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Bacon Free Library Events

Monday through Friday, 9:30-5:30 with extended hours on Tuesday until 7:00pm
Saturdays 9:30-1:30
Curbside pickup is available during all open hours
Check our website for the most up-to-date information and to register for programs:

Children’s Programs
Mondays @ 10am -- Story Time: Join us for a high-energy story time! We’ll mix things up with a combination of stories for listening and songs for singing & dancing.
Tuesdays @ 10am -- Alphabet Story Time. We’ll start with stories and songs that feature our letter of the week.  Then we’ll do some simple crafts with the special letter.
Fridays @ 10am -- Baby Time: Join us for a cozy story time filled with lap bounces, rhymes, songs, and simple stories. Geared toward infants and young toddlers with their grownups.
Jammin with You -- 2 Wednesdays per month @ 10am: Jan 4th & 18th, Feb 1st & 15th: Be prepared to laugh, dance, sing, and jam your way through 30 minutes of non-stop family fun! This performance is geared for kids ages 1 – 7, but fun for the whole family. With modern takes on children’s classics and classic original tunes, you’ll be humming and bopping your way all the way home.  Registration required. 

Saturday, Feb 25th @ 11am -- Hands on Nature: winter hibernation: Find out how your favorite animals spend the winter. Bring a small stuffed animal and create a cozy hibernation den to take home. Registration required. 

All-ages Programs
Monday, Jan 8th, 3:30-5:00pm -- drop-in crafternoon: paper bag snowflake. All materials provided.
Weds, Feb 22nd, 3:00-5:00pm -- drop-in crafternoon: “Not a Box”. Bring a cardboard box and transform it into a robot, a racecar, or anything you can imagine, just like the rabbit in Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. Please bring your own box. We’ll provide an assortment of craft supplies.
Adult Programs
Saturday, Jan 7th @ 11am -- Weaving natural fibers with Farmer Emma from the Natick Community Organic Farm -- Learn how to identify, collect, and weave with natural fibers & start a weaving project of your own!  All materials are included. This workshop is recommended for learners aged 10 and up.  Registration required.

Weds, Jan 18th @ 7pm on Zoom -- Indoor mushroom growing:  Learn from mushroom farmer, Isaiah Chavez, all the ins & outs of growing mushrooms indoors. Registration required.

Tuesday, Jan 31st @ 5pm -- Cozy night in crafts: We will make decoupage glass cylinder candles with paper napkins that look like birch bark. And, while they are drying, we will do a second activity – filling muslin bags with “simmering spices” that can be used for mulled cider, mulled wine, or stovetop simmering. All materials are provided. This class is limited to 8 adults (ages 16+). Registration required.

Saturday, Feb 11th @ 11am -- Seed Swap: Bring your favorite seeds to share. We will provide some of our own seeds as well. Don’t forget to check out our Seed Library!

Weds, Feb 22nd @ 7pm on Zoom -- The Photography of Weegee:  Learn about this photographer who captured some of the grittiest scenes of New York City in the middle of the 20th century. Registration required. 

Weds, March 1st @ 7pm on Zoom -- Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens will explain the benefits of hydroponics and answer your questions about this soil-less form of gardening. Registration required.

Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs
Mystery Book Club - first Thursday of the month @ 1pm on Zoom
Jan 5th: Marple: Twelve new mysteries 

History Book Club - second Thursday of the month @ 11am on Zoom
Jan 12th: Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet: a novel by Jamie Ford
Feb 9th: All that she carried: the journey of Ashley›s sack, a Black family keepsake by Tiya Miles 

Environmental Book Club - third Tuesday of the month @ 7pm on Zoom
Jan 17th: Our beloved kin: a new history of King Philip’s War by Lisa Brooks
Feb 21st: Life between the tides by Adam Nicolson

Tuesday Night Book Club - fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm, both Zoom & in person
Jan 21st: Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
Feb 24th: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Nonfiction Book Club - fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am, both Zoom & in person
Jan 28th: The white darkness by David Grann
Feb 25th: I’m possible: a story of survival, a tuba, & a small miracle of a big dream by Richard Antoine White

Cinephile Mondays -- last Monday of the month @ 4pm on Zoom; watch and discuss films. Check the BFL website for the film of the month and to registe