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Welcome to Fiske Public Library

New Museum Passes Have Arrived :
Davis Farmland and MegaMaze
To reserve Museum Passes go to the Library website and click on the “Museum Pass” link in the Right Column.

Southwick's Zoo
The zoo reopens for the season April 13. The Friends of the Fiske have purchased tickets good for this season once again this year!! These tickets are $20 each and are good for daytime general admission for adults and children for any day during the 2024 operating season. They are NOT valid for festivals, events, Jack O Lantern or Winter Wonderland. No limit on the number of tickets.  You MUST have your library card to get the tickets.   GREAT FOR GIFT GIVING!!!!

LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
The Library Newsletter containing programs and new books is printed monthly, usually just before the end of the current month for the upcoming one. Once it is printed you can find it at the Front Desk. As long as you have email on your library card record the newsletter will be emailed to you. We have switched to a new email program for the newsletter to be sent. Use this link to signup to receive - https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sl/nlDyv2T 
If you do not wish to get the newsletter via email you can unsubscribe when you receive the first one without affecting notices that come from SAILS via email (ie renewals, overdues, fines, etc.)

WRENTHAM SENIOR ART DISPLAY
The Wrentham Senior Center will be holding it’s annual Art Show the month of April There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, April 6, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.

Irish in America with Mary King, Cathy Clasper-Torch and Ed Sweeney
WHEN : Saturday April 27
TIME : 2:00 p.m.
Come join us for a musical journey celebrating the ‘Irish in America‘. Irish immigrants captured the heart of the nation with their mix of Irish jigs, ballads, folk songs, storytelling and humor. Their music was influenced from their travels throughout New England, the Midwest, Appalachia and the West. Their Celtic traditions were infused with new styles and instruments creating a new voice to their culture, along with the old. Get your green on, warm up your voices and enjoy the warmth, spirit and hilarity of the ‘Irish in America’. (Mary King often teaches a beginning Irish jig before the start of each program).

A Long Walk Down a Winding Road Author Talk with Sam Farmer
WHEN : Tuesday April 30
TIME : 7:00 p.m.
From the unique perspective of someone on the autism spectrum comes a book about working to carve out a better life in the face of challenge and adversity. Interwoven with true stories of personal hardships and triumphs, A Long Walk Down a Winding Road offers ideas and insights aimed at inspiring and empowering the reader to enhance quality of life. It also exposes what it can feel like to be autistic, as told by somebody who actually walks in these shoes. This program is free and open to the public.
About the Author
Sam Farmer is an information technology consultant, neurodiversity community self-advocate, writer/author, public speaker and adviser for Floreo, a company that leverages virtual reality technology in teaching life skills for neurodiverse individuals. Diagnosed later in life as autistic, he writes blogs and articles, records podcasts and presents at libraries, conferences and for corporations and autism community organizations, sharing stories and thoughts as to how one can achieve greater happiness and success in the face of challenge and adversity. To learn more, visit www.samfarmerauthor.com.

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NEXT ZOOM YOGA SESSION  
WHEN : Wednesdays

TIME : 6:00-7:15
A NEW session will begin April 10 and continue April 17, 24, May 8, 15, and 22.
Cost is $48 for the six week session. Payment is due before the first session, either cash or check to the Friends of the Fiske. You can register ONLINE on the Library Calendar, CALL the Library at 508-384-5440 x2 or COME IN leaving your name, phone number and email address which is necessary for the ZOOM link.
Noreen offers a Hatha based yoga for all levels. Participants move through a series of gentle poses designed to align breathing with muscle development. The class incorporates straps, blocks, light weights, and core ball to provide overall toning. These props are available to students and are optional to use during the class. A relaxation and visualization complete the class allowing the student to be present in the moment created for them.

Free Drop-in IT Help Office Hours
TUESDAYS 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Children's Program Room or Homework Center
The Fiske Public Library is hosting Free IT Help Office Hours with IT expert Ben Elliot who will be available to help with personal technology related issues in an informal setting. Ben is available at the Fiske Public Library on a first come, first serve basis. 
Ben is a wonderful resource for all things "techie!" Stop by and see if he can help you!!
For more information, please contact Library Director Kim Shipala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Help Support the Summer Reading Program

Dear Friends,
Get ready to read! The Fiske Public Library is gearing up for our 2024 Statewide Summer Reading Program: Read, Renew, Repeat! We are preparing to empower children and young adults this summer with books. We hope we can count on you for support. This year’s program begins on June 17 and will offer children of all ages an opportunity to earn prizes for reading during the summer. Children from birth through high school are invited to participate. Last year’s program, Find Your Voice, had nearly 500 children register. By the end of the summer, more than 250 children met their reading goals and were eligible for prizes. We hope to have even more kids coming to read this summer.
We are asking library patrons, local businesses, banks, and civic groups for donations for reading incentive prizes to encourage Wrentham families to read together.  Remember that donations go a long way; ideally, we’d like any individual prizes donated within the $10 range. In fact, donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. The prizes help promote reading during the time that kids are out of school and may not customarily read on their own. Your generosity will help provide the resources necessary to make this program a success. In return for any donation, the name of your business or organization will be posted in the library and listed on any promotional materials, including the library newsletter and social media. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support. If you have any questions about the program or would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please call our children’s librarian Sara DelPriore at 508-384-5440 ext.5 Thank you in advance for your support.
Sincerely,    
Your Friends at Fiske Public Library

FISKE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
WHEN
: Tuesday April 23
TIME : 7:00PM
The Fiske Library Book Club will meet in the Sweatt Meeting Room on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., and it is open to adults 18 and over.
The book for discussion this month is - Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
Birnam Wood is on the move... A landslide has closed the Korowai Pass on New Zealand's South Island, cutting off the town of Thorndike and leaving a sizable farm abandoned. The disaster presents an opportunity for Birnam Wood, an undeclared, unregulated, sometimes-criminal, sometimes-philanthropic guerrilla gardening collective that plants crops wherever no one will notice. To occupy the farm at Thorndike would mean a shot at solvency at last. But the enigmatic American billionaire Robert Lemoine also has an interest in the place: he has snatched it up to build his end-times bunker, or so he tells Birnam's founder, Mira, when he catches her on the property. But can Birnam trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust one another?
No registration is required. For more information, please contact Library Director Kim Shipala.
Dates for Upcoming Months : 
May 28 - Yellowface - R.F. Kuang
June 25 - Paper Palace - Miranda Cowley Heller
July 23 - Horse - Geraldine Brooks

Thank You
Thank you to Rick Keller, of Perfect Pastime 617 for donating his time to do Collectible Appraisals on March 23! Everyone who brought something for him to evaluate said how wonderful he was and we are planning on having him back in the next few months to do another session!!

Reading Challenge 2024
Fiske Library is going to be partners for the Massachusetts Center for the Book 2024 Reading Challenge for kids, teens and adults! Go to : https://www.massbook.org/readingchallenge to see how to participate.

SAILS MOBILE APP
Thanks for your patience--we know you have been awaiting this news. If you are not already aware the mobile app is now available and fully functional once again.
As long as you did not delete it you should log out of the app, then log back in for it to work properly. If  you did delete it you  can download it again from the appropriate app store.

The Friends of the Fiske continue to have their ongoing book sales in the library. Hardcover fiction and all types of nonfiction books can be found on the back shelves near the Genealogy Room. The bookcase near the Sweatt Room now has special “gift” books displayed for sale. Please note that the Friends will no longer accept audio/music CD donations. 

Showcase Cinema Tickets!
You can now purchase discounted Showcase Cinema Tickets at FISKE thanks to the FRIENDS OF THE FISKE.
Tickets are $10.00 each, good at any Showcase Cinema in the U.S. (NOTE : Lux Level, 3-D Movies and other special theatres are subject to an additional fee at the theater.)
Not valid for telephone or online orders. See ticket for all rules. No limit for Wrentham residents, limit of 2 tickets for non-Wrentham residents. The ticket purchased at the Library must be exchanged at theater box office for admission ticket. NO EXPIRATION.

DID YOU KNOW?
We have a Library of Things (Stuffbrary in the catalog)
The Library of Things is a collection of non-book items that Wrentham Adults (18+) can check out with your library card. Some of the items we have are telescope, cornhole game,  pickleball, binoculars, wallpaper remover, companion dog and cat, Coding Robot, disc repair system, and paper shredder. Check the Library website under the drop-down “Books and More” for a complete list of what is available. There is also a looseleaf notebook at the front desk with descriptions of each item.

FISKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
110 Randall Road
Wrentham, MA 02093
508-384-5440 Phone
508-384-5443 Fax
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FISKE LIBRARY HOURS
Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday CLOSED