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

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Upcoming Events:

Digital Media Lab: Illustrator Essential Classes   
Tuesday, September 16
6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area
September is Adobe Creative Cloud month at the Duxbury Free Library. A Librarian will give an overview of Adobe Illustrator and present selected video instruction of Illustrator Essentials from Lynda.com.  You may return to the Media Lab on your own time to practice if you want to go deeper. Seating is limited to 10. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on September 2 at 10:00 am.

Drop Spindle Spinning  
Monday, September 22
6:00PM-8:00PM ~ Resource Room
Make a drop spindle with recyclable materials and then learn how to spin yarn from fleece with it. Materials provided. Space is limited to 10 people.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon. 

Digital Media Lab:Adobe Premiere Essential Classes   
Tuesday, September 23
6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area
September is Adobe Creative Cloud month at the Duxbury Free Library. A Librarian will give an overview of Adobe Premiere and present selected video instruction of Illustrator Essentials from Lynda.com.  You may return to the Media Lab on your own time to practice if you want to go deeper. Seating is limited to 10. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on September 9 at 10:00 am.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Sisters in Crime: 'Deadly and Delicious'  
Tuesday, September 23
7:00PM-9:00PM
Merry Room

Three mystery authors weave tales of murder and mayhem while dishing out mouth-watering meals for people and pets alike (recipes included!).

Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mystery featuring organic farmer Cam Flaherty.
Liz Mugavero's  Pawsitively Organic Mystery Series features Stan Connor, a coporate PR maven turned gourmet pet food chef.
Barbara Ross' is the author of a new series of Maine Clambake Mysteries.

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon. The icon will appear on September 9 at 10:00 am.

BookBreeze Literary Festival Event: Duxbury and Abolition: The Facts in Fiction ' 
Thursday, September 25
7:00PM-8:45PM
Merry Room

Read Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings and be prepared to discuss this wonderful historical novel.  After the conversation, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society archivist Carolyn Ravenscroft will bring the novel to life.  Angelina Grimke did indeeed speak out against slavery right here in Duxbury!

This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon. The icon will appear on September 11 at 10:00 am.

Digital Media Lab: Adobe Muse Essential Classes   
Tuesday, September 23
6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area
September is Adobe Creative Cloud month at the Duxbury Free Library. A Librarian will give an overview of Adobe Muse and present selected video instruction of Illustrator Essentials from Lynda.com.  You may return to the Media Lab on your own time to practice if you want to go deeper. Seating is limited to 10. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on September 16 at 10:00 am.

 

 

Ongoing Events:

BookBreeze Summer 2014
Literary Festival

The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop have scheduled a summer-long list of literary events for the third annual Bookbreeze festival. This year Bookbreeze consists of 13 different events starting June 11 and running until Sept. 25, including author visits and book signings, a cooking demonstration, a pub night, a dramatic reading, a mystery panel, and more. Best-selling authors such as Courtney Sullivan, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Amy Brill, and Randy Susan Meyers will all be part of Bookbreeze, as well as some newly-published discoveries, whose books are sure to become hits. More details are available here:


BookBreeze is brought to you by Westwinds Bookshop and the Duxbury Free Library.

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!

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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laughter yoga

Downton Abbey program

 

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