Dighton Public Library
October 2012


We know that it hasn't been too long since our last newsletter, but we have a lot to tell you! October is a busy month at the library, and there are a lot of new online tools that the library has to offer you. In addition, we are proud to introduce our new website. Hopefully, it makes information easier for you to use the library from home, school, work, or even from the library itself. As always, if you have any feedback, please let us know.
The Staff of the Dighton Public Library
Did You Hear?
You are now able to use your Kindle and Kindle apps with the Overdrive downloadable audiobook and e-book collection!
In This Issue
Did You Hear?
Special Preschool Storytime
Chef Jeff
Estate Planning
Acrylics Painting
Halloween Fun
Book Groups
Friends News
Save the Date
Special Preschool Story Time 
Fridays in October at 10:30AM 
In conjunction with the Families and Communities Engaging Council (FCEC), the Dighton Library is offering a special preschool story time each Friday in October.  The story times offer stories, crafts, music and movement, and new ways to play.  All parents and caregivers will be given a literacy pack and a book to take home and read with their child.

The FCEC supports families with young children in a variety of ways in Dighton, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Swansea, and is affiliated with Pace Child Care Works. The FCEC assists families with finding local support networks; promotes family education and literacy; partners with early education and community agencies; helps with transitioning children to care programs and/or public schools; and supports early education and care programs to deliver high quality child care.

Funding for this program comes from a CFCE grant with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. For more information, please contact Lorie Van Hook at the Library, or 
at Pace Child Care Works.

Chef Jeff Returns with Cooking with Fall Fruit
Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM at Alice's Last Stop
Chef Jeff returns for another series of cooking classes with the Dighton Public Library. This class will demonstrate the use of fall fruit and vegetables in a variety of savory dishes. Classes are free, but registration is requested. Sign up here, or at the Library.

Jeff Burgess is a first class chef and has traveled throughout Europe studying culinary arts under the direction of master chefs. He was the Head Chef at Providence's Trattoria Zooma and Newport's H2O.  He also teaches cooking classes at Bristol-Plymouth High School.


The Importance of Estate Planning
Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 AM at Dighton Town Hall
 No one likes to think about it, but preparing a will is the simplest way to ensure that your wishes are honored after your death. According to the American Bar Association's Division for Public Education, about half of all Americans die without a will in place.* In situations such as these, the court will distribute property and assets according to state law.  Establishing a will ensures that you will be able to protect your loved ones from further hassle to settle the estate and making sure your wishes are adhered to.  It is especially crucial for young families to establish guardianship and provisions for their minor children and guardians.

Attorney Bruce Hague, of Hague, Sahady & Co., P.C., is a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney at Law with over 20 years of experience of working with individuals in establishing estate plans. He will join us in discussing the importance of preparing a will and the ways you can do so. This is a free workshop and is open to the public. Please register in advance to hold your place.


Acrylic paint
Learn how to Paint with Acrylics
A four-week painting class starting Friday, October 21 at 12:30 PM
 The  Library is hosting a series of acrylics classes at Friendship Hall, located at 2036 Elm Street in Dighton. The four week series, beginning Friday, October 21, runs from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM each week.  Local Artist Robyn Franczyk will lead the class. These classes are free, and all materials EXCEPT canvas will be provided. Participants are required to bring good quality canvas (can be found at Ocean State Job Lot). Please contact the Library to sign up for the class.

Robyn Franczyk is the owner of the Robyn's Nest in Rehoboth, MA, where she also gives art lessons, teaches preschool and owns the Moonlite Inn, a bed and breakfast in Rehoboth.

These classes are funded by the Dighton Cultural Council, a local agency, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  
Halloween images
Halloween Fun!

The Children's Movie Night is Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 PM.
Join us for a showing of the Disney Channel original movie, Halloweentown. On Marnie's 13th birthday, she discovers she's a witch and finds herself in a magical place called Halloweentown. Ghosts, ghouls, witches and warlocks live apart from our human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises. Popcorn and movie snacks will be supplied.

Teens are invited to vote for the movie showing on their Scary Movie Night, on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 PM. Choose between several movies, and join us for popcorn and movie snacks. Vote for your favorite creepy movie here.

The Library's Annual Halloween Party is Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 PM. Children are invited to wear a costume and come to the library to celebrate Halloween.  There'll be games, snacks, and a trick-or-treating parade.

Teens are invited to help out with the games and trick-or-treating.  Costumes for the teens are not required, but seeing them dressed is fun for the little kids.  If you would like to volunteer to help at this party please arrive 15 to 30 minutes early for instructions.

House on the gulf
Book Groups

Kids aged 13 and up are invited to discuss Margaret Peterson Haddix's The House on the Gulf, on Saturday, October 22 at 1:00 PM. A sixteen-year-old boy arranges a housesitting job for the summer, but he starts acting strangely after his family moves in, and his sister begins to suspect they are not supposed to be there. Copies of the book are available at the Library.

Kids aged 18 and up are invited to discuss Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin, on Thursday, October 27 at 4:00 PM.  Doss and Abbie are unlikely soulmates, but they have been happily married for ten years. When Abbie unexpectedly becomes terminally ill, Doss does everything he can to help her reach her goals, especially when it comes to his promise during their early courtship. They set off for the 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River. Copies of the book are available at the Library.

Fall Friends Fundraiser

The Friends of the Dighton Public Library are selling candles from Celebrating Home. For $10, you receive a nice smelling 10-oz. candle with a burn time of 50 hours. The Friends benefit the library by donating 50% of your purchase for library programs and the museum pass program. It is a win-win for us. Stop by the library to sniff a sample of Warm Cinnamon Pumpkin and select from many of the other fall and holiday scents available from Celebrating Home.

The Friends also invite you to their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 PM. Not only is it a good time to join, but the Friends will be voting on their leadership positions. Nominations can be made that evening as well. Future Fundraising ideas will also be discussed at this important meeting. All voices are welcome! For more information, please contact the Library.


Save the Date! 
Save the Date
Clutter Control 101 with David Downs, Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 6 - A prince of a guy will be visiting us! Details to come...