Library Lowdown: March 22 to 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Cushman Library28 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..

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.

Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.


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.


Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library basement. Over 11,000 books to choose from. Paperbooks are $1 each, hardcovers are $2. Also a selection of DVDs and CDs, and a Bargain Book section where attendees can fill a bag for $2. Sales support library enrichment programs.

Harry Potter: 4 p.m. Be ready for charms and spells lessons, a battle of muggles versus wizards, and all things Harry Potter. Sign up in the children’s room or join the event at the Greenfield Public Library MA — Children’s Room Facebook page.


Bullet Journaling 101: 5:30 p.m. Meets the last Monday of each month. Get tips, share ideas. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own journal or supplies, though some are available.

The Art and Science of Kombucha: 6 p.m. Presentation by Artisan Beverage Cooperative, local fermenters of Katalyst Kombucha, to learn about kombucha tea and how it is made.


Teen/Tween Art Club: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Led by Sarah Ahearn Bellamare, author of “Painted Pages.” For middle and high school students.


The Adventures of a Bag Lady in Retirement: 10 a.m.

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

Leverett Library75 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. Sponsored by the Community Network for Children.

M.N. Spear Memorial Library10 Cooleyville RoadShutesbury413-259-1213FRIDAY, 23

Ed the Wizard: Noon. Balloon twisting workshop. Create a balloon dog to learn, then an animal of your own design.

Montague public libraries 413-863-3214 ONGOING

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: 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.


LEGO Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Children’s creations will be displayed in the program space.

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

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.

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 and open to all.

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.


Discussion with Local Author Charles Mark: 4 to 5 p.m. Mark’s book, “Living in a Capitalist Paradise,” is about his dangerous escape from a totalitarian state across the border to a refugee camp, then a journey around the world. Free.


Young Writers Class with Nell Wright: 4 to 5 p.m. Teens in grades five to 12 are invited to join writing teacher Nell Wright for an hour of drop in literary fun. Free.

World Literature Book Club: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Discussing “The Woman Next Door” by Yewande Omotoso of South Africa. Copies of the book are available. Free.

S. White Dickinson Memorial Library202 Chestnut Plain RoadWhately413-665-2170SATURDAY, 24

Kids Yoga: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 4. 11 a.m. to noon for ages 5 to 7. Sign up by emailing, phone or in person. Maximum of 10 children per class. 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.


PJ Story Time: 6:30 p.m. With longtime teacher Kathy O'Rourke. Wear your pajamas.

Wheeler Memorial Library
49 East Main St., Orange,


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.

Kids Yoga Ages 5-7: March 17, 11 a.m. to noon. Sign up by emailing, calling or stopping by the library. Max 10 children per class. Sign up for individual classes, or for the series. Free.