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

Adult Programs

Library Catalog My Account  General Information

Upcoming Programs:

Seeking Solar Solutions
Thursday, March 23 ~ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

State representative Josh Cutler will provide up-to-the-minute information on the current state of solar legislation in Massachusetts. Rep. Cutler will also moderate a panel discussion on the benefits of solar energy, the process of selecting panels, types of installation, and financing options. Duxbury residents who have installed solar panels will join the panelists to answer questions from the audience. Co-sponsored by Sustainable Duxbury. Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning March 9.

Sunday Salon Series:Sleep Well
Sunday, March 26 ~ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Rick Clerici, a certified sleep educator, and Louisa Clerici, a behavioral sleep therapist, will help us discover how to significantly improve the quality of our sleep in this 90-minute, hands-on presentation. Since so many folks complain about sleep troubles, this may be the help we are looking for! Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning March 12 at 1:00 PM.

3D Printing 101
Saturday, April 1~ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Reference Department

This will be a family-friendly overview of 3D printing. Watch our Ultimaker-2 print bracelets, and learn about making jewelry, toys, medical devices, and more. The Ultimaker-2 uses "TinkerCad" software and plastic made from corn to produce 3D products. No registration is required.

Sunday Salon Series:Margot Cheel, Aerial Photography
Sunday, April 2~ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Margot Cheel is an award-winning photographer, private plane pilot, and arts educator. From an interview of Margot in 'South Shore Living' magazine: "I came to aerial photography at a time when I was seeking a new turn and view of the world. The perspective from above was exhilarating. After thirty years, my art and travel background found a new focus." Margot's photography not only offers unique views of property and locations, but also helps realtors sell homes, towns attract tourism, and conservation groups promote preservation. Margot is also an author. She will have on hand two books for sale, the newest is a children's book entitled "What Do You See? Finding Shapes from the Sky". "Sea and Sand from the Sky" will also be available. Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning March 19 at 1:00 PM.

 

Thursday, January 26: Backyard Astronomy: Scanning the Skies with the New Library Telescope! – 7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Come to this family-friendly presentation to learn how to use the new library telescope obtained through the Aldrich Astronomical Society. Spacey door prizes will be offered for children, along with outside viewing for all, weather permitting. The telescope will be available for checkout after the program to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star hopping – learn how easy it is to use and observe the horizons from home!

 

Ongoing Programs:

Knitting Night
Every third Monday of the Month
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM ~ 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
Wednesdays ~ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Reference
Bring in your device and questions for informal instruction on using your smart phone and/or tablet.  Find out how to download books, watch movies, learn a foreign language, place holds on books and more.  Registration is not required.

DFL Writers Group Meeting
Every Third Wednesday 6:30 PM~ 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!

Open Book Club
2nd Wednesday of the Month schedule ~10:30AM ~ Setter Room
This is a commitment free book club – you can come once or twice a year or every month. No registration is required, just show up ready to share insights on the book. Book discussed can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. They will be available a month in advance. Here is the list of books being discussed.

April 12
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 10
The Dinner by Herman Koch
June 14
Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke

Laughter Yoga
Every Thursday 11:30 AM ~ 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 First Thursday 6:30 PM ~ YA Area
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+.

 

knitting group

 

Sign up to receive bookletters.