Gladys E. Kelly Public Library calendar of events
The Gladys E. Kelly Public Library in Webster. 2 Lake St., Webster, 508-949-3880, has listed the following calendar of events. All programs are scheduled to be held outside on the Library lawn (unless otherwise noted), weather permitting.
Indoor Movie Night – Third Thursday of the month, next on October 21, 6:00 p.m. Join us monthly on the third Thursday of each month as we show a new release film. We’ll make theatre-style popcorn for you to enjoy. The film selection changes each month, call the Library for this month’s title: 508-949-3880.
Book Discussion Group - The Gladys E. Kelly Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. New members are always welcome. The meeting will take place via Zoom. Stop by the library, or reach out by phone to 508-949-3880, or by email to [email protected] for inquiries.
Fall Concert Series: The Promise is Hope – October 9, 2:00 p.m. “Folk that makes you feel stuff” is exactly what Ash & Eric L’Esperance (spouses & band mates) set out to create through their collaborative project, The Promise is Hope. Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters whose sound draws from the deep and vast well of the roots music tradition. Ashley’s airy and intoxicating tone (think Alison Krauss) blends beautifully with Eric’s sweet, deep voice (think Cat Stevens). The two artists complement each other in every respect, as with one voice they take their listeners on an exploration of the deep mysteries within nature and human relationships. With tightly woven harmonies, two acoustic guitars, and intimate songwriting, the pair presents a beautifully moving, inspired & connected live set. PopMatters says, “It is folk music, but folk that doesn’t find any quick or easy comparisons. Instead, it might be said that the L’Esperances have found their unique path within the storied tradition.” Concert is scheduled to be held outside, but will happen in the Library Community Room in case of rain. Please bring a chair or blanket if the concert is being held outside.
Spirits of New England with Dustin Pari – October 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Dustin Pari, a paranormal investigator and speaker with 25 years experience researching the unknown, will be presenting a talk about the legends, lore, and paranormal happenings he has seen and investigated across New England. Dustin is known for his wacky and slightly offbeat sense of humor, which helps to balance the light and dark material that can make up the paranormal world. This lecture brings a great bit of local history colored with some chilling tales of the supernatural! No registration required.
Children’s and young adult programming
Songs and Stories Storytime – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Join Miss Emily Wednesday mornings at 10 am to read books, sing songs, and do rhyme games. Meet other children and caregivers at this community event. After stories, catch up with other community members over a simple craft. This Storytime is best for children 0-5, but all ages are welcome. Masks are required for everyone in the children’s room over the age of 2 years. Disposable masks will be available.
LEGO Club – Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. LEGO Club is back, and we’re so excited to have you build with us again. Stop by the storytime room every Tuesday at 3:30 to freeplay with our bucketloads of LEGOs or try out our weekly challenge. Masks are required for everyone in the Children’s Room over the age of 2 years. Disposable masks will be available.
Drop in Paint Hour – Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It’s time to break out the paintbrushes. With a variety of paints and paper available, bring your artist of any age to join in the fun. Masks are required for everyone in the Children’s Room over the age of 2 years. Disposable masks will be available.
STEAM Kids – Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join Miss Emily in a weekly STEAM event. That is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each week there will be a new project to tackle from slime making and catapult challenges, to board game development and bath bombs. Every week contains some take home element. These events are best for children 7-12, but siblings are always welcome. Some events may have a limited number of places, in this case children between 7-12 will have preference. Caregivers must remain for the duration of the event. Masks are required for everyone in the children’s room over the age of 2 years. Disposable masks will be available.