Registration is open for this summer’s Summer Library Program “Libraries Rock!” There is a separate registration for children ages 2-12, plus one for Teens and Adults, ages 12 and up. This year, everyone participating will cooperate in a community goal: Stick Together for the RMS Music Mosaic Project. Completing activities adds to the mosaic. When the mosaic is full, the Friends of Plumb Library and other donors will give funds to the RMS Music Department. Sign up online at www.plumblibrary.com before July 31. For more details and activity trackers, visit the library at 17 Constitution Way, Rochester.
For the first outdoor Summer Library Program Challenge, spend some family time by joining Mindy LaBranche, Rochester resident and Biological Sciences Professor at Bridgewater State University, and Ms. Lisa at Church’s Field on Mattapoisett Road for a GUIDED hike on Sunday, June 17from 9:00 – 11:00 am. We will learn about wildflowers, trees, birds, and any other nature we find interesting! Bring a journal to draw what you see! (Colored pencils provided.) Wear appropriate outdoor attire, as well as protection from ticks and biting insects! Registration is required. Visit the Events Calendar at www.plumblibrary.com to register.
The Council on Aging Book Group will meet on Tuesday, June 19at 10:15 am to discuss How Green Was My Valleyby Richard Llewelyn. This classic about a Welsh mining family at the end of the 19thcentury is heartwarming and joyous. It was made into a movie by director John Ford and featured a young Roddy McDowall as the narrator Hu. Copies are available at the library.
“Just the Facts,” the Nonfiction Book Group, will discuss Mark Kurlansky’s The Basque History of the World on Thursday, June 19at 6:30 pm. Straddling a small corner of Spain and France in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are Europe’s oldest nation without having become a country. Learn more about this culture by picking up a copy of the book at the library.
The kickoff program for Libraries Rock! Summer Library Program will take place on Tuesday, June 26at 10:30 am and will feature our favorite band, the Toe Jam Puppet Band! Mr. Tom and Mr. Vinny are back to entertain you with a unique combination of original songs, puppetry, storytelling, and just plain old good fun! All ages will enjoy this show, and we defy you to sit still when the music and fun starts! This will be an outdoor show, so bring your outdoor gear – blankets, hats, chairs, sunscreen, and water. This program is sponsored by the Rochester Lions Club. Registration is requested but not required. (However, registering helps the Lions Club, so go to the Events Calendar to register.)
The June book for Café Parlez Book Discussion Group is Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chefby Gabrielle Hamilton. This book follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years before she opened her acclaimed New York restaurant, Prune. Join us to discuss this book on Thursday, June 28at 6:30 pm.