On Saturday, September 7th, Attleboro’s 1ABC committee will start distributing FREE copies of this year’s Big Read title by Nathaniel Philbrick. The launch celebration will be held at the Balfour Riverwalk, next to the library. There will be fun for all ages, including a life size inflatable whale, music by Marc Bernier, a screening of the History Channel’s documentary on The Essex, an exhibit of models by the Marine Modelers Club of New England, and more! Additional events happening in September include:
Sign Up Month If you're reading this newsletter, you already have a library card, but do your friends and neighbors? Support the APL by encouraging the people you know to visit the library and "check out" what they've been missing.
September 15 We have displayed over one hundred superhero movies in the first floor lobby! Who is your favorite superhero? Watch them all and let us know what you think!
Banned Books Week
Sept. 22-28, 2019 Celebrate free expression during Banned Books Week. Browse this list of the most challenged books of 2018, according to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
For kids ages 3-5 years & their adult A love of reading is one of the most important gifts you can give your child. Early literacy skills help prepare children for school success. Join us each week for for stories, songs & an activity. Siblings welcome. Registration required for each week.
Parent/Child Book Group
Monday, September 23 at 6:30pm
For kids in grades 2 - 4 & an adult
Great books, fun discussion and snacks! This group meets once a month for a book discussion at the library. Each month is a different book & you can pick up a copy of the book in the Children's Room. September's title is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Register HERE.
Learn about Weather & Climate Change Saturday, September 28, 2:30pm
For ages 5 and up, with an adult.
Earth has been getting warmer—and fast! Scientists have discovered that humans are causing this warming.
How do they know that? What are we doing? How could warming happen so fast? Join us for this hands-on program exploring the effects of climate change and what we can do to stop it. Register HERE.
Come hang out! Just for ages 12–18. See all programs on our online calendar.
Photography Club Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6pm For kids in grades 5-12 who love taking pictures and want to improve their skills. Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone camera, digital camera etc) and/or take turns using the photography club's DSLR camera. Each session participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with others!
High Tech Club Wednesday, Sept. 18 @ 6pm Youth in grades 5-12 are welcome to join us for the High Tech Club! During the meetings participants will practice coding, programming, and other tech skills using robots, computer kits, iPads and more. Please note that the program does not include formal instruction. Tech toys are available for participants to play with and learn. Call or stop by to register.
Come and share with other genealogy enthusiasts your research success stories, roadblocks, thoughts and questions. This month's special guest presenter is Terence Dugan, genealogy enthusiast and Secretary of the Bristol County MSOG Chapter.
Are you a crafty person in search of like-minded crafty folks? Join the Yarn Lovers Support Group on select Monday mornings for crafting, chatting, and show and tell. Sessions are drop-in, so no need to register.
The Vietnam War
and the Search for POW/MIA Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:30pm
The APL will host our 2nd Annual National Voter Registration Day 2019 Event as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters! The goal is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register early enough to allow them to vote on election day on Tuesday, November 5. As a nonpartisan “holiday” for democracy, National Voter Registration Day counts on 1000s of partners & volunteers across the political spectrum. Started in 2012, NVRD is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on their most basic right – the right to vote. Use this link to check your MA voter registration or register to vote online!
Partner Sponsored Events @ Your Library
Coping with Stress (Attleboro Health Dept.) - Mon., Sept. 16 @ 6:30pm
This presentation will offer adults tip on how to identify stress, ways to manage and interventions for handling stress, a discussion on Anxiety and Depression and resources on where to get help. Sponsored by the Attleboro Health Department. Please register.
WARA Candidates Forum - Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 6:30pm
WARA 1320AM radio host, Paulo Salgueiro, Jr., and John Davis, former City Councilor and DoubleACS TV host, will host an open forum for candidates running for local office in Attleboro.
Each candidate will be interviewed to provide the community a greater understanding of each candidate's background, platform and priorities.
Join us as we celebrate Six Months of Steampunk in anticipation for the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival. In this class you will learn about the art of modern calligraphy, sometimes called "fauxligraphy" or brush lettering. Modern calligraphy is deceptively easy and can be used to decorate all kinds of things from home decor to simple letters. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited.
Attleboro Cultural Council - Thursday, Sept. 5 @ 6pm
Friends of the Ten Mile River -Thursday, Sept. 5 @ 6:30pm
Democratic City Committee - Thursday, Sept. 5 @ 7pm
A Kitchen Table Conversation - Monday, Sept. 23 @ 6:30pm
Book Clubs for Everyone! The Attleboro Library hosts book discussions for everyone! Whether you're a child, teen or adult, whether you like fiction or non-fiction, the APL has something for you! Already in a book club? We can order as many copies of your book as you need. Want to start a book club? Talk to a staff member about your idea. Find more information on all of our book discussions HERE.
BOOKS & SO MUCH MORE!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Pass
When Isabella Stewart Gardner created her museum she wanted it to be “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” The result includes not just art but also flowers and plants, textiles, furniture, and architecture. The library pass admits up to 4 people for $5 per person. Children under 18 are free. Closed Tuesdays and some holidays. The Museum is open 11am-5pm, and 11am-9pm on Thursdays. Reserve the pass online or by calling the library.
Library of Things The puzzle and board game collections have increased through patrons’ generous donations, and soon we’ll be lending WiFi hot spots and cake pans! If you have novelty cake pans you’re not using at home, please consider donating them to the library.
Gift cards for purchasing these items are also appreciated!
Online Resources at the Attleboro Library Your Library card gives you access to more than books. Visiting the eLibrary page of our website gives you access to downloadable books, movies and magazines, along with databases like Universal Class. Universal Class provides FREE online classes with real instructors on dozens of topics from Business and Finance, Office Skills, History and Homeschooling, to Parenting, Crafts & Hobbies, and Animal & Pet Care.
The newest addition to our online resource library is Driving-Tests.org. This service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state RMV materials.
FRIENDS OF ATTLEBORO PUBLIC LIBRARY
In Search of a Volunteer Carpenter The APL is in need of more removable shelves for our DVD collection. We'll provide materials and a pattern if you can build them. Please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 508-222-0157 for more information.
Supporting the Friends Supports the Library! Founded in 1983, the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library is a community organization dedicated to supporting and fundraising for the Attleboro Public Library. Through a program of volunteer, promotional and fundraising activities, the Friends support and promote the Attleboro Public Library and finance purchases not covered by government funds. You can support the Friends of the Attleboro Public Library by becoming a friend yourself, or by making a donation of money or materials. Visit the Friends website, aplfriends.org, for more info.
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