The Library will be closed until further notice. Contactless pickup, virtual programs and digital collections are available.

Virtual Programs

There is now a statewide virtual library events calendar. You can browse programs by library network (we are in Minuteman).

There is also a free video library containing educational and entertaining videos for children, submitted by librarians and volunteers across Massachusetts. 

 

Adult Programs

Teen/Youth Programs

Community Programs

Recorded Programs Available Anytime

Storytimes

Check out our New Storytime of the Week: An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton published by HarperCollins

Looking for more storytimes? Visit our Storytime Playlist to view all our virtual storytimes!


Craft With Us!

Upcoming Adult Programs


Monday, August 3, 10:00 AM

In Transition Conversation Series


Thursday, August 6, 1:00 PM

Find Out About the Real ID with AAA Northeast


Friday, August 14, 5:30 PM

Friday Night Dinner: Fried Chicken Sandwiches


Monday, August 17, 7:00 PM

Cookbook Club


Thursday, August 27, 7:30 PM

Hot Reads Book Group

Upcoming Teen/Youth Programs


Thursday, August 6, 7:00 PM

Recycled Art Night: Coiled Paper Containers


Monday, August 10, 3:00 PM

Craft with Us!: Handmade Cards

catch it live on Instagram


Monday, August 10, 4:00 PM

Teen Drop-In


Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Wednesday, August 12, 11:00 AM

Itsy Bitsy Readers


Saturday, August 15, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Monday, August 17, 3:00 PM

Craft with Us!: Shrinky Dink Keychains

catch it live on Instagram


Monday, August 17, 4:00 PM

Teen Drop-In


Tuesday, August 18, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 AM

Itsy Bitsy Readers


Thursday, August 20, 7:00 PM

Recycled Art Night: Weaving


Saturday, August 22, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Monday, August 24, 3:00 PM

Craft with Us!: Origami Crowns

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Monday, August 24, 4:00 PM

Teen Drop-In


Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Tuesday, August 25, 4:00 PM

Mindfulness Mini-Programs For Teens: Breathing


Wednesday, August 26, 11:00 AM

Itsy Bitsy Readers


Wednesday, August 26, 4:00 PM

Mindfulness Mini-Programs for Teens: Body Scanning


Thursday, August 27, 4:00 PM

Mindfulness Mini-Programs for Teens: Writing


Saturday, August 29, 10:00 AM

The Music Class at Home® Music Pups Singalongs


Monday, August 31, 4:00 PM

Teen Drop-In

Upcoming Community Programs


Saturdays

Qi Gong Meditation from the Ming Hui School of Boston

From 9:30 – 10:00 AM, learn one newcomer exercise. From 10:00 – 11:30 AM a regular class will be held for existing students and those who wish to join in.

Email SunLing Liew for the link at [email protected]


Tuesday, August 4, 6:30 PM

Let’s Re-Raise the Flags: A Community Conversation

The Black Lives Matter and Pride flags were stolen from the Winchester Town Common. Before we re-raise them, Network for Social Justice Interns would  like to have a community conversation: What do these flags mean, and what do they stand for in this community? Register here to receive a zoom link the day before the conversation.


Wednesday, August 5, 6:30 PM

Creating a Professional Home Office

Remember when a home office was a luxury or something only seen in tv shows?  In today’s time it’s become a necessity, and one that requires many considerations: workflow and efficiency, ergonomic comfort, professional atmosphere, and quality of life impact on self and family.
We no longer “work from home” occasionally… we now “career from home”… and having the right approach to designing and establishing that space makes all the difference. There is a tried and true design process that will ensure all your mandates are met, at least some (if not all) of your wants are fulfilled, and help you stay within your investment comfort-zone.  Join local Interior Designer Jennifer Collins as she discusses the steps you can follow to make a professional work environment that you actually look forward to working in! Courtesy of the Blackstone Public Library.


Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 PM

COVID: When will we have a vaccine?

Over 14 million people in the world have been infected by Covid-19 and over half a million have already died. The only way we can begin to return to normal life is with a safe and effective vaccine. When will we have one? How will we know it works? How will we deploy one globally? Hear from a researcher who is working 18 hour days to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Luk Vandenberghe normally focuses on developing genetic treatments for inherited blindness, but when the pandemic hit, he and his lab pivoted to work on Covid-19. Join us for this inside look at where we are with a vaccine. This is a virtual presentation. Please email [email protected] for the Zoom link.     

Courtesy of the Waltham Public Library.


Wednesday, August 12, 8:00 PM

Online Screening of Dawnland and Live Filmmaker Q & A

In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9) and International Youth Day (August 12), join the National Indian Education Association and Upstander Project for a presentation of the films Dawnland and Dear Georgina followed by a live Q & A
Dawnland goes behind-the-scenes as the first “truth and reconciliation committee” based in Maine grapples with decades of policy that involved child welfare authorities removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian.
Dear Georgina chronicles the journey of a Passamaquoddy elder through an unclear past to better understand herself and her cultural heritage.
The live Q&A will be moderated by Claudia Tekina’ru Fox Tree (Arawak/Yurumein) of the Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness and will feature author Leilani Sabzalian (Alutiiq), filmmaker Adam Mazo of the NIEA, and Upstander Project Learning Director Mishy Lesser.


Thursday, August 13, 4:00 PM

Glad News! Great Tidings for the People of Essex County! Look! Look! Look!

Join
The following event from Peabody Essex Museum Reference Assistant Hannah Swan as she dives deep into the Phillips Library’s previously hidden Essex County Advertising Ephemera collection. She will illuminate the challenges of cataloging these diverse materials (encompassing everything from asbestos samples to chewing gum wrappers), as well as the joys of discovering bizarre, humorous and rare items along the way. Marrying local microhistories with rich imagery, data visualization and historical photography, Swan will explore how advertising ephemera can enrich our understanding of Essex County’s past. Satisfaction guaranteed!


Thursday, August 20, 6:00 PM

How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decision with Author Susan Eisenhower

From D-Day to the Korean War to Cold War crises, few people have made decisions as momentous and varied as President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Join author Susan Eisenhower in conversation with BPL President David Leonard as they chat about her new book profiling her history-making grandfather.

Presented in partnership with American Ancestors, The WGBH Forum, & NEHGS 


Thursday, August 27, 6:00 PM

This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire:Author Nick Flynn, Photographer Ryan McGinley, & Musician Thalia Zedek

When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their home. The event loomed large in his psyche for years, only after becoming a father did he understand why. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates his traumatic upbringing. Acclaimed local indie rocker Thalia Zedek (Come, E) will also be performing.

Presented in partnership with The City of Boston’s Office of Arts & Culture 

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