Upcoming Library Events & News
August , 2018

Summer Reading Wraps Up


Our Summer Reading program is coming to a close!
Adults & Teens have one last chance to turn in their BINGO cards for raffle tickets, they will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, 8/3. 
Winners will be drawn on Monday, 8/6!

Children can turn in their Reading Logs until Friday, 8/3 and we will celebrate with a Dance Party on 8/13 (see the Children's Corner below)

See the details for all our Summer Reading fun on our website.

Please read on for all of this month's upcoming events and news.

 Ongoing Events: Book Club & Knitting

 Teen Events
Children's Corner

Library Hours & Holiday Closings:

Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Saturday hours will resume after Labor Day

staffpicksAugust's JEL Staff Picks

Looking for a good book? Here are some that JEL staff have recently enjoyed! Clicking on the title will take you right to
the library's catalog, where you can check to see if it's available, and put a hold on popular titles.

Please join us for the Opening Reception for August's featured local artist, 
Heidi Curboy!

Light refreshments will be served, all are welcome to come and meet the artist. Her work will be on display throughout the month in the Main Hall.

boxofficeFilm Screening -  Walking Out
Thursday, August 9 at 6:00 pm

An estranged father and son are attacked by a grizzly bear during a wilderness hunting trip. Now badly injured, the duo must overcome their differences if they want to survive.

Rated PG-13. Running time 96 min.

Presented as part of the Library Box Office series, sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.
caplanLandscapes, Meditations & Dances
Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 pm

From Spanish & Latin dances mystical meditations and adventures, guitar virtuoso Aaron Larget-Caplan presents an action packed concert of music that pushes the boundaries of what can be done on the guitar. Featuring
 music India, Japan, Europe and the United States, Aaron will perform music by Bach, Albéniz, Keigo Fujii, and premiere new works by Alan Hovhaness (Massachusetts),  Koji Nakano  (Japan),  Vineet Shende  (Maine), and  Roger Eon  (France).

Noted for his "astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Aaron Larget-Caplan is a recording and touring guitarist. He performs solo and chamber music throughout Europe, Russia and the USA. A sought-after instrumentalist, he has premiered over 80 compositions by a wide range of composers, arranged works by the likes of Bach, Schubert, Albéniz, Rodrigo and Reynaldo Hahn. His arrangements of John Cage for guitar are published by  Edition Peters Group , and are the first official arrangements for the instrument. 
Aaron's recordings are available on Albany, Navona and  Stone Records . He serves on faculty at the  University of Massachusetts  Boston and formerly the Boston Conservatory.


MA Cultural Council This program is sponsored by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
bradleyWomen in American Traditional Music 
with Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante
Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 pm

The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present Paula Bradley and Marylou Ferrante who will regale the audience with some traditional tunes and songs from the women's cannon. Expect a lively performance! 

Both musicians are deeply vested in the American traditional music scene and are sure to present some crowd-pleasers. Please join us in the Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served. All welcome!

MA Cultural Council This program is sponsored in part by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.
quintessential Quintessential Brass Concert
Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 pm

This summer Quintessential Brass will be performing the music of John Williams, John Phillip Sousa, Bruno Mars, Vanessa Carlton, Van Morrison, the Beatles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Little Feat and others, music from the movies "Willy Wonka", "Star Wars", "Pirates of the Caribbean", and others, as well as music from Broadway and TV. 

Quintessential Brass takes the role of the brass quintet to the limit and beyond. Programs are selected to entertain audiences of all ages. This brass quintet consists of five full-time professional musicians who have, individually, performed with groups all over the world, recorded CDs and movie soundtracks, performed for Presidents, and at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. 

Quintessential Brass has recorded two CDs: "Miscellenea" and "A Quintessential Christmas". For more information, you may visit their website at  http://home.earthlink.net/~quintbrass/ .
Mike Peipman, trumpet
Adam Mejaour, trumpet
Robin Milinazzo, horn
David Lindsey, trombone
Leslie Havens, bass trombone & tuba

MA Cultural Council
This program is sponsored in part by the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

This program is also sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.

ongoingOngoing Events

Book Club 
Monday, August 6
6:30 pm

At the August meeting, the book club will  be discussing  Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan .
This is a no-commitment book club, attend as many or as few meetings as you like! The group meets on the first Monday of every month. 

Extra copies of the book coming up for discussion (next up is The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz)  are available at the Information Desk for checkout.
Knitting with Sonya
Every Tuesday, 
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stop by and join our knitting circle in the Reading Room every Tuesday! 

All handcrafters (not just knitters!) are welcome to join, whatever your level experience. Stuck on your current project or wanting to learn a new technique? Chances are one of the group will be able to lend a hand!  Drop by for a few minutes or stay for the full two hours. 
We hope to see you there!

childrensWelcome to the Children's Corner!

Check here to find out about upcoming events in the Children's Room.
Summer Reading!
Ends 8/3 - Dance Party on 8/13 at 6:30!

Friday, 8/3 is the last day to turn in your Reading Logs!

Celebrate all the reading you did this summer at our Libraries Rock! Dance Party - come show off your dancing skills!

See all the details on Summer Reading for kids here.

Deborah Costine Puppet Show
Monday, August 6 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a puppet show with Deborah Costine! "The Twig Family in the Oak Tree."

"A happy gentle story about a family of imaginary "twig" people who live in harmony with nature.  They are Leaf, Fern and their daughter Mossy.  The Oak Tree provides them with everything they need to  live and be happy.  It is their home, they grind the acorns into dough for bread, they collect rainwater to drink and the leaves give them oxygen for fresh air.  AND it's a fun place to live! 
What a surprise when they receive a visit from a very nervous "cousin Lawn" who is determined that they should leave their home!"

Sponsored by the Borgatti Trust
Oakes & Smith 
Storytelling and Music
Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytelling experience, accompanied by music, with the Western MA folk duo Oakes & Smith!

Sponsored by the Southbridge Cultural Council

Story Times
Beginning soon!

Our regular Story Times will be back soon!
Beginning the week of September 4th.

Tinkering Thursdays
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm

STEM-related hands on activity using everyday and recycled items to design your own creations!
Crafty Wednesday
Every Wednesday

Stop by the Children's Room any time on Wednesdays to do a special craft. This is a drop-in program that runs all day. Simply stop by the Children's Room desk to get your craft supplies, and take home a masterpiece. 

Construction Crew
Tuesdays,  3:00 - 4:30 pm
Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

We'll bring the LEGO bricks, you bring the ideas! This is a drop-in program, so there is no need to register. Best for children over 5.

Completed Lego projects go on display in the Children's Room for a whole week. If you are in the library, stop by the Children's Room to see different Lego projects on display. 

librarynewsLibrary News

Discounted and Free Admission to Museums & Attractions

Did you know? The library offers passes to a variety of area museums and attractions! 
Locations include:
Old Sturbridge Village
Eric Carle Museum
Springfield Museums
Zoo at Forest Park *NEW*
Mystic Aquarium
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
Worcester Art Museum
Salem Witch Museum 
The Trustees locations
USS Constitution Museum
Massachusetts ParksPass
AJ Petro Pool (seasonal)
See  our website for details.
Thank you to the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library for sponsoring this program!
Stargaze with our Telescope!

The library now has a telescope which can be checked out and taken home - just like a book. Use it to spend a night stargazing in your own back yard! Who knows what you will see?

Instructions and tips on what to look for are included. Must be checked out by an adult 18 or older. 
Please ask at the desk for more details!

Library eBooks

Looking for free eBooks? Look no further than the library! You can download FREE ebooks to your computer or device, as well as digital audiobooks.

To browse our collection, click here. Or on your mobile device or eReader, download the Overdrive app to get started. All you need is your library card number!

If you have questions or are having trouble, please ask us! Drop by, call, or email!

New bags available!

The Friends of the Library now have these fantastic new book bags available for sale! You can purchase bags at the Information Desk.

All proceeds support FOJEL, who provide funding for library events and programs (including, but not limited to, Summer Reading & Museum Passes).

Only $5 each, available in black, navy and maroon, 
they are perfect for carrying your library materials home!

bookBook a Librarian!

You can now "Book a Librarian!" Contact us to schedule a personalized 
20-30 minute session.

Possible topics include:
-Help downloading eBooks
-Using your new mobile device or tablet
-Book recommendations
-Using the library catalog
-Placing holds & using your online account
-Setting up an email account
-Getting started on your research paper
-Formatting a Word document

Call 508-764-5426 or 
email  to schedule an  appointment.

Jacob Edwards Library
Upcoming Meetings

The Friends of the Library will hold their next meeting on  Monday, August 20
at 6:00 pm.
The Friends extend an invitation to all library patrons to join their group. To learn more, please visit  FOJEL's page on our website.

  The  Board of Trustees  of the Jacob Edwards Library will next meet on 
Tuesday, August 28
at Noon 
in the Mills Room. 
All meetings are open to the public.
We hope to see you at the library soon!


The Jacob Edwards Library Staff
Programs at Jacob Edwards Library may be recorded for Southbridge Public Access TV 
and/or photographed for promotional purposes.

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