Today's Events

Title:Romantic Surrealism by Alexander Spivak and Quilts by Anne Goodale
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:All Day Event
Location:Hosmer Gallery

For more information see the Hosmer Gallery website.

Title:Tummy Time!
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter:Ellen Sulzycki
Location:Community Room

Bring your baby to Tummy Time!

A fun social hour for our youngest patrons.

There will be some Tummy Time toys available but please bring your own Boppy or prop pillow.

(Not appropriate for active crawlers or walkers)

Title:Pet and Pencil
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Hosmer Gallery
Categories:Recurring Events

Percy Therapy DogJoin us as we set aside an hour for adults to color! Many adults use coloring as a way to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. 

Bright Spot certified therapy dog Percy Jackson will be on hand as well. He loves to be petted and is sure to bring a smile to your face.

"Pet and Pencil" takes place on Mondays from 2-3 PM in the Arts & Music Department. 

Title:Qi Gong – and Tai Chi
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:6:00pm - 6:45pm
Presenter:Linda Peck
Location:Community Room
Categories:Recurring Events, Wellness

Qi Gong – and Tai Chi

Come and learn healing Qi Gong and Tai chi, involving a variety of body , breathing, and flowing exercises designed to promote circulation, mental focus, emotional calm, stress reduction, strength and flexibility or dynamic balance, kidney and liver function and much more. Qi Gong is designed to help target chronic pain, or illness and Linda Peck targets individual points that need attention for example, neck, hips, fingers(arthritis) ,back, brain.. Students will learn the Art of Tai Chi , 37 gestures in the Yang Style and practice various mind body techniques like coiling hands. The disciplines enhance your mind and body  are life sustaining, and life practices. Please join Linda Peck, 2nd degree Blackbelt, Tai Chi and Qi Gong certified instructor on Monday evenings from 6 – 6:45 and Wednesday afternoons from 1-2 in the Community Room. For more information : email

Title:CANCELED TONIGHT: Invest to Win
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Andrew Leonard
Location:Watson Room
Categories:Financial Education, Recurring Events


An opportunity for new and experienced investors to meet, learn and discuss the stock market. Using the easy to read and understand book Invest to Win by Gordon Scott and bestselling author Toni Turner, we discuss topics that include: mutual fund and individual stock selection in a 401k, IRA or non-retirment account, locating top performing sectors and evaluating current market conditions using the book's market mood signals.  Our members range from long term investors to short term traders.

All concepts discussed can be accessed online through a number of free, easy to use websites like Yahoo! Finance &

Possible new members, who have not read the book in advance, are welcome to join any meeting as an observer.  The group is run at the pace of regular attendees who all have a familiarity with the stock market and the concepts in Invest to Win.  Until new members have read the book it may take a meeting or two to follow topics discussed and actively participate.

Led by Andrew Leonard, a resident of Florence, who has been mentored by Invest to Win co-author Gordon Scott. For more information and/or to RSVP before attending please contact Andrew at:

Title:Paradise City Readers: Station Eleven
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Forbes Library
Location:Community Room
Categories:Book Discussions, Paradise City Readers, Recurring Events

Station ElevenRespectful, queer/LGBT-friendly, easy-going bunch who want an excuse to get out more and talk about books. And have some snacks. Meetings take place on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

This month we'll be reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Summary:

An actor playing King Lear dies onstage just before a cataclysmic event changes the future of everyone on Earth. What will be valued and what will be discarded? Will art have a place in a world that has lost so much? What will make life worth living? These are just some of the issues explored in this beautifully written dystopian novel.

We also have a google group, where people post info about the books and sometimes social events. You can find us at or write to Copies of the discussion books are available to check out at the main desk most months unless the title is in too high demand.

Title:Poetry Discussion Group
Date:Monday, May 2, 2016
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Naila Moreira
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Poetry, Recurring Events

This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees. 

Every Monday, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet, usually contemporary, and sometimes one reading in the area. Copies of the poems are provided for each participant.  No prior reading or preparation required.

Full Schedule

Schedule may be subject to change. Updates will be posted here.

  • FEB
  • 1    CD Wright
  • 8    Perugia Press poet - Jenifer Browne Lawrence
  • 22  Marilyn Chin (Smith College Poetry Center reading Feb 23)
  • 29  New York Times Favorite Poems
  • MAR
  • 7    Common Threads
  • 14  Tony Hoagland
  • 21  Donald Hall & Jane Kenyon
  • 28  Luis J .Rodriguez
  • APR
  • 4     Canceled for weather
  • 11   Hedgerow Press Poets - Joshua Michael Stuart and Andrea Stone (reading on April 16)
  • 25   Amy Dryansky on Poetry and Parenting
  • MAY
  • 2  Ellen Bass
  • 9  Participants’ Discussion