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  • Presentation: Asian Longhorned Beetle, urban forestry & other invasive threats to MA forests
  • Express Yourself! Songwriting! (2-part Workshop)
  • Chess Knight
  • Open Mic: Music and Poetry
  • Computer Class, Spencer Writer’s Group, & Wednesday Walks, Cookbook Creations

Make it @ the Library: Up-cycled Book Wreaths

Thursday, November 16 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. All supplies are provided, unless you have a specific book you would like to bring. Also, if you have a glue gun, bring it. We do have some glue guns to share. Sponsor: Friends of the Library. Registration Required. 

Make it @ the Library: Jewelry Class

Holiday Bling or a Simple Thing

Wednesday November 29th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Sign Up.  Space is limited. Sponsored by The Friends of the library. Registration Required. 

 Holiday Music Past & Present

Piano Concert with Deborrah Wyndham

November 30, 2017 from 7:00 pm — 8:00 pm. Adults and Teens (grade 9+) are invited. The concert will consist of  *Original arrangements of holiday traditional and popular pieces *Contemporary classical and jazz to ragtime *Holiday songs from both the far past and the present,     such as “Sleigh Ride”, “Greensleeves” *Sharing interesting facts about songs’ beginnings and composers.  Sponsor: Friends of the Library

Spencer Writers’ Group

December 4, Spencer Writers’ Workshop is held the FIRST Monday of each month. All genres of writers are invited from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions? Contact Sharon Legasey at

FREE Adult Computer Classes 

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Make it @ the library: 3-D Holiday Wood Sculptures

 Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Learn about modern sculptors from artist/educator Theresa Monteith. Then create your own one of a kind masterpiece with wood, paint and collage, with a touch of the holiday fun added! Registration requiredSpace is limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Chess Knight

Monday, December 11 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. All level of chess players are welcome to attend! Grades 8 – Adults are invited. Some Chess boards are available to share, or bring your own. Registration requested.

Open Mic: Music and Poetry

December 12, 2017  from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Performers wanted. All types: Music, Poetry, Comedy… Registration requested to perform.  We also need an audience, so come join the fun!

Wednesday Walk with the Librarians

Wednesday, December 13 from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. Explore Downtown Architecture. Led by Mary Baker-wood. Meet in front of the library.

Cookbook Creations: Fondue Party

Thursday December 14 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NOTE: We are looking for Fondue Pots to borrow for Dec. 14.
If anyone is able to loan us Fondue Pots, please call the library or email Denise at  508-885-7513 or Registration is required. When you register you will be asked to let us know what you are bringing (Dippers -sweet or savory) or if you’re willing to make a fondue. Sponsor: Friends of the Library.

Discount Museum Passes 
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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 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


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 printouts 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.

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