What’s Happening in June

Summer hours are now in effect,

we will be closed Saturdays and Sundays until Labor Day.

Mon: 9:00-5:00, Tues: 12:00-8:00, Wed: 9:00-5:00, Thur: 12:00-8:00, Fri: 9:00-5:00,

Sat: Closed, Sun: Closed 

 

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Welcome summertime!

Adult Programming

Please join us in June before we wrap up programming for summer break. We look forward to resuming Book Group, Handcrafters, and Great Decisions in September.

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is China Dolls by Lisa See

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is The US and Africa: The rise and fall of Obamamania

 

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Youth Services

Throughout the month of June we will be gearing up for summer reading. We are excited to announce the state wide summer reading theme is “Every Hero has a Story.” Come by and see our fantastic 8′ post-it mural of Superman! We will be busy planning events, purchasing summer reading books, and decorating in preparation for our fun filled summer of reading, prizes, and raffles.

The summer reading program is for K-12 students. At the end of June come by and register for the program by picking up a goody bag complete with all the information you’ll need to participate. Each week, for every 30 minutes you read, you may come into the library to choose a prize and enter a chance to win a weekly raffle.

The registration date will be posted mid-June. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Artist on Display

Kathi Dugan will be displaying her art “Wonders on Walls” throughout the month of June. For more information on her work please vivit wondersonwalls.com or kathid@wondersonwalls.com.

What’s Happening in May

Come join us for Preschool Storytime

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Check out all of the fabulous programs

we have going on in May!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – the selection for May is “One Summer: America, 1927″ by Bill Bryson

Evening Book Group – the selection for May is “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is India Changes Course

 

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytime – join us for our last (4) week session of the year

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s selection is “Third Grade Angels” by Jerry Spinelli

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s selection is “The River” by Gary Paulsen

Read to Scarlett – drop in for a relaxing time of reading a book to Scarlett, a certified therapy dog

 

Artist on Display

The Holbrook Public Library is delighted to present artwork created by our wonderful Library employee Jan Johnson. In addition to working at the Library for the past eleven years, Jan enjoys the art form of oil painting. Inspired by her father, who liked to draw, Jan and her father took art classes together and Jan’s love of painting grew over the years. We hope you stop by Library in May to view Jan’s oil paintings.

What’s Happening in April

Join us this Thursday

 Springtime Tea

The Friends of the Holbrook Public Library

ANNUAL SPRING TEA

Please join us April 30th from 12:00 – 3:00pm

at the Belcher House, 360 Main Street, Randolph

Tickets price is $15.00 and are available for purchase at the Holbrook Library.

 

 

Happy Spring

Check out all of the fabulous programs

we have going on in April!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Sectarianism in the Middle East

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytime – there are 3 story times left (1st, 8th, & 15) in our 6 week session

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Rules by Cynthia Lord

Read to Scarlett

 

Artist of the Month

Come to the library to see the poster collection of Stephen Lewis. Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks. He has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History, and on some cable television programs. He can be reached by email at lewisposters@gmail.com or at Facebook under labor/progressive political posters.

What’s happening in March

 

 

Collectibles Appraisal Day

The Friends of the Holbrook Public Library presents our own Collectibles Appraisal Day

Saturday, March 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 at the library *please note the library closes at 5:00

To support the important work The Friends do every year, Kelly Auctions has generously offered to appraise your coins, stamps, jewelry, dolls, books, art, oddities, and more. If your item is too large, please bring in good quality pictures as their experienced appraisers can help!

Donations are as follows: $5.00 per item or $20.00 for 5 items.

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in March!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Privacy in the Digital Age

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

NEW PROGRAM! A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytimes – Storytime will resume March 11th for another (6) week session

Preschool Play and Learn – continues through March, last class will be on March 20th

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Eating Enchiladas

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Everything on a Waffle

Read to Scarlett

What’s happening in February

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Our monthy sponsor sign is buried in snow, we hope to advertise our February sponsor as soon as we can access the sign.

Our sponsor for the month is Allen Kapson, we encourage our library patrons to make use of the services offered at local businesses who have generously supported the library.

Allen Kapson Home Improvements

331 N. Franklin St.
Holbrook, MA 02343

(781) 767-5724

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in February!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime and Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Privacy in the Digital Age

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Preschool Storytimes – Storytime will resume March 11th for another (6) week session.

Preschool Play and LearnPlease note there is no class Friday, Feb 20th during vacation week

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Read to Scarlett

 

The artist of the month is Shaun Gaffey, his beautiful photographs will be on exhibit throughout the month of February. You can contact the artist at gaffpics6760@outlook.com or 857-204-6616.

What’s Happening in January

 

 

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We had a great time at the Hunger Games-Basic Survival Course. Thank you to Matt at Animal World Experience for an excellent program!

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Our December Food for Fines month was a great success. Thank you to all who contributed to a wonderful cause. The Holbrook Food Pantry is grateful for your generosity.

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in January!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Handcrafters

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Russia and the Near Abroad

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

NEW! The Hunger Games – Basic Survival Skills

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool Play and Learn

Bucket Fillers Club

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Bobby vs. Girls by Lisa Yee

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Read to Scarlett

 

New artist on display throughout January, come see local Holbrook resident, Cynthia MacPherson’s work.

 

The Computer Tutor is at your service. The library is offering 30 minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions to meet all your computer needs. Please visit the Circulation Desk to sign up or call us at 781-767-3644.

What’s Happening in December

PLEASE NOTE:

We will be closing at 3:00 Wednesday, December 31st and will be closed all day Thursday, January 1st.

 

Congratulations to our staff!

Congratulations to Ruth Hathaway on her retirement. We are grateful for her many years of service and dedication to the library. Ruth retired in July but has returned this past fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays to continue to serve as our Adult Services Librarian. Congratulations to Debbie Clifton our new director, Karen O’Brien the Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian, and our new part time Assistant Librarian Carlene Coleman. We also welcome our new trustee Ken Howley.

Food for Fines

December is “Food for Fines” month at the library. Bring in non-perishable items with your overdue materials and we will waive your fines. All donations will be made to the Holbrook Food Pantry, located at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The need continues to be great, so we ask that you be generous with your donations. Please remember the importance of the cause and make your gifts commensurate with your fines. We appreciate your contribution.

Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors

Thank you for supporting the library with your generous contribution. We encourage our library patrons to make use of the services offered at these local businesses who have generously supported the library.

January            George and George, Attorneys at Law

February         Allen Kapson Home Improvements

March              Family Dentistry, Robert P. Gallagher

April                Stewart’s Power Equipment

May                 Randolph Savings

June                 Printing Unlimited

July                  Hallamore Corp.

August             George and George, Attorneys at Law

September        Twinbrook Insurance

October            Holbrook Education Association

November        Yards of Pleasure Landscaping

December         RSA Realtors

Programming 

Adult Programming

Daytime and Evening Book Discussion Group

Handcrafter’s Club

Great Decisions (resuming in January)

For more information about these programs please click on “Adult Programs” under the “Reference” tab.

 

Children’s Programming

Preschool Storytime (drop-in)

Preschool Play and Learn

Book Club for Kids: 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club and 4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Read to Scarlett

Bucket Fillers Club

For more information about these programs please click on the “Children’s” tab.

Did You Know?

The library is currently under construction for a much needed elevator to accommodate patron access to the lower level.  Due to the construction we are unable to accept any book donations or hold the annual book sale at this time. Once construction is complete we will gladly accept donations. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of your new elevator and a date for the annual book sale. We appreciate your patience.

Meeting Rooms – We have a meeting room available for your non-profit group.

Donations – We are your one stop drop center for donations including old cell phones for DOVE Domestic Violence Shelter in Quincy, ink catridges for Holbrook’s elementary schools, pull tabs for Shriners Hospital for Children, and Box Tops for Education to support Holbrook public schools. You may also drop your American flags here for proper disposal.