Library Lowdown: June 14 to 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Arms Library,
60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls
413 625-0306

Friday, 15

Third Friday Open Prose and Poetry: 7 p.m. Potluck refreshments available. Accessible (from downstairs). Free. Listeners welcome.

Buckland Public Library,30 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 Library
28 Church St., Bernardston


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, 14

Magic Tree House Book Club: 3:30 p.m. Follow the adventures of Jack and Annie on the third Thursday of every month. This month: book four, “Pirates Past Noon.” Discussion and crafts.

Friends of the Greenfield Public Library Spelling Bee: 6:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church. Email fgplspellingbee@gmail.com for more information or to register. Registration forms will also be available at the library.

Tuesday, 19

Children’s Book Writers Group: 6 to 8 p.m. A critique group for adults who write for children. Nell Wright facilitates. Participants discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories.

Wednesday, 20

Ukuleles with Julie: 6 p.m. Learn ukulele with Julie Stepanek. Bring your own or borrow one of hers. This program includes a short talk, a brief lesson and a strum-along. Advance registration by stopping by the main circulation desk or calling 413-772-1544.

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

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

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

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.

Book and DVD Donations: Gently used, clean, books, DVDs and CDs are being accepted at the Carnegie Library. No textbooks, moldy or abridged books. Monthly book sales are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library.

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


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 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.

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell

Thursday, 14

Priscilla Gaignard Book Signing: 5 to 7 p.m. Gaignard releases her inspirational book, “I Love You Today,” celebrating the short but brilliant life of her granddaughter, Victoria Rose Gaignard. Books will be on sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Victoria Rose Scholarship Fund.

Saturday, 16

“The Last Witch Hunter” Screening: 7:30 p.m. Part of a monthly series of science fiction/fantasy and horror/monster movies. With a half-hour screening of an episode of “Lights Out.”

Whately Public Library202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately413-665-2170 Friday, 15

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party: 5 to 6 p.m. DJ Music (we take requests), face painting, games, summer snacks and sign-up for summer reading. Free. All ages.

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 the series. Free.