Here's the latest from the Sherborn Library.

The Sherborn Library is at 3 Sanger St. (Sherborn Community Center) while the library is undergoing renovations. For information or to register, call 508-653-0770, or visit

Kids Programs

Come join us for a winter Science, Technology, Engineering & Math series of hands-on science programs for children.

Winter Reading program for children: Between January and March, the Sherborn Library, in collaboration with the Girl Scouts, will have a winter reading program with the theme “Women Who Shaped America.” Readers are encouraged to select American Girl books along with books about real women who shaped our country. Pick up a flyer with books selected for each era. To sign up write your name in our binder along with the books you read throughout the program. Receive great prices for books read and have fun.

Storytime Stay and Play, Fridays, Feb. 16 and 23, 10:30 a.m.: For babies and preschoolers, playing is learning. Enjoy storytime, then stay for toys and activities that foster critical early literacy skills.

LEGO drop-in, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 3:30 p.m.

Drop-in crafternoon, Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3:30 p.m.

Kids can make winter snowflakes and other winter crafts.

Sugar Mapling with Land’s Sake Farm, Wednesday Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Hands-on experience for children to try sugar mapling. Land’s Sake Farm of Weston will bring a model of a tree for participants to try their hand at tapping and drilling. Learn to identify maple sugar trees. Recommended for children age 3-7.

Adult Programs

Mah Jongg, Mondays at noon: Our Mah Jongg players are welcoming and inclusive. Novices will receive very relaxed instruction from players who are happy to share their knowledge. The club meets on Mondays at noon or 1 p.m. — your choice.

Genealogy Club, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m.: Everyone is welcome to the library’s ongoing Genealogy Club. Newcomers to genealogy and experience researchers share their thoughts and suggestions. The club enjoys periodic guest speakers and helpful group discussion. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m.

Einstein, Relatively Speaking, Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m., Sherborn Community Center: Learn about the extraordinary life, scientific achievements and ideas of Albert Einstein through this one-person, live performance by George Cappacio. Cappacio has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater and with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater. He is currently a member of Solo Together, a group of performing artists who bring historical figures to life. The Sherborn Library is co-sponsoring this program with the Sherborn Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sherborn Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Smartypants Book Club: “Persuasion” by Jane Austen, Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.: Jane Austen’s last novel, “Persuasion,” is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. It is widely regarded as the most moving and delightful of all her novels. It is a story of second chances. Join Dr. Kellie Donovan-Condron, professor of literature at Babson College for this “Smartypants” discussion of “Persuasion.” All are welcome! Multiple copies of the book are available at the library.

Maureen Taylor: Photo Detective, Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m., Sherborn Community Center: Learn from the famous Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor, how to identify and date family photographs. Taylor will teach us how to study clues within a photograph to delve into family history. Featured on such TV programs and magazine as, the Today Show, CNN, New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Wall Street Journal and more. The Sherborn Library is co-sponsoring this event with the Sherborn Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. The Friends of the Sherborn Library have generously funded this program.

Mindfulness Series Part II: Mindfulness/Wellness, Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.: Mindfulness is learning to awaken to the present moment as it is, with compassion and without judgment. Learn techniques to practice mindfulness every day, whether it be while eating or experiencing difficult times, from Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction instructor Ethel Fraga.

Event facilities have been provided by the Sherborn Community Center Foundation. The SCC can be rented for private functions.