Mah Jongg Mondays: Our Mah Jongg players are welcoming and inclusive. Novices will receive very relaxed instruction from players who are happy to share their knowledge. The club meets on Mondays at noon or 1:00 PM—your choice.
Genealogy Club, Wednesday, September 19, 1:00 PM: Everyone is welcome to the Library’s on-going Genealogy Club. Periodic guest speakers and helpful group discussion. Newcomers to genealogy and experienced researchers share thoughts and suggestions.
Photographing Family in the History of Photography, Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 PM: In this presentation, we will cover the ways in which photographers have made pictures of family and their domestic sphere through the history of the medium from Julia Margaret Cameron to Alfred Steiglitz and the photo-sessionist photographers to mid-twentieth century masters such as Harry Callahan and Emmet Gowin. We will give extra attention to the photographers who influenced Sally Mann and to several women photographers who have been overlooked in the history books. We will conclude with a look at contemporary photographers who have utilized color as a means of expressing the emotional connections in our most intimate relationships. This workshop is led by local college art professor and photographer, Suzanne Revy. Sally Mann’s photography exhibit “A Thousand Crossings” is currently on display at the Peabody Essex Museum until September 23. The Library offers discounted passes to PEM. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.
Books, Brews & Bites Meet-Up, Thursday, September 27, 7:00 PM: Join us for a fun book discussion at the Heritage of Sherborn. Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel, the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. Join us for a book discussion over pizza and appetizers. Food is generously provided by the Friends of the Sherborn Library. 21+ only. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.
Teen & Adult Programs
Writing College Essays That Make a Difference, Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM: This presentation will provide students with strategies for writing a college application essay that can make the difference between a “Yes” and a “Maybe.” We’ll look at case studies of successful essays with the goal of understanding how admission officers read them. Adam Schwartz (http://writeadvantage.net) taught writing at Harvard and Wellesley for twenty-five years. His service on Board of Admissions at Wellesley College has provided him with an insider’s knowledge of the college application process. His stories have been published in The New Yorker and he is an award-winning novelist. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.
Admissions 101: Secrets of College Admissions (rescheduled), Tuesday, October 2, 7:00 PM: Abby Van Geldern of Collegewise in Newton will give you straight answers that separate college admissions fact from fiction so you can enjoy the college process a little more. She will discuss grades, test scores, activities and everything else colleges evaluate. Find out what college admission committees really look for and how they ultimately decide who gets in.
Storytime Fridays, September 21 & 28, 10:30 AM: Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and simple crafts.
Dads & Donuts Storytime, Saturday, September 22, 10:30 AM: Dads (or moms or grandparents, etc.) are invited to storytime followed by donuts and coffee. Recommended for children ages 2 and up. There will be stories, simple songs and crafts.
Deb Hudgins Sing & Swing, Fabulous Fall!, Thursday, September 27, 10:30 AM: Young children will enjoy singing, dancing, movement, music and stories. Have fun with a variety of rhythm instrument, scarves, a parachute and more.