Upcoming Library Events & News
October, 2016

Fall is here! The library is partnering with The Last Green Valley to present some programs in the Walktober series which includes towns from as far away as Norwich CT to Brimfield MA! The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor - 35 towns in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, brimming with natural beauty, historic treasures, thriving farms, unique tastes, sips and shops, and the most enthusiastic Walktober leaders you've ever met, ready to help you explore and discover it all. Celebrate 26 years of Walktober! 

Staff Picks - Find a great read!
Images from the Joe Capillo Portfolio by  Cynthia Capillo

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: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Closed Sign
The library will be 
closed on Columbus Day,
Monday, October 10

staffpicksOctober'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.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
Lab Girl by Hope Jaren
exhibitCelebrate Manufacturing  with QCC and the Chamber 

Saturday, Oct. 1  10 am - 1 pm
Pioppi Room

Join QCC faculty and staff for interactive STEM demonstrations, get hands-on with QCC's technology sandbox, watch video shorts, and learn more about Manufacturing, our Fab Lab, the Maker Movement and STEM-expansion in Southern Worcester County.

Central Street Photo by Joe Capillo
exhibitCynthia Capillo presents the photographic work 
of her late father, 
Joe Capillo, journalist.

Joe Capillo was a reporter, sports writer, photographer, columnist and editor during his 48 year career in the newspaper business. His daughter Cindy will have photographs that were taken throughout Mr. Capillo's career that will be on display throughout the month. 

Additionally, Cindy has been working on a movie incorporating her father's work from when he was in Gloucester and the first screening will be Thursday, Oct 6 at 6:30 pm and on view after the screening.

pluto10 Years to Pluto & The Mars Adventure with Dino Tata
Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am

As part of The Walktober series and during the Town of Southbridge's Bicentennial Year, Dino Tata will make a presentation about NASA's spacecraft models such as the New Horizons Pluto vehicle, the Orion space capsule, the Curiosity Mars Rover and the Hubble Space Telescope as well as display a model of the Solar System. Mr. Tata is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

The telescope purchased for the Jacob Edwards Library by the Southbridge Rotary Club and The Aldrich Astronomical Society will be on display. Did you know that this telescope may be borrowed with your library card?

Sponsored by The Last Green Valley/Walktober and the Aldrich Astronomical Society
boxofficeFilm Screening - The Forest
Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm

A woman goes into Japan's suicide forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Rated PG-13. Running time 94 min.

Presented as part of the Library Box Office series, sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library.

  quabbinFour Seasons at the Quabbin with Dale Monette
Monday, October 24  at  6:30 pm

Dale Monette has spent thousands of hours on the 82,000 acre Quabbin Reservoir Watershed in central MA photographing wildlife.  He retired from the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation's  Quabbin Visitor Center in April of 2014 after 30 years. Here are his stories and photographs of the animals of Quabbin as they go about their lives throughout the four seasons of the year. See what Dale and his camera saw, from hummingbirds, eagles and loons to otters, bears and moose and more, along with some scenic views of the 18 mile long reservoir.  

Sponsored by The Last Green Valley/Walktober
Thursday, October 27  at  6:30 pm

In the company of raconteur Tom D'Agostino, "visit" some legends and famous haunts of New England - some of the places are nearby Southbridge and accessible as a follow up trip!

You will not believe your eyes and ears as you take this journey to some of the most haunted places in New England - Bara-Hack, The Victorian, John York House, Belcourt Castle, an 1801 farm in Thompson, The Tavern on Main and many more! Tom D'Agostino will use videos, pictures, EVPs to illustrate his presentation. Allow Tom to be your personal tour guide to the other side without having to leave your seat!

Presenter Tom D'Agostino is an educator and author of eleven published books on ghosts and legends of New England.

This event is presented by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library in conjunction with Walktober 2016 and events of The Last Green Valley.
bicentennialSouthbridge Bicentennial Celebrations

The Town of Southbridge turned 200 in 2016! Visit  southbridge200.org for information on all of the upcoming events!

Call to all artists, crafters or writers! The Library Staff, Trustees and Friends would like to invite you to participate in My Southbridge: An Interpretation the November art show at the Jacob Edwards Library that will be part of the Bicentennial celebration. See website for more details! 

And don't forget to like the Bicentennial on Facebook to keep up with the latest news!
ongoingOngoing Events

Book Club reads 
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Monday, Oct 3, 6:30 pm

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of April Smith's A Star for Mrs. Blake  in the Reading Room. New participants are always welcome! 
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. 
Copies of next month's book for discussion  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! 

On Tuesday 4th
Examples of different types of stitches will be on display.

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!

Monday, Oct 6, 6:00 pm

Starting a new business, or thinking about it? Then come to the Krosslink meeting and learn about a free community support network that can help you grow your business. 
We'll discuss how to sustain, market and grow this program in Southbridge and beyond.  Networking and refreshments  
6:00-6:30, followed by discussion and a Q&A Session. 
All are welcome!

ongoingOther Events Events

Coloring for Adults
de-stress and self-express
Wednesday October 19th
2 pm - 4 pm

Reclaim the carefree days of your youth. Join us for this month's meet-up for grown-ups who like to color. Relax, de-stress, self-express, check out the permanent and visiting art displays in the library while you are here. This group meets monthly from 2-4 pm and invites you to stop in anytime, for as long as it takes to unwind!
***  MOVIE   SCREENING   ***

Ghost and Mrs. Chicken

Monday, October 31st
6 - 7:30 pm
Pioppi Room, lower level

Sponsored by Walktober/
The Last Green Valley

All Welcome!

childrensWelcome to the Children's Corner!

Check here to find out about upcoming events in the Children's Room.
All Day!

We will provide the magazines, glue, scissors, and crayons, you supply the ideas and creativity! Drop in any time on Thursday to craft a collage creation!

Crafty Wednesday
Every Wednesday

Stop by the Children's Room any time on Wednesday 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
3:00 - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 12 Noon

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 may be displayed in the Children's Room for a week. If you are in the library, stop by the Children's Room to see different Lego projects on display. 
Pete The Cat Day

Everyone's favorite cat is being celebrated on Wednesday October 12th at 10:30 a.m. during story hour.  Pete the Cat is loved by all and we are going to read as many of his books as possible, during the program and make the thematically linked craft! Join us! 
Drop by after school for more fun!

The Weird Series
Bullying Awareness series
presented by 
New Hope

Monday Oct 17, 2016 
from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for a reading of The Weird Series.  
The series includes true-to-life stories of bullying from all perspectives.
Great for children ages 5-12!  
Free snacks, Give-aways, and Craft!  
Halloween Fun Day
Saturday Oct. 29th 
11 am - 12 Noon

Wear your favorite costume for our **SPECIAL**
Halloween Extravaganza!
Stories , Songs, Crafts, and More!!

bicentennial No School Movie Madness!

The library will screen the fall favorite 
Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 

on Friday, October 7th at 1 pm.

All kids welcome!

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
Salem Witch Museum 
Mystic Aquarium
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
Worcester Art Museum
Fruitlands Museum
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!

On Saturday Oct. 8th
presented by Dino Tata

10 Years to Pluto and Mars Adventure
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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 main collection, click here. On your device, download the Overdrive app to get started.

We also now have some new collections, thanks to a statewide eBook project, Commonwealth Collections. Axis 360 provides more popular options, similar to Overdrive. Biblioboard is great for homework and research, and also has a great collection of 'For Dummies' titles available.

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

Credit cards update

Due to a change in 
C/W Mars policy, we can no longer accept credit cards over the desk as payment for overdue fees 
and/or lost books. 
If you wish to pay your fines by credit card, you may do so by logging into your online account.
All in-person transactions must be cash or personal check. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please ask us at the Information Desk if you have any questions.

Book 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 be meeting on 
Monday, October 17
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, October 25 at Noon 
in the Mills Room. 

Please note that meetings will now take place on the 4th Tuesday of the month, rather than the 3rd Tuesday.
All meetings are open to the public.
Lots of new programs for kids being added to the schedule. Hope you will come by with your little ones and check them out! 

This month is National Manufacturing Month and Quinsigamond Community College is partnering with South Central MA Chamber of Commerce to present a sand box of tools and equipment to try out. Join us on Saturday morning from 10 am to just before 1 pm in the Pioppi Room to see for yourself!

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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