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Library Lowdown: Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2018


Wednesday, October 03, 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.

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.

Oct. 7 to Oct. 13

Teen Read Week: Teens will receive a small gift each time they check out books during the week.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Teen and Tween Sci-Fi Book Club: 6 p.m. Join Teen Librarian Steve in the teen area for all books sci-fi. This month’s featured book will be “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library. In addition to the regular book sale in the basement, there will be a special sale on the second floor for children and young adults.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

“Maybe Something Beautiful”: 4 p.m. at the Montague Center Library. A reading of the book, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood,” by F. Isabel Camp Howell, will be followed by a craft.

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. 5

Sunderland 300th Anniversary Literary Awards Reception: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Submissions for the Friends of the Sunderland Public Library’s Literary Awards will be on display and the winners will read their works. 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: 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.

Wendell Free Library 7 Wendell Depot Road,Wendell 978-544-3559

Saturday, Oct. 6

Screening of “The Witch”: 7 p.m. A half-hour episode of “Lights Out” will precede the 7:30 film. Part of a monthly series of science fiction/fantasy and horror/monster movies. Free.

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

Saturday, Oct. 6

Read to Finn the Dog: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mary Ellen Smith, a volunteer from Bright Spot Buddies, will bring her dog, Finn, to the library to have children read to him in a private and cozy spot. The program is designed to help children gain confidence and reduce anxiety about reading. Children are asked to bring a picture book or a couple pages from a chapter book. For ages 5 and up. Sign-up is required for a 10-minute session. Free.

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.