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.
In the Gallery for August and September: Lyn Slade
Posted August 17, 2018
Our latest gallery show is by Lyn Slade of Bolton. On display are sketchbooks and finished pieces from Lyn's Artist in Residence experience at Acadia National Park in spring 2018.
"Being there pre-season, Lyn was nearly alone in Schoodic Point, the northern part of Acadia. With very few visitors in the park, the requirement to provide art programming was waived and the residence morphed into a month of time alone to be inspired by Acadia's overwhelming beauty, and to recharge."
The show is a glimpse into the artists's process and includes sketches, notes, snapshots, maps, and finished pieces in needle felting, collage, photography, and/or paint and pastels.
The show is free to peruse during the library's open hours, though programs in the space may preclude viewing at certain times. A reception for Lyn will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. All are welcome.
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
Adult summer reading program results
Posted August 15, 2018
Our adult readers set a new record this summer, with 48 participants in the program (up from 36 last summer). Those 48 people reported reading or listening to 183 books. We awarded 8 lucky readers with a gift pack to Regal Cinemas (two movie tickets plus a $10 concession coupon, courtesy of the Friends of the Library). Congratulations to all!
Traditional paper books were by far the most popular format, but ebooks and audiobooks were well-represented. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng was a favorite title.
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).