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, Sep. 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. 
Construction Crew
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 26, 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, Sep. 27, 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!!
Southbridge 100 Year
Thursday, Sep. 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Between 1840 and 1930, approximately one million French-Canadians immigrated to the United States, the vast majority settling in New England. In Southbridge, Massachusetts a century ago, when state representative Félix Gatineau published his important chronicle of the town’s Franco-American community, French-speaking immigrants and their American-born children represented 60% of the town’s population!

Gatineau’s History of Franco-Americans of Southbridge, Massachusetts, originally written in French in 1919, has just been translated into English by Dr. Elizabeth Blood of Salem State University and has been published by Via Appia Press.

In this talk, Dr. Blood will offer a glimpse of what life was like for French-Canadians in Southbridge one hundred years ago, highlighting the role that the French-Canadian community played in establishing many of the town’s political, cultural, business, and religious institutions and offering insight into the fascinating character of Félix Gatineau, himself.  Books will be available for purchase at the event.

All welcome! Light refreshments provided by the Friends of Jacob Edwards Library

This program is presented in conjunction with The Last Green Valley Walktober series that encompasses activities in 35 towns in the southern Worcester County area of Massachusetts and into Connecticut following the path of the Quinebaug and Shetucket rivers Sponsored by Friends of Jacob Edwards Library and The Last Green Valley Walktober.
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Sep. 28
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!
 
Monday Night Coding
Children's Room Jacob Edwards Library
Monday, Oct. 1, 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 - Magpie M
Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
The book club will discuss Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz. 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 editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the bestselling crime writer for years, she’s intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan’s traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

Conway’s latest tale has Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at Pye Hall, a local manor house. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but the more Susan reads, the more she’s convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder. "
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 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. 2, 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. 3, 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. 3, 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. 4, 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!!
Opening Reception: T
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Please join us in welcoming our Featured Artist for October, Debra Horan. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm. All welcome, light refreshments will be served!

Debra Ostrokolowicz Horan was born and raised in Webster, Massachusetts and is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. She pursued a career in freelance illustration for several years and worked for publications including Worcester Magazine, the Worcester Phoenix, the War Resistors League (NY), Orange Coast Magazine (CA), Inside Sports, and Rhode Island Monthly magazine. From 1994 through 2004 she was an active member of the women’s art group ARTXII, based out of Worcester, MA, who organized and participated in regional and national gallery, university and museum shows.

Since 1995, she has been the owner and operator of Booklovers’ Gourmet, a bookstore, cafe and art gallery, in Webster, MA. This career enables her to combine her artistic and literary interests as well as help support local artists, authors, poets and musicians in the community by creating a welcoming place for them to gather and draw inspiration from one another.

The artistic media Debra is currently working with include photography, drawing and collage with mixed media elements. Her main inspiration comes from spending time outdoors in the beauty and serenity of nature, especially trees, and the importance of experiencing our natural environment and open space, which can lead to a deeper sense of respect, well-being, self-discovery and interconnectedness to every living thing.

Debra can be reached at 508-949-6232 or deb@bookloversgourmet.com
Infant/Toddler Story
Friday, Oct. 5
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!
 
Library Closed - Col
Monday, Oct. 8
Knitting with Sonya
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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. 9, 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. 10, 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!
 
 

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