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Please stop in to use our wireless internet access, do research, check out a best-seller, or attend a program soon. Don’t have a card? Stop at the front desk, introduce yourself as a new borrower, and we will get you a card. The Bigelow Free Public Library is an original Carnegie Library, so while you are visiting, take a minute to appreciate the unique features and architecture.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00pm
Ricardo Frota, Ecology of Sound, brings an exciting and dramatic performance that inspires children and parents to absorb the rhythms, sounds, and feelings of the Brazilian rainforest. Ricardo entertains and educates while playing multi-cultural songs from indigenous peoples around the world. He incorporates African, South American, Native American, and Brazilian music into an interactive experience for people of all ages. His performance uses traditional rhythm instruments as well as music made of recycled and natural found objects.
You must call (978) 365-4160 x223 to pre-register for this event. This program is appropriate for children ages 4+.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Clinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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This workshop is now FULL. Please call if you would like to be added to our waitlist and we will notify you if a spot opens up.
Thursday, June 27 at 6:00pm
Zentangle is an easy to use method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It can be done anywhere, at any time with its simplified, portable, and quality materials. When paired with your own creativity anyone can create beautiful works of art!
In this introductory workshop taught by Certified Zentangle Teacher Bev McCarthy, you will learn the basics of the creative art of Zentangle. Participants will learn the principles of this art form, including strokes and patterns. A Zentangle beginner kit will be provided to each participant. This program is for adults over 18 and will be limited to 15 participants, so please register early! Call (978) 365-4160 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
What is it? An opportunity for adults (18 and over) to read books and win prizes.
Who can participate? Adult patrons (18 and over) who have a Bigelow Free Public Library card. If you don’t have a card, ask at the front desk to get one today.
What can I read? Any paper book, e-book, or audiobook. Books that you read to or with your children count too! Every five children’s books you read count as one adult book.
How does it work? Read or listen to any books of your choice. For each book (or five children’s books if you’re reading with your children) you finish, complete one entry form. Entry forms are available at the library. A short review (one or two sentences) is encouraged, but not required. Book reviews may be published in the library for others to read. Names will be omitted from posted reviews.
Each completed form is eligible for entry into a drawing for a variety of prizes. The available prizes will be displayed at the Circulation Desk. All drawing entries will also be entered into the grand prize drawing for an eReader. The more you read, the better your chances are to win! Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.
Entries will be accepted at the library between June 25 – August 9. All drawings will take place on August 13.
How do I sign up? There is no formal sign-up, but the first 50 patrons to turn in an entry form will receive a book bag!
For more information, call the Library at 978-365-4160 or stop by the front desk.
Groundbreaking Reads is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
The Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the library. New members are always welcome!
Book Group will not meet in July and August. The selection for September is The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Please call the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 to request a copy.