Free Concert

Seven Hills Four: Barbershop Quartet Harmonies

Adults (Grades 9+) are invited to a free concert Monday, June 25, 2018 from 6:30 pm—7:30 pm. Come cool off at your library! Sponsor: Friends of the Library.

Spencer Walks

Richard Sugden Library and the Spencer Historical Society team up to explore our great community.

Tuesday walks will be held from 8:30 am -9:30 am! Join the Library staff and various groups in Spencer as we explore our great community!

Richard Sugden Library and the Spencer Historical Society sponsor the following walks.

June 19 —Luther Hill Park History –Meet at Lake St. School Parking Lot
June 26 —Wire Village History–Meet at Ralph Warren Park (Wire Village Rd.)
July 10 –TBA
July 17–TBA
July 24–TBA
July 31–TBA
August 7–TBA
August 14–TBA

Happiness Workshop Series

Adults (Grades 9+) are invited to join us from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, for the following Part Three Thursday, June 21st   What gets in the way of   happiness? Registration required. To register visit or call the library at (508) 885-7513, or  Presented by Wendy O’Leary. Wendy’s focus is to teach tools that are easy to use and fit with our busy lifestyle to help bring more joy in life.  Credentials include: Masters in Health Education—Mindfulness educator—Certified yoga teacher  20+ years of experience teaching skills for overall health and wellness —Teaching strategies to manage stress & anxiety…and more.

Cooking Creations

What’s Cooking? Cookbooks that inspire mouthwatering recipes! @ the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer. Cookbook Creations is held the LAST Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Participants make a recipe and bring the dish to share at the program! Friends of the Library provide beverages.  

2018 Monthly Themes

June 28 Appetizers
July 26 Summer Vegetables
August 23 Tomatoes
September 27 British Bake-off using Mary Berry Recipes
                                                      October 25 Winter Squash                                                          November No Program
December No Program

Candy Designs: Create 3-D Art Using Candy!

Adults (Teens Grades 9+)

Thursday July 12

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for creative edible fun! Use your imagination and create candy designs.

Sponsor: Friends of the Library. 

Registration required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 508-885-7513, or 

Design & Create Metal Pendants


Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Some arm strength and dexterity is required.

Registration required. Register by visiting or calling the library at 508-885-7513, or 




Pre-K /Toddler    Grades K-6       Teens                Adults


 Spencer Writers’ Group

Meets the FIRST Monday of each month. All genres of writers are invited from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions? Contact Sharon Legasey at

FREE Adult Computer Classes 

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Adults Beginning / Intermediate computer classes are held the FIRST Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Not sure what you want to learn? Come learn ways to keep in touch with your children, friends, grandchildren and more! Come even if you’ve never used a computer before! We have lap tops to share, or bring your lap top computer, phone, tablet…


Discount Museum Passes 

The Richard Sugden Library has reduced price passes to the Ecotarium, Old SturbridgeVillage, Massachusetts State Parks (free), Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the USS Constitution Museum (free).

Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)

The Library Hot Spot is a small, easy-to-use mobile device that allows you to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the internet for free.
The Hot Spot can be used at home, in a car, at the park… Borrowers must be 18+ years
with a library card in good standing. They go out for 2 weeks with no renewal.

Borrow a Telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter

Each may be reserved at the Main Desk. You must be age 18+ with a C/WMARS library card in good standing may borrow the telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter. Once you have been notified that the Telescope or Kill-A-Watt Meter is available. You will have 2 business days to check it out, or it will go to the next person on the list.

Drivers Permit and License Tests

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Free online Resources    Drivers Manual      Drivers Permit Practice Tests


We have free WiFi as well as computers available for free use. Wireless printing is not available at this time.

copy machineWe offer black and white copies for $0.10 /page and  computer printouts black and white for $0.10 / page, and color printouts for $0.15 / page.

Paul Revere

Historical displays are provided by the Spencer Historical Society.

Van GoughMassasoit Art Guild provides monthly displays of artwork.

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