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

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August 2017

Story Time

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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Book Buffet: Senior Edition

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grade 4 and up, join us for an open book talk! You decide on the book you want to read and talk about and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you've never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven't picked up.  Its a smorgasbord for books :)

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Book Club

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for a discussion of Mercy Snow : a novel by Tiffany Baker Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: A tragic bus accident has devastating repercussions for two families from opposite sides of the tracks of a tiny New England paper milling town. In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction. June McAllister, wife of the local mill…

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Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers Panel

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Ever want to learn how those amazing mystery writers come up with their ideas, plots, characters, etc? Ever thought you could do it better?  We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Sisters in Crime authors Hallie Ephron, Sheila Connolly, Hank Phillippi Ryan (for a 3rd return visit to the BFL!) and Barbara Ross to the Bacon Free Library! They will be plotting a mystery story line using ideas from attendees, so come with your ideas. You'll be amazed and amused by how intricate the…

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Books Al Fresco

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

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

We want everyone to be able to access books from the BFL! In that spirit, on Wednesday this summer, we are offering our seniors the opportunity to meet with us on the patio outside the library (weather permitting) and we will bring books to you - to browse, request and borrow. You can just drop in, no registration required.

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Story Time!

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Dog Tales

August 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required, no age limits!

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Happy Hour

August 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

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

Join us for lemonade and cookies - right between your week and weekend adventures! And grab a book for the beach while you're here. All snacks provided.

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Story Time

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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French Conversation Club

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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Books Al Fresco

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

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

We want everyone to be able to access books from the BFL! In that spirit, on Wednesday this summer, we are offering our seniors the opportunity to meet with us on the patio outside the library (weather permitting) and we will bring books to you - to browse, request and borrow. You can just drop in, no registration required.

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September 2017

Story Time!

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Story Time

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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Kite Making Workshop

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Ever want to make your own kite and see how high it will fly? Join kite making afficionado Shailesh Srivastava (and BFL director's husband) in creating your own kite and, weather permitting, flying it out on the lawn - our goal being to keep them out of the trees :) This will be an awesome way to end out our "Build a Better World" Summer Reading Program! All materials will be provided by the Friends of the Bacon Free Library…

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Environmental Book Club

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We’re reading and discussing The bird : a natural history of who birds are, where they came from, and how they live by Colin Tudge. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL How are birds so good at flying and navigating? Why are birds so like mammals–and yet so very different? Did birds descend from dinosaurs, and if so, does that mean birds are dinosaurs? How do they court each other and fend off rivals? What’s being communicated…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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!

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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French Conversation Club

September 9 @ 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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Story Time

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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.

Find out more »

Knit and Crochet Club

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us once a month for an hour of knitting or crocheting (or both!). Bring your projects to work on in congenial company. Its always more fun to create with friends :)  

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Friends of the BFL Meeting

September 12 @ 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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History of the New England Patriots with Jerry Thornton

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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If you are a New England Football Fan, you're not going to want to miss this! We're thrilled to welcome author  Jerry Thornton to the BFL! He will will discuss his book, From Darkness To Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots.  Jerry is a popular Boston sports writer and sports radio personality on WEEI.  His book explores the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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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Comic Book Group

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us at the Bacon Free Library as we discuss Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt Copies will be available at the library, or you can request one HERE. Summary Hot Dog Taste Test collects Hanawalt's devastatingly funny comics, gorgeous art, and screwball lists as she tucks into the pomposities of the foodie subculture. Hanawalt dismantles the notion of breakfast; says goodbye to New York through a street food smorgasbord; shadows chef Wylie Dufresne, samples all-you-can-eat buffets in Vegas; and crafts…

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Story Time!

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Read to a Dog

September 16 @ 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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Story Time

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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Author Visit – Ben Coes

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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We're excited to welcome author Ben Coes to the Bacon Free Library!  Ben Coes is the New York Times bestselling author of international political and espionage thrillers that include Power Down, Coup d’État, The Last Refuge, Eye for an Eye, Independence Day,  First Strike and Trap the Devil.  All have been bestsellers. Ben’s books all center on Dewey Andreas, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier who was kicked out of the military after being falsely accused of crimes he did not…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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

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

Find out more »

Dog Tales

September 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required, no age limits!

Find out more »

French Conversation Club

September 23 @ 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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Yoga at the BFL!

September 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We are very pleased to bring Yoga to the BFL! We have several recent graduates from Elements 3 Yoga in Framingham, who are bringing their yogic teachings to the library! With a variety of teachers, participants will get to try out different kinds of yoga! Registration is required and space is limited - please read further down for important details A bit about this weeks instructor:  Amber Cook has been practicing various forms of Hatha Yoga since 2014. Types practiced are…

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Cookbook Club

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Welcome to the new year of Cookbook Club! This year, we're cooking from around the world, trying to tie in a holiday from that region to our cooking! Today we're celebrating the Jewish holidays, cooking from Jerusalem : a cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi!  We'll have copies of the cookbook at the library or you can order a copy of the book HERE  Summary: A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling…

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Story Time

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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Book Buffet: Junior Edition

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grads 1 through 4, join us for an open book talk! You choose the book you want to read and talk about, and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you've never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven't picked up.  Its a smorgasbord for books :)

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Book Club

September 26 @ 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 We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary & Reviews: A New York Times Bestseller "Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents."--Wall Street Journal "A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal…

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Reading Without Walls Book Club

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Welcome to our 2nd Reading Without Walls* Book Club meeting! Led by award winning author and well known diversity advocate (and BFL supporter!), Suzanne Brockmann, we'll be discussing books written by authors of diverse backgrounds, on a wide range of topics (including LGBTQ literature, global issues and historical perspectives of current events) and of multicultural interest. We invite civil and honest discussion on these topics and look forward to hearing a multitude of perspectives.   We're reading and discussing Under Rose-Tainted…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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

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!

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Friends of the BFL Coffee Time Meet and Greet

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Ever wondered what our Friends do to make the Bacon Free Library so wonderful? Well, come and meet some of our Friends to ask all the questions you may have. We'd love for you to become an active member of the Friends - the BFL wouldn't be the same without them.  Refreshments will be served so come hungry :)  Below are some awesome pictures of the Friends of just some of the great programs they've sponsored here at the library

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Yoga at the BFL!

September 30 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We are very pleased to bring Yoga to the BFL! We have several recent graduates from Elements 3 Yoga in Framingham, who are bringing their yogic teachings to the library! With a variety of teachers, participants will get to try out different kinds of yoga! Registration is required and space is limited - please read further down for important details More info coming about this weeks instructor:  All the details: Weather permitting, we will be outside, but space for each class…

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October 2017

Artist Friends of the Bacon Free Library

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Calling all Art lovers! Come celebrate our newest art display -10 Artists who have created a very special exhibit at the BFL which will remain up for a year! More info on the artists coming soon!    To thank the artists and kick off the exhibit, we will be hosting a reception on Sunday, October 1st from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  We'll have art, food and friends! This event will be free and open to the public. Please Register to let us…

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Story Time

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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.

Find out more »

Environmental Book Club

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We’re reading and discussing This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate by Naomi Klein. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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

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

Find out more »

Story Time!

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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.

Find out more »

French Conversation Club

October 7 @ 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. With special guest leader, Everett Harman!

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Yoga at the BFL!

October 7 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We are very pleased to bring Yoga to the BFL! We have several recent graduates from Elements 3 Yoga in Framingham, who are bringing their yogic teachings to the library! With a variety of teachers, participants will get to try out different kinds of yoga! Registration is required and space is limited - please read further down for important details A bit about this weeks instructor:  Erica Ficcardi- Vinyasa Flow (all levels)  Focusing on breath awareness, stretching and building strength. Erica's love…

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Story Time

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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.

Find out more »

Knit and Crochet Club

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us once a month for an hour of knitting or crocheting (or both!). Bring your projects to work on in congenial company. Its always more fun to create with friends :)  

Find out more »

Friends of the BFL Meeting

October 10 @ 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

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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

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

Find out more »

Story Time!

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Crafters Needed
*For Adults

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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This year the BFL is creating a special tree for Elm Bank's Festival of Trees and we need your help! If you love to craft and love the library and love trees, come and assist us in making ornaments for our tree. You know what they say, many hands make light work.  All materials will be supplied and we may even have snacks :) 

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Read to a Dog

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to sign up for 15 minute turns to read aloud to our wonderful therapy dog, Stitch! Registration required. Please call (508) 653-6730 or register using the form below:          

Find out more »

Yoga at the BFL!

October 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We are very pleased to bring Yoga to the BFL! We have several recent graduates from Elements 3 Yoga in Framingham, who are bringing their yogic teachings to the library! With a variety of teachers, participants will get to try out different kinds of yoga! Registration is required and space is limited - please read further down for important details A bit about this weeks instructor:  Chris Tombetta has been practicing yoga consistently for about ten years. One of the many…

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Little Free Library Reception

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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After you've visited at least 5 of our awesome Little Free Libraries (Elm Bank is closed on 10/15 but you can go before to see their LFL), come celebrate with us at the BFL! We'll have refreshments, you can meet some of the artists, you can chat with folks from the 6 different sites and there will be prizes for crawlers who went to at least 5 of the LFL sites (and figured out our amazing matching game! Click HERE if…

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Story Time

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, 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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Halloween Harvest: Ghosts, Goblins & More with Davis Bates

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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The Bacon Library will celebrate Halloween by presenting award-winning storyteller Davis Bates in a performance of participatory of stories and songs for adults, teens & pre-teens.  Entitled Halloween Harvest, the program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories from New England and around the world.  Hear about spirits and shape shifters, a rainy Halloween, true-life ghost stories, and more, and be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands.  There will even be a short lesson on how…

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Kids Author Visit – David A. Kelly

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Celebrate the beginning of the World Series (on Oct. 24th) with David A. Kelly, author of the Ballpark Mysteries! Find out how he became a writer, how he gets his ideas and what made him write about baseball! Come with lots of questions!  David's presentation is best for boys and girls in grades 1-5 David's books will be available for purchase and signing.  And then, stick around to make your own baseball in a collaborative program with the Natick Historical…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

October 19 @ 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!

October 20 @ 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

October 21 @ 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. With special guest leader, Everett Harman!

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Brown Bag Lunch with Author & Feng Shui Expert Kerri Miller

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Clutter – Is it really so bad?   Clutter sure is getting a bad name these days!  What is clutter and why do we collect and tolerate it.  What purpose does it serve us?  Why do we have so much trouble letting it go?  Explore the stuff that you choose to keep, and learn how it subliminally affects you, your well-being and your ability to succeed!  We’ll discuss techniques to face down the clutter when the time is right!  …

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Story Time

October 24 @ 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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Book Buffet: Senior Edition

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grade 4 and up, join us for an open book talk! You decide on the book you want to read and talk about and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you've never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven't picked up.  Its a smorgasbord for books :)

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Book Club

October 24 @ 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 thirteenth tale : a novel by Diane Setterfield Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny. All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment…

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Adult Coloring Book Club

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2017

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

October 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/puppy/pet stories with therapy dog, Garbo! (and his human, Arthur). Join us for this very special storytime. No registration required, no age limits!

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Yoga at the BFL!

October 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We are very pleased to bring Yoga to the BFL! We have several recent graduates from Elements 3 Yoga in Framingham, who are bringing their yogic teachings to the library! With a variety of teachers, participants will get to try out different kinds of yoga! Registration is required and space is limited - please read further down for important details More info coming about this weeks instructor:  All the details: Weather permitting, we will be outside, but space for each class…

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Afternoon Tea with Author Sonali Dev

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Sonali Dev We are thrilled to welcome best selling author Sonali Dev to the Bacon Free Library for an afternoon tea! Sonali will be discussing her all of her awesome books which feature Indian themes and situations.  Her books will be available for purchase and signing. We will be serving a variety of snacks and Indian tea (chai) to celebrate Sonali's BFL visit Registration is requested for this visit so we know how much chai to have on hand  :-)  Please…

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Story Time

October 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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November 2017

Story Time!

November 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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French Conversation Club

November 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. With special guest leader, Everett Harman!

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Cookbook Club

November 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Welcome to the new year of Cookbook Club! This year, we're cooking from around the world, trying to tie in a holiday from that region to our cooking! Today we're celebrating Octoberfest by raising a stein and cooking traditional German foods! There are not a lot of German cookbooks in the system so pick from any of them or find a recipe online for this meeting!  Some suggested books from Minuteman: Modern German cookbook by Frank Rosin ; photography: Klaus…

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Story Time

November 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

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

We’re reading and discussing Reflections in Bullough's Pond : economy and ecosystem in New England by Diana Muir. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL New Englanders' quality of life has always been circumscribed by the region's ecosystem. To maintain and improve their standard of living people had to adjust to limited resources. Ecological determinism, the ecosystem's influence over how people make a living and preserve and improve their material status, is evident in every facet of New England life. New economic pursuits…

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Hamilton: The Musical! Trivia Contest
*For Adults!

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Hamilton Throwdown: Are you a Hamilton fan who knows every word to “Guns and Ships,” or just listening to the award-winning musical for the first time? Hamilton fans will gather at the library to answer trivia questions, play games and enjoy the music. :) This is a trivia contest for adults 18 and up only - we'll have adult beverages for those 21 and over (and YA beverages for those not quite legal) plus some imaginative snacks! There will be…

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Comic Book Group

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Meet us at the Morse Institute Library to discuss Thor. Vol. 1, The Goddess of Thunder: writer, Jason Aaron ; artists, Russell Dauterman (#1-4) & Jorge Molina (#5) ; color artists, Matthew Wilson (#1-4) & Jorge Molina (#5) ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino ; cover art, Russell Dauterman & Frank Martin And, stay tuned for details about going to see "Thor: Ragnarok" in the theater as a group!  Copies will be available at the library, or you can request one HERE. Summary…

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Story Time

November 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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Knit and Crochet Club

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us once a month for an hour of knitting or crocheting (or both!). Bring your projects to work on in congenial company. Its always more fun to create with friends :)  

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Friends of the BFL Meeting

November 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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Dog Tales

November 17 @ 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. No registration required, no age limits!

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French Conversation Club

November 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. With special guest leader, Everett Harman!

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Story Time

November 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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Story Time!

November 24 @ 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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Story Time

November 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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Book Buffet: Junior Edition

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Kids in grads 1 through 4, join us for an open book talk! You choose the book you want to read and talk about, and then come and tell us all about it! You may discover something you've never heard of before or you may inspire a friend to read a book they haven't picked up.  Its a smorgasbord for books :)

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Book Club

November 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 re-discussion of The Dinner by Herman Koch. We had so many questions and thoughts the first time around, we're revisiting this book to continue one of our best discussion ever! Copies of the book available at the library, or you can request one here. Summary: "A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all…

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Loretta Chase and Caroline Linden: A Conversation

November 29 @ 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 conversation between romance authors Loretta Chase and Caroline Linden! We're so excited to welcome iconic romance writer Loretta Chase - if you haven't read her Carsington series, you should run out and get them today - to the BFL! She and acclaimed author Caroline Linden will be having a fun conversation about the foibles of being a romance writer. We'll also be celebrating the book birthday of Loretta's latest release A Duke in Shining Armor which comes out…

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December 2017

Story Time!

December 1 @ 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

December 2 @ 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. With special guest leader, Everett Harman!

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Cookbook Club & Gadget Exchange

December 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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When we celebrate, we celebrate everything! Every holiday under the sun :) Join us in cooking and eating from How to celebrate everything : recipes and rituals for birthdays, holidays, family dinners, and every day in between by Jenny Rosenstrach ; Photography by Chelsea Cavanaugh. Copies will be at the library or you can reserve one HERE We're ALSO doing a kitchen utensil Yankee Swap! Bring in a useful tool you would like to share with a friend (keeping it less…

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Gingerbread Festival

December 4 - December 20

Check out a beautiful array of gingerbread creations by local cake artists on display at the library, then enter our raffle to take one home for the holidays! Purchase raffle tickets or bring in an item of canned goods in exchange for a ticket. All food items will be donated to A Place to Turn. 

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Story Time

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
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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

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Free

We’re reading and discussing Braiding sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. You can reserve HERE and we will have copies at the BFL An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science, and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science and a Native American whose previous book, Gathering Moss, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools…

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Story Time!

December 8 @ 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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Santa Visit!

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us in welcoming Santa to the Bacon Free Library! He's taking a quick break (who knows what the elves will do while he's away!) from his duties at the North Pole to visit the children of Natick - he'll have gifts to give out and a lap to sit on! This is one of our most favorite events of the year. We hope to see you there! We are collecting new hats, scarves & mittens for A Place to…

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Story Time

December 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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Knit and Crochet Club

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us once a month for an hour of knitting or crocheting (or both!). Bring your projects to work on in congenial company. Its always more fun to create with friends :)  

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