Summer 2019 Adult Program Slideshow

  • 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

  • Awakening Joy

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

  • MA RMV Real ID 7/18/19

  • Spirits of New England 7/15/19

  • Walk: O'Gara Park 6/4/19

  • Walk: O'Gara Park

  • Women of '76 9/23/19

  • Walk: Sagendorph Mansion 8/6/19

  • Private Timothy Donnelly 9/12/19

  • Mr. D remembered with Todd Civin 8/24/19

  • Kombucha 9/19/19

  • Jewelry: Woodstock 8/7/16

  • Astronomy with Jay 8/15/19

 Past Adult Program Slideshows

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Weird Stories & Folklore of Spencer Bus Tour

All ages are invited Tuesday, October 29th!  The bus tour will stop at various locations in Spencer.  Tour guides, Mary Baker-Wood and Carolyn Bain, will share weird stories and folklore of Spencer on this entertaining bus tour.  The TWO bus tours will be held from 4:00 pm—5:00 pm and from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm.  Signup for ONE tour, either the 4:00 pm or the 5:00 pm.  The bus will leave from the American Legion Post 138 (175 Main St #138, Street, Spencer).  Parking is in the rear of the building.  Come in to hear the weird stories of the legion and enjoy a snack. The bar will be open.  Sign up by visiting, calling the library  (508) 885-7513 ext. 1, at the American Legion or here .  Sponsored by the Richard Sugden Library and the American Legion Post 138, Spencer .

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 types of writers, Adults (Grades 9+) are invited.  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

FREE Adult Computer Class 

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Next Class November 6, 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…

Read and Discuss the book: The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living… by Russ Harris

Workshop series led by Wendy O’Leary.Techniques presented in The Happiness Trap will help readers: Reduce stress and worry, to create a rich, full, and meaningful life.  Read assigned chapters prior to each month’s discussion and be prepared to share.  Please plan to attend all 8 sessions (1/month). Workshops are held from 1:30 pm –3:00 pm on the SECOND Tuesdays (except Dec. & Jan.) of each month October 2019—May 2020. Discusion begins October 8. Books are available at the Main Desk.  sign up and pick up a copy today!  Sign up required. Register by visiting or calling the Library, Spencer, at 508-885-7513.

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. You must come into the library and pick one up. They are first come first serve, with no holds.

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!