Friday, October 19, 2018

Events at the library for the week of October 23 to October 26

Massachusetts STEM WEEK, October 23-26, 2018, Wednesday, October 24 and Friday, October 26, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. activities will include: contraptions, Magformers, Kevamaker bot maze, ozobots.  Age range will be toddler to school-aged students, drop in with no sign-up.
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The Rotary Club of the Brookfields, serving the Brookfields, Spencer and the Warrens will present an informal talk on domestic violence, Thursday, October 25, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with from Brookfield Police Department.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Brookfield High School (BHS) state of Massachusetts basketball champions 1904-1905

 The boys' basketball team beat Holyoke at the Springfield Auditorium to win the championship.  Pictured here are, from left to right, (first row) George McDonald, team captain William Clancy, and Thomas Dunkin; (second row) team manager Albert "Chalky" Balcom, William "Chuck" O'Brien, school principal Guy Howard, and Raymond Gerald.

This large portrait is stored in the gallery of the library, on top of a bookcase.

Friday, October 12, 2018

BANISTER BOOK GROUP Tuesday, October 30, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells (1866-1946), published in 1897.

Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The invisible man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse the procedure. 

We will meet at the Felton House, 18 Common Street, Brookfield

Movies and discussion questions are available at the library.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pre-school music time with Ms. Renee Wednesday, October 3! Join the FUN!

Music fun with Ms. Renee!  Wednesday, October 3, 11:15 a.m. to noon!   Free snack and juice. Funded through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Grant for Brookfield. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An inside look at the Brookfield Historical Commission office and storage space at town hall.

These pictures will be part of a joint display of Brookfield Historical Commission and Merrick Public Library historical resources that are currently inaccessible to the public. The Historical Commission and the Library hope to partner in the creation of a historical museum to make historical artifacts, pictures, genealogy and more, available for public use. The pictures will be on display at 18 Common Street during the Friends of the Merrick Public Library book sale on Saturday, October 6, from 10am - 2pm. And the pictures will be on display in the library.

Monday, September 10, 2018

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We are participating in the #LibraryLife photo challenge--seven days of black and white photos of the library, with no people and no explanations.

Day 1, September 7, 2018

Day 2, September 8, 2018

Day 3, September 9, 2018

Day 4, September 10, 2018

Day 5, September 11, 2018

Day 6, September 12, 2018

Day 7, September 13, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Summer readers come in and pick a free prize and book when you finish your chart!

Lot's of FUN prizes and GREAT books to choose from when you finish your summer reading chart for Brookfield Elementary School students and everyone else who decided to complete this awesome reading chart!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Congratulations to Sarah for being awarded one of the Friends of the Library scholarships!

Two Brookfield students graduating from Tantasqua are chosen each year are awarded a scholarship from the Friends of the Merrick Public Library.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

School supplies giveaway, materials available!

Mr. Phil Lebel, (retired educator) has once again sponsored  free school supplies for our local students!
Please help yourself to whatever you need!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Lake Lashaway Park @1898. Ladies and gentlemen await the arrival of the steamboat "Lashaway" to pay passage for a venture around Lake Lashaway

Image by William Bullard
Brookfield Times, July 2, 1897:  There are to be 15 new arc lamps placed in the Lashaway park, each to be of 800 candle power.  They will be run by electricity from the plant at Brookfield.  
Arrangements are being made for a hub and hub hose race between the Grouts of Spencer and the Brookfield hose company, to take place at the picnic at the picat Lake Lashaway, July 3. 

Brookfield Times, June 27, 1902:  There was a big audience at the sacred concert at Lake Lashaway Park last Sunday afternoon.  Supt. Clark of the W., B & S, street railway had the cars running on 20 minute time from North Brookfield to Spencer giving the patrons of the road good service.  At Marchessault's cafe a first-class shore dinner was served.  The fleet of pleasure boats did a good business and the merry-go-round man was kept busy.
Richards, 1898
Spencer Leader, August 26, 1921:  Harold P. Andrews of Main street who recently what is known as the Lake Lashaway park property in East Brookfield of George R. Upham, this week purchased another section on the east side of Mr. Upham, known as the Milo Drake lot.  It extends from the East Brookfield cemetery to the park lot.
       Mr. Andrews will develop this section also for cottage purposes.  In the park section are about six acres and in the Drake section there are five acres.

More information is available at the Merrick Public Library, Brookfield.