LIBRARY HOURS: The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library will be closed Sundays until after Labor Day. The library will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.
ADULT AND FAMILY EVENTS
Unless otherwise noted, adult events are open to all and do not require registration.

PUMPKIN CARVING FOR ADULTS: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Carve pumpkins at the library. The library will provide pumpkins and carving tools. This program is sponsored by Roche Bros.

MIL STITCHERS: In addition to the regular first Saturday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., we now meet the fourth Thursday from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Enjoying each other’s company as we stitch on our own pieces or on group projects, this group is an opportunity for members to teach each other, learn new techniques and share ideas. The MIL Stitchers includes any type of stitching: knitting, crochet, rug hooking, hand quilting. For details, contact Karen at 508-647-6520 or kperkins@minlib.net.

MEDITATION AT THE MORSE INSTITUTE LIBRARY: 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Innovation Studio on the second floor. In this free workshop, attendees 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.

LEARNING ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS: Practice speaking, reading, writing and pronouncing the English language. Low Beginner: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. High Beginner 2: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Intermediate: 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. High Intermediate/Advanced: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. These groups are free. No registration required. For more information, call Laurie Christie at 508-647-6520, ext. 1583.
CHILDREN’S EVENTS
LITTLE LISTENERS: 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in the Children’s Storyhour Room on the lower level. Stories, puppets and songs for 2’s and 3’s with grown-ups together. Younger siblings are welcome.
HAPPY HANDS DROP-IN STORY AND CRAFT TIME: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1. A 45-minute story time with a simple craft activity for young children ages 3 to 6 with their caregivers.
RHYTHM KIDS: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 3 in the Storyhour Room on the lower level. A 45-minute program for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Stories that invite rhythmic play with clapping hands, tapping feet, shakers and drums.
SING ME A SONG WITH FRAN FRIEDMAN: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 4 in the Storyhour and Craft Room on the lower level. For children ages 2 and 3 with their caregivers.
OPEN ART DROP IN CRAFT TIME: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Storyhour and Craft Room on the lower level. For families with children ages 3 to 10, accompanied by an adult. No registration required, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
LITTLE LISTENERS: 11 a.m. Oct. 7 in the Children’s Storyhour Room on the lower level. Stories, puppets and songs for 2’s and 3’s with grown-ups together. Younger siblings are welcome.

TEENS EVENTS
Teen events are for ages 11-18. Events are free but space is limited and registration is required. Contact Robin at 508-647-6400, ext. 1546 or email teens@morseinstitute.org.
TWEEN/TEENS NEEDLE FELTED CUPCAKES: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Cupcakes made with wool! Pop up Art School will teach participants how to needle felt wool and make these confections. A signed waiver is required. This event is for grades five through 12.
VR + OPEN GAMING: 2 p.m. Sept. 25. Play Beat Saber and other VR games, and play Xbox and Switch games while waiting for a turn with the VR headsets. All games will be rated Teen or lower.
MINECRAFT GAMING: 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Join a Minecraft Gaming session on the library’s new 24/7 Minecraft Server. The server is available from home and has play options including a Battle Arena. Apply for access to the 24/7 Minecraft Server at least 24 hours before the session. Guest accounts are available if a teen doesn’t have their own Minecraft account.
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 GROUP: 11 a.m. Oct. 16. Discussing “Lavinia” by Ursula K. Le Guin. For details, contact Karen Perkins at 508-647-6520 or kperkins@minlib.net.
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Discussing “The Lost City of the Monkey God” by Douglas Preston. For details contact Karen Mattes at 508-647-6521 or kmattes@minlib.net
ARTISTS & EXHIBITS
NATICK ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS — “SEASONS”: on exhibit Aug. 30-Oct. 30 in the Lebowitz Meeting Hall. An annual group mixed media exhibit will be on display. The annual Open Studio event will take place Oct. 19-20.
MARIANNE ORLANDO: Main Floor Galleries. “Commissioned Works & Whimsy,” an illustrated collection of homes, pets, and child portraits, along with quotes from famous folks and various and sundry illustrations.
JUDY BROWN: Virtual Gallery. Judy Brown offers her collection of photographs taken on July 22, 2019 of the downtown Natick fire. A retired professor of physics at Wellesley College and research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, Brown has combined her long-time passions for animals and photography. She is particularly interested in form, texture, and lighting in images and is attracted to subjects for their simplicity and beauty of form.
Contact Jason Homer at 508-647-6526 or jhomer@minlib.net for more information about any of these programs, unless otherwise noted.