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Community Bulletin Board

Apr 22

On Wednesday April 22nd, the library will celebrate Spring with a Peter Rabbit Story Time and Craft at 10:30AM followed by Book Bingo at Noon. Book Bingo is great fun and patrons will play for candy! Mr. Vinnieís Little Puppet puppet show stops by at 2:30PM and we will end the day with the Harry Potter Tea Party at 3:30, sponsored by the Junior Friends. Dress in your favorite Harry Potter character and join us for tea at Hogwarts!
Registration is required for all programs except story hours.
For more information contact YA Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609.

Apr 23

Thursday April 23rd from 10:30-11:30am, the Library will offer a special Earth Day/Arbor Day Story Hour. We will do a tree craft, and read books about nature and wildlife. We will continue our focus on backyard wildlife with Nifty Nature Know-Howís, a program where children will decorate a bird house and also start a vegetable garden by planting seeds. That begins at 1:00PM followed by Board Game Bonanza at 2:00PM. Play one of the library Board Games or bring your own. Board Game Bonanza is for all ages. From Candyland to Rummikub, from Scrabble to Flux, stop by and enjoy spending time playing your favorite games. We will finish the day with a Birdhouse Craft at 4:00PM. Make your own birdhouse!
Registration is required for all programs except story hours.
For more information contact YA Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609.

Apr 24

Friday April 24th, is Free Fun Friday. Start the day at 10:30AM with the Coloring Club, followed by Thomas the Train and Friends at 12:00PM, and Little Oneís Board Games at 1:30PM. The day will end with the 3rd Amazing Animal Movie Festival from 2:00-5:00pm which will include popcorn and snacks. Register for any and all programs at the library during normal business hours.
Registration is required for all programs except story hours.
For more information contact YA Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609.

Apr 27

On Monday April 27th, the Writerís Salon will focus on How to Write Poetry from 12:00-2:00PM Interested in writing? Check out this new daytime writing group. Save the Date!

Apr 30

On April 30th the library will celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day at the library from 10AM-5PM and will conclude with the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Poetry Slam at the Swansea Community Center located at 260 Ocean Grove Ave from 6-8PM.
Register for the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Poetry Slam by April 29th so that ballots can be made. Top winner receives a cash prize and will have their poem published on our website, facebook, and other social networking sites. We will also submit the winning poem to the local newspapers. The slam is also open to spectators. Free to participate and free to watch! All ages are welcome.
For further information contact Carol Gafford at the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609 or at carol.gafford@sailsinc.org.

2nd Thurs

Simply Done, the coupon/foodie club at the Swansea Public Library, will be meeting the second Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:30 and the 4th Tuesday of each month in the evening from 6:00-7:30PM to swap recipes, cut coupons, find ways to save money, share cook books and cooking ideas, have cookbook and food discussion and just talk about food. The only requirement: a passion for food, frugality and fantastic deals!† April will have a Spring theme and the group will be talking about new cookbooks and how to organize a pantry. Everyone will get to sample amazing recipes.† Join us for food, laughter, and fun as we learn the secrets of saving, savvy shopping and savory meals.†
For more information, please contact Carol at the library at 508-674-9609. Donít forget to check out our website frequently at www.swansealibrary.org or find us on FACEBOOK.†

Month of April

The Swansea Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with several events throughout April starting with Common Threads, published by the Mass Poetry and led this year by poet Marybeth Rua-Larsen. On April 9, 2015 at 6PM. at the Swansea Public Library. Volunteers are encouraged to join us on this evening to read one of the designated poems.
For more information contact Carol Gafford at the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609 or at carol.gafford@sailsinc.org.

Thursdays in May

The Swansea Public Library will host a Flash Fiction Workshop series. May 7, 14 and 21. 6:30-8 pm.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609.

Tuesdays

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.

Ongoing

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 patronís preferences. Specific titles or authors may be requested or the librarian will make selections based upon the patronís 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.

Ongoing

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)

Ongoing

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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