Latest Dighton Public Library Events

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Tue, May 23, 2017 -- Preschool Story Time at 1:30 PM

Join Miss Lorie for fun stories and a craft that preschoolers can make and then take home. There will be lots of coloring, pasting and even some supervised cutting. There will be different stories and crafts each week.

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Wed, May 24, 2017 -- Movie Night at 6:00 PM

A youngster tries to save a dog from an abusive owner. Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Rod Steiger, Scott Wilson. Dale Rosenbloom directed.

Dog lovers everywhere unite and munch on popcorn and snacks while we are entertained by this fun movie.

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Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Afternoon Book Discussion at 4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith.

A star for mrs blakeFrom Booklist: /*Starred Review*/ Smith, author of five thrillers starring FBI Special Agent Ana Grey, here offers a heartfelt glimpse into a little-known episode in U.S. history, the journey taken by mothers of U.S. soldiers fallen in WWI to visit their sons’ graves in Europe. Smith focuses on five mothers whose sons were buried at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. Their unofficial leader is Cora Blake, a single mother from Maine. She’s joined by an Irish maid, the wife of an immigrant Russian chicken farmer, a woman who’s been in and out of mental institutions since her son was killed, and a wealthy Boston socialite. Smith deftly spotlights moments along their sojourn, from the giggling fits brought on by the French delicacies they are served on board ship to the tears they shed when confronted by the stark white lines of marble stones where their sons’ remains now lie. Side plots revolve around an American journalist, badly disfigured in the war, who befriends Cora and publishes her story in a French newspaper, and the practice of racially segregating these mothers, even in their grief. Smith’s foray into historical fiction is captivating and enlightening. -- Donovan, Deborah (Reviewed 11-15-2013) (Booklist, vol 110, number 6, p26)

All are invited to join the discussion. This book group usually meets on the last Thursday of each month at 4:00. Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the library.

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Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Mount Hope Raids at 7:00 PM

The Dighton Public Library invites all local history buffs of all ages to join us for a visual and interactive trip through the events of 1778, known as the Mount Hope Raids. British forces attacked several towns in Mount Hope Bay and up the Taunton River, including what we know today as Fall River and Freetown. Chris Macdonald will present these events and share stories of those that experienced these events. He will display a functioning Short Pattern Brown Bess Musket, most commonly used by the British and Colonists of the period. He will also have artifacts and tools to show. This presentation will be shown in association with the Lafayette Durfee Historical Foundation and the Lafayette Durfee House.

Registration is not required.

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Mon, May 29, 2017 -- Library Closed-Memorial Day at 12:00 AM

Library Closed for Memorial Day

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