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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Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Jul. 16, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Mike Bent
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Jul. 16, 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Mike Bent Magic Show
 July 16, 2018 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council .
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 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. 
Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Music and Movement w
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday July 17, 2018 11am-1pm
Music by Wibble,  Sing-a- long songs , dancing and music makerspace craft!
  Sponsored by Kids Zone Dental.
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 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, Jul. 18, 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!
 
 

Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Author Priscilla Gim
Wednesday, Jul. 18, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Local author Priscilla Gimas will present her book, "Lights that Never Dim,' published in April.

Dr. Priscilla C. Gimas is a seasoned educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience. She has many achievements and has enjoyed many successes with her students. One of Priscilla’s proudest achievements was her doctorate in educational leadership. Her dissertation examined how, and if, graduate programs prepared administrators to make decisions ethically. Dr. Gimas has also presented papers discussing the relationship between knowledge of self and ethical values.

Gimas's memoir addresses ethical questions. 'Everyone reading this book has experienced wrongdoings of some type in their life, whether on a personal or professional level or both. The question we all need to ask ourselves is whether we can uphold our personal moral values in the light of adversity and whether we want to face the consequences. Although this may sound like an easy choice to some, it isn't.'
Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Libraries Rock:Tinke
Thursday, Jul. 19, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
                                          Thursday from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
                                          Thursdays are for Tinkering!! 
                                          Join us for Lunch and some Hands on Activities       
                                          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!!
Construction Crew
Thursday, Jul. 19, 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
                                                      Thursdays 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.
 
Love, Laughter and R
Thursday, Jul. 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Tinky Weisblat, author, singer and historian. She will be at the library to present her latest book "Love, Laughter and Rhubarb". All welcome. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library

"As a child, I disliked rhubarb and balked at eating it. As an adult, I have evolved into an enthusiast for the tart red stalks that pop up in my New England yard every year. Like most converts, I am wildly enthusiastic about her rhubarb “religion.” In Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb I share some of my reasons for loving rhubarb: its taste, its place as one of the first crops of the agricultural year, and above all its versatility. This sweet/tart plant can be made into just about anything.

The book provides more than 60 recipes, from beverages and appetizers through main courses and desserts. From the Madame Rhubarb (a Manhattan cocktail concocted with homemade rhubarb bitters) to Rhubarb Pizza to (of course!) Rhubarb Pie, Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb offers dishes to delight rhubarb enthusiasts and treats to tempt those who are not yet in love with “pie plant.” The book also includes essays about the history of rhubarb, rhubarb’s place in fiction, its use as the centerpiece of festivals around the country and beyond, and the many meanings of the word “rhubarb.” Of rhubarb, I write:
It’s beautiful. It’s resilient. It’s versatile. Oh, my goodness. I just realized that I may love rhubarb because it’s like ME!"

Tinky aka Diva of Deliciousness has worked in a variety of settings—teaching college, editing the catalog at the Museum of Television & Radio, introducing movies at a French film festival—but her first love is writing. "My favorite topics are cooking and popular culture; I like to explore the connections that link food, story, and song."
 
Tinky holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College, a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Texas, and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Tennessee.  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Friday, Jul. 20, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Teen Craft - Charact
Friday, Jul. 20, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
All teens and tweens are welcome! Come make cute character bookmarks so you don't lose your place!
All materials provided.
Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Debbie O’Carro
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Debbie O' Carroll Magic Show
 July 23, 2018 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council .
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 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. 
Libraries Rock Summe
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 11:00am- 1:00pm
Kids 18 and younger can join us for free lunch at the library, served daily from 11:00am-1:00pm starting June 25, 2018!  Also enjoy a fun activity during that time!!  We will have a different hands on activity every day!!!  

  Sponsored by Project Bread and MDESE.
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 12 noon - 1 pm
Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
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