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Monday July 1, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Tuesday July 2, 2019
     SUMMER HIATUS - First Tuesday Book Group  
    Contact: Megan Mackey   (413) 637-0197 x100   mmackey@lenoxlib.org
   

The First Tuesday Book Group will not meet in July or August.

Regular monthly meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 3,

with the novel The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

    Location: Legacy Room
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terry a la Berry & Friends!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x 105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday July 2 through August 20 at 11AM

in the Roche Reading Park next to the library.

Terry is joined by Erin Laundry (on guitar) and Tish Merwin (on bass).
Bring a blanket and picnic! Join in the fun by dancing and singing!


***The Ice Cream Social will be held after the August 20 concert!***

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger. He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

    Location: Roche Reading Park

Wednesday July 3, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM South Berkshire Kids: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

South Berkshire Kids presents: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program for children who will be entering Kindergarten or PreK in the Fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and so much more!!! This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. Great for ages 4-6.

    Location: Youth Department

Thursday July 4, 2019
     CLOSED FOR SERVICES  
   

The Lenox Library is closed for services in observance of Independence Day.

We will follow our normal hours of operation (Tuesday 10:00 AM-8:00 PM; Wednesday-Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; closed Sunday and Monday) all other days this week.

     Writers Round Table - MEETING CANCELLED  
    Contact: Kevin Romano   (413) 551-7336   KROMA55@YAHOO.COM
   

Due to the holiday, this week's meeting of the Writers Round Table has been CANCELLED.

Regular weekly meetings will resume next Thursday, July 11, from 2:00-4:00 PM.

    Location: Large Print area

Friday July 5, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Playtime in Katie's Korner  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Children, their parents and caregivers are welcome to drop in for open play

in the Children's Room on the first floor.  

Various toys, different types of blocks,

and a craft are provided.

Outdoor activities are possible if weather is nice!

    Location: Youth Department
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Friday, July 5: OPENING DAY: Mozart and Mahler -- Elegance, Beauty, and Power: Mozart's Piano Concerto, K. 482, and Mahler's phenomenal Fifth Symphony

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Saturday July 6, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Sunday July 7, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Sunday, July 7: Dvorak's America and Andre Previn's Love Letter: Dvorak's "New World" Symphony and Previn's "Anne-Sophie" Violin Concerto

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Monday July 8, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Tuesday July 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terry a la Berry & Friends!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x 105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday July 2 through August 20 at 11AM

in the Roche Reading Park next to the library.

Terry is joined by Erin Laundry (on guitar) and Tish Merwin (on bass).
Bring a blanket and picnic! Join in the fun by dancing and singing!


***The Ice Cream Social will be held after the August 20 concert!***

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger. He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: K-3rd Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0107 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!

This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!

Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.

Meets 6 TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising K-3rd Graders

Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.

 

    Location: Roche Reading Park

Wednesday July 10, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM South Berkshire Kids: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

South Berkshire Kids presents: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program for children who will be entering Kindergarten or PreK in the Fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and so much more!!! This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. Great for ages 4-6.

    Location: Youth Department
   3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM LLA Board Meeting  
    Location: Legacy Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Author Talk: Tom Wolf, 'A Nightingale's Sonata'  
   

Spanning generations, from the shores of the Black Sea to the glittering concert halls of New York, The Nightingale's Sonata is a richly woven tapestry centered around violin virtuoso Lea Luboshutz. Woven throughout this luminous odyssey is the story is César Franck’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano," a work championed by Lea, one of the first-ever internationally recognized female violinists.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Thursday July 11, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Casey Carleā€™s BubbleMania!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

AGE: The family show version of "BubbleMania!" is geared to children 4 - 12, parents and caregivers.

Come and see...

  • GIANT Floating Spheres up to 4-6 feet in diameter
  • Incredibly Long Serpents of Soap Film stretching over 25 feet
  • Bubbles that Bounce
  • Hands-only bubbling
  • Funky, gravity defying globs of bubble foam
  • A Bubble Cube (a cube bubble? Yep!)
  • The amazing Popcorn Machine
  • The mesmerizing Crystal Ball
  • The Bubble Spacecraft (actually spins)
  • Fog filled bubbles
  • A bubble "volcano"
  • One breathtaking finale involves encasing an audience member (or two!) inside a GIANT tube of soap film (The Human Bubble!)

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by

the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

 

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Writers Round Table  
    Contact: Kevin Romano   (413) 551-7336   KROMA55@YAHOO.COM
   

Meet with other writers and bring your own pieces of fiction, poetry, drama or nonfiction for friendly feedback.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Print area
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: 4th & 5th Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   
OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!
 
This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!
 
Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.
 
Meets 6 THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising 4th-5th graders
 
Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.
    Location: Roche Reading Park

Friday July 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Puppet Show  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Come see a PUPPET SHOW in Katie's Korner!

SPECIAL GUEST Regina D. Selig Mason from Little Puppet Studio will be performing "Big Bear and Little Cub!"

    Location: Youth Department
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Friday, July 12: Verdi's Opera for the Concert Hall: Verdi's Requiem plus the perennially favorite Grieg Piano Concerto

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Saturday July 13, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Summer Saturdays with Franco  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Come read Franco your favorite story! Free. All ages welcome. Meets in the Youth Department.

Sign up for a 15 minute slot. Registration required. Second and Fourth Saturdays of each month!

The purpose of a reading to dogs program is to provide children with a comfortable environment to practice their reading skills. 

Franco is very sweet and eager to listen to school-aged children who want to read to him!

Canine Link is a 501 (c)(3) not–for–profit therapy dog organization operating in the Berkshire County of Massachusetts, North West County of Connecticut, and Columbia County of New York. We train and certify therapy dog teams (handler and dog) and provide therapy dog services to individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other facilities.

    Location: Youth Department

Sunday July 14, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Sunday, July 14: An Unknown Beethoven Masterpiece and a New Trumpet Concerto: Beethoven's widely overlooked Fourth Symphony plus HK Gruber's "Aerial"

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Monday July 15, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Tuesday July 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terry a la Berry & Friends!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x 105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday July 2 through August 20 at 11AM

in the Roche Reading Park next to the library.

Terry is joined by Erin Laundry (on guitar) and Tish Merwin (on bass).
Bring a blanket and picnic! Join in the fun by dancing and singing!


***The Ice Cream Social will be held after the August 20 concert!***

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger. He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: K-3rd Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0107 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!

This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!

Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.

Meets 6 TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising K-3rd Graders

Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.

 

    Location: Roche Reading Park

Wednesday July 17, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM South Berkshire Kids: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

South Berkshire Kids presents: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program for children who will be entering Kindergarten or PreK in the Fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and so much more!!! This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. Great for ages 4-6.

    Location: Youth Department

Thursday July 18, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Pumpernickel Puppets presents Sir George and the Dragon!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Pumpernickel Puppet shows are presented with a cast of colorful puppet characters, audience participation, live voices and sound effects and fast paced scripts that not only entertain, but stimulate children's imagination and creativity.

A demonstration period follows every performance giving the audience some insight into what happens behind the scenes. 

All performances last approximately forty minutes and are appropriate for children ages three and up.

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by

the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Writers Round Table  
    Contact: Kevin Romano   (413) 551-7336   KROMA55@YAHOO.COM
   

Meet with other writers and bring your own pieces of fiction, poetry, drama or nonfiction for friendly feedback.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Print area
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: 4th & 5th Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   
OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!
 
This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!
 
Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.
 
Meets 6 THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising 4th-5th graders
 
Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.
    Location: Roche Reading Park

Friday July 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SPECIAL GUEST in KATIE'S KORNER: LOCAL AUTHOR DAN SADLOWSKI  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Come hear Dan read his book and receive a free gift! 

Book signing to follow.

 

Finding Brooklyn - And The Next Great Superhero is about a little girl named Brooklyn who is looking to find out what makes her special 

& what her superpowers are! Brooklyn wants to become The Next Great Superhero! Finding Brooklyn is an AWE-MAZING children's book for all ages.

See why fans are calling Finding Brooklyn"Brave!" "Empowering" "Original" "AWE-MAZING"  "This is the best book ever!" "This book has a lot of HEART and it shows!"

Dan Sadlowski is the author of the beloved super-inspiring children's book, Finding Brooklyn - And The Next Great Superhero. Dan believes everyone has superpowers & is inspired daily by superheroes everywhere! 

Be on the lookout for more children's books from this up-and-coming author.

To find out more about Dan Sadlowski, click here

To find out more about other Youth Department programs, click here

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Friday, July 19: A Little French Music and Elgar's Greatest Work: Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saens and the "Enigma" variations

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Saturday July 20, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Sunday July 21, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Sunday, July 21: They've BOTH Got Rhythm! George Gershwin and Stravinsky: Gershwin's Piano Concertos and Stravinsky's "Petrushka"

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Monday July 22, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Lenox Library Book Committee  
   

Closed meeting of the Lenox Library Book Committee.

    Location: Building

Tuesday July 23, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terry a la Berry & Friends!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x 105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday July 2 through August 20 at 11AM

in the Roche Reading Park next to the library.

Terry is joined by Erin Laundry (on guitar) and Tish Merwin (on bass).
Bring a blanket and picnic! Join in the fun by dancing and singing!


***The Ice Cream Social will be held after the August 20 concert!***

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger. He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: K-3rd Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0107 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!

This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!

Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.

Meets 6 TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising K-3rd Graders

Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.

 

    Location: Roche Reading Park

Wednesday July 24, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM South Berkshire Kids: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

South Berkshire Kids presents: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program for children who will be entering Kindergarten or PreK in the Fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and so much more!!! This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. Great for ages 4-6.

    Location: Youth Department

Thursday July 25, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Predators of the Sky: Live Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Interactive presentation featuring live birds of prey! Learn about the great work done by Tom Ricardi’s organization, the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds and operates a successful captive breeding program. For all ages.

Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. He runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA, and is now retired after 40 years of service as a Massachusetts Environmental Conservation police officer.

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by

the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Writers Round Table  
    Contact: Kevin Romano   (413) 551-7336   KROMA55@YAHOO.COM
   

Meet with other writers and bring your own pieces of fiction, poetry, drama or nonfiction for friendly feedback.  Registration is not required.

    Location: Large Print area
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: 4th & 5th Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   
OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!
 
This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!
 
Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.
 
Meets 6 THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising 4th-5th graders
 
Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.
    Location: Roche Reading Park

Friday July 26, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Special Guest in Katie's Korner: Live Animals with Jen Leahey of Nature Matters  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

SPECIAL GUEST in KATIE'S KORNER: JEN LEAHEY from NATURE MATTERS 

For all ages!

Come meet a variety of different species of mammals, birds, and reptiles, and learn about their natural worlds and relatives. Find out how they live and how they came to Nature Matters. There will be a question and answer session, and opportunities to get up close to the animals! 

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Friday, July 26: A Wagner Weekend: Both days of this weekend's lectures will be devoted to Wagner's "Die Walkure"

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Saturday July 27, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Summer Saturdays with Franco  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Come read Franco your favorite story! Free. All ages welcome. Meets in the Youth Department.

Sign up for a 15 minute slot. Registration required. Second and Fourth Saturdays of each month!

The purpose of a reading to dogs program is to provide children with a comfortable environment to practice their reading skills. 

Franco is very sweet and eager to listen to school-aged children who want to read to him!

Canine Link is a 501 (c)(3) not–for–profit therapy dog organization operating in the Berkshire County of Massachusetts, North West County of Connecticut, and Columbia County of New York. We train and certify therapy dog teams (handler and dog) and provide therapy dog services to individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other facilities.

    Location: Youth Department

Sunday July 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lectures  
    Contact: Jeremy Yudkin   yudkinjaf@gmail.com   
   

ENJOY TANGLEWOOD TWICE AS MUCH with PRE-CONCERT TALKS at THE LENOX LIBRARY by Jeremy Yudkin.

Sunday, July 28: A Wagner Weekend: Both days of this weekend's lectures will be devoted to Wagner's "Die Walkure"

Once again, the Pre-Concert talks are FREE thanks to support from the Town of Lenox and the Lenox Library Association, whose support is provided through a generous grant from anonymous donors.

    Location: Sedgwick Reading Room

Monday July 29, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery

Tuesday July 30, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Terry a la Berry & Friends!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x 105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday July 2 through August 20 at 11AM

in the Roche Reading Park next to the library.

Terry is joined by Erin Laundry (on guitar) and Tish Merwin (on bass).
Bring a blanket and picnic! Join in the fun by dancing and singing!


***The Ice Cream Social will be held after the August 20 concert!***

The Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the generosity of Peter and Elizabeth Levin.

Terry A La Berry has been performing for Children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between. In his other “life” as long-time drummer for Arlo Guthrie he appears on many of Guthrie’s recordings including the Grammy nominated “Grow Big”. He has recorded with numerous other artists including Grammy winner, Pete Seeger. He spent 20 years singing for children and their families at the White House, The Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum of New York, the Goodwill games, the Florida State Fair, The Today Show and several PBS Children’s Specials including the multiple award-winning “Chanukah at Grover’s Corners”, in which he a was principal writer and co-star along with Theodore Bikel. Also as an actor he originated the role of Arthur in William Gibson’s, “A Cry of Player” with Anne Bancroft and Frank Langella. He appeared in the movie Alices’ Resturant as, what else, “a hippie’.

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Incredible Edibles Summer: K-3rd Grade  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0107 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

OUR SUMMER GARDENING PROGRAM RETURNS AGAIN!

This time we are collaborating with the incredible folks at Berkshire Botanical Garden!

Summer session is a six-week afternoon program that will focus on the care of the garden, successional planting, preparing food, art and sustainability in the garden. Students will engage in sensory lessons that help them to explore the garden space and deepen their connection to it. Both sections will develop a small business with products from the garden and learn about personal/business finance.

Meets 6 TUESDAY AFTERNOONS 3:30-5:30
at the Lenox Library
For Age: Rising K-3rd Graders

Instructor: Bridgette Stone
Bridgette Stone is the Education Coordinator at Berkshire Botanical Garden and works with schools across Berkshire County helping them to develop, maintain, and love their gardens. She is excited to work with the Lenox Library to expand its garden program. Over the last 10 years, she has worked as a classroom teacher and farmer. In addition to her work with Berkshire Botanical Garden, she is a member of the Mass Farm to School Leadership Team and manages the Great Barrington, Farmers Market. She lives in Richmond with her wife, two dogs, bees, chickens, and a cat named Sausage.

 

    Location: Roche Reading Park
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Trivia Night  
   

Paul Uhrig is your host for Trivia Night, to be held the last Tuesday of each month, featuring secret trivia from the Queen Mary II (N.Y. to Southampton). Teams of 1 to 6 person(s) can be formed. Please bring a pencil or pen.

    Location: Dome Room

Wednesday July 31, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Guild of Berkshire Artists  
    Location: Welles Gallery
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM South Berkshire Kids: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

South Berkshire Kids presents: Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten

Join us for this weekly, caregiver/child program for children who will be entering Kindergarten or PreK in the Fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, fine motor skills and so much more!!! This program will include a circle time with stories, songs and felt board followed by table top activities and crafts. Great for ages 4-6.

    Location: Youth Department
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Nutrition Center: Food Adventures!  
    Contact: Katie Wallick   (413) 637-0197 x105   kwallick@lenoxlib.org
   

How often do you get to cook in the LIBRARY?!

Join us for a free nutrition and culinary education class for kids! Food Adventures will provide all the ingredients for a memorable class to encourage children to explore mindful eating and the magic of whole foods while preparing a healthy and delicious recipe. Children will learn basic cooking skills, and nutrition concepts in a fun, hands-on cooking class.

REGISTER TODAY SPACE IS LIMITED! For Ages 4-13

    Location: Youth Department

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