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Bacon Free Library in June 2024

Library Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:30-5:30 with extended hours on Tuesday until 7:00pm
Saturdays through June 15th: 9:30-1:30
The BFL will be closed on Saturdays in the summer. 
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 @ 10am -- 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. 
Baby Sign Language -- Friday, June 14th @ 10:30am -- Sheryl White of Baby Kneads will introduce caregivers and babies to sign language. Sign language can reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before being able to speak. Participants will learn and practice several signs during the class. This program is geared toward pre-verbal babies with an adult caregiver. Registration is required. 
Jammin with You -- Fridays, June 21st & 28th @ 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! 
Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy -- Tuesday, June 25th, 4-4:45pm -- 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!  This program will be held outdoors. If it rains, the fun will move inside and Mr. Vinny will share his shadow puppet show instead.
Sponsored by the Charles River School
Scratch Art Animal Masks -- Friday, June 28th, 3:30-4:30pm -- Make a colorful animal mask and let your imagination run wild! Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Registration is required, as supplies are limited. 
All Ages Programs

Featured art display: Native American Reflections: We Are Still Here will be on display from June 4th-26th.  Artists include members of the Natick Nipmuc tribe, Abenaki Nation, Algonquin, Inuk and Wampanoag tribe. Paintings, poetry, baskets and other works of art will be on display throughout the month.
Native American Reflections: We Are Still Here -- Community Gathering -- Saturday, June 8th, 11:00-12:30pm -- The Native American artists will gather on the grounds of the BFL to share the stories that have inspired their artwork.  Their art, including baskets, paintings, poetry, and more, will be on display in the library from June 4th-26th. 
Instrument petting zoo -- Weds, June 26th, 3-4pm --  Bach to Rock in Wellesley will bring a variety of musical instruments to the Bacon Free Library to give people of all ages a chance to learn about instruments and experience playing them. Please stop by to try out an instrument, or two, that you’re curious about. 
Adult Programs

The Dogs of Chernobyl, a Story of Hope and Resilience  -- Thursday, June 13th @ 6pm on Zoom -- Animal welfare expert Stephen Quandt was part of a group that traveled to Chernobyl, 35 years after the nuclear accident, to participate in a spay/neuter and research campaign for the dogs that were descended from the pets left behind after the nuclear plant disaster of 1986. 
In this presentation, Through photos and videos, Stephen will chronicle his experiences in the Exclusion Zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He will discuss the presence of radiation in this environment as well as its effects on the dogs’ lives. The Dogs of Chernobyl is a story of resilience, hope, life, and even heroism.  Stephen will answer your questions at the end of the presentation. This program will be held over Zoom. Registration is required. 
Adult Book & Film Clubs - registration required for all clubs
Mystery Book Club -- first Thursday of the month @ 1pm on Zoom
June 6th: Cover Her Face by P.D. James
History Book Club -- second Thursday of the month @ 11am on Zoom
June 13th: My Life in France by Julia Child
Environmental Book Club --  third Tuesday of the month @ 7:00 pm at the library
June 15th: The Guide To Walden Pond: An Exploration of the History, Nature, Landscape, and Literature of One of America’s Most Iconic Places by Robert M. Thorson
Nonfiction Book Club -- fourth Saturday of the month @ 10am at the library
June 22nd: The Feather Thief: beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Tuesday Night Book Club – meets the fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6:30 pm at the library
June 25th: Inheritance : a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love by Dani Shapiro  
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!