Library Lowdown: May 10 to May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 09, 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 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


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.

Saturday, May 12

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library basement. Featured in this sale will be an especially wide assortment of cookbooks.

Tuesday, May 15

Children’s Book Writers Group: 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeVanway Room. Every third Tuesday of the month. Nell Wright facilitates. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories.

Advance Care Planning: 6 to 8 p.m. Session one will help answer questions like “Do you have a health care proxy? Why do you need one? What are the qualities of a good health care proxy? What is important for your health care proxy to know about your wishes?” Led by registered nurse and educator, Lisa Abhel.

Leverett Library75 Montague Road, Leverett413-548-9220 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.

ThURsday, May 10

Mother’s Day Spring Event: 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Millers Falls Library. All ages are invited to decorate pots and plant pansies, make origami and beaded flowers, and enjoy snacks and cotton candy while supplies last.

Saturday, May 12

Alice in Wonderland Card-Making Party: 10:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to make colorful cards for their mothers, or anyone. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 14

Armored Mud Ball Presentation: 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. By Greenfield Community College Geology Professor Richard Little, with Library Director Linda Hickman.

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.

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

Saturday, May 12

Kindness Rocks Painting: 2 to 4 p.m. Learn how to paint kindness rocks, which are beautifully decorated with inspirational messages for others. This program is free. All ages are welcome. Free. Sunderland Public , 20 School St., Sunderland. 413-665-2642. director@sunderlandpublic.org.


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


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


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. Max 10 children per class. Sign up for individual classes, or for the series. Free.

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell

Saturday, May 12

Screening of “Millenium”: 7:30 p.m. Part of a monthly series of science fiction/fantasy and horror/monster movies at the library. There will be a half-hour film before the movie, an episode of “Tales of Tomorrow.” Free.