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September is Library Card sign-up month. If you do not have a library card, stop by the front desk at the Swansea Public Library. It’s the smartest card you will ever have. Get it. Use it. The Library will once again be hosting the third annual “Make it Snappy” Photo Contest. Submit a picture of yourself with your library card anywhere, any place and any way you like and enter it today. Check for rules on the Swansea Library Web Site at www.swansealibrary.org.

Oct 1

Card Making with Jean happens the first Wednesday of each month at the Swansea Public Library. Join Jean Codega this month as she shows how to make decorative cards for October. Jean will teach participants the art of card making. This program involves designing and assembling greeting cards using scrapbooking and stamping materials. All materials are provided. The next card making session is on October 1, from 12-2PM. Start the holiday card making season with Halloween. Call 508-674-9609 to sign up for this free program.

Oct 4

Brown School in Swansea, MA is planning it's Seventh Annual Fall Festival for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
The school is planning a fun day for the entire family. There will be carnival games, refreshments, bake sale and raffles. Parking and admission are free.

Oct 4

The Swansea Public Library Scrapbookers will hold a Scraptabulous Fall themed Crop Day on Saturday October 4th from 10AM-8PM at the Swansea Community Center. Join the Swansea Crop Circle for a day of relaxing scrapbooking, card making and stamping. The cost is $20 for table space, lunch, lite supper, snacks and refreshments. The fun and friends are free. Door prizes, raffles, and classes will highlight the day. Sign up today with the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609. It’s all happening on Main Street, in Historic Swansea Village.
For more information, contact Youth Services/Outreach Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org.

Nov 23

10th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Venus DeMilo, Swansea
10 am to 4pm Free admission
All are welcome
Raffle - win prizes, 100 % raffle proceeds will be donated to Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast
Contact email: craftfairs1@aol.com


Swansea Public Library Fall Programs! Family History Fundamentals is a the library genealogy program offered every Tuesday from 12:00-2:00PM in the Reference Room at the Library. Librarian and Family Historian Carol Gafford will provide the basics of getting started in this enduring and delightful hobby enjoyed by many.


The Swansea News Hounds begin full swing again on Thursday September 25th at the Swansea Public Library and will meet every Thursday morning at 10:30 AM to read local, state and regional news. Consider joining us as we discuss the relevant events in today’s world.


The Knitting Circle with Sue Carpenter continues every Thursday from 12:00 - 2:00PM at the Swansea Public Library. Join our group of new and experienced knitters. Learn knitting or work on an existing project. The Simply Done, the Swansea Foodie/Coupon club is looking for new members. On the first Wednesday of each month, we will swap recipes, cut coupons, find ways to save money, share cook books and cooking ideas, talk about food and bring in samples. We meet in the Reference Room at 7:00 p.m. The first meeting will be Wednesday November 5 and we will discuss Harvest recipes. Join the group for food, laughter, and fun on Wednesday November 5th.


Do you love to read? Now is the time to think about joining one of the Swansea Public Library's existing book clubs or starting a new one. Stop by the library on to learn about Book Clubs. We are looking for facilitators for our Non-Fiction Book Club: “Nothing but the Truth” as well as the Better Living Book Club, both online book clubs through GoodReads. If general fiction is your choice, The Main Street Readers (general fiction and literature) are looking for a facilitator and new members. Also, in the works is an Adult Kidlit Book Club where adults will read a wide range of books for written for children grades k-12. Interested? Visit the library or call 508-674-9609.


Fall Story Hour and several book related programs are starting at the Swansea Library during the week of Monday September 15th and the library is holding sign ups now until September 29th. Programs will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Space is limited so stop by the library or call to sign up today at 508-674-9609. Fall story hour sessions will last through the week of Halloween and will conclude with our annual stroll through the stacks, a costume contest and Halloween party. Please remember that all children who attend Story Hour must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.
For more information on any program please contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or at carol.gafford@sailsinc.org or visit the website at www.swansealibrary.org.


The Swansea Anime Club will meet from 4:00-6:00PM in the Swansea Library Junior Room the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Join our newest club for great fun. Watch anime, talk about the newest books, games and anime fashion! For more information contact club leader Rori at rorisaurus.h@aol.com or club advisor and Library assistant Kaija G at 508-674-9609 (or stop by the circulation desk).


Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 gamesters can come and play Magic: The Gathering card game at the Swansea Library. Don’t know how to play? There are plenty of players to help. And don’t forget that 3:30-5:00 we have our summer writing club for all ages.
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org


The Swansea Public Library is initiating an outreach program to provide services to patrons who are homebound due to health or transportation issues.
The library will work closely with each patron to identify the patron’s preferences. Specific titles or authors may be requested or the librarian will make selections based upon the patron’s interests. The items will then be delivered and picked up. Books in both regular and large print, as well as audiobooks, music CDs, movies and magazines are available.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please contact the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609.


Swansea's Veterans Memorial Green is in the construction stage and our veterans are very excited about the project. If you wish to purchase a lasered brick to honor a veteran living or deceased call Don at the American legion post 303. His cell phone number is (774) 488 4288. The bricks are $50.00 and can contain 3 lines lasered to honor a veteran for their service to our country. The Veteran being honored does not have to be a Swansea resident. It is amazing how the community has responded to this project. On behalf of our veterans we ask your support in this most worthy project. Thank You! Robert Sampson, Veterans Agent - click for brick order form (pdf)


Your open door is hope! Become a foster parent. Dare Family Services is seeking caring families to provide foster care for area children. While helping a child, you will receive excellent training, 24 hour support and a tax free stipend toward the child's care. For more information, please call 508-802-9515 or visit http://www.darefamily.org/.

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