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Local Library Lowdown, week of Aug. 3

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Thursday, 3

Leverett Public Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9220.

Music on the Patio: Machine Shop, 7 to 8 p.m. Traditional music of New England, Quebec, Canada and Ireland.

Friday, 4

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

Science Day for kids with GCC Science Club, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Design, build, predict and race vehicles. Build roller coasters for marbles and balloon bottle cars. How fast will yours go?

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

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

Saturday, 5

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

Rock-Paper-Scissors Baseball at Northfield Elementary School on Main Street in Northfield, 10 to 11 a.m. What kind of game can be played by 6- and 60-year-olds alike? There will be refreshments.

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

Makerspace Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon. Do-it-yourself workshop featuring a 3-D Printer, CNC router and opportunities to use many materials to create. Father-son team of Arthur and Peter Evans will be on hand to teach and demonstrate these amazing tools. Space is limited and registration is required. This program is designed for ages 8 to 12.

Monday, 7

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

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the life of Henry David Thoreau, 6 p.m. Barry McColgan will lead a spirited discussion of Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” at the library.

Tuesday, 8

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

Trivia Night and Potluck, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Northfield Golf Club. Featuring questions from new Town Administrator Willie Morales. Fun, prizes and random trivia. Bring a dish of food to share. Bring your children. Teams of up to five.

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

Teen Board Game Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Board games, air conditioning and all you can eat ice cream. Bring games from home or play games from the library’s teen collection. Bring friends.

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

Coloring for children and adults, 1 to 7 p.m. All materials provided.

Wednesday, 9

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

Sunshine Story Time, 10 a.m. A new story time especially designed for ages 3 to 5 that features books, puppets and rhythm instruments.

Whately Public Library (S. White Dickinson Memorial Library), 202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately. 413-665-2170.

Guerilla Art: A Workshop for Teens, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Examples of Guerilla art, also known as anonymous public art. Make your own appropriate pieces of art with words or images or both. Temporarily placed on the grounds of the library or inside library books. Co-facilitated by the library Director Phyllis Labanowski.