Children


Writing Group
Thursdays, October 10, and November 14 at 6 pm
Join local author Lisa Shea for our writing group. Come bounce your ideas off of other authors and get creative and constructive feedback. 
 
Book Discussion Groups 
 
We will be discussing We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Wednesday, September 18th at 11 am at the Sutton Senior Center
Thursday, September 19th at 6 pm at the Library
 
We will be discussing The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Wednesday, October 16th at 11 am at the Sutton Senior Center
Thursday, October 17th at 6 pm at the Library

We will be discussing Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Wednesday, November 20 at 11 am at the Sutton Senior Center
Thursday, November 21 at 6 pm at the Library

One great title– two chances to discuss it each month! Book club books will be available at the desk of the Library after the previous book group.  Books for the Senior Center discussion are also available at the Senior Center.
 
Don’t Buy, DIY
Registration required (for individual dates)

Tea For Two: Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 pm
Register here: https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/dont-buy-diy-for-adults-4/

Jar Food: Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm 
Register here: https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/dont-buy-diy-for-adults-5/

Gift Card Holders: Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 pm 
Register here: https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/dont-buy-diy-for-adults-6/

Not everything is a budget buy, so to save a little cash, let's DIY! In each of these sessions we will be making fiscally responsible alternatives to products you already buy.
These programs are funded by a grant from The Osterman Family Foundation.

Understanding Credit
Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 pm
Registration appreciated, but not required and can be done here: https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/understanding-credit-3/
Cletus Thomas from American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC), a nonprofit credit counseling agency, will present this workshop where consumers will learn about various personal finance topics including but not limited to budgeting, credit and credit scores, banking and savings, retirement, insurance, taxes and more. We will offer this workshop twice, one geared toward teens at 4 pm and the other toward adults at 6 pm. These programs are funded by a grant from The Osterman Family Foundation.

Handkerchief Pumpkins
Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm
Registration is required and can be done here https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/handkerchief-pumpkins-craft/ for the morning session and here https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/handkerchief-pumpkins-craft-2/ for the evening session.
Get crafty with us as we make pumpkins from handkerchiefs. Visit the Library to see a sample. This
program is for adults and teens age 13 and up.

Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Thursday, October 24 at 6 pm
Registration is not required but is appreciated and can be done here: https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/thru-hiking-the-appalachian-trail/
Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. See his gear, how he cooked, and hear what it is like sleeping in a hammock for six months through three seasons. You will also hear how Sam returned to the trail the following year, connecting with aspiring Thru Hikers, paying it forward, and his return to the summit of Katahdin one year later. Signed copies of Sam’s new book “Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail” will be available for purchase after the program.

Fresh Fall Soups
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm
Registration required and can be done here https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/fresh-fall-soups/
As the temps outside go down, it's time to enjoy hearty comforting soups. Colin McCullough will be
demonstrating several recipes perfect for this time of year. These whole-food, plant-based soups will be heart -healthy as an added bonus!

Book Turkeys
Tuesday, November 5 at 11:30 am and 6:15 pm
Registration required and can be done here https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/book-turkey-craft/ for the morning session and here for the evening session https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/book-turkey-craft-2/.
Join us to make this unique turkey out of books! This program is for adults and teens age 13 and up.

History of the Quabbin Reservoir
Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm
Registration is not required but is appreciated and can be done here https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/history-of-the-quabbin-reservoir/

Dale Monette has taken DCR images from the Quabbin Reservoir archives from the mid 1930s of the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir and recreated these photographs from the same location in present day settings. Come see how the houses and scenes looked during the construction period of the Quabbin compared to what it looks like now some 80 years later. Many never seen before images from the DCR Archives are included in this program. You will also see pictures of what everyday life was like living in the four Quabbin Valley towns that would soon be no more.