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Knitting 101 with Traci Vaspol

If you have always wanted to learn how to knit, this class will get you going in no time!  Traci Vaspol from The Stitchery will cover casting on, knit stitch and purl stitch, plus plenty of hints and tips to keep you going.  Please bring US size 10 or 6 mm wood or bamboo needles if you have them.  Yarn will be provided.

YA Fiction Book Club

All ages 12-102 are welcome to our Young Adult Fiction Book Club, held on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30. Refreshments are served, and a lively discussion of that month's book is enjoyed! No registration required.

Our selection this month is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

You'll Be Hooked!

Join Roberta Conti for a presentation on the art and craft of rug hooking.  She credits her mother Wilhelmina Shaw who taught rug hooking at Swinburne School for over 25 years, for introducing her to this wonderful and creative hobby.  Over the years, Roberta’s mother tried to get her interested in the hobby without success.  Then as Roberta was cleaning out her mother’s basement in 1986, she found a little stool.  That one little stool project turned into a passion for rug hooking.  Since then, Roberta has hooked 1

Rare book expert/Antiques Road Show appraiser Kenneth Gloss

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk about the value of old and rare books.  Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner.

Stay Safe Online

Learn how to stay safe online.  FTCM(SS) Joseph Bransfield will discuss what sorts of scams and computer viruses are out there, the best methods to prevent attacks through your computer, smartphone or landline, and how to report attacks once they have occurred.  He has spent more than 20 years working in information security.

Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem on the Southcoast with author Red Cummings

Author John "Red" Cummings is the featured guest speaker whose local history books are always of great interest.  Cummings has written five highly acclaimed historical true stories since his first book eight years ago.  Other best-selling books are The Last Fling, Hurricane Carol 1954; Cream of the Crop, Fall River's Best and Brightest about Fall River and neighboring communities outstanding successful citizens; Lobstah Tales, the History of the Moby Dick/Back Eddy Restaurant in Westport and Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem Volumes  1 and 2. 


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