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Bacon Free Library May 2024

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, May 6th @ 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, May 3rd & 17th @ 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! 

Read to a Dog -- Saturday, May 25th, 10-11:15am -- Kids can build confidence and practice their 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:  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.

Slow Stitching -- Tuesday, May 21st, 5-6:30pm -- Fabric artist, Helen Bellomo is back by popular demand for another Slow Stitching class. Slow stitching is a mindful needlework process that focuses on intention and the joy of being in the present moment.  A kit (base fabric, patchwork fabric pieces, lace, trims, buttons, needle, and thread) will be provided.

This program is open to all ages; children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is required. 

Adult Programs

Zentangle -- Tuesday, May 7th @ 5pm -- The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns (called tangles). In this workshop, learn the history of  Zentangle, the basic steps of the method, and tools used. Through step-by-step instructions, you will be immersed in creating an original  Zentangle tile. No artistic talent or experience is required. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

Why Cats Do What They Do -- Weds, May 22nd @ 6pm on Zoom -- Feline Training and Behavior Specialist Stephen Quandt, will explain cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives. This virtual program will include Q&A time when Stephen will address participants’ cat queries. 

This program will be held over Zoom. Please register to receive the program link. 

Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs

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

May 2nd: Mastering the Art of French Murder by Colleen Cambridge

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

May 9th: The Girl with Seven Names: escape from North Korea by Hyeonseo Lee

Nonfiction Book Club -- fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am at the library

May 18th: Maid: hard work, low pay, and a mother’s will to survive by Stephanie Land

Environmental Book Club --  third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm on Zoom

May 21st: Not Too Late: changing the climate story from despair to possibility by Rebecca Solnit (editor) and Thelma Young Lutunatabua (editor)

Tuesday Night Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm at the library

May 28th: 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!