April 2024

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Monday, April 19:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Monday, April 19:30—10:15 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Little Movers with Jo Ann Warren Studio

Calling all tiny dancers! Fall in love with creative movement in this joyful class. Your little one will practice skills such as sharing, waiting their turn and general socialization, using songs to enhance their growing imagination and development. For ages 18 months - 3 years old.…Learn More

Monday, April 110:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED: Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Monday, April 11:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Monday, April 13:30—5:00 PMNewspapers & Magazines: EllipseMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

De-Stress with Dogs

Visit with a registered* therapy dog to bring a little rest and relaxation to your day. Therapy animals* are generally privately owned pets who are brought by their handlers to places to bring joy and smiles. This program is made possible by Tufts Paws for People, which is a Community Partner of the Pet Partners organization.…Learn More

Monday, April 13:30—4:30 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Homework Help

Drop-In Homework HelpTeens, need help with your homework or for an upcoming test? Drop by the Teen Space between 3:30-4:30pm where we'll have a tutor available to help you out! Assistance can be given for the following subjects: Math and Science along with essay composition/revision.…Learn More

Monday, April 14:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Switch it Up! Games

Drop in and play video games with your friends on our Nintendo Switch. Choose from Overcooked, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Just Dance, Super Smash Bros. , and others. Games are rated E10 and E.   For children ages 6 and up: 

Monday, April 14:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Kids Cook Around the World

Travel around the world with Litani and cook delicious dishes from around the world. Take your chef skills to the next level and sample all of the tasty dishes you make. This class is especially designed for ages 8 - 11. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 16:00—8:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Game Night

Come hang out and play games! We have a variety of games, including an ongoing jigsaw puzzle, or bring your own game to play. Light refreshments provided. Don’t have time Monday? Come check out our new collection of games you can borrow!
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Tuesday, April 29:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 29:00—11:00 AMYWCA WayMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

UMass Mobile Medical Clinic Road to Care Van

FREE Health Visits with a group of medical providers from UMass Memorial Health: Primary Care Visits Substance Use Disorder Treatment Screenings, ie, Blood pressure, Cholesterol Lab and Medication Services Contact: 774-366-6264, roadtocare@umassmed.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 29:00—11:00 AM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Citizenship Class

Drop in to this student-centered class designed to prepare students for the U. S. citizenship or naturalization exam and interview. Instruction is provided in the areas of government, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English Skills.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 210:00—11:00 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Family Storytime

Family StorytimeFamily storytime is an engaging and interactive experience for children 0 - 5 with a caregiver. We will explore early literacy skills as we read, sing, and move. Then stay and play. Older siblings are welcome!

Tuesday, April 21:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED - Office Hours with the New American Librarian

Meet with the New American Librarian for help finding resources to learn English, referrals for immigration-related legal help, and other information to help you thrive as an immigrant, refugee, or international visitor in Worcester. Se habla español.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 21:00—2:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Edible Mosaics

It's an art project that you can eat! Step into the wonderful world of art by creating your own edible mosaics. We'll use tiny pieces of Starburst fruit strips to make one bigger fantastic image. Just bring your imagination. Recommended for kids 6-11 but younger kids are welcome with a caregiver.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 22:00—3:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Worcester Public Library Virtual Author Talks

Enjoy this lineup of author talks from bestselling authors from a variety of genres, including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.  Each live event will include the opportunity to ask questions.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 24:30—5:30 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  

Tuesday, April 25:30—7:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED - English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.   

Tuesday, April 26:30—8:15 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer Programming: Python for Beginners

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Certificates of completion will be given to students that attend all 6 sessions and do the homework.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 39:00 AM—8:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 39:00 AM—1:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

Adult ESOL Group Tutoring with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. Contact Amanda at aandrews@lvgw. org for details.

Wednesday, April 39:00 AM—12:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Vaccine Clinic

Latino Health Insurance Program in partnership with UMass will be offering the following vaccinesCovid-19, Flu and Hep A If you do not currently have a PCP you can sign up for other health services

Wednesday, April 310:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for five years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 311:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectacular Spring

Recommended for ages 2. 5-4 years old. Let's get together and celebrate Spring's spectacular changes with beautiful crafts, songs and books.

Wednesday, April 31:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 33:00—4:30 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

DIY Crafts for Adults

Spring crafts may include doodle art, paper flower bouquets, needle felt eggs and cherry blossom snow globes.  

Wednesday, April 33:30—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Whimsical Workshop - Moon Mobile

To celebrate Ramadan we are creating paper crescent moon mobiles and Eid themed scratch art. Recommended for children ages 6-11. While supplies last.

Wednesday, April 34:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Crafternoons

Drop by for a fun make and take craft! Crafting enhances problem solving and decision-making skills while strengthening dexterity, creativity, and flexibility. While supplies last. April 3: Make Earth Day Handprint ArtApril 10: Build Butterfly Glitter Snow GlobesApril 17: Construct Pipe Cleaner AnimalsApril 24: Paint Wood Wind ChimesFor children ages 6 and up.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 35:30—6:30 PMDigital StudioMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Digitizing Family Photos, Slides, or Converting Family VHS Tapes

Learn to preserve your family’s history with the use of our digitization and conversion equipment. Scan old family photos and slides, or convert VHS and audiocassettes into digital formats. Sign up for a one-on-one session and receive your certificate of completion so you can come in for a DIY session later.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 36:00—7:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Switch Gaming

Drop-In Switch GamingGet ready for a night of friendly competition! Stop by the Teen Space between 6-7PM, we’ll have the Nintendo Switch set up with games such as Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and more. Bring your friends! All gaming equipment will be provided by the library.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 37:00—8:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

True Crime Book Club (Virtual)

Please join our ongoing book club to discuss popular books in the true crime genre. March 6: Starkweather: the untold story of the killing spree that changed America by Harry Maclean April 3: Behold the Monster by Jillian Lauren May 1: The Riders Come…Learn More
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Thursday, April 49:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Thursday, April 410:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Thursday, April 410:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Toddler Time

Is your little one ready for a fun time with books? You’re invited to participate in stories, music, and movement. Early listening and literacy skills are built during this meaningful experience with parents/caregivers. When we’re done, stay and play and make new friends.…Learn More

Thursday, April 412:00—1:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Lunchtime Yoga

Take advantage of your daily lunch break to relax and reset with Yoga taught by Kate Dalrymple of Kula Yoga of Worcester. Please bring a mat and water. Ages 18 and older. We kindly ask that you arrive by 11:55 as the instructor starts class promptly at 12:00.…Learn More

Thursday, April 42:15—3:15 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)Do you miss knitting with other people? All needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already.…Learn More

Thursday, April 43:30—4:30 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

CANCELED - DIY Flower Soaps

DIY Flower SoapsTeens can visit our Great Brook Valley Branch to get crafty making their own hand soaps. We'll be starting with a goats milk soap base, participants will be able to add their choice of color and scent before pouring into flower molds to set. Participants can take the soaps home with them to use themselves, or give them as a gift to a friend or loved one!Open to ages 12-17.…Learn More

Thursday, April 43:30—5:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Space Party

Space PartyDrop-in to celebrate next week’s eclipse with a space party! We’ll make and decorate cereal box eclipse viewers, sample astronaut ice cream, and more. Suggested for ages 6-11

Thursday, April 44:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

CANCELED - Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  
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Friday, April 59:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Friday, April 59:30—10:30 AMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer & Internet for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer, how to save documents, search the Internet, access the library website and computers.…Learn More

Friday, April 510:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Friday, April 510:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Baby Bounce

Introduce your baby to reading with stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, songs and lots of snuggling. You are invited to stay for play/social time after the program. For ages 0-18 months.

Friday, April 510:30—11:15 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

STEAM & Stories

STEAM & StoriesIn this storytime we will build early math and science skills through books, activities, and art. Each week we have a different topic to explore. Suggested for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Friday, April 53:30—4:30 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

DIY Spa Kits for Teens

DIY Spa Kits for TeensTeens are invited to spend a relaxing afternoon at the Frances Perkins Branch making their own DIY spa kits that they will be able to take home with them! Teens will have the chance to create self-care items like all natural face wash, toner, and clay face masks.…Learn More

Friday, April 54:00—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Cereal Box Eclipse Viewers

Can you directly look at the sun? No, of course not! Come make and decorate a cereal box viewer to safely view the eclipse on April 8 while supplies last. Suggested for children under 11 years old.  

Friday, April 54:00—5:00 PMTatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Toe Jam Puppet Band Presents: Moon Rock Show!

Just in time for the total eclipse, join the Toe Jam Puppet Band for their Moon Rock Show! This space-themed show will put you in orbit! For children of all ages and their families. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library
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Saturday, April 610:00—10:45 AMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED - Zumba!

Zumba is a high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.…Learn More

Saturday, April 611:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Saturday, April 611:00 AM—1:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Online TOEFL Test Preparation Course

Designed for advanced English learners who want to continue their education at a U. S. college or university, this guided study course will take learners through the TOEFL iBT test structure and content in eight sessions. Attendance at all eight sessions is required.…Learn More

Saturday, April 611:00 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectrum Support Playgroup

Come as you are! A sensory and spectrum-friendly playgroup. Parents can connect and chat while we provide a wide variety of sensory toys and activities for wherever your child might be on the spectrum. Recommended for families with children 6 and under.

Saturday, April 61:00—3:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Saturday, April 62:00—3:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Buildwave

Ages 5 and up. Want to foster your child's interest in STEM, while igniting their creative spark at the same time? Over the course of the workshop, families create with over a dozen different building materials, including Lego®, PlusPlus®, and custom-made Buildwave materials.…Learn More

Saturday, April 62:30—3:30 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Nutrition Class with Judy Palken, Registered Dietitian

3/16/24 - Your Diet for Healthy Bones Strong bones are an important part of good health! Osteoporosis and fractures affect millions of Americans. Please join us to learn about the nutrients and specific foods that can help us to maintain healthy bones.…Learn More

Saturday, April 64:15—5:15 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Postcards For Local History Research

Learn about the history of postcards and how to use this rich and fascinating resource for local history research
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Sunday, April 71:00—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Crafty Sundays: Candle Making

Ages 16 & olderJoin us for crafting fun on select Sundays in February - April. Crafts include origami, wreaths, pressed flower bookmarks, and candle making.  
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Monday, April 89:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Monday, April 89:30—10:30 AMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Introduction to Finding Grants for Nonprofits

There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by Candid (formerly known as the Foundation Center) and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.

Monday, April 89:30—10:15 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Little Movers with Jo Ann Warren Studio

Calling all tiny dancers! Fall in love with creative movement in this joyful class. Your little one will practice skills such as sharing, waiting their turn and general socialization, using songs to enhance their growing imagination and development. For ages 18 months - 3 years old.…Learn More

Monday, April 810:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Monday, April 811:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Stories and Songs

For families with children 5 and under. Children and families are welcome to our weekly stories, sing-alongs, and fun activities. A great way for children to gain early literacy, math, and social skills! Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 81:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Monday, April 82:00—4:30 PMOutdoorsMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608
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Solar Eclipse Viewing at the Worcester Commons

Worcester will experience more that 90% obscuration during the 2024 Solar Eclipse! Meet us on the Worcester Common beginning at 2 pm to receive your own pair of free eclipse glasses (while supplies last*). We’ll also have a glasses decorating station, lawn games, books and more!Maximum eclipse viewing expected at 3:28 pm.…Learn More

Monday, April 83:30—5:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Sewing Club for Teens

Sewing Club for TeensThis program is perfect for those who know a little bit about sewing and want to learn how to make their own clothes! If you don’t know how to sew join us anyway! All materials will be provided. For ages 12-17. This program graciously supported by LITT.

Monday, April 83:30—4:30 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Homework Help

Drop-In Homework HelpTeens, need help with your homework or for an upcoming test? Drop by the Teen Space between 3:30-4:30pm where we'll have a tutor available to help you out! Assistance can be given for the following subjects: Math and Science along with essay composition/revision.…Learn More

Monday, April 84:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Switch it Up! Games

Drop in and play video games with your friends on our Nintendo Switch. Choose from Overcooked, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Just Dance, Super Smash Bros. , and others. Games are rated E10 and E.   For children ages 6 and up: 

Monday, April 84:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Kids Cook Around the World

Travel around the world with Litani and cook delicious dishes from around the world. Take your chef skills to the next level and sample all of the tasty dishes you make. This class is especially designed for ages 8 - 11. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 86:00—7:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Spanish Book Club / Club del libro en español

Nos reunimos para compartir nuestro amor por la lectura y hablar de libros en español. Póngase en contacto con clubdelibroworcester@gmail. com para recibir novedades incluso el aviso de los libros escogidos.
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Tuesday, April 99:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 99:00—11:00 AMYWCA WayMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

UMass Mobile Medical Clinic Road to Care Van

FREE Health Visits with a group of medical providers from UMass Memorial Health: Primary Care Visits Substance Use Disorder Treatment Screenings, ie, Blood pressure, Cholesterol Lab and Medication Services Contact: 774-366-6264, roadtocare@umassmed.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 99:00—11:00 AM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Citizenship Class

Drop in to this student-centered class designed to prepare students for the U. S. citizenship or naturalization exam and interview. Instruction is provided in the areas of government, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English Skills.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 91:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the New American Librarian

Meet with the New American Librarian for help finding resources to learn English, referrals for immigration-related legal help, and other information to help you thrive as an immigrant, refugee, or international visitor in Worcester. Se habla español.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 92:00—3:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Worcester Public Library Virtual Author Talks

Enjoy this lineup of author talks from bestselling authors from a variety of genres, including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.  Each live event will include the opportunity to ask questions.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 92:30—4:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Steps to Starting a Business

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn to: develop your business ideas and planning; consider your legal structure; discuss choosing a name and entity; learn how to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits and insurance.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 93:30—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Whimsical Workshop - Hatching Chicks

Come visit our newly hatched chicks and make your own paper hatching chick to bring home. Recommended for children ages 6-11. While supplies last.

Tuesday, April 94:30—5:15 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Kindness Club

Spread some sweetness in your world in our brand-new Kindness Club. We'll meet once a month to create crafts and projects to inspire our community. We'll have all of the materials here for you. Just bring your wonderful and caring heart. Recommended for ages 5-11.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 94:30—5:30 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  

Tuesday, April 95:30—7:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.   

Tuesday, April 96:30—8:15 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer Programming: Python for Beginners

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Certificates of completion will be given to students that attend all 6 sessions and do the homework.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 97:00—8:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Banned Book Club in Partnership with OutstandingLife

Join us to discuss banned books each month with our partners from Outstanding Life, a virtual community for LGBTQ+ older adults, and MassEquality.  Register: https://us06web. zoom. us/meeting/register/tZYtcemspzgqHdU_F26BKvy8HZZerx8Ckmq0#/registration3/12: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 109:00 AM—8:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 109:00 AM—1:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

Adult ESOL Group Tutoring with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. Contact Amanda at aandrews@lvgw. org for details.

Wednesday, April 109:00 AM—12:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Vaccine Clinic

Latino Health Insurance Program in partnership with UMass will be offering the following vaccinesCovid-19, Flu and Hep A If you do not currently have a PCP you can sign up for other health services

Wednesday, April 109:30—10:30 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Messy Munchkins

Messy MunchkinsDrop-in for open sensory play for ages 0-5. Play through all the sensory stations in the room or focus on your favorite! 

Wednesday, April 1010:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for five years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 1011:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectacular Spring

Recommended for ages 2. 5-4 years old. Let's get together and celebrate Spring's spectacular changes with beautiful crafts, songs and books.

Wednesday, April 101:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 103:00—4:30 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

DIY Crafts for Adults

Spring crafts may include doodle art, paper flower bouquets, needle felt eggs and cherry blossom snow globes.  

Wednesday, April 103:30—4:30 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Level Up: Switch Gaming

Drop in and play video games on our Nintendo Switch. The library will have a variety of multiplayer games rated E10 and E to play. Suggested ages 6-11.  

Wednesday, April 104:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Pokemon Club

For ages 6-11. Are you one of the very best Pokémon fans? Join us to watch Pokémon, talk about our favorite characters, and participate in a fun craft or activity. Fans may bring their favorite cards and character to show the group, but please no trading.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 104:00—5:00 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Goddard Branch 10th Birthday Party

Celebrate the tenth birthday of the Goddard Branch Library. Join us for cupcakes, music, and fun with your friends! Children of all ages and their families welcome.

Wednesday, April 104:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Crafternoons

Drop by for a fun make and take craft! Crafting enhances problem solving and decision-making skills while strengthening dexterity, creativity, and flexibility. While supplies last. April 3: Make Earth Day Handprint ArtApril 10: Build Butterfly Glitter Snow GlobesApril 17: Construct Pipe Cleaner AnimalsApril 24: Paint Wood Wind ChimesFor children ages 6 and up.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 106:00—7:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Teen Craft - Diamond Painting

Teen Craft - Diamond PaintingTeens can stop by the Teen Space at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:00-7:00pm to get crafty making butterfly diamond paintings keychains while supplies last. Open to teens ages 12-17. No registration required.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 119:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1110:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1110:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Toddler Time

Is your little one ready for a fun time with books? You’re invited to participate in stories, music, and movement. Early listening and literacy skills are built during this meaningful experience with parents/caregivers. When we’re done, stay and play and make new friends.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1112:00—1:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Lunchtime Yoga

Take advantage of your daily lunch break to relax and reset with Yoga taught by Kate Dalrymple of Kula Yoga of Worcester. Please bring a mat and water. Ages 18 and older. We kindly ask that you arrive by 11:55 as the instructor starts class promptly at 12:00.…Learn More

Thursday, April 112:15—3:15 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)Do you miss knitting with other people? All needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already.…Learn More

Thursday, April 113:00—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Creator Studio for Teens

Drop in from 3-5 in the Innovation Center to try your hand at learning a new skill or making a new craft using our many machines! Each week will focus on a different activity or skill. For ages 12-17. April 11th: DnD CraftSpell Slot TrackersApril…Learn More

Thursday, April 114:00—5:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Meet the chicks

Meet the chicksDrop-in to meet our chicks and do a simple craft. Suggested for children under 11.

Thursday, April 114:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  
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Friday, April 129:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Friday, April 1210:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Friday, April 1210:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Baby Bounce

Introduce your baby to reading with stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, songs and lots of snuggling. You are invited to stay for play/social time after the program. For ages 0-18 months.

Friday, April 1210:30—11:15 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

STEAM & Stories

STEAM & StoriesIn this storytime we will build early math and science skills through books, activities, and art. Each week we have a different topic to explore. Suggested for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Friday, April 1211:00 AM—12:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

WPL Download: Library apps for your phone

Learn how to stream movies, read ebooks, and listen to audiobooks and music on your phone with Kanopy, Hoopla, Libby, and Freegal - all free with your WPL card! 
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Saturday, April 139:30—11:00 AMIst Floor Fiction AreaMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Scrabble Time

Can you beat a librarian at Scrabble? Join us to find out! Ages 16 and up welcome.    

Saturday, April 139:30—10:30 AMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Sewing Machine Instruction for Adults

Sign up for a one-on-one session to learn the basics of using a Brother Sewing & Quilting Machine.…Learn More

Saturday, April 1310:00 AM—2:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

NACA Homebuyer Workshop

Affordable homeownership has historically been inaccessible to millions of people of color and disadvantaged Americans, but a transformation is now occurring. The non-profit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (“NACA”) has created a model that is providing unprecedented affordable homeownership on a large scale, for those who have been prevented from accumulating wealth and achieving personal security and housing stability through homeownership.…Learn More

Saturday, April 1311:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Saturday, April 1311:00 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectrum Support Playgroup

Come as you are! A sensory and spectrum-friendly playgroup. Parents can connect and chat while we provide a wide variety of sensory toys and activities for wherever your child might be on the spectrum. Recommended for families with children 6 and under.

Saturday, April 131:00—3:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Saturday, April 132:00—3:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Teen Anime Club

Teen Anime ClubDo you love anime? Get ready to make some new friends (you can bring your friends too) while watching a couple of episodes of your favorite series! Open to Teens, ages 12- 17. No registration required.…Learn More

Saturday, April 133:00—4:00 PMChildren's Room Play Area Ellipse Main Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED - Toe Jam Puppet Band

Just in time for the total eclipse, join the Toe Jam Puppet Band for their Moon Rock Show! This space-themed show will put you in orbit! For children of all ages and their families. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library…Learn More

Saturday, April 133:30—4:30 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Make Your Own Charcuterie Board

Learn how to put together the perfect charcuterie board for your next party! Each patron will be given their own board to bring home.  
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Sunday, April 14All Closed

Main Library

OFFSITE LOCATIONS

Burncoat

Frances Perkins

Goddard

Great Brook Valley

Roosevelt

Tatnuck

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Monday, April 15All Closed

Main Library

OFFSITE LOCATIONS

Burncoat

Frances Perkins

Goddard

Great Brook Valley

Roosevelt

Tatnuck

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Tuesday, April 169:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 169:00—11:00 AMYWCA WayMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED: UMass Mobile Medical Clinic Road to Care Van

FREE Health Visits with a group of medical providers from UMass Memorial Health: Primary Care Visits Substance Use Disorder Treatment Screenings, ie, Blood pressure, Cholesterol Lab and Medication Services Contact: 774-366-6264, roadtocare@umassmed.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 169:00—11:00 AM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Citizenship Class

Drop in to this student-centered class designed to prepare students for the U. S. citizenship or naturalization exam and interview. Instruction is provided in the areas of government, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English Skills.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 1610:00—11:00 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Family Storytime

Family StorytimeFamily storytime is an engaging and interactive experience for children 0 - 5 with a caregiver. We will explore early literacy skills as we read, sing, and move. Then stay and play. Older siblings are welcome!

Tuesday, April 161:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the New American Librarian

Meet with the New American Librarian for help finding resources to learn English, referrals for immigration-related legal help, and other information to help you thrive as an immigrant, refugee, or international visitor in Worcester. Se habla español.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 161:00—2:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Science Fiction Book Club (Virtual)

Do you like reading about spaceships, parallel worlds, aliens, telepathy, time travel or droids? Join us to discuss great SF & Fantasy fiction. Ages 16 and up are welcome. 3/19: Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear4/16: The Other Side of Night by Adam Hamdy5/21: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 163:30—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Whimsical Workshop - Imagination Station

Our materials and your imagination are the only limits! Recommended for children ages 6-11. While supplies last.

Tuesday, April 165:30—7:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.   

Tuesday, April 166:00—8:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Candle Making: After Dinner Craft for Teens and Parents/Guardians

Teens and their guardians are welcome to join in for this after dinner craft learning to mix scents, melt wax, and pour their own specialized candles. NOTE: patrons with scent sensitivities are not recommended to attend this program as there will be a number of scents used during this event.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 166:30—8:15 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer Programming: Python for Beginners

Introduction to the world of computer programming, using the Python programming language. You will learn about expressions, variables, logic, and control structures, and use them to write simple programs. Certificates of completion will be given to students that attend all 6 sessions and do the homework.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 179:00 AM—8:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 179:00 AM—1:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

Adult ESOL Group Tutoring with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. Contact Amanda at aandrews@lvgw. org for details.

Wednesday, April 179:00 AM—12:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Vaccine Clinic

Latino Health Insurance Program in partnership with UMass will be offering the following vaccinesCovid-19, Flu and Hep A If you do not currently have a PCP you can sign up for other health services

Wednesday, April 1710:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for five years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 1711:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectacular Spring

Recommended for ages 2. 5-4 years old. Let's get together and celebrate Spring's spectacular changes with beautiful crafts, songs and books.

Wednesday, April 171:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 173:00—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Movie Matinee

We will be sending our hatched chicks off to their new homes today, so we thought it would be fun to watch Chicken Run. Rated G.  

Wednesday, April 173:00—4:30 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

DIY Crafts for Adults

Spring crafts may include doodle art, paper flower bouquets, needle felt eggs and cherry blossom snow globes.  

Wednesday, April 174:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Crafternoons

Drop by for a fun make and take craft! Crafting enhances problem solving and decision-making skills while strengthening dexterity, creativity, and flexibility. While supplies last. April 3: Make Earth Day Handprint ArtApril 10: Build Butterfly Glitter Snow GlobesApril 17: Construct Pipe Cleaner AnimalsApril 24: Paint Wood Wind ChimesFor children ages 6 and up.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 175:30—6:30 PMDigital StudioMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Digitizing Family Photos, Slides, or Converting Family VHS Tapes

Learn to preserve your family’s history with the use of our digitization and conversion equipment. Scan old family photos and slides, or convert VHS and audiocassettes into digital formats. Sign up for a one-on-one session and receive your certificate of completion so you can come in for a DIY session later.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 176:00—7:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Switch Gaming

Drop-In Switch GamingGet ready for a night of friendly competition! Stop by the Teen Space between 6-7PM, we’ll have the Nintendo Switch set up with games such as Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and more. Bring your friends! All gaming equipment will be provided by the library.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 176:00—7:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Family Photo Fun

Families! Celebrate the joy and love you have for your family at our Photo Fun Night. We’ll have a Fuji Instax camera and photo prop sticks for you to use to make special memories. When you’re done taking pictures, decorate frames for your photos and bring them home to enjoy.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 177:00—8:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Creative Writing Workshop

Participate in a group writing session. You’ll be given a prompt and 30 minutes to write. After that, you are welcome to read what you have written (not required) and get feedback from the other writers in the group.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 177:00—8:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Genealogy Club (Virtual)

Please join fellow genealogists from WPL and the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists as we meet via Zoom to informally discuss the joys and challenges of sharing our passion for family history. Bring your curiosity, your latest research and those stubborn brick walls.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 178:00—9:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Worcester Public Library Virtual Author Talks

Enjoy this lineup of author talks from bestselling authors from a variety of genres, including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.  Each live event will include the opportunity to ask questions.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 189:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1810:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1810:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Toddler Time

Is your little one ready for a fun time with books? You’re invited to participate in stories, music, and movement. Early listening and literacy skills are built during this meaningful experience with parents/caregivers. When we’re done, stay and play and make new friends.…Learn More

Thursday, April 1812:00—1:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Lunchtime Yoga

Take advantage of your daily lunch break to relax and reset with Yoga taught by Kate Dalrymple of Kula Yoga of Worcester. Please bring a mat and water. Ages 18 and older. We kindly ask that you arrive by 11:55 as the instructor starts class promptly at 12:00.…Learn More

Thursday, April 182:15—3:15 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)Do you miss knitting with other people? All needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already.…Learn More

Thursday, April 182:30—4:30 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Lego Club for Adults

Join us for the Adult Lego club! Come hangout out with fellow brick enthusiasts. Lego of your troubles and get creative through the art of play! No experience required, no pressure for skill, just bring your creativity and willingness to have fun.

Thursday, April 183:00—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Creator Studio for Teens

Drop in from 3-5 in the Innovation Center to try your hand at learning a new skill or making a new craft using our many machines! Each week will focus on a different activity or skill. For ages 12-17. April 11th: DnD CraftSpell Slot TrackersApril…Learn More

Thursday, April 183:30—4:30 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Teen Crafternoon - Fairy Wreaths

Teen Crafternoon - Fairy WreathsTeens can stop by the Great Brook Valley branch on Thursday, April 18th to get crafty and make a fairy wreath to take home with them while supplies last! Open to teens ages 12-17. No registration required.

Thursday, April 184:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Snap Circuits

Ages 6-11. Snap Circuits teach basic engineering as well as electronics and circuitry concepts in a playful way. Work in teams to explore any of our fun circuits including our remote control rover! Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Thursday, April 184:00—5:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Croc Charms

Croc CharmsThe weather is getting warm, so it is time for Crocs! We will use shrink plastic to make croc charms. Suggested for children 6-11.

Thursday, April 184:00—5:00 PMTatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Graphic Novel and Cartooning Club

Grades 4 and up: Talk and learn about graphic novels and manga with your friends! Snacks provided. Reading prior to the program is not required.  
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Friday, April 199:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Friday, April 199:30—10:30 AMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer & Internet for Beginners

Learn the basics of using a computer, how to save documents, search the Internet, access the library website and computers.…Learn More

Friday, April 1910:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

CANCELED: ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Friday, April 1910:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Baby Bounce

Introduce your baby to reading with stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, songs and lots of snuggling. You are invited to stay for play/social time after the program. For ages 0-18 months.

Friday, April 1910:30—11:15 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

STEAM & Stories

STEAM & StoriesIn this storytime we will build early math and science skills through books, activities, and art. Each week we have a different topic to explore. Suggested for ages 3-5 with a caregiver.

Friday, April 1911:00 AM—12:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Music Through the Decades with David Polansky

Photo of David Polansky with his trumpetJoin David Polansky for a one-man show (trumpet, keyboard, and vocals!) highlighting American hit songs inspired by major events in our history. All are welcome!

Friday, April 192:00—3:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Recycled Robots

Recycled Robots Friday, April 19th at 2 PM Main Library- Pappas Childrens CenterBring your imagination and create a robot in honor of the upcoming Earth Day using recycled materials such as cardboard boxes, bottle tops, containers, and paper rolls.…Learn More

Friday, April 193:30—5:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Henna with Wicked Good Henna

Henna with Wicked Good HennaHenna artist Mandy Roberge from Wicked Good Henna will be visiting to create henna designs just for you! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.  

Friday, April 193:30—4:30 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Teen Crafternoon - Fairy Wreaths

Teen Crafternoon - Fairy WreathsTeens can stop by the Frances Perkins branch on Friday, April 19th to get crafty and make a fairy wreath to take home with them while supplies last! Open to teens ages 12-17. No registration required.
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Saturday, April 2010:00—10:45 AMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Zumba!

Zumba is a high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2011:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2011:00 AM—1:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Online TOEFL Test Preparation Course

Designed for advanced English learners who want to continue their education at a U. S. college or university, this guided study course will take learners through the TOEFL iBT test structure and content in eight sessions. Attendance at all eight sessions is required.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2011:00 AM—12:30 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Free STOP THE BLEED® Course from UMass Memorial Injury Prevention Team

Free STOP THE BLEED® Course from UMass Memorial Injury Prevention TeamUMass Memorial's Injury Prevention Department is offering a free STOP THE BLEED® course for people interested in learning this life saving skill. With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2011:00 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectrum Support Playgroup

Come as you are! A sensory and spectrum-friendly playgroup. Parents can connect and chat while we provide a wide variety of sensory toys and activities for wherever your child might be on the spectrum. Recommended for families with children 6 and under.

Saturday, April 2012:00—1:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Herb Starter Garden

Come learn about the properties of popular herbs and then plant your own! Topics include growing herbs indoors and outdoors, including different presentation ideas. We will also review what herbs are both edible and ornamental. Participants leave with a small seed starter kit and their choice of a variety of seeds.

Saturday, April 201:00—3:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Saturday, April 202:00—3:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Poetry workshop: Limericks and Clerihews

Even in these enlightened times, poetry is often considered to be a highfalutin artform written primarily for the enjoyment of an exclusive audience of highbrows. Light and humorous verse such as limericks and clerihews, however, prove that poetry can survive and thrive among a much wider target market than just the literati.…Learn More

Saturday, April 202:00—3:30 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

T-Time at the Library

Join us for "T-Time at the Library", a safe space for LGBTQ+, nonbinary, and gender non conforming youth. Enjoy snacks, a craft, and conversation among old and new friends.  Open to ages 12-18 in the Teen Space.
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Sunday, April 211:00—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Crafty Sundays: Origami

Ages 16 & olderJoin us for crafting fun on select Sundays in February - April. Crafts include origami, wreaths, pressed flower bookmarks, and candle making.  

Sunday, April 211:00—2:30 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Introduction to Beekeeping

Join local beekeeper and Worcester County Beekeeping Association member John Hedly for a presentation about the basics of beekeeping. Presentation will include topics such as collecting honey, starting a beehive, the importance of pollination, and more! John Hedly  graduated from the Worcester County Beekeepers Association (WCBA) bee school in 2009 and has been a Beekeeper for 14 years.…Learn More
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Monday, April 229:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Monday, April 2210:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Monday, April 2211:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Stories and Songs

For families with children 5 and under. Children and families are welcome to our weekly stories, sing-alongs, and fun activities. A great way for children to gain early literacy, math, and social skills! Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 221:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Monday, April 223:30—5:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Sewing Club for Teens

Sewing Club for TeensThis program is perfect for those who know a little bit about sewing and want to learn how to make their own clothes! If you don’t know how to sew join us anyway! All materials will be provided. For ages 12-17. This program graciously supported by LITT.

Monday, April 223:30—4:30 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Homework Help

Drop-In Homework HelpTeens, need help with your homework or for an upcoming test? Drop by the Teen Space between 3:30-4:30pm where we'll have a tutor available to help you out! Assistance can be given for the following subjects: Math and Science along with essay composition/revision.…Learn More

Monday, April 224:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Switch it Up! Games

Drop in and play video games with your friends on our Nintendo Switch. Choose from Overcooked, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Just Dance, Super Smash Bros. , and others. Games are rated E10 and E.   For children ages 6 and up: 

Monday, April 224:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Kids Cook Around the World

Travel around the world with Litani and cook delicious dishes from around the world. Take your chef skills to the next level and sample all of the tasty dishes you make. This class is especially designed for ages 8 - 11. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 226:00—8:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Game Night

Come hang out and play games! We have a variety of games, including an ongoing jigsaw puzzle, or bring your own game to play. Light refreshments provided. Don’t have time Monday? Come check out our new collection of games you can borrow!
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Tuesday, April 239:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 239:00—11:00 AMYWCA WayMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

UMass Mobile Medical Clinic Road to Care Van

FREE Health Visits with a group of medical providers from UMass Memorial Health: Primary Care Visits Substance Use Disorder Treatment Screenings, ie, Blood pressure, Cholesterol Lab and Medication Services Contact: 774-366-6264, roadtocare@umassmed.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 239:00—11:00 AM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Citizenship Class

Drop in to this student-centered class designed to prepare students for the U. S. citizenship or naturalization exam and interview. Instruction is provided in the areas of government, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English Skills.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 231:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the New American Librarian

Meet with the New American Librarian for help finding resources to learn English, referrals for immigration-related legal help, and other information to help you thrive as an immigrant, refugee, or international visitor in Worcester. Se habla español.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 231:00—2:30 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Business Plan Basics

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 233:30—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Whimsical Workshop - Lid Critters

We are recycling lids to create art! Come create a critter to take home. Recommended for children ages 6-11. While supplies last.

Tuesday, April 234:30—5:30 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  

Tuesday, April 235:30—7:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.   

Tuesday, April 236:00—8:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Intro to Robotics

Learn how to control a small robot through programming. Make it spell your name, outline a triangle, or play a tune!

Tuesday, April 236:00—7:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Animal Adaptations with the Ecotarium

Ages 7- 11. Do you and a turtle eat the same food? Could you share the same home as a fox? Discover which characteristics and behaviors help animals move, hunt, and survive. Meet a live EcoTarium ambassador animal, explore the amazing ways it's adapted to its ecosystem, and handle skulls, pelts, and more! This tactile, sensory-friendly program is brought to you by the Worcester Talking Book Library in collaboration with the Worcester Public Library Youth Services team.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 249:00 AM—8:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 249:00 AM—1:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

Adult ESOL Group Tutoring with Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester. Contact Amanda at aandrews@lvgw. org for details.

Wednesday, April 249:00 AM—12:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Vaccine Clinic

Latino Health Insurance Program in partnership with UMass will be offering the following vaccinesCovid-19, Flu and Hep A If you do not currently have a PCP you can sign up for other health services

Wednesday, April 2410:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for five years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 2411:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectacular Spring

Recommended for ages 2. 5-4 years old. Let's get together and celebrate Spring's spectacular changes with beautiful crafts, songs and books.

Wednesday, April 241:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 243:00—4:30 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

DIY Crafts for Adults

Spring crafts may include doodle art, paper flower bouquets, needle felt eggs and cherry blossom snow globes.  

Wednesday, April 244:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Jelly Bean Catapults

Jelly Bean Catapult Wednesday, April 24th at 4PM Main Library- Pappas Childrens Center We will use a variety of materials to design and build catapults. We will then test them to see who can launch a jellybean the farthest! Bring a friend! For ages 6-11.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 244:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Crafternoons

Drop by for a fun make and take craft! Crafting enhances problem solving and decision-making skills while strengthening dexterity, creativity, and flexibility. While supplies last. April 3: Make Earth Day Handprint ArtApril 10: Build Butterfly Glitter Snow GlobesApril 17: Construct Pipe Cleaner AnimalsApril 24: Paint Wood Wind ChimesFor children ages 6 and up.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 244:00—5:00 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Musical Petting Zoo

Children ages 6 and up: Join a representative from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and visit a musical petting zoo! See a demonstration of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments and then try them out for yourself! Will you play the flute,…Learn More

Wednesday, April 245:30—6:30 PMDigital StudioMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Digitizing Family Photos, Slides, or Converting Family VHS Tapes

Learn to preserve your family’s history with the use of our digitization and conversion equipment. Scan old family photos and slides, or convert VHS and audiocassettes into digital formats. Sign up for a one-on-one session and receive your certificate of completion so you can come in for a DIY session later.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 246:00—7:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Teen Craft - Lotus Flower Suncatcher Wind Chimes

Teen Craft - Lotus Flower Suncatcher Wind ChimesTeens can stop by the Teen Space at the Main Library on Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00-7:00pm to get crafty making painted lotus flower suncatchers (there will be a couple patterns to choose from) while supplies last. Open to ages 12-17. No registration required.

Wednesday, April 246:30—7:30 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Family Pizza Night

You are the guests at our monthly family dinner and advisory group. All family members with children ages 17 and under are welcome to enjoy dinner together while sharing with us the different ways that the library can enrich your lives. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 259:00 AM—2:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Thursday, April 2510:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the Social Services Specialist

If you or a loved one is struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, a mental health disorder, or substance abuse, drop in to speak with a social worker who will help you find and connect with local resources and services. First come, first served.…Learn More

Thursday, April 2510:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Toddler Time

Is your little one ready for a fun time with books? You’re invited to participate in stories, music, and movement. Early listening and literacy skills are built during this meaningful experience with parents/caregivers. When we’re done, stay and play and make new friends.…Learn More

Thursday, April 2512:00—1:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Lunchtime Yoga

Take advantage of your daily lunch break to relax and reset with Yoga taught by Kate Dalrymple of Kula Yoga of Worcester. Please bring a mat and water. Ages 18 and older. We kindly ask that you arrive by 11:55 as the instructor starts class promptly at 12:00.…Learn More

Thursday, April 252:15—3:15 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)

Knitting Circle (Hybrid)Do you miss knitting with other people? All needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home! Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to knit something you are working on already.…Learn More

Thursday, April 253:00—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Creator Studio for Teens

Drop in from 3-5 in the Innovation Center to try your hand at learning a new skill or making a new craft using our many machines! Each week will focus on a different activity or skill. For ages 12-17. April 11th: DnD CraftSpell Slot TrackersApril…Learn More

Thursday, April 253:30—4:30 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Gameplay Thursdays - Here to Slay

Gameplay Thursdays - Here to SlayAssemble your team. Betray your friends. Dodge disasters. Will you be the one to survive? Teens can stop by Great Brook Valley on Thursday, April 25th from 3:30-4:30pm to play the card game Here to Slay! Open to teens ages 12-17. No registration required.

Thursday, April 254:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  
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Friday, April 269:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Friday, April 2610:00 AM—12:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Friday, April 2610:00—11:00 AMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Starting a Business 101

Join us for an informative workshop on the fundamentals of starting a successful business. Learn essential steps, key strategies, and practical tips. Whether you have a business idea or are already in the early stages, this session will equip you with the knowledge and resources to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey.…Learn More

Friday, April 2610:00—11:00 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Baby Bounce

Introduce your baby to reading with stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, songs and lots of snuggling. You are invited to stay for play/social time after the program. For ages 0-18 months.

Friday, April 2611:00 AM—12:30 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Audio-Described Movie Matinee: Soul

Join us for an audio-described showing of Soul! Audio description (AD) allows blind and visually impaired viewers to fully understand and enjoy the film through narration of visual elements. Snacks will be provided and all are welcome!

Friday, April 264:00—5:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

City of Worcester Diverse Business Certification Program Information Session

Presented by The City of Worcester, Executive Office of Economic Development. For further information, please call 508-799-1400.

Friday, April 264:00—5:00 PMTatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Buildwave

Children ages 6 and up: Join Buildwave at this creative building program that feels like a video game! Create and build with over a dozen different building materials, including Lego, PlusPlus, and custom-made materials! Sponsored by the Friends of the…Learn More
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Saturday, April 2710:00—10:45 AMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Zumba!

Zumba is a high energy, calorie-burning fitness class that uses pop and Latin music to create a dance-party atmosphere. Low-intensity and high-intensity moves are easy to follow for all level participants who can set their own pace. It is an effective and fun cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens core, and improves flexibility.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2711:00 AM—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Innovation Center Open Maker Hours

The Fletcher Family Innovation Center at the Main Library is a maker space where all community members may enjoy free access to tools and technology to engage in projects, learn new skills, and collaborate hands-on with others through creating and making.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2711:00 AM—1:00 PMVirtual EventWorcester, MA, 01608

Online TOEFL Test Preparation Course

Designed for advanced English learners who want to continue their education at a U. S. college or university, this guided study course will take learners through the TOEFL iBT test structure and content in eight sessions. Attendance at all eight sessions is required.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2711:00 AM—12:30 PMNewspapers & Magazines: EllipseMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

De-Stress with Dogs

Visit with a registered* therapy dog to bring a little rest and relaxation to your day. Therapy animals* are generally privately owned pets who are brought by their handlers to places to bring joy and smiles. This program is made possible by Tufts Paws for People, which is a Community Partner of the Pet Partners organization.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2711:00 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Spectrum Support Playgroup

Come as you are! A sensory and spectrum-friendly playgroup. Parents can connect and chat while we provide a wide variety of sensory toys and activities for wherever your child might be on the spectrum. Recommended for families with children 6 and under.

Saturday, April 271:00—3:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Saturday, April 271:00—2:00 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Mindfulness Session

Ages 18 & older. Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful in every area of your life.…Learn More

Saturday, April 272:00—4:00 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Generative Poetry Workshop: The Poetic Obsession

Through a series of prompts, exercises, and examples Worcester Poet Laureate, Oliver de la Paz, will demonstrate ways writers can reinvigorate their own writing by looking closer at singular obsessions. Our job, out of all this, will be simple. Our plan will be to find the secret door to our experience and open it.…Learn More

Saturday, April 272:00—3:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Terrific Terrariums with New England Botanic Garden

Ages 7-11. Learn about cacti and succulent care from the team at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill! Create a terrarium complete with a live plant, sea glass, sand, marbles, and more. This tactile, sensory-friendly program is brought to you by the Worcester Talking Book Library in collaboration with the Worcester Public Library Youth Services team.…Learn More

Saturday, April 272:00—4:00 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Teen Craft - Succulent Nightlights

Teen Craft - Succulent NightlightsTeens can stop by the Teen Space at the Main Library on Saturday, April 27th from 2:00-4:00pm to get crafty making their own succulent nightlights while supplies last. Teens can pick from a variety of ceramic succulents, paint them, then add lights. Open to ages 12-17.…Learn More

Saturday, April 274:00—5:00 PMInnovation CenterMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

DIY Beauty: Lash and Brow serum

DIY Beauty: Lash and Brow serum *Rescheduled from 4/17*Learn how to create simple homemade beauty products. Ages 18 & older.  
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Monday, April 2910:00 AM—12:00 PM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Everyday English Class

Drop in to this student-centered class which focuses on English used in everyday conversations. Students learn English used in real life scenarios and have an opportunity to apply what they learn through real world practice. Instructor Holly Ashton graduated with a degree in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as a graphic designer for 5 years before finding a love for ESL teaching.…Learn More

Monday, April 2911:00—11:45 AMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Stories and Songs

For families with children 5 and under. Children and families are welcome to our weekly stories, sing-alongs, and fun activities. A great way for children to gain early literacy, math, and social skills! Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More

Monday, April 291:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

ESOL Navigator

If you are learning English and want help finding a class at the right time, location, level, and budget for you, come sit down with the new ESOL Navigator. You can learn about the many options offered in Worcester and get a personalized referral. No appointment needed, first come, first served.…Learn More

Monday, April 293:30—4:30 PMTeen SpaceMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Drop-In Homework Help

Drop-In Homework HelpTeens, need help with your homework or for an upcoming test? Drop by the Teen Space between 3:30-4:30pm where we'll have a tutor available to help you out! Assistance can be given for the following subjects: Math and Science along with essay composition/revision.…Learn More

Monday, April 294:00—5:00 PMBurncoat Branch Library526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA, 01606
Goddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603
Roosevelt Branch Library1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Tatnuck Magnet Branch1083 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA, 01602

Switch it Up! Games

Drop in and play video games with your friends on our Nintendo Switch. Choose from Overcooked, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Just Dance, Super Smash Bros. , and others. Games are rated E10 and E.   For children ages 6 and up: 

Monday, April 294:00—5:00 PMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Fairy House Workshop

Fairy House Workshop Mary Jo Maichack will teach us how to make fairy houses out of natural materials. Registration is required as space is limited. Suggested for children 6-11

Monday, April 294:00—5:00 PMChildren's Program RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Kids Cook Around the World

Travel around the world with Litani and cook delicious dishes from around the world. Take your chef skills to the next level and sample all of the tasty dishes you make. This class is especially designed for ages 8 - 11. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required as space is limited; sign-up at mywpl.…Learn More
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Tuesday, April 309:00—11:00 AMYWCA WayMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

UMass Mobile Medical Clinic Road to Care Van

FREE Health Visits with a group of medical providers from UMass Memorial Health: Primary Care Visits Substance Use Disorder Treatment Screenings, ie, Blood pressure, Cholesterol Lab and Medication Services Contact: 774-366-6264, roadtocare@umassmed.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 309:00—11:00 AM1st Floor Meeting RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Citizenship Class

Drop in to this student-centered class designed to prepare students for the U. S. citizenship or naturalization exam and interview. Instruction is provided in the areas of government, current events, test-taking strategies, and appropriate English Skills.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 3010:00—11:00 AMFrances Perkins Branch470 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Family Storytime

Family StorytimeFamily storytime is an engaging and interactive experience for children 0 - 5 with a caregiver. We will explore early literacy skills as we read, sing, and move. Then stay and play. Older siblings are welcome!

Tuesday, April 301:00—1:45 PMSaxe RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Animal Adaptations with the EcoTarium!

Do you and a turtle eat the same food? Could you share the same home as a fox? Discover which characteristics and behaviors help animals move, hunt, and survive. Meet a live EcoTarium ambassador animal, explore the amazing ways it’s adapted to its ecosystem,…Learn More

Tuesday, April 301:00—4:00 PMCommunity Resources OfficeMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Office Hours with the New American Librarian

Meet with the New American Librarian for help finding resources to learn English, referrals for immigration-related legal help, and other information to help you thrive as an immigrant, refugee, or international visitor in Worcester. Se habla español.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 303:30—5:00 PMGreat Brook Valley Branch Library89 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA, 01605

Whimsical Workshop - Cat Toys

Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! To celebrate we are upcycling materials to make new cat toys. You are welcome to make a toy for a feline in your life, but we hope everyone will make one to donate to our furry friends at WARL. Recommended for children ages 6-11.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 304:30—5:30 PMGoddard Branch Library14 Richards Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA, 01603

Cultural Cooking with Litani

Children ages 8 and up: Join SNAP-Ed for this six week series to learn about nutrition, cook using real kitchen tools, and taste what you make! This series is limited to 20 participants. Attending all six sessions is encouraged.  

Tuesday, April 305:30—7:00 PMBanx RoomMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

English Conversation Circle

Practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable place, and meet new friends as we learn by talking together.   

Tuesday, April 306:30—8:15 PMComputer LabMain Library3 Salem Square , Worcester, MA, 01608

Computer Programming: Introduction to SQL

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a computer language used to efficiently access relational databases. This class covers SQL CRUD operation basics in a Python programming environment. Some experience in programming is recommended. No homework will be assigned.…Learn More