With a chill in the air, it's time to head on inside. 
Stop by the Middleborough Public Library in November
to see what's new.
Library Lines                  November 2019
Healthy and Allergen-Free
Holiday Baking

Yes, it's true: "healthy" and "holiday baking" can be used in the same sentence and we're going to prove it at 10:00 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 23 when we bring  Paula Castner here to help you with your holiday baking.  She'll teach you how to adapt your favorite baked recipes to accommodate almost any food need you and your family have.  She'll also show how to substitute ingredients in recipes to create desserts which not only are healthier for you but delicious tasting, too.

Castner has decades of familiarity with food allergies and experience with hypoglycemic and diabetic requirements. She has spent years discovering and perfecting the best ways to make cakes, cookies, breads, and more which meet a variety of dietary needs but also satisfy the desire for something tasty and sweet.

There will be desserts for sampling and handouts to bring home.  Please register to help make sure there is enough for everyone.  Call 508/946-2470 or email Libby Fox at lfox@sailsinc.org.

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for sponsoring this program.
A Celtic Christmas
with Jeff Snow

On Wed., Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., the Library will be filled with the sounds of "A Celtic Christmas."  The concert will combine songs, tunes, history and stories from England, Ireland and Scotland with the music of Christmas. Familiar, and some not so familiar, songs will have you singing, laughing and wishing for more when it's all over. 

Jeff Snow is a multi-instrumentalist who shares the music, and the stories behind the music, of Scotland, Ireland and England. Growing up in a home where old Scottish folk songs were the everyday sounds, Snow developed an early love for Celtic music. Much of the history of these lands was preserved in song.  Snow's music has been described as "quiet and relaxing," and while much of it is, he'll periodically let loose and foot stomping will begin.  He plays the guitar, autoharp and bouzouki. He can also find his way around a drum set and most of the percussion family.  
Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Library for sponsoring this performance. No registration is required.  
Mobile Library to 
Visit  COA  November 19

This month's mobile library visit to the Council on Aging will take place on  Tues., Nov. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.   The t heme is "Gratitude" and Adult Services Librarian Libby Fox will have a selection of both general and themed books, TV shows and movies, magazines and music.

People who have a library card will be able to borrow items from an assortment of items; those who don't have a card can sign up for one, with a photo ID.  Library m aterials may be returned to either the COA or the Library.
For more information, call 508/946-2470 or email Libby Fox at lfox@sailsinc.org.
Children's Programs in November 

Ongoing Programs:


Mondays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Kids can sign up to read to Miss Marilyn's Spaniels in a non-judgmental atmosphere.  Call the Library at 508/946-2470 or stop by to register.  


Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  (No program Nov. 5)  Come build with Legos and Duplos.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.


Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Kids age 3-6 and their caregivers can sign up for Art Discovery Time with Ms. Jen from Self Help Inc.'s CFCE program.  Held on six Wednesdays- Nov. 6, 13 and 20, and Dec. 4, 11, and 18 -- children will explore a different art medium each week.  Space is limited.  Please click here to register.


Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.  Baby bookworms will run each Thursday until November 21. This lapsit program is ideal for babies up to 18 months and those little ones that prefer a quieter storytime group.  Twenty minutes of stories, songs and rhymes is followed by time to play and socialize.  No registration required.


Thursdays at 11:15 a.m.  Wiggles & Giggles will run each Thursday until November 21.  This music and movement program is geared towards toddlers.  Twenty minutes of stories, songs, movement and parachute play are followed by time to socialize.  No registration required.


Special Events:


Sat., Nov. 9 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Kids can join other Pokemon fans to learn how to play the card game or enjoy other activities.  All ages welcome.  No cards or registration required. 


Tues., Nov. 19 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your picnic dinner and/or snacks for a family movie night showing "Toy Story 4," rated PG, on the Library's big screen.  All ages welcome.  No registration required.


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


Get Graphic!  New Teen Titles

Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel  by Odyr
A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government. Grades 6-12   Check our catalog.
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki   With just $5 and a knapsack to her name, 15-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. To combat the destructive gentrification of her new neighborhood, she must choose between supporting Ivy, her friend from high school and an impassioned activist, or the Joker, an anarchist of questionable motives .  G rades 9-12  Check our catalog.
Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board by Kristen Gudsnuk   Secretly creating a double of herself to help with her homework and social status, Dany accidentally unleashes a magical dog that wreaks supernatural havoc on the town. Grades 6+  Check our catalog.
Monstress, Volume 4, the Chosen  by Marjorie M. Liu   Maika and Corvin make their way through a warped and lethal land in search of Kippa, who is faced with her own terrible monsters.  But when Maika comes face-to-face with a stranger from her deep past, startling truths are uncovered, and at the center of it all lurks a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the Known World. Grades 10+   Check our catalog.
Moonstruck, Vol. 2, Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis
When enchanted drinks turn an otherwise ordinary party into a full-on magical meltdown, werewolf Julie must find a way to save her friends and her budding relationship with her girlfriend.  Grades 9-12   Check our catalog.
The Wicked + the Divine: Deluxe Edition, Year One by Kieron Gillen   Every 90 years, 12 gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.  Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.  Collects issues 1-11. Grades 10-12  Check our catalog.

Did You Know...

...you can go to the Library's Research & Articles page on our website and directly access the  Boston Globe archives? Search the indexes for articles as far back as 1980 for stories on companies, people, products, etc.
Click   here  to begin your research. 

This Month's Marvelous Museum Pass

Ellis D. Atwood gave this historic amusement park its name from his initials (E.D.A). He started the railroad in the mid-1940s by purchasing most of the surviving equipment from Maine's once expansive network of two-foot gauge rails and had them trucked south to Carver.
He eventually built a 5.5-mile-long railroad around his cranberry bogs and  plantation of cranberries. He used the trains to service his bogs as well as hauling paying customers through the plantation for sightseeing. This operation evolved into a "Family Fun Park" with an emphasis on carnival type rides, bright lights and extravagant Christmas displays. Edaville Railroad became a local institution, and drew visitors from far and wide.
In 2002,  Jon Delli Priscoli purchased Edaville and its 250 acres, and made many improvements including the reconfiguration of the entire rail course and the incorporation of vintage amusement rides.  In 2015, Thomas Land was added with new rides and a stage show, bringing the fictional village of Sodor to life.  
Please note --due to popularity and limited offerings, this pass is restricted to one reservation per Middleborough household, per day.  It a dmits one person for free. ( Special events require an additional fee. )  It's a disposable pass and does NOT need to be returned to the Library.
Please check th Edaville website   fo r current hours and updated information, as hours vary depending on the season.   
Thanks to the Friends of the Middleboro Public Library for providing the funding for this pass and many others. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
Please note that the Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Thursday and will reopen on Sat., Nov. 30 at 9:00 a.m.
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which everyone has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all of us have some."   
                                                                                                       -- Charles Dickens
This newsletter is brought to you thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main St.,  Middleborough, MA 02346

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Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   
Sunday: noon - 4:00 p.m. 
Closed on Fridays.