The Elizabeth Taber Library is located at 8 Spring St., Marion. The phone number is 508-748-1252. The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. More program information can be found on the library’s website at elizabethtaberlibrary.org.
“Unstuck” free screening: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Adults and youth are invited to watch “Unstuck: An OCD Kids Movie” in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 6-12. “Unstuck” is a short documentary that explains obsessive compulsive disorder through the eyes of children and their families. A panel with knowledge and experience in the field of OCD treatment will make a brief presentation and will welcome comments after the film. Caitlin White, a senior clinical social worker at McLean Hospital’s Child & Adolescent OCD Institute, works with children and families with OCD and related disorders. Morgan Browning is a community residence counselor at McLean Hospital’s Child & Adolescent OCD Institute as well as a researcher with labs at Brown University, University of Florida and McLean Hospital.
Halloween Blood Drive: 2-7 p.m. Oct. 10, Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill St., Marion. The Elizabeth Taber Library with Marion Recreation, The Marion Council on Aging and
The Red Cross present a Halloween Blood Drive. Sign up at the library or visit http://redcrossblood.org
and enter “Marion” to schedule an appointment.
Chess Club: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Jim Keagle will lead this drop-in chess club for all ages. Chess sets are provided.
Museum Passes: Come to the Elizabeth Taber Library to check out any of our museum passes with your SAILS library card. We currently have discounted passes to the Heritage Museums and Gardens, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Mystic Aquarium, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Plimoth Plantation, Roger Williams Zoo and the Mass State Parks Pass. To reserve a pass or for more information, call the library at 508-748-1252 or visit elizabethtaberlibrary.org.
Home Delivery Library Services: The Elizabeth Taber Library, in partnership with the Council on Aging, offers a home delivery option for those Marion residents that need this service. To be eligible for this program, you must be a Marion resident with a library card in good standing. To arrange to have library books or audio books delivered to your home, call the Elizabeth Taber Library at 508-748-1252.
Drop-in Technology Help: 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Do you have questions about Facebook, Twitter, Skype or need technology assistance with an electronic device you recently bought or acquired? Stop into the Elizabeth Taber Library, and one of our staff members will walk you through it. No registration is required for this free drop in program. First come, first served. Note, if you cannot make Wednesday afternoons but need assistance, call the Elizabeth Taber Library to make an appointment for another time.
The Mattapoisett Public Library is located at 7 Barstow St. All programs at the library are free and open to the public. The mailing address is P.O. Box 475 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website mattapoisettlibrary.org.
If you have any questions or need special accommodations, please contact the library at 508-758-4171 or email the Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Michelle Skaar at email@example.com.
All programs are free.
“Unstuck” Free Screening: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Adults and youth are invited to a free screening of “Unstuck: an OCD Kids Movie” in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 6-12. “Unstuck” is a short documentary that explains obsessive compulsive disorder through the eyes of children and their families. A panel with knowledge and experience in the field of OCD treatment will make a brief presentation and will welcome comments after the film. Caitlin White, LICSW, is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at McLean Hospital’s Child & Adolescent OCD Institute, where she works with children and families with OCD and related disorders. Morgan Browning, BA/BS, is a Community Residence Counselor at McLean Hospital’s Child & Adolescent OCD Institute as well as a researcher with labs at Brown University, University of Florida, and McLean Hospital.
Book Club Forming: We are in the process of starting a book club for older teens and adults dedicated to Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf. If you are interested, please visit the reference desk to sign up or contact librarian Michelle Skaar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 508-758-4171. When you sign up, you will get an opportunity to vote for the first book and help us decide on the time we will meet!
Mad Scientist Laboratory: 4 p.m. every Wednesday starting Oct. 9. Students ages 12 and older are invited to join the librarians as they perform ghoulish experiments in the name of science.
Magnetic Slime: Oct. 9. Students will create, learn about and test the limits of magnetic slime at this program. Register by Sept.27.
Pumpkin Catapults: Oct. 16. After a quick lesson in physics, students will construct catapults. The catapult that sends a pumpkin the farthest will win a prize.
Teens Cook: Halloween Candy. 1 p.m. Oct. 19. Teens will make a dish out of Halloween candy. Register by Oct. 12, as space is limited.
Exothermic Reaction: Oct. 23. Learn about what exactly an exothermic reaction is and then witness it live.
Young Adult Storytime: 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Students ages 12 and older are invited to sign up to read their favorite scary story or one they have written. The best and scariest one will win a prize. Refreshments will be served. Please register for a 10-minute slot up until the time of the event.
Gelatin Heart Science: Oct. 30. Learn about the anatomy of the human heart before dissecting and manipulating a gelatin heart.
Craft Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Come by for a quick craft and some fun. No registration required.
Take Apart Table: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Patrons can visit to learn how equipment and appliances are made by taking them apart.
Read to Breton: Tuesdays and Saturdays. Lenore Everett and her certified therapy dog, Breton, will be at the library for individual appointments during which children of all ages can come and sit with Breton and Lenore for 15-minute time slots to practice their reading skills. Stop by or call the children’s department to schedule your session.
Chess Club: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Join instructor Jim Kegle to learn chess skills and strategies. All abilities welcome. No registration necessary.
Writers’ Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. Join a group of writers who share their work and enjoy writing prompts. All genres welcome.
Knitters: 3-4 p.m. Thursdays. Everyone is welcome. Are you a beginner? Knitting needles and yarn are available to get started.
Need Wireless Access?: Patrons may borrow a T-Mobile Wireless Hotspot for one week at a time. This is perfect for cottages and boats without Internet access.
Check out a Metal Detector: Lose your keys or a piece of jewelry? Interested in doing a little amateur archaeology in your backyard? The library has two metal detectors that may be checked out with an adult library card.
LEGO Builders, Unite!: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. LEGO enthusiasts gather at the LEGO table in the Children’s Room to enjoy the latest LEGO challenge. Dig in and build.
Scrapbooking Group to Meet Monthly: 10:30 a.m. the first Friday of the month. Bring your photos, papers, tools and ideas to a new group Scrapbook Crop! The group will meet the first Friday of every month in the library meeting room. Ideas for designs will be shared over coffee and tea. All skill levels are welcome.
Young Scientists Club: All children are welcome to drop in to enjoy the Science Exploration table where they can create a bird feeder, enjoy a squirrel scavenger hunt, and try other nature activities. A sensory bin is there for toddlers to dig in and enjoy.
MOBY Backpacks: Explore the outdoors all year long with the whole family by checking out a MOBY backpack from the children’s department. The My Own BackYard creations are filled with equipment, activities, nature journals and fun. Binoculars, tools, collection kits and more are included, as well as books to answer questions about the seashore, invasive species, insects, wildflowers, rocks and fossils and other topics. Let the staff know what you discover as you explore the outdoors.
Signing Savvy: Want to learn sign language to communicate more effectively with a hearing impaired person or to begin a fun way to communicate with your baby or toddler? Visit the library’s website with your Mattapoisett library card and select “Signing Savvy” on the left side of the homepage. The free program enables searches for words and phrases you want to learn and saves your list of new signs.
Museum passes available: Did you know that with your library card you can check out passes to museums all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island that will give you free or discounted admission? The library also has passed for discounted Paw Sox tickets, zoos, state parks, aquariums and more. The list of passes is available on the library’s website www.mattapoisettlibrary.org. You can also reserve the passes online with your library card. There is currently a display about the pass program in the reading room. Call the circulation desk if you need assistance reserving a pass at 508-758-4171.
Free Videos: Library videocassettes are looking for new homes that have VCRs so they can still be enjoyed. Stop in and help yourself to the selection on the main floor near the Friends’ Used Book Sale shelves.
The Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library is located at 17 Constitution Way, The Common, Rochester. The phone number is 508-763-8600. The hours are Monday and Thursday, from 1 to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about these and other programs, call 508-763-8600, go to www.plumblibrary.com or email email@example.com.
Twos and Threes Together Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Fridays starting Oct. 4. For information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa will lead a partial lap sit storytime with books, songs, fingerplays, music and movement. Storytimes are enhanced with pre-reading skills such as talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Registration required.
Plumb Library Knitters (and Crocheters): 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Bring your latest project, get advice on a problem or a new project or just have fun hanging out with other knitters. Chocolate is always served.