January 26, 2020

News & Notes from the Blanding Library


A big thank-you to everyone who helped make the library’s annual used book sale in October another successful fund-raiser. Special thanks to those staff members and volunteers whose hard work made the sale possible. Several people at the sale commented on the wonderful selection of books available at such bargain prices. And for those who inquired, the books leftover from the sale have been picked up by a charity that collects used books.

Thanksgiving Craft on Nov. 13
Did you know that you can make a fun art project using a recycled book? The Blanding will be talking turkey as you learn how to make an original and creative decoration for your Thanksgiving table on Wed. Nov. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided but we ask that you make reservations (508-252-4236).

History Discussion Group
The history discussion group, led by Hank Coleman, will continue to meet on Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. to discuss various aspects of the American Revolution. This informal group welcomes all interested people. There is no fee and newcomers are always welcome. Hank says, “Anyone interested can send their email to me at hjcoleman@comcast.net or call me at 508-243-0244, or check the calendar on the Blanding website for upcoming events.”

Story Hours & More Programs
STORY & CRAFT HOURS for children ages 3 to K continues on Tuesdays at 10:15. TOT TIME with music and movement for little ones under 3 will continue on Wednesdays at 10:30. Please call or stop in to register.
YOGA FOR FAMILIES will next meet on Friday Nov. 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 508-984-3559 or jcarvalho@paceccw.org.
LEGOS at the Library will next meet at the Blanding on Sat. Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m., free and for all ages. We supply the Legos and you supply the imagination. Drop in and join this fun session, held on the second Saturday morning of each month.
QIGONG: Dragon and Tiger Qigong sessions are being offered at Goff Hall on Wednesday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 through Nov. 25. Call or stop by to find out more about this Chinese practice of movement and meditation.
SOCIAL SECURITY WORKSHOP: There will be another free educational workshop on Social Security on Tues. Nov. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with James Mayer.
BOOK CLUB: The next two meetings of the Blanding Book Club will be on Wednesdays Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. November’s book is Kristan Higgins’ “Good Luck with That” and December’s book will be Donna M. Lucy’s “Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas.” Copies will be available at the library.
HOURS: 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. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays, including Mon. Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day. The library will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning at 4 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 27 and reopening on Friday Nov. 29. Phone: 508-252-4236. Check the library’s website (www.blandinglibrary.net) for the latest information on upcoming events, including family movie nights.


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