Library Lowdown, March 8 to 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
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 snack. Justin Lawrence and Karen Stinchfield take turns as presenters.

First Fridays Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Children birth to 5 years old can enjoy stories, puzzles, play and exploration. Snack will be provided.

Bonjour! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday of each month. The Bernardston French Conversation Group meets to speak French. Free. Just drop in.

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 or encouragement.

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

Story Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Slate Public Library 360 Main Road, Gill 413-863-2591 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 and open to all.

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main St. 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.

Warrior Writers Workshop: 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Tell your story and share your military experience through writing prompts and exercises oversee by facilitator Eric Wasileski. No previous writing history necessary. The group is open to veterans, active service members, military families and the public.

Monday, 12

Jane Austen Film Festival: In anticipation of Jane Austen book discussions, which start April 26, the library is showing adaptations of four of Austen’s beloved works. Monday’s screening, at 6 p.m., will be of “Sense and Sensibility.”

Wednesday, 14

Teen Job Force Development Workshop: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The library, in collaboration with the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board, present a series focusing on providing job skills to younger teens and tweens. Each meeting will focus on a different skill including resume writing, job applications, dressing for success and workplace behavior, learning through games and fun activities.

Chess Club: From 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.

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

Lego Club: The first Thursday of every month from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Open to elementary school-age children. Snack provided.

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. Sponsored by the Community Network for Children.

Montague public libraries 413-863-3214 ONGOING

Book and DVD donations: Gently used, clean — books, DVDs and CDs accepted at Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls. 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 Carnegie Library.

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 Carnegie Library through April.

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

Homeschool Science: Weekly program resumes Wednesday, March 14 at the Carnegie Library at 1:15 p.m. Hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exercises with Angela, or a special guest, for homeschoolers of all ages.

Saturday, 10

Life-Size Candyland: 10:30 a.m. at the Carnegie Library. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

New Salem Public Library
23 South Main St.


Teens and Tweens Video Game Day: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. Free. Students from throughout the region are welcome. Snacks provided.

Wednesday, 14

Reading Aloud for Grownups: 7 p.m. Featuring Sally Howe, from Orange, as a reader. Wine, cheese, coffee, tea and desserts will be available. Snow date of March 21.

Sunderland Library 20 School St. 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.


Young Writers Class with Nell Wright: 4 to 5 p.m. Teens in grades 5 to12 are invited to join writing teacher Nell Wright for an hour of drop-in literary fun. Free.

Tilton Library
75 North Main St.
South Deerfield


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

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. Kids ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children.