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Taft Public Library Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events:

To register for an event, click on the Library Event Calendar & Registration link at the top of the library’s homepage (

Bridging Two Worlds, An Afternoon of Mediumship with Ellen Henry

Join medium Ellen Henry on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. for this fascinating program. A medium is someone who receives communication from the souls of those who have moved on to the next chapter and delivers those messages to their loved ones here in the physical world. In this program, Ellen will begin with a discussion of what mediumship is, how it differs from a psychic reading, and how she receives messages. Then share in the experience as she performs a mediumship demonstration for the group. Please Note: Attendance at a demonstration does not guarantee that you will receive a reading. Registration required. Please visit and click on the Library Event Calendar & Registration link near the top of the web page to register.

Adult Handcrafting Group

Let’s get crafty! Join us Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. downstairs in the library and get your craft on. Bring your own craft project, whatever it might be, to work on while you visit.  Intended for adults. Crafts are NOT supplied.

Adult Book Club

The Adult Book Club are typically held on the second Monday of the month. For upcoming book clubs contact the library at 508-473-3259 to request copies of the books or log in to your account from our website to request them through interlibrary loan. The upcoming Adult Book Club book discussion schedule is as follows:

May: Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey and the poetry of Amanda Lovelace

June: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

German Conversation Club

Are you looking for a place to practice what German you remember or to improve your German vocabulary? Conversations in German is no pressure, just fun! Lead by Library Assistant (and Mendon resident) Monika Schmid, the group typically meets the last Monday of each month. Mark your calendars for Monday, April 29 at 6 p.m. for the next session! Registration is required. To register, visit our website.

Footnotes Nonfiction Book Club

The Footnotes Nonfiction Book Club meets downstairs in the library on a quarterly basis. Those interested are asked to stop at the downstairs desk to sign the Footnotes registration sheet and pick up a copy of the latest book. Upcoming books in the Footnotes series:

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff. Discussion on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Friends of the Taft Public Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library will meet next on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. downstairs in the library’s Art Holmes Community Room for their monthly board meeting. Board meetings are typically held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., unless it falls on a holiday or during a school vacation. All are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. If you plan on attending, it’s always a good idea to call the library at 508-473-3259 or email the Friends at [email protected] to confirm the date and time of the meeting. The group will do its best to post any meeting changes on the Taft Library website.

Coming in May: Author Michael Tougias

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. for a program from Michael Tougias, author of The Finest Hours and So Close to Home. Mr. Tougias will discuss the survival stories of several historic figures and provide an inside look at techniques to overcome adversity based on research from his book Extreme Survival: Lessons from Those Who Have Triumphed Against All Odds. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register by clicking on the Library Event Calendar & Registration link at


Registration is required for all programs. Please log onto our website: and find the events page to register along with more information for the programs. 

Itty Bitty Story Time 

Itty Bitty Storytime is designed for our youngest patrons birth to 3 years old. Join us for a lot of fun on Tuesdays and select Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 

Story & Craft Time 

Join us for Story and Craft Time. Perfect for the preschool-aged child. All sessions take place on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. 

Alphabet Storytime 

It’s all about the alphabet! Each week we will focus on a different letter. We will read a couple of books, sing songs, and learn about the letter of the week. Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Please note there is no Alphabet Storytime the first Wednesday of the month. 

Coffee and Conversations & Puppet Storytime 

Dates: Wednesdays, May 1 and June 5

Time: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Location: Taft Public Library, 29 North Ave., Mendon 

Join us for an informal playtime where families will be able to build social connections and learn about early childhood development and family friendly resources. The library will supply Muffin House Muffins.

Please stay for the 10:30 a.m. Puppet Storytime. Join Newton & Friends of Through Me to You Puppetry for songs & stories. At the end of the 30-minute show, children can greet the puppets. Geared for children 2 to 5 years, but all are welcome.

Tutors with Tails

Meet Sprite! Sprite is a therapy dog who loves children and love books. Sprite and her owner Janet will visit the Taft on the last Tuesday of each month. Register today for the opportunity to read to Sprite. Spots are limited.

Book Clubs 

Graphic Novel Book Club: This month we will be reading: Nell of Gumbling: My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life by Emma Steinkellner. Join us on Tuesday, May 14 at 5 p.m. to discuss this month's book pick.

8-12 Book Club: We will be reading: I Survived: The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis. The book club discussion will be held downstairs in the library on Tuesday, April 23 at 5 p.m.

6-9 Novel Book Club: We will be reading: The Story of Diva & Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizza. The book club will be held downstairs on Tuesday, May 7 at 5 p.m.