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, April 17, 24

Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22

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

Wednesday, April 25

Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23

10 AM

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


STORY & CRAFT

Thursday, April 26

Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24

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, April 14

Saturday, May 12

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

PIZZA AND POETRY FOR KIDS

Wednesday, April 18 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the library offers poetic craftivities and fun for all!  Create a poem.  Share a favorite and enjoy some pizza!  For school-age children.  Drop by the library or call to reserve your place.


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - DISNEY PIXAR’S COCO

Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 8 PM

The Blanding Library invites families to a screening of the Academy Award-winning Disney Pixar animated film, Coco. Popcorn provided, but bring your own beverages. FREE


SPECIAL STORY HOUR WITH ALLIE THE REGISTERED THERAPY DOG

Thursday, April 19 at 10 AM

Our regular Story Hour will feature a special guest -- Allie the registered therapy dog and her owner/trainer Sue.  Listen to some of Allie’s favorite stories -- Dog Loves Books and If You Give A Dog a Donut.  Make a craft to take home.  Learn about Allie’s training.  No registration needed for this special program.


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, April 26 from 1 to 3 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. 


REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Friday, April 27 at 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

Caller Sue Rosen  (pictured left) will lead the dance with live music by Julie Metcalf and Bruce Rosen. Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


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


BLANDING BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, May 2 at 7 PM

Join this friendly group of readers in  lively and thoughtful discussion.  The book selection for May is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Gramm, a study of the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI. Copies of the book available at the library.


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, May 10 from 1 to 3 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. 


REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Friday, May 11 at 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


SUNDAY NIGHT JAMMERS COMMUNITY DANCE

Sunday, May 13 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.


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, May 24 from 1 to 3 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. 


REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Friday, May 25 at 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


BLANDING BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, June 6 at 7 PM

Join this friendly group of readers in  lively and thoughtful discussion.  The book selection for June is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, the story of Rostov, a Bolshevik aristocrat sentenced to house arrest in an attic room while history happens around him. Copies of the book available at the library.


REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Friday, June 8 at 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, June 14 from 1 to 3 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. 


REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE

Friday, June 22 at 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall

Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome to attend the dances held at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $9; $8 for students; $5 for under 16; $20 for families with children under 16; $5 for latecomers.  Home-made tasty treats for the break are always appreciated. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website


KNIT ONE, PURL TWO NEEDLEWORKERS GROUP

Thursday, June 28 from 1 to 3 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. 

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LIBRARY CLOSED:

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day Holiday

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