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Bacon Free Library December 2023

Library Hours

Monday through Friday, 9:30-5:30 with extended hours on Tuesday until 7pm

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

Story Time -- Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10 am -- We’ll feature a combination of stories for listening and songs for singing & dancing. 

Baby Time -- Wednesdays @ 10am --  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, Dec 4th @ 10am -- Join us for dog-approved stories and a chance to pet a calm, sweet, and soft therapy dog. 

Jammin with You -- Fridays, Dec 1st & 15th @ 10:30am -- Be prepared to laugh, dance, sing, and jam your way through 30 minutes of non-stop family fun! Registration is required.

Music Time with the Rashi School -- Friday, Dec 8th @ 10am -- Join us for a special music time with one of The Rashi School’s incredible teachers! Geared toward ages 2 and up, but all are welcome.

Read to a Dog -- Saturday, Dec 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.

Winter Drop-in Craft -- Tuesday, Dec 26th, 11am - 12pm -- Stop by to make a simple, winter-themed craft with cotton balls, foam stickers, crayons, and more. Geared toward ages 0-5, but all are welcome.

Button Making -- Tuesday, Dec 26th, 4-6pm -- Stop by anytime between 4:00 and 6:00 to create your own cool button using our button maker! You can draw your own design or use a page from a discarded book or magazine. Geared toward ages 5 and up, but all are welcome.

Build a Fort at the Library! -- Weds, Dec 27th, 2-4pm -- Bring a few blankets and pillows from home and combine them with our tables and chairs to build a cozy fort in the library! Then you can spend the afternoon reading in your fort and doing a fun scavenger hunt and other activities. All ages are welcome, with adult supervision.

All Ages Programs

Featured art display:  Elizabeth Cohen’s art work, which is inspired by organic elements in nature, will be on display at the BFL until December 13th. 

Adult Programs

Create Fused Glass Key Rings -- Tues, Dec 5th @ 5:30pm -- Join artist Deenie Pacik for this fun fused glass workshop. You will be working with fusible glass including dichroic glass and chopped glass, as well as colorful paints. Create your key ring and Deenie will take it to her studio to fire it and send it back to you. Limited to 10 participants ages 12+. Registration required.

The Boston Tea Party - 250 Years Later (Virtual) -- Saturday, Dec 16th @ 2pm -- On the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, learn about the brewing political problems tea presented in its history with Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans. Then, author, genealogist, librarian, and former UK resident Debra Dudek examines the history of the Boston Tea Party’s most famous partiers (and phonies), as well as how to trace bona fide participants through lineage societies and historical groups. **This is a virtual program; Register to receive the Zoom link.**  

Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs

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

Dec 7th: The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

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

Dec 14th:  West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge   

Environmental Book Club -- second Tuesday of the month @ 7pm on Zoom 

Dec 19th:  The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms That Sustain Life by Johan Eklöf

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. 

Museum Passes

The Bacon Free Library and Morse Institute Library offer passes for free or reduced-admission to 30 local museums.  Check one out and plan your next day trip!