Monson, MA


All events are free unless otherwise noted!

Friday June 22, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

You're invited to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  

Monson Free Library and Parks & Recreation are co-hosting the fun at Veterans Field (behind Town Offices).  Fun, Games, Crafts, Snacks & Sign-Ups!

All ages welcome!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

You're invited to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  

Monson Free Library and Parks & Recreation are co-hosting the fun at Veterans Field (behind Town Offices).  Fun, Games, Crafts, Snacks & Sign-Ups!

All ages welcome!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Libraries ROCK! Musical Story Time

We are kicking off our Summer Story Time on the Go right here at the library with a special Musical Story Time with Juliue Stepanak!  Join us for a rocking good time!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

We are kicking off our Summer Story Time on the Go right here at the library with a special Musical Story Time with Juliue Stepanak!  Join us for a rocking good time!

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TEENS! Learn Ukulele with Julie!

Registration required- ages 12+ only please!

Have you always wanted to learn to play Ukulele? Do you have a ukulele and want some pointers? Join Julie for a short lesson, some Q & A, and a strum along of fun & easy songs!

Ukuleles provided - but feel free to bring your own if you have one!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Registration required- ages 12+ only please!

Have you always wanted to learn to play Ukulele? Do you have a ukulele and want some pointers? Join Julie for a short lesson, some Q & A, and a strum along of fun & easy songs!

Ukuleles provided - but feel free to bring your own if you have one!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Friday June 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Thursday July 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Teen Babysitting Course with First Aid and CPR training

Kim and Gail's CPR Plus are returning to do another Babysitter Training Course for students ages 12+. They will cover Babysitter responsibilities, ages/stages of kids and how to interact with them, and some basic First Aid, child and infant CPR, and what to do for choking.  

There is a $25 fee per student and registration is required! 

A sibling living in same home can enroll 1/2 price (so two sibling/students from same household cost is $37.50). Check is made payable to Monson Free Library and is due by the day of program. 

Students should plan to attend full day in order to receive certificate. Please pack a brown bag lunch. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Monson Free Library for covering the balance of the cost of this program!

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Kim and Gail's CPR Plus are returning to do another Babysitter Training Course for students ages 12+. They will cover Babysitter responsibilities, ages/stages of kids and how to interact with them, and some basic First Aid, child and infant CPR, and what to do for choking.  

There is a $25 fee per student and registration is required! 

A sibling living in same home can enroll 1/2 price (so two sibling/students from same household cost is $37.50). Check is made payable to Monson Free Library and is due by the day of program. 

Students should plan to attend full day in order to receive certificate. Please pack a brown bag lunch. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Monson Free Library for covering the balance of the cost of this program!

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org


Friday July 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Historic Trail Walk - Quarry Hill Trail

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! Did you know that the stone used to build Monson Free Library was quarried right here in Monson?

Join Leslie Duthie (Monson Conservation Committee) on a guided hike on the Quarry Hill historic trail (on Margaret St just past Quarry Hill Community School). Learn about the history of the Monson quarry while enjoying some time outdoors with the family! For families with children Kindergarten and above. Meet us at the trailhead on Margaret St - PLEASE BE ON TIME! No registration required.

*Please consider wearing long pants/long sleeves to help protect against ticks whenever hiking outdoors in New England!*

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! Did you know that the stone used to build Monson Free Library was quarried right here in Monson?

Join Leslie Duthie (Monson Conservation Committee) on a guided hike on the Quarry Hill historic trail (on Margaret St just past Quarry Hill Community School). Learn about the history of the Monson quarry while enjoying some time outdoors with the family! For families with children Kindergarten and above. Meet us at the trailhead on Margaret St - PLEASE BE ON TIME! No registration required.

*Please consider wearing long pants/long sleeves to help protect against ticks whenever hiking outdoors in New England!*

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time on the Go - Monson Police Department

Join us for Story Time on the Go at the Monson Police Department! Chief Kozloski will be reading us stories and then families will be invited to take a tour of the Police Department. 

Please plan to arrive on time!

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock!

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Join us for Story Time on the Go at the Monson Police Department! Chief Kozloski will be reading us stories and then families will be invited to take a tour of the Police Department. 

Please plan to arrive on time!

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock!

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Friday July 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time on the Go - Monson Fire Department

Join us for Story Time on the Go at the Monson Fire Department! We will be reading us stories and then families will be invited to check out one of the fire trucks!

Please plan to arrive on time!

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock!

 

 

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Join us for Story Time on the Go at the Monson Fire Department! We will be reading us stories and then families will be invited to check out one of the fire trucks!

Please plan to arrive on time!

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock!

 

 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Thursday July 19, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drumming in Prose with Tim Kane

Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to join veteran local rock and jazz band drum set musician, music teacher, and group drum circle facilitator Tim Kane for this fun, music-packed program!  Children of all ages are invited to play on djembes and other hand drums of all kinds! 

During the drum circle, each child will learn the basics on a variety of different percussive instruments that Tim provides. The magic is found in the group building upon its own creations and playing along to backing track music from rock stylings of all types. Participants don’t need any drumming experience, and parents are encouraged to be with their children and play along with them.

Registration is encouraged! 

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-278-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org
There are 30 spaces available.

Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to join veteran local rock and jazz band drum set musician, music teacher, and group drum circle facilitator Tim Kane for this fun, music-packed program!  Children of all ages are invited to play on djembes and other hand drums of all kinds! 

During the drum circle, each child will learn the basics on a variety of different percussive instruments that Tim provides. The magic is found in the group building upon its own creations and playing along to backing track music from rock stylings of all types. Participants don’t need any drumming experience, and parents are encouraged to be with their children and play along with them.

Registration is encouraged! 

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.278.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Art of Drumming with Tim Kane

Join Tim Kane, veteran local rock and jazz band drum set musician, music teacher, and group drum circle facilitator as he takes the audience on a journey through the rich American history and evolutions of drums using verbal, visual, and audio examples! This event will last about 90 minutes and will combine lecture and drumming for your enjoyment. You will be invited to play on djembes and hand drums of all kinds!.

It should be a blast!

Registration is encouraged! 

CONTACT:  Hope Bodwell  413-278-3866  hbodwell@cwmars.org
There are 29 spaces available.

Join Tim Kane, veteran local rock and jazz band drum set musician, music teacher, and group drum circle facilitator as he takes the audience on a journey through the rich American history and evolutions of drums using verbal, visual, and audio examples! This event will last about 90 minutes and will combine lecture and drumming for your enjoyment. You will be invited to play on djembes and hand drums of all kinds!.

It should be a blast!

Registration is encouraged! 

CONTACT:
  Hope Bodwell
  413.278.3866
  hbodwell@cwmars.org

There are 29 spaces available.

Friday July 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time on the Go - Flynt Park

Join us at Flynt Park for a very special Story Time with Tantasqua students and their teachers working together on the Tantasqua Chestnut Project.

Tantasqua students will be reading stories about trees, and we will be learning about their project to bring the American Chestnut Tree back to Mt Ella at Flynt Park. Following stories, families will be invited to take a hike up Mt Ella and see the location of the reintroduction project. 

The project started approximately three years ago after Monson resident and Tantasqua teacher Jesse Greene told his students about the chestnut trees growing on Mt. Ella; they wanted to do something to help the trees.

"Chestnut trees back in the day were a huge part of people's lives," Greene said. "People ate the seeds ... There was the Christmas song, 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.'"

*If you are planning on joining us for the hike, long pants are encouraged to help protect against ticks. Everyone is encouraged to look for ticks following any outdoor hikes in the area!

PLEASE BE ON TIME.

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Join us at Flynt Park for a very special Story Time with Tantasqua students and their teachers working together on the Tantasqua Chestnut Project.

Tantasqua students will be reading stories about trees, and we will be learning about their project to bring the American Chestnut Tree back to Mt Ella at Flynt Park. Following stories, families will be invited to take a hike up Mt Ella and see the location of the reintroduction project. 

The project started approximately three years ago after Monson resident and Tantasqua teacher Jesse Greene told his students about the chestnut trees growing on Mt. Ella; they wanted to do something to help the trees.

"Chestnut trees back in the day were a huge part of people's lives," Greene said. "People ate the seeds ... There was the Christmas song, 'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.'"

*If you are planning on joining us for the hike, long pants are encouraged to help protect against ticks. Everyone is encouraged to look for ticks following any outdoor hikes in the area!

PLEASE BE ON TIME.

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Thursday July 26, 2018
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Family Fort Night at the Library

Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:00PM and help us celebrate Summer Reading with our first ever Family Fort Night! Families are invited to bring their pillows and blankets to read in our pre-made forts throughout the library. We'll have snacks and plenty of books to choose from! Slow down, curl up and enjoy!

All ages are welcome. No registration required! 

 

Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:00PM and help us celebrate Summer Reading with our first ever Family Fort Night! Families are invited to bring their pillows and blankets to read in our pre-made forts throughout the library. We'll have snacks and plenty of books to choose from! Slow down, curl up and enjoy!

All ages are welcome. No registration required! 

 

Friday July 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bounce & Rhyme Baby Time

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:  Sandy Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org

Stories, songs and rhymes for children up to 2 1/2.  No registration.  All are always welcome!

Every Friday morning!

CONTACT:
  Sandy Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wicked Good Henna for TEENS

For teens only - ages 12+ we are welcoming Wicked Good Henna to the Library - join us to get a FREE Henna Tattoo! This is your chance to choose from hundreds of designs, or work with Henna Artist Alyssa to come up with something unique! She uses 100% all natural handmade henna paste that is safe for all skin types. 

This event is FREE but regsitration is required!!!

CONTACT:  Sandra Courtney  413-267-3866  scourtney@cwmars.org
There are many spaces available.

For teens only - ages 12+ we are welcoming Wicked Good Henna to the Library - join us to get a FREE Henna Tattoo! This is your chance to choose from hundreds of designs, or work with Henna Artist Alyssa to come up with something unique! She uses 100% all natural handmade henna paste that is safe for all skin types. 

This event is FREE but regsitration is required!!!

CONTACT:
  Sandra Courtney
  413.267.3866
  scourtney@cwmars.org

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Tuesday November 27, 2018
rec_Scrabble
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Tuesday December 25, 2018
rec_Scrabble
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scrabble Night

Every month come by and have fun with words!

Every month come by and have fun with words!


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