Library Lowdown: May 17 to May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Arms Library, Main Street, Shelburne Falls, 413-625-0306Friday, 18

Third Friday Open Prose and Poetry: 7 p.m. Potluck refreshments, accessible from downstairs. Listeners welcome. Free.

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 snacks. 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.

Thursday, 17

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, the club will discuss Book 3, “Mummies in the Morning,” and continue to follow the series. Get wrapped up in ancient Egypt. Discussion and crafts.

Tuesday, 22

Teen and Tween Art Club: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Do you love to draw? Mix paint? Invent colors? Sarah Ahearn Bellamare, author of “Painted Pages,” will be lead an art, color and pattern workshop. This month features fun watercolor paint as the featured medium. Open to all middle school and high school students.

Wednesday, 23

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

Leverett Library, 75 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.

Sunday, 20

Leaders of the Pack — Women and the Future of Veterinary Medicine: 2 p.m. Julie Kumble will speak about her new book, “Leaders of the Pack,” about what women do to thrive and lead in veterinary medicine, and she will share tips and stories that are instructive for animal lovers and aspiring leaders alike.

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 August.

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.

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 413-665-2642Ongoing

Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Free.

Saturday, 19

Pig Out on Reading with Daisy the Pig: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Farmer Minor and Daisy will read stories and tell you all about Daisy’s adventures. Free.

Sunderland Book, Bake and Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 23

Young Writers Class with Nell Wright: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 5 to 12 are invited 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 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.

Thursday, 17

Third Thursday Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. “Unchangeable Spots of Leopards,” by Kristopher Jansma.

Saturday, 19

Annual Plant, Tag and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. Benefits Tilton Library

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. Maximum of 10 children per class. Sign up for individual classes or for the series. Free.