Friends’ of the Monson Free Library Bake Sale

The Friends’ of the Monson Free Library will hold a Bake Sale on Tues., Dec. 19th, 10:00-6:00 at the library.  Goodies including cookies, candy, breads, pies and scones will be available.  Proceeds will be used to support programs and events at the library.

Rescheduled Party on the Patio

Mushroom Identifying for Beginners

We will be heading to Massachusetts to present this program in the DeSantis Community Room at the Monson Free Library. There is no registration required.
Join The 3 Foragers as they share some of the secrets of the fungal world and teach you how to safely identify wild mushrooms using various available tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to use your senses to examine mushrooms for their sights, smells, and tastes, and consider the relationships between fungi and the natural world around us. We will dispel common myths, and discuss mycophagy, the cooking and eating of wild mushrooms.
About bio
The 3 Foragers are a family from southeastern Connecticut who have been identifying, photographing, and cooking with the edible plants and fungi of New England for more than 18 years. Their blog, Facebook page, and book all focus on family-friendly, environmentally sustainable harvest of both our native and invasive species of plants, and ways to incorporate these foods into your diet with original recipes.

Mindfulness Workshop for Homeschoolers

Teen Summer Read Finale Outdoor Movie

Join us under the stars for a movie inspired by The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents to wrap up Summer Reading 2023! Bring a blanket or chair. Snacks sponsored by Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance. Produced in partnership with Northampton Open Media.
This event is part of the event series for the Monson Teen Summer Read, for ages 12-18. For more information or to get your FREE copy of the Teen Summer Read book, visit MonsonLibrary.com!

Teens: Amazing Maurice’s Escape Room

Can you solve the Amazing Maurice’s puzzles and escape the room? Sign up for an hour slot at 1, 2, or 3 PM. Teams of up to 8 can join!
This event is part of the event series for the Monson Teen Summer Read, for ages 12-18. For more information or to get your FREE copy of the Teen Summer Read book, visit MonsonLibrary.com!

Teens: Book Discussion Party

Talk about The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents with your friends at our book discussion party! We’ll have snacks, games, and more.
This event is part of the event series for the Monson Teen Summer Read, for ages 12-18. For more information or to get your FREE copy of the Teen Summer Read book, visit MonsonLibrary.com!

All Ages Movie Trivia

How well do you know movie trivia? Show your trivia knowledge skills and win a prize! Join by yourself or with a team!

Teen Craft Time: Needlefelt Rats & Cats

Make a cute needlefelt friend to decorate your room, locker, or car! Supplies & instruction provided by Angelina Fleury of American Made Crafters.
This event is part of the event series for the Monson Teen Summer Read, for ages 12-18. For more information or to get your FREE copy of the Teen Summer Read book, visit MonsonLibrary.com!

Teens: Meet REAL Rats with Ruby Bard

Ever wanted to pet a REAL rat? Meet some cool critters with Ruby Bard of Bard Rattery! Get up close and personal and learn why you don’t need to fear these friendly guys.
This event is part of the event series for the Monson Teen Summer Read, for ages 12-18. For more information or to get your FREE copy of the Teen Summer Read book, visit MonsonLibrary.com!