Plymouth Public Library Events
The Plymouth Public Library is located at 132 South St., Plymouth. For more information on the events, call 508-830-4250 or visit https://plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
Read awake: From March 15 to May 14. Members of the Plymouth community are invited to participate in Read Woke, a program designed to encourage reading outside of one’s own experiences. Selected books must either challenge a social norm, give voice to the voiceless, provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised, seek to challenge the status quo or have a protagonist of a group. underrepresented or oppressed, as established by Read Woke creator Cicely Lewis. . All ages are welcome to register at https://plymouthlibraryma.beanstack.org. Each completed book that is registered, up to 10, will earn participants a raffle ticket entry for a gift card to a local Plymouth business. For recommendations on books that meet the Read Woke criteria, call library staff at 508-830-4250. You can find more information about the Read Woke organization at https://readwoke.com.
Dr. Richard M. Shiff Forum presents: Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler: 7 p.m. on March 24. Writer and speaker Randy Ross returns to “Zoom-Waves” for a one man show. In 2007 Ross traveled the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English? “Do you have Pepto-Bismol?” And “Where’s the evacuation helicopter?” His novel and his shows were inspired by travel. Previously, Ross was the editor of PC World magazine. He holds an MA in Journalism from Northwestern University and is currently writing a second novel and filming his new show “Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler”. Register for this event on Eventkeeper to receive details from Zoom.
Get rid of your clutter: Spring cleaning in the event of a pandemic: 6 p.m. on March 29. Join Library Associate Kate for basic decluttering tips and tricks. Cover popular methods and sustainable options for donating unwanted items during this unprecedented time. Registration required.
Wildflower Seed Bombs: 6:30 p.m. March. During this craft presentation, participants will learn about the importance of wildflowers to the environment and how to make seed bombs. Craft materials will be available at the library. Registration required.
Strawberries: Spreadable seeds: 6 p.m. on April 6. Take part in a cooking presentation of strawberry jam in the refrigerator. Strawberry seeds are available at the library. Registration required.
Bugs that bother you: tick and mosquito prevention: 4 p.m. on April 6. Plymouth County Extension Entomologist Blake Dinius will present an informative and lively virtual program. In this presentation, participants will learn about tick and mosquito biology, understand the importance of risk management, and use science to keep themselves and their families safe. The information presented is based on published and peer-reviewed data.
Poetry for Hope and Renewal from Plymouth Poet Laureate: 6:00 p.m. April 7. Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Plymouth Public Library with Plymouth Poet Laureate Stephan Delbos. Registration required.
Toast of the city: April 10-18. This is an online auction benefiting the Plymouth Public Library. Review articles starting April 7. Visit https://artforbooksppl.com.
Kitchen counter tops: 6 p.m. April 13. Cultivate healthy additions to salads and sandwiches. Learn how to set up a kitchen counter sprout garden. Materials and seeds will be available at the library. Registration required.
This land is your land! American Folk Traditions with Roger Ticknell: 11 a.m. on April 20 via Zoom. Join a virtual concert with Roger Ticknell. This Land is Your Land travels across the country with traditional folk songs, patriotic songs, instruments and dances that celebrate America’s rich cultural tapestry. The concert will be performed with a variety of instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, Irish bodhran and African drum. For families with children of all ages. This event was developed through a donation from the Jen Kane Scholarship and Charitable Trust which provides scholarships, endowments and donations to charitable foundations in memory of Jen Kane, a native of Plymouth who died at the World Trade Center on September 11. Children who attend will receive a free book related to American history or culture. Registration required.
Organic gardening: 6:00 p.m. on April 20. Discuss what is and what is not meant by organic gardening, how organic standards apply to the home gardener. Presenter Kathi Gariepy is a former preschool and kindergarten teacher with special needs who has been gardening since her childhood. She is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, Past Vice President of MMGA, Past Chair of the Master Gardener Advisory Board, Past President of the Attleboro Garden Club, and Past President of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts’ Gardening Study School. . Gariepy is a landscaping consultant and member of the Gardening Study Council. She has worked with the Master Gardener training program and the Caterpillar Club, at Weezie’s Garden for Children at Elm Bank, in addition to being an active member of the MMGA Speakers’ Bureau and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. She worked as a principal teacher for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, education coordinator for MassAudubon, and studied landscaping at the Rhode Island School of Design. Gariepy currently teaches children and adults about the wonders of nature. She is also the owner of the garden design company Pleasant Vistas. Registration required.
Poetic interlude of Earth Day with Helen Rousseau: 11 a.m. April 22. In honor of Earth Day and National Poetry Month, writer Helen Rousseau will share poems found in her latest book, “Poems for a World on Fire”. Rousseau, Maine writer and interfaith minister, writes from the Maine coast of his adopted hometown, Kennebunk. Speaking of his book, Rousseau lists the many things that were the genesis of writing. The title was inspired by Greta Thunberg’s speech at the United Nations when she was just 16 years old, when she shouted “Our world is on fire! Registration required.
It takes a village: a virtual tour of the many villages of Plymouth: 11 a.m. April 27. At 134 square miles, Plymouth is the largest city geographically in Massachusetts. Julie Burrey, reference partner and archivist of the History Room, will share her knowledge of the origins and location of these villages, dating from the 17th century. Look at images and maps from the archives and other source locations, and learn more about these places, and find that there are even more villages to discover. This is a two-part program led by Burrey with assistance from Tom Cummiskey. The second part will take place at the end of May. Registration required.
Establish an herb garden at home: 6 p.m. April 27. Presented by Kathi Gariepy. Herb gardening has been popular for centuries, but herbs weren’t grown just for culinary purposes. The herb gardens took care of the family by providing medicinal herbs, herbs for dyeing clothes, herbs for keeping clothes and the house cool, and many other uses. Explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern herb garden. Registration required.
Tails and Tales: Summer Reading Program: June 26-August. 21. This year’s summer reading program is all about animals. Registration will begin in June.
2nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 8. The event is still seeking nominations from artists, which will be accepted until May 31. For more information, call Bill Petrillo at 774-766-7689.
Virtual Family Story Time: 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Join a virtual story hour via Facebook live. Story Time will feature songs and stories for ages 0-6. Story time will begin at 11 a.m. Have something to use as a scarf handy. Anything from a cloth towel, a t-shirt or a small towel. The video will be saved to the Facebook page so that viewers can watch it later.
Virtual Morning Book Chat: 10 a.m. Starting February 22, PPL staff Kate and Shane will host informal virtual chats once a month to talk about books. The next meetings will take place March 25 and April 22. Members of the public are invited to join one of the monthly conversations to tell other readers about the books they are currently reading or looking forward to reading. Come with morning coffee or tea and a list of the best book titles around. Participants interested in any of the book titles discussed during the program can send a follow-up email to [email protected] and staff will reserve the books. Register in advance and a Zoom link will be sent before the program.