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Town of Medway

Medway Public Library  

26 High Street, Medway MA   508-533-3217

Email Library Director Margaret Perkins

HOURS:   Mon (10-8),   Tue (2-8),  Wed (10-8),  Thu (2-8),  Fri (10-2),  Sat (10-2)
Lower level community space is open until 9:30PM Monday-Thursday.

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Expanded Community Space Hours: The Library's lower level community space is open until 9:30 PM Monday-Thursday for meetings, internet computer use, wireless internet access, and relaxing in the new reading lounge. No librarians are on duty after 8 PM and the upstairs is closed, but a community area steward keeps the building open for after-hours use. (If the Library is closed due to holidays or weather, the lower level will also be closed.)

Special Events

TEAM Magic: Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8 PM. Children grades K-6 and their families must help Secret agents Greg and his trusty dog Axel (yes, a real dog) stop Boom and Fizz, two of the most notorious bookworms in all of New England! This fast, exciting, fun-filled program will help teach kids about the importance of becoming good readers. The nonstop magic, comedy, audience participation, and Axel's extremely funny hijinks will keep children and adults laughing and learning. Contact Mariah for more information.

Teen Poetry Slam: 4/22/2014 UPDATE: Due to a low number of registrants, we need to cancel the slam. Those interested in making Youtube videos of their poetry or submitting their work for a digital zine should contact

Spring Book Sale: Friday May 9, 7-9 PM (Friends Preview Sale). Saturday May 10, 10 AM - 2 PM (Public Sale). The Friends' book sales are the main Library fundraisers, providing money for programs and funding more than one-third of the Library's annual book purchases. Come get some great bargains while supporting a good cause. You can join/renew your Friends membership at Friday's sale. Contact for more information.

"Bag" Sale: Saturday May 17, 10 AM - 2 PM. Fill up a bag of books/DVDs/CDs for only $5. Friends will provide the large grocery bags.

Scottish Folk Band - North Sea Gas: Wednesday, May 21, 7-8:30 PM. One of Scotland's most popular bands, North Sea Gas entertains with guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles, banjo, and great vocals featuring tremendous three part harmonies. This highly entertaining Scottish folk band is popular with all ages.

Weekly Events

Get to know your eReader/Tablet: Mondays, 6:30-8:30PM.   Did you receive a new eReader or tablet -- or do you have one sitting around gathering dust? Want to learn more about downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines from the Library? Book a half hour appointment with "eExpert" Tammy the first Monday of every month, from 6:30-8:30. Call the Library or drop by to sign up.

Drop-In Baby & Toddler Sing: Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11AM and 11-11:30AM.   Newborns - 30 months are invited to this weekly drop-in program of stories, fingerplay and songs accompanied by mountain dulcimer. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.

It's Story Time! Friday mornings, 11:00-11:30AM. Ages 10 months-5 years.*
Our children's librarian Mariah will hold a drop-in (no registration necessary) story time with songs, stories, and a simple craft. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.    * These ages are flexible! If you think your children will enjoy story time, please bring them.

Monthly Events

Read with Me! Book Club: Monthly on the first Tuesday, 6:30-7:30PM, Story Room.   Children ages 8-12 and their parents/guardians are invited to a new book club! Read the book together then attend the monthly meeting. Each month, we will discuss the book together and do a themed craft. We promise lively conversation and a fun time every month! Copies of the book will be on hold for your use at the library. We encourage you to register in advance; however, drop-ins will always be welcome!
April 1: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.

Paws to Read: (Pre-registration required) Monthly on the first Wednesday, 6:30-7:45PM. What's better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a "Paws to Read" Therapy Dog and a good book! Children (grades 2-6) are invited to come and meet some of these special dogs at our Library once a month and have a good time. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a "one on one" with his or her favorite reading dog.Children must be able to read by themselves. This is not a tutoring program, but rather an opportunity for a child to practice reading skills with an attentive listener. Contact Lorie Brownell 508-533-3217 for more information and to sign up.

Droids & Dragons Book Group: Monthly on the fourth Tuesday, 6:30PM, Teen Room.   For April 22 we'll be reading Interworld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves. Contact Mariah for more information.

Library Book Group: Monthly on the last Tuesday*, 7-8PM.   Conference Room. Anyone interested is invited to attend and participate in casual discussion of the monthly book selection. (* Note April date change)
April 22*: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
May 27: Open reading month...share your favorite books
June 24: The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
July 29: The Dirty Life: a Memoir of Farming, Food and Love by Kristen Kimball
August 26: The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
September 30: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of the President by Candice Millard

Printing is Available: Black & white printing is available at 10 cents/page while the building is open (including extended hours downstairs). When the main library is open, a copier (10 cents/page), scanner (free), and fax ($1/page) are also available.

One Click Digital brings you fast and easy downloads compatible with all popular listening devices including the iPod. One Click Digital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. The OneClickdigital MediaManager desktop app is available for Macs and for Windows 7 and XP; the mobile app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number.

Zinio brings you digital copies of popular magazines, accessible on a computer or mobile device. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.

Career Cruising is an easy-to-use career planning system that includes college and financial information. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.

Mango Languages immerses you in real, everyday conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features ESL instruction. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.

Muzzy Online teaches children a second language by immersing them in a fun multimedia mix of suspenseful and humorous dramatic stories, songs, and interactive activities in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, or as ESL instruction. Muzzy works on computers and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones). Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.

Check Out Our Passes! In response to patron requests and thanks to generous donations by the Friends of the Library and others, Medway Public Library now offers more discount admission passes to museums and other attractions. You can now choose from: Museum of Fine Arts (donated by Middlesex Savings Bank); Boston Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum, Ecotarium, Mystic Aquarium, USS Constitution Museum, Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Garden in the Woods (donated by Charles River Bank), and Massachusetts Parks. You can reserve passes ahead of time in person, by calling the Library, or online using the Passes link at the top left of this page.

Southwick's Zoo Discount Tickets You can now buy discounted tickets to Southwick's Zoo right at the Library desk. For $13 you can buy a ticket that will admit one person to Southwick's Zoo in Mendon (regular admission is $22 adult, $17 ages 3-12 and 62-up; children under 3 are free). For more information, visit the Southwick's Zoo website. As long as there is enough interest in the tickets, the Friends of the Library will keep buying more.

Wheelock Family Theatre Discount Tickets   Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) tickets are available to library card holders for Wheelock Family Theatre performances. Reserve tickets by calling the box office at 617-879-2300 or emailing and let them know you plan to use the BOGO discount, show your library card when you pick up the tickets, and they will provide one free ticket for each ticket purchased. Information on upcoming shows is available at the Library desk. For more information visit the Wheelock Family Theatre website.

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