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Taft Public Library Calendar of Events


JUNE 2024

Upcoming Events:

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

Slow Flow Saturday Yoga with Katie Aissis of Sprouting Tree Yoga

Come join Katie Aissis from Sprouting Tree Yoga for Slow Flow Saturday Yoga 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 upstairs in the library. This Vinyasa style yoga class links breath to movement in a dynamic sequence of postures. Participants will build strength while also finding moments throughout the practice to quiet the mind and rest the body. This class is appropriate for all levels and no previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring your own yoga mat.  Please register for the program on our website.

Adult Handcrafting Group

Let’s get crafty! Join us on Wednesday, June 19 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. No registration is required. Crafts are NOT supplied. 

Adult Book Club

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. Upcoming books for the Adult Book Club are as follows:

September: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

October: The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

November: The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel

December: Oh William! By Elizabeth Strout

Footnotes Nonfiction Book Club

The Footnotes Nonfiction Book Club typically meets downstairs in the library on a quarterly basis. This year the group will read five nonfiction titles. 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:

August: A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them by Timothy Egan

October: Sociopath: A Memoir by Patric Gagne

January: American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans by Eve Laplante

March: The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I by Douglas Brunt

June: How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

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, June 24 at 6 p.m. for the next session. Registration is required. To register, visit our website. 

Friends of the Taft Public Library Meeting

The Friends of the Library will meet next on Tuesday, June 25 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 web site.

Summer Reading 2024

Why should kids have all the fun? Did you know that the Taft Public Library offers reading incentive programs during the summer for teens and adults too? Get in on it! For all the details including Summer Reading registration and our calendar of events visit

TAFT CHILDREN’S NEWS 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. 

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.

Flying High Dogs

Mike Piazza is a multiple-time world finalist and world record holder in the sport of K-9 Frisbee and the current #1 Professional K-9 Frisbee performer in the world.

Mike and his K-9 crew’s program is very youth and family friendly. They will perform a variety of Frisbee and other entertaining tricks during the show. Hope you can join us Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m.

Oreo Stacking

It’s Cookie Time! Who doesn’t love Oreos? Ever build with them? Now’s your chance! Register today for this annual event. Each participant will have mere seconds to stack as many Oreo sandwich cookies in a single stack as they can. Each stack must stay standing on its own (no hands allowed for support) for at least 5 seconds after the end of the stacking period. Register today to get in on the fun. Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. 

Summer Reading 2024

Can you believe it’s already time for Summer Reading? Your friends at the Taft have been busy for months putting together a Summer Reading program we think will be sure to please.

For every three hours of reading, children through grade 4 will be able to pick a prize from our treasure chest. 

Be on the lookout for more information about Taft Summer Reading registration and events and visit our website.