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Attleboro Garden Club
Saturday, May 4 from 9am-noon
Attleboro Garden Club plant sale offers perennials, annuals and pre planted containers along with horticultural advice for the home gardener. All proceeds go towards civic beautification- making Attleboro a greener, prettier place. This event is held 9am to noon, rain or shine. The Attleboro Garden Club takes care of the Rose Garden at Capron Park, the planter at Gilbert Perry Square, and the gardens at the library.
This is a tiny sampling of our programs. Our complete storytime schedule and other activities for kids and their caregivers are available on the Children's Page of our website and on the online calendar. Flyers for programs are available in the library.
Monarch Butterflies & Their Amazing Migration
Thursday, May 9, 4-5pm
Children, ages 4-10, with an accompanying adult, are invited to learn about butterflies with nature educator, Sarah Howdy of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Space is limited, so register online today.
Program generously funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Sensory Play & Stories
Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30pm
Be prepared to get a little messy! Come in with your little one to explore, encourage, and engage in Sensory Play! We will have tubs and more filled with wonderful things to touch and experience. End the evening with a story. No need to register—
just drop in during the hour.
This program is most appropriate for kids up to five years old.
Budding Bookworms Fridays, 10-10:30am
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.
A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Kickoff Event
June 13, 1:30-3pm
Balfour Riverwalk Park
Celebrate the end of the school year with a party in the park! Join the Library, the Attleboro School Department, YMCA, and more for an afternoon of fun! More info coming soon!
High Tech Club Wednesday, May 8 @ 6pm
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.
Registration is required. Call 508-222-7820 or stop by a library service desk.
Thursday, May 30 @ 3:30pm
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. Participants will learn new skills, practice and discuss photography with other youth!
Join us for an introduction to Creativebug, the new creative database available for FREE at the APL, and a fun make & take group craft-along. Bath bombs are easy to make and require only basic household materials. They make a great treat for yourself or a gift for someone special. All materials will be provided. This class is for adults and youth ages 15 and up. Registration is required. Sign up HERE or with a library staff member.
Meets weekly, starting
Thursday, June 6, @ 6:30pm
Join us for a civil discussion of 8 timely topics for 2019
Refugees and Global Migration
The Middle East: Regional Disorder
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
The Rise of Populism in Europe
Decoding U.S.-China Trade
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
State of the State Department and Diplomacy
No prior knowledge or expertise is required to join the conversation. The only requirement is to read the topic overview in the Great Decisions Briefing Bookprior to the weekly meeting.
Registration is required. There is a $32 materials fee payable when you pick up your briefing book prior to the first session. A Reference Copy is available for in-library use for participants who do not wish to purchase their own copy.
Melissa, Senior Library Technician We asked full-time staff member, Melissa, to answer a few questions for us. Melissa was recently promoted from a part-time to a full-time position.
Describe your current job:
I am a Senior Library Technician. I basically do a little of everything: cataloging new items, and working at the children’s room and circulation desks. I also am in charge of fixing the library’s books and movies when they get damaged.
What's your favorite part of the job?
I love doing a little bit of everything! I could be in the Children’s Room for a few hours, spend time packaging new materials (like the ukuleles), and catalog some new movies too, all in one day!
What was your very first paid job?
I started babysitting kids in my neighborhood when I was about 12 but my first job as an adult was working as a lab assistant in a lab that does analytical chemistry on rocks and minerals.
What is your most memorable experience in a Library? When the 4th Harry Potter book came out, my local library had a release party and someone came to read the first chapter. I had never read any of the Harry Potter books before and I was so hooked by the reading that I read the first 3 books in a few weeks. That was how I was introduced to Harry Potter, through an amazing library event that I still remember almost 19 years later!
Life Changing Moments: Challenges & Triumphs at Christopher Heights
Join the APL Writers at Christopher Heights, 45 South Main Street, to hear stories of personal achievements and overcoming obstacles. This event honors Frank Sawyer, visually impaired writer and creator of the Nathaniel Thomas Mill Waterwheel. Light refreshments and the uplifting music of the Triboro Bluegrass Gospel Jam will be available. Register online or by calling the Library at 508-222-0157.
Local organizations bring their expertise to the APL
Attleboro Area Standing Up for Racial Justice - Thurs., May 16 @ 6:30pm
BOOKS & MORE
By now you've likely heard all the buzz around Where The Crawdads Sing, the atmospheric coming-of-age story and mystery about the life of beautiful recluse known as The Marsh Girl, by Delia Owens. APL staff members can't stop talking it up and if you're not on hold for it already, we highly recommend you get on the list. If, however, you've already read it and want more like it or if you're looking for something to read while you wait for your copy to come in then we recommend Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rika Brunt or My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent.
Elise LaForge is the Reader Services Librarian and adult fiction buyer at the Attleboro Public Library. If you’re ever stuck on what to read next Elise can help you out with a custom recommendation. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm weather means it's time to get outside and the museum passes sponsored by the Friends of Attleboro Public Library can help. Great places to visit include Blithewold Mansion and Gardens in Bristol, RI. This pass admits up to 6 people at $7 for each adult; $2 for children 6-17 year old. Children under 6 are free. "Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate with grand views of Narragansett Bay and is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place Era. The property features a 45-room mansion filled with family heirlooms, and is framed by a series of lovely gardens that range in character from mysterious to exotic and from poetic to practical. An exceptional collection of rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, an accessible greenhouse, and whimsical stonework project a character that is romantic, fresh, and inspiring – and unique to Blithewold."
Reserve passes yourself online or call the library. One pass per day per library card.
Online Resources at the APL - NoveList The APL’s eLibrary is more than downloadable books and audiobooks, it has databases useful for a variety of needs. This month's featured database is NoveList, a treasure house of titles for children and adults, fiction and non-fiction, searchable by theme, genre, award winners and much more. Find read-alikes for your favorite authors and series, suggestions for your book club and book lists on everything from celebrity reads to political thrillers. Ask a staff member for a demonstration!
THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!
Every Moment Makes A Difference The Attleboro Library is fortunate to have a vast team of volunteers working hard to improve the services and collections available to the community. In April, a small group of these volunteers were able to attend the city's annual appreciation luncheon and be recognized for the time and effort they share with us all. The Library would like to thank ALL of our volunteers for their help. Their time and talent is invaluable to us!
2019 Attleboro Public Library Volunteers
Attleboro Garden Club
Austin & Ryan Brown
Chris & Jackson Fazzina
The Fogg Family
The Gordun Family
Allison & Connie Jordan
Pam & Ayla Santoro
Mary Jo Scott
The Shramko Family
Emma & Tyler Smith
Aarna & Arnav Sodhani
South Attleboro Village Lions
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