Greenfield Notebook: Feb. 7, 2023

  • Halo Owens, 7, and her mother Michelle Cormier of Greenfield read “Smoke in Our Hair,” a poem by Ofelia Zepeda, displayed in the window of the Greenfield Gallery on Main Street. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Smoke in Our Hair by Ofelia Zepeda displayed in the window of the Greenfield Gallery on Main Street. Franz—

Published: 2/6/2023 4:07:24 PM
Virtual author talk set for Thursday

GREENFIELD — New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper will discuss the third installment of her “The Witches of Thistle Grove” series, “Back in a Spell,” on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

“Back in a Spell” follows Nineve Blackmoore after a year of nursing a broken heart following a break-up with her fiancée. An awkward first date with Morty Gutierrez, co-owner of the Shamrock Cauldron, leads to a sparkling romance between one of the most powerful witches in town and a magical newbie.

The virtual talk, offered by the Greenfield Public Library, includes the chance to participate in a question-and-answer session or to pre-submit questions during registration.

To register for this and other upcoming author talks, visit

‘String Spectacular’ concert set for Saturday

GREENFIELD — Join local string students on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. for a free “String Spectacular” concert at Greenfield High School.

Students will perform seven pieces from different musical backgrounds including jazz, fiddle, classical, traditional spiritual, Latin jazz, Suzuki and neoclassical.

This performance is the culmination of a day of rehearsals and workshops for students led by faculty from Strings for Kids and Musica Franklin. The event is sponsored by the Greenfield Cultural Council, Artspace Community Arts Center and Musica Franklin.

Library’s annual Winter Poetry Walk now on display

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library’s annual Winter Poetry Walk is now on display and will be available throughout February. The walk features 11 winter-themed poems posted at Main Street businesses.

A Poetry Walk map can be picked up at the library or downloaded from There will also be a posted map at each of the business locations.

To-go kits for teens available at library

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library is introducing four new to-go kits for teens: How to Crochet, How to Knit, Cartoon Your Story and Writing 101.

Each free kit contains everything a teen needs to learn a new skill. Kits are intended for youth ages 12 to 18 and are available in the library’s teen area on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits must be picked up and dropped off at the Greenfield Public Library and can be checked out for up to three weeks.

Existing to-go kits for teens include: Nature Journaling, Mind Reading and Fortune Telling, Mindfulness, How to Play Dungeons & Dragons and How to Play Ukulele.

Community Bag Program supporting Just Roots

GREENFIELD — As part of Big Y’s Community Bag Program, Just Roots will receive $1 for every $2.50 reusable bag purchased at the Big Y on the Mohawk Trail in the month of February.


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