Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fundraising Breakfast Set for Feb. 25 at the Middleborough VFW

The first of a number of fundraisers for the 3rd annual Mayor of Middleborough Contest, sponsored by the Friends of Middleborough Cemeteries, will be a breakfast at 9:00am on Saturday, February 25 at the VFW hall on Station Street in Middleborough. The money raised from the suggested donation of $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under the age of 12 will be divided equally between each of the three candidates. There will also be a door prize, raffle prizes, and a 50/50 drawing during the event. Additionally, you'll be able to meet all three of the mayoral candidates at the event and they'll have their individual donation containers available where additional dollar votes can be cast specifically for them. Please RSVP with the number in your party that will be attending the breakfast by Wednesday, Feb. 22by either calling 508-958-3557 or by sending an email to

The way the mayoral contest works is that the candidate that raises the most money during the campaigning period from February 1st – March 31st wins. Those that vote can donate as many dollar votes as they're willing and able to do. They can even pledge matching funds that are contingent on their candidate raising a certain amount of money before your donation takes place. So as they used to say in Chicago, votes early and vote often.

Each candidate has a deputy mayor running along with them. They had to be a notable individual in the history of Middleborough that has passed on. Over the next few weeks the bios of the candidates and their deputy mayoral candidates will be published in the local papers and generally be available both on the FoMC website and around town.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sacred Sounds and Song Workshop

with Rev. Myra Robinson

Sunday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m.
in the First Unitarian Universality Parish Hall

The workshop fee is $10 per person. 

Scholarships are available if needed.
Submit your request to Susan Hotchkiss.

A light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon for participants.
(A free will offering will be collected)

Please contact Andrea Priest (
if you are interested in attending.

Music touches the heart and can be a positive force for good in the world as well as a therapeutic tool, but many people are unsure how to use their voice in this way. In this workshop we will gain insight into the role of sound in healing, connection and learning. Using vocalization, meditation, and easy chants, participants will learn techniques to invite their creative muse to manifest through sound and song.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

February School Vacation Week Programs at the Library

  • Sat., Feb. 18, 11:00 a.m.: Local author Carla Marrero will read from her book C.J.'s Hideaway followed by an art activity. No registration required. 
  • Tue., Feb. 21, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Lego-mania building blow-out for all ages with Legos and Duplos in the Library's Large Meeting Room. No registration required. 
  • Wed., Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m.: Margaret Moody brings her puppet show Monkey King to the library. Best for ages 4 and up. No registration required. 
  • Wed., Feb. 22, 1:00 p.m.: Codebreakers Spy School: Coding without Computers is for kids 8-12 years of age. Create secret messages, solve puzzles, complete a lazer maze challenge and more! Space is limited. Please register by calling the library at 508/946-2470 or stopping by in person. 
  • Thurs., Feb. 23, 1:00 p.m.: Bring an unopened, new candy item (maybe some leftover Valentine's treats) or a gently used book to exchange for a BINGO card. We'll play until everyone has won their choice of candy or books. No registration required.
  • Thurs. Feb. 23, 2:00 p.m.: Come for BINGO and stay for an afternoon movie on the Library's big screen. Showing Finding Dory-rated PG- a favorite! No registration required. 

New in the Children's Room:

Check out new winter items that will be sure to keep you and your family busy. Your child can learn to play the ukulele, try out snowshoes, build a snowman with a building kit, and have fun in the snow with a snowball and brickmaker set.