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Friday, June 23, 2017


9:30 AM - Summer Reading Signups Begin      


Location:  Children's Room
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Description:  

Summer Reading Signups Begin

How many books can you read this summer ??

Children of all ages are invited to join our 8-week Summer Reading Club. 
 
Sign up any time between June 23 and August 12 at the Children’s Room Desk. 

You’ll receive a Summer Reading Log to help you track the amount of time you spend reading or listening to books.  Bring in your log every week to win a small, silly prize. 
 
Signups begin Friday, June 23, 2017
Children’s Room
 



Saturday, June 24, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMMeet & Greet with local author Jean M. Grant      


Location:  Program Room
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Description:  
Meet and Greet with Local Author Jean M. Grant

Join us for a meet and greet with local author, Jean M. Grant.
Learn about her writing journey and her experiences with her debut book, A Hundred Kisses.
 
Jean is a novelist, magazine writer, autism parent, scientist, and lover of dream worlds (real and imaginary!).

Saturday, June 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Program Room
 


Monday, June 26, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMWriting Workshop      


Location:  Program Room
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Description:  

Writing Workshop
– Pay Attention !
 
Attention to detail not only helps you convey images, but also meaning.  Sometimes a telling detail is enough to carry a whole story.  And sometimes figuring out that perfect image helps you edit your work more efficiently.
 
You’ll have a chance to apply what you’ve learned to any style of writing you like (memoir, fiction, poetry, essay).  We’ll finish by sharing thoughts and questions, with the option to read aloud in a supportive atmosphere.
 
No special knowledge or experience is necessary.  All who enjoy reading and writing are welcome to attend.
 
Registration required:  Stop by the Reference Desk or call 508.210.5569.  
 
Monday, June 26, 2017
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Program Room
 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, June 26, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, June 27, 2017


6:30 PM - 7:45 PMWellness Book Discussion Group      


Location:  Program Room
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Description:  

Wellness Book Discussion Group
 
The Brain Maker by David Perlmutter, MD
was chosen as the first selection
of the Wellness Book Discussion Group. 
All are welcome.
 
To request a copy of the book, call the library at 508.210.5569.

 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, June 28, 2017


11:30 AM - 12:15 PMTeddy Bear Picnic and Concert      


Location:  Library Lawn
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Description:  

Teddy Bear Picnic and Concert
 
Bring a blanket, your teddy, and a picnic lunch for this lively, interactive concert.
 
This program is sponsored by the Holden Cultural Council.
 
All ages welcome.
 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017  
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   
Library Lawn
 
In case of rain, the concert will be rescheduled.
 



Thursday, June 29, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMA Mindful Moment      


Location:  Program Room
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Description:  
A Mindful Moment with Marjatta Moimas
 
Join us as we conclude our Spring session with an indoor and (weather permitting) outdoor meditation exercise.  Chairs and benches will be available for the outdoor exercise - but you are welcome to bring your own favorite chair or blanket.
 
We will also provide resources for independent practice over the Summer break.    
 
We will end with a “Mindful Eating” practice!  Refreshments will be provided but please feel free to bring in a dish to share.
 
Mindfulness meditation is about being in the present moment just as it is, non-judgmentally.  We develop this skill by practicing mindfulness meditation and its variations together, with great compassion toward ourselves. 
 
Marjatta is a certified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
 
No registration necessary. 
 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Program Room

 


Monday, July 3, 2017


9:30 AM - 5:30 PMLibrary Closing : Independence Day      


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Library Closing : Independence Day
 
The library will be closed
Monday, July 3, 2017
and
Tuesday, July 4, 2017,
in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
 
We will reopen Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
 



Tuesday, July 4, 2017


9:30 AM - 8:00 PMLibrary Closing : Independence Day      


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Library Closing : Independence Day
 
The library will be closed
Monday, July 3, 2017
and
Tuesday, July 4, 2017,
in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
 
We will reopen Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
 



Thursday, July 6, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Monday, July 10, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 10, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, July 11, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its July 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Sellout   
by
Paul Beatty
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 



Wednesday, July 12, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMEvening Concert: Jolly Beggars      


Location:  Library Lawn
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Evening Concert:  Jolly Beggars

 
We're happy to welcome back this Connecticut-based Celtic band
that is sure to delight with their traditional folk songs, musical arrangements, and storytelling. 
 
And don't forget your blanket and picnic supper! 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Gale Free Library
 
All ages welcome.
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Library Lawn
 
In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Holden Senior Center.
 


Thursday, July 13, 2017


10:00 AM - 11:00 AMTrucks, Diggers, and Cruisers !      


Location:  Rte 31 Municipal Parking Lot across from the Library
Contact:        
Description:  
Trucks, Diggers, and Cruisers ! 
 
Join us for the social event of the summer season !
 
See Town vehicles up close and personal !
Fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, and more !
Bring your camera !
 
All ages
Rain or shine
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Rte 31 Municipal Parking Lot across from the Library
 


Monday, July 17, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 17, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Wednesday, July 19, 2017


2:30 PM - 3:15 PMBooks Build a Magical World      


Location:  Holden Senior Center
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Description:  
Books Build a Magical World
 
Magician Mike Bent combines magic and comedy to create a thrilling show full of surprises! 
 
Mike has been voted Boston’s Best Children’s Entertainer by Nickelodeon for their Parent’s Pick Award. 
 
Sponsored by the Holden Cultural Council
 
Ages 3 and up
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Holden Senior Center
 


Thursday, July 20, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMClassics Book Group      


Location:  Reading Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
 
For its final meeting of the season,
the Classics Book Group will read
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein.
 
Everyone is welcome, both new readers and returning readers!
 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Reading Room

 



Monday, July 24, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 24, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, July 25, 2017


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMEvening Concert: Mouldy Suitcases      


Location:  Library Lawn
Contact:        
Description:  
Evening Concert:  Mouldy Suitcases
 
Experience the underground style of the 1920’s!
 
Enjoy an evening of quirky original songs and instruments recapturing this long forgotten style of music.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Gale Free Library
 
No registration required
 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Library Lawn 
 
In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Holden Senior Center.
 


Monday, July 31, 2017


1:00 PM - 2:30 PMKnitting Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
No matter your level of expertise -
beginner, advanced, or anywhere in between -
you are welcome at the weekly knitting group.

Work on your own projects and see what others are doing.
No instructions - just fun and fellowship!

Monday, July 31, 2017, and all Mondays the library is open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Program Room
 



Tuesday, August 1, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its August 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
Remember Me Like This 
by
Bret Anthony Johnston
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Wednesday, August 2, 2017


2:30 PM - 3:15 PMPumpernickel Puppets      


Location:  Holden Senior Center
Contact:        
Description:  
Pumpernickel Puppets
 
See dazzling larger-than-life puppets,
created by John McDonough,
perform the classic tale
"The Frog Prince".
 
Sponsored by the Holden Cultural Council
 
Ages 3 and up
No registration required
 
Wednesday, August 2, 2016
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Holden Senior Center
 
 


Thursday, August 3, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Wednesday, August 9, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMEvening Concert: Beatles For Sale      


Location:  Library Lawn
Contact:        
Description:  
Evening Concert:  Beatles For Sale
 
Twist and shout with this tribute band and celebrate more than
50 years of musical magic from the FAB 4 !
 
Bring a blanket, a picnic supper, and wear your dancing shoes !
 
This program is sponsored by the Holden Cultural Council
and the Friends of the Gale Free Library.
 
All ages welcome. 
 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. 
Library Lawn 
 
In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Holden Senior Center.
 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017


6:00 PM - 6:45 PMEvening Concert: Toe Jam Puppet Band      


Location:  Library Lawn
Contact:        
Description:  
Evening Concert:  Toe Jam Puppet Band
 
Bring a blanket, a picnic dinner, and celebrate summer as you spend a crazy evening with this ever-popular duo.  Sing and dance along as you are entertained with songs, puppetry, storytelling, and bubbles! 
 
This program is sponsored by the Holden Cultural Council.
 
All ages welcome.
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Library Lawn 
 
In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Holden Senior Center.
 


Thursday, August 17, 2017


10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCreative Playtime      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
Join us for this informal, unstructured playtime.
This is a fun time for parents and children.
 
Use your creative energy to build with our Duplos and blocks and make some new friends, too.
 
Drop in:  no registration required.
 
Ages:  Infants to 5 years old
 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
10 a.m. - Noon
Program Room

 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its October 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates  
by
Brian Kilmeade
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room
 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  
 
For its November 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Rent Collector
by
Camron Wright
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room



Tuesday, December 5, 2017


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMContemporary Book Group      


Location:  Program Room
Contact:        
Description:  

For its December 2017 meeting,
the Contemporary Book Group has chosen
The Japanese Lover   
by
Isabel Allende
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Program Room