Library Lowdown: May 3 to 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Cushman Library28 Church St., Bernardston 413-648-5402 Ongoing

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

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Knitters of all skill levels. Instructor Rebecca Lawlor shares her expertise and experience with anyone seeking help or encouragement.

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

Story Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Knitting Drop-In: 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. All knitters are invited to drop by to knit, chat, exchange helpful hints and share ideas. Facilitated by Kathy O’Shea, a graduate of WEBS expert knitting program.

Friday, May 4

Kids’ Friday — Maasai Beading: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Carol Pike recently returned from a trip to Tanzania in eastern Africa, where she spent time with the Maasai people and saw animals on safari. She will show photos of her trip, and participants will each try a Maasai craft: make your own animal out of colorful beads.

Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St., Greenfield


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 as well. There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required.

Saturday, May 5

Free Comic Book Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, open to all ages, and will be take place throughout all public spaces in the library. Highlights include a demonstration by professional comic book artist Andrew Delvalle. Free comics and more.

Wednesday, May 9

Chess Club: 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.

Teen Job Force Development Workshop: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Greenfield Public Library and a youth career specialist from the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board present a monthly series focusing on providing job skills to younger teens and tweens. Each meeting will focus on a different skill including resume writing, job applications, dressing for success, workplace behavior and more, learning through games and fun activities.

Leverett Library75 Montague Road, Leverett413-548-9220 Ongoing

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

Tales and Tunes: Join us every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon for stories, songs and play with Heleen Cardinaux. Developed for children ages 5 and under, but open to all families. Sponsored by the Community Network for Children.

Montague public libraries 413-863-3214 Ongoing

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

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

Homeschool Science: At the Carnegie Library at 1:15 p.m. Hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exercises with Angela, or a special guest, for homeschoolers of all ages.

ThURsday, May 3

Genealogy Gathering: 6 p.m. An informal discussion of local family research meets the first Thursday of each month at the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls. Led by Sarah Campbell.

Friday, May 4

First Friday Mystery Activity: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Surprise activities designed to be of interest to children and teens, ages 8 and up. Possibilities include crafts, tech-tools and science experiments.

Saturday, may 5

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thousands of organized books, audios, and DVDs, almost all $1 or less.

Saturday Matinee: 2 to 4 p.m. The family movie “Coco” will be shown at the Carnegie Library. There will be related crafts and refreshments.

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

Teens and Tweens Video Game Day: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. Free. Students from throughout the region are welcome. Snacks provided.

Slate Public Library360 Main Road, Gill413-863-2591 Ongoing

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

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.

Wednesday, May 9

Young Writers Class: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 5 to 12 are invited to join writing teacher Nell Wright for an hour of drop in literary fun. Free.

Tilton Library
75 North Main St.,
South Deerfield


Story Time Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Meet Duffy the therapy dog and feed the worms in our vermiculture worm bin. Preschool children and their caregivers. No sign up needed.

Find Yourself at Tilton: Saturdays at 3 p.m. A different creative activity each week for adults and children.

Thursday, May 3

Mystery Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. Free slice of pizza while it lasts. No sign up needed.

Wheeler Memorial Library
49 East Main St., Orange


Baby and Me: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. For infants to age 3. Join us for songs, rhymes, bounces and a board book. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime. Older and younger siblings always welcome at storytime. Free.

Rise and Romp: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 2 to 5. We’ll read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance and make an easy craft. Home day cares are welcome. Older and younger siblings always welcome at storytime.

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

Kids Yoga Ages 5 to 7: 11 a.m. to noon. Sign up by emailing, calling or stopping by the library. Max 10 children per class. Sign up for individual classes, or for the series. Free.