Library Lowdown: June 7 to 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Buckland Public Library,30 Upper St., Buckland, 413 625-9412 Ongoing

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

Saturday, 9

Storytelling: 10 a.m. “The Cat who Walked by Himself,” by Rudyard Kipling. Told by Polly Bartlett.

Tuesday, 12

Bridge Club: 7 to 9 p.m. We include experienced and beginner players; all levels are welcome. Every second and fourth Tuesday.

Cushman Library, 28 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 snacks. 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.

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

Monday, 11

Civil War Hijinks : 6 p.m. Judy Cook and her ”Civil War Hijinks” program features the letters of Cook’s great-great-grandparents: Gilbert Claflin, a Wisconsin farmer drafted at the age of 40; and his wife, Esther, keeping the farm going with their two teen-aged sons. Throughout the program, Cook will play tunes and sing songs written during the Civil War. Free.

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: 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.

Montague Public Libraries 413-863-3214 Thursday, 7

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

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.

Monday, 11

Author Talk with Andrew Forsthoefel: 7 p.m. Come hear about Andrew Forsthoefel’s year-long, 4,000-mile journey on foot all the way across America and the people he met along the way. Hear about the healing power of listening and its critical applications in the work of cultivating peace with ourselves, in our relationships and with the Earth. Copies of Forsthoefel’s book “Walking to Listen”are available.

Wednesday, 13

Health, Fitness and Wellness for Elders: 7 p.m. The New Salem Aging in Place Task Force is offering presentations from various organizations offering services including podiatry care, health screenings, fitness and balance programs, and overall wellness life-style for elders. There will be time for questions and answers with each presenter.

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.

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.

Thursday, 7

Mystery Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. “1222” by Ann Holt. Free slice of pizza while it lasts. No sign up needed. Come when you can.

Warwick Free Public Library4 Hotel Road, Warwick413-544-7846 Thursday, 7

Book Reading: 7 p.m. Allen Young, of Royalston, author of “Left, Gay & Green: A Writer’s Life,” will read excerpts from this newly released autobiography (which will be for sale). Young, who writes the Inside/Outside column for the Athol Daily News, will read passages including references to Warwick and other towns in the North Quabbin.

Whately Public Library202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately413-665-2170 Tuesday, 12

Teen Guerilla Art Workshop: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Use images and words for anonymous public art in and around the library. Make a point. Surprise people. Pizza and drinks served. 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 by emailing, calling or stopping by the library. Maximum of 10 children per class. Sign up for individual classes or for the series. Free.