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July 2019

*POSTPONED* Cafe Barcelona Acoustic Guitar Concert

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Cale Barcelona Concert

Due to the extreme heat this weekend, the Cafe Barcelona Concert has been postponed for a later date that is still to be determined. Check back for updates & details. The Eliot Church and The Bacon Free Library will team up to host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in an acoustic concert at the Bacon Free Library. Mr. Griggs will present “Cafe Barcelona,” a selection of Spanish and Brazilian music, as well as several of his own compositions, on this…

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Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the lawn for running, jumping, and bubble-popping fun!  Mr. Vinny is bringing his hand-made, giant bubble wand to create floating blobs of soapy goodness. The kids can chase and pop to their heart's delight, while Mr. Vinny tells jokes and answers questions.  It will be good clean fun!

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Book Club

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This month, we are reading and discussing Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson. Through alternating letters, Anne Youngson crafts the story of two people, worlds apart, who develop an unexpected, sweet, and profound relationship.  As the correspondence that began as a discussion of antiquities grows into something much deeper and lovely, a friendship blossoms. But when the letters stop, what happens next? Copies of Meet Me at the Museum are available at the BFL or you can request one…

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Story Time!

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories with Fran, do a craft, and find some great books to take home. No registration required.

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Art & Play

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Beat the heat and get crafty at the library! There will be a variety of projects to work on including adult coloring books, origami, decoupage, and more. Bring your own project or drop in to work on something new with materials provided here.

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DIY Chalkboard Mason Jar Mugs

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Get your drink on with a mason jar mug that you can personalize as you see fit with chalkboard paint! We will provide the mason jar mugs but feel free to bring your own glass jars to make drinking glasses, vases, or candle holders that will then be stylized with chalkboard paint. All other materials provided and you may want to wear "crafting clothes." Space is limited and registration is required.  

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Story Time!

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories with Fran, do a craft, and find some great books to take home. No registration required.

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Art for All: Dots

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We are having fun and being creative with all things related to dots!  Dot markers: check Sticker dots: check Connect the dots: check  Cool, simple fun on a hot day: check

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Lemonade and Cookies

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 23, 2019

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Come and cool off at the library with lemonade and cookies!  

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Summer Hours – Closed on Saturdays

July 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The library will be closed on Saturdays from June 1 to August 31. We will re-open on Saturday September 7, 2019.

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Story Time!

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories with Fran, do a craft, and find some great books to take home. No registration required.

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August 2019

Minuteman Library Crawl

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We invite you to spend a day visiting local libraries – find out what is special about each and what they have to offer to you and your family. This is an event for all ages - all you need is a love of libraries and a way to get from place to place! The challenge is to visit as many libraries as you can and take a picture of yourself with a designated item in each library – it’s…

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Summer Lawn Concerts with Colette O’Connor

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the BFL lawn for a 3-part series of family friendly acoustic guitar music from singer and songwriter Colette O'Connor. Halifax-based singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's all original acoustic music is simply good for all ages. Her acoustic experience refreshes inner-child eye-twinkles, because they sometimes do need a bit of re-charging. O'Connor's music weaves soft Jazzy-Blues to Americana Folk. Her rich alto voice commands reassurance that the time-honored tradition of Woman Singer-songwriter remains strong.

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Animal World Experience

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Calling all animal lovers!  Matt Gabriel of Animal World Experience is coming back to the BFL and bringing several of his critters.  After we learn about the animals, the kids will have a chance to pet them. We don't know exactly which animals are visiting, but you can expect a few furry friends as well as some scaly types, perhaps a snake, lizard, or frog. 

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History Book Club

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The History Book Club meets each month for a lively discussion of historical books of both fiction and nonfiction.  We meet at the Natick Community Center (so don't look for us at the BFL!).   This month, we are reading and discussing Tom Yawkey: Patriarch of the Boston Red Sox by Bill Nowlin. 2019 SABR Baseball Research Award. Few people have influenced a team as much as did Tom Yawkey (1903–76) as owner of the Boston Red Sox. After purchasing the…

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DIY Glass Etching

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Back by popular demand!  We've made some great, functional art in previous sessions, so we are offering this workshop again. Come and learn to make your own custom-designed etched glass.   First, you'll create your design on the glass using a stencil or by freehand. Then you'll apply etching cream with a paint brush. After a few minutes, you'll remove it all and, voila -- you've created something useful and unique! All materials are provided.  Be sure to wear "crafting clothes"…

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Make & Take: Slime

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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You know what's great about slime?  It's really not that slimy. With the right combination of glue, Borax, water, food coloring, and other fun goodies, your child can make their own summer slime to squeeze, mold, and stretch, and it will not stick to anything (but don't put it on your library books, just in case!). All materials are supplied by the BFL.

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Kids Sing

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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A special one-day-only event!  Miss Fran will play her ukelele and lead the kiddos in some lively songs.  Don't miss this fun sing-along!

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Beautiful Butterflies & Moths

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Discover the differences between butterflies and moths, and the characteristics that make each one unique.  The insect experts from Hands on Nature will describe the life cycles and habitats of these delicate creatures, as well as the incredible migration of the Monarchs to Mexico each year.  We will also learn how these special insects benefit our ecosystem.  Children will get to see up close -- and possibly even hold -- live butterflies in the butterfly tent.  

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DIY Storybook Paper Roses

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Talk about recycling -- learn how to make beautiful paper roses from old books! With some pages, wire, glue guns, and a little patience, we will create our own paper roses that will make a beautiful arrangement any time of year. All materials are provided, but if you have a particular book you would like to use, feel free to bring it with you. "Crafting clothes" are recommended; space is limited and registration is required.

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Make & Take: Magic Stardust Bottles

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Magic Stardust Bottle -- even the name is relaxing.  Our Magic Stardust Bottles are a version of the "calm down bottles" that some teachers use to help kids chill out.  By mixing a few simple ingredients and a lot of glitter, your child can make their own portable relaxation tool.    All materials are supplied by the BFL. 

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Jojo the Magician and Summer Reading Finale

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Prepare to be amazed and amused!  Jojo the Magician is coming to the BFL to help us celebrate the end of summer reading.    And... you may be a winner!  Miss Fran will choose the winners for our "fort night" at the library.  A few lucky summer reading families will have the chance to come to the Bacon after hours, build a cozy blanket fort,  and read!    

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Book Club

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This month, we are reading and discussing Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. According to goodreads, this novel "is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart." Copies of the novel are available at the BFL or you can request one here.     

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September 2019

History Book Club

September 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The History Book Club meets each month for a lively discussion of historical books of both fiction and nonfiction.  We meet at the Natick Community Center (so don't look for us at the BFL!).   This month, we are reading and discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German…

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October 2019

History Book Club

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The History Book Club meets each month for a lively discussion of historical books of both fiction and nonfiction.  We meet at the Natick Community Center (so don't look for us at the BFL!).   This month, we are reading and discussing Eunice : The Kennedy Who Changed the World by Eileen McNamara. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family's most profound political legacy.  Copies of the book are…

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November 2019

History Book Club

November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The History Book Club meets each month for a lively discussion of historical books of both fiction and nonfiction.  We meet at the Natick Community Center (so don't look for us at the BFL!).   This month, we are reading and discussing: The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling. From a forgotten moment in history comes an inspiring novel about finding strength and courage in the most unimaginable places  Copies of the book are available at the BFL or you can…

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December 2019

History Book Club

December 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Natick Community Center, 117 E. Central St
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The History Book Club meets each month for a lively discussion of historical books of both fiction and nonfiction.  We meet at the Natick Community Center (so don't look for us at the BFL!).   This month, we are reading and discussing: Christmas : A Biography by Judith Flanders A critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author explores the Christmas holiday, from the original festival through present day traditions.   Copies of the book are available at the BFL or you can request…

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