Woodstock Music & Art Festival: 

50th Anniversary Celebration

June 27, 2019 Adults & Teens (Grades 9+) are invited to attend from 6:00 pm—7:30 pm @ the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer.  Join us for this free fun program.

¨ Multimedia: Combining rare audio, archival film, captivating stories

¨ Participatory: Songs, and guided music-making

¨ Fun-filled: Master percussionist, author, educator, and radio host Craig Harris will be leading this FREE program about the culturally groundbreaking Woodstock Music & Art Festival program.

Spirits of New England 

Adults and teens are invited on July 15, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm to see a presentation by Dustin Pari, from TV’s Ghost Hunters!  This New England native will discuss some of his favorite New England investigations.  Enjoy this free program whcih includes lots of area history, and some chilling tales of the supernatural!

Real ID Presentation

July 18, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm drivers of all ages are invite to  join us for this extremely helpful program presented by a representative from the MA Department of Motor Vehicles.  Michele will provide info on new state and federal requirements concerning MA driver’s license and ID card renewals. Get your questions answered!  Sign up today! Visit or call the library at 508-885-7513, or  or here.

Spencer Walks Tuesdays

Walks leave promptly at 8:30 am and are held rain or shine.

July 9  Depot Trail Musical Stroll.  Meet @ Parking lot at 65 South Spencer Rd. just before railroad bridge.

July 23  Howe Park.  Meet @ Howe Park Rd. Dirt parking lot across from the waterfall.

August 6  Sibley Mansion.  Meet in front of library.

August 13  Brookfield Orchards.  Meet at Brookfield Orchards Country                         Store (12 Lincoln Rd., North Brookfield).

August 20  Downtown Architecture. Meet in front of library.

The Universe in Motion: 

What we know about the universe & how we know it! 

Monday, July 22, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Harold Hillsinger will present a slideshow presentation sharing pictures of the universe while explaining how we know what we know.  Adults (Grades 9+) are invited to this free, fun, educational program.

Draw and Paint Your Travel Photos

July 29th, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm adults (Grades 9+) are invited to sign up for this creative workshop!  Landscape painting is universal and timeless.  View landscapes and seascapes throughout history and hear the artist stories and symbolism in the paintings.  Then learn how to paint a landscape or seascape in an impressionist style with color, light and texture.  Use acrylic paint on canvas board to capture your travel memories into a keepsake to cherish.  Bring your travel photos and an apron to the program. Sign up required. Register by visiting or  calling the Library at 508-885-7513, or here.

Pause: Mindfulness Meditation

Drop-in Wednesdays, from 8:30 am—9:30 am.  Learn about & practice mindfulness, & discuss using these tools to enhance our relationship with ourselves and others.  Drop-in when you’re available.  You do not need to come every week.  Facilitated by Wendy O’Leary.

We will meet all Summer, except NO Pause: August 7 & 14.

Spencer Then & Now: Celebrations

Adults (Grades 9+) are invited August 1st from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm The slide program will include photographs and drawings of Spencer’s  past celebrations including Mechanic Street!  

Sponsor: Spencer Historical Society

Book Discussion:

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Monday, August 5th  from 10:30 am – 11:30 am adults are invited to discuss this great read!In this #1 New York times best seller,Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers.  Books are available at the Main Desk.  

Sign up today!  Visit or call the library at 508-885-7513, or  here.

Spencer Writers Group

July 1st & August 5th this Summer!  

All genres of writers, Adults (Grades 9+), are invited the FIRST Monday of each month (unless there is a holiday; the second Monday) from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Come prepared to write! Light refreshments will be served. Register today! Questions?  Contact Sharon Legasey at

Make it at the Library!

Jewelry Class: Woodstock

Adults (Grades 9+) are invited to make Woodstock-inspired jewelry on August 7th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Space is limited. Sign up required.  Register by visiting or calling the Library at 508-885-7513, or here.

Astronomy: An out-of-this world slideshow

Adults (Grades 9+) are invited to view awe-inspiring images of the stars on  August 15th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  The constellations in the night sky will cause wonder and amazement when viewed in this slideshow presentation.

FREE Adult Computer Class 

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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. For more information click here. Reserve one today!

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 3 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 printing: black and white for $0.10 / page, and color printouts for $0.15 / page.

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Historical displays are provided by the Spencer Historical Society.

Van GoughMassasoit Art Guild provides monthly displays of artwork.

Local Artisans Display @ the Library

Richard Sugden Library continues to support local artists by hosting the Massasoit Art Guild’s artists display.  In addition, we highlight local artisans, crafters and collectors by displaying their work in a glass case on the main floor.