The BACON FREE LIBRARY is located at 58 Eliot St., Route 16, South Natick. The library website is For additional information or to sign up for programs, call 508-653-6730.

ART EXHIBIT: Artist Friends of the Bacon Free Library. Ten artists – Evelyn Bernal, Liz Gorman, Nelson Hammer, Lynda Davis Jeha, Holly Lombardo, Virge Lorents, Eliz Magilligan, Yale S. Nicolls, Kira Seamon, and Pooja Shah – have created a very special exhibit at the BFL, which will remain up for a year! In addition, we have art donated by Bren Bataclan and Sheila Fortune.

RESERVE MUSEUM PASSES: Get discounted rates at the Discovery Museum, Gardens at Elm Bank, Mass Audubon, Massachusetts State Parks, and the Museum of Science. Stop by the library, visit the website or call to put one on hold.

STORY TIME SCHEDULE: Story times will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays (Alphabet Story Time), Wednesdays and Fridays.

MOMMY & ME MOVE IT: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Attention kiddos: bring a grown-up and join for 30 minutes of stretching, dancing, marching, hopping and anything else to get moving on a Monday morning!

TECH HELP TUESDAYS: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration required. Need help with an e-reader, tablet or laptop? Want to set up an account for email, Facebook or Twitter but not sure how to get started? Interested in an introduction to the library’s online resources? Sign up for one-on-one help in 30-minute sessions on Tuesday afternoons between 4-6 p.m. Pick the topic and bring the device. Registration is required. Register online or call 508-653-6730.

STEAM: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 13. Registration required. A five-week series exploring science, technology, engineering art and math. Each week will focus on a different topic. Register online or by calling 508-653-6730.

PIECING IT TOGETHER: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Looking for a little midweek afternoon challenge? Come to the BFL to work on the community jigsaw puzzle – the group will keep working on it until it’s completed, then continue onto a new puzzle challenge.

FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB: 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5 and 19 and Nov. 2 and 16. Join for an hour of French conversation and brush up on language skills.

DOG TALES: 10 a.m. Sept. 27. Read dog stories with one of the library’s gentle therapy dogs. No registration required, no age limits.

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB: noon Sept. 28. A discussion of “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. Copies available at the library.

CAFE BARCELONA ACOUSTIC GUITAR CONCERT: 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 29. The Eliot Church and Bacon Free Library will host internationally known guitarist-composer Peter Griggs in an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Bacon Free Library. Bring a blanket, folding chairs, and food; in inclement weather, the concert will be held at Eliot Church. Admission is by freewill donation ($10 suggested).

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: 1 p.m. Oct. 3. A discussion of “Rising Man” by Abir Mukherjee. Copies available at the library.
HOUR OF CODE: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Registration is required. This Hour of Code class is an entry-level program; only for newbie coders. In this class for ages 7-10, coaches use Scratch or Snap to teach kids using project-based game development curriculum, in a traditional class-like environment. Space is limited.

SAGIT ZILBERMAN — SONG & DANCE FROM AROUND THE PLANET: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the world. Jazz multi-instrumentalist Sagit Zilberman will perform an interactive global music program for families and children. This program introduces audience members to instruments such as the didgeridoo, rainstick, tongue drum, handpan drums and saxophone.

FRIENDS OF THE BFL MEETING: 7:15 p.m. Oct. 8. Join the Friends as they plan for the year of supporting the Bacon Free Library. There are big jobs and small jobs that need helping hands. Last year, the Friends gave the BFL over $12,000 for programs, books and materials.

DARROW FOR THE DEFENSE — THE SCOPES TRIAL: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Natick Community Center. In 1925, John Scopes, a high school biology teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, was arrested for violating the state’s law against the preaching of evolution in the classroom. Featuring two debaters, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, the trial spiraled into an all-out duel between science and religion over the proper way to teach the origins of the human race. Presented by History Professor Gary Hylander in partnership with the Natick Council on Aging.

HISTORY BOOK CLUB: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at Natick Community Center. A discussion of “Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World” by Eileen McNamara. Copies available at the library.

READ TO A DOG: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 12. Registration required. Kids in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a therapy dog. Call 508-653-6730 or visit the website to register.

ENVIRONMENTAL BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Oct. 15. With Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor and environmental enthusiast Arthur Ensroth, join a discussion of “The Uninhabitable Earth” by David Wallace-Wells. Copies available at the library.

BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Oct. 22. A discussion of “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. Copies available at the library.