Pembroke Public Library is located at 142 Center St. For information: pembrokepubliclibrary.org.
Storytime: 10:30 a.m. May 21 and 22. Toddlers ages 2-5 can enjoy an interactive storytime with songs, games and stories to increase language development and social skills.
“7 Ate 9” Storytime: 4 p.m. May 22. Ages 4-8 can join us in a storytime with this year’s “Pembroke Reads” picture book: “7 Ate 9” by Tara Lazar. After laughing ourselves silly, kids will be able to put their counting skills to the test as we create a trail mix of 100 ingredients. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins May 15. Please inform library staff of any food allergies your child has at the time of registration.
Baby Lapsit: 10:30 a.m. May 23. Designed for ages 6 to 24 months, this program is fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes, stories and movement for little ones and open playtime afterwards.
Teen Make & Take: I Spy Bottles: 6 p.m. May 24. Grades six through 12 can create a mystery in a bottle with colorful rice and trinkets. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins May 10.
Family Movie & Craft: The Great Mouse Detective: 1:30-3 p.m. May 26. Families and friends of all ages may join us for a showing of “The Great Mouse Detective” (1986, rated G). Attendees can enjoy snacks and create a craft of foam spy glasses. This is a free, drop-in event.
Kids I Spy Bottle Craft: 4 p.m. May 30. Grades four through eight can create a mystery in a bottle with colorful rice and trinkets. Enjoy playing “I Spy” with friends. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins May 23.
Contact Miss Melissa, the Youth Services Librarian, if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pembroke Public Library at 781-293-6771.
Pembroke Reads! For the entire month of May: Spring is finally here, and with it comes the Pembroke Public Library’s annual Pembroke Reads event. This is a fun chance to read along with us at the library as well as with friends and neighbors in Pembroke. This year we have a “whodunnit?” theme with adults reading “See What I Have Done” by Sarah Schmidt, a historical mystery about the notorious Lizzie Borden case. This fictional account reimagines the case through the perspectives of some of the main players to look at what happened on that fateful day in 1892. The young adult selection is “One Of Us Is Lying” by Karen McManus, in which five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Middle grade readers should check out “Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans” by Russell Ginns and join Samantha in a globe-trotting adventure as she tries to save her missing Uncle Paul, solving some puzzles and clues on their own along the way. Kids will read “7 Ate 9” by Tara Lazar which answers the age-old question, why is 6 afraid of 7? The event will happen throughout the month of May and will include special programs for all ages using these books as inspiration. Visit pembrokepubliclibrary.org for more details.
What’s My Treasure Worth?: noon-3 p.m. May 19. Come in and donate $5 to the Friends of the Pembroke Library for each item you wish to have appraised (limit of two items per person); must be portable and able to sit on your lap. First come, first served. We will begin accepting donations for place numbers at 11:30 a.m. Josh Rioux, a Massachusetts licensed auctioneer with J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers of Plymouth, will be giving verbal appraisals. Rioux has worked as a dealer, auctioneer and appraiser in the art and antiques business for over two decades with expertise in fine art, American furniture, rare coins, cewelry and militaria. He works full time as an auctioneer, conducting fine art and antiques, museum deaccession and estate auctions with a full schedule of charity and benefit events.
Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues: 7 p.m. May 22. Join historian Christopher Daley as he gives an in-depth retelling of the famous double homicide that may or may not have been committed by Lizzie Borden in 1892 Fall River. Daley has performed extensive research utilizing archival materials, period newspapers and period photographs to create an entertaining, fascinating and informative presentation about America’s favorite “Who done it?” The talk will include discussion of the day’s events, the police investigation, suspicion of Lizzie and her conflicting stories, the Grand Jury hearings and trial and finally the different theories that have been put forth.
Yoga: 10 a.m. May 23 and 30 and June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Led by Barbara Ward and other instructors from the YogaConnection of Plymouth and open to all levels. A single-class drop-in is $12 and a four-class registration is $45 ($35 for Friends members). Friends members may also purchase an eight-class punch ticket for $80, which is valid for three months.
Cranberries 101: 6:30 p.m. May 23. Learn the basics of the Massachusetts cranberry industry in this entertaining and informative talk presented by the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association. The talk will go into what is happening on the bogs (and why) during each of the four seasons. This presentation is held in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Rhapsody in Red: 200 Years of Cranberry Growing in Massachusetts,” which will be available for viewing at the library through May 25.
Clicking Needles Knitting & Crochet Group: 6:30 p.m. May 29 and June 12 and 26. Come knit and crochet together at the library — ask questions, share ideas and tips and learn new tricks. Adults of all ages and skill levels are welcome.
Movie Night: “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax”: 6 p.m. May 30. Close out Pembroke Reads with a screening of the 2014 movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax,” which dramatizes the story of the 1892 murder and 1893 trial. Starring Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall.
Pembroke Public Library Book Club: 6:30 p.m. June 5. Discuss “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald. All are welcome.
Thursday Movie Matinee: 1:30 p.m. June 7. This week’s featured movie is “The Post,” the true story of how the Washington Post, under the country’s first female newspaper publisher, exposed a government cover-up spanning three decades. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson.
Adult Craft Night: 6:30 p.m. June 13. Get ready for the Fourth of July by making a small patriotic wreath using clothespins and washi tape. Supplies are provided. Space is limited so register starting May 30 at the main desk or by calling 781-293-6771.
Summer Reading Begins: 9:30 a.m. June 18. Rock out to the beat of books and the rhythm of reading this summer with our Summer Reading Club. All ages can participate by visiting the library to sign up for free programs, prizes and more. Registration begins June 18.
Thursday Movie Matinee: 1:30 p.m. June 21. This week’s featured movie is “Call Me by Your Name,” in which romance blossoms between a student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant during a summer in 1980s Italy. Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Hate Ticks? Educational Workshop: 7 p.m. June 27. Hate ticks? Not only are ticks creepy, but the bite of a tick can transmit life-altering diseases. Don’t wait for ticks to bite — arm yourself with knowledge and stand up to them. With the right knowledge and tools, all tick-borne diseases are preventable. Come to this free one-hour workshop with Blake Dinius, entomologist educator for Plymouth County, to review basic tick biology and scientifically proven protection methods and bust any commonly held myths.