April 7, 2020

News & Notes from Blanding Library

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One-Day Used Book Sale April 4
The Blanding will be holding a one-day spring book sale on Sat. April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We already have a good selection of used books, prior to our big annual book sale coming in the fall (date to be announced) and need to make room for more.

The library is accepting donations of used books in good condition. Please bring your donations in during library hours. This spring sale is open to all. Come in and browse. You’re sure to find some great bargains!

 Frogs & Toads on March 14
“Fantastic Frogs, Terrific Toads” is the theme of a free program for all ages on Sat. March 14 at the library from 1 p.m. to 2:30. Join the staff from the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary to learn about amphibians that call Rehoboth home. After discussion and some activities, you can build your own “toad abode” to take home to help local wildlife.

Children MUST be registered ahead of time (call 508-252-4236) to make a toad abode, since space is limited. This free program is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass. Cultural Council.

Pajama Drive till Mar. 14
The Blanding Library is collecting new pajamas for kids (from infant up through teens) in conjunction with the Boston Bruins PJ Drive up until Sat. March 14. The Bruins’ goal is to collect 13,000 pairs of new pajamas to donate to local Department of Children and Families (DCF) programs. There is a collection bin in the lobby at Goff Hall for your donations. 

Coming Up in March
HISTORY GROUP:  
The history discussion group continues to meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Topics on the agenda for the next few weeks will be the presidencies of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. These sessions are   free and open to all interested people. Find out more from Hank Coleman (hjcoleman@comcast.net).

STORY & CRAFT HOURS for children ages 3 and up will continue on Tuesdays at 10:15. TOT TIME, 30 minutes of stories, music and movement for little ones under age 3 will continue on Wednesdays at 10:30. Registration is required.

YOGA FOR FAMILIES will next meet on Friday Mar. 13 at 10:15. This is a free one-hour parent-child wellness event for parents with children from babies to age 8. This is sponsored by the PACE CW CFCE Program with funding from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care. Contact Jocelyn at jcarvalho@paceccw.org or 508-984-3559.

LEGOS at the Library will next meet at the Blanding on Sat. March 14 at 10:30; it’s free and fun for all ages.

BOOK CLUB:  The Blanding Book Club will next meet on Wed. April 1 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is “The Guest Book” by Sarah Blake. As the story moves back and forth over three generations of a family, this novel asks how we remember and what we chose to forget. Copies will be available at the library.

The Blanding Public Library, 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Phone 508-252-4236. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Find out more at www.blandinglibrary.net  or on Facebook.

 

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