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Bellingham Public Library News & Events for September

For updates to library programs and services, please see the library website,  Click on the red alert banner on the top of the page for details.

Additional details about library programs are available on the library calendar at

Fall Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday hours – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (resume on September 9th)

The library is closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day Holiday

Welcoming Melissa Denham as our Youth Services Librarian!

Join us in welcoming Melissa Denham, who has worked part-time at the library for over a year, as our new Youth Services Librarian. You might know Melissa from her Sensory Story Times or other children’s programs, or you might have seen her working at the main desk.  She completed her Master’s in Library Science at the University of Rhode Island last summer and is excited to join the library’s staff as a full-time employee providing services to children from birth through age 12.

We wish Laura Brillant-Giangrande all the best in her new position at the Bancroft Memorial Library in Hopedale.

Highlighted Programs

American Folk & Country Music Concert with Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards 

At the Town Common – Saturday, September 16th at 2 p.m.

If it rains, the concert location will be moved to the library.

Quilling Craft Class – Monday, September 18th at 6 pm

Quilling is the art of paper curling. The class will focus on creating several basic shapes to create an art piece to take home. For older teens and adults. Registration required.

Bellingham is OPEN for Business Final Programs

Humanizing Change Management – Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.  

Managing Burnout – Monday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m.

These are virtual sessions on Zoom.  Registration is limited to 20 participants so register early!

Both programs are led by Cally Ritter of Positive Ripple Training & Consulting.  Cally has consulted with and provided training for for the Red Sox, Reebok, Harvard & Tufts Universities, and other organizations.

After School Programs Resumed on August 30th

Registration is mandatory for children in grades 4-6 to attend the ASK program.  

• ASK Program hours 2:30-4:45 p.m.

• The Teen Room is open for grades 7-12 from 2-4:45 p.m. 

• Check the library website for details on the programs.

Ongoing Children’s September Programs

Read to Freedom the Reading Dog – Mondays from 6-7 p.m.  Sign up for a 15-minute time slot!

Sensory Story Time – Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m..  Please register for each session.

Ring a Ding – Tuesdays & Fridays at 10 a.m.. Drop in!

Adult Programs

Book Discussion Group – Generally meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Attend in person or on Zoom.  Contact Cecily Christensen, [email protected] for more information.

Our upcoming titles for the fall are:

October:  Have You Seen Luis Velez by Catherine Ryan Hyde

November:  The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

December:  The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

Yoga for the Seasons:  Transitioning into Fall  -Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.

Starting on September 12th.  Registration required for each session.

Virtual 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group – Wednesdays on Zoom

If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking a new career direction, re-entering the job market after a long employment gap, or recently retired and looking for your “Encore Career”, this networking group program is perfect for you!

Join us this professional online forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition. Each meeting features a new topic.  Check the library calendar for each week’s topic and more information.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Thursday, September 7th at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Red Cross Blood Drive – Saturday, September 9th from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Register at

Friends of the Library virtual meeting – Tuesday, September 12th at 7 p.m.  Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

SHINE Medicare Seminar – Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m.  See calendar for details!

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