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

Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs:

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Paul Tremblay
Wednesday, June 28 ~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Paul Tremblay was recently honored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book with the top award in fiction for his newest thriller, A Head Full of Ghosts. Tremblay says, "I'm fascinated by the weight and heft of our local history, our ghosts, and how our stories are updated and reinvented." This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting June 14th at 10:00 AM.

Ooch's Dance Party Workshop
Thursday, June 29 ~ 4:30 PM ~ 5:30 PM ~ Duxbury Senior Center

Sixty minutes of popular line dances from the 'Cupid Shuffle' and the 'Wobble' to the 'Hully Gully' and 'Electric Slide'! Perfect for children in elementary school through senior citizens who'd love to learn. No sitting on the sidelines wehn Ooch is in the room! Registration begins Thursday, June 15 by calling the Duxbury Senior Center at 781-934-5774, x5716.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Debi Graham-Leard
Thursday, July 6 ~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Debi Grahm-Leard will present The Uninvited Guest. Force a retired music professor to host a nasty nemesis who left town a dozen years ago, add a garden tour, a mysterious disappearance, and stir in a ghost, then read on to find out what happens to our widow as she tries to prove herself innocent of any wrong doing! Graham-Leard's debut mystery was inspired by an abandoned library in her New England Town. This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting June 22nd at 10:00 AM.

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Brunonia Barry
Tuesday, July 11 ~ 7:00 PM ~ 9:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Brunonia Barry reads from The Fifth Petal. In a starred review, Booklist states, "The superlative Barry creates a vividly eerie, time-bending landscape that stretches back and forth between the Salem witch trials, the Goddess Murders, and the present-day mystery..." Don't miss this event! This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Registration is required starting June 27th at 10:00 AM.

 

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.

June 24th
New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase
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May TBD

 

 

 

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