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Children’s Programming for September!

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Swing and Sing – Wednesday, Sept 9th @ 10:30

Come Swing and Sing with Miss Marsha of Self Help. Inc Community Partnerships for Children. Swing and Sing is a movement and music program for preschoolers. One lucky family will leave with the program cd. This is a drop-in program, we look forward to seeing you.

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Preschool S.T.E.M. Storytime – Wednesdays @ 10:30

Sept 16th, 23rd and 30th

Join Miss Johanna for a S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) based storytime and craft! Preschool S.T.E.M. promotes inquiry, curiosity, and excitement about learning and offers fact-based learning and fun hands-on experiences. Miss Johanna was owner of a preschool for 18 years and has over 22 years experience working with young children. This is a drop-in program, come join us!

 

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READ TO JAVA – Friday, Sept 18th @ 3:30

Come meet Java, one of our new dogs. Java will be here with his owner Bruce on Friday, Sept 18th at 3:30. This is a great opportunity for children to practice their reading. Proficient readers enjoy spending time with Java as well. This is a drop in program, all are welcome!

 

 

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking donations of LEGOs. Donations big or little can be dropped off at the Youth Services Desk. Any amount is appreciated.

LEGO CLUB – Wednesday, Sept 16th @ 3:30

Join us for an introduction to LEGO Club. Children 1st grade through 12th grade are welcome and will be separated into age groups to perform a design challenge. This is a drop-in program, come BUILD, CREATE, ENJOY!

Fall Adult Programming

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NEW! Meet with Senator Keenan

Do you have an issue that you would like to meet with Senator Keenan about?  Come speak with the Senator at the Library on Fri., Sept. 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The Library is pleased to have Senator Keenan visit the library and the residents of Holbrook.

Adult Daytime Book Group – Wednesday, Sept 16th, 1:30-2:30

Join the Holbrook Public Library Daytime Book Club usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. This month’s selection is March: A love story in a time of war by Geraldine Brooks.

Adult Evening Book Group – Thursday, Sept 10th, 6:30-7:30

Join the Holbrook Public Library Evening Book Club usually held on the first Thursday of each month. This event has been moved to Thursday, September 10th.  Please join us one week later. Thank you! This month’s selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton.

 Great Decisions – Thursday, Sept 17th, 6:30-7:30

Great Decisions, the centerpiece of the longest-running civic education program in the United States devoted to foreign affairs, empowers readers to discuss global issues shaping the U.S. foreign policy and the world.  This month’s topic is Syria’s Refugee Crisis.

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

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Thursday, Sept 24th from 4pm-8pm MEMBERS ONLY

Friday, Sept. 25th from 4pm-8pm MEMBERS ONLY 3pm-4pm

Saturday, Sept. 26th from 10am-3pm

The Friends of the Holbrook Library will be holding their annual book sale on Friday, Sept. 25th from 4pm-8pm and on Saturday, Sept. 26th from 10am-3pm. The brand new elevator is operational! Come ride the new elevator and pick out a book or two to enjoy. Friends of the Holbrook Library are invited to purchase books on Thursday the 24th from 4pm-8pm and one hour before the public sale Friday the 25th from 3pm-4pm. To join the Friends at the door, the cost is $25.00.

Family Story Hour

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Aug 18th @ 6:30

Grab your favorite stuffed friend and join Ms. Marsha for reading, singing, dancing, crafts and a parade!  Each family will receive a brand new children’s book to add to their home library collection.  Designed for ages preschool through 4th grade.  Registration is required, please sign up at the Youth Services desk or call the library at 781-767-3644.

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Thank you to all who participated in the summer reading program

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Thank you to all the kids and teens who read every week, brought in their reading logs, and enjoyed our programs. We loved Jungle Jim and his high energy show. His finale of inserting himself into a giant balloon was a must see. We welcomed back John and the Pumpernickel Puppets who did a great job. Magician Scott Jameson surprised us all with his amazing performance. My favorite was the colored sand, how did he do that? The Toe Jam Puppet Band had all the kids laughing and dancing and Farmer Minor and his pig Daisy were a huge hit. Daisy enjoyed all her hugs and kisses from the kids and especially her kiss from Miss Karen!

 

 

 

Book Donations Wanted

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The Library is now accepting donations for the Friends’ Annual Book Sale.  Items should be packed in cardboard boxes with covers so that we may store them during the summer.  Please bring your gently used materials to the Library during regular hours and support this major fundraising event.

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 students preschool to high school. Starting June 29th come by and register for the program by picking up a packet complete with all the information you’ll need to participate. Each week, for every 2 hours you read, you may come into the library to choose a prize and enter a chance to win a weekly raffle. Starting July 7th you may start bringing in your reading logs to claim your prizes.

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 visit 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