Events

4th Parade

Monday, June 29th 2015 - All Day

The Shelburne Falls Cub Scouts Pack 85 is working on forming a parade on Saturday July 4th with line up at 10:30 am and step off at 11:30 am near the old Buckland maintenance department on Conway Street in Buckland. There will be a Cub Scout Chicken BBQ with a Military band Concert at the Buckland Shelburne Elementary School after the parade. If you or your group would like to take part please contact Steve at 413-522-4585 or 413-625-6856.

Summer Meals Program

Monday, June 29th 2015 - All Day

Gill-Montague Regional Schools Summer Meals Program, is open Monday through Friday from June.29 to August14 for ages 18 and under. Locations: Sheffield Elementary School where Breakfast is served 8-9 AM and Lunch from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Turners Falls High School and Great Falls Middle School Cafeteria serves Breakfast from 8-9 AM and Lunch from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Unity Park will have bBeakfast from 8-9 AM and Lunch from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. All FREE!

Folk Arts and Artifacts From America’s Prison Culture

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - All Day at Hosmer Gallery @ Forbes Library
20 West Street
Northampton

Folk Arts and Artifacts From America’s Prison Culture

July 2-30, 2015

Reception: July 8, 5-7 PM

Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library Curated by Phyllis Kornfeld, with Janelle Aieta  (This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.)

Greenfield Public Library

Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

Writers’ Lunch, Monday, July 6, 13, 20,  12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.   This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Open for Business, Monday, July 6, 13, 20,  2-5pm  

Telecommuters and local business people looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.   Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

Harry Potter Quidditch Club, Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 6:30- 8 pm

Everyone gets to play on a Quidditch team on the Great Lawn of the Greenfield Public Library.   Play the Muggle version of the wizards’ game and take Hogwarts “classes” with Professor McGonagall! This fun activity is designed for ages 6 – 13 and will take place rain or shine. For more information call 772-1544 or stop by the Children’s Room.

 

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, Tuesday,  July 7, 14, 21, 10am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.   Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young.  Children and grown-ups shake rattles, tap rhythm sticks, wave colored scarves, ring bells, and do knee bounces to simple sing-along tunes that everybody learns together.   Go on the loose with Mother Goose! It’s so much fun!  Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.   No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.  This is a self-directed free writing time is open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.    Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Teen Movie Night, Tuesday July 7, 14, 21, 5:30- 8

Enjoy screenings of your favorite Marvel Movies- PG-13 on Tuesdays this summer. Follow the Superhero Summer Reading Challenge at Greenfield Public Library.  This is a free program thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird Book Series, Tuesday, July 7, Friday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 14 at 6 pm

  • Tuesday, July 7, a book discussion will be held at 6 pm in the library’s new Greenfield Meeting Room. Twenty copies of To Kill a Mockingbird have been purchased so patrons will have a chance to read (or reread) it before the discussion. Or bring your own favorite copy, and a comparison of the numerous editions can become part of the conversation!
  • Friday, July 10 at 6pm, the film, starring Gregory Peck, will be shown in the LeVanway Meeting Room.
  • Tuesday, July 14 at 6pm, local presenter Barry Deitz will talk about The Long Silence of Harper Lee in the Greenfield Meeting Room.

 

 

Summer Camp Story Hour, Wednesday July 8, 15, 22, 10 am

Families with children ages 4 – 10, summer camps and day care providers are invited for a weekly read-aloud, sing-along story hour with Children’s librarian, Kay Lyons.  Each week will feature a themed set of stories and songs.  Enjoy some interactive fun in air conditioned comfort.  For more information and to sign up call 772-1544.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.   This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

Young Writers’ Group, Wednesday, July 8, 15, 22, 4-5 pm

An exciting opportunity for young writers to work with Nell Wright, herself a writer for youth, begins on Wednesday, June 24 and runs Wednesdays through July 22.  The group will meet in the LeVanway Room at Greenfield Public Library from 4-5 pm and is for kids aged 11-15.  Nell has studied the Greek hero tradition in mythology and will work with those themes in keeping with the Summer Reading theme of Every Hero Has a Story.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday,  July 8, 15, 22, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players at the Greenfield Public Library.   Contact calderrossi@gmail.com with any questions.   The last Wednesday of each month will feature a speed chess tournament.   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

Meet the Author: Ariel Swan, Wednesday, July 8, 6-8 pm

Meet local author Ariel Swan on Wednesday, July 8 at 6 pm in the LeVanway Room of Greenfield Public Library. Escape the ordinary this summer as Ariel Swan shares her first novel, The Nightingale Bones, a story of ghosts and magick. This program is free and open to the public thanks to the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Thursday, July 9, 16, 24, 12-2pm

The Library’s LeVanway Meeting Room will be open each Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 for a Writers’ Lunch.   This is a self-directed free writing time open to any writer who is looking for a place to work through their lunch.   Bring your own lunch and beverage and stop in for all or part of the Writers’ Lunch.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details.

 

SuperHero Club, Thursday, July 9, 16, 23, 4- 5 pm

Be a superhero at the library this summer! Come to a 6 week Superhero Club for kids in grades 1 through 5. Francesca Passiglia will lead this group which is free of charge thanks to the Friends of Greenfield Public Library

 

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 10am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under (with a grown-up) at the Greenfield Public Library.  Kay reads books, leads the group in hand rhymes, and uses puppets to teach animal sounds and other concepts new to the very young.  Children and grown-ups shake rattles, tap rhythm sticks, wave colored scarves, ring bells, and do knee bounces to simple sing-along tunes that everybody learns together.   Go on the loose with Mother Goose! It’s so much fun!  Each session is 45 minutes, with half an hour of structured activity and about fifteen minutes of visiting time.  No sign-up is required, and the program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Writers’ Lunch Workshop, Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 12-2pm

This two-hour writing workshop runs on Fridays from noon to 2 pm.  Jane Buchanan and Joannah Whitney lead the program, which includes writing exercises and discussion as well as an opportunity to share what has been written.   Participants are encouraged to attend the open writing periods during the week as well.   There is no charge for the workshop and registration is not required.  Contact Jane Buchanan at 413-772-1544 for more details. 

 

Open for Business, Friday, July 10, 17, 24, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable Wi-Fi and a quiet workspace are invited to the library’s LeVanway Meeting Room Mondays and Fridays from 2-5pm.   Access to the room is free and open to all who need a space to work.

 

Summer Book Sale of the Friends of Greenfield Public Library, Saturday, July 11, 10 am- 1 pm

Get ready to shop ‘til you drop for the best deals on summer reads and personal interest books of all kinds.  All proceeds provide outstanding programming at Greenfield Public Library.

 

Trustee Meeting, Tuesday, July 14, 5:30pm

The monthly meeting of the GPL trustees will be held in the LeVanway Meeting Room.

 

Children’s Book Writers, Tuesday, July 21, 6-8pm

Adults who write for children are invited to attend a critique group in the LeVanway Room the third Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 pm. The group will be facilitated by Nell Wright. Participants will discuss skills, share tips and opportunities for development, and read and discuss their stories. For more information, call Jane at the library at 413-772-1544 x 5120.

 

Greenfield Public Library 402 Main Street Greenfield, MA 01301 413-772-1544 www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

- 9:00 am - 10:00 am at Main St on Greenfield Town Commons
Main St
Greenfield

The public is invited to the 4th Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Greenfield, Ma. area Community Citizens on July 4th at the Greenfield Town Commons from 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. Special participants this year along with myself include Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin, Fire Dept., Musicians Cecilia Berger, Holly Brown, Atty Isaac Mass, Pastor Stan Aksamit, and other local community Officials and citizens. Celebrate America’s 239th Birthday at 9:00am. July 4th on Main St at the Greenfield Town Commons. In case of Rain it will be held in the Greenfield Town Hall.

Bernardston Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at United Church of Bernardston
58 Church St.
Bernardston

Every Saturday through October 3rd, 10am to 1pm at the United Church of Bernardton parking lot.  Local, fresh farm produce and other products!

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 4:00 pm

MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS celebrates Charlemont’s 250th birthday  with  Jazz on the River with John Clark and Friends Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m., free to the public, by the Deerfield River at the bridge in Charlemont, MA.  In case of rain the concert will be in the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont.

Monday Night Supper-Guiding Star Grange

Monday, July 6th 2015 - 12:00 am at Guiding Star Grange –
401 Chapman Street
Greenfield

The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield hosts their Monday Night Supper at 5:30 July 6th. $10 for a Shepard’s Pie with dessert. Under age 5 FREE! Check for a different main course each first Monday of the Month.

Special Event at the Greenfield Public Library

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main Street
Greenfield

To Kill a Mockingbird:  The Book, the Movie, the Author

To celebrate the July 14, 2015 publication Go Set a Watchman, a new book by Harper Lee featuring the characters from her beloved To Kill a Mockingbird, the Greenfield Public Library will hold three programs to celebrate the original Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

  • Tuesday, July 7, a book discussion will be held at 6 pm in the library’s new Greenfield Meeting Room. Twenty copies of To Kill a Mockingbird have been purchased so patrons will have a chance to read (or reread) it before the discussion. Or bring your own favorite copy, and a comparison of the numerous editions can become part of the conversation!
  • Friday, July 10 at 6pm, the film, starring Gregory Peck, will be shown in the LeVanway Meeting Room.
  • Tuesday, July 14 at 6pm, local presenter Barry Deitz will talk about Harper Lee, her life, and her legacy in the Greenfield Meeting Room.

Come to one or all of these programs to refresh your memory about To Kill a Mockingbird and get ready for the release of Go Set a Watchman!  All programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

Kidleidoscope @ GFDC

Tuesday, July 7th 2015 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am at Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls

Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. Each program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child to wildlife along the river. Recommended for ages 3-6 with a parent or guardian. Meet in the Great Hall.

Different animal/insect each Tuesday.

Visit www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org or join us on Facebook

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