Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018
LOCAL AUTHOR DAY
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join us from 11-1 pm as Jan Kardys presents "You Wrote a Book, Now What? Jan will use her 40 years in the publishing business to show us how to go from developing an idea for a book to actually getting published. She will cover both traditional and self-publishing, rights, marketing and how to use cutting edge technologies and social media services to increase visibility. Powerpoint and handouts. From 1-3 pm local authors will be selling their books to the public. If you are a local author and want to be invited call Leslie at 508-429-0617 or email Lmcdonnell@minlib.net with contact info. Both events are free and open to all.


Monday, January 22, 2018
YMCA Play, Learn and Grow
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ages 0-8 and caregivers The literacy based playgroup includes a feature book themed activity, sensory and manipulative play, gross motor activities, circle time with stories and songs, and a spot for babies to play and explore! Each week Project ABC brings new and exciting themes to the playgroups, and are now focusing on STEM and STEAM activities. Please sign up at the Children's Desk


Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Preschool TIme at the Library
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
ages 4 & 5 Weekly learning activities, games, and stories for 4 and 5 year olds scheduled to enter kindergarten fall 2018. Parents/caregivers remain in the Children's Room while children participate on their own in the Gilman Room. Please sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Tales and Tunes for Tots
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
ages 1.5-4 Listen to stories and sing songs with Ms.Tracy


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Baby Kneads Signing
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ages 2 months to preverbal Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Come learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby. Sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Thursday, January 25, 2018
Harry Potter's Hogwarts Training Academy
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
all ages Professor Jungle-Flick will teach the children how to perform their own magic, play some Quidditch and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts! Please sign up at the Children's Desk.


Friday, January 26, 2018
Drop-in Play Group
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
all ages Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library


Friday, January 26, 2018
French on Fridays
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
grades K - 2 Listen to a story in French and do an activity related to the story while conversing in French.


Monday, January 29, 2018
YMCA Play, Learn and Grow
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ages 0-8 and caregivers The literacy based playgroup includes a feature book themed activity, sensory and manipulative play, gross motor activities, circle time with stories and songs, and a spot for babies to play and explore! Each week Project ABC brings new and exciting themes to the playgroups, and are now focusing on STEM and STEAM activities. Please sign up at the Children's Desk


Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Preschool TIme at the Library
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
ages 4 & 5 Weekly learning activities, games, and stories for 4 and 5 year olds scheduled to enter kindergarten fall 2018. Parents/caregivers remain in the Children's Room while children participate on their own in the Gilman Room. Please sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Tales and Tunes for Tots
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
ages 1.5-4 Listen to stories and sing songs with Ms.Tracy


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Baby Kneads Signing
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ages 2 months to preverbal Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Come learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby. Sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Does your middle-school child have trouble initiating tasks? Lose homework? Struggle to set goals and stay on track? Dan Levine and Melissa Wilson of Engaging Minds, an after school learning center will share strategies to reduce academic stress and strengthen executive skills at home. Although this program is designed for middle-school parents, all parents are welcome. The workshop includes Q&A and small group break-out sessions. Free and open to all. Dan and Melissa are donating their time for this program.


Thursday, February 1, 2018
Lego Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ages 5 & up Build a creation from your imagination and display it in the library until the next meeting.


Friday, February 2, 2018
Drop-in Play Group
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
all ages Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library


Saturday, February 3, 2018
Morning movie and craft
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
all ages Lego DC Comic Superheroes: Justice League Gotham City Breakout 87 Minutes Enjoy hot chocolate and a craft after the movie.


Monday, February 5, 2018
MORNING BOOK CLUB
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Read Glad Farm by Catherine Marenghi. The 2018 selection for One Book, One Holliston. New members always warmly welcomed. Coffee included.


Monday, February 5, 2018
YMCA Play, Learn and Grow
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ages 0-8 and caregivers The literacy based playgroup includes a feature book themed activity, sensory and manipulative play, gross motor activities, circle time with stories and songs, and a spot for babies to play and explore! Each week Project ABC brings new and exciting themes to the playgroups, and are now focusing on STEM and STEAM activities. Please sign up at the Children's Desk


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Preschool TIme at the Library
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
ages 4 & 5 Weekly learning activities, games, and stories for 4 and 5 year olds scheduled to enter kindergarten fall 2018. Parents/caregivers remain in the Children's Room while children participate on their own in the Gilman Room. Please sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Tales and Tunes for Tots
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
ages 1.5-4 Listen to stories and sing songs with Ms.Tracy


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Baby Kneads Signing
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ages 2 months to preverbal Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak. Come learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby. Sign up at the Children's Desk Space is limited.


Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wild Book Bunch
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
grades 3 & 4 Read a book and then discuss the book and do an activity based on the book. Sign up at the Children's Desk.


Friday, February 9, 2018
Drop-in Play Group
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
all ages Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library


Friday, February 9, 2018
French on Fridays
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
grades K - 2 Listen to a story in French and do an activity related to the story while conversing in French.


Friday, February 9, 2018
Library Overnight
6:30 PM - 7:30 AM
grades 3 and up with an adult This is your chance to sleep at the library! We will provide dinner, activities and a light breakfast (yes there will be coffee for the adults!) You provide the sleeping bag and the energy!! Further details available at the Children's Desk. Please sign up at the Children's Desk. Space is limited.


Monday, February 12, 2018
YMCA Play, Learn and Grow
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ages 0-8 and caregivers The literacy based playgroup includes a feature book themed activity, sensory and manipulative play, gross motor activities, circle time with stories and songs, and a spot for babies to play and explore! Each week Project ABC brings new and exciting themes to the playgroups, and are now focusing on STEM and STEAM activities. Please sign up at the Children's Desk


Monday, February 12, 2018
MOVIE MONDAY
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
See The Glass Castle. Based on Jeanette Walls? bestselling memoir of growing up in a very unconventional family. Rated PG-13. 127 minutes. Popcorn and beverages included.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
KNITTING CLUB
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Beginners and experienced knitters welcome. Bring your latest project, get help with problems or get instruction from an expert. This is an informal drop-in.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
HISTORY BOOK CLUB
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Read The Dynamite Club by John Merriman. New members welcome. Copies of book available to borrow now.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tales and Tunes for Tots
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
ages 1.5-4 Listen to stories and sing songs with Ms.Tracy


Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tinker Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ages 4 & up Test, tinker and play with amazing tech toys like Snap Circuit Jr, Makey Makey, GoldieBlox and Hexbugs as well as engineering tools such as Keva and K'Nex. Participate in a science experiment as well!


Friday, February 16, 2018
Drop-in Play Group
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
all ages Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Family Game Night
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
all ages Board games and pizza! We provide the games and the pizza and you provide the fun!


Thursday, February 22, 2018
Drop in Craft
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
all ages


Friday, February 23, 2018
Drop-in Play Group
10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
all ages Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library