Farms Branch

Special Featured Events

Art Show
Marilyn Swift
October 2-30
Gloucester painter Marilyn Swift is pleased to be returning with a diverse selection of watercolors. All are welcome to meet the artist at a festive reception Saturday, October 19 from 1-3 PM. All work will be available for purchase. A portion of sales will be donated to the library.

fox reading logo of 1000 books before kindergarten1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is our new early learning initiative designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s important milestones: kindergarten.

Reading with your child everyday is one of the best ways to prepare for a lifetime of learning and fun. And we’re here to help and cheer you on! Sign up for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program starting in November.

Adult Programs

Knit, Embroider and Crochet at the Library
Thursday, October 3 and November 7 at 7 PM
Adult handicraft group meets the first Thursday of each month. The program is open to all who enjoy handwork or fiber arts. Bring your project, meet other crafters and share ideas. No instruction provided.

Business Web Design: General Information Session
Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 7:30 PM
Christy King, local computer consultant, offers this free website design class for LOCAL business owners, politicians, authors, and non-profit organizations. Learn how to build and maintain a simple – yet professional – website using the Wix and Google Business platforms. King will cover the materials you will need to build the site, explain the key elements every business website should contain, and cover the basics about what you should know about Google (organic search).


Farms Book Discussion Group
Rescheduled to October 24 due to power outage!
Our Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM. New members are always welcome.

Short Story Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM
Join us for our quarterly discussion of short story collections. This quarter we will be discussing Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories. Copies will be available at the Farms circulation desk.

Vegan Potluck at the Farms
Tuesday, October 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM
Join us as we explore Vegan recipes and why eating Vegan (plant based, no animal products) even now and then can help your health and the environment. Bring your friends and family and a vegan concoction to share as well as your own reusable or compostable eating paraphernalia (we’ll provide a composting bin).

Children’s Programs

Fall Story Times
Baby Story Time: Mondays at 11 AM
babies up to 24 months with a caregiver
Toddler Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 AM
ages 2 – 3.5 years with a caregiver
Preschool Story Time: Thursdays at 11 AM
ages 3.5 – 5 years

Music with Dara
Fridays, October 4 and November 8 from 10:30 to 11:15 AM
Join Dara each month at the library for a lively interactive music program. The program is geared for children, ages 18 months – 5 years and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Taps and Tunes
Tuesdays, October 8 and 22 at 6:30 PM and Friday, October 18 at 11 AM
Join us for music and rhyme, rhythm, dancing and shaking, plus a parachute. Ages 4 years and under and their caregivers.

LEGO Build Plus!
Tuesday, October 15 at 4 PM
Love to build?  We’ve got LEGOs, straws & connectors, cups, magnatiles, and more! For children 4 years old and up and their families!

Halloween Booonanza
Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 PM
For school aged children. Join us for a spooky time, featuring spooky stories, creepy crafts and ghoulish goodies … if you dare!