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Bellingham Public Library News & Events for November

For updates to library programs and services, please see the library website,  

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

The library will close at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and remain closed on November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday; open regular hours on Friday & Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

Highlighted Programs

First Saturday Family Fun! Saturday, November 4th at 11 a.m. Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a different family fun activity! This month we will be making turkey crafts to celebrate November!  Drop in!

NEW! Drop in Sewing/Craft Night, Thursday, November 9th and 30th from 5:15-7:45 p.m.

Join members of your community for a night of sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Feel free to bring other craft projects you are working on!  Light refreshments will be served. Adults only, for safety.

Town of Bellingham Veterans Day Ceremony, Saturday, November 11th at 11 a.m.

Join us for the annual Town of Bellingham Veterans Day Ceremony at the library. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., program starts promptly at 11 a.m..

Candy Cane Wreath Making, Monday, November 13th at 6 pm

Welcome guests to your door with a candy cane shaped wreath made by you. Class will be taught by crafter Ana Mendes of Each guest will choose from a variety of ribbons, bows and decorative elements to create their own personalized candy cane wreath.  Adults only – no children are permitted in the room. Registration required. This program is supported by the Friends of the Bellingham Library.

Easy Walks In Massachusetts Presentation, Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m.

An Easy Walk means not too many roots or rocks, relatively level with firm footing and something of interest along the way. This program is presented by Marjorie Turner Hollman, Bellingham resident and author of four Easy Walks in Massachusetts guides. The guides cover walks in 53 contiguous towns in Massachusetts, including Bellingham and surrounding towns. Marjorie created this series of guides as a resource for those with mobility and other challenges. The most recent book, Easy Walks South of Boston, is a collaboration with Marilyn and Dave Dore of Stoughton. Dave is legally blind. His wife, Marilyn, hikes with him and provides support, so he can get out and enjoy the trails as much as she does. Registration is preferred but not necessary!

Giant Candy Land is Back! Friday, November 17th at 9:30 a.m.

We will have the Community Room set up as a giant version of the board game with all your favorite Candy Land characters. 

After School Programs

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

Ring a Ding – Mondays & Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Drop in!

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

Sensory Story Time – Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Please register for each session. No session Nov.14th.

Adult/Child Book Club – Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. For kids in grades 6-9 and the adult in their life who loves to read. Meets monthly, contact Diane Nelson, [email protected].

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 December title is: The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland

Yoga for the Seasons – Transitioning into Fall, Tuesdays at 8:30 am, registration required. 

Carol the instructor is a 200-hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Email questions you have to her at [email protected]. Classes are 75 minutes long, and those new to yoga are welcomed. Wear loose fitting clothing, bring your own yoga mat, 2 blocks and a yoga strap. Please arrive 10 minutes early if you are new to the class to sign a waiver. You must register for each class you wish to attend. 

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,” join us in a 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, available on the library calendar.

Bellingham Skein Artists – Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

All skill levels are welcome, including beginners. Please bring your own materials. No registration required.

Writing Group for Adults – Tuesday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m. 

Writers, readers, listeners – come join us!  Local area writers Amy Bartelloni and Marjorie Turner Hollman welcome the public to an evening of reading and listening. Hear what local writers are working on, and share what you are working on. Works of fiction or non-fiction, all are welcome. Reading limit is 9 minutes per reader, with a brief opportunity for positive, personal comments only. To participate contact Marjorie Turner Hollman at [email protected].

Library Board of Trustees Meeting – Thursday, November 9th at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.

Friends of the Library virtual meeting – Tuesday, November 14th at 7 p.m.  Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

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