Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bridgewater Resources Education And Development Community Outreach Center


Events at the Library in June

In the Art Gallery: During the months of June and July is a collection of astrophotography by the Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc.

Monday, June 4 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: Nostalgia.

Monday, June 4 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: Nostalgia.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily. Stories, games, a craft and FUN! All ages with adult, no registration.

Tuesday, June 5 @ 6:30 p.m.: Exploring the Solar System. Aldrich Astronomical Society presents a family friendly program on the Solar System and Beyond! Learn how to use a small telescope and binoculars to explore your solar system. Space artifacts will be on display. Chances for kids to win spacey door prizes. Come early to see the amazing Aldrich astrophotography in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. Aldrich volunteers will answer any astronomy and space questions.

Wednesday, June 6 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Wednesday, June 6 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult. Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft. All ages, no registration.

Thursday, June 7 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Book Babies. Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver. Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime. No registration.

Saturday, June 16 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog! Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog. Duncan will be here to visit and would love to be read to. Visit with him at the Bridgewater Public Library! All ages welcome, no registration.

Monday, June 18 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make an edible hamburger craft to take home! This sweet treat is fun to make! This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper! No registration, while supplies last!

Monday, June 18 @ 1:30 p.m.: Movie: American Graffiti.

Monday, June 18 @ 5:00 p.m.: Movie: American Graffiti.

Thursday, June 21: Summer Reading Sale! Our summer reading sale in the Used Book Store
begins with all children's books, CDs, and DVDs half off. All children’s items are now 50¢, today thru August 8, 2018.

Friday, June 22: Registration opens for Uno, Dos, Tres Spanish Story Hour with Maureen Holbrook. This popular program is back for a five week program beginning Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. Join us for this free program! This program will be held at the Bridgewater Public Library and is recommended for age 3-7. Registration for this program can be done online at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org or by calling 508-697-3331.

Saturday, June 23: Registration begins for Summer Reading. Open to ages 3-12, sign up for Summer Reading 2018, the theme this year is Libraries Rock! Registration for Summer Reading must be done in person at the Bridgewater Public Library.

Monday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff! Join us for a family friendly event as we kickoff Summer Reading 2018 with a program by the Motion Man. This program features magic, mime, circus, juggling and illusion. No registration.

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 p.m.: Create a Seascape Window with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio here at the Bridgewater Public Library. Fee is $40.00 per person. Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Party registration tab, scroll to June 26. http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/

Tuesday, June 26 @ 10:30 a.m.: Movie. Recess: School’s Out! (G, 84 min.) All ages with adult, no registration.

Wednesday, June 27 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July wreath. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!

Thursday, June 28 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Make and Take craft: Drop in to make a Fourth of July bracelet with pony beads in festive colors. This program is for ages 3+ with adult helper. No registration, while supplies last!  

Babysitter Bootcamp




A 12-hour babysitter training course for students entering grade 6 & higher

Two-Day Course

Monday, June 25th & Tuesday, June 26th

8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. BOTH DAYS

Course Fee: $65

REGISTER HERE: WWW.HER-CPR.COM

Application Deadline: June 20, 2018

Course Location:

Conant Community Health Center
5 Wally Krueger Way
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Apply Early

Enrollment is limited and registration for this course is required.

For questions or further information please

call (508) 697-5800 or e-mail: her_cpr@yahoo.com

WWW.HER-CPR.COM

2018 BSU SwimAmerica Youth Summer Swimming Lesson Program


The BSU Aquatics Department will be hosting our annual SwimAmerica Youth Swimming Lesson Program 

Session 1 (July 9 -- July 20, 2018)
Session 2 (July 23 -- August 3, 2018)
Session 3 (August 6 -- August 17, 2018)

Please follow this link for registration information: 

Or please feel free to contact the BSU Aquatics Department at 508-531-2327 or email our program director (Michael Caruso) at: mcaruso@bridgew.edu
SIGN UP TODAY!
THANK YOU!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Food Pantry in Need

Central Square Congregational Church
Food Pantry in Need

Please consider donating to the Food Pantry at Central Square. All items are needed and can be dropped off at 71 Central Square.

Sundays 8:30 am-noon
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Food Pantry is open:

1st Monday of each month, 6-8 pm
Every Thursday, 10 am to 1:00 pm

For more information please call: 508 697-6016

Exploring the Solar System and Beyond!



“Exploring the Solar System and Beyond!” a family friendly presentation by the Aldrich Astronomical Society at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how to use a small telescope and binoculars to explore your solar system. Space artifacts will be on display. Chances for kids to win spacey door prizes. Come early to see the amazing Aldrich astrophotography display in the Flora T. Little Art Gallery. Aldrich volunteers will answer any astronomy and space questions.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Central Square Congregational Church Fundraiser


You know all those home movies and slides in your basement? Have them converted to DVD! Keep the memories intact, give them to Dad on Father's Day, or get ready for that family reunion. And do it 5/28-6/15, and you'll help Central Square Congregational Church, UCC keep their facility available for the twelve-step support groups, the scouts, the Bridgewater Food Pantry, the BSU Alumni Chorus, and so many more groups that call CSCC home. At no additional cost to you! Just mention you saw this fundraising flyer when you visit Visions Forever at 549 Bedford St Ste 2, in Whitman. 

 Visit www.csccucc.org/events for full church information, and www.visionsforever.net for info on their services. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Elite Girls Basketball Camp

Elite Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades K-8 will be held at B-R High School from June 25-29. Camp is run by Cheryl Seavey, B-R girls varsity basketball coach, and Kristen Clark.

If interested please send an email to elitebasketballcamp@ymail.com and an application will be mailed to you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Come to a FREE Viewing of the Movie "Marshall"


Come to a FREE viewing of the movie Marshall on Tuesday, May 22
Thurgood Marshall, a young lawyer, must defend a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, he partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street, Bridgewater
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Co-sponsored by
The Social Justice Committee of First Parish UU
and Bridgewater Citizens for Civility & Respect.

Fifth in our Black Lives Matter film series.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Town of Bridgewater Rabies Clinic

Attention Dog & Cat Owners! Town of Bridgewater Rabies Clinic to be held May 19, 2018 at the Highway Department Town Barn, 151 High Street.

9 AM - 11 AM DOGS 6 Months and Older (Must be on a Leash)

11 AM - 12 PM CATS (Must be in a carrier)

FEES: $12/per vaccine (Cash or Check accepted)

DOG Licenses will also be available for sale.

QUESTIONS please call 508-697-0903

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Association of University Women




On Wednesday, May 16, the Taunton branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold their annual pot luck supper at the home of Veronica Casey, East Taunton. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Officers for the coming year will be elected.

AAUW membership is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. Undergraduates may become AAUW affiliate members. Members of this local branch include women from Bridgewater, Taunton, Raynham, Lakeville, and other South Shore towns.

For more information about the Taunton Area Branch of the AAUW, contact Rosemarie Buote, Vice-President of Membership, at 508-669-5069. The AAUW of Taunton also maintains a website at: http://aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/taunton/.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

TBC 5K & Fun Run


Memorial Day Assistance Needed


Retired Bridgewater Police Sergeant Ron Piche is asking for volunteers to help with setting up flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. If you can help out, the detail will start on Sunday the 20th and the meeting place is the Vet's Club on Cottage Street at 8:45 AM. 

 Any questions or RSVP's, can be directed to Sgt. Piche at 508-942-2629.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Larz Anderson Auto Museum



The Bridgewater Public Library now has a membership to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum!

Just ten minutes from downtown Boston and nestled inside the 64 beautiful acres of Larz Anderson Park, the Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection”.

Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a day of exploration and fun that will create lasting memories for you and your group that is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave.

Reserve your discounted pass directly on our website at www.bridgewaterpubliclibrary.org click on Museum Passes, locate the date you want and reserve with your library card number. This pass allows for FREE admission to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for up to FOUR (4) people. This pass may be picked up on the day of use. Bring your library card when you pick up the pass. Please keep in mind that this is a returnable pass.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bridgewater Garden Club Annual Garden and Flower Sale

The Bridgewater Garden Club will hold the Annual Garden and Flower Sale, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 12th, from 9 AM to Noon at the Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way. 

Come and get shrubs, flowers. plants. perennials and other surprises!!  

Bridgewater Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

The Annual Bridgewater Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Bridgewater Senior Center, 10 Wally Krueger Way, from 9AM to Noon.

Tomato plants, perennials, trees and bushes will be featured. Proceeds go for scholarships to graduates and Civic Beautification projects!

Events at Bridgewater Public Library


In the Art Gallery: During the month of May is BRHS Art Students.
 
Saturday, May 5 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Monday, May 7 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Oh the places you’ll go!  Join us to make a hot air balloon craft.  No registration, while supplies last.  Ages 3+ with adult helper. 
 
Monday, May 7 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Phantom Thread.
 
Monday, May 7 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Phantom Thread.
 
Tuesday, May 8 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:30 p.m.:  Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD Lecture:  The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.
 
Wednesday, May 9 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, May 9 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, May 10 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Friday, May 11 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more.  This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 9.
 
Saturday, May 12 @ 10:00 a.m..: Create a portrait of your own pet with Robyn Iarrobino from Blue Anchor Studio here at the Bridgewater Public Library.  Fee is $40.00 per person.Registration and payment is required in advance at Blue Anchor Studio webstore, Classes/Party registration tab, and scroll to May 12.http://www.blueanchorstudio.net/apps/webstore/
 
Tuesday, May 15 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Wednesday, May 16 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, May 16 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, May 17 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Friday, May 18 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more.  This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 10.
 
Saturday, May 19 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Read to a Dog!  Come meet Duncan, a registered therapy dog.  Duncan will be here to visit and would love to be read to.  Visit with him at the Bridgewater Public Library!  All ages welcome, no registration.
 
Monday, May 21 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m.:  Make and Take craft:  Join us to make patriotic hats and snack!  No registration, while supplies last.  Ages 3+ with adult helper. 
 
Monday, May 21 @ 1:30 p.m.:  Movie: Hostiles.
 
Monday, May 21 @ 5:00 p.m.:  Movie: Hostiles.
 
Tuesday, May 22 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time with Miss Emily.  Stories, games, a craft and FUN!  All ages with adult, no registration. 
 
Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30 p.m.: Author Michael Maddigan “Massachusetts Correctional Institution- Bridgewater A Troubled Past”
 
Wednesday, May 23 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, May 23 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, May 24 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Friday, May 25 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.:  Read Together, Grow Together with Miss Nicole for an 11 week program featuring stories, art, songs and more.  This program is for children ages 3-5 and registration is required through Triumph, Inc. @ 508-822-5388 ext. 208. Week 11.
 
Monday, May 28:  Closed for Memorial Day.
 
Wednesday, May 30 @ 9:30-10:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
Wednesday, May 30 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.: Story Time and craft. Drop in story time for all ages with adult.  Join Mrs. Davis for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft.  All ages, no registration.
 
Thursday, May 31 @ 10:30-11:00 a.m.:  Book Babies.  Lapsit for children up to 30 months with caregiver.  Join Mrs. Davis for rhymes, songs, story and playtime.  No registration.
 
** CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER/ILLNESS for library run programs will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.
 
 
For more information, call the library at 508-697-3331.

Friday, May 4, 2018

MCI-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past



Local author, Michael J. Maddigan will be speaking on his recent book “MCI-Bridgewater: A Troubled Past” at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums.

Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.
Books will be available to purchase and will include a signing.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

Chris & Meredith Thompson at the Off the Common Coffeehouse




The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday May 5th 2018 at 7:30 will feature Chris & Meredith Thompson. All for $15 and the doors open at 7:00pm. The Off The Common Coffeehouse is located at the U. U. Church at 50 School Street in Bridgewater.

Chris & Meredith Thompson are powerful performers with a natural warmth for the live concert stage" writes Tom Lounges in the Beat. Best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices, the Thompsons weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving. 

The Thompsons return to their roots on this album, singing spiritual songs that they grew up with at Stone Soup and at the First Baptist Church in America. The Thompsons vocals are at times powerful and soulful on upbeat traditional spiritual songs such as “Hand on the Plow” and “Wayfaring Stranger”. The unique harmonies rival those of the most beautiful early music compositions, with their sisterly voices switching harmonies and melting into one, mesmerizing the listener with stark and graceful simplicity. Their harmonies are particularly stunning on a cappella tunes such as “Be Still My Soul” and “Amazing Grace.” The spare instrumentation on the album reflects the Thompson’s live performance, and allows their emotive vocals to shine through.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Flora T. Little Art Gallery

The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School students, led by instructor Ms. Shirley Wood, are exhibiting artwork in the Flora T. Little Gallery. The exhibition will be on display during the month of May.

The Flora T. Little Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours: Monday-Wednesday 9a.m.-8p.m.; Thursday 10a.m.-5p.m., Friday-Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m.