News from Fiske Library:
The library will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving.
YOGA CLASSES WITH CHRIS PRIMAVERA
Yoga Classes with Chris Primavera will be held Thursdays 9:30-10:45 a.m. The next six week session will begin Nov. 8, and continue Nov. 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, and 20. Sign-up and prepayment of $65 in cash or check to the Friends of the Fiske is required. Minimum of six students needed to hold the class.
DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING
The GENETIC ROULETTE will be shown Thursday, Nov. 8 from 7-8 p.m., hosted by J.D. Rose, CHC, LMT. After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), their health improves. This documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
EVENING BOOK GROUP
The next meeting of the Evening Book Group will be Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The book is "This Year It Will Be Different" by Maeve BinchyBooks are now available at the circulation desk. The facilitator will be Jan Battikha. After the book discussion the movie, "How About You," based on one of the stories will be shown. The next foreign film will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
The Friends of the Fiske are again partnering with Amazon this year. Amazon will provide a percentage of their proceeds to the Friends. So, if you use Amazon by connecting through the Fiske website (fiskelib.org) we will get credit for anything you purchase. There is no additional cost to you and it will help us.
The Friends of the Fiske are preparing to mail their annual appeal letter. We are always grateful for any amount that you can donate. The Friends have provided the library with new computers, many programs and passes, the rental book collection and our new Overdrive ebook program. None of these things would be possible without our friends. Your tax-deductible contributions help Fiske Library provide many wonderful extras that benefit our patrons.
CHILDREN’S MOVIES IN NOVEMBER
The movie "MADAGASCAR 3 : EUROPE’S MOST WANTED" will be shown Tuesday, Nov. 6 (Election Day), 1:30 p.m. Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Central Park Zoo but first they must find the penguins. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover and join a traveling circus. This movie is Rated PG and is 93 minuteslong. Free tickets are now available at the front desk.
SECRET OF THE WINGS
"Secret of the Wings," journey with Tinker Bell and her fairy friends into the forbidden world of the Mysterious Winter Woods, where curiosity and adventure leads Tink to an amazing discovery and reveals a magical secret that could change her world forever, will be showed Friday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. This movie is Rated G and is 92 minutes long. Free tickets will be available on Nov. 2 at the front desk.
(Parents and caregivers should always check the Internet if they don’t think the subject matter is appropriate.) We have found a useful site for checking any movies before watching them – www.commonsensemedia.org Children must be accompanied by an adult and no one under 2 ½ will be admitted for either show. Programs are free, but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
PRETZEL YOGA CLASS FOR KIDS CONTINUES
Pretzel Yoga incorporates traditional yoga with fun and non-competitive games. Pretzel Kids Yoga is a happy, healthy session with each child encouraged to go at his or her own pace. There will be a maximum of 13 children allowed. Cost is $30 for the four sessions, Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. for ages 3-6 and payable to the Friends of the Fiske. Sign-up at the front desk. (No equipment is required)
Bugworks, a living lesson with crawling creatures is back by popular demand, Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for ages six and up.
Parents welcome to attend. Sign up today to attend an educational and entertaining program which features live insects and other arthropods. This 50 minute program is hands-on and limited to 30 children. Bugworks is an educational company whose goal is to welcome everyone into the wonderful world of bugs. All programs are taught by either Maire Anne Diamond or Andrea Kozol, each of whom has over eight years experience conducting live insect presentations. Registration is required. 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 with a grant from the SWEATT FUND.
NATIVE AMERICAN SAND PAINTING CLASS WITH DEBRA BANNA
Native American Sand Painting Class with Debra Banna will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. for ages six and up Sand paintings are paintings made by sprinkling dry sands colored with natural pigments onto a board or the ground for ceremonial purposes to heal the sick. It is believed that sand paintings allow the patient to absorb the powers depicted in the grains of sand. The pigment colors used by the Navajo are gathered in the surrounding desert. It is mostly colored sandstone which is then ground to form a fine powder. The colors are mostly red, brown, and ochre-yellow because these are the colors found in sandstone within the tribal areas. They usually include crushed charcoal which is mixed with sand to produce the color black. They sometimes add yellow cornmeal, pollen from plants, and crushed flowers to the sand painting. Class is limited to 25 children so sign up today. Program is free and all materials will be provided by the instructor but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Fiske.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Learning Through Play will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 with a parent-caregiver. This monthly program is being offered by Self Help, Inc., Community Partnerships for Children. Learning through Play is a FREE playgroup for preschool children and their families. Come join us for fingerplays, books and a craft as we Learn Through Play. Canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk.
REGISTER FOR PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
Registration for FALL Wednesday TODDLER (ages 2 ½ to 3 ½) in mom, dad or a Caregiver’s lap or PRESCHOOL Storytime (ages 3 1/2 to K) to be held Thursday or Fridays 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. No registration required just drop in. If arriving before 10 a.m. please ring doorbell.
LEGO CLUB NEWS
The Lego Club has resumed on Saturdays. The sessions are held in the Sweatt Meeting Room from 2:30-3:45. Registration is not required so just drop in and join the fun. (Lego donations always appreciated.)