Duxbury Free Library
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332
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Adult Programs

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Upcoming Programs:

Poetry in the Garden with the Senior Center
Thursday, April 27 ~ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ~ Reading Garden/Resource Room

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us; bring your favorite poem to read and/or listen to poetry read by others. If the weather doesn't cooperate for an outdoor event, we will meet indoors in the Resource Room on the Lower Level. This program is a collaboration with the Duxbury Council on Aging/Senior Center. No registration is required.

Phillis Wheatley: Boston's Slave Poet
Thursday, April 27 ~ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ~ Merry Room

Phillis Wehatley, the mother of African American poetry, was the first person of African descent to have a book published in America. She was a celebrated literary figure in Boston during the Revolutionary era. She was brought to America on a slave ship from Senegal West Africa, educated by the Wheatley family, and wrote her first poem at age 13. Dorothy Mains Prince, the creator of Phillis Wheatley: Make Her Black and Bid Her Sing, will present her thoughts and perform selected poems. Followed by a Q & A session. Registration is required beginning April 13 and can be done online, in person, or over the phone.

Discovering the Art of Stan Murphy
Saturday, April 29 ~ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ~ Merry Room

Stan Murphy painted Martha's Vineyard scenes and people for over 50 years. While well-known on the island, he is almost unknown on the mainland. Oil paint was what he used most often as he painted landscapes, portraits, and floral arrangements. Over 400 slides of his work will be presented. Registration is required beginning April 15 and can be done online, in person, or over the phone.

Meet the Author - Giggle More, Worry Less with Greg Parkinson
Thursday, May 4 ~ 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM ~ Merry Room

Parenthood is a joy, and it is difficult and stressful. How can you maximize the joy and minimize the stress? Pediatrician Greg Parkinson will talk about his book Giggle More, Worry Less, a Pediatrician's Thoughts for New Parents. His tips and ideas will be valuable to all parents with young children. This event is co-sponsored with the Parent Connection. Registration is required and begins April 20.

3D Printing 101
Saturday, May 6 ~ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ~ Reference Area

Family-friendly overview of 3D printing. Watch our Ulitmaker-2 print braclets, and learn about making jewelry, toys, medical devices, and more. The Ultimaker-2 uses TinkerCAD software and plastic made from corn to produce 3D objects. 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:

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
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.

May 10
The Dinner by Herman Koch
June 14
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.

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.

April 29
Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore
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May TBD
Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman

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

 

 

 

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