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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Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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. 23, 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. 23, 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, Oct. 24, 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
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 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.
 

 
Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Oct. 25, 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!!
The Impact of the 20
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Danelle Laflower and Jen Santoro will present a program based on their research in the Brimfield State Forest area after the June 1, 2011 tornado which was deemed an EF-3 or experienced wind speeds in excess of 136 mph. 

Their focus included studying the re-growth of downed trees and to determine which species are faring best, as well as reviewing how targeted salvage-logging affected those areas. and to analyze the ecological effect of salvaging. They tracked the changes that took place and summarized that though individual trees were damaged the forest itself was not, it was just changed.

John Scanlon, Mass Wildlife will join the presenters and share information about the ongoing bird study in the tornado zone. As this designated the Year of the Bird by the Audubon Society and National Geographic, the data will be interesting to review.

From the Southbridge Evening News: "They found the forest's dominant red oaks and red maples had a mixed response. The latter seem to be recovering pretty well along the tornado track, alongside black birch and American chestnut, while the former is doing better in the nearby "control" areas of untouched forest. The birches have been the big winner comprising 60 percent of the regeneration in the blowdown zone."

Danelle Laflower is a forest ecologist and until recently was at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Jen Santorois a graduate of the University of Vermont.

  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Oct. 26
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!
 
Ghostology 101 A Gen
Monday, Oct. 29, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Explore the basics of paranormal activity with host Rob Goff of Agawam Paranormal. This program is designed to entertain and inform the public about the paranormal world. Starting with terminology, equipment and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena), spirit photography and video, as well as ghost hunting skills and suggestions; the scope of subjects covered is wide-ranging. The presentation is continuously updated to reflect new discoveries and trends in the field. This program is a must for anyone interested in the paranormal.

The program is free and open to all. The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library will provide light refreshments.

Rob Goff became interested in the paranormal over 30 years ago when he was witness to things he could never explain adequately. He has done extensive research on the subject and has a scientific mindset and approach to any investigation.  Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 30, 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, Oct. 31, 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!
 
 

Halloween Fun Day
Wednesday, Oct. 31, All Day Event
Halloween Fun All Day!!
Drip in for a Craft, story and Fun!!
 Story Time
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 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.
 

 
Tinkering Thursday
Children's Room
Thursday, Nov. 1, 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!!
Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Nov. 2
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!
 
Celebrate Native Ame
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m-11:30 a.m
Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am-11:30am
Come join us for some Native American Crafts and Story.
Learn about the Native Americans
Monday Night Coding
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Nov. 5, 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!
Book Club - I Am Mal
Monday, Nov. 5, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The book club will discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Copies are available at the desk to check out now!
This is a no-commitment book club, attend as many or as few meetings as you like! The group meets on the first Monday of every month. Extra copies of the book coming up for discussion  are available at the Information Desk for checkout.

"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. 

Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons."
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