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Seasonal Story Hour

Story Hour takes place each Wednesday and Thursday morning and will be held every week, ending with our Holiday Party on Thursday December 20th, 2018.  Join our preschool story hour from 10:30-11:30 AM for stories and crafts. All are welcome. All children who attend Story Hour must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.

Holiday in the Village

Join the Swansea Free Public Library on Saturday December 1 as we celebrate the 3rd Annual Holiday in the Village with stories and crafts.  Stop by and make a tree ornament at the library. Readings of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas will take place at 6:30 and 7:30.  The fun starts in Historical Swansea Village at 5:00 PM.

Card Making with Jean Codega

On Wednesday December 5, from 12-2PM  Master card maker Jean Codega will be holding a card making workshop.  This Holiday season, send cards to family and friends with a personal touch. Create your own handmade Holiday cards.  All supplies are provided.

Also, sign up for the Christmas Tag workshop on Wednesday December 12 with Jean.  Make lovely handmade Christmas Tags that make a gift extra special. The tag workshop takes place from 12-2PM in the Reference Room at the library.

Lessons Learned from A Christmas Carol

Dustin Pari returns to Swansea for a talk entitled, Lessons Learned From A Christmas Carol.  In this lecture, Dustin takes a timeless Dickens’ classic and explores the underlying themes and the dynamic relationships of the characters. The audience is transported to a simpler time, all while being shown the truth about themselves and those in their lives. Sure to bring a smile to even ole’ Scrooge himself, Lessons Learned From A Christmas Carol is a great motivational twist on a true classic.  Join us on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Swansea Community Center located at 260 Ocean Grove Ave.


Children’s Programs

Seasonal Story Hour

Story Hour takes place each Wednesday and Thursday morning and will be held every week, ending with our Holiday Party on Thursday December 20th, 2018.  Join our preschool story hour from 10:30-11:30 AM for stories and crafts. All are welcome. All children who attend Story Hour must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.

Library Lego Club

If it’s Monday, then it’s Lego Club.  Join the imagineers of Swansea every Monday afternoon from 3:30-5:00PM.  Lego Club is for children of all ages. Use your imagination to build, create and design all sorts of wondrous things. Play with our collection of Legos in the Junior Room.  

Write Club

Interested in writing?  Join the Swansea Public Library Young Writer’s club, a weekly writing club for writers ages 8-12.  We will learn a variety of writing formats, write our own stories, poems, fairy tales and short fiction.  We will share stories, and write as a group. Writing is fun when you share it with others! We meet every Tuesday in the  Junior Room from 4-5PM at the Swansea Public Library

STE(A)M Club

The Crafty STE(A)Mers club is a new group at the library that explores the world of STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).  Be prepared for activities, experiments, crafts and of course, SYE(A)M related books. For ages 8 and up! This club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3-5PM.


Adult Programs

Coloring Club

As the Holiday season is upon us, start each week with Coloring for Adults.  This stress reducing, calming activity is a great way to relax and find your inner artist.  Coloring pages, pens and pencils are provided or you can bring your own. Adults of all ages are invited to the free program.  Coloring club takes place every Monday from 12-2PM.

Simply Done

Simply Done, the Swansea Recipe/Coupon club is looking for new members.   Meetings are held each Monday in the Reference Room from 2:00-3:30PM. Members will swap recipes, cut coupons, find ways to save money, share cookbooks and cooking ideas, talk about food and bring in samples.   

Tuesday Club

Working on your family history?  What is your story? What is your history?  Learn how to research your roots. Join the Tuesday Club every Tuesday from 12-2 PM in the Reference Room at the SFPL.  Whether brand new or an experienced family history detective, we can help you as you undertake a journey of a lifetime. Utilize the library resources.  Help is available. There is no fee or registration. This program is open to all. Family History is alive at the Swansea Public Library.

Knitting Club

The Swansea Knitters with Sue Carpenter meet each Thursday from 12-2PM for fun, friendship and laughter while working on knitting projects.  Whether you are brand new or an experienced knitter, our group is open to anyone at any level. People are here to help. Bring your needles and yarn and pull up a chair.

Book Clubs

YA for Grown Ups

Do you enjoy YA literature?  We do too. Join the YA for grown -ups book club which meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6PM. Our reading list includes classics, nearly forgotten favorites, and the best of the new YA offerings.  

Brown Bag Book Club

The Brown Bag book club meets the third Friday of each month from 12-2PM in the Reference Room at the Swansea Free Public Library.  New members are encouraged to join this group of fiction readers. Bring your lunch and eat, read and talk.

Past Times Book Club

The Past Times Historical Fiction Book club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7-8PM at the Swansea Free Public Library.  Join us as we read great books of historical fiction by writers such as Tracy Chevalier, Sharon Kay Penman, Diana Gabaldon, Sarah Dunant and Hilary Mantel.  Step back in time with a good book. Facilitated by Maureen Pacheco, new members are always welcomed.



Call for more information or to sign up for any or all of our programs today.  For further information contact Carol Gafford at the library at 508-674-9609 or swansea@sailsinc.org



 

 

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