• Farmer Minor & his pig daisy - Monday, August 3rd at 11:00

MAGICIAN – Scott Jameson

img-150724102815-001

Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00

The Holbrook Public Library presents Scott Jameson and his fantastic performance that features magic, juggling, and other less definable bits of entertainment.  This is a magic show like nothing you’ve seen before!  No registration is required, this is a drop-in program for all ages.

Many of our programs have been made possible with generous funding by the Holbrook Cultural Council. Please support this local agency that does many events for our community.

Celebrate the Summer Reading Program funded by a grant from the Holbrook Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information about the Summer Reading program call the library at 781-767-3644.

every hero

Tuesday, July 28th at 1:00

Come and create your own hero for art – real or pretend – along with some finger plays, games, books, music and movement. There will also be a handout packet for families to bring home. Come and join Ms. Carol of Self Help, Inc.  Registration is required for this Preschool Program, ages 3-5 years.

SUMMER READING 2015 KICKS OFF MONDAY, JULY 6th

Every logo

The summer reading program is for students preschool to high school. Starting June 29th come by and register for the program by picking up a packet complete with all the information you’ll need to participate. Each week, for every 2 hours you read, you may come into the library to choose a prize and enter a chance to win a weekly raffle. Starting July 6th you may start bringing in your reading logs to claim your prizes.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

SR booklet cal for social media

*PLEASE NOTE: The Art & Science of Puppetry has been cancelled

Book Donations Wanted

book-donation-from-read-indeed

The Library is now accepting donations for the Friends’ Annual Book Sale.  Items should be packed in cardboard boxes with covers so that we may store them during the summer.  Please bring your gently used materials to the Library during regular hours and support this major fundraising event.

What’s Happening in June

Summer hours are now in effect,

we will be closed Saturdays and Sundays until Labor Day.

Mon: 9:00-5:00, Tues: 12:00-8:00, Wed: 9:00-5:00, Thur: 12:00-8:00, Fri: 9:00-5:00,

Sat: Closed, Sun: Closed 

 

beach-reads

Welcome summertime!

Adult Programming

Please join us in June before we wrap up programming for summer break. We look forward to resuming Book Group, Handcrafters, and Great Decisions in September.

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is China Dolls by Lisa See

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is The US and Africa: The rise and fall of Obamamania

 

BamPowRead

Youth Services

Throughout the month of June we will be gearing up for summer reading. We are excited to announce the state wide summer reading theme is “Every Hero has a Story.” Come by and see our fantastic 8′ post-it mural of Superman! We will be busy planning events, purchasing summer reading books, and decorating in preparation for our fun filled summer of reading, prizes, and raffles.

The summer reading program is for students preschool to high school. Starting June 29th come by and register for the program by picking up a packet complete with all the information you’ll need to participate. Each week, for every 2 hours you read, you may come into the library to choose a prize and enter a chance to win a weekly raffle. Starting July 7th you may start bringing in your reading logs to claim your prizes.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Artist on Display

Kathi Dugan will be displaying her art “Wonders on Walls” throughout the month of June. For more information on her work please visit wondersonwalls.com or kathid@wondersonwalls.com.

What’s Happening in May

Come join us for Preschool Storytime

FLYER May 4 wks

702076 PottedFlowers

Check out all of the fabulous programs

we have going on in May!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – the selection for May is “One Summer: America, 1927″ by Bill Bryson

Evening Book Group – the selection for May is “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is India Changes Course

 

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytime – join us for our last (4) week session of the year

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s selection is “Third Grade Angels” by Jerry Spinelli

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s selection is “The River” by Gary Paulsen

Read to Scarlett – drop in for a relaxing time of reading a book to Scarlett, a certified therapy dog

 

Artist on Display

The Holbrook Public Library is delighted to present artwork created by our wonderful Library employee Jan Johnson. In addition to working at the Library for the past eleven years, Jan enjoys the art form of oil painting. Inspired by her father, who liked to draw, Jan and her father took art classes together and Jan’s love of painting grew over the years. We hope you stop by Library in May to view Jan’s oil paintings.

What’s Happening in April

Join us this Thursday

 Springtime Tea

The Friends of the Holbrook Public Library

ANNUAL SPRING TEA

Please join us April 30th from 12:00 – 3:00pm

at the Belcher House, 360 Main Street, Randolph

Tickets price is $15.00 and are available for purchase at the Holbrook Library.

 

 

Happy Spring

Check out all of the fabulous programs

we have going on in April!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Sectarianism in the Middle East

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytime – there are 3 story times left (1st, 8th, & 15) in our 6 week session

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Rules by Cynthia Lord

Read to Scarlett

 

Artist of the Month

Come to the library to see the poster collection of Stephen Lewis. Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks. He has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History, and on some cable television programs. He can be reached by email at lewisposters@gmail.com or at Facebook under labor/progressive political posters.

What’s happening in March

 

 

Collectibles Appraisal Day

The Friends of the Holbrook Public Library presents our own Collectibles Appraisal Day

Saturday, March 28th from 1:00 – 5:00 at the library *please note the library closes at 5:00

To support the important work The Friends do every year, Kelly Auctions has generously offered to appraise your coins, stamps, jewelry, dolls, books, art, oddities, and more. If your item is too large, please bring in good quality pictures as their experienced appraisers can help!

Donations are as follows: $5.00 per item or $20.00 for 5 items.

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in March!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Privacy in the Digital Age

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

NEW PROGRAM! A Little Bit of Everything – sponsored by Self Help, this program is for K-2nd grade

Preschool Storytimes – Storytime will resume March 11th for another (6) week session

Preschool Play and Learn – continues through March, last class will be on March 20th

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Eating Enchiladas

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Everything on a Waffle

Read to Scarlett

What’s happening in February

cold sign

 

library love

Our monthy sponsor sign is buried in snow, we hope to advertise our February sponsor as soon as we can access the sign.

Our sponsor for the month is Allen Kapson, we encourage our library patrons to make use of the services offered at local businesses who have generously supported the library.

Allen Kapson Home Improvements

331 N. Franklin St.
Holbrook, MA 02343

(781) 767-5724

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in February!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Daytime and Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is on The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Handcrafters – join us in a knitting project

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Privacy in the Digital Age

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Preschool Storytimes – Storytime will resume March 11th for another (6) week session.

Preschool Play and LearnPlease note there is no class Friday, Feb 20th during vacation week

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Read to Scarlett

 

The artist of the month is Shaun Gaffey, his beautiful photographs will be on exhibit throughout the month of February. You can contact the artist at gaffpics6760@outlook.com or 857-204-6616.

What’s Happening in January

 

 

HB banner

We had a great time at the Hunger Games-Basic Survival Course. Thank you to Matt at Animal World Experience for an excellent program!

IMG_4538

IMG_4535

IMG_4545

Our December Food for Fines month was a great success. Thank you to all who contributed to a wonderful cause. The Holbrook Food Pantry is grateful for your generosity.

 

Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in January!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Handcrafters

Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Russia and the Near Abroad

 

Children’s Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

NEW! The Hunger Games – Basic Survival Skills

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool Play and Learn

Bucket Fillers Club

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Bobby vs. Girls by Lisa Yee

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Read to Scarlett

 

New artist on display throughout January, come see local Holbrook resident, Cynthia MacPherson’s work.

 

The Computer Tutor is at your service. The library is offering 30 minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions to meet all your computer needs. Please visit the Circulation Desk to sign up or call us at 781-767-3644.