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Bellingham Public Library Announces April 2021 News

Mar 30, 2021 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Bellingham Public Library

The Bellingham Public Library reopened for in-person Grab & Go Limited Browsing Services In March. In addition, we began offering limited computer sessions and single-person study room reservations. Our very popular lobby pickup service continues. Visit our website for details of the library’s services. 

Current hours for all services listed above are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11am—5pm; Wednesday, 11am—8pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am—3pm. The library will be closed on Patriots Day, Monday, April 19th. Visit, for updated information about hours and services.

Returning Library Materials:

Please place items you are returning on the designated cart that’s in the library lobby or drop items in the book drop near the flagpole. All items that are returned will be quarantined for at least a few days before being checked in. Any late fees will be waived once the items are checked in.

April Programs:

Book Discussion Group—Monday, April 5, at 6:30pm (via Zoom). The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn will be discussed. To attend, please contact Reference Librarian Cecily Christensen, who will lead the discussion, at 508-966-1660 or [email protected].

Ask a Lawyer with Attorney Brian T. Salisbury—Monday, April  12, in 20-minute sessions, 5—7:30pm. This popular program resumes virtually. Local attorney Brian T. Salisbury, of the law firm Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond and Weil, P.C., will meet with you to answer your legal questions. The 20-minute appointments are free of charge. You must make an appointment in advance to receive the Zoom link. Registration includes providing Attorney Salisbury with your email address to facilitate the Zoom meeting.  

Please note: The Bellingham Library Ask-a-Lawyer Program is a limited pro bono legal service provided by Attorney Brian T. Salisbury and is strictly limited to a 20-minute discussion regarding legal questions that you may have.  Unless otherwise agreed in writing, Attorney Salisbury will not provide legal representation in any legal matter discussed.  Given the limited nature of the discussion, you should always seek the advice of a professional before taking any action based upon information you may receive during the meeting.

Virtual Writing Group for Adults—Monday, April 12, at 6:30pm. Writers, readers and listeners are invited to join local writers Amy Bartelloni and Marjorie Turner Hollman for a virtual evening of reading and listening. Works of fiction or nonfiction are welcome.Reading limit is 9 minutes per reader, with a brief opportunity for positive, personal comments only. To receive the Zoom link, please email Marjorie Turner Hollman at [email protected].

Library Board of Trustees Meeting—Thursday, April 8, at 7pm. The Zoom link for this meeting is posted under the agenda at

Friends of the Library Meeting—Tuesday, April 13, at 7pm. Email librar[email protected] for the Zoom link if you wish to attend.

Use LinkedIn and Get Connected!—Wednesday, April 7th, 6:30pm. LinkedIn is recognized as the most professional networking tool available, with over 500 million professionals; 9 out of 10 recruiters use LinkedIn during the hiring process. Career Coach Deb Raymond will lead and teach you how to create a robust LinkedIn profile that will serve as a powerful networking and job-search tool. Please register and the Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event date. Program is supported by Friends of the Bellingham Library.

Getting Your Financial House in Order—Monday, April 26th, 6:30pm.Trying to get out of debt? In this program you will learn about “debt roll-down” and how it works for the average consumer in debt. Other topics to be covered:  different financial tactics to pay down or pay off your home mortgage early; how to use your tax refund to possibly eliminate debt; pros and cons of the bi-weekly mortgage. The presenter for this program is Michael Graff, a financial educator and speaker with the Society of Financial Awareness. Please register to receive the Zoom link prior to the event date.

“Among Us” Online Gaming Tournament—Thursday, April 22nd, 6pm.  Join us for this Tournament, which will be run by One Up Games of Plainville, for ages 12 and older. Registrants can participate from home; tournament can be played on PC, mobile, and Nintendo Switch. All communication will take place on the One Up Games Discord Server and will be live-streamed at Details of the event will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date. Limit of 18 participants, so register early! Program sponsored by Friends of the Bellingham Public Library.

April Children’s Programs

See library calendar for details; all YouTube videos can be accessed at
  • ABCs with Mr. Steve: Mondays, April 5th & 12th, 9am, on You Tube.  
  • 15 Minutes of Fun! On Facebook Live: Tuesdays, 10am.
  • Alphabits Live on Zoom: Tuesdays, 12:30PM; Thursdays, 9:30AM; replayed on Fridays, 9AM. No Alphabits April 19–23 (school vacation).
  • Ravenous Readers on Zoom: Tuesday, April 27, 4:30pm, for grades 4–6; Thursday, April 29, 4:30 pm, for grades 1-3.
  • Picnic Stories—Wednesdays, 12:30 PM, on Town Common beg. April 21.
  • PJ Storytime—Wednesdays, 7 PM, on Facebook Live.
  • Boredom Busters—Thursdays at 7:30 am. Each Thursday morning, we will release a new Boredom Buster. Subscribe to the YouTube channel The ABCs with Mr. Steve or join the Bellingham Library Children’s Room group on Facebook to check out the videos, available at 7:30am.
  • Virtual STEAM Time—Thursdays, April 8th and 22nd, at 3:30 pm, on YouTube. Sign up to get your materials.
Individual Programs
  • Bunny Stories & Craft—Saturday, April 3rd, at 9:30am. Join us on Zoom for bunny stories and a craft. Please register to reserve your craft bag and receive a Zoom link.
  • Lego® Build on Zoom—Wednesday, April 7th, at 4 pm. Build Legos from home, show off some of your Lego creations and listen to a Lego story.  Please register to be sent the Zoom link.

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