Spring Events at
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Library Lines                April  2019
Ed Lodi Returns to Talk About His New Book, Benjamin Church in King William's War

Local author Ed Lodi will be speaking about his new book, Benjamin Church in King William's War, on Wed., April 10 at 4:00 p.m.

King William's War (1689-1697) was the first in the series of bloody conflicts known collectively as the French and Indian Wars, in which England and France, with their Indian allies, vied for control of North America. Although best known for his heroic exploits in the earlier King Philip's War, Benjamin Church led five expeditions against the French and Indians into northern New England and New France.  Lodi will recount the story of those expeditions, for which Church became famous as the forefather of the Rangers. 

The scope of King William's War was immense. Lodi will also talk about Hannah Dustan, the first woman in America to have a statue erected in her honor; the infamous raid against Schenectady, NY; and many other topics related to the war.

 He welcomes questions from the audience. A book signing will follow.

This program is free and open to the public, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.
Animal Week during April Vacation

Tues., April 16, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Touch Tanks with the New England Aquarium
Drop in for a chance to learn about ocean animals and touch real sea creatures during a Tidepool Open House.  The New England Aquarium brings 3-4 tanks representing different habitats.  Stop by to learn from educators who will be on site to inspire the marine biologist in everyone!  Open to all ages.

Wed., April 17, 10:30 a.m.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum brings Nature Tales: Owl Program
Best for children PreK- 2nd grade, this program features stories, an interactive presentation and the opportunity to meet a live owl.  Siblings welcome. Space is limited.  Call 508/946-2470 or stop by the Library to register.  
Thurs., April 18, 1:00 p.m.
Candy Bar/Book Animal BINGO

Kids of all ages can bring an unopened candy item and/or a gently used book to play a game of Animal BINGO.  The number of items you bring is the number of times you can win.   Win a treat and stay for the movie.  No registration is required.

Thurs., April 18, 2:00 p.m.  
Movie Matinee- Peter Rabbit
Come early to play BINGO and stay for a movie.  Peter Rabbit hops onto the Library's big screen.  This film is rated PG.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.

Animal Week is generously supported by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

April showers...are great days for the Library!

Mondays from 4:00 - 6:20 p.m. Reading to Miss Marilyn's Spaniels.  Sign up for a 20-minute time slot and read to a therapy dog in a relaxed and non-judgmental setting.  Call or stop by the Library to register.  Please note -- Sessions will be available April 1 and April 8 ONLY this month, after which the program will be on hiatus until  our Summer Reading Program starts again.

Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   Lego-mania! Come build with the Library's Legos and Duplos.  All ages are welcome; no registration required.  

Family Nights on Tuesdays:
  • April 2:  Game Night at 6:00 p.m.  All are invited to an evening of old-fashioned board games, puzzles, and more. No registration required.
  • April 9:  Movie Night at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your snacks and/or dinner and enjoy a showing of Mary Poppins Returns on the Library big screen.  Rated PG.  
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.   Book Babies is a lapsit program for babies birth- 18 months and their caregiver(s) including 20 minutes of songs, stories and rhymes. After the formal program there is time to stay and play or socialize.  No registration required. Please note this will only be offered on April 4 and April 11.

Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.   Wiggles & Giggles.  B est for children 18  months to 3 years of age and their caregiver(s).  Together we enjoy lots of music and movement activities plus stories and more!  After the formal program you can stay and play together.  No registration required. Please note this will only be offered on April 4 and April 11.

Special Program:

Read and Rise with Ms. Gina is for homeschool families with children ages 5-10.  For five sessions beginning 1:00 p.m. on April 3, the group will be actively engaged in literacy activities.  Registration is required for this program.  Please click here to sign up.

Preschool Play and Learn on April 8 at 1:30 p.m. with Ms. Gina is for families with preschool age children.  Enjoy free play, crafts, stories and more.  Please click here to sign up.

These programs generously supported by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Get Graphic!  New Teen Titles

Here are some original graphic novel stories featuring superheroes (and a villain) who were recently on the big screen, plus a new volume to a popular magical mystery series, and two titles about the complications of making friends and surviving in a futuristic world with little gravity.

When a terrifying new threat emerges from the black abyss miles below the surface of the ocean, Aquaman must defeat the creatures of the trench in order to save humanity.

Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas
Those eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war--and our planet is situated on the front lines!  Can Earth's Mightiest Heroes bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war?  One of the finest and most important sagas in the Marvel canon.

Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick   Carol Danvers finds herself in the middle of an uprising against the Galactic Alliance and the Spartax when working to return an alien girl to her homeworld.  
These adventures occur after  she inadvertently takes on the original (male) Captain Marvel's powers and, following his death, his title.   Carol was first introduced in the comics as Ms. Marvel who was given her own series featuring a new teen character, Pakistani-American Kamala Khan.

It is Parents' Day at the Lumberjanes' camp and they must find a way to keep their parents away from the supernatural forces that have become old news for Roanoke Cabin.
We own volumes 1-10. 

Making Friends by Kristin Gudsnuck    Feeling  totally, completely lost in seventh grade, Danny uses a magic sketchbook she  inherits from her eccentric great-aunt to bring to life Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best  friend  ever.

When Billy Batson, an orphan, receives the power to become Captain Marvel whenever he says "Shazam!," he uses his extraordinary abilities to stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from destroying the world.

Now a fugitive, Willa leaves Chicago and goes on the run! But when she takes refuge with some low-G farmers, she stumbles into a plot to attack the city. Oh, and on top of all that: giant, man-eating bugs!   Check out volume 1.

Venom: vol. 1, Rex by Donna Cates
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York.  And with it, something equally evil has been awakened in that most wicked of web-slingers:  Venom! 

e-Magazines Now Available in Libby and Overdrive Apps!

The SAILS network is now offering 25 magazine titles  including Country Living, HGTV Magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Macworld, Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, Outside, Popular Science, Reader's Digest and more, through Overdrive and they're already available in our Overdrive collection.   You can start your search here.

Where can I access Overdrive magazines?
You can access magazines in the same place you access e-books and audio books -- in the  Libby app, in the Overdrive app, and through the browser on the Overdrive site. You also can download magazines for offline use in Libby.

Do I need to place holds to read an issue if somebody else is already reading it?
No, these titles are always available.There is no waiting list to read a magazine, and they will not count against your checkout limit.  

This Month's Marvelous Museum Pass

The Zoo New England pass offers reduced price admission to two of the area's great zoos -- Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.   Check Zoo New England's  website for information about hours and special programs taking place during April Vacation Week.

Each pass admits 6 people: adults are $9 and children, $6. Remember you may pick up your pass any time during the three days before your visit and this pass is disposable and doesn't need to be returned. 

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Library for sponsoring this pass. Click  here to reserve your pass.
New Edaville Park Pass Rules

Edaville Family Theme Park has changed the way their library pass program works for the 2019 season.  E ach household may now reserve one pass per day, good for one free admission. (Special events require an additional fee.)  You must be a resident of Middleborough to use this pass.  

Please check Edaville's website for the park's opening days and hours of operation  as hours vary depending on the season. Click  here to check their April calendar.

Thanks to t he Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for sponsoring this pass.  Click here to reserve your pass.
Did You Know That...?

You can print from your laptop, tablet or phone while you're at the Library? P rint virtually any document or web page from your internet-connected device to one of our Library printers, with no  additional software required. Simply go here or visit our home page and click on the logo you see here.  Prices are the same, whether you print from our computers or your device: $.10/page for B&W copies, and $.50 for color.
Library Closed Patriots' Day and Easter Sunday

Please note that the Library will be closed on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 15, and on Easter Sunday, April 21, in observance of the holidays. 
Save the Date!

May will be Middleboro History Month at the Library, in honor of the town's 350th anniversary! Mark your calendar now and look for more information in future newsletters on these upcoming adult programs: 

Wed., May 8, "Middleborough -- the First One Hundred Fifty Years," presented by Lou Garafalo, author of Peter Oliver: the Loyalist Perspective on the American Revolution 

Thurs., May 23, "Deborah Sampson: Massachusetts State Heroine," presented by Dan Thompson and Dottie Thayer of the Middleborough Historical Association in honor of Deborah Sampson Day in Massachusetts.
This newsletter is brought to you thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

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