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

Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs:

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Lisa Duffy
Thursday, July 27~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Periodical Room

It's always a great joy to be part of a debut novel launch for an emerging writing star. Set in a small coastal Maine town, The Salt House follows the aftermath of a terrible tragedy that occurs in a close, loving family. Told in alternating voices, the reader is let into the private thoughts and perspectives of each person navigating the loss. This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting July 13th at 10:00 AM.

Threads of Duxbury's Past Gallery Talk: Early 20th Century Summer Clothing
Tuesday, August 1 ~ 6:30 PM ~ 7:30 PM ~ Reference Area

Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit of a mother in a white summer dress with her boy in a sailor suit that evoke the spirit of Maine during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and the Duxbury Free Library. No registration is required.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Elizabeth Searle
Wednesday, August 2~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Elizabeth Searle reads from her newest book, We Got Him. Jessical Treadway's review says 'We Got Him is an intimate, breathless ride-along with a husband and wife who find themselves on the brink of their baby's premature birth amid the chaos set off by the Boston Marathon bombings. Searle weaves a tautly told tale that combines high family drama with the tension of a city under virtual lockdown, terrorized by bombers who remain on the loose.' This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting July 19th at 10:00 AM.

Threads of Duxbury's Past Gallery Talk: Early 20th Century Summer Clothing
Friday, August 4 ~11:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM ~ Reference Area

Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit of a mother in a white summer dress with her boy in a sailor suit that evoke the spirit of Maine during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and the Duxbury Free Library. No registration is required.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Paul Clerici
Tuesday, August 8~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

A History of the Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod. So many of us have run or watched one of America's - certaainly Cape Cod's - most beloved road races. But how many of us know the history of the race? Paul Clerici is a compendium of knowledge about all things running. As a runner himself, he adds bright color and entrtainment galore to his presentation! This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting July 25th at 10:00 AM.

Garden Crafts Drop-In
Wednesday, August 9 ~ 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM ~ Reading Garden

Make crafts in the beautiful Reading Garden. We will use natural materials to make items that will beautify your own outdoor space. All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

BookBreeze Literary Festival and Friends of the Library Fund Raiser: Author Amor Towles
Thursday, August 10 ~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Duxbury High School Presentation Hall

Amor Towles returns to Duxbury to charm and entertain us with A Gentleman in Moscow. A master of absorbing fiction, Towles once again creates an atmospheric treasure, immersing us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov, an unrepentant aristocrat, sentenced by the Bolshevik tribunal to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Tickets are $20.00 before the event, and will be available at the Library and at Westwinds Bookshop, and for $25.00 at the door. Westwinds will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing.

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 ~10:30AM ~ Setter Room


The Open Book Club is on hiatus until September.

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. Hiatus

September 13
The Day the World Came to Town by Jim DeFede

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.

Cookbook Book Club
One Saturday a Month ~ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ~ Resource Room
For those of us who love to cook and eat, we are starting a unique book club: a Cookbook Book Club. Choose a recipe (or two) and bring the finished dish to our potluck, and we will share our food and discuss what we liked and didn't like about this cookbook. Book to be discussed can be viewed at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. Drop-in program, no registration is required.

August 26th
River Cottage Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Wittingsall
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September 23
Lighten Up Y'All by Virginia Willis

October 21
The Apple Cookbook by Olwen Woodier

May TBD

 

 

 

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