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Bacon Free Library September 2023

Library Hours

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

Outside Story Times (if rainy or less than 55 degrees, we move inside): Every Monday and Tuesday @ 10 am: We’ll feature a combination of stories for listening and songs for singing & dancing.

Wednesdays @ 10am -- Baby Time (indoors): 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. 

Dog Tales Story Time -- Monday, Sep 11th @ 10am. Join us for dog-approved stories and a chance to pet a calm, sweet, and soft therapy dog. (outdoors, weather permitting)

Jammin with You -- Fridays, Sep  8th & 22nd @ 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. (outdoors, weather permitting)

Read to a Dog -- Saturday, September 16th, 10-11:15am: 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.

All Ages Programs

Featured art display: Barbara Levine›s painting collection titled «Here and There» will be on display at the BFL from September 6th through October 18th. 

Artist Reception -- Tues, Sept 12th @ 5:30pm: Join us for a reception to welcome Barbara Levine and her art show.

Adult Programs

(Virtual) James Herriot: The Simple Life of the World’s Most Famous Veterinarian -- Thurs, Sept 21st @ 7pm on Zoom.  Join Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans as she recounts the life and times of Alf Wight, an unassuming country veterinarian who practiced for 50 years in one of England’s most beautiful places, the Yorkshire Dales. 

He rose to international fame later in life under the pen name James Herriot as he recounted the heartwarming animal stories and colorful characters of a bygone era, inspiring films and multiple television series. 

Registration required; register on the BFL website

Pure and Simple Flower Design -- Tues, Sept 26th @ 5pm: This workshop is for adults who want to learn more about floral design. The class will include ideas on basic floral designs, sustainable mechanics, and floral conditioning. We will provide a vase, and you can select and share flowers from the flower table for greens/filler flowers/focal flowers/and branches. You will take home your finished arrangement in a box.

Registration required -- register on the BFL website

(Virtual) Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors -- Weds, Sept 27th @ 6:30pm on Zoom.  More details to come.

Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs

Mystery Book Club - first Thursday of the month @ 1pm on Zoom

Sept 7th: The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

History Book Club - second Thursday of the month @ 11am on Zoom

Sept 14th: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

Nonfiction Book Club - fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am, on Zoom

Sep 23rd: Shakespeare Saved My Life: 10 Years in Solitude with the Bard by Laura Bates

Tuesday Night Book Club - fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30pm, both Zoom & in person

Sept 26th: Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman

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.