In the spirit of celebrating Native American Month, we're sharing book lists celebrating Native stories and authors. Read more about literature for kids and teenshere. Find books by Native female authorshere.Mango Languages, our online language learning database, offers this list.
NEW @ Your Library
FREE Milkweed Seeds!
Milkweed, also known as Asclepias, is one of the best native wildflowers for attracting pollinators to the garden and is the sole host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Fall is the best time to be planting milkweed. Visit this website to learn more. Seeds are available on a first come, first serve basis in the library's first floor lobby, across from the Circulation Desk.
Shadows of Hope Now Available "Shadows of Hope," a collection of writings by local residents created by the APL Writers Group, is now available at the Circulation Desk. Copies are $10 each. Pick up your copy to read how friends and neighbors have responded to the pandemic. Thank you to the Friends of Attleboro Public Library and the Library Board of Trustees for supporting this project!
Library Renovations Set to Begin
The Library will remain open while construction takes place. The first phase of the project is replacing the third floor roofs. Replacing the fourth floor roof is expected to begin after Thanksgiving. While there is some shifting of staff work spaces, patrons services will not change. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates.
Fun for your little ones.
VOX Books Now Available
VOX™ Books are the world’s first audio books that live in print books. There's no need for computers, tablets, or CDs. Children simply push a button to listen and read. Find these new titles with the rest of the children's audio book collections. This new collection was funded by the Chiarenza Family Fund.
Kids Cast Your Vote!
In this fun campaign, kids get to VOTE…for their favorite book! Voting starts October 26 and runs through November 9 at KidsVoteForBooks.com. You can also vote with a paper ballot in the Children's Room! Check out most of these titles on the list HERE in our OverDrive collection.
Parent/Child Book Club Monday, November 23 @ 7pm
Grades 2 - 4 & an adult -- Great books, fun discussion & snacks! We meet once a month for a book discussion at the library. Pick up a copy of this month's selection, My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian, in the Children's Room.
Find the latest books and info for teens on the 3rd floor.
Take & Write Kit Available 11/2 through 11/6 while supplies last November is National Novel Writers Month and we have put together take home writing kits for kids in grades k-12. Each kit includes a notebook, special pen and 30 days worth of writing prompts. Use your imagination and WRITE! Reserve a kit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, call 508-222-7820, or stop by the Children's Desk when you visit the library.
New Titles for Teens We're sharing new titles in all the ways we can think of. Visit the collection on the third floor, follow Mrs. Witherell on Instagram, watch for new videos on the library's YouTube Channel, and check out the reviews on our website. Still don't know what to read next? Stop by and talk to a librarian! We're happy to make personalized reading lists for you.
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Virtual Genealogy Club November 10 @ 6pm
Come and share with other genealogy enthusiasts your research success stories, roadblocks, thoughts and questions. New members always welcome!
Download Books, Movies and More! Reading and watching your favorite titles is easy with hoopla - and there are no wait lists! Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and TV shows. Find popular fiction, nonfiction and childrens titles searchable by format, language, user rating and release date.
Take & Make Activities Bring the APL Home
Each week, library patrons of various ages are able to reserve a take home activity that encourages curiosity and imagination. Kits come with supplies and printed directions and an instructional video is available on the library’s YouTube channel. Each kit is available for a limited time only and can be reserved starting on the Monday of the week it is featured. Reserve your kit by emailing email@example.com or calling 508-222-7820. Kits for adults can be reserved through the Reference Department. Find details on each kit by visiting our online calendar.
Visiting Plymouth and the Plimoth Plantation Did you know the Plimouth Plantation pass includes a visit to the Plimouth Grist Mill, located just a short walk from the Mayflower II? It is a working mill using water power to mill organic corn. Visitors are able to grind corn on a mortar & pestle, watch the miller in action, learn about the importance of mills in the 1600s and the ecology of the area including the annual herring run, and visit the Mill's museum shop to purchase freshly ground organic cornmeal.
Plimouth Plantation has limited admission and strongly encourages that tickets be purchased in advance. The Library's pass entitles the patron named on the voucher to purchase tickets for up to 6 individuals at the reduced rate of $16 per adult; $10 per child ages 5-17.Please see https://attleborolibrary.org/passes/ for more information.
Podtales: An Online Festival of Audio Drama and Fiction Podcasting
PodTales, a festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting, is the first event in the United States dedicated to the burgeoning art forms of imaginative audio storytelling. This year, PodTales will hold its second annual festival as a virtual event across three weekends in November, 2020, in partnership with The Sarahs, The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award.
Attleboro Arts Museum
Benefit Art Auction
The AAM’s annual auction is one of the Museum’s largest fundraising events of the year. All proceeds support the Museum’s community arts programs, classes, exhibitions, and operations. Register for the LIVE and TIMED auctions, view all 221 auction items, and begin to place bids with Bidsquare! Follow the link to register now and view Auction items online. For in-person viewing, visit the Museum during regular gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm, now through November 6th.
Highlights of Hope is Nov. 10th New Hope’s Virtual Highlights of Hope Breakfast is on Tuesday, November 10th from 8-9:30am. This year the event will be live streamed on Zoom. The event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to join our efforts in raising awareness and creating lives free of violence and exploitation. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support all the life changing programs and services at New Hope. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 226-4015 to RSVP and for more information.
Email HFPthanksgiving@gmail.com with your first and last name, the first and last name of the person picking up if not yourself, and the best phone number to reach you.
Virtual Events from Libraries Across the State
When you're attending events from home, you can visit ALL the libraries! Visit this statewide calendar to find virtual events happening in all the library networks across the state. When you visit the Massachusetts Board of Libraries calendar, you'll find book clubs, author talks, and much more!
Virtual Puppet Story Time
Friday, November 6 at 10:30am on Zoom
This event is free and can be enjoyed by all ages. Registration is required. Zoom details will be emailed to registrants the day before the show. Register HERE
Describe your current job. I get to work with TWEENS and TEENS! I have the pleasure of planning fun programs, overseeing teen volunteers, ordering books for the Middle Reader and Young Adult collections, making displays, interacting with patrons, talking books and media, doing outreach and collaborating with the schools and other youth serving organizations, geeking out about Harry Potter and so much more!
What do you like most about your job? The people! I have the most amazing coworkers, get to collaborate with wonderful like-minded community members and meet the nicest patrons.
If you had to work on only one project at the Library for the next year, what would it be?
I really enjoy working hard to diversify the library collections that I work with. I would love to be able to fully focus on making sure that our collections represent our patrons, representation is important.
What would people be surprised to learn about you? I've never had coffee.
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be for? A family reunion. I come from a big family on both sides and some of my cousins, aunts & uncles live further away. It would be fantastic to have everyone in the same space!
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Cookies & Cream.
When I'm not at work, you can find me...Hanging out with my husband and two little boys.
FRIENDS OF ATTLEBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY
FRIENDS of Attleboro Public Library
The 2020 Book Sale has been cancelled but the Book Nook is still available during regular library hours. Friends annual book sale has been postponed indefinitely but that we are again accepting one bag or box of donations to keep the Friends ongoing sale in the Book Nook fresh and fully stocked. Learn more about the Friends by visiting their newly updatedwebsite!
Support the Friends
While You Shop
To support the Friends of Attleboro Public Library, instead of shopping Amazon.com,
shop Smile.Amazon.com - same products, same prices, and select the Friends of APL the first time you visit the site. AmazonSmile is available on your computer & Android phone.
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