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PHOTOS: Behind the books
04-03-2024 11:31 AM

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Libraries still in the business of books, but embrace growing role as community ‘third space’
03-31-2024 11:36 AM

By MAX BOWEN

Tilton Library Director Candace Bradbury-Carlin said that in recent years, libraries have grown beyond a place to study or get books and into a “third space,” serving their patrons in new and diverse ways.At the South Deerfield library, this could...


PHOTOS: For the love of literature
03-06-2024 11:57 AM


PHOTOS: Author speaks on lasting legacy of 1704 attack on Deerfield
03-04-2024 2:27 PM


PHOTO: Fearless readers
02-11-2024 12:11 PM


After 5-year hiatus, Friends of the Greenfield Public Library reviving book sales
01-16-2024 11:08 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — After a five-year hiatus, the Greenfield Public Library will once again host book sales. The first event, hosted by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., according...


Library pilot expanding to Pioneer Valley transit riders
12-29-2023 10:44 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

Public transit riders without library cards in the Pioneer Valley can now access online materials, including e-books and audiobooks, as they wait for their buses as part of a growing initiative that launched in Boston this year.The “Browse, Borrow,...


New year, new book store in Orange
12-21-2023 2:57 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Are you making a New Year’s resolution to read more? If so, you’re in luck.The Book Forge at 3 South Main St. has a grand opening scheduled for Jan. 1, and owner Tyler Hauth is putting the finishing touches on the roughly 2,000-square-foot...


Book Review: ‘The Cat Who Walked the Camino’
12-16-2023 7:00 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Kate Spencer of Montague is a woman of many talents. She is a musician and has also manufactured banjos professionally. Her first love, though, and one she is currently pursuing perhaps more than ever, is art.“I grew up in Great Falls, Montana, and...


Ware author gives talk on ‘The Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley’ at State House
12-06-2023 5:49 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BOSTON — With hopes of providing important context for proposed legislation, a Ware author and historian was the featured speaker at the State Library Author Talks Series on Wednesday to discuss her book about three of the people who were forced to...


Photobook showcasing Indigenous history subject of Sunderland Public Library talk
11-20-2023 11:08 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — Residents are invited to the Sunderland Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 21, for a presentation and discussion about a locally produced photobook.The library is hosting photographer Sandra Matthews and Nolumbeka Project President David...


Donations pouring in after nearly 1,000 books taken from Ashfield book exchange
11-19-2023 11:59 AM

By BELLA LEVAVI

ASHFIELD — The Transfer Station book exchange had amassed nearly 1,000 books — that is, until Nov. 10, when volunteer Frank Dufresne showed up to find all the books were missing. “I can tell you it was quite a surprise,” Dufresne said.Dufresne...


PHOTOS: Finding literary inspiration
10-27-2023 2:27 PM


Former tavern transformed into bookstore in Turners Falls
10-26-2023 3:09 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

TURNERS FALLS — The former Hubie’s Tavern is entering a new chapter. The beloved tavern and restaurant at 66 Avenue A has been transformed into a bookstore owned by Adam Tobin and Penelope Bloodworth. As the only bookstore in the village of Turners...


Orange sisters pen bilingual detective book
10-17-2023 6:20 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — It is not unheard of for a library to host an event so authors can read their work to the public and answer questions. But those writers typically don’t have homework and bedtimes.Emma Barrett, 11, and Belley Barrett, 8, recently published...


Book Review: ‘JoJo and the Gazork’ and ‘JoJo and the Eagle’
10-13-2023 11:46 AM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Children’s books never age. The JoJo stories by Peter Rosnick of Conway, with illustrations by Kathryn Burke, originated decades ago, according to the author. They seem eternally fresh, however.JoJo is an extremely small person — half an inch tall at...


Gill’s Four Winds School looks to revitalize student engagement with reading initiative
09-27-2023 10:23 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GILL — Years after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools, many students are still suffering from a lapse in their motivation to learn. Observing this firsthand in her classroom, Four Winds School Co-Director and English language arts teacher Becca...


Local author series coming to New Salem Public Library
09-13-2023 3:36 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

NEW SALEM — The Friends of the New Salem Public Library will host a series of free book readings by local authors starting Thursday with Florence writer Celia Jeffries, who will read from her debut novel, “Blue Desert.” All events are scheduled to run...


Montague Public Libraries awarded grant to support reading, discussion group for teens
07-21-2023 1:43 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — The Montague Public Libraries have been selected as one of 29 organizations to take part in the national “Great Stories Club” reading and discussion program for teens.As part of the Great Stories Club, youth services staff will work with a...


Cushman Library organizing Book & Bake Sale
06-08-2023 6:30 PM

BERNARDSTON — Cushman Library will hold a Book & Bake Sale on the first floor of Town Hall, 38 Church St., on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include books and movies for all ages, and homemade treats....


A big cup of co-op: After 30 years, Dean’s Beans in Orange to become worker-owned
05-15-2023 10:24 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Change is brewing at Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co., which is set to become a worker-owned cooperative on July 1.Dean Cycon founded the business in 1993 and, having recently turned 70, is ready to hand the reins to his 16 employees.“Who...

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