Climate Preparedness Week
Ayer Library
Online

Wednesday, September 23 through October 1

Ayer Library

Climate Preparedness Week is September 24–30, 2020. The Massachusetts Library System is partnering with Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) for Climate Preparedness Week to help libraries and their communities better prepare for extreme weather events. This week is dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. The theme for Climate Prep Week 2020 is “Climate Resilience is Social Resilience.”Register in advance for a wide variety of Zoom webinars. Click here to register and for more information!

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Sep 30
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, September 30 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

VIRTUAL ONLY - The Writing Room
Sep 30
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, September 30 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Forbes Library

An update on the Writing Room in light of the Covid-19 pandemic:In order to stay safe and to care for our community, we will suspend our gatherings at Forbes Library. However, I am able to host the Writing Room using videoconference technology on Wednesdays only. On Wednesday mornings (only) we will meet via videoconference at our regular time: 9:30-12:30, using the exact same structure as we would if we were gathered around the table in the Watson Room at Forbes. The only difference will be that we will be connecting by videoconference, rather than face-to-face.Here's all you need to join the Writing Room via Videoconference:To connect by smartphone, tablet, ipad, computer or laptop simply click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/290253666Meeting ID: 287 592 0962 Password: 798169 I will come online 15 minutes before our starting time (at 9:15) to answer any questions you might have. You will have the option to have your camera off or on, so you can join however you feel most comfortable.The sessions will NOT be recorded, and you have the option to be visible or not, so your privacy will be preserved just as it would if we were meeting at the library.

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Sep 30
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Bingo for Seniors
Sep 30
Townsend Public Library
Meeting Hall A&B

Wednesday, September 30 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Townsend Public Library

.We're back in the building!  Wednesdays at 1pm.  Space is limited you MUST call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Move and Groove Storytime
Sep 30
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, September 30 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Townsend Public Library

.Join Miss Jessie as she moves and grooves her way through your favorite story books!  Each week you will embark on a new adventure of dancing, singing, reading and movement...all while using your imaginations and props from your very own story time bag! Classes will be held Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm and will run approximately 30 mins.  Bags include: One shaker eggMagical wandPlush mini teddy bearOne bean bagFlowing scarfOne Hop spot Ages 3-6  Registration is only necessary for first time attendees.Once you are registered and have your kit you will receive the link for each week, morning and afternoon.Contact: Jessie Brothers : 978-597-1714 : jbrothers@cwmars.org [Library]

Contactless Holds Pickup: 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Sep 30
Marlborough Public Library
Other

Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Marlborough Public Library

CLICK HERE to learn how Contactless Holds Pickup works.Please only book a Contactless Holds Pickup appointment if you have been notified via phone/text/email that your items are ready. Please place holds through the online catalog or by calling us at (508) 624-6900 and wait to be notified. We cannot pull books off the shelf on demand at this time.   Contact: MPL Staff : 508-624-6900 [Contactless Pickup]

Contactless Holds Pickup: 2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Sep 30
Marlborough Public Library
Other

Wednesday, September 30 from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Marlborough Public Library

CLICK HERE to learn how Contactless Holds Pickup works.Please only book a Contactless Holds Pickup appointment if you have been notified via phone/text/email that your items are ready. Please place holds through the online catalog or by calling us at (508) 624-6900 and wait to be notified. We cannot pull books off the shelf on demand at this time.   Contact: MPL Staff : 508-624-6900 [Contactless Pickup]

Read to Finnegan on Zoom!
Sep 30
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

The virtual version of a cuddly favorite! Read to Finnegan, a therapy dog who is trained to attentively listen to children read aloud. This program is perfect for kids who are just starting out reading, or who want to practice their read aloud skills and need a non-judgemental (and adorable!) audience.Sign up for a 10-minute time slot. A Zoom invitation will be sent to your email with instructions. All families welcome! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=463022

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 3-6 yrs.
Sep 30
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Contactless Holds Pickup: 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Sep 30
Marlborough Public Library
Other

Wednesday, September 30 from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Marlborough Public Library

CLICK HERE to learn how Contactless Holds Pickup works.Please only book a Contactless Holds Pickup appointment if you have been notified via phone/text/email that your items are ready. Please place holds through the online catalog or by calling us at (508) 624-6900 and wait to be notified. We cannot pull books off the shelf on demand at this time.   Contact: MPL Staff : 508-624-6900 [Contactless Pickup]

Contactless Holds Pickup: 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Sep 30
Marlborough Public Library
Other

Wednesday, September 30 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Marlborough Public Library

NEW HOURS! We hope these extended Wednesday hours make it easier for all to use our pickup program. CLICK HERE to learn how Contactless Holds Pickup works.Please only book a Contactless Holds Pickup appointment if you have been notified via phone/text/email that your items are ready. Please place holds through the online catalog or by calling us at (508) 624-6900 and wait to be notified. We cannot pull books off the shelf on demand at this time.Contact: MPL Staff : 508-624-6900 [Contactless Pickup]

Virtual Kids Yoga
Sep 30
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Tune in to YouTube Live and learn new poses, enjoy stories while practicing, and most of all, have fun! Best for ages 5 and up.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

VIRTUAL A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters
Sep 30
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Leominster Public Library

Join us for a Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September 30th at 6 PM! Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun presentation based on his book,  "A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History." He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, challenge the audience with cartoon trivia, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and explain the historical significance of these legendary cartoon characters. Registration through Zoom is required for this program. Please follow this link to register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdeysqD4uEtfrk4HuYQAUztKPhjL8WIMT This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-a-celebration-of-animation-the-100-greatest-cartoon-characters/

Contactless Holds Pickup: 6:15 PM-6:45 PM
Sep 30
Marlborough Public Library
Other

Wednesday, September 30 from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Marlborough Public Library

NEW HOURS! We hope these extended Wednesday hours make it easier for all to use our pickup program. CLICK HERE to learn how Contactless Holds Pickup works.Please only book a Contactless Holds Pickup appointment if you have been notified via phone/text/email that your items are ready. Please place holds through the online catalog or by calling us at (508) 624-6900 and wait to be notified. We cannot pull books off the shelf on demand at this time.Contact: MPL Staff : 508-624-6900 [Contactless Pickup]

T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group) Virtual Meeting
Sep 30
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Virtual Meeting via Zoom - T.A.G. meets once a month to discuss all things Teen. T.A.G. plans Teen events and helps the Teen Librarian choose new materials for the Teen Room. Teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome. Registration is required. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the meeting. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=452307

VIRTUAL Coolidge Museum annual meeting with speaker Barbara Berenson
Sep 30
Forbes Library
Coolidge Museum

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Forbes Library

Join us for The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum's annual meetingThe Coolidge Standing Committee will provide a brief update of this year's activities (7:00-7:10), followed by a lecture on suffrage in Massachusetts. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and women's right to vote. Our guest speaker is Barbara F. Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (The History Press 2018). Ms. Berenson, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, retired from her position as Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in June 2019 and is now a lecturer at Harvard Law School. She has also taught at Tufts University. She serves on the Boards of Boston By Foot and the Royall House & Slave Quarters.

Homeschooling Resource Round Table
Sep 30
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

. Homeschooling Resource RoundtableWednesdays 7:00pm - 7:45pmFormat: ZoomThere is a world of resources available to homeschoolers! This group will provide a place for homeschooling parents/guardians to share useful resources, advice, and some grown-up time! Open to new and veteran homeschooling parents/guardians in the North Middlesex Regional School District, and surrounding towns. Group size will be limited to 10 adults. These events will be facilitated by the Townsend Public Library and parent volunteers. To join please email Molly at the TPL mbenevides@cwmars.orgContact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual - Books and Banter: BANNED Edition
Sep 30
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Banned Book Week is an opportunity to celebrate the freedom to read. Throughout the years, many titles have been challenged or banned. However, many remain accessible due to the efforts of librarians and other community members who believe in the importance of intellectual freedom. Celebrate this freedom by reading a book featured on the Most Challenged Book List. Join us on Zoom for a chance to discuss the book you have read and whether or not you agree with the efforts to censor this particular title. Email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. Contact: Jessica Wright : 508-835-3711 : jwright@cwmars.org [Teen]

Author Alison O’Leary, Hikes Through History Alison O’Leary will join us via Zoom on Wednesday, Sept
Sep 30
Taft Public Library
29 North Avenue, Mendon, MA 01756

Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

Taft Public Library

~~Author Alison O’Leary, Hikes Through History Alison O’Leary will join us via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30th for her program Hikes Through History which is based on her Appalachian Mountain Club guide to Best Day Hikes Near Boston. Her presentation includes an overview of land use in Eastern Massachusetts and provides a look inside the history behind several parks. Program highlights include the story behind Dungeon Rock in Lynn Woods and how the Goodyear tire company got its start in what is now a Massachusetts park. Alison O’Leary is a longtime journalist and editor. She has won awards from national and regional organizations for travel writing, reporting, and editing. []

The Linked Fight for Racial Justice and Climate Justice
Sep 30
South Hadley Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

South Hadley Public Library

Join us 9/30 @ 6:30pm for a conversation with @climatecrews Program Director Reverend Vernon K. Walker as he speaks to Reverend Karlene Griffiths Sekou, and Hajar Logan about how there is no climate justice without racial justice and how the fight for equality has to be led by those who have been most impacted. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NeSN-Ym7Rv-KzNDWePu4OQ

Virtual TAB Meeting - September 2020
Sep 30
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Clapp Memorial Library

The Clapp Memorial Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet virtually on Wednesday, September 30th, from 7:00-8:00PM. The Teen Advisory Board is a group of 7th-12th grade students who propose library programming for teens and provide input on teen services. To receive the link to join the meeting, teens must e-mail clapplibrarytab@gmail.com to register. New members are welcome.

Learn Ukulele
Sep 30
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary.  The library has a few ukuleles available to borrow- give us a call at 508-865-8752!  We're offering this class 3 weeks in a row- you are welcome to join one or join them all! On October 21 and 28 we have virtual strum-alongs with Julie also!  This will be a virtual class taught using the Zoom platform; you will receive the log-in information prior to the program via email. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/learn-ukulele/

Explore Your Homeschool and Remote Learning Options Webinar
Sep 30
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Calling all parents!We know that the shift to educating children at home brings up all kinds of questions. The Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA) wants to help. As the oldest statewide homes ed advocacy group in Massachusetts, we have the experience in helping get parents on their feet.The board of the MHLA will cover a brief history of home education in MA, the latest regulations on remote/hybrid models, considerations like special needs, educating teens and much more.Registration required for this virtual event, as space is limited. Register by clicking HERE.

Explore Your Home & Remote Learning Options
Sep 30
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Millbury Public Library

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED MHLA has been asked by a number of libraries to address parental concerns with school re-opening plans who are researching alternatives. Calling all parents! We know that the shift to educating children at home brings up all kinds of questions. The Massachusetts Home Learning Association (MHLA) wants to help. As the oldest statewide homes ed advocacy group in Massachusetts, we have the experience in helping get parents on their feet. The board of the MHLA will cover a brief history of home education in MA, the latest regulations on remote/hybrid models, considerations like special needs, educating teens and much more. Registration required for this virtual event, as space is limited.

ZOOM CLASS Intermediate Yoga
Sep 30
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

Carin is teaching this class through ZOOM! Email her if you would like to join! CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM .About the instructor:Carin Duteau, certified Fluid Yoga®  instructor, teaches in community, private, and continuing education settings in Townsend, Groton, and neighboring communities.A suggested donation of $5 - $12 per class is appreciated. Donations go directly to the instructor who generously volunteers her time to teach these classes for the community. Email Carin CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM for instructions on how to donate!Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Slackers Book Club
Oct 1
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Thursday, October 1 All Day

Townsend Public Library

Slackers is a self-service book club and open to all readers! Request a copy of this month's featured book using the Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEJuTx9aWhkht0P5uvtL0NDLRZq3wT3FfhA_WmWazypyhmow/viewform ! We have multiple copies at the library.WHEN: Whenever! There are no Zoom meetings to attend, no people to talk to, no questions to answer!  Maybe you'll love the book.  Maybe you'll hate the book! Try it out! The book chosen for October is:.Contact: Laureen Cutrona : 978-597-1714 : lcutrona@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 1
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 1 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Senior Fitness with Stephanie (virtual)
Oct 1
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Thursday, October 1 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Townsend Public Library

.Stephanie will lead us in strength and stretching exercises via Zoom.  Cost: $5.00 per class.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Read to Your Bunny Story-time!
Oct 1
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Read To Your Bunny is a baby story-time for children ages 12 to 24 months old and a caregiver. During story-time babies will meet Daisy (the puppet), sing songs, listen to a story or two, play peek-a-boo and some musical bell instruments!       This story-time is sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/read-to-your-bunny-story-time--3/

Music Mashup: Fall Session
Oct 1
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Thursday, October 1 from 10:00 am to 10:35 am

Northborough Free Library

Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. This Zoom storytime is open to all families! Register below, and an invitation to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to your email inbox. You only have to register once, and we will use the same Zoom link each week. Weekly reminders will be sent to all registered families. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

Virtual Books and Blankies
Oct 1
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 1 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Get ready for some virtual fun with your toddler. This program is suitable for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. We will do a lot of singing, dancing rhyming, reading and instrument play during this program. It helps develop critical language skills and excites a love of literature in these early years. Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85120113769?pwd=MFZ2ckFrdnBUdjdwa0QwR0xDcVgvUT09Contact: Karen Suffin : 508-835-3711 : ksuffin@cwmars.org []

Virtual Puppet Show with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Children)
Oct 1
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Thursday, October 1 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Karen Blackburn, Traffic Safety Specialist from AAA Northeast, will virtually visit Storrs Library with her Puppet Bob. Children and their caregivers will learn about being a safe passenger in a car, and being a safe pedestrian. It’s a fun program featuring a silly puppet named Bob, and full of great safety information on sitting properly in a car seat or booster seat, and how to behave in the car. Karen and Bob will also go over safe walkingfor kids and families. Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting. [Activity: Virtual]

Thursday Morning Story Hour
Oct 1
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Thursday, October 1 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Books and Blankies Senior Edition
Oct 1
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 1 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

This Books and Blakies class is for children that are 4 years old and not eligible for kindergarten. We will do some similiar actiities that they have expierienced in the previous classes with a more direct focus on pre-reading skills.Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84486669063?pwd=V1p4Y3RiQlFYbkNUZjUxR0loYzh6UT09Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 1
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 1 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

VIRTUAL Teen Book Club: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Oct 1
Forbes Library
Community Room

Thursday, October 1 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Library

Join us for a chat and a snack, and pick next month's read! This program is for teens only. Please email mbishop@forbeslibrary.org to register and recieve the meeting link.This month, we'll be reading This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. From the publisher:"There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake.The first of two books, This Savage Song is a must-have for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor.Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music."“Schwab’s latest seems poised to grab both her adult and teen readers; the world is fascinating…the characters complicated, and the political machinations and emotional depths both charged and compelling. …Crackling with energy, just the ticket for an all-night read.” (Kirkus Reviews)A #1 New York Times BestsellerAn Amazon Best Book of the Year

Rebecca Daniels: Keeping the Lights On for Ike
Oct 1
Taft Public Library
29 North Avenue, Mendon, MA 01756

Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm

Taft Public Library

~~Author Rebecca Daniels, Keeping the Lights On for Ike Join us via Zoom on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm when author Rebecca Daniels discusses her book, Keeping the Lights on for Ike, a WWII memoir based on the letters Daniels’ father wrote home during his time as a support soldier at AFHQ in Europe. Daniels taught performance, writing, and speaking in liberal arts universities for over 25 years, including St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, from 1992-2015. She was the founding producing director of Artists Repertory in Portland, OR, and directed with many professional Portland theatre companies in the 1980s. In 2015, she retired from teaching and moved to the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts where, in 2018, she completed the manuscript for Keeping the Lights on for Ike, published in 2019 by Sunbury Press. Visit our website to register for this special event. []

Author Reading with Fred Sokol
Oct 1
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Storrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present this author reading featuring Fred Sokol and his most recent novel, Destiny. Destiny follows friends Morris and Mendel as they explore friendship, the natural world, what might have been, and what might still be. The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion.Fred Sokol, in semi-retirement, writes novels and plays. He also continues to review professional theater in Connecticut and the Berkshires for talkinbroadway.com. Fred co-authored Muses in Arcadia: Cultural Life in the Berkshires, enjoyed four decades as a community college and college professor, and directed 45 theater productions. Fred lives in Longmeadow with his wife Betsy.Register in advance. You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. [Author]

Meal Planning for Busy Families
Oct 1
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Join Running Girl Eats, Sarah Roy, on Facebook Live for her next workshop where she will show you her tried and true process of how to get dinner on the table week after week even for the busiest of families. Sarah will walk guests through stepsof how to meal plan and prep, so that no one is standing at the fridge at 6:30pm saying, "What's for dinner?" This is the all too common occurrence at most homes and often it turns to take out or low quality snacking. This class is sponsored by the Uxbridge Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x100 : uxbridgelibrary@gmail.com []

Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters
Oct 1
Hubbard Memorial Library
Online Event

Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Hubbard Memorial Library

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 80 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others. This program is supported by a grant from the Ludlow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. http://hubbardlibrary.org/adults-calendar.html

American Sign Language for Beginners
Oct 1
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Thursday, October 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

 Our "ASL Basics" for Libraries are signs anyone can perform.  We will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and incorporates vocabulary building.  Additionally, participants will learn: The ASL Manual Alphabet  Numbers 1-10  Days of the Week  Foods and Snacks ASL Negations and AffirmationsBasic ASL Sentence Structure that put together the signs participants learn during the class This course is taught in 4 -45 Minutes Zoom sessions. and allows up to 20 participants.  The handouts are included and incorporates a video of the Vocabulary learned during the live class. The recurring Zoom link is sent to the participants on the day of the first class, as well as the agenda. There is a $5.00 materials fee payable to the instructor through this link:..Please register to reserve your spot! Contact: Becky Blackburn : 413-568-7833 ext111 : bblackburn@westath.org []

Virtual Read Aloud with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 1
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Thursday, October 1 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Wind down with us on Facebook Live for some stories and a chapter or two of the book of the month!Best for all ages.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Toastmasters
Oct 1
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Thursday, October 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

VIRTUAL: Poetry Discussion Group: Rafael Campo
Oct 1
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 1 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Forbes Library

This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees. Each week, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet, usually contemporary, and sometimes one reading in the area. No prior reading or preparation required. **Now on Zoom!**Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Poetry DiscussionTime: Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thu, until Dec 17, 2020, 14 occurrence(s) Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Sep 24, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 15, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 26, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 3, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 10, 2020 07:30 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJYucu-tpzkpGNIvISuwtXqpqJo0QusdEGPt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCqrT4sH92XsxuBRowQA4_4M-_xmHpejY10ijbWFjdHWhLmJ8hNYoNqA9z1Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/92356592326?pwd=OVNHM3JFQW5uVGw2dDNtN0JUeElMQT09Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928One tap mobile 19292056099,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (New York) 13017158592,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/awOG5Uls4

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 2
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 2 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Toddler Time
Oct 2
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplayas we build your child's early literacy skills.For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult! Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

VIRTUAL: Resume or Cover Letter Consultations
Oct 2
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Forbes Library

Meet virtually with a workshop facilitator who will give you feedback on the content and format of your resume OR your cover letter content. 30-minute sessions will be conducted using the Zoom platform; be ready with your particular questions. Prerequisite: must participate in relevant webinar beforehand and have an email address. For Cover Letter Consultation, it is essential to have a job posting ready.Sign up by 10:00 am the day of, by calling the Greenfield office: 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Appointments are at 1:00, 1:45, and 2:30 pm. Separately, you will receive an invitation and instructions on how to participate through Zoom. (Accommodations will be made for those who do not have access to a computer.)

Young Scientists STEM Program
Oct 2
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Millbury Public Library

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week interactive, virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. Class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6, and siblings are welcome. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly. Register for each program at library website to receive link and materials list. The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Friday Morning Music - Fall
Oct 2
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Friday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Clapp Memorial Library

NEW SESSION STARTS 9/25 Program runs Fridays from 10:00-10:30 am, starting May 29th until we can safely meet in person again. Musician Donna Lee Honeywell and her husband, Clark, will lead a fun sing along with families on Zoom. Each week you receive an email with the Zoom invite. Performances will not be recorded, families can choose to have their camera on or off. Registration open until all slots are filled, for children 0-7. Register at clapplibrary.beanstack.com, if you have any questions, reach out to Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@cwmars.org

VIRTUAL: Toddler Time
Oct 2
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 2 from 10:00 am to 10:15 am

Forbes Library

Every Friday morning at 10 am, head to Forbes Library's Facebook page for a new virtual Toddler Time! These videos are great for children ages 1.5-3 and their parents and caregivers, and feature fun books, songs, and sometimes even puppets and scarves! You can also click on the "Videos" link on the left side of our Facebook page to watch previous storytimes as well. We miss you and hope you're all doing well!

Stories on the Common
Oct 2
Joshua Hyde Public Library
306 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Friday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Joshua Hyde Public Library

Join us for stories and songs on the Town Common. A craft activity to be completed at home will be provided. Free. Sponsored by the Friends of JHL. Masks and social distancing required. Registration required space strictly limited. Event will not be held if weather is uncooperative.

Kingston Public Library presents Puppet Story Time
Oct 2
Adams Free Library
92 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220

Friday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Adams Free Library

  Virtual Puppet Story Times with Leigh from Through Me to You Puppetry  This event is free and can be enjoyed by all ages. Registration Required!  Zoom details will be emailed to registrants the day  before the show.  Register at :http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2020/10/02_Leigh_and_Friends_at_Home For more information check out: kingstonpubliclibrary.org      

VIRTUAL: Your Next Great Read Live!
Oct 2
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 2 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Forbes Library

On the first Friday of each month, on the library's Twitter and Facebook, we provide YOUR NEXT GREAT READ LIVE!!! Post a title you've enjoyed on our Facebook post (https://www.facebook.com/Forbes.Library/) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ForbesLibrary), and we will respond with suggestions for other books (or movies, or music) we think you'll like! Librarians are standing by 11:00 am till 1:00 pm

VIRTUAL: Miss Kim's Storytime
Oct 2
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Friday, October 2 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Lilly Library

Join Miss Kim on Lilly Library's Facebook page every Friday at 11am for a virtual storytime. Miss Kim will read a few books and sing a few songs. Head to https://bit.ly/LillyOnFB each Friday at 11am to see the latest video!

Friday Adventurers
Oct 2
Townsend Public Library
Online

Friday, October 2 from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Townsend Public Library

 . Explore the world on our virtual field trips for homeschoolers!Each week, via Zoom, we will “visit” a different museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, or destination!Come learn, have fun, and travel the world without leaving home!Open to homeschoolers in grades 1-5Registration:Group size will be limited to 10 children, and registration will be on a rolling basis as space becomes available. To register please email Molly at the Townsend Public Library mbenevides@cwmars.org Each session will be facilitated by parent volunteers or library staff to ensure a friendly welcoming environment and appropriate behavior.Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual Book Chat
Oct 2
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 2 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Forbes Library

You are cordially invited to a Forbes Library Virtual Book Chat on Fridays at 1 pm! Participants may share what they're reading, watching, and listening to, or just hang out to hear from others! Join the meeting:https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChatTo join by phone instead, tap this: 1.512.402.2718,,143892102#Looking for a different dial-in number?See meeting dial-in numbers: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=ForbesLibraryBookChatIf also dialing-in through a room phone, join without connecting to audio: https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChat#config.startSilent=trueWe hope to see you there!

Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Oct 2
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Friday, October 2 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being. This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. [Music: Virtual]

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 3
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 3 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Gentle Yoga
Oct 3
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Saturday, October 3 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Tune in toYouTube Live to start off your day with a yoga session with Marise Nazzaro! This class is sponsored by the Uxbridge Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x100 : uxbridgelibrary@gmail.com []

Snuggles & Stories
Oct 3
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Saturday, October 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Storytime & Craft
Oct 3
Woods Memorial Library
19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005

Saturday, October 3 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Woods Memorial Library

Virtual Memoir Workshop w/Seven Bridge Collaborative
Oct 3
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Saturday, October 3 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

Want to Write Your Memoir? A Workshop with Michael Keith Saturday, October 3, 2020 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that due to COVID-19, this program will be online. Registration will be required to receive the link: https://sevenbridge.org/seven-bridge-sessions/workshops/memoir-with-michael-keith/   Most everyone believes his or her life, or some aspect of it, merits a published memoir. This workshop will consider what constitutes viable memoir material and the process involved in the development of a personal reminiscence. The primary steps leading to the memoir manuscript––subject, theme, narrative, structure, and style––will be explored. Through instruction and class discussion participants will arrive at a fuller appreciation of what comprises a successful memoir. Topics will include a brief review and analysis of popular memoirs and approaches to publishing. Michael C. Keith, Ph.D., is the author/coauthor of 30 book volumes and dozens of articles on the subject of radio and broadcast studies. In addition to his non-fiction titles, Keith has published over a dozen creative works, including an acclaimed memoir: The Next Better Place––a young adult novel: Life is Falling Sideways––and several short story collections: among them Slow Transit, Perspective Drifts Like a Log on a River, Let Us Now Speak of Extinction, and Stories in the Key of Me. His fiction has been nominated for several awards, among them the Pen/O.Henry Award, the Pushcart Prize, the National Indie Excellence Award, and the International Book Award. He is professor emeritus at Boston College. His website is http://www.michaelckeith.com/ https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/-tentative-virtual-memoir-and-biography-workshop-w-seven-bridges/

VIRTUAL: Social Justice Book Group: From Here to Equality
Oct 3
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 3 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

This month's discussion is about From Here to Equality by William Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen.Racism and discrimination have choked economic opportunity for African Americans at nearly every turn. At several historic moments, the trajectory of racial inequality could have been altered dramatically. Perhaps no moment was more opportune than the early days of Reconstruction, when the U.S. government temporarily implemented a major redistribution of land from former slaveholders to the newly emancipated enslaved. But neither Reconstruction nor the New Deal nor the civil rights struggle led to an economically just and fair nation. Today, systematic inequality persists in the form of housing discrimination, unequal education, police brutality, mass incarceration, employment discrimination, and massive wealth and opportunity gaps. Economic data indicates that for every dollar the average white household holds in wealth the average black household possesses a mere ten cents.In From Here to Equality, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen confront these injustices head-on and make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. After opening the book with a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being, Darity and Mullen look to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery. Using innovative methods that link monetary values to historical wrongs, they next assess the literal and figurative costs of justice denied in the 155 years since the end of the Civil War. Finally, Darity and Mullen offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery. Taken individually, any one of the three eras of injustice outlined by Darity and Mullen--slavery, Jim Crow, and modern-day discrimination--makes a powerful case for black reparations. Taken collectively, they are impossible to ignore. We strive to learn more about the world outside our own bubbles. We read both nonfiction and fiction on timely topics and in our discussions try to challenge our own assumptions without judging one another.Join us on Zoom: Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Social Justice Book DiscussionTime: Oct 3, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Oct 3, 2020 02:00 PM Oct 31, 2020 02:00 PM Nov 28, 2020 02:00 PM Dec 26, 2020 02:00 PM Jan 30, 2021 02:00 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJcrdemoqTsjGNQ8j_w23S62Jkq9qq_05bpt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCrqDkqGtOVuRuHRowqBIjoc_TwtmJEjY1sxBXaFHIAUVWkHOlTa6NuL4iFJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/93620070920?pwd=c0tKQnorNDNqRGxFajRvWWlRNnJyQT09Meeting ID: 936 2007 0920Passcode: 340325One tap mobile 13126266799,,93620070920#,,,,,,0#,,340325# US (Chicago) 19292056099,,93620070920#,,,,,,0#,,340325# US (New York)Dial by your location 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 936 2007 0920Passcode: 340325Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeGWhkkoBM

VIRTUAL: Spanish Conversation Group
Oct 3
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 3 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Library

The ongoing Spanish Conversation group has an open space for four more participants, starting onSeptember 19, every Saturday, from 3 to 4 30. This is an inviting program for learning in a friendly andrelaxed atmosphere through weekly Zoom sessions.Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include advanced conversation and text anaylsis.Electronic devises are not permited during the classes.For more information and zoom link, email Silvia at garabato.m7@gmail.comEl grupo de conversación en español continúa con las reuniones cada sábado de 3 a 4 30 y tiene unespacio abierto a través de zoom, para cuatro personas más.Este es un programa diseñado para practicar y mejorar el idioma usando distintos temas de comunicación,como literatura, análisis y conversación.Es un grupo de inmersión y por esta razón sólo se habla en españnol, sin la ayuda de ningún aparatoelectrónico durante el tiempo de clase.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 4
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, October 4 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 5
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 5 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Storytime
Oct 5
Richard Salter Storrs Library
YouTube Channel

Monday, October 5 All Day

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.This recording is availableOctober 5- October 11, 2020.Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of Harry the Dirty Dog written by ZION and Where the Wild Things Are by SENDAK. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers. Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording. [Storytime: Virtual]

Introduction to Finding Grants
Oct 5
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Monday, October 5 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Worcester Public Library

There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by Candid (formerly known as the Foundation Center) and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwodO2tqD4oGtPl_mzqAJxBUvsK0G46aRfN Adter registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 5
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 5
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Sunday, Oct. 11 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-2/

Facebook Live Reader's Advisory Chat
Oct 5
Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Monday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Westfield Athenaeum

Are you ready to talk about books? Athenaeum librarians will be live on our Facebook page for an hour to help you find your next great read live on air. Please drop reading requests into the comments. Already reading a good book? Put that in the comments, too! There are never too many books.The Westfield Athenaeum will be offering live Reader's Advisory chats every Monday at 10AM. Please see our Facebook page and schedule of events for more.Contact: Gretchen Hohmeyer : ghohmeyer@westath.org []

Virtual Knitting Circle
Oct 5
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 5 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Join fiber arts enthusiasts for casual conversation while you work on your crafts. This group is meeting virtually through Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/676648252

Virtual Story Time with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 5
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Monday, October 5 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs, rhymes, stories, and more! Best for ages 0-4.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Virtual Qigong Class 10:30 AM
Oct 5
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 5 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Dvora Eisenstein leads this free weekly Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time.  https://zoom.us/j/117278043  

Online Qigong
Oct 5
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Monday, October 5 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use the link to join!  https://zoom.us/j/117278043   Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com  

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs.
Oct 5
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Monday, October 5 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Monday Blockbuster Movie Matinee
Oct 5
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Monday, October 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Henna Alchemy
Oct 5
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Monday, October 5 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Worcester Public Library

Want to learn to brew and draw with your Description: Want to learn to brew and draw with your own henna? Pick up henna making kits at the Main Library and join us on Zoom for a two session program to learn to make henna one day and draw with henna the next. Supplies are limited. Remember to sign up ahead to pick up Henna Kit. Date/Time: Oct. 5th & 6th @ 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-CpqDovGNyhy38WwUf1FuMQOjeXjKyq After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ZOOM Class - Slow Flow Yoga
Oct 5
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Monday, October 5 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

 SAME TIME, SAME PLACE, NEW DAY! Starting Monday, September 14th, 2020 this class will meet on Mondays at 5:30pm Carin is teaching this class through ZOOM! Email her if you would like to join! CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM . This Slow Flow Vinyasa yoga class is for the yogi that wants to practice at a slower pace. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a slow steady breath and postural integrity.  This class offers a lengthy Savasana.  A suggested donation of $5 - $12 per class is appreciated. Donations go directly to the instructor who generously volunteers her time to teach these classes for the community.Donate directly to Carin with Venmo - Thank you!Questions? Contact Carin CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual Minecraft Club
Oct 5
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Monday, October 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join our Virtual Minecraft Club! We will be meeting remotely on the library's Minecraft server. You must have your own Minecraft account to participate. We will be playing with Java edition for this program. Instructions for accessing the library's Minecraft server from home will be emailed to you the day of the event. This club is for all students in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please note that you will not be able to join the library's server from a PlayStation. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=452365

Massachusetts Serial Killers with Chris Daley (virtual)
Oct 5
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

This program is funded by the Friends of the Southwick Public Library.****The program will be offered virtually you need to email southwicklibrary@comcast.net to receive an invite to the program****Massachusetts Serial Killers is a two-part slideshow/lecture in which methods of criminal profiling are discussed along with three historical cases of serial murder in Massachusetts.Part one of the lecture examines the mind of a serial killer through the knowledge gained in the profiling field by such men as John Douglas and Robert Reisler of the FBI's Behavior Analysis Unit. The talk will touch on the two different types of serial killers and also the four categories. There will also be a short discussion on crime scene examination and differentiate the M.O. of a killer from his or her signature.Part two of the will focus on three Massachusetts serial killers Thomas Piper the 'Boston Belfry Murderer ' Albert DeSalvo the so-called 'Boston Strangler ' and Kenneth Hanson known as the 'Giggler.'There will be a discussion at the end of the talk where the audience after examining the crimes and the crime scenes can try to determine what type and category each killer fit into as well as identifying the M.O. and signature of the killers. At the end of this discussion the audience will be given the essential facts of one of the most notorious unsolved serial killings in Massachusetts history (without revealing which one) and attempt to develop a basic profile on the killer.Christopher Daley has been lecturing all over New England for over 25 years on historical topics of interest at libraries historical societies schools and all sorts of clubs and organizations!Mr. Daley is currently a history teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System in Kingston Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Bridgewater State University in Political Science and History.Mr. Daley was formerly the President of the Pembroke Historical Society and Chairman of the Pembroke Historical Commission. He was also a docent at the John Alden House Historical Site as well as Coordinator of Educational Outreach.Mr. Daley has written several articles on varied historical topics for local publications and has written his first book entitled 'Murder and Mayhem in Boston: Historic Crimes in the Hub.'Mr. Daley has also served as historical consultant on the Sacco-Vanzetti Case for the Travel Channel's program 'Timetraveling with Brian Unger.' He also appeared in two episodes of the Travel Channel's 'Kindred Spirits' in the capacity of historian on shows about the Lizzie Borden Case.Mr. Daley and his wife Catherine reside in Wareham Massachusetts and they spend their summers at their other residence in Bethlehem New Hampshire.

VIRTUAL: Paradise City Readers: VOX
Oct 5
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 5 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forbes Library

Respectful, queer/LGBT-friendly, easy-going bunch who want an excuse to get out more and talk about books. And have some snacks. Meetings take place on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.We also have a google group, where people post info about the books and sometimes social events. You can find us at http://groups.google.com/group/westernmassbookgroup or write to westernmassbookgroup@googlegroups.com Copies of the discussion books are available to check out at the main desk most months, unless the title is in too high demand.October's meeting will discuss Vox by Christina Dalcher. Get a copy from the library by placing on hold on it here: https://northamptn.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/4200304?locg=247Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.This is just the beginning...not the end.Join us on Zoom!Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Paradise City ReadersTime: Sep 7, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the First Mon, until Mar 1, 2021, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 7, 2020 06:30 PM Oct 5, 2020 06:30 PM Nov 2, 2020 06:30 PM Dec 7, 2020 06:30 PM Jan 4, 2021 06:30 PM Feb 1, 2021 06:30 PM Mar 1, 2021 06:30 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJAtfuCqpzgpEtbTqLy2OyhVUhph1CtYyNIt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCsrjIjGN2WsxGFRowIAor4XerxmHZej7dfqA7JGnJ8ewvAA-pSOuNcBOHJJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/94099293382?pwd=VXRCeFFpMjExZlBKbEg0eFNVZkdQQT09Meeting ID: 940 9929 3382Passcode: 570748One tap mobile 19292056099,,94099293382#,,,,,,0#,,570748# US (New York) 13017158592,,94099293382#,,,,,,0#,,570748# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 940 9929 3382Passcode: 570748Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aemk1n9JJh

Leominster Meditation: Virtual Meet-up
Oct 5
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 5 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Monday meditation group that met at Leominster Library is temporarily an online event due to Covid. On Mondays call (712) 775-7463 a couple of minutes before 7:00 pm and enter access code “123676#". Or by computer go to https://www.freeconferencecallhd.com/dialer and enter the same phone number and access code as above. New people are welcome https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/leominster-meditation-virtual-meet-up-17/

VIRTUAL : Far Out Film Discussion via Zoom : Phenomena
Oct 5
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 5 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Forbes Library

Far Out Film Discussion will have a zoom meeting to talk about the 1985 film Phenomena directed by Italian master of horror Dario Argento.View the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ItlbA-ogoThe film can be found online at kanopy here - https://forbes.kanopy.com/product/phenomena To virtually attend this discussion, click the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523942049

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 6
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 6
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Sunday, Oct. 11 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-4/

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 6
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Friday, Oct. 9 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-4/

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 6
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Friday, Oct. 9 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-4/

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 6
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Tuesday, October 6 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Friday, Oct. 9 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-4/

Senior Fitness with Stephanie (virtual)
Oct 6
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Tuesday, October 6 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Townsend Public Library

.Stephanie will lead us in strength and stretching exercises via Zoom.  Cost: $5.00 per class.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 6
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 6 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Preschool Explorers @ ZOOM!
Oct 6
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 6 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join Ms. Carly for a special Zoom story time designed for preschoolers to explore a STEAM related concept through stories, songs, and an activity or demonstration. This program is best suited for children ages 4-5, although siblings and grown ups are welcome to join the fun if they'd like. Register below. For the fall session. You will only need to register once through December. A link will be sent out to families to join the Zoom meeting.For safety purposes, participants will have to share their screens at least initially. Please email childrens@northboroughlibrary.org for any questions! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459323

Playgroup on Zoom!
Oct 6
Granby Free Public Library
1 Library Lane, Granby, MA 01033

Tuesday, October 6 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Granby Free Public Library

Virtual Mother Goose On The Loose
Oct 6
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Tuesday, October 6 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

This popular program is perfect for children from birth to 18 months and develops early language skills and nutures a love of literacy at a very early age. Join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85021113691?pwd=bVFXckMyMC8xb0NQeEJYSDVNbkZCdz0Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

Story Yoga (Virtual)
Oct 6
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30 am

Southwick Public Library

We are excited to be offering Story Yoga on Zoom!Ages 2-5, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Funding for this program is provided by Pathways for Parents.To sign up, please email southwicklibrary@comcast.net and we will send you the Zoom invite.

Virtual Event- Baby Storytime
Oct 6
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Tuesday, October 6 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs and rhymes all geared towards your little one! https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-baby-storytime-14/

Virtual Music and Movement with Deb Hudgins
Oct 6
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Tuesday, October 6 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Do you miss Deb as much as us? She is now on YouTube with more songs, rhymes, and activities aboutbugs, food, and more! Email Lindsey at lcentrella@cwmars.org to receive program links each Tuesdaymorning. Best for ages 0-4. Brought to you by the Library Board of Trustees.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 []

Crafternoon Kits
Oct 6
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 6 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon to pick up the materials for a fun new art project! Virtual Crafternoon videos will be posted on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page each Tuesday for you to watch and craft along to!Crafternoon kits available for pick up from 12-3 on Tuesdays or while supplies last.

Virtual Lunch Table for Homeschoolers
Oct 6
Townsend Public Library
Online

Tuesday, October 6 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

.Virtual Lunch Table for Homeschoolers in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades This group will meet weekly using Zoom. Children will have the opportunity to socialize, make friends, and have some fun! Activities may include read-alouds, games, crafts, virtual guests, science experiments, and more! Each session will be facilitated by parent volunteers or library staff to ensure a friendly welcoming environment and appropriate behavior. Eligibility:Open to all homeschoolers in the North Middlesex Regional School District and surrounding towns. Registration:We would like to encourage children to make long-term friendships, and we hope that each child will be able to attend regularly throughout the year. Group size will be limited to 10 children and registration will be on a rolling basis as space becomes available.  To register please email Molly at the Townsend Public Library mbenevides@cwmars.org Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

American History Book Club
Oct 6
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Tuesday, October 6 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Worcester Public Library

Please join our ongoing book discussion group focused on American history. 9/1: Walden by Henry David Thoreau 10/6: The Great Influenza by John Barry 11/3: This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David Silverman

Journey Teen Homeschool Group
Oct 6
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Tuesday, October 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

. Now Online!!! Journey Teen Homeschool Group Ages 14-19Make new friends, build lasting connections with other homeschoolers, and engage regularly in positive activities. Join us as we participate in hands on activities, projects, group games, board games and volunteer opportunities together – all virtually!  Please visit https://www.facebook.com/JourneyTeenGroup/or contact Melanie Kohli journeyhsgroup@gmail.com  for more details.Contact: Melanie Kohli : journeyhsgroup@gmail.com [Library]

VIRTUAL: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance
Oct 6
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 6 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Forbes Library

This seminar provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients and other prospective customers with an overview of events, programs, and resources available at One-Stop Career Centers. This seminar will be conducted via the Webex platform. Participants must have an email address to participate. Once registered, you will receive separately instructions on how to join webinar. To register for a webinar, call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Please note: Those who register less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time may not be accommodated, due to the technical aspects involved with registration. All participants must have an email address (created beforehand). When calling to register, please confirm with Career Center staff that the email address on record is your current email address.

BBB Presents: 10 Tips to Avoid Common Scams
Oct 6
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Tuesday, October 6 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Worcester Public Library

There are thousands of new scams every year, and sometimes, it's challenging to keep up with all of them. Add the uncertainty and fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and con artists have the perfect atmosphere to thrive. We will review the top scams currently being reported to BBB along with ways to help identify and avoid them. If you can just remember TEN TIPS, more than likely, you will be able to avoid most scams while protecting yourself and your family. Presented by BBB President & CEO Nancy B. Cahalen. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvde-rrTMtE9V32sZzLmS4-qcf3GaoW6d4

Mamas’ Bootcamp
Oct 6
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Tuesday, October 6 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

STEAM MegaBytes
Oct 6
Northborough Free Library
Room of Requirement

Tuesday, October 6 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Northborough Free Library

Explore STEAM subjects with Miss Lindsay! This program, designed for ages 5-10, gives school aged children a chance to learn about different STEAM aspects with hands on activities.Once you register and pick up the materials, you'll be ready to engage and discover in our Zoom room. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=461595

Knitting Group
Oct 6
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, October 6 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual: New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots and Pods (grades 6-Adult)
Oct 6
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Join Naturalist and Educator Joy Marzolf for Storrs Library's Around the World Nature Series for New Zealand: Penguins, Parrots and Pods. New Zealand is home to many rare birds and marine mammals including the comical yellow-eyed penguin. Watch and listen as the bell bird and Antipodes Island parrot, demonstrate that they have it all- "looks, personality and talent." Not to be outdone, rare New Zealand sea lions make quite an impression as they interact on isolated South Island beaches, pods of rare Hector’s dolphins frolic near coastal shores and dusky dolphins play with kayakers as they travel deep into the fiords of southern New Zealand. Join us for sights and sounds of animal personalities from this amazing country.This program is part of the Nature Series with Storrs Library presented by Joy Marzolf and Wayne Sentman. This series will take place the first Tuesday of the month from September through May. Enjoy additional activities and programs in our Around the World Reading Challenge in Beanstack. Register for this challenge at longmeadowlibrary.beanstack.org. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The program is also funded by the Friends of Storrs Library. Register in Advance. Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join. We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. [Activity: Virtual]

Virtual YA Book Group
Oct 6
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69586

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading
Oct 6
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Townsend Public Library

Zoom - Introduction to Tarot Card Reading with Sally Cragin.Have you ever wondered what your future holds?Sally has been reading Tarot cards for decades.  She will show you how to understand the cards and practice simple readings. Registration required - A Zoom link will be emailed to you a few days before the event.Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Learn How to Bake Artisan Bread
Oct 6
East Longmeadow Public Library
60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

East Longmeadow Public Library

.Join Liz Barbour from The Creative Feast and Learn How to Bake Artisan Bread PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM.This no-knead 5-minute artisan bread is truly the easiest bread you will ever bake-even if you have never baked bread before! This class will focus on the "Master Recipe" from the best selling cookbook "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day". Only 4 ingredients. There�s no kneading required. You will make the dough once and then bake a fresh loaf everyday for 4 days. All with only 5 minutes of effort. Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast invites students to make their first batch of dough in their homes along with her during class. Ingredient and equipment list is available to students upon registration. The zoom link will be emailed to you.Register HERE [Adult & Teen Events]

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 7
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 7 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Haunted Road Trips in New England-Zoom Presentation
Oct 7
Bigelow Free Public Library
54 Walnut Street, Cinton, MA 01510

Wednesday, October 7 All Day

Bigelow Free Public Library

."Haunted Road Trips in New England" with Roxie Zwicker-Zoom PresentationJoin mystery maven Roxie Zwicker of New England Curiosities as she takes us on a virtual haunted road trip around New England. We will be taking a "spirited" road less traveled. In this presentation you will learn about secrets, mysterious places, curious architecture and active haunts all over New England that you can later pack your bags and explore for an unforgettable road trip on your own (if you dare!) Register below to receive the Zoom meeting invitation Contact: Melissa Fournier : 978-365-4160 : mfournier@cwmars.org []

VIRTUAL ONLY: Dharma Gentle Yoga
Oct 7
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Forbes Library

VIRTUAL ONLY: Streaming live online from Zoom. Students need to register.Dharma Gentle is a weekly yoga class. No yoga experience is required, but participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and blocks with you. This gentle, yoga class is appropriate for all who wish to add the healing qualities of yoga to their lives. We move the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently and conscientiously. Rests are taken between poses as the body moves towards inner introspection on a physical and meditative level. This class is highly beneficial for those who are ready to return to physical activity after an illness or injury, or for those who have not moved much in a long time. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.Your teacher, Vickie Healy is a registered Dharma Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Certification. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience. Vickie believes that practicing yoga is a powerful way to increase health and longevity.The Dharma Gentle Class was designed by Sri Dharma Mittra who founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975. He is the author of the world-renowned masterpiece, The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures. For more information about Dharma Yoga go to http://www.dharmayogacenter.com.This course is free of charge. Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.Contact: Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, RYT at Vickie@VickieHealyRN.com

VIRTUAL ONLY - The Writing Room
Oct 7
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Forbes Library

An update on the Writing Room in light of the Covid-19 pandemic:In order to stay safe and to care for our community, we will suspend our gatherings at Forbes Library. However, I am able to host the Writing Room using videoconference technology on Wednesdays only. On Wednesday mornings (only) we will meet via videoconference at our regular time: 9:30-12:30, using the exact same structure as we would if we were gathered around the table in the Watson Room at Forbes. The only difference will be that we will be connecting by videoconference, rather than face-to-face.Here's all you need to join the Writing Room via Videoconference:To connect by smartphone, tablet, ipad, computer or laptop simply click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/290253666Meeting ID: 287 592 0962 Password: 798169 I will come online 15 minutes before our starting time (at 9:15) to answer any questions you might have. You will have the option to have your camera off or on, so you can join however you feel most comfortable.The sessions will NOT be recorded, and you have the option to be visible or not, so your privacy will be preserved just as it would if we were meeting at the library.

Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Oct 7
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Wednesday, October 7 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Come Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome.This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. [Activity: Virtual]

Terrific Twos Storytime!
Oct 7
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Join us for stories, music and fun for children (age two) and a caregiver. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/terrific-twos-storytime--56/

Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose
Oct 7
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills. For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver. Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 7
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Virtual Stay and Play
Oct 7
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Stay and Play with Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant coordinator Ms. Lisa. Please contact Ms. Lisa at westboylstoncfce@gmail.com for further information and to receive emails about all the CFCE program opportunities! She sends out constant contact information emails to let you know whats happening!Contact: Lisa Thompson : 508-574-1141 : westboylstoncfce@gmail.org []

Move and Groove Storytime Live on Zoom
Oct 7
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Townsend Public Library

.Join Miss Jessie as she moves and grooves her way through your favorite story books!  Each week you will embark on a new adventure of dancing, singing, reading and movement...all while using your imaginations and props from your very own story time bag! Classes will be held Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm and will run approximately 30 mins.  Bags include: One shaker eggMagical wandPlush mini teddy bearOne bean bagFlowing scarfOne Hop spot Ages 3-6 Registration is only necessary for first time attendees. Once you are registered and have your kit you will receive the link for each week, morning and afternoon.Contact: Jessie Brothers : 978-597-1714 : jbrothers@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual Story Time with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 7
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs, rhymes, stories, and more! Best for ages 0-4.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Online Storytime
Oct 7
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69811

Virtual Event- Storytime
Oct 7
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for the reading of three stories and some songs.   https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-storytime-14/

Online Qigong
Oct 7
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/5064160355

Wednesday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use this link to join! https://zoom.us/j/5064160355 Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com 

VIRTUAL Bingo for Seniors
Oct 7
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Wednesday, October 7 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Townsend Public Library

.Wednesdays at 1pm. Three ways to play! Cable Channel 9: Tune in and watch Lynn call the numbers.  When you have a bingo, call the Senior Center Bingo line at 978-597-1730 and yell Bingo! YouTube live stream: Visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qKyRPBcygVIEleshzKDbw to watch.   When you have a bingo, call the Senior Center Bingo line at 978-597-1730 and yell Bingo! Zoom.  Watch Lynn call the numbers, and simply say Bingo! Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Babysitting Class- Online!
Oct 7
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, October 7 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Students in 6-12th grade are invited to participate in a Babysitting Course presented by Southwick Public Library in partnership with 4-H UMass. This is a 6 hour course broken into three sessions that meet online on October 7, 21, and 28th from 1-3. Sign-up is required, and space is limited. To sign up, call 413-569-1221 ext. 3. After sign-up, we will contact you when course materials are available for pick- up at the library. Sign up by October 5th.

Outdoor Music Mashup
Oct 7
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 7 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join us for a special outdoor edition of Music Mashup at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Please note: in order to safely practice social distancing, space is very limited at this program. Please only register if you can attend and let us know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible. Please sign up for our waiting list if the event is full. Priority will be given to waitlisted registrants for the next Outdoor Music Mashup session. Adults and children ages 2 and over will be required to wear masks for the duration of the program. There will be pre-painted circles on the field that you and your family will need to remain in for the duration of the program. Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. This Zoom storytime is open to all families! Register below, and an invitation to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to your email inbox. You only have to register once, and we will use the same Zoom link each week. Weekly reminders will be sent to all registered families. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=464366

Spooky Sock People
Oct 7
Southborough Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Southborough Public Library

This Halloween-themed workshop will allow for maximum creativity and for sure no two sock people will be alike! Basic sewing skills will be taught. Event takes place over Zoom, participants will be e-mailed an access link. For ages 10 to 19. Please register at http://bit.ly/sblibvirtual20. This program was made possible by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Read to Finnegan on Zoom!
Oct 7
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

The virtual version of a cuddly favorite! Read to Finnegan, a therapy dog who is trained to attentively listen to children read aloud. This program is perfect for kids who are just starting out reading, or who want to practice their read aloud skills and need a non-judgemental (and adorable!) audience.Sign up for a 10-minute time slot. A Zoom invitation will be sent to your email with instructions. All families welcome! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=463023

Library Knitting Group
Oct 7
Granby Free Public Library
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Granby Free Public Library

Library Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: libraryOne tap mobile+13017158592,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: 626179Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbcP5UyKy9

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 3-6 yrs.
Oct 7
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Wednesday, October 7 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Sheryl Faye presents Eleanor Roosevelt
Oct 7
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

After suffering through an unhappy childhood, and losing her parents and one of her brothers, she figured out where she fit in and could make a difference. She grew up and became an American politician. The longest-serving First Lady of the United States. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention. She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees. She became one of the first delegates to The United Nations. One of the top ten most admired people of the 20th century. “…as individuals we live cooperatively, and, to the best of our ability, serve the community in which we live…our own success, to be real, must contribute.” – Eleanor Roosevelt This is a prerecorded performance available from 6-8 pm only. The video is about 45 minutes long, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to watch the entire video because it will automatically turn off at 8 pm. A link and password will be emailed to registrants the day of the program. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sheryl-faye-presents-eleanor-roosevelt/

Virtual Books and Buddies the Early Reader Edition
Oct 7
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Formaly known as Books and Brownies, join Ms Sue and share the books you have been reading over the last month, but please don't tell the ending! This is a great way for kids to find new reading material, explore a different genre, and virtually hang out with their library friends! This program is for those kids that are just learning to read and are reading our early chapter books. (Books in our red and green section.) Please contact Ms Sue at ssmith@cwmars.org at least 24 hours in advance of this program for the Zoom code and password.Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges & Universities
Oct 7
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Armed with only a camera, a sense of humor and a host of frequent flyer miles, Mathew Duman embarked on a “grotesque safari,” traveling to ten universities around the country to photograph the unique grotesques and gargoyles roosting on their academic buildings. These sculptures are part of the architectural style known as Collegiate Gothic, which was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mathew has collected his findings in his book, “The Grotesque 10: Amazing Architectural Sculpture from Ten American Colleges and Universities. “ Join Storrs Library for an illustrated lecture by Mathew on the ornament, history, and humor these campuses have to offer.The grotesque 10 schools are:• Yale University• Trinity College in Hartford, Ct.• Bryn Mawr College• The City College of New York• Duke University• Northwestern University• Princeton University• The University of Chicago• The University of Pennsylvania• Washington University in St. LouisMathew Duman is a photographer, author and graphic designer who grew up in Bethany, Connecticut. He attended the gargoyle-free campus of Central Connecticut State University, but while studying abroad, he developed a fascination with the grotesque sculptures of the cathedrals of Britain. In addition to England, Matt has made photographic trips to Italy, Africa, Australia & New Zealand. As a personal project, he began exploring the variety of sculpture found on the buildings of Yale University & published a book called “An Education in the Grotesque”, containing his findings at Yale and has now turned his sights on the sculpture at other campuses around the US.We'll be using Zoom for this presentation.You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.Register in advance. You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins. [Special Interest Discussion]

Genealogy and Cemetery Research
Oct 7
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

There is a lot of history to be found in cemeteries. Join us for an overview of cemeteries from types of cemeteries to types of gravestones and how you can use the information to research your family history. Part of the Southwick Public Library's 250th calendar of events. This event is virtual. To sign up, please email southwicklibrary@comcast.net

VIRTUAL: Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion: AMERICAN GODS
Oct 7
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Forbes Library

Anyone interested in Science Fiction or Fantasy is welcome. Although we focus on this month’s selection, we will discuss any topics related to Science Fiction or Fantasy, books or movies. October's discussion will cover American Gods by Neil Gaiman. To get a copy from the library, place a hold on the book here: https://northamptn.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/3314634?locg=247A storm is coming . . .Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the magic day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself.Life as Wednesday’s bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined—it is a job that takes him on a dark and strange road trip and introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. Along the way Shadow will learn that the past never dies; that everyone, including his beloved Laura, harbors secrets; and that dreams, totems, legends, and myths are more real than we know. Ultimately, he will discover that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path.Relevant and prescient, American Gods has been lauded for its brilliant synthesis of “mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose” (Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World) and as a modern phantasmagoria that “distills the essence of America” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is, quite simply, an outstanding work of literary imagination that will endure for generations. Zoom info coming soon!

ONLINE - Books & Brew Book Group
Oct 7
Springfield City Library
Offsite

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Springfield City Library

Join a lively book discussion with other readers! We will have a video meeting on Zoom, which works best with a smartphone or computer with internet, but calling in via phone is also an option. Please register to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Ages 18+.Copies of the books will be available for pickup at the East Forest Park branch and most are also available via Hoopla with a Springfield library card. New to Hoopla? Check out this tutorial.To register or join the email list for this group, contact Kat Good-Schiff at kgood-schiff@springfieldlibrary.org. Upcoming titles:10/7/2020: The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (ebook or audiobook on Hoopla)11/4/2020: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara (ebook and audiobook on Hoopla)12/2/2020: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (ebook or audiobook on Hoopla) [East Forest Park]

Homeschooling Resource Round Table
Oct 7
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

. Homeschooling Resource RoundtableWednesdays 7:00pm - 7:45pmFormat: ZoomThere is a world of resources available to homeschoolers! This group will provide a place for homeschooling parents/guardians to share useful resources, advice, and some grown-up time! Open to new and veteran homeschooling parents/guardians in the North Middlesex Regional School District, and surrounding towns. Group size will be limited to 10 adults. These events will be facilitated by the Townsend Public Library and parent volunteers. To join please email Molly at the TPL mbenevides@cwmars.orgContact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Learn Ukulele
Oct 7
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary.  The library has a few ukuleles available to borrow- give us a call at 508-865-8752!  We're offering this class 3 weeks in a row- you are welcome to join one or join them all! On October 21 and 28 we have virtual strum-alongs with Julie also!  This will be a virtual class taught using the Zoom platform; you will receive the log-in information prior to the program via email. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/learn-ukulele-2/

ZOOM CLASS Intermediate Yoga
Oct 7
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

Carin is teaching this class through ZOOM! Email her if you would like to join! CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM .About the instructor:Carin Duteau, certified Fluid Yoga®  instructor, teaches in community, private, and continuing education settings in Townsend, Groton, and neighboring communities.A suggested donation of $5 - $12 per class is appreciated. Donations go directly to the instructor who generously volunteers her time to teach these classes for the community. Email Carin CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM for instructions on how to donate!Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Librarians Discuss: Topic TBA
Oct 7
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Wednesday, October 7 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

Join us on Facebook Live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month for a group of Westfield Athenaeum librarians to discuss a variety of book and life related topics. You can either join live and be part of the discussion or watch the episode later on our Facebook page.Topics TBA.Contact: Gretchen Hohmeyer : ghohmeyer@westath.org []

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 8
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 8 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Senior Fitness with Stephanie (virtual)
Oct 8
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Thursday, October 8 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Townsend Public Library

.Stephanie will lead us in strength and stretching exercises via Zoom.  Cost: $5.00 per class.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Read to Your Bunny Story-time!
Oct 8
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Thursday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Read To Your Bunny is a baby story-time for children ages 12 to 24 months old and a caregiver. During story-time babies will meet Daisy (the puppet), sing songs, listen to a story or two, play peek-a-boo and some musical bell instruments!       This story-time is sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/read-to-your-bunny-story-time--4/

Music Mashup: Fall Session
Oct 8
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Thursday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 10:35 am

Northborough Free Library

Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. This Zoom storytime is open to all families! Register below, and an invitation to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to your email inbox. You only have to register once, and we will use the same Zoom link each week. Weekly reminders will be sent to all registered families. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

Virtual Books and Blankies
Oct 8
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 8 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Get ready for some virtual fun with your toddler. This program is suitable for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. We will do a lot of singing, dancing rhyming, reading and instrument play during this program. It helps develop critical language skills and excites a love of literature in these early years. Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85120113769?pwd=MFZ2ckFrdnBUdjdwa0QwR0xDcVgvUT09Contact: Karen Suffin : 508-835-3711 : ksuffin@cwmars.org []

VIRTUAL BabyKneads - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Oct 8
Hopkinton Public Library
Online Program - Hopkinton Public Library

Thursday, October 8 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Hopkinton Public Library

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM VIA ZOOM** BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (BabyKneads) with Sheryl White (for children between the ages 2 months to ~pre-verbal). SIGN-UP REQUIRED by clicking on the Baby-Kneads 10/8/2020 event on the calendar which will automatically sign you up for all 4 classes. Children must be available to attend all 4 sessions given that the class is cumulative in nature. Fall session starts Thursday, October 8th and runs for 4 weeks: (10/8, 10/15, 10/22 and 10/29). **You will receive a Zoom link 24-48 hours before the program starts**

Thursday Morning Story Hour
Oct 8
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Thursday, October 8 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Books and Blankies Senior Edition
Oct 8
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 8 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

This Books and Blakies class is for children that are 4 years old and not eligible for kindergarten. We will do some similiar actiities that they have expierienced in the previous classes with a more direct focus on pre-reading skills.Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84486669063?pwd=V1p4Y3RiQlFYbkNUZjUxR0loYzh6UT09Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

Brown Bag Book Group: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Oct 8
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Thursday, October 8 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

You are invited to join us for our Brown Bag Book Discussion Group. Bring your lunch if you wish and the library will provide beverages. This is a drop-in program and no registration is necessary. Visit or call the library's Reference Desk at 978-534-7522 ext. 3 if you need to borrow a copy of the book. Contact Ann Finch at afinch@cwmars.org for information about joining the the Book Club while it is being presented via Zoom. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/brown-bag-book-group-20/

Lebanon: Restive Past, Uncertain Future Travel with Amy Dane
Oct 8
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Thursday, October 8 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.For a tiny Mediterranean country, Lebanon is filled with geographical diversity: coast, mountains, lush valleys, plains, rivers and waterfalls. On the downside, it has suffered civil war and foreign occupation. Sectarian violence, political instability and economic woes lurk around every corner. The speaker will share some of Lebanon’s cultural treasures and life on the streets from a recent visit to Lebanon that turned out to be a most unexpected experience.This program is cosponsored by Longmeadow Adult Center and Storrs Library.We'll be using Zoom for this presentation.You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.Register in advance. You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins. [Special Interest Discussion]

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 8
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Joe’s Afternoon Book Group
Oct 8
Thayer Memorial Library
717 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523

Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Successful Interviewing During a Pandemic
Oct 8
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Thursday, October 8 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought extra challenges and changes for job seekers. Not only are we navigating new ways of looking for work, we’re also adjusting to different ways of interviewing. During this webinar, Cheryl Landes will share tips for interviewing successfully in these changing times. She will talk about preparing for an interview, the interview process, tackling some common interview questions, and following up after an interview.Cheryl Landes is a full-time freelance technical communications consultant who lives in Vancouver, Washington, located on the north shore of the Columbia River. For more than 25 years, she has worked with clients and regular employers writing technical manuals, digital content, training materials, and marketing pieces. Her work brings her to Massachusetts often, and she even lived here full-time for five years while working at Phoenix Controls Corporation in Acton. Cheryl makes frequent appearances at job-seeking groups in New England to share tips from her lessons learned while seeking work. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=461179

Middle Grade Book Club
Oct 8
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Thursday, October 8 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

Check out a copy of The Wild Robot by Peter Brown to read at home.Join Miss Molly on Zoom for a fun discussion!. Open to ages 9-12Registration required.Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Thursday Crafternoon- Egg Carton Owls
Oct 8
Ashby Free Public Library
Online Event

Thursday, October 8 from 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Ashby Free Public Library

Thursday Crafternoon: Egg Carton Owls Thursday Sept. 17th @ 3pm Join Tiffany in the virtual craft room for a quick and easy art project suitable for all ages. Then call the library to order the Craft-Kit-To-Go & make your own at home. Can’t make it to the LIVE event? Click on our videos to watch all our past Crafternoons anytime.

Virtual Getting Pulled Over with AAA Northeast Educational Programs (Teens & Adults)
Oct 8
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Thursday, October 8 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.It’s never fun, but it happens. Developed with law enforcement, this program explains what to do when you are stopped by police and why these important guidelines exist.Join us for a virtual chat using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting. [Activity: Virtual]

Bollywood Funk Family Fun
Oct 8
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Thursday, October 8 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Worcester Public Library

This class is a joyous, high-energy mix of Bollywood dance movement from India and hip hop moves that is fun for the whole family! Seasoned dancer Chavi Bansal will share with you the origin and history of Bollywood dance and teach you some exciting choreography. For families with children of all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library. Zoom Link: Register in advance to join in. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdOurrzIsHdX55hCHym0myvjarmnjuoII After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Writing Group
Oct 8
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Join local author Lisa Shea for our writing group. Come bounce your ideas off of other authors and get creative and constructive feedback FREE! Come virtually attend our monthly Sutton Writing support group supported by the Sutton Public Library! We are holding these meetings online in Zoom until it's safe to meet at the library again. All ages and levels of writers or writer-wanna-bes are welcome. Whether you've got a glimmer of an idea, a story-in-progress in need of feedback, or a published book in need of marketing, we're here to help! Contact us for the Zoom link. For full details about our group and our events please visit http://www.suttonmass.org/writinggroup/ https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/writing-group-31/

Virtual Mindfulness Meditation
Oct 8
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Thursday, October 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Tune in on Facebook Live for an interactive virtual meditation session with Jenny Xie! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x100 : uxbridgelibrary@gmail.com []

Ted Reinstein - Fighting Back: New England Underdogs (Virtual Program)
Oct 8
Auburn Public Library
369 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501

Thursday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Auburn Public Library

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Virtual Books and Buddies Older Reader Edition
Oct 8
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Formally known as Books and Brownies. With school back in session, we will meet once a month on the first Thursday to discuss books we have enjoyed over the previous month and maybe play a quick game with your library friends. This is for patrons that are reading longer chapter books from our Yellow or Ya section. Please contact Ms Sue at ssmith@cwmars.org at least 24 hours in advance of this porgram to receive the Zoom code and password.  Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

Greatest Book Club Ever (Virtual)
Oct 8
Simon Fairfield Public Library
Simon Fairfield Public Library, 290 Main St, Douglas, MA 01516, USA

Thursday, October 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

The Greatest Book Club Ever meets every month to discuss books that have been adapted into movies. Normally there is coffee provided, given that this is virtual meeting you will be responsible for your own beverage. September's book is Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83136595332 Meeting ID: 831 3659 5332 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83136595332# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,83136595332# US (Chicago)

American Sign Language for Beginners
Oct 8
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

 Our "ASL Basics" for Libraries are signs anyone can perform.  We will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and incorporates vocabulary building.  Additionally, participants will learn: The ASL Manual Alphabet  Numbers 1-10  Days of the Week  Foods and Snacks ASL Negations and AffirmationsBasic ASL Sentence Structure that put together the signs participants learn during the class This course is taught in 4 -45 Minutes Zoom sessions. and allows up to 20 participants.  The handouts are included and incorporates a video of the Vocabulary learned during the live class. The recurring Zoom link is sent to the participants on the day of the first class, as well as the agenda.  Please register to reserve your spot! Contact: Becky Blackburn : 413-568-7833 ext111 : bblackburn@westath.org []

Virtual Read Aloud with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 8
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Wind down with us on Facebook Live for some stories and a chapter or two of the book of the month!Best for all ages.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Toastmasters
Oct 8
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

VIRTUAL: Poetry Discussion Group: Ekphrasis Poems
Oct 8
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Forbes Library

This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees. Each week, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet, usually contemporary, and sometimes one reading in the area. No prior reading or preparation required. **Now on Zoom!**Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Poetry DiscussionTime: Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thu, until Dec 17, 2020, 14 occurrence(s) Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Sep 24, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 15, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 26, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 3, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 10, 2020 07:30 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJYucu-tpzkpGNIvISuwtXqpqJo0QusdEGPt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCqrT4sH92XsxuBRowQA4_4M-_xmHpejY10ijbWFjdHWhLmJ8hNYoNqA9z1Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/92356592326?pwd=OVNHM3JFQW5uVGw2dDNtN0JUeElMQT09Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928One tap mobile 19292056099,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (New York) 13017158592,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/awOG5Uls4

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 9
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 9 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Introduction to CSS
Oct 9
Worcester Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 9 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Worcester Public Library

Learn the basics of CSS, the language that styles the web. In this course you will learn how to change element colors, sizes, spacing, add borders, background images, and more. Basic knowledge of HTML required. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtf-Crpj0qHtJtO0-T8LrBNS-xtsRgj1zl After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

Virtual Toddler Time
Oct 9
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplayas we build your child's early literacy skills.For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult! Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

Young Scientists STEM Program
Oct 9
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Millbury Public Library

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week interactive, virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. Class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6, and siblings are welcome. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly. Register for each program at library website to receive link and materials list. The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Friday Morning Music - Fall
Oct 9
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Friday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Clapp Memorial Library

NEW SESSION STARTS 9/25 Program runs Fridays from 10:00-10:30 am, starting May 29th until we can safely meet in person again. Musician Donna Lee Honeywell and her husband, Clark, will lead a fun sing along with families on Zoom. Each week you receive an email with the Zoom invite. Performances will not be recorded, families can choose to have their camera on or off. Registration open until all slots are filled, for children 0-7. Register at clapplibrary.beanstack.com, if you have any questions, reach out to Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@cwmars.org

VIRTUAL: Toddler Time
Oct 9
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 10:15 am

Forbes Library

Every Friday morning at 10 am, head to Forbes Library's Facebook page for a new virtual Toddler Time! These videos are great for children ages 1.5-3 and their parents and caregivers, and feature fun books, songs, and sometimes even puppets and scarves! You can also click on the "Videos" link on the left side of our Facebook page to watch previous storytimes as well. We miss you and hope you're all doing well!

Outdoor Music Mashup
Oct 9
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 9 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join us for a special outdoor edition of Music Mashup at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Please note: in order to safely practice social distancing, space is very limited at this program. Please only register if you can attend and let us know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible. Please sign up for our waiting list if the event is full. Priority will be given to waitlisted registrants for the next Outdoor Music Mashup session. Adults and children ages 2 and over will be required to wear masks for the duration of the program. There will be pre-painted circles on the field that you and your family will need to remain in for the duration of the program. Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. Please note: this event will be postponed in the event of rain and severe weather.

Friday Adventurers
Oct 9
Townsend Public Library
Online

Friday, October 9 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

 . Explore the world on our virtual field trips for homeschoolers!Each week, via Zoom, we will “visit” a different museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, or destination!Come learn, have fun, and travel the world without leaving home!Open to homeschoolers in grades 1-5Registration:Group size will be limited to 10 children, and registration will be on a rolling basis as space becomes available. To register please email Molly at the Townsend Public Library mbenevides@cwmars.org Each session will be facilitated by parent volunteers or library staff to ensure a friendly welcoming environment and appropriate behavior.Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

VIRTUAL: Miss Kim's Storytime
Oct 9
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Friday, October 9 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Lilly Library

Join Miss Kim on Lilly Library's Facebook page every Friday at 11am for a virtual storytime. Miss Kim will read a few books and sing a few songs. Head to https://bit.ly/LillyOnFB each Friday at 11am to see the latest video!

Virtual Book Chat
Oct 9
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Forbes Library

You are cordially invited to a Forbes Library Virtual Book Chat on Fridays at 1 pm! Participants may share what they're reading, watching, and listening to, or just hang out to hear from others! Join the meeting:https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChatTo join by phone instead, tap this: 1.512.402.2718,,143892102#Looking for a different dial-in number?See meeting dial-in numbers: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=ForbesLibraryBookChatIf also dialing-in through a room phone, join without connecting to audio: https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChat#config.startSilent=trueWe hope to see you there!

Q&A With The Director
Oct 9
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Friday, October 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

Talk with the Senior Center Director, Karin Canfield Moore, to hear the latest on Senior Center happenings!  Please call the Senior Center to register and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 9785971710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Virtual Check-In: ILL Library Staff Social
Oct 9
Lilly Library
Online

Friday, October 9 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Lilly Library

Join us for an ILL staff social hour on Friday, 10/9, between 1-2pm.Whether you’re an expert, new to mediated ILL, support staff to ILL, or interact with ILL in a different way, this is a great opportunity to meet other staff throughout MA, share ideas with fellow library staff, and ask questions of MLS ILL staff. You can join us for the entire hour, or just a portion as your schedule allows. No registration required – just use the login instructions below: Virtual Check-In: ILL Library Staff SocialFri, Oct 9, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/869641973You can also dial in using your phone.United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073United States: 1 (646) 749-3129Access Code: 869-641-973New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/869641973 

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 10
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 10 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 10
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Saturday, October 10 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Sunday, Oct. 11 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-5/

VIRTUAL! Kiddie Music Time with Monument Square Community Music School!
Oct 10
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Saturday, October 10 All Day

Leominster Public Library

Join us anytime from Monday, Oct. 5  through Sunday, Oct. 11 for a virtual music and movement class! Stephanie Rogers will be accompanied by Joe Mazzarella on keyboard, as she introduces kids to classic and original music, song, percussion instruments and dance during this interactive class. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and under and their caregiver. To view, go to www.leominsterlibrary.org and click on “Kids and Tweens”, then “Events for Kids and Tweens”. The link will be there! This program is sponsored by a generous donation from Rollstone Bank & Trust. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-kiddie-music-time-with-monument-square-community-music-school-5/

Virtual Gentle Yoga
Oct 10
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Tune in toYouTube Live to start off your day with a yoga session with Marise Nazzaro! This class is sponsored by the Uxbridge Board of Library Trustees.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x100 : uxbridgelibrary@gmail.com []

Snuggles & Stories
Oct 10
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Saturday, October 10 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Storytime & Craft
Oct 10
Woods Memorial Library
19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005

Saturday, October 10 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Woods Memorial Library

Read to a Dog!
Oct 10
Southborough Public Library
Online Event

Saturday, October 10 from 11:00 am to 11:40 am

Southborough Public Library

Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to Bear, a certified therapy dog. Each child participating will have a chance to read a short book to Bear over Zoom and can listen to the other readers. Limit 3 children per session. Participants must register at: bit.ly/sblibvirtual16.

VIRTUAL: Spanish Conversation Group
Oct 10
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 10 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Library

The ongoing Spanish Conversation group has an open space for four more participants, starting onSeptember 19, every Saturday, from 3 to 4 30. This is an inviting program for learning in a friendly andrelaxed atmosphere through weekly Zoom sessions.Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include advanced conversation and text anaylsis.Electronic devises are not permited during the classes.For more information and zoom link, email Silvia at garabato.m7@gmail.comEl grupo de conversación en español continúa con las reuniones cada sábado de 3 a 4 30 y tiene unespacio abierto a través de zoom, para cuatro personas más.Este es un programa diseñado para practicar y mejorar el idioma usando distintos temas de comunicación,como literatura, análisis y conversación.Es un grupo de inmersión y por esta razón sólo se habla en españnol, sin la ayuda de ningún aparatoelectrónico durante el tiempo de clase.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 11
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, October 11 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 12
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 12 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Storytime
Oct 12
Richard Salter Storrs Library
YouTube Channel

Monday, October 12 All Day

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.This recording is availableOctober 12 - October 18, 2020.Please join us for a virtual read-aloud of The Fall Festival written by MAYER and In the Middle of Fall by HENKES. This reading is with permission from and thanks to HarperCollins Publishers. Please register to receive the link to the Richard Salter Storrs Library YouTube Channel recording. [Storytime: Virtual]

Virtual Knitting Circle
Oct 12
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 12 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Join fiber arts enthusiasts for casual conversation while you work on your crafts. This group is meeting virtually through Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/676648252

Virtual Story Time with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 12
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Monday, October 12 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs, rhymes, stories, and more! Best for ages 0-4.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Virtual Qigong Class 10:30 AM
Oct 12
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 12 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Dvora Eisenstein leads this free weekly Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time.  https://zoom.us/j/117278043  

Online Qigong
Oct 12
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Monday, October 12 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use the link to join!  https://zoom.us/j/117278043   Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com  

ZOOM Class - Slow Flow Yoga
Oct 12
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Monday, October 12 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

 SAME TIME, SAME PLACE, NEW DAY! Starting Monday, September 14th, 2020 this class will meet on Mondays at 5:30pm Carin is teaching this class through ZOOM! Email her if you would like to join! CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM . This Slow Flow Vinyasa yoga class is for the yogi that wants to practice at a slower pace. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a slow steady breath and postural integrity.  This class offers a lengthy Savasana.  A suggested donation of $5 - $12 per class is appreciated. Donations go directly to the instructor who generously volunteers her time to teach these classes for the community.Donate directly to Carin with Venmo - Thank you!Questions? Contact Carin CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Critique Group
Oct 12
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Monday, October 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Leverett Library's Zoom Strum Along with Julie Stepanek!
Oct 12
Leverett Library
Zoom: see link in description

Monday, October 12 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Leverett Library

Join us for "Manageable Mondays!"  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81914657422?pwd=SENJbTFKYm1RUTJDQjZBcGNRTzQwUT09 Meeting ID: 819 1465 7422 Passcode: 982793 One tap mobile +19292056099,,81914657422# US (New York) +13017158592,,81914657422# US (Germantown) Dial by your location        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 819 1465 7422 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kkhipEXX7  

VIRTUAL : Far Out Film Discussion via Zoom : Good Manners
Oct 12
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 12 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Forbes Library

Far Out Film Discussion will have a zoom meeting to talk about the 2017 Brazilian film Good Manners directed by Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas.View the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2HeNiEc0YThe film can be found online at kanopy - https://forbes.kanopy.com/product/good-mannersTo virtually attend this discussion, click the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523942049

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 13
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 13 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am Baby-Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3) [ONLINE]
Oct 13
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Tuesday, October 13 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

A storytime for babies and toddlers! This program will include 1-2 stories, songs, and rhymes. The video will be available starting at 9am.September's Theme: Fall! Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

Senior Fitness with Stephanie (virtual)
Oct 13
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Tuesday, October 13 from 9:30 am to 10:15 am

Townsend Public Library

.Stephanie will lead us in strength and stretching exercises via Zoom.  Cost: $5.00 per class.  Please call the Senior Center at 978-597-1710 to sign up and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 13
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Preschool Explorers @ ZOOM!
Oct 13
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join Ms. Carly for a special Zoom story time designed for preschoolers to explore a STEAM related concept through stories, songs, and an activity or demonstration. This program is best suited for children ages 4-5, although siblings and grown ups are welcome to join the fun if they'd like. Register below. For the fall session. You will only need to register once through December. A link will be sent out to families to join the Zoom meeting.For safety purposes, participants will have to share their screens at least initially. Please email childrens@northboroughlibrary.org for any questions! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459323

Playgroup on Zoom!
Oct 13
Granby Free Public Library
1 Library Lane, Granby, MA 01033

Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Granby Free Public Library

Virtual Mother Goose On The Loose
Oct 13
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Tuesday, October 13 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

This popular program is perfect for children from birth to 18 months and develops early language skills and nutures a love of literacy at a very early age. Join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85021113691?pwd=bVFXckMyMC8xb0NQeEJYSDVNbkZCdz0Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

Virtual Event- Baby Storytime
Oct 13
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Tuesday, October 13 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs and rhymes all geared towards your little one! https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-baby-storytime-15/

Virtual Music and Movement with Deb Hudgins
Oct 13
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Tuesday, October 13 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Do you miss Deb as much as us? She is now on YouTube with more songs, rhymes, and activities aboutbugs, food, and more! Email Lindsey at lcentrella@cwmars.org to receive program links each Tuesdaymorning. Best for ages 0-4. Brought to you by the Library Board of Trustees.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 []

Virtual Storytime
Oct 13
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:00 am

Southwick Public Library

Have you been missing storytime during this time away from the library? Now you can watch storytime from the comfort of your home. Visit our Facebook page on October 13 and 20 at 11am for a live storytime. 

Crafternoon Kits
Oct 13
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon to pick up the materials for a fun new art project! Virtual Crafternoon videos will be posted on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page each Tuesday for you to watch and craft along to!Crafternoon kits available for pick up from 12-3 on Tuesdays or while supplies last.

ONLINE - Afterthoughts Book Discussion Group
Oct 13
Springfield City Library
Online

Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Springfield City Library

Explore great books, join in on a lively discussion, and meet others who enjoy reading too. New members are always welcome. Meets at Noon on the second Tuesday of every month. Library copies of the book are available for curbside pickup. | AdultsThis month's selection is The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso (2017) fiction. For further information or to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting, please contact Lisa Lipshires at llipshires@springfieldlibrary.orgContact: Lisa Lipshires : 413-263-6828 ext 395 : llipshires@springfieldlibrary.org [All Library Locations]

Light Lunch-A Cookbook Bookclub
Oct 13
Westfield Athenaeum
6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

Meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon over Zoom, this club will focus on cooking healthy meals from a variety of cookbooks. There will be copies reserved and available for pick up. Each cook uses the book throughout the month and gives a review at the meeting, sharing the good, the bad and the worth repeating. There will also be a topic discussed each month, on subjects such as menu planning, techniques, finding ingredients, etc.  **THE COOKBOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT THE CIRCULATION DESK DURING A BROWSING APPOINTMENT OR PLEASE CALL 413-568-7833 TO GET YOUR COPY THROUGH LIBRARY TO GO** October 13- Damn Delicious Meal Prep-115 recipes for low-calorie, high energy living  by Chungah ReeNovember 10- Skinnytaste Fast and Slow-knockout quick-fix and slow cooker recipes by Gina HomolkaDecember 8- Hungry Girl Simply 6-All natural recipes with6 ingredients or less  by Lisa LillienContact: Becky Blackburn : 413-568-7833 ext111 : bblackburn@westath.org []

Virtual Lunch Table for Homeschoolers
Oct 13
Townsend Public Library
Online

Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

.Virtual Lunch Table for Homeschoolers in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades This group will meet weekly using Zoom. Children will have the opportunity to socialize, make friends, and have some fun! Activities may include read-alouds, games, crafts, virtual guests, science experiments, and more! Each session will be facilitated by parent volunteers or library staff to ensure a friendly welcoming environment and appropriate behavior. Eligibility:Open to all homeschoolers in the North Middlesex Regional School District and surrounding towns. Registration:We would like to encourage children to make long-term friendships, and we hope that each child will be able to attend regularly throughout the year. Group size will be limited to 10 children and registration will be on a rolling basis as space becomes available.  To register please email Molly at the Townsend Public Library mbenevides@cwmars.org Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Reader's Chat
Oct 13
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Tuesday, October 13 from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

Reader's Chats occur on the second Tuesday of every month at 1PM and on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM. These casual book clubs meet to discuss books tied into that month's Beanstack challenge. Sign up for the challenge at www.westath.beanstack.org. Register for your chosen Reader's Chat on EventKeeper.TOPIC TBAThese meetings will take place on Zoom. Registration required. This event is all ages.Contact: Gretchen Hohmeyer : ghohmeyer@westath.org []

VIRTUAL: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance
Oct 13
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 13 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Forbes Library

This seminar provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients and other prospective customers with an overview of events, programs, and resources available at One-Stop Career Centers. This seminar will be conducted via the Webex platform. Participants must have an email address to participate. Once registered, you will receive separately instructions on how to join webinar. To register for a webinar, call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Please note: Those who register less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time may not be accommodated, due to the technical aspects involved with registration. All participants must have an email address (created beforehand). When calling to register, please confirm with Career Center staff that the email address on record is your current email address.

Virtual Zoo on the Go with The Zoo in Forest Park (children)
Oct 13
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Tuesday, October 13 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Attention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will be hosting a Virtual Zoo on the Go program for Storrs Library on October 13at 3:30 p.m. on ZOOM! This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. This program will be presented using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video. New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. Shortly before the meeting time you will receive an email invitation to join. [Activity: Virtual]

Mamas’ Bootcamp
Oct 13
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Tuesday, October 13 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Knitting Group
Oct 13
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

PJ Storytime on ZOOM
Oct 13
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Northborough Free Library

Get dressed in your pajama best and join Ms. Lindsay for a bedtime themed storytime. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy cozy stories to end the night right.Best suited for families with children ages 2 to 6.We will be hosting this special story time on Zoom! Register here, and a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to your email with additional information. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459573

Virtual Meditation for Inner Peace During Turbulent Times
Oct 13
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Millbury Public Library

Join Nirav Sheth, long time meditator, who will discuss the secret to profound personal well-being and teach a simple time-tested technique.

Virtual - Trip to New Zealand with Karen Suffin
Oct 13
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Tuesday, October 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Join us for a virtual slideshow presentation of Karen's trip to New Zealand. Registration is required. At least 24 hours prior to the program, please email beaman@cwmars.org to sign up.Contact: Karen Suffin : 508-835-3711 : beaman@cwmars.org [Adult]

Supporting Antiracist Youth (Webinar for Adults)
Oct 13
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Forbes Library

The anti-bias, anti-racist educator, activist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell will lead this anti-racism webinar for our community. Intended for adults (including parents, caregivers, and educators), it will last approximately 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for a Q&A. All registrants will receive a free copy of Tiffany Jewell's book, This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work, to read in preparation for the webinar. It will be placed on the holds shelf under the name of the person who registers for the webinar, and can be picked up either in the building during self-service hours or outside of the building by scheduling a curbside pickup appointment. Please allow at least two days for us to put your copy on the holds shelf before picking it up. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Please email childrens@forbeslibrary.org with any questions.This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Virtual Teen Cooking Class: How to Boil Water
Oct 13
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Once a teen can boil water, they can make pasta, rice, and cook vegetables to create many recipes that they will love. Chef Liz will take the class step-by-step through 1 pasta dish and 1 rice dish everyone can make at home with confidence and success. This will be a virtual program on the Zoom platform with chef Liz Barbour. Register here and we will email you the log-in information the day before the program. https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-teen-cooking-class-how-to-boil-water/

How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Dessert Board
Oct 13
Ashby Free Public Library
Online Event

Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Ashby Free Public Library

Join Tiffany in the Virtual Kitchen as she prepares a simple and delicious dessert board filled with Pumpkin Spice Dip and lots of fall goodies for snacking.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 14
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 14 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) [Online]
Oct 14
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Wednesday, October 14 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

An online storytime for preschoolers! This program will include 1-2 stories, songs, rhymes, and an activity to try at home! The storytime will be available starting at 9 am.September's Theme: Fall!Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

VIRTUAL ONLY: Dharma Gentle Yoga
Oct 14
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 14 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Forbes Library

VIRTUAL ONLY: Streaming live online from Zoom. Students need to register.Dharma Gentle is a weekly yoga class. No yoga experience is required, but participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and blocks with you. This gentle, yoga class is appropriate for all who wish to add the healing qualities of yoga to their lives. We move the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently and conscientiously. Rests are taken between poses as the body moves towards inner introspection on a physical and meditative level. This class is highly beneficial for those who are ready to return to physical activity after an illness or injury, or for those who have not moved much in a long time. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.Your teacher, Vickie Healy is a registered Dharma Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Certification. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience. Vickie believes that practicing yoga is a powerful way to increase health and longevity.The Dharma Gentle Class was designed by Sri Dharma Mittra who founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975. He is the author of the world-renowned masterpiece, The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures. For more information about Dharma Yoga go to http://www.dharmayogacenter.com.This course is free of charge. Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.Contact: Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, RYT at Vickie@VickieHealyRN.com

VIRTUAL ONLY - The Writing Room
Oct 14
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 14 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Forbes Library

An update on the Writing Room in light of the Covid-19 pandemic:In order to stay safe and to care for our community, we will suspend our gatherings at Forbes Library. However, I am able to host the Writing Room using videoconference technology on Wednesdays only. On Wednesday mornings (only) we will meet via videoconference at our regular time: 9:30-12:30, using the exact same structure as we would if we were gathered around the table in the Watson Room at Forbes. The only difference will be that we will be connecting by videoconference, rather than face-to-face.Here's all you need to join the Writing Room via Videoconference:To connect by smartphone, tablet, ipad, computer or laptop simply click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/290253666Meeting ID: 287 592 0962 Password: 798169 I will come online 15 minutes before our starting time (at 9:15) to answer any questions you might have. You will have the option to have your camera off or on, so you can join however you feel most comfortable.The sessions will NOT be recorded, and you have the option to be visible or not, so your privacy will be preserved just as it would if we were meeting at the library.

Grow Play Learn sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Oct 14
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Wednesday, October 14 from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Come Zoom with us for stories, songs and skill building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member, guiding caregivers in strengthening interactions with their child. The program includes curriculum, Ages and Stages Questionnaire and resources to fit your child’s individual needs. This program is geared for children from birth to age four, and siblings are welcome.This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. Shortly before the program begins you will receive an email with a link to Join the Meeting. This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. [Activity: Virtual]

Terrific Twos Storytime!
Oct 14
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Join us for stories, music and fun for children (age two) and a caregiver. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/terrific-twos-storytime--57/

Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose
Oct 14
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills. For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver. Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 14
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Virtual Stay and Play
Oct 14
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Stay and Play with Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant coordinator Ms. Lisa. Please contact Ms. Lisa at westboylstoncfce@gmail.com for further information and to receive emails about all the CFCE program opportunities! She sends out constant contact information emails to let you know whats happening!Contact: Lisa Thompson : 508-574-1141 : westboylstoncfce@gmail.org []

Exquisite Corpses
Oct 14
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Let’s craft some Exquisite Corpses! Pick up craft paper and instructions in the Library's Newton Street vestibule between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14. Complete the craft at home with family or friends, in a socially distant manner, and then email jwright@cwmars.org a photo of your completed corpse for us to share on Facebook!Contact: Jessica Wright : 508-835-3711 : jwright@cwmars.org [Teen]

Move and Groove Storytime Live on Zoom
Oct 14
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Townsend Public Library

.Join Miss Jessie as she moves and grooves her way through your favorite story books!  Each week you will embark on a new adventure of dancing, singing, reading and movement...all while using your imaginations and props from your very own story time bag! Classes will be held Wednesdays at 10am and 1pm and will run approximately 30 mins.  Bags include: One shaker eggMagical wandPlush mini teddy bearOne bean bagFlowing scarfOne Hop spot Ages 3-6 Registration is only necessary for first time attendees. Once you are registered and have your kit you will receive the link for each week, morning and afternoon.Contact: Jessie Brothers : 978-597-1714 : jbrothers@cwmars.org [Library]

Book-A-Librarian
Oct 14
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Need help accessing your library account? Want to learn how to download that ebook? Looking for personalized book suggestions? We highly recommend you Book-a-Librarian! During a Book-a-Librarian session, reference librarians will be available to answer your questions, place holds, make reading suggestions, and more in real time via Zoom. Sign up for a fifteen minute one-on-one virtual chat, and we'll get your questions answered!Registrants will be emailed log-in information for the Zoom meeting prior to the session. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=463931

Virtual Story Time with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 14
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs, rhymes, stories, and more! Best for ages 0-4.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Online Storytime
Oct 14
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69816

Virtual Event- Storytime
Oct 14
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for the reading of three stories and some songs.   https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-storytime-15/

Online Qigong
Oct 14
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/5064160355

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use this link to join! https://zoom.us/j/5064160355 Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com 

Chat 'n' Chew Lunch-time Book Group
Oct 14
Hopkinton Public Library
Virtual - Hopkinton Public Library

Wednesday, October 14 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Hopkinton Public Library

Missing your Book Club? Consider joining the Chat'n'Chew book group. Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they read this month. All reviews of the books will then be posted to Facebook to share with the Hopkinton reading community.We will again meet virtually using Jit.si meet. Please fill out our registration form. On the day of our meeting you will be invited to join with an e-mail. Check out our Facebook events page for more information.

Wednesday Whodunnits (Virtual)
Oct 14
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Clapp Memorial Library

Our Mystery Book Group is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll be meeting online while the building is closed.  Book Club members should email akuchieski@cwmars.org for meeting details.

VIRTUAL Bingo for Seniors
Oct 14
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Townsend Public Library

.Wednesdays at 1pm. Three ways to play! Cable Channel 9: Tune in and watch Lynn call the numbers.  When you have a bingo, call the Senior Center Bingo line at 978-597-1730 and yell Bingo! YouTube live stream: Visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4qKyRPBcygVIEleshzKDbw to watch.   When you have a bingo, call the Senior Center Bingo line at 978-597-1730 and yell Bingo! Zoom.  Watch Lynn call the numbers, and simply say Bingo! Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

Outdoor Music Mashup
Oct 14
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 14 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join us for a special outdoor edition of Music Mashup at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Please note: in order to safely practice social distancing, space is very limited at this program. Please only register if you can attend and let us know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible. Please sign up for our waiting list if the event is full. Priority will be given to waitlisted registrants for the next Outdoor Music Mashup session. Adults and children ages 2 and over will be required to wear masks for the duration of the program. There will be pre-painted circles on the field that you and your family will need to remain in for the duration of the program. Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. Please note: this event will be postponed in the event of rain and severe weather.

Library Knitting Group
Oct 14
Granby Free Public Library
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09

Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Granby Free Public Library

Library Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: libraryOne tap mobile+13017158592,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: 626179Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbcP5UyKy9

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 3-6 yrs.
Oct 14
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Wednesday, October 14 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Spooky Virtual Trivia
Oct 14
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 14 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Northborough Free Library

Looking for a way to get in the Halloween spirit? Join us for a fun and slightly spooky afternoon of trivia! Come as a team or on your own. We'll be using Zoom and Kahoot for the event. Register here and invitations will be sent via email. Families welcome! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=464725

Virtual Minecraft Club
Oct 14
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join our Virtual Minecraft Club! We will be meeting remotely on the library's Minecraft server. You must have your own Minecraft account to participate. We will be playing with Java edition for this program. Instructions for accessing the library's Minecraft server from home will be emailed to you the day of the event. This club is for all students in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please note that you will not be able to join the library's server from a PlayStation. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=452366

Virtual Kids Yoga
Oct 14
Uxbridge Free Public Library
YouTube Live

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Tune in to YouTube Live and learn new poses, enjoy stories while practicing, and most of all, have fun!Best for ages 5 and up.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

VIRTUAL Book Club
Oct 14
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Reading "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett Sunderland Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Book Club Time: Oct 14, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89412927560 Meeting ID: 894 1292 7560 One tap mobile +13126266799,,89412927560# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,89412927560# US (New York) Dial by your location         +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)         +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)         +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)         +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)         +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)         +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 894 1292 7560 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcg1Mg7RUZ

Virtual Discussion with Lev AC Rosen
Oct 14
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Millbury Public Library

Join us for a virtual Q&A and in-depth discussion with the award-winning author of adult, young adult, and middle-grade titles, Lev AC Rosen. We will discuss his latest YA book, Camp. Further details, registration, and program link at www.millburylibrary.org. Send questions for the author ahead of time, and we will ask them at the event! Email illml@cwmars.org. This event is cosponsored by Enchanted Passage Bookstore in Sutton--copies of Camp will be available for purchase ahead of the event!

Virtual Dual Author Reading with Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-Voss
Oct 14
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Storrs Library and Bellastoria Press are excited to present a virtual dual author reading! Longmeadow natives Chris Boucher and Katharine Houston-Voss will be reading from their new books: Big Giant Floating Head by Boucher and memoir Loving Every Awkward Step:a humorous memoir about clubfoot, life choices, and surviving being different by Houston-Voss. Join us as these two friends reunite to share their stories and process. The readings will be followed by a Q&A discussion.Christopher Boucher is the author of the novels How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (2011), Golden Delicious (2016) and Big Giant Floating Head (2019), all out from Melville House. He’s also the editor of Jonathan Lethem’s nonfiction collection More Alive and Less Lonely (Melville House, 2017) and the Managing Editor of the literary journal Post Road. Boucher currently lives in Northampton and teaches writing and literature at Boston College. More information can be found at his website, christopherboucher.net. Born with both feet upside-down and backwards, Katharine Houston-Voss endured stares and answered awkward questions from the age of four. Those experiences developed a razor-sharp wit and a defiant spirit. Although she longed to blend in, she figured if she couldn’t, she’d better stick out. Houston-Voss began writing her memoir when she was thirty-two and recovering from her fifth surgery on her left foot, her seventh surgery overall. By the time she finished the book ten years later, she realized that her perspective had changed: As a child, she desperately wanted to blend in, but as a mom, she wants her son to know it’s okay to be different. Learn more at https://www.khoustonvoss.com/.We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. Register in Advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins. [Author]

Tarot Card Readings with Sally Cragin-Zoom Presentation
Oct 14
Bigelow Free Public Library
54 Walnut Street, Cinton, MA 01510

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Bigelow Free Public Library

.Tarot Card Readings with Sally Cragin- Zoom PresentationWhat does the future hold in store for you? Well, one thing is for sure, a tarot card reading session with Sally Cragin if you sign up for one at the Bigelow Library!Sally Cragin is a local expert in astrological, tarot and palm readings, so come meet up with her via Zoom and see what the card might have in store for you.Limited to 15 people. Sign up is required. Register below to receive the Zoom meeting invitation Contact: Melissa Fournier : 978-365-4160 : mfournier@cwmars.org []

TML Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 14
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Wednesday, October 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Forbes Library Zine Club - Virtual
Oct 14
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Forbes Library

Zine Club meets on zoom! A virtual co-work time to make zines and other art!zoom link :https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448156224?pwd=eTkxUlM1YS91UCsxNi96cGVOd0lsdz09password - 614664

Virtual Zine Club: Forbes/Jones/Lilly
Oct 14
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Lilly Library

Attn: all zine-makers (and those interested!) Join librarians and patrons from Forbes Library, Jones Library, and Lilly Library to hang out over Zoom and discuss all things zines. Attendees are encouraged to work on their own zine projects. (Note: zine-making packets are available curbside from Lilly Library during our normal hours! Grab one before you come to this event!) For more information on zines, head to https://bit.ly/ZinesAtLilly.   Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448156224?pwd=eTkxUlM1YS91UCsxNi96cGVOd0lsdz09 — the password for the event is 614664.

Homeschooling Resource Round Table
Oct 14
Townsend Public Library
Online

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

. Homeschooling Resource RoundtableWednesdays 7:00pm - 7:45pmFormat: ZoomThere is a world of resources available to homeschoolers! This group will provide a place for homeschooling parents/guardians to share useful resources, advice, and some grown-up time! Open to new and veteran homeschooling parents/guardians in the North Middlesex Regional School District, and surrounding towns. Group size will be limited to 10 adults. These events will be facilitated by the Townsend Public Library and parent volunteers. To join please email Molly at the TPL mbenevides@cwmars.orgContact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

Learn Ukulele
Oct 14
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary.  The library has a few ukuleles available to borrow- give us a call at 508-865-8752!  We're offering this class 3 weeks in a row- you are welcome to join one or join them all! On October 21 and 28 we have virtual strum-alongs with Julie also!  This will be a virtual class taught using the Zoom platform; you will receive the log-in information prior to the program via email. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/learn-ukulele-3/

ZOOM CLASS Intermediate Yoga
Oct 14
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road, Townsend, MA 01469

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Townsend Public Library

Carin is teaching this class through ZOOM! Email her if you would like to join! CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM .About the instructor:Carin Duteau, certified Fluid Yoga®  instructor, teaches in community, private, and continuing education settings in Townsend, Groton, and neighboring communities.A suggested donation of $5 - $12 per class is appreciated. Donations go directly to the instructor who generously volunteers her time to teach these classes for the community. Email Carin CARINLYNN7@HOTMAIL.COM for instructions on how to donate!Contact: Stacy Schuttler : 978-597-1714 : sschuttler@cwmars.org [Library]

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 15
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 15 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Read to Your Bunny Story-time!
Oct 15
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Read To Your Bunny is a baby story-time for children ages 12 to 24 months old and a caregiver. During story-time babies will meet Daisy (the puppet), sing songs, listen to a story or two, play peek-a-boo and some musical bell instruments!       This story-time is sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/read-to-your-bunny-story-time--5/

Music Mashup: Fall Session
Oct 15
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. This Zoom storytime is open to all families! Register below, and an invitation to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to your email inbox. You only have to register once, and we will use the same Zoom link each week. Weekly reminders will be sent to all registered families. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

Virtual Books and Blankies
Oct 15
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 15 from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Get ready for some virtual fun with your toddler. This program is suitable for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers. We will do a lot of singing, dancing rhyming, reading and instrument play during this program. It helps develop critical language skills and excites a love of literature in these early years. Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85120113769?pwd=MFZ2ckFrdnBUdjdwa0QwR0xDcVgvUT09Contact: Karen Suffin : 508-835-3711 : ksuffin@cwmars.org []

Selectman's Q&A
Oct 15
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Townsend Public Library

Broadcast on Channel 9 and via Zoom.  Speak with one of our Selectmen to hear the latest town news, share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas about senior issues.  This is NOT a Selectman's Meeting.Please call the Senior Center to sign-up and receive the zoom link.Contact: Katie Petrossi : 978-597-1710 : kpetrossi@townsendma.gov [Senior Center]

VIRTUAL BabyKneads - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Oct 15
Hopkinton Public Library
Online Program - Hopkinton Public Library

Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Hopkinton Public Library

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM VIA ZOOM** BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (BabyKneads) with Sheryl White (for children between the ages 2 months to ~pre-verbal). SIGN-UP REQUIRED by clicking on the Baby-Kneads 10/8/2020 event on the calendar which will automatically sign you up for all 4 classes. Children must be available to attend all 4 sessions given that the class is cumulative in nature. Fall session starts Thursday, October 8th and runs for 4 weeks: (10/8, 10/15, 10/22 and 10/29). **You will receive a Zoom link 24-48 hours before the program starts**

Thursday Morning Story Hour
Oct 15
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Books and Blankies Senior Edition
Oct 15
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 15 from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

This Books and Blakies class is for children that are 4 years old and not eligible for kindergarten. We will do some similiar actiities that they have expierienced in the previous classes with a more direct focus on pre-reading skills.Please join this Zoom program at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84486669063?pwd=V1p4Y3RiQlFYbkNUZjUxR0loYzh6UT09Contact: Sue Smith : 508-835-3711 : ssmith@cwmars.org []

Virtual - Book Discussion Group
Oct 15
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 Newton Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Thursday, October 15 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Beaman Memorial Public Library

Join us on Zoom to discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This title may be accessed via Libby and Overdrive. Or, if you prefer, call the Library at 508-835-3711 to pick up a copy of the book. All are welcome, but please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register. An email with the Zoom link will be sent the morning of the discussion.Contact: Lauren Espe : 508-835-3711 : beaman@cwmars.org [Adult]

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 15
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

The Book Club
Oct 15
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Thursday, October 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

In the house of Helios god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened Zeus banishes her to a deserted island where she hones her occult craft tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology including the Minotaur Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus the murderous Medea and of course wily Odysseus. But there is danger too for a woman who stands alone and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most Circe must summon all her strength and choose once and for all whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense  Circe is a triumph of storytelling an intoxicating epic of family rivalry palace intrigue and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. (review from Amazon)Please email Anne to be placed on the email list for the Zoom links. The Athenaeum will be requesting copies for book club members so please do not place your own hold. Please call or place a Library to Go via the Google form on our website. A limited number of ebooks are also available through the Overdrive app.Contact: Anne Brossard : abrossard@westath.org [All ages]

Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work: Be Anti-Racist (Webinar for youth ages 11-16)
Oct 15
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Forbes Library

The anti-bias, anti-racist educator, activist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell will lead this anti-racism webinar for our community. Intended for youth ages 11-16, it will last approximately 60 minutes, including 15 minutes for a Q&A. All registrants will receive a free copy of Tiffany Jewell's book, This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work, to read in preparation for the webinar. It will be placed on the holds shelf under the name of the person who registers for the webinar, and can be picked up either in the building during self-service hours or outside of the building by scheduling a curbside pickup appointment. Please allow at least two days for us to put your copy on the holds shelf before picking it up. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. Please email childrens@forbeslibrary.org with any questions.This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Boardof Library Commissioners.

Zoom class: Science and Craft Storytime with Miss Karen
Oct 15
Townsend Public Library
Online - Live

Thursday, October 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

   During each Zoom session we will read a different book and then have fun with a related craft and a few science experiments inspired by the story.  This program is suitable for children ages 4 to 8.  Session 3: Diary of a WormWe will be reading "Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin. We will talk about worms and why they are important. Then we will make worm inspired art project.  We will also talk about polymers and make some worms of our own.       ..  NEW FORMAT - Register for a live Zoom Meeting with Miss Karen.Once registered we will contact you so that you can pick up a kit of supplies and materials.Registration is required.Contact: Karen Savage : 978-597-1714 : ksavage@cwmars.org [Library]

Abandoned Villages & Ghost Towns of New England (virtual)
Oct 15
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm

Southwick Public Library

***This is a virtual event. Please email southwicklibrary@comcast.net to receive an invite to the Zoom program***Join author Thomas D'Agostino as he talks about abandoned villages and ghost towns in New England!

Virtual Ultimate Red Sox Presentation
Oct 15
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Zoom

Thursday, October 15 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of theUltimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program.To register for this event, please email uxbridgelibrary@cwmars.org to have the Zoom link sent directly to your email on the day of the event. This class is sponsored by the Uxbridge Board of Library Trustees and the Whitinsville Social Library. Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x100 : uxbridgelibrary@gmail.com []

American Sign Language for Beginners
Oct 15
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Westfield Athenaeum

 Our "ASL Basics" for Libraries are signs anyone can perform.  We will teach you how to sign basic phrases such as, “Hello, I name____ I” to introduce yourself, and incorporates vocabulary building.  Additionally, participants will learn: The ASL Manual Alphabet  Numbers 1-10  Days of the Week  Foods and Snacks ASL Negations and AffirmationsBasic ASL Sentence Structure that put together the signs participants learn during the class This course is taught in 4 -45 Minutes Zoom sessions. and allows up to 20 participants.  The handouts are included and incorporates a video of the Vocabulary learned during the live class. The recurring Zoom link is sent to the participants on the day of the first class, as well as the agenda.  Please register to reserve your spot! Contact: Becky Blackburn : 413-568-7833 ext111 : bblackburn@westath.org []

Virtual Read Aloud with Lindsey and Iggy the Sheep
Oct 15
Uxbridge Free Public Library
Facebook Live

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Uxbridge Free Public Library

Wind down with us on Facebook Live for some stories and a chapter or two of the book of the month!Best for all ages.Contact: Uxbridge Free Public Library : 508-278-8624 x104 : lcentrella@cwmars.org []

Board of Library Trustees
Oct 15
Hopkinton Public Library
VIRTUAL - Hopkinton Public Library

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Hopkinton Public Library

The Board of Library Trustees usually meets at 7 pm on third Thursdays. Meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are being held via Zoom for the time being. For information on how to access the meeting please contact the Library Director at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov, or refer to the Town of Hopkinton's meeting calendar.

Toastmasters
Oct 15
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

VIRTUAL: Poetry Discussion Group: Kevin Young
Oct 15
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 15 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Forbes Library

This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees. Each week, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet, usually contemporary, and sometimes one reading in the area. No prior reading or preparation required. **Now on Zoom!**Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Poetry DiscussionTime: Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thu, until Dec 17, 2020, 14 occurrence(s) Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Sep 24, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 15, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 26, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 3, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 10, 2020 07:30 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJYucu-tpzkpGNIvISuwtXqpqJo0QusdEGPt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCqrT4sH92XsxuBRowQA4_4M-_xmHpejY10ijbWFjdHWhLmJ8hNYoNqA9z1Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/92356592326?pwd=OVNHM3JFQW5uVGw2dDNtN0JUeElMQT09Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928One tap mobile 19292056099,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (New York) 13017158592,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/awOG5Uls4

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 16
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 16 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Toddler Time
Oct 16
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplayas we build your child's early literacy skills.For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult! Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

Young Scientists STEM Program
Oct 16
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Millbury Public Library

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week interactive, virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. Class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6, and siblings are welcome. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly. Register for each program at library website to receive link and materials list. The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Storytime with Ms Mary
Oct 16
Westfield Athenaeum
virtual

Friday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Westfield Athenaeum

Contact: Olivia Eberli : oeberli@westath.org [Children's Events]

Friday Morning Music - Fall
Oct 16
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Friday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Clapp Memorial Library

NEW SESSION STARTS 9/25 Program runs Fridays from 10:00-10:30 am, starting May 29th until we can safely meet in person again. Musician Donna Lee Honeywell and her husband, Clark, will lead a fun sing along with families on Zoom. Each week you receive an email with the Zoom invite. Performances will not be recorded, families can choose to have their camera on or off. Registration open until all slots are filled, for children 0-7. Register at clapplibrary.beanstack.com, if you have any questions, reach out to Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@cwmars.org

VIRTUAL: Toddler Time
Oct 16
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 16 from 10:00 am to 10:15 am

Forbes Library

Every Friday morning at 10 am, head to Forbes Library's Facebook page for a new virtual Toddler Time! These videos are great for children ages 1.5-3 and their parents and caregivers, and feature fun books, songs, and sometimes even puppets and scarves! You can also click on the "Videos" link on the left side of our Facebook page to watch previous storytimes as well. We miss you and hope you're all doing well!

Kanopy Film Series
Oct 16
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Friday, October 16 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Storrs Library is pleased to present our new online film discussion series. We'll be making monthly selections that are available on our digital platform, Kanopy. All you need to get started is your library card! Kanopy has a fantastic collection of documentaries, foreign films, and popular movies that we'll be exploring. Watch the film at home on your own schedule, and then join us online for a live discussion.This month's featured film is The Phantom of the Opera, the classic 1925 production featuring Lon Chaney. We'll be meeting on Friday, October 16 at 10:30 to discuss it.We'll be using Zoom for this presentation.You'll need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.Register in advance. You'll receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins. [Film]

Friday Adventurers
Oct 16
Townsend Public Library
Online

Friday, October 16 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Townsend Public Library

 . Explore the world on our virtual field trips for homeschoolers!Each week, via Zoom, we will “visit” a different museum, historical site, zoo, aquarium, or destination!Come learn, have fun, and travel the world without leaving home!Open to homeschoolers in grades 1-5Registration:Group size will be limited to 10 children, and registration will be on a rolling basis as space becomes available. To register please email Molly at the Townsend Public Library mbenevides@cwmars.org Each session will be facilitated by parent volunteers or library staff to ensure a friendly welcoming environment and appropriate behavior.Contact: Molly Benevides : 978-597-1714 : mbenevides@cwmars.org [Library]

VIRTUAL: Miss Kim's Storytime
Oct 16
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Friday, October 16 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Lilly Library

Join Miss Kim on Lilly Library's Facebook page every Friday at 11am for a virtual storytime. Miss Kim will read a few books and sing a few songs. Head to https://bit.ly/LillyOnFB each Friday at 11am to see the latest video!

Virtual Book Chat
Oct 16
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 16 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Forbes Library

You are cordially invited to a Forbes Library Virtual Book Chat on Fridays at 1 pm! Participants may share what they're reading, watching, and listening to, or just hang out to hear from others! Join the meeting:https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChatTo join by phone instead, tap this: 1.512.402.2718,,143892102#Looking for a different dial-in number?See meeting dial-in numbers: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=ForbesLibraryBookChatIf also dialing-in through a room phone, join without connecting to audio: https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChat#config.startSilent=trueWe hope to see you there!

Families in Harmony with Renee Coro
Oct 16
Richard Salter Storrs Library
Zoom

Friday, October 16 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Richard Salter Storrs Library

.Families in Harmony Level Two for children ages 5-8 is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being. This innovative program will teach the participants simple techniques including but not limited to singing, instrumental play, songwriting, breathe work, and creative movement to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will demonstrate and practice techniques that can support a healthier mental well-being in today’s challenging world. Registration is required for this four-part series.This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Join us for a virtual program using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. [Music: Virtual]

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 17
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 17 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Family Drama (The Good Kind!) with Meredith Charles!
Oct 17
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Leominster Public Library

Want to build language, creative thinking, problem solving, and socialization skills for your child while engaging in fun and laughter?! Join Meredith Charles of Drama Out of the Box on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10am for Family Drama (The Good Kind!)  Children are natural actors and pretenders. Through creative drama classes, they are able to explore thoughts and ideas while utilizing pantomime, story-telling and creative expression. When working together with others and a care-giver, they are able to expand and be open to ideas, communicate verbally and non-verbally, and use imagination to collaborate. Fun for the whole family and a great way to relieve stress by playing together! Registration is required and begins Saturday, Oct. 10.  Please call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to register as a family.  Children should be at least 5 years old.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/family-drama-the-good-kind-with-meredith-charles/

Snuggles & Stories
Oct 17
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Saturday, October 17 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Storytime & Craft
Oct 17
Woods Memorial Library
19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005

Saturday, October 17 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Woods Memorial Library

VIRTUAL: Spanish Conversation Group
Oct 17
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 17 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Library

The ongoing Spanish Conversation group has an open space for four more participants, starting onSeptember 19, every Saturday, from 3 to 4 30. This is an inviting program for learning in a friendly andrelaxed atmosphere through weekly Zoom sessions.Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include advanced conversation and text anaylsis.Electronic devises are not permited during the classes.For more information and zoom link, email Silvia at garabato.m7@gmail.comEl grupo de conversación en español continúa con las reuniones cada sábado de 3 a 4 30 y tiene unespacio abierto a través de zoom, para cuatro personas más.Este es un programa diseñado para practicar y mejorar el idioma usando distintos temas de comunicación,como literatura, análisis y conversación.Es un grupo de inmersión y por esta razón sólo se habla en españnol, sin la ayuda de ningún aparatoelectrónico durante el tiempo de clase.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 18
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, October 18 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 19
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 19 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Craft Kits to Go! Sports Animal Magnets!
Oct 19
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 19 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Sports Animal Magnets! This kit contains everything you need to create 2 animal magnets (assorted styles). This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/19. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-sports-animal-magnets/

Craft Kits to Go! Pom Pom Flamingos!
Oct 19
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 19 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Pom Pom Flamingos! This kit contains everything you need to create a friendly pink flamingo. This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/19. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-pom-pom-flamingos/

Craft Kits to Go! 3-D Floating Frog on Lily Pad!
Oct 19
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 19 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: 3D Floating Frog on a Lily Pad! This kit contains everything you need to create a fun frog craft. This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/19. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-3-d-floating-frog-on-lily-pad/

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 19
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Virtual Knitting Circle
Oct 19
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Join fiber arts enthusiasts for casual conversation while you work on your crafts. This group is meeting virtually through Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/676648252

Virtual Qigong Class 10:30 AM
Oct 19
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 19 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Dvora Eisenstein leads this free weekly Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time.  https://zoom.us/j/117278043  

Online Qigong
Oct 19
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Monday, October 19 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use the link to join!  https://zoom.us/j/117278043   Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com  

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs.
Oct 19
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Monday, October 19 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Monday Blockbuster Movie Matinee
Oct 19
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Monday, October 19 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Minecraft Club
Oct 19
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Monday, October 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join our Virtual Minecraft Club! We will be meeting remotely on the library's Minecraft server. You must have your own Minecraft account to participate. We will be playing with Java edition for this program. Instructions for accessing the library's Minecraft server from home will be emailed to you the day of the event. This club is for all students in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please note that you will not be able to join the library's server from a PlayStation.

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Critique Group
Oct 19
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Monday, October 19 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Craft & Chat on Zoom
Oct 19
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Monday, October 19 at 6:30 pm

Southwick Public Library

Color and Chat is back and it's now Craft and Chat- minus the cookies! We'll get together on Zoom to chat, color, and hopefully eat cookies- if you have them at home! Send an email to southwicklibrary@comcast.net if you'd like the Zoom login info.

VIRTUAL: Great Books Discussion: The Waves
Oct 19
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Forbes Library

**Join us on Zoom to discuss! https://zoom.us/j/98597461665?pwd=VE5IaytqcUdTSmVDVUxyNW1OL1J2Zz09**This month's selection is The Waves by Virginia Woolf. Set on the coast of England against the vivid background of the sea, The Waves introduces six characters—three men and three women—who are grappling with the death of a beloved friend, Percival. Instead of describing their outward expressions of grief, Virginia Woolf draws her characters from the inside, revealing their, inner lives: their aspirations, their triumphs and regrets, their awareness of unity and isolation. The Great Books discussion is structured so that the evening’s selected reading is discussed in a think tank environment with the intention of gaining insight from other readers that one would not have by reading alone. The seminar facilitator asks questions of the participants about the reading selection and helps the discussion stay focused. Our main goal is to have fun and take many interpretations from the group in order to enjoy a greater understanding of a selected reading.Discussions are open to everyone and free of charge. For a list of past and future discussion books and to contact the group visit, http://mail.salticid.com/mailman/listinfo/forbes_great_books_salticid.com.About the facilitator:Hilary Caws-Elwitt has her BA in English & American Literature from Harvard, MLS from University of Arizona, and ran Susquehanna County Reads for its first 4 years. But mostly she loves reading and discussing the books! Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Forbes Great BooksTime: Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Third Mon, 11 occurrence(s) Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM Oct 19, 2020 07:00 PM Nov 16, 2020 07:00 PM Dec 21, 2020 07:00 PM Jan 18, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 15, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 15, 2021 07:00 PM Apr 19, 2021 07:00 PM May 17, 2021 07:00 PM Jun 21, 2021 07:00 PM Jul 19, 2021 07:00 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJwofu6sqDosHNGM9nwBVFX6-X3cdNFkq6ri/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgqzItHtKUth-CRow-GYr4KOjwpn5dgo16sUbrFAJlRDuge9oRMbZRNtPBJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/98597461665?pwd=VE5IaytqcUdTSmVDVUxyNW1OL1J2Zz09Meeting ID: 985 9746 1665Passcode: 437942One tap mobile 13017158592,,98597461665#,,,,,,0#,,437942# US (Germantown) 13126266799,,98597461665#,,,,,,0#,,437942# US (Chicago)Dial by your location 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 985 9746 1665Passcode: 437942Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a3Hgahx5x

Leominster Meditation: Virtual Meet-up
Oct 19
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 19 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Monday meditation group that met at Leominster Library is temporarily an online event due to Covid. On Mondays call (712) 775-7463 a couple of minutes before 7:00 pm and enter access code “123676#". Or by computer go to https://www.freeconferencecallhd.com/dialer and enter the same phone number and access code as above. New people are welcome https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/leominster-meditation-virtual-meet-up-18/

VIRTUAL : Far Out Film Discussion via Zoom : Let the Right One In
Oct 19
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 19 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Forbes Library

Far Out Film Discussion will have a zoom meeting to talk about the 2008 Swedish horror film Let the Right One In - directed by Tomas Alfredson - which was based on a novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist who also wrote the screenplay. View the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICp4g9p_rgoThe film can be found online at kanopy - https://forbes.kanopy.com/product/let-right-oneTo virtually attend this discussion, click the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523942049

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 20
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 20 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am Baby-Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3) [ONLINE]
Oct 20
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Tuesday, October 20 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

A storytime for babies and toddlers! This program will include 1-2 stories, songs, and rhymes. The video will be available starting at 9am.September's Theme: Fall! Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 20
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Preschool Explorers @ ZOOM!
Oct 20
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join Ms. Carly for a special Zoom story time designed for preschoolers to explore a STEAM related concept through stories, songs, and an activity or demonstration. This program is best suited for children ages 4-5, although siblings and grown ups are welcome to join the fun if they'd like. Register below. For the fall session. You will only need to register once through December. A link will be sent out to families to join the Zoom meeting.For safety purposes, participants will have to share their screens at least initially. Please email childrens@northboroughlibrary.org for any questions! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459323

Playgroup on Zoom!
Oct 20
Granby Free Public Library
1 Library Lane, Granby, MA 01033

Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Granby Free Public Library

Virtual Event- Baby Storytime
Oct 20
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Tuesday, October 20 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs and rhymes all geared towards your little one! https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-baby-storytime-16/

Virtual Storytime
Oct 20
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 am

Southwick Public Library

Have you been missing storytime during this time away from the library? Now you can watch storytime from the comfort of your home. Visit our Facebook page on October 13 and 20 at 11am for a live storytime.

Crafternoon Kits
Oct 20
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 20 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon to pick up the materials for a fun new art project! Virtual Crafternoon videos will be posted on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page each Tuesday for you to watch and craft along to!Crafternoon kits available for pick up from 12-3 on Tuesdays or while supplies last.

VIRTUAL: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance
Oct 20
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 20 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Forbes Library

This seminar provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients and other prospective customers with an overview of events, programs, and resources available at One-Stop Career Centers. This seminar will be conducted via the Webex platform. Participants must have an email address to participate. Once registered, you will receive separately instructions on how to join webinar. To register for a webinar, call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Please note: Those who register less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time may not be accommodated, due to the technical aspects involved with registration. All participants must have an email address (created beforehand). When calling to register, please confirm with Career Center staff that the email address on record is your current email address.

Mamas’ Bootcamp
Oct 20
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Tuesday, October 20 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Knitting Group
Oct 20
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, October 20 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 21
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 21 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am S.T.E.A.M Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) [Online]
Oct 21
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Wednesday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

An online storytime for preschoolers! STEAM is the integration of: Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics! This program will include 1-2 stories, a song/rhyme, and an experiment! The storytime will be available starting at 9 am.September's Theme: FALL!Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

VIRTUAL ONLY: Dharma Gentle Yoga
Oct 21
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 21 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Forbes Library

VIRTUAL ONLY: Streaming live online from Zoom. Students need to register.Dharma Gentle is a weekly yoga class. No yoga experience is required, but participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and blocks with you. This gentle, yoga class is appropriate for all who wish to add the healing qualities of yoga to their lives. We move the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently and conscientiously. Rests are taken between poses as the body moves towards inner introspection on a physical and meditative level. This class is highly beneficial for those who are ready to return to physical activity after an illness or injury, or for those who have not moved much in a long time. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.Your teacher, Vickie Healy is a registered Dharma Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Certification. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience. Vickie believes that practicing yoga is a powerful way to increase health and longevity.The Dharma Gentle Class was designed by Sri Dharma Mittra who founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975. He is the author of the world-renowned masterpiece, The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures. For more information about Dharma Yoga go to http://www.dharmayogacenter.com.This course is free of charge. Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.Contact: Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, RYT at Vickie@VickieHealyRN.com

VIRTUAL ONLY - The Writing Room
Oct 21
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Forbes Library

An update on the Writing Room in light of the Covid-19 pandemic:In order to stay safe and to care for our community, we will suspend our gatherings at Forbes Library. However, I am able to host the Writing Room using videoconference technology on Wednesdays only. On Wednesday mornings (only) we will meet via videoconference at our regular time: 9:30-12:30, using the exact same structure as we would if we were gathered around the table in the Watson Room at Forbes. The only difference will be that we will be connecting by videoconference, rather than face-to-face.Here's all you need to join the Writing Room via Videoconference:To connect by smartphone, tablet, ipad, computer or laptop simply click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/290253666Meeting ID: 287 592 0962 Password: 798169 I will come online 15 minutes before our starting time (at 9:15) to answer any questions you might have. You will have the option to have your camera off or on, so you can join however you feel most comfortable.The sessions will NOT be recorded, and you have the option to be visible or not, so your privacy will be preserved just as it would if we were meeting at the library.

Terrific Twos Storytime!
Oct 21
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Join us for stories, music and fun for children (age two) and a caregiver. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/terrific-twos-storytime--58/

Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose
Oct 21
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills. For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver. Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 21
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Critique Group
Oct 21
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Online Storytime
Oct 21
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69821

Virtual Event- Storytime
Oct 21
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for the reading of three stories and some songs.   https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-storytime-16/

Online Qigong
Oct 21
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/5064160355

Wednesday, October 21 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use this link to join! https://zoom.us/j/5064160355 Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com 

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Critique Group
Oct 21
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees room

Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Babysitting Class- Online Part 2!
Oct 21
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, October 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Students in 6-12th grade are invited to participate in a Babysitting Course presented by Southwick Public Library in partnership with 4-H UMass. This is a 6 hour course broken into three sessions that meet online on October 7, 21, and 28th from 1-3. Sign-up is required, and space is limited. To sign up, call 413-569-1221 ext. 3. After sign-up, we will contact you when course materials are available for pick- up at the library. Sign up by October 5th.

Library Knitting Group
Oct 21
Granby Free Public Library
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09

Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Granby Free Public Library

Library Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: libraryOne tap mobile+13017158592,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: 626179Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbcP5UyKy9

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 3-6 yrs.
Oct 21
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

VIRTUAL: Kids' Book Club
Oct 21
Forbes Library
Community Room

Wednesday, October 21 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Forbes Library

Join us for a chat and a snack!

Sheryl Faye Presents Susan B. Anthony
Oct 21
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Susan B. Anthony was a women’s rights activist, and she devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. She is one of the most famous women in American history: she played a prominent role in the women’s suffrage movement; the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote; and she also was in support of women’s labor organizations and for a woman’s right to own property. Join us for an historical portrayal by Sheryl Faye of this monumental woman. In 2020, we celebrate not only 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, we’re also celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday! This is a prerecorded performance available from 6-8 pm only. The video is about 45 minutes long, so be sure to allow yourself enough time to watch the entire video because it will automatically turn off at 8 pm. A link and password will be emailed to registrants the day of the program. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sheryl-faye-presents-susan-b-anthony/

VIRTUAL: Coming To America Book Discussion: A Jewish Refugee in New York
Oct 21
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 21 from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Forbes Library

We'll discuss A Jewish Refugee in New York: Rivke Zilberg's Journal by Kadia Molodowsky.Copies of the books can be borrowed during self-service hours from the display area at the library, or reserved for curbside pickup. A young woman arrives in New York shortly after the Nazi invasion of Poland, her home country. In this novel in journal form, the author provides keen insight into the day-to-day activities of the large immigrant Jewish community, and points up the social, political, and cultural tensions of that time and place.

Haunted Western Mass
Oct 21
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Who knew there could be such spooky happenings in our neck of the woods? Join us for a presentation of local legends, ghost stories, and more! This program is virtual. Please email southwicklibrary@comcast.net to sign up. 

Spooky Storytelling
Oct 21
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, October 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join us for an hour of spooky storytelling! All teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come share a spooky story or two. This can be a story of your own creation or a favorite story you have heard or read before. Registration is required. We will be meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out in a reminder email the day of the program. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=463177

Ukulele Strum-Along
Oct 21
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Have a ukulele and want to get better at playing it? Play along with Julie via Zoom. You are muted, so sing as loud as you want! Focusing on easy songs, chords and lyrics provided.  We're offering this program twice- on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28- join one or both!  These will be virtual programs on the Zoom platform- you will receive a link prior to the program with the log-in information. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/ukulele-strum-along/

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 22
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 22 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Science Rocks! Virtually
Oct 22
West Springfield Public Library
200 Park St , West Springfield, MA 01089

Thursday, October 22 All Day

West Springfield Public Library

Pick up the materials needed for this months program between 3 .m. and 5 p.m. at the picnic table by the library parking lot (while supplies last) then look on the library Youth room page http://www.wspl.org/ , the Youth Room Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WestSpringfieldPublicLibrary.YouthRoom or the library's Youtube channel for the scientific concept and instructions to the project. This program is recommended for ages 9 - 12.    

Read to Your Bunny Story-time!
Oct 22
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Thursday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Read To Your Bunny is a baby story-time for children ages 12 to 24 months old and a caregiver. During story-time babies will meet Daisy (the puppet), sing songs, listen to a story or two, play peek-a-boo and some musical bell instruments!       This story-time is sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/read-to-your-bunny-story-time--6/

Music Mashup: Fall Session
Oct 22
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Thursday, October 22 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. This Zoom storytime is open to all families! Register below, and an invitation to our Zoom meeting room will be sent to your email inbox. You only have to register once, and we will use the same Zoom link each week. Weekly reminders will be sent to all registered families. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

VIRTUAL BabyKneads - SIGN UP REQUIRED
Oct 22
Hopkinton Public Library
Online Program - Hopkinton Public Library

Thursday, October 22 from 10:30 am to 11:15 am

Hopkinton Public Library

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM VIA ZOOM** BABY SIGN LANGUAGE (BabyKneads) with Sheryl White (for children between the ages 2 months to ~pre-verbal). SIGN-UP REQUIRED by clicking on the Baby-Kneads 10/8/2020 event on the calendar which will automatically sign you up for all 4 classes. Children must be available to attend all 4 sessions given that the class is cumulative in nature. Fall session starts Thursday, October 8th and runs for 4 weeks: (10/8, 10/15, 10/22 and 10/29). **You will receive a Zoom link 24-48 hours before the program starts**

Thursday Morning Story Hour
Oct 22
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Thursday, October 22 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 22
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 22 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

VIRTUAL: Trustees of Forbes Library
Oct 22
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 22 from 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Forbes Library

Monthly meeting of the Trustees of Forbes Library. Open to the public.

Toastmasters
Oct 22
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Thursday, October 22 from 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

VIRTUAL: Poetry Discussion Group: Tracy K. Smith
Oct 22
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Thursday, October 22 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Forbes Library

This weekly poetry discussion group is open to everyone including regulars and drop-ins. All voices are honored: first-time poetry readers and life-long devotees. Each week, the group convenes to discuss the work of a particular poet, usually contemporary, and sometimes one reading in the area. No prior reading or preparation required. **Now on Zoom!**Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Poetry DiscussionTime: Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every week on Thu, until Dec 17, 2020, 14 occurrence(s) Sep 17, 2020 07:30 PM Sep 24, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 1, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 8, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 15, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 22, 2020 07:30 PM Oct 29, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 5, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 12, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Nov 26, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 3, 2020 07:30 PM Dec 10, 2020 07:30 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJYucu-tpzkpGNIvISuwtXqpqJo0QusdEGPt/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCqrT4sH92XsxuBRowQA4_4M-_xmHpejY10ijbWFjdHWhLmJ8hNYoNqA9z1Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/92356592326?pwd=OVNHM3JFQW5uVGw2dDNtN0JUeElMQT09Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928One tap mobile 19292056099,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (New York) 13017158592,,92356592326#,,,,,,0#,,475928# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 923 5659 2326Passcode: 475928Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/awOG5Uls4

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 23
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 23 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Toddler Time
Oct 23
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplayas we build your child's early literacy skills.For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult! Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

Young Scientists STEM Program
Oct 23
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Millbury Public Library

Join STEM Beginnings for a 6-week interactive, virtual series for children, ages 3-6. Children will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments. Class size is limited to 12 children, ages 3-6, and siblings are welcome. A list of materials for families to prepare for each class will be provided weekly. Register for each program at library website to receive link and materials list. The “Young Scientists” series is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), which is a Massachusetts Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Grant funded by the Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts.

Friday Morning Music - Fall
Oct 23
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Clapp Memorial Library

NEW SESSION STARTS 9/25 Program runs Fridays from 10:00-10:30 am, starting May 29th until we can safely meet in person again. Musician Donna Lee Honeywell and her husband, Clark, will lead a fun sing along with families on Zoom. Each week you receive an email with the Zoom invite. Performances will not be recorded, families can choose to have their camera on or off. Registration open until all slots are filled, for children 0-7. Register at clapplibrary.beanstack.com, if you have any questions, reach out to Jennifer Whitehead at jwhitehead@cwmars.org

VIRTUAL: Toddler Time
Oct 23
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 10:15 am

Forbes Library

Every Friday morning at 10 am, head to Forbes Library's Facebook page for a new virtual Toddler Time! These videos are great for children ages 1.5-3 and their parents and caregivers, and feature fun books, songs, and sometimes even puppets and scarves! You can also click on the "Videos" link on the left side of our Facebook page to watch previous storytimes as well. We miss you and hope you're all doing well!

Outdoor Music Mashup
Oct 23
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Friday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join us for a special outdoor edition of Music Mashup at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Please note: in order to safely practice social distancing, space is very limited at this program. Please only register if you can attend and let us know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible. Please sign up for our waiting list if the event is full. Priority will be given to waitlisted registrants for the next Outdoor Music Mashup session. Adults and children ages 2 and over will be required to wear masks for the duration of the program. There will be pre-painted circles on the field that you and your family will need to remain in for the duration of the program. Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. Please note: this event will be postponed in the event of rain and severe weather. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

VIRTUAL: Miss Kim's Storytime
Oct 23
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Friday, October 23 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Lilly Library

Join Miss Kim on Lilly Library's Facebook page every Friday at 11am for a virtual storytime. Miss Kim will read a few books and sing a few songs. Head to https://bit.ly/LillyOnFB each Friday at 11am to see the latest video!

Virtual Book Chat
Oct 23
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Friday, October 23 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Forbes Library

You are cordially invited to a Forbes Library Virtual Book Chat on Fridays at 1 pm! Participants may share what they're reading, watching, and listening to, or just hang out to hear from others! Join the meeting:https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChatTo join by phone instead, tap this: 1.512.402.2718,,143892102#Looking for a different dial-in number?See meeting dial-in numbers: https://meet.jit.si/static/dialInInfo.html?room=ForbesLibraryBookChatIf also dialing-in through a room phone, join without connecting to audio: https://meet.jit.si/ForbesLibraryBookChat#config.startSilent=trueWe hope to see you there!

Ghosts and Legends Virtual Program
Oct 23
Millbury Public Library
Online Event

Friday, October 23 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Millbury Public Library

For over 20 years, Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He’s one of New England’s premiere storytellers who seeks out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters, and legends from all over the world and in your backyard. With all new stories for 2020, “Ghosts and Legends” presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he’s worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger’s program will delve into the reasons behind the legends. Register to receive Zoom link prior to program. Jeff Belanger (www.jeffbelanger.com) is one of the most visible and prolific researchers of folklore and legends today. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal (published in six languages). He also hosts the New England Legends weekly podcast.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 24
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 24 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Snuggles & Stories
Oct 24
Thayer Memorial Library
Children's Room

Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Storytime & Craft
Oct 24
Woods Memorial Library
19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005

Saturday, October 24 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Woods Memorial Library

Read to a Dog!
Oct 24
Southborough Public Library
Online Event

Saturday, October 24 from 11:00 am to 11:40 am

Southborough Public Library

Children preferably ages 5 and up with some reading ability will read to Bear, a certified therapy dog. Each child participating will have a chance to read a short book to Bear over Zoom and can listen to the other readers. Limit 3 children per session. Participants must register at: bit.ly/sblibvirtual16.

VIRTUAL: Spanish Conversation Group
Oct 24
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Saturday, October 24 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Forbes Library

The ongoing Spanish Conversation group has an open space for four more participants, starting onSeptember 19, every Saturday, from 3 to 4 30. This is an inviting program for learning in a friendly andrelaxed atmosphere through weekly Zoom sessions.Sessions (which start promptly) are from 3-4:30 PM and include advanced conversation and text anaylsis.Electronic devises are not permited during the classes.For more information and zoom link, email Silvia at garabato.m7@gmail.comEl grupo de conversación en español continúa con las reuniones cada sábado de 3 a 4 30 y tiene unespacio abierto a través de zoom, para cuatro personas más.Este es un programa diseñado para practicar y mejorar el idioma usando distintos temas de comunicación,como literatura, análisis y conversación.Es un grupo de inmersión y por esta razón sólo se habla en españnol, sin la ayuda de ningún aparatoelectrónico durante el tiempo de clase.

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 25
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Sunday, October 25 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 26
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 26 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

Take Home Craft Kits for Kids
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Monday, October 26 through October 31

Southwick Public Library

Visit the library October 26-31 to pick up a fun Halloween craft kit that you can complete at home. All kits will contain materials to create the craft, but materials like tape or glue will not be provided. Kits will be available for curbside pickup, too!

Craft Kits to Go: Halloween Bats!
Oct 26
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 26 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Halloween Bats! This kit contains everything you need to a bat decoration for Halloween. This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/26. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-halloween-bats/

Craft Kits to Go! Pumpkin Patch Boxes!
Oct 26
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 26 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Pumpkin Patch Boxes! This kit contains everything you need to create a fun pumpkin decoration in a box.  This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/26. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-pumpkin-patch-box-craft/

Craft Kits to Go! Western Characters Craft Stick Kit!
Oct 26
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 26 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Western Characters Craft Stick Kit! This kit contains everything you need to create 2 western characters (assorted styles) on a craft stick. This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/26. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-western-characters-craft-stick-kit/

Craft Kits to Go! Color Your Own Fuzzy Halloween Magnets!
Oct 26
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 26 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Dr. Martin T. Feldman Children's Room presents Craft Kits to Go: Color Your Own Fuzzy Halloween Magnets! This kit contains everything you need to create 2 Haloween magnets (assorted styles). This kit is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. Kits are available while supplies last. We will begin taking sign-ups at 9:30 a.m. on 10/26. Simply call 978-534-7522 ext. 5 to reserve your kit to pick-up. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/craft-kits-to-go-color-your-own-fuzzy-halloween-magnets/

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 26
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Virtual Knitting Circle
Oct 26
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 26 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Join fiber arts enthusiasts for casual conversation while you work on your crafts. This group is meeting virtually through Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/676648252

Virtual Qigong Class 10:30 AM
Oct 26
Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs
20 School Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Monday, October 26 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Sunderland Public Library - Adult Programs

Dvora Eisenstein leads this free weekly Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time.  https://zoom.us/j/117278043  

Online Qigong
Oct 26
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Monday, October 26 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use the link to join!  https://zoom.us/j/117278043   Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com  

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs.
Oct 26
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Monday, October 26 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Monday Blockbuster Movie Matinee
Oct 26
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Monday, October 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Virtual Minecraft Club
Oct 26
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Monday, October 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Join our Virtual Minecraft Club! We will be meeting remotely on the library's Minecraft server. You must have your own Minecraft account to participate. We will be playing with Java edition for this program. Instructions for accessing the library's Minecraft server from home will be emailed to you the day of the event. This club is for all students in grades 6-12. Registration is required. Please note that you will not be able to join the library's server from a PlayStation.

Clapp Critics (Virtual)
Oct 26
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Monday, October 26 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Clapp Memorial Library

For September, Clapp Critics are meeting on Monday, September 28th at 6PM to discuss Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (physical copies available for curbside pick-up at the library and available as ebook and audiobook through OverDrive). Clapp Critics meets every 4th Monday of the Month.  While our building is closed we are meeting virtually! Email Ann, at akuchieski@cwmars.org, for more information

Leominster Meditation: Virtual Meet-up
Oct 26
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Monday, October 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Leominster Public Library

The Monday meditation group that met at Leominster Library is temporarily an online event due to Covid. On Mondays call (712) 775-7463 a couple of minutes before 7:00 pm and enter access code “123676#". Or by computer go to https://www.freeconferencecallhd.com/dialer and enter the same phone number and access code as above. New people are welcome https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/leominster-meditation-virtual-meet-up-19/

VIRTUAL : Far Out Film Discussion via Zoom : Gozu
Oct 26
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Monday, October 26 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Forbes Library

Far Out Film Discussion will have a zoom meeting to talk about the 2003 horror/crime film Gozu by Japanese director Takashi Miike.The film can be found online at Tubi - https://tubitv.com/movies/327417/gozu?start=trueTo virtually attend this discussion, click the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523942049

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 27
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 27 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am Baby-Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3) [ONLINE]
Oct 27
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Tuesday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

A storytime for babies and toddlers! This program will include 1-2 stories, songs, and rhymes. The video will be available starting at 9am.September's Theme: Fall! Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 27
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Preschool Explorers @ ZOOM!
Oct 27
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join Ms. Carly for a special Zoom story time designed for preschoolers to explore a STEAM related concept through stories, songs, and an activity or demonstration. This program is best suited for children ages 4-5, although siblings and grown ups are welcome to join the fun if they'd like. Register below. For the fall session. You will only need to register once through December. A link will be sent out to families to join the Zoom meeting.For safety purposes, participants will have to share their screens at least initially. Please email childrens@northboroughlibrary.org for any questions! Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459323

Playgroup on Zoom!
Oct 27
Granby Free Public Library
1 Library Lane, Granby, MA 01033

Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Granby Free Public Library

Virtual Event- Baby Storytime
Oct 27
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Tuesday, October 27 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for songs and rhymes all geared towards your little one! https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-baby-storytime-17/

Crafternoon Kits
Oct 27
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon to pick up the materials for a fun new art project! Virtual Crafternoon videos will be posted on the library's YouTube channel and Facebook page each Tuesday for you to watch and craft along to!Crafternoon kits available for pick up from 12-3 on Tuesdays or while supplies last.

VIRTUAL: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Online Assistance
Oct 27
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 27 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Forbes Library

This seminar provides Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients and other prospective customers with an overview of events, programs, and resources available at One-Stop Career Centers. This seminar will be conducted via the Webex platform. Participants must have an email address to participate. Once registered, you will receive separately instructions on how to join webinar. To register for a webinar, call the Greenfield Career Center at 413-774-4361 or 800-457-2603. Please note: Those who register less than 24 hours ahead of the scheduled start time may not be accommodated, due to the technical aspects involved with registration. All participants must have an email address (created beforehand). When calling to register, please confirm with Career Center staff that the email address on record is your current email address.

Mamas’ Bootcamp
Oct 27
Thayer Memorial Library
Dexter Room

Tuesday, October 27 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club (Virtual)
Oct 27
Clapp Memorial Library
Virtual, MA

Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Clapp Memorial Library

A monthly book club for lovers of high fantasy, hard science fiction, fable, far future, and all of the speculative fiction options. For October we will be meeting at 6PM on 10/27 to discuss The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin, available for curbside pickup. We are meeting online while the building is closed. To sign-up or ask questions email Tegan at tmannino@cwmars.org.  

Knitting Group
Oct 27
Thayer Memorial Library
Trustees Room

Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Thayer Memorial Library

Dear Citizens: Very few if any public libraries are open in the Commonwealth. Some public libraries have chosen to provide a curbside pickup service. The Thayer Memorial Library is taking the following approach of phasing in services. The State of the Library as of 01 June 2020 The Library’s book drop is now open. You can return anything you have checked out from any Library in the Commonwealth. Media By Mail Service The Library is still evaluating curbside service and may not offer it for a few more weeks. When to open the Library to the public has yet to be determined. I have been in consultation with area directors developing plans to welcome visitors back inside the building as soon as it is safe for everyone. This announcement will be updated every Monday. Please fill out this form with any questions. ~ joe eBooks, eAudiobooks Get started with Books by Mail Get Started with Overdrive Get Started with hoopla Get Started with RB DIgital Magazines Virtual Storytime Miss Maren uploads virtual story times to TML’s Youth Services YouTube Channel every Thursday. A Library Born in Crisis Part 1: A Library Born in Crisis Part 2: The Heart of the Library Information on COVID-19 Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report. Includes cases by Community, 1/1-6/3 Mass.gov COVID-19 Updates and Information Lancaster COVID-19 Information Center for Disease Control Explore additional digital resources available from home here. Read magazines on your mobile device or desktop. (formerly known as Zinio) Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card Check out eBook and eAudio to Android, iOS and Windows devices Discover the newest books, videos and music available at TML

PJ Storytime on ZOOM
Oct 27
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Tuesday, October 27 from 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Northborough Free Library

Get dressed in your pajama best and join Ms. Lindsay for a bedtime themed storytime. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy cozy stories to end the night right.Best suited for families with children ages 2 to 6.We will be hosting this special story time on Zoom! Register here, and a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to your email with additional information. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459573

The Haunted History of New England w/ Chris Daley
Oct 27
Joshua Hyde Public Library
Online Event

Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Joshua Hyde Public Library

Chris Daley presents this one hour slide presentation that also incorporates video footage. The presentation melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them. Register in advance is required for this program: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAocO-prjojEtY6DQLk9E6u2LFQZTchVddj After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the JHPL

Cookbook Club: Pumpkin, Potatoes, and Yams
Oct 27
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Topic TBD.Email southwicklibrary@comcast.net for the Zoom login info and let us know your recipe. If you'd like to share your recipe, please send that along as well.

Virtual Book Group
Oct 27
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69986

Mystery Book Discussion: The Last Woman in the Forest
Oct 27
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Forbes Library

This month's selection is The Last Woman in the Forest by Diane Les Becquets. Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to Northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. When they’re separated on another assignment, she’s shattered to learn of his tragic death. Before long, Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.Hoping to clear Tate’s name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who’s haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move....The Mystery Book Discussion Group meets monthly for a casual discussion. New members are always welcome. Pick up a copy of this month's discussion book at the library. **JOIN US ON ZOOM: Forbes Library (Spaces) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Mystery book clubTime: Oct 27, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Tue, 20 occurrence(s) Oct 27, 2020 07:00 PM Nov 24, 2020 07:00 PM Dec 22, 2020 07:00 PM Jan 26, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 23, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 23, 2021 07:00 PM Apr 27, 2021 07:00 PM May 25, 2021 07:00 PM Jun 22, 2021 07:00 PM Jul 27, 2021 07:00 PM Aug 24, 2021 07:00 PM Sep 28, 2021 07:00 PM Oct 26, 2021 07:00 PM Nov 23, 2021 07:00 PM Dec 28, 2021 07:00 PM Jan 25, 2022 07:00 PM Feb 22, 2022 07:00 PM Mar 22, 2022 07:00 PM Apr 26, 2022 07:00 PM May 24, 2022 07:00 PMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJwvdu6qpj4qH9Y8D-PSDp2hUyJ04_RBMW2T/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCgrDotGNyQsByFRow-AIj4KOrxiCVfgvpkxDuoMxN3clH-A_toYuZAIvr9Join Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/98217285052?pwd=dURwSXl2dGtYRmJPMm1yMHAzNVFCUT09Meeting ID: 982 1728 5052Passcode: 956244One tap mobile 19292056099,,98217285052#,,,,,,0#,,956244# US (New York) 13017158592,,98217285052#,,,,,,0#,,956244# US (Germantown)Dial by your location 1 929 205 6099 US (New York) 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) 1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) 1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) 1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)Meeting ID: 982 1728 5052Passcode: 956244Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adxPiV9kIS

Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibit
Oct 28
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 28 All Day

Forbes Library

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library is hosting an online community art exhibit. Please visit often and see what your neighbors and friends have created! New art works are being added frequently.If you would like to have your art included, please fill in the artist entry form.Anyone living and making visual art in the Pioneer Valley is invited to submit up to 3 digital images of their work for inclusion in the online exhibit. Artists and visitors of all ages are invited! Links: Virtual Exhibit: https://forbeslibrary.org/virtual-gallery/ Art Submission Form: https://forms.gle/GRf9ywTFZn5A3xfC8

9am 'Take & Make' Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5) [Online]
Oct 28
Hopkinton Public Library
Hopkinton Public Library

Wednesday, October 28 from 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Hopkinton Public Library

An online storytime for preschoolers! This program will include 1-2 stories, songs, rhymes, and an activity to try at home! The storytime will be available starting at 9 am. October's Theme: Fall!This will be our special monthly 'Take & Make' storytime! Registration opens Oct 1! Sign up (below) for the opportunity to pick up a small crafting kit that goes along with this storytime! Mrs. C will show kids how to complete the craft at home! Families will pick up the crafting kit the Monday before the storytime (Monday Oct. 26th). The kit will have your child's name on it, and it will be placed on a table outside of the library's Church Street entrance between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm. Watch by joining the Facebook group 'Hopkinton Public Library Children's Room': https://www.facebook.com/groups/HopkintonPublicLibraryChildrensRoom/

VIRTUAL ONLY: Dharma Gentle Yoga
Oct 28
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 28 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am

Forbes Library

VIRTUAL ONLY: Streaming live online from Zoom. Students need to register.Dharma Gentle is a weekly yoga class. No yoga experience is required, but participants must be able to get up and down from the floor independently. Drop-ins are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and blocks with you. This gentle, yoga class is appropriate for all who wish to add the healing qualities of yoga to their lives. We move the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently and conscientiously. Rests are taken between poses as the body moves towards inner introspection on a physical and meditative level. This class is highly beneficial for those who are ready to return to physical activity after an illness or injury, or for those who have not moved much in a long time. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.Your teacher, Vickie Healy is a registered Dharma Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Certification. She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of nursing experience. Vickie believes that practicing yoga is a powerful way to increase health and longevity.The Dharma Gentle Class was designed by Sri Dharma Mittra who founded one of the early independent schools of Yoga in New York City in 1975. He is the author of the world-renowned masterpiece, The Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures. For more information about Dharma Yoga go to http://www.dharmayogacenter.com.This course is free of charge. Nominal donations of up to $5 accepted.Contact: Vickie Healy, RN, BSN, RYT at Vickie@VickieHealyRN.com

VIRTUAL ONLY - The Writing Room
Oct 28
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 28 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Forbes Library

An update on the Writing Room in light of the Covid-19 pandemic:In order to stay safe and to care for our community, we will suspend our gatherings at Forbes Library. However, I am able to host the Writing Room using videoconference technology on Wednesdays only. On Wednesday mornings (only) we will meet via videoconference at our regular time: 9:30-12:30, using the exact same structure as we would if we were gathered around the table in the Watson Room at Forbes. The only difference will be that we will be connecting by videoconference, rather than face-to-face.Here's all you need to join the Writing Room via Videoconference:To connect by smartphone, tablet, ipad, computer or laptop simply click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/290253666Meeting ID: 287 592 0962 Password: 798169 I will come online 15 minutes before our starting time (at 9:15) to answer any questions you might have. You will have the option to have your camera off or on, so you can join however you feel most comfortable.The sessions will NOT be recorded, and you have the option to be visible or not, so your privacy will be preserved just as it would if we were meeting at the library.

Terrific Twos Storytime!
Oct 28
Leominster Public Library
Virtual Program Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street , LEOMINSTER, MA, 01453

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Leominster Public Library

Join us for stories, music and fun for children (age two) and a caregiver. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. https://leominsterlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/terrific-twos-storytime--59/

Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose
Oct 28
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills. For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver. Streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northboroughfreelibrary/live_videos

VIRTUAL: One-on-One Help with a Librarian
Oct 28
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Forbes Library

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a librarian!You may schedule an appointment for one-on-one help with:research reading/listening/watching suggestionslibrary ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming videoyour computer, phone, or tabletsomething else!

Outdoor Music Mashup
Oct 28
Northborough Free Library
34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Northborough Free Library

Join us for a special outdoor edition of Music Mashup at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Please note: in order to safely practice social distancing, space is very limited at this program. Please only register if you can attend and let us know if you can no longer make it as soon as possible. Please sign up for our waiting list if the event is full. Priority will be given to waitlisted registrants for the next Outdoor Music Mashup session. Adults and children ages 2 and over will be required to wear masks for the duration of the program. There will be pre-painted circles on the field that you and your family will need to remain in for the duration of the program. Designed for children ages 2 through 5 and their whole family, this program invites children to explore movement through music, use instruments and other manipulatives, and enjoy a story or two together. Please note: this event will be postponed in the event of rain and severe weather. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=459706

Online Storytime
Oct 28
Westhampton Public Library
1 North Road, Westhampton, MA 01027

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Westhampton Public Library

https://www.westhampton-ma.com/node/561/events/upcoming/westhampton-public-library/events/69826

Virtual Event- Storytime
Oct 28
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Sutton Free Public Library

Join us on Facebook Live for the reading of three stories and some songs.   https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/virtual-event-storytime-17/

Online Qigong
Oct 28
Leverett Library
https://zoom.us/j/5064160355

Wednesday, October 28 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Leverett Library

Use this link to join! https://zoom.us/j/5064160355 Calm your mind. Improve your balance. Enhance your health. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques and focused attention. Qigong translates as "Cultivating Life's Energy." This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and any age. You may join this free class at any time. Taught by Dvora Eisenstein.  For questions and more information please email: CommunityQigong@gmail.com 

Babysitting Class- Online Part 3!
Oct 28
Southwick Public Library
95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Southwick Public Library

Students in 6-12th grade are invited to participate in a Babysitting Course presented by Southwick Public Library in partnership with 4-H UMass. This is a 6 hour course broken into three sessions that meet online on October 7, 21, and 28th from 1-3. Sign-up is required, and space is limited. To sign up, call 413-569-1221 ext. 3. After sign-up, we will contact you when course materials are available for pick- up at the library. Sign up by October 5th.

Library Knitting Group
Oct 28
Granby Free Public Library
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09

Wednesday, October 28 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Granby Free Public Library

Library Staff is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8649079854?pwd=OGdjOGpxRDlRSStqbEdKYVJ5eCtQZz09Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: libraryOne tap mobile+13017158592,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,8649079854#,,,,0#,,626179# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 864 907 9854Password: 626179Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbcP5UyKy9

Fall Storytime (Virtual) - Ages 3-6 yrs.
Oct 28
Simon Fairfield Public Library
290 Main Street, Douglas, MA 01516

Wednesday, October 28 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Simon Fairfield Public Library

Call or email Debbie (dsoderman@cwmars.org or 508-476-2695) at the library for link to join meeting.    

Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack: Virtual Adult Program
Oct 28
Brimfield Public Library
Main Street, Brimfield, MA 01010

Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Brimfield Public Library

Adult Chopped Challenge - ZOOM
Oct 28
Conant Public Library
4 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA 01564

Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Conant Public Library

Get creative in the kitchen with the Conant Public Library's Chopped Challenge! Challengers ages 18+ are invited to pick up a mystery bag of ingredients at the library, create their own food masterpiece, and show it off via Zoom! All mystery ingredients must be used, but participants can add their own ingredients to create their dishes. The virtual reveal will take place on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm, so all dishes must be completed by then; mystery ingredients will be provided earlier in the week. Registration is required and is limited- please call 978-422-6409 to register.

Forbes Library Zine Club - Virtual
Oct 28
Forbes Library
20 West St, Northampton, MA 01060

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Forbes Library

Zine Club meets on zoom! A virtual co-work time to make zines and other art!zoom link :https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448156224?pwd=eTkxUlM1YS91UCsxNi96cGVOd0lsdz09password - 614664

T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group) Virtual Meeting
Oct 28
Northborough Free Library
Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northborough Free Library

Virtual Meeting via Zoom - T.A.G. meets once a month to discuss all things Teen. T.A.G. plans Teen events and helps the Teen Librarian choose new materials for the Teen Room. Teens entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome. Registration is required. You will be emailed the Zoom link the day of the meeting. Registration: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=NFL&curID=452374

Virtual Zine Club: Forbes/Jones/Lilly
Oct 28
Lilly Library
19 Meadow Street, Florence, MA 01062

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Lilly Library

Attn: all zine-makers (and those interested!) Join librarians and patrons from Forbes Library, Jones Library, and Lilly Library to hang out over Zoom and discuss all things zines. Attendees are encouraged to work on their own zine projects. (Note: zine-making packets are available curbside from Lilly Library during our normal hours! Grab one before you come to this event!) For more information on zines, head to https://bit.ly/ZinesAtLilly.   Join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88448156224?pwd=eTkxUlM1YS91UCsxNi96cGVOd0lsdz09 — the password for the event is 614664.

Ukulele Strum-Along
Oct 28
Sutton Free Public Library
Virtual Program Sutton Free Public Library, 4 Uxbridge Road , Sutton, MA, 01590

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sutton Free Public Library

Have a ukulele and want to get better at playing it? Play along with Julie via Zoom. You are muted, so sing as loud as you want! Focusing on easy songs, chords and lyrics provided.  This will be a virtual program on the Zoom platform- you will receive a link prior to the program with the log-in information. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Osterman Family Foundation https://suttonpubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/ukulele-strum-along-2/

Haunted Gingerbread Houses
Oct 28
Southborough Public Library
Online Event

Wednesday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Southborough Public Library

Registered participants will need to separately schedule a library curbside pickup appointment to get their gingerbread house and kit. Call the Southborough Library at 508-485-5031 to schedule a curbside pickup appointment. Event takes place over Zoom, participants will be e-mailed an access link. For ages 10-19. Please register: http://bit.ly/sblibvirtual21. This program was made possible by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

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