This is just a 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 listing all of the programs are also available in the library building.
Mom & Me: A Porcupine Story
Friday, March 8, 3-4pm
Children, ages 4-10, with an accompanying adult, are invited to learn about porcupines with nature educator, Sarah Howdy of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Participants will listen to a story, examine porcupine artifacts and photos and create a porcupine sculpture. Space is limited, so register online today.
Program generously funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Saturday, March 9 @ 10:30am
We'll offer a variety of materials for you to create anything you would like while adults and children work side by side to explore the creative process together.
This is a one-hour drop-in program held monthly in the Children's Room.
Saturday, March 23 @ 10:30am
For Kids ages 3-5 years & an adult
We will exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts relating to ART for National Craft Month.
To make sure everyone stays safe and focused, we are asking that NO younger siblings join us during this program.
Children, ages 3 through 6, along with a caregiver, are invited to welcome spring with seasonal stories, songs, cookies and a simple craft. This program will be led by our Library Director, Chris Johnson. Space is limited, so please register HERE.
Photography Club Thursday, March 7, 6-7pm
Have a middle or high schooler who loves to take photos and wants to learn how cameras work and develop their eye? Have them join our photography club! Youth are encouraged to bring their own device to use (cell phone, 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. Register online.
Book Hungry Sock Monkeys
Middle School Book Club
Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm Youth in grades 5-8 are invited to the middle school book club! This month we will be discussing The Wearle by Chris D'Lacey. Copies of the book are available in the children's room.
Looking for something to do? See all of our programs on our online calendar.
Korean Luncheon and Film Saturday, March 16
Join us for an afternoon of Korean culture. The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will present the film King Sejong the Great: The Everlasting Light of Korea and serve a small luncheon of Korean food in traditional Korean bronzeware called Banjja.Register HERE.
Seed Library Kickoff
Saturday, March 30 @ 10am
Kathi Gariepy, Master Gardener will be presenting, "Growing Seeds from Plants."
Seed starting is an economical and easy way to add new and different varieties to your garden. We will look at the different requirements seeds have and how to make your garden bursting with flowers and vegetables. FREE seeds from our 2019 Seed Library will be available at the program.
You can use library resources from home and on-the-go by browsing our eLibrary. Mango Languages is a fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Access Mango online or on-the-go using their mobile app. Mango is FREE to use by Attleboro Public Library cardholders only. Find it, and other online resources, by visiting our website and clicking on the eLibrary tab. Library staff are happy to answer any of your questions.
Urban Fiction Collection
Urban fiction, sometimes referred to as urban lit or street lit, is a genre of fast-paced stories that features contemporary settings about characters dealing with complicated issues like drugs, violence, and relationships. According to NoveList one of the reasons this genre is growing in popularity is because, "urban fiction books unabashedly feature people of color -- not as token sidekicks, not as well-developed secondary characters, but as the chief players: the heroes, the villains, and everyone in between." These are page-turning, high drama reads. Check our our new urban fiction section on second floor. If you already read and love urban fiction, our Reader Services Coordinator would love your feedback - you can email her at email@example.com.
Local organizations bring their expertise to the APL
Keep Attleboro Beautiful - Saturday, March 2 @ 9am
Attleboro Community Garden - Saturday, March 2 @ 10am
Friends of the Ten Mile River - Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30pm
City Democratic Committee - Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm
The Arc of Bristol County - Wednesday, March 13 @ 1:30pm
Delta Kappa Gamma - Monday, March 18 @ 6pm
YMCA Student Leadership Collaborative - Thursday, March 21 @ 6pm
Attleboro Area Standing Up for Racial Justice - Thurs., March 21 @ 6:30pm
Kitchen Table Conversation - Monday, March 25 @ 6:30pm
Office Hours with Senator Feeney - Tuesday, March 26 @ 9am
How to Start a Conversation about End of Life Wishes - Wed., March 27 @ 5:30pm
Burbio Calendar The Burbio app & website is a FREE calendar for local schools, libraries, community events and businesses - all in one place. Follow calendars to create a personalized event feed to stay on top of what's happening in your community. Sync with your personal calendar like Google or iCal.
Book Groups The APL hosts a variety of book discussions for children and adults with a wide range of titles and topics. Come to one, or come to them all! See what we're reading on our website! Our newest book discussion is for families - students in grades 5 and older with an adult!
2019 Seed Library
Spring is coming! Watch for gardening programs from a variety of Library partners. We'll have a varied collection of flower, herb and vegetable seeds available to card holders - our largest selection to date!
APL Signs Agreement with Unique Management Long overdue and lost materials come at a cost to the entire Attleboro community. It is for this reason that the Library’s Board of Trustees has approved our use of Unique Management, a firm that specializes in library materials collections. Effective March 4, all current and future patron accounts with a balance of $50 or more and which are in arrears for more than 6 weeks will be transferred to Unique Management for collections. If you have any questions about this new library policy, please contact our Director, Chris Johnson at 508-222-0157 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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