Adult Classes and Programs at the Main Library

Spring Programs and Events

March - May 2017


Freedom's Agenda: African American Petitions to the Massachusetts Government 1600-1900

Tuesday, March 7 6:00 - 7:00pm

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Stephen Kenney of the Commonwealth Museum. Visit the exhibit on display on the First Floor of the Main Library from February 27 to March 31.


Saxe Room


Community and Culture

MegaSlam 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 7:00-8:30pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month as we host this raucous and fun poetry slam with poets competing from local organizations.

Saxe Room

Witness to the Shoah: A Holocaust Rememberance Day Commemoration

Wednesday, April 26 3:30-5:00pm

Worcester resident and Auschwitz survivor Thea Aschkenase shares her experiences of the Holocaust. Ms. Aschkenase is the author of “Remembering: A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Life.” Transportation for Ms. Aschkenase provided by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts.

Saxe Room

Worcester Soldiers: Stories of World War I

Saturday, April 29 2:30 - 4:00pm

Linda Hixon, history instructor at Worcester State University, along with graduate student Zach Washburn, will discuss the Worcester WWI Biography Project, a student and volunteer project which will include writing biographies of the 355 men and women commemorated in Worcester’s Memorial Auditorium. Following their talk, attendees will have an opportunity to present their own relative’s oral history for preservation as a part of the project.

Saxe Room

Calligraphy Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 13, 20 10:00 - 12:00pm

Award-winning artist CJ Kennedy will teach this 3-week calligraphy workshop for adults. Tap into your creative side by learning the basics of this ancient but timeless art form. Classes are designed for those 18+ and space is limited. Registrants must commit to attending all classes. Click here to register

* Note: Registration is for all 3 classes *

Saxe Room

Connecting with Social Services

CORI Sealing Workshop with EPOCA

Thursdays, March 30, April 27, May 25 1:00 - 2:00pm

Learn how to seal your CORI and make the most of your job search.

Banx Room

Legal Assistance

Wednesdays, March 8, April 12 & May 10 2:30 - 4:00pm

Get legal assistanec with Community Legal Aid's CORI and Re-Entry Project

Second Floor

Small Business Series

Steps to Starting a Business

Tuesday, March 7, April 4 & May 2 1:00 - 2:30pm

Presented by the Center for Women & Enterprise* Registration Required If you are planning on starting a business or are in the early stage of launching one, then this workshop is for you.

April 4   - Register

 May 2  - Register

3rd Floor Lab

Rock Your Business with Government Contracting

Tuesday, March 14 1:00 - 3:00pm

With Small Business Administration and City of Worcester representatives * Registration Required Learn how government contracting opportunities can help your business grow and succeed. Banx Room.

Banx Room

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, March 21, April 11 & May 9 1:00 - 2:30pm

Presented by the Center for Women & Enterprise * Registration Required An overview of writing a business plan.

3/21, 4/11 Banx Room, 5/9 Third Floor Lab.

Uncommon Cinema

From Nothing, Something

Saturday, April 15 2:30 - 4:30pm

Join us for a monthly screening of thought provoking film followed by a lively discussion of the issues presented.

Saxe Room


Saturday, May 27 2:30 - 4:30pm

Join us for a monthly screening of thought provoking film followed by a lively discussion of the issues presented.

Saxe Room

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