Adults


Book Bites

Book Discussion @ the  Richard Sugden Library,  Spencer. Monday, April 22, 2019 from 11:00—12:00 we will discuss the book:  Out Stealing Horses By Per Petterson.  Books available at Library’s Main Desk.  Light refreshments.

Sixty-seven-year-old Trond Sander lives secluded in a far corner of Norway. Casting his mind back to 1948, he recalls a horse stealing prank with his best friend that turned tragic and changed his life forever.

The novel’s incidents and lush but precise descriptions of forest and river, rain and snow, sunlight and night skies are on a par with those of Cather, Steinbeck, Berry, and Hemingway, and its emotional force and flavor are equivalent to what those authors can deliver, too.  — Olson, Ray (Reviewed 06-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 19, p38)

Sign up required. Register by visiting or calling the Library

at 508-885-7513, or


Pause: Mindfulness Meditation

Drop-in Wednesdays, from 8:30 am—9:30 am.  Learn about & practice mindfulness, & discuss using these tools to enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.  Drop-in when you’re available.  You do not need to come every week.  Facilitated by Wendy O’Leary.


Spencer Writers Group

All genres of writers, Adults (Grades 9+), are invited the first Monday of each month (unless there is a holiday; the second Monday) from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions? Contact Sharon Legasey at shamrocks_1@hotmail.com.


FREE Adult Computer Class 

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Adults Beginning / Intermediate computer classes are held the first Wednesday, of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Not sure what you want to learn? Come learn ways to keep in touch with your children, friends, grandchildren and more! Come even if you’ve never used a computer before! We have lap tops to share, or bring your lap top computer, phone, tablet…



Cooking Creations

Cookbooks that Inspire mouthwatering recipes! See each month’s book title below.  Books are available at the Library’s Main Desk. Participants make a recipe and bring the dish to share at the program! Adults are invited to join us from 6:00 pm—7:00 pmFriends of the Library provide the beverages.

Registration Required.

Register each month, if you plan to attend the program that month. 

To register: call or visit the library, or online.

Discount Museum Passes

The Richard Sugden Library has reduced price passes to the Ecotarium, Old SturbridgeVillage, Massachusetts State Parks (free), Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the USS Constitution Museum (free).


Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)

The Library Hot Spot is a small, easy-to-use mobile device that allows you to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the internet for free.
The Hot Spot can be used at home, in a car, at the park… Borrowers must be 18+ years
with a library card in good standing. They go out for 2 weeks with no renewal. For more information click here. Reserve one today!


Borrow a Telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter

Each may be reserved at the Main Desk. You must be age 18+ with a C/WMARS library card in good standing may borrow the telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter. Once you have been notified that the Telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter is available. You will have 2 business days to check it out, or it will go to the next person on the list.


Drivers Permit and License Tests

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Free online Resources    Drivers Manual      Drivers Permit Practice Tests


wifi

We have free WiFi as well as computers available for free use. Wireless printing is not available at this time.

copy machineWe offer black and white copies for $0.10 /page and  computer printing: black and white for $0.10 / page, and color printouts for $0.15 / page.

Paul Revere

Historical displays are provided by the Spencer Historical Society.

Van GoughMassasoit Art Guild provides monthly displays of artwork.

Local Artisans Display @ the Library

Richard Sugden Library continues to support local artists by hosting the Massasoit Art Guild’s artists display.  In addition, we highlight local artisans, crafters and collectors by displaying their work in a glass case on the main floor.