This page is under construction. Our Pembroke Reads 2019 event will celebrate Women's History in March!
This year's Pembroke Reads will celebrate Women's History Month throughout March. Read below to find out more about our books & events!
They were the most prominent American family of the twentieth century. The daughter they secreted away made all the difference.
Joe and Rose Kennedy’s strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually disabled — a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family.
Kate Larson reveals both the sensitive care Rose and Joe gave to Rosemary and then — as the family’s standing reached an apex — the often desperate and duplicitous arrangements the Kennedy's made to keep her away from home as she became increasingly intractable in her early twenties.
Events for Women's History Month
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Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Fingerprint Pendants
Make a heart pendant using salt dough and your own fingerprints! Supplies are provided. Pendants will need to be baked at home. Space is limited so please register starting April 25th at the main desk or by calling us at 781-293-6771.
Saturday, May 19 at 12:00-3:00pm
What's My Treasure Worth?
Solve the mystery of your own antiques! Come in and donate $5 to the Friends of the Pembroke Library for each item you wish to have appraised. Josh Rioux, a Massachusetts licensed auctioneer with J. James Auctioneers & Appraisers of Plymouth, will be giving verbal appraisals.
Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues
Join historian Christopher Daley as he gives an in-depth retelling of the famous double homicide that may or may not have been committed by Lizzie Borden in 1892 Fall River.
Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30-8:00pm
Pembroke Reads Movie Night
Close out Pembroke Reads with a screening of the 2014 movie Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, which dramatizes the story of the 1892 murder and 1893 trial. Starring Christina Ricci and Clea DuVall.
Everyone can celebrate and read for Women's History Month!
My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry
From breakfast to bedtime, a young girl imagines being different women who made history, and ends the day empowered to be herself.
The Underground Abductor: An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman by Nathan Hale
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free.
Facing enormous danger, Araminta made it, and once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did, every time taking her life in her hands.
Events for Kids & Families
Wednesday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Forensic Science for Kids
Students in grades 3-8 can venture into the world of CSI with this interactive program that introduces kids to the fascinating subject of forensic science like finding fingerprints or using a metal detector. This educational presentation will be done by a local expert and aformer Forensic Scientist at the MA State Police Crime Laboratory, Paul Zambella. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins Wednesday, May 9th.
Tuesday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m.
7 Ate 9 Storytime
Ages 4-8 can join us in a storytime with 7 Ate 9 by Tara Lazar. After laughing ourselves silly, kids will be able to put their counting skills to the test as we create a trail mix of 100 ingredients. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins Tuesday, May 15. Please inform library staff of any food allergies your child has at the time of registration.
Saturday, May 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Family Movie & Craft: The Great Mouse Detective
Families and friends of all ages may join us for a showing of The Great Mouse Detective (1986, rated G). Attendees can enjoy snacks and create a craft of foam spy glasses. This is a free, drop-in event.
Wednesday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m.
Kids Craft: I Spy Bottles
Grades 4-8 can create a mystery in a bottle with colorful rice and trinkets. Enjoy playing "I Spy" with friends! Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins Wednesday, May 23.
Events for Teens & Tweens
Thursday, May 17 at 6:00pm
Teen Trivia Night
Teens in grades 6-12 can join for a night of Trivia with our special "Murder Party" edition from Jackbox Games. Bring a device with WiFi capability, login with our keycode, and pick a character. You're in! Trivia topics will include everything from history and pop culture to food and fashion!
So where does the "Murder Party" come in? Well, you must answer carefully or risk turning your character into a ghost, haunting the other players through the game. Everyone can participate until the end, however (even ghosts). Prizes and snacks will be available. Signs ups are encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome.
Thursday, May 24 at 6:00pm
Teen Make & Take: I Spy Bottles
Grades 6-12 can create a mystery in a bottle with colorful rice and trinkets. Space is limited for this free workshop; registration begins Thursday, May 10th.
Have you read our Pembroke Reads titles over the years?
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (2018)
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau (2017)
The Martian by Andy Weir (2016)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2015)
A City So Grand by Stephen Puleo (2014)
Following Atticus by Tom Ryan (2013)
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick (2012)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (2011)
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson (2010)
Interested in these titles? Click the link above to put a book on Hold today!