Fiske Public Library
110 Randall Road, Wrentham MA 508-384-5440

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BookFlix for the Summer
This summer Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Scholastic to bring your public library programs and patrons unlimited access to BookFlix from June 1 - August 31st! A unique early learning resource, BookFlix pairs animated stories with related nonfiction ebooks to build both a love of reading and real-world knowledge. Go to BookFlix here.

The Fiske Public Library hosts many recurring programs for children of all ages. On weekdays we offer programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. During after-school hours and school vacations we offer programs for children of all ages. Our programs include story times, crafts, family nights, and many wonderful performances. All of our programs are free! You can find upcoming programs listed below and by checking the library’s online calendar, or the print newsletter which is always available at the circulation desk.

Special events are listed below. Click here to jump to Recurring Programs

Upcoming Special Events

Touch a Truck
WHEN: Thurs. Aug. 15 – 10:00AM
Truck enthusiasts are invited to hear a good “Truck Story”, check out a truck book and touch and climb on trucks from the Wrentham DPW in the library parking lot!! Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. Sign-up at the circulation desk.

Rockabye Beats, Music Concert
July 18th, 10:30am, ages 1-6
Rockabye Beats is a music concert for you and your child. It is hands-on learning through music, dancing, Spanish, and fun. Our songs and activities create the foundation for music appreciation and also foster a deeper bond between children and their caregivers. While the concert is entirely in English, we do sprinkle in some Spanish vocabulary to harmonize with our island beats. We inspire our niños (and you!) to sing, dance, move, ask questions, learn other languages, and play while at the same time introducing them to musical ideas such as melody, rhythm, tempo, and pitch. Come dance, sing, and get a little loco with us!
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.  Register at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440.
This program is funded by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Science on the Go
Wed. July 24 – 10:30am (most appropriate for ages 5-10)
3-2-1 Blast Off!  Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 reaching the moon's surface. Take an out-of-this-world adventure as we discover the mysteries of space and the importance of space exploration.
Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440.  Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Hatch the Chicken is Back by Popular Demand!
The Friends of the Fiske have once again provided funding for us to hatch baby chicks at the library this summer. Peep Peep! The eggs have now been delivered by Kenny Hill Farm in New Hampshire, a provider of "Rent the Chicken". The eggs are now in an incubator near the circulation desk. Hatch date is July 16 - 18th. After the chicks hatch we will keep them at the library for two weeks so stop in often to visit. The chicks will be picked up and brought back to the farm on July 30th.

Hold a Chick Program
Thursday, July 25th
Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440 for a 10 minute session to get up close and personal with a baby chick at the library! Choose a time between 10:30 -11:30, 1:00-2:00, and 3:00-4:00. Chicks will be resting during the off hours. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will set up a hand washing station and hand sanitizer for you to use after handling the chicks. Peep Peep Peep!  

A Visit to the Fire Station
WHEN: Wed. July 31; Wed. Aug. 14; Fri. Aug. 23 – 10:00AM
Fire Truck enthusiasts meet at the library for a “Fire Story” and then walk over to tour the Wrentham Fire Station and climb on the trucks! Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry. RAIN OR SHINE! Sign-up at the circulation desk.

Field trip – Tour of the National Fish Hatchery in North Attleboro
Friday, August 2
Meet at Fiske Public Library at 10:00am for a Nature Story Time before driving to the Fish Hatchery for a 45 minute tour. The North Attleboro National Fish Hatchery produces fish to promote the restoration of imperiled native fish populations. 
Optional: Bring a lunch or snack and have a picnic at the hatchery after the tour and/or take a walk on the .8 mile nature trail around a lovely pond behind the hatchery. There is even a story walk on the trail.  Be sure to bring insect repellent for the hike in case the mosquitoes are out.  Sign up at the circulation desk. Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
https://www.fws.gov/northattleboro/index.html

Meet Deeno the Dinosaur and learn about teeth care 
Wednesday Sept. 11 -- 10:30am.
For  Toddlers, Preschoolers and their caregivers.
Fall is just around the corner and time to "fall" into good oral health habits - we hope you will join us when Caryn D. from Chestnut Dental will be a special guest at the library.  She will a host a fun and educational visit for children, and parents/caregivers to learn all about oral health in toddlers, and  kids, and how to care for teeth.  The visit will include reading a story book, playing games, and a fun tooth themed craft at the end. The children will also get to brush Deeno the Dinosaur's teeth to practice what they learn!  Take home a toothbrush goodie bag!
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.
Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440. 

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Star Wars Trivia Night
WHEN : Thursday, July 25th , 6:15-7:45 pm
AGES : Tweens, teens and adults are welcome to join us for an exciting event.
Sign up at the circulation desk.  Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.  This program is supported with a grant from the SWEATT FUND.
Presented by Challenge! Trivia, and brothers Brett and Nik Outchcunis, this is not your standard live trivia event. A big screen projects all of the questions and answers. You can answer the questions right from your phone! No more running a scrap piece of paper up to the host… just chill with your team and submit your answers before the time is up. Standard trivia nights are usually just a set of questions and a halftime quiz… there’s no real interactivity. In Challenge! Trivia, we run multiple team challenges during each episode that get you up out of your seat and mingling with other teams. Also, we have audio and video questions that add an additional interactive element to the night. Scoring is automated, accurate and displayed on the big screen for everyone to see. For more details visit www.triviabrothers.com

THE UNLIKELY STRUMMERS
Saturday, Sept. 21 -- 10:30am
"We're a big happy family of ukulele players from across southern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.  Our group began in 2017, and we've been strumming our way around the region ever since!   We've played at events from festivals to farmers markets to movie nights"  
This is definitely not your great-grandfather's ukulele music!  The ukulele is a surprisingly versatile instrument that's suited to almost any genre, from 1920s "standards" to early rock-n-roll, and from country to contemporary top 40s hits.  You never know what we might play next!
The Unlikely Strummers provide family-friendly music that will make you want to sing - or dance - along! No matter what your age, we'll leave you smiling!
This program is supported with funds from the Friends of the Fiske.
Program is free but canned-good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.  Sign up at the circulation desk or call 508-384-5440.

RECURRING PROGRAMS

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Book Buddies – Read to a Dog
WHEN: Thursday, July 18
TIME: 3:30 - 4:30pm (Blocks of 10 minutes)

Does your child like reading and dogs? Sign up today to read to Lily, a trained therapy dog, at Fiske Library. Lily is a Bassett hound mix who came to live with the Winmill family 5 years ago from a rescue in Tennessee. She went to school like you, and became a “Therapy dog" and a" Reading Buddy" She is a happy gentle pup with velvet ears and polka dot spots. She loves the Library and loves to hear stories about animals (especially bunnies!) She has many jobs including visiting the elderly and cheering up college students during exam periods but her favorite time is spending time with children who read her stories. Lily can’t wait to meet you!

Beth Winmill has been a resident in Wrentham for 53 years and her children actually used the original library and went to elementary school here. She recently retired as a Professor of Nursing at CCRI and is enjoying her leisure time…especially with Lily in various venues.

Stop by the circulation desk or call the Library at (508) 384-5440 to register.

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Babies and Books
WHEN: Thursdays
DATES: August 1, 22, 29
TIME: 10:00am
AGES: Birth - 23 months
Connect with your baby through stories, rhymes, songs, and play. Drop-in, No Registration required. Programs are free but canned good donations will be gratefully accepted for the Wrentham Food Pantry.

Silly Science and Mystical Math
Thursday Oct. 10 – CSI; Thursday Jan. 9 – Many Moons;
Thursday March 12 – Maker Space; Wednesday May 20 – Bees
(Kindergarten – Fourth Grade)
Silly Science and Mystical Math is a parent/child program designed to introduce STEM subjects in a fun and engaging atmosphere by using hands on exploration.  Each session will be a different STEM topic. Limited to 20 children ages Kindergarten-4th grade however the younger kids will need parental assistance. Register with Self Help Inc at http://selfhelpcpc.org/calendar

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Lego Block Party Thursday
Thursday is Lego Block Party Day at Fiske Library. Come join in on the fun anytime between the hours of 10:30AM-8:00PM. Stop at the circulation desk to sign into the Children's Program Room. All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or caregiver. Thank you to the Friends of the Fiske for purchasing great new bins and a tarp to hold our Legos which were donated by a generous patron!

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Imagination Playground
Stop in to build with the Giant Blue Blocks in the Imagination Playground in the children's program room during regular library hours. Stop at the circulation desk to sign into the room. This Indoor Playground is supported with funds from THE FRIENDS OF FISKE. 

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Chess Club
The Chess Club will resume in September.

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 CLOSED
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm (Closed July & August)
Sunday CLOSED