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Natick, MA 01760 United States
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November 2019

Environmental Book Club

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing: American Wolf : A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West By Nate Blakeslee 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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Story Time!

November 20 @ 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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Dog Tales

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading dog stories with Ann and Gus, one of our gentle therapy dogs! Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required.  No age limits.

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. The New York Times Book Review describes How We Got to Now as follows: "You’re apt to find yourself exhilarated…Johnson is not composing an etiology of particular inventions, but doing something broader and more…

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Book Club

November 26 @ 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 The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Tuesday, November 26 at 7pm. We will have copies of this book here at the BFL, or you can request a copy here. Bring cookies for the annual COOKIE SWAP.  Bring packets of 3 to 6 cookies to pass out to other swappers.  Please bring recipes and extra cookies to share with the group.  

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Closed for Thanksgiving

November 28 - November 29
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The BFL will close at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019. The Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28th & Friday, Nov. 29th, 2019 for Thanksgiving. The BFL will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30th at 9 am. 

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December 2019

Story Time!

December 6 @ 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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No French Today

December 7
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Due to Santa's Visit there will be no French Conversation today

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Friends of the BFL Meeting

December 10 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:15 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Come join the Friends plan for the year of supporting the Bacon Free Library. There are big jobs and small jobs that need helping hands. Last year, the Friends gave the BFL over $12,000 for programs, books/materials, and so much more. Here are a few examples of what you could do to help: 1. Bake for author visits 2. Man tables at various town functions to help boost the library’s profile in the community 3. Join a sub-committee – membership, fundraising,…

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Read to a Dog

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to one of our gentle therapy dogs! Registration required; if you cannot make it, please let us know as the therapy dogs and their people volunteer their time for this program. To register, please call 508-653-6730 or sign up using the form below:  

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Environmental Book Club

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing: Living on the Wind : Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds By Scott Weidensaul 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 Audubon with…

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French Conversation Club

December 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Une langue, pour  rester vivante, doit se pratiquer régulièrement. Vous parlez français ? un peu, beaucoup, pas de problèmes. Venez nous rejoindre pour parler ou pour écouter.  En attendant vous pouvez emprunter des livres en français…   Livres en français disponibles à la BFL….

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Closed for Christmas

December 24 - December 25
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The Library will be closed Tuesday, December 24th & Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 for Christmas. The BFL will reopen on Thursday, December 26th at 9:30 am. 

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Chanukkah Mitzvah Meetup!

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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A special story time with Chanukkah stories and crafts.  Everyone is welcome. No registration required.

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Sound Explorers

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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  Building spontaneous musical instruments made from recycled materials  Participating in eye-opening experiments that explore the science of sound Engaging in unique listening activities that enhance perception and auditory awareness Discovering the magic of artistic forms of music such as classical, jazz and world music Letting go into the pure joy of group musical movement Through the art of listening, playing, building, discovering and moving, participants not only are exposed to a fascinating universe of sound and music, but are…

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of Aristotle's Way : How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life  by Edith Hall. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here.  

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Closed for New Years

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The Library will be closed Tuesday, December 31, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1, 2020 to celebrate the New Year. The BFL will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd at 9:30 am. 

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January 2020

French Conversation Club

January 4, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:15 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2020

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Une langue, pour  rester vivante, doit se pratiquer régulièrement. Vous parlez français ? un peu, beaucoup, pas de problèmes. Venez nous rejoindre pour parler ou pour écouter.  En attendant vous pouvez emprunter des livres en français…   Livres en français disponibles à la BFL….

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French Conversation Club

January 18, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:15 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Une langue, pour  rester vivante, doit se pratiquer régulièrement. Vous parlez français ? un peu, beaucoup, pas de problèmes. Venez nous rejoindre pour parler ou pour écouter.  En attendant vous pouvez emprunter des livres en français…   Livres en français disponibles à la BFL….

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Environmental Book Club

January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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Conversation About a Plant-based Lifestyle

January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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What is a plant-based lifestyle? What does it mean to you? Would you like to know how you can improve your own health and wellness by eating more plants, legumes, and other non-animal products? Do you know the impact of eating a plant-based diet on our environment?  Join Certified Health Coach Nancy Wind as she leads a discussion of these questions. Come share your thoughts and learn from others. Nancy Wind is a Certified Health Coach and 200-hour yoga instructor.…

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

January 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of Just Mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here.  

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February 2020

Environmental Book Club

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

February 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of The Amorous Heart : An Unconventional History of Love by Marilyn Yalom. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here.  

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March 2020

Environmental Book Club

March 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

March 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here.  

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April 2020

Environmental Book Club

April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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*New* Nonfiction Book Club

April 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction - and we will explore it all in our new nonfiction book club. This month, join us for a discussion of Pirate Women : The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here.  

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May 2020

Environmental Book Club

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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June 2020

Summer Hours – Closed on Saturdays

June 6, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2020

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The library will be closed on Saturdays from June 6 to August 29. We will re-open on Saturday September 5, 2020.

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Environmental Book Club

June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We’re reading and discussing:TBA 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 Audubon with this book group. We thank them for sharing their mission with us.

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October 2021

Story Time!

October 20, 2021 @ 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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