So you think you know all about snow?

photo of a snowflake

Photo by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

In New England, we know snow.  (Then a year like this year messes up everything).  Do you really know snow?

The Bigelow Free Public Library is offering a Snowflake Scavenger Hunt for the month of February. Twenty beautiful snowflakes are “hidden” throughout the library. It’s easy:

1) find the snowflakes

2) read the snowflake fact

3) record the fact on the worksheet (available in the library)

4) submit the sheet of correct facts at the front desk

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POSTPONED

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“Take Your Child to the Library Day” Events have been postponed until Saturday, February 20th
(weather permitting)

   take your child to the library

 A lot of fun for everyone!

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Boston Bruins 9th Annual PJ Drive

PJ-Drive-new-bannerHelp us get involved in this year’s PJ Drive by collecting new, unused pajamas for underprivileged children statewide throughout the month of February!

Last year, 6,000 pairs of pajamas were donated throughout the entirety of the PJ Drive and the Bruins and Cradles to Crayons hope to collect even more this year!

We have a collection bin set up, waiting to be FILLED with new children’s pajamas, help us reach our goal!

 CradlesToCrayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school and at play. We supply new and gently used coats, clothing, shoes, toys, books and other essential items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

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How much is the library worth to you?

Do you check out movies? Attend programs? Borrow books? However you engage with the library, it’s worth something.

The Massachusetts Library Association invites you to calculate your library use into real money: calculator

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Latest Newsletter

Available in print at the library & also online:

January newsletter

Can you match the fun fact to your favorite librarian? Some of them just might surprise you!

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!!

Tax Season is upon us!!  Here are some links to help you find forms and instructions.

tax time1040 Form
1040 Instructions

1040A Form
1040 A Instructions

1040EZ Form
1040EZ Instructions

Help and Resources from IRS.GOV

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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Stress-Free Coloring for Adults

Screenshot_2016-01-27-18-15-07There is a growing trend of coloring for relaxation!

Adults are rediscovering the stress-relieving benefits of coloring and we are looking to start a coloring club at the library!  

coloringJoin us on Saturday, February 20th, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. We’ll enjoy stress-free coloring while listening to soft & soothing music with a hot cup of tea or coffee.  We’ll provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, and markers, just bring your creativity.

Screenshot_2016-01-27-18-14-51This is for adults (ages 17+) and registration is necessary.  Please call the library at
978-365-4160, ext. 221 or email us at register@bigelowlibrary.org to register for this workshop.

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Quality time

MuseumThis is a great opportunity to spend time with your family at one of the local museums. Or, if you prefer the sophistication of Boston, reserve 2 passes  for the same day! New England Aquarium, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, Science Museum — spend some time exploring with your kids or out-of-state guests!

Call 978-365-4160, ext. 221 to reserve your pass(es) for the week! For a list of passes

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Spanish titles available

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Is Spanish your native language or are you trying to learn it? Either way, we can help you access Spanish titles–either native or in translation.

Read on your device or computer. This collection of Spanish ebooks is available free with your library card.

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Book Groups

Still looking for a book group?  Our book groups love new members!  

  • The Saturday morning Short Story Reading Group is always looking for new members.  Members get to read stories aloud at meetings, if interested. This group usually meets twice a month, on Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 12 noon.
  • The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month and always welcomes new members.  Books read are an eclectic bunch, both fiction and non-fiction, classic and modern.
  • Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, El Club del libro en Espanol will discuss books in Spanish, some translated from English, some native.  All are welcome to attend.

Don’t see a book club that suits your needs?  Contact the library to start your own! Librarians can give you book suggestions, if needed. Call 978-365-4160. You can base a book club on genres (like westerns or romance), or on audience (mother/daughter) or welcome everyone.

If you just want to check out non-professional book reviews or a place to post your own, look up www.goodreads.com

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