Events

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Lunch, Wednesday, January 7, 12-2pm

The Library’s 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.

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Chess Club, Wednesday, January 7, 5:30-7:45pm

Do you play chess?  Meet up with other chess players in the main library 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.

Greenfield Public Library

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 6:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

First Wednesday Speaker Series:  A Bird Flew Out of My Chest:  Exploring Forgiveness as a New Year Begins, Wednesday, January 7, 6pm

Join the GPL and Art & Soul during the month of January in an important conversation on the questions, challenges, struggles, and possibilities of forgiveness.  The Forgiveness Project is a yearlong multi-venue, multi-arts exploration on the theme of forgiveness throughout the Pioneer Valley.  The First Wednesday Speaker Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library in conjunction with the World Eye Book Shop.  This month’s program has been sponsored by Art & Soul.

Author Readings at Forbes

Wednesday, January 7th 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Forbes Library
21 West Street

From the early America of Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson, to the Cold War and medical mistakes of the 1960’s — four local authors for middle grade and young adult readers will read from their work set in America’s past on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7 PM in the Coolidge Museum at the Forbes Library. Jeannine Atkins, Burleigh Muten, Ellen Wittlinger, and Jane Yolen harness the stories of history to carry any young person who loves fiction to a love of historical place and setting.  This evening in the Local History/Local Novelists series will be appropriate for people ranging from young teen to adult, and will feature a question-and-answer panel with the authors.

Greenfield Public Library

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Lunch, Thursday, January 8, 12-2pm

The Library’s 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.

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 11:00 am
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

“Mother Goose on the Loose”, Friday, January 9, 11am

Join the happy circle with Kay Lyons at a lap-sit story hour for children age 3 and under with a grown-up every Friday morning 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.

Greenfield Public Library

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Writer’s Workshop, Friday, January 9, 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.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
at Greenfield Public Library
402 Main St.

Open for Business, Friday, January 9, 2-5pm

People looking for reliable WiFi 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.

Happier Valley Comedy Show

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Arts Block Cafe
289 Main St.

All-new monthly improv comedy show featuring The Ha-Ha’s and their special guests from Boston and beyond. Each show is completely new and different. Check www.happiervalley.com for the details about this month’s show. Tickets are $10 online in advance at The Arts Block website or $13 at the door. This show is PG-13.

“Winter Wildlife”

Saturday, January 10th 2015 - All Day
at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
Rt 141

 

In winter we humans can go into our houses, turn up the heat, and stay warm. Outdoors we put on snowsuits, boots, and mittens. But what about wildlife species?  In Mass Audubon’s program on “Winter Wildlife,” we will explore various ways to learn about hibernation, migration, and sleepers. Find out which animals stay around and their strategies for surviving the winter. Make a jello pretend animal and see if it can survive the cold! This is an indoor/outdoor program for families with children ages five and over.  Please dress to be outdoors for most of this program.  The program, which will be led by environmental educator Rebecca Moretti, is suitable for individuals and families with children ages 5 – 10.  It will take place at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton/Northampton from 10 a.m. –  noon on Saturday, January 10.   The fee is $6 for Mass Audubon members and $8 for nonmembers.  Preregistration is required.  Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.   For more information, please contact Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries at 413-584-3009 ext. 812 or arcadia@massaudubon.org.

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