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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 ( 

Handcrafting Group

Let’s get crafty! Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 21 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 will meet on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton. Adult Book Clubs 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:

March: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

April: Find Her by Lisa Gardner

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

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, Feb. 26 at 6pm 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 (Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.).

Friends of the Taft Public Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library will meet next on Tuesday, Feb. 27 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. There will be no meeting in December. 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 web site.

Coming in March!

On Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. join Jennifer Carlino, Mendon resident and Land Use and Environmental Planner for the Town of Easton, for Painted Wild Dogs, Cheetah, and Elephants, Oh My!: A South African Presentation which highlights her volunteer work with Wildlife ACT in South Africa. In the hour-long program Carlino recounts her two-week volunteer vacation and presents photos and stories from the trip in which she tracked cheetah, wild dogs, elephants, hyenas, vultures, lions, and other endangered species. Registration required. To register and for further information visit our website starting in February ( 


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; Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, 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 and 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.

Preschool Kidding Around Yoga 

We will learn yoga poses, dance, sing, and meditate. This class is all about fun-all abilities are welcome. Mats are available, or feel free to bring your own. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. 

Book Clubs 

Graphic Novel Book Club: This month we will be reading: The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett & Shawn Harris. The book club will be held downstairs on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 5 p.m. 

8-12 Book Club: This month we will be reading: The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier. The book club will be held downstairs on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. 

6-9 Novel Book Club: This month we will be reading: The Story of Gumluck the Wizard by Adam Rex. The book club will be held downstairs on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m.