Join us for Welcoming Week 2021, September 10-19, a celebration with Welcoming America and the American Library Association!

Welcoming America says, "Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity."

This Welcoming Week, let’s declare that Belonging Begins With US — that each and every one of us has the power to help others, regardless of their background, to be seen, embraced, welcomed, and included in our communities. 

Massachusetts Libraries Celebrating Welcoming Week:

Attleboro Public Library

Brockton Public Library

Chicopee Public Library

Dedham Public Library

Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00pm: Open House at Main Library, 43 Church Street

Wednesday September 15 at 10:00am: Open House at Endicott Branch Library, 257 Mount Vernon Street

Forbes Library, Northampton

Framingham Public Library, Literacy Unlimited

Jones Library, Amherst

Thursday, September 16 at 10am: Story & Browse: Welcoming Week 2021!

Lawrence Public Library

Leominster Public Library

Malden Public Library

Tuesday, September 14 at 7-8:30pm: "Who Am I?" Film Screening & Discussion with Filmmaker Adhel Arop (via Zoom)

Wednesday, September 15 at 1-2pm: ELL Conversation Class

Thursday, September 16 at 3:30-4:30pm: International Storytime for Children

Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood

Saturday, September 18: The Morrill Memorial Library will participate in Norwood Day 

Morse Institute Library, Natick

Needham Community Council

Monday, September 13: ELL Open House for Tutors and Learners

New Bedford Free Public Library

Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell  

Sharon Public Library 

Shrewsbury Public Library

Somerville Public Library

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy

Waltham Public Library 

Wednesday, September 15 at 5:30pm: Outdoor program “Haitian Folk Dance for Everyone with Jean Appollon”

Wayland Free Public Library

Woburn Public Library

Statewide Resources:

Literacy, ESOL, and Citizenship Programs in Massachusetts

Learning English at the Boston Public Library

Citizenship Programs from the Boston Public Library

Citizenship Classes at the Springfield City Library

Services for New Americans & English Learners at the Worcester Public Library



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