March 26, 2019

News & Notes from the Blanding Library

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Clothesline Project Coming to Library
The Blanding Library invites you to join New Hope in honoring survivors and raising awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the library, parents and community members can experience The Clothesline Project, which has been displayed for students at DR High School. New Hope is an organization dedicated to creating communities free from violence and exploitation.

The New Hope organizers explain: “This powerful visual display bears witness to the voices of victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Survivors and secondary survivors (friends, family members, et.) are given the opportunity to share their stories, their feelings, and their experiences by decorating T-shirts to add to the display. Trained New Hope advocates will be present during the event.” This event will be offered again at the Blanding on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music Together & More in March

  • Gretchen from Music Together in Attleboro will lead toddlers and their siblings in a special program of music and movement on Wed. March 27 at 10 a.m. No registration required.
  • Story Hours & Tot Time will continue at the library in March. Call to register or sign up when you stop by. Tot Time for children under 3 is held on Wed. from 10 to 10:30. Story and Craft Hours for children ages 3-K are offered on Tues. from 10 to 11 or on Thurs. from 1 to 2.
  • Yoga for Families, a free one-hour program for families with children up to age 8, will next be held on Friday, March 22 from 10:15 to 11:15. Find out more on blandinglibrary.net.
  • Legos at the Library will meet on Sat. morning March 9 at 10:30.

History Discussion Group
The history discussion group that meets at the library will next explore the rise of Napoleon, on Tuesdays from 11 to noon on March 5, 12 and 17. Note that a classic movie on this subject will be shown at the library, in conjunction with this discussion. Movie night will be Friday, March 15 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

The next topic for the history discussion group will be Joan of Arc. The first session begins on Tues. April 2 and continues through April 23 on Tuesdays from 11 to noon. These sessions are free and open to all interested people. For more information, contact Hank Coleman (hjcoleman@comcast.net) or 508-243-0244.

Looking Ahead to April
Children’s Book Sale: The annual spring sale of used books for children will be April 9-11 during library hours. Books will go for $3 a bag.

The next meeting of the Blanding book club will be on Wed. April 3 at 7 p.m. and the book of the month is the novel “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones. Copies will be available at the library.

The YA Book Club will meet on April 18 at 6 p.m. to discuss “The Hate You Give”. Pizza and snacks provided. For ages 12 and up. Please call to register.
“Decorate your own bookends” will be a family craft project for all ages on April 16 from 3-6 p.m. Free, but registration required. All art materials provided.

Click on the calendar on blandinglibrary.net to see all the events coming up at Goff Hall or find us on Facebook. The Blanding is located 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.

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