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

August 2021

In-person, Outdoor Story Time

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 19, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

We have missed you!  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: Hula hoops will be placed 6 feet apart on the back lawn; each family can choose a hula hoop to sit in (and around). Please feel free to bring a blanket or chairs as well.  Miss Fran or Miss Karen will wear a microphone so everyone can…

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Music for the Whole Family: Two of a Kind

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Bring along a blanket, some chairs, and maybe a picnic dinner, too, and join us on the lawn for some fun family tunes! Two of a Kind is a musical duo specializing in high-energy, interactive performances for children and families. David and Jenny get audiences of all ages involved in the show through singing, movement, sign language, lyrics-on-the-spot, puppets, and more.   Two of a Kind has released 10 CDs and 1 DVD, garnering over 20 national awards. David & Jenny…

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The Hoopoe Show: Mime and Magic

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Hoopoe the Clown! Hoopoe blends silent pantomime comedy, movement illusions, sleight of hand magic tricks, and balloon wizardry to create an original vaudeville show that is funny, imaginative, and full of surprises. The unexpected is to be expected when audience volunteers are invited to join him on stage to assist with illusions! Young and old unite through laughter as they follow the non-verbal antics of this unique performer to their humorous ends. Chris Yerlig is originally from England and began…

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Bilingual Story Time

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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

Would you and your niña or niño like to habla Español?   Ven a biblioteca -- come to the library!  (virtually, that is) Exposing children to a second language is wonderful for their developing minds, according to the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab.  And it can be fun, too.  Through familiar stories and songs, Miss Fran and Señorita Susan will help families to learn un poco Español.   This 3-part program is not intended to be a formal class, but rather a fun opportunity…

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Summer (online) Story Time

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

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

Start your day with some stories with Miss Karen.  This story time is held over Zoom, so you can stay in your jammies! Please complete the registration form below in order to receive our Zoom meeting link.  Use this link to access both of our weekly summer story times (Wednesdays @ 6 pm and Thursdays @ 9:30 am).  

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Special Story Time: Teddy Bear Picnic

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

Bring your favorite stuffed teddy, a blanket, and some snacks (optional), and join us on the lawn for a special story time. We'll share some of our favorite picture books featuring bears. 

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All-ages Trivia Night on the BFL Lawn: Animal Tails & Tales

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

For this all-ages trivia event, team up with your family or friends to test your knowledge of animals and beloved stories about animals.  Each team will record their own answers, so no need to race to buzz in before others.  At the end of each round, we’ll review the answers and track scores.    Join us for this in-person, outdoor trivia event on the grounds of the BFL.   Bring along chairs or blankets to get comfortable, and maybe some dinner…

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Special Outdoor Story Time: Dog Tales

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

Join us for in-person, outdoor story time on the beautiful grounds behind the library.  This week, the furry and lovable Lorcan, and his human Cheryl, are joining us.  Kids are welcome to pet Lorcan while we share some of our favorite dog stories. To help us all feel safe and comfortable, here is how it works: Hula hoops will be placed 6 feet apart on the back lawn; each family can choose a hula hoop to sit in (and around).…

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Big Bubbles with Mr. Vinny the Bubble Guy

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Join us on the lawn for running, jumping, and bubble-popping fun!  Mr. Vinny is bringing his hand-made, giant bubble wand to create floating blobs of soapy goodness. The kids can chase and pop to their heart's delight, while Mr. Vinny tells jokes and answers questions.  It will be good clean fun!

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Summer (online) Supper Time Stories

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 18, 2021

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

After a full day in the sun, 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 both of our weekly summer story times (Wednesdays @ 6 pm and Thursdays @ 9:30 am).  

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In-person, Outdoor Story Time

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

We have missed you!  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: Hula hoops will be placed 6 feet apart on the back lawn; each family can choose a hula hoop to sit in (and around). Please feel free to bring a blanket or chairs as well.  Miss Fran or Miss Karen will wear a microphone so everyone can…

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In-person, Outdoor Story Time

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

We have missed you!  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: Hula hoops will be placed 6 feet apart on the back lawn; each family can choose a hula hoop to sit in (and around). Please feel free to bring a blanket or chairs as well.  Miss Fran or Miss Karen will wear a microphone so everyone can…

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Book Club

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will read and discuss Still Life,  by Louise Penny.   Read more about this book here. The residents of a tiny Canadian village called Three Pines are shocked when the body of Miss Jane Neal is found in the woods. Miss Neal, the village's retired schoolteacher and a talented amateur artist, has been a good friend to most of the townsfolk, so her loss is keenly felt. At first, her death appears to be a tragic accident--it's…

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Stacey Peasley Concert

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Let's celebrate summer reading with BFL favorite, Stacey Peasley and her band!  With her creative lyrics, fun rhythms, and contagious energy, Stacey will infuse pure joy into your evening.  This concert will be on the BFL lawn so bring a blanket or chairs to get comfy.  Feel free to bring food and drinks as well. Treat yourselves to dinner and music alfresco!  

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Nonfiction Book Club

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, as part of the Natick Community Read, we'll be discussing How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery.  In this memoir, Montgomery draws on her experience as a naturalist and adventurer to reflect on the unique personalities of 13 specific animals and the truths revealed by their grace. She explores much larger themes as well: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic;…

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In-person, Outdoor Story Time

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on July 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on August 31, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

We have missed you!  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: Hula hoops will be placed 6 feet apart on the back lawn; each family can choose a hula hoop to sit in (and around). Please feel free to bring a blanket or chairs as well.  Miss Fran or Miss Karen will wear a microphone so everyone can…

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September 2021

Nonfiction Book Club

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

This month, we will discuss The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper.  In this memoir, Harper, a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, relates memorable stories from her work as an ER physician.  She details how  she's grown emotionally and learned from her patients as she struggled to overcome pain in her own life, growing up with an abusive father and coping with the breakup of her marriage. Copies of the book…

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Book Club

September 28 @ 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 Wife Between Us,  by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen.   Read more about this book here. When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement. You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves. You will assume the first wife was a disaster and…

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October 2021

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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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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November 2021

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 will 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…

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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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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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