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Here’s the latest from the Sherborn Library.

The Sherborn Library is at 3 Sanger St. (Sherborn Community Center) while the library is undergoing renovations. For information or to register, call 508-653-0770, or visit

Kids Programs

Deb Hudgins, Fabulous Fall, Friday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m.: Deb will celebrate fall with music, songs, stories, musical instruments and a parachute.

Storytime, Friday, Oct. 4, 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m.: We will share books, rhymes and songs, followed by a simple craft and toys to play with. Recommended for children up to age 4.

Munchkin Music, Monday, Oct. 7, 10:30-11 a.m.: Babies to age 3 are invited to a drop-in of stories, fingerplays and songs accompanied by Librarian Cheryl and her ukulele.

Halloween Musical Fun with Elaine Kessler, Thursday, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m.: Elaine comes as a child friendly witch with her little black cat puppet. She will sing and have music, movement and Halloween fun.

Halloween Day of the Dead Altar Decorating, Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The holiday is celebrated to honor the life of someone you love and to remember your ancestors. Decorate small wooden light up coffins with rhinestones, paint, tissue flowers and other supplies. Use your creativity! Recommended for children age 6 and up. Register online at

Deb Hudgins, Halloween Music & Movement, Friday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.: Sing and swing with Deb to celebrate Halloween and October with music, songs, stories, musical instruments and a parachute.

Teen & Adult Program

Gap Year Program, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Ever wonder if a Gap Year is right for you? More and more teens are considering their options before jumping from high school to college. Katherine Stievater, a Gap Year adviser and founder of Gap Year Solutions will explain different Gap Year options, the planning process, including how it relates to college planning. This program is especially geared to high school juniors and seniors and their parents. The program is free and open to the public.

Adult Programs

Mah Jongg, Mondays: Join the library’s Mah Jongg Club. Our Mah Jongg players are welcoming and inclusive. Novices will receive very relaxed instruction from players who are happy to share their knowledge. The club meets on Mondays at noon or 1 p.m. — your choice. Contact the library if you would like to participate, 508-653-0770.

Friendstoberfest, Friday, Oct. 4, 6:30-10 p.m.: Hurrah Bier, Oktoberfest is here! Join friends for brats, beer and Bavarian fun at the first Annual Oktoberfest hosted by the Friends of the Sherborn Library (in lieu of Friendsgiving). The event will feature several locally sourced culinary delights, including bratwurst from Powisset Farm, Oktoberfest beers from several local breweries, as well as locally crafted ciders and an assortment of wines. We’ll have music, dancing, raffles and games. Bavarian garb will be applauded, but is optional. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Sherborn Library. Get your tickets today ($75) at: Location: Powisset Farm, Dover

An Apple a Day: A Local History of Apples, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m.: The apple has had a long and fruitful history in Massachusetts. Join us for an informative discussion on the history of the apple and apple cider, particularly in Holliston and Sherborn and more generally in Massachusetts. This program will be jointly led by Betsy Johnson, Sherborn’s town historian, as well as Joanne Hulbert, Holliston’s town historian. Join us for refreshments, sure to include homemade treats with apples. This program is cosponsored by the Holliston Historical Society, the Sherborn Historical Society and the Sherborn Library.

Cookbook Club, Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m.: Are you a food adventurer? If you love to try new recipes, try out our club. Each person selects a recipe from the same cookbook (the library will provide copies) and prepares it for the group. We meet, eat our creations, discuss our recipes and select the next cookbook. Involvement is flexible — participate one month, skip a month. It’s OK. To sign up, contact the library at 508-653-0770.

Cookbook this month: “The Forest Feast” by Erin Gleeson.

Declutter, Simplify, Get Organized, Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Feeling overwhelmed with clutter? Join us for Marilyn Cruickshank’s 90-minute presentation. Marilyn is a professional organizer and productivity consultant. She will focus on the basics of getting organized and share tried-and-true strategies and simple solutions for dealing with the overload we all face on a daily basis. Register online at

The Friends of the Sherborn Library have generously funded this program. Event facilities have been provided by the Sherborn Community Center Foundation. The SCC is available for private functions.

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