Plumb Library's August programs

Aug 07, 2017

Rochester — Plumb Library's educational programs for the month of August include a solar eclipse session, chair yoga and a field trip. Most events require online registration in order to attend. Register on the Events Calendar page of the Plumb Library website (

Are you ready for Solar Eclipse 2017? Head to the Plumb Memorial Library, 17 Constitution Way, Rochester on Monday, August 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. for a family program about next week's eclipse.

Roger Menard, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England, will be at the library to present an interactive demonstration of how the eclipse occurs.

He will also answer questions about how the eclipse will look on the south coast. Attend the program and receive a free pair of eclipse safety glasses.

Watch the eclipse at the Plumb Library on Monday August 21 from 2-4 p.m. All attendees will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses, provided by StarNet. There will be a demonstration of the library's telescope and MOBY Stargazing backpack.  This event is weather permitting.

Join Library Director Gail Roberts for the August Walk-and-Talk at Church's Field Trail on Mattapoisett Road on Wednesday, August 16 from 1-2 p.m. All ages are welcome. Shoes and socks are required. Bug spray and water are highly recommended.

Try Chair Yoga on Monday August 7 and 14, from 11:30 AM - 12:30 p.m. with Marsha Hartley of Studio 105. Adults only.

Build a Better Reading List on Thursday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to use NoveList and Goodreads to add to your "To Read" List. Adults only.

Build a Better Library Patron on On Tuesday, August 15 at 11:30 a.m. Learn how to use the Plumb Library website to take a class, practice a driving test, or check out a magazine. Adults only.

The Council on Aging Book Group will meet on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:15 AM at the Rochester Council on Aging on Dexter's Lane. The group will discuss "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. Participants should bring their library card to the meeting.

"Just the Facts", Plumb Library's nonfiction book group, will meet on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America" by Patrick Phillips.

Cafe Parlez will meet on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss "Church of Marvels" by Leslie Parry.

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