Events

Greenfield Public Library Schedule

Friday, September 4th 2015 - All Day at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.
Greenfield

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Library Closing for Labor Day Holiday- Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7!

 

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, Tuesday, September 8, 15, 22, 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, September 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 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.

 

Greenfield Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 5:30pm

The monthly meeting of the GPL trustees will be held in the LeVanway Meeting Room. This meeting is open to the public.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Wednesday, September 9, 16, 23, 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.

 

Chess Club, Wednesday, September 9, 16, 23, 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.

 

Memoir Writing Group, Thursday, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 10am- noon

Join our 8 week Memoir-Writing Group on Thursdays, 10 – noon starting September 10.  Mary Clare Powell will be facilitating the discussion. This group is sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library and there is no charge.

 

Writers’ Lunch, Thursday, September 10, 17, 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.

 

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, Friday, September 11, 18, 25, 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, September 11, 18, 25, 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, September 11, 18, 25, 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.

 

Friends of Greenfield Public Library Fall Book Sale, Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00am- 1:30pm

The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library will hold a Fall Book Sale on Saturday, September 12, from 10 am to 1:30 pm. The sale will be held in the stacks in the library basement.  Hardcover books will sell for $2.00 each and paperbacks for $1.00 each. Children’s books are priceless—please pay what you think they are worth and remember that the money is going to support the library!

 

Writers’ Lunch, Monday, September 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 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, September 14, 21, 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.

 

Afterschool Read-Aloud, Monday Sept.14, 21, 4-5pm

Families with kids from preschool through third grade, join Children’s Librarian Kay Lyons for a read-aloud hour at the Greenfield Public Library each Monday from 4 to 5 PM starting Monday, September 14.  Kay or a guest reader will read picture books, folk tales, or passages from favorite chapter books in a theme each week, with sing-along songs and some puppetry to go along with the theme. For more information check out the library website at www.greenfieldpubliclibrary.org or call the children’s librarian at 413-772-1544 extension 5104.

 

Children’s Book Writers Group, Tuesday, September 15, 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.

 

Young Writers Group, Wednesday, September 16, 4 – 5pm                   

Author and teacher Nell Wright will work with young writers ages 10-14 beginning on Wednesday, September 14 and continuing on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month during the school year. The group will meet in the Greenfield Room from 4 -5pm. A theme for the fall series will be determined by the group at the first meeting. The group is limited to 8 participants and preregistration is required. Call 413-772-1544 extension 5 for more information. This class is free thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library.

 

STEAM Activity, Thursday September 17, 4- 5pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math- learning and fun at the Library meets the third Thursday of each month beginning Sept. 17 from 4pm-5pm in the Greenfield Room of Greenfield Public Library.  Each week a guest presenter will cover one of the fields with a book and activity sure to inspire creativity.  This is a free activity sponsored by the Friends of Greenfield Public Library.

 

Quidditch Club, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2- 4pm

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.

 

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

Greenfield Trash Schedule for Labor Day Week

Friday, September 4th 2015 - All Day

Due to the holiday on Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule.       

Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday

Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday

Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday

Thursday’s and Friday’s collection will be on Friday 

It is important to have the rubbish and recycling curbside by 7:00 A.M. on the day of the collection.

THE YMCA IN GREENFIELD NOTEBOOK FOR THE WEEK OF SEPT. 7

Friday, September 4th 2015 - All Day at Community YMCA Greenfield
451 Main Street
Greenfield

 

Session I Registration – The first of five eight-week sessions is starting this week and goes until October 25.  Youth classes include parent/child gym/swim, swimming and gymnastics lessons, youth soccer (ages 4-12), flag football, basketball skills, after school childcare and Y preschool.  Adult classes include water therapy and fitness classes, strength training, ballroom dancing, diabetes care, weight loss challenge, foam roller class and cardiac rehab class.  Registration is now in progress for Y members and non members.  See class details at “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org or pick up a copy at the Y’s Welcome Center, 773-3646 ext 0.

 

Fall Sports – The Y offers a year-round youth sports program for boys and girls ages 4-12.  The emphasis is on introducing children to a variety of sports so they can improve their fitness level and coordination by learning progressive sports skills over the years.  The Sept/Oct sports are soccer for ages 4-5, 6-8 & 9-12 which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at GCC, flag football for ages 6-8 & 9-12 which meets Mondays at GCC and basketball skills and drills for ages 4-5, 6-8 & 9-12 which meets in the Y gym on Saturday mornings.  For complete details see page 10 of “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646 ext 0.

 

3 Openings in Y Preschool – The Y’s full day preschool has three five-day openings in its 4-5 year old classroom and three part-day openings in its 2.9-4 year old classroom.  The Y’s preschool offers a weekly swim and gymnastics lesson, daily P.E., snow day care, early care from 6:30-8:30am and  late care from 3:30-5:30pm.  The school is now open fifty weeks per year.  Call Lisa at 773-3646 ext 431 to schedule a tour.  For more info see page 6 of the Y’s brochure at ymcaingreenfield.org.

 

Weight Loss Team Challenge – The Y staff knows how hard it can be for people to lose weight, learn how to exercise properly, eat right and maintain strength and stamina throughout the process. This challenge will provide the support and motivation people need to be successful.  Participants can make their own team or they Y will help create one.   Challenges have included workout bingo, scheduled treadmill interval sessions, healthy cooking classes, nutritional seminars and more!  The fall challenge kicks off October 6, 2015 and runs through December 7.  Pre-register at the Y’s Welcome Center.  The weight loss challenge will include: Fitness intakes (initial weigh-in, body measuring, BMI and BF% – Must be done before kick-off), 9 weeks of coaching from our exercise trainers,  teams of four = team support, weekly weigh-ins / food journaling for bonus points, required number of cardio and strength-training sessions each week and prizes for the winning team. Fees  are  $109 for members and $159.

 

Teen Leaders / Venturing Club For boys and girls ages 12-18 – This year the YMCA in Greenfield’s Teen Leaders Club is teaming up with the Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing Club to provide positive experiences to help boys and girls prepare to become responsible, mature, and caring adults. Club members will be required to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours a month at the Y working in a variety of departments such as childcare, gymnastics or aquatics. Members may volunteer with mailings, cleaning and special events. The club will also participate in community events. Each month the club has two club meetings on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm and has group outings, fun nights, and overnights on a regular basis. Teens involved in Leaders / Venturing Club will: Experience a program that is fun and full of challenge and adventure; acquire skills in the areas of volunteering, adventure, sports, arts and hobbies; experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and be given the opportunity to take on leadership roles; have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment; attend talks on drug prevention, anti bullying, life skills, banking, cooking & more. An informational meeting will be held September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the Social Room. Call Dave at 773-3646 ext 436 for more info.

 

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Fall I Session

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384A Dwight St.
Holyoke

Register now for Fall I Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, and more. For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 7:30 am at Covenant Church
18 Bridge Street
Millers Falls

The monthly Men’s fellowship breakfast is this Saturday morning – 09/05/15 at 7:30!

This is a great time of Bible study, fellowship, with a legendary breakfast buffet too.

Everyone is welcome, so if you want to bring someone extra – no problem. Dads, bring your sons, and sons, bring your dads.

Invite and bring that friend or neighbor who doesn’t go to church. Come be challenged by God’s Word, and get fed body and soul!

Start time is 7:30 with a half hour devotional. At 8:00 we start breakfast, and you will be on your way by 9:00.

 

Menu includes – Scrambled eggs, waffle fries, home fries, sausage, bacon, Totinos, muffins, pastries, breads, juice, coffee, biscuits, French toast, and pancakes with real maple syrup.

Brothers – let us join together, study God’s Word, and encourage one another to fight the good fight.

Bernardston Farmers Market

Saturday, September 5th 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!

Song and Story Swap

Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 7:00 pm at The Nacul Center
592 Main Street
Amherst

What:   Song & Story Swap with guest Jim Scott

Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA

When:   7:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2015

Song & story opening round theme: The Forest

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Fall I Session

Sunday, September 6th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384A Dwight St.
Holyoke

Register now for Fall I Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, and more. For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website.

Holyoke Creative Arts Center Fall I Session

Monday, September 7th 2015 - All Day at Holyoke Creative Arts Center
384A Dwight St.
Holyoke

Register now for Fall I Session! The Holyoke Creative Arts Center offers weekly classes in upholstery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, painting, drawing, and more. For more information or to register for classes, visit the Holyoke Creative Arts Center website.

Chicken Barbecue

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church of Whately
177 Chestnut Plain Road
Whately

First Congregational Church of Whately, 177 Plain Road, Whately hosts a Chicken Barbecue on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th at the church. Noon to 2 PM, eat in or take out! $12 adults, $5 children. Menu: 1/2  BBQ chicken, baked potato, corn, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea, milk, soda, punch. Reservations at 1-413-665-2653.

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