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7/26/2016 - 10:00 AM
Books Around Bourne

7/26/2016 - 2:00 PM
Downloading Free Movies and Music

7/26/2016 - 7:00 PM
Summer Reading Author Talk - Ellen Herrick

7/27/2016 - 9:30 AM
Canalside Neighborhood Story Hour

7/27/2016 - 2:00 PM
Boston Bruins Street Hockey Clinic

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  •  Boston Bruins Street Hockey Clinic

    Wednesday, July27th
    2:00 - 3:00pm

    Join us at Gallo Arena on Sandwich Rd, Bourne for a Street Hockey Clinic. This program is appropriate for kids 6 - 13 yrs old. All equipment will be provided.

    Registration is required.

    Call Terry at (508) 759-0644 X106 or email:


  • Downloading Free Movies and Music

    Looking to get free movies and music to your smartphone or tablet?
    All you need is your device and your Bourne library card.

    Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comic books 24/7 with your library card. Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by the JBPL.

    Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.

    Class is for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Nook HD/HD+ smartphones and tablets. Laptops can also be used in the class.

    Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00-11:30am
    Tuesday, July 26th from 2:00-3:30pm

    Each class will cover the same material.
    (You only have to attend one class.)

    These classes require registration.
    Sign up at the Bourne Library or call us at 508-759-0644.


  • Jonathan Bourne Public Library
    Summer Reading Registration starts

    Tuesday, June 28th
    Call or visit the Children's Room
    (508) 759-0644 X106 or

    Check the Calendar of Events or Kids/Things To Do page for more information on programs!

  • Book Bag Painting with Miss Loretta

    Thursday, July 28th, 1:00pm
    JBPL Adult Program Room

    We supply the materials - you supply the vision to create your own beautiful book bag. This program is for kids 5th grade and older.

    Registration is required!

    Call Terry at (508) 759-0644 X106 or email:

  • Lego Fun with Miss Loretta
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 1:00 pm

    Legos supplied by the library - just bring your imagination!!
    Registration is required.


    Questions?? Call or email Terry at (508) 759-0644 X106

  • Are you prepared for the latest Harry Potter Adventure?

    Join us Saturday, July 30th
    2:00 pm for an Enchanted Potions Workshop!!

    Students wearing wizarding attire will be entered into a drawing for prizes!

    Questions?? Please call Terry (508) 759-0644 X106 or

  • Adult Summer Reading Author Talk
    with Ellen Herrick, author of The Sparrow Sisters
    Tuesday, July 26th- 7:00pm Adult Program Room

    With echoes of the alchemy of Practical Magic, the lushness of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and the darkly joyful wickedness of the Witches of East End, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface and almost anything is possible, if you aren’t afraid to listen.

    Light refreshments will be available.

  • Family Night at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.

    Bring a blanket and join us for a fun-filled evening with the PuppeTree.
    They will perform Caps For Sale.

    Thursday, July 28th, 6:30 pm  JBPL Children's Garden

  • Concerts on the Lawn - Robert Dunlap, Kathi Taylor and Rose Clancy
    Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00 - 8:00pm

    Join us for an evening of traditional Irish music from original songs to lively Irish jigs and reels.  For more information on the performers, go to    A donation to the Bourne Food Pantry is your ticket into the show.  Bring a lawnchair, bug spray and a picnic to enjoy.  Concert is held inside if weather is not cooperative.

  • The JBPL Online Summer Reading program is here!

    Wandoo Reader is a fun and interactive way to log the books you read during our Summer Program and also complete in various challenges.
    (You will need to complete Challenge #1 to be eligible for random drawings.)

    It only takes a few minutes to sign up!
    Just click on your program (Adult, Teen, or Children's) link below then
    click on “Join here” to register.

    Adult Program

    Teen Program

    Children's Program
    Registration begins on June 28th, and you can continue to record your summer reading progress and complete challenges until August 31st!

    Be sure to share your progress on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
    with the hashtag #JBPLSummer

    Register, log your reading, complete challenges, and attend programs to win prizes!


Free Fun Fridays begin June 24th. Click on the image for a full schedule of museums and other venues that offer free admission Fridays this summer.

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Ask how you can become a Beacon of Support for the library. Sponsors needed! Call 508-759-0644 X106.