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Library News & Events Announced for November 2014

Oct 31, 2014 06:00AM ● Published by Pamela Johnson

Library Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 am—8 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10 am—5 pm. We will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  We will also close at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 26, and will reopen for our regular hours on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29.

The Anniversary Wine & Cheese Fundraiser was a wonderful, successful event!  Approximately 100 library supporters spent a few hours on Saturday, September 27, tasting wine and sampling cheeses.  Thank you to Douglas Wine & Spirits, Fields Wine Co., and Vets Package Store, our liquor store sponsors who provided and poured the wine. Cheese trays were courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Floral decor was courtesy of Brian’s Country Greenery and Bellingham Nursery and Garden Center. Thanks to our sponsors Don Eldredge and Antron Engineering.
 
Door-prize donors were Denny’s Liquors, Douglas Wine & Spirits, Pandolfi’s Fine Chocolates and The Father’s Table. Piano music for the event was provided by Bellingham High School students Andrew & Boston Strong. Last, but certainly not least, thanks go to the local businesses who donated items and gift certificates for our basket raffle:  Blue Heron Acupuncture, Bellingham Nursery and Garden Center, Brian’s Country Greenery,  Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Coachmen’s Lodge, Dairy Queen, Designer Cuts, Dinner & Company Gourmet Catering, Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop, Eclips Hair & Nail Salon, The Father’s Table, Friendly Neighborhood Comics, Hunan Kitchen, Jolicoeur Overhead Doors, New England Country Club, Ostrander Insurance, Rock ’n Coal, and Thrifty Witch Consignments.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Saturday, November 15, 9  am–3 pm.  Members-only preview sale Friday, November 14, 4–7 pm (join at the door for only $10). Donations of books and DVDs for children, teens and adults, fiction and nonfiction accepted through noon on Friday, November 14.   The majority of items sold at the sale will be $1 or less.  Love the library?  Then support the Friends of the Library by donating or purchasing items at this book sale
 

Featured Events

Storywalk on the SNETT—Saturday, November 1, 10 am–12 pm; for families. A self-guided walk along the Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) on Lake Street.  Check the library website for details and the SNETT website for information about parking and trail location.
Celebrating Veterans & Their Stories—Saturday, November 1, 2–4 pm. The Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s oral history project has been underway for one year now, and we’d like to celebrate, thank the veterans who have been able to share their stories, and offer a chance for those veterans to share what it has meant to be involved in the project. This will be an opportunity to meet the veteran storytellers, say “thank you” for their willingness to serve, and learn a little more about what you can do to help document and preserve veterans’ stories. We also expect to have some additional special guests who will share what they are doing in their own communities. We are still working to collect more veterans’ stories, so all interested veterans (and their families) are urged to attend, to learn more about the project. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested to help us plan refreshments, but not required.

Veterans Day Ceremony—Sunday, November 9, at 2 pm. 
Join us for the 3rd Annual Bellingham Veterans Day ceremony at the library.  In mid-October, we began collecting donations of toiletries and other items for Veterans, Inc., a Worcester shelter for homeless veterans; collections will continue right up through the end of this program.  Details on guest speakers and the ceremony will be announced as they are finalized.
Monet’s Artful Mirror:  How to Pastel Paint Water Lilies—Monday, November 17, 6—8 pm. Artist Greg Maichack, a Museum of Fine Arts pastel demonstrator, is back with a new workshop.  This is a hands-on workshop for adults, from beginners to advanced, with all materials included. Participants will produce their own Impressionist pastel painting to take home, using Greg’s professional grade pastels, paper, and materials. Registration is required since space is limited. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and the Bellingham Cultural Council.

Guiding Children’s Behavior: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly—Tuesday, November 18, 7–9 pm. The Milford Family Community Network  (MFCN) will present this parent workshop for families with children 24–60 months old.  Have you wondered how to manage your child’s behavior in a meaningful way?  This workshop will encourage you to step back and appreciate the whole picture. We will discuss developing prevention and intervention strategies to help get through tough times.  Register by calling MFCN at 508-634-2356. Sorry, no childcare will be available.

Legacy Time Travel for Grownups—Wednesday, November 19, 6–8 pm. Use family stories and pictures to create your own time machine. Learn tools to organize and make family pictures accessible and document and share family stories.  This program is facilitated by Personal Historian Marjorie Turner Hollman and Bellingham Library Director Bernadette Rivard.  Marjorie is a personal historian and Certified Legacy Planner with legacy.org; she has produced numbers of veterans’ oral histories with the Bellingham Veteran’s Oral History Project. She has been a freelance writer with the Bellingham Bulletin and other local publications for over 17 years. Bernadette Rivard has experience using photographs to document family history for publications and events.

This “For Grownups” series has been coordinated by Hollman, Rivard, and Sheila Ronkin, Outreach Coordinator for the Bellingham Senior Center.  Registration requested since light refreshments will be served, but not required.
 
Smart Social Security Strategies—Thursday, November 20, 6:30 pm.
Attendees will hear/learn about the new Supreme Court decision impacting IRA beneficiaries, as well as holding ownership of your home/insulating it from creditors; Uniform Gift to Minors Act—the good, the bad and some alternatives; strategies for planning/selecting guardians for your child(ren), grandchild(ren), special needs child(ren); wills, trusts, and other documents—learn your financial math to determine how many you need; HIPPA/healthcare privacy rules and tools for use; if you don’t have a federal estate tax, do you know if you have a state estate tax; do you need a trust?...maybe, maybe not—just some questions to ask yourself; should you put an adult child on any of your savings/checking accounts. Homework: before or after the session, please check who owns your life insurance and why it may be a hidden surprise.  Learn about ideas and concepts for legal plans for yourself, your family, your children (biological and those brought into the marriage.) Learn about keeping your legacy in your bloodlines, and more. Sponsored by the MetroWest Chapter of the Society of Financial Awareness. Please register.

STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Math) Program
3-D Printer Training Workshops — learn about the operation of the library’s 3-D printer and new Sense 3-D Scanner on Saturday, November 1, 10:30 am–12 pm; and Tuesday, November 4, 6:30–8 pm; for high school age and above.  Please register.
Full STEAM Ahead—
• For grades 3-6, Thursday, November 6, 4:15 pm. 
• For homeschoolers: three consecutive Wednesdays, beginning on Wednesday, November 5, 1 pm.
Each month, we will do a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) project. Please register individually for each Full STEAM Ahead program.

Schedule of Ongoing Events

For Preschoolers
Ring-A-Ding — Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:15 am, and Saturday, November 8, at 10:15 am. For ages 0—5. A musical and play story time. Drop in!  No class the week of November 10.

Lego Build — Wednesdays at 4 pm. Drop in!

Book Babies — Tuesdays, at 11:30 am, and Wednesdays, at 9:30 am.  For ages 0—23 months.

Reading with Indy — Mondays at 6:30 pm. For any age. Kids are invited to read with Indy, our certified reading dog.  There are four 15-minute slots each Monday evening; please register.

Alphabits—Wednesdays & Thursdays at both 10:15 and 11:15 am, and alternating Mondays at 10:15 am.  For ages 2—5. Each week, we will explore a different letter, A—Z, through stories, crafts and activities. Kids are also encouraged to bring something from home that starts with the letter of the week. Please go to the online calendar to see which Alphabits classes have availability. You need to register only once in order to attend all Alphabits. Note: no classes during the week of Nov. 10 and 24.

GOT Mail Story Time—Mondays, 1:15 pm. For ages 3—5. Each week, a letter from a different person will tell us the theme of the day, which will include stories, games, activities and (usually) a craft. No class on November 24.  Please register. You need to register only once in order to attend all GOT Mail Story Time programs.

Magic School Bus—Monday, November 10,  at 4:15 pm. For ages 4—7. Watch a Magic School Bus video and do a related activity afterwards! Please register.

Storytime 2.0 — Tuesday, November 18, at 4:15 pm. For ages 3–6. Use the iPad® for a monthly tech-filled story time. Please register for each Storytime 2.0 program individually.

For Elementary Schoolers
Lego Build — Wednesdays, 4 pm.  Drop in.

The Write Stuff — Monday, November 17, at 4:15 pm. For ages 8—12. For those of you who love creative writing, you have this opportunity to share your writing and get new ideas at this program. Please register.

Artrageous — Thursday, November 20,  at 4 pm.  Grades K—6. Stop by to make a Thanksgiving craft. Please register.

Magic School Bus—Monday, November 10,  at 4:15 pm. For ages 4—7. Watch a Magic School Bus video and do a related activity afterwards Please register.

Storytime 2.0 — Tuesday, November 18, at 4:15 pm. For ages 3–6. Use the iPad® for a monthly tech-filled story time. Please register for each Storytime 2.0 program individually.

Family Book Club — Monday, November 17, at 6:30 pm. For families with children in grades 1—3. Each family will read at home the book of the month; then we will discuss it at our meeting. This month’s book title is to be announced. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Please register your family.

Mother/Daughter Book Club — Monday, November 24, at 6:30 pm. This month’s title is Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. Books available for pickup at the library.

Reading with Indy — Mondays at 6:30 pm. For any age. Kids are invited to read with Indy, our certified reading dog. There are four 15-minute slots each Monday evening; please register.

For Middle & High Schoolers
After School Café—Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 2:30–3:30. Join in on the games, crafts and fun at the community room after school.   Note: No program the week of November 10.

The Write Stuff — Monday, November 17, at 4:15 pm. For ages 8—12. For those of you who love creative writing, you have this opportunity to share your writing and get new ideas at this program. Please register.

Mother Daughter Book Club — Monday, November 24, at 6:30 pm. This month’s title is Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. Books available for pickup at the library.

For Adults
Library Trustees Meeting–Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 pm.

Friends of the Library Meeting–Monday, Nov. 3, 7 pm.

Book Discussion Group — Monday, November 3, at both 3 and  6:30 pm. Our group has grown so we are now offering the discussion at two different times on the same day.  Come to whichever time works best for you, and it doesn’t have to be the same time each month. The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls will be discussed. New members always welcome.

Bellingham Skein Artists — The library’s adult knitting group meets on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members welcomed.


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