News Briefs

WINARC Fall Activities

WINARC is a local organization that offers social, educational, and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities. Their fall schedule is set, and they welcome new members from Winthrop and surrounding communities to join in the fun. Here’s their schedule:

Special Olympics: Sept. 30

Hip Hop: Oct. 3, 10, 17, and 24

Bingo: Oct. 12

Halloween Dance: Oct. 27

Craft Night: Nov. 16

Bowling: Dates to be Announced.

For further information contact Nancy Guiffre (WINARC Co-President) at (617)640-4292.




Check out what’s happening at the Winthrop Public Library in September! The programs are always free. We return to our regular hours:

Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. -8 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For Adults:

Tuesday, Sept. 4 and 18, 11:30 a.m. : Tech Drop-In – Morning Sessions


Tuesday, Sept. 11, and 25, 5:30 p.m. : Tech Drop-In – Evening Sessions


On Tuesdays, we offer free basic computer help and assistance with library resources. Come by and work with staff on: basic computer skills, ereaders and mobile devices, web searching, email, library resources (Overdrive, Gale Databases,, and more). A full list of dates can be found here.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. : You, Me, and Them Book Club

This book group hopes to facilitate discussion about social values using popular literature. The next book is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.


For Teens

Monday, Sept. 10, 3:15 p.m.: Teen Library Council Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss teen issues at the library and plan programs for teens!


For Kids

Monday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 11:45 a.m.: Toddler Craft Time

Toddlers can join us every Monday for a craft project.


Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:00 p.m. : Kids Create Club

A hands-on activity time for children on Tuesdays after-school. Open to grades 3-5.


Wednesday, Sept.  5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m.: Little Wiggles

Clap your hands, stomp your feet & wiggle with the beat! This is a high-energy music and movement program where your children will be wiggling and giggling throughout. Ages 2-5 years.


Wednesday, Sept. 5 and 19, 3 p.m.: Lego Club

Lego Club is on the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Hazlett Room.



Friday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 a.m. : Storytime – Infants & Toddlers


Friday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:30 a.m. : Storytime – Preschoolers

Storytime is every Friday in the Children’s Room.



Wednesday, Sept.12 and 26, 3 p.m.: Pokémon Club

Pokémon Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday in the Hazlett Room. Trading is optional.


Library Announcements

Next Trustees Board Meeting:

Thursday, September 6, 5:30 p.m.

(Open to the Public)


You can always find more information about our programs on our calendar, on Facebook, or by calling 617-846-1703. The Library is located at 2 Metcalf Square.

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