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BFL Hours

The Bacon Free Library is open every Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7:00pm.  Patrons are welcome to come into the library and browse.  Curbside pickup is available during all open hours as well as Saturday mornings from 10am to noon.

Kids Programs

Monday Morning Stories and Songs: Mondays at 10am on the library lawn --  this is a high-energy story time that includes both stories for listening and songs for dancing.  Be sure to bring a blanket and/or chair.

Tuesday Morning Traditional Story Time: Tuesdays at 10am on the library lawn --  join us for several stories and maybe some sing-alongs with Ms. Fran on her ukulele!  Be sure to bring a blanket and/or chair. 

Virtual story time on Zoom: Wednesdays at 6:30pm -- visit our website to register. 

Kids Special Program

Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends: Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 20th from 5-6 pm

Join us on the leaf-covered lawn of the library for a harvest-themed musical show! 

Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends are a children’s music group featuring Emma “Go-Go Green” Bean and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog.  Today they will bring a special guest — the Orange Farmer — to perform her interactive dance song, Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin. 

This program is best suited for children ages 2 through 8, but can be enjoyed by all ages.  Elijah T. Grasshopper and Friends have received multiple grants through the Mass Cultural Council in the past few years and are excited to bring their music to local communities. Join Elijah & Friends for some super-duper interactive kids’ music and a hopping good time!

Adult Clubs - the BFL offers 5 monthly book clubs and 1 film discussion club. These clubs meet virtually, over Zoom meeting.  Copies of the books (normal, large print, and audio) are available at the library.  Check the BFL website,, in order to register for a book or film club. 

Mystery book club - the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm

October 7th: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

November 4th: The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

December 2nd: The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett

History book club - the second Thursday of each month at 11:00am

October 14th: Book of Ages: the life and opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore (nonfiction)

November 11th: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (fiction) 

December 9th: The Firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (nonfiction) 

Environmental book club - the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm

September 21st: Gathering Moss : a natural and cultural history of mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer

October 19th: The Home Place : memoirs of a colored man’s love affair with nature  by J. Drew Lanham

November 16th: The Nation of Plants by Stefano Mancuso

December 21st:  Finding the Mother Tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest by Suzanne Simard

Fiction book club - the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm

September 28th: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

October 26th: The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate

November 23rd:  The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel

Nonfiction book club - the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:00am

September 25th: The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper

October 23rd: Hands of My Father: A hearing boy, his deaf parents, and the language of love by Myron Uhlberg

November 20th: One Day: the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America by Gene Weingarten

Cinephile Mondays (film discussion club) - the last Monday of each month at 4:00pm

The films are accessible through Kanopy or DVD. 

September 27th: 11’09″01 September 11

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