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Mon, Sep 25, 2017 -- Tot Time at 10:30 AM

Toddlers are welcome to join Miss Lorie for songs, fingerplays, a short story and some time to play with other children and fun learning toys.

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Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- Library @ Lincoln Village at 1:00 PM

Lincoln Village residents and Dighton residents over the age of 60 are able to get library services at Lincoln Village's community room during this time.



Location: Lincoln Village

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Tue, Sep 26, 2017 -- Preschool Story Time at 1:30 PM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.

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Wed, Sep 27, 2017 -- Movie Night at 6:00 PM

SpongeBob and Plankton form an alliance to recover the secret recipe for Krabby Patties, which has been stolen by the pirate Burger Beard. Their search eventually leads them to the real world, where they become superheroes.

Battle Burger Beard and find the real world with Spongebob while you enjoy popcorn and snacks.

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Thu, Sep 28, 2017 -- Afternoon Book Discussion at 4:00 PM

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group of the Dighton Public Library is discussing The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich.

From Booklist: /*Starred Review*/ Erdrich’s nine-volume cycle of novels revolving around an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota has always carried within it a deep faith in the sacredness of the world and of the stories we tell one another. Her fiction looks fearlessly at the harshest experiences and finds within them both mystery and meaning. In her latest, former drug addict Faye Travers is an estate appraiser living in a small New Hampshire town. Faye, a thoroughly modern woman, has always regarded the Native American part of her background with a certain wariness. But her reserve crumbles when, upon being called to sell the possessions of the descendants of an Indian reservation agent, she finds a rare and valuable drum . She impulsively takes it home, where it wakes her at night with its haunting sounds. She tracks it back to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, discovering how it was bartered away for alcohol. The drum was originally made by a grieving father in tribute to his young daughter, who was eaten by wolves. Once the drum is given back to its rightful owner, it plays a crucial role in guiding three young children, left alone in a freezing house with no food, to safety. It also serves to connect Faye to her heritage and to her deepest emotions. All of the voices that weave in and out of this narrative are, by turns, mournful and funny, rueful and proud, and always, even within the bleakest of circumstances, full of hope. If, for Erdrich, the reservation is the place of original sin, it is also the place of final redemption. -- Joanne Wilkinson (BookList, 06-01-2005, p1711)The painted drum

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, Sep 28, 2017 -- Ashes with Steve Manchester at 7:00 PM

Steve Manchester returns to the Dighton Public Library, as part of the Dighton Public Library's Fall Author Series,ashes cover to share his writing process and discuss his latest award winning novel, Ashes.

From the book jacket: "Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other...But life - and death - has a robust sense of irony, and when they learn that their crule father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other's company...The trip will be as gut-wrenching each eacSteve manchesterh expects it to be and is revealing in ways neither of them is prepared for."

Steve has collaborated with local artist Brian Fox for Ashes. The artist and his work both appear in the novel.

All are welcome to meet with Steve. Copies of Ashes will be available to purchase. This is the first author event in the Dighton Library's Fall Author Series.

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Fri, Sep 29, 2017 -- Preschool Story Time at 10:30 AM

Preschoolers are invited to join Miss Lorie for some fun stories and a craft that you can make and take home.

Registration is not required.

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