Summer Reading Program for Kids!

Registration begins Monday, June 10!

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Color Your World with Pastels

Monday, July 29, at 6:30 PM

Patrons must be registered for Adult Summer Reading.

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Color Your World with Pastels. An art program with Sharon Morley for Adult Summer Reading. Monday, July 29, at 6:30 PM.  National and International award-winning artist Sharon Morley teaches patrons the art of pastel painting.   “Teaching art to adults and teens for the past 20+ years has led Sharon to encourage students to find their own voice and gives them the tools they need to do so. No two painters are alike and Sharon strives to help them find their individuality through painting.” - sharonmorley.com  Patrons must be signed up for our Adult Summer Reading program and have 1 check-in to register!   Registration is required. Come in or call the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 for more information.   This program is supported in part by a grant from the Blackstone Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  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.  Flyer background is a painting done by Sharon Morley. A peaceful oceanside sunset in pastel shades of pink, blue, and violets. The light reflects off the waves softly rolling onto a beach where a flock of sandpipers is scattered across the sand like musical notes on a sheet of music. Image credit: sharonmorley.com

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.

Tie-Dyed Tote Bags

Tuesday, July 23, at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 PM

Patrons must be registered for Adult Summer Reading.

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Tie-Dyed Tote Bags craft with Jean! For Adult Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 23, with three available times at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 PM.  This craft has three times available. Patrons must be signed up for our Adult Summer Reading program and have 2 check-ins to register!   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: A cloth tote bag with a spiral tie-dye design in bright blues, yellows, and pinks.   Flyer background is a photograph of a grassy plain with an elephant standing in the foreground. The setting sun is visible above the horizon in a soft pink sky. Photo credit: unsplash.com/@ollila

Wag & Read: Read to a Therapy Dog

Register now for select Mondays!

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Summer Pallet Coasters

Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 PM

Patrons must be registered for Adult Summer Reading.

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Summer Pallet Coasters craft with Jean! For Adult Summer Reading. Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 PM.  Patrons must be signed up for our Adult Summer Reading program and have 1 check-in to register!   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: A tiny wooden box with a number of tiny wooden pallets, two resting within the box and one outside leaning against it. The pallets are made of craft wood, painted cerulean blue, and decorated with craft twine, seashells, and a wooden starfish.  Flyer background is a photograph of a beach at Cape Town. The background shows a tall cliffside across the water; the foreground has sand dunes covered in green foliage, with a chinstrap penguin standing in the sand. Photo credit: unsplash.com/@kymellis

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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July’s challenge is read a book by an author born outside of the United States.  Some author recommendations for this month’s challenge are: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Anne Carson, Hernán Diaz, Charles Dickens, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Joyce, Karl Ove Knausgård, Jhumpa Lahiri, Clarice Lispector, Imbolo Mbue, Robert Macfarlane, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, Marie NDiaye, Jo Nesbø, Michael Ondaatje, Sally Rooney, J.K. Rowling, Kamila Shamsie, Ali Smith, Ocean Vuong, Virginia Woolf, Javier Zamora.

Get a CW MARS eCard

To apply for an 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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