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Local Library Lowdown for Sept. 14, 2017


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield. 413-772-1544Ongoing

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

Open for Business: Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are welcome to the library’s Greenfield Meeting Room, Mondays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

Chess Club: Meet up with other chess players Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m., at the Greenfield Public Library. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions. The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.

Thursday, 14

Writing Workshop: Mary Clare Powell leads this memoir-writing workshop. Eight-week class will be held Thursday mornings, from 9:30 to noon, in the library’s Greenfield meeting room. The program will explore memoir in a variety of forms using exercises to help spark memories and encourage writers to experiment. Writers at all levels of experience are welcome.

Saturday, 16

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library will hold a book sale at the library. Come restock your shelves in preparation for fall.

Tuesday, 19

Teens Book to Art Club: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Watch the movie version of “Everything Everything” and discuss the book. Evening will begin with a quick knitting lesson.

Children’s Book Writers Group: 6 to 8 p.m.: A critique group for adults who write for children meets in the LeVanway Room every third Tuesday of the month. Nell Wright facilitates the group. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories.

Cushman Library, 28 Church St., Bernardston. 413-648-5402Ongoing

Story Hour: Held on Wednesdays, from 4 to 5 p.m., to families with children of all ages. Each gathering features thematic stories, craft and a snack. Bonnie Declamp, Wendy Abramson and Karen Stinchfield take turns as presenters.

Wednesday Night Knitters: Knitters of all abilities are invited to join the group every Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to enjoy the company of others while everyone works toward completing their individual projects. Rebecca Lawlor offers her expertise and experience as instructor. For more information, email: cushmanlibrary@yahoo.com.

Field Memorial Library, 1 Elm St., Conway. 413-369-4075 Saturday, 16

Tea Party: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The Friends of the Field Memorial Library are hosting a tea party at the library. Free, refreshments provided.

Tilton Library, 75 N. Main St., South Deerfield. 413-665-4683Monday, 18

Accidental Benefactor: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A talk on the life and times of local storekeeper, Chauncey B. Tilton, and the circumstances that led to the construction in 1916 of the building that bears his name. Kate Hayes, a member of the 100th Anniversary Committee who has been researching the Tilton family for the past year, will give the talk. Free.

Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett. 413-548-9220Saturday, 16

Technology Workshop: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free workshop with Hank Allen on computer security. Call ahead if you need to borrow a laptop.

Carnegie Library, 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls. 413-863-3214Ongoing

Story Time: Wednesday mornings weekly at 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls. Thematic stories, projects and snacks for young children and their caregivers, with Karen Wartel.

Book and DVD Donations: Gently used, clean, books, DVDs, and CDs are being accepted at the Carnegie Library. No text books, moldy, or abridged books. Monthly book sales are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Millers Falls Library, 23 Bridge St., Millers Falls. 413-659-3801Ongoing

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