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October 2021

Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends: Somethin’ Bout a Pumpkin

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us on the leaf-covered lawn of the library for a harvest-themed musical show!  Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends are a children's music group featuring Emma "Go-Go Green" Bean and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog.  Today they will bring a special guest -- the Orange Farmer -- to perform her interactive dance song, Somethin' Bout a Pumpkin.  This program is best suited for children ages 2 through 8, but can be enjoyed by all ages.  Elijah…

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Nonfiction Book Club

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

This month, we will discuss Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love by Myron Uhlberg.  According to Lou Ann Walker, author of A Loss for Words, "Myron Uhlberg captures the essence of one exceptional family’s life in Brooklyn in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s." Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call to arrange for curbside pickup. You can also access the ebook through the Minuteman network. Our discussion will…

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Monday Morning Stories and Songs

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

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

Join us for a high-energy story time!  We'll mix things up with a combination of stories for listening and songs for dancing.   This program will be held outside on the library lawn.  Bring a towel or blanket for stretching.  Look for us around back!  

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In-person, Outdoor Story Time

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 26, 2021

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

Come and join us for in-person, outdoor story time on the beautiful grounds behind the library.  To help us all feel safe and comfortable, here is how it works: Bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy (maybe a snack, too!) Miss Fran will wear a microphone so everyone can hear.  After story time, kids are welcome to take a closer look at the books read that day.   If there is rainy weather, the story time will be moved…

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Book Club

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

This month, we will read and discuss The Book of Lost Friends  by Lisa Wingate.   Read more about this book here. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous aftermath of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: each carrying private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas... "-- Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please call the library to arrange curbside pickup. 508-653-6730. Get the ebook here. …

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Fall (online) Supper Time Stories

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 29, 2021

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

At the end of the day, your kiddos can relax and enjoy stories with our very own Mary Poppins (aka Miss Fran).  Please complete the registration form below in order to receive our Zoom meeting link.  Use this link to access story time every Wednesday.   

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November 2021

Personal Story Time

November 1 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 2, 2021 at 9:45 am

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

As the days get a little too chilly for outdoor story time, the BFL is happy to offer you a personal, indoor story time: just you, your kiddos, and Miss Fran or Miss Karen.   We'll gather in a corner of the children's area to read stories for about 20 minutes.  We will choose the books--feel free to make requests!--or you are welcome to bring or select your own.     Please register below:

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Personal Story Time

November 8 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 9, 2021 at 9:45 am

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

As the days get a little too chilly for outdoor story time, the BFL is happy to offer you a personal, indoor story time: just you, your kiddos, and Miss Fran or Miss Karen.   We'll gather in a corner of the children's area to read stories for about 20 minutes.  We will choose the books--feel free to make requests!--or you are welcome to bring or select your own.     Please register below:

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Closed for Veterans Day

November 11
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Bacon Free Library is closed on Thursday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.  

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History Book Club

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of: Caleb’s Crossing / Geraldine Brooks (FIC)  Copies of the book will be available at the Bacon Free Library. Call 508-653-6730 to arrange pick up. Or request your own copy HERE Also available on Overdrive HERE Instantly available on Hoopla HERE For details on how to attend this virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact [email protected] The Zoom link to the discussion will be sent at a later date. 

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Personal Story Time

November 15 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 16, 2021 at 9:45 am

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

As the days get a little too chilly for outdoor story time, the BFL is happy to offer you a personal, indoor story time: just you, your kiddos, and Miss Fran or Miss Karen.   We'll gather in a corner of the children's area to read stories for about 20 minutes.  We will choose the books--feel free to make requests!--or you are welcome to bring or select your own.     Please register below:

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Environmental Book Club

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

Join us for a Zoom discussion of The nation of plants / Stefano Mancuso, translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti Join environmental enthusiast, Arthur Ensroth, in discussing current, historical and future environmental issues through books! We’re finding ways to become more engaged and participatory in the natural world, educating ourselves on the climate challenges we face and looking at the history and philosophy of how the environment has been viewed through the ages.  The BFL is collaborating with Broadmoor, Mass…

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Nonfiction book club

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. We explore it all in this book club. **Please note this month we are meeting on the 3rd Saturday. 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…

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Personal Story Time

November 22 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 23, 2021 at 9:45 am

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

As the days get a little too chilly for outdoor story time, the BFL is happy to offer you a personal, indoor story time: just you, your kiddos, and Miss Fran or Miss Karen.   We'll gather in a corner of the children's area to read stories for about 20 minutes.  We will choose the books--feel free to make requests!--or you are welcome to bring or select your own.     Please register below:

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Book Club

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

This month, we will read and discuss The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel.   Read more about this book here.  With traditional Cookie Swap beforehand. The Glass Hotel is "... a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it"-- Provided by publisher. Copies of the book are…

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Closed for Thanksgiving Day

November 25
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Bacon Free Library is closed on Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.

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Personal Story Time

November 29 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 30, 2021 at 9:45 am

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

As the days get a little too chilly for outdoor story time, the BFL is happy to offer you a personal, indoor story time: just you, your kiddos, and Miss Fran or Miss Karen.   We'll gather in a corner of the children's area to read stories for about 20 minutes.  We will choose the books--feel free to make requests!--or you are welcome to bring or select your own.     Please register below:

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December 2021

History Book Club

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a virtual discussion of: The Firebrand and the First Lady: portrait of a friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice / Patricia Bell-Scott (NF)  Copies of the book will be available at the Bacon Free Library. Call 508-653-6730 to arrange pick up. Or request your own copy HERE Also available on Overdrive HERE For details on how to attend this virtual meeting via Zoom, please contact [email protected] The Zoom link to the discussion…

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A Victorian Christmas

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Natick Historical Society, 58 Eliot St
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us this holiday season to hear Diane Taraz perform a festive setlist of traditional Victorian Christmas carols. Many of our holiday traditions and much of our Christmas music was revived or created during the Victorian era, in the mid-1800s. Diane will present these beloved carols, together with fascinating stories about their origins, as she performs in a hand-sewn 1850s dress and accompanies herself on guitar and dulcimer. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Advance registration…

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Environmental Book Club

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us for a Zoom discussion of Finding the mother tree : discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard Also available on Overdrive Finding the mother tree : Discovering the wisdom of the forest / Suzanne Simard   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…

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January 2022

Nonfiction Book Club

January 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will discuss Underground: a human history of the worlds beneath our feet By Will Hunt. Here's a brief intro from the publisher: When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers, and ancient underground cities in…

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February 2022

Nonfiction Book Club

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Era of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander. In an introduction to a conversation with Michelle Alexander, David Remnick of The New Yorker explains: The New Jim Crow was hardly an immediate best-seller, but after a couple of years it took off and seemed to be at the center of discussion about criminal-justice reform and racism in America. The book considers not only the enormity and cruelty of…

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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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