Accessing library books has never been easier with on-line reservations & curbside pick -up.

Pictured: Selectman Carole Julius & grandson Jack, picking out library books.
The experience for children is like getting a surprise in a bag, followed by a warm and snuggly time reading and exploring new worlds and ideas with their caregiver. And with book bundles, checking out new adventures just got easier.

Book Bundles Request

Looking for something new to read? Let us help! Fill this out to give us an idea of what you would like. We will contact you when the book bundle is ready for pick up.

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Historical Tidbit:

A Peaceful Transition

A peaceful transition or transfer of power is crucial and fundamental in democratic governments. 

Each president has peacefully handed over power to the next since 1797 when George Washington stepped down. 

A majority of outgoing presidents have attended the inaugurations of their successors. Some of the Inaugural customs according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies: "In 1837, Andrew Jackson and his successor, Martin Van Buren, began a new tradition by riding together to Van Buren’s inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. Until the early 20th century, the outgoing and incoming presidents additionally rode together back to the White House after the inaugural ceremonies." 

"Later presidents, such as Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson, left the Capitol grounds by car. Since Gerald Ford’s departure from office in 1977, every outgoing president and first lady have departed the inaugural ceremonies via helicopter, leaving their successors to attend an inaugural luncheon inside the Capitol building. "

For the sake of preserving our democracy, the peaceful transition of power is considered to be of paramount importance. 

Respectfully submitted, J. Rose

Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p
& last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Carole Smudin
won a
4-week virtual Yoga beginner series

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a
45 minute horseback riding lesson
at Stonecroft Farm's indoor riding ring
(value $55).
From EB Food Pantry:
"Thank you to Light Up East Bridgewater for this original and festive fundraiser for East Bridgewater's Food pantries. We appreciate the support of the might, little town!"
Light Up EB donated $500 to each of the EB food pantries through their creative fundraising efforts. Great Job Tina Baker Anthony & the crew at Light Up EB.
Keeping kids active indoors: Top tips from our experts - ...

For many parents, keeping their kids active during the spring and summer months of COVID-19 involved a lot of outdoor time. But with colder temperatures on the way, you might be wondering how to survive the winter months, especially if your kids...

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town hall
Below is the link for the Town of East Bridgewater
Transcript of Articles in the Warrant for the: Special Town Meeting & Report of the Finance Committee

Monday, January 11, 2021
Junior/Senior High School, 143 Plymouth Street

Image credit: Jim Weinfeller
BSU's MLK 2021 Virtual Engagement Series

Jan 4-29, 2021

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We have what you need!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater
(508) 697-0357

Ken Gloss, The Value of Old and
Rare Books
Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a virtual presentation
Tuesday, January 19, 7:00p, hosted by the Old Bridgewater Historical Society. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books.
Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session after the conclusion of his talk.

Following the talk and question-and-answer session, he will give free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have on hand or will do so at his shop in Boston at a later scheduled date.
Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Best of New England, the Brattle Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores. 2021 is the 72nd year of Gloss family ownership. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and national antiquarian circles. He had worked in the store since childhood and chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry. He became the sole proprietor upon his father's death in 1985. "I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business.”

To participate in the Zoom session, it is necessary to reserve your free ticket in advance, as participation in this event is limited. An email will be sent to you after your sign up that contains the necessary log-in information to participate. 

Visit to register.
Watch Your Mail for the Annual
Street Census
The annual street census is scheduled to mail on Monday, January 4th. This form is not associated with the recent federal census.  

Please complete and return your census, as soon as possible. 
  • All occupants, including infants, should be included on your census.  
  • Failure to respond may result in removal from the active voting list.  
  • Please return via the provided self-addressed envelope.  
  • You may drop your census in the Ballot Box to the right of the double doors at the main entrance to Town Hall.

Click here for more information regarding the census.  
Basketball - Girls Varsity vs. Randolph 1-8-21

Live basketball coverage from E.B. Jr/Sr High School.

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Brockton High School 2021 Alumni Awards Nominations Sought
Nominations for the Brockton High School Alumni Association’s three prestigious annual awards are being accepted until March 1, 2021.
They include:
• Alumni Achievement – for Brockton High alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field of professional or personal work;
• Alumni Service -   for BHS alumni who have contributed to the betterment of Brockton High School or the Brockton community; and
• Young Alumni - for Brockton High alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years, who are making outstanding contributions to society and whose contributions and careers reflect favorably on Brockton High School.

Self-nominations are also welcomed. For  more information, and to use our online application form, go to Details on plans for a celebration, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be released at a later date.

All Brockton High School graduates are automatically enrolled as members of the Alumni Association, which numbers more than 60,000 alumni spread throughout all 50 states and the world. Please connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
This year marks the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration sponsored by the Brockton Area Branch NAACP.
January 23, 2021
This pandemic will not stop our remembrance of a great American leader, a man of the people, especially our people, Dr. King.
Together we fight for what's right in order to actualize his dream for justice for all, especially black people.

Together let's sit at this virtual breakfast table - bring your coffee, bring your eggs - bring your hearts. Enjoy one another and our keynote speaker the beloved Pastor Emeritus of Messiah Baptist Church, Reverend Michael Walker. He will grace us with his Word as he so eloquently has done in years past.

Please consider donating $10-$20, or whatever your heart dictates to receive a ticket. All proceeds will benefit the Brockton Area Branch NAACP ACT-SO Program.
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
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  • In-Person and Live Streamed Classes Available
  • Ask About Private Study Options

Learn Yoga at home with
Mondays, 1/11 - 2/1, morning & evening slots available. Learn simple moves which decompress your spine, melting away long held tensions and pain. Deeply relaxing through gentle easy movements.

Find YOUR bliss at Bliss Through Yoga!
Yoga for the Rest of Us!

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EB Council on Aging Drive By Christmas Dinner for...

Highlights of this year's EBCOA Christmas Dinner for Seniors (Drive By) at the EB Community Center.

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EBHS Winter Concert 2020

The EB Jr/Sr High School Music Dept. presents a "virtual" Winter Concert featuring the choral and instrumental groups of the Jr/Sr High School.

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Have fun with us and bee
entered to win a
45 minute horseback riding lesson
at Stonecroft Farm's indoor riding ring
(value $55).

 Historical Tidbit Question:
Where is the inaugural luncheon held?

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On January 13, 2021 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Janice O'Brien & Jacquelyn Rose

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
~ Robert Fulghum

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
~ Emily Dickinson

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
~ Barbara Kingsolver

"But make no mistake: The work of putting America back together, of truly repairing what is broken, isn’t the work of any individual politician or political party. It’s up to each of us to do our part. To reach out. To listen. And to hold tight to the truth and values that have always led this country forward. It will be an uncomfortable, sometimes painful process. But if we enter into it with an honest and unwavering love of our country, then maybe we can finally start to heal.”
~ Michelle Obama 1/7/21
I will always have hope because I love and believe in a world that can be.
 ~ Jacquie

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