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Brown water? E-mail the water district each time your water is brown. They want to know. waterqualityissues@swanseawaterdistrict.com

 

Town of Swansea Animal Shelter Wish List: Bully sticks, cat toys, Kong's, nylabones, big dog toys, interactive dog toys, bleach, laundry soap, paper towels, dry cat food. "We can always use multi kitten advantage, which can be purchased at Pet RX...if you order at their web site and pick our Shelter, we also get a portion of the proceeds."
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Apr 20

The Swansea Public Library 6th Annual Intergenerational Poetry Slam! Join us on Friday, April 20th at the Swansea Community Center for a night of art and entertainment. Open to poets of all ages.
Poetry Slam

Apr 25

The Swansea Public Library invites you to celebrate spring with a special program, on Wednesday April 25th at 6:00 PM. All about Birds with Mary Martha Murphy. Learn about the wonderful world of bird watching. This program will show you how to identify birds, use field guides and binoculars and share with you the best local places for bird watching. Mary will share her knowledge of bird feeders and bird houses. The Swansea Public Library has binoculars for the public to check out. Spend time with nature in this wonderful hobby.
www.swansealibrary.org
All About Birds

Apr 27

The Friends of the Swansea Public Library invite you to a very special evening of music with The Gnomes on Friday April 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Swansea Community Center located at 260 Ocean Grove Ave, Swansea. Join the Friends for an evening concert filled with a blend of music from around the world. The Gnomes members each bring an enormous wealth of musicianship, artistry and joy to the music they create. Their shows are community-minded, while their music transforms the audience into 'world-music-citizens'. It's what happens when an Irish tune morphs into a tango or a reggae song; or a Scandinavian tune meets a Cajun waltz or perhaps a song in Chinese! Then, you know you've been "gnomed"!
6:30 PM. The concert is free and light refreshments are included.

Apr 28

The Swansea Public Library will celebrate International TableTop Game Day on Saturday April 28th from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Library. Game lovers of all ages are invited to bring their favorite game, learn a new one, or play one from the library collection. There will be a tabletop display of different board games. Bring your Scrabble, Dominoes, Rummikub or any game you like to play. Whether it’s UNO or Settlers of Catan, Gloom or Apples to Apples, there is a game for you. It’s an entire day dedicated to Tabletop Games of all kinds. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided but bring your own lunch.
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May 2

The first Wednesday of each month is Card Making fun at the library with Jean Codega. Join us on Wednesday May 2nd from 12-2 PM and make timeless treasures that will bring joy to a special someone while learning a new skill. Jean teaches the basics of how to make decorative cards for all occasions using different techniques and desigs. This month we focus on cards with a spring theme. Sign up today. Supplies included.
6 to 7:30 P.M.
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May 2

The Friends of the Swansea Public Library are celebrating Mystery Month and invite the public to the 2nd Annual May is Mystery Month program, “We’re Not Making This Up” with Sisters in Crime. This event will take place on Wednesday May 2nd at 6:30 PM at Christ Church Hall on Main Street. Three mystery writers will discuss how real life events and experiences help create great mystery and crime fiction. Robin Hazard Ray, Kevin Symmons and Arlene Kay will be on hand to answer questions about their characters and stories. A book signing will take place after the talk and authors will have books available for sale. Light refreshments will be served.

May 3

Geocaching Workshop - Spring is a great time to start a new hobby. Join Geocaching expert Tyler Clark for this introductory program on Geocaching on Thursday May 3rd at 6 PM at the Library. Whether you are new to the hobby or an experienced orienteer, there is always something to learn. Geocaching is a great family hobby. Sign up today for this informative talk. Tyler will teach the basics of this interesting hobby. Using GPS and other navigational devices to locate items, Geocaching is for all ages and is a sporting activity akin to treasure hunting.
6 to 7:30 P.M.
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May 5

Saturday, May 5th the Swansea Public Library will be participating in Free Comic Book Day. The Library will have comic books donated by Game King in Fall River, as well as back issues donated by The Time Capsule in Seekonk. Supplies are limited, so the library encourages people to come in early. If people come in costume, they will be allowed to take extra comic books, so costumes are strongly encouraged.
At 1pm there will be a trivia contest, followed by coloring and a craft.
For more information on Free Comic Book Day, contact Kaija Gallucci at the library at 508-674-9609 or at kgallucci@sailsinc.org.
www.swansealibrary.org

May 5
rain date May 12)

COMMUNITY BAZAAR AND YARD SALE - over 100 vendors and yard sale selling amazing treats, crafts, and maybe even the kitchen sink. Food trucks on site. Saturday, May 5th from 8am-2pm. Rain date: May 12th same time. 271 Sharps Lot Road Swansea.
Please contact Nancy at nohern@ymcasouthcoast.org or (508)-678-9622 if you are interested in renting a spot.
----> Event flier and registration (PDF)

May 7

The Swansea Public Library announces the start of the Spring Story Hour programs for children up to age 5. Sign-ups are being held now through Friday May 25th, 2018 at the Library or over the phone.
Preschool Story Hour will be held on Mondays at 10:30 am. Story hour sessions begin the week of Monday May 7th, 2018 and will run through June 11th.
Sign up today as space is limited. All children who attend Story Hour must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver. For more information contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609.
www.swansealibrary.org

May 20

Animal Shelter Yard SaleAnimal Shelter Yard Sale

May 21

Annual Town Meeting
See Spectator article for more info: "Swansea Town Administrator John McAuliffe presents proposed Town Meeting articles"

Ongoing

Project Spay fundraiser
Project Spay

Mondays

Every Monday the Coloring Club for Adults takes place from 12:00-2:00PM. We provide the coloring pages, pens and pencils. Take time to relax and find your creative soul. Bring your own materials or try some of ours.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.Project Spay

Mondays

Every Monday evening at the Swansea Public Library is Scrapbooking night at the library from 6-8PM. Scrapbooking and card making are ways to organize memories and create works of art for family and friends. (supplies not included)
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Tuesdays

Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:00PM at the Swansea Public Library the Swansea Genealogists get together to work on Family History Projects. Genealogy is hobby that will last a lifetime. This group works for those just starting in genealogy or those who have been working on their family history for years. 
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

Thursdays

Thursday’s have the Swansea Knitters at the Swansea Public Library meeting from 12:00-2:00PM. Join this fun group of knitters as they share patterns, ideas and techniques. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, there is a place for you at the Reference Table.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

2nd & 4th Thursdays

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, Simply Done, the Coupon and Recipe Swapping group meets at the Swansea Public Library to share ideas, cut coupons, and swap recipes and discuss ways to save money while living and eating well. The group will meet Thursday January 14th and Thursday January 28th from 2:00-3:30PM.
For more details, please contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org or check us out on Facebook.

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 - 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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