What's going on at the Fiske Library...￼
Yoga Classes with Chris Primavera
Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m.
The session that began Jan. 10 continues Feb. 7 and 14. The next session will begin February 28 and continue March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. Sign-up and prepayment of $65 in cash or check to the Friends of the Fiske is required.
Presentation on Wrentham Boxer Ernie Schaaf
Wednesday, Feb. 13 – 7 p.m. Remember Wrentham’s famous boxer, Ernie Schaaf? Pat Coleman, editor of the Wrentham Times, will be here with a presentation about the man who died after a devastating bout with Primeo Canera. Coleman will discuss the myths surrounding his last and fatal fight. No signup required.
Feb. 19 -- 6-8 p.m. Greg Maichack is back with a pastel class titled Monet’s Mirror. The free class will be for teens and adults and all materials will be provided. Signup is required and the class is limited so call early. Funded by the Wrentham Cultural Council and the Friends of the Fiske.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
Next Meeting : Thursday Feb. 28 -- 6:30 p.m. Book : Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Himself. Books are now available at the circulation desk. FACILITATOR : Jan Battikha. The next foreign film will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
PRETZEL YOGA CLASS FOR KIDS
Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 -- 1:30-2:15 p.m. -- AGES 3-6- Pretzel Yoga has moved. The new location is Tranquil Souls Yoga, 15 Franklin St. Pretzel Yoga incorporates traditional yoga with fun and non-competitive games. Each child is encouraged to go at his or her own pace. Cost is $30 for the four sessions, payable to the Friends of the Fiske. Sign-up at the front desk. (No equipment is required) Questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org A free event will be held at the studio on Feb. 16. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Come meet Nicole DeRosa Cannella, the author of The Ribbit Exhibit, a book about bullying, for a book signing.
VALENTINE’S DAY DROP-IN CRAFT PROGRAM, SATURDAY FEB. 9
Drop in anytime between 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to make a Valentine’s Day card for your “special someone”. All ages welcome.
SHAKEPEARE FOR KIDS III SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – 1:30, GRADES 4-12 -- ADULTS WELCOME
Experience the words of William Shakespeare through his eyes. You will meet the accomplished Bard and his wife, Anne Hathaway, while he is writing The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night. Through their romance and the words of his sonnets, you will experience Shakespeare’s classics come alive with imagination, swordplay, and love. Through our production, we introduce some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, and Elizabethan life. We hope to encourage our audience to cherish their family and overcome their own prejudices.
The Hampstead family began its mission 29 years ago. Since its inception, our company has grown into one of the largest educational touring companies in the nation. Performing over two thousand shows a year in all 48 contiguous states; we have played for about twenty million audience members. Our interactive educational tours run year-round using elaborate sets and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles, changing costumes throughout the performance. Our scripts are original adaptations, based directly on literary classics, and include children and adults from the audience. The plays last one hour, with a question and answer session following the performance.
Tickets will be available at the circulation desk on March 1. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
This program is supported with a grant from the Sweatt Fund.
Toddler Play N Learn with Gina McGarrigle, Tuesdays, Feb. 12, and March 12-10:30 a.m. Ages 12 to 30 months with parent/caregiver
This monthly program is being offered by Self Help, Inc., Coordinated Family and Community Engagement. Hands on activities, exploration and imaginative play!!! Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign-up at the circulation desk.
Big Ryan’s Tall Tales, Saturday, March 23, 10:30 a.m., ages 0-4
Big Ryan’s Tall Tales has been telling stories for over 11 years!! This program focuses on Puppet Play and Music and Movement. The program lasts about 30 minutes.
Tickets will be available at the circulation desk on February 14. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported with a grant from the Sweatt Fund.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FOR KIDS WITH DEBRA BANNA, FRIDAY,. APRIL 19 – 10 OR 11:30 A.M. -- AGES 6 and UP
A one session crash course in watercolor techniques. You will learn the basics of working with watercolors as well as some fun and unusual techniques you can use to experiment with this interesting medium. Sign up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
SIGN UP FOR WINTER TODDLER PROGRAM
This is ages 2 ½ to 3 ½ in mom, dad or a caregiver’s lap or PRESCHOOL Storytime (ages 3 1/2 to K) is ongoing. Join Miss Liz for stories, songs, poems and parachute play. Call 384-5440 ext. 21, or stop in the Children’s Dept. and see Miss Liz to sign up. Program is free but food donations for the Wrentham Food Pantry gratefully accepted.
Birth to pre-walkers with mom, dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 9:30. Toddlers (walkers) to age 2 ½ with mom, dad or caregiver meets on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.. Meet new friends, play with the toys and gym equipment purchased with funds from the Friends of Fiske!!! Come and join the fun! No registration required just drop in. If arriving before 10 a.m. please ring doorbell.
LEGO CLUB NEWS
The Lego Club continues on Saturdays in the Sweatt Meeting Room from 2:30-3:45 p.m.. Registration is not required so just drop in and join the fun. Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver to facilitate cleaning up at 3:45 p.m. (We have plenty of Legos to use)
OVERDRIVE BORROWING CHANGES
Patrons may now change the borrowing privilege from the default period of seven to 14 or 21 days. Simply done at time of checkout. There will be no renewals per publisher’s mandate.
FREE LEARN AT HOME CLASSES
We have more than 500 courses that you may take from home on your computer. The program, Universal Class, offers remote access with the availability of doing coursework, taking tests, emailing an actual teacher, and receiving a certificate of completion. Some titles are GED preparation, pet training, small business help, yoga and more.
Go to our website (fiskelib.org), click on ONLINE REFERENCE and scroll down to Universal Class to sign up. Learn at your own pace, up to five subjects at a time.
We have been given coupons for TWO FREE ADMISSIONS to the ProvidenceChildren’s Museum through the end of March.
The coupons are located at the Front Desk so come in and take advantage!!
Thanks to Marion Cafferky for the two year donation of several magazines including US Weekly, Country Living and Everyday with Rachel Ray which have already started arriving.
Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 679 for the Three-Dimensional Snowflake decorations!!