Bacon Free Library Events
Monday through Friday, 9:30-5:30 with extended hours on Tuesday until 7:00pm
Curbside pickup is available during all open hours
Check our website for the most up-to-date information and to register for programs: baconfreelibrary.org
***Monday & Tuesday story times will be held outside; if it is wet or cooler than 55 degrees, the program will be inside. Friday Baby Time is always held indoors.
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 -- Story Time. We’ll feature stories and songs that highlight the theme of the day.
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. This program is held indoors.
Dog Tales Story Time -- Monday, June 5th @ 10am. Join us for dog-approved stories and a chance to pet a calm, sweet, and soft therapy dog. baconfreelibrary.org/event/dogtales5-1-23/2023-06-05/
Fantastical Folktales of Flowers with Diane Edgecomb -- Tuesday, June 6th @ 6pm. This program is geared towards ages 8+. Award-winning storyteller and theatre artist, Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain, conjures a magical world of garden flowers through stories and songs. baconfreelibrary.org/event/fantasicalfolktales/
Jammin with You -- Weds, June 7th & 21st @ 10:30am: 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.
Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy -- Tuesday, June 20th @ 4pm: Kick off Summer Reading with some running, jumping, and bubble-popping fun! With his giant, homemade bubble wands, Mr. Vinny gets kids and adults involved in bubble chasing games. Silly, interactive entertainment for all ages! baconfreelibrary.org/event/big-bubbles-with-mr-vinny-the-bubble-guy/
Read to a Dog -- Friday, June 23rd, 3-4:15pm: Kids build confidence and practice reading skills by reading out loud to a registered therapy dog! Children ages 5 and up can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Sophie, a gentle golden retriever who loves belly rubs, stories, and cuddles. Registration is required. baconfreelibrary.org/event/read-to-a-dog-june23/
Goats & Giggles -- Weds, June 28th @ 10:30: Play and cuddle with some curious and friendly baby goats outside on the library lawn! The Farmer’s Helpers program from Chip-in Farm will be bringing their goats to the BFL for a visit.
All ages are welcome. Please note that participants may be required to wait in line, as the number of people interacting with the goats at a time will be limited for the animals’ comfort and safety. We’ll provide a simple craft and some farm-themed books to browse while waiting. https://baconfreelibrary.org/event/goats-and-giggles/
All Ages Programs
Artist Reception: Kevin Baldwin -- Tuesday, June 20th @ 5:30pm: Join us in welcoming our newest artist and his display to the BFL.
Family Trivia; Share you Patriotism -- Tuesday, June 27 @ 5pm: In anticipation of July 4th, join us for a star-spangled trivia event on the BFL lawn! From patriotic songs to famous Americans this trivia game has something for people of all ages, so gather your family and friends and join in the fun. Bring a blanket and some snacks and get comfy on the lawn. (If the weather is rainy, we will move this program inside.) The top two teams will receive prizes! Please register: baconfreelibrary.org/event/july4trivia/
How to Steal a Masterpiece - Weds, June 21 @ 7pm on Zoom: Join us for another great talk with art historian and educator, Mallory Mortillaro. Enter the underworld of stolen art as we examine the little known stories of some of history’s greatest art heists. Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link: https://baconfreelibrary.org/event/masterpiece/
Author talk: Nancy Horan in Conversation with Therese Fowler-- Weds, June 28 @ 7pm on Zoom: Nancy Horan’s new book, The House of Lincoln, is a sweeping historical novel that tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s ascendance from rumpled lawyer to U.S. president to the Great Emancipator through the eyes of a young asylum-seeker who arrives in Lincoln’s home. Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link: https://baconfreelibrary.org/event/nancyhoran/
Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs baconfreelibrary.org/clubs-programs/
Mystery Book Club - first Thursday of the month @ 1pm on Zoom
June 1st: The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey
History Book Club - second Thursday of the month @ 11am on Zoom
June 8th: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Nonfiction Book Club - fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am, on Zoom
June 24th: West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Tuesday Night Book Club - fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm, both Zoom & in person
June 27th: The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill
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 register.