Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Meet the Author - David Ostrowsky
7:00 PM -
Game Over or Game On - What happens to professional athletes once they retire?  This book focuses on the stories of athletes who have leveraged their resources for positive influences in their communities.  Book includes profiles of Mo Vaughn, Shawn Kemp, Tony Amonte and others.  Program is free and no registration is required.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase this evening.



Monday, September 08, 2014
Strategic Path to Employment
10:00 AM -
Learn how to prepare yourself for the job search ahead.  Includes how to find information in the career you seek, best places to look for work and how to prepare to get the job you want.  Sign up at circulation desk or call the library at 508-759-0644.



Monday, September 15, 2014
Hop, Skip and Read with Miss Gayle*
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
This group meets in the gym of the Bourne community Building for an active story hour. Toddlers should be steady walkers up to 3 years old.

Registration is required!

*Provided through a collaboration between the Bourne Early Childhood Council and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.



Monday, September 15, 2014
Carreer Change
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whether starting over or just re-entering the workforce after a period of time, whether you feel your age may block you from the job you want or you are just unsure of how to go about changing to a new career, this workshop is for you. Comfort with using a computer for internet searches is strongly urged for this session.  Space is limited with sign ups available at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 508-759-0644. Program is funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Monday, September 15, 2014
Hop, Skip and Read with Miss Gayle*
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
This group for preschoolers older than 3 years meets at the Bourne Community Building for an active story hour.

Registration required!

*Provided through a collaboration between the Bourne Early Childhood Council and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Preschool Story Hour
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This group is for children 3 years or older. Children should be able to separate from their parent or caregiver and be able to participate in stories, songs, and crafts for this hour class.

Registration is required!




Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Parent Talk with Julie Sacchetti
9:30 AM -
Parent Talk with Julie Sacchetti
Parenting is full of beautiful moments, laughs and love, but it's not always easy! Come and talk parenting with Julie Tuesdays this season.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Intergenerational Stories and More
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This group will meet at the Bourne Community Building with the participation of the Bridging the Years Adult Day Program.

Program appropriate for children 3 years and older and their parent or caregiver.

Registration required.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Family Story and Play at Canalside Apartments
10:00 AM -
Residents of the Canalside Apartments are welcome to join us at the Canalside Community Building.This group is for children birth to 5 years old & their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.



Wednesday, September 17, 2014
eReader training workshop - OverDrive
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you need help downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your eReader, tablet, or smartphone?

Bring your own device(s) and become familiar with using OverDrive to checkout eBooks and Audiobooks for free.

Sign-up is required. Call us at 508-759-0644 and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend.




Thursday, September 18, 2014
Lap Babies
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This group is for babies, birth to walking, and their parent or caregiver.

Registration is required!



Thursday, September 18, 2014
Family Story and Play with Miss Kathy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This drop-in group is for children birth to 5 years  and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.



Thursday, September 18, 2014
eReader training workshop - OverDrive
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you need help downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your eReader, tablet, or smartphone?

Bring your own device(s) and become familiar with using OverDrive to checkout eBooks and Audiobooks for free.

Sign-up is required. Call us at 508-759-0644 and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend.




Thursday, September 18, 2014
Family Story and Play at Joint Base Cape Cod
1:00 PM -
Residents of the Joint Base Cape Cod are welcome to join us at the Chapel Support Building.This group is for children birth to 5 years old & their parent or caregiver. No registration required.


Friday, September 19, 2014
Preschool Story Hour
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This group is for children 3 years or older. Children should be able to separate from their parent or caregiver and be able to participate in stories, songs, and crafts for this hour class.

Registration is required!




Friday, September 19, 2014
Toddler Stories and Play *
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This group is for children birth to 3 years old and their parent or caregiver.

Registration is required!

*Provided through a collaboration between the Bourne Early Childhood Council and the Jonathan Bourne Public Library.



Friday, September 19, 2014
Family Hop, Skip and Read with Miss Gayle
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This active group is for children 15 months to 5 years and their parent or caregiver.

No registration required.



Monday, September 22, 2014
Online Applications
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Many jobs today are found and applied for online.  In this workshop, users will learn where to search and how to handle the online process.  Participants must be comfortable using a computer (internet, e-mail, etc) as this is a hands on workshop where participants will begin the application process and writing their resumes.  Space is very limited so sign up at the main desk or by calling the library at 508-759-0644.  Program is funded through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014
eReader training workshop - OverDrive
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you need help downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your eReader, tablet, or smartphone?

Bring your own device(s) and become familiar with using OverDrive to checkout eBooks and Audiobooks for free.

Sign-up is required. Call us at 508-759-0644 and let us know which session(s) you’d like to attend.




Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday Evenings Sleepy Time Stories
6:00 PM -
This drop-in group will meet at 6pm the last Wednesday of each month on 9/24, 10/29 and 11/19. Wear your pj's for soothing stories and songs with Miss Kathy.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
No registration required.



Thursday, September 25, 2014
Library Card Night at the JBPL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Library Card Night at the Jonathan Bourne Public Library
Anyone 5 and older is invited to join us to get a library card. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid picture ID. Click here to print an application.

Please feel free to stop by the Children's Room with your ID and completed form prior to Library Card Night so your child's card will be ready and waiting. Participating children & their parent/guardian are also invited to read with our special guests, Companion dogs, certified by the Companion Animal Program.

This event is co-sponsored by the JBPL & The Bourne CFCE.




Thursday, September 25, 2014
Resume Writing Review
7:00 PM -
Join Career Consultant Gary Gekow for this hands on discussion of the resume.  All aspects of resume writing, including how to address key word search techniques will be included.  Participants will also analyze both chronological and functional resume samples.  Participants are encouraged to bring their existing resumes for confidential one-on-one analysis.  Reservations are suggested but not required. 



Saturday, September 27, 2014
Saturday Stories with Miss Kathy
10:00 AM -
Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month - 9/27, 10/25, and 11/22 at 10am. This  Family Story and Play is appropriate for children, birth to 5 years old accompanied by a parent / caregiver.



Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The Job Interview Workshop
7:00 PM -
An interactive and informal question and answer session where we role-play typical interview questions and how best to answer them.  The seminar also includes ways to avoid job candidates' most common interview mistakes.  Led by Career Consultant Gary Gekow.  Reservations are suggested but not required.



Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Job Seminar - "Tell Me About Yourself"
7:00 PM -
Perhaps the most dreaded question in an interview is, "Tell Me About Yourself"?  This workshop will help you nail that question and refine your interviewing skills.  Discussion will be led by Career Consultant Gary Gekow.  Registration is recommended but not required.



Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday Stories with Miss Kathy
10:00 AM -
Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month - 9/27, 10/25, and 11/22 at 10am. This  Family Story and Play is appropriate for children, birth to 5 years old accompanied by a parent / caregiver.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday Evenings Sleepy Time Stories
6:00 PM -
This drop-in group will meet at 6pm the last Wednesday of each month on 9/24, 10/29 and 11/19. Wear your pj's for soothing stories and songs with Miss Kathy.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
No registration required.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday Evenings Sleepy Time Stories
6:00 PM -
This drop-in group will meet at 6pm the last Wednesday of each month on 9/24, 10/29 and 11/19. Wear your pj's for soothing stories and songs with Miss Kathy.
(The library will be closing early on 11/26 for Thanksgiving.)
 All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
No registration required.



Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday Stories with Miss Kathy
10:00 AM -
Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month - 9/27, 10/25, and 11/22 at 10am. This  Family Story and Play is appropriate for children, birth to 5 years old accompanied by a parent / caregiver.