November 17, 2017

News and Notes from the Blanding Library

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Story and Craft Times
Morning Story and Craft sessions for children are now underway, with Tot Time offering stories, movement and music for children under 3 on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30, and Story and Craft Hours for children ages 3-K on Wednesday or Thursday from 10 to 11. Children must be registered. Call the library at 508-252-4326.

Legos at the Library Nov. 11
The next meeting of the Blanding Lego Club will be on Sat. Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. No reservations necessary. What will you make next?

Yoga for Families on Nov. 13
Yoga for Families is a free parent-child wellness event for children from babies through age 8 and their parents. It will be held on Mon. Nov. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. This event is sponsored by the PACE CCW CFCE program with funding from the Mass. Dept. of Early Childhood Education and Care. For further information contact Jocelyn at 508-984-3559 or jcarvalho@paceccw.org.

Holiday Closings in Nov.
The Blanding will be closed on Friday Nov. 10 for Veterans’ Day. The library will close early, at 4 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 22, and be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. The Blanding is now open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 10 am to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sundays and holidays.

String Ensemble Concert Dec. 3
On Sunday Dec. 3, the Providence Adult String Ensemble will present a concert at Goff Hall from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of admission fees, the group will accept donations for the Friends of the Blanding Library, the volunteer group that helps support the library. A reception will follow the concert.

Gingerbread Houses on Dec. 12-13
The library will again offer two “make your own gingerbread house” programs for children ages 5 and up, on Tues. and Wed. Dec. 12 and 13. Each session will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The program is free but children must be registered in advance for one of the times. Call 508-252-4236. This program is made possible by support from the Friends of the Blanding Library.

Book Club & Knitting Group
The Blanding Book Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. On Dec. 6 the book will be Anne Tyler’s novel, “A Spool of Blue Thread”. Copies are available at the library.

The knitting group meets at the library at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday, next meetings on Nov. 9 and Nov. 30. The group welcomes all knitters, beginners to experts. No registration is required.

You can find out more about the library at blandinglibrary.net. The library’s online calendar lists all of the events that are coming up at Goff Hall in the coming weeks.

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