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Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM TINY TOTS LIBRARY TIME SAMPLER     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Regan   413-562-6158 ext. 5   mregan@westath.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages birth to 18 months.

NEW: registration is required.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Regan   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages 19-36 months.

NEW: registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.

Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.

Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news.

    Location: Whitney Study
Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music Together     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158   sscott@westath.org
   

All children love music!  Families will sing, dance and make music in a fun, relaxed and nurturing environment.  Music Together fosters basic music skills and encourages language development, creativity, self-expression and confidence.  

For more information visit:  greaterspringfieldmusictogether.com

This series of three classes is sponsored by a grant from the Shurtleff Foundation.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, August 22nd.

You are registering to attend all 3 programs when you sign-up.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
rec_knitting 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM KNIT WITS JR.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Susan   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Have you always wanted to learn to knit or do you want to improve your skills?  Students will cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

This program is for students ages 8 and up.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org
   

Children all ages are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and listen to some stories, sing some songs and do fingerplays.

Registration is required  and begins on Tuesday, August 22nd.

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
        There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Building Cmte Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum Annual Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind     
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM YA My Favorite Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Now is your chance to talk about that book! You know the one, your favorite book that you love so much and simply must talk about! Bring your book and your desire to advertise and gush about it as we all enjoy some tasty snacks, good company, and talk about our favorite books!

 

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Westfield Museum Inc.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Martin   627-3094   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Explorers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Susan   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities and a story.

Ages 4 and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bookworms Reading Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 x5   nstromgren@westath.org
   

We will read the book Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees together and do fun activities based on the story.

The first 10 students to sign up receive a FREE copy of the book to keep.

Registration is required.

Open to students in Grades 1-2.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:25 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fake News Presentation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Cashman     ecashman@westath.org
   

Sniffing Out Fake News: The Phenomenon in the Era of President Trump with Dr. Kyle Moody

September 28th      6:30 pm Lang Auditorium

The Friends of the Westfield Athenaeum presents:

As the Trump administration addresses the topic of “fake news” through its communication, it is important to examine the role that "fake news" plays in our everyday lives. Join Assistant Professor Kyle Moody (Communications Media, Fitchburg State University) for a talk on fake news and media consumption in the 21st century. This will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the history of yellow journalism to the role that reporters play in media consumption and circulation, along with how news is spread and affects us all in our modern times. Finally, it will include a brief discussion of "what can we do?" that will cover some basic strategies for information literacy to enable us to become better consumers of news media. 

Dr. Moody is an assistant professor of Communications Media at Fitchburg State University. His research interests include new media production and culture, along with how video game fans and consumers are involved in the production and     dissemination of fan and journalistic content. His ongoing research also includes online communities of users and players of video games, new media design, social media applications, ethnography, cultural studies, and media production.

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
        There are 95 spaces available.
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM YA Cookie Decorating     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Cookie Decorating! Yes, not only do Westfield Public Schools have a half day today, but you also get to come to the library to decorate and of course, eat, cookies! This is one tasty event you don't want to miss. Ages 12 and up.

PLEASE REGISTER for this event.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Watercolors     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Susan   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Do you love to paint? Try your hand at creating a work of art and discover the fun of watercolors.

Registration is required.

Open to students ages 8 and up!

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
   
Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Old B&G
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan Paquette   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Shurtleff Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jan     
    Location: Old B&G
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   413-335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Thursdays Concert Series - Bella Voce     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 45 Noble St.
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM TAB Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Join us for our monthly YA meeting where we brainstorm ideas, plan upcoming programs, and have a lot of fun!

No registration required, just drop in.

    Location: Whitney Study
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Library Closed     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed all day in honor of Columbus Day.

We will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 10th

Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org or pbrose@westath.org
   

Children all ages are invited to come to the library in their pajamas and listen to some stories, sing some songs and do fingerplays.

Registration is required  and begins on Tuesday,September 26th.

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
   

Please contact Donna King for registration. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Preschool Storytime     Tell a Friend
   

Kids ages 3-5 are invited to join us for a fall-themed story, some songs, and a craft. Registration required.

 

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Craft Table     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 x5   
   

Come to the library to make a craft or bring the supplies home to complete.

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pbrose@westath.org
   

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.

 

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Old B&G
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Westfield 350 Development     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

Committee meeting

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Annual Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM TINY TOTS LIBRARY TIME SAMPLER     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Regan   413-562-6158 ext. 5   mregan@westath.org
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages birth to 18 months.

NEW: registration is required.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Regan   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

Stories, songs and rhymes for little ones, followed by play time!

This program is open to children ages 19-36 months.

NEW: registration is required.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM LIBRARY BUILDING BLOCKS CLUB     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott/Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

Bring your imagination to the library for our exciting  Library Building Blocks Club.  We will spend about an hour developing masterpieces with lego blocks.

The creations will be on display in the Boys' and Girls' Library for all to see. This program is open to children ages two and up.  

***Please note that children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult***

Registration is required

 

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Stories from the Studebaker and Other Cars We Loved     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
   

October 18th @ 6:30 pm

Good 41: Stories from the Studebaker and other Cars we loved with Todd Goodwin

 

This is Mr. Goodwin's latest collection of stories of family cars when he and his three interesting brothers were growing up back in the 1950s and 60s. They are just right for others who remember the good old days and family stories.

Mr. Goodwin has degrees in education and history from Fitchburg State College and he has been teaching at the Applewild School for more than thirty five  years. While Associate Director of Bement Camp and Conference Center he trained with the New Games Foundation and he has attended numerous workshops by Project Adventure and the American Camp Association.

 

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
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Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine

From one of America’s greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love

The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don’t just grow, they grow old, and the clan’s matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy’s beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. And they didn’t count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids.

The New York Times–bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called “full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen’s own” (The New York Review of Books), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM KNIT WITS JR.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Miss Susan   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Have you always wanted to learn to knit or do you want to improve your skills?  Students will cast on, knit, purl and cast off.

Participants will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue to build their skills at home.

This program is for students ages 8 and up.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Morning Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Kingra   568-2118   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Who Goes There? with Agawam Paranormal     Tell a Friend
        There are 69 spaces available.
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pbrose@westath.org
   

Children ages 2 and 3 are invited to come to the library to hear stories, sing songs and do a craft.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, Sept. 26th.

 

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
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Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Thursdays Concert Series - Laurie Fest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 45 Noble St.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   413-335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parenting Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
   

Please contact Donna King for registration. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Art of Pastel:Demo and Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:13 PM     
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
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    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Library Closed     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed all day in honor of Veterans' Day.

We will reopen on Monday, November 13th at 8:30am

Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale Set-Up     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale Set-Up     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Piece of My Art Painting Class for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Children ages 7-11 will enjoy creating their very own masterpiece with Jen Dorgan from Piece of My Art Studio in Westfield. Each child will create a painting as they learn various techniques using acrylic paint. All supplies will be provided. Join us for an afternoon of art and fun!

This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Shurtleff Foundation.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale set-up and preview night     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Dog Pals     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
   

November 15th @ 6:30 pm

Raising Puppies A-Z with Jim Helems

 

 Jim Helems, Owner of Adventure Dogs USA Sports Camp & Healthy Pets USA, has over 22 years of emergency medical experience with the U.S. Air Force and over 10 years of working with dogs. This combined experience gives Jim unique qualifications in teaching pet owners how to care for and provide emergency first aid for their pets.

Currently Jim is creating a Canine Sports Camp for Canine Agility, Dock Diving, Herding arenas for sheep or ducks and a Search &  Rescue Obstacle course opening in 2017

 

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
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Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing

The Good Terrorist follows Alice Mellings, a woman who transforms her home into a headquarters for a group of radicals who plan to join the IRA. As Alice struggles to bridge her ideology and her bourgeois upbringing, her companions encounter unexpected challenges in their quest to incite social change against complacency and capitalism. With a nuanced sense of the intersections between the personal and the political, Nobel laureate Doris Lessing creates in The Good Terrorist a compelling portrait of domesticity and rebellion.

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_kidsreading 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Parenting Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday November 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Toy and Booksale     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closing at Noon today.

We will be closed all day tomorrow, November 23rd.

We will reopen Friday, November 24th at 8:30am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM Happy Thanksgiving!     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen at 8:30am Friday, November 24th.

Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 350th mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candy   568-0638   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Piece of My Art Painting Class for Teens     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Tweens and Teens ages 12 and up will enjoy creating their very own masterpiece with Jen Dorgan from Piece of My Art Studio in Westfield. Each participant will create a painting as they learn various techniques using acrylic paint. All supplies will be provided. Join us for an afternoon of art and fun!

This event is generously sponsored by a grant from the Shurtleff Foundation.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wreath making workshop     Tell a Friend
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   413-335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM First Thursdays Concert Series - Holiday Concert with Dan Kennedy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 45 Noble St.
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan Paquette   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Christmas at the Whitehouse     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
   

 

December 13th @ 6:30 pm

Pat Perry presents Christmas at the White House

Come with Sneak Peek Productions as we walk through the grandeur of the White House at Christmas time. From Presidents past, we look at decorations, trees and ceremony through pictures, words and music. If you want to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, this is the show for you!

 

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey

A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape “older than the Republic,” Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to “tell a story to its end,” spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War.

Drawn from a depth of knowledge and imagination, MacIver conjures the implacable, clear-sighted artist Private Callum; the private’s nemesis Sergeant Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close.

This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver’s own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served. Both the stories and the memories alike are lit by the vivid presence of Margaret, his wife. As Hearts and Minds director Peter Davis writes, “Pouncey has wrought an almost inconceivable amount of beauty from pain, loss, and war, and I think he has been able to do this because every page is imbued with the love story at the heart of his astonishing novel.”

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
   

Please contact Donna King for registration. There is a $10 fee for the workshop.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Bldg. Cmte. Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Fundraising Committee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai Chi     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM HWA Tri-Club Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candy   562-3472   candypenn460@gmail.com
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Ice Harvest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger

The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive ? until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.

Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Tuesday Morning Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Kingra   568-2118   
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Morning Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Kingra   568-2118   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series - WHS Jazz Band with Dan Kennedy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

From the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist Sebastian Barry, “a master storyteller” (Wall Street Journal), comes a powerful new novel of duty and family set against the American Indian and Civil Wars

Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian Wars—against the Sioux and the Yurok—and, ultimately, the Civil War. Orphans of terrible hardships themselves, the men find these days to be vivid and alive, despite the horrors they see and are complicit in.

Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days Without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.

    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Mighty Aphrodite     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series - Party of Two     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday March 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Hawaii by James Michener

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener brings Hawaii’s epic history vividly to life in a classic saga that has captivated readers since its initial publication in 1959. As the volcanic Hawaiian Islands sprout from the ocean floor, the land remains untouched for centuries—until, little more than a thousand years ago, Polynesian seafarers make the perilous journey across the Pacific, flourishing in this tropical paradise according to their ancient traditions. Then, in the early nineteenth century, American missionaries arrive, bringing with them a new creed and a new way of life. Based on exhaustive research and told in Michener’s immersive prose, Hawaii is the story of disparate peoples struggling to keep their identity, live in harmony, and, ultimately, join together.

    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Hawaii     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series - Jon Berman     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - Autism Speaks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday April 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it—her friends at school, teammates on the basketball team, and especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. They want her to feel like she belongs.

What they don't know is that Ginny has no intention of belonging. She's found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her—even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back, to make things right.

But no one listens. No one understands. So Ginny takes matters into her own hands…

Benjamin Ludwig's whip-smart, unforgettable novel is an illuminating look at one girl's journey to find her way home and one of the freshest debuts in years.

 

    Location: Whitney Study
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Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series - Jerry Noble     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series - History Under Our Feet     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday May 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.
      In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection.  Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. 
      In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday June 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series - Dan Daniels     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   568-7833   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday June 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid


In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. . . .

Exit West follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, it tells an unforgettable story of love, loyalty, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

    Location: Whitney Study
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