Programs & Registration

Book Discussion: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 

Join us for a discussion via Zoom of the Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead on Thursday, January 28th at 7 pm. Underground Railroad is one of six books we chose for One Topic One Town. We have plenty of copies for checkout, just ask for one at the window!

Register here: https://swampscottma.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsfumvqzkpHtF_yEO9zWh-TEdWs4w5Rdy_

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Racial Healing Group

The goal of this group is to create a safe space to reflect and discuss how media, movies, books, magazines, shows, and policies may skew our perceptions and beliefs toward people of color. This group will include discussion questions lifted from Ibram X. Kendi’s Be Antiracist journal, and the Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese Singh. Reference Librarian Janina Majeran will host the group and lead the discussions over Zoom. We may read a book or two and listen to a couple podcasts as well!  You do not have to join every meeting, but rather join us when you can. 

The time for the Racial Healing Group will be 7 pm, and the dates will be:  

Wednesday, January 13th

Wednesday, January 27th

We will continue our conversation on colorblindness with a video on how to respond to people who make colorblind comments. 

We will also discuss why it is so hard for us to talk about racism. 


When: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://swampscottma.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUud-CorDIsH9IdWKT4fOgshL2RXO6EQnxW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


When: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://swampscottma.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrfuqgqDsoEtMacxYnpElEUBVl2TmdSZdm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Ongoing Groups

Practically Speaking English  

This program is a chance for new English speakers to come in and practice their skills in communicating in English. The group will be lead by a native English speaker to encourage members to only participate in English. The group will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am. No registration necessary.

Knitting Club

Knitting

Join the Needlers a knitting group at the Swampscott Public Library. This group meets twice weekly, every Wednesday at 10:30a.m and Thursday at 1 pm. Knitters can attend either or both sessions.  Crocheters are welcome to join our group. We make our own projects or items to be donated to charity. Members can be beginners or experts.

 

 

 

HISTORY BUFFS

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Enjoy chatting about local history and reminiscing about earlier times?  Lou Gallo and his history buffs meet on the first Friday of the month at 10 am for an informal discussion of local history.  Everyone is welcome.

 

We’ve started a ukulele group at the library! We meet every Tuesday night at 6 pm, so come on down and jam with us! All levels welcome! We have a songbook started, but feel free to bring a copy of any music with both the lyrics and chords you’d like to attempt. You must have a ukulele to participate! Any questions, please email swa@noblenet.org.