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June 2016

Just the Facts

June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their June book, "Just the Facts" Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, will be reading A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power, by Paul Fischer.   Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent, and ordered the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee,…

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Celebrate Science

June 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Bring out the scientist, engineer, mathematician or techie in you. Please join us at the Plumb Library in Rochester for a fun-filled week. All activities are hands-on and meant for children from ages 3-6 (and their grown-ups). Families will work together to conduct simple and fun STEM activities. All groups will be held at Plumb Library in Rochester on: Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:15 am Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 to 11:15 am Thursday, June 23, 1:30 to 2:15 pm…

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Celebrate Science

June 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Bring out the scientist, engineer, mathematician or techie in you. Please join us at the Plumb Library in Rochester for a fun-filled week. All activities are hands-on and meant for children from ages 3-6 (and their grown-ups). Families will work together to conduct simple and fun STEM activities. All groups will be held at Plumb Library in Rochester on: Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:15 am Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 to 11:15 am Thursday, June 23, 1:30 to 2:15 pm…

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Celebrate Science

June 23, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Bring out the scientist, engineer, mathematician or techie in you. Please join us at the Plumb Library in Rochester for a fun-filled week. All activities are hands-on and meant for children from ages 3-6 (and their grown-ups). Families will work together to conduct simple and fun STEM activities. All groups will be held at Plumb Library in Rochester on: Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:15 am Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 to 11:15 am Thursday, June 23, 1:30 to 2:15 pm…

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Celebrate Science

June 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Bring out the scientist, engineer, mathematician or techie in you. Please join us at the Plumb Library in Rochester for a fun-filled week. All activities are hands-on and meant for children from ages 3-6 (and their grown-ups). Families will work together to conduct simple and fun STEM activities. All groups will be held at Plumb Library in Rochester on: Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 to 11:15 am Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 to 11:15 am Thursday, June 23, 1:30 to 2:15 pm…

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Café Parlez

June 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez' selection for June is Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane. US Marshall Teddy Daniels has come to Shutter Island, home of the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane to find an escaped patient, a murderer named Rachel Solando, as a hurricane bears down on the island. But nothing at Ashecliffe is as it seems, and neither is Teddy Daniels. Is he there to find a missing patient, or has he been sent to look into rumors of Ashecliffe's…

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August 2016

Book Chats for Grownups

August 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Share what you are reading, hear about new releases, and learn where to find out about upcoming titles. Light refreshments will be served.

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Coloring for Grown Ups

August 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Saturday, August 13, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Attend a relaxing hour-and-a-half of mindful coloring. Supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be served.

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Council on Aging Book Group

August 16, 2016 @ 10:15 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book Group will meet on Tuesday, August 16 at 10:15 am at the Rochester Council on Aging, Dexter Lane, to discuss Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. Copies are available at the library or bring your own.

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World Class Frisbee Show with Todd Brodeur

August 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Wednesday, August 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Join us for our last summer performance on the Church Green. Todd is a two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, and will wow you with his tricks. Learn new Frisbee skills. Pre-registration is requested. Register on the library’s Events Calendar found on our webpage www.plumblibrary.com. Sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library. Play Frisbee – Catch It, Throw It, Have Fun, Invent Games!

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Just the Facts

August 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 pm to discuss The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. Copies are available at the library.

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Cafe Parlez

August 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Cafe Parlez will discuss Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the library.

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September 2016

Just the Facts

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their September book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute by Zac Bissonnette. How many Beanie Babies are you storing at your house? Confess. There was never a craze like those $5 beanbag animals with cute names like Seaweed the Otter. Suburban moms stalked UPS trucks to get the latest models, one sold for $10,000, and some people invested way too much money…

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November 2016

Storywalk

November 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

November is Family Literacy Month. Enjoy a Storywalk – A is for Autumn – around the library grounds from Friday, November 11 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 12. The library is closed on November 11, but since the Storywalk is outside, it is always available. There will be a box on the ramp for you to rate your Storywalk experience. Take a picture and email it to lfuller@sailsinc.org. Register at the Events Calendar on the Plumb…

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Just the Facts

November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their November book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. At the height of World War II, thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the south, were recruited to a secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Oak Ridge, TN was home to 75,000 residents, consuming…

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Café Parlez

November 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for November is The Dinner by Herman Koch. On a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls, the conversation remains at a polite level. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son, and the boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act. We…

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December 2016

Just the Facts

December 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their December book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades, his followers would call…

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New Year’s Wish Tree

December 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. What do you want to wish for in the New Year? Drop by, write it on a light bulb, and hang it on our gazebo Christmas Tree. Take a picture of you with your wish. All ages.

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Café Parlez

December 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for December is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Enzo, the dog, is so sure that he will come back as a human that he prepares by watching television and observing the humans around him. Fiercely protective of his owner, Dennie, a race car driver, and his daughter Zoe, he reflects on his life on the eve of his death. In his observations, he folds thrilling car races and driving lessons into…

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January 2017

Just the Facts

January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their January book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman. While driving out of the American embassy on February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station was handed an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top secret Soviet research. Thus started the career of Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military design bureau and…

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Café Parlez

January 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for January is Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, her sidekick, travel through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Driving in a stolen station wagon, they travel from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. This thrilling and resonant novel about success and failure is a great way to start our 2017 season:…

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3D Printing

January 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Have you ever wondered what 3D Printing is all about? Drop by the library on Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for a demonstration of a 3D printer presented by Elizabeth Sherry of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. 3D printers can be used to make everything from a toy to a prosthetic arm to a computer part. Come by and see what it’s all about!

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February 2017

Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

On Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Plumb Library is celebrating “Take Your Child to the Library Day” with a host of activities. Sign up at the Event Calendar for two Music and Movement sessions with SongShine Music. Meet members of the Board of Trustees, the Friends Board, the Junior Friends, or the staff. We will be demonstrating our online services such as Overdrive, Freegal, NoveList, and Enterprise, plus two online services for children: Tumblebooks and ABC…

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Just the Facts

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their February book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates. In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the question of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of Black lives. In a book that reminds us of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, Coates poignantly asks and attempts to answer the difficult questions…

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Council on Aging Book Group

February 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book Group, held at the Rochester Council on Aging, Dexter Lane, Rochester, will be discussing Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:15 am. Check the Plumb Library events calendar for more details. Copies can be picked up at the Library.

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Learn About Instruments

February 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Join us on Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at the Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester, for Part 2 of “Learn About Instruments.” This time, Mrs. Williamson of RMS will be bringing percussion instruments with her, such as drums, cymbals, rhythm sticks, and more! A percussion professional will also be attending to answer questions and demonstrate the instruments. This is definitely a “hands-on” program, as all participants will be given a chance to hold and play…

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March 2017

Learn the Ukulele

March 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Register to learn about the ukulele. The class will be held on Friday, March 3 at 3:30 pm at the Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester, and will be led by Ms. Lillie, a talented ukulele player, now a freshman in college. She will have some ukes with her, but bring your own if you have one. This class is best for children ages 9 and up and is limited to six attendees, so register now on the Plumb Library Events…

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Just the Facts

March 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their March book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel. New York Times journalist Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of…

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Rochester Council on Aging Book Group

March 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Rochester Council on Aging Book Group will meet on Tuesday, March 21 at 10:15 am to discuss The End-of-Your-Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. The Rochester Council on Aging is on Dexter Lane. Books are available at the Plumb Library. Please bring your library card to the meeting.

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Café Parlez

March 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for March is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter that he has never opened. We will discuss this book on Thursday,…

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April 2017

Reading with Amos

April 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

April is National Greyhound Adoption Month. On Saturday, April 1 from 10:30 - 11:30 am, you can meet our reading/therapy dog, Amos, and learn about greyhounds, their origins and anatomy, what makes them great pets, and care requirements from Denise Schumtiz. Denise is an adoption representative from Greyhound Pets of America, Massachusetts. She has been volunteering for GPAMA since 2012. She has helped to find over 300 greyhounds homes and loving families. Denise and her husband Matt have six greyhounds…

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Downsizing Your Stuff

April 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

David Downs has taken a serious topic (clutter) and created a fun-filled humorous program loaded with amusing personal examples of his own love/hate relationship with STUFF. In “Downsizing Your Stuff,” Dave shares original thoughts, practical tips, and easy to understand strategies that anyone can use to begin the process of change. Join us on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for an innovative, upbeat program that contains useful information that will help motivate you to begin downsizing. Register…

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Learn about Instruments Session 3: Woodwinds

April 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Join Ms. Chris Williamson of the RMS Music Department and some of her woodwind students on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for “Learn about Instruments Session 3: Woodwinds.” Ms. Williamson and her students will demonstrate flutes, saxophones, clarinets, and other reed and woodwind instruments. A very special guest will be demonstrating different bagpipes: Scottish Smallpipes, Northumbrian Smallpipes, and Uilleann pipes. Best for ages 5 and up, but all are welcome. Register in advance at our Events Calendar.…

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Café Parlez’

April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for April is Crooked Hearts by Lissa Evans. Paper Moon meets the London Blitz in this original black comedy about an unusual alliance between Vera Sedge, a small-time con artist, and Noel Bostock, a young orphan evacuee. On her own, Vera is a disaster. With Noel’s eclectic attitude, they are a team. We will discuss this book on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk.

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June 2017

Just the Facts

June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

For their June book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott. This spellbinding book follows the true adventures of four women during the Civil War. Belle Boyde, courier and spy for the Confederacy, shot a Union soldier in her home; Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a Union private, Frank Thompson, and witnessed bloody battles; Rose O’Neal Greenough engaged in affairs with Northern generals…

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Council on Aging Book Discussion Group

June 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book Discussion Group will be reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery on Tuesday, June 20 at 10:15 am at the Rochester Senior Center on Dexter Lane. All are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library.

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Minecraft Madness

June 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Minecraft Madness with Jungle Jim will take place on Monday, June 26 at 1:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Rochester, Constitution Way. Create a dragon, take part in the Zombie Chase or the Building Block Madness Tournament, and finish up with the grand finale featuring a humongous slimeball. Sponsored by the Rochester Cultural Council. Registration is required. Visit the Events Calendar at www.plumblibrary for more information or to register.  

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Café Parlez

June 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Café Parlez’ selection for June is LaRose by Louise Erdrich. When Landreaux Iron accidentally kills his friends’ son, he gives the Ravitches his son LaRose to raise as their own. As LaRose grows up, he becomes the linchpin linking the two families in a tenuous peace, until a vengeful man with a grudge against Landreaux begins to stir up trouble. We will discuss this book on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk.

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August 2017

Solar Eclipse Preview

August 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Are you ready for Solar Eclipse 2017? Join us at the Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester on Monday, August 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm for a family program about next week’s eclipse. Roger Menard, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England, will be at the library to present a brief video, slides, and an interactive demonstration of how the eclipse occurs. He will also demonstrate our telescope and answer questions about how the eclipse…

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Rochester Council on Aging Book

August 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book group will meet on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:15 am at the Rochester Council on Aging, Dexter Lane, Rochester, to discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Bring your library card to the meeting.

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Just the Facts

August 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts,” Plumb Library’s Nonfiction Book Group, will meet on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 pm to discuss Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips.

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Eclipse at Plumb Library

August 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Watch the eclipse here at the Plumb Library on Monday, August 21 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. All attendees will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses, sent to us by StarNet. Learn how to view through a pinhole viewer. There will be a demonstration of the library’s telescope and MOBY Stargazing backpack. Register on the Events Calendar. Weather permitting.

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Cafe Parlez

August 31, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Cafe Parlez will meet on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 pm to discuss Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry.

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November 2017

Just the Facts

November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordburg on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm. An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.

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Rochester Council on Aging Book Group

November 21, 2017 @ 10:15 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Rochester Council on Aging Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:15 am to discuss Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick. The Rochester COA is located on Dexter Lane. Copies of the book are available at the library. Everyone is welcome. Be sure to bring your library card to the meeting.

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January 2018

COA Book Group

January 16 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The COA Book Group will discuss The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency on Tuesday, January 16 at 10:15 am at the Rochester COA, Dexter Lane. Books are available at the Library. Working in Gaborone, Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe investigates several local mysteries, including a search for a missing boy and the case of the clinic doctor with different personalities for different days of the week.

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Just the Facts

January 18 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts,” the Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Books are available at the circulation desk or downloadable from Overdrive. Freakonomics takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy.

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Café Parlez

January 25 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Café Parlez will discuss The Baker’s Secret on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Books are available at the circulation desk or downloadable from Overdrive. A baker’s apprentice in Normandy endures shame and anger as her kind mentor is targeted and arrested for his Jewish heritage, a violation that compels the young woman to engage in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry using surplus ingredients taken from occupying forces.

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February 2018

Just the Facts

February 15 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts,” the Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm. This book explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.

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Council on Aging Book Group

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book Group will discuss The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:15 am at the Council on Aging on Dexter Lane, Rochester. An artist whose reputation has been tarnished stumbles on a piece of art that disappeared 25 years ago and agrees to forge it for a gallery owner, until she realizes that the art she is forging may itself be a forgery. Books are available at the Plumb Library.

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Breed All About It

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Stop by for an Afternoon with Amos featuring a “Breed All About It” story time on Wednesday, February 21 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm during the school vacation. Amos’ human, Holly, and the Junior Friends, will read dog stories while children and Amos listen! There will be a dog-themed make-and-take craft. All ages, though younger children will need adult supervision and help with the craft. Registration preferred. Visit the Plumb Library Events Calendar at www.plumblibrary.com for more information or to…

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Café Parlez

February 22 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Café Parlez will discuss Fever by Mary Beth Keane on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. This book presents a fictionalized account of the life of Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a successful cook, until the Department of Health noticed the trail of disease she left behind.

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April 2018

Council on Aging Book Group

April 17 @ 10:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The Council on Aging Book Group will discuss The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternityby William P. Young on Tuesday, April 17at 10:15 am at the Rochester Council on Aging, Dexter Lane, Rochester. Four years after his daughter is abducted and evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, Mackenzie Allen Philips returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God and has a life-changing experience

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Zumbini Music and Movement

April 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Tuesday,April 17, 10:30 to 11:15 am: Zumbini Music and Movement for ages 0-3 years. Free Zumbini Demonstration for Plumb Library Families courtesy of Ms. Samantha from Studio 105. Zumbini is designed for little ones aged 0-4 and their caregivers. It’s a music and movement experience using original music and built upon the science of child development. Register on the Events Calendar found on the Plumb Library’s website, www.plumblibrary.com.

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Feathered Friends Story Time

April 19 @ 1:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Thursday,April 19, 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Feathered Friends Story Time for ages 4 and up. Meet our Plymouth County 4H Friends, Evey Golden and her chicken, Whisper! Evey will read the story A Chicken Followed Me Homeby Robin Page. After the story, children will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and rules about handling chickens. Space is limited. Register on the Events Calendar.

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Just the Facts

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of the Family and Culture in Crisisby J. D. Vance on Thursday, April 19at 6:30 pm. This bestseller shares the poignant story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.

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Afternoon with Amos

April 20 @ 12:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Join us for an Afternoon with Amos featuring a “Breed All About It” storytime on Friday,April 20from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Amos’ human, Holly, and Jr. Friends, will read dog stories while children and Amos listen! There will be a dog-themed make-and-take craft. All ages welcome, though younger children will need adult supervision and help with the craft. Please register.

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Café Parlez

April 26 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Café Parlez will discuss The Hundred-Foot Journeyby Robert Morais on Thursday, April 26at 6:30 pm. An American release of a well-received 2008 publication in India is a tribute to Indian and French flavors that follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family’s modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant.

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June 2018

Summer Library Program Challenge

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

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…

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Council on Aging Book Group

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

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.

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Just the Facts

June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

“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.

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Café Parlez

June 28 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

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.

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July 2018

Unlikely Strummers

July 17 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

On Thursday, July 26from 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm, The Unlikely Strummers will be performing in the gazebo at the Plumb Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. The Unlikely Strummers is a ukulele group based at An Unlikely Story bookstore, in Plainville, featuring strummers from various towns around southeastern MA. They play family-friendly popular music, and you'll be invited to sing along to songs ranging from classics like "When You're Smiling," "Rockin' Robin," and "King of the Road" to more recent…

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Bucket Drums

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Mrs. Williamson, RMS instrumental teacher, will be here on Saturday, July 28 from 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm to teach us all about bucket drums! Everyone will be given the opportunity to play a bucket drum and learn some techniques and rhythms. At the end of this session, we will beat out a tune as a group. This presentation is loud and is only for kids aged 8 and up. (Parents are welcome to participate as well, but this is…

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Animal Songs

July 30 @ 4:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

On Monday, July 30at 4:30 pm, Animal Instincts LIVE will present "Animal Songs" for children of all ages at the Plumb Library. Learn about animal songs and sounds while seeing live animals. Pre-registration is requested.

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August 2018

Solar System Model

August 3 @ 3:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Roger Menard from the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE) will be displaying his new Solar System Model on Friday, August 3at 3:00 pm. Participants will "walk" the solar system around the library grounds starting at the gazebo. Roger will talk a little about each "stop". Learn all about our solar system while enjoying the summer weather. Please be prompt. Register on the Events Calendar. Registration is required.

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Jungle Jim Rocks the Library!

August 9 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Jungle Jim brings his fun balloon magic show to Rochester on Thursday, August 9at 6:30 pm. To fit with the totally awesome summer library music theme, Jungle Jim has created a tubular balloon magic show combined with comedy, improv, and rad elements from 1980's classics! This is one righteous show you won't want to miss. There's no age limit on Jungle Jim's programs, however, we do recommend all of the programs for ages 4 and up. Children under the age…

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“Breed All About It!”

August 10 @ 2:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Afternoon story time with Amos, Friday, August 10, 2:00 pm: join us for an Afternoon with Amos featuring a "Breed All About It" outdoor story time in the gazebo! Amos' human, Holly, and Jr. Friends, will read dog stories, while children and Amos listen! After the stories, outdoor activities will be available. All ages welcome, though younger children will need adult supervision. Please register.

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September 2018

Author Talk

September 13 @ 7:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

Join us on Thursday evening, September 13, as Eddie Doherty discusses his book Seven Miles After Sundown. Copies of this book will be available for purchase (cash or check only, please). A book signing with follow. About the Author: Eddie Doherty fished the East End of the Cape Cod Canal so often that other fishermen started calling him East End Eddie. Thus, a nick name and pen name were born together. Doherty is a graduate of Dominican Academy, Attleboro High…

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COA Book Group

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

The COA Book Group will discuss "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles on Tuesday, September 18at 10:15 am at the Rochester COA on Dexter Lane. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he endures life in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

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Just the Facts

September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Plumb Library Rochester, United States

"Just the Facts" Nonfiction Book Group will discuss "Furiously Happy" by Jenny Lawson on Thursday, September 20at 6:30 pm. A #1 New York Times best-selling author presents a memoir about the most compelling theme in her work: living with severe depression and mental illness —and taxidermied roadkill raccoons.

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