Summer 2019 Adult Programs

  • Timberyard Brewery 6-13-2019

  • Walk Spencer Country Inn 6-25-2019

  • Woodstock with Craig Harris 6-27-2019

  • Depot Trail Musical Stroll 7-9-2019

  • Marry Madden 6/5/19

  • Spirits of New England 1/15/2019 LCC Grant

  • MA RMV Real ID 7/18/19

 Past Adult Program Slideshows

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Spencer Writers Group

September 9, 2019 

All types of writers, Adults (Grades 9+), are invited as special guest, Ron McGilvary,shares and tricks and tips for writing poetry.

Spencer Writer’s Group is held 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

Living History: 

Re-visit Custer’s Last Stand with Private Timothy Donnelly

Thursday, Sept 12th

From 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens and adults

Private Timothy Donnelly died with General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.  Patrick Townsend and Patricia Glennon will entertain us in this living history program on this Donnelly family’s ancestor from Spencer’s Upper Wire Village!

Patrick Townsend and Patricia Glennon have co-authored the book: To Ride with the 7th, a part-fictional, historically accurate story about Private Timothy Donnelly.  Books will be available for purchase ($10.00) and author signing after the performance.

No signup required.  Sign up for a reminder.

Kombucha Workshop

Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm adults & teens are invited to this free program.  Learn about the basics, brewing, samples, and more of kombucha.  Signup required. Space is limited.

Richard Sugden Library & Senior Living at Prouty present:

Meet some of the women, both patriot and loyalist, who changed the course of the American Revolution.  Adults (Grades 8+) are invited Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 pm to be held @ the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer.  Performed by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions. Sign up for a reminder by visiting, or calling the library at (508) 885-7513, or here.

Secrets of the Quabbin Watershed

Thursday, September 26th from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Adults and Teens are invited to this free program.  Listen to stories & view photographs of animals at the Quabbin.  Dale Monette shares his beautiful hotographs from eagles & loons to otters, bears & more, along with scenic views of the 18-mile-long Quabbin Reservoir.  

After the presentation, Dale Monette’s book, Secrets of the Quabbin Watershed, will be available for purchase ($25.00) and author signing.  The book contains 130 of his best photographs.  Sponsor: Friends of the Library.

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.

FREE Adult Computer Class 

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Next Class October 2, 2019

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…

Spencer Writers Group

October 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions?  Contact Sharon Legasey at

Spencer Then & Now: School Days

October 10th from 6:00-7:30 join us in a presentation.  The slide program will include photographs and drawings of Spencer’s School Days. Sponsor: Spencer Historical Society.

Metal Jewelry Class

Wednesday, October 16th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Design original metal pieces.  Signup required.  Space is limited.

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!

Kill-A-Watt Meter

May be reserved at the Main Desk. You must be age 18+ with a C/WMARS library card in good standing may borrow the Kill-A-Watt Meter. Once you have been notified that the Kill-A-Watt Meter is available. You will have 3 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 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.

Slideshows of Past Adult Programs

Coming soon!