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

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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Unless otherwise noted, adult events are open to all and do not require registration.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK AND BAKE SALE: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 12-3 p.m. Jan. 21.

MEDITATION AT THE MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY: 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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. Participants will be sitting in chairs, no special clothing or equipment required. Doors close at 7:15 p.m.

MIL STITCHERS: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13. The Morse Institute Library Stitchers is a service-oriented knitting and crocheting group that creates handmade items for various nonprofit organizations. For more information, contact Karen at 508-647-6520 or or Fran at

CHANGING CAREERS — REINVENTING ONESELF IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Attendees will discuss and explore various strategies to help make the transition from one industry to another a smooth one. This is a group discussion where everyone’s experiences and opinions are welcomed. Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist with 25 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

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.

Teen events are for ages 11-18. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Contact Robin for more information at 508-647-6400, ext. 1546 or

MINECRAFT GAMING: 3-4 p.m. Jan. 18. You must have your own PC/Mac Minecraft account and apply for access to the 24/7 Minecraft Server at least 24 hours before this session.

STORYTIMES FOR PRESCHOOL LISTENERS: A six-week series of 45 minute storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5 and pre-K 6. Caregivers remain in the Children’s Room. Storytime dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13. Sign up for the entire session beginning on Jan. 22.

COME MEET THE DENTIST: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Presented by Natick Dental Partners. Drs. Kane, Soporowski and Mahdavi. Thirty-minute interactive program for parents and children ages 3, 4, and 5. Dr. Brandon Grunes will discuss oral health and how to best care for children’s teeth. Sign up is required.

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: Jan. 17. “The Last Chinese Chef” by Nicole Mones.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.

COMIC BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Feb. 8. “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” by Alan Moore.

GULP FICTION BOOK CLUB FOR 20-30 SOMETHINGS: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Agostino’s Restaurant. Join to discuss “Brain on Fire: my month of madness” by Susannah Cahalan. Copies available at the library, or you can reserve one online.

GATEWAY CAMERA CLUB: Lebowitz Meeting Hall, Lower Level. Photography.

LISA HAYDEN: Right Gallery, First Floor. Abstract Expressionist art.

NICCI MEADOWS, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE… FINDING JOY: Virtual Gallery, First Floor. Nature and summer life.

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

Contact Jason Homer at 508-647-6526 or for more information about any of these programs, unless otherwise noted.