lake Street Park - 430 Lake Street in Shrewsbury - for a Storywalk®.

This month's story is The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John. 
 
“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”
 
In partnership with Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@gmail.com
LOCATION: Offsite

Want to walk through a story?! Head on over to Lake Street Park - 430 Lake Street in Shrewsbury - for a Storywalk®.

This month's story is The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John. 
 
“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”
 
In partnership with Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@gmail.com

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Hallow-Read Boooktacular Challenge

Spooky season is upon us! Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Get ready to monster mash, have ghoulish fun, or curl up with a chilling book. Log your reading and activities to earn badges all month long.

To Participate:

  • Kids should be between ages 5 to 12. 
  • Create a FREE account through Beanstack.
  • Enroll in the Hallow-Read Booktacular Challenge. The challenge officially starts October 1st and goes through October 31st.
  • Log the minutes you read and complete a few fun halloween themed activities!
  • Every two hours you read you’ll receive a virtual badge and a virtual raffle ticket to enter into three different drawings. 
CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's

Spooky season is upon us! Halloween is a holiday full of merrymaking, magic, and mischief. Get ready to monster mash, have ghoulish fun, or curl up with a chilling book. Log your reading and activities to earn badges all month long.

To Participate:

  • Kids should be between ages 5 to 12. 
  • Create a FREE account through Beanstack.
  • Enroll in the Hallow-Read Booktacular Challenge. The challenge officially starts October 1st and goes through October 31st.
  • Log the minutes you read and complete a few fun halloween themed activities!
  • Every two hours you read you’ll receive a virtual badge and a virtual raffle ticket to enter into three different drawings. 
CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's

Thursday October 6, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun Lab: Art Lab!

Come and explore our Art Lab in this week's Fun Lab! Kids can practice creating with different types of art media.

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 19 spaces available.

Come and explore our Art Lab in this week's Fun Lab! Kids can practice creating with different types of art media.

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
CONTACT:
  Alex Martinez
  
  

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shrewsbury Readers Book group

Shrewsbury Readers is a group about good books and good discussions. Titles are selected from various genres and copies of the book will be available for checkout at the main circulation desk of the library on the first floor. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the library.

At the October 6th meeting, we will be discussing The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate, “the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives” (lisawingate.com).

New members are welcome; please contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8537 or prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8537  prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

Shrewsbury Readers is a group about good books and good discussions. Titles are selected from various genres and copies of the book will be available for checkout at the main circulation desk of the library on the first floor. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the library.

At the October 6th meeting, we will be discussing The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate, “the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives” (lisawingate.com).

New members are welcome; please contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8537 or prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An Evening with Gish Jen

MetroWest Readers Fest (MWRF), in partnership with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library (Sudbury, MA), invites you to a talk by author Gish Jen. This event is a part of ONE, a community-wide read organized by MWRF and is a collaboration between 24 Massachusetts libraries.

The title for this year’s initiative is Thank You, Mr. Nixon, a short story collection by the acclaimed writer Gish Jen. In this collection of 11 linked short stories, Jen “embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.” The book was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Literature & Fiction, and was called “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times. In July 2022, NPR included Thank You, Mr. Nixon in its biannual “Books We Love” feature.

Whether or not you’ve read Thank You, Mr. Nixon, we enthusiastically invite you to a lively evening and hear from Gish Jen, an observant chronicler of American life. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen. The Silver Unicorn Bookstore will be onsite at the Goodnow Library to sell Ms. Jen’s books.

This is an in-person event with the opportunity to tune in virtually:

CONTACT: Jess D'Atri  508-841-8533  jd'atri@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

MetroWest Readers Fest (MWRF), in partnership with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library (Sudbury, MA), invites you to a talk by author Gish Jen. This event is a part of ONE, a community-wide read organized by MWRF and is a collaboration between 24 Massachusetts libraries.

The title for this year’s initiative is Thank You, Mr. Nixon, a short story collection by the acclaimed writer Gish Jen. In this collection of 11 linked short stories, Jen “embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.” The book was named the #1 Recommendation for AAPI Month by Oprah Daily, an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Literature & Fiction, and was called “marvelous” by Claire Oshetsky in the New York Times. In July 2022, NPR included Thank You, Mr. Nixon in its biannual “Books We Love” feature.

Whether or not you’ve read Thank You, Mr. Nixon, we enthusiastically invite you to a lively evening and hear from Gish Jen, an observant chronicler of American life. Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, or just listen. The Silver Unicorn Bookstore will be onsite at the Goodnow Library to sell Ms. Jen’s books.

This is an in-person event with the opportunity to tune in virtually:

CONTACT:
  Jess D'Atri
  508.841.8533
   jd'atri@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Friday October 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Good Day Memory Café

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

New England folk musician, Howie Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation to provide a truly unique entertainment experience.

 

 

CONTACT: Charlotte Budge  cbudge@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

New England folk musician, Howie Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation to provide a truly unique entertainment experience.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Charlotte Budge
  
   cbudge@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Saturday October 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Little Kid Creative Drama

Come get silly with your little one! Creative drama is a process-focused form of theater that establishes the building blocks of performance. In this class we focus on senses, feelings, and movement through fun and imaginative play. Children build confidence, social awareness, empathy, and problem solving skills. Each class has an early literacy component and is aligned with state standards for Theater Education. This class is for ages 2-5 and a parent.

Space is limited. Please pre-register starting 2 weeks prior to the program date.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Come get silly with your little one! Creative drama is a process-focused form of theater that establishes the building blocks of performance. In this class we focus on senses, feelings, and movement through fun and imaginative play. Children build confidence, social awareness, empathy, and problem solving skills. Each class has an early literacy component and is aligned with state standards for Theater Education. This class is for ages 2-5 and a parent.

Space is limited. Please pre-register starting 2 weeks prior to the program date.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room


 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Tuesday October 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday October 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Young Scientist

We are so happy to announce that the fabulous "Young Scientists" classes are back! Young Scientists is a free STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program* facilitated by  STEM Beginnings.Classes will meet IN THE LIBRARY.

Program is for children ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children must be continually supervised by a grownup while participating.

Program is 45 minutes long. We ask that you arrive promptly.  Registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before each meeting date. You need to register for each individual date you would like to attend.This program needs a minimum of 8 participants and is subject to cancellation if registrations fall below this minimum.

*The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.

We are so happy to announce that the fabulous "Young Scientists" classes are back! Young Scientists is a free STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program* facilitated by  STEM Beginnings.Classes will meet IN THE LIBRARY.

Program is for children ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children must be continually supervised by a grownup while participating.

Program is 45 minutes long. We ask that you arrive promptly.  Registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before each meeting date. You need to register for each individual date you would like to attend.This program needs a minimum of 8 participants and is subject to cancellation if registrations fall below this minimum.

*The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fire Safety Storytime

The library is at the Shrewsbury Firestation for stories and fun with firefighters! Participants will receive a take home activity kit. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This program is for children ages 3 and up. Thank you for your cooperation.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite
There are 10 spaces available.

The library is at the Shrewsbury Firestation for stories and fun with firefighters! Participants will receive a take home activity kit. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This program is for children ages 3 and up. Thank you for your cooperation.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Girl Scout Information Night!

Interested in Girl Scouts for your daughter in Kindergarten-12th grade? Come learn all about Girl Scouts, ask questions, and get placed in a troop! Children can make crafts during the presentation. 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  50884186094  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Interested in Girl Scouts for your daughter in Kindergarten-12th grade? Come learn all about Girl Scouts, ask questions, and get placed in a troop! Children can make crafts during the presentation. 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  50884186094
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

Thursday October 13, 2022
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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Patron will give check for $200

CONTACT:
  Kaye Peltier
  774.276.9514
   kpeltier@shinema.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun Lab: Legos!

Build with Legos during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is not required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Build with Legos during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is not required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Get Started with Libby

Want access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more, anytime and anywhere? You can with Libby! Bring your device, and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get set up and familiar with the Libby app!

This program is intended for first-time Libby users. If you currently use OverDrive, check out our other program "Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!". Registration required.

CONTACT: Sierra Chastain-Rittue  508-841-8533  schastain-rittue@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 5 spaces available.

Want access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more, anytime and anywhere? You can with Libby! Bring your device, and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get set up and familiar with the Libby app!

This program is intended for first-time Libby users. If you currently use OverDrive, check out our other program "Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!". Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sierra Chastain-Rittue
  508.841.8533
   schastain-rittue@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual - Detox Your Mind Through Meditation

Many people participate in programs that cleanse the body and eliminate toxins that have accumulated over one’s life, seeking wellness as detoxing has become mainstream. Many of us tend to our physical well being, but there is a very important aspect of ourselves that we ignore: the health of our mind. We need to detoxify our minds. This world we live in is a stressful place and there are many factors that can have a negative impact on our daily lives. By befriending our mind, we can wipe the slate clean and detoxify our negative thought patterns and calm the body. In this workshop, long-time meditator Guarav Singh will teach attendees how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing.

Gaurav is an experienced management consultant working as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Along with managing his professional commitments, Gaurav is also very passionate about meditation and has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. He has used meditation as an anchor to find balance between his personal and professional life. He has led many meditation workshops and retreats which has enabled him to speak firsthand about the role of meditation in enhancing the daily lives of busy people.  

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 70 spaces available.

Many people participate in programs that cleanse the body and eliminate toxins that have accumulated over one’s life, seeking wellness as detoxing has become mainstream. Many of us tend to our physical well being, but there is a very important aspect of ourselves that we ignore: the health of our mind. We need to detoxify our minds. This world we live in is a stressful place and there are many factors that can have a negative impact on our daily lives. By befriending our mind, we can wipe the slate clean and detoxify our negative thought patterns and calm the body. In this workshop, long-time meditator Guarav Singh will teach attendees how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing.

Gaurav is an experienced management consultant working as a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Along with managing his professional commitments, Gaurav is also very passionate about meditation and has been practicing meditation for over 15 years. He has used meditation as an anchor to find balance between his personal and professional life. He has led many meditation workshops and retreats which has enabled him to speak firsthand about the role of meditation in enhancing the daily lives of busy people.  

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 70 spaces available.

Friday October 14, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Movie

Celebrate the end of the week by relaxing with a movie and snacks! Movie TBD, stop by the Teen Office if you have a good suggestion.

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Celebrate the end of the week by relaxing with a movie and snacks! Movie TBD, stop by the Teen Office if you have a good suggestion.

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Monday October 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Infant Explorers

A new program for our littlest patrons to explore the world around them! This sensory program will have children 0-2.9 years old explore through touch, sight, and sound.

This program is intended for you to engage 1 to 1 with your child.

No registration. Please take a token, one per family, available starting at 9:30am. 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

A new program for our littlest patrons to explore the world around them! This sensory program will have children 0-2.9 years old explore through touch, sight, and sound.

This program is intended for you to engage 1 to 1 with your child.

No registration. Please take a token, one per family, available starting at 9:30am. 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mars Exploration

Do you have what it takes to take on Mars and explore it? Using the 4-H Mars Basecamp Kit we will take our chances landing on Mars, and then try to control a rover to explore it! 

This program is intended for children in Grades 1-5. Registration is required. 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-86094x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 22 spaces available.

Do you have what it takes to take on Mars and explore it? Using the 4-H Mars Basecamp Kit we will take our chances landing on Mars, and then try to control a rover to explore it! 

This program is intended for children in Grades 1-5. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.86094x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 22 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Read the Rainbow Book Group

Join us for the Read the Rainbow Book Group! Led by Girl Scout Kaitlyn Minton as part of her Silver Award we'll be reading A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski, one of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2019. Copies of the book can be collected from the Main Desk of the library. At each meeting we'll discuss a selection of chapters and ideas. Who should join this book group? Anyone in grades 7-12 who wants to increase their awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues! Snacks will be provided!

For grades 7-12. Registration required.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
There are 7 spaces available.

Join us for the Read the Rainbow Book Group! Led by Girl Scout Kaitlyn Minton as part of her Silver Award we'll be reading A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski, one of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2019. Copies of the book can be collected from the Main Desk of the library. At each meeting we'll discuss a selection of chapters and ideas. Who should join this book group? Anyone in grades 7-12 who wants to increase their awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues! Snacks will be provided!

For grades 7-12. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Teen Advisory Meeting

What is Teen Advisory? It's a way for you to connect with the library and make your voice heard. It's a chance to see your ideas and opinions come to life. It's an easy way to earn volunteer credit by attending monthly meetings. Join us to meet some new people, eat snacks, and help us make our Teen Room (and library) THE BEST!  

For grades 5-12. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Young Adult Room
There are 9 spaces available.

What is Teen Advisory? It's a way for you to connect with the library and make your voice heard. It's a chance to see your ideas and opinions come to life. It's an easy way to earn volunteer credit by attending monthly meetings. Join us to meet some new people, eat snacks, and help us make our Teen Room (and library) THE BEST!  

For grades 5-12. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Young Adult Room

There are 9 spaces available.

Tuesday October 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Nancy Robbins
  508.842.6125
   robbins@townisp.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m. Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Delicious Destinations - India

In this part of the series, we are going on a delicious journey to India. Let's learn about some famous Indian festival foods.  We will also try our hands on in making some yummy and easy instant recipes.  You can make these at home and impress everyone with your culinary skills this Diwali. ​

For Kids in grades 2nd – 4th. Registration required.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.com
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 19 spaces available.

In this part of the series, we are going on a delicious journey to India. Let's learn about some famous Indian festival foods.  We will also try our hands on in making some yummy and easy instant recipes.  You can make these at home and impress everyone with your culinary skills this Diwali. ​

For Kids in grades 2nd – 4th. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.com

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk - Cheryl Melody Baskin

Award-winning author, Cheryl Melody Baskin, presents two of her award-winning motivational self-help books, Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good and its sister book, Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams - No Matter What.

In her presentation, “Melody” (her preferred first name) shares her specific reasons for authoring each book, reads meaningful sections, shares samples of poetry and songs woven within each book, and warmly invites your interactive participation.

Cheryl Melody Baskin www.cherylmelody.com is an award-winning author of four books. Her motivational self-help books include Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good, Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams - No Matter What, Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love, and Peace Begins with You and Me. In addition to being an author, she is a singer, recording artist, composer, performing artist, intuitive life coach, peace educator, motivational speaker, and music educator for young children. One of her songs, “One Planet” is known and sung internationally. She received a Life Achievement Award from The Visioneers International Peace Network and is the founder of a large global Facebook community, “Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love.”   https://www.facebook.com/groups/103850356767217/

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
There are 21 spaces available.

Award-winning author, Cheryl Melody Baskin, presents two of her award-winning motivational self-help books, Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good and its sister book, Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams - No Matter What.

In her presentation, “Melody” (her preferred first name) shares her specific reasons for authoring each book, reads meaningful sections, shares samples of poetry and songs woven within each book, and warmly invites your interactive participation.

Cheryl Melody Baskin www.cherylmelody.com is an award-winning author of four books. Her motivational self-help books include Peace Dreamer: A Journey of Hope in Bad Times and Good, Heart-Dreamer: Stepping into Life, Love, Creativity and Dreams - No Matter What, Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love, and Peace Begins with You and Me. In addition to being an author, she is a singer, recording artist, composer, performing artist, intuitive life coach, peace educator, motivational speaker, and music educator for young children. One of her songs, “One Planet” is known and sung internationally. She received a Life Achievement Award from The Visioneers International Peace Network and is the founder of a large global Facebook community, “Shift of Heart: Paths to Healing and Love.”   https://www.facebook.com/groups/103850356767217/

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

There are 21 spaces available.

Wednesday October 19, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! 

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.  

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  

This week's topic (October 19) covers LinkedIn and Personal Branding. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury, Westford, and Wilmington to sponsor this group.

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! 

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.  

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  

This week's topic (October 19) covers LinkedIn and Personal Branding. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury, Westford, and Wilmington to sponsor this group.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Young Scientist

We are so happy to announce that the fabulous "Young Scientists" classes are back! Young Scientists is a free STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program* facilitated by  STEM Beginnings.Classes will meet IN THE LIBRARY.

Program is for children ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children must be continually supervised by a grownup while participating.

Program is 45 minutes long. We ask that you arrive promptly.  Registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before each meeting date. You need to register for each individual date you would like to attend.This program needs a minimum of 8 participants and is subject to cancellation if registrations fall below this minimum.

*The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.

We are so happy to announce that the fabulous "Young Scientists" classes are back! Young Scientists is a free STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program* facilitated by  STEM Beginnings.Classes will meet IN THE LIBRARY.

Program is for children ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children must be continually supervised by a grownup while participating.

Program is 45 minutes long. We ask that you arrive promptly.  Registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before each meeting date. You need to register for each individual date you would like to attend.This program needs a minimum of 8 participants and is subject to cancellation if registrations fall below this minimum.

*The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LED Paper Circuits

Combine STEM skills with a fun craft - we’re making LED paper circuits! Master the simple, series, and parallel circuit and then let your imagination be your guide. Create a design with conductive tape and make your LEDs glow. Perhaps a zombie with eerie eyes, or a robot with blinking antennae. Increase the difficulty by working on a folded greeting card!

For grades 5-12. Registration required. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
There are 11 spaces available.

Combine STEM skills with a fun craft - we’re making LED paper circuits! Master the simple, series, and parallel circuit and then let your imagination be your guide. Create a design with conductive tape and make your LEDs glow. Perhaps a zombie with eerie eyes, or a robot with blinking antennae. Increase the difficulty by working on a folded greeting card!

For grades 5-12. Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Diwali Art Workshop
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus all around the world, and the celebration lasts five days.  This year the festival of Diwali is on October 24th. Register for this program to learn about Hindu culture and celebrate the holiday with beautiful arts and crafts.  The first craft is Diya, or lamp decoration, and the second one is Rangoli, i.e. colored sand art decorations. Attendees are welcome to dress in traditional Indian clothing and jewelry.
 
Space is limited, so please make sure to sign up if you are interested.  No prior experience is necessary to participate.  For ages 12 and above.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.
CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus all around the world, and the celebration lasts five days.  This year the festival of Diwali is on October 24th. Register for this program to learn about Hindu culture and celebrate the holiday with beautiful arts and crafts.  The first craft is Diya, or lamp decoration, and the second one is Rangoli, i.e. colored sand art decorations. Attendees are welcome to dress in traditional Indian clothing and jewelry.
 
Space is limited, so please make sure to sign up if you are interested.  No prior experience is necessary to participate.  For ages 12 and above.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.
CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)

Thursday October 20, 2022
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8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  5088418537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!

Do you currently use OverDrive to access e-books and audiobooks? Are you worried about making the switch to Libby? Bring your device and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get help with the transition!

This program is intended for current OverDrive users. Registration required.

CONTACT: Sierra Chastain-Rittue  508-841-8533  schastain-rittue@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 10 spaces available.

Do you currently use OverDrive to access e-books and audiobooks? Are you worried about making the switch to Libby? Bring your device and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get help with the transition!

This program is intended for current OverDrive users. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sierra Chastain-Rittue
  508.841.8533
   schastain-rittue@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun Lab: STEAM Crafternoon!

Come and explore our STEAM Crafternoon in this week's Fun Lab! Make Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math themed crafts 

For kids in grades kindergarten and up. No registration required.  While supplies last.

 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Come and explore our STEAM Crafternoon in this week's Fun Lab! Make Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math themed crafts 

For kids in grades kindergarten and up. No registration required.  While supplies last.

 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Reading Glasses
The October meeting of Reading Glasses, our book group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will be Thursday, October 20th on Google Meet.
 
For the Halloween season, members can read any Stephen King book they like!
 
New attendees, please email splreference@cwmars.org to receive a Google Meet invite closer to the date.
CONTACT: Jess D'Atri  508-841-8533  jd'atri@cwmars.org
The October meeting of Reading Glasses, our book group for adults in their 20s and 30s, will be Thursday, October 20th on Google Meet.
 
For the Halloween season, members can read any Stephen King book they like!
 
New attendees, please email splreference@cwmars.org to receive a Google Meet invite closer to the date.
CONTACT:
  Jess D'Atri
  508.841.8533
   jd'atri@cwmars.org

Friday October 21, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Good Day Memory Café

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of each month 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

Music from Appalachia, the Harlem Tradition, Broadway and the Blues are all part of 'Ragtime' Jack Radcliffe's extensive repertoire.

 

CONTACT: Charlotte Budge  cbudge@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of each month 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

Music from Appalachia, the Harlem Tradition, Broadway and the Blues are all part of 'Ragtime' Jack Radcliffe's extensive repertoire.

 

CONTACT:
  Charlotte Budge
  
   cbudge@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Videogames

School is over - work off a little steam with videogames! We'll have some of the most popular multiplayer games for the Nintendo Switch, like Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, and Overcooked. Show up ready to play or just watch your friends!

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

School is over - work off a little steam with videogames! We'll have some of the most popular multiplayer games for the Nintendo Switch, like Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, and Overcooked. Show up ready to play or just watch your friends!

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 22, 2022
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9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
CONTACT:
  Nancy Rea
  978.994.9753 
   nbrea01@gmail.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Birds! Birds! Birds!

Come meet a variety of birds and learn all about their adapations! 

Registration is required. For children in Grades K-5th. 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-86094x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Come meet a variety of birds and learn all about their adapations! 

Registration is required. For children in Grades K-5th. 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.86094x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Monday October 24, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
School Readiness - Tools for Tiny Hands

Are you looking for ways to prepare your 2-5 year old for school? Tools for Tiny Hands is a kit from the Boston Childrens Museum that focuses on fine motor skills, hand dexterity, and hand eye coordination. Using household items (so you can easily refill your kit), your child will have fun new ways to explore play! 

This prorgam is intended for children ages 2-5. Please attend only one of the four sessions (10/24, 11/28, 1/23, 2/27). A total of 100 Tools for Tiny Hands will be distributed. Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Are you looking for ways to prepare your 2-5 year old for school? Tools for Tiny Hands is a kit from the Boston Childrens Museum that focuses on fine motor skills, hand dexterity, and hand eye coordination. Using household items (so you can easily refill your kit), your child will have fun new ways to explore play! 

This prorgam is intended for children ages 2-5. Please attend only one of the four sessions (10/24, 11/28, 1/23, 2/27). A total of 100 Tools for Tiny Hands will be distributed. Registration is required. 

 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Alchemy and Storytelling: A Chat With Author George Jreije

Come and chat with George Jreije, the author of SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA, one of the most anticipated releases of the Fall. George will dive into alchemy, his new novel, and how kids can apply the lessons of alchemy to tell exciting stories. There will also be a book signing for those interested. 

Registration is prefered, but drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space allows.

Geared towards 3rd-7th graders.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Come and chat with George Jreije, the author of SHAD HADID AND THE ALCHEMISTS OF ALEXANDRIA, one of the most anticipated releases of the Fall. George will dive into alchemy, his new novel, and how kids can apply the lessons of alchemy to tell exciting stories. There will also be a book signing for those interested. 

Registration is prefered, but drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space allows.

Geared towards 3rd-7th graders.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Scary stories in the cemetery

Imagine - a quiet, moonless night, dark shapes of bare trees, a lone figure in black beckoning you to follow her into the cemetery. Time for scary stories! We'll meet at the Artemas Ward gate (behind the First Congregational Church) and walk amongst the graves, then settle in for some chilling tales in the dark. We'll bring cider and cookies, you bring a blanket to sit on. 

Registration required. For grades 5-12. 

Thank you to the Parks & Cemetery Commission for granting us special permission and donating supplies for this event! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite
There are 29 spaces available.

Imagine - a quiet, moonless night, dark shapes of bare trees, a lone figure in black beckoning you to follow her into the cemetery. Time for scary stories! We'll meet at the Artemas Ward gate (behind the First Congregational Church) and walk amongst the graves, then settle in for some chilling tales in the dark. We'll bring cider and cookies, you bring a blanket to sit on. 

Registration required. For grades 5-12. 

Thank you to the Parks & Cemetery Commission for granting us special permission and donating supplies for this event! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

There are 29 spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Shrewsbury Genealogy Club

Anyone interested in genealogy (or family history) can now join the Shrewsbury Genealogy Club from the comfort of their home! The club will meet on Zoom the fourth Monday of every month starting at 7:15 p.m. 

To register, email the Genealogy Club’s clubmaster, former SPL Assistant Director George Brown, at geobrown1940@gmail.com.

CONTACT: George Brown  geobrown1940@gmail.com

Anyone interested in genealogy (or family history) can now join the Shrewsbury Genealogy Club from the comfort of their home! The club will meet on Zoom the fourth Monday of every month starting at 7:15 p.m. 

To register, email the Genealogy Club’s clubmaster, former SPL Assistant Director George Brown, at geobrown1940@gmail.com.

CONTACT:
  George Brown
  
   geobrown1940@gmail.com

Tuesday October 25, 2022
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6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Wake Up with Wimpy

It's time to Wake Up with Wimpy! Celebrate the release of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Diper Overlöde​, with fun and games at the Library. Each attendee will also receive a copy of Diper Overlöde to take home. This event is open to kids in grades 3-7.

This event consists of a series of identical 15-minute sessions from 6:00-7:30. This is a very popular program so this year the registration will be done through a lottery system. Starting at 9:00 am on October 11th click on this link to enter your family into the raffle. Winners will be notified of their time slot on Wednesday, October 19th. 

This program has been graciously sponsored by the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union. 

 

 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  5088418609  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

It's time to Wake Up with Wimpy! Celebrate the release of the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Diper Overlöde​, with fun and games at the Library. Each attendee will also receive a copy of Diper Overlöde to take home. This event is open to kids in grades 3-7.

This event consists of a series of identical 15-minute sessions from 6:00-7:30. This is a very popular program so this year the registration will be done through a lottery system. Starting at 9:00 am on October 11th click on this link to enter your family into the raffle. Winners will be notified of their time slot on Wednesday, October 19th. 

This program has been graciously sponsored by the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union. 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  5088418609
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

f you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Note: The Tuesday classes on Zoom currently have a waitlist.

f you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Library Trustees meeting
CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8537  prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual - Feasting from the New England Seaside

The beautiful shorelines of New England offer an amazing variety of fresh seafood. During class chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will share her tips about buying, storing, and preparing seafood at home. Liz will demonstrate two recipes you and your family will love.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM

The beautiful shorelines of New England offer an amazing variety of fresh seafood. During class chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will share her tips about buying, storing, and preparing seafood at home. Liz will demonstrate two recipes you and your family will love.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

Thursday October 27, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun Lab: Spooky Slime!

Make your own spooky slime during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

Make your own spooky slime during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Halloween Harvest

This program, led by Davis Bates, is a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest season, Halloween, and New England regional culture. It will include stories and songs designed to entertain, educate and create a feeling of community, while encouraging a connection to and an awareness of the seasons and folk traditions of a variety of cultures from the region and around the world.

The audience will sing harvest songs and ghost songs, and hear true-life ghost stories and tales about other spirits and shape-shifters, including a traditional story from Ireland and a trick-or-treating ghost story from Davis’ childhood. The seasonal sing-alongs are often accompanied by spoons, limberjack, and other percussion instruments.

Since 1979, Davis has shared thousands of performances at schools, libraries and community settings throughout the northeast. He is known for his humor, his professionalism, and for his ability to adapt his programs to fit the age range and needs of his audience.

Funded, in part, by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT: Mike Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
There are 12 spaces available.

This program, led by Davis Bates, is a wonderful way to celebrate the harvest season, Halloween, and New England regional culture. It will include stories and songs designed to entertain, educate and create a feeling of community, while encouraging a connection to and an awareness of the seasons and folk traditions of a variety of cultures from the region and around the world.

The audience will sing harvest songs and ghost songs, and hear true-life ghost stories and tales about other spirits and shape-shifters, including a traditional story from Ireland and a trick-or-treating ghost story from Davis’ childhood. The seasonal sing-alongs are often accompanied by spoons, limberjack, and other percussion instruments.

Since 1979, Davis has shared thousands of performances at schools, libraries and community settings throughout the northeast. He is known for his humor, his professionalism, and for his ability to adapt his programs to fit the age range and needs of his audience.

Funded, in part, by a grant from the Shrewsbury Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

CONTACT:
  Mike Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

There are 12 spaces available.

Friday October 28, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday Crafternoon

You made it through another week of school! Try a fun craft or activity that will change each month. No crafting experience (or talent) necessary, just try it out!

This month's craft will be a glowing Spooky Terrarium. 

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

You made it through another week of school! Try a fun craft or activity that will change each month. No crafting experience (or talent) necessary, just try it out!

This month's craft will be a glowing Spooky Terrarium. 

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary. 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday October 29, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Trick-or-Treat Storywalk®

Join the Children’s Librarians at Lake Street Park for Halloween fun! Come in costume, read the story along the path, and trick-or-treat for candy! While supplies last.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Join the Children’s Librarians at Lake Street Park for Halloween fun! Come in costume, read the story along the path, and trick-or-treat for candy! While supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Tuesday November 1, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

Wednesday November 2, 2022
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! 

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.  

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  

This week's topic (November 2) covers Interview Preparation & Strategy. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury, Westford, and Wilmington to sponsor this group.

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM

The Massachusetts Library Collaborative's 50+ Job Seekers Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, via Zoom. If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking group program is perfect for you! Remember, 85% of jobs are found through networking! 

Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic. Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, small group breakout rooms to network, and 1-on-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search.  

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, MBA, PCIC, an experienced executive career coach. Deborah is a former Fortune 500 executive, investment banker and entrepreneur and transitioned to executive coaching over 10 years ago. She has coached with Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, the Mass. Conference for Women, and is a Certified Leadership Agility Coach. She has facilitated 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups for 5 years and is a Licensed Group Leader.  

This week's topic (November 2) covers Interview Preparation & Strategy. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

The Tewksbury Library has partnered with libraries in Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Danvers, North Andover, Shrewsbury, Westford, and Wilmington to sponsor this group.

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friends Board Meeting
CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8537  prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B
CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Thursday November 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fun Lab: Let's Play Chess!

Come together and play chess during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Come together and play chess during this week's Fun Lab!

For kids grades 2-5.

Registration is requested, though some drop-ins maybe allowed to participate if space and supplies are available.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Get Started with Libby

Want access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more, anytime and anywhere? You can with Libby! Bring your device, and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get set up and familiar with the Libby app!

This program is intended for first-time Libby users. If you currently use OverDrive, check out our other program "Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!". Registration required.

CONTACT: Sierra Chastain-Rittue  508-841-8533  schastain-rittue@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 9 spaces available.

Want access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more, anytime and anywhere? You can with Libby! Bring your device, and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get set up and familiar with the Libby app!

This program is intended for first-time Libby users. If you currently use OverDrive, check out our other program "Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!". Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sierra Chastain-Rittue
  508.841.8533
   schastain-rittue@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shrewsbury Readers Book group

Shrewsbury Readers, a group about good books and good discussions, will discuss The Death Of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezil at the November 3rd meeting.

The novel is the “tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader” (www.akwaeke.com).

New members are welcome; please contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8537 or prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8537  prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Shrewsbury Readers, a group about good books and good discussions, will discuss The Death Of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezil at the November 3rd meeting.

The novel is the “tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to understand a child whose spirit is both gentle and mysterious. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. Propulsively readable, teeming with unforgettable characters, The Death of Vivek Oji is a novel of family and friendship that challenges expectations—a dramatic story of loss and transcendence that will move every reader” (www.akwaeke.com).

New members are welcome; please contact Priya Rathnam at 508-841-8537 or prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual - Meditation for a More Balanced Life

People all over the world are tuning into meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation provides a deep relaxation to the body that helps reduce stress and tension.   

Meditation is the key to a more balanced life. Learn a simple and natural method of meditation that will help enhance your life. Please join Ajili Hodari, Esq., long-time meditator for this powerful program.  

Ajili Hodari, Esq. attended Michigan State University as a scholar athlete where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Advertising. After a career in the printing and publishing industry in the San Francisco Bay area, he received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. He began his practice of law in Columbus, Ohio. He now practices in Seattle, WA and manages his own firm, Hodari Law Office, PLLC. Ajili has spoken about all aspects of meditation in numerous venues throughout the country. 

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM
There are 88 spaces available.

People all over the world are tuning into meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation provides a deep relaxation to the body that helps reduce stress and tension.   

Meditation is the key to a more balanced life. Learn a simple and natural method of meditation that will help enhance your life. Please join Ajili Hodari, Esq., long-time meditator for this powerful program.  

Ajili Hodari, Esq. attended Michigan State University as a scholar athlete where he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Advertising. After a career in the printing and publishing industry in the San Francisco Bay area, he received his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1990. He began his practice of law in Columbus, Ohio. He now practices in Seattle, WA and manages his own firm, Hodari Law Office, PLLC. Ajili has spoken about all aspects of meditation in numerous venues throughout the country. 

CONTACT:
  Michael Zeller
  508.841.8531
   mzeller@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM

There are 88 spaces available.

Friday November 4, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tinker Time

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Tinker Time is a fun hands-on learning program for older toddlers and preschoolers. Together you and your child can explore a variety of age-appropriate STEAM and Early-Literacy stations.

This is a drop-in program. No registration is required, but please note that space is limited.

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Good Day Memory Café

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

The String Swing Jazz Trio will perform swing music from the “big band” era of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

 

 

CONTACT: Charlotte Budge  cbudge@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

A memory café is a welcoming place for people living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia AND their care partners. 

The Memory Café will meet on the first and third Friday of every month from 2 - 3:30 PM in the library.

The String Swing Jazz Trio will perform swing music from the “big band” era of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Charlotte Budge
  
   cbudge@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A

 
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Friday Afternoon Movie

Celebrate the end of the week by relaxing with a movie and snacks! Movie TBD, stop by the Teen Office if you have a good suggestion.

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary.

CONTACT: Annie Lee King  splteens@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Celebrate the end of the week by relaxing with a movie and snacks! Movie TBD, stop by the Teen Office if you have a good suggestion.

For grades 5-12, no registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  
   splteens@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM B

Saturday November 5, 2022
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Human Library

Join the Shrewsbury Public Library for this Human Library® event. The mission of the Human Library® is to create a platform for inclusive and appreciative conversation, presenting community members (Readers) with opportunities to talk to real people (Books) who represent groups in society that face prejudice, stigma, discrimination, or taboo. The Human Library® provides a space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered so you can look past stigma and learn about how someone else lives: Unjudge someone.

CONTACT: Priya Rathnam  508-841-8537  prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B
There are 99 spaces available.

Join the Shrewsbury Public Library for this Human Library® event. The mission of the Human Library® is to create a platform for inclusive and appreciative conversation, presenting community members (Readers) with opportunities to talk to real people (Books) who represent groups in society that face prejudice, stigma, discrimination, or taboo. The Human Library® provides a space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered so you can look past stigma and learn about how someone else lives: Unjudge someone.

CONTACT:
  Priya Rathnam
  508.841.8537
   prathnam@shrewsburyma.gov

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

There are 99 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teddy Bear Clinic

Does your favorite stuffed friend need a flu shot, a bandage, a check up? Bring them along to the library for a Teddy Bear Clinic & Storytime with our special guest visitor, Nurse Sherri. No registration needed.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  5088418609  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Does your favorite stuffed friend need a flu shot, a bandage, a check up? Bring them along to the library for a Teddy Bear Clinic & Storytime with our special guest visitor, Nurse Sherri. No registration needed.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  5088418609
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Monday November 7, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Infant Explorers

A new program for our littlest patrons to explore the world around them! This sensory program will have children 0-2.9 years old explore through touch, sight, and sound.

This program is intended for you to engage 1 to 1 with your child.

No registration. Please take a token, one per family, available starting at 9:30am. 

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609 x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:00 PM     

A new program for our littlest patrons to explore the world around them! This sensory program will have children 0-2.9 years old explore through touch, sight, and sound.

This program is intended for you to engage 1 to 1 with your child.

No registration. Please take a token, one per family, available starting at 9:30am. 

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609 x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:00 PM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Test your Marvel Universe knowledge! 

CONTACT:
  Annie Lee King
  5088418609 x4
   aking@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Tuesday November 8, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Book Beats

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT: Roxanne Starkin  508-841-8609 x4  rstarkin@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Roxanne for this lively early-literacy music & movement program. There will be books, songs, rhymes, chants, and fingerplays. Program is intended for children 2 - 4 years old and their grownups. Siblings are welcome.

Tokens are required and will be available at the main floor circulation desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

 

CONTACT:
  Roxanne Starkin
  508.841.8609 x4
   rstarkin@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays: Microsoft Word Basics

Join us in the Learning Lab for Tech Tuesdays! This class, we will be covering Microsoft Word Basics. Attendees will learn how to open new and existing documents; copy and paste text; format font, paragraphs, and margins; as well as save and print documents. Laptops will be provided.

Space is limited; registration required.

CONTACT: Sierra Chastain-Rittue  508-841-8533  schastain-rittue@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 9 spaces available.

Join us in the Learning Lab for Tech Tuesdays! This class, we will be covering Microsoft Word Basics. Attendees will learn how to open new and existing documents; copy and paste text; format font, paragraphs, and margins; as well as save and print documents. Laptops will be provided.

Space is limited; registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sierra Chastain-Rittue
  508.841.8533
   schastain-rittue@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday November 9, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token per family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
English Conversation Circle

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:   508-841-8533  splreference@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Offsite

Free conversation circles are a great way to learn English in an informal, relaxed setting. This program is for adults who wish to improve their conversational skills. Classes are on Zoom Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m., in person at the library Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and in person at St. Anne's Church Fridays from 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

If you would like to attend some of these classes, please email splreference@cwmars.org and specify which classes you wish to attend.

CONTACT:
  
  508.841.8533
   splreference@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Offsite

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Babies, Books, and Bubbles

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT: Diana Karas  508-841-8609x4  dkaras@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Join Miss Diana for Babies, Books, and Bubbles! This program includes books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, sign language, and of course bubbles!

This program is intended for children ages 0-2 years old, but everyone is welcome. Space is limited. Please get a token your family at the Children's Desk starting 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:
  Diana Karas
  508.841.8609x4
   dkaras@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Room Booked
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Old Beal School property redevelopment 

the meeting is to inform community and hear concerns about the project

CONTACT:
  Sam Scoppettone
  518.290.8279
   sam@civicodevelopment.com

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual - Upstander Project Short Film Screening

Join the Shrewsbury Public Library with Learning Director, Mishy Lesser, for a virtual screening and discussion of three short films from Upstander Project’s Dawnland film series. Dear Georgina follows the journey of Georgina Sappier-Richardson, who was removed from her home and Passamaquoddy community by child protection services and never saw her parents again, into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage. Bounty reveals the hidden story of scalp-bounties used to exterminate Native people in order to take the land. In the film, Penobscot parents and children resist erasure and commemorate survival by reading and reacting to the government-issued Phips Proclamation. First Light documents the historic actions of the Maine Wabanaki Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it seeks healing and hope for Native Americans affected by the state’s abuse of power through the child welfare system.

Upstander Project uses storytelling to amplify silenced narratives, develop upstander skills to challenge systemic injustice, and nurture compassionate, courageous relationships that honor the interconnection of all beings and the Earth (https://upstanderproject.org)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Jess D'Atri  508-841-8533  jd'atri@cwmars.org
There are 92 spaces available.

Join the Shrewsbury Public Library with Learning Director, Mishy Lesser, for a virtual screening and discussion of three short films from Upstander Project’s Dawnland film series. Dear Georgina follows the journey of Georgina Sappier-Richardson, who was removed from her home and Passamaquoddy community by child protection services and never saw her parents again, into an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage. Bounty reveals the hidden story of scalp-bounties used to exterminate Native people in order to take the land. In the film, Penobscot parents and children resist erasure and commemorate survival by reading and reacting to the government-issued Phips Proclamation. First Light documents the historic actions of the Maine Wabanaki Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as it seeks healing and hope for Native Americans affected by the state’s abuse of power through the child welfare system.

Upstander Project uses storytelling to amplify silenced narratives, develop upstander skills to challenge systemic injustice, and nurture compassionate, courageous relationships that honor the interconnection of all beings and the Earth (https://upstanderproject.org)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jess D'Atri
  508.841.8533
   jd'atri@cwmars.org

There are 92 spaces available.

Thursday November 10, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle Words

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

Join Miss Sonja  in the Meeting Room for Wiggle Words!  We will sing, dance, read stories, and have oodles of fun!

This program is intended for walking kiddos, but everyone is welcome. No tokens required. 

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Goodbye OverDrive . . . Hello Libby!

Do you currently use OverDrive to access e-books and audiobooks? Are you worried about making the switch to Libby? Bring your device and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get help with the transition!

This program is intended for current OverDrive users. Registration required.

CONTACT: Sierra Chastain-Rittue  508-841-8533  schastain-rittue@cwmars.org
LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER
There are 9 spaces available.

Do you currently use OverDrive to access e-books and audiobooks? Are you worried about making the switch to Libby? Bring your device and join us for a class in the Learning Lab to get help with the transition!

This program is intended for current OverDrive users. Registration required.

CONTACT:
  Sierra Chastain-Rittue
  508.841.8533
   schastain-rittue@cwmars.org

LOCATION: LEARNING CENTER

There are 9 spaces available.

Saturday November 12, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Little Kid Creative Drama

Come get silly with your little one! Creative drama is a process-focused form of theater that establishes the building blocks of performance. In this class we focus on senses, feelings, and movement through fun and imaginative play. Children build confidence, social awareness, empathy, and problem solving skills. Each class has an early literacy component and is aligned with state standards for Theater Education. This class is for ages 2-5 and a parent.

Space is limited. Please pre-register starting 2 weeks prior to the program date.

CONTACT: Sonja Drotar  508-841-8609 x4  sdrotar@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Come get silly with your little one! Creative drama is a process-focused form of theater that establishes the building blocks of performance. In this class we focus on senses, feelings, and movement through fun and imaginative play. Children build confidence, social awareness, empathy, and problem solving skills. Each class has an early literacy component and is aligned with state standards for Theater Education. This class is for ages 2-5 and a parent.

Space is limited. Please pre-register starting 2 weeks prior to the program date.

CONTACT:
  Sonja Drotar
  508.841.8609 x4
   sdrotar@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Art of Silk Scarf Design

Learn a simple, unique technique to create your own one-of-a-kind silk scarf masterpiece!  Join local artist Brenda Caldwell for this fun, educational workshop where participants will tap into their inner creativity through hands-on work with a variety of different materials.  The focus will be on the joy of the creative process.  No artistics experience is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

CONTACT: Michael Zeller  508-841-8531  mzeller@cwmars.org
LOCATION: MEETING ROOM A/B