Monday, October 5, 2015

Events in October at Bridgewater Public Library


In the gallery: For the month of September and October in the Art Gallery will be "Various Oil Paintings", displays of birds, boats and ponies by Rob Franco www.robfranco.com

Tuesday, October 6 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Drop in storytime with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Wednesday’s drop in session is the same.

Tuesday, October 6 @ 6:30 p.m.: Maria Lawton will visit on October 6 to discuss her recently released book Azorean Cooking, From My Table to Yours. Azorean Cooking will transport you to a kitchen as warm and fragrant as your grandmother’s. Traditional, homey dishes build an authentic, comforting bridge between generations. No matter your heritage, this charming cookbook is a pleasure to read and cook from.

Wednesday, October 7 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Tuesday’s drop in session is the same.

Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:30 p.m.: Tara Shuman will visit on October 7 to discuss her recently released book Hope Is a Good Breakfast, and other humble thoughts on my cancer journey. Hope Is a Good Breakfast offers a down-to-earth and even humorous account of a young mother's journey of self-doubt and self-discovery. It is not simply a book about cancer, but rather, a story about strength and struggle, fear and failure, life and love. Hope Is a Good Breakfast offers proof for all ages of how some people decide to not only hope but to dream big—really big—even when the odds are stacked against them.

Tuesday, October 13: Registration opens for Halloween bingo, held on October 26.

Tuesday, October 13 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Wednesday’s drop in session is the same.

Tuesday, October 13 @ 6:30 p.m.: Emmy-nominated Host of New England Legends on PBS, Ghostvillage.com founder, and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures writer to offer an evening of true ghost stories, research, and evidence from around the world, Jeff Belanger knows all about things that go bump in the night. For the last 17 years, he’s searched the world for monsters, ghosts, and other paranormal legends that have seeped into our culture, folklore, religion, and even our history books. Belanger’s talk will include images, audio clips, and video from some of the world’s most infamous haunts plus a question and answer session for the audience. He will also have autographed books available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 14 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Tuesday’s drop in session is the same.

Monday, October 19 @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.: The Beatles: Band of the Sixties, presented by Beatle scholar, Aaron Krerowicz. Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

Tuesday, October 20 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Wednesday’s drop in session is the same.

Wednesday, October 21 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Tuesday’s drop in session is the same.

Wednesday, October 21 @ 6:00 -8:00 p.m..: Baseball History by Aaron Krerowicz. Unlike other sports, baseball has a rich and complicated history that closely parallels American history. This 2-hour presentation will trace the history of the American national pastime from the Civil War through the present.

Monday, October 26 @ 4:30 p.m.: Halloween Bingo. Join us for a Halloween themed bingo game where the winners take home sweet treats! Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 1:30-2:00 p.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Wednesday’s drop in session is the same.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Pumpkin painting. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate! Paint and decorations supplied. No registration for this program, ages 3+ with adult.

Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00 p.m.: Lecture on Franklin D. Roosevelt presented by Gary Hylander.

Wednesday, October 28 @ 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Drop in story time with Mrs. Davis. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and lots of fun. No registrations, all ages welcome. Tuesday’s drop in session is the same.

Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:.00 p.m.: Cemetery educators, The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to “Keep Our Dead Alive”, will be presenting a virtual tour, called “Welcome to the Graveyard”, centered on Bridgewater’s 18 local cemeteries. The 90 minute presentation is built on photographs recently taken in these special and interesting burying places around Bridgewater, which was established in 1656, and charts the evolution of cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era into the 21st century. The event is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library.

Upcoming…..During the month of November and December in the Art Gallery will be watercolor artist Jack Sullivan. www.facebook.com/southshorewatercolors

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