January Newsletter

Boyden Library's Digital Art Exhibit

Help us create an online gallery by posting your artwork to our Padlet site!

January's Theme: A Happy Memory

Go to tinyurl.com/digitalartworks

or scan the QR code below.

Yoga with the YMCA

Starting Thursday, January 4th

Join us on Thursday evenings in January at 6:30 p.m. for a free yoga workout at the Boyden Library with an instructor from the Foxboro YMCA.

Please bring with you a yoga mat (or towel) and a water.

Registration is required as space is limited.

Coloring for Adults

Starting Friday, January 5th

Coloring isn't just for the kids! Adults, join us on the first Friday of the month starting Jan. 5th at 11 a.m. to color for calm and chat with others.  

All supplies will be provided.

No registration needed.


Sunday Concerts

Al Testa's Jazz Trio

Sunday, January 7th at 2 p.m.

Testa is a musician with more than 13 years experience who has played as lead trumpet with musical groups throughout Rhode Island. The event will feature selections from jazz, light rock, movie and show themes and a little doo-wop.

The Catnip Junkies

Sunday, January 21st at 2 p.m.

The Catnip Junkies strive to bring the streets of New Orleans to the streets of New England! They are playful band of cool cats who love to swing! You’ll hear lots of NOLA standards as well as some familiar songs played with that NOLA vibe. All ages are welcome to dance along to the sounds of the tuba and join in the fun that is The Catnip Junkies!

Book Recs with Bookstagrammer Jody Blanchette aka @redreadreviews (Virtual)

Second Tuesday of the month starting January 9th at 7 p.m.

Not sure what to read next? Join Jody for 30 minutes of pure book recommendations - every genre and interest! We're sure you'll find something to like from Jody's many enthusiastic reviews.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, in partnership with other MA Libraries.

Spice Club

Wednesday, January 10th at All Day

Do you love cooking and want to try some new spices and recipes? Then join Boyden Library's Spice Club!

Each month we will feature a different spice for participants to take and try at home. Each kit contains a sample of the spice, two new recipes from A to Z World Food database ( a Boyden Library card is required to access this database), and a brief history of the spice. 

And don't forget to share what you've made with us on Facebook and/or Instagram!  

January Spice: Ginger

Registration is required.


Enjoy a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.


Tea and Talk (about books!)

Join us on Wednesday mornings this winter (Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 14, and 28) at 11 a.m. to sip some tea and talk about some of our favorite books.

A sneak peak of a few new bestsellers will also be presented at each session.

Drop in Tech Help

Do you need one-on-one help with a device (iPhone, iPad, e-reader, laptop, etc.) you recently bought or acquired, or maybe you just have a basic technology question? Then stop into the Library and Libby will walk you through it Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. starting Jan. 11th.

Special Tech Help Sessions for Seniors

ESL Conversation Circle

Monday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Friday Mornings at 11 a.m.

(Go to boydenlibrary.org/calendar for specific dates)

A conversation circle is an opportunity for intermediate level adult speakers of English to practice speaking in an informal setting. International visitors & immigrants are welcome.

Participants should already have a basic understanding of the English language and want to practice with others.  

Registration is strongly encouraged for this program as space is limited.

Please note: This program is not a class to learn the English language. For more resources, please contact:

The Literacy Center

80 N. Main St.

Attleboro, MA 02703

Phone: 508-226-3603 

Zentangle Workshop

January 26th at 10 a.m.

Have you heard of the Zentangle Drawing Method? Do you want to know more about it? Or just have a refresher class?

Come Join CZT Linda Evans for an hour of learning and practicing this relaxed method of drawing. We could all use a little slow down and relax time.

No art background is needed. Tools will be provided or you can bring your own.

This program is for adults 18+ and registration is required.


Dry January and the History of the Temperance Movement (Virtual)

Tuesday, January 16th at 7 p.m.

Join us virtual as Culinary Historian, Sarah Lohman, discusses how this movement came about and just how drunk America was in the 1820s. Then, we'll see how they descended into the alarmist propaganda that brought about Prohibition. Finally, we'll take a look at how the modern temperance movement has led to the rapid spread of dry January. 

Tasty temperance drink recipes included!

Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom login info the day before this program.

CAPACITY: 50 of 50 spaces available.

Collectibles Appraisal: A Free Community Event

Saturday, January 20th at 10 a.m.

Rick Keller, from Perfect Pastime 617, is offering another free community-wide collectibles appraisal event at the Boyden Library. So gather up all your Pokémon/sports cards/memorabilia, coins, video games/consoles, comics, broken and fine jewelry, sterling silver, etc. to see if you have treasure or trash!

Registration below is required. Additionally, in order to have things run smoothly at this event, there are a couple other steps to complete with registration:

  • Please sign up for your specific 5-minute time slot, by clicking HERE. If you do not sign up separately for a predetermined time slot via this link please be prepared during the event to wait until there is an opening.  
  • Please email pictures of your item(s) that you plan to bring for appraisal to Rick beforehand: perfectpastime617@gmail.com


Boyden Library Book Club

Tuesday, January 23rd at 11 a.m.

The Boyden Library is hosts a book club that meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

For the month of January we will be discussing The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

Copies of the book are available at the adult circulation desk.

Develop the Habits for Staying Organized with Susan McCarthy

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7 p.m.

It’s easy to think that if you put in the time and energy to declutter your home or office then everything will stay tidy. But organizing isn’t the same as maintaining order.

​Susan McCarthy, from A Less Cluttered Life, will go through the process of designing habits that work for you and your life.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Glass Painting Workshop for Adults

Wednesday, January 31st at 6 p.m.

Glass painting workshop with local area artist Nidhi Mehta.

This program is for adults 18+ and registration is required.  


Multi-Library Sponsored Virtual Speakers

Q&A with author Daniel N. Warshawsky (Virtual)

Tuesday, January 30th at 7 p.m.

So many of us are passionate about finding ways to reduce food waste so we're thrilled to be hosting author and professor Daniel N. Warshawsky for a virtual discussion of his new book "Food Waste, Food Insecurity, and the Globalization of Food Banks".

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library and in partnership with a multitude of MA Libraries. 

CNN's Tom Foreman Discusses "My Year of Running Dangerously" (Virtual)

Tuesday, January 30th at 7 p.m.

CNN correspondent and veteran journalist Tom Foreman will discuss his book, My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous Plan, in conversation with author Dale Phillips, who facilitates the Tewksbury Library's Writers Group. Foreman's book shares his remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between.

This program is in partnership with the Tewksbury Public Library, and sponsored by their Friends of the Library.



Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 508-543-1245

Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.boydenlibrary.org

Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Boyden Library will be closed on Monday, January 1st and Monday, January 15th