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

Adult Events

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Upcoming Events:

DFL Writers Group
Wednesday, May 20 ~
6:30-8:30PM ~ 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!

Community Conversation: Heroin and Opiates in our Backyard
Thursday, May 21 ~
7:00-9:00PM ~ Merry Room

A panel of health experts, state legislators, law enforcement officials and recovering addicts will speak about the insidious epidemic of opiate addiction.

Digital Media Lab: Hands on Help with Your Project
Tuesday May 26, 2015 ~
6:00-8:00PM ~ Reference Area

Registration is suggested but not required. 

Please call the Reference Desk at 781-934-2721 ext. 5623 to schedule an appointment .

For Your Health: GMO OMG A film and discussion
Thursday May 28, 2015 ~
7:00-9:00PM ~ Merry Room

Are genetically modified organisms the answer to solving world hunger or a severe threat to the health of people and the planet? Why have governments in Europe, Russia, and China banned their use? On Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, GMO OMG will explore the questions surrounding the use of GMOs and who could control the future of our food. Come evaluate for yourself.

Registration is appreciated and will begin Thursday, May 14 either through the library online calendar or by calling 781-934-2721 x5632.

Digital Media Lab
Tuesday, June 02~ 6:30PM-7:30PM ~ Reference Area
A Librarian will give an overview and present selected video instruction from Lynda.com.  Seating is limited to 10.  6:30-7:30 on the upper level of the Library.  Seating is limited to 10. 

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on April 21 at 10:00 am.

Adult Game Night
Thursday, June 04~ 6:30PM-8:00PM~ YA Area
Enjoy an evening of fun and games at the library.  Various games are played.   
No registration is required. Just drop in!.

Threads of Duxbury's Past Time Line Series: Gallery Talk
Friday, June 05 ~ 11:00AM-12:00PM
Reference Area

Madelon Ali of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society will present a talk on the wedding dress worn by Anne Wessell Steel (born: 1857, died: 1893) at her wedding on May 1, 1879 to George Arthur Piersol (born: 1865, died: 1924).  This dress was donated by Anne (Nancy) Morgan along with a large, historically important collection of 19th and early 20th century items.  The wedding dress belonged to Ms. Morgan's grandmother.

eBay - selling safely 
Saturday, June 06 ~ 10:30AM-11:30AM ~ Reference Are
Turn your yard sale find into a bonanza, learn basics of safely selling on eBay.   A Librarian will give an overview of the process followed by a brief video and a question and answer period.  

Registration is required and may be via the hand icon which will be visible here beginning Saturday, May 23rd.

Open Book Club
Wednesday, June 10~ 6:30PM-7:30 PM ~ Setter Room
This is a drop in program; no registration is required.

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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