Join us on March 14th from 6:30-8:00pm or March 17th 10:30am-12:00pm for Book Club. This month we will discuss The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For a complete list of this year's book club titles, click here. For April we will read Longbourn by Jo Baker. Click here for more information on the monthly adult book club.
Adult Book Club: Plant Night at MPL!
Our February 4th Plant Night was such a success we are having another on March 17th, now with more open spaces than before! Come and enjoy an old-fashioned garden party in the DIY spirit of your typical crafting evening. Guided by fun and experienced gardener-types, you will craft your own tabletop gardens for enjoyment in any environment. Registration is required to attend.
Head to bit.ly/plantnightmarch to register!
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Stained Glass Inspired Tissue Paper Art:
Thursday, March 10th 6:00pm
Join Emily Pechet, MFA, for an evening inspired by Marc Chagall's stained glass windows. This program is open to both Adults and Children and is free! No art experience necessary - just bring your excitement! Registration is required, click here to register for this program!
Coloring for Adults:
Monday, March 7th 6:30-8:00pm
& Monday April 4th 6:30-8:00pm
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provide. This is a drop in program welcome to adults.
Annual Seed Swap:
Seed swaps are fun ways to collect seeds that are more climate resilient and adapted to local soils than commercial seeds, they’re great community events, they provide an opportunity to exchange gardening tips and meet other gardeners, and you can learn what grows well in your area—particularly if you have weather extremes of lots of microclimates. Come, learn, enjoy! Beginners and experienced gardeners all welcome! Registration is required, click here to register for this program.
Create it at Your Library!
March hosts Teen Tech Week from March 7-11th! Learn the art of food photography; you can bring your smartphones or you can use our DSLR camera and we'll examine the different ways to spice up your images. Enjoy writing or drawing? We'll introduce you to DeviantArt and Wattpad in preparation of an awesome contest that's coming up! Perhaps you're a fan of Doctor Who? We'll make GIFs and teach you how to use the green screen, posing with your favorite Doctor. The week will end with an animation class and an opportunity to create you own game pad (and more) with a Makey, Makey! Please register below.
MPL Scholarship for High School Seniors
Calling all high school seniors! Marlborough Public Library’s Trustees have a scholarship for you! Win up to $1,000 to pay for college! Deadline to apply is Friday, March 18th.All you have to do is fill out our Library Scholarship Essay Application and write an essay that addresses the following: Tell us about a book that changed your life or perception of the world.A committee from the Marlborough Public Library Board of Trustees will read all the essays and choose one winner or multiple winners at their discretion.
Wii Got Game
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- Wed., March 2nd at 3:30pm
Gender and Sexuality Allies
- Fri., March 4th and Fri. March 18th at 3:30pm
Read Harder: Book Group and Community Service Hours
- Sat., March 5 at 11am
Food Photography for Teens
- Mon., March 7th at 4pm
Doctor Who GIFs and Green screen
- Tue., March 8th at 6pm
Wattpad/DeviantArt "Twist of Fate" Challenge
- Wed., March 9th at 6pm
Pixar in a Box: Animation
- Thur., March 10th at 6pm
- Fri., March 11th at 3:30pm
- Tue., March 15th at 6pm
This March we are Mad About Books!
Get Hooked on Books
March 29th 4:30-5:30pm
Are you between the ages of 7 & 9? Do you like to have fun? Are you “hooked on books?” Then our new monthly after-school book club is for you! Each month we will explore a different genre. For March, read Lauren Tarshis's I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, then join Kerry for a lively discussion, a healthy snack, and fun activity.
Meet Children’s Author Lorraine Gilmore
March 28th 2-3pm
Meet Children's Author Lorraine Gilmore as she reads to us from her new picture book, Matilde, which is a children's story about a sad donkey and a young girl.
Come to Muggle Support Group
March 24th 7pm
If you love to read fantasy, join the Muggle Support Group! Read the book, The Girl who Could not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst, then join us for an informal, interesting discussion. Registration is preferred and space is limited to 12 children. This book club is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Join New Kids on the Book
March 3rd from 4:30-5:30pm
New Kids on the Book is a brand new book club for beginning readers! Children in grades K-2 are invited to join us each month for group read-aloud, mini book discussion and related craft. Each month will feature a new, easy-to-read book.
Read to a Dog
Saturday March 5th 1-2pm & Saturday April 2nd 1-2pm
Odie is a certified therapy dog who loves to hear stories! He and his handler, Rachel, will be here, and YOU are invited to read to him! Practice your reading, build your confidence, and make a new furry friend. This program is designed for children from K to 2nd grade. Slots will be given on the day - first come, first serve basis.
And so much more! Check out the Children’s Calendar for all the fun events happening this March!