Summer Reading Program for Kids!

Registration begins Monday, June 10!

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Uncle Sam Wall Hanger

Monday, June 24, at 6:30 PM

Patrons must be registered for Adult Summer Reading.

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Uncle Sam Wall Hanger craft with Jean! For Adult Summer Reading. Monday, June 24, at 6:30 PM.  Patrons must be signed up for our Adult Summer Reading program to register. No check-ins required!   Registration is required. Come in or call the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 for more information.   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone Public Library.  iRead 2024’s theme “Read, Renew, Repeat,” highlights the idea of conservation, protecting our world’s ecosystem, and every creature living in it - including you! This year, let’s encourage reading as a restorative method of self-improvement, and self-preservation.  Craft image: The crafted face of Uncle Sam with a beard made of yarn; his hat, made of craft wood, is painted in red and white stripes, with a dark blue brim and a single blue star. A red white and blue bow decorates the brim of his hat.  Flyer background is a photo of a bright foggy road lined with trees; a woman stands in the road holding an American flag over her head with one hand. Photo credit: unsplash.com/@leo_visions_

Summer Reading 2024

First day for check-ins!

Children:
Monday, July 1

Young Adults:
Monday, July 1

Adults:
Monday, June 24

Writing Group for Adults

6:30 PM on June 25, July 9 & 25, and August 6 & 20

 

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A Pen in Each World: A writing group for adults with Rebecca Gagnon.  Meetings will be at 6:30 PM on June 25, July 9 & 25, and August 6 & 20.  Flyer image behind the event title is a fountain pen resting on a bright white notebook. The pen is pale pink with a tropical bird and plant pattern in black and various shades of maroon. Below, near the event description, there is also a portrait of Rebecca Gagnon. 	 Participants in this class will be guided through the basics of creative writing and explore writing in different genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, etc.  Rebecca is a Magna cum Laude graduate from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor’s degree, double majoring in English and Theatre. She was part of the Mount Holyoke Newspaper as a writer and editor for the Features section. Additionally, while working at her college’s Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Center, she assisted peers in polishing and organizing their essays for any course. Rebecca looks forward to holding this group to help people explore their writing and having a pen in each world.  Registration is required. This group is limited to 12 participants. Call the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 to register, or for more information.  Funded by the Friends of the Blackstone Public Library.

Dyeing to Wear It

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This program is for Blackstone residents only. Call 508-883-1931 to register!

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Dyeing to Wear It ® A wearable art program for adults with Rhonda M. Fazio. Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Flyer features a photograph of a dyed silk scarf with a burgundy, yellow, and pale-blue pattern. Beside the scarf are red, blue, and yellow minerals from which the dye was made.  Learn about the beauty and the story of natural color!  Make your own gifts for the holidays. Each person receives 2 silk scarves to design with Artist Rhonda M. Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio.  Rhonda is a self-proclaimed environmental alchemist. “My work with food and fabric reflect the essential connection between people from all over the world in relation to the journey of the human narrative.  In America, it is a story we all share, and we are all Interwoven because of it.” - www.rhondamfazio.com   This program is for Blackstone residents only and is limited to 20 people.  Registration is required, and starts on Saturday, May 25. Call the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 to register, or for more information.  This program is free and is supported by a grant from the Blackstone Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Golden Age of Hollywood

Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 PM.

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The Golden Age of Hollywood, a presentation for adults by Spirits of Fashion. Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 PM.  Join us as we travel through these fascinating decades and enjoy a glimpse into the glamour of that golden age.  Fashion on the silver screen during the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s was not only glamorous and influential, but also was enjoyed as an “escape” from the problems of each decade. The 1950s movies continued to show elegant fashions that were inspiring to the audiences of that period, but the advent of television caused fashion influence to be split between the silver screen and the smaller TV in America’s homes. (spiritsoffashion.com)  Flyer includes a black and white photograph Marlene Dietrich, one of the most popular film and music stars of the 1930s and 1940s. The actress is leaning against the banister of a grand staircase and looking off camera with a smile. She wears a long dress cinched at the waist with a belt, a long sleeve jacket with fur around her upper arm, and a drapey hat covering her hair.  Registration is required. Visit our Events Page!  Funded by the Friends of the Blackstone Public Library.

 

Wag & Read: Read to a Therapy Dog

Register now for select Mondays!

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Save the Date! 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

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Save the Date! Blackstone Public Library 20th Anniversary Celebration! Thursday, June 13, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Come join us in celebrating with a ceremony, speakers, and ice cream social. Notable staff and volunteers will receive citations, thanking them for their many years of service to the library, while patrons can sign a giant anniversary card. Stay tuned for more info!  Image description: A pale blue backdrop behind two chocolate, chocolate-chip muffins with lit number candles making the number ‘20’ between them. There are three small gift boxes behind the muffins wrapped in shiny red, gold, and white wrapping paper.

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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June’s challenge is to read a book that inspired a film or television series!  Some recommendations for this challenge are: "A Room with a View," by E. M. Forster; "All the Light We Cannot See," by Anthony Doerr; "Artemis Fowl," by Eoin Colfer; "Atonement," by Ian McEwan; "Big Little Lies," by Liane Moriarty; "Dune," by Frank Herbert; "Eat Pray Love," by Elizabeth Gilbert; "Gone with the Wind," by Margaret Mitchell; "I Don't Expect Anyone to Believe Me," by Juan Pablo Villalobos; "Killers of the Flower Moon," by David Grann; "Life of Pi," by Yann Martel; "Normal People," by Sally Rooney; "The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak; "The Boys in the Boat," by Daniel James Brown; "The DaVinci Code," by Dan Brown; "The Fault in Our Stars," by John Green; "The Handmaid's Tale," by Margaret Atwood; "The Hunger Games," by Suzanne Collins; "The Lovely Bones," by Alice Sebold; "The Secret Life of Bees," by Sue Monk Kidd; "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight," by Jennifer E. Smith; "Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens.

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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For more information, call 508-883-1931.

Young Adult Drop-in Crafts

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays

3-5 PM
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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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