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‘I Like Mike’ fundraiser on March 16th

It’s been two months since the sudden passing of Precinct 1 Councilor Michael McDuffee. As his family and friends continue to face the grief from his loss, they will be celebrating his life on March 16 at a hockey tournament and fundraising event at the Larsen Rink and Winthrop Yacht Club.

A $20 donation will allow access to the hockey tournament starting at noon at the Larsen Rink, followed by a celebration at the Winthrop Yacht Club at 7 p.m. Tickets can also be used as one raffle entry.

The “I Like Mike” celebration will include a cash bar, silent auction, and additional raffles and all donations will benefit Mike’s wife, Joanne.

Tickets can be purchased at The Winthrop Book Depot, Ace Hardware, the Larsen Rink, the Winthrop Yacht Club, and the Mobil station.

For more information, please contact: Bob McDuffee at: 617-291-3254.

The Latest from WCAT: TV for Winthrop, by Winthrop

Get involved with your public access TV station. WCAT is always looking for Winthrop residents of all ages to join our volunteer production team. Classes are FREE for teens 12-17 years old and just $50 for adults. Learn how to use our HD cameras, edit with Adobe Premiere Pro, and produce your own programs for WCAT channel 3 and YouTube. Classes starting soon. Call us at 617-846-3400 or email [email protected] for details.

Let WCAT transfer your old family film. WCAT offers 8mm and 16mm film to digital transfer. Drop off your old movie reels with us and we will transfer them onto a DVD or flash drive. Call us at 617-846-3400 for more information.

You can now watch WCAT on Roku. If you have Roku on your TV, look for the WCAT app and start streaming our content now!

Live stream the Winthrop Town Council Meetings or School Committee Meetings as they happen, from any device. Just log onto our website at and click the “Watch Live!” tab at the top of the home page. WCAT is TV for Winthrop, by Winthrop!

Winthrop Public Library Schedule

The following programs are being offered at the Winthrop Public Library, Metcalf Square.

Adult Happenings

March 12 and 26, 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.

Other activities include:

Wednesday, March 12, 6 p.m. Knitting Book Club

Bring a craft and come in for a lively talk about the book!

 Wednesday, March 14, all day : National Pi Day

We’re looking for people who bake to submit pies for our Pi Day Pie Contest. Other activities to be announced.

 Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. : Truly Eleanor

The popular Delvena Theatre Company will perform a look at the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, featuring her most memorable and meaningful moments.

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. : You, Me, and Them Book Club. This book group hopes to facilitate discussion about social values using popular literature.

For Teens and Tweens

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

Do you want to have a say in what happens at the library? Do you want to help plan fun things to do here? Join us for our Tween Library Group meeting! There will be snacks! Open to grades 5-8.

Friday, March 15, 3:15 p.m.: Teen Book Club

Young adults reading YA books once a month. Snacks will be provided! The next book will be Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani.

For Kids

Friday, March 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:30 a.m. : Storytime – Infants & Toddlers

and Friday, March 8, 15, 22  and 29, 11:30 a.m. : Storytime – Preschoolers

Storytime is every Friday in the Children’s Room.

 Monday, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 11:45 a.m.: Toddler Craft Time

Toddlers can join us every Monday for a craft project.

 Tuesday, March 12, 19, 26 and 29, 3:00 p.m. : Kids Create Club

A hands-on activity time for children on Tuesdays after-school. Open to grades 3-6.

Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:30 a.m.: Little Wiggles

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and 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, March 13 and 27, 3 p.m.: Pokémon Club

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

 Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m. : Storyteller Norah Dooley

All ages are welcome to hear Irish folklore from local storyteller and author Norah Dooley.

Library Announcements

Next Trustees Board Meeting:

Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m.

(Open to the Public)

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You can always find more information about library programs on our calendar, on Facebook, or by calling 617-846-1703.

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