Library Lowdown: April 5 to 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 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. on Fridays. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Saturday, 7

Northfield Fix-It Fair: 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your broken jewelry, clothing, toys, bicycles, lamps and small furniture for simple repairs by local handy-people. Knife sharpening available. (No cell phones, computers, items under warranty, pets, engines or items in need of welding.)

Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St., Greenfield


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.

Tuesday, April 10

Wingmasters: North American Birds of Prey: 6 p.m. Julie Collier of Wingmasters, along with five live birds, will explain five basic categories of raptors that include eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and discuss many aspects of each.

Wednesday, April 11

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

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

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.

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.

Friday, 6

Mystery Activity: 4 p.m. Some possibilities are crafts, science experiments and tech-tools. For children ages 8 and up, and teens.

New Salem Public Library 23 South Main St., New Salem 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.

Wednesday, 11

Reading Aloud for Grownups: 7 p.m. The library’s fourth and final program. Featuring Dale and Lorna Peterson of Amherst as first-time readers. Includes coffee, wine, cheese, tea and dessert. Free, but donations welcome. Snow date of April 18.

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., 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.

Tuesday, 10

Young Writers Class with Nell Wright: 4 to 5 p.m. Teens in grades 5 to 12 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.

Thursday, 5

Mystery Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. “Sworn to Silence” by Linda Castillo. Discussion and pizza.

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.

Moore-Leland Library 172 Athol Road, Orange 978-575-0444

Thursday, 5

See the World From North Orange: 7 p.m. Maureen Riendeau will show photos of a trip to Rome and Florence, Italy. Refreshments available. Free. Call 978-544-2495 to register.