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Programs and events at the Pearle

The Pearle L. Crawford (Dudley) Library, 40 Schofield Avenue, Dudley, invites all to join them at their virtual progrms at the Pearle.  To register go to or call 508-949-8021.
Storytime on Facebook Live, Wednesdays at noon. Join Miss Lida for a live storytime on Facebook, every Wednesday at noon, and then stop by the library for a free take-and-make craft kit. No Facebook account is needed for this free program.  Just point your browser to to access the video.  Can’t tune in at noon?  Recordings of each week’s storytime are available on the Facebook page beginning Wednesday afternoon.
Music and movement, first Friday of every month at 11 a.m. Join Deb Hudgins on Facebook for Music and Movement, one of our most popular programs. Nothing gets kids on their feet and having fun quite like songs, dance and silly stories, and Miss Deb has been. No Facebook account is needed for this free program.  Just point your browser to to access the video.  
Seed exchange throughout the month of April. Have leftover tomato seeds you don’t know what to do with? Want to try growing flowers? Changed your mind about that kind of squash? The Pearle is hosting a seed exchange during the month of April – take some seeds to try, leave the seeds you don’t need, and get gardening, just in time for Earth Day. Exchange boxes will be placed in the library and all are welcome to contribute flower or vegetable seeds or take some seeds for growing in your own garden.
Make a mini garden, Friday, April 23 (multiple sessions for tweens, teens, and adults). A terrarium is like an aquarium, but for plants instead of fish. It is made in just about any glass container. It is planted to look like a miniature garden or forest enclosed in its own little world. You can easily make a beautiful terrarium yourself.  Please bring your own glass container.  We will have some to choose from as well.
This activity will take place outside in the side parking lot.  We will be roping off a safe area.  We will have tables set up 6 ft. apart and only five children per session.   We will be disinfecting between sessions. Free; registration is required.  Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.
A celebration of women composers, Thursday, May 6 6-7:30 p.m. Historian Jeffrey Engel will highlight the lives and the music of several distinguished female composers/concert pianists who attained recognition and success during the nineteenth century in this Zoom program. There have always been women composers. As far back as the seventh century BC, Sappho, the Greek lyric poetess, played her own accompaniments on the barbiton and the pektis. Throughout the twelfth century there were female troubadours and during the sixteenth, madrigal composers. Francesca Caccini (1587-1638) is thought to be the first woman to write an opera and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1663-1729), the author of an early ballet. It is not until the end of the nineteenth century, however, that significantly more women begin to enjoy public performances of their music and become professional composers. Perhaps you’ve heard of Teresa Carreno, Sophie Menter and Clara Schumann? Free; registration is required.  Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting 24 hours before the event.  Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.