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Library Lowdown: Oct. 25 to Oct. 31, 2018


Wednesday, October 24, 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

“Riding 57 Balloons Over Massachusetts”: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kevin Walsh will share his story about how, on Jan. 1, 1984, he tied together 57 helium balloons and was lifted a mile into the air through Massachusetts skies before parachuting back safely to the ground. Free.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Thursday Morning Club: 10 a.m. Writer and singer Tinky Weisblat presents “A Life in Food” about her journey as a food writer and her belief that food and recipes can serve as a bridge between people. She will discuss the genesis of her books, serve a few snacks, and perhaps sing a song or two. The Thursday Morning Club, which meets twice a month, features local people with interesting hobbies, skills or something to share with the community. Free.

Friday, Oct. 26

Teen Tween Half Day Lounge: 1 to 3 p.m. To celebrate a half day of school, play Super Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo Switch, enjoy a spooky craft, watch a creepy movie and eat pizza.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Friends of the Greenfield Public Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Paperbacks are $1, hardcovers are $2. Plus CDs and videotapes. Fill a bag of books in the bargain section for $2. Raffle prize winners will be drawn, and cider and doughnuts will be served. The raffle features Greenfield quilter Leslie Cook’s “No One Gardens Alone” and a $500 gift certificate for Apple products at Brown Computer Solutions in Brattleboro, Vt. Purchase three tickets for $10 or one ticket for $5.

Halloween ComicFest: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A full line-up of free comics, artist demonstrations, comic book making workshops, a costume contest, trivia contest, games and more.

Monday, Oct. 29

“It’s Alive: Frankenstein with Barry Deitz”: 6 p.m. Join local presenter Deitz for an exploration of Frankenstein — the man, the monster, the legend.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

“The Haunting” Screening: 5:30 p.m. Cider and doughnuts served. Costumes optional.

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.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Halloween Mask Making Event: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Millers Falls Library. Local artist Eric Grab will help participants prepare paper mache, paper plate or paper bag masks. Snacks served. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Halloween Party: 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Library. Make crafts, play spooky games and eat snacks. Designed for children of all ages and their caregivers. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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.

Friday, Oct. 26

Visiting Artist Series: 1 to 6 p.m. Watch artist Whitney Robbins work, collaborate on a project, and learn a new technique. Drop-in anytime. Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Short Story Reading: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local actors Linda Putnam and Ellen Morbyrne bring ghost stories to life with dramatic readings of popular short fiction. 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.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 31

Halloween Celebration: 4 to 6 p.m. Trick-or-treaters, come to the library for creepy treats and spooky activities. Halloween-themed books and movies will be available during October. Costumes welcome.

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.