Pajama Drive through March 15
Posted February 7, 2019
The Bolton Public Library is now collecting donations of new pajamas for kids of all ages!
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) continues its partnership with the Boston Bruins for the 12th Annual PJ Drive to benefit DCF Wonderfund and Cradles to Crayons. The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from February 1, 2019 through March 15, 2019. Libraries across the Commonwealth, including the Bolton Public Library, will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children, and teens.
“Pajamas are an essential item for children in transition and there is a constant need for PJs at our DCF field offices,” said Jennifer Kitchenham, Executive Director of the Wonderfund. “The PJs that DCF receives through the Boston Bruins PJ Drive are delivered directly to the kids by their social workers, helping to provide warmth and comfort in a time of uncertainty for a child.”
To participate, bring new kids' pajamas to the Library and place them in the donation bin in the entry. Thank you, Bolton!
Peter Christoph talks about Birds of the NE Swamp on April 17
Posted March 13, 2019
Join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. as wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the bird’s many activities including building the nest, feeding their young, and catching their prey. You’ll almost want to bring your own wading boots and bug spray for protection as you sit down to watch this captivating presentation.
Peter Christoph is a well-known wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning bird photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Peter has presented at photography groups nationally and locally, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and several camera clubs throughout New England. He is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous birding clubs and dozens of libraries. Peter is a member of the Forbush Bird Club, Menotomy Bird Club, Allen Bird Club, Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, and is past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and medals recognizing his photographic talent. Peter is also responsible for publishing three bird photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”
Tickets available to Symphony Pro Musica for March--ALL GONE!
Posted January 29, 2019
The Library has new passes courtesy of Symphony Pro Musica. This local symphony performs four concerts each year, in November, January, March, and May. The concerts take place at either Hudson High School (Saturday evening shows) or St. Mark's School in Southborough (Sunday afternoon shows). For each concert we have 8 tickets (four for Saturday, four for Sunday). Each of these tickets allows half-price admission, or $12.50 for adults (regularly $25) and $10 for seniors (regularly $20). Student admission is free.
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be reserved on our online pass reservation system. Limit two (2) tickets per person per show. To get yours, stop by the library or call 978-779-2839.
Tickets to the May concert will be available in mid-April. Watch this space for details.
Taijifit has a new home at the Library!
Posted November 1, 2018
We're pleased to announce a new partnership with the Council on Aging. Bolton's Taijifit classes for adults are now held at the Library every Thursday morning from 10-10:45 a.m.
What's Taijifit? It's a cross between fitness, Tai Chi, and meditation. Taijifit benefits both mind and body, reduces stress, and improves balance and coordination.
The class is open to adults including seniors, and costs $3 per session payable to certified instructor Kristin Higgins. For more information contact Shirley at sassyj555(at)gmail.com or 978-779-2216.
Posted September 11, 2018
MakerDay programming for the 2018-2019 season will begin on September 22 with STEM Explorer Day. Build domino chain reactions, play with Snap Circuits, test yourself with the QB-Maze, and much more. Some activities may require the use of a personal phone or tablet, so don't leave yours at home!
Click here for a full list of upcoming MakerDays. We're adding new MakerDay events all the time, so be sure to check back often.
No More Axis360
Posted August 14, 2018
Unfortunately, as of June 30, 2018, the Commonwealth eBook Collection no longer provides access to Axis360, Biblioboard, or ProQuest E-Book Central. They have replaced it with greater access to the Overdrive collections of other MA networks. For more resources, visit boltonpubliclibrary.org/ebooks
Meet our new telescope!
Posted April 13, 2018
Starting Wednesday, April 18, library cardholders 18 years or older can borrow the library's telescope for astronomical discoveries of their own! We now offer an Orion StarBlast #9814 4.5" Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope (with instruction book and transport tote) for you to borrow for up to 3 weeks (21 days).