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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Artful Friends Exhib
Thursday, Jun. 20, 9 am - 8 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Summer Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30 am
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


Stories & Songs!  All ages are welcome to join us. Come for story time,  then have some Lunch!
Tinkering Thursday
Thursday, Jun. 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Thursday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                       
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, Jun. 20, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday 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!!!
Thursday, Jun. 20, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to host a presentation to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the landing on the moon. We welcome Dino Tata who has been serving as a NASA Solar System Ambassador for a number of years. From his lifetime interest in science and astronomy, his interest grew and developed to include space, along with space travel. Mr. Tata's role is to promote the missions of NASA, space travel and science and is is a frequent presenter in schools, libraries, civic clubs, scouts.

 

 

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Artful Friends Exhib
Friday, Jun. 21, 9 am - 5 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Artful Friends Exhib
Monday, Jun. 24, 9 am - 8 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Creepy Crawlies with
Monday, Jun. 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fun and adventure at the library with all sorts of creepy crawlies! You are invited to join us for some memorable hands-on experiences!  In this program we will discover some of our fascinating local bugs - such as ladybugs, insects, worms, slugs, beetles and caterpillars. Through learning about them, we will gain a better understanding and appreciation of their importance to our lives, and their role in our ecosystem. Through books and discussion, we will learn about the characteristics of insects, and what makes them unique.

This program kicks-off Summer Reading at the Jacob Edwards Library. Many more awesome activities and experiences to come! Sponsored by Borgatti Trust.
Artful Friends Exhib
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 9 am - 5 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 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. 
Harrington Hospital
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by the Harrington Hospital Mobile Unit in front of the Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge on Tuesday, June 25th from 11AM to 1PM.  They will have lots of FREE information on health and wellness.  Harrington Self Wellness program works with people of all ages and provide services and referrals on healthy relationships, domestic violence, LGBTQ, Pregnancy Prevention, Birth Control Options, and more!  Free blood pressure screenings will be offered as well as a quick review of hands-only CPR. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 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, Jun. 25, 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, Jun. 26, 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!
Artful Friends Exhib
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 9 am - 5 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Artful Friends Exhib
Thursday, Jun. 27, 9 am - 5 pm
The Artful Friends Raffle consists of donated original art (paintings, photos, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, cards, fabric art and other handmade items), along with gift certificates from local restaurants and stores. Raffle cards can be bought for $5, giving 25 chances to win, participants can deposit the attached numbers in boxes of the  items they hope to win. Proceeds from the raffle will fund library programs, museum passes, speakers and receptions.The Raffle kickoff is Tuesday, June 4.
On Thursday, June 6, Dale Lepage, a renowned Worcester area singer, composer and author will entertain the . He will be accompanied by Joe D’angelo, a long-time member of Dale Lepage and the Manhattans. 
Tickets will be sold all month, with the drawing taking place on Thursday, June 27. Winners need not be present for the drawing, winners will be notified. 
Over 13 years ago Gregory Maguire, author of “Wicked,” came to speak at Jacob Edwards Library for the first Pride in Southbridge event. The first raffle was held at the same time. Since then a variety of programs have featured authors, musicians and speakers as part of the Pride in Southbridge events. The Raffle drawing will coincide with this year’s event on Thursday, June 27.
The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library would like to acknowledge and thank all the supporters  who have helped to make this Raffle a success over the years. Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
Summer Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:30 am
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.


Stories & Songs!  All ages are welcome to join us. Come for story time,  then have some Lunch!
Tinkering Thursday
Thursday, Jun. 27, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Thursday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                                                       
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, Jun. 27, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday 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!!!
14th Pride in Southb
Thursday, Jun. 27, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

To honor the 14th Pride in Southbridge the Jacob Edwards Library has invited members of The LGBTQ+ History Project of Worcester County and Worcester Historical Museum for an evening of community storytelling and sharing. The presentation will include an overview of what is planned as a larger project to build a sustainable physical and digital archive of Worcester County’s LGBTQ+ history. The project is underway and has begun chronicling and archiving the stories of our community members. This effort builds upon materials deposited at the Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) by members of the now defunct Gay & Lesbian Community Coalition of Central Massachusetts (GLCCCM) in 1993. 
 

We encourage you to bring any of your old photos, artifacts, and stories related to being LGBTQ in Southbridge and/or Worcester County. https://lgbtqinthewoo.org/about   This story is not finished. The physical exhibit, LGBTQ+ Worcester for the Record (on view at WHM), initiates a conversation and we now rely on you to complete, extend, and correct the record. You can raise your voice and be included!

 

Our history lectures and community forum calendar: https://lgbtqinthewoo.org/calendar

 
Join us for an evening of learning and exploring about the LGBTQ+ project and the exciting plans!

Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library.
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