The Morse Institute Library is located at 14 E. Central St. For additional information about library events or services, call 508-647-6520 or visit MorseInstitute.org.
LIBRARY HOURS: Sept. 5 through May 25, 2018: from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays; from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.
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ADULT AND FAMILY EVENTS
Unless otherwise noted, adult events are open to all and do not require registration.
CONCERT — WOMEN OF NOTE: 3-4 p.m. Oct. 15. An hour-long a cappella concert by the acclaimed Women of Note Barbershop Chorus. The repertoire includes jazzy up-tunes and heartfelt ballads composed over the last century, from the 1920's to 2000's. The program will include performances from quartets and break-out groups from the chorus, as well as the 29-member performing chorus.
MWHF FILM SERIES — “RESILIENCE”: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Join the Morse Institute Library and the MetroWest Health Foundation for a series of films and panel discussions on health issues facing the community. “RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE” chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.; film starts at 6:30. Light supper will be served.
MEDITATION AT THE LIBRARY: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 18. A trained and experienced instructor will talk about the powerful connection between your breath and emotions. How to use breath to be centered, more in control of your mind and find lasting peace and joy. In this free workshop you will get experience of yoga based breathing and meditation tools used by over 370 million people worldwide. This session is offered through the Art of Living Foundation.
LEARNING ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS: Practice speaking, reading, writing and pronouncing the English language.
Beginner: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays
Beginner 2: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays
Intermediate: 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays
High Intermediate/Advanced: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays; 12 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays
These groups are free. No registration needed. You can come to as many sessions as you like. For more information, call Laurie Christie at 508-647-6520, ext. 1583.
LIBRARY PUZZLE: Second floor. Need a study break? Stop by and work on the library’s community puzzle.
MORSE ROOM COLORING BOOKS: First floor. Looking to relax? Take a break with the library’s coloring books.
Unless otherwise noted, teen events are for ages 11-18 and registration is required. Contact Robin to sign up at 508-647-6400, ext. 1546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKERLAB: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 17. Build a life size poseable skeleton just in time for Halloween. The library will also have the brand new Droid Inventor Kits out to work with. A signed waiver is required to participate in MakerLAB.
MINEWAYS 3D PRINTING: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18. Learn about 3D Printing, build something in Minecraft, and get it 3D Printed! After the program, we’ll export your build from Minecraft using Mineways and 3D Print it. Your print will be ready for pick up approximately a week after the program. Minecraft account not required.
PRESCHOOL FILM FEST: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16. “Bark, George,” “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves” and “Goldilocks & the Three Bears.” Registration is not required.
RHYTHM KIDS: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25. For Children ages 3, 4, and 5. Sign up is required. Join for stories that invite rhythmic play with clapping hands, tapping feet, shakers, and drums. Sign up begins on Monday, Oct. 16.
LITTLE LISTENERS: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17. “Forest Friends.” 30-minute storytimes for grown-ups, 2-year-olds and their first time 3s together. Younger siblings are welcome. Sign up begins on Oct. 10. To register, visit the Children’s Room or call 508-647- 6522. No group registrations.
STORYTIMES FOR PRESCHOOL LISTENERS: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20. “Wild Things.” No sign up required.
SATURDAY SIT-WITH-ME STORY CRAFT TIME: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. “Pumpkin Fest.” Each story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes a related crafting activity. No registration is needed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
LIBRARY BOOK GROUPS
Book groups are open to the community. Copies of discussion titles will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Book groups meet in the Community Room on the lower level.
MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION: 11 a.m. Oct. 18. “Five Quarters of the Orange” by Joanne Harris.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION: Oct. 25. “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau.
COMIC BOOK CLUB: On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Bacon Free Library and the Morse Institute Library Comic Book Club will meet at AMC Framingham 16 to read and discuss “Thor: The Goddess of Thunder” and watch “Thor: Ragnarok.”
ARTISTS & EXHIBITS
NATHAN SCHNEIDER — PAINTINGS: Right and Left Galleries, First Floor. Works on canvas.
NICCI MEADOWS — SUMMERTIME PHOTOS: Virtual Gallery, First Floor. Nature and summer life.
NATICK ARTIST OPEN STUDIOS: Lebowitz Hall, Lower Level. Works on display from members of NAOS.
GOOD TIMES & BAD, THE BALDWIN PHOTOS AND 1930S NATICK: Historical Exhibit Case, First Floor. George E. Baldwin was employed as a freelance photographer in the 1930s, specializing in snapping pictures of notable events, crimes, and accidents for the local police departments and newspapers. In the 1990s, Natick resident Anthony Tomasetti was at work cleaning out the attic of a house on Plain Street when he found a stash of undeveloped film. Curious, he donated the film to the Natick Historical Society, which developed the images to find over 200 of Mr. Baldwin’s photos. The house on Plain Street had belonged to the Baldwin family in the 1930s. This special exhibit will be on display at the Morse Institute Library until June of 2018.
The Friends of the Morse Institute Library is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides financial and volunteer support to the library and sponsors many library programs. Learn more or join at morsefriends.org.
Contact Jason Homer at 508-647-6526 or email@example.com for more information about any of these programs, unless otherwise noted.