Local Library Lowdown, week of Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Sunderland Library 20 School St.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.

Montague Public libraries 413-863-3214 ONGOING

Story Time: Wednesday mornings at 10:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library, Avenue A in Turners Falls. Thematic stories, projects and snacks for young children and their caregivers, with Karen Wartel. Free.

Homeschool Science: Weekly program at the Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls at 1:15 p.m. Hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) with Angela, or special guest, for homeschoolers of all ages. Call library for details. Free.

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, 23 Bridge St., Millers Falls, through December. Free.

Book and DVD donations: Gently used, clean books, DVDs and CDs accepted at Carnegie Library, Avenue A in Turners Falls. Monthly book sales held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Holiday Card Making: 2 p.m. Adults and teens. Enjoy home-baked cookies at Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Consider making cards for residents in local nursing homes. The cards will be distributed by the library. Supplies provided.

Greenfield Library 402 Main St. 413-772-1544 ONGOING

Young Writers Group: 4 to 5 p.m. Author and teacher Nell Wright works with young writers ages 10 to 14 on Wednesdays. The group will meet in the Greenfield Room. Limited to eight participants and registration is required. Free.

Writers’ Lunch: Noon to 2 p.m. daily. LeVanway Meeting Room. Drop in or stay. Bring your own lunch and beverage. Free.

Open for Business: 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are welcome. Free.

Mother Goose on the Loose: 10 a.m. Happy circle with Kay Lyons at 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 new to the very young.

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

Chess Club: 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Meet up with other chess players the last Wednesday of each month — featuring a speed chess tournament.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Holiday Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friends of the Greenfield Public Library’s Holiday Book Sale, featuring plenty of books in all categories. All proceeds used for library programs. Adult books $2 for hardcovers, $1 for paperbacks. There will also be a bargain section ($2 a bag).

Monday, Dec. 11

Jane Austen Open Mic Nite: 6 p.m. Are you a Jane Austen fan? Share your favorite book with others. Sign-up sheet available at event.

New Salem Public Library 23 S. Main St.978-544-6334 ONGOING

Tween and Teen Program: 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Fun, games and food. Free for sixth-graders and older.

Brain and Body Yoga: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Stephanie Mitchell leads. Bring your yoga mat and enjoy stretching, vibration and life particle healing. $4 donation requested.

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

Story Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories, snacks, crafts, music and movement. For toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.

Cushman Library28 Church St., Bernardston413-648-5402 ONGOING

Story Hour: Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Families with children of all ages can enjoy thematic stories, crafts and snack. Justin Lawrence and Karen Stinchfield take turns as presenters.

First Fridays Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Children birth to 5 years old can enjoy stories, puzzles, play and exploration. Snack will be provided.

Bonjour! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday of each month. The Bernardston French Conversation Group meets to speak French. Free. Just drop in.

Wednesday Night Knitters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Knitters of all skill levels. Instructor Rebecca Lawlor shares her expertise and experience with anyone seeking help or encouragement.

Athol Public Library 568 Main St. 978-249-9515 ONGOING

Ami Fagin’s “Visual Haiku”: Exhibit through January. Free. Open to all. Some works available for purchase — portion of proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Orange Public libraries 978-544-2495 978-575-0444 Today

“Live, Local Legends: In Lieu of a Normal Family Reunion”: 7 p.m. Led by Orange writer and musician Ann Reed, who will discuss how she was joined on her expedition by siblings and first cousins at a reported Bigfoot sighting hot spot at Lake Champlain, a former fishing get-away for the cousins forefathers, and the site of a mysterious boyhood encounter by one. With no wilderness skills, but a background in comedy writing, Reed guided the family-bonding jaunt accordingly and came back with great stories to share. Moore-Leland Library, 172 Athol Road.


Baby and Me: Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For children birth to 36 months old. Songs, rhymes, bounces and a board book. Includes 45 minutes of informal playtime. Older and younger siblings are always welcome at our storytimes. Free. Wheeler .

Rise and Romp: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For children ages 2 to 5 years old. Stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, dance and make an easy craft. Home day cares welcome. Older and younger siblings are always welcome at our storytimes. Free. Wheeler .

Tuesday Tales Book Club — Fiction: 6 to 8 p.m. Today, discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Moore-Leland.

Lego Club: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. For kids ages 5 to 12. Adults may build with their children. Wheeler.

Family Game Night: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. For kids and kids at heart. Play new and classic board and card games. All ages. Wheeler.