Blanding Library

Monday thru Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM

Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM

Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM

Closed Sundays and Holidays

124 Bay State Road

Rehoboth, Massachusetts

508-252-4236

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Rehoboth Antiquarian Society

 

TUESDAY TOT TIME

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 27

10 AM

Tot Time is an engaging 20 - 30 minute program for those under 3 yrs. of age combining books, music & movement.  Registration required, please call 508-252-4236.


STORY & CRAFT

Wed. February 28

10 AM

Story and Craft Time is offered to children ages three and up.  Registration required, please stop by or call 508-252-4236.

*Note* There will be NO Story and Craft on Wed. February 21, 2018


STORY & CRAFT

Thursday, March 1

10 AM

Story and Craft Time is offered to children ages three and up.  Registration required, please stop by or call 508-252-4236.


BLANDING LEGO CLUB

Saturday, March 10

10:30 AM

Ready to build?  The Blanding Lego Club will be held on the second Saturday of the month.  We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination.  The possibilities are endless.  Register by calling the library or stopping by.

Regular Programs

RESERVE MUSEUM PASSES FOR DISCOUNTS

The Blanding offers museum passes offering discounted admission for adults and children.  All you need to do is reserve the pass by calling or dropping by. Other passes may be available through other SAILS libraries.

Biomes Marine Biology Center . Blithwold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum . Mass State Parks

Isabella Steward Gardner Museum . Museum of Fine Arts . Boston Museum of Science . Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Seaport . New Bedford Whaling Museum . Plimouth Plantation . Providence Children’s Museum Roger Williams Park Zoo . USS Constitution . PawSox . New England Aquarium (Sept. thru June)

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FRIENDS OF THE BLANDING LIBRARY

The Friends of the Library is a registered non-profit organization and volunteer group supporting the work of the Blanding Library. The Friends is a separate organization from the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, the non-profit that owns and operates Goff Memorial Hall, Blanding Library and Carpenter Museum. Annual dues for membership in the Friends of the Library are:

$10 for family/household

$25 for contributing members

$50 for supporting members

Events at the Library and in Goff Memorial Hall

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The Blanding Public Library and Goff Memorial Hall is owned and operated by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, a non-profit organization.  Donations to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and public charity, are tax deductible to the fullest extent.  Please consider in-kind donations and corporate matching programs.

Make checks payable:

RAS

P.O. Box 2

Rehoboth, MA 02769

RehobothNow.com


SUNDAY NIGHT JAMMERS NEW YEAR’S EVE COMMUNITY DANCE

Sunday, February 18 from 7 to 9 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

This dance is hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings at Goff Hall to play Celtic dance music. The dance will feature contra dance steps and a variety of international and couple dances, such as polkas and waltzes. All dance steps will be taught. All ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner.  Please wear soft-soled shoes. Musicians welcome, so bring your instrument. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 PM. Contact Bob Elliott by calling 774-644-1369 or Bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com. Visit their website.


DOG LOVES BOOKS -  A SPECIAL STORY HOUR

Thursday, February 22 at 10 AM

All ages are welcome to attend this special story hour with Allie and Sue.  Allie is a Registered Therapy Dog who loves being read to!  Listen to a few fun stories, make a craft to take home and learn about Allie’s training as a therapy dog. Drop by and join us.


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 PM

Drop in to the knitting and needleworkers group whether you are a beginner or an expert!  All ages welcome and no need to register. 


ARTS IN THE VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE BOSTON TRIO

Friday, February 24 from at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM) in Goff Memorial Hall

Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Jonah Ellsworth, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets: $18 general; $16 seniors; $8 children and students; cash and checks only. First come, first seated. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets available at door. Information: 508-463-5384. rehobothantiquarian.org.     bostontrio.com



BLANDING BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, March 7 at 7 PM

Join this friendly group of readers in  lively and thoughtful discussion.  The book selection for March is Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. This non-fiction book offers a fascinating look at the lives of six defectors from the totalitarian regime of the Republic of North Korea.  Copies of the book should be available.


ANNUAL MARCH MADNESS CHILDREN’S USED BOOK SALE

Tuesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 from 10 AM to 8 PM

The Blanding Public Library invites young patrons to purchase gently used books. Adults must be accompanied by a child.  $3 to fill a bag (your own bag or one supplied by the library).


ARTS IN THE VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS THE DAUROV/MYER DUO

Friday, March 24 from at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM) in Goff Memorial Hall

Cellist Adrian Daurov and pianist Spencer Myer established the DUO to explore and perform three centuries of masterworks from the beloved repertoire for their respective instruments, both solo and in combination. Tickets: $18 general; $16 seniors; $8 children and students; cash and checks only. First come, first seated. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets available at door. For information, call 508-463-5384. rehobothantiquarian.org.   Daurov/MyerDuo


ARTS IN THE VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS HAVEN STRING QUARTET

Friday, April 28 from at 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM) in Goff Memorial Hall

Violinists Yaira Matyakubova and Gregory Tompkins, violist Annalisa Boerner and cellist Philip Boulanger will take the stage at Goff Memorial Hall. Featured in the New York Times and WNPR, and sought after for both their command on the concert stage and comfort in the classroom, the Haven String Quartet (HSQ) has been hailed as “New Haven’s resident string quartet.” Its four members represent the nation’s top conservatories and bring world-class chamber music to the region each year through their full season of recitals, workshops, and impromptu pop-up performances. Tickets: $18 general; $16 seniors; $8 children and students; cash and checks only. First come, first seated. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets available at door. For more information, please call 508-463-5384. rehobothantiquarian.org.   HSQ