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Calling all Illustrators!

The Bacon Free Library Board of Trustees is planning a Fall fundraising auction of signed children's book illustrators work. If you or someone you know has illustrated a published children's book, please contact us at bfl@minlib.net to participate. We want to showcase local and national talent. We strongly believe that children's book  illustrators create beautiful artwork!

Click HERE for more info


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Celebrate National Library Week at the BFL

April 12–18

Drop by the library to browse our materials, learn about upcoming programs, and take a free book from our Book Sale Cabinet!


Reserve Museum Passes

Museum of Science

Boston Children’s Museum

 One coupon available each day.
Call 508.653.6730 to reserve. 

Funded by the
Friends of Bacon Free Library.


Art Exhibit

Artist on Display: 

Carol Keefe

Carol's paintings will be on display at Bacon Free Library through the end of April.

Click here to learn more about Carol and her work.


Big Library Read

Check out OverDrive's Big Library Read!

March 17 to 31

Minuteman patrons will all have access to Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates during this two-week period. No need to place a hold or wait for the item -- the book will be available for download immediately via OverDrive! 

Check out the book here starting March 17th, and read more about OverDrive's Big Library Read here.


Come join us for Book Club!

Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Copies available at the library, or request one here


Author Visit

Dick Lehr

Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm
*at the Eliot Church in Natick

Join us for a talk and book signing with journalist, professor, and author Dick Lehr. His books include his latest, The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America’s Civil War, and the bestseller Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal (soon to be a film starring Johnny Depp). 



Raise Your Own Chickens!

Saturday, April 11th at 11:00 am

Anh Fahey, who has raised chickens in her yard for the last several years, will talk about caring for chickens, building a hen house, and the benefits to your yard and your life when you raise your own chickens.

Chick alert – Anh will be bringing her newborn chicks for the kids to cuddle.


An Evening of Jazz

An Evening of Music with Joe Weinberg

Tuesday, April 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Drop by for an evening of toe tapping jazz numbers and entertainment for all ages with jazz guitarist Joe Weinberg! Joe has performed with some of the area's top musicians and appeared on many programs, including NPR, CNN, and WBZ 1030 AM's "Jordan Rich Show." Refreshments will be served.


Minuteman Library

Story time

 Story Hours

Tuesdays at 12:30 and 3:30 
Wednesdays 10:00 am

Listeners of all ages are always welcome. No registration required!


Sign Language

Sign Language Conversation Club

Saturday, March 28th at 9:15 am

Join our new BFL staff member Danielle, who is fluent in American Sign Language, to practice your sign language skills. All are welcome. Some level of skill needed to participate in the conversation.


Drop in French Conversation Group

Vous parlez français? Venez nous rejoindre pour pratiquer votre français.
Prochaines rencontres:
Samedi 4 Avril de 9h15 à 10h15
Mardi 21 Avril de 17h30 à 18h30

Walking Club

The BFL is starting a walking club!

Thursdays 9-10 am
Meet at the library
Walk at your own pace, see beautiful Natick, get fit and make friends


Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Saturday, April 25th, 10:30 to noon

Kids in kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to sign up for 15 minute turns to read aloud to a therapy dog! Please call (508) 653-6730 to register.


Charles River Community Groups

Check out Charles River Community Groups, a group of non-profits along Rte. 16 that includes the BFL, the Natick Historical Society, the Natick Organic Farm, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Mass. Horticultural Society, and the Eliot Church. Our goal is to collaborate and share resources and programming for the betterment of the community. 



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