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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Author Reading and B
Jacob Edwards Library
Saturday, Nov. 18, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Come welcolme Chidren's Author Mike Lewis to the Library on Saturday Nov 18, 2017 from 11am-noon.
He will be reading his newly published book  "The Great Thanksgiving Food Fight” just in time for Thanksgiving!

Michael Lewis graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.A. in English and a minor in Drama.  He worked in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles for ten years.  In addition to being a production assistant for several Warner Bros. shows, Mike was also an actor, appearing on several television series such as Growing Pains, Who’s The Boss, Beauty and The Beast and Just The Ten Of Us.  As playwright-in-residence at the Los Feliz Playhouse, Lewis’s work was favorably reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Weekly, The Reader, and The Los Angeles Independent.  His 1998 film Getting Personal was accepted into numerous film festivals and aired on HBO, Cinemax, and The Lifetime Channel. “The Great Pirate Christmas Battle” was Mike’s first professionally published children’s book, quickly followed by the sequel, “The Battle For The Knotty List”.  The adventure series of Cap’n McNasty and his crew of rapscallions continues with publication of "The Great Thanksgiving Food Fight” which sails into port in the fall of 2017, followed by “Stealing The Chocolate Bell” in 2018. Mike has several other completed children’s books that are so popular they remain unpublished in several countries to this day. Sponsored by Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.
Ricardo Frota Ecolog
Ricardo Frota Ecology of Sound
Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Sep. 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Ricardo Frota and Ecology of Sound. Absorb the rhythms, sounds and feelings of the Brazilian Rainforest. Enjoy the soundscape and learn through interactive songs from many diverse traditions. Make your own music!

Ricardo Frota is a Brazilian musician who creates instruments from found and upcycled materials. It is fascinitating to hear these 'instruments' in this high energy performance.


Free Program. All welcome! Light refreshments provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council.
Knitting with Sonya
Knitting with Sonya
Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Sep. 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. 
Crafty Wednesday
Crafty Wednesday
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Sep. 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!
 
 

 Story Time
Story Time
Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
                                            Stories and songs for three and four year olds, but all ages are welcome to join us!                                                            Come for storytime, and stay for the craft.
 

 
Teen Chess Club
Teen Chess Club
Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Sep. 27, 3:00 pm
All teens and tweens are welcome to our new chess club! Bring a friend, we'll have plenty of chess boards available for you to play!
Every Wednesday after school at 3:00 pm.
Photography by Dale Monette of North Quabbin Photography
Jacob Edwards Library
Thursday, Sep. 28
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to welcome back Dale Monette to present an exhibit of his photographs starting on Thursday, September 28th and on view until Monday October 30th, during library hours.

(Monday and Thursday 9 am to 8 pm,Tuesday, Wednesday and Frieday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm)

Dale Monette is a nature photographer specializing in wildlife and landscapes mainly of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts. Born and raised in Athol, Massachusetts, since the early 1970s he lived within two miles of the Quabbin Reservoir. An avid birder, since his youth, Dale grew up birding, fishing, and hiking many of the trails, ponds and swamps of the northern Quabbin region.  Thus he learned early where to find many of the subjects he now photographs. Through his photographs, Dale shares his unique familiarity with the land and the animals living throughout Massachusetts and the Quabbin watershed. He spent his career working at Quabbin as an educator and a naturalist with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation retiring in 2014. During the 1980s, he was involved in the successful efforts to bring back the common loons and bald eagles as nesting species to the Quabbin watershed. Dale is well versed in the nature and history of the Quabbin Reservoir and makes presentations to the public on these themes. Dale lives in New Salem Massachusetts with his wife Sharon Tracy and their three rescued cats. He is also a lifelong drummer and recording artist. 
Sponsored by Walktober, The Last Green Valley and Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Tinkering Thursday
Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Sep. 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!!
Secret Lives of Quab
Secret Lives of Quabbin by Dale Monette
Jacob Edwards Library
Thursday, Sep. 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

SECRET LIVES OF QUABBIN” is a brand new book being released by Dale Monette and Haley Publishing in September of 2017. Dale has spent 3 years with many thousands of hours on the 82,000 acre Quabbin Reservoir watershed in central MA photographing wildlife and now 130 of his best photographs will be released in a beautiful book.  Here are his stories and photographs of the animals of Quabbin as they go about their daily routines throughout the four seasons. See what Monette and his camera saw, from eagles and loons to otters, bears and more, along with scenic views of the 18-mile-long Reservoir.  This vivid photographic book is a perfect compliment to his powerpoint presentation of the same name. Both are coupled with informative, engaging narrative.  Monette is an expert in the nature and history of the Quabbin; he worked 25 years as an educator and a naturalist at the Quabbin Reservoir. Dale’s website: www.northquabbinphotography.com.  

 You are invited to join us on Thursday, September 28th at 6:30 pm for the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library .
Infant/Toddler Story
Infant/Toddler Story Time
Jacob Edwards Library
Friday, Sep. 29
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!
 
Friday Magic at the Library
Jacob Edwards Library
Friday, Sep. 29, 3:00 pm
If you play Magic: The Gathering, stop by to play with others! Other games (Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon) also welcome!

All skill levels!
Construction Crew
Construction Crew
Jacob Edwards Library
Saturday, Sep. 30
                                                     Saturday from 10:30a.m. - 12:00 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.
 
New Hope Domestic Vi
New Hope Domestic Violence Program
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Oct. 2, 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Join us on Monday October 2, 2017  at 6:30 p.m.
Malerie Germain from New Hope will be here to read a story and a craft !
Book Club - The Boys in the Boat
Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Oct. 2, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The book club will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Knitting with Sonya
Knitting with Sonya
Jacob Edwards Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 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. 
Crafty Wednesday
Crafty Wednesday
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 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!
 
 

 Story Time
Story Time
Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
                                            Stories and songs for three and four year olds, but all ages are welcome to join us!                                                            Come for storytime, and stay for the craft.
 

 
Teen Chess Club
Teen Chess Club
Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3:00 pm
All teens and tweens are welcome to our new chess club! Bring a friend, we'll have plenty of chess boards available for you to play!
Every Wednesday after school at 3:00 pm.
Tinkering Thursday
Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Oct. 5, 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!!
Uganda: A Photograph
Uganda: A Photographic Safari by Barbara Merolli
Jacob Edwards Library
Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Barbara Merolli on her recent trip to Uganda and to share in her adventures and photographs.

If you think of Idi Amin and Aids when you think of Uganda, you might find it a nice surprise that there is a lot more going on there. Join Barbara Merolli to hear about her visit to Uganda, trekking with gorillas and chimpanzees, sailing down the Kazinga Channel, watching the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and participating in multiple safari drives to see buffalo, elephants, hippos, leopards, alligators and more!

Barbara is the science librarian at the College of the Holy Cross where she has worked for the past 10 years. Formerly, she worked in various management positions at a large corporation for 30 years. Barbara has traveled internationally to Britain, Poland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Botswana and Uganda.
Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
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