Plumb Library Events

The following are the programs for March at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial

Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester:

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group — The Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm to discuss In the Garden of the Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Larson, author of Devil in the White City and Isaac’s Storm, this time turns his gaze to Berlin at the start of the Third Reich. The American ambassador, William Dodd and his family have just moved to Germany. His warnings about Hitler fall on deaf ears as his daughter has affairs with a powerful Nazi and with a Soviet spy.

Cafe Parlez — Café Parlez’ selection for March is The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Orphan, clock keeper and thief Hugo lives in the walls of a Paris train station. When he becomes friends with a bookish girl and a crotchety old toy seller, his undercover life and most precious secret are put in jeopardy. This book won the Caldecott Award for Illustration in 2008 and was recently made into a movie. We will be discussing Hugo Cabret on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy.

Knitting Group — Join fellow knitters and crocheters at Mary Leonard’s Knitting Group on Friday afternoons  from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  Knitters and crocheters of all levels are invited to drop by to enjoy tea, cookies and the company of fellow crafters. Beginners are welcome.

Coffee with the Candidates — Being an informed voter is the best way to participate in a democracy. With that in mind, the Plumb Library offers its first Coffee with the Candidates.  Join us on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30—11:00 am for an informal “meet and greet” with the candidates for the local election. Refreshments will be served thanks to the Friends of Plumb Library. Drop by and meet your neighbors who are running for local offices such as Selectmen, Library Trustees, Water Department and more.

Irish Music and Fun — Children ages 4-10 are invited to take part in Music ‘n’ Fun Class with Aoife Clancy: A St. Paddy’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 24 at 11:30 am. Aoife Clancy brings her years of music experience and her unique style of teaching to incorporate traditional Irish music, song and dance from her Celtic roots. Aoife feels it’s important to get children involved in music class, so she’ll be demonstrating a simple Irish jig along with songs her father taught her growing up in Ireland. She will share stories of Irish mythology dating back hundreds of years. All of this will be done in a very informal and fun way. The class should run about 50 minutes in length, and space will be limited. Comfortable clothing should be worn and shoes will be removed to avoid little people from getting hurt. Call 508-763-8600, drop by the library at 17 Constitution Way, Rochester, or email to reserve a space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.

To find out more about these and other programs at the Plumb Library, visit our website at and check the Events Calendar. You can also check our blog at, or “like” us on Facebook.  The 100th person to “like” us wins a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

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