Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pop-Up Farm Dinner at Soule Homestead

POP-UP FARM DINNER! July 9th from 4pm till 7pm. If we sell 50 tickets then we will be hosting an amazing evening of local food grown here by Farmer Dave and prepared by Martha Stone with beverages by Mayflower Brewery. Tickets can be bought here:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Networking Survival Tips: Cranberry Country Chamber & Rockland Trust Sponsor Free Seminar in Middleboro

Dread the idea of meeting a bunch of strangers?  Annoyed that your current networking efforts a waste of time?

You are not alone. The “Networking Survival Tips” seminar will provide pragmatic, easy to implement steps to help you convert initial conversations to new clients, teach you to successfully navigate a packed room and outline how to become a hub resource. 

The free seminar will be held Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 - 9 a.m. at Massasoit Community College, Middleboro campus, 49 Union St, Middleborough, MA 02346

The seminar, sponsored by the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce and Rockland Trust, will be led by Steve Dubin, founder of My Pinnacle Network, a group of six business to business networks and PR Works, a full service marketing firm based in Plymouth, MA.

Networking tips and tactics will include how to work a room, how to stand out in a crowd, how to manage the exchange of business cards, how to select someone to talk with, how to get a prospect to open up, how to disengage, how to pick the right events, planning ahead, and how to follow up and take effective next steps.

Although the seminar is free and seating is limited to 30.  Please RSVP at, or contact , (508) 947-1499.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Diana Nyad Speaks about Her New Book, Find a Way

Join the Middleborough Public Library on Wed., June 22, at 6:30 p.m., to hear about the inspiring and life-changing accomplishments of Diana Nyad. Nyad will speak with us via Skype. "Ellie and her Bookies" book club will discuss the title following the Skype call with Nyad. All are welcome to stay.

On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 111 miles in 53 hours from Havana to Key West.

In the 1970s, she became known as the world's greatest long distance swimmer with her open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan. For the next 30 years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC'S Wide World of Sports, and others.She is the author of the published memoir, Find a Way, and three other books, as well as a national fitness icon and a talented linguist.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Exercise Your Mind. Read!" Adult Summer Reading Program

In a year when the Summer Olympics take place, it's only fitting that the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP) theme is "Exercise Your Mind. Read!" The Library encourages adults ages 18 and up to participate in a variety of library activities; the more activities recorded, the more chances you have to win one of five prize packs. Register online at starting June 18. As part of the ASRP, the Library will host three free programs around the theme of exercise:

1. Exercise Your Spirit -- Wed., June 22, 6:30 p.m. Come hear about the inspiring accomplishments of Diana Nyad. At 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. She will speak with us via Skype. (See below for more information.)

2. Exercise Your Body -- Sat., July 16, 11:00 a.m. The Crescent Dancers, the Pioneer Valley's premiere Middle Eastern dance troupe for more than 40 years, will present "Bellydance for Fun and Fitness" for all ages. They'll enchant and inspire you with a brief performance followed by a bellydance lesson including information about the dance form. No previous dance experience necessary! Registration IS required.

3. Exercise Your Mind -- Wed., Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of mystery, suspense and mindbending entertainment. Rory Raven has had a life-long interest in all things psychic and paranormal, leading him to a career as a mentalist and mindbender.

Pick up a Summer Reading brochure at the Library for more detailed information.

Prize pack gift cards generously donated by Boston Tavern, The Cabin, Dave's Diner, and Persey's Place.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Soule Homestead Education Center spring events

Basic Beekeeping at Soule Homestead: 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 4. Residents are invited to explore the life cycle of a bee and gather information from Beekeeper Kevin O'Donnell as to what equipment will be needed to start a hive, where to purchase equipment, the work involved and some obstacles one may encounter in beekeeping. Honey and candle making processes will also be discussed. Cost for members is $10 and nonmembers is $12.
Rug Hooking Workshop at Soule Homestead: 10 a.m. to noon, June 5. All skill levels welcome. A $5 donation is requested. Attendees are encouraged to pack a lunch. Registration is required.
Soule Homestead Education Center is a community resource for all of Southeastern Massachusetts located at 46 Soule St., Middleboro.

Tee Off for Summer Reading!

Tee Off for Summer Reading!
Mini-Golf @ the Library

All are welcome to join us on Sat., June 18 for our Summer Reading kickoff event that will "putt" a smile on your face!

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., two floors of the Middleborough Public Library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course. Starting at the Main Street library entrance, participants will golf their way through library rooms and stacks to the lower level Meeting Room, keeping score along the way.

Register for a summer reading program (children's, teen, or adult) at the end of your golfing session and be automatically entered in a raffle to win one of five $10 Dunkin Donuts gift cards!

All ages are invited to this free event. The Library will be open for normal business during course hours. The last tee time is 2:30 p.m.

This is your chance to see the library like you've never seen it before. Drop by and join us for a "hole" lot of fun!

Many thanks to the continued support of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, who sponsored this event, and to Dunkin Donuts for their generous prize donations.