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Bellingham Public Library News & Events for October

The Bellingham Senior Center is centrally located, at 40 Blackstone Street. Tel: 508-966-0398.

For updates to library programs and services, please see the library website, www.bellinghamlibrary.org.  Click on the red alert banner on the top of the page for details. 
The Library is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday!
Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The library is closed on Monday, October 10th for the Columbus Day Holiday.
Special Programs 
Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club Demonstration – Saturday, October 1st at 10 am
The BVARC invites the public to discover amateur or “ham” radio by participating in the club’s demonstration at the library. Several radio stations will be set up and operating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Club members will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions.  For more info, please visit www.w1ddd.org or contact Mickey Callahan at [email protected] No registration.
Yoga for the Seasons – Transitioning into Fall 
Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. See the library calendar for details and to register.
Planning Your Investments Against Interest Rate, Inflation & Market Risks
Monday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.

We have entered a period of economic instability– higher inflation, rising interest rates, stock market volatility, international circumstances, and political gridlock. During this one-hour presentation, we will discuss the impact of these realities and how you can best plan for them. Program offered by nonprofit Society for Financial Awareness. Registration is preferred.
For Kids
• Our After School Programs resumed in September.  We have two programs for kids in grades 4 and up.  Both programs are Monday through Friday. Even though the library closes at 3 p.m. on Fridays, starting in October, the Community Room will be open on Fridays after school! Miss Amanda and Miss Diane will stay until 5 p.m. at the latest.  They will be planning activities for this time so check the library calendar for details.
• After School Kids (ASK) – for grades 4-6.  When school is in session, ASK meets Monday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.  Questions? Contact Diane Nelson, [email protected]  Parents/caregivers of all registrants are signed up for our Constant Contact Newsletter.
• Teen Room Activities – for grades 7-12.  When school is in session, Teen Room Activities are available Monday-Thursday from 2--4:45 p.m.  There is no registration needed to attend this program. Please note: Throughout the school year our children’s programs will follow the mask policy set by the Bellingham Public Schools, so please plan accordingly. Questions? Contact Amanda Maclure, [email protected]
Caterpillar’s Search for the Perfect Halloween Costume – Saturday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. 
For families. Local author Phyllis Calvey will be here to read her story, Caterpillar’s Search for the Perfect Halloween Costume. We will also be doing a Halloween Craft.  Participants are encouraged to wear your Halloween costumes!  Please sign up.
Spooky Bingo, October 26th at 6:30 pm
Best for ages 3+.  Play glow in the dark Bingo in a dark room filled with spooky lighting, spooky sounds, and spooky prizes!  Registration is required.
Halloween Story Time & Costume Parade, Friday, October 28th at 4:30 pm
For families.  Wear your Halloween costume and join us for some fun after the library closes!  Please sign up!
Abbreviated Alphabits, Saturday, October 29th at 10 am
For ages 2-5. On one Saturday morning per month, we will have an abbreviated version of Alphabits, our popular weekly ABC story time. Please sign up so we know to expect you.
Edible Haunted Houses, Saturday, October 29th at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Best for ages 3+.  Use milk cartons, graham crackers and lots of Halloween candy to make a haunted house. Registration is required.
Halloween Happenings, Monday, October 31st at 11 a.m.
For grades 4+.  Join Miss Diane and Miss Amanda for some Halloween fun!  Movies, snacks, crafts & more!!
Other Children’s Programs
Details on the programs below are available on the library website (https://www.bellinghamma.org/library/kids) and calendar (https://bit.ly/3xMECCt)
  Ongoing programs include:
AC BC Book Club (formerly the Mother-Daughter Book Club), Afternoon Stories & Craft,  Alphabits, Baby Time, Fact or Fiction, Graphic Novel Book Club, Homeschool Who Would Win?,  Picnic Stories, PJ Story Time, Ring a Ding, and Who Was Wednesday.

Other Adult Programs
Additional details of these programs are available on the library calendar (https://bit.ly/3xMECCt)
• Book Club generally meets on the first Monday of the month, email Reference Librarian Cecily Christensen at [email protected] for details.
• Friends of the Library generally meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Email [email protected] for details.
• Library Board of Trustees generally meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m..  Email [email protected] for details.
• Adult Writing Group now meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Email [email protected] for details.

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