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, Oct. 21, 9 am - 8 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Monday, Oct. 21, 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.
Hora de Cuentos
Monday, Oct. 21, 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.
Monday Night STEAM
Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Monday Night STEAM!! 6:30 pm
Hands on fun for all!!
Kinetic sand....Snap Circuits....Picasso Tiles
and more!!
Each Monday Night will feature one fun activity, every week will be different !!
So come on in and see what fun you can have on a Monday Night!
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9 am - 5 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 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, Oct. 22, 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, Oct. 22, 3:00 p.m.-4:30pm
Tuesday 3:00pm-4:30pm
We supply the Legos you supply your ideas! 
Great for ages 5 and up but all are welcome!
Make a project and we will display in Library for 1 week!!!
Crafty Wednesdays
Wednesday, Oct. 23, all day
Join us for Crafty Wednesday 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, so you can plan ahead!
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 am - 5 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories and songs for the "preschool aged kids" but all ages are welcome to join us!  Come for a  storytime, craft, and after stay and play and make new friends!
 
Thursday, Oct. 24, 9 am - 8 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Thursday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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!!
Migration to Massach
Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Professor Teresa Fava Thomas, of Fitchburg State University will present a program on her research of the Italian community in Southbridge and their prosperity in the first half of the 1900s. The presentation will examine the diaspora from Palestrina (Lazio) and Teramo (Abruzzo) in central Italy to Southbridge, Massachusetts, and the transition from immigrants to citizens.  It will also examine their experience in the 1920s and 1930s at the Hamilton Woolen Mill and American Optical factory as they learned English in workplace educational programs and made the transition from immigrants to citizens.  The talk will examine the impact of education on the economic empowerment of Italian immigrants in Southbridge which proceeded faster than in other areas of Massachusetts and look at Palestrina from the era of migration to today.  

Dr. Thomas is the author of The Reluctant Migrants: Migration from the Veneto to Central Massachusetts 1880-1920. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, after the event. Sponsored by Walktober/The Last Green Valley and Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Oct. 25
Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories and songs for the "twos and threes" but all ages are welcome to join us!  Come for a short storytime, and after stay and play and make new friends!
 
Friday, Oct. 25, 9 am - 5 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 am - 1 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Quinebaug Chess Club
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Quinebaug Chess Club 
Saturdays at 9:30 am

The Quinebaug Chess Club will resume meeting on Saturday mornings. This drop-in club is held in the reference area of the Library, and has lessons tailored for children and adults.  All are welcome to attend!
Instructor Ben Marinelli will lead attendees through chess strategy, and guests will be able to test their skills using available game boards.  For those who wish to time their play, four newly acquired clocks are also on hand.
Construction Crew
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30am-12:00pm
Saturday 10:30pm-12:00pm
We supply the Legos you supply your ideas! 
Great for ages 5 and up but all are welcome!
Make a project and we will display in Library for 1 week!!!
Monday, Oct. 28, 9 am - 8 pm
'Connected in Nature', is a collection of oil and mixed media paintings that portrays the energy and vastness nature.  Participating artists are Piya Samant, visual artist and art curator and Doreen LaScola, mixed and multi media artist.

Reception Thursday, 10/3 at 6:30 pm. All welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Show will be on display throughout the month.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
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