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

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Upcoming Events:

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, May 26 ~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Resource Room

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30 ~ ALL Day ~ Library Closed

Digital Device Drop-in
Wednesday, June 1 ~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Reference Area

Mango Languages
Wednesday, June 1 ~ 11:00-12:00AM ~ Reference Area
Learn a new language or brush up on one with Mango Languages on your smart phone, tablet or computer.    Mango languages offers 46 different foreign languages.  Get an overview of its features and how to install it on your device.     This wonderfully useful and fun program is funded by the Friends of the Duxbury Free Library.  June 1st, 11 am on the upper level of the Library, registration required.   Register from the Calendar section of the Duxbury Free Library website.

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, June 2~ 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM ~ Resource Room

Adult Board Game Night
Thursday June 2, 2016 ~ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM ~ YA Area

'Threads of Duxbury's Past' Gallery Talk: The 1960's
Friday June 3, 2016 ~ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ~YA Area
Mattie Ali of the DRHS will talk about the exhibit of two pieces from the 1960's that will be on display in the case in the Reference Department at the library from June 1 to July 31.  One piece will be an Emilio Pucci dress, donated by Mrs. Jane Fogg.  Also on display will be a nightgown, also designed by Pucci, donated by Mrs. Linda Carvelli.            

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

Ukulelee Strum Along for Beginners
Saturday, June 4, 2016 ~ 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM ~ Resource Room
Do you have a ukulele and want to learn songs as a group? Bring your instrument and come learn some beginner 2 chord songs with us.

Registration is required beginning on May 21st at 10am online by clicking on the hand icon, in person or by phone.

Demystifying Digital Design
Saturday, June 4, 2016 ~ 10:30 AM to 11:30AM ~ Reference Area
A hands on class for fathers and sons.  Learn how to design useful and decorative objects using a simple 3D program called TinkerCAD.  

Class size is limited to 6 people from grades 3 and up, register online.

Open Book Club: Me Before You
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 ~ 10:30 AM to 11:30AM ~ Setter Room
This month we will discuss  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is a drop in program; no registration is required.

Digital Device Drop-In
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 ~ 10:30 AM to 11:30AM ~ Reference Desk
This month we will discuss  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is a drop in program; no registration is required.

Ebay
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 ~ 11:00AM to 12:00PM ~ Reference Area
Turn your yard sale finds into a bonanza, learn basics of safely selling on eBay through Lynda.com. A Librarian will give an overview, followed by a 30 minute video by an expert on Lynda.com, with a discussion period at the end. Wednesday, June 8 from 11 to 12 on the upper level of the Library.

Limited to 10, please register on-line from our home page, under Library Events

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, June 9 ~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Resource Room

GATOR DAD with Brian Lies
Saturday, June 11, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 11:30AM ~ Children's Department
We're celebrating dads with Brian Lies and his new book, GATOR DAD. Come experience the book through activities set up throughout the main floor of the building. Brian will be reading and talking about his book at 10:30 in the children's department. Book will be available for purchase and signing. The event is designed for ages K and older and is not appropriate for toddlers and babies.

Registration is appreciated and may be done through the online library calendar or by calling 781-934-2721 x5632 beginning Saturday, May 28th.

Genealogy for Beginners
Saturday, June 11, 2016 ~ 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Reference Area
Start with yourself and be guided by experts on how to trace your family tree.  Access Ancestry.com and other electronic and print resources.  Limited to 6 people, register online. 

Photoshop for Beginners
Monday, June 13, 2016 ~ 6:30PM to 7:30 PM ~ Reference Area
Learn basic Photoshop.  Take advantage of the Library's access to Photoshop on Adobe's Creative Cloud and use Lynda.com to become proficient with it. 

Limited to 12.  Register online

Digital Device Drop-In
Wednesday, June 15 ~ 10:30AM to 11:30 AM ~ Reference Area

E-Resources
Monday, June 13, 2016 ~ 11:00AM to 12:000 PM ~ Reference Area
Get the lowdown on downloading E-resources, ebooks, eaudio, streaming videos, music , from Overdrive, Hoopla, Axis 360 and other vendors.

DFL Writers Group
Monday, June 13, 2016 ~ 6:30PM to 8:30 PM ~ Merry Room

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, June 16 ~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Resource Room

Adult Coloring Night
Thursday, June 16 ~ 6:30PM -8:00PM ~ YA Area

Crafternoon: Friendship Bracelets
Saturday, June 18, 2016 ~ 2:00PM to 4:00 PM ~ YA Area

Knitting Night
Monday, June 20, 2016 ~ 6:00PM to 8:00 PM ~ Merry Room

Digital Device Drop-In
Wednesday, June 22 ~ 10:30AM to 11:30 AM ~ Reference Area

Class of the Week
Wednesday, June 22 ~ 11:00AM to 12:00PM ~ Reference Area

BookBreeze Literary Festival: Author Dawn Tripp
Wednesday, June 22 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM ~ Merry Room
Dawn Tripp will present her latest work, Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe . In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan's Loving Frank , Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O'Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.

This program is co-sponsored by Westwinds Bookshop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing.  Registration is required and can be done via the hand icon.  The icon will appear on June 8 at 10:00 am.

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, June 23 ~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Resource Room

Second Annual Tri-town Read: Alice Hoffman
Thursday, June 23 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM ~ Duxbury Performing Arts Center
Westwinds Bookshop and the Friends of the Libraries of Duxbury, Kingston, and Marshfield present Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things .  Ms. Hoffman will read and discuss her novel The Marriage of Opposites , a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism.

Tickets  are $10.00 and include a $5.00 coupon toward tjhe purchase of the book at Westwinds Bookshop.  Tickets are available at all three libraries and also at Westwinds
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Demystifing Digital Design
Saturday, June 25 ~ 10:30AM-11:30AM ~ Reference Area
A hands on class, learn how to design useful and decorative objects using a simple 3D program called TinkerCAD.   Class size is limited to 6 people from grades 3 and up, register online.

Digital Device Drop-In
Wednesday, June 29 ~ 10:30AM to 11:30 AM ~ Reference Area

Online Video Courses from Lyndia.com
Wednesday, June 29 ~ 11:00AM to 12:00PM ~ Reference Area

Laughter Yoga
Thursday, June 30~ 10:30-11:30AM ~ Resource Room

4th of July
Monday, July 4~ All Day~ Library Closed


Ongoing Events:

BookBreeze: Duxbury's Summer Literary Festival 2016

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
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
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.

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!

Online Class of the Week
Every Thursday 10:30 a.m. ~ Reference Area
10:30 to 11:30.  Every week a different subject. Drop-in session on the upper level, no registration required.

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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