July 10, 2020

News and Notes from the Blanding Library


Touch a Truck, Sat. June 29, 1-3 p.m.
The Blanding Library invites you to a fun day of exploring vehicles from our local rescue, police, and fire departments and more. Come by between 1 and 3 on Sat. June 29 and explore all kinds of vehicles, parked in front of Goff Hall at 124 Bay State Rd. This free event will take place rain or shine.

Outdoor Story Walk, June 20-July 3
Beginning Thurs. June 20 through Wed. July 3, the library is offering a “story walk” around our butterfly garden during library hours. Come walk your way through “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. This is a delightful children’s story of three adventurous mice exploring the world of color. This story walk is on loan to the Blanding from the Norfolk Public Library.

Toto, the Tornado Cat, June 25
Enjoy a visit with Toto, the Tornado Cat on Tues. June 25 at 1:30 p.m. Jonathan Hall, a paramedic, rescued a kitten after a tornado in Brimfield, MA, a few years ago. He adopted him, wrote a book about him and now brings Toto to libraries around the state. Jonathan will read his book while Toto sits beside him. Jonathan is a kind and patient presenter, and Toto is a kind and patient feline. Meet them both at this free event; no registration necessary.

“A Universe of Stories” is the theme of the summer reading program this year, with a host of fun-filled summer activities for all. Be prepared for lift-off on June 24. Check with library’s website and the July issue of The Reporter for news of July and August programs for children.

The Massachusetts Summer Reading Program for 2019 is sponsored by the Blanding Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners.

The Blanding Library’s special summer programs for children are sponsored by the Friends of the Blanding Library. Look for special summer story hours to be announced soon.

Tot Time for children under age 3 will continue to meet at 10 a.m. on Wed. mornings this summer.

Yoga for Families will next meet on Tues. June 11 at 10:15 a.m. This is a free parent-child wellness event for families with children from birth through age 8. To learn more, contact jcarvalho@paceccw.org or call 508-984-3559.

Dragon & Tiger Qigong sessions are held Wed. from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. To find out more about this ancient Chinese form of movement and exercise, check the calendar at blandinglibrary.net or stop in any Wednesday morning.

Lyme Support Group: Thurs. June 13, 6-8 p.m. The Bristol County, MA Lyme Support Group meets once a month and is open to anyone in the community that looking for information about Lyme disease, support and networking.

Click on the calendar at www.blandinglibrary.net to see all the events coming up at Goff Hall or find us on Facebook. The Blanding Public Library is located in historic Goff Hall at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, phone 508-252-4236. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Thurs. July 4 for Independence Day. Happy Fourth!


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