Summer kicks off at Middleboro Library with full June agenda

May 24, 2024

MIDDLEBORO — The Middleboro Public library has an action-packed June calendar to keep residents busy and find ways to enjoy summer. 

In observance of Memorial Day, the Library will be closed on Monday, May 27. 

On Wednesday, June 5, the library will host “Out of the Shadows: Hollywood’s History with the LGBTQ Community,” a talk with film expert Frank Mandosa, in honor of Pride month. 

The presentation will examine the ongoing evolution of LGBTQ representation both on and off the screen and include slides with film clips and trivia questions. There will also be a photo display and raffle for a chance to win a movie-themed door prize. No registration is required. 

Find out who’s up next in the library’s Virtual Author Talk Series. Register for one our upcoming 60 minute programs here and submit your questions for the author. Or, watch previous programs here at any time. 

Come learn about Mars! On Monday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m., National Air and Space Museum Curator Matthew Shindell will present “For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet.” Shindell will highlight historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. Register here

Adorn your clothes and accessories with colorful felt patches during the Teen Felt Rainbow Patches workshop on Saturday, June 15 from 12:30-2 p.m. Pick from four rainbow designs. Use the finished piece as a patch on a jacket or frame it for a piece of art. Registration is required and you can register here

Get ready to dine with your favorite stuffed-animal friend at the Teddy Bear Picnic from 11 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 on the Town Hall lawn. Bring a blanket, picnic lunch and your favorite teddy bear or other stuffed animal. Listen to stories with Ms. Amanda, play outdoor games, enjoy balloon animals with Silly Faces with Sarah, join in music with Ms. Kathy and go home with a book. 

No registration is required. This program is best for preschoolers and their families and is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child. Drop-offs will not be permitted. 

Drop in for Family Movie Night featuring “Under the Boardwalk,” rated PG, on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Families can bring their own snacks for the show. 

Save the Date for Our Arts & Crafts Supply Swap. Clean out your craft cabinets by bringing unwanted items to this swap event and get something new to you. All ages are welcome to attend on Monday, June 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The library will be accepting donations on Monday, June 3. More information will be provided in the next newsletter or on our website.

Bookworm Babies (BB) and Tiny Tots (TT) will continue in May! Both programs will meet at the library on Wednesday, May 22. Bookworm Babies meets first from 10 - 10:30 a.m. followed by Tiny Tots from 10:30 to 11 a.m. 

Bookworm Babies is geared towards lapsit babies and their caregiver(s), while Tiny Tots is geared towards babies and children up to three years old and their caregivers(s). Join in for stories, songs and rhymes that build early literacy skills. Siblings are always welcome. 

To sign up for program updates, call the library at 508-946-2470. 

The newest addition to the Sharebrary Item of the Week collection is an Orienteering Set. It includes the book ‘How to Use a Compass for Kids (and Adults too!)’, a mirror sighting compass, a paracord survival lanyard with an attached whistle), and adjustment tool, all within a carrying bag. 

The orienteering set is one of 40 different items the library has in its Sharebrary collection. Check them out!

Museum passes available. Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich is now open and they’re celebrating rhododendron season through May 29. The “rhodies” are in peak bloom, so it’s a great time to visit. The library pass admits up to six people (children ages two and under are free), for half the regular admission price. 

Admission applies to the museums, grounds and gardens, but not the aerial adventure and other ticketed programs. There is nothing to pick up at the library. When booking tickets on the Heritage museum website, enter the promo code you’ll get when reserving this pass in your shopping cart to get the 50% off discount. 

Gardening eBooks are available at the library for beginners to Green Thumbs. 

In anticipation of this year’s environmental summer reading theme, the library is presenting eBooks that celebrate our planet and the importance of protecting the environment that sustains us. There are many ways to be more aware of your impact. One way is to dig in and start gardening. 

Take a look on the library reading app Libby for book titles and more. Click on the cover of each eBook photo to read more about it and/or place a hold. 

The trustees of the Middleboro Public Library are seeking applications for a vacant seat on the Library’s Board. The desired candidate will enthusiastically assist with policy development, financial management, local partnerships and advocacy efforts. The Board will recommend candidates to the Select Board to serve for a one-year term ending June 25, 2025 or a three-year term ending June 30, 2027. Both seats have the possibility to be reappointed. 

Board members must be Middleboro residents who are able to meet on the second Monday of each month from 6 p.m. to about 8 p.m., participate on assigned committees and review materials before each meeting. Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 7. To apply, submit a letter of introduction with a current resume to or send by mail to: Middleboro Public Library, 102 North Main St., Middleboro MA 02346 cc: Trustee Vacancy.

For more information, contact Library Director Randy E. Gagné at or call (508) 946-2470 ext. 7.