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Jun 25

Swansea Town Beach opens for the season - the committee overseeing the Swansea town beach announced the season begins June 25 and the beach will also be open for the weekend of June 18-19. The committee reported that their daily beach parking passes remain $5 on weekdays and $8 on weekends and holidays for both in-town and out-of-town beachgoers.
Residents’ season passes remain $15 and non-resident $35 and are available only at the guard shack as one enters the parking area at 458 Ocean Grove Ave.
click for Herald News article: "As summer officially nears, Swansea town beach announces opening schedule"

Jun 28

The Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour will end its run on Tuesday June 28th when it visits the Swansea Public Library located at 69 Main Street, in Historic Swansea Village. Musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform a free concert for the public on the front lawn of the library at 6:00PM. As part of the National Park Service “Healthy Parks Healthy People” initiative and the MA libraries “Get Moving” Summer Reading program, the public is encouraged to join in daily hikes and to walk or bike to the events. The concert tour features the music of Mandeville and Richards as well as Berklee College of Music alumni Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski with arrangements on guitar, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle, ukulele and fiddle accompanied by a brief talk on the philosophy behind the Walking Tour. Local musicians and artists from each town are invited to participate and promote community based art organizations. The Massachusetts Walking Tour sets forth on a grass roots level to organize local artists together with community based organizations such as land conservation groups, hikers, nature lovers, musicians, artists and local cultural councils.
For more information, contact the library at 508-674-9609.

Jul 22

Golf Tournament

Ongoing

The Swansea Public Library will start a new playgroup for children 3 and under with Ms. Pam. The six week program begins on Tuesday March 15 and will take place at the library at 10:30AM.  The Playgroup is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement program of PACE Child Care Works, with funding from the MA Department of Early Education and Care. Registration is preferred but not required. Questions? Contact Pam Hagberg at hagberg@paceccw.org or 508-999-9930 ext. 109

Spring

The Swansea Public Library announces the start of the Flowers and Showers Story Hour sessions for children ages 2 ½ to 5. Sign-ups are being held now through March 21st either by phone, Facebook or email. Two sessions will be offered starting Monday March 7th, 2016, and Wednesday March 9th, both at 10:30am. Story hours fill up fast so contact the library today to sign up.

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.

Mondays

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.

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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