Programs from Home

Below is a list of virtual programs that our patrons can participate in from home. Most are videos of programs created by our program leaders, and others are instructions on how you can complete a project from home. We will be updating this list often as new programs are created.

All Ages Programs

Take Home Craft Kits: We have created a variety of take home craft kits which include the supplies you need to make a wonderful craft from home.

People’s History of COVID-19: We are collecting your thoughts, reflections, experiences, and artwork about your life during this pandemic. We plan to collect these items and share them as part of our local history collection. People will want to know what life was like in Sunderland during this extraordinary time. You are the historian!

How to Draw a Bird by local artist Whitney Robbins

“Where I’m From” Poem and Collage by local artist Whitney Robbins

Mindfulness Practices from Home. We were very sad to have to cancel the Mindfulness for All Ages program series we had planned to host in April 2020. However, there are many ways you can get started practicing mindfulness at home. Please view this list for videos, websites, books, and other resources to help you relax and strengthen your mind.

Concert with Johnny & the Flashbacks: A recording of the Down by the River Outdoor Concert we hosted with Johnny & the Flashbacks in 2017.

Concert with TJ & The Peepers: A recording of the Down by the River Outdoor Concert we hosted with TJ & The Peepers in 2017.

Concert with The Nields: A recording of the concert by the Nields, presented during the Riverside Park Opening Celebration in 2019.

Children’s Programs

Virtual Story Times with Miss Kelly

Paper Puppet Play with David Hyde Costello + One More (Thank you to the Palmer Public Library and David Hyde Costello for sharing!)

Enchanted Forest Escape Room #1 and Enchanted Forest Escape Room #2 (Thank you to the Needham Public Library for sharing!)

Comic Book Creation with Eric Fulford: This is a recording of the Comic Book Creation program we hosted in July 2016.

Dinosaurs! With the DinoMan: This is a recording of the Dinosaurs! program we hosted in June 2016.

Mike the Bubble Man: This is a recording of the performance by Mike the Bubble Man we hosted in June 2016.

Touch a Truck: A recording of the Touch a Truck day we hosted with the Sunderland Fire Department, Sunderland Police Department, South County EMS, and Warner Bros Trucking.

Young Adult Programs

Online Pathfinder Role Playing Game – Join us online every other week for to play a Pathfinder Role Playing Game with other local teens. We use the platform Roll 20 to play online. All teens are welcome to join. Contact our Young Adult Librarian Heather at hmcguirk@cwmars.org to join.

Make Your Own Nature Journal: Contact the library to pick up the supplies you need to make your own artful nature journal, then watch the video below for instructions

Harry Potter Digital Escape Room – Created by our friends at the Peters Township Public Library (McMurray, PA).

Hogwarts is Here a fully imagined online Hogwarts! Get sorted into a house, join a club, explore the library, play games… There is a lot to do on this site!

Adult Programs

Click here for information about the NEA Big Read: Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel.

Every Monday: Knitting Circle, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Now meeting outside in the library’s backyard. BYO chair.

Every Monday: Qigong, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Every Wednesday: Qigong, 10:30 – 11:30. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5064160355 Password: YMAA

Every Friday: “Coffee” & Conversation, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Join your neighbors for casual conversation. Now meeting in the library’s backyard, weather permitting.

Second Wednesday of Each Month: Sunderland Book Club, 6:00 PM. Email director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org for the Zoom link and password. Copies of the book can be ordered by contacting the library.

Author Talk with Emily St. John Mandel “Station Eleven,” https://www.nepm.org/post/nepm-presents-conversation-emily-st-john-mandel#stream/0

Coping with Trauma and Loss: How Therapy Can Help – A Presentation and Discussion with Susannah Sheffer, LMHC. Held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Station Eleven: The Collapse of Systems and the Reemergence of Neighborliness – A Book Discussion featuring David B. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Panel on Omnibus Climate Bill with Representatives Natalie Blais, Joan Meschino, Liz Miranda, and Paul Mark Held on March 8, 2021

Bourbon Pecan Pie Baking Demonstration with Daniela Cazacu. Held on Zoom in January 2021.

Apple Pie Baking Demonstration with Daniela Cazacu: A recording of an Apple Pie Baking Demonstration program hosted by award-winning baker Daniela Cazacu. Held on Zoom in November 2020.

Author N.C. Schell reads from The Ballade of Mary Reede: A recording of an Author Talk we hosted in 2017 with local author N.C. Schell reading from his book The Ballade of Mary Reede, about the infamous female pirate.

Beekeeping with Ken Warchol: A recording of the Beekeeping Workshop led by Ken Warchol we hosted in 2016.