February 2022

(Tuesday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Sing With Me!

10:30am - 11:00am

"Sing With Me" in the library!

 

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs.

The program will take place in the library's program room (with our "air scrubber" filtering machine and fans running); masks are required except for under 2 years old. In order to maintain safe distancing space is limited and registration is required; please click below to register.

The program will also be available simultaneously via Zoom each week with no limit on registrations. If you'd like to sign up to be a "virtual-only" participant, click here

 

(Wednesday)

Preschool storytime: Night Time is Story Time!

10:30am - 11:00am

Our winter preschool storytimes will feature things we associate with the night - bedtime, stars, nocturnal animals, dreams, & more. Each week we'll read 4-6 stories intersperced with songs and games; the program will last 30 minutes. 

The program meets in the library's Program Room, where an air filtering machine will be kept running. Masks are required. When the weather gets nicer, we'll move outside for storytimes!

PLEASE NOTE: You will be registering for the entire series, and do not need to re-register each week.

Please click below to register!

"Ready for K" Virtual Kindergarten-Readiness Class

11:30am - 12:00pm

Get your child ready for Kindergarten!

Early Childhood Development specialist Jane Christian will teach essential Kindergaretn-readiness skills in this virtual class sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Families will pick up free educational materials from the library that will be used during the class activities. Limited to 12 families, please click below to register.

True Tales! Stories about real people & events for 5-8 year olds

4:15pm - 4:45pm

At the end of a story, has your inquisitive K-2nd grader ever said to you, "Did that REALLY happen, though?" The answer is always "Yes!" during True Tales Storytime!

Join Youth Services librarian July on the lawn whenever the weather is good for tales of real people who have led funny, fascinating, and inspiring lives, and events that really happened! Biographical & historical stories presented in picture book form are the hot new genre, and we’ll laugh and get inspired, entertained, & maybe even educated (shhh!)!

 The program will also be available simultaneously through Zoom each week. Please click below to register.
(Thursday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Virtual Grow, Play & Learn for 18-36 month olds

9:30am - 10:00am

Grow, play and learn for little ones and their grown ups!

Join Early Childhood Developmental Specialist Nicole Landry via Zoom as she gently and playfully guides children through early education curriculum topics with the help of free educational toys and books for each participant. This month's theme is self help skills. Registration is required for every new month, please click below to register. After registering, we will send you a message letting you know to pick up the free materials (below) in the Youth Room or via curbside service; call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

(Friday)

Dungeons & Dragons High School Adventure Ensemble

2:30pm - 5:00pm

D&D campaign for high schoolers!

This group is limited to 7 experienced high school-aged players, and meets on Fridays from 2:30-5pm. The DM will help you roll up a character to join our ongoing campaign. Click below to sign up.

(Saturday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Fidget Toy Swap Meet

10:30am

Fidget toy fans unite!

If you like fidget toys and might like to exchange some of your old ones for new ones, this program is for you. We'll meet in the library conference and program rooms; masks are required and an air filtering machine will be running. If you don't yet own any fidget toys, the library will give you a few starters for swapping!

In order to maintain safe social distance attendance will be limited, only those who have registered ahead of time may participate, please click below to register.

Fidget Toy Swap Meet

10:30am

Fidget toy fans unite!

If you like fidget toys and might like to exchange some of your old ones for new ones, this program is for you. We'll meet in the library conference and program rooms; masks are required and an air filtering machine will be running. If you don't yet own any fidget toys, the library will give you a few starters for swapping!

In order to maintain safe social distance attendance will be limited, only those who have registered ahead of time may participate, please click below to register.

(Sunday)
(Monday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

(Tuesday)

Sing With Me!

10:30am - 11:00am

"Sing With Me" in the library!

 

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs.

The program will take place in the library's program room (with our "air scrubber" filtering machine and fans running); masks are required except for under 2 years old. In order to maintain safe distancing space is limited and registration is required; please click below to register.

The program will also be available simultaneously via Zoom each week with no limit on registrations. If you'd like to sign up to be a "virtual-only" participant, click here

 

(Wednesday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Preschool storytime: Night Time is Story Time!

10:30am - 11:00am

Our winter preschool storytimes will feature things we associate with the night - bedtime, stars, nocturnal animals, dreams, & more. Each week we'll read 4-6 stories intersperced with songs and games; the program will last 30 minutes. 

The program meets in the library's Program Room, where an air filtering machine will be kept running. Masks are required. When the weather gets nicer, we'll move outside for storytimes!

PLEASE NOTE: You will be registering for the entire series, and do not need to re-register each week.

Please click below to register!

"Ready for K" Virtual Kindergarten-Readiness Class

11:30am - 12:00pm

Get your child ready for Kindergarten!

Early Childhood Development specialist Jane Christian will teach essential Kindergaretn-readiness skills in this virtual class sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Families will pick up free educational materials from the library that will be used during the class activities. Limited to 12 families, please click below to register.

True Tales! Stories about real people & events for 5-8 year olds

4:15pm - 4:45pm

At the end of a story, has your inquisitive K-2nd grader ever said to you, "Did that REALLY happen, though?" The answer is always "Yes!" during True Tales Storytime!

Join Youth Services librarian July on the lawn whenever the weather is good for tales of real people who have led funny, fascinating, and inspiring lives, and events that really happened! Biographical & historical stories presented in picture book form are the hot new genre, and we’ll laugh and get inspired, entertained, & maybe even educated (shhh!)!

 The program will also be available simultaneously through Zoom each week. Please click below to register.
(Thursday)

Virtual Grow, Play & Learn for 18-36 month olds

9:30am - 10:00am

Grow, play and learn for little ones and their grown ups!

Join Early Childhood Developmental Specialist Nicole Landry via Zoom as she gently and playfully guides children through early education curriculum topics with the help of free educational toys and books for each participant. This month's theme is self help skills. Registration is required for every new month, please click below to register. After registering, we will send you a message letting you know to pick up the free materials (below) in the Youth Room or via curbside service; call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

Quilled Valentine Making for Young Adults

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Learn the beautiful art of quilling!

This workshop is an introduction to paper quilling. We will discuss the tools and the variety of forms that can be created from simple strips of paper. All the participants will practice coiling and shaping the different random forms and then they will create their own unique collages with the paper shapes. The collage can be finished into a greeting card, envelope will be included, or kept as a picture. Approximate finished size is: 5.50” x 4.25”.

Masks are required; a professional air filtering machine and fans will be running during the program, and registration is limited to allow for safe spacing. Click below to register.

Quilled Valentine Cards

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Register today!

This workshop is an introduction to paper quilling. We will discuss the tools and the variety of forms that can be created from simple strips of paper. You will practice coiling and shaping the different random forms and create your own unique collages with the paper shapes. The collage can be finished into a greeting card, envelope will be included, or kept as a picture.

This workshop will be taught by Gariné of Kulina Folk Art.

By registering for this class, you agree to properly wear a mask for the entire workshop.

(Friday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Dungeons & Dragons High School Adventure Ensemble

2:30pm - 5:00pm

D&D campaign for high schoolers!

This group is limited to 7 experienced high school-aged players, and meets on Fridays from 2:30-5pm. The DM will help you roll up a character to join our ongoing campaign. Click below to sign up.

(Saturday)

Graphic Novels Book Club

11:00am - 12:00pm

(Sunday)
(Monday)
(Tuesday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Sing With Me!

10:30am - 11:00am

"Sing With Me" in the library!

 

If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult-&-child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs.

The program will take place in the library's program room (with our "air scrubber" filtering machine and fans running); masks are required except for under 2 years old. In order to maintain safe distancing space is limited and registration is required; please click below to register.

The program will also be available simultaneously via Zoom each week with no limit on registrations. If you'd like to sign up to be a "virtual-only" participant, click here

 

(Wednesday)

"Ready for K" Virtual Kindergarten-Readiness Class

11:30am - 12:00pm

Get your child ready for Kindergarten!

Early Childhood Development specialist Jane Christian will teach essential Kindergaretn-readiness skills in this virtual class sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Families will pick up free educational materials from the library that will be used during the class activities. Limited to 12 families, please click below to register.

True Tales! Stories about real people & events for 5-8 year olds

4:15pm - 4:45pm

At the end of a story, has your inquisitive K-2nd grader ever said to you, "Did that REALLY happen, though?" The answer is always "Yes!" during True Tales Storytime!

Join Youth Services librarian July on the lawn whenever the weather is good for tales of real people who have led funny, fascinating, and inspiring lives, and events that really happened! Biographical & historical stories presented in picture book form are the hot new genre, and we’ll laugh and get inspired, entertained, & maybe even educated (shhh!)!

 The program will also be available simultaneously through Zoom each week. Please click below to register.
(Thursday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Virtual Grow, Play & Learn for 18-36 month olds

9:30am - 10:00am

Grow, play and learn for little ones and their grown ups!

Join Early Childhood Developmental Specialist Nicole Landry via Zoom as she gently and playfully guides children through early education curriculum topics with the help of free educational toys and books for each participant. This month's theme is self help skills. Registration is required for every new month, please click below to register. After registering, we will send you a message letting you know to pick up the free materials (below) in the Youth Room or via curbside service; call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE.

(Friday)

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt

9:00am - 3:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons High School Adventure Ensemble

2:30pm - 5:00pm

D&D campaign for high schoolers!

This group is limited to 7 experienced high school-aged players, and meets on Fridays from 2:30-5pm. The DM will help you roll up a character to join our ongoing campaign. Click below to sign up.

(Saturday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Drop-In Birdfeeders

11:00am - 1:00pm

(Sunday)
(Monday)
(Tuesday)

Build your Own Terrarium

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Make a terrarium in a jar!

Turn a simple jar into a pretty terrarium that needs almost no care to keep going, and easy for little ones to make! We will be using sand, moss, rocks, "air plants," and some pretty extras to complete the look. Program runs 30 minutes.

All materials provided, masks required. Space is limited to 12, please click below to register.

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(Wednesday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Watercolor Paint Day!

9:00am - 5:00pm

True Tales! Stories about real people & events for 5-8 year olds

4:15pm - 4:45pm

At the end of a story, has your inquisitive K-2nd grader ever said to you, "Did that REALLY happen, though?" The answer is always "Yes!" during True Tales Storytime!

Join Youth Services librarian July on the lawn whenever the weather is good for tales of real people who have led funny, fascinating, and inspiring lives, and events that really happened! Biographical & historical stories presented in picture book form are the hot new genre, and we’ll laugh and get inspired, entertained, & maybe even educated (shhh!)!

 The program will also be available simultaneously through Zoom each week. Please click below to register.
(Thursday)

Smash Brothers Tournament

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Vacation Week Smash Bros Tourney!

Test your skill against other players for prizes and ultimate bragging rights as Ludlow’s Smash Bros champ.

For grade 6-12. Space limited to 16 people, masks required.

You must register to participate, and registration closes 24 hours before the event so that we have time to build the tournament bracket.

(Friday)

Book & Craft Pairing: Bear Books & No-Sew Teddy Bears

Pick up a book about bears, & get a complete take-home craft kit!

The Hubbard Library Youth Room is offering a monthly book and craft pairing program; check out a book about our theme of the month, and take home everything you need to make an accompanying craft!

This month we're making cuddly little teddy bears out of socks to go with books about bears!

After we receive your registration, we will send you a list of available books about the theme. Write back with your selection (or let us know your child's age and ask for a book bundle - 7-10 books on the theme already packaged up by age level)We'll let you know when everything is ready to pick up, either from our front desk or via curbside service. If you need enough for multiple children, select at least one book for each, & let us know in your email to add more crafts.

Please click below to register. For curbside, call (413)583-3408 x2 when you arrive.

 

Lego Build Challenge

9:00am - 5:00pm

Dungeons & Dragons High School Adventure Ensemble

2:30pm - 5:00pm

D&D campaign for high schoolers!

This group is limited to 7 experienced high school-aged players, and meets on Fridays from 2:30-5pm. The DM will help you roll up a character to join our ongoing campaign. Click below to sign up.

(Saturday)

Beginner’s Guide to Family History Reseach

11:30am

Register below

Join us for a talk about researching your genealogy.  Some topics covered will include where to begin, using family albums & documents, and searching online.  

Volunteer Presenter: Michael Engel, Professor Emeritus at Westfield State College  

This program meets in-person.  We request that you wear a mask.  If you do not have one, we will provide a disposable mask.  Please register for this event.

(Sunday)
(Monday)

Local History Photograph Presentation

6:00pm - 7:00pm

No Registration Required!

No registration for this event.  If you would like, you may express interest or say you're going on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/ludlow-high-school/250th-committee-kick-off-town-hall-meeting/374195114099662/

View a local history photograph presentation by our director, Pat McGowan at Ludlow High School as part of the Ludlow 250th Semi-quincentennial Celebration Committee Town Hall style meeting.

Did you know that Ludlow celebrates its 250th birthday in 2024? The Ludlow 250th Semi-quincentennial Celebration Committee invites you to attend their first open Town Hall Meeting on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 6:00 pm at the Ludlow High School auditorium moderated by Mr. James Martin. Guest speakers will include State Representative Jacob Oliveira, who will share some wonderful news with us regarding our town’s celebration, Dr. William Koscher, a former Ludlow High School history teacher and one of our town historians, will speak of Ludlow’s interesting past history, and Mr. Patrick McGowan, Director of the Hubbard Memorial Library, will feature a wonderful display of original glass plate negatives that are over one-hundred years old and were donated to the town by WestMass during the on-going renovations at the Ludlow Mills. Once the presentations are completed, they will then gather in the cafeteria for a brainstorming session on what you, the public, would like to see for events celebrating Ludlow’s 250th birthday. Please join us to help plan this great year-long celebration in 2024 for all of Ludlow to remember!