Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
781-934-2721

Adult Events

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday Salon Series: Poetry Excursion II: Let Us Go then, You and I
Sunday, January 11, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room
Last winter, Reverand Gordon Postill amazed a large group of poetry lovers with his deeply moving, heartfelt recitation of several thought provoking poems.  This special afternoon will invite reflection and discussion as we ponder such themes as adventure, hope, death, friendship grief, and contentment.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on  December 28 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included.

Sunday Salon Series: Author Matthew Gilbert
Sunday, January 18, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room
Matthew Gilbert, a Boston Globe TV critic and author, will present his book Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park.  Dog lovers will delight in this popular and well written memoir chronicling a year of Gilbert's experiences at Amory Dog Park in Brookline, MA.  Quirky owners and rambuctious dogs abound.  This program is for everyone who considers themselves part of the doggie nation or, as Gilbert himself says, for 'dog people with fur on their jackets and biscuits in their pockets.'

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on  January 4 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included.

Sunday Salon Series: Author Dawn Tripp
Sunday, January 25, 2015 ~ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room
awn Tripp visits to discuss her novel Game of Secrets.   In 1957, Jane Weld was eleven years old when her father Luce, a petty thief, disappeared.  His skiff was found drifting near the marsh, empty except for his hunting coat and a box of shot-gun shells.  No one in his small New England town knew for sure what happened until three years later when his skull rolled out of a gravel bank by the river, a bullet hole in the temple.  Booklist says of this dramatic novel, 'A gracefully told character study of three intelligent, forbidding women and the men who love them, wrapped in a taut, suspenseful mystery.'

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on  January 11 at 2:00 pm.  If signing up for multiple people, the first and last name of each person must be included

Ongoing Events:

Sunday Salon Series
Sundays ~ 2:00 p.m.~ Merry Room
Cozy (or exciting, you pick!) Sunday
afternoons at the Duxbury Free Library are
back, and with it are the wonderful,
ever changing Sunday Salon programs.

January 11: Poetry Excursion II: Let Us Go then, You and I

January 18 : Author Matthew Gilbert

January 25: Author Dawn Tripp

February 1: Buried Treasure: A Behind the Scenes Look at First Wilderness by Sam Keith

February 8: Making it Happen! Get It Published!

February 15: Author Richard Hoffman

February 22: Henry Acker - Gypsy Jazz Trio Family Event

March 1: Drum to the Beat! Family Drum Circle with Nationally Known Musician Otha Day

March 8: Author Glenn Carle

March 15: Author Marjan Kamali

March 22: Author Missy Carter

March 29: Snug Harbor Chorus Performs!

Online registration for all programs
begins two weeks before each event. Author
programs are always presented in collaboration by Westwinds Bookshop.
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DFL Open Book Club
Every second Monday of the Month
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.~ Setter Room

Join DFL Open Book Club to meet & discuss recently read books with others in the Duxbury community. All adults are welcome to attend. No registration required.

Makerspace Knitting Night
Every third Monday of the Month
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ~ Resource Room

If you need help seaming a sweater, need to learn how to turn a cable, or want to learn to knit - join us! A night for social knitting with help available for beginners and intermediates. No registration required, just drop in.

Digital Devices Drop-in
Every Mon.-Thurs. 6:30-7:30 p.m. ~ Reference Area
Informal instruction on using your smartphone and/or tablet.  Learn how to access the library mobile website, to use the catalog, book museum passes, or renew materials.  Get free apps to download e-books and e-audiobooks, and use Mango language learning from your smartphone.  Just bring your device and we can talk!

Digital Media Lab
Every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. ~Reference
Training and orientation classes in various products offered in the Duxbury Free Library Media Lab. Lessions are self contained. You may return to the Media Lab on your own time to dig deeper. Space is limited to 10 spots. Registration is required and begins two weeks before..

DFL Writers Group Meeting
Every Third Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ~ Merry Room
Meetings include discussion of writing projects and some time for actual writing.  Open to all adult writers, all levels of experience.  No registration required, just drop in!

Laughter Yoga
Every Thursday 11:30 p.m. ~ Resource Room
This is a weekly drop-in Laughter Yoga group where we laugh together without the use of jokes or props. It is free to the public. Laughing, combined with yoga breathing, without jokes for the fun of it! Drop-in when you can, stay for the healthy benefits!

Adult Game Night
Every Fourth Friday 6:00 p.m. ~ Resource Room
Want to play board games, but never have enough people? Looking to have some fun without spending any money? Come for an after hours event at the library. Play old classics or try new games you might not have heard of.

Registration is required and begins two weeks before, in person or by phone.
Open to ages 18+.

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