Children


Writing Group
Thursday,  April 9, and May 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  

March book groups are postponed due to temporary closures of the Library and Senior Center
 
We will discuss Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
At the Senior Center on Wed., April 15 at 10:45 am    
At the Library on Thursday, April 16 at 6 pm
 
We will discuss The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
At the Senior Center on Wed, May 20 at 10:45 am
At the Library on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm
 
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. 
 
Cookbook Club
Tuesdays,  April 14, and May 12 at 6:30 pm
Do you like to cook and talk about food? Do you love to read cookbooks, but often don’t have the time to make all those delicious recipes? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then our new Cookbook Club might be for you! Cookbook Club meets once a month to share a potluck style meal. All you have to do is make a recipe from the chosen cookbook!  
April 14 we will cook from Tasty Every Day: All of the Flavor, None of the Fuss
May 12 we will cook from 5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver

Copies of the books are available at the desk. Please let us know which recipe you’re making so we can avoid duplicates by emailing bperry@cwmars.org. 
In addition to tasting everyone’s dishes, we’ll also discuss the cookbook overall, which recipes we’d make again, and which ones we’d skip or adjust. 
Please, no alcoholic beverages (even if there’s a recipe for one in the book). And, as per Massachusetts state law regarding potlucks, please be advised: Neither the food nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or by a local public health agency.
 
POSTPONED-Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas of Icelanders
The Sagas of Icelanders are one our best sources of information about the use of weapons in the Viking age, giving many examples of men and women using weapons to resolve their disputes and to defend their honor. These examples paint a fairly clear picture of how Viking-age warriors fought. Importantly, they also give us a clear picture of the culture and society of the Viking-age people. In this presentation, Dr. William R. Short will review the history, culture, and society of the Viking-age people. After a brief introduction to the weapons of the Viking age, he will discuss his recent research on the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors, as taught by the Sagas of Icelanders and other sources.
 
POSTPONED-On a Roll: How to Make Sushi with Colin
 
In this class we'll go over sushi-rolling basics and roll up some great vegetarian nori rolls!  If you've ever wondered how to roll up your own sushi at home, this is the class for you!

POSTPONED-Seed Starting with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens
 
There are so many more varieties of vegetables than what the garden centers offer!  We'll show you everything you need to know to take advantage of this.
 
Learn to Make Thai Curries from Scratch With Colin
Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 pm
Thai curries are bursting with flavors just waiting to be explored!  We'll use fresh, whole-food ingredients to create delicious Thai curries that put the processed curry pastes to shame!

Spring Cleaning Craft Extravaganza!
Tuesday, April 28 at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm
Registration Required
Click here to register for the 11:30 am session
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Our stash of craft materials is getting out of control! Join us to make whatever you want from our hoard of supplies: seashell picture frame? Mosaic vase? Mixed-media canvas? We’ve got enough stuff to make whatever you want! This program is for adults and teens age 13 and up. 
 
Container Gardening with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens
Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
Short on space, but still have visions of growing your own produce?  Come learn all about growing in containers! 
 
Quick Meals with Real Whole Foods
Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 pm
Fantasizing about quick, delicious and nutritionally balanced meals? Come excite your palate with Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” chef, cookbook author, and cooking teacher’s inspirational presentation. While Leslie demonstrates an easy to prepare recipe, you’ll learn time saving tips, meet quick cooking ingredients, and discover how to manage every part of your cooking process effectively and efficiently, from setting up your kitchen and chopping vegetables to shopping seasonally. You’ll also get ideas on leftover management, enhancing flavor, substituting ingredients, and using garnishes to dress up the dining experience.  Beginners as well as seasoned cooks will bring home more inspiration for meatless, quick and easy, organic farm to table home cooking. ​

Cork Crafts
Thursday, May 28 at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm
Registration Required
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We’re getting crafty with wine corks! Join us to make a trivet or a set of coasters. This craft is for adults and teens age 13 and up.