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Library Lowdown: June 21 to 27, 2018


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CLOSING NOTICE: All of the libraries will be closed in recognition of the holiday on Wednesday, July 4.

Buckland Public Library30 Upper St., Buckland 413 625-9412 Ongoing

Buckland Fiber Friends: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie.

Cushman Library28 Church St., Bernardston413-648-5402 Ongoing

Story Hour: Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Families with children of all ages can enjoy thematic stories, crafts and snacks. Justin Lawrence and Karen Stinchfield take turns as presenters.

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Lawlor lends her expertise to anyone seeking help.

Dickinson Memorial Library 115 Main St., Northfield 413-498-2455 Ongoing

Story Hour with Dana Lee: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Knitting Drop-In: 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. All knitters are invited to drop by to knit, chat, exchange helpful hints and share ideas. Facilitated by Kathy O’Shea, a graduate of WEBS expert knitting program.

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main St., Greenfield 413-772-1544 Ongoing

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Kay Lyons leads a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and younger (with a grown-up). Lyons reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts. Each session is 45 minutes, with a half-hour of structured activity and about 15 minutes of visiting time.

Writers’ Lunch Workshop: This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Joannah Whitney leads the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share. Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week.

Summer Reading Program: Stop by the library to sign up for the summer reading program. Children track how many hours they read, adults read special library staff selections and teens log their reading selections and write reviews. Each program has incentives to entice readers to read more books. Program for children, through grade 6, runs June 1 through Aug. 31; for teens, grades 7 through 12, runs June 22 through Aug. 2; and for adults runs June 25 through Aug. 28. There will be various prizes and raffles associated with the event. Call the library for more information.

Saturday, June 30

Kindness Rocks: 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by the library and decorate an inspirational rock to keep or hide around town for someone else to find. Check out the Greenfield MA Rocks! FB page. All ages welcome. Supplies will be provided or bring a special rock of your own to decorate.

Tuesday, July 3

Sing Along Movie Night: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for our special sing along movie nights. Wear costumes, bring props and be ready to sing, sing, sing! July will feature the music of “Mamma Mia!”

Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett 413-548-9220 Ongoing

Qigong: Meet and play with others at the library on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.

Tales and Tunes: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Stories, songs and play with Heleen Cardinaux. Developed for children ages 5 and under, but open to all families.

Montague Public Libraries 413-863-3214 Ongoing

Make an Instrument: Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. through Aug. 1. A new weekly series at the Carnegie Library with Angela and Karen. Shakers will be made at the first session.

Story Time: Wednesday mornings weekly at 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library. Thematic stories, projects and snacks for young children and caregiver.

Music and Movement: This fun series for young children with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Montague Center Library through August.

Sign-ups for Summer Reading Program: Sign up and get a prize at any of the Montague Public Libraries. For children of all ages through young adults.

Friday, June 29

Snakes Are Super: 1 p.m. Take a trip around the world with Rae Griffiths, from Teaching Creatures, and meet snakes from across the globe. Learn about the many ways snakes are special animals, and get up close to observe their fascinating behavior and anatomy. This program will be held at the Carnegie Library.

New Salem Public Library 23 South Main St., New Salem 978-544-6334 Ongoing

Hatha Yoga: 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:15 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. With Natalie Reynolds. Donations accepted. No experience, registration or yoga mat necessary.

Slate Public Library360 Main Road, Gill413-863-2591 Ongoing

Story Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Thematic stories, popcorn and crafts for preschool and elementary-age children with their caregivers. Free.

Sunderland Library 20 School St., Sunderland 413-665-2642 Ongoing

Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Free.

Friday, June 29

Family Concert with Roger Tincknell: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A highly interactive program for children and their families. Kids sing, dance, move, play rhythm instruments and learn about cultures through music. Free.

Saturday, June 30

Make a CD Mandala Suncatcher: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Upcycle old CDs into fabulous and colorful mandalas, which can be hung on a wall or window or used as a suncatcher. Please register in advance. Free.

Musical Petting Zoo with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra: 11 a.m. to noon. Learn about musical instruments from the masters. Participants will get the chance to bow a violin, blow a horn, and tap out a rhythm on a drum. Free.

Tilton Library 75 North Main St., South Deerfield 413-665-4683 Ongoing

Story Time Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Meet Duffy the therapy dog and feed the worms in the vermiculture worm bin. Preschool children and their caregivers. No sign-up needed.

Find Yourself at Tilton: Saturdays at 3 p.m. A different creative activity each week for adults and children.

Monday, July 2

Monday Night Music: 7 p.m. Des Roy — a western Massachusetts singer/songwriter/guitar player — will perform. Neal Sabol joins him on upright bass.

Wheeler Memorial Library 49 East Main St., Orange 978-544-2495 Ongoing

Baby and Me: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. For infants to age 3. Join us for songs, rhymes, bounces and a board book. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime. Older and younger siblings always welcome at storytime. Free.

Rise and Romp: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 2 to 5. We’ll read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance and make an easy craft. Home day cares are welcome. Older and younger siblings always welcome at storytime.

Lego Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For children ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children.

Kids Yoga Ages 5 to 7: 11 a.m. to noon. Sign up for individual classes by emailing, calling or stopping by the library. Maximum of 10 children per class. Free.