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Now thru Feb 17

The Swansea Public Library announces the start of the 2016 Winter story hour programs for children up to age 5. †Sign-ups are being held now through January 25, 2016 at the library or over the phone. †Several sessions will be offered: Mondays†and Wednesdays, Pre-School story hour, 10:30-11:30AM, Tuesday mornings at 10:15, join the crafty Carols for toddler crafts (ages 3 and under) where we will make crafts from our favorite stories (Curious George, Clifford, Dr. Seuss, and Winnie the Pooh), followed by Toddler Tales at 11:00AM. And starting January 15th, Free Fun Fridays return with Winter Coloring Club at 11:00AM, where the library will provide coloring pages, crayons and markers,†for ages up to 5, followed by the Little Ones Board Games from 1:00-2:00PM and Friday Fun Films from 3:00-4:45PM.
† †Story hours begin on Monday January 11, 2016, Wednesday January 13, 2016 and Friday January 15, 2016 and will run through the week of February 17th.
† 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.

Mar 5-6

Meet over 40 local story-tellers at the first-ever New Bedford Book Festival on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2016. The free event at 1213 Purchase Street at Groundwork!, the vibrant co-working space on the first floor of an historic building which once housed the legendary New Bedford Textile School, will give you the opportunity to meet new authors, buy their books and hear them read from their work throughout the weekend.


Every Monday eveningat 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.


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.


Thursdayís 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.

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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.


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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