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Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B&G meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart     
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
z_cust_mcteen 3:00 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.

The Teen Advisory Board or T.A.B. is designed to be a judgement free zone in which teens can meet together to freely discuss programming ideas, materials, and changes to implement to make the Library a destination for teens. We will be brainstorming and discussing ideas for upcoming programs, collection development, and more.

Please see Heather with questions or to talk about joining!

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM MUSIC TOGETHER DEMO     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

Music Together is a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers and other primary caregivers. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. 

For more information, check out the website at http://www.greaterspringfieldmusictogether.com/

Join us for a FREE demo.

Registration is required.  Please call or come in to the library to register.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Too Human

When you listen to Too Human it's hard not to get drawn in. Soon you are tapping your feet and swaying to the great jazz standards from the American Songbook, along with a sprinkling of original Too Human songs.  Performed with vocals, guitar, upright bass and percussion with innovation and humor, the arrangements are fresh and touch the spirit of audiences, whatever their age.  

Lunch will not be available for purchase - sorry for the inconvenience

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
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misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LIBRARY BUILDING BLOCKS CLUB     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   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 six and up.  Space is limited and registration is required.

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

Siblings under 6 years old are unable to attend.

You may call or come in to the library to register beginning Tuesday, August 25th.

Email registrations are not accepted at this time.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Library closed     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed all day for Labor Day Weekend.

We will reopen Tuesday, September 8th at 8:30am.

Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
food_hamburger 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-LABOR DAY     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed all day in observance of Labor Day.

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

Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
trans_towtruck 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
trans_towtruck 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Westfield News Candidate Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Berry     patrickberry@Wthewestfieldnewsgroup.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday September 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CDAC Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Breitbart   413-835-550-5   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security Planning     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_balloons 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM TEEN SUMMER READING CLUB AUCTION     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

****ATTENTION STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 6-12****

Auction time has arrived.  If you participated in the Summer Reading Club, you can spend that hard earned library loot!!

Preview the items from 4:30-5:00 pm

The auction begins at 5pm.  The library is closed Friday evening except for the auction

You will receive your "library loot" in the form of a debit card when you sign in for the auction and receive your paddle.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Craft Table     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 ext. 5   nstromgren@westath.org
   

This program is for all ages.

A special craft will be available, while supplies last, for you to make at the library or take home to complete.

While supplies last.

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Connect with Culture     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

Connect with Culture - Explore your Latino Heritage! Come and celebrate twenty years of the Westfield Spanish American Association! Keynote speakers Belita Perez and Agma Sweeney will explore the Latino Heritage and the the capital of Puerto Rico, Loiza.  Music, dance, crafts and food will complete our afternoon celebration. To register please call 413-568-7833 x3.

Sponsored by the Westfield Cultural Council.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
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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: Elizabeth Reed Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This program is for kids ages 2-6.

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear to this fun-filled story time.

Registration is required and begins September 1st  .

To register call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
trans_towtruck 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
trans_towtruck 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security Planning     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday September 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY / ERIK LARSON

Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
lib_book_mag 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 talk about the book “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J. K. Rowling.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.

 

THE FIRST 10 STUDENTS TO REGISTER FOR THE BOOK DISCUSSION RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK TO KEEP!

Registration is required 

To register, call (413)562-0766 ext. 5 or stop by the library and speak to a librarian. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Westfield Calendar Reception     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate   568-7833   kdeviny@westath.org
    Location: Elizabeth Reed Room
 
elect_multimedia 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Teen Movie: HARRY POTTER & GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This program is for students in grades 6-12.

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly.

 157minutes. Rated PG-13.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 8th.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
   

To Kill a Mockingbird

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
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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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
trans_towtruck 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
trans_towtruck 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
lib_bookshelf 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM BOOK GROUP FOR KIDS     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

Join other students in grades 3-5 for a book discussion.

We will be discussing the book Ragweed by Avi. 

The first 10 kids to sign-up receive a free copy of the book to keep.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 1st.

You may call or come in to the library to register.  Email registration cannot be accepted at this time.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Gravestones as Folkart     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

Al and Betsy Mckee will discuss various gravestone traditions, carvers and motifs found in the Conecticut River valley.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday September 23, 2015 Go To Top
anim_squirrel 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Worms Reading Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This program is for students in grades 1-2.

Join us as we read a book together and do activities based on the book.

The first 10 people to register get free copies of the book to keep.

Registration begins Tuesday, September 15th. To register call or stop by the library.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Why Your Story Matters: Thatcher Freund     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

Thatcher Freund, a journalist and memoir writer, will talk about the importance of stories in our lives both to ourselves and to the culture we live in, and why it matters so much that we preserve them.  Thatcher is a graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in history, and Columbia University with a master’s degree in Journalism. His published work includes a book, Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them, which follows the history of three pieces of American furniture from their creations in the 18th Century to their sales at Sotheby’s some 200 years later.  Besides his speaking engagements, Thatcher helps people to write their own memoirs and teaches workshops on memoir writing.  

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
trans_towtruck 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
trans_towtruck 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Ones Library Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela Weingart   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pweingart@westath.org
   

This program is for kids ages 6 months-35 months and their caregivers.

There will be stories, songs, and playtime. We will even learn a little sign language.

No registration is required.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Westfield News Candidate Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Berry     patrickberry@Wthewestfieldnewsgroup.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reliable Temps Job Fair     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Meighan Williams   413 786-9941   meighan@reliabletemps.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_bingo 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM GAMING UNPLUGGED     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heather Boettcher   413-562-6158 ext. 5   hboettcher@westath.org
   

Stop in with some friends to enjoy some good old fashioned games and activities that don't require a console.

Snacks and drinks will be provided

Students in grades 6-12 welcome to attend.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_hotairballoon 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos & Threes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 2-3.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you register, you are signing up for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues. September 1st

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
   

Dan Kennedy
Contemporary Solo Pianist Dan Kennedy has performed throughout New England and across the country. Heard on over 200 radio stations and podcasts internationally, Dan's tune
DULCIMER IN G has been in continuous rotation at SiriusXM Satellite Radio since 2009.

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
   

The tradition of learning and fundraising continues with a new greeting card making class. While raising funds for the library, participants learn and have fun!

Participants in the class can learn how to create their own greeting cards.

 

    Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fantastic Fours & Fives     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Therrien   413-562-6158 ext. 5   
   

This storytime is for kids ages 4-5.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays & a craft.

This is a 4-week program. When you sign up you are registering for all four weeks.

Registration is required and begins Tues.  September 1st.

To register, call or stop by the library. Email registrations cannot be accepted.

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Pre-HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Westfield News Candidate Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patrick Berry     patrickberry@Wthewestfieldnewsgroup.com
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Wednesday October 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
   

The tradition of learning and fundraising continues with a new greeting card making class. While raising funds for the library, participants learn and have fun!

Participants in the class can learn how to create their own greeting cards.

 

    Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Financial Seminar - Social Security     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Craft Table     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 ext. 5   nstromgren@westath.org
   

This program is for all ages.

A special craft will be available, while supplies last, for you to make at the library or take home to complete.

While supplies last.

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
trans_mayflower 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-COLUMBUS DAY     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed all day in observance of Columbus Day.

We will reopen at 8:30am Tuesday, October 13th.

Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security Seminar - tentative     Tell a Friend
   

Optimus Group

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Wednesday October 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday October 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

SOMEONE / ALICE MCDERMOTT

An ordinary life--its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion--lived by an ordinary, but unforgettable woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's extraordinary seventh novel.

We first glimpse Marie Commeford as a child: a girl in thick glasses observing her pre-Depression world from a Brooklyn stoop. Through her first heartbreak and eventual marriage; her delicate brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest and his emotional breakdown; her career as a funeral director's "consoling angel"; the deaths of her parents and the births of her children--we follow Marie through the changing world of the twentieth century and her Irish-American enclave. Rendered with remarkable empathy and insight, Someone is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived, with passion and heartbreak, a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
   

The tradition of learning and fundraising continues with a new greeting card making class. While raising funds for the library, participants learn and have fun!

Participants in the class can learn how to create their own greeting cards.

 

    Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_dia 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM PARENTS TIME OUT     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patti Brose   413-562-6158 ext. 5   pbrose@westath.org
   

It's time to grab your kids and bring them to the library for an awesome 1 1/2 hours of fun and games.  

The name says it all...Parents are allowed to drop off their children and leave the library to enjoy some 'kid-free time'.  Your children will be supervised by Patti Brose, Assistant Youth Services Librarian, and teen volunteers.  They will enjoy playing games, stories and a craft.  Children ages 1 month to 10 years are able to participate.  Parents are asked to provide any essential items for the children (such as diaper bags) that may be needed during the program.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Parents may sign up their children by phone or by coming in to the library beginning Tuesday, October 6th.

 

    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday October 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Haunted New England     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
   

Barry Dietz

Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
   

The tradition of learning and fundraising continues with a new greeting card making class. While raising funds for the library, participants learn and have fun!

Participants in the class can learn how to create their own greeting cards.

 

    Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Halloween Program     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela     
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday October 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
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Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Wednesday October 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Greeting Card Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
   

The tradition of learning and fundraising continues with a new greeting card making class. While raising funds for the library, participants learn and have fun!

Participants in the class can learn how to create their own greeting cards.

 

    Location: Jasper Rand Art Museum
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Halloween Parade & Storytime     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday November 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
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Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Wednesday November 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Sercurtiy and Benefits Educational Seminar     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday November 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays     Tell a Friend
   

Marcie Swift

Marcie Swift, Psychologist and Certified Music Practitioner, returns to our library with her perpetually healing Celtic harps! Come celebrate with lively new Celtic jigs and  slow and soothing airs.  Be swept away to the misty shoreline of the Hebrides by the tunes of ancient sea women calling out to the seals.  As always, Marcie will lift your spirits, soothe your soul, and banish your sorrow, all in one endorphin boosting hour. Don't miss this chance for enchantment and delight .

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
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Monday November 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday November 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday November 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-VETERAN'S DAY     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed all day in observance of Veteran's Day.

We will reopen Thursday, November 12th at 8:30am.

Thursday November 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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Saturday November 14, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintbucket 8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM Craft Table     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nina Stromgren   413-562-6158 ext. 5   nstromgren@westath.org
   

This program is for all ages.

A special craft will be available, while supplies last, for you to make at the library or take home to complete.

While supplies last.

    Location: Boys' & Girls' Library
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mineral Presentation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pamela     
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday November 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday November 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Speaker Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joyce Peregrin   413-568-7833 x111   jperegrin@westath.org
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Thursday November 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

NEVERHOME / LAIRD HUNT

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home?

In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Saturday November 21, 2015 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM ADULT CARD CLASS     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna King   413-262-4934   
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday November 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday November 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tai chi     Tell a Friend
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Wednesday November 25, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 12:00 PM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON     Tell a Friend
   

The library is closing at 12 noon for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will be closed all day Thursday, November 26th and will reopen at 8:30am Friday, November 27th.

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Thursday November 26, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 8:30 AM  -  8:00 PM LIBRARY CLOSED-THANKSGIVING     Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed all day for Thanksgiving.

We wish all of our patrons a very Happy Thanksgiving!

We will reopen at 8:30am Friday, November 27th.

Monday November 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday December 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Mtg.     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bill Westerlind   335-6976   
    Location: Whitney Study
Wednesday December 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday December 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Jerry Noble & Bob Sparkman
We welcome Bob & jerry once again! Bob & Jerry have been performing together for almost 20 years. The duo has recorded seven compact discs of their favorite tunes: Good Talks, Still Talkin’, Talkin’ It Over, Sweet Talk, and Something Mellow, Something Blue.

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
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Monday December 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday December 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday December 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday December 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday December 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
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Tuesday December 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gavel Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Steele   413-579-5052   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday December 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

THE THIRTEENTH TALE / DIANE SETTERFIELD

Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness — featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess,a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM NAMI-WM     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Rogers   413-786-9139   information@namiwm.org
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Boys and Girls Library Activity Room
Monday December 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz      
    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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday December 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday December 24, 2015 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 Friday, December 25th.

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Friday December 25, 2015 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.

Merry Christmas.

Monday December 28, 2015 Go To Top
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: Elizabeth Reed Room
Tuesday December 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HISET     Tell a Friend
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons 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, 2016.

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

Monday January 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday January 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM HWA Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Candy   568-0638   cpennington@westath.org
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday January 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday January 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday January 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday January 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

THE TRANSCRIPTIONIST / AMY ROWLAND

Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a room—a human conduit, silently turning reporters’ recorded stories into print—until the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life.

This exquisite novel, written by an author who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a woman’s effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

 

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
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Monday January 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday January 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday January 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday January 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Monday February 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday February 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday February 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday February 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Westfield High Jazz Combo

    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Monday February 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday February 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday February 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
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Thursday February 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday February 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS / KATHERINE BOO

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Monday February 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Tuesday February 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Wednesday February 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday February 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Monday February 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM HiSET Prep     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kelly E. Pelkey   413.336.3100   kelly.wce@gmail.com
    Location: Committee Room
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Dulce Santana

Dulce has a creative and innovative style that ranges from Jazz, Latin Jazz, ballads, salsa, and pop. She has received extensive radio airplay throughout the country on mainstream, independent, and college radio stations, and also in South America. Dulce’s CD is entitled Forever.

 

Dulce has a creative and innovative style that ranges from Jazz, Latin Jazz, ballads, salsa, and pop. She has received extensive radio airplay throughout the country on mainstream, independent, and college radio stations, and also in South America. Dulce’s CD is entitled Forever.

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

TRANSATLANTIC / COLUM MCCANN

In the National Book Award–winning Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a marvelous high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined.
 
Newfoundland, 1919. Two aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War.
 
Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the fact that, as famine ravages the countryside, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave.
 
New York, 1998. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, where it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.
 
These three iconic crossings are connected by a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Beginning with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the novel follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates in the present-day story of Hannah Carson, in whom all the hopes and failures of previous generations live on. From the loughs of Ireland to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their journeys mirror the progress and shape of history. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
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Thursday April 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Ellen Cogen & John Mason

John and Ellen have been playing together since 2009 and regularly perform at concert halls and other venues. They recently released a CD of their own compositions and arrangements entitled “Chord of Longing.”

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday April 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD / PETER MATTHIESSEN

Set in the South American jungle, this thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos—one who has come to convert the Indians to Christianity, and one who has been hired to kill them.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

 

    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday April 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday April 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday May 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
Thursday May 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM First Thursdays Concert Series     Tell a Friend
   

Skylarz

Sarah Clay and Nick Kachulis are Skylarkz.  Drawing on their backgrounds as musicians and educators, they entertain with music and enlightening stories. Captivating audiences throughout New England, Clay and Kachulis perform a variety of American Popular Songs, punctuated with tales of the composers, culture, and history behind the music. A happy listener commented, “The music was gorgeous, and the stories were fascinating – really made the songs come alive!”

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Room Unavailable
    Location: Whitney Study
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The BookClub     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

THE SONGCATCHER / SHARYN MCCRUMB

Capturing the enduring beauty of the Appalachian mountains where she sets her novels, Sharyn McCrumb returns with a beautifully written, historically accurate tale of a song's passage through history-from the 1700s to the present, from the shores of Scotland to western North Carolina...where a folksinger longs to rediscover its haunting tune.

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
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Tuesday May 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
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Hungrytown

After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

 

    Location: Lang Auditorium
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Continuing Professional Education Forum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Josephine Sarnelli   413 746-9067   
    Location: Lang Auditorium
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Sandy   568-7833   
   

LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE / JESSICA KNOLL

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE.

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

BOOKS IN PRINT AND AUDIO, WHEN AVAILABLE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK 1 MONTH PRIOR

    Location: Whitney Study
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