The Dickens You Say!

Saturday, March 16, 1:00 PM

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The Dickens You Say! A theater presentation for adults by Delvena Theatre Company Saturday, March 16, 1:00 PM.  Come down to the Blackstone Public Library for a night of theatre! Founded in 1992 by a group of working actors, the Delvena Theatre Company has come a long way to join us for this night.  “Charles Dickens wrote some of the most powerful, imaginative, and adored novels of all time. Using lots of humor, the actors will take the audience on a journey into the life and loves of the great man. Through the use of monologues and scenes, the actors will embody the ridiculous, the romantic and the frightening characters that Mr. Dickens so richly created. They will also explore with the audience some of Mr. Dickens romantic adventures, and how he loved with every “chink and crevice” of his being. There’s a bit of scandal, and a whole lot of worship for the great man who loved Boston profoundly.” – delvenatheatre.org  Flyer includes a photograph of a Delvena Theater actress dressed in costume, wearing a frilly black and purple top and a soft white lace bonnet, holding a green glass bottle in one hand, and using the other hand to ‘shush’ someone off camera.   Registration is required. Visit our Events Page. Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 to register, or for more information.  This event is sponsored by Dean Bank.

Drawing Contest for the Library’s 20th Anniversary!

Submissions by March 16, no exceptions.

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Blackstone Public Library, 20 Years of Connecting with the Community.  Drawing Contest for the Library’s 20th Anniversary!  Flyer text is over a white canvas-textured background with colorful paint splatters decorating the edges. In the bottom right corner of the image is a selection of paint brushes and containers filled with paint.  When you think of the library, what comes to mind? How do you feel about the library, or how does it inspire you? Is there a particular memory that you recall fondly? Participants of all ages are invited to create a drawing depicting any of the above, or more!  Submissions must be on 8.5x11-inch white paper or card stock. Artwork can be completed at home or in the library with supplies provided. Drawings must be submitted in person by March 16, no exceptions. The artist’s name, age, and phone number must be written on the back of the drawing.  For more information, call 508-883-1931 or email lcheever@cwmars.org.

A Historical Portrayal of Frances Perkins

Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 PM

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The Unsung Heroine Behind the New Deal: a historical portrayal of Frances Perkins by Janet Parnes. Tuesday, March 12, at 6:30 PM.  Flyer features a photograph of Janet Parnes dressed in costume as Frances Perkins.  This program is part of the Blackstone Public Library’s ongoing LSTA grant, “Voices: A Common Thread.”  Frances Perkins' rocky road to Washington. She was the architect of Social Security, the first female in the US Cabinet, and an object of admiration and contempt from her male colleagues. Frances Perkins was an unstoppable force in advocating safety and justice for working adults, children, and retirees.  Walk with Frances as this Massachusetts native celebrates hard-won victories, ploughs through political quagmires, and finesses gender-related quandaries in her mission to make government an ally of exploited workers, and forgotten retirees.  Janet Parnes has been delighting audiences with her portrayals of underappreciated American women (and events) for over 15 years. Her extensive research, attention to detail, and writing talent result in historically accurate performances that are as informative as they are immersive. She has performed at the Massachusetts State House, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, the Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, and numerous other libraries, senior centers, schools, and museums. She is a proud member of Solo Together, a group of solo performers who can be seen nationally.  Registration is required. Visit our Events Page.  Contact the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 for more information.  This historical portrayal of Frances Perkins by Janet Parnes is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Spinach Dip and Fresh Veggies

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 PM

A 'What's for dinner?' cooking class for adults.

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Spinach Dip and Fresh Veggies, a cooking class with Jean, for adults. Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 PM.  Our popular “What’s for Dinner?” series continues! This time, Jean will be teaching patrons how to make a delicious spinach dip with vegetables.   Photograph beside text shows a white bowl filled with savory spinach dip, garnished with dill and small bits of orange pepper. The bowl is surrounded by a selection of fresh broccoli, snap peas, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers in a variety of colors.   This class is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required, call the  Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 to register, or for more information.  This event is sponsored by Unibank.

The Boston Bruins Pajama Drive has begun!

February 1 - March 15

 

Save the Date! Connect with Your Community Night

Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 6 to 8 PM

Please share the valuable role you play in the Town of Blackstone!
Please be advised that tables are open to Town Departments, Town
Organizations and Non-Profit Groups. Unfortunately, we do not have
enough space to include private businesses.
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Winter Story Times

Registration begins on January 8!

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Pre-K Music, Movement & Story Time

Register now!

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Wag & Read: Read to a Therapy Dog

Register now for select Mondays!

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Young Adult Drop-In Crafts

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

3-5 PM
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2024 Reading Challenge

Looking for something new to read? Join the Mass. Center for the Book’s 2024 Reading Challenge with us!

Don’t forget to submit your monthly entries here! https://www.mareadingchallenge.org/

Massachusetts Center for the Book

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March’s challenge is to read a book whose protagonist has a different culture for lifestyle from you.  Some recommendations for this challenge are: "Becoming" by Michelle Obama; "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay; "Daughter of the Moon Goddess" by Sue Lynn Tran; "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey; "Demon Copperhead" by Barabara Kingsolver; "Dust Child" by Nguyen Phan Que Mai; "Educated" by Tara Westover; "Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro; "Lady Tan's Circle of Women" by Lisa See; "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville; "Tender is the Flesh" by Augustina Bazterrica, translated by Sarah Moses; "The Covenant of Water" by Abraham Verghese; "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank; "The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store" by James McBride; "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hasseini; "The Light we Carry" by Michelle Obama; "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich; "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller; "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson; "The Vegetarian" by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith.

Library Time Capsule!

Submissions by May 31. No exceptions.

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Blackstone Public Library, 20 Years of Connecting with the Community. Library Time Capsule!  Text is displayed over the background of a white-painted brick wall. In the foreground, to the right of the text, is a glass hourglass in a wooden frame, with sand pouring from above to below.  On June 13th, 2024, the library will celebrate twenty years in our beautiful building.   The library will be dedicating a time capsule for its anniversary. All ages may submit a library love letter. Include your name, age, and the date.  Submit your love letter to the library for consideration for the Blackstone Public Library’s 20th anniversary time capsule! Letters must be submitted in person.  Entries will be accepted until May 31. No exceptions.   Call 508-883-1931 for more information.

Get a CW MARS eCard

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An eCard is a CW MARS library card that you can register for online to access electronic materials, such as ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and databases.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local library. 

Technology Classes by Appointment

 

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Let's Make Pickles!

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM

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Let's Make Pickles! A recipe workshop for adults with Therapy Gardens. Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM.  The wonderful folks at Therapy Garden are back again with another installment of our ongoing “What’s for Dinner?” series!  “Did you know that fermented pickles are loaded with vitamins and minerals? They also help with digestion and can relieve muscle cramps. Come make your own old-fashioned fermented pickles using water, salt, and spices. A variety of additional pickling techniques will also be presented, including vinegar pickles, bread-and-butter pickles, as well as lower-sodium options. Participants will make their own pickles at the session.” -therapygardens.com  Flyer features a photo of a jar of fresh pickles resting on a wooden table. The jar is open, with some cut pickles on the table beside it, and a fork. Beside the jar is a small plate of mustard seeds. Fresh sprigs of dill are scattered around them all.  This class is limited to 20 participants. Call 508-883-1931 to register! Registration for Blackstone residents begins on Monday, February 26. Registration for all others begins on Monday, March 4.  Call the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 for more information.  This event is sponsored by Unibank.

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Borrow a HotSpot from the Library

In accordance with the Library’s goal to provide to our community current technology and services, the Blackstone Public Library offers Wi-Fi Mobile HotSpots for loan.

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