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Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitter's Group - Holiday Party     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   (413)262-4934   
   

The group is always open to new people who want to join or just stop in with a knitting or crocheting problem.

For more information, please contact Donna King at 413-262-4934.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan   568=0638   dpaquette@westath.org
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Building Committee meeting     Tell a Friend
    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. *date change     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends Newsletter Cmte     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joan Machacek   562-0386   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
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   
   

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

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

No registration is required.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Little Ones Library Time- SAMPLER     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.

No registration is required.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Keepin' It Cozy: PJ Game Day     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 x5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

Whatever the weather outside, inside we will be nice and cozy! Grab your comfiest pair of family friendly pajamas and join the coziness as we chill out and unwind at the Library. There will be games, tasty snacks and plenty of time to relax and hang out with friends! See you there! 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
holiday_xmastree 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM HOLIDAY TEA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Join us for a special holiday storytime!  There will be stories, songs, a craft and a snack.

This program is for children ages 2-6.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 22.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM HOLIDAY TEA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Join us for a special holiday storytime!  There will be stories, songs, a craft and a snack.

This program is for children ages 2-6.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 22.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Parking Lot Meeting-POSTPONED     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan Paquette   568-0638   
    Location: Whitney Study
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy     
   

Lab Girl / Hope Jahren

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world
 
Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.
Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren’s remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done “with both the heart and the hands”; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.

Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.
Jahren’s probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be.

    Location: Whitney Study
 
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
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM HOLIDAY TEA     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Join us for a special holiday storytime!  There will be stories, songs, a craft and a snack.

This program is for children ages 2-6.

Registration is required and begins on Tuesday, November 22.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WSU Student Presentation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Prof. Marijoan Bull   572-5732   mbull@westfield.ma.edu
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Knitter's Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   (413)262-4934   
   

The group is always open to new people who want to join or just stop in with a knitting or crocheting problem.

For more information, please contact Donna King at 413-262-4934.

    Location: Whitney Study
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   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, November 22nd.

You may call or come in to the library to register.

 

 

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Building Committee meeting     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Holipalooza     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12

It’s the holiday season and we’re celebrating; with tasty snacks, games, cookie decorating and more! Stop on in and see what's happening at our first ever Teen Holipalooza!

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday December 22, 2016 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
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
nat_tree 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closing at 12 noon for Christmas Eve.

We will be closed all day tomorrow, December 25th.

We will be closed all day  Monday, December 26th.

We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27th at 8:30am

Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-MERRY CHRISTMAS     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed all day in observance of Christmas.

We will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, December 26th.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Building Committee meeting     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tai Chi - potluck and practice     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie Waller   413-528-5070 x103   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM LIBRARY BUILDING BLOCKS CLUB     Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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***

This is a drop in program, No registration is required

 

Email registrations are not accepted at this time.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dragon 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Movie - Pete's Dragon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Spend a fun morning at the movies!  We will be showing Pete's Dragon(PG, 103 minutes).  The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

This movie will be shown in the Auditorium.

No registration is required!

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
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 December 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Craft Table     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 x5   
   

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

No registration is necessary.

While supplies last.

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_party1 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closing at 12 noon today, December 31st.

We will be closed all day tomorrow, January 1, 2017

We will be closed all day Monday, January 2, 2017

We will reopen at 8:30am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We wish all of our patrons a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

Tuesday January 3, 2017 -  Saturday February 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none WINTER READING CLUB 'MAKING TRACKS AT THE LIBRARY'     Tell a Friend
 
nat_snowman 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM WINTER READING CLUB 'MAKING TRACKS AT THE LIBRARY'     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HiSET Registration Night - Tentative     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly Pelkey   413-336-3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
anim_rabbit 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Zoo on the Go     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah/Patti   413-562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Kick off our Winter Reading Club by making tracks to the library for Forest Park's Zoo on the Go!  This is an educational outreach program that will bring live animals, artifacts, and other educational materials to the Athenaeum. Zoo on the Go will teach families about the animals, their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets, and status in the wild. This program will give families an opportunity to touch and observe the animals, and ask questions. 

Please register for this event by stopping by, calling 562-6158 x5, or emailing us at sscott@westath.org. 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

Join us as we embrace our peculiarity (on peculiar people day) and talk about the book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jacob clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and time, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children.  THE FIRST 10 STUDENTS TO REGISTER FOR THE BOOK DISCUSSION  RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK TO KEEP! Registration required.

    Location: Whitney Study
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Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Morning Club Meeting - tentative     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Kingra   568-2118   kingra.susan@gmail.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM speaker series- Phillip Paton-Local History     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

 

Phillip Payton: Local History with Dr. Robert Brown

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

The Sport of Kings / C. E. Morgan

Hellsmouth, an indomitable Thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky’s oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse, the next Secretariat. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to work on their farm, the violence of the Forges’ history and the exigencies of appetite are brought starkly into view. Entangled in fear, prejudice, and lust, the three tether their personal dreams of glory to the speed and grace of Hellsmouth.

A spiraling tale of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. C. E. Morgan, who received a 2016 Windham–Campbell Prize for Fiction, has given life to a tale as mythic and fraught as the South itself?a moral epic for our time.

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Worms     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   562-6158 x5   nstromgren@westath.org
   

Join us as we read a book together and do activities based on the book "Froggy Gets Dressed" by Jonathan London.

Program is open to children in grades 1 & 2. The first 10 people to register get free copies of the book to keep! 

Register for this program by stopping by the library, calling 562-6158 x5, or emailing nstromgren@westath.org.

    Location: Whitney Study
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Let Them Eat Cake!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

Help us celebrate Chocolate Cake Day! Stop on in and join the fun! Hang out with friends, relax, and enjoy games, goofiness and, of course, cake! Registration required. 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 47 Noble St.
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM speaker series- Teddy Roosevelt     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

 

February 15th @ 6:30 pm

Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit with Ted Zalewski

 

Please join us on February 15th @ 6:30 pm in the Lang Auditorium as we present Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit!

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
Friday February 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sparky's Puppets: Old Favorites     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Scott   562-6158 x5   sscott@westath.org
   

Sparky’s Puppets will perform “Old Favorites” at the Westfield Athenaeum Library on Friday, February 24 at 11:00 A.M.  Mother Goose will share some of her rhymes and will introduce the stories.  Meet “Little Red Riding Hood", see “The Little Red Hen” bake a loaf of bread, offer the “Three Little Pigs” some building advice, watch “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” meet the troll, and help the little old lady who’s baking a “Gingerbread Man” by giving her some make-believe ingredients --- and a pinch of magic --- for the cookie dough!

Sparky’s Puppets have been dramatizing favorite children’s stories in schools and libraries throughout New England for over 37 years.  Each show features colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation. 

Register for this event by telephone 562-6158 x5, email sscott@westath.org, or stop by the library. The first 20 families to register will receive a copy of a book to take home. 
 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
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Thursday March 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 47 Noble St.
Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mcteen 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

For students in grades 6-12.

We will be brainstorming, discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection  development, and more. Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining! 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM speaker series- A celebration of Irish songs and stories     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

 

March 15th @ 6:30 pm

A Celebration of Irish Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne

Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day please join us for a celebration of Irish songs and stories, harp, voice, and Irish flute.
 

“Kate Chadbourne made our performance space sparkle with energy, romance, wistfulness, and joy.  Her stories are beautifully told and delightful; her creative juices are boundless and engage the audience as willing and enthusiastic players in her program.  And the music, both sung and played on her lovely Celtic harp….oh, that is pure magic.  What a smashing evening this was!” Munroe Center for the Arts

Please join us on March 15th at 6:30 pm in the Lang Auditorium.

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy     
   

Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe / Dawn Tripp

In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.
This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have mine.

In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.
Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend.
 

    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 47 Noble St.
Thursday April 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy     
   

The Outermost House / Henry Beston

A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go."

Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky. Beston argued that, "The world today is sick to its thin blood for the lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot." Seventy-five years after they were first published, Beston's words are more true than ever.

    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Shurtleff (tentative)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Scavotto     gamble_martha@hotmail.com
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM speaker series- Henry Beston's Cape Cod Society     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

 

 

April 19th @ 6:30 pm

Henry Beston’s Cape Cod: The Outermost House

“Henry Beston’s 1928 book, The Outermost House, is now considered a classic of American Literature and has a devoted following among its readers. Beston (1888-1968) wrote the book after spending a solitary “year” in a 20x16 house on the dunes of Eastham on Cape Cod, using the house as a base while studying and observing the wonders of the elements in this glorious maritime setting.”

“The Outermost House is considered to be one of the seminal works of today’s environmental movements and “is one of the reasons that the Cape Cod National Seashore exists today,” in the words of the governor of Massachusetts, Endicott Peabody, in 1964. The governor’s words were echoed by representatives of the National Park Service. Rachel Carson said it was the only book that ever influenced her writing.” 

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tuesday Morning Club Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Kingra   568-2118   kingra.susan@gmail.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Shurtleff (tentative)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Scavotto     gamble_martha@hotmail.com
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Shurtleff (tentative)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Scavotto     gamble_martha@hotmail.com
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 47 Noble St.
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Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Shurtleff (tentative)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Martha Scavotto     gamble_martha@hotmail.com
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM speaker series- Beekeeping with Dan Conlon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

May 17th @ 6:30

Beekeeping with Dan Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield

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Dan is a life member of the Eastern Apicultural Society, and a member of the Massachusetts Beekeeper Association. He regularly participates in workshops to improve and update his beekeeping skills. Through selective breeding, integrated pest management, and the use of alternative, non-chemical treatments, he endeavors to create an apiary management system designed to eliminate sources of potential contamination to his products, honeybees and farm environment.

Dan will discuss honeybee health, how to minimize destructive treatments, and places emphasis on the necessary tasks that support sustainable beekeeping.

Please join us on May 17th @ 6:30 pm as we present Beekeeping with Dan Conlon

 

    Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 60 Broad St.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy     
   

Never Let Me Go / Kazuo Ishiguro

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.

As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside where the children were sheltered from the outside world, brought up to believe that they were special and that their well-being was crucial not only for themselves but for the society they would eventually enter. Kathy had long ago put this idyllic past behind her, but when two of her Hailsham friends come back into her life, she stops resisting the pull of memory.

And so, as her friendship with Ruth is rekindled, and as the feelings that long ago fueled her adolescent crush on Tommy begin to deepen into love, Kathy recalls their years at Hailsham. She describes happy scenes of boys and girls growing up together, unperturbed-even comforted-by their isolation. But she describes other scenes as well: of discord and misunderstanding that hint at a dark secret behind Hailsham’s nurturing facade. With the dawning clarity of hindsight, the three friends are compelled to face the truth about their childhood-and about their lives now.

A tale of deceptive simplicity, Never Let Me Go slowly reveals an extraordinary emotional depth and resonance-and takes its place among Kazuo Ishiguro’s finest work.

    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursday Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
    Location: Senior Center, 47 Noble St.
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy     
   

Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi

The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

    Location: Whitney Study
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