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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Crafty Wednesday
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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, Aug. 16, 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!!
Construction Crew
Thursday, Aug. 16, 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.
 
Aaron Larget Caplan
Thursday, Aug. 16, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
From Spanish & Latin dances mystical meditations and adventures, guitar virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan presents an action packed concert of music that pushes the boundaries of what can be done on the guitar. Featuring music India, Japan, Europe and the United States, Aaron will perform music by Bach, Albéniz, Keigo Fujii, and premiere new works by Alan Hovhaness (Massachusetts), Koji Nakano (Japan), Vineet Shende (Maine), and Roger Eon (France).

Noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Aaron Larget-Caplan is a recording and touring guitarist. He performs solo and chamber music throughout Europe, Russia and the USA. A sought-after instrumentalist, he has premiered over 80 compositions by a wide
range of composers, arranged works by the likes of Bach, Schubert, Albéniz, Rodrigo and Reynaldo Hahn. His arrangements of John Cage for guitar are published by Edition Peters, and are the first official arrangements for the instrument.
Aaron’s recordings are available on Albany, Navona and Stone Records. He serves on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston and formerly the Boston Conservatory.

www.ALCGuitar.com

This program is sponsored by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council.
Hora de Cuentos
Monday, Aug. 20, 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, Aug. 21, 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. 
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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, Aug. 22, 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, Aug. 23, 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!!
Construction Crew
Thursday, Aug. 23, 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.
 
Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante who will regale the audience with some traditional tunes and songs from the women's cannon. Expect a lively performance! Both musicians are deeply vested in the American traditional music scene and are sure to present some crowd-pleasers. Please join us on Thursday, August 23rd, at 6:30 pm in the Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome! Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council and Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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. 
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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, Aug. 29, 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, Aug. 30, 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!!
Construction Crew
Thursday, Aug. 30, 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.
 
Quintessential Brass
Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

This summer Quintessential Brass will be performing the music of John Williams, John Phillip Sousa, Bruno Mars, Vanessa Carlton, Van Morrison, the Beatles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Little Feat and others, music from the movies “Willy Wonka”, “Star Wars”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, and others, as well as music from Broadway and TV. Quintessential Brass takes the role of the brass quintet to the limit and beyond.  Programs are selected to entertain audiences of all ages. This brass quintet consists of five full-time professional musicians who have, individually, performed with groups all over the world, recorded CDs and movie soundtracks, performed for Presidents, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Quintessential Brass has recorded two CDs: “Miscellenea” and “A Quintessential Christmas”. For more information, you may visit their website at http://home.earthlink.net/~quintbrass/.

 

Mike Peipman, trumpet

Adam Mejaour, trumpet

Robin Milinazzo, horn

David Lindsey, trombone

Leslie Havens, bass trombone & tuba

 

This concert is supported in part by a grant from Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
This concert is also sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.

Sponsored by Southbridge Cultural Council and Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Library Closed - Lab
Monday, Sep. 3
Monday Night Coding
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Sep. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.
                                            Come learn the basics of coding! Have fun on computer playing games and  learning skills ! All ages welcome!
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Sep. 4, 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. 
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