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Library Lowdown: July 5 to July 11, 2018


Wednesday, July 04, 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.

Friday, July 6

Pinedrop: 7 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs and/or picnic dinners for a concert by the pond next to the library. Pinedrop, a four-piece band from Brattleboro, Vt., has a fresh Americana sound that intertwines folk and bluegrass. Free. In the event of rain, the concert moves to the Unitarian Meetinghouse.

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

Story Hour with Dana Lee: 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.

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.

Saturday, July 7

Summer Reading with PITI Theatre Company: 11 a.m. Participants will take part in “The Story of My Bees,” an interactive theater experience with music in movement. The play raises awareness about the honeybee’s plight and gives children tools for helping pollinators thrive. Children will receive a packet of organic bee-friendly flower seeds to take home.

Monday, July 9

“Mount Washington: Home of the World’s Worst Weather”: 6 p.m. Join Mount Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers. Broussard will explain how the mountain’s weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s own weather patterns. Program includes interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, photography, and video footage from the summit.

Teen and Adult Graphic Novel Series: 6 p.m. Join library assistant and published graphic novel author Steve Murphy for a three-part series. At the first session, attendees will make a mini-comic book story and develop the main characters to their story. Two subsequent classes on July 31 and Aug. 21 will build on the original comic.

Tuesday, July 10

Books with Barry: 6 p.m. Join Barry McColgan to discuss John Valliant’s nonfiction gem, “The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed.” Copies of the book are available at the library.

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 5

Music on the Patio Series: 7 to 8 p.m. Featuring Bruce Colegrove. Held Thursdays through August. 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.

Thursday, July 5

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

Saturday, July 7

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Thousands of sorted books, DVDs, audio books and CDs are available for $1 or less each. Benefits the Friends of the Montague Public Libraries.

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.

Friday, July 6

Stitch Camp for Teens: Felt Pouches: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Teens are invited to learn how to sew a felt pouch embellished with fun buttons, bright fabrics and embroidery stitches. Registration required. Free.

Saturday, July 7

Build and Pilot Your Own Walkalong Glider: 11 a.m. to noon. Children ages 6 to 11 can build and pilot their own glider. Registration required. Free.

Monday, July 9

Make a Beaded Wind Chime: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Make a unique wind chime using beads and other musical, natural and found objects. For ages 10 to 17. Registration required. Free.

R.A.D. Self Defense Training: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free six-week self-defense training course for women ages 13 and up led by Brad Ravish of the Deerfield Police Department. Registration required. Free.

Wednesday, July 11

Music Makers with the Eric Carle Museum: 6 to 7 p.m. Children will use their creativity and problem solving skills to transform everyday materials into musical instruments. Registration required. 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 9

Monday Night Music: 7 p.m. Early pop music by Letourneau & Speth. To be held on the lawn, or inside in the event of rain. Bring a lawn chair. Free.

Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately
413-665-2170

Tuesday, July 10

Ray Mason Outdoor Concert: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mason’s rock ’n’ roll tunes follow no trend while keeping an upward slide on the songwriting scale. 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.