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Natick, MA 01760 United States
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September 2019

French Conversation Club

September 21 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:15 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

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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Windows Celebration

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a celebration of the beautiful Bacon Free Library building with the newly installed BFL library windows. There will be drinks, hors d'oeuvres, conversation and beautiful new windows to enjoy!

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Book Club

September 24 @ 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 Tara Westover's memoir of her unconventional upbringing in rural Idaho and her difficult path to becoming educated. This book is very popular.  We hope to have enough copies of this biography for bookclubbers at the library. Of course, you can request a copy here but it may not arrive in a timely manner.  

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Story Time!

September 25 @ 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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Hour of Code

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This Hour of Code class is an entry level program; only for newbie coders. In this class for ages 7-10, our coaches use Scratch or Snap! to teach kids using our project-based game development curriculum, in a traditional class-like environment. We want aspiring coders to use their new found passion as a stepping stone to thinking outside the box, as a way to channel their ideas in a creative way and most importantly, to have fun. Best for kids age…

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Unusual & Beautiful Food Crops to Grow in Massachusetts Lecture

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Want to try something new? Thinking about growing an ornamental vegetable garden?  Senior Mass Hort horticulturist Hannah Traggis will present on unique perennials, world food crops and beautiful vegetables that will inspire and expand your vegetable garden.    

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Dog Tales

September 27 @ 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 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

September 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! Join us for a discussion of When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. A #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist, the Boston Globe describes the book as follows: "Paul Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy. . . . delivers his chronicle in…

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Cafe Barcelona Acoustic Guitar Concert

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Cale Barcelona Concert

Take a trip to Spain and Brazil without leaving town, and help support live music in the local community. The Eliot Church and Bacon Free Library are teaming up to host internationally known guitarist/composer Peter Griggs in an outdoor concert on the lawn of the Bacon Free Library. Mr. Griggs will present Cafe Barcelona, a selection Spanish and Brazilian music, as well as several of his own compositions, in this wide-ranging program. A highly skilled guitarist in flamenco, bossa nova,…

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October 2019

Story Time!

October 4 @ 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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Hour of Code

October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This Hour of Code class is an entry level program; only for newbie coders. In this class for ages 7-10, our coaches use Scratch or Snap! to teach kids using our project-based game development curriculum, in a traditional class-like environment. We want aspiring coders to use their new found passion as a stepping stone to thinking outside the box, as a way to channel their ideas in a creative way and most importantly, to have fun. Best for kids age…

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French Conversation Club

October 5 @ 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 December 7, 2019

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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Sagit Zilberman: Song & Dance From Around the Planet

October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Song & Dance Around the Planet Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the world! International jazz multi-instrumentalist Sagit Zilberman will perform an interactive global music program for families and children. This program introduces audience members to instruments such as the didgeridoo, rainstick, tongue drum, handpan drums and saxophone. Through unique sounds and songs Sagit will invite the audience them to celebrate and appreciate our diverse planet’s nature, animals and cultures! Sagit will also empower…

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Friends of the BFL Meeting

October 8 @ 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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DIY Book Page Pumpkins

October 10 @ 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 decorative pumpkins from old books! With some pages, twine, glue guns, and a little patience, we will create our own book page pumpkins that will make a beautiful addition to your home, just in time for fall. 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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Read to a Dog

October 12 @ 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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Closed for Columbus Day

October 14
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The BFL will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Environmental Book Club

October 15 @ 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 Uninhabitable Earth : Life after Warming By David Wallace-Wells 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.…

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STEAM October 16, 2019

October 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Explore STEAM concepts with play! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Register for each session separately.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  

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Ghosts & Legends with Jeff Belanger

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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New England Legends host Jeff Belanger is back with all new stories for 2019! This multi-media adventure will take you on a journey through the haunts in your backyard, and around the world. Pulling from his research in his books, podcasts, adventures, and the various television shows he’s worked on, join one of New England premiere storytellers for a trip through the unusual and the unexplained. 

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Book Club

October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This month, just in time for Halloween, we are reading and discussing Lincoln at the Bardo by George Saunders. Tuesday, October 22 at 7pm. We will have copies of this book here at the BFL, or you can request a copy here.  

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STEAM October 23, 2019

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Explore STEAM concepts with play! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Register for each session separately.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  

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Dog Tales

October 25 @ 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

October 26 @ 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! Join us for a discussion of Footprints in the Dust by Roberta Gately. Copies available at the library, or you can request one here. From the acclaimed author of Lipstick in Afghanistan comes this poignant weaving of stories from the front lines of humanitarian aid work. As described by Library Journal, "In this honest account, Gately introduces the harsh realities of life as an aid worker, along with…

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STEAM October 30, 2019

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Explore STEAM concepts with play! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Register for each session separately.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  

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November 2019

STEAM November 6, 2019

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Explore STEAM concepts with play! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Register for each session separately.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  

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Read to a Dog

November 9 @ 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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Closed for Veterans Day

November 11
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The BFL will be closed on Monday, November 11th, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.

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STEAM November 13, 2019

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Explore STEAM concepts with play! Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Register for each session separately.  Each week will focus on a different topic.  

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DIY Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Picture yourself on a chilly fall evening, cozying up with a blanket, a good book, and a warm candle that you made yourself.  At this DIY workshop, you'll apply leaves to a mason jar to create a charming leave-covered candle holder.   "Crafting clothes" are recommended; space is limited and registration is required. Call the library (508-653-6730) or register online:  

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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,…

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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! 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 imaginative…I particularly like the cultural observations Johnson draws…

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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

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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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