Here's the latest from the Sherborn Library.
The Sherborn Library is at 3 Sanger St. (Sherborn Community Center) while the library is undergoing renovations. For information or to register, call 508-653-0770, or visit http://library.sherbornma.org
Come join us for a winter Science, Technology, Engineering & Math series of hands-on science programs for children.
Storytime, Stay & Play, Fridays, March 16 and 23, 10:30 a.m.
We will share books, rhymes and songs that build language and motor skills. Learn activities to use at home. For children from birth to age 4. Parents/caregivers are invited to stay and get acquainted after storytime. We will put out toys for the children to play with while parents/caregivers chat.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafternoon, Thursday, March 15, 3:30 p.m.
We will be making fizzing erupting St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks with paint, vinegar and food coloring. For all ages, but parental supervision will be needed for young children. Join us for some messy fun.
Aquarium Soap Making Workshop, Wednesday, March 21, 3:30 p.m.
Have fun and learn by hands-on experience in our soap making workshop. Using clear glycerin-based soap, glitter, essential oils, color and rubber goldfish, kids will make scented, aquarium goldfish, handmade soap to use at home.
Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Since the soap gets hot in the melting process, a parent or caregiver should be present. Sign up.
Winter Reading Program for Children: Between January and March, the Sherborn Library in collaboration with the Girl Scouts, will have a winter reading program with the theme Women Who Shaped America. Readers are encouraged to select American Girl books along with books about real women who shaped our country. Pick up a flyer with books selected for each era. To sign up write your name in our binder along with the books you read throughout the program. Receive great prizes for books read and have fun!
Mah Jongg, Mondays at noon: Our Mah Jongg players are welcoming and inclusive. Novices will receive very relaxed instruction from players who are happy to share their knowledge. The club meets on Mondays at noon or 1 p.m. — your choice.
Einstein, Relatively Speaking, Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m., Sherborn Community Center: Learn about the extraordinary life, scientific achievements and ideas of Albert Einstein through this one-person, live performance by George Cappacio. Cappacio has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater and with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater. He is currently a member of Solo Together, a group of performing artists who bring historical figures to life. The Sherborn Library is co-sponsoring this program with the Sherborn Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sherborn Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Smartypants Book Club: “Persuasion” by Jane Austen, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.: Jane Austen’s last novel, “Persuasion,” is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. It is widely regarded as the most moving and delightful of all her novels. It is a story of second chances. Join Dr. Kellie Donovan-Condron, professor of literature at Babson College for this “Smartypants” discussion of “Persuasion.” All are welcome! Multiple copies of the book are available at the library.
Maureen Taylor: Photo Detective, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., Sherborn Community Center: Learn from the famous Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, how to identify and date family photographs. Taylor will teach us how to study clues within a photograph to delve into family history. Featured on such TV programs and magazine as, the Today Show, CNN, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Wall Street Journal and more. The Sherborn Library is co-sponsoring this event with the Sherborn Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. The Friends of the Sherborn Library have generously funded this program.
Mindfulness Series: Mindfulness/Wellness, Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.: Mindfulness is learning to awaken to the present moment as it is, with compassion and without judgment. Learn techniques to practice mindfulness every day, whether it be while eating or experiencing difficult times, from Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction instructor Ethel Fraga. This is Part II of our Mindfulness Series (participation in Part I is not required to enjoy Part II). The Friends of the Sherborn Library have generously funded this program. Register online by going to sherbornlibrary.org/calendar.
Event facilities have been provided by the Sherborn Community Center Foundation. The SCC can be rented for private functions.