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What's happening this 
at your Library
Brain Games
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 
March, April & May, 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at the Marlboro Library from 10am-12pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays March through May for some gaming fun!  

Tables will be set up in our community room for those ages 55 and over to drop in and play Brain Games!  Choose from Parcheesi, Rummi­kub, Mah Jonng, card games, Scrabble, Back­gammon, and more. 

Come with your friends or play with new ones!
Musical Performance!
Remember The Ladies
by Linda Russell
Sunday, March 11, 2:00 pm

Join us at the Marlboro Library on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 pm to hear Linda Russell, an accomplished singer historian, lead you on a musical journey that ties into Women's History Month.  Hear songs of 18th Century women at work, in love, as patriots and in mourning. Interspersed with the songs are excerpts from women's diaries and letters of the day along with stories of Deborah Samson, who fought as a soldier in Washington's army, and, of course, Martha Washington and Abigail Adams.


As a balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City for 16 years, Linda interpreted history through music and has been featured in A Prairie Home Companion, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space and the National Archives.  Linda is a recognized expert in historical interpretation.

Light refreshments will be served.  Walk-ins welcome, Click here to R.S.V.P.

'Pi Day' Pie Baking Contest!
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 pm

The Library will be celebrating "Pi Day, or "π Day" (March 14th or 3.14) with a pie making contest!  

The winner receives bragging rights for having baked the best pie in Marlborough, and a gift certificate to a local business!   The runner up and third place will also receive prizes.  Pies will be judged by a group of three mystery judges .

Award Presentation Ceremony
The winner will be announced in an award presentation ceremony, March 14th at 6 pm, where the leftover pie will be available for tasting (while the pie lasts! First come, first served!)  

Ready, set, bake!
Sensory-Friendly Meet & Greet
Saturday, March 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

For families with children ages 4-6 years with sensory sensitivities and on the autism spectrum. 

In anticipation of our newly created sensory-friendly story hour, stop by our Meet & Greet and provide us with feedback, meet the librarian, and test out our new sensory-friendly toys!

Click here to RSVP. Walk-ins welcome!
Questions? Ask Ms. Alyssa at: 236-7272 ext. 217.

Download our social story here:  My Trip to the Marlboro Free Library Social Story
Give Yourself Some Credit
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

Join us in the Library community room on Thursday, March 22 to hear guest speaker and local author, John Panzella, discuss his book Give Yourself Some Credit.  He will focus on the tools and skill-sets associated with building credit from the start and maintaining a positive, healthy credit profile throughout life. In addition, Panzella will discuss how to build a solid, responsible foundation needed for managing and controlling lifetime spending habits.
Light refreshments will be served. 


John Panzella is a multi-certified credit expert. Since 2009, Panzella has conducted hundreds of credit-education seminars across the country. His expertise includes the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), credit reporting guidelines, evaluating credit reports, providing guidance on how to improve personal credit standing, and assessing damaging actions that can impact credit and credit scores. Panzella is FCRA certified by the Consumer Data Industry Association, and has more than 25 years of experience working in the financial-services industry.

Book Club
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm

All are welcome to join the Book Club!  On Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm,  The Art of Hearing Heartbeats  by Jan-Philipp Sendker will be discussed. 

Copies have been ordered and are available at the circulation desk for check-out for those who may wish to join us!

Butterflies: Habits and Habitats
Friday, March 30 at 2:00 pm

Kids!  Join us at the Library on Friday, March 30 at 2pm for Butterflies: Habits and Habitats.   This is a beautiful slide presentation of Eastern butterflies by Jerry Schneider, creator of the award winning board game: The Butterfly Game. Audiences will learn about the difference between butterflies and moths, where to find butterflies and how to attract them to our gardens, and how to create and maintain butterfly habitat. We will learn interesting facts and behaviors (did you know that butterflies taste with their feet?).  We will also look at the amazing Monarch migration!

After the slide show: Children will create their own butterfly t-shirts (heavy, 100% cotton) using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly cut outs. Children may purchase heavy cotton shirts for $4.00 or bring their own.


Jerry Schneider is a former teacher and children's librarian who invented The Butterfly Game in 2001.  He has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past thirteen years throughout the Eastern US.  Jerry is a steering committee member of the Vermont Butterfly Atlas Project, a 5 year study of butterfly populations in Vermont. He lives in Hardwick, Vermont.

Registration required, spaces are limited.   Click here to register.

communitysurveyDid you take our community survey yet?

The Marlboro Library needs your help!  By taking this brief survey, you will help the library in creating a long-range strategic plan.  Click here for more info on the survey.

Library is closed on Sunday, April  1 
for Easter Day.

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