Library Lowdown: Sept. 13 to 19, 2018

Published: 9/12/2018 3:17:37 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.

Dickinson Memorial Library 115 Main St., Northfield 413-498-2455 Ongoing

Knitting Drop-In: 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. 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.

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.

Saturday, Sept. 15

“Reflections of Northfield”: 11 a.m. Paul Rikert shares his experiences growing up in Northfield in the 1930s to 1950s. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Trivia Night: 6 p.m. Come with a team (teams of up to six members) or come on your own to be matched up with a team. Thirty questions (three rounds of 10) will range from local trivia to themes of picnics and geography. Hot dogs and hamburgers provided. Event is held outside under the pavilion at the Northfield Golf Club.

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.

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.

Chess Club: Meet up with other chess players each Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Contact with questions.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Thursday Morning Club: 10:30 a.m. Featuring Jay Goldspinner, “I Dream in Paleolithic: The Chauvet Cave, Animals, Stone Age People and Jay.” The Thursday Morning Club, which meets twice a month, features local people with interesting hobbies, skills or something to share with the community. Free.

Magic Tree House Book Club: 3 p.m. Read Book 7 of the Magic Tree House series, “Sunset of the Sabertooth.” Make paint brushes with natural fibers and create your own cave painting.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A cookbook sale continues with all cookbooks priced at 50 cents. Paperbacks priced at $1, hardcovers at $2. Also CDs and DVDs, and a Bargain Bag section where shoppers can fill a bag for $2.

Monday, Sept. 17

“Softer Side of Celtic”: 6 p.m. Jeff Snow presents an event that combines music, stories and history from Scotland, Ireland and England. There will be singing, laughing, clapping and perhaps a bit of foot stomping.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Dried Flowers and Herbal Swag Workshop: 6 p.m. Join Rachel Gonzalez of Rachel’s Everlastings Farm. Participants will take herbs and flowers and wrap them on sisal roping to make a swag that can be hung anywhere in the home. Registration required and limited to 20. $10 materials fee must be paid before Sept. 15.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Ukuleles with Julie: 6 p.m. Learn how to play the ukulele with local musician, Julie Stepanek. Bring your own or borrow one of hers. Program includes a short talk, a brief lesson and a strum-along of some fun and easy songs. Advance registration is suggested to reserve a ukulele by stopping by the main circulation desk or calling 413-772-1544, option 6.

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


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.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Social Catalysts Foundation: Weaving Program: 6:30 p.m. Members of this Massachusetts non-profit that creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities will talk about their weaving program and how they make products out of hand-woven recycled videotape. There will be a weaving demo and products available for sale.

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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