Upcoming Events @ Medway Library
26 High Street, Medway MA
Drop-In Baby & Toddler Sing
10:30 - 11 AM. Story Room.
11 - 11:30 AM. Story Room.
Newborns - 30 months are invited to this drop-in program of stories, fingerplay and songs accompanied by mountain dulcimer.
Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.
Drop-In PJ Story Time
6:45-7:15 PM. Children's Area.
Girl Scouts from Troop 74910 are available upstairs in the Library
every Wednesday evening from 6:45-7:15 for a drop-in PJ story
time. Children are invited to come in their PJs, snuggle up with
their favorite scout, and listen to some wonderful stories. No
registration necessary. Parents/caretakers are required to remain in the
Pre-registration is required
Fridays April 12 - May 24
Friday Storytime for Preschool Children
10:30-11:15 AM. Story Room.
Friday Storytime at the Medway Library is designed as a first step program for children ages 3 1/2 - 5 years old.
Pre-registration is required for this 6 week session which consists of stories, songs and a craft based on a weekly theme. Parents are required to remain in the building while children attend Storytime but are invited to enjoy some quiet reading time upstairs in the library or the lower level lounge.
Space is limited to 15 children. Please register at the Circulation Desk.
Pre-registration is required.
Wednesday May 22
LEGO Building Club
4:00 - 5:00 PM. Cole Room.
This will be the last session until September.
LEGO fans, 2nd grade and up, are invited to have fun building LEGO
creations based on the theme of the day.
This month's theme is "Free Build."
Creations will be displayed in the Library and a digital photo will be
emailed to you.
Space is limited, so you must sign up at the Circulation Desk.
At that time, a welcome letter with rules and contact information will
be given to you.
If you have a teenager who might enjoy helping us out with the club,
please email Diane at
Sponsored by The Friends of the Medway Library
Thursday May 23
"Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam" Documentary
7:00 PM. Cole Room.
in us for a free screening of the award winning documentary based on the book Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. The documentary won two Emmy awards and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
This moving four-star film is considered to be one of the best movies ever made about the Vietnam War experience, presented from the perspective of ordinary American soldiers who wrote letters home to parents, friends and girlfriends. These letters, sections of which are voiced by well-known actors, are witty and sad, patriotic and disillusioned, upbeat and resigned. The running account of the war is given through images of home movies, television and military news footage, and still photos; nothing is reenacted. Accompanying the narration is a soundtrack of music from the time period such as Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and The Doors, culminating in Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” as people visit the Vietnam Memorial.
No matter what generation you are, this film will bring back memories or give a better understanding of this era.
This 85 minute film is rated PG-13.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Public Library
Pre-registration is preferred.
Wednesday May 29
Doggone Safe "Be a Tree Program"
Dogs are amazing animals. They love us unconditionally. They protect
our homes. They find lost children. They fetch the newspaper. They
swim. They lie by the fire. They pull sleds in the snow. They predict
seizures and sniff out cancer cells. They lead the blind. They hear
for the deaf. They comfort the elderly. They leap from helicopters to
rescue the drowning. They roll in dead stuff. They chase the cat. They
dig up the garden. They die for us in war time. They sniff out drugs
and bombs. They pull wheelchairs. They race agility courses. They
steal the remote. They warm our feet and our hearts. ~ Doggone Safe
Dogs ARE amazing, they are loyal family members. It's important that
our children learn to be safe around our own family pets and around
other familiar dogs or even strange dogs as well.
Pat Gipps, an approved and licensed Doggone Safe presenter, will present
the "Be a Tree Program." The 45-minute presentation is appropriate for anyone who
encounters dogs. Bring your children for a fun and educational experience.
- Is this dog friendly?
- Is this dog safe?
- What is this dog trying to tell me?
Even if you do not have a dog of your own, this seminar is
packed full of great information for when you encounter dogs in your
neighborhood, at friends' houses, etc. Join us for an education in
preventing dog bites, how to properly approach a dog, and more.
Saturday June 1
Anime Cartoon Day
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Cole Room.
For kids ages 7-14.
Anime is a type of cartoon that comes from Japan, including popular shows like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. Members of Medway High School's Anime Club will be available to teach drawing, games, and skills to kids ages 7-14 in an exciting hands-on learning environment. There will be video games, board games, card games, drawing lessons, and a movie. Games, cards, systems, and refreshments will be provided, but you're also welcome to bring your own games, cards, and handhelds.
This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Public Library
Monday June 3
Morning Book Club at Holliston Library
Holliston Library's Morning Book Club meets at Holliston Library on the
first Monday of each month. For Monday holidays, the group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. Read the selected book and
attend the discussion. Add your own thoughts or sit and listen.
Attend as many sessions as you like. The selected titles are
available to borrow at no charge with a valid library card from the
Minuteman network. Next month's title is always available at each
discussion. New members are always warmly
welcomed. Bring a friend. Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of
the Library. Discussion leaders are Laura Kurzontkowki and Leslie
McDonnell. Discussions last 1 hour.
April 1: Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
May 6: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
June 3: Love, Anthony by Lisa Geneva
July: No meeting
August 12: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
For more information, visit Holliston Library's program information
Monday June 3
Friends of the Medway Public Library Meeting
As always, we'd love to have your ideas and enthusiasm -- so come join us!
Pre-registration is required.
"Paws to Read" Program
Wednesday June 5
6:30 - 7:45 PM.
better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a "Paws
to Read" Therapy Dog and a good book! Children (grades 2-6) are invited to
come and meet some of these special dogs at our Library once a month
and have a good time. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a
"one on one" with his or her favorite reading dog.
You can read to Maggie (a Border/Lab mix), a Norwich terrier named Mudge, or
to Penny or Mason (both are Australian Shepherds), just to name few.
Although there are a variety of breeds in the "Paws to Read" Program,
all dogs have a lot in common: they are good-natured; interact well with childrens, adults, and other dogs;
and have been through training, testing and an orientation program
with their owner.
children bond with the dogs and return the following month to read to
their special friend. Children may bring their own book or take
time before their scheduled visit to browse the Library
collection for their favorite authors, chapter
books, fiction, non-fiction, and theme stories.
Children must be able to read by themselves. This is not a tutoring
program, but rather an opportunity for a child to practice reading
skills with an attentive listener.
If you are interested in signing up or obtaining information about
joining the "Paws to Read" Program, stop by the Circulation Desk or call (508-533-3217) to speak with
Pre-registration is preferred.
Thursday June 13
4-H Science Explorers
3:45 - 4:30 PM
4-H Science Explorers, a new 4-H club for ages 5-18,
meets at the Library monthly on the second Thursday. We will have
hands-on activities in biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy,
agriculture, environmental science, and engineering for 4-H members.
The 4-H Science Explorers Club meets at the library, but is not
affiliated with the library. 4-H membership is open to anyone ages
5-18, for an annual fee of $60/year/child ($50 if paid by the 15th of November);
the fee can be waived or reduced for financial hardship.
4-H is the USDA's 105-year-old youth development program. With
support from more than 600,000 volunteers, 4-H engages more than 6.5
million young people every year and teaches them life skills through
hands-on learning and leadership activities under the umbrella of
UMass Extension. As 4-H members, the children may also participate in
a variety of 4-H events including miniconferences, visual
presentations, photography contests, workshops, 4-H fairs, and
community service projects.
For more information or to pre-register via email or phone, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Margaret Perkins at 508-533-3217 ext 3.
January 1 - December 31
Medway's 300th Anniversary Celebration
The Town of Medway was incorporated on October 25, 1713. There will be special events all over town throughout the year. Signature events will be listed on the Medway300.com website. And, we've received funding for special 2013 programming as part of the celebration. Join us at the programs; or learn more about Medway's past by visiting our Local History room, reading books about Medway's history, or browsing our Medway History webpage.
Try Our Reading Lounge
Come relax in our first-floor reading lounge. Try out our new Poang
chairs, laptop tables, and re-upholstered arm chairs. We now have four wired internet computers in the
lounge, plus wireless access.
Build on our DUPLO Table
A special table and DUPLO blocks donated to the Library have moved
into the Children's area next to the train set. It's the perfect
place for little builders to create! Now there are more ways for kids to enjoy the Library when they're feeling too wriggly to sit and listen.
Come Play with Our Trains
Our wooden train table in the Children's area is a popular destination
at the Library. The set includes plenty of wooden track, scenery, and
trains, including Thomas the Tank Engine and more. The table
and trains, donated by Library supporters, is one more reason to visit
the Library. While you're here, check out some books about trains and
bring the fun home.
Museum, Park and Zoo Passes Available
In response to patron requests and thanks to generous donations by the Friends of the Library and others,
Medway Public Library now offers more discount admission passes to museums and other
attractions. You can now choose from: Museum of Fine Arts (donated by
Middlesex Savings Bank); Boston Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum, Ecotarium, Mystic Aquarium,
Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Garden in the Woods (donated by Charles River Bank), and Massachusetts Parks.
You can reserve passes ahead of time
in person, by calling the Library, or
Wheelock Family Theatre Discount Tickets
Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) tickets are available to library card holders for Wheelock Family Theatre performances. Reserve tickets by calling the box office at 617-879-2300 or emailing email@example.com and let them know you plan to use the BOGO discount, show your library card when you pick up the tickets, and they will provide one free ticket for each ticket purchased.
Information on upcoming shows is available at the Library desk.
For more information visit the Wheelock Family Theatre website.
Discount Southwick's Zoo Tickets on Sale!
You can now buy discounted tickets to Southwick's Zoo right at the
Library. For $12 you can buy a ticket that will admit one person to
Southwick's Zoo in Mendon (regular admission is $20 adult, $15 ages 3-12 and
62-up; children under 3 are free).
As long as there is enough interest in the tickets, the Friends of the Library will
keep buying more. Buy tickets at the Library desk.
Click here for more information about Southwick's Zoo
Friends of the Medway Public Library Tote Bags Available!
Great news! You can now buy our new and fabulous Friends of the Medway
Public Library Tote bags! They are a large sized, long handled, sturdy
totes -- perfect for carrying books or other less important stuff like
groceries or toys :). The tote bags are $2.00 each and 100% of the
proceeds go to support the library. At this price, buy a bunch so you'll have
one handy whenever you need one. Next time you are in the library,
check them out. You'll love 'em.
Friends logo designed by Medway High School student Sophie Hendry.
Learn Karate and Help the Library
Seishin Karate in Medway will donate $100 to Medway Library for every new signup* gained through the Guest Pass Bookmark program at the Library. Just bring your Guest Pass to Seishin, and if you sign up* after your two free weeks, the Library gets the credit.
* 6 or 12 month membership
Click here for more information about Seishin Karate