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

Adult Events

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Upcoming Events:

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Authors Randy Susan Meyer & M.J. Rose   
Wednesday, July 22 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM ~ Merry Room
Randy Susan Meyer will present her latest book, Accidents of Marriage.  M.J. Rose will talk about her most recent work The Witch of Painted Sorrows.

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 July 8 at 10:00 am.

Finding Your Roots
Saturday, July 25 ~ 10:30AM-11:30AM ~ Reference Area
Start your genealogy quest with an introduction to the Library's resources, including recently acquired genealogy resources.  Learn how you can use books, websites and videos to research your family tree.

Registration is required and can be done by phone or via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on July 11 at 10:00 am.

Learn a Language 
Tuesday, July 28 ~ 6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area
You can still learn basic phrases for your trip abroad this summer.  With Mango Languages,  next summer you will be speaking like a native.  There are 66 foreign languages available to you on any internet enabled device.  Also great for students to get a jump on their foreign language classes, Mango Languages is provided by the Friends of the Library.

Registration is required and can be done by phone or via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on July 14 at 10:00 am.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Doug Most   
Wednesday, July 29 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM ~ Merry Room
Doug Most will present his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway.

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 July 15 at 10:00 am.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Three Towns, One Boston Girl: Anita Diamant Presents     
Wednesday, August 5 ~ 7:00PM-10:00 PM ~ Duxbury Performing Arts Center
Award winning author Anita Diamant will present her newest book, The Boston Girl . This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Duxbury, Marshfield, and Kingston Libraries and Westwinds Bookshop.  Tickets are required and will be available at the three libraries and at Westwinds.  The $5.00 charge for the ticket can be applied toward the purchase of  The Boston Girl at Westwinds Bookshop. 

Ongoing Events:

BookBreeze
Duxbury's Summer Literary Festival 2015
The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop are collaborating once again to provide the community with a blockbuster reading summer replete with author presentations, book signings, discussions and more!

Reservations for events held at the Duxbury Free Library are available two weeks before online, in person or by phone.

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 smart phone and/or tablet.  Learn how to access the library mobile web site, 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. Lessons 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!

Open Book Club
Rotating schedule ~ Once a month ~ 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. After taking a break for the winter the book club will be resuming in April with some modifications. Book discussion times will shift for a few months to find the best time for the most people. Book discussed can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

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 First Thursday 6:30 p.m. ~ 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+.

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