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Bacon Free Library April

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
Story Time -- Mondays and Tuesdays @ 10 am -- We’ll feature a combination of stories for listening and songs for singing & dancing.  When the temperature is above 55 and dry, we’ll be outside!

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. Always held indoors. 

Dog Tales Story Time -- Monday, April 1st @ 10am -- Join us for dog-approved stories and a chance to pet a calm, sweet, and soft therapy dog.  When the temperature is above 55 and dry, we›ll be outside!

Jammin with You -- Fridays, April 5th & 12th @ 10:30am -- Be prepared to laugh, dance, sing, and jam your way through 30 minutes of non-stop family fun! When the temperature is above 55 and dry, we›ll be outside! Registration is required.

Meet an Alpaca -- Saturday, April 6th, 10:30-11:30am -- Harvard Alpaca Ranch will bring one of their alpacas to the BFL for a visit. After learning about alpacas, you can meet the alpaca up close. All ages are welcome. This program will be held outdoors.
Registration is required.
Ecosystem Explorers with the MHS Plantmobile -- Tues, April 16th @ 2pm -- Join us for a hands-on, science-based program brought to us by the Mass. Horticultural Society›s Plantmobile. Dive into the intricate web of ecosystems and learn how plants play a vital role in our environment. This program is geared toward kids in grades pre-K through 5. Registration is required. 
Drop-in Craft: Storybook Flowers -- Friday, April 19th, 10:30-11:30am -- Stop by to make a colorful flower with recycled book pages! All ages are welcome.
All Ages Programs
Featured art display:  Rebecca McGee Tuck is a sculptor and an ocean activist.  Her current display, called  “Along the Wrack Line,” deals with the overwhelming amount of debris and plastic trash that contaminate our local New England beaches.  Rebecca›s unique, thought-provoking work will be on display at the BFL from March 28th to May 15th.

Celebrate the Earth -- Seedling Swap and Ask a Master Gardener Table -- Saturday, April 27th, 10am - 1pm --  Bring your homegrown (or store bought) seedlings to swap with others: have 6 tomato plant seedlings but only need 2? Swap them for others that you need. The maximum seedlings to trade is 4. Our Seed Library will also be available all day if you›d like to pick up some seeds to sow in your garden. And be sure to stop by our Ask a Master Gardener table to ask the experts all of your gardening questions. This program will be held on the library lawn. 
Meet the Artist Reception -- Tues, April 30th, 5-6:30pm -- Drop in to meet sculptor and social activist, Rebecca McGee Tuck, and enjoy a viewing of her display “Along the Wrack Line.”
Adult Programs
Sustainable Gardening -- Thurs, April 18th @ 6pm on Zoom -- Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens is back with tips to help you become a more efficient gardener. Learn how to lengthen your growing season and maximize your output, all while preserving resources. Register to receive the Zoom link for this virtual program. 

Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs

Mystery Book Club -- first Thursday of the month @ 1pm on Zoom
April 4th: Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

History Book Club -- second Thursday of the month @ 11am on Zoom
April 11th:  A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the great betrayal by Ben Macintyre

Environmental Book Club --  third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm on Zoom
April 16th: The Blue Machine: how the ocean works by Helen Czerski

Tuesday Night Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm at the library
April 23rd: The Perfect Nanny: a novel by Leila Slimani 

Nonfiction Book Club -- fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am at the library
April 27th: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

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!