December 12, 2019

News & Notes from the Blanding Library


Learn to Use E-Books Aug. 10
Would you like to learn more about how to check out e-books and audiobooks, free from the library? Come to the Blanding any time between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 10 to learn more about this great opportunity. Please bring your library card and the device you’ll be using.

More August Programs
OUTERSPACE STORY HOURS: Mondays Aug. 5, 12, 19, or Thursdays Aug. 8, 15, and 22, all at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 and up. Older siblings welcome. Registration required. TOT TIME for little ones under age 3 continues on Wed. mornings at 10 a.m.

READ & BEAD: Calling all readers – stop in for your necklace and “brag tag”, track your reading minutes and turn those minutes into beads.

ROCKETS & AIRPLANES on Wed. Aug. 7 with Ed the Wizard. Blast-off time is 10:30 a.m. Build and fly air-powered rockets and airplanes and test your piloting skills with flight accuracy, stunts and more! This program is geared to school-age kids. It is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass. Cultural Council.

YOGA FOR FAMILIES on Tues. Aug. 13 at 10:15. A one-hour free parent-child wellness event for parents with children from babies to age 8. Sponsored by the PACE CW CFCE Program with funding from the Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care. Contact Jocelyn at 508-984-3559 or

PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS on Tues. Aug 13 at 4 p.m. Ally Bresnahan from Premier Martial Arts, Norton leads this martial arts presentation. Learn some basic martial art moves and tie in the benefits, such as focus, respect, confidence, and more. For ages 5-12, please register in advance.

GALAXY NECKLACE on Wed. Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Create a glass pendant necklace with an astronomy theme. For ages 8 to adult. Registration required.

MUSEUM PASSES: Planning some day trips to round out this summer? Check with the Blanding for a selection of discount passes to museums and other attractions in southern New England. The passes are free to borrow with your SAILS library card. Many passes are good throughout the year; terms of use vary with each institution.

BLANDING BOOK CLUB will next meet on Wed Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is Meredith’s May’s “The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees”. Copies will be available at the library.

OUR NEW BOOK DROP: The Blanding now has a new outside book drop, purchased by the Friends of the Library. This is for patrons to use when returning books and other items when the library is not open. The Friends also made possible the special summer programs for children at the library.

The library is accepting used books in good condition for our annual book sale, to be held in October. Please bring your donations inside the library during library hours. No textbooks please; we appreciate your contributions and cooperation.

The Blanding Public Library is located at 124 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Library closed on Sundays and holidays, including Mon. Sept. 2 for Labor Day. Phone: 508-252-4236 (


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