Local Library Lowdown, week of Nov. 9

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Check your local library for information about Veterans Day closings. Some libraries are closed on Friday, some on Saturday, and some, both.

Sunderland Library 20 School St. 413-665-2642Friday, Nov. 10

Teen Craft — Make a macrame bracelet: 4 to 5 p.m. Teens invited to learn how to fashion a fun and colorful macrame bracelet. Register in advance at the library. Free.

Story Time: 11 a.m. to noon. Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Free.

Montague Public libraries 413-863-3214 Tuesday, Nov. 14

Youth Advisory Committee: Meeting at the Carnegie Library, Avenue A, Turners Falls. Tweens and teens ages 10 to 14 invited to help make a positive impact at their local library — make decisions, volunteer, meet new people and enjoy snacks.


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.

Greenfield Library 402 Main St. 413-772-1544Saturday, Nov. 11

Origami animals paper folding workshop: 10 a.m. to noon. Evangeline Heath will share her origami skills in the LeVanway Room.

Monday, Nov. 13

Warrior Writers: 6 p.m. Local writer and veteran Eric Wasileski will lead a Warrior Writers writing workshop. Military veterans and their families are very welcome. Warrior Writers works to create a culture that articulates veterans’ experiences, build a collaborative community for artistic expression and bear witness to war and the full range of military experiences. Free. Open to the public.

Not in Our Town Book Discussion Series: “Mr. and Mrs. Prince”: 6 p.m. Discuss themes from the book by Dr. Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

“Not in Our Town” author event: 6 p.m. Dr. Gretchen Gerzina will speak about the research she did for the writing of her historical narrative about two slaves who met and married in Deerfield and earned their freedom. Free.


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.

Cushman Library 28 Church St. Bernardston 413-648-5402


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, exploration and snack.

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.