Kindness continues to rock in October at Seekonk Library. Children and families may stop by the Library throughout October to pick up a package of rocks that can be painted with simple messages of kindness or love. Rocks may then be left in the Kindness Rocks Garden at Seekonk Library, given to someone you know, or placed in a visible location in Seekonk to spread the idea of kindness throughout town.
Each rock will have a base color of paint so that messages will be easier to read. The latest supply of rocks will have a base coat in shades of fall colors. Seekonk Library will supply the rocks but paints or permanent markers are not provided.
This program is open to everyone, even those who have previously received rocks from the Library. Great intergenerational and family activity.
Registration is not required, simply stop into the library to pick up one or more packages of rocks. Curbside pick up may also be arranged.
The need for kindness is great and communities across the world are making a difference! Just stop by to pick up your rocks.
National Library Card Sign-Up Month continues!
To encourage reading throughout the year, Seekonk Library is making it easy for every Seekonk student to get their own SAILS Library Card. (And all adults are invited to get a SAILS library card, too!)
The benefits of having a SAILS library card for children are many including:
-curriculum support for the current school year
-borrowing books for school assignments and for leisure reading
-borrowing ebooks, movies, music, magazines, digital cameras and even ukuleles, all for free.
-access to online services like Tumblebooks, a collection of online, animated talking books and videos for children
-ability to sign up for children's programming including virtual events such as Virtual Owl Prowl, Make Your Own Video Game and Life Skills: Cooking!
A Library card also provides access to more than 60 additional libraries in the SAILS network and even more libraries state-wide. A library card is free to get, free to use.
If your child doesn’t already have a Seekonk Public Library card, simply complete the SAILS library card application form and bring it to Seekonk Library to receive the card as well as a free book bag, lanyard and special (large!) sticker.
Seekonk Public Library is a great community resource and is available to one and all. We hope you take advantage of this terrific opportunity to get a library card for your child (or for yourself!)
Not sure if your child already has a SAILS card? Call the Customer Services desk at (508) 336-8230.
In celebration of Free Comic Book Days, stop by the children's room anytime on or after October 2 and select two free Halloween themed comic books to take home and keep. Available as supplies last.
Register for the October 20th Storytime on the Go packet using the registration form on October 6
Create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets for families. Each Storytime On The Go packet includes two books with the week’s theme, an early literacy activity and additional books that your child may enjoy. The early literacy activities will support the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
Storytime On The Go packets are available for infants, toddlers or preschoolers.
Choose the packet that's right for your child
Infant (suggested birth - age 2) includes an assortment of board books, one larger picture book, parent sheets and extra items as available
Toddler (suggested up to age 3) stories for children who are ready for books with short stories
Preschool (suggested ages 3 - 5) books that include longer stories
Register and we'll create a Storytime On The Go packet for your child for the week October 20. Then come into the children's room anytime between October 20 - 24 and pick up your child's packet.
Have questions or need assistance? Contact Miss Sharon & Miss Sandie at email@example.com or call (508) 336-8230 x56140.
October 20 - That's so silly!
Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari”, traveling to 10 universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. Mathew found that this sculpture makes its home within a style of architecture known as Collegiate Gothic which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has collected his findings in his book called: “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities “ and presents a selection in this illustrated lecture, giving you a taste of the variety of ornament, history and humor these campuses have to offer.
The grotesque 10 schools are:
• Yale University
• Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.
• Bryn Mawr College
• The City College of New York
• Duke University
• Northwestern University
• Princeton University
• The University of Chicago
• The University of Pennsylvania
• Washington University in St. Louis
This year Plymouth celebrates the 400th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth Rock. Did you know there’s a connection between the Mayflower and Shakespeare’s play The Tempest? Learn more about the film detailing this historical connection in the Zoom presentation Stephano: The True Story of Shakespeare's Shipwreck – A Virtual Filmmaker Talk with Andrew Giles Buckley hosted by Seekonk Library on Wednesday, October 21 at 6 PM. Register in the Events Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org to receive an email with the login information on October 19. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. This program is free and open to the public through a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
The character Stephano in Shakespeare’s last play The Tempest was inspired by New Plymouth’s real life, iconoclast tavern keeper Stephen Hopkins. Stephen Hopkins was the only Mayflower passenger who had been to North American previously; A decade before the Mayflower voyage, Hopkins had been aboard a Jamestown-bound ship that wrecked on Bermuda. Now one his descendants, two-time Emmy-nominated producer and host Andrew Giles Buckley, will share about his experience retracing Hopkins’ life in an adventure-travel documentary for the American public media series Hit and Run History.
Last summer, Massachusetts children were asked what their favorite books are. From the hundreds of responses, the list was narrowed down to 52 "candidate books" that kids can now vote for as their favorite. The ballot will also have an option for kids to write in and vote for a title that is not listed.
The voting site is KidsVoteForBooks.com and it will go live on Monday, October 26. Voting will continue through Monday, November 9 with the top 25 books announced on November 12.
Kids, Make Your Vote Count and vote for your favorite book!
Trivia Night is back! This time to test your knowledge of all things creepy and spooky! Register yourself or your team below. Teams do not have to be in the same location, they just need to be able to communicate during the contest. This is a great activity for families, whether together or far apart!
Join us for a lively discussion of So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson through Zoom on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Register below to receive an invitation to the Zoom call approximately one hour before the start time. The title is available digitally through Overdrive, or you may pick up a copy of the book in the library.
"For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming--meeting famous shamees, shamers, and bystanders who have been impacted. This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? What's it doing to us?"-- Provided by publisher.
Program Update: We are busy putting together the package of main ingredients that you will need to make homemade marinara on October 28. If you are registered for this program, you may pick up your package which includes canned tomatoes, tomato paste and more, starting this Friday, October 23 until Tuesday, October 27. Just stop into the children's room and we'll get it for you! (If you can no longer attend, please let us know as this program does have a waitlist)
Let's cook! In these live Zoom classes, children ages 7+ (with an accompanying adult) will learn how to cook and prepare a delicious meal or dessert for their family.
For October and December, participants will make a recipe and serve it for dinner immediately following class.
For November, they will make a pumpkin pie to be served on Thanksgiving.
Taught by Heather Dupee, owner of Made By Me Cooking School, each class is 1 - 1.5 hours long. Subjects covered include kitchen safety, knife skills, and cooking methods such as saute, broil, and/or bake. The programs also include time for questions and answers.
Participants may register for one, two or all three programs but please register for each program separately.
Register below to receive a Zoom invitation to the class which will be emailed one hour before the start time.
Class size limited to 15 families.
Wednesday, October 28 at 5 PM Made By Me: Homemade Marinara
Monday, November 23 at 5 PM Made By Me: Pumpkin Pie
Wednesday, December 16 at 5 PM Made By Me: Chicken Pot Pie
Join us for this new, family oriented series of programs.
How wonderful it will be for kids to cook dinner (or dessert) for the family!
Register and then a Zoom invite link will be sent out to registrants one hour before the event, to the email address provided upon registration.
Take one small step towards a greener future by saying goodbye to plastic wrap and lids. Reusable food wraps are not only colorful, but also budget friendly and fun to make on your own. Join us in this virtual workshop to create your own starter set in Virtual DIY: Reusable Food Wraps: on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 PM. Space is limited; registration with a SAILS library card is required.
Materials will be provided to make two 10” square wraps. Participants will provide their own iron and ironing board and optionally bring their own patterned or solid colored cotton cloth. Register in the Events Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org to receive the login information for the program October 26. Materials will be available for pickup at the library beginning October 21 for registered participants.
Drive-In Movie at the Library- Hocus Pocus!
Thursday October 29th, 6:15pm
Join us in the library parking lot for a drive in movie showing! We'll be playing the culturally classic film, Hocus Pocus! We'll be converting our parking lot into a drive in theater, with the use of a giant inflatable movie screen (16 feet tall!).
Please make note of COVID safety protocols- there will be limited space available and attendees MUST remain IN their cars for the duration of the event. Attendees are welcomed (encouraged, even!) to wear their costumes and bring snacks, drinks, etc. BUT please...no lawn chairs or seating outside of vehicles. No hatchback or open truck bed seating.
This event is for ALL ages, registration is required.
PG, 96 minutes