Library Lowdown: April 18 to April 24, 2019

Published: 4/17/2019 5:32:13 PM
Buckland Public Library30 Upper St., Buckland 413-625-9412 Ongoing

Buckland Fiber Friends: 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie. For more information: or 413-489-3196.

Coffee and Conversation: 9 a.m. each Saturday. The library provides coffee, doughnuts and the day’s newspapers; you provide the conversation.

Preschool Story and Craft Program: 3 p.m. on Fridays. Led by Cara Downey.

Cushman Library28 Church St., Bernardston413-648-5402 Ongoing

French Conversation Group: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Story Hour: 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays. Families with children of all ages can enjoy thematic stories, crafts, and snack. Karen Stinchfield and Heather McGuirk take turns as presenters.

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Knitters of all skill levels, even absolute beginners, are invited to drop by to enjoy the company of other knitters as everyone works toward completing their individual projects. Instructor Rebecca Lawlor shares her expertise and experience with anyone seeking help or encouragement.

First Fridays Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Children birth to 5 years old can enjoy stories, puzzles, play, exploration and snacks on the first Friday of each month during the school year.

Coloring Evenings for Adults and Teens: Every second Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 12 and up. Images and colored pencils supplied, or bring your own.

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

Story Hour with Dana: 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Tuesday, April 23

“World’s Worst Weather”: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Will Broussard will explain the extreme weather at Mount Washington Observatory, and what it can tell us about New England’s weather patterns. Presentation includes interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography and video footage from the summit. Appropriate for adults and children. Free.

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


Mother Goose on the Loose: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Kay Lyons leads a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and younger (with a grown-up). Lyons reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts. Each session is 45 minutes, with a half-hour of structured activity and about 15 minutes of visiting time.

Writers’ Lunch Workshop: This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Joannah Whitney leads the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share. Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week.

Chess Club: Meet up with other chess players each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact with questions.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: This literacy program is designed to increase the number of books that parents and other caregivers read to young children. Register any time at the Children’s Desk.

Saturday, April 20

“What’s Up With the Moon Trips?”: 10 a.m. to noon in the LeVanway Room. Did Neil Armstrong really leap onto the lunar surface? Why has no astronaut gone beyond low Earth orbit since 1972? Discussions of the Apollo lunar missions and a film. Continues May 18, June 15 and July 20. Free.

Monday, April 22

Middle School Mondays: 4 to 5 p.m. Share your favorite books and graphic novels, and play with Shrinky Dinks and board games. There’s a different activity each week just for middle schoolers.

WordPress 101: 6 p.m. Bring your WordPress problems to this Q&A session with John Paganetti, who has been designing WordPress websites since 2006. Both general questions and specific issues are welcome. Expect to watch troubleshooting on a big screen so everyone can follow and learn.

Tuesday, April 23

Teen and Tween Art Club: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, author of “Painted Pages,” will lead an art, color and pattern workshop. This month’s workshop features embroidery thread. Open to all middle and high school students.

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

Wednesday, April 24

Introduction to Jazz Appreciation: 6 p.m. Peter Farber, an educator and local jazz musician, has played with numerous local bands, including the Co-op Jazz Band and the Blue Moon Trio. In this 50-minute workshop, Farber will introduce popular jazz music, including songs by Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.

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


Qigong: Meet and play with others at the library on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.

Tales and Tunes: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Stories, songs and play with Heleen Cardinaux. Developed for children ages 5 and under, but open to all families.

Montague Public Libraries 413-863-3214


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

Music and Movement: This fun, English-Spanish series for young children with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Carnegie Library through April.

Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities for homeschoolers of all ages and their caregivers every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Call to register.

Book and DVD Donations: Gently used, clean books, DVDs and CDs are being accepted at the Carnegie Library. No textbooks, moldy or abridged books.

Tuesday, April 23

Art Series for Pre-Teens and Teens: 4 p.m. at the Montague Center Library. Cynthia Fulton, the founder and director of Meadowedge Art, will offer this three-part series for children and teens ages 10 to 15. Continues April 30 and May 7.

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

Hatha Yoga: 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:15 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. With Natalie Reynolds. Donations accepted. No experience, registration or yoga mat necessary.

TUEsday, April 23

Stone Stories Workshop: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Author and teacher Emily Neuburger will guide students in using their imaginations and craft materials to turn regular stones into captivating storytelling stones. For children ages 8 and up. Swift River School students can take the bus to the library if they bring a note from home. Refreshments provided. Free, but space is limited. Call the library to register.

Slate Public Library360 Main Road, Gill413-863-2591


Story Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Thematic stories, popcorn and crafts for preschool and elementary-age children with their caregivers. Free.

Sunderland Library 20 School St., Sunderland 413-665-2642 Ongoing

Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Free.

LEGO Club: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Children ages 4 and up and their caregivers are invited to build and play with the library’s massive collection of LEGOs. Includes a new challenge each week.

Saturday, April 20

SAT Math Boot Camp: 1 to 3 p.m. Teens are invited to attend this two-session course designed to prepare them to ace the SATs. Advance registration is required. Free.

Wednesday, April 24

Writing Fun with Nell Wright: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens ages 10 and up who love to write, like to write or aren’t even sure they want to write are invited to these drop-in creative writing classes. Free.

Tilton Library 75 North Main St., South Deerfield 413-665-4683


Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. For preschool children and their caregivers. No registration is necessary. Free.

Warwick Free Public Library4 Hotel Road, Warwick978-544-7866Saturday, April 20

Hike to Indian Cave: 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Wheeler Memorial Library 49 East Main St., Orange 978-544-2495 Ongoing

Rise and Romp: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 2 to 5. Read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance and make an easy craft. Siblings welcome.

LEGO Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For children ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children.


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