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Library Lowdown: June 21 to 27, 2018


Wednesday, June 20, 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

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

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

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.

Thursday, 21

Thursday Morning Club: 10 a.m.Editor-writer Hazel Dawkins will share her fascinating tales of life in the crazy world of book publishing. The Thursday Morning Club will feature local people with interesting hobbies, skills or something to share with the community. The club will meet twice a month on Thursday mornings. Free.

Jane Austen Book Club: 6 p.m. Join librarians Diane Holmes and Lisa Prolman for lively discussions of Jane Austen’s six published novels. Sessions will be held every other month on Thursday evenings. “Sense and Sensibility,” an early work, portrays the lives of two sisters and established Jane Austen as a foundation writer in the literary elite of the 19th century.

Saturday, 23

Summer Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Load up on summer reads at the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library Summer Book Sale in the basement of the library. Featured in this sale will be an especially wide assortment of cookbooks.

Monday, 25

Bullet Journaling 101: 5:30 p.m. Get started with bullet journaling and see what all the hoopla is about. The group will meet the last Monday of each month to prep journals for the upcoming month. Get tips, share ideas. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own journal and supplies and we will have some available to get started.

Summer Reading Kick Off Concert: 6 p.m. Skylarkz duet with Nick Kachulis and Sarah Clay will rock the library with songs and stories. Weather permitting the concert will be held on the back lawn of the library with strawberry shortcake and refreshments. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Tuesday, 26

Teen Tween Art Club:5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make art, learn color, patterns and paints. Good for ages 12 and up.

Kindness Rocks: 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon. Join the trend that’s sweeping the nation. Stop by the library and decorate an inspirational rock to keep or hide around town for someone else to find. Check out the Greenfield MA Rocks! Facebook page. All ages welcome. Supplies provided or bring a special rock of your own to decorate.

Wednesday, 27

Libraries Rock Family Night Kickoff: Welcome to summer fun at the library. Magician Fran Ferry will delight with magic tricks. Bring the whole family and make a craft. Family Night will be held each Wednesday throughout the summer with music, games, puzzles and crafts.

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.

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. Shakers will be made at the first session.

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.

Friday, 22

Monthly LEGO Club: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library.

Sign-ups for Summer Reading Program: Starts Friday at all Montague Public Libraries. For children of all ages through young adults.

Tuesday, 26

Kick-Off Magic Show: 10:30 a.m. Magic by Ed Popielarczky at the Carnegie Library.

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.

Monday, 25

Chinese Acrobat Li Liu: 6 to 7 p.m. See amazing feats and learn about Chinese culture. This interactive performance includes hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling and more Free.

Wednesday, 27

Short Story Series: 6 p.m. The popular series, where talented, local actors read short stories to a live audience, continues with two classic British mysteries. Linda Tardif will read “Mr. Millcroft’s Birthday,” by acclaimed mystery writer P. D. James, and Kermit Dunkelberg will read “The Reigate Puzzle,” a classic Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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.

Thursday, 21

Third Thursday Books Discussion: 6:30 p.m. “Salt Houses” by Hala Alyan.

Saturday, 23

Summer Kickoff: 3 p.m. Summer reading program sign-ups, door prizes and ice cream. Music on the lawn at 4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Event moves inside in the case of bad weather.

Monday, 25

Monday Night Music: 7 p.m. Folk music by Mike Graffius. Performances held on the lawn, or inside in case of bad weather. Bring a lawn chair. 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. 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 for individual classes by emailing, calling or stopping by the library. Maximum of 10 children per class. Free.