Events Calendar

This calendar shows events sponsored by the library. For information on events by other organizations held at the library call 978-774-0554.

Oct
1
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Eyes of the Wild
Oct 1 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This program is intended for middle and high school aged teens.

Jungle Encounters will visit the library with their small wild cats in tow. During the program, you will discover how these animals survive in nature, as well as the challenges they face.

Nov
5
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Hunger Games Survival Program
Nov 5 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This program is for middle and high school aged teens.

Why not help the odds, really make sure they’re in your favor? A small sample of survival skills to be demonstrated during this program include: How to locate and purify water, Katniss’s famous twitch-up snare, and Peeta’s camouflage techniques.

Dec
3
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Movie Screening & Pizza
Dec 3 @ 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm

This program is for middle and high school aged teens.

We’ll supply the pizza, but teens are encouraged to bring their own bottles of water/soda/chosen beverage.

Dec
11
Thu
Teen Comic Book Club
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This club is for fangirls & fanboys in grades 6-12.

If you like to read comics, nerd out over superhero movies, and eat free snacks, look no further for a club to join because we’ll be doing all that and more at our monthly meetings. Basically, if you have any interest, whatsoever, in superheroes, join us!

Meetings will be held in the Gordon Room.

Jan
7
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Super Snacks Cooking Demonstration
Jan 7 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Chef Liz Barbour will demonstrate how to prepare two snacks that combine delicious and nutritious ingredients.

The first 35 teens to arrive will receive a tasting ticket that will allow the holder to sample the food prepared during the program. The library will provide snacks for those who do not get a ticket.

This program is intended for Middle and High School aged teens.

Mar
4
Wed
Early Release Day Teen Event: Comics & Cartooning with comic artists Andy and Veronica Fish
Mar 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

“Jazz, Rock n’ Roll & Comic Books are uniquely American art forms. Born out of comic strips in the 1930s comic books became increasingly popular with GI’s during WWII and have grown and developed in the 80+ years since they first appeared.”

This is a hands-on demonstration that’s not just for artists! Supplies will be provided, but you could bring an extra pencil (just in case).

Apr
1
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Apr 1 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Apr
29
Wed
Teen Event: Poetry in the Margins
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
6
Wed
Teen Early Release Event: Hula Hoop Dance Demonstration
May 6 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Instructor Pinto Bella will briefly talk about the history of hula hooping before providing a demonstration and instruction on hoop dancing. After that it’s your turn to grab a hoop and try it for yourself.

Nov
4
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Movie Screening
Nov 4 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Dec
2
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Eric Fulford’s Comic Book Creation Show & Workshop
Dec 2 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

In his Comic Book Creation Show, artist Eric Fulford uses ideas from the audience to illustrate and tell the story of a brand new comic book. The show will conclude with a comic book character design workshop that lets you have free rein with paper and pencil.

Jan
6
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Mysterious Massachusetts
Jan 6 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

“Every state has it’s ghost stories, but no other state has the Dover Demon or the Salem Witch Trials. From sea-side ghosts, to UFOs over the Berkshires, Massachusetts has a rich history of paranormal legend, odd events, and strange denizens. In this workshop, we have a look at some of the most famous of Massachusetts paranormal history.” -Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe, who will be leading this workshop for middle and high school aged teens.

Mar
2
Wed
Early Release Day Event: Therapy Dogs
Mar 2 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Paxton, Lucky and Blue will be joined by their humans, who will share what they know about working with therapy dogs: What the dogs do to help the people they visit, where they go, how they are trained, and more.

Apr
6
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Apr 6 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This event is for middle and high school aged teens only. Adults will be asked to leave the room at the beginning of the program.

Apr
27
Wed
Poetry in the Margins
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Teen poets will read their original poems alongside favorite poems by published poets.

May
4
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
May 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

This event is for middle and high school aged teens only. Adults will be asked to leave the room at the beginning of the program.

Oct
5
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Oct 5 @ 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Make Your Own Video Game – Presented by the Rhode Island Computer Museum.

“Put down your controllers and learn interactive software titled “Scratch” and create your own “video game” sample. Presented by our learning team, the program will also include an exhibit on “Historic Video Games”.”

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Nov
2
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Nov 2 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

The World of Owls – Presented by Wingmasters

“Owls are not evil spirits, wise little philosophers or Walt Disney creations. Nor do they wing about carrying messages, despite the way they’re depicted in the Harry Potter books. In fact, owls are probably more misunderstood than any other kind of bird…In reality, owls are superbly adapted nocturnal hunters. This program shows how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive. A wealth of fact and folklore about these masters of the dark explains the natural and unnatural history of owls. A variety of live owls provides the focus of the presentation.”

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Dec
7
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Dec 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

In his Comic Book Creation Show, artist Eric Fulford uses ideas from the audience to illustrate and tell the story of a brand new comic book. The show will conclude with a comic book character design workshop that lets you have free rein with paper and pencil.

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Jan
4
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Jan 4 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Details TBA.

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Feb
1
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Feb 1 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Details TBA.

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Mar
1
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Mar 1 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Details TBA.

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Apr
5
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Apr 5 @ 1:15 pm – 3:45 pm

We will be screening Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell.
Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Apr
26
Wed
Poetry in the Margins
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teen poets read their original work or poems by a favorite poet. While this event is open to all those who would like to attend teens in middle school or high school who would like to read their poem or perform an original song must register in order to participate. To register please call 978-774-0554 and ask for Michelle.

May
3
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event: Astronomy For Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe
May 3 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Presented by Kevin Manning

Early Release Day events are for Teens Only – Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Oct
4
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Oct 4 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Nov
1
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Nov 1 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Join us for a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Course! In this hands-on workshop you’ll acquire the skills you’ll need to survive! Learn first aid care, the basics of “Bug Out Bags,” knots and lashings, how to construct an emergency shelter anywhere, and there might even be a crossbow demonstration.


Early Release Day Events are for middle and high school aged teens only. Adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Dec
6
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Dec 6 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Jan
3
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Jan 3 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

In the event of school closure due to inclement weather there will be no teen early release event.
Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Feb
7
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Feb 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Mar
7
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Mar 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Apr
4
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
Apr 4 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Apr
25
Wed
Poetry In The Margines
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
2
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Event
May 2 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

This month we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Early Release Day events are for teens only – adults and younger children will be asked to wait outside of the Gordon Room until the program has concluded.

Oct
3
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Film Club
Oct 3 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Nov
7
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Film Club
Nov 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Dec
5
Wed
Teen Early Release Day Film Club
Dec 5 @ 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm