Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Here's a look at what's happening in Attleboro.
1. A candlelight vigil for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings will take place at La Salette Shrine (947 Park St.) at 7:15 p.m. It will begin after the Mass that starts at 6:30 p.m. 2. The city council will meet in committee sessions tonight. Before the sessions begin, members of the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority board will make a presentation to the council on "an update on their projects and activities and any other legal matter that may come before the council," according to the agenda. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. 3. Have you supported the fundraising drive for the Attleboro High stadium renovation project? Find out more about the project, including how to make a donation at this website. 4. Did you …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day takes place Saturday.
You probably know that this Saturday (Feb. 2) is Groundhog Day, but what you may not know is that it is also Take Your Child to the Library Day. The public libraries in Attleboro and Seekonk will have activities to celebrate the event. "This is the second annual Take Your Child to the Library Day, a concept created last year by Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Connecticut," wrote Amy Rhilinger, coordinator of Young Adult Services at the Attleboro library, in an email." Sharon Colvin, chair of the Massachusetts Library Association Youth Services Section, says that 'this is a great opportunity to encourage both existing library patrons and new families to bring their children to the library.'" Events taking place at the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
This is poetry that can fly.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The following article is from Amy Rhilinger, young adult services coordinator at the Attleboro Public Library: The Birds of Poetry, after many long months, have arrived at the Attleboro Public Library. Funded by the Attleboro Cultural Council, this installation is a collaborative project designed to bring art and literature together and to invite the community into the library. The installation is made up of paper birds hung on string throughout the library's atrium. The collaged birds were created in art galleries and classrooms. At the Expo For the Senses in downtown Attleboro, participants were asked to share an original poem, a favorite poem, song lyrics or simply inspiring words on a paper wing, and those wings were transformed …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Three members of the council have been appointed to a special committee to resolve issues between the Attleboro Farmers Market and the Attleboro Public Library.
The Attleboro City Council is hoping for a resolution to the conflict between the Attleboro Farmers Market and the Attleboro Public Library by the end of this April. During its meeting Monday, the council created a special committee and appointed Councilmen Jay DiLisio, Jeremy Denlea, and Mark Cooper. The committee is charged with the specific task of thoroughly investigating the requested use of the parking lot by the Attleboro’s Farmers Lot as well as addressing the concerns of the Attleboro Public Library, to prevent a repeat of the 2011 situation and clearly identify the specific dates of operation. The conflict between the Farmers Market and the Attleboro Public Library is over the use of the parking lot on 74 North Main St., which …
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Attleboro Public Library is offering free programs during February vacation week.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
The Attleboro Public Library will be holding free events during February vacation week. All events require registration. To register or for more info, call the Attleboro Library Children's Room at 508-222-7820. Journaling for Fun, grades five and up, Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join creative writer Deb Titus for some fun, imaginative writing opportunities. Bring a notebook and a baby picture to participate. They will provide snacks and other supplies at the library. Games, Games, Games, grades one through eight, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10-11 a.m. Bring your favorite board game (or use one of ours) and get ready to play. Comic Book Family Night, grades two and up, Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The children’s room is …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Joan Pilkington-Smyth has been appointed to the position of library director. Pilkington-Smyth will take the helm after Walter Stitt retires on February 10.
The Board of Trustees of the Attleboro Public Library has announced the appointment of Joan Pilkington-Smyth to the position of library director, a position that will be vacated on February 10, 2012 when Walter Stitt retires.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A look at what’s going on today, October 13, 2011
Sturdy Memorial Hospital will hold a Sleep Apnea Informational Session and C.P.A.P. Fair. The Fair will feature the latest technology and equipment available to treat sleep apnea. It is free and will be held at the hospital. The Cenacle for Life will meet at 9:30 a.m. at St Theresa of the child of Jesus and pray two rosaries to end abortion. Come down to Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary at 4 p.m. and join Audubon Education Coordinator Mary Beattie and take a book-loving naturalist’s perspective on "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." For Audiences from 10-110 years of age! Committee to Elect Michael Levinson will hold a Candidate "Meet and Greet" at 106 Robert St in Attleboro from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The event is open to the public and refreshments …
Monday, October 10, 2011
It's a federal holiday and banks, schools and city offices are closed today.
Today is Columbus Day and many businesses are closed. Here's a look at which are affected. Closed: Open:
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Former Attleboro Mayor Judith Robbins sponsored a reading enrichment event as part of the City's Big Read.
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- Deb Gould
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Despite the rain Tuesday evening, a large crowd gathered in the auditorium of Thacher Elementary School to hear Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Professor Emerita at Lesley University, speak on the topic of raising children in an overabundant, overstimulated world. In keeping with the Big Read's theme "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" Carlsson-Paige discussed how Tom Sawyer's childhood was different than that of children growing up today and the impact this may have on future generations. With participation from the audience, it was decided that Tom Sawyer's childhood evolved at a natural pace, learned values from the community, was immersed in nature and formed direct relationships with adults and children. The author also indicated that children …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Attleboro officials, artists and volunteers joined together Friday to participate in the Attleboro 1ABC read-a-thon.
According to Mark Twain, "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read." For six hours members of the community showed that they had the advantage. Several people took turns at the microphone from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and read a chapter from the book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain during the Attleboro's 1ABC (1 adventure, 1 book, 1 community) Read-A-Thon. Locals packed Jonathan's Cafe on Union Street to participate in The Big Read's Read-A-Thon. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest. Organizers of Attleboro's 1 Adventure, 1 Book, 1 Community encourage Attleboro's citizens to join together to read the same title and participate in cultural and literacy…