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

November 2020

Story Time Online

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

This fall, we are still bringing story time to you!  Get comfy in your favorite listening spot, tune into our Zoom meeting, and enjoy some great stories with Miss Fran and Miss Karen.  Please complete the registration form below in order to receive our Zoom meeting link.   Use this link to access any (or all!) of our three weekly story times (Mondays @ 10 am, Wednesdays @ 4 pm, and Fridays @ 10 am).

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December 2020

Supper Time Stories

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

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

Tune in for our supper time stories where our very own Mary Poppins (aka Miss Fran) entertains your kiddo while you prep for dinner or just relax for a bit.  Please complete the registration form below in order to receive our Zoom meeting link.  Use this link to access any (or all!) of our three weekly story times (Mondays @ 10 am, Wednesdays @ 4 pm, and Fridays @ 10 am).    

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Karin Rosenthal Photography: Nudes in Nature

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Karin Rosenthal is an internationally acclaimed photographer. For much of her career, Karin's focus has been on the interplay between the human form and the natural landscape. Karin will display a selection of her images and discuss with those in attendance the issues, goals, and evolution of her artistic vision. Please register to receive the Zoom link information.    

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Oh Joy!

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Joy can be found all around us.  We just need to look. Join Martha E. Fagan, coach and teacher of positive psychology and resilience as we examine everyday occurrences that can accumulate into a joy filled life.  Although this program is geared to children we strongly encourage caregivers to attend as role models, leaders and coaches.  We also welcome adults looking for their joy. Fill out this form to get the zoom link to the program.  Then stop by the…

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Harry Potter Trivia Challenge

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

  Do you know the name of Narcissa Malfoy's sister?  How about the model of racing broom that Harry mysteriously receives in his third year?  Or which Weasley twin lost an ear?  And what's the deal with thestrals?  The Harry Potter books are bursting with unique characters and rich details of the Wizarding world. Here's a chance to test your knowledge.  Get onboard the Hogwarts Express and join us for a magical trivia event!  Each team will record their own…

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Environmental Book Club

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of Nature’s best hope: a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard  by Douglas W Tallamy  eBOOK available on HOOPLA 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…

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Closing at 2 pm

December 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

The BFL will close at 2:00 pm today.  Happy Holidays to all of our patrons!

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Diane Edgecomb: Once Upon a Fairy Tale!

December 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb entertains young and old with this delightful re-telling of unusual fairy tales. From enchanted bears to a wild ride with a fairy-band, Once Upon a Time has never been this fun! Diane Edgecomb, one of America's most beloved storytellers, is known for transforming into the characters in her tales bringing stories to vibrant life. Whether live in the room or present to her audiences via her beautifully recorded videos and/or Zoom events, Diane’s warmth and invitation…

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Closing at 2 pm

December 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

The BFL will close at 2:00 pm today.  We wish all of our patrons a happy and healthy New Year's Eve!

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January 2021

Nappy’s Puppets

January 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Nappy's Puppets present: The Jack Stories. Though English in origin, Jack has become a true American folk hero. Jack and the Beanstalk focuses on Jack and his many adventures: from Jack B. Nimble, Jack Horner, Big Jack and Little Jack to the popular Jack and Beanstalk. Based on the Appalachian folk tales collected by Richard Chase. Watch this performance of shadow puppets, get a backstage tour, and ask questions of the puppet master, Jim Napolitano. Fill out the form below…

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Environmental Book Club

January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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Nonfiction Book Club

January 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss Talking to Strangers, by Malcolm Gladwell.  In this, his 6th book, Gladwell offers "a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers -- and why they often go wrong." Copies of this book are available at the library; give us a call to arrange curbside pickup. Our discussion will take place over Zoom.  Please register below so that we can send you the Zoom meeting information.     

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Book Club

January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng.   Read more about this book here. The publisher writes, "Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another" Copies of the book are…

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February 2021

Environmental Book Club

February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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Book Club

February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss a The Hate u Give, by Angie Thomas.   Read more about this book here. The Publisher's Weekly writes, "A routine traffic stop turns tragic for two African American teens, leaving one dead and the other irrevocably changed..."  You need to read this book that has received 8 starred reviews. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call the library to arrange curbside pickup. 508-653-6730. Get the ebook here.  Download…

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Nonfiction Book Club

February 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and we will explore it all in our nonfiction book club. This month, we are reading and discussing The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.  "Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the…

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March 2021

Environmental Book Club

March 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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Book Club

March 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss a The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Stephen Galloway.   Read more about this book here. Booklist Review writes, "Inspired by Vedran Smailovic, the cellist who, in 1992, played in a bombed-out Sarajevo square for 22 days in memory of the 22 people who were killed by a mortar attack, this is a novel about four people trying to maintain a semblance of their humanity in the besieged city." Copies of the book are available…

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Nonfiction book club

March 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. We will explore it all in this book club. Join us for a discussion of One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America by Gene Weingarten. According to goodreads.com "On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day--chosen completely at random--turned out to be Sunday, December 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a…

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April 2021

Environmental Book Club

April 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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May 2021

Environmental Book Club

May 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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June 2021

Environmental Book Club

June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of  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…

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June 2022

Story Time!

June 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Story Time!

June 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Story Time!

June 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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