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October 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Listeners of all ages are always welcome.
As always no registration required!
October 18, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the beginning of the World Series (on Oct. 24th) with David A. Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mysteries! Find out how he became a writer, how he gets his ideas and what made him write about baseball! Come with lots of questions!
David’s presentation is best for boys and girls in grades 1-5
David’s books will be available for purchase and signing.
And then, stick around to make your own baseball in a collaborative program with the Natick Historical Society! Go to Bacon Free Library website to register
October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Did you know that Natick is the home of the very first baseball factory in the world?!? The factory was built in 1858 and founded by Harrison Harwood Sr. They mass produced the figure-eight design which is the standard balls used in the MLB to this day. It closed in 1988 and was converted into condominiums.
The BFL and Natick Historical Society are teaming up (get it, teaming up ??) for kids of all ages to make their very own baseballs! You’ll be going home with some semblance of a baseball (not like the ones for the MLB, but just for fun!). Have your very own baseball for the beginning of the 2017 World Series – it may bring your team luck!
Please register by filling out the online form on the Bacon Free Library website or by calling the library at 508-653-6730. All materials will be supplied, but we need to know how much to have on hand.
October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons :-)
We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome!
October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A young couple on the brink of marriage–the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist–find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other’s dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term “conspicuous consumption”) is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction.
October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 21, 2017, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.
October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Clutter – Is it really so bad?
Clutter sure is getting a bad name these days! What is clutter and why do we collect and tolerate it. What purpose does it serve us? Why do we have so much trouble letting it go? Explore the stuff that you choose to keep, and learn how it subliminally affects you, your well-being and your ability to succeed! We’ll discuss techniques to face down the clutter when the time is right!
Kerri Miller is an Author, Speaker, and the Founder of Feng Shui Pathways. She’s passionate about sharing the benefits of Feng Shui with others so they can be empowered to create spaces that feel better and flow better.
Her book, "Feels Better. Flows Better. Feng Shui for Inspired Living" will be available for purchase and signing.
So, bring your brown bag lunch (or go green/retro and bring a lunch box!) and be ready with questions! The BFL will provide coffee/tea/water/cookies.
October 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 8:00 PM
Calling All Romance Readers!
We’re having another awesome online auction! Its a Swag Bag Auction with contributions from over 50 of the best romance authors out there! In keeping with our themes of literacy and diversity, we have romance authors from many sub-genres including historical, paranormal. erotic, romantic suspense, inspirational, young adult, LGBTQ and contemporary. Something for every romance reader ??
Swag is anything that an author might have on hand as well as some creative ideas that their fans will love. We have signed books, totes, pens, mugs, audiobooks, bookmarks, etc. But, we also have the opportunity for the winner’s name to be in the author’s next book, handmade lotions, ARCs (advanced reader copies) and so much more.
The online auction link to ebay will be available on Sunday Oct. 22nd. Can’t wait!!!!
October 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Attention kiddos: bring your mom or dad and join us for a fun 30 minutes of yoga, dancing, marching, hopping, and anything else to get us moving on a Monday morning! When weather permits, we’ll be outside.
October 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please join Martha Fagan, Life Coach and Mentor, for a lunch and learn workshop.
HAPPINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Get an overview of proven methods from the science of Positive Psychology to improve your overall sense of well-being and leave with at least one step you can take to:
Be happier as you juggle work and family.
Be more optimistic as you face life’s challenges.
Be more joyful in your daily routines.
This is not a “quick fix latest greatest self-help workshop”, rather a lens into seeing the impact our daily choices have on our sense of happiness and inner peace.
Please Register by calling the library (508) 653-6730 or filling out the form on the Bacon Free Library website, so we know how many sandwiches to have on hand.
October 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kids in grade 4 and up, join us for an open book talk! You decide on the book you want to read and talk about and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you’ve never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven’t picked up.
October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a discussion of The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter’s collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight of the twelve that do exist.
The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized.
October 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We’re reading dog/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required, no age limits!
October 27, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
What can you make out of a paper bag and some ingenuity? A spooky tree, that’s what! Kids are welcome to drop in and make their very own tree(s) to take home and be the envy of all their friends ??
All materials supplied, no registration required
October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
We are thrilled to welcome best selling author Sonali Dev to the Bacon Free Library for an afternoon tea! Sonali will be discussing her all of her awesome books which feature Indian themes and situations. Her books will be available for purchase and signing. We will be serving a variety of snacks and Indian tea (chai) to celebrate Sonali’s BFL visit
Registration is requested for this visit so we know how much chai to have on hand. Call the library (508-653-6730) to let us know you can make it.
October 29, 2017, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In conjunction with the Morse Institute Library, we’re celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Henry David Thoreau (1817-2017)! We’re going to meet at Walden Woods and have a private tour of Thoreau’s Library – This is a session with the Walden Woods Project’s Curator of Collections, author and Thoreau scholar, Jeffrey S. Cramer, in the Thoreau Institute Library. The library maintains the most comprehensive body of Thoreau-related material available in one place. Mr. Cramer will provide an introduction to Thoreau and the era in which he lived, and will discuss Thoreau’s life and writings as they relate to historical items on display in the library.
Then, we will visit the iconic place that has become synonymous with Thoreau—Walden Pond. Taking place at the Walden Pond State Reservation (WPSR). About 1/3 of the way around the Pond, we visit the original site of Thoreau’s house.
Space is limited and Registration is required.
October 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
October 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM