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   Monday, May 21, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


5:30 PM
FAMILY MOVIE ~ PETER RABBIT
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
Join us in the Children's Room for PETER RABBIT. (Rated PG, 1 hour 35 minutes)
FREE POPCORN! No registration required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.



   Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10:30 AM
Spring Storytime
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Join us in the story and craft room for Spring Storytime! There will be stories, crafts and activities for children ages 1-5. An adult must remain with any child under 3. Siblings of different ages are welcome. Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10:30 am
Parents/Caregivers must remain in the Library. No registration required.



3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
Pokemon Fans! Children ages 7 to 14 years old are invited to join our club. Bring your Pokemon trading cards, Nintendo DS games, and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Parents are not required to attend but must stay in the building.


   Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation ~
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Beth Finch McCarthy will present on how to analyze your collection of historical family letters to place your family into historical context. Registration is requested by calling the Library at 508-949-8021. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


10:30 AM
Spring Storytime
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Join us in the story and craft room for Spring Storytime! There will be stories, crafts and activities for children ages 1-5. An adult must remain with any child under 3. Siblings of different ages are welcome. Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10:30 am
Parents/Caregivers must remain in the Library. No registration required.



   Friday, May 25, 2018
10:00 AM
Knitting @ The Pearle
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
All stitchers welcome.  No registration.


3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
CRAFTY FRIDAY ~ TULIP PAINTING
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
Kid's of any age will be able to paint these bright and colorful tulips using washable paint and a fork! No registration required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


   Saturday, May 26, 2018
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY
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   Monday, May 28, 2018
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY
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   Tuesday, May 29, 2018
10:30 AM
Spring Storytime
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Join us in the story and craft room for Spring Storytime! There will be stories, crafts and activities for children ages 1-5. An adult must remain with any child under 3. Siblings of different ages are welcome. Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10:30 am
Parents/Caregivers must remain in the Library. No registration required.



3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Pokemon Club
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
Pokemon Fans! Children ages 7 to 14 years old are invited to join our club. Bring your Pokemon trading cards, Nintendo DS games, and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Parents are not required to attend but must stay in the building.


   Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:30 AM
Spring Storytime
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Join us in the story and craft room for Spring Storytime! There will be stories, crafts and activities for children ages 1-5. An adult must remain with any child under 3. Siblings of different ages are welcome. Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10:30 am
Parents/Caregivers must remain in the Library. No registration required.



6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Presentation: Getting The Most Out Of Your Backyard Garden
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join Katie Bekel of Farmer Tim's Vegetable Farm to learn tips and tricks to increase your yields by planning effectively and extending your harvest through simple season extension techniques. She will also talk about how to use natural fertilizers and how to identify and control various garden pests from rabbits to caterpillars. If you have specific questions you want to go over in the class email her in advance at manager@farmertims.com and she'll be sure to talk about ways to address your issue. Free program; no registration.


   Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:15 AM- 11:30 AM
Yoga with Julie
Event Location: Fel's Community Room
Contact: Julie St. Francis   
No prior experience necessary. Bring a mat and blocks if you have them; if not, Julie has some to lend. Registration is not required. $10 per class.


   Monday, June 4, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Room Reserved for Tri-Valley Meeting
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact:    



   Wednesday, June 6, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Tai Chi Class
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
These drop-in classes run Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Fels Community Room and are open to anyone regardless of experience level. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, flat shoes, and bring bottled water. Refrain from eating a large meal beforehand. Taught by Charlene Pilon who has been teaching Tai Chi and Chi Kung for 15 years in community center settings. There is no registration. Admittance is first come, first served and space is limited to 12 participants.


5:30 AM
LIBRARY OPENING AT 1:00PM TODAY
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The Library will open at 1:00 today due to staff training. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


   Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG by Irin Carmon
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Saturday, June 9, 2018
10:15 AM- 11:30 AM
Yoga with Julie
Event Location: Fel's Community Room
Contact: Julie St. Francis   
No prior experience necessary. Bring a mat and blocks if you have them; if not, Julie has some to lend. Registration is not required. $10 per class.


   Wednesday, June 13, 2018
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Tai Chi Class
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
These drop-in classes run Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Fels Community Room and are open to anyone regardless of experience level. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, flat shoes, and bring bottled water. Refrain from eating a large meal beforehand. Taught by Charlene Pilon who has been teaching Tai Chi and Chi Kung for 15 years in community center settings. There is no registration. Admittance is first come, first served and space is limited to 12 participants.


   Thursday, June 14, 2018
5:45 PM
Movie Night @ The Pearle ~ WONDER
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for a screening of WONDER starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Freshly popped popcorn. No registration. PG. 1 hour, 53 minutes.


   Friday, June 15, 2018
1:00 PM- 1:45 PM
Music & Movement ~ Super-Duper Summertime
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories. Deb has been conducting children’s programs that get kids up and moving since 1991. Join Deb for a Super-Duper Summertime Celebration!!  No registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.


   Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:15 AM- 11:30 AM
Yoga with Julie
Event Location: Fel's Community Room
Contact: Julie St. Francis   
No prior experience necessary. Bring a mat and blocks if you have them; if not, Julie has some to lend. Registration is not required. $10 per class.


   Wednesday, June 20, 2018
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Tai Chi Class
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
These drop-in classes run Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Fels Community Room and are open to anyone regardless of experience level. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, flat shoes, and bring bottled water. Refrain from eating a large meal beforehand. Taught by Charlene Pilon who has been teaching Tai Chi and Chi Kung for 15 years in community center settings. There is no registration. Admittance is first come, first served and space is limited to 12 participants.


   Thursday, June 21, 2018
5:30 AM
LIBRARY CLOSING AT 4:00PM TODAY
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   Saturday, June 23, 2018
10:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Container Garden with Bemis Farm
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us as we welcome back Tina from Bemis Farm to plant your very own container garden of "Thrillers, Fillers, Chillers, and Spillers"! Pre-registration and $10 co-pay is required. All materials included. Space is limited to 20.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Wednesday, June 27, 2018
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Harrington Hospital Babysitting Training & CPR
Event Location:
Contact: Pam Chenevert   508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Open to teens ages 11-14. Registration required (space limited to 16 participants.)  $40 non-refundable fee per person.

Teens will learn how to be a responsible babysitter. They will learn the basics of child care, First Aid and CPR, how to safely play with children of different ages, and prevent injury. They will also learn how to be a creative and considerate babysitter. This course is taught by a CPR certified, registered nurse.

Bring your own doll (cabbage patch size), a lunch and beverage.



3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Tai Chi Class
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
These drop-in classes run Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Fels Community Room and are open to anyone regardless of experience level. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, flat shoes, and bring bottled water. Refrain from eating a large meal beforehand. Taught by Charlene Pilon who has been teaching Tai Chi and Chi Kung for 15 years in community center settings. There is no registration. Admittance is first come, first served and space is limited to 12 participants.


   Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: "Civil War Era Research Techniques: A Case Study of the Wall Family"
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Presenter Sara Campbell will explore the records availble for ancesors who lived during the Civil War, including pension files, census, vital records, historic maps, university collections, newspaper archives, passenger manifests, and weave them together to tell the story of one immigrant family. This program is free but registration is encouraged: 508-949-8021. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Sara has been researching her family and others for over 25 years. She is an instructor of genealogy at Greenfield Community College and Fitchburg State University, and co-author of the monthly newsletter of the Mass. Society of Genealogists Past Times. She is also the author of her own blog: http://rememberingancestors.blogspot.com



   Saturday, June 30, 2018
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff: DINO-MAN!
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact: Pam Chenevert   508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Help us kick off our 2018 Summer Reading Program by welcoming back Dino-Man!

Dinosaur tracks lead right to your library! Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  CHILDREN UNDER 12 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.



   Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Friday, July 13, 2018
2:00 PM
The Three Billy Goats Gruff/The Lion and the Mouse Puppet Show
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
Pumpernickel Puppet shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices, sound effects and fast paced scripts that not only entertain but stimulate children's imagination and creativity. A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes. All performances last approximately forty minutes and are appropriate for children ages three and up. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Monday, July 16, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
A Song & Story with Davis Bates
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Davis Bates performances are a mixture of stories and songs. They speak of empowerment, history, spirit and the environment. All ages welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration required. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Film Screening: BOSTON'S NORTH END
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for a free screening of “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at 6:00.  Following the film will be a Q&A with the producer, Boston University professor James Pasto. "Boston's North End" is based on historical records and interviews with Italian American North Enders and their descendants, ranging in age from 7 to 94, from around the boston area. It also features original music written especially for the film, home videos, and many photographs. Free and no registration required.


   Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: Starting Your Genealogy
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us this evening for a presentation by George Martin on starting your genealogy. Open to all. Registration encouraged by calling the library at 508-949-8021.


6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Pearle Jam Concert Series: Misty Blues Band
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Misty Blues is a female led band from Berkshire County Massachusetts playing traditional and original blues with a hint of funk, soul, jazz and gospel since 1999. The band has recorded and shared the stage with Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, and opened for contemporary blues artists like Albert Cummings and Michael Powers. Misty Blues has toured New England extensively and performed in New York City, Harrisburg, Mishawaka, Knoxville, Birmingham, Memphis and New Orleans. They have been aired on B.B. King's Bluesville, Ole Harv's Blues Revue and Oogie Richards' Mighty Mouth Blues. Their last album, Dark & Saucy, hit the airwaves throughout the U.S. and the UK. Free and no registration. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Monday, July 30, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Cooking Program with Liz Barbour: Rock Your World with Delicious Low-Carb Food
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Learn how to fill your refrigerator and pantry with low-carb foods that calm cravings and satisfy your hunger. Chef Liz Barbour is excited to share her favorite low-carb recipes to help you love this healthy, delicious way of cooking. Registration required (limited to 35). Sponsored by the Hugh & Harriet Crawford Endowment.


   Wednesday, August 1, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, August 2, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Wednesday, August 8, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, August 9, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Pearle Jam Concert Series: Mandeville & Richards
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us as we welcome back our favorite local musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards. Mark and Raianne create music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States and Canada since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. No registration required. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Summer Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



10:30 AM- 11:45 AM
Raising a Reader Storytime & Educational Playgroup
Event Location: Children's Story & Craft Room
Contact: Amy Celona   508-987-6050 x1126
acelona@oxps.org
For children ages 2-5 and siblings with their parents/caregivers. Explore and engage with activities through storytime, free play, and activities. Participate in the Raising a Reader lending library! Registration is required. Contact Amy Celona at 508-987-6050 x1126 or acelona@oxps.org. (This is not a Dudley Library-run program. It is facilitated by South County Community Partnership.


   Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 AM
LIBRARY OPENING AT 1:00 TODAY
Event Location:
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The library will open at 1:00 today so that staff may attend training. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.


   Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Pearle Jam Concert Series: The Ukulele Scramble
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
The Ukulele Scramble are Richard Perlmutter and Robin Hoffman. They sing and play rare, obscure and underperformed songs from the past 500 years; especially works from the Renaissance, and Parlor and Art Songs from the 19th Century. They update, revise and rewrite lyrics for many of these songs, often humorously, and perform them on ukuleles and other small stringed instruments. The group is based in Western Massachusetts. This is a free program sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Friday, September 14, 2018
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Music & Movement ~ Back to School Celebration
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories. Deb has been conducting children’s programs that get kids up and moving since 1991. Join Deb for a Back to School Celebration!! No registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.


   Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Cooking Program with Liz Barbour: Feasting With Your Instant Pot
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
The instant pot craze is here...are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use! Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate 2 recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Registration required (limited to 35). Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org



6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: "The Central Mass. Railroad"
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Bolton's Ed Sterling will present his study of the Central Mass. Railroad, including a sidebar about the building of the Wachusett Reservoir. Ed Sterling has been studying the history of the Central Mass Railroad for almost 20 years, and has acquired an extensive book and photo collection on the Boston and Maine railroad, which operated the Central Mass Railroad for most of its history. Program is free but registration is requested: 508-949-8021. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

The talk is free of charge and open to everyone!



   Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE by Diane Ackerman
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Wednesday, October 10, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale ~ Member-Only Preview
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Friday, October 12, 2018
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Music & Movement ~ Fabulous Fall Celebration
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories. Deb has been conducting children’s programs that get kids up and moving since 1991. Join Deb for an Fabulous Fall Celebration!! No registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.


10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the 2018 Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, October 11, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the 2018 Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, October 11, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Pearle Jam Concert Series: Grey Whisker Pickers
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
A blend of outright honky tonk..with a dash of folk...and some good ol' rock n' roll attitude....Born from the rich American tradition of making music around kitchen tables and front porches, The Grey Whisker Pickers are about friends and family getting together to make music and have fun...sharing good times. Free and no registration. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Wednesday, October 24, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org



   Wednesday, October 31, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES by Jamie Ford
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:30 AM- 11:30 AM
Chair Yoga ~ Fall Session
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Chair yoga modifies some of the basic poses to make them more accommodating for those who gain strength from a seated, more stable position. This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Participants should dress comfortably.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



   Friday, November 9, 2018
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Music & Movement ~ Thanksgiving Celebration
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories. Deb has been conducting children’s programs that get kids up and moving since 1991. Join Deb for a Thanksgiving Celebration!! No registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.


   Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: "Reconstructing History: Mom's WWII Letters"
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Corinne Smith's discovery of more than 100 letters brought unexpected insights and connections. In May 2017, she found her mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen that she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Most of the men were from her mother's hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, or from her college roommate's hometown of Trenton, New Jersey. Nearly all of the writers were now gone and could no longer offer information or explanations for what they had written. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about her on-going project, and hear some of the stories of the men, their experiences, and what their relatives have to say today. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt audience members to wonder for themselves what treasures may be lurking in their own old family boxes -- and how they can share the information with others. Program is free but registration is encouraged: 508-949-8021. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Book Discussion ~ READING WITH PATRICK: A TEACHER, A STUDENT, AND A LIFE-CHANGING FRIENDSHIP by Michelle Kuo
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
This book discussion is open to all. Books are available for checkout one month prior to discussion. No registration.


   Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00 AM
Holiday Wreath with Bemis Farm
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Tina Bemis, of Bemis Farm, will lead the class in the making of a lovely holiday wrerath. Registration and $10 co-pay required. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
A Celtic Christmas Harp Performance with Aine Minogue
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Aine Minogue, a wonderfully gifted Irish harper and singer, has created holiday music that takes us wandering the winter landscapes of soul and settles us before a blazing fire, our hearts full of Yuletide cheer. Aine brings us a sumptuous feast of song, poetry, and dance music, perfect for celebrating Christmas with joy. Free and no registration (but get here early for a good seat!) Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.


   Friday, December 14, 2018
11:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Music & Movement ~ Jingle Bell Jump
Event Location: Children's Room
Contact:    508-949-8021
pearle@cwmars.org
Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories. Deb has been conducting children’s programs that get kids up and moving since 1991. Join Deb for a Jingle Bell Jump!! No registration. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent/guardian.


   Thursday, December 20, 2018
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group
Event Location: Local History Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org



   Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: "The Immigrant" by author Alfred Woollacott
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: George Martin   
gdemmartin@aol.com
Join Alfred Woollacott III, an Oak Bluffs resident, for a talk on his first novel, "The Immigrant". Set in the mid-17th century, the book chronicles his ancestor,  John Law, a 14-year-old boy caught up in a Scottish civil war, and the man he becomes as an English prisoner of war sold into indenture in the Massachusetts Bay Colony town of Concord. This program is free but registration is requested. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Friends Spring Book Sale ~ Member-Only Preview
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Spring Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Friday, April 5, 2019
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friends Spring Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Spring Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Friends Spring Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Spring Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Thursday, May 23, 2019
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
Genealogy Group Presentation: "The Creation of Quabbin Reservoir"
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: George Martin   
gdemmartin@aol.com
Join us for a presentation by J.R. Greene on the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir. He covers the story of Metro Boston's water supply, then details what the towns destroyed for the Quabbin looked like, and what life in them was like.  He is the author of sixteen books relating to the history of the lost valley, and is Chairman of the Board of the Friends of Quabbin. Free, but registration is encouraged by calling the Library at 508-949-8021. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.


   Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale ~ Member-Only Preview
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.


   Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Friends Fall Book Sale
Event Location: Fels Community Room
Contact: Karen Wall   508-949-8021
kwall@cwmars.org
Join us for the Friends Fall Book Sale! On Member Preview Night (Thursday, October 17, 6-8pm) we will have music and fresh popcorn for our beloved Friends members. Come stock up on your favorite authors! Vendors are welcome to purchase books on Friday and Saturday only.