Library Lowdown: May 16 to May 22, 2019

Published: 5/15/2019 5:00:24 PM
Arms Library60 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls413-625-0306 Ongoing

Preschool Story Hour: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Children’s Room. Stories, songs and art activities.

Sunday, May 19

Grand Reopening: 2 to 4 p.m. There will be music for all ages, a brief time for acknowledging donors and refreshments. Free.

Buckland Public Library30 Upper St., Buckland413-625-9412 Ongoing

Buckland Fiber Friends: 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie. For more information: or 413-489-3196.

Bridge Club: 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Open to beginners.

Coffee and Conversation: 9 a.m. each Saturday. The library provides coffee, doughnuts and the day’s newspapers; you provide the conversation.

Preschool Story and Craft Program: 3 p.m. on Fridays. Led by Cara Downey.

Cushman Library28 Church St., Bernardston413-648-5402 Ongoing

French Conversation Group: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

Story Hour: 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays. Families with children of all ages can enjoy thematic stories, crafts, and snack. Karen Stinchfield and Heather McGuirk take turns as presenters.

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Knitters of all skill levels, even absolute beginners, are invited to drop by to enjoy the company of other knitters as everyone works toward completing their individual projects. Instructor Rebecca Lawlor shares her expertise and experience with anyone seeking help or encouragement.

Coloring Evenings for Adults and Teens: Every second Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 12 and up. Images and colored pencils supplied, or bring your own.

Friday, May 17

Plant Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Reading and planting in the new garden space. Free.

Wednesday, May 22

Falltown String Band Concert: 7 to 8:30 p.m. next to the pond adjacent the library. Bring blankets and a picnic dinner. Rain date of May 29. Free.

Dickinson Memorial Library115 Main St., Northfield413-498-2455 Ongoing

Story Hour with Dana: 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Greenfield Public Library402 Main St., Greenfield413-772-1544


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.

Chess Club: Meet up with other chess players each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact with questions.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: This literacy program is designed to increase the number of books that parents and other caregivers read to young children. Register any time at the Children’s Desk.

Middle School Mondays: 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays. Share your favorite books and graphic novels. Play with Shrinky Dinks or board games. A different activity each week just for middle schoolers.

Thursday, May 16

Magic Tree House Book Club: 3:30 p.m. Read Book 12 of the series, “Viking Ships at Sunrise,” and do book-related activities.

Monday, May 20

WordPress 101: 6 p.m. Bring your WordPress problems to this Q&A session with John Paganetti, who has been designing WordPress websites since 2006. Both general questions and specific issues are welcome. Expect troubleshooting on the big screen so everyone can follow along.

Leverett Library75 Montague Road, Leverett413-548-9220


Qigong: Meet and play with others at the library on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.

Tales and Tunes: Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Stories, songs and play with Heleen Cardinaux. Developed for children ages 5 and under, but open to all families.

Montague Public Libraries413-863-3214


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

Music and Movement: This fun, English-Spanish series for young children with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson is held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Montague Center Library through August.

Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities for homeschoolers of all ages and their caregivers every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Call to register.

Saturday, May 18

Family Movie: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Snacks will be served.

New Salem Public Library23 South Main St., New Salem978-544-6334 Ongoing

Hatha Yoga: 8:15 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. With Natalie Reynolds. Donations accepted. No experience, registration or yoga mat necessary.

Slate Public Library360 Main Road, Gill413-863-2591


Story Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Thematic stories, popcorn and crafts for preschool and elementary-age children with their caregivers. Free.

Sunderland Public Library20 School St., Sunderland413-665-2642 Ongoing

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

LEGO Club: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Children ages 4 and up and their caregivers are invited to build and play with the library’s massive collection of LEGOs. Includes a new challenge each week.

Saturday, May 18

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

Children’s Concert with Miss Lynn’s Rainbow Machine: 10 to 11 a.m. Playing family-friendly favorites, creative originals and on-the-spot improvisations. Free.

Wednesday, May 22

Writing Fun with Nell Wright: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens ages 10 and up who love to write, like to write, or aren’t even sure they want to write are invited to these fun, drop-in creative writing classes. Free.

Tilton Library75 North Main St.,South Deerfield413-665-4683 Ongoing

Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. For preschool children and their caregivers. No registration is necessary. Free.

Thursday, may 16

Third Thursday Book Group: 6:30 p.m. Focusing on “Bellewether” by Susanna Kearsley.

Saturday, may 18

Annual Library Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your divided perennials to the back of the library by Friday, May 17, to donate. All sales benefit the Tilton Fund.

Wheeler Memorial Library49 East Main St., Orange978-544-2495 Ongoing

Rise and Romp: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. For children ages 2 to 5. Read stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance and make an easy craft. Siblings welcome.

LEGO Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For children ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children.


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