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

Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs:

Backyard Astronomy: Scanning the Skies with the New Library Telescope!
Thursday, January 26 ~ 7:00 PM -8:30 PM ~ Reference Area

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!

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 12 at 10:00 am.

Sunday Salon Series: Author Bob Know
Sunday, January 29 ~ 2:00 PM -4:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Boston Globe writer Bob Knox presents Suosso's Lane - a compelling tale with relevance to today's political issues. The novel is set mostly in Plymouth and chronicles the famous and infamous Sacco-Vanzetti case. Two Italian immigrants, profiled for their radical views, were convicted of a murder-robbery in a trial marred by weak evidence and judicial prejudice, and were executed seven years later despite international protests. This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 15 at 10:00 am.

Threads of Duxbury's Past Gallery Talk: Men's Clothing
Tuesday, January 31 ~ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ~ Reference Area

Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit of men's clothing that will be on display in the case in the Reference Department at the library from February through March. This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and the Duxbury Free Library. No registration is required.

Threads of Duxbury's Past Gallery Talk: Men's Clothing
Friday, February 3 ~ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Reference Area

Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit of men's clothing that will be on display in the case in the Reference Department at the library from February through March. This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society and the Duxbury Free Library. No registration is required.

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:

Makerspace 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.

February 8
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
March 14

The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
April 11
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 9
The Dinner by Herman Koch
June 13
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!

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