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Community Bulletin Board

Oct 28

The Friends of the Swansea Public Library invite you to attend their annual Halloween Program on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Swansea Community Center, 260 Ocean Grove Ave. Storyteller, David Mello, will present an evening of terrifying tales from two of America's most prolific authors, Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain. "The Tell-Tale Heart", Poe's masterpiece of madness and the macabre will be performed to chilling effect by Mello, accompanied by a modest assortment of props and set pieces to help set the haunting atmosphere. The tale of , "The Golden Arm", said to be Mark Twain's favorite ghost story, and which he took particular delight in sharing with his audiences, will also be presented.  The evening will be rounded out by, " A Word or Two About Ghosts" , in which the storyteller will share some popular superstitions and folklore about ghosts and the supernatural that have been handed down from generation to generation.
Anyone looking for an evening of frights to usher in the Halloween season, will enjoy this spooky presentation! For more information, contact the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609, visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or visit our Facebook page.

Oct 30

Swansea Historical Society presents Andy Lizak: History of the Fall River Line Steamships - The Swansea Historical Society invites the public to a special talk on the History of the Fall River Line Steam Ships with Andrew Lizak, renowned steam ship historian, at the Marine Museum at Fall River on Thursday October 30th at 6:30PM. The program will take place after the regular business meeting.
This talk is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Historical Society at swanhist@gmail.com, visit the Swansea Historical Society's Facebook page or contact the Swansea Historical Society president Carl Becker at (508) 379-0972.

Oct 31

The Swansea Public Library is accepting stories for the Friends sponsored story contest, Spook Us Silly4: a ghoulishly ghastly ghostly story contest. Entry forms are available at the Swansea Public Library. All stories must be received by Friday October 31.  Please bring typed story to the Swansea Public Library by 5:00pm.
Check the children’s webpage on the library website for rules and entry form. Remember, the only rule is that the story take place in the Swansea.
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org.

Nov 5

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.

Nov 8

Town of Swansea Animal Shelter 4th Annual Fur Ball
Saturday, November 8, 6-11 pm 2014 American Legion Posts 303, 73 Ocean Grove Ave. Swansea. Tickets are $20 each and availalbe at the Swansea Animal Shelter (68 Steven's Road) or from shelter volunteers.
For more info and tickets, visit their Facebook page.

Nov 10

Swansea Special Town Meeting to be held Monday, November 10, Joseph Case High School at 7 p.m..

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

Tuesdays

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.

Wednesdays

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.

Thursdays

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.

Thursdays

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.

Misc

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.

ongoing

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.

Wednesdays

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).

Thursdays

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

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 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.

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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