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58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
508-653-6730

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February 2017

Adult Coloring Book Club

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Bugology

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Brought to the BFL by BugWorks, BUGOLOGY is a one-hour, hands-on experience designed to introduce kids to the unique universe of bugs. This program is designed for audiences ages six and older. Kids will learn new ways to observe, understand and appreciate invertebrates. This is an interactive program with live animals that kids (and parents) will find educational and memorable! Find out more about BugWorks HERE This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library (whether they like bugs or not…

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Cocoa & Cookies

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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Saturday Story Time!

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 11, 2017

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 25, 2017

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00AM for Saturday Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories, do a craft, and find some great books to take home! No registration required.

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Cookbook Club with guest speaker John Scott Smith!

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Today we welcome baking enthusiast and teacher, John Scott Smith, to the BFL! He'll be talking breads and pastries, specifically eclairs and cream puffs. In addition to talking about how to make the perfect pastry, John will bring along some goodies for us to enjoy. Join us for this discussion and make your own creations from King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, John's go-to baking cookbook. Copies of the book will be available at the library or you can request one HERE

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Story Time

February 28 @ 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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Tweenage Book Club

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in 4-6th grades, join us for a discussion of Magisterium, Book One: The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

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Book Club

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a discussion of The all-girl filling station's last reunion : a novel by Fannie Flagg. Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, this novel is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married…

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March 2017

Adult Coloring Book Club

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

March 3 @ 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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Cocoa & Cookies

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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French Conversation Club

March 4 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

March 7 @ 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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Environmental Book Club

March 7 @ 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 The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world by Peter Wohlleben. Reserve your copy early, there are a lot of holds on it! You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL Summary: A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

March 10 @ 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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Cocoa & Cookies

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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Read to a Dog

March 11 @ 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 turns to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, Stitch! Registration required. Please call (508) 653-6730 or register using the form below:          

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Maple Stories with kids author Josh Funk!

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Josh Funk, famous author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, will be sharing his stories with us for our annual pancake and maple syrup brunch! Josh's books (including The Case of the Stinky Stench , Dear Dragon, and Pirasaurs!) will be available for purchase and he will be signing them. If you have not seen Josh before, you are in for a great treat! Please register for this event so we know how many pancakes…

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Story Time

March 14 @ 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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Friends of the BFL Meeting

March 14 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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 $16,000 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,…

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Make and Take: March Madness Model Magic Monsters

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Whew, what a mouthful! We invite you to make your very own March monsters out of Model Magic, a few buttons and some feathers - who thinks of these things! Fran, of course :) No registration required and all materials supplied. Looking forward to seeing you!

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Adult Coloring Book Club

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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20-30 Something Book Club & Author Visit

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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20-30 Somethings! Exciting News! Author Nina MacLaughlin is joining us in discussing her book   Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter! “Hammer Head” is a gloriously Boston book, bringing to life our neighborhoods and towns, from Jamaica Plain and the South End to Winter Hill, Davis Square, and Cambridgeport. (Read the full Boston Globe Review HERE) Copies available at the library, or you can reserve one HERE! To accommodate all interested, we'll have this meeting at the Bacon Free…

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Story Time!

March 17 @ 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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Build with Legos

March 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Use your imagination to create great structures with Legos! We'll display our buildings in the library for everyone to admire!

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Cocoa & Cookies

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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French Conversation Club

March 18 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

March 21 @ 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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Rookie Book Club

March 21 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grades 1-3 are welcome to our discussion of Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith. Copies will be available at the library or you can reserve one HERE Summary: Ten-year-old Akimbo lives on a game preserve in Africa. His father is the head ranger, and Akimbo is eager to help him whenever he can--even if it means getting into some pretty dangerous situations. In Akimbo and the Elephants, ivory poachers are killing grown elephants for their tusks and leaving…

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The Newest Irish Records for Genealogical Research

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join Richard Reid of the Irish Genealogical Society to find out how you can start your search for your Irish ancestors! He'll show you websites and other resources as well as bring handouts to get your search started! We've heard that Richard is very enthusiastic about this subject and, just after St. Patrick's Day, you can find out all about your connections to the Emerald Isle. Learn more about the Irish Genealogical Society HERE

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Adult Coloring Book Club

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Dog Tales

March 24 @ 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime, every 4th Friday of the month at 10am. No registration required, no age limits!

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Cocoa & Cookies

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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Saturday Story Time!

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until March 11, 2017

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 25, 2017

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00AM for Saturday Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories, do a craft, and find some great books to take home! No registration required.

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Cookbook Club

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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In honor of March, we are cooking with Guinness! There are not a lot of good cookbooks about this topic so the challenge is to find an online or family recipe which uses Guiness Beer as an ingredient. Then we'll share food and stories about where we found our recipes. If you would prefer not to cook with beer, feel free to bring any robust dish to this meeting to share. CHALLENGE ON!

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Afternoon Tea with Author Lisa See

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome best selling author Lisa See to the Bacon Free Library for an afternoon tea! Lisa will be discussing her newest book The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, released one week before her visit! The book will be available for purchase and signing. We will be serving a variety of teas and crumpets to celebrate Lisa's book birthday.  Also, if you cannot make the afternoon event, Lisa will also be speaking at Wellesley Book Store later…

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Story Time

March 28 @ 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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Tweenage Book Club

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in 4-6th grades, join us for a discussion of A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia kadohata. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.

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Book Club

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a discussion of The elephant keeper by Christopher Nicholson Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: “Intensely moving. exceptional novel.” —Boston Globe  A poignant and magical story set in eighteenth-century England, The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson is the tale of two baby elephants and the young man who accidentally finds himself their guardian. Every reader who was enchanted by Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants or enthralled by When…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

March 31 @ 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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Free

Cocoa & Cookies

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop by the library this winter afternoon for some treats and curl up with a good book! We'll supply the cocoa and cookies and books, you provide the company  :-D

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April 2017

French Conversation Club

April 1 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

April 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

April 4 @ 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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Free

Environmental Book Club

April 4 @ 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 The Triumph of Seeds : How grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips, conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history by Thor Hanson. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL Summary: What makes The Triumph of Seeds remarkable is not just that it is informative, humane, hilarious, and even moving, just as what makes seeds remarkable is not simply their fundamental importance to life. In both cases, it is their sheer vitality and the…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

April 7 @ 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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Read to a Dog

April 8 @ 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 turns to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, Stitch! Registration required. Please call (508) 653-6730 or register using the form below:          

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Saturday Story Time!

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 8 of the month, repeating until April 8, 2017

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 8 of the month, repeating until April 8, 2017

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00AM for Saturday Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories, do a craft, and find some great books to take home! No registration required.

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Story Time

April 11 @ 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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Friends of the BFL Meeting

April 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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 $16,000 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,…

Find out more »

Adult Coloring Book Club

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Library Egg Hunt!

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Drop in for a Library Egg Hunt! Stop by to track down eggs hidden around Bacon Free Library. Learn your way around the library and earn some chocolate prizes as you go! No need for baskets, here's how it works: We'll give you a clue to find a paper egg hidden in a book. If you find the egg, you get a prize. Simple!

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French Conversation Club

April 15 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

April 18 @ 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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Rookie Book Club

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grades 1-3 are welcome to our discussion of Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh. Copies will be available at the library or you can reserve one HERE Book List Review: Set in India, this is a highly episodic, loosely plotted collection of stories about the adventures of a young eccentric whom everybody--even the protagonist's older brother--calls Younguncle. Quick-witted and caring, Younguncle rescues his sister from an arranged marriage, foils the robbery of a tailor's shop, recovers some stolen livestock,…

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Baseball as American Culture

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a fascinating history of America's game with Northern Essex Community College instructor Frank Morris. Learn about why baseball galvanized a nation that was beginning to tear apart, how baseball came to be "America's Pastime" a decade before the Civil War, and how it developed into a world-wide phenomenon in the decades to come. A perfect way to kick off a new baseball season! This is an historical talk on Baseball with most of the focus on the Boston Red Sox. Frank will share slides slides and statistics - Fun for…

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Make and Take: April Showers Rainsticks

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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April Showers bring May flowers! In order to make do our part in this saying, we're making rainsticks at the BFL! With enough shaking, we're sure there will be no drought this year! No registration required and all materials supplied. BUT, if you are planning ahead, please feel free to bring the cardboard from paper towels or toilet paper to make your rainsticks

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Adult Coloring Book Club

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

April 21 @ 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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Children’s Puppet Show – The Carrot Salesman

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join Mr. Bunni, a door-to-door vegetable salesman, as he journeys beneath the earth, into the sea, and even to outer space in search of carrot customers. Will he ever sell enough to please his boss? Or will his new friends teach him a valuable lesson about being true to himself? This imaginative table-top performance features colorful paper puppets and plenty of audience interaction.  Performed by Brad Shur - a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from…

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Build with Lincoln Logs

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Use your imagination to create great structures with Lincoln Logs. We'll display our buildings in the library for everyone to admire!

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Saturday Story Time!

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 22 of the month, repeating until April 22, 2017

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 22 of the month, repeating until April 22, 2017

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00AM for Saturday Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories, do a craft, and find some great books to take home! No registration required.

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Story Time

April 25 @ 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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Tweenage Book Club

April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in 4-6th grades, join us for a discussion of Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson - one of our very favorite authors! Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

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Book Club

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a discussion of The lake house : a novel by Kate Morton Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented sixteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure. One midsummer's eve, after a beautiful party drawing…

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ARC Discussion with Suzanne Brockmann

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Suzanne Brockmann's new Troubleshooter's Book "Some Kind of Hero" comes out in July, BUT, we're getting a sneak peek! Suz (one of the BFL's favorite authors) joins us for an early discussion of her new book - we'll have a few hard copies of the ARC (advanced reader copy) at the library to borrow. Or download it from NetGalley (How it works) - galleys are available now. If you have any issues, email the library ([email protected]) and we'll be able to…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Dog Tales

April 28 @ 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime, every 4th Friday of the month at 10am. No registration required, no age limits!

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Cookbook Club

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We're celebrating the wonderful books and authors who keep the Bacon Free Library alive! Today we're cooking from The Book Club Cookbook : recipes and food from your book club's favorite books and authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp! Make something by one of your favorite authors or from one of your favorite books and let's get together to eat and chat. We'll have copies of the cookbook at the library or you can order a copy of the…

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May 2017

Story Time

May 2 @ 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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Environmental Book Club

May 2 @ 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 The Old Ways : A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane,. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL Summary: In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths,…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

May 5 @ 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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French Conversation Club

May 6 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

May 9 @ 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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Friends of the BFL Meeting

May 9 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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 $16,000 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,…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

May 12 @ 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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Read to a Dog

May 13 @ 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 turns to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, Stitch! Registration required. Please call (508) 653-6730 or register using the form below:          

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Saturday Story Time!

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 13 of the month, repeating until May 13, 2017

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day 13 of the month, repeating until May 13, 2017

Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11:00AM for Saturday Story Time! Come listen to a variety of stories, do a craft, and find some great books to take home! No registration required.

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Story Time

May 16 @ 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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Rookie Book Club

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grades 1-3 are welcome to our discussion of Earwig and the Witch  by Dianna Wynne Jones. Copies will be available at the library or you can reserve one HERE Summary: Although an orphan, Earwig has always enjoyed living at St. Morwald's, where she manages to make everyone do her bidding, but when she is taken in by a foster parents who are actually a witch and a demon, she has a hard time trying to turn the situation to her…

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Garden in a Book

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We're welcoming Sara Levine from the Newton Public Library in helping us make a garden in a book! This is a program for adults only. We'll be taking some old books, carving out the middle and creating a beautiful garden right in there! You do not have to have a green thumb to do this (although we wouldn't recommend this for someone with a black thumb, either  :-) All materials will be supplied but if you have a glue gun you'd…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Story Time!

May 19 @ 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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Build with Legos

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Use your imagination to create great structures with Legos! We'll display our buildings in the library for everyone to admire!

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French Conversation Club

May 20 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.

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Spanish Conversation Club

May 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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¿Habla usted español? Join us for an hour of Spanish conversation and brush up on your language skills. Speakers should have a good grasp of the language.

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Story Time

May 23 @ 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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Tweenage Book Club

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in 4-6th grades, join us for a discussion of Cinder by Marissa Meyer - great hybrid of SciFi/Fairy Tale. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

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Book Club

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a discussion of Be frank with me by Julia Claiborne Johnson Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Coloring Books are not just for kids anymore! Join us for a relaxing hour of just coloring (and chatting, if you’d like). Touted as a way to help adults “de-stress and self-express”, the BFL is happy to bring this form of “mindful or mindless” activity to its patrons  ? We’ll supply the adult coloring pages and coloring pencils or markers. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you’d like. All adults welcome! *All materials supplied by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library

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Dog Tales

May 26 @ 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime, every 4th Friday of the month at 10am. No registration required, no age limits!

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