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Kanopy logoKanopy is a streaming service with access to thousands of films, documentaries, and television series available for free with your library card. Download the Kanopy app on your smart TV, mobile phone, tablet, or watch online with a web browser. Once you've created an account and log in, you’ll be able to watch 10 titles per month. The titles offered through Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses however don't count towards your monthly limit. For help with Kanopy, click here for an online video tutorial or come visit us at the library.

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Author Adrienne Brodeur 

"Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me"

Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the SPL

On a hot August night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother's confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband's closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne's life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life-and her mother-on her own terms.

Presented by Titcomb's Bookshop and the Sandwich Public Library, books will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public. Reserve your seat on EventBrite HERE or call Titcomb's at 508-888-2331 or the Library at 508-888-0625.


Family Literacy Event

A Concert with Fran Friedman 

Saturday, November 16th - 10:30 am

Join us in welcoming Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner Fran Friedman. 'Fran Friedman uses music as a vehicle to build self-esteem and respect for others, bring awareness to disabilities, and celebrate diversity.", says the Boston Sunday Globe. 'Friedman's songs all emphasize the importance and value of each individual." Her music touches the hearts of children and adults alike, and stimulates discussion about how we can all make our world a better place. Presented in collaboration with the Sandwich Partnership for Families. Funded by a grant from the Sandwich Cultural Council.


Adult Book Discussion

"The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" 

by Kim Michele Richardson

Wednesday, November 13th - 2 pm

A story about a pack horse librarian in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky in the Depression era. This monthly adult book discussion group meets on the second Wednesday of the month. New members always welcome. If you are new to the group sign-up below so we know you'll be joining us. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library. Inquire at the Reference or Adult Circulation Desk if you need a copy of the book.


Mindfulness and Awareness Meditation

Wednesday, November 13 -  2:30 pm

Pete Cormier will be presenting a Mindfulness and Awareness Meditation Afternoon Session. Mindfulness has been proven to be effective in helping to treat, along with medical and psychological treatments, people who suffer from many challenges, including chronic pain, anxiety and depression, chronic disease, work, family and emotional distress, eating disturbances and sleeplessness. (Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical Center, Shrewsbury, MA).This 1-hour session will include light stretching and guided meditations including a body scan. We will be standing briefly and sitting in chairs for most of the session. Yoga pads are not required. Peter Cormier, PhD is an adjunct professor at Lesley University and Worcester State University. He teaches courses in community arts, nonprofit marketing and philanthropy. He blogs about mindfulness at Sign up HERE


Buy a Bag at Stop & Shop on Route 6A and Support the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Sandwich Public Library have been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment. For the month of November, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop located at 65 Route 6A, Merchants Square, $1 will be donated to (name of organization), unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.


scrabbleIt's Scrabble Time - Tuesday, November 19 - 6 to 8 pm

Join other Scrabble fans every other Tuesday night to play. We've got the game boards. Fun fact: Playing all seven tiles is officially called a "bingo" in North America and a "bonus" elsewhere.

Knit Lit at the Library - Wednesday evenings at 6 pm

Need help with a knitting or crochet project? Just want to join a knitter's group? This is the place for you. Everyone is welcome and it is inviting and low key. Bring questions and projects. Meets every Wednesday at the library, check at the desk for location.

Registered Preschool Storytime: Thursdays Beginning September 26th 10:00 or 1:00 and Fridays Beginning September 27th 10:00. For ages 3 ½ to Kindergarten. This is a multi-week program full of stories, puppets, songs and a craft to make and take home! Special note: Miss Chris from the Sandwich Partnership for Families will co-lead the Thursday 1:00 storytime! Wacky fun! Space is limited, Registration begins September 1st. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library and the Sandwich Partnership for Families. Drop-in Toddler Storytime: Tuesdays beginning in October! 
Lapbabies: Saturdays coming soon!


The Sandwich Town Archives is proud to announce that the Sandwich Observer has been digitized and is ready to search. The Sandwich Observer was a local newspaper published between 1845 and 1899, as close as we can determine and included local news, advertisements and entertainment in the form of short stories or anecdoates. The Sandwich Observer can be searched by keyword or browed by date of publication. Thanks to Community Preservation funding, we will soon be adding digitized content of the Sandwich Independent and others.  You can see The Sandwich Observer HERE.






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Sandwich Public Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Tel.  (508) 888-0625
Fax. (508) 833-1076

Library Hours:

Tuesday - Thursday ~
9:30 am to 8:30 pm

Friday & Saturday ~
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday (October - April) ~
12 Noon to 4:00 pm

Monday ~ Closed

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