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Lego Club at the Library!

once per month
September thru May
 IN THE COLE ROOM
4:00-5:00pm
 1ST GRADERS AND UP ARE WELCOME
TO COME AND BUILD!
Register in advance using the links provided
or by calling the Library
:


more information about the club
will be posted in September


Sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Library

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Medway Library Makerspace

Come in and discover what's here
- 3D Printer
- Large Format Printer
- Slide/Negative/Photo
digital image converter
-8mm/Super 8 film converter
- VHS to DVD converter
- DVD/CD Duplicator
- DVD/CD Buffer
- Epson Scanner
- Thermal Laminator
- Green Screen
- Sewing Machines
- Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron

- Silhouette Cameo 3
  Vinyl/Paper Cutter

- Fabrics and other Craft Items
- Pom Pom makers

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Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
check back later for new dates


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:
check back later for new dates

Stop by the room when the Makerspace Coordinator is on duty to be certified on the 3D printer, sewing machines & soldering iron (unless workshop is in progress)
Please contact the library for available hours or email dbusa@minlib.net.

Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!

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click on the above button to access page

First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected    Green face of a space alien, symbol for the robotics team
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org
Skystone logo for FTC robotics challenge



It was a great 2019/2020 season.  
The tean made it the
Massachusetts State Championship


email senseandsoundrobotics@gmail.com
for more information about next season



Check out some of our newest books
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If you have an item
"Ready for Pickup",
click the link below to
schedule a time to get it.
curbside pickup.


 

 


We've got "new" books that you can order and pick up! Here on the website, click on Books/Audio/Digital at the top, then on New Titles! Happy Hunting! click on Books/Audio/Digital, then on New Titles! Happy Hunting!

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Don't have a library card yet? Want to check out digital books & other materials?
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FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY
Donations can be made in the form of a check made out to:
Friends of the Medway Public Library
26 High St
Medway, MA 02053

Support the Friends of the Library!
Choose Friends of the Medway Public Library at Amazon Smile.


The Medway Public Library  is currently closed, but we're happy to provide  outside pick up of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs!  You may request items online through the catalog,  by emailing medway@minlib.net or by calling  508-533-3218.  When you have an item "Ready for Pickup", either call the library to schedule a specific time to get it or click the link below.  Reach out to us between  10:00 - 7:00, Mon. - Thur., or Fri. 10:00 - 2:00
If you have an item "Ready for Pickup",
click the link below to schedule a time to get it.
curbside pickup.
 

Bounce Back Summer Camp
from Mindful Minis Boston

Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom - link will be emailed following registration prior to the first session.

It is recommended that participants register for and attend the entire series, but because scheduling constraints may prevent that, registration is for separate sessions.

Register for week 2 8/4 here: bit.ly/32lz9pP
Register for week 3 8/11 here: bit.ly/3h44UYC
Register for week 4 8/18 here: bit.ly/2Wpxs77
 

SUMMER READING IS HERE!

Register for summer reading at our Beanstack site,
and make sure to get the 
Beanstack Tracker app
 to keep track
of your reading on the go!



Photography Challenge for AUGUST

Image of 2 figures on bridge, silhouetted against sunset with text: AUGUST CHALLENGE: Silhouettes This month, we'll be doing just one theme. Silhouettes are a wonderful way to convey drama, mystery, emotion and mood.  You can create a silhouette at any time of day by placing the light source directly behind your subject. Enjoy experimenting and Happy August!

If you'd like to share photos for the monthly album on Facebook, you can send them to Susan - sallison@minlib.net. Or, if you want to share them with the Oh Shoot! group, you can send them to Lorie - lbrownell@minlib.net. Susan will be uploading them periodically to the photo album - please limit your submissions to 3 per week. Thanks for sharing your pictures and we're excited to see the silhouettes you come up with! For more information on the challenge, please click here to go to the resource page. 

Virtual STEM from MASS 4H
  Virtual STEM from MASS 4H









 






Visit the UMASS Extension's Science, Engineering, and Technology page for virtual STEM challenges and resources.

Summer Reading Events


 
Register now for summer reading events! (Click on event name for registration page.)
 
Tuesdays in August
3:00 PM Bounce Back Summer Camp

Mindful Minis Boston "Bounce Back Summer Camp" is a 4-week online social emotional kickstart to help your child be brave, resilient, and handle big feelings. Four 45-minute sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 3 pm starting July 28th (7/28-8/18). This camp is specifically designed to help kids bounce back from quarantine, and deal with big feelings surrounding uncertainty regarding school in the fall and disappointing changes.

Kids, ages 8-12, will learn tools to help with the following focus areas: emotional and physical awareness of stress and worry; dealing with uncertainty and unknowns; coping with frustrating or disappointing changes; and feeling empowered in the face of challenges. Students will receive a "workbook" to help structure and solidify their learning of skills. Parents will receive a recap email following each session describing what we learned and how to continue practicing at home.

Sessions will be held virtually via Zoom - link will be emailed following registration prior to the first session. It is recommended that participants register for and attend the entire series, but because scheduling constraints may prevent that, registration is for separate sessions.

Register for week 3 8/11 here: bit.ly/3h44UYC
Register for week 4 8/18 here: bit.ly/2Wpxs77

Thursdays and Fridays in July 
11:00 AM It's Story Time! (One registration is good for all events in this series)
It's Story Time! -- the Zoom version! Miss Audrey is broadcasting from a satellite branch of the Medway Public Library with stories, silliness, and serendipity. Thursdays and Fridays at 11.
 
 
Wednesday, August 19:
02:00 PM Picture Book Book Club: Scaredy Squirrel
Are you a scaredy squirrel? Do you know one? Could you help one out? We're going to read Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.
Registration required here: bit.ly/2CNcuZ8
Scaredy Squirrel is available on Hoopla, no waiting.

Wednesday, August 19:
04:00 PM Young Adult Book Club: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

We'll be talking about Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite. *This is on the Medway schools reading list for rising 10th graders!  Meeting will be 
on our Discord server (please send a note to asnowden@minlib.net with your Discord name). Dear Haiti, Love Alaine is available on Hoopla as an ebook or as an audiobook

Thursday, August 20:
04:00 PM Middle Grade Book Club: Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
We're talking about the first novel in the Lumberjanes series by Mariko Tamaki. We'll be meeting on our Discord server (drop Ms. Audrey a line at asnowden@minlib.net with your username first).
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! is available on Hoopla, no waiting.

 

Creating a Professional Home Office financial literacy program


Register online through the Calendar of Events link at www.blackstonepubliclibrary.org and login information for this Zoom event will be emailed the day before the program.
Fitting Into the Workplace financial literacy program
Fitting Into the Workplace financial literacy program

Register online through the Calendar of Events link at www.blackstonepubliclibrary.org and login information for this Zoom event will be emailed the day before the program.
MEDWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

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This summer the Medway Library will provide free lunch
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 12pm until 1pm
for children and their caregivers.
All are welcome!
The lunch program begins July 7
and ends on August 21
Lunch will consist of a sandwich,  a fruit cup and dessert. 
Bottled water and milk will be available.   
We also have a variety of cereals to choose from. 

 Please line up outside along the sidewalk of the lower level
of the library.  Please stand 6 feet apart & wear a mask.   

Someone will be inside the library ready to hand out the lunches.
 

TEENS are welcome to stop by
and grab a bag.

 

Medway Marches Further Reading
You marched. What's next? Education.

Social justice, civil rights, and black history: Books for adults

Social justice, civil rights, and black history: Books for kids and teens
 

Resource List

Resources and Programming for COVID-19 Quarantine

Our resource list will be updated daily during the COVID-19 quarantine. It is a work in progress, as our situation changes daily. Please send any additions or corrections to asnowden@minlib.net.
Join us online for Yoga!
Yoga for Kids on Facebook Live, Ages 3 to Teen, No  registration required. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am for Yoga for Kids! Lauren of Mindful Minis Boston will offer yoga with a focus on breathing and mindfulness.

For more information -  Click here for Hoopla
For more information - Click here for Libby
You can also access the digital catalog directly through the
Minuteman Library Catalog, here.


DIGITAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH  MEDWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY Follow the links above to find them and for more information. <-- This is Libby.  It takes just a few taps to find & borrow a title. Libby has an amazing ebook reader, a beautiful audio book player and you can download to any device, including your Kindle, tablet or phone. This is Hoopla.  --> (Medway Residents Only) Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Easy at Home Crafts
Courtesy of the Makerspace

a collage of 3 different marble runs using paper plates and the words Marble Runs (don't be fooled by the website's name,  girls will enjoy this too!)
https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-plate-marble-track/
Try it with recyclables like paper towel rolls, cereal boxes or anything else you can think of.
cereal box marble run  toilet, paper towel roll marble run

 
hands creating a shadow puppet of a rabbitshadow puppets
https://etc.usf.edu/clipart/galleries/266-hand-shadow-puppetry
Let us know how many you were able to do...
 
red, yellow & green origami frogs  Origami Creations
All you need is some paper, markers, colored pencils or crayons.
For added pizzazz, decorate your paper before or after folding
Project links
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01.html

Quick links to some fun creations:
Origami Balloon
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_04.html
Box
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_05.html
Jumping Frog
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtual/origami2/exploring01_06.html


2 paper dolls dressed in shirt and skirt Paperdolls
https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/crafts/how-to-make-paper-dolls-with-downloadable-patterns

LearningExpress
Words: College search, Skill building, NCLEX, SAT, ASVAB, SAT, Scholarships, ACT, AP, Citizenship, Careers

The Library offers this amazing resource for our patrons which offer assistance at all stages of your learning life. Just go to the Library's database page under "Reference and Research" on our website and look for the link. You can also visit or call the Library for information on creating an account.
Practice tests and other tools can be found through the links below, but feel free to explore the many other features on your own:


For College Prep, including a college search function, click here.
For the High School Equivalency center, click here.
For the Career Preparation section, click here.
For the Citizenship information section, click here. (Scroll to bottom of page)