Southborough Library Community Survey 2018
The Southborough Library is once again requesting community feedback. Do you want more library programs? Do you know about our meeting rooms? What would you like to see at the library? Let us know! This survey can be filled out online or by printing out a copy and returning it the library's main floor circulation desk. Survey closes November 21, 2018.
The library is planning more long range planning updates in early 2019. If you are interested in serving on the library's Strategic Planning Committee or are interested in participating in a focus group aimed at teenages, adults, or seniors, please e-mail the library's director Ryan Donovan for more information. Online suvey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTMF6D2
Tuesday Poetry Workshops at 6:30 PM
Led by Southborough residents Elliott and Nancy Simons, this regular poetry workshop meets every other week on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Sessions start at 6:30 PM until about 8:30 PM. The group is loosely associated with the Worcester County Poetry Association. The group will meet upstairs in the library's Main Floor programming space at a designated back table.
At each session, each participant is asked to bring five copies of their original poetry and distribute them to the group. The poem will be read aloud, and the group will provide constructive feedback. Don't have a poem? No problem. Come stop by and see if this group is for you.
Let's Play! Chess - Every Other Saturday at 2:00 PM
The Southborough Library is excited to pilot a “Let’s Play!” Saturday Chess program this fall. This program is geared toward players ages 12+ who are interested in learning beginner chess skills. The group will be led by the library's new Assistant Director & Young Adult Librarian Aileen Sanchez-Himes.
The group meets every other Saturday through December from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM on the Main Floor upstairs. A fun, friendly chess tournament where attendees can test their skills will be held on November 17. Ages 12 & Up are welcome!
The library would like to thank the Roumiantsev Family for their donation of materials for these programs.
Meditation for Stress Free Living - 11/17 @ 10:30 AM
Please join us on Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 AM upstairs for a special event: Meditation for Stress Free Living with Dr. Allan Hughes. The library welcomes back Dr. Hughes, a long time meditator, to provide his popular program again to the Southborough community.
Explore the healing power of meditation and learn how to create peace in your life in spite of the stress around you. This simple technique can be practiced daily for health, serenity, and joy. You will be able to have a firsthand demonstration. Lecture will be followed by a short meditation sitting.
The program will be filmed by Southborough Access Media.
Friends Benefit Concert @ Fay School, 11/17 at 2:00 PM
On Saturday, November 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, The Friends of the Southborough Library will host a benefit concert to raise funds for the library's Children's Room. This all-ages concert will feature fan favorite performer Dave Garden's band Hit the Bus. We would also like to thank The Fay School for donating their space while remediation efforts are still underway on the library's ground floor. Concert will be held specifically at the Primary School Building. Parking is available in the lot on Middle Road.
This event is a fundraiser for the Friends. Tickets are available in advance at the library's Main Floor circulation desk at: $5 for children, $10 for adults, and $30 cap for a family. Unsold Tickets will be available at the door at an increased rate. Space is limited. We hope to see all of you there!