Library Lowdown: May 31 to June 6, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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.

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, 2

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Celebration: 10 to 11 a.m. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten presents a special reading celebration. Featured will be a reading of the children’s classic, “Ferdinand the Bull.” Bim Bam with Laurie Davidson and Tom Carroll will offer a bilingual, Spanish/English, interactive music and movement program.

Tuesday, 5

Sing-Along Movie: 5:30 p.m. “Grease” is the featured sing-along movie. Whoa, oh oh those summer nights! Wear costumes, bring props and be ready to sing, sing, sing.

Wednesday, 6

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

First Wednesday Speaker Series: “It Isn’t Easy Being Green”: 6 p.m. Claire Chang and John Ward of the Solar Store will share ideas about sustainable living. Choosing to live a more sustainable life at work, home and play is not always easy. Chang and Ward will explore ways to help reduce one’s carbon footprint through everyday actions, both large and small.

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.

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.

Friday, 1

First Friday Mystery Activity: At the Carnegie Library, 4 to 5 p.m. Different activities designed for ages 8 and up are held the first Friday of each month. Possibilities include crafts, science experiments and tech-tools.

Saturday, 2

Used Book Bag Sale: At the Carnegie Library, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Almost all books are $3 a bag.

Tuesday, 5

Makerspace Robotics Workshop: At the Carnegie Library, 5 to 7 p.m. Children 7 to 14 are invited to join Arthur and Peter Evans to try robotics and virtual reality. Limited space, please register in advance.

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.

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.

Saturday, 2

“Touch a Truck”: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stop by the library to touch, sit inside and learn all about fire trucks, police cars and ambulances. Free.

Tilton Library 75 North Main St., South Deerfield 413-665-4683 Ongoing

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.

Monday, 4

“Understanding Etsy”: 6 p.m. Note new time! Learn the ins and outs of running a successful Etsy.com selling site with Jessi Alexander. Free.

Whately Public Library
202 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately

Saturday, 2

Kids Drumming Event: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reading of the children’s book, “Drum Dream Girl,” with live drum performance. Make your own drum and play along. Snacks will be served. 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.