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Create a Crystal Alchemy Box on August 24
This event is a unique soulful, meditative art program that transforms an 8 x 8 kraft box into your own 3-D Alchemy Box. We will decorate the inside (our innermost desires and goals) as well as the outside (our outside persona). A wide variety of mixed media and colorful wrapping papers are provided as well as fun paper punches, ribbon, full color inspirational text and imagery. We will have a journaling exercise which will be sealed/placed inside. Each artist will receive a piece of rose quartz for their box as a symbol of self-love. Let your inner child come out to play and take time to listen to your soul speaking. Meditative music and herbal teas will help set the inspiring tone.
Program takes place on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM. Program is for ages 12 to 18. Please pre-register: bit.ly/sblibalchemybox
Advanced Tai Chi, Thursdays in July & August
Advanced Tai Chi class participants from the Southborough Senior Center will be meeting at the library over the summer. Want to practice your poses? Or make new friends? Fellow experienced Tai Chi participants are welcome to come check it out. Drop-in, no registration. Series will take place on Thursdays starting July 7th at 10:15 AM. It ends on August 25th.
Learn more about Tai Chi in books such as Tai chi for staying young by Lam Kam-Chuen and Tai Chi for body, mind & spirit by Eric Chaline. Or if you cannot make it, watch lessons from home in Tai chi: 6 forms, 6 easy lessons, and young ones can read about it in A Morning with Grandpa.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path with Beanstack
Readers of all ages can and are encouraged to participate in summer reading from June 21st through August 21. Find your next great beach read or cool off inside with a good book. Readers 12 and up can track reading on Beanstack or by using the QR code in the flyer to the left.
Readers can get a free book for signing up, goodies for reaching 10 hours, and entered in a raffle for prizes. Some of the prizes include keychains, mugs, and book lights.
Questions? Email Youth Services Librarian Marianna Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan at: email@example.com.
Teen Summer Art Club in August
Every Monday afternoon in August, come by the library for the Teen Art Club. Teens are invited to come show off their art skills in a supportive, friendly environment. Materials will be provided. Use the popular "Creation Station" space in the Teen Room to draw, zentangle, or origami a new creative expression.
Artists can also learn new skills from home with library apps like Skillshare and CreativeBug, as well as library books on drawing animals, anime, and more! Completed artwork can be left at the library on display. Currently on display in the teenroom is nature themed art by current art students!
Sign Up for Summer Reading 2022
Summer Reading starts June 21! This year's theme is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path". Sign up in the Children's Room or register online. Track how many minutes you read this summer by picking up a reading log at the library or online with Beanstack. Help the library reach our goal of 90,000 minutes read by kids this summer! We are counting minutes through August 31st.
While you're at the library, pick up a schedule of events so you will know when all the outdoor story times, craft programs, and special events will be held. You can also take home a bingo game created by the Boston Bruins and hunt around the Children's Room for the woodland animal pictures that will be hidden in various places throughout the summer. Don't forget to find the letters each week for the word scramble game!
Teen Summer Trivia on August 25 at 6:30 PM
Are you a teen who has an in depth knowledge of nature? Could you survive if you got lost in the woods? How much do you know about this country's national parks?
Show off what you know in an evening triva night to wind down this summer's theme of exploring the outdoors. The trivia will held Thursday, August 25th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the library's main floor.
If you just want to read about how to stay alive in the wild or stories of those who have check out these titles!
Now Hiring! Full Time Library Assistant
The Southborough Library seeks an applicant for a full time Library Assistant. This employee will work 38 hours per week at the Southborough Library under the guidance of the Library Director. Working hours vary, but include regular 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM shifts in addition to working an afternoon/evening shift 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM once a week and a 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM shift every other Saturday. Candidate must possess excellent customer service skills.
Send a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Ryan Donovan, Library Director, Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes and application materials received by August 17, 2022 will receive preference.
Reading Buddies: Youth Literacy Friendships
Beginner readers looking for a supportive listener and teens interested in helping young patrons gain confidence in their reading skills, are invited to the library's Reading Buddies program.
Meet ups will run from September 15th until October 20th on Thursdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Readers can bring a book from home or choose book to read from the library.
Teen volunteers are needed. Space is limited, so please email Marianna at email@example.com to sign up today. Participants must pre-register in advance so that Reading Buddies can be paired up.