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Stoughton Public Library announces July schedule

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The Stoughton Public Library is back to normal hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Saturday hours will return on September 11. All services and resources are available, including computers, printing, programs for all ages, and library collections. Summer reading programs have started for children and teens and the first summer reading program for adults begins on July 1. For more information, visit http://stoughton.org/library for details. All programs are free, take place online unless otherwise specified, and generally require registration. To register for the programs, visit the calendar of events on the library’s website or at 781-344-2711.

Longtime Stoughton Artists Grace Library Artworks: Long-time members of the Stoughton Art Association, Delores Staton and Nancy Wluka, exhibit their work at the Stoughton Public Library Dorothy M. Woodward Gallery throughout July. Delores Staton started painting to offset the stress of the real estate world. Her study of watercolor was enriched by classes with Nancy Sargent Howell, Carla Carey and Beverly Rippel. His study of French literature instilled in him a love for French Impressionism. Contact: [email protected] Nancy Wluka graduated from Rhode Island School of Design Adult Education and New England School of Art and is now exploring watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography and collage. Contact: [email protected]

Adult Programs

Summer Reading Program for Adults: 1st of July. Start of the Ten challenge to try reading! Read books of different genres and attend the library’s outdoor programs. Participants can share their favorites with the library and fellow readers and win a chance to win prizes at local establishments. Visit the library’s website for more details.

IT help with Rob: Tuesday evenings at 6.30 p.m., from July 6. Call the library to reserve a slot.

Scrabble to go: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Stop by the training room on the second floor for a game of Scrabble. No registration required.

Virtual discussion on the book: From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7. This month’s selection, “When Everything Is Said” by Anne Griffin is available at the library as well as electronically on the library’s free Hoopla and Libby apps. It is also available on the library’s outstanding Kindles.

Soft / chair yoga with Karen: From 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays in July. Registration is compulsory. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to their first session which is good for all yoga classes.

Teen programs

Summer readings for teens 2021: Registration for Beanstack runs until August 27. The goal is to read at least 20 minutes a day all summer long and log into Beanstack. Weekly and big draw at the end for participants. New this year: Mysterious virtual eggs will be discovered as participants read and hatch into mysterious new creatures that they discover during their reading adventure. Check out the Summer Reading page for more updates.

Virtual felted hedgehog: 13h. July 7. Needle felting course for beginners with Pop up Art School.

Children’s programs

Super Science Fun presents Predators vs Prey for ages 6-11: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 1. Observe the survival instincts of big cats, birds, and giant reptiles, and learn about the natural defenses prey use, such as camouflage. This virtual event requires registration.

Storytime at Halloran Park: 10:30 am to 11 am Thursdays and Saturdays in July, depending on the weather. Halloran Park is located on Pierce Street, Stoughton. Take a blanket to sit on or an umbrella for shade. During story time, participants are asked that masks are used and that social distancing is observed. No registration required.

Virtual Family Story Time: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays in July. Join Ms. Amy and Ms. Stacey for family story time on Zoom. Participants will listen to stories, sing and dance. The stories are intended for children 2-6 years old, but all ages are welcome. Weekly registration required. Register online and an email with the Zoom link will be sent one hour before the event.

Yoga for tweens: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 7, 14 and 21. For ages 8 to 12 with certified instructor Vicki Hopkins. This virtual event requires registration. Register once for the 3 sessions.


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