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Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
   

Poet Laura Chagnon will present her story and poetry during the monthly Poetry Discussion Group. 

In 1989, Ms. Chagnon was attacked, and became legally blind and quadriplegic. Since then, she has overcome amazing odds. Dictating poetry to her caregivers began as a way for her to occupy her time. Since then, she has composed over 6,000 poems, published two books and inspired others through public speaking. Her first collection, "Never Touched a Pen," was published in 2014. "Accepting the Waltz" was published in June of this year.

Ms. Chagnon does many speaking engagements in prisons and tries to be an example to inmates that people can overcome adversities. For her work in prisons and combating the heroin epidemic, she has been nominated for the Unsung Heroine Award by State Senator James Welch. The award goes to a female who has done exceptional work without seeking publicity. If she is selected, the award will be presented in May 2018 at the statehouse in Boston.

    Location: Brooks Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Marlow recounts to his shipmates a trip he made down the Congo and his fascination with a particular ivory procurement agent, Kurtz, in this classic novella.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book.

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

My Kitchen Year

We're reading and cooking from My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by January 25 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance

Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Generation Zapped film Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a free screening of GENERATION ZAPPED, an eye-opening documentary which reveals that wireless technology can pose serious health risks. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, and people suffering from Electrical Sensitivity, the film suggests ways to reduce your exposure and protect your family.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with Diane Testa, a Senior Lecturer of Biomedical Engineering at Western New England University, to answer questions relating to this topic and the upcoming bills.

Free & open to the public.

    Location: Brooks Room
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Hold for Town Administrator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Harbinger, by Jonathan Cahn

The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America's future ... As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes a piece in a greater puzzle -- the ramifications of which will even alter the course of world history.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
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Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

 

Cover of The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, a seminal novel by one of America's first feminist writers features a businessman's wife who, while spending the summer in a seaside resort away from her husband, begins to yearn for freedom and personal fulfillment.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book.

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM FOL Irish Night Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Hold for Town Administrator Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Stars are Fire
The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve

In October, 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires began near Bar Harbor and raced along the coast of Maine, ravaging two hundred thousand acres--the largest fire in Maine's history. In the southern part of the state, people were forced into the sea to escape the flames. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fire under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, the women watch in horror as their houses go up in flames, then walk into the ocean as a last resort. They spend the night frantically trying to save their children. When dawn comes, they have miraculously survived, but their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless, and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists. As Grace awaits news of her husband's fate, she is thrust into a new world in which she must make a life on her own, beginning with absolutely nothing--she must find work, a home, a way to provide for her children. In the midst of devastating loss, Grace discovers glorious new freedoms--joys and triumphs she could never have expected her narrow life with Gene could contain--and her spirit soars. And then the unthinkable happens, and Grace's bravery is tested as never before.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Monday March 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus

Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of a remarkable woman who travels west in 1875 and marries the chief of the Cheyenne Nation. One thousand white women begins with May Dodd's journey west into the unknown. Yet the unknown is a far better fate than the life she left behind. Committed to an insane asylum by her blue-blood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the 'civilized' world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors. What follows is the story of May's breathtaking adventures: her brief, passionate romance with the gallant young army captain John Bourke; her marriage to the great chief Little Wolf; and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Saturday March 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM I am Zelda Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

This one-woman play is written and performed by Rita Parisi.

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the crazy wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. She was the glittering half of the Golden Couple of the 1920's and muse and inspiration for the flapper characters in Fitzgerald's Jazz Age stories.  But before she met Scott, she was the flamboyant and outrageous Zelda Sayre, the famous belle from Montgomery Alabama and the daughter of a judge and an artistic mother. Her antics before and after marriage became the stuff of legends.  Though a legend in her own time, Zelda was much more than a southern belle, a glittering jewel on Fitzgerald's arm, Roaring 20's icon or an American expatriate wife in Paris.  This original play, will pay tribute to an often misunderstood woman; a women who battled schizophrenia for much of her life; a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished ballet dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer.

This 65-minute play is appropriate for adults and mature teens. For more information about Rita Parisi, please visit her website.

    Location: Brooks Room
        There are many spaces available.
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Monday March 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday March 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Taste of Persia

We're reading and cooking from Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by March 20 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
        There are 25 spaces available.
Wednesday March 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

Title TBD.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tax Free in Retirement Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Finest Hours
The Finest Hours, by Michael Tougias

In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Friday April 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Staff Development Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Saturday April 14, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local Author Fair Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Finest Hours, by Michael Tougias

In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Saturday April 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Stephen Collins - Shakespeare Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Monday April 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Room Booked
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Great Decisions Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

Title TBD.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Little Paris Bookshop
The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Finest Hours (2016, 117 min.)

In February 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot-high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Based on the book by Michael Tougias. MPAA Rating: PG-13

No sign up is necessary and popcorn will be served. The movie license is made possible through LUSO Federal Credit Union.

    Location: Brooks Room
Monday May 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen

In 1996, Clements Olin, an American professor of Holocaust Studies, is on a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz to complete his research on the strange suicide of a survivor. As days pass and tensions mount among the participants, Clements is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Saturday May 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM The Finest Hours Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Author Michael Tougias presentation to wrap up our group read of "The Finest Hours." In the winter of 1932, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years, wreaking havoc on land and creating a wind-whipped peril of the freezing Atlantic. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Fort Mercer and the Pendleton, broke in two. The Coast Guard raced its cutters to the Fort Mercer to rescue the men huddled in the halves, and when the Pendleton proved to be in danger of capsizing, sent out into the storm two 36-foot wooden lifeboats, each manned by four crewmen, in what every crewman realized could be a suicide mission in the enormous seventy-foot seas.

Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 28 books.Among his bestsellers are The Finest Hours (Disney Motion Pictures' version opened in 45 countries in January 2016), Fatal Forecast, Overboard, King Philip's War, and There's A Porcupine In My Outhouse: The Vermont Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe.

    Location: Brooks Room
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Monday May 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

Title TBD.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday May 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Cooking with Italian Grandmothers

We're reading and cooking from Cooking with Italian Grandmothers by Jessica Theroux. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by May 25 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Celine
Celine, by Peter Heller

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, spine-tingling novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Poetry Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marjorie Schoen   413-596-2187   
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene

An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Film Movement Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Learn to Play the Ukulele Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Julie Stepanek will teach adults the basics of playing the ukulele, including a few chords that can be used to play a variety of songs. No experience necessary! Julie will provide 20 ukuleles, or you can bring your own.

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

Title TBD.

Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday July 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

A Good American
A Good American, by Alex George

The Meisenheimer family struggles to find their place among the colorful residents of their new American hometown, including a giant teenage boy, a pretty schoolteacher whose lessons consist of more than music, and a spiteful, bicycle-riding dwarf.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hungrytown Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
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Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver

Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud.

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This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
   

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Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk, or you may request the book

This monthly classics book discussion is facilitated by Jessica Magill.

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

New England Open House Cookbook

We're reading and cooking from New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by January 25 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Astronaut Wives Club
The Astronaut Wives Club, by Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night. As their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives-they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Saturday August 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Great American Masters of Song - Skylarkz performance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday August 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

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This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday August 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday September 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi Durrow

After a family tragedy orphans her, Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., moves into her grandmother's mostly black community in the 1980s, where she must swallow her grief and confront her identity as a biracial woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
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Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Around My French Table

We're reading and cooking from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Copies of the book will be available at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by September 20 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the final Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, by Chris Bohjalian

Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy. Six months ago, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Her father was in charge of the plant-- was he drunk when it happened? Instead of following the rest of the refugees after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself. When Emily befriends Cameron, a homeless boy, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But can she outrun her past, or escape her grief?

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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The Book of Illusions, by Paul Auster

In this rich and emotionally charged work, a man's obsession with a silent film star sends him on a journey into a shadowy world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years.

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This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Staff Development Program Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
    Location: Brooks Room
Monday November 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Wondrous Water Lilies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Gregory John Maichack presents "Monet's Magic: Pastel Paint Monet's Wondrous Water Lilies." The workshop is a two-hour event that enables beginners to advanced artists to create and take home their own pastel painting; hear how artists such as Claude Monet painted, and be entertained with interesting and fascinating historical information about Monet’s painting techniques. Greg will demo at his easel and provide detailed guidance to easily finish your own hands-on painting with my pastels (all professional-grade materials supplied).

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

A Slant of Light
A Slant of Light, by Jeffrey Lent

The powerful new work from one of our greatest historical novelists, A Slant of Light deals with profoundly seminal American moments: the end of the Civil War, the religious freedom that was manifested in the Second Great Awakening, the last gasps of the Jeffersonian ideal of American yeomanry, the shadow on the horizon of the Industrial Revolution. At the heart of the novel are two men: one who has committed a horrific act, but is slowly revealed to be a man of honor and integrity; the other, a seemingly righteous man of great spiritual dedication, whose lust for power within his community will eventually blind him to his own actions. These two men are surrounded by a varied host of others, many damaged but stronger for it: a veteran profoundly changed by war, a father tormented by the loss of his daughter, a Seneca man more powerful than others realize, a boy forced too early to become a man. And in this male world, women, too, are assuming new strength--through the roles they take on, and the loves they allow themselves. A Slant of Light is a novel of lust and love, of loss and war, of prophets and followers, of theft and revenge, in an American moment where a seemingly golden age has been shattered. It is a novel about how people make sense of such things, and how they remake their lives.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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After This, by Alice McDermott

Annotation: A portrait of an American family during the middle decades of the twentieth century evokes the social, spiritual, and political turmoil of the era as seen through the experiences of a middle-class couple and their children.

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This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wilbraham Garden Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Scibelli   413-596-3355   cjscibelli@hotmail.com
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cookbook Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

Tapas

We're reading and cooking from Tapas by Penelope Casas. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Front Desk. Pick a recipe and let us know what you're bringing by November 20 so we do not duplicate recipes. Sign up is required.

The Cookbook Club meets every other month on the last Tuesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
    Location: Brooks Room
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Tuesday December 4, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Booked for Lunch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Demers   413-596-6141   karendemers@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

The Tea Planter's Wife
The Tea Planter's Wife, by Dinah Jeffries

In 1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences.

Click here to check the catalog and place a hold.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Library Director Karen Demers. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Bell   413-596-6141   mbell@wilbrahamlibrary.org
   

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Blessings, by Anna Quindlen

When a teenage couple abandons their baby at the gate of the estate owned by Lydia Blessing, Skip Cuddy, the estate caretaker, decides to raise the child himself, a decision that has a profound effect on the lives of everyone in the community, in a story of love, secrets, and redemption.

Request the book.

This monthly book discussion is facilitated by Assistant Director Mary Bell. Newcomers are always welcome!

    Location: Brooks Room
Wednesday December 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classics Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica Magill   603-969-3207   jessicammagill@hotmail.com
    Location: Brooks Room
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