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Aug 21

Unplugged: Open Mic Night Sponsored by the Swansea Public Library
Attention poets, musicians, comedians, and everyone else! The Swansea Public Library is having an unplugged open mic night Thursday, August 21st at the Swansea Community Center located at 260 Ocean Grove Avenue. This event is open to all ages and is free. Sign in starts at 6PM and performances start at 6:30PM. Each entrant gets to read 2 poems, play 2 songs, or share a laugh. . Acoustic instruments only, please. The time limit per act is 10 minutes, so everyone will have the opportunity to perform. Refreshments will be available to purchase, with proceeds going to the Friends of the Swansea Public Library.
For more information contact Open Mic host Kaija Gallucci, or call the library to register at (508) 674-9609. Please give your name, phone number, and what kind of performance you are going to give (i.e. music, comedy routine, etc.)

Aug 21

Cupcake Decorating at the Library: Summerís End The Swansea Public Library concludes the summer reading program with a cupcake decorating workshop on Thursday August 21st at 1PM. Please bring your book logs to the party. Prizes will be awarded for Adults, teens and children. Remember this year patrons are reading to support a cat enclosure at the Faxon Animal Care and Adoption Center in Fall River, in memory of beloved library cat, Penny. Pennyís first home was the Faxon Animal and Care and Adoption Center and the cat enclosure will give another cat a wonderful place to stay until they find their forever home. Join us. Itís all happening on Main Street, in Historic Swansea Village.
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org.

Aug 26

Herbs for Health, Happiness and Harmony - Tuesday August 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Herbalist and teacher Jacqueline Boissoneau returns to the library with a wonderful program.
There are a number of amazing herbs that reduce stress and anxiety, help relax the mind as well as the body, and promote restful sleep. They have nutritive benefits for the nervous system and actually increase our ability to cope with the stress of daily life. In this workshop you will be introduced to some common herbs that will help aid you in a decrease in anxiety and stress and an increase in relaxation.
Jacqueline Ryan Boissonneau has been studying the medicinal uses of native plants for nearly six years. In 2009 she attended the Boston School of Herbal Studies and worked under the tutelage of Madelon Hope and Tommy Priester. Since that time she has crafted a wide variety of products using ethically harvested plants, including tea blends, salves, insect repellent, facial creams, and herbal tinctures. Ms. Boissonneau has appeared at a number of farmer's markets throughout southeastern Massachusetts and she maintains a blog at greenfeatherherbs.blogspot.com.
Sign up today with the Swansea Public Library at 508-674-9609. Itís 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.

Aug 30

Scrapbooking Crop Day - The Swansea Public Library Scrapbookers will hold a Scraptabulous Crop Day on August 30th from 10AM-8PM. 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. †Itís 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.

Sundays in August

The Luther Museum/Swansea Historical Society will be open during the summer every Sunday in July and August, starting Sunday July 13 from 1:00-4:00PM. Stop by this summer to see artifacts from Swansea’s past.
For more information contact the Swansea Historical Society president Carl Becker at (508) 379-0972 or visit the Historical Society's Facebook page.

Sep 2, 9, 16

Alzheimer's Association Workshops - Esssential Skills for Family Caregivers
All workshops at the First Christian Congregational Church "The Olde White Church" 1113 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea
Tuesday, September 2 - It Starts with Communication, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 9 - Understanding Behaviors, 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 16 - Safety at Home, 6:30-8:30 pm
Pre-registration required - visit website or call 800-272-3900
For more info, contact Jennifer Hoadley, CDP, Regional Manager Southeastern MA Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter
Tel: 617-868-6718 x2131 | Fax: 508-880-0056
Helpline: 800 272 3900 | www.alz.org/MANH

Sep 23

Alzheimerís disease Legal and Financial: Issues & Answers
Location: First Christian Congregational Church "The Olde White Church" 1113 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea
Date: Tuesday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30 Ė 8:00 PM
Presenter: Attorney Jane Sullivan
For more info, contact Jennifer Hoadley, CDP, Regional Manager Southeastern MA Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter
Tel: 617-868-6718 x2131 | Fax: 508-880-0056
Helpline: 800 272 3900 | www.alz.org/MANH

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

Mondays

On Monday July 7th the summer reading program kicks off with the Pre-school story hour at 10:30AM. The theme is Science and each week we will read books about fun science subjects (dinosaurs, rockets, sea creatures, stars) and also create a craft for kids to take home. Story Time will take place on the front lawn of the library, weather permitting. Lego Club starts again every Monday afternoon at 3:30PM. We have a large collection of Legoís to play with. Come to the library to build, dream and create.
For further information contact Carol Gafford at the library at 508-674-9609 or carol.gafford@sailsinc.org

Tuesdays

Every Tuesday the Library will visit the Swansea Mall for Story Time for children of all ages which begins at 11:00AM followed by a craft and coloring time. Our Science theme programs continue with movies from noon to 2PM every Tuesday afternoon. We will show a different movie each week in the Junior Room including animal and nature documentaries. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Our drop-in craft program will follow from 3:30-5:00PM for ages 6-10.
For further information contact Carol Gafford at the library at 508-674-9609 or carol.gafford@sailsinc.org

Thursdays

Every Thursday at 10:30AM the library welcomes the Oak Knoll Audubon Society. Sign up for entertaining and educational programs every Thursday starting July 10 through August 14. Each week we will have a different program. Join us as we learn all about the natural world with the folks from Audubon. (Solar Energy, Birds Nests, Beautiful Butterflies, What lives in a pond?, Flower to Seed and Build a Toad House).
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org

Wednesdays

Wednesdays we offer a second session of our Pre-School story hour at 10:30AM. From noon to 2PM Book Bingo is back along with other Board Games. From 3-4PM we will gather for our Summer Book Club where kids of all ages will talk about what they are reading and how they are progressing with their summer reading lists and reading for fun. This is for children and parents alike.
For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org

Wednesdays

The Swansea Anime Club will meet from 4:00-6:00PM in the 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. 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 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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