Library Lowdown: July 12 to July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Buckland Public Library30 Upper St., Buckland 413 625-9412 Ongoing

Buckland Fiber Friends: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie.

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

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Lawlor lends her expertise to anyone seeking help.

Summer Reading Program: For children ages 2 to 12. Six weeks of reading, musical crafts and prizes.

Adult/Teen Summer Reading Raffle: For every book participants read or listen to, they earn a free raffle ticket. 59 prizes. Sign up now, drawing on Aug. 4.

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

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

Knitting Drop-In: 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. 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.

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

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.

Summer Reading Program: Stop by the library to sign up for the summer reading program. Children track how many hours they read, adults read special library staff selections and teens log their reading selections and write reviews. Each program has incentives to entice readers to read more books. Program for children, through grade 6, runs through Aug. 31; for teens, grades 7 through 12, runs through Aug. 2; and for adults runs through Aug. 28. Various prizes and raffles.

1000 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.

Thursday, July 12

Thursday Morning Club: 10 a.m. The club, which meets twice a month on Thursday mornings, features local people with interesting hobbies, skills or something to share with the community. This week’s speaker: Carol Pedigree, breathologist. Pedigree has been teaching people how to breathe for several years at the Y in Greenfield, Fitchburg State University and Berkshire Community College.

Saturday, July 14

Makerspace Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon. A do-it-yourself workshop featuring a 3-D printer, a CNC router, and opportunities to use many materials to create. The father-son team of Arthur and Peter Evans will teach and demonstrate these tools. Designed for ages 8 to 12. Space is limited and advance registration is required by calling 413-772-1544.

Tuesday, July 17

“I Was and Still Am a Teenage Metalhead”: 6 to 8 p.m. Local rock musician and Academy of Rock instructor and founder, Matt Kim, will share his coming-of-age story through his love of the electric guitar.

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

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.

Thursday, July 12

Danse Café: 7 to 8 p.m. A blend of French-accented traditional dance music. Free.

Montague Public Libraries 413-863-3214 Ongoing

Make an Instrument: Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. through Aug. 1. A new weekly series at the Carnegie Library with Angela and Karen.

Story Time: Wednesday mornings weekly at 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library. Thematic stories, projects and snacks for young children and caregiver.

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 Montague Center Library through August.

Sign-ups for Summer Reading Program: Sign up and get a prize at any of the Montague Public Libraries. For children of all ages through young adults.

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. Book sales are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17

Rhythm Circle: 3 p.m. Melinda Georgeson will lead a hands-on exploration of rhythm instruments at the Millers Falls Library. Designed for children and teens, but all are welcome.

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.

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-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.

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

Story Time Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Meet Duffy the therapy dog and feed the worms in the 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.

Monday, July 16

Monday Night Music: 7 p.m. American roots music from Wild Thyme. To be held on the lawn, or inside in the event of rain. Bring a lawn chair. Free.

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road,

Saturday, July 14

Screening of “Slaughterhouse-Five”: 7 p.m. A half-hour episode of “Tales of Tomorrow” will precede the film. Part of a monthly series of science fiction/fantasy and horror/monster movies. Free.

Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately

Tuesday, July 17

Sugarloaf String Band Outdoor Concert: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Acoustic string band explores cowboy music from the 1800s and 1900s, as well as some country western tunes that take you back in time. Free.

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

Baby and Me: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. For infants to age 3. Songs, rhymes, bounces and a board book. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime. Siblings welcome. Free.

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.

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