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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Monday, Feb. 18
Hora de Cuentos
Monday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a story and Craft in Spanish and English 

Every third monday of the Month!! 6:30 p.m.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Join us for a drop-in knitting and crafting group every Tuesday! The group is informal and friendly, and meets in the Reading Room. 
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Mad Science Polymer Fun!!!
Tuesday February 19,2019 1:00pm-2:00pm
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK FUN!
Learn the basics of polymer structure and experience three different kinds of polymers: kinetic sand, orbs, and instant snow. The difference between these three illustrates how different polymers can be even though they have the same structure. Take home a cup of orbs or instant snow! ALL AGES WELCOME!! Sponsored by Borgatti Trust.
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
                                                      Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
                                                       
                                                       We'll bring the Legos, you bring the ideas! Best for kids over 5.                                                                                  and finished Lego projects may go on display in the Children’s Room.
 
Crafty Wednesday
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Feb. 20, All Day Event

All day, every Wednesday all year long!
                                          Drop in and make a craft in the children’s room! Future crafts are on display in the                                                          Children’s Room!
 
 

Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
                                                      Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
                                                       
                                                      Hands-on STEAM-related activities to stimulate the brain for school-age children. Where you can use your imagination and create using eveyday items, and  upscaled products!! Come see what it is all about!!
William Bullard Phot
Thursday, Feb. 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Presentation by Frank Morrill and Dr. Janette Greenwood on the discovery and research of a uniquely rare treasure trove of glass plate negatives of African Americans/Native Americans in Worcester.

The negatives are those of the late itinerant photographer William S. Bullard, of Worcester and later North Brookfield, who, between 1894 and 1917, took a vast amount of images of the city’s streetscapes, businesses and local residents.  Morrill, who has published books about Worcester and other local communities, purchased the Bullard collection – approximately 5400 glass plates – to use in further research and publishing focused on the city streets and architecture.  It wasn’t until his granddaughter, Hannah, accidently discovered in 2013, a negative of a person of color that was incorrectly filed, that research began that led to this historical treasure. 

There are approximately 240 images of people of color, mostly living in the Beaver Brook area along Park Avenue within the first four decades of having obtained their freedom.   Approximately 80 percent of the portraits were identified by Bullard in his logbook, which is the key to the collection.   Morrill and Greenwood have researched the identified Bullard sitters for the past four years and have discovered a large number of descendants many of whom had never seen a photo of, or knew the history of, their ancestors. 

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Feb. 22
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
                                            Stories and songs for the "twos and threes" but all ages are welcome to join us!                                                            Come for short storytime, and after stay and play and make new friends!
 
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:00 pm
The Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of every month, at 6:00 pm in the Mills Room. If this date falls on a Monday holiday, the meeting will be held the following week.

The Friends extend an invitation to all library patrons to join their group. To learn more, please visit FOJEL's page on our website.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Join us for a drop-in knitting and crafting group every Tuesday! The group is informal and friendly, and meets in the Reading Room. 
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 12:00 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at 12 Noon in the Mills Room. All meetings are open to the public.
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
                                                      Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
                                                       
                                                       We'll bring the Legos, you bring the ideas! Best for kids over 5.                                                                                  and finished Lego projects may go on display in the Children’s Room.
 
Crafty Wednesday
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Feb. 27, All Day Event

All day, every Wednesday all year long!
                                          Drop in and make a craft in the children’s room! Future crafts are on display in the                                                          Children’s Room!
 
 

Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Feb. 28, 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
                                                      Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
                                                       
                                                      Hands-on STEAM-related activities to stimulate the brain for school-age children. Where you can use your imagination and create using eveyday items, and  upscaled products!! Come see what it is all about!!
Touring  Gospel and
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, the Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to host musician Robin O'Herin.

Robin specializes in historically rich, often interactive concerts that include original and traditional American music.  Let her take you on a journey of musical exploration through the Delta and Piedmont regions of the South. Song selections may include Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson and Robin's own original blues and fingerstyle ballads.

In 2013, Robin was a Boston Blues Challenge Finalist.

All welcome! Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.

Thanks to the Southbridge Cultural Council for awarding the Local Cultural Council grant
  Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council.
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Mar. 1
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
                                            Stories and songs for the "twos and threes" but all ages are welcome to join us!                                                            Come for short storytime, and after stay and play and make new friends!
 
Community Yoga with
Saturday, Mar. 2, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sponsored by Jacob Edwards Library.
Community Yoga with
Saturday, Mar. 2, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Sponsored by Jacob Edwards Library.
Celebrate Dr. Suess
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Saturday, Mar. 2, 10:30 am-11:30 am
Celebrate Dr. Suess birthday on National Read Across America Day with special Guest Pamela Garde and her guide dog Ume!
Pamela Garde, is a member of General Federation of Women's Clubs and GFWC/CT Newington/Wethersfield Woman's Club.  She is the club  chairman of Public Issues, which promotes safety. 

Pam will read Dr. Seuss braille books in honor of his birthday and will then do a presentation with her guide dog, Ume.  She will be happy to answer questions on how Ume keeps her safe.  There will be a free raffle for all children in attendance.
Join us Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am-11:30am
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