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.
History of Photography: Photographing Family, 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.
William Bradford Homer Dowse Day, Sunday, September 30, 2:00 PM: Please join fellow members of the Sherborn Historical Society and the citizens of our Town as we recognize William Bradford Homer Dowse Day. We will recount the life and generosity of one of Sherborn’s most significant benefactors. We will also celebrate the restoration of the Cyrus Dallin statue MEMORY and the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of World War I. The event will take place at the Central Burying Ground (intersection of routes 16 & 27). Please park in various nearby lots and walk to the cemetery. This program is cosponsored by Sherborn Historical Commission, Sherborn Historical Society, Sherborn Library, Sherborn Cemetery Commission, Sherborn Fund and Doug Brodie, Veterans’ Services Officer. Rain Location is the Sherborn Community Center.
Cookbook Club, Thursday, October 4, 7:00 PM: Are you a food adventurer? If you love to try new recipes, try out our club! Each person selects a recipe from the same cookbook (the Library will provide copies) and prepares it for the group. The first Thursday of the month, we’ll meet, eat our creations, discuss our recipes and select the next cookbook. Involvement is flexible — participate one month, skip a month. It’s OK! To sign up, contact the Library at 508-653-0770. Cookbook this month: A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones.
Ancestry Library Edition: Tackling the “Big Gorilla,” Wednesdays, October 31 and November 14, 1:00 PM: Join in a two-part exploration of the largest genealogical database, Ancestry.com, with all of its pros and cons. Start with the basics of its organization and features, followed by a week of learning with examples. Basic computer skills required. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.
Teen & Adult Programs
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. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.
Storytime Fridays, September 21 & 28 and October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 AM: Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and simple 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.
STEM Drop-in Building Structures with Squares, Thursday, October 11, 3:30 PM: Make really cool structures from cardboard. Kids can challenge themselves to build the tallest skyscraper or the longest bridge possible. Build a structure that looks like a tree or animal. Use your imagination. Once you are happy with your structure, paint it and take it home!
Halloween Musical Fun with Elaine Kessler, Thursday, October 18, 3:30 PM: Friendly witch Elaine Kessler will have an interactive musical Halloween program to celebrate the fall. Come sing, dance, play and pretend including puppetry. This program is recommended for children ages 3 – 7 but can be enjoyed at any age!
Day of the Dead Crafts, Thursday, October 25th, 3:30 PM: Do-it-yourself crafts to celebrate Dia de Muertos or Dead of the Dead. This Mexican holiday celebrates family members from our past. Make paper skulls with flowers, rhinestones and other craft materials. If you liked the movie Coco, you will enjoy this craft. We will also listen to the soundtrack from the movie Coco. Register online at sherbornlibrary.org.