Thursday, February 21, 2019

TED Talks! at the Bridgewater Public Library

New monthly program! TED Talks! at the Bridgewater Public Library on Thursday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m.

Expand your horizons with a TED Talk! TED Talks are recorded presentations that last 20 minutes or less on a wide variety of topics including science and technology to culture and arts. During each TED Talk we will watch approximately 40 minutes of a common theme and discuss the talks for 20 minutes. This month’s topic is Life-Long Learning.

“TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.”

The program begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Monarchs & Milkweed Magic: Kids Program

Monarchs & Milkweed Magic
Saturday March 16, 2019
Time: 10AM-11AM
Location: Cole-Yeaton Senior Center

Provided by Bridgewater Garden Club

This program is for children 5 – 12 years to learn about the Monarch butterfly and the stages of life. Come be a Monarch butterfly! Start an egg, eat your way through milkweed as a caterpillar, turn into an adult butterfly and migrate to Mexico! Then make milkweed seed balls and plant milkweed seeds to take home to your own garden. Preregistration is required and is at no cost to you. 

To register please send an email to and give child’s name, age, email and phone number. Adults must attend with child and will be involved in the lessons. If your plans change and you are unable to attend please email or call 774-210-0072 before Friday March 15 so we may give others a chance to join.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Day Garden Club Meeting "Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets"

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 1 PM – 3 PM
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center

"Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets" with Deborah Trickett from The Captured Garden
Come see what we're all about!

All are welcome - we hope to see you there!

Many of us have heard that putting a penny in the water will keep our tulips more upright, cutting flowers on an angle helps them draw up more water, and even that cayenne pepper can keep the deer and bunnies away. But did you know putting dahlia stems in boiling water can help them last longer? Did you know your morning cup can help deter slugs? Do you know how to guarantee the biggest blooms on your peonies? Do you know how a slinky can keep squirrels away from your bird feeder? Join Deborah Trickett, owner of The Captured Garden for a PowerPoint presentation as she shares over 100 tips, tricks and trade secrets. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Free Viewing of the Movie "Loving"

Come to a FREE viewing of the movie "Loving" on Tuesday, February 26 at the First Parish UU Church in Bridgewater. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960's Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision.

The public is welcome to join for the viewing and the discussion to follow.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Upper Parish Hall, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street, Bridgewater

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Co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of The First Parish UU Church and the Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect

Monday, February 18, 2019

Garden Club Meeting "Eat What You Grow" with Meg Muckenhoupt

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Location: Bridgewater Senior Center

“Eat What You Grow” with Meg Muckenhoupt
Open to the public.
Come see what we're all about!

The choice of our crops has reflected in our climate, economics and food fashion. Hear local author and environmental writer Meg Muckenhoupt speak about “Eating What You Grow". Meg is an environmental and travel writer and co-creator of the Green Spaces: Boston smart-phone app. She has appeared on NPR’s Radio Boston and WCVB’s Chronicle, as well as WGBH’s Forum site. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and the Time Out Boston Guide. Her book, Boston Gardens and Green Spaces, is a Boston Globe Local Bestseller. Meg was awarded a certificate in Field Botany by the New England Wild Flower Society and earned degrees from Harvard and Brown Universities. She lives in Lexington.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bridgewater "Hometown Hero" Banners Are Now on Display

Approximately, 50 faces of veterans, ranging from World War II to current members of the military, are now adorning the walls of the lower level at the Bridgewater Public Library.

The Bridgewater “Hometown Hero” banners feature veterans with Bridgewater ties who served or are currently serving in all branches of the armed forces. The project was started by a committee made up of members of the Bridgewater Historical Commission, veterans and Bridgewater residents.

The banners, measuring 24 inches by 48 inches, each feature an image of the veteran, his or her name, the branch of service, the era of service if applicable and a sponsor’s name or message if desired.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

February Vacation Cupcake Class with Cakes by Paula

Last minute cupcakes class!

Pull apart cupcakes

Fish aquarium

Thursday Feb 21 11-3

Masonic Lodge, Bridgewater

$40.00 per student

Similar but more detailed than picture below. We will make our own fish! 508-415-9890

PayPal or credit cad payment required before day if class.

No refunds. Snow date will be in April.

Events At The Bridgewater Public Library in February

Events At The Bridgewater Public Library in February

Monday, February 18: Closed.

Tuesday, February 19 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: Smallfoot (PG, 90 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, February 19 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: Smallfoot (PG, 90 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, February 20 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: The Grinch (PG, 86 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, February 20 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: The Grinch (PG, 86 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Thursday, February 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Lego Mania: Ages 5+ are welcome to join us for this drop in program. We provide the Legos, you bring the imagination. Legos displayed in the children’s room after the program, as space permits. No registration.

Thursday, February 21 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Drop in craft: edible necklaces. Come create edible necklaces with Froot Loops. Ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration required, while supplies last.

Thursday, February 21 @ 1:00 p.m.: Movie: Goosebumps 2. (PG, 90 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Friday, February 22 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie: The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG, 105 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Saturday, February 23 @ 10:30 a.m.: Pixar Shorts Volume 3 (includes Bao, LOU, Piper, Lava, Sanjay’s Super Team, Riley’s First Date?, The Radiator, Springs 500 1/2,Party Central, The Blue Umbrella, The Legend Of Mor’du, Partysaurus Rex.) (76 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Monday, February 25 @ 10:00-11:00 a.m.: Very Ready Reader with Miss Nicole. Open to ages 18 months to 3 years. Sponsored by Triumph, Inc. Registration required for this session. Registration for Triumph, Inc. programs with Miss Nicole can be completed by calling Nancy at 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 6.

Wednesday, February 27 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Drop in and make a polar bear themed craft. Recommended for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last.

** CANCELLATIONS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331

Sunday, February 10, 2019

What Goes Around Comes Around: American Interpret the Lincoln Assassination

What Goes Around Comes Around: American Interpret the Lincoln Assassination
Sunday, February 17 at 1pm
Memorial Building, 162 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA

There are many theories as to why John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln. Was he an insane actor, a dedicated Southern patriot backed by the Confederate government, a front man for Lincoln's northern enemies the Radical Republicans, or was the murder a simpler conspiracy? This program will examine some of the major theories surrounding the Lincoln assassination, revealing the circular motion involved as once discredited arguments slip in and out of favor.

Presented by Dr. Thomas R. Turner, Professor Emeritus at Bridgewater State University. Dr. Turner taught for 39 years in the History Department at the university, and is the author of "Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" and "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln." He also worked as a historian for the assassination movie "The Conspirator," directed by Robert Redford and starring James McEvoy and Robin Wright. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.


Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship

The AAUW Taunton Area Branch is offering a $500.00 Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship for college students. Applicants must be graduates of a high school in Southeastern Massachusetts who will be entering the junior or senior year of college in the fall of 2019 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls.

For an application, download at or contact Louise Freeman at The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

The American Association of University Woman (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic and political.