Greenfield Public Library Notebook, Aug. 14, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Special Events and Announcements

Thoreau Bicentennial: Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the great American writer Henry David Thoreau today at 6 p.m. Barry Dietz will speak about Thoreau’s life and works in the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room.

Graphic Novel Fan Club: Open to all 12 to 17 year-old fans of Graphic Novels. What is your favorite? Manga? Superhero books? Classic Fiction? Non-fiction? Come on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to share what you read and write.

Children’s Book Writers Group: A critique group for adults who write for children meets in the LeVanway Room every third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p. m. Nell Wright facilitates the group. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories. Facilitated by Nell Wright. For more information, call the library at 413-772-1544.

Ongoing Programs for Summer 2017

Writers’ Lunch: Every Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m., the library’s LeVanway Room is open for Writers’ Lunch, a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.

Open for Business: Telecommuters, local business people, and all others who are looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to use the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room on Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose: Join Kay Lyons on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the library. 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 half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.

Sunshine Story Time: On Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer, visit our new story time specially designed for ages 3 to 5, featuring books, puppets, and rhythm instruments.

Young Writers Group: Author and teacher Nell Wright will work with young writers ages 10 to 14 on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The group is limited to 8 participants and preregistration is required. Call 413-772-1544 extension 5 for more information.

Chess Club: Meet with other chess players, hone your skills, and have fun every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the library. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions. The last Wednesday of each month features a speed chess tournament.

Family Night Wednesdays: Every Wednesday throughout the summer from 5:30 to 7 p.m., families are welcome in the Children’s Room to participate in art, games, puzzles, building creations and more. Enjoy our air conditioning and some quality time together away from screens.

Take and Make Craft Thursdays: All summer, Thursdays are craft days at the library. Visit the Children’s Room and take home the materials for a craft project or make it at the library when you come in to choose your books for summer reading.

Writers’ Lunch Workshop: Join Joannah Whitney every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. to participate in writing exercises, discussion, and an opportunity to share what you’ve written. Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well. Call 413-772-1544 for more details.