Library Lowdown: Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2018

Published: 10/10/2018 12:42:29 PM
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.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Author’s Evening with Sandra Haynes: 7 p.m. Haynes, a Bernardston native whose story “Rounding Corrections” won the Economic Security Project’s speculative fiction contest, will read her winning story. She’ll also discuss what Universal Basic Income is and how it might work, as well as review some of the history, research and developments in the movement for Universal Basic Income in the United States and the world.

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


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.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Second Saturdays Story Hour: 10 to 11 a.m. Story hour for children ages 3 to 5, with Sally Ahearn. Caregivers and siblings are welcome. Sing songs, listen to stories and make crafts.

Monday, Oct. 15

Sing Along Movie Night: 5:30 p.m. Screening “The Greatest Showman.” Wear costumes, bring props and be ready to sing.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Children’s Book Writers Group: 6 to 8 p.m. A monthly critique group for adults who write for children, facilitated by Nell Wright. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Jane Austen Book Discussion: 6 p.m. This month, the group, led by librarians Diane Holmes and Lisa Prolman, will discuss one of Austen’s more controversial novels, “Mansfield Park.”

Griswold Memorial Library12 Main Road, Colrain413-624-3619

Saturday, Oct. 13

Honoring William Apess: 11 a.m. Pequot author, activist and minister, William Apess, born in Colrain in 1798, risked his life speaking out for basic human rights for Native Americans. After years of research by Drew Lopenzina, author of “Through an Indian’s Looking-Glass,” Apess will be honored with an historical marker. There will be an opening prayer, as well as a few short speeches by Apess scholars and individuals in the local indigenous community. Held rain or shine on the library lawn.

Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett 413-548-9220


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 Libraries 413-863-3214


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.

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.

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


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


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


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

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.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Friends of Tilton Library Arts Auction: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bid on art and performance tickets in a silent auction. Starts Oct. 13 and ends Nov. 16 with a closing reception from 6 to 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Upcycled Paper Flowers Workshop: 6 p.m. Learn how to repurpose discarded book pages into paper flowers using the kusudama technique. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own decorative accents for the center of your flowers (buttons, small sea shells, bottle caps, etc.). Limited to 10 students, ages 13 and up. Sign-up required.

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


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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