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Wednesday April 2, 2014 -  Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Paintings and Objects by Karl Knapp, Monica Vachula, Melissa Caldwell, Marion Abrams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Karl Knapp: lamps and oil paintings

Monica Vachula: oil paintings: illustrations for Noah Webster: Weaver of Words

Melissa Caldwell: acrylic miniature paintings

Marion Abrams: pysanky eggs

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 7:00 PM Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   587-1011   
    This month's discussion will be The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault

While flirting with each other to ease the boredom of working as dictionary updaters, Billy Webb and Mona Minot discover that someone has been lacing their dictionary files with clues to an unsolved murder.
The Mystery Book Discussion Group meets monthly at the library for a casual discussion. New members are always welcome. Pick up a copy of this month's discussion book at the library.
    Location: Watson Room
Friday May 2, 2014 -  Friday May 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Northampton High School Student Art Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   
 
 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Paradise City Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   587-1011   
    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.

This month we'll be reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
                          

Book Summary:
Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

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.
    Location: Community Room
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_scissors 4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Knitting Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   587-1011   
    Lost in the pattern? Confused by inscrutable directions? Or do you want to modify a pattern you already have? Bring your stalled knitting project to the Knitting Clinic, where we will figure out what the directions really mean or how to get the result you want. We will undertake to try to salvage any project and also teach some simple tips to improve your knitting.

Margaret Bruzelius has had her knitting patterns published in Vogue Knitting, McCall's Craft and Needlework, and other knitting magazines. While she no longer publishes patterns, she continues to knit in her spare time.

    Location: Coolidge Museum
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Celebration of Local Novelists, Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   413-587-1017   ldowning@forbeslibrary.org
   

Local History/Local Novelists 2013/14 Reading and Lecture Series

Author reading followed by Q&A with:

Deborah Noyes, novelist, Captivity

Jacqueline Sheehan, novelist, Picture This

Hilary Sloin, novelist, Art on Fire  

 

The Connecticut River Valley is rich in both novelists and history.  Forbes Library is a place where novelists come to research and write alongside others interested in local history and literature. The Local History/Local Novelists series, now in its fourth year, invites the community to enjoy and join in the conversation between history and fiction that both engages and creates our changing cultures. Curated by  Forbes Writer in Residence Susan Stinson.

 

 

 


    Location: Coolidge Museum
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Second Mondays Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   587-1011   
    We'll be discussing Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Book Summary:

In 1962, on a rocky patch of sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper looks out over the incandescent waters of the sea and spies a woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. He learns that she is an American starlet who is said to be dying.

And the story begins again in the present when half a world away, an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives including the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion.

Gloriously inventive and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.


Literary minded discussion. Open to new members.
    Location: Watson Room
Tuesday June 3, 2014 -  Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Wilbraham Art League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

"3 Objects"

mixed media by Wilbraham Art League

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Second Mondays Book Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa   587-1011   
    We'll be discussing Ru by  Kim Thúy

Book Summary:
A book of rare beauty: Ru is a lullaby of Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland. Ru: In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, and money. Kim Thuy's Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream. As an adult, the waters become rough again: now a mother of two, she must learn to shape her love around the younger boy's autism. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy.

Literary minded discussion. Open to new members.
    Location: Watson Room
Wednesday July 2, 2014 -  Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Paintings, drawings and prints by Diane Harr, Lisa Henry, Martha Ebner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Diane Harr: gouache paintings of Italy

Martha Ebner: drawings, monotypes and watercolors

Lisa Henry: charcoal and graphite drawings

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Monday August 4, 2014 -  Friday August 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Landscapes by Walter Cudnohufsky and Caren Hyde Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Walter Cudnohufsky: landscape watercolors

Caren Hyde: acrylic landscape paintings

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Tuesday September 2, 2014 -  Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Landscape paintings, etchings and drawings by Elizabeth Lehman, Anita Hunt, Adell Donoghue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Elizabeth Lehman: oil landscape paintings

Anita Hunt: landscape etchings

Adell Donoghue: landscape drawings

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
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Thursday October 2, 2014 -  Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Treasures of Forbes Library Special Collections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   
 
 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Monday November 3, 2014 -  Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Photographs by Fred Ranaudo, Len Seeve, Bill Rowley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Fred Ranaudo: photographs of China

Len Seeve: photographs of Vietnam and Laos

Bill Rowley: macro and plant photography

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
Tuesday December 2, 2014 -  Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Prints by Joan Dix Blair and Annie Bissett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Arts & Music Department   587-1013   gallery@forbeslibrary.org
   

Annie Bissett: woodblock prints

Joan Dix Blair: monoprints

 
Hosmer Gallery website    
    Location: Hosmer Gallery
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