The following is the March newsletter from the Fiske Public Library in Wrentham.
YOGA CLASSES WITH CHRIS PRIMAVERA
The classes will be Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m. The session that begins Feb. 28 continues 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.
We are happy to support Wrentham Reads again this year! The kickoff event will be a special presentation of "Romeo and Juliet" at Dean College on Feb. 28. The free presentation will start at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Golder Room. This will be followed by "Romeo and Juliet" on the Main Stage at 7:30 p.m. with special tickets for $10 each. Fiske will present Shakespeare for Kids on Saturday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. On May 16, there will be a Shakespeare Workshop for Kids with Ned Fitzgerald. Support is provided by the Sweatt Fund and the Friends of the Fiske. More info at www.wrenthamreads.org.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
Next Meeting : Thursday, March 28 -- 6:30 p.m. Book : Company of Liars by Karen Maitland Books are now available at the circulation desk. FACILITATOR : Jan Battikha. The next foreign film will be shown on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. JOIN US!
EASTER GRASS DRIVE
The Fiske Library and the Wrentham Food Pantry are partnering in an EASTER GRASS DRIVE until March 20. A box from the WFP will in in the Fiske entry way for collection of any GRASS FILL to be put into baskets distributed to registered children of the WFP. SMALL TOYS AND CANDY/TREATS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED!! Contact Denise Angerame 508-241-5185 or the WFP 508-384-1342with any questions.
SHAKEPEARE FOR KIDS III
SATURDAY APRIL 13 – 1:30 p.m.
GRADES 4-12 -- ADULTS WELCOME
In conjunction with "WRENTHAM READS," we will be offering SHAKEPEARE FOR KIDS III. 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 2,000 shows a year in all 48 contiguous states; we have played for about 20,000 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.
WRENTHAM READS PRESENTS
A Shakespeare Workshop for Kids with Ned Fitzgerald.
Thursday, May 16 – 3:30-5 p.m.-- Grades 2-6.
Students will learn and perform a skit for parents/friends at 4:45 a.m.. Join in on the fun!! Costumes and props will be provided.
Ned Fitzgerald, a lifelong resident of Wrentham, was very active in the KP Middle and High School Drama Clubs. As a major player through those years he has given many memorable performances for local residents. Now enrolled at Ithaca College he is studying theatre and acting including a recent study abroad program in London. He spent the summer of 2012 as an intern for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and was a cast member in the main stage open air play on the Boston Common in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. He was also seen in various venues around Boston and on the waterfront cast as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet as part of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Tour of the Parks” production entitled Shakespeare on Love.
Sign-up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
Toddler Play N Learn with Gina McGarrigle
Tuesday, March 12 -- 10:30 a.m.
Ages 12 to 30 months with parent/caregiver
This monthly program is being offereded 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
Sat. March 23 – 10:30 -- 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 are now available at the circulation desk. 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 -- 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.
Registration for SPRING TODDLER
This is for (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. 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!! (We have plenty of Legos to use)