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Programs and events at the Pearle

Join the Pearle L. Crawford Library, 40 Schofield Ave., Dudley  for one of the virtual programs at the Pearle. To register go to or call 508-949-8021
Knit and crochet group Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All stitchers are welcome for this informal group, meeting weekly in the Fels Room.
Toddler time, Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. Come join us for Toddler Time.  We will have a different theme each week with stories and songs. This is geared for ages 18 months to 3.
Baby time, Fridays, 11:30 a.m. Join us for a Baby Time story time. We will be doing songs, fingerplays, and reading to our babies. This is geared for babies 0-15 months.
Pre-K power storytime Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. Join Miss Lida for Pre-School Story Time.  We will be exploring a new letter each week starting with A and ending in the spring with Z.  
Dungeons and Dragons group Mondays 5:00 p.m. Have you ever wanted to learn to play D&D or are you a player looking to join a group? We have an experienced DM starting a group on Monday Nights at the pearle. If you have a Player’s Handbook or dice bring them with you. We will have extras for anyone who needs them. Free; registration required.  
Pokemon Club, Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. Calling all Pokemon fans!  Children ages 7 to 14 are invited to join our club.  This meeting will be a great opportunity to meet other players and share ideas. Please make sure you bring your trading cards and anything else you would like to share and discuss.
Lego challenge Wednesdays  3:30 p.m. Come join us each week for a different Lego challenge, from writing your name in Legos to making a Lego zipline.  Ages 5+
Playful engineers Saturday, October 9,  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. In these hands-on, STEM focused workshops, participants design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg Machines, paper constructions, plus domino towers, exploding popsicle-stick snakes, and other awesome engineering explorations. Sponsored by the Hugh W. and Harriet K. Crawford Endowment.
Saving money and the earth while living a life of abundance, Thursday, October 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Join Ann Kearney for this Zoom program where you will learn concrete strategies for saving money and having a smaller environmental footprint.  Learn to create a Digital Dream Board to visualize and clarify your goals, priorities, and hopes in order to empower you to make meaningful changes. Ann spent two years living in an RV while traveling the country with her husband and three children.  In preparation for their journey they sold or gave away 90% of what they owned.  She has years of experience with frugal living, homeschooling, plant-based cooking, traveling, and environmentalism. Registration is required for this virtual program.  Registered participants will be sent a link to the Zoom event 24 hours before the program. Sponsored by the Hugh W & Harriet K Crawford Endowment
Deb’s sing and swing, Thursday, October 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m. This is a 45 minute interactive program featuring singing, guitar music, dancing, rhythm instruments, stories and variety of fun props, including a parachute, beanbags, scarves, and pom poms. These programs are theme-based, and cover everything from holidays and seasons to dinosaurs and bugs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Songbirds of the Northeast, Thursday, October 21, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Join naturalist John Root for a power point presentation featuring both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds. The role of song in these birds’ lives as well as their diet, social behavior, and other adaptations for survival are discussed. Participants also learn how to provide attractive habitat for songbirds. Questions and comments are welcome throughout the presentation, which is open to all ages.  Sponsored by the Dudley Cultural Council
Cricut class, Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Do you have a cricut cutting machine at home? Are you not sure where to start with using it? Come and learn about your machine, Cricut design space and complete two Christmas ornaments with two different materials.  Our own youth services librarian, Lida Carroll, will teach you the basics. Bring your laptop, cricut machine, tools, and glue with you. The other materials you need will be provided. Free; registration required.