Zentangle at the Library

zentanglingRelax with a zentangle on Wednesday, August 5 at 6pm.  This meditative drawing art is for any age and any ability.

Space is somewhat limited, so register now. Take the tangle out of your doodle and make it a zentangle.  register@bigelowlibrary.org or call 978-365-4160 ext 221

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Superhero Trivia Night

Join Vertigo Trivia for a nighvertigot of Superheroes and crazy fun.  Whether you’re super-competitive or just here for the snacks, you will definitely go home wanting more.  Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30. Teams welcome.  The more people, the more fun, so bring your friends! Register@bigelowlibrary.org or call 978-365-4160

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Songs of the American Revolution

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Join us at 6:30 on Wednesday, July 22nd for some live renditions of some rousing  Revolutionary songs of the colonial rebels!

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Who the heck was Charles Hill Morgan?

This hometown boy grew up in mill housing and eventually had tea with the Queen. What cocharleshillmorgan book coveruld a poor boy from Clinton do to make it so big?  Author & researcher Allison Chisolm will tell us the details on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30.  The following entities owe at least part of their current existence to Charles Hill Morgan, engineer extraordinaire: WPI, barbed wire, ASME, paper bags

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Celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s Birthday….

…by meeting the man himself (Thoreau scholar and actor Richard Smith) in partnership with Freedom’s Way and the Bigelow Free Public Library.  The library will host A Summer Ramble with Henry David Thoreau on July 11 at 2pm. Start at the library for rsmith as thoreausome educational nature activities, then take the open-air Trolley to Rauscher Farm to meet Henry and ramble about Clamshell Pond.

The Trolley is sponsored by the Friends of the Bigelow Library.

All ages welcome to join us–either to share your knowledge or learn more about Thoreau!

 

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Summer Reading Books

Please Help!

If you have an extra copy of any of the Required Summer Reading Books for the Clinton School System or Assabet Valley, please consider donating them to the library so that all children will have the opportunity to read them. We have at least 2 copies of most books, but it can’t hurt to be prepared for the onslaught of readers.

Thank you!

Students entering Grade 4 must read: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Students entering Grade 5 must read: Holes by Louis Sachar
Students entering Grade 6 must read: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Students entering Grade 7 must read: Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine
Students entering Grade 8 must read: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Clinton High School Summer Reading List

Assabet Valley Summer Reading List

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Introducing BiblioBoard

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BiblioBoard® is the PatronsFirst mobile library. Here you will find digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers and archives around the world. These materials are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere. We have built a library patron user experience that works elegantly across all web and mobile platforms and eliminates the complexity and cumbersome nature of current library interfaces.

BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, unlimited multi-user access and streaming audio and video. We also have a growing library of traditional publisher content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children’s books, university press books and much more. We launched in March 2013 with the firm belief that if libraries can deliver user experiences that compete with those of consumer companies like Amazon and Apple, it will transform information access for society.

The platform is accessible using modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, our preferred browser.    BiblioBoard is also available on the iPad®, iOS versions 7+, as well as Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (Android 4.0+).

*Everything can be viewed/read online and login is only required for downloading.

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“Like” the Library on Facebook!!

Check out our Facebook page!! 

Get the most up-to-date information on upcoming programs, events, and
library happenings (for instance, did you know that we now have a Library Bunny? 
It’s on Facebook!!  Check it out!!). 

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Upcoming program

Who Invented the Gasoline Automobile?

The Bigelow Free Public Library will be hosting Clinton resident Carol Jean Lambert to talk about who invented the gasoline automobile. She will be presentincarg her talk on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 in the Community Room.

John Lambert, known as the Father of the Gradual Transmission during his lifetime, built the first gasoline-powered automobile in Ohio in January 1891.  It may not have been a big seller then, but in 1902 the Lambert auto company began producing its eponymous car.

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What would happen if the TARDIS landed at Downton Abbey?

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I love Doctor WhoTARDIS1 & Downton Abbey.  They are filled with such interesting characters who don’t ever do what I want them to. (Okay, I’m only on series 4 for Doctor Who and in the middle of season 5 for Downton Abbey, but still, I’m getting there. Me and my DVD player). So I was thinking what would happen if the TARDIS (for those of you who don’t know, that is the Doctor’s mode of transportation) landed at Downton Abbey

  • With lips in a state of disapproval, Carson would have it removed from the premises. Maybe sent to the barn, if it absolutely had to be saved. After all, a police call box is so gauche.
  • Tom Branson would try to tinker with it to see what’s wrong.
  • Lady Mary would look at the Doctor to possibly add him to her list of potential unsuitable suitors.
  • Captain Jack Harkness would surely see through Thomas Barrow‘s exterior and flirt like mad, only to leave him behind with a broken heart when the TARDIS is repaired.
  • Dowager Countess Violet Crawley would definitely say something droll, then pretend it doesn’t exist.
  • Trying to satisfy her urge for adventure, Lady Edith Crawley, would vie to be the Doctor’s next companion.
  • And, of course, Harriett Jones, former Prime Minister, and Mrs. Isobel Crawley, distantly related to the family by marriage, would have a deja vu moment or two.

There are so many possibilities with this match-up. But luckily for everyone, I’m not writing the series.

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