Library Lowdown: May 24 to May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Arms Library, Main Street, Shelburne Falls, 413-625-0306Friday, 25

Book Signing: 7 to 8 p.m. Amy Laprade is holding a book signing nd dramatic reading of her debut novel, “So Nice to Finally Meet You...”

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.

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.

Tuesday, 29

Rhubarb: A Book and Food Presentation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local author Tinky Weisblat presents her new book, “Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb,” in which she provides more than 60 recipes plus essays. Come for entertaining conversation and home-cooked treats.

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.

FRiday, 25

The LEGO Lady, Jean Daley: 1 to 3 p.m. Spend the afternoon building with LEGOs. Suggested for ages 5 and up. Free.

Tuesday, 29

Advance Care Planning: Understanding the MOLST Form: 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the basics of advance care planning, using the Massachusetts MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) form as a springboard for discussing various ethical, medical and practical choices at end of life. Nurse educator Lisa Abhel will lead discussion.

“The Quest for the Eastern Cougar”: 6 p.m. Everyone knows someone who has a cougar or mountain lion sighting story. Why do so many people see them? Robert Tougias will answer these questions and discuss the future of the large carnivore here in New England.

Wednesday, 30

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.

Thursday, 24

Electronics Take-Apart: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Ever want to see inside a printer or see how a speaker works? Come open up and take a look inside household electronics and small appliances. All ages welcome.

Ukulele Play-Along with Julie Stepanek: 7 to 8 p.m. Ukes available to use during the program, and now a ukulele to check out and take home.

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.

Wednesday, 30

Teens and Tweens First Aid Training: 3 p.m. Judie O’Donnell, a nurse with the Wachusett Medical Reserve Corps, will be offering a First Aid course to teens and tweens between the ages of 11 and 16. Free.

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.

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.

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, 24

PJ Story Time: 6:30 p.m. Wear your pajamas!

Wendell Free Library
7 Wendell Depot Road, Wendell

Friday, 25

Ed the Wizard’s Rocket Building Workshop: 6 p.m. Learn how to build air-powered rockets and airplanes. May require pre-registration. Free.

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.