Events Calendar / December 18, 2023

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Winter Cookie Reading Club


For every book you read, fill out a “cookie” and fill up the glasses of milk in the Children’s Rooms! Sign up anytime during Dec-Feb. February 24th we’ll have a cookies and hot cocoa party with prizes and more to wrap up our winter reading program! Ages 0-12

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Mother Goose on the Loose Program Registration

Program is every Monday for 8 weeks from JAN. 8 - MAR. 11 (excluding holidays) from 5:30-6:30pm. Ages 0-2.

Sing songs, rhymes, and read a book in 30 minutes filled with fun, learning, and bonding for you and your baby! Stay after to chat and connect with other caregivers. Registration required at; space is limited.

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Monday Storytime at McAuliffe

Join your familiar children’s librarians for some stories and a craft, and keep adding to your 1000 books before Kindergarten list.

Ages 2-5, all welcome. In-person.

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EVENT CANCELLED FOR NOW - Maker Mondays: 3D Modeling/Printing (Cookie Cutters!)


Maker Mondays is a new weekly drop in program in our SparkLab (maker space). Come once to test out that month’s activity, or come every week to work on a big project!

This month we’re designing cookie cutters to be printed on the 3D printer!

Grades 6-12

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Tone and Stretch

A variety of functional fitness exercises to tone core, upper and lower body muscles followed by stretches. This is a low impact class designed to be adaptable to participants’ different levels.

If you have NEVER attended this class, please register at this link: If you HAVE attended any of our online exercise classes in the past, we already have your information, and you do not need to register again. 

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Girls Who Code (6th-12th grade club)

Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where girls, non-binary teens, and any other 6-12th graders who support the Girls Who Code mission, can join our community of supportive peers and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join a Club, you will learn by reading excerpts from our books Learn to Code and Change the World and The Friendship Code, practice new skills by completing fun and simple online coding tutorials, and build community through interactive activities with the rest of your Club. Our 6-12th Grade Clubs encourage you to impact your community in a positive way through code. In order to build the skills you need to make an impact, you will learn how to code from our fun online tutorials and activities that will help you build animations, games, apps, and other things that you dream up! We have tutorials in Scratch, Python, Swift, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Technology will be provided.

There are two ways you can register. Teen must be registered prior to the first session, October 23, 2023. The program is cumulative so registrants are expected to attend all sessions. 

  1. Register from home. Go to: & click “sign up” to set up an account. Select “United States”' from the dropdown and enter your child’s birth date. Then agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Enter your email address to receive an email with parent/guardian information about HQ. Enter your child’s full name and create a unique username and a password. You will be redirected to Join Your Program and enter your child’s Club Code. 6th-12th Grade club code: MA51696.
  2. Stop into the Children's room at the Main Library & fill out a registration form.


Grades 6-12

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Puzzle Swap: McAuliffe Branch - Cancelled due to power outage

What to do with jigsaw puzzles you’ve completed? Swap them! Bring your puzzles to exchange with others. No puzzle to swap? Come anyway; there are always extras for you to take. All ages and levels welcome.

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“A Christmas Carol”: A Dramatic Reading with Helen Heineman

This reading has become an annual tradition! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Charles Dickens’ masterpiece come to life! Dickens prepared a special version of “A Christmas Carol” that he used during reading tours in England and the United States, ending in Boston. Dr. Heineman will perform a dramatized reading of this version, enhanced by a slideshow of over 205 illustrations.