July 22, 2024

News & Notes from the Blanding Library


Songs of Johnny Cash June 9
Country musician and author Matt York will perform the songs of country music legend Johnny Cash and tell stories about Cash’s career, spanning from the 1950s to his passing in 2003.  York was recently nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist. This program is made possible by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This free program will be on Sunday June 9 at 6:30 at the library.

Pirates & Ghost Ships June 27
Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson have been investigating paranormal accounts of lost ships and long-dead pirates off the New England coast for over 36 years. They’ve created more than a dozen books and films on the best haunts in New England. Come to the library on Thurs. June 27 at 6:30 pm where they will share their stories of ghost ships and the pirates who once roamed coastal New England.

Ongoing children’s programs at the Blanding include Baby and Toddler Storytimes on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 for children and caregivers, prepared for children up through age 4. Pre-school Story Times are held on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 for children ages 3 and older. Children listen to stories and make a simple craft to take home. Siblings are welcome at both sessions and no registration is necessary.

I Can Do Ballet Wed. June 12
Here’s a fun program of music and dance for children ages 3 to 5, on June 12 at 2 pm. Ballet beginnings will be taught by professional dancer Miss Joy. Note that numbers are limited, so registration is required.

Eyes on Owls Sat. June 22
Come to the Blanding at 10:30 on Sat. June 22 for “Owls of the World – Who’s Watching You?” Mark and Marcia will introduce you to owls of New England and share field skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them. Special guests are six live owls you can meet up close! Everyone gets to participate in a hooting session too. Great family fun for all ages.

Mini-Golf Wed. June 26
LED mini-golf will be hosted at the library on Wed. June 26 from 1 to 4 pm by One Up Games from Plainville MA. Thank you to Oakhill Engineering LLC in Rehoboth for generously sponsoring this program. Walk in or call 508-252-4236 to reserve a tee time. All ages welcome.

Miss Frizzle Talks about Dinosaurs July 8
Join Carole Finn Weidman as we go on an adventure with Miss Frizzle and the Magic School Bus to learn all about dinosaurs on Monday July 8 at 11 am. Suggested for children ages 3 and older. No registration required.

Coming up later this summer will be “Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals” on July 16 and “Japanese Folktales and Origami for Families” on July 25. Look for more information on upcoming programs to follow. Another “I Can Do Ballet” session will be held on July 19.

Summer Reading Program
“Read, Renew, Repeat” is the theme of the 2024 Summer Reading Program which kicks off on June 24 and extends through August 26. Readers of all ages may pick up reading logs, bookmarks, and be part of the Read & Bead program. Discover VOX audiobooks, great for those long car rides. Blanding staff members are ready and eager to help with your summer reading.

The Blanding Public Library, 124 Bay State Rd. Rehoboth, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 to 8, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 4. Closed Sundays and holidays, including Wed. June 19 for Juneteenth and July 4 for Independence Day. Phone: 508-252-4236. Information on Blanding events can be found under Blanding Public Library programs and events on https://rehobothantiquarian.org/


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