Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Jacob Edwards Library! All events are free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, May 18, 9 am - 5pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Thursday, May 19, 9 am - 8 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Finding Her Voice: W
Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to host a concert by Berkshire-based roots musician Paula Bradley (vocals, guitar, banjo). Paula brings stories and songs of women in early country music, highlighting their often-overlooked contributions to America's rich musical legacy, to Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St., Southbridge MA, Thursday, May 19, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM.  Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
A West Virginia-born multi-instrumentalist residing in the Berkshires, Paula Bradley has been involved in old-time and roots music for many years. Known for her strong, spirited vocals, she has toured (on banjo) with old-time darlings "Uncle Earl"; with old-time powerhouse Bruce Molsky (on guitar and banjo uke); and recorded and toured with Tony Trischka and Bruce as part of the acoustic roots trio "Jawbone". She was also a founding member of the popular New England honkytonk combo (on piano and vocals) "Girl Howdy,” and with her late husband, Bill Dillof, “Moonshine Holler.” Currently, she leads her own popular honky tonk/country swing combo “Miss Paula & The Twangbusters" and pursues many musical side projects. Paula is also an on-demand traditional music instructor and has been on staff at music camps including Swannanoa Gathering, Mars Hill, Winter Village Music, Augusta and Ashokan.
Sponsored by The Southbridge Cultural Council. The Southbridge Cultural Council is a local agency funded by Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
  Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council.
Friday, May 20, 9 am - 5pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Friday Storytime
Friday, May 20, 10:30 am
Join us on Friday Mornings for Storytime at 10:30am! For toddlers ages 2 and up. 
Saturday, May 21, 9 am - 1 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Saturday, May 21, 9:30 am
The Southbridge Chess Club meets on Saturday mornings, at 9:30 am. This is an intergenerational event and all are welcome. The library will provide the boards etc, just bring yourself! All welcome! The instructor is Ben Marinelli.
Lego Club
Saturday, May 21, 10:30am
Join us on Saturday mornings at 10:30am for Lego Club! This is a fun event, bring your imagination!
 
Monday, May 23, 9 am - 8 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Monday Night STEAM
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, May 23, 6:30pm
Join us on Monday Night at 6:30pm for STEAM Club!
Tuesday, May 24, 9 am - 5pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Tuesday, May 24, 9:30 am
“Wiggles & Giggles” Music & Movement Series Children, ages 2-5, with a parent/caregiver, will sing, move, play musical instruments, learn rhythm and listen to stories in this FREE series facilitated by music teacher Laine Hanlon! “Wiggles & Giggles” fosters physical, cogitative, social and emotional learning through music and motion. Registration is required each week and space is limited to 16 children, ages 2-5. Day & Time: Tuesday at 9:30 – 10:30 Dates: April 5, 12, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7 Location: Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St, Southbridge
This series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP) and hosted by the Jacob Edwards Library. YFCP is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) grant funded by the Department of Early Education & Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts Sponsored by YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP).
Lego Club
Tuesday, May 24, 3.30pm
Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30pm for Lego Club!  This is a fun event, bring your imagination!
 
Wednesday, May 25, 9 am - 5pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Thursday, May 26, 9 am - 8 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

The Kitchen Garden:  Tips from the Past for Modern Gardeners

The kitchen garden played a vital role in the diet and landscape of 1800s New England households. This PowerPoint-illustrated lecture explores traditional garden plans and cultivation practices featuring the historic vegetables, fruits, and herbs favored by our ancestors. Christie Higginbottom will highlight garden practices valuable for today’s family kitchen garden such as inter-planting and succession planting, using garden frames, and creating homemade tools.

 

Christie Higginbottom is a researcher and garden consultant who has worked at Old Sturbridge Village since 1981.  She coordinated the historic horticulture program researching, planning and planting the re-created kitchen and flower gardens at the museum’s historic households.  She also supervised the Village’s Herb Garden collection exhibiting over 300 varieties of historic herbs.  As research historian for horticulture and landscape, she developed a series of self-guided walking trails interpreting people and the environment in the early 1800s. Now retired from full-time work at OSV, she continues to work in costume part-time – most often in the gardens, and to present garden programs for the Village.

Christie writes and consults on historic gardens, heirloom plants, and herb use; and she lectures at museums, garden clubs, historical societies, colleges and libraries. She teaches home gardening classes at the Adult Education program at Bay Path Regional Vocational High School, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Northeast Organic Farmers Association.

Lecture and workshop venues have included the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello, the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, the Paul Revere House, the Seed Savers Exchange, Hamilton College, the University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, Connecticut Horticultural Society, New York State Historical Society, Eastfield Village and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

            

Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council.
Friday, May 27, 9 am - 5pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Literary Adornments by Emily Daly.

This collection features a variety of materials ranging from semi precious stone and Czech glass to lacquered paper beads and decoupage pendants. Some of the pieces are an homage to favorite women writers and poets. 

Since 2021, Emily Daly has been the artist behind her small business,  E.V.D's Whimsies. However, Arts and Crafts have always been an important part of her life, largely because she was given many opportunities to explore them by her artist mother. Additionally, Emily was able to hone her interests and skills in a four year apprenticeship at the Worcester Center for Crafts and as a jewelry repairer and designer at the former Tatnuck Bead Store in Worcester. Over the years, she has developed a unique style that incorporates elements of her background as a professor of composition and literature with her interest in color, design, and fashion. Because Emily has always loved the beauty of language, it felt natural to have her work featured at Jacob Edwards Library. For this series Emily used a variety of materials,  including semi precious stones, Czech glass, and lacquered paper beads made from the pages of old, damaged books.
Friday Storytime
Friday, May 27, 10:30 am
Join us on Friday Mornings for Storytime at 10:30am! For toddlers ages 2 and up. 
Lego Club
Saturday, May 28, 10:30am
Join us on Saturday mornings at 10:30am for Lego Club! This is a fun event, bring your imagination!
 
Monday Night STEAM
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, May 30, 6:30pm
Join us on Monday Night at 6:30pm for STEAM Club!
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