Puppet Storytime with Leigh and Friends
Science Fiction (for the reluctant) Book Group
Join our newest book group - Science Fiction for the Reluctant - a 12-month exploration of the genre. Think you don't/won't like Sci-Fi? Let us see if we can change your mind.
For our fifth book, we're going to read Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. A novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.
Books will be available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the meeting.
Movement & Mindfulness - Requires Registration
Please register each attendee including caregiver
Learn to connect mind and body through storytelling, breathwork and games in this Movement and Mindfulness series designed for young children and their families. In this weekly program, we will read stories, stretch and move our bodies through play, as well as learn to breathe deeply, all in an effort to establish connection with others and peace within. Ages 4 and under with caregiver.
Reading Partners, therapy dog program
Our reading therapy dogs will be here to practice their listening skills! Bring your favorite book to read to a therapy dog or borrow one from the library. Our team of therapy dogs are non-judgmental listeners who give confidence to emerging readers as they work their way to become automatic and fluent readers. Our team of dogs have been trained and certified by CWDF Canine Ambassadors and visit weekly through the generosity of the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation. Sign up on arrival for your 10 minute appointment. First come first served.
Library Book Group
Please join us for our discussion of the book, Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead.
Crook Manifesto is a darkly funny tale of a city under siege, but also a sneakily searching portrait of the meaning of family. Colson Whitehead’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Harlem is sure to stand as one of the all-time great evocations of a place and a time.
All are welcome.
VIRTUAL: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity: An Author Talk with Kim Scott
Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback. Radically Candid relationships with team members enable bosses to fulfill their three core responsibilities:
Create a culture of Compassionate Candor
Build a cohesive team
Achieve results collaboratively
Keep your humanity while living your life with Radical Respect and Radical Candor. Register now to start your practice!
About the Author: Kim Scott is the author of Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better and Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing your Humanity. She co-founded a company that helps leaders put the ideas in her books into practice. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career she was an analyst at the Soviet Companies Fund, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was director of operations of a pediatric clinic in Kosovo. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.
Register now! https://libraryc.org/cohassetlibrary/39217/register
Sponsored by the Friends of the Cohasset Library.
Take and Make Craft Kits for Kids
Take & Make Craft Kits are available for pick up at the main desk on Thursdays beginning at 10:00. These theme-based craft kits will contain all you need to create an exciting project. Plus, a Hoopla book suggestion will be posted on Facebook. Quantities are limited. Funded by the Friends of the Cohasset Library.
Canta Conmigo, Spanish Sing & Play
Stories, songs, and play in Spanish with Garisbel McDonough, Spanish educator. All welcome!
Explore, experiment, and invent with hands-on activities using Playstix, Magnetic Tiles, Brickyard Building Blocks, and Brainflakes. Open to all ages. Registration is not required.
VIRTUAL: Lessons from Nature on Life, Death, Renewal, and Legacy
Within a short span of time, Margie Patlak lost her mother, sole sibling, and father. Reeling from those losses, Patlak returned to live in Down East Maine, where she spent her childhood summers. While in mourning and writing about the wilder environment she experienced at her new home, Patlak uncovered many lessons nature was teaching her about the nature of life.
The three generations of monarch butterflies that it takes to make their way from Mexico to Maine taught her the value of what is passed on from generation to generation, and the dramatic tides taught her how fleeting time is and the need to make the most of it. Patlak will share several of the vital lessons she and others have learned from nature about life, death, renewal and legacy--lessons that helped her personally heal from her losses.
Her talk will be illustrated with her striking photos of the alluring Maine coast. Patlak’s emotionally compelling presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions, comments, and discussion.
Margie Patlak is a science writer, memoirist and photographer. Her memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine was given the "Outstanding Book" award by the American Society for Journalists and Authors in 2022. Patlak's personal essays and articles have appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals including The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, Discover magazine, Hippocampus, JuxtaProse and many others. She has degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies and divides her time between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Corea, Maine. Her latest work, the photo book Wild and Wondrous: Nature's Artistry on the Coast of Maine was published in 2023.
This presentation is a collaboration with the Andover Public Library and is part of a quarterly program, developed by Andover resident, Richard Davis, titled ‘You’ve Been Dying To Know About …’.
This program will be recorded.