Greenfield Public Library Notebook
Sunshine Story Time: Each Monday morning at 10, Kay Lyons brings a blend of read-aloud, sing-along, play-along fun to families with young children. Thirty minutes of story time and a few minutes of visiting and playtime for active young children is made possible by funding from the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. This program is held in the LeVanway Meeting Room, lower level of the building, accessed from the back or by stairs or elevator from the main floor. For further information, contact Kay Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5, or check the library website at: www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org.
Writers’ Lunch: The LeVanway Meeting Room is open this week on Monday and Thursday, noon to 2 p.m., for a Writers’ Lunch, a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch. Bring your lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for more details.
Open for Business: Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable WiFi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room on Monday and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.
Mother Goose on the Loose: Join Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children, age 3 and younger with a grown-up, every Friday at 11 a.m. at the library. Rhymes, songs, and movement games make up this story time style popularized by author Betsy Diamant-Cohen. 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 30 minutes of structured activity and 15 minutes of visiting time. No sign-up is required. Program made possible by the Friends of the GPL.
Holiday Closing: The library will close on Tuesday at noon and will be closed on Wednesday for Christmas. The library wishes all of its patrons a happy holiday season.
Harry Potter Book Experience Party: Celebrate the 15th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” with Harry’s Hogwart’s Holiday and Experience the Book party at the Greenfield Public Library on Saturday, 4 to 5:30 p.m.. Trim a tree, sing the wizards’ version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and hear Dumbledore’s recitation of “The Night Before Christmas.” Enter the costume contest and enjoy Hagrid’s special pizza. Space is limited for this event, recommended for ages 8 and older, so registration is required. For more information call Kay Lyons at 772-1544, ext. 5.
Library Hours: This week: Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.