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Lego Club at the Library!
WEDNESDAYS IN THE COLE ROOM
4:00-5:00pm
 1ST GRADERS AND UP ARE WELCOME
TO COME AND BUILD!
Register in advance using the links provided
or by calling the Library
:


MARCH LEGO CLUB has been CANCELED

Wednesday April 29 LEGO club sign up
Wednesday May 27 LEGO club sign up

Sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Library

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Medway Library Makerspace

Come in and discover what's here
- 3D Printer
- Large Format Printer
- Slide/Negative/Photo
digital image converter
-8mm/Super 8 film converter
- VHS to DVD converter
- DVD/CD Duplicator
- DVD/CD Buffer
- Epson Scanner
- Thermal Laminator
- Green Screen
- Sewing Machines
- Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron

- Silhouette Cameo 3
  Vinyl/Paper Cutter

- Fabrics and other Craft Items
- Pom Pom makers

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Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:

Wednesday March 11 @ 1pm Knitting Machine Certificatioin Registration

Wednesday March 25 @ 1pm Knitting Machine Certification Registration

Monday March 30 @ 7pm Knitting Machine Certification Registration


Stop by the room when the Makerspace Coordinator is on duty to be certified on the 3D printer, sewing machines & soldering iron (unless workshop is in progress)
Please contact the library for available hours or email dbusa@minlib.net.

Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!

multicolor plastic toy gears with wooden letters spelling MAKE
click on the above button to access page

First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected    Green face of a space alien, symbol for the robotics team
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org
Skystone logo for FTC robotics challenge



It was a great 2019/2020 season.  
The tean made it the
Massachusetts State Championship


email senseandsoundrobotics@gmail.com
for more information about next season



Check out some of our newest books
and materials...

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Medway Weather


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Medway Library
Book Discussion Group
at Medway Senior Center

Interested readers are invited to attend and participate in casual discussion of the monthly book selection.
Books are usually available at the Medway Public Library

circulation desk one month prior to the meeting, or are available by request. The group meets monthly from 1-2 PM at the Senior Center Library  generally on the last Thursday of each month.

  
January 30
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR

By Tara Westover

February 27
PERSUASION

By Jane Austen

March 26
RUNNING WITH SHERMAN:
THE DONKEY WITH
THE HEART OF A HERO

By Christopher McDougall
 






FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY
Donations can be made in the form of a check made out to:
Friends of the Medway Public Library
26 High St
Medway, MA 02053

Support the Friends of the Library!
Choose Friends of the Medway Public Library at Amazon Smile.


The Library will be closed to the public until further notice.  See our website for online offerings and information on digital resources. Please email us with any questions at medway@minlib.net, or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Storytime is Here - Thursday & Friday!

Join us on Facebook for live broadcasts on Thursdays and Fridays,
and on YouTube for archived weekly videos of storytimes.
Our YouTube channel can be found HERE.



“Join us for ‘It’s Story Time!’ live on Facebook, Thursday and Friday at 11 am

We love that you want to donate books and other items to us...But, PLEASE - Hold off bringing your generous donations until after the Covid-19 quarantine is over and we are open again! Thank You!

Resource List

Resources for COVID-19 Quarantine 2020

Our resource list will be updated daily during the COVID-19 quarantine. It is a work in progress, as our situation changes daily. Please send any additions or corrections to asnowden@minlib.net.
Don't worry about your library books, DVDs or other items
becoming overdue!

There's no need to return the items you have checked out
until after the library re-opens. The due date for all items checked out in Medway is now not until April 30th, and there will be no fines.

Virtual Highlights
For Friday, March 27
Scheduling home days with the kids can be a challenge. We have some ideas.
For more ideas, see our COVID-19 Quarantine resource list.

Highlights for Friday, March 27
ongoing            The Great Medway Scavenger Hunt continues! This event is hosted by Medway Parks and Recreation. It began at 8 on Thursday morning and ends Sunday, March 29, at 10 pm.

09:30 am        Virtual Shabbat concert via JCC Greater Boston. This week's performers are Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys.

10:00 am        Berkner Breaks on Facebook Live with the Laurie Berkner Band. Keep the music going!

10:30 am        Reef Relief's Virtual Marine Science Classroom features a presentation on mangrove ecosystems.

11:00 am        Kids' Power Yoga Livestream via South Shore Sunfish. This Facebook Live event features books, mindfulness, and yoga. 

12:00 pm        Pete the Cat Storytime with Pete the Cat creator James Dean, on Instagram Live. 

01:00 pm        Emily Arrow Sing-Along on You-Tube Live. Post-lunch singing with Emily and her ukelele, Bow.

01:30 pm        Zoo to You virtual presentation via the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA. 

03:00 pm        Home Safari presented by the Cincinnati Zoo--keep that animal theme going! 

Late afternoon: Start an Audio Book with your kids: Audible is currently FREE for kids and teens.

**Saturday** bonus event:
10:00 am
        Yoga and Dance Party Online with Anna From Arendelle presented by the Massena Yoga Studio on Facebook Live.

We’re finding great ideas from many sources, but two really helpful sites are virtualschoolactivities.com and communitykangaroo.com. Know of an upcoming or ongoing event you want to share? Drop a line to asnowden@minlib.net.
 
For more information -  Click here for Hoopla
For more information - Click here for Libby

You can also access the digital catalog directly through the
Minuteman Library Catalog, here.


DIGITAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH  MEDWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY Follow the links above to find them and for more information. <-- This is Libby.  It takes just a few taps to find & borrow a title. Libby has an amazing ebook reader, a beautiful audio book player and you can download to any device, including your Kindle, tablet or phone. This is Hoopla.  --> (Medway Residents Only) Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Easy at Home Crafts
Courtesy of the Makerspace

a collage of 3 different marble runs using paper plates and the words Marble Runs (don't be fooled by the website's name,  girls will enjoy this too!)
https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-plate-marble-track/
Try it with recyclables like paper towel rolls, cereal boxes or anything else you can think of.
cereal box marble run  toilet, paper towel roll marble run

 
hands creating a shadow puppet of a rabbitshadow puppets
https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/266-hand-shadow-puppetry
Let us know how many you were able to do...
 
red, yellow & green origami frogs  Origami Creations
All you need is some paper, markers, colored pencils or crayons.
For added pizzazz, decorate your paper before or after folding
Project links
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01.html

Quick links to some fun creations:
Origami Balloon
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_04.html
Box
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_05.html
Jumping Frog
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_06.html


2 paper dolls dressed in shirt and skirt Paperdolls
https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/how-to-make-paper-dolls-with-downloadable-patterns

LearningExpress
Words: College search, Skill building, NCLEX, SAT, ASVAB, SAT, Scholarships, ACT, AP, Citizenship, Careers

The Library offers this amazing resource for our patrons which offer assistance at all stages of your learning life. Just go to the Library's database page under "Reference and Research" on our website and look for the link. You can also visit or call the Library for information on creating an account.
Practice tests and other tools can be found through the links below, but feel free to explore the many other features on your own:


For College Prep, including a college search function, click here.
For the High School Equivalency center, click here.
For the Career Preparation section, click here.
For the Citizenship information section, click here. (Scroll to bottom of page)