Local Library Lowdown, week of Oct. 12

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tilton Library North Main St. South Deerfield 413-665-4683 ONGOING

Yo-yo Workshop: Mondays through Nov. 20 from 5 to 6 p.m., with A2Z yo-yo expert. Free and open to all ages.

Story Time: Wednesdays at 11. Stories, meet Duffy the therapy dog and feed the worms in our vermiculture worm bin. Preschool children and their caregivers. No sign-up needed.

Third Thursday Book Discussion: 6:30 p.m. Check tiltonlibrary.org for titles and to reserve a copy of the book. The third Thursday of each month. Free and open to all.

Mystery Book Discussion: Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the title of the month and enjoy a slice of pizza, while it lasts. Go to: tiltonlibrary.org for titles and to reserve a copy of the book. Free and open to all.

Sunderland Public Library 20 School St. 413-665-2642 SATURDAY

Sunderland Book and Bake Sale: Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends and Trustees of the Sunderland Public Library. Free.

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

A new Cookbook Club series: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. This time is Rob Chirico, author of “Not My Mother’s Kitchen: Rediscovering Italian-American Cooking Through Stories and Recipes.” He will talk about his book and join in a meal that participants cook from recipes in his cookbook. This is the kickoff to the series sponsored by Friends of New Salem Library. No registration required. Meal begins at 6 p.m. Limited to 16 people. Register for the meal at 978-544-6334.

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

Memoir: Telling Your Story: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Mary Clare Powell leads. The program explores memoir in a variety of forms using exercises to help spark memories and encourage writers to experiment. Writers at all levels of experience.

Mother Goose on the Loose: Tuesdays 10 a.m. Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children ages 3 and younger (with a grownup). Lyons reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young. Each session is 45 minutes, with a half-hour of structured activity and about 15 minutes of visiting time.

Writers’ Lunch: Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each for self-directed, free-writing time. Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part.

Chess Club: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Do you play chess? Meet up with other chess players. Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions. The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed-chess tournament.


Meet the Candidates Night: Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your questions and concerns and hear directly from the people running for elected office in Greenfield. Candidates will have information tables and be available to answer questions. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Franklin County, Learn your polling place, register to vote and be ready for the upcoming election in November.


Spirits of New England: “Hauntings, Ghosts, and Demons”: Tuesday at 6 p.m. Jack Kenna from S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of New England, a paranormal investigating team from Winthrop, will talk about his work documenting the paranormal and his new book, “Hauntings, Ghosts and Demons,” where fact, folklore, faith and beliefs bleed into each other.

Dickinson Memorial 115 Main St. Northfield 413-498-2455ONGOING

Story Hour with Dana Lee: Every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, music and movement in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For preschoolers and their caregivers. No cost.

Kids Friday: Every Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Free. This week: slime. Make and play with the creepy stuff.

Montague Public librariesTurnersFalls/Millers Falls413-863-3214413-659-3801ONGOING

Adult Coloring: First Thursday of every month from 9 to 10 a.m. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials or use the library’s. Carnegie Library, Avenue A in Turners Falls.

Genealogy Club: First Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:45 p.m. An informal discussion of local genealogy is facilitated by Sara Campbell. Carnegie Library, Avenue A in Turners Falls.

Book and DVD Donations: Gently used, clean books, DVDs and CDs are being accepted at the Carnegie Library, Avenue A in Turners Falls. No text books, moldy, or abridged books. Monthly book sales are held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library.

Music and Movement: Thursdays at 10 a.m. This fun series for young children with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson is held at the Millers Falls Library, 23 Bridge St. in Millers Falls through December.

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

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

First Fridays Preschool Story Time: First Friday of each month during school years from 11 a.m. to noon. Children to 5 years old enjoy stories, puzzles, play, exploration and snack.

Bonjour!: Second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Bernardston French Conversation Group meets. If you speak French and would like to join the conversation, just drop in.

Wednesday Night Knitters: Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Knitters of all skill levels, even absolute beginners. Drop by any Wednesday evening. 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.

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

Mink the Satyr: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Meet Mink the Satyr for an overview of how to get started making your own costumes. From first ideas to final product, how to bring your favorite characters to life. Tips, tricks, great resources and a demonstration on how to design and make fantasy armor. Refreshments will be served and there will be time for questions and answers. Free and open to adults and teens. Registration is required.

Leverett Public Library 75 Montague Road 413-548-9220ONGOING

Free Technology Workshops with Hank Allen: Saturdays in October from 12:30 to 2 p.m.


Streaming TV, music and movies: Call if you need to borrow a laptop.