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

Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs:

How to Ace in Interview
Tuesday, February 28 ~ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Resource Room

Find out how to put yourself in the best light during a job interview. Employment coach Gary Gekow will present a 2-hour workshop on how to handle questions from Human Resources. Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning February 14 at 7:00 pm.

3D Printing 101
Saturday, March 4 ~ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Reference Department

An introduction to 3D printing and digital design for those unfamiliar with the basic concepts. Learn how to design simple objects and the process by which the DFL can bring them to life! Registration is required and can be done beginning February 18 online, over the phone, or in person.

Sunday Salon Series: Community BEATS! Drum Circle
Sunday, March 5 ~ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Catch the beat with Otha Day in his return visit to Duxbury. Otha's infinite patience and gifted musical talents get an intergenerational audience drumming and creating powerful rhythms that rock the soul. Bring your drum or use one of Otha's. All ages from K to 100 are welcome! Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning February 19 at 1:00 pm.

Sunday Salon Series: Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio
Sunday, March 12 ~ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

This event will catapult your heart and mind into the stratosphere. Local student Henry Acker, a guitar prodigy (and cool guy!), will perform with his dad, Victor, and Uncle Dana. Henry's musical career is expanding. Be inspired. Be entertained. Experience musical talent the whole world will one day here. Do not miss this event! Perfect for all ages, kindergarten through seniors. Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning February 26 at 1:00 pm.

Fake News - A Community Discussion
Saturday, March 18 ~ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

What is fake news? How do you determine if news is fake or real? How do you deal with fake news? Three panel members and moderator Tony Chamberlain will present their views on fake news, what it is, and how to deal with it. After which the community is welcome to contribute to the conversation. Registration is required and can be done online, in person, or over the phone beginning March 4.

 

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.

March 8
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
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+.

Adult Coloring Night
Every Third Thursday 6:30 PM ~ YA Area
Coloring isn't just for kids. Join us for a coloring night. Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, increase calmness and “zen” in your life. We will provide adult level coloring pages, and atmosphere. We'd love for you to provide the great company! Put yourself first and come color with us!

knitting group

 

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