For Adults: February 2018

Taft Public Library – Adult News and Events in February 2018


Dorje Dolma, Author of Yak Girl Visits!


Join us on Saturday, February 17th at 12pm for an afternoon with Dorje Dolma, author of Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal.  Ms. Dolma grew up high in the Nepalese mountains in a region bordering Tibet, an area writer Peter Matthiesen profiled in his renowned book The Snow Leopard.  As Ms. Dolma makes clear in her memoir, the Dolpo Region is a place of incredible beauty, but it is also one of constant risks and harsh survival.  Her life there centered around caring for her younger brothers and sisters as well as the family’s sheep, goats, and yaks.  Her story covers the first ten years of her life, from the days she spent in her primitive mountain village to her journey to the bewildering city of Kathmandu, and finally to a new home in America, where she received life-saving surgery.  Please join us for this special event.  No registration is required.  Ms. Dolma will give a book talk followed by a question and answer session and a book signing.



Friends of the Taft Public Library


The Friends of the Taft Public Library typically meet at 5:30 pm on the last Friday of each month upstairs in the Library. Come and join in on the fun and help them strengthen the Library’s connection with the Mendon community! For more information visit the Taft Public Library website and click on the ‘Friends of the Taft Library’ link or email the Friends at



Essential Oils 101


Join The Friends of Taft Public Library on Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. for Essential Oils 101.  We’ll introduce you to Erin Defoyd, one of the Oily Sisters from our community who is passionate about sharing the health & wellness benefits of essential oils.  Each participant will not only receive a great oily education & recipes for staying healthy during the winter months, but also a complimentary make & take roller bottle blend to bring home ready to add to their personal wellness regimen.  Participants will learn about the different types of essential oils, application methods, and why the Young Living Seed to Seal promise is so important.  Please be sure to preregister for this event to enable us to have enough products on hand for the make & take roller bottle blend.  Call the library at 508-473-3259 to sign up.


Adult Book Club


All book club meetings are on the first Monday of the month (unless it is a holiday) and start at 7pm in the downstairs meeting room. We are always happy to welcome new book club members.  Copies of each book are available at the downstairs circulation desk.  Upcoming Adult Book Club book selections are:


March: The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

April: Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

May: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


Please contact us at 508-473-3259 for further details.



Take Our Survey!


The Taft Public Library is looking for your feedback! Please take a moment to fill out the library’s survey on hours and programming.  We’re interested in better understanding the needs of our patrons and your input is essential!  Whether you are a frequent visitor or visit us only occasionally or rarely, we want to hear from you.  It should only take a few minutes of your time and it will be a great help to us as we look to shift or increase our hours on weekdays and Saturdays in the future.  You can access the survey by the following link ( or visit our homepage at and click on the link there. Thank you!


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Kim Larkin’s Celtic Chocolate program in March!

Join Chocolatier Kim Larkin for a program on Wednesday, March 14th at 7pm highlighting the history of Celtic chocolate and the Irish pioneers who helped along the way.  Kim’s program covers famous Celtic foods, lore, and Irish poetry and includes samplings of Dublin tea, Irish bread, Blarney cheese, and beautiful Celtic art chocolates.  Designed for both teens and adults, Kim’s event is registration- required since space is limited.  We’ll have further details in next month’s Taft Adult News and Events. Contact us at 508-473-3259 with any questions.