Please note that the Library will be closed for the following:
The Library will be closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King day.
If the Library needs to close because of weather we will announce the closing on the local cable channel, WMRC, the Library Facebook page and the Library webpage.
Bancroft Memorial Library has its own app, available from Google Play or the App Store. Search the catalog, place holds, read the newsletter, and get information on upcoming events, right from your mobile device.
Sign up for weekly emails featuring all new items added to the library collection! Books, DVD’s; music CD’s; audio books – everything new added each week is listed and you can immediately place holds on the items. The WOWBRARY link is on the library homepage: https://www.hopedale-ma.gov/bancroft-memorial-library
Did You Know – the library has free wi-fi available on both levels? Tables on the libraries’ main floor have electric plugs under the table if you need to charge your mobile device while you work – or play. Ask at the circulation desk if you need help accessing the wi-fi.
NEW I-PAD available for in-library use: Come in and use our new i-pad for browsing, reading email or just to see how it works. Check it out for using in the library on the library wi-fi system. Desk staff will be glad to help you get started!
Helen Symonds Book Group
The Helen Symonds Book Group meets in the Library Program Room at 1:00 PM on the first Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join the group. Please call the library at (508) 634-2209 to request a copy of the book and come join the discussion. This month’s meeting will be Wednesday, January 3rd at 1:00 PM. The discussion book will be: Alice Hoffman’s Faithful.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 7th at 1:00 PM. Our February book will be a historical fiction book, A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. From the C/WMARS catalog: “Two women living one hundred years apart who experience similar tragic losses of love--Clara’s in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn’s in the collapse of the Twin Towers--are connected through time by a scarf.”
We made it through the holidays! Hooray! New Year’s resolution time!!
Admit it, we do it every year. We all resolve to eat better and maybe loose a little weight in the process. Maybe it’s time to really give it a try. Please join us on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 pm. We’ll be making recipes from the book Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry Obsessed by Lisa Lillian. All recipes under 375 calories!
First time guests come and enjoy! No need to cook! Please call the library at 508-634-2209 to reserve a place at the table.
Wednesday Knitting & Crocheting Group Have you been knitting for a while but want to spend time with other crafters? Do you have a project that has been waiting for you to “get around to it? “Join the Knovel Knitters for an evening of knitting & crocheting every Wednesday night from 6:00 until 7:45pm
Friends of the Hopedale Library Meeting
Remember when you shop on Amazon, log into SmileAmazon.com and choose The Friends of Hopedale Library as your charity. Amazon will make a 0.5% donation for most items you purchase to the Friends. Another great way to support your Friends group!
The Friends of the Hopedale Library meetings are held on the first Tuesday morning of each month. Their next meeting will be in the Library Reference Room on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10:00 am. Anyone interested in helping the Library and planning our adult programming is welcome and encouraged to join them.
The Friends of the Hopedale Library was founded in 1983. They work with the Library staff and Trustees to support the Library by providing funds for equipment, materials and programs not covered by the regular operating budget. They offer adult events September- June, pay for the children’s summer reading and for other programs. New members are always welcome! More information can be found at http://www.hopedale-ma.gov/bancroft-memorial-library/pages/friends-library.
News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room
January’s full moon means it’s time for our traditional Owl Moon hunt. On Wednesday, January 31, children age 3 and older are invited to join us for a night of owl stories, and a hunt through the darkened Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room, for our beautiful white owl. As always, children should bring a flashlight to light their way on the hunt. Following the stories and owl hunt, we’ll enjoy a special winter snack. Please call Mrs. Kraimer to let us know that your child will be here. This program will begin at 6pm.
Attention Pokemon fans! We›ll be hosting Pokemon trading on Thursday afternoons throughout January, from 3:30 to 4:15pm. Bring your cards....maybe you›ll find just the one you›ve been looking for! It›s not necessary for parents to stay in the Program Room during this activity.
Storytimes will resume during the week of January 1 and run through the week of February 5. Remember to call the library to register for all children’s programs at 508-634-2209.
Preschool, for children age 3-6 years, meets on Tuesdays at 3:30pm, with stories, finger plays, and crafts.
Grades K-2, children will meet on Wednesdays at 3:00pm to share stories, poems, puzzles and crafts.
“Tot Time”, for ages 18 months to 3 years, will meet Thursday mornings at 11 am. During this half-hour program, children will enjoy music, puppets, music, stories and flannel board rhymes.
We’re delighted to offer Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s Club again this year, beginning the first week in February. We promise that kids who attend this 8-week after- school program will see Math in a whole new way! In our Math Gone Wild Club, members will build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess, and have a ball! There will be two sessions, 3:15 to 4:15pm: Grades K-2 will meet on Mondays, beginning February 5. Grades 3-5 will meet on Thursdays, beginning February 8. Registration is required. We do request a commitment to attend all 8 weeks of the program. Space is limited, so be sure to call Mrs. Kraimer at 508-634-2209 to register.
For information and registration for all children’s programs, please call Mrs. Kraimer at (508) 634-2209 or e-mail her at [email protected]. The Bancroft Memorial Library is located at 50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747. For updates throughout the month, Friend us on Facebook, sign up at www.hopedale-ma.gov/subscribe to receive library news via email, and be sure to add the Mobile App to your phone for up-to-date reminders.