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Sherborn Film Club gets fantastic results

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With movie theaters across the country closed, it is becoming increasingly difficult for even the most critically lauded film to break into the cultural zeitgeist. And while COVID-19 lockdowns have kept everyone in the house, the increasing number of streaming platforms people have, combined with the...

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Snow Sisters visit Sherborn kids

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is every girl’s dream to meet her favorite fairy-tale princess. On Saturday, January 11, some of those dreams came true as dozens of kids visited to the Sherborn Library to meet the Snow Sisters. The princesses came with stories, songs, and more for the kids in attendance. Children arrived...
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First Sherborn Friendstoberfest a hit

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Supporters of the Sherborn Library travelled to Powisset Farm on Friday, October 4, to celebrate Friendstoberfest. A social Oktoberfest-themed fundraiser put on by the Friends of the Sherborn Library, the event was held in lieu of the group’s annual Friendsgiving celebration. Despite the cold weather, people came out...
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Sherborn, meet Toto

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, September 19, eager children ran up the stairs to the top floor of the Sherborn Community Center to see a special guest. “Do you think he’s cute?” one child asked his mom. His mom chuckled. “I’m sure he will be,” she answered. “Do you think I can pet...
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Didgeridoos bring Australian outback to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Rob Thomas, an expert in all things Australian, visited the Sherborn Library on Wednesday July 31. The show was the perfect respite for families struggling to find something to do with their kids during the severe weather of the day. Thomas’ program included a set: a few different...
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Rubber duckies come to Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Bath time is usually easier for kids when they have something with which to entertain themselves. Some parents invest in bubble baths, so their kids can put on fake beards and soapy wigs. Others invest in tub toys, like plastic fish or dolls, for their children to play with....
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Pastel workshop renders colorful evening

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff
 Drawing and painting are often some of the most relaxing and rewarding activities in which one can be involved. However, they can only truly be relaxing when an individual knows the right way to approach them. On Thursday, April 4, a group met at the Sherborn Library to learn...
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Sherborn Library finds refuge at home

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Since the Sherborn Library closed for extensive renovations in December 2016, the library’s collection and staff have found a welcoming temporary home in the Sherborn Community Center. “The Community Center has been very kind to us, letting us integrate ourselves into their space,” Said Liz Rowland, the library’s Assistant Director. [caption...
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Sherborn Library hosts Friendly Witch

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter In the spirit of Halloween, the Sherborn Library hosted a fun performance for the kids by bringing in performer and musician Elaine Kessler. As the Sherborn Library is still under construction, the program was hosted in the nearby Sherborn Community Center. Kessler, also known as the Friendly Witch, has...
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Sherborn library construction continues

Many of us remember the first library we visited during our childhood. We can picture the sidewalk leading to the entrance, recall whether the building was brick, stone or clapboard and recollect that special “book” smell inside. And many of us remember waiting for that near-magical rite of passage: our own library card. The waiting...
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Sherborn Library construction continues

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Construction activity at the Sherborn Library continues at a brisk pace. Visitors to the Town Campus will see noticeable changes to the library as exterior walls, windows and skylights are installed. “Many patrons have asked about the small, barn-like structures popping up on the construction site,” noted Library Director Elizabeth Johnston. “Once hoisted...
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Maple syrup storytime inspires children

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Pancakes, waffles, and French toast just wouldn’t be complete without a drizzle of maple syrup over them. The sticky, sweet syrup is an American favorite – especially at breakfast time – and only contains one simple ingredient: sap from a maple tree. The process of making it, however, is...
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Sherborn Library launches new website

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The Sherborn Library has announced the launch of its new website, sherbornlibrary.org. This full-scale redesign of the Sherborn Library website was made possible through a $20,000 grant awarded by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation to the Friends of the Sherborn Library. “We are so excited to provide the wide Sherborn Library community with...
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STEAM craft launches afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter One of the very first catapults was invented around 400 BC in Greece to hurl massive objects towards enemies and walls. The brilliant invention is mostly known for its usefulness in siege warfare, having been widely used in the Middle Ages. Even today, though, catapults are still being used,...
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Progress continues on Sherborn Library

Despite the wintery weather, continuing progress is evident on the Library construction site: structural steel framing is in place, providing a visual outline for the Library addition. Passers-by may also notice protective tarps hung on the structure to shield on-going interior construction work, including placement of the ground floor slab and second floor deck. The...
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Sherborn Library project motors onward

With the concrete foundation for the addition now completed, passers-by may see steel framing work – reminiscent of vintage A.C. Gilbert Erector Sets – underway at the Sherborn Library construction site. Up on the roof of the original building, workers are carefully investigating the clay roof tiles to determine how many can be reused versus replaced....
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Sherborn Library construction continues

Members of the community who have passed by the library project construction site lately may have spotted what appear to be metal spikes or frames where the addition will stand. This is reinforcing steel (or “rebar”) that will strengthen and provide reinforcement for the structure. With the new footings in place, the project’s general contractor,...
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Library Crawl brings visitors running

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On August 1, a Library Crawl challenged library fanatics to visit 12 different area libraries, including the Dover Town Library, Sherborn Library, and the Wellesley Free Library and its separate branches. The Library Crawl, meant as a self-guided tour of local libraries, also acted as a scavenger hunt. Each...
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Sherborn Library construction continues

Construction work continues on the Sherborn Library’s exciting renovation and expansion project. Just a few short months after work began on the site, noteworthy progress is evident. “We invite everyone to see for themselves the progress that’s been made removing ledge and preparing for the library addition,” said Mary Moore, Chair of the Board of...
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Sherborn Genealogy Club helps construct family trees

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Repoter In a country of immigrants, the question “Where are you from?” comes up almost every time we encounter a new person. The Genealogy Club is filled with people who are committed to answering that question with the most specifics possible. Meeting on the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m....
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