Friday, December 25,Library Closed Thursday, December 31,Library Closes at 4:30pm
Friday, January 1,Library Closed
The New Normal New England Road Trip with Ted Reinstein Thursday, December 17th at 7pm
During a challenging time when most people are limiting travel, this virtual presentation takes folks on a rollicking ride around New England— all in just 1 hour, from the comfort of home.
Author of three books about New England and longtime “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington to Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park. Ted will take questions after the talk.
Registration is required. Click on the link, visit our online calendar, or call the library to register. All registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day of the presentation.
Neighbors in Dialogue 4:Community Conversation Wednesday, December 2, 6-8pm
Our discussion topic for December will be representation and cultural appropriation in the media. Our format of small group discussions led by trained facilitators ensures that everyone has their voice heard.
Registration is required and ends one day before the event. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants the morning of the event.
Building Renovation Updates
Library Envelope Project Progress Every day brings changes to the library building, some are visible and others are not. The cast iron balconies and lamp posts have been sent offsite to be cleaned and repaired. Scaffolding for masonry work has been installed, and we anticipate roof work to start very soon. The library will remain open during construction unless we close to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Support the Friends of Attleboro Public Library
Support the Friends of Attleboro Public Library While You Shop Your online shopping can support the Library when you shop through AmazonSmile. You’ll get the same great products and prices as you do on Amazon, AND a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Friends. It’s easy to sign up, just visit smile.amazon.com and choose Friends of Attleboro Public Library as your preferred charity!
Make a winter wreath! Print directions are provided in the craft kit and a video tutorial is available on the library's YouTube page.
Registration for supplies is required for each craft you would like to make, limited quantities are available. Once your registration has been confirmed, library staff will work with participants to set up a pick up time.
Take & Make
starting Monday, December 14
Make a book page bauble!
Kits will include the supplies to make a decorative ornament. Use it for the Christmas tree or a fun decoration for any space at home! Supplies include, book page strips, curling ribbon, and a plastic bauble.
Adult supervison may be required. Registration is required and limited quantities are available.
15 Minute Family STEAM Activity:
starting Monday, Dec. 21
Learn to make two different supersaturated solutions to create beautiful crystal winter decorations. This experiment is geared toward families with kids ages 3 & up. Register to pick up a kit that includes instructions and then view a video tutorial on the library's YouTube page. Quantities are limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-222-7820.
Virtual Family Trivia
Wednesday, December 30, 6-7pm Join us for low-key trivia! Participants will write their answers on paper and share with the group when prompted, paper and marker will be needed to participate. Registration is required to obtain the meeting link. Please register for each session you wish to attend.
Practice speaking English with other adult English learners. Speakers of all languages, and all English levels are welcome to attend.
This discussion will be held virtually via Zoom. A meeting link will be e-mailed to you after you have registered.
Virtual Women's Journaling
Saturday, December 5 @ 10am
Join English teacher and International Women’s Writing Guild member, Pavlina Gatikova, for a 90 minute journaling session via Zoom. Attendees will explore the calming nature of journaling, as well as the benefits it has on one’s mental well-being, with prompts and group discussion. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to you, once you have registered.
Yarn Lovers Virtual Support Group Monday, December 7 @ 9:30am
Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join our Zoom Meeting- we'll be crafting, chatting, and showing off our recent projects. Register to be sent the link.
Virtual Book Groups Many of our book groups are meeting virtually this winter. Meetings are listed in the online event calendar and all meetings are open to newcomers. Titles are available through curbside pickup or online with Libby or hoopla. Registration is required in order to receive a link to the meetings. Check out our Book Group page for more info.
Your Next Great Read: At Your (Reader's) Service
Hi Folks! For those of you who don’t know me yet, my name is Elise and I am the Reader Services Librarian at the APL. What’s a “reader services librarian?” you say. Well, I am so glad you asked. I am here to help you live your best reading life. My goal is to introduce you to new books and authors and to keep your reads exciting and fresh. I can provide customized recommendations based on your personal reading tastes or I can just tell you what I’ve been reading and enjoying lately. An avid reader myself, I love pretty much all the genres and will take a book in any format I can get it- print, audio, digital. Although, I will admit, as a new mom, the only format I seem to have time for lately is audiobooks on my ride to and from work.
I look forward to sharing this new “column” every month to showcase some great reads available at your library. Sometimes I’ll be talking about what I am reading or excited to read. Sometimes I’ll be highlighting newly published titles, sometimes it will be old gems. Whatever the theme of the column that month, I hope you will leave with a new recommendation or with an inclination to reach out to me for one. I hope you enjoy this new addition to our newsletter and if there’s anything you’d like to see featured (authors, genres, formats) let me know! You can reach me at email@example.com.
Elise LaForge is the Reader Services Librarian at APL and she is here to help you live your best reading life. If you’d like a custom reading recommendation or if you’d just like to talk books you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Game Collections In addition to Wii, Playstation, and Xbox, the library offers Nintendo Switch games for kids, teens and adults. There is a limit of 3 video games per person. For a two week check out, you can try out any game you're thinking of putting on your Holiday wish list. The library also welcomes your requests for new games to add to the collection.
Library of Things In addition to the usual books, movies, magazines, and music, the library also carries more unusual things like ukuleles, hotspots, totebags, and for teachers, robots!Puzzles and board games have been very popular during the pandemic and we expect even more to go out this winter. Each collection follows a unique set of borrowing guidelines and all require a library card. Want to know more? Call or email the library.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum One of the many institutions in the library's Museum Pass program, the Gardner Museum is currently taking online reservations for visits. Everyone named Isabella receives free lifetime admission to the ISGM. Not named Isabella? The library pass admits up to four adults for $5 each. (Children under 18 are free.) Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibition- Shen Wei: Painting In MotionDecember 2020 - June 2021.
Learn to draw, paint, sew, knit, craft, and more, with your FREE access to Creativebug classes. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you'll find something to keep you learning. Creativebug's award-winning videos make learning a beautiful to watch and easy to follow experience. Creativebug instructors are experts at their craft—and they are amazing teachers.
Kanopy Patrons are loving this FREE streaming video service - with NO holds! Films can be streamed from any computer, tv, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Each library cardholder can borrow up to 8 items per month. Items are borrowed for three days at a time, with unlimited viewings within that period. Be sure to check out Kanopy Kids while you're browsing.
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