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

Adult Events

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Upcoming Events:

Laughter Yoga        
Thursday, February 4 ~ 11:30AM-12:00PM ~ 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 Board Game Night       
Thursday, February 4 ~ 6:30PM-8:00PM ~ YA Area
This is a welcoming group of adults age 18+ who like to play board games. There are always lots of laughs! The library owns a bunch of games, but feel free to bring your favorites and teach us to play them. We meet the 1st Thursday of every month in the YA lounge. Snacks are provided.

'Threads 0f Duxbury's Past' Gallery Talk: 1940s - 1950s Suit      
Friday, February 5 ~ 11:00AM-12:00PM ~ Reference Area
Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit, 1940s - 1950s style suit on display in the case in the Reference Department at the library from February 1 to March 31.  Under discussion will be issues of World War II and how they affected the fashions of the times.              .

This program is co-sponsored by the Duxbury Rural and Historical and the Duxbury Free Library

Sunday Salon Series: Duxbury's Own Town Historian, Tony Kelso Presents: EXTREMES - Noted Duxbury Families and Their Life Passages.          
Sunday, February 7~ 2:00PM-4:00PM ~ Merry Room
What do Alger Hiss, son of President Garfield, Mary Livermore and a few others have in common?  Tony Kelos has devoted much of his own time investigating the unique history of Duxbury's noted citizens and visitors. Learn more at this exciting presentation.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on 1/24/16 at 1:00 pm.

Open Book Club: The Boston Girl
Wednesday, February 10 ~ 10:30AM-11:30AM ~ Setter Room
This month we will discuss Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William M. Kuhn.  This is a drop in program; no registration is required.

Laughter Yoga     
Thursday, February 11 ~ 11:30AM-12:00PM ~ 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!

Sunday Salon Series: Murder, Mystery and Chocolate!          
Sunday, February 14~ 2:00PM-4:00PM ~ Merry Room
Love may be in the air, but so is mystery and chocolate!  Join authors Hallie Ephron and Hank Phillippi Ryan as they discuss their latest books.  You'll be treated to Valentine's Day chocolate delights!  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 31 at 1:00 

DFL Writers Group            
Wednesday, February 17~ 6:30PM-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!

Laughter Yoga     
Thursday, February 18 ~ 11:30AM-12:00PM ~ 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 Coloring Night         
Thursday, February 18 ~ 6:30PM-8:00PM ~ YA Area
Come try the newest craze: coloring for adults! You may be surprised at how relaxed and happy coloring will make you feel. The library will provide coloring books, colored pencils, and comfy couches in the YA Lounge. This is a drop-in group on the 3rd Thursday of each month. No registration is required.

Sunday Salon Series: Death in Shorts  
Sunday, February 21~ 2:00PM-4:00PM ~ Merry Room
Local authors Gary Braver, Shelly Dickson Carr, Louisa Clerici, Chris Knopf, and Susan Oleksiw will discuss where they get inspiration for their mystery stories and how they craft compelling shorts.  Their stories are among the thirty-three original tales published in Level Best Books' thirteenth anthology, Best New England Crime Stories 2016: Red Dawn.   Leslie Wheeler, co-editor/publisher at Level Best, will moderate. 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 February 7 at 1:00 pm.

Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on January 10 at 1:00 pm.

Knitting Night         
Monday, February 22 ~ 6:00PM-8:00PM ~ Merry 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. Drop in. No registration required.

The Westwinds Winter Books Series at the Winsor House Inn: The Half Brother            
Wednesday, February 24 ~ 7:00-9:00PM ~ The 1803 Winsor House Inn
The Winsor House Inn will be hosting a three part winter book series in partnership with the Westwinds Bookshop and the Duxbury Free Library.  The February book is Holly LeCraw's The Half Brother.  A discussion of the book will be led by Brooke McDonough from Westwinds and Carol Jankowski from the Duxbury Free Library. Reservations are recommended.  Please call the Winsor House Inn at 781-934-0991.

Laughter Yoga        
Thursday, Febryary 25 ~ 11:30AM-12:00PM ~ 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!

Duxbury Free Library and Sustainable Duxbury present: Community Forum on Solar Panels        
Thursday, Febryary 25 ~ 7:30PM ~ Merry Room
Solar Energy Panel presentation will moderated by Duxbury's State Representative Josh Cutler.  Speakers to include several Duxbury homeowners who have installed solar panels, purchased or leased, and experts from Mass Clean Energy and Energy Save.

Sunday Salon Series: Jim O'Connell, M.D., 'Stories from the Shadows'  
Sunday, February 28~ 2:00PM-4:00PM ~ Merry Room
Dr. O'Connell's collection of stories and essays, written over thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets. Jim O'Connell, MD, has a masters degree in theology from Cambridge University and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.  He is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and founder and president of the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, which delivers services to more than 12,000 men, women and children in over 60 shelters and sites.  He has received numerous awards including the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award in 20012. 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 February 11 at 2:00 pm.

Ongoing Events:

Sunday Salon Series
Sundays November through March
2:00 p.m. ~ Merry Room

Sunday Salon Series Continues into 2016!

Winters can be long and cold, but you can warm up your brain, heart and spirit at the Library's Sunday Salon Series . Author events are in collaboration with Westwinds Bookshop who will provide books for sale and signing. Registration for all programs is encouraged.

Registration for events held at the Duxbury Free Library are available two weeks before online, in person or by phone, just click on the Program Name.

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 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 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+.

Adult Coloring Night
Every Third Thursday 6:30 p.m. ~ 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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