Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jim Weidenfeller Exhibit

Jim Weidenfeller will exhibit his photographs in the Bridgewater Public Library’s Flora T. Little Gallery through November. His theme is “Close to Home”.

Jim is a member of the Hockomock Digital Photographers of Brockton. He recently had two of his prints selected for awards at the 2013 Photographic Society of American Convention in Portland. His “Harpist” took home an Honorable Mention Award while a character from a carousel, “Rooster Cogburn” earned a Third Place Medal.

The gallery is open during regular library hours: Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.

The gallery is accessible by elevator.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Craft and Vendor Fundraiser Event!

Ring Around The Rosie!!
Craft and Vendor Fundraiser Event!
Thursday Night November 14, 2013
@ The Bridge Center
470 Pine Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Pixedust & The Bridge Center are teaming up together to help raise funds for a $300.000.00 handicap accessible children’s playground.  The Bridge Center is a non profit organization that helps support families of children, teens and young adults with special needs to build social, emotional, and physical skills so they may participate in their communities.   

The town of Bridgewater welcomes and supports local crafters. This show will be advertised in three different magazines including “Boston Magazine”, local newspapers, local Television Stations and hand delivered flyers at the Bridgewater’s highly attended “Autumn Fest”.  
Together we can make this happen and make this fair like no other. 

*This show holds approximately 45 inside table spaces.

*Most spaces will accommodate a 6 foot table, a limited amount of 8ft spots will be available on a first come first serve request basis

* No need to bring chairs – there are plenty and we will provide them.

* The fair is from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Setup starts at 4:30; Anyone packing and leaving early will be permanently removed from our contact list.

*Please remember these important points:
You must submit 2-3 photos of your craft or product by email and your completed application. We will NOT accept or approve any new application that does not have a signature or photos of your products.

We cannot "reserve" or hold spots. This show is going to fill quickly. So please don't send an email saying that you want to participate and then wait to send out your application and payment. We will not be holding a spot for you.  We are keeping our prices to $50; we want to keep table fees reasonable for you. We are REQUIRING a donation of your product for the door prize table (recommend value of $10-15) as the proceeds are going to the Bridge Center Playground Fund.  
If we are full in your category or for any other reason can't approve you for this show, your payment will be returned promptly to you. 

We will make this process as efficient and prompt as possible. We know you have other opportunities and it is not our intention to tie up your calendar or your funds.

Numbers of similar items in similar categories will be strictly limited.
If you have any questions, please email We are looking forward to a wonderful shopping night!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Sentimental Journey Swing Dance and Canteen

Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee invites the public to attend “A Sentimental Journey Swing Dance and Canteen” event on Sunday, November 3rd from 1-4p.m. at the Bridgewater Veterans’ Club on Bedford Street.

The Swing Dance will feature the music of The Olde Kids on the Block. Founded in 1991 by a group of musical retirees, the band’s focus is on music of the 30’s, 40’s, and early 50’s, including the tunes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton.

“A Sentimental Journey” is part of Bridgewater’s One Book One Community program focusing on Elizabeth Norman’s non-fiction story of American nurses captured by the Japanese during WWII: “We Band of Angels”. One of the “angels” was Helen Cassiani from Bridgewater.

Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. In addition, as November 3rd is the wedding anniversary of Helen and her husband, Capt. Edward Nestor, a wedding cake will be cut and served to attendees as part of the celebration.

Admission is $10/person. Tickets are currently available at the Bridgewater Public Library, at the Bridgewater Senior Center, and from the Bridgewater State University office of Susan McCombe (

One Book One Community partners include: Bridgewater State University, the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Williams Intermediate School, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, the Bridgewater Senior Center, the Raynham Senior Center, and the Bridgewater State University Bookstore.

For more information about One Book One Community, visit:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Holly Berry Craft Fair


Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 9am - 2pm


(Off Plain St.)

Crafters, Grandma's Attic, Food Court

Victorian Tea Room, Baked Goods

Raffles, Door Prizes, FREE Admission

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Collection for Soliders Home

Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee is collecting personal comfort items for veterans at the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. Items on the list include: baseball caps, sweatpants, sweatshirts and t-shirts (L, XL, XXL), Kleenex (large boxes), writing pads and envelopes, playing cards, tennis balls (for bottom of walkers), wheelchair bags, fanny packs, white socks (without elastic), baby lotion, lipstick, hairbrush, knee socks, cosmetic bags for female veterans, toothbrushes, nail clippers, emery boards, hairbrushes and combs, baby powder, Polydent/Efferdent tablets, denture cleaner and deodorant (large aerosol spray cans only). Donations should be new, and will be accepted between October 19th and November 13th at the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Raynham Senior Center and Moakley Center at Bridgewater State University, Room 213.

Established in 1882, the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea is a multifaceted health care facility available to eligible veterans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their mission is to provide, with honor and dignity, the highest quality personal health care services to veterans.

This project is an offshoot of the committee’s current reading choice: We Band of Angels by Elizabeth Norman. We Band of Angels is a World War II non-fiction story focusing on Bridgewater native Helen Cassiani, who was among a group of Army nurses in WWII to be captured on the islands of Bataan and Corregidor by the Japanese.

The One Book One Community committee includes Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School,Williams Intermediate School, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Raynham Senior Center, and Bridgewater State University Bookstore.

For more information about One Book One Community, visit:

Paranormal Talk at the Bridgewater Public Library

CranberryCoast Paranormal will be talking about their investigation process, tools they like to use, and how to deal with the unexplained at Bridgewater Public Library on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m.  Come listen to some EVP recordings captured and view a Powerpoint slideshow.  There will be a Q&A session to follow.

This program is free of charge and there is no registration required.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Supporting Breandan's Brain

Please consider supporting this Bridgewater family. Let's come together and show what Bridgewater is all about.

Click here for more information on Breandan and how to donate.

Battle of the Bands

Great fundraiser to help support the Bridgewater-Raynham Music Department...THIS FRIDAY !!!!! BR auditorium- Local high school "Garage Bands" compete against each other with mixed musical acts in between! 

Great way to inspire your budding musician and come support the music department ! $5.00 admission/pizza & concessions available!

Advanced Excel Course

The Bridgewater Public Library will offer a workshop on Advanced EXCEL at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th, presented by Gerald Muller of Bridgewater. This workshop will introduce you to one of the most powerful, but least understood tools provided in EXCEL – Pivot Tables. You will learn how to use a pivot table to analyze your accounting, marketing or any large set of data using actual accounting and marketing data.

It will take the mystery out of how to set up your data and link your data to a pivot table to allow you to produce different views of your data and turn your data into real information on your business. This workshop is hands on so bring your laptop. Mr. Muller will provide you with copies of examples and will be available to answer any questions you may have on how you can apply what you learn during the class to your own data.

Handouts will be provided to help you remember what you have learned. The workshop will be taught using EXCEL 2007 and 2010.

Mr. Muller has been using EXCEL in finance, business planning and marketing since the program was introduced. He has used pivot tables to help with the analysis of very large sets of financial, sales and marketing data to produce detailed budgets, sales reports and market analysis data as part of the Management Framework business process he created as a partner in Benchmark TMC.

“Advanced EXCEL” will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level of the library, located at 15 South Street. Parking is available in back of the library.