Margaret Morrissey's Blog (8)

Iris Gomez presents Immigrant Dreams in Life and in Literature

IRIS GOMEZ is an award-winning writer and nationally-recognized expert on the rights of immigrants in the United States. On Thursday, October 11, 2012 she will return to the Jacob Edwards Library to present a program on Immigrant Dreams In Life and In Literature. The presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Reading Room, at 236 Main Street, Southbridge. All welcome! The Friends of Jacob Edwards Library will provide light…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on August 23, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Boston Bruins Blades and Special Guest to visit Jacob Edwards Library

On Monday, August 20th at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Blades and a Special Guest will visit the 

Jacob Edwards Library at 236 Main Street, Southbridge.

The library successfully applied for a grant to have a Reading Rink - one of five libraries across the state! To encourage participation, the Bruins (mascot Blades and other VIPs) are making special library visits to award Boston…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on August 15, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Free Fun Fridays at Museums throughout MA compliments of Highland Street Foundation

Free Fun Fridays invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday, this summer, with FREE Admission, NO Registration or tickets required.  What could be better?  Why not visit and enjoy?


Here is a link to the calendar…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on June 16, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Relax at the Jacob Edwards Library

During a time of great stress, why not think about stopping by the library to sit and relax?  The reading room offers a nice view of Main Street while you retreat from the hustle and bustle. With a library card, you can borrow materials. There is a free WiFi service available 24/7, extending as far as the parking lot. Computers are readily available too! Perhaps you may be interested in attending one of the events we offer…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on June 2, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Art From Art:Ekphrasis with Mark Wagner, Leila Philip and Brad Davis

In April, Jacob Edwards Library and three published authors presented Common Threads as part of a state-wide celebration of  poetry. The event was very successful and engaging. As a follow up to Common Threads, featuring Mark Wagner, Leila Philip and Brad Davis - poets reading poems with Massachusetts connections - we hope to expand this event by having you write a poem, and then we'll get back together again to discuss our new poems. But this challenge is to write not just…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on May 5, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Violin Solo Performance by Aaron Packard

Aaron Packard, violinist with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  Mr. Packard will play some of his favorite pieces of classical music for violin during the performance, in the Reading Room.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library, the event is free and open to the public. 


Jacob Edwards Library is…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on May 5, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Homestead Act - Is Your Home Protected by Registrar of Deeds Anthony J. Vigliotti

There will be a presentation by Anthony J. Vigliotti, at the Jacob Edwards Library in Southbridge on Thursday evening, May 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. The Homestead Act has been changed. You may wish to check your current filing and hear the latest on how you can protect your home.

Chapter 395 of the Acts of 2010, an Act Relative to the Estate of Homestead, revises and replaces the provisions of the Massachusetts homestead protection law,…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on May 5, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Cut Paper Technique - Art Show at Jacob Edwards Library

Artists John Ferrara, Jean Murphy and Sue Starkey will exhibit Cut Paper Technique during the month of May, in the main hall. It is a show with a difference - Cut Paper Technique is a new development. The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present this first public showing of these works.

Cut Paper Technique was developed by John Ferrara, as a therapy and enrichment program for handicapped adults. It can be expanded and adapted for use by children or artists as well as any…


Added by Margaret Morrissey on April 22, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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