You wouldn’t really know it by looking out the window, but it is indeed Autumn, beloved patrons (give it a day or so, and you’ll remember). And, like the leaves that cascade down around us, we have a big pile of programs, classes, and events going on in and around the Library this month, and into November.
As ever, we do our very best to meet the needs and preferences of our community, but if there is a program you would like to see offered, a class you would like to take, or a skill you would like to learn, please let us know! We are, as ever and always, here for you.
And so, with that said, let’s check out some of the super offerings on our calendars, as well as some important dates to add to your datebook.
STATEWIDE: DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION:
STATEWIDE: ELECTION DAY
November 6, 2018.
Information on State Ballot Questions can be found via the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
At the Main Library:
Monday, October 29: 7:00 – 8:00pm: Baseball as American Culture
Join us for a fascinating history of America’s game with UMass Lowell professor Frank Morris. Learn how baseball galvanized a divided nation in the 19th century and developed into ‘America’s Pastime” as an allegory to our cultural identity in the decades to come. Includes a history of the Boston Red Sox and a look at how the game both reinforced and challenged cultural themes over time.
This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Library.
At the Creativity Lab:
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:30pm: Make a Laser Cut Stamp
Learn to use the Creativity Lab’s laser cutter to make a customized stamp that you can use for any craft project. Materials will be provided. For ages 18+ only.
At the South Branch:
Wednesday, November 7, 1:30 – 3:00pm: Make Your Own Appliqué
Learn the art of appliqué hand-stitching just in time for the holiday season! Appliqué is a form of ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. In this 2-week workshop, participants will be stitching a maple leaf in honor the New England’s most beautiful season! In the first week, participants will learn the basic techniques of appliqué and begin stitching the design. In the second week, participants can finish their design and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. All materials will be provided.
At the West Branch:
Wednesday, November 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm: Heritage Films presents Norman Rockwell, Illustrator
Come join us for a 40 minute film presentation by local historian and film maker Dan Tremblay of Heritage Films! This particular film will focus on Norman Rockwell.