December 2019

(Tuesday)

NOW ONLINE! Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

10:30am - 11:00am

Sing With Me is going VIRTUAL!

Until the library reopens to the public, we are going to offer our beloved weekly singing group online! 

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! 

Normally this is a drop-in program, but in order to make sure it is safe & accessible only to participants,  we need to require registration. Please click below for more information & to register.

Please note that you will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate.

Pop Culture Collective

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Unite for an afternoon of broad-spectrum fandom! Each week will have a different  theme - anime, Pokemon, Steven Universe, Star Wars, cosplay, superheroes, & more - discuss, play, watch, and geek out! Please click below for more information and to register.

YA Writer's Group: Write A Novel in a Month with "NaNoWriMo!"

4:00pm - 5:30pm

What is NaNoWriMo? It stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it is a national, online program with a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

In our writer's group, you'll get help signing up for NaNoWriMo's Young Writers Program, learn how to use their site to do your writing, figure out what your word count goal should be, and get help with plotting, character development, world buidling, flow, inspiration, and more!

At the last meeting, writers will get a chance to talk how the experience was for them, share excerpts of what they wrote, and envision where they'd like to go from there - and celebrate with cake! Recommended for middle and high school, but upper elementary writers who are truly committed are welcome as well. Please click below to register. 

Adult Anime Club

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Adult Anime Club

Join us every Tuesday night for Adult Anime Club!  Watch Anime, engage in a lively discussion on all things Anime, and play card games.  Bring a snack for yourself or to share!  Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 413-583-3408 or stop by the circulation desk.   If you are under the age of 18, please see our listing for Teen Anime under Youth Events. 

Disney Trivia Night!

6:30pm

Monthly Trivia Series!

Win big in our monthly trivia series, generally held the first Tuesday of every month! Tonight we celebrate Walt Disney's birthday with a trivia night featuring questions about all things Disney!

Please  click below to register - all ages are invited!

Disney Trivia Night!

6:30pm

Monthly Trivia Series!

Win big in our monthly trivia series, generally held the first Tuesday of every month! Tonight we celebrate Walt Disney's birthday with a trivia night featuring questions about all things Disney!

Please  click below to register - all ages are invited!

Disney Trivia Night!

6:30pm

Monthly Trivia Series!

Win big in our monthly trivia series, generally held the first Tuesday of every month! Tonight we celebrate Walt Disney's birthday with a trivia night featuring questions about all things Disney!

Please  click below to register - all ages are invited!

(Wednesday)

Movement Across Milestones for 0-15 month olds

11:30am

A special program for babies & their caregivers!

For children from birth to fifteen months w/their caregivers. Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson teaches about typical motor development & how to promote it with floor time play and social games. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. 4 weeks starting 9/4. Please register.

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

(Thursday)

Make Disney Buttons!

3:00pm - 8:00pm

D & D for 4th-7th graders!

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to play D & D!

Experienced players will teach you how to roll up a character and how to play!

Eric Johnson Presents The Conditions We Live

6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Conditions We Live is a story of life and discovery, unapologetically told through poetry. 

Living life can be messy, beautiful, uplifting, and soul crushing. Eric Johnson brings these emotions and more to life in his debut collection. The Conditions We Live follows a loose narrative of growing up in modern society where we are constantly torn between our better and baser natures, how to live in an increasingly fractured world, and how to find solace in the moments. When the big picture looks bleak, the moment holds a transcendent beauty nonetheless. 

With approachable poems about everyday life, this collection intends to open the moments we live to find a mindful presence in our lives. Beginning with images of traveling and discovery, the collection descends into chaotic and sometimes poignant moments of growing up, no matter what our age, ultimately leading to an understanding of self and purpose. Whether you read from cover to cover, or simply dip into the middle, the poems in this collection provide a slice of life, a moment in which there is beauty to explore. 

Eric Johnson grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from Western New England University and The University of Massachusetts with a B.S. and M.A. in English Literature respectively. Eric started his career as a middle school English teacher in an inner city school, but transitioned to a high school where he continues to teach English and Creative Writing.  He teaches at Ludlow High School. Always passionate for a good story in all of it’s forms, Eric has finally taken the plunge into becoming a published author.

Eric shares his (mostly finished) home in the woods of Western Massachusetts with his wife, two children, and their Aussie. Being an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, much of his work juxtaposes human life with the natural world.

Join us for a reading and book signing by Eric Johnson.  Please RSVP by calling 583-3408 or by stopping by the circulation desk.

(Friday)

Anime "T & T" Club

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime at the Library!

A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks! 

Please click below to register.

(Saturday)

Minecraft Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Minecraft at the library!

Please register for this fun program, as space is limited.

(Tuesday)

NOW ONLINE! Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

10:30am - 11:00am

Sing With Me is going VIRTUAL!

Until the library reopens to the public, we are going to offer our beloved weekly singing group online! 

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! 

Normally this is a drop-in program, but in order to make sure it is safe & accessible only to participants,  we need to require registration. Please click below for more information & to register.

Please note that you will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate.

Pop Culture Collective

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Unite for an afternoon of broad-spectrum fandom! Each week will have a different  theme - anime, Pokemon, Steven Universe, Star Wars, cosplay, superheroes, & more - discuss, play, watch, and geek out! Please click below for more information and to register.

Adult Anime Club

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Adult Anime Club

Join us every Tuesday night for Adult Anime Club!  Watch Anime, engage in a lively discussion on all things Anime, and play card games.  Bring a snack for yourself or to share!  Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 413-583-3408 or stop by the circulation desk.   If you are under the age of 18, please see our listing for Teen Anime under Youth Events. 

Bullet Journal Bucket Lists for 2020

6:30pm

Turn your New Year's resolutions and plans into a fabulous Bullet Journal!

For anyone who likes journaling, likes being crafty, or just wants to get excited about 2020! 

Please click below to register.

(Wednesday)

Movement Across Milestones for 0-15 month olds

11:30am

A special program for babies & their caregivers!

For children from birth to fifteen months w/their caregivers. Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson teaches about typical motor development & how to promote it with floor time play and social games. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. 4 weeks starting 9/4. Please register.

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

(Thursday)

D & D for 4th-7th graders!

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to play D & D!

Experienced players will teach you how to roll up a character and how to play!

Happy Hour Book Club

6:45pm - 7:55pm

(Friday)

Anime "T & T" Club

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime at the Library!

A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks! 

Please click below to register.

Beat Saber Virtual Reality Tournament

3:00pm - 5:00pm

VIRTUAL REALITY HAS COME TO THE LIBRARY!

We have 2 Oculus Rift rigs! Come play Beat Saber in this fun, informal tournament!

Please click below to register.

(Saturday)

Minecraft Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Minecraft at the library!

Please register for this fun program, as space is limited.

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

11:30am

Making a holiday ‘gingerbread’ house doesn’t have to mean hours of work!

Please click below for more information and to register.

 

(Tuesday)

Pop Culture Collective

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Unite for an afternoon of broad-spectrum fandom! Each week will have a different  theme - anime, Pokemon, Steven Universe, Star Wars, cosplay, superheroes, & more - discuss, play, watch, and geek out! Please click below for more information and to register.

Adult Anime Club

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Adult Anime Club

Join us every Tuesday night for Adult Anime Club!  Watch Anime, engage in a lively discussion on all things Anime, and play card games.  Bring a snack for yourself or to share!  Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 413-583-3408 or stop by the circulation desk.   If you are under the age of 18, please see our listing for Teen Anime under Youth Events. 

(Wednesday)

Movement Across Milestones for 0-15 month olds

11:30am

A special program for babies & their caregivers!

For children from birth to fifteen months w/their caregivers. Physical Therapist Lisa Erickson teaches about typical motor development & how to promote it with floor time play and social games. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. 4 weeks starting 9/4. Please register.

Table-top Games Club

1:30pm - 5:00pm

(Thursday)

D & D for 4th-7th graders!

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to play D & D!

Experienced players will teach you how to roll up a character and how to play!

Movie Club Meeting

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Movie Discussion club watches and discusses A Christmas Story

2nd from the last Thursday of the Month

Join us for monthly discussions of classic movies!

Screenings are at 5 PM, followed by a discussion of the film at 7 PM. Attend either or both!

Light snacks will be served.

You do not need to be a club member to attend.

 

A SPECIAL READING OF “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS”

6:30pm - 7:30pm

A Christmas classic event for kids at the Library

Get into the spirit with this sweet program for the whole family!

Little ones are invited to wear their pajamas to hear Clement Moore’s classic story, followed by some cocoa and carols, and then a visit from A CERTAIN, SPECIAL, VERY MERRY GUEST!

Please click below to register.

 

(Friday)

Anime "T & T" Club

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime at the Library!

A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks! 

Please click below to register.

(Saturday)

Science Saturdays: Oobleck!

9:30am

Do a different science experiment every other Saturday!

Inspired by Dr. Seuss' famous book "Bartholemew and the Oobleck," learn about matter manipulation by making a cool concoction!

Please click below to register.

 Recommended for ages 5 & up.

 

Minecraft Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Minecraft at the library!

Please register for this fun program, as space is limited.

(Tuesday)

NOW ONLINE! Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

10:30am - 11:00am

Sing With Me is going VIRTUAL!

Until the library reopens to the public, we are going to offer our beloved weekly singing group online! 

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! 

Normally this is a drop-in program, but in order to make sure it is safe & accessible only to participants,  we need to require registration. Please click below for more information & to register.

Please note that you will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate.

Adult Anime Club

5:00pm - 7:45pm

Adult Anime Club

Join us every Tuesday night for Adult Anime Club!  Watch Anime, engage in a lively discussion on all things Anime, and play card games.  Bring a snack for yourself or to share!  Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 413-583-3408 or stop by the circulation desk.   If you are under the age of 18, please see our listing for Teen Anime under Youth Events. 

(Thursday)

D & D for 4th-7th graders!

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Learn how to play D & D!

Experienced players will teach you how to roll up a character and how to play!

Mario Kart Night for teens!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Mario Kart at the Library!

Play Mario Kart with your friends on the library's new Nintendo Switch!

Please click below to register.

(Friday)

Anime "T & T" Club

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Anime at the Library!

A club for Tweens & Teens ("T & T") who are fans of anime & manga! Meet every Friday to watch & talk about anime - with free snacks! 

Please click below to register.

(Saturday)

Minecraft Club

11:00am - 1:00pm

Minecraft at the library!

Please register for this fun program, as space is limited.

(Monday)

Teen Karaoke Night! (rescheduled because of snow)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

SING YOUR HEART OUT!

If you love to sing, we've got a night for you!

Click below to register!

(Tuesday)

NOW ONLINE! Sing With Me! Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups

10:30am - 11:00am

Sing With Me is going VIRTUAL!

Until the library reopens to the public, we are going to offer our beloved weekly singing group online! 

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! 

Normally this is a drop-in program, but in order to make sure it is safe & accessible only to participants,  we need to require registration. Please click below for more information & to register.

Please note that you will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate.