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Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_walking-hiker 2:00 PM Thoreau Finale at Memorial Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hope Bodwell   413-267-3866   hbodwell@cwmars.org
   

Join us at Monson Memorial Hall for a performance by Kevin Radaker, Thoreau reenactor!

In a dramatic monologue set in 1860, when America was poised upon the brink of the Civil War, Radaker will present the provocative spirit and words of Henry David Thoreau, America's mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political dissenter. Immediately after the 45-minute dramatic monologue, Radaker, while still in character as Thoreau, will answer questions from the audience for 15-20 minutes. Then, after Radaker is introduced to the audience, he will answer questions as a scholar of Thoreau for another 15-20 minutes.

Considered one of the greatest writers in American literature, Henry David Thoreau is best known for his book Walden (1854) and his essay "Civil Disobedience" (1849), which inspired Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. during this past century. During his lifetime, Thoreau celebrated the sanctity of nature; spoke eloquently on the pitfalls of conformity, materialism, and technological advancement; and urged the individual to follow the dictates of his conscience rather than the law when convinced that a law was unjust.

Kevin Radaker is Professor of English at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. Besides publishing several articles on Thoreau in academic journals and delivering numerous papers, Radaker has presented his “Thoreau” over 400 times throughout the United States since 1991.

Part of the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read, celebrating Henry David Thoreau's 200th anniversary.  Brought to you by the Monson Free Library, Palmer Public Library, and Wilbraham Public Library.

Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

 
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Escape Room (Adults)! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tegan Mannino   413-267-3866   tmannino@cwmars.org
   

Why should the teens get all the fun?  You asked for it, and so we're running sessions for the adults.  Sign up for a time slot for our Harry Potter inspired Escape Room at the Monson Free Library!

With a group of 6-8 people, test your potion making skills as you try to escape from Remedial Potions.

Registration Required.  Teams and individuals welcome, Adults Only (for kids Grades 5+ see the earlier time slots).

Time Slot: 6:00PM  Please show up on time.

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Escape Room (Adults)! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tegan Mannino   413-267-3866   tmannino@cwmars.org
   

Why should the teens get all the fun?  You asked for it, and so we're running sessions for the adults.  Sign up for a time slot for our Harry Potter inspired Escape Room at the Monson Free Library!

With a group of 6-8 people, test your potion making skills as you try to escape from Remedial Potions.

Registration Required.  Teams and individuals welcome, Adults Only (for kids Grades 5+ see the earlier time slots).

Time Slot: 7:00PM  Please show up on time.

        There is 1 space available.
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF LIBRARY CLOSED - Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Monson Free Library will be closed on November 10th for the Federal observance of Veterans Day.  We will be open as normal on November 11th

Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Author Event: Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tegan M   413-267-3866   tmannino@cwmars.org
   

Come for an evening with two best-selling science fiction & fantasy authors!

Elizabeth Bear shares a birthday with Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. This, coupled with a tendency to read the dictionary as a child, doomed her early to penury, intransigence, friendlessness, and the writing of speculative fiction. Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series, the Edda of Burdens series, coauthor (with Sarah Monette) of the Iskryne series, and more!

Scott Lynch is an author, self-proclaimed geek-of-all trades, volunteer firefighter, and new resident of Western Mass.  He appeared on the literary scene with his first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, in 2004.  Nominated for numerous awards, Scott Lynch won the 2008 Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award, and his second novel, Red Seas under Red Skies won the 2008 Prix Imaginales “Foreign Novel.”

Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Appetite for Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hope Bodwell   413-267-3866   hbodwell@cwmars.org
   

Each month, with food and friends we will explore a different artist or style of art, learning how to look at and talk about art, and realizing there are no wrong answers. No experience necessary! 

Bring a brown bag lunch and your enthusiasm - All are welcome! 

This month we'll be discussing Vincent and Theo : the Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Saturday November 25, 2017 -  Sunday November 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_star_white_in_red MAC Fair at Memorial Hall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come visit the Friends at the Monson Arts Council Fair in Memorial Hall! 

Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every month come by and have fun with words!

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Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Appetite for Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hope Bodwell   413-267-3866   hbodwell@cwmars.org
   

Each month, with food and friends we will explore a different artist or style of art, learning how to look at and talk about art, and realizing there are no wrong answers. No experience necessary! 

Bring a brown bag lunch and your enthusiasm - All are welcome! 

 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Our Christmas gathering!

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Scrabble Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

Saturday March 17, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

Tuesday April 17, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

Saturday May 12, 2018 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bake Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come pick up some amazing treats baked by the Friends of the Monson Free Library!  Proceeds fund library programs and collections.

Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:00 PM Friends Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Our Annual meeting!

The Friends of the Monson Free Library help make so much possible!  Programs, museum passes, Summer Reading prizes, and more.  Come meet the Friends, new members always welcome.

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