Upcoming Events @ Medway Library
26 High Street, Medway MA
Summer Reading Program
Dig Into Reading
Summer Reading Logs were due by August 21. Congratulations to all you
great readers out there, and to our lucky prize winners. We hope you've had a great summer!
No sessions Weds September 4
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.
Pre-registration begins September 4
Fridays September 27 - November 1
Friday Storytime for Preschool Children
10:30-11:15 AM. Story Room.
Medway Public Library will offer Story Time for Preschooler Children (ages 3 1/2 - 5 years) on Friday mornings from 10:30-11:15 beginning September 27. This six week program consists of stories, craft and fingerplay with a weekly theme and is designed as an independent first step program for children who are comfortable in a small group setting. Parents/Caregivers must remain in the building but are invited to use the lounge adjacent to the story room or enjoy some quiet reading time upstairs in the Library.
Space is limited. Registration will begin at the Library Circulation Desk on September 4; call or visit the Library after that date to register.
Monday September 9
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.
August 12: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Monday, Sept 9: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adrianna Trigiani
Monday, Oct 7: Rules of Civility by Amore Towles
Monday, Nov 4: Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Monday, Dec 2: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Lovesy
Monday, Jan 6: A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorhead
For more information, visit Holliston Library's program information
Monday September 9
Friends of the Medway Public Library Meeting
Join us at our first meeting since our summer vacation. We hope
you're refreshed, ready to talk about new ideas, and eager to help
with upcoming events.
Pre-registration is preferred.
4-H Science Explorers
Thursday September 12
3:45 - 4:30 PM September session is free, no membership required.
4-H Science Explorers, a 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.
At the September meeting, there will be a talk about 4-H
geared towards parents, while the children are doing an introductory
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.
Pre-registration is required.
Rescheduled for Saturday September 28
Hands on History: 7th Massachusetts Regiment
11:00 AM. Cole Room.
Learn everything you ever wanted to learn about the Minuteman era. Be
sure to join us for this exciting program as we uncover trunk loads of
authentic historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms and clothing.
Program will appeal to grade school children and older children as
well as adults. This program is free but space is limited so
participants must register at the circulation desk.
For more information about Hands on History: 7th Massachusetts
Regiment, visit their Facebook site, where you can see fascinating
photographs of artifacts like the ones that will be available during the program.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; with additional funding as part of the Medway 300 celebration.
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