Join us for Audio Book Club this Autumn
Starting in June, the Southborough Library will be holding an Audio Book Club once a month on Thursday evenings. This new group is aimed at adult readers who enjoy both reading - and listening - to books. Led by library associate Christopher McGinn, this group will primarily focus on science fiction and fantasy titles.
The group will be focusing on reading/listening to science fiction / fantasy titles. In Fall 2018, the group moves to the last Saturday of the month. The September 29 selection is Stranger in a Strange Land. The October 27 selection is The Graveyard Book. The group will be on hiatus for the month of November.
Young Adult Book Group - Sept. 25 at 4:00 PM
On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, the Southborough Library will once again host a Young Adult Book Club for ages 13-18. The group will be led by the library's new Assistant Director & Young Adult Librarian Aileen Sanchez-Himes.
The group meets up the last Tuesday of every month from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the Main Floor upstairs. Reserved book club titles will be held at the Holds Pickup area upstairs and available to check out at the beginning of each month.
For the month of September, the group will discuss summer reading favorites as everyone gets to know each other. Snacks will be provided!
Cook Book Club on October 10 at 7:00 PM
It's time for something delicious. On the second Wednesday of every month, join us at the Southborough Library for a tasty, new Cook Book Club! It meets upstairs at 7:00 PM.
Those interested - and who hopefully join us - each cook a different dish from the selected cook book of the month. To avoid overlap, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your selection.
October 10 at 7:00 PM is the club's second meeting upstairs with Marianna. The first cook book selection is Eat What You Love: Quick & Easy by Marlene Koch. We hope that you can join us and improve your cooking skills.
Let's Play! Chess Saturdays, Sept. 8 at 2:00 PM
The Southborough Library is excited to pilot a “Let’s Play!” Saturday Chess program beginning September 8, 2018. This program is geared toward players ages 12+ who are interested in learning beginner chess skills. The group will be led by the library's new Assistant Director & Young Adult Librarian Aileen Sanchez-Himes.
The group meets every other Saturday through December from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Main Floor upstairs. A fun, friendly chess tournament where attendees can test their skills will be held on November 17. Ages 12 & Up are welcome!
The library would like to thank the Roumiantsev Family for their donation of materials for these programs.
BWALT Trail Information | 9/27/18 at 7:00 PM
The Southborough Trails Committee presents: BWALT is a multi-use trail proposed to go from Framingham to Worcester, with side trails to Marlborough and Berlin. The trail follows the route of the Boston and Worcester Air Line Trolley (BWALT).
Join us for this presentation with Don Burn that will look at the history of the trolley, the aqueduct, and the railroad that form the infrastructure of the proposed multi-use trail. This talk will discuss approaches to building the trail and the challenges and benefits of its creation. The current status of the trail and the plans for the immediate future in Southborough will be discussed. Click here to learn more about the proposed BWALT Trail.
Due to the severe damage caused a flood on Tuesday morning on 9/18/18, both the Children’s Room and the library’s Meeting Rooms will be unavailable for the foreseeable future while repair work is being assessed and completed.
The upstairs Main Floor area wis open normal operating hours today. The library staff will continue offering the majority of our scheduled programming to the public over the next several weeks. A temporary Children's Space has been set up upstairs on the library's Main Floor.
Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates as well as our website. We appreciate and are humbled by the community support and the overwhelming offers of volunteer help that has been offered during this difficult period. We can assure you that the Town of Southborough’s Facilities Team as well as the library’s administration are handling this situation as best they can at this time. We will continue to provide updates and information as it becomes available.
Donations are not necessary, but appreciated. Any individuals that wish to donate to the library are welcome to via the Southborough Library Fund online through the CFNCM website or by mailing a check or money order to: Southborough Library Fund, PO Box 141, Southborough, MA 01772