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Library Lowdown: Nov. 1 to Nov. 7, 2018


Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Buckland Public Library30 Upper St., Buckland 413-625-9412 Ongoing

Buckland Fiber Friends: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Knit, spin, weave, felt, sew and crochet. Share yarn, tools, ideas and camaraderie.

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.

First Fridays Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Children birth to 5 years old can enjoy stories, puzzles, play, exploration and snacks on the first Friday of each month during the school year.

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.

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.

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main St., Greenfield 413-772-1544

Ongoing

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 calderrossi@gmail.com with questions. No chess on Oct. 31.

Sew What: A drop-in embroidery group for teens ages 13 to 18. Meets in the teen area on the first Saturday of each month. Beginners welcome. Materials provided.

1000 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.

Warrior Writers Writing Workshop: 6 p.m. A workshop for veterans, active service members and military families who have a story to tell, held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Local writer and veteran, Eric Wasileski, will provide prompts and topics for discussion covering issues and experiences relating to living in a military community, deployment and homecoming of loved ones, relationships, supporting each other, healing and growth. No previous writing or artistic experience is necessary.

Tween/Teen Movie Night: Youth in grades five to 12 are invited to meet in the LeVanway Room on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for pizza and a movie. Free.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

First Wednesday Speaker Series: Corinne Smith with Mom’s WWII Letters: Join Corinne Smith for a look at her own family’s history in “Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters.” After Smith found more than 100 letters from 16 World War II servicemen that her mother had written to, she traced the men’s family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about this ongoing project and hear some of the stories of the men and their relatives. Smith is a writer, speaker and outdoor educator from Gardner.

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: 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 Libraries 413-863-3214

Ongoing

Story Time: Wednesday mornings weekly at 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library. Thematic stories, projects and snacks for young children and caregiver.

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 Millers Falls Library through December.

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.

Book and DVD Donations: Gently used, clean books, DVDs and CDs are being accepted at the Carnegie Library. No text books, moldy or abridged books.

Friday, Nov. 2

First Friday Mystery Activity: 3:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. For teens and children ages 8 and up. You won’t know what you’re doing until you get to the library! Possibilities involve crafts, science experiments and tech tools.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. Children’s items will be for sale on the second floor.

New Salem Public Library 23 South Main St., New Salem 978-544-6334 Ongoing

Hatha Yoga: 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 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

Ongoing

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 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.

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. Free.

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

Ongoing

Find Yourself at Tilton: Saturdays at 3 p.m. A different creative activity each week for adults and children.

Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For preschool children and their caregivers. No sign-up needed.

Friends of Tilton Library Arts Auction: Bid on original art and performance tickets in a silent auction during library hours. The closing reception will be Nov. 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Mystery Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Focusing on “Force of Nature” by Jane Harper. Free slice of pizza while it lasts. No sign-up necessary.

Whately Public Library202 Chestnut Plain Road,Whately413-665-2170

Saturday, Nov. 3

Book Discussion and Pop-Up Coffee Shop: 10 a.m. to noon. downstairs in the Muse Café. Get a free cup of coffee or tea and a muffin, and kick back with a friend over a board game, with your laptop or with a library book. Or join in the discussion of the book, “The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Copies of the book are at the library.

Wheeler Memorial Library 49 East Main St., Orange 978-544-2495

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.