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Natick, MA 01760 United States
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September 2021

Nonfiction Book Club

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will discuss The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper.  In this memoir, Harper, a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, relates memorable stories from her work as an ER physician.  She details how  she's grown emotionally and learned from her patients as she struggled to overcome pain in her own life, growing up with an abusive father and coping with the breakup of her marriage. Copies of the book…

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Monday Morning Stories and Songs

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a high-energy story time!  We'll mix things up with a combination of stories for listening and songs for dancing.   This program will be held outside on the library lawn.  Bring a towel or blanket for stretching.  Look for us around back!  

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In-person, Outdoor Story Time

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2021 at 10:00 am

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Come and join us for in-person, outdoor story time on the beautiful grounds behind the library.  To help us all feel safe and comfortable, here is how it works: Bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy (maybe a snack, too!) Miss Fran will wear a microphone so everyone can hear.  After story time, kids are welcome to take a closer look at the books read that day.   If there is rainy weather, the story time will be moved…

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Book Club

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss The Wife Between Us,  by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.   Read more about this book here. When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement. You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves. You will assume the first wife was a disaster and…

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Fall (online) Supper Time Stories

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

At the end of the day, your kiddos can relax and enjoy stories with our very own Mary Poppins (aka Miss Fran).  Please complete the registration form below in order to receive our Zoom meeting link.  Use this link to access story time every Wednesday.   

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October 2021

Closed for Columbus Day & Indigenous Peoples Day

October 11
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

The BFL will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Environmental Book Club

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature / J. Drew Lanham Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historical and future environmental issues through books! We’re finding ways to become more engaged and participatory in the natural world, educating ourselves on the climate challenges we face and looking at the history and philosophy of how the environment has been viewed through the ages.  The BFL is collaborating…

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Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends: Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us on the leaf-covered lawn of the library for a harvest-themed musical show!  Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends are a children's music group featuring Emma "Go-Go Green" Bean and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog.  Today they will bring a special guest -- the Orange Farmer -- to perform her interactive dance song, Somethin' Bout a Pumpkin.  This program is best suited for children ages 2 through 8, but can be enjoyed by all ages.  Elijah…

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Nonfiction Book Club

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will discuss Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg.  According to Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words, "Myron Uhlberg captures the essence of one exceptional family’s life in Brooklyn in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s." Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call to arrange for curbside pickup. You can also access the ebook through the Minuteman network. Our discussion will…

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Book Club

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss The Book of Lost Friends  by Lisa Wingate.   Read more about this book here. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: each carrying private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas... "-- Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call the library to arrange curbside pickup. 508-653-6730. Get the ebook here. …

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November 2021

Environmental Book Club

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of The nation of plants / Stefano Mancuso, translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historical and future environmental issues through books! We’re finding ways to become more engaged and participatory in the natural world, educating ourselves on the climate challenges we face and looking at the history and philosophy of how the environment has been viewed through the ages.  The BFL is collaborating with Broadmoor, Mass…

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Nonfiction book club

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. We will explore it all in this book club. **Please note this month we are meeting on the 3rd Saturday. Join us for a discussion of One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America by Gene Weingarten. According to goodreads.com "On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen completely at random--turned out…

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Book Club

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel.   Read more about this book here.  With traditional Cookie Swap beforehand. The Glass Hotel is "... a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it"-- Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are…

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December 2021

Environmental Book Club

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard Also available on Overdrive Finding the mother tree : Discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard   Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historical and future environmental issues through books! We’re finding ways to become more engaged and participatory in the natural world, educating ourselves on the climate challenges we face and looking at the history and…

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June 2022

Story Time!

June 1, 2022 @ 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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Story Time!

June 1, 2022 @ 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, sing some songs, and find some great books to take home. No registration required.

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Story Time!

June 3, 2022 @ 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, sing some songs, and find some great books to take home. No registration required.

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