Friday April 1, 2022 - Saturday December 31, 2022
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@GAYLORD: Take + Make for Teens/Adults

Our upcycled take and make craft kits are now available anytime! We currently eight different DIY kits made from discarded book and magazine pages. The supplies needed to complete each kit varies, but most are basic supplies like a glue stick, stapler, tape, and scissors. Kits are available for pickup during our regular hours Thursday-Saturday. Fill out our registration form below to request yours. 

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  4135385047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Our upcycled take and make craft kits are now available anytime! We currently eight different DIY kits made from discarded book and magazine pages. The supplies needed to complete each kit varies, but most are basic supplies like a glue stick, stapler, tape, and scissors. Kits are available for pickup during our regular hours Thursday-Saturday. Fill out our registration form below to request yours. 

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  4135385047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library


Monday November 28, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time with Bethany

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Duchess

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Spanish Intro for Families

Habla espanol?  Families of children ages 8-12, would you like to learn Spanish?  Join us for a continuation of Introductory Spanish with Bilingual Specialist Jan Lamberg.  Completely new to Spanish?  Jan will make sure you are able to catch up to where the other families are so please do sign up!  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Call or stop into the library to sign your family up for the classes.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Habla espanol?  Families of children ages 8-12, would you like to learn Spanish?  Join us for a continuation of Introductory Spanish with Bilingual Specialist Jan Lamberg.  Completely new to Spanish?  Jan will make sure you are able to catch up to where the other families are so please do sign up!  Pre-registration is REQUIRED.  Call or stop into the library to sign your family up for the classes.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Tuesday November 29, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 

High School Book Group is open to those in Grades 9 -12. This month's book is Running by Natalia Sylvester. We meet the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks provided! 

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

High School Book Group is open to those in Grades 9 -12. This month's book is Running by Natalia Sylvester. We meet the last Tuesday of every month. Snacks provided! 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SHELD Fiberspring
CONTACT: Kelly Frazier  kfrazier@sheld.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Kelly Frazier
  
   kfrazier@sheld.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT: Desi Smelcer  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT:
  Desi Smelcer
  
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday November 30, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Take Home Craft: Reindeer Swag

All material provided-

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  4135385045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
There are 7 spaces available.

All material provided-

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  4135385045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Thursday December 1, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Drop-in Craft for Kids 5+

Visit the children's room anytime between 3-6pm and join Miss Janet for a special craft activity (for ages 5+).

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Visit the children's room anytime between 3-6pm and join Miss Janet for a special craft activity (for ages 5+).

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Historical Commission
CONTACT: Jose Vazquez  413-695-8217
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Jose Vazquez
  413.695.8217
  

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
@GAYLORD: December Spice Club, Gingerbread

Want to challenge your culinary palate, find inspiration in the kitchen, and meet community members who enjoy cooking? Join our Spice Club!  This program will run from September-March with a different seasoning featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company. A gathering is held monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 for registered participants to pick up their new seasoning and have the option to stay and chat with others to brainstorm recipe ideas and check out cookbooks. 

GINGERBREAD SPICE

Get your hands on the newest pantry essential - Gingerbread Spice. It's the perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, for dialing up the flavor in everyday dishes from oatmeal and pancakes to special occasion recipes like gingerbread lattes. Now you can savor the warm, signature aroma and taste of the holidays all year long! For use in oatmeal, pancakes, french toast and lattes. Savor the warm taste of the holidays all year long. INGREDIENTS: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper

Sign up for the December Spice Club begins on Nov. 4.

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  4135385047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Want to challenge your culinary palate, find inspiration in the kitchen, and meet community members who enjoy cooking? Join our Spice Club!  This program will run from September-March with a different seasoning featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company. A gathering is held monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 for registered participants to pick up their new seasoning and have the option to stay and chat with others to brainstorm recipe ideas and check out cookbooks. 

GINGERBREAD SPICE

Get your hands on the newest pantry essential - Gingerbread Spice. It's the perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, for dialing up the flavor in everyday dishes from oatmeal and pancakes to special occasion recipes like gingerbread lattes. Now you can savor the warm, signature aroma and taste of the holidays all year long! For use in oatmeal, pancakes, french toast and lattes. Savor the warm taste of the holidays all year long. INGREDIENTS: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper

Sign up for the December Spice Club begins on Nov. 4.

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  4135385047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library


Friday December 2, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Homebound Delivery

Need Books Delivered? The Gaylord Memorial Library continues to offer a Homebound Delivery Service to residents of South Hadley who have health or transportation issues. Books and other library materials are delivered and picked up on a monthly basis. If you, or someone you know would like to learn more and sign up for Homebound Delivery, please visit: https://gaylordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery/ or call 538-5047.

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  4135385047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Need Books Delivered? The Gaylord Memorial Library continues to offer a Homebound Delivery Service to residents of South Hadley who have health or transportation issues. Books and other library materials are delivered and picked up on a monthly basis. If you, or someone you know would like to learn more and sign up for Homebound Delivery, please visit: https://gaylordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery/ or call 538-5047.

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  4135385047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Story Time with Miss Janet

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mahjong at the Library

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT: Joyce Joyall  413-519-9408
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT:
  Joyce Joyall
  413.519.9408
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Saturday December 3, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sculptural Book Art: Make Your Own House

Children of all ages will love this creative art program being presented by Mount Holyoke College art student Hanan Khan.  Sculptural Book Art:  Make Your Own House will utilize many skills that Hanan will teach the participants.  For more information about the program or to sign up, please call Meg in the Youth Services department at 413-538-5045.  Hanan is offering this program on two different days.  If you can't make the November 19th program then you can sign up for the December 3rd date.  Pre-registration IS required.

 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Children of all ages will love this creative art program being presented by Mount Holyoke College art student Hanan Khan.  Sculptural Book Art:  Make Your Own House will utilize many skills that Hanan will teach the participants.  For more information about the program or to sign up, please call Meg in the Youth Services department at 413-538-5045.  Hanan is offering this program on two different days.  If you can't make the November 19th program then you can sign up for the December 3rd date.  Pre-registration IS required.

 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
@GAYLORD: Board Games & Puzzles

Bring a friend or meet a new one at the library! Kids of all ages are invited to play board games and do puzzles in our Children's Room. No pre-registration necessary.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Bring a friend or meet a new one at the library! Kids of all ages are invited to play board games and do puzzles in our Children's Room. No pre-registration necessary.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Monday December 5, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time with Bethany

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm is a laid-back coloring group for ages 13 & up.  Join us in the Community Meeting Room for an afternoon of coloring your cares away!  Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book).

CONTACT: Rena Stromgren  413-538-5045  rstromgren@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Color Me Calm is a laid-back coloring group for ages 13 & up.  Join us in the Community Meeting Room for an afternoon of coloring your cares away!  Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book).

CONTACT:
  Rena Stromgren
  413.538.5045
   rstromgren@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Board of Library Trustees for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Board of Library Trustees for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT:
  Joseph Rodio
  413.538.5045
   jrodio@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Tuesday December 6, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT: Desi Smelcer  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT:
  Desi Smelcer
  
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks

Use link below to sign up for the Online Program.

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. 

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

About the Author: Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz. They have two sons and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Use link below to sign up for the Online Program.

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. 

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian-American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse--one studying the stallion's bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

About the Author: Australian-born Geraldine Brooks is an author and journalist who grew up in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and attended Bethlehem College Ashfield and the University of Sydney. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2006 for her novel March. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, is an international bestseller, and People of the Book is a New York Times bestseller translated into 20 languages. She is also the author of the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence

Brooks married author Tony Horwitz. They have two sons and two dogs. They divide their time between homes in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and Sydney, Australia.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Wednesday December 7, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
CFCE Playgroup - Afternoon Session

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
A Patriotic Tribute from The Sound Squad of the Berkshire Hills Music Academy.

In the Community Room

Sound Squad will be performing a variety of rock hits and sing-along classics with a topical, Patriotic flavor.

The Sound Squad are a small student ensemble that perform soulful classics, oldies, and contemporary favorites to audiences across Western Massachusetts. The Sound Squad are regulars at community events, day service programs and older adult facilities, sharing their true love of music with each performance. Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a unique college-like program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are looking to expand their social, vocational, and life skills in a music-infused environment.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  4135385045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

In the Community Room

Sound Squad will be performing a variety of rock hits and sing-along classics with a topical, Patriotic flavor.

The Sound Squad are a small student ensemble that perform soulful classics, oldies, and contemporary favorites to audiences across Western Massachusetts. The Sound Squad are regulars at community events, day service programs and older adult facilities, sharing their true love of music with each performance. Berkshire Hills Music Academy is a unique college-like program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are looking to expand their social, vocational, and life skills in a music-infused environment.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  4135385045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thursday December 8, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@GAYLORD: LEGO Club

Come build with Lego! If you like creating with various sizes and types of lego bricks, stop by the library anytime between 3-6pm. Age 12 and under. No signup necessary

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Come build with Lego! If you like creating with various sizes and types of lego bricks, stop by the library anytime between 3-6pm. Age 12 and under. No signup necessary

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Virtual Sit & Stitch with Timna Tarr

Log in and spend an evening with your crafty neighbors. Bring your portable handwork of choice - quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch etc. - and enjoy the company of fellow slow stitchers while you work on your project from the comfort of your own home.

Timna Tarr is a professional quilter and South Hadley resident whose work has been in numerous exhibits, books, and magazines.

Details to connect to this virtual meeting will be sent via email to registered participants. The event is limited to 8 people

 

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  413-538-5047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 8 spaces available.

Log in and spend an evening with your crafty neighbors. Bring your portable handwork of choice - quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch etc. - and enjoy the company of fellow slow stitchers while you work on your project from the comfort of your own home.

Timna Tarr is a professional quilter and South Hadley resident whose work has been in numerous exhibits, books, and magazines.

Details to connect to this virtual meeting will be sent via email to registered participants. The event is limited to 8 people

 

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  413.538.5047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Susan Newton  susannewton2025@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Friday December 9, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Story Time with Miss Janet

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Saturday December 10, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Fredrik Backman: Author of A Man Called Ove

Use link below to Sign Up for the Online Program.

Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. 

In the beautifully written Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence. As accusations and rumors fly, the town must grapple with its identity as never before.

The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in Us Against You. The entire future of the team and the town hinges on an upcoming game that could change everything forever.

Finally, the series comes to an evocative conclusion with The Winners. The Winners return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home.

About the Author: Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and Instagram @Backmansk.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Use link below to Sign Up for the Online Program.

Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. 

In the beautifully written Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence. As accusations and rumors fly, the town must grapple with its identity as never before.

The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in Us Against You. The entire future of the team and the town hinges on an upcoming game that could change everything forever.

Finally, the series comes to an evocative conclusion with The Winners. The Winners return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home.

About the Author: Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and Instagram @Backmansk.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Monday December 12, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time with Bethany

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Namia Forna: The Gilded Ones Series

Sign Up by using the link below.

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. 

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Uncovering mysteries surrounding herself and the kingdom all along the way. 

The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera… or if she might be its greatest threat. 

About the Author: (From publisher Press Release) Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy. She has an MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on Twitter at @NaminaForna and Instagram at @namina.forna.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Sign Up by using the link below.

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. 

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Uncovering mysteries surrounding herself and the kingdom all along the way. 

The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera… or if she might be its greatest threat. 

About the Author: (From publisher Press Release) Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy. She has an MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on Twitter at @NaminaForna and Instagram at @namina.forna.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Duchess

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Housing Production Plan Community Forum
CONTACT: Anne Capra  413-538-5017 x6128  acapra@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Anne Capra
  413.538.5017 x6128
   acapra@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Tuesday December 13, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Health
CONTACT: Jennifer Jernigan  413-538-5017 x6107  jjernigan@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Jernigan
  413.538.5017 x6107
   jjernigan@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT: Desi Smelcer  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT:
  Desi Smelcer
  
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday December 14, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Nicole Eustice: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Sign up using the link below for the Online Program.

You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.

On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America.

In Covered with Night, Dr. Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. As she shows, the murder of the Indigenous man set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing war was imminent. Isolated killings often flared into colonial wars in North America, and colonists now anticipated a vengeful Indigenous uprising. Frantic efforts to resolve the case ignited a dramatic, far-reaching debate between Native American forms of justice—centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations—and an ideology of harsh reprisal, unique to the colonies and based on British law, which called for the killers’ swift execution. As Eustace powerfully contends, the colonial obsession with “civility” belied the reality that the Iroquois, far from being the barbarians of the white imagination, acted under a mantle of sophistication and humanity as they tried to make the land- and power-hungry colonials understand their ways. 

About the Author: Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is author of Pulitzer-Prize winning Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, as well as Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution and of 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism as well as coeditor of Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Sign up using the link below for the Online Program.

You’re invited to explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award winning book Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.

On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America.

In Covered with Night, Dr. Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. As she shows, the murder of the Indigenous man set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing war was imminent. Isolated killings often flared into colonial wars in North America, and colonists now anticipated a vengeful Indigenous uprising. Frantic efforts to resolve the case ignited a dramatic, far-reaching debate between Native American forms of justice—centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations—and an ideology of harsh reprisal, unique to the colonies and based on British law, which called for the killers’ swift execution. As Eustace powerfully contends, the colonial obsession with “civility” belied the reality that the Iroquois, far from being the barbarians of the white imagination, acted under a mantle of sophistication and humanity as they tried to make the land- and power-hungry colonials understand their ways. 

About the Author: Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is author of Pulitzer-Prize winning Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America, as well as Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution and of 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism as well as coeditor of Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

 
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tree Committee

Town of South Hadley Tree Committee

CONTACT: Chris Thompson  topher332@live.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Town of South Hadley Tree Committee

CONTACT:
  Chris Thompson
  
   topher332@live.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kicking Back with a Former Rockette: The History of the Radio City Rockettes

Join retired Broadway performer and former Radio City Rockette, Debra Vega, as she walks you through the history of one of the most iconic all-women precision dance companies, The Radio City Rockettes. Through supporting videos, photos and her own personal stories, you will hear a first hand account of what it takes to become one of these "athletes dripping in diamonds." The presentation will end with a robust Q&A, so bring your burning questions. We hope to see you there!

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Join retired Broadway performer and former Radio City Rockette, Debra Vega, as she walks you through the history of one of the most iconic all-women precision dance companies, The Radio City Rockettes. Through supporting videos, photos and her own personal stories, you will hear a first hand account of what it takes to become one of these "athletes dripping in diamonds." The presentation will end with a robust Q&A, so bring your burning questions. We hope to see you there!

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thursday December 15, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Drop-in Craft for Kids 5+

Visit the children's room anytime between 3-6pm and join Miss Janet for a special craft activity (for ages 5+).

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Visit the children's room anytime between 3-6pm and join Miss Janet for a special craft activity (for ages 5+).

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Know Your Town
CONTACT: Martha Terry  marthaterry25@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Martha Terry
  
   marthaterry25@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Friday December 16, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Homebound Delivery

Need Books Delivered? The Gaylord Memorial Library continues to offer a Homebound Delivery Service to residents of South Hadley who have health or transportation issues. Books and other library materials are delivered and picked up on a monthly basis. If you, or someone you know would like to learn more and sign up for Homebound Delivery, please visit: https://gaylordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery/ or call 538-5047.

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  4135385047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Need Books Delivered? The Gaylord Memorial Library continues to offer a Homebound Delivery Service to residents of South Hadley who have health or transportation issues. Books and other library materials are delivered and picked up on a monthly basis. If you, or someone you know would like to learn more and sign up for Homebound Delivery, please visit: https://gaylordlibrary.org/homebound-delivery/ or call 538-5047.

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  4135385047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Story Time with Miss Janet

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mahjong at the Library

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT: Joyce Joyall  413-519-9408
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT:
  Joyce Joyall
  413.519.9408
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Saturday December 17, 2022
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10:10 AM - 11:40 PM
@GAYLORD: Saturday Morning Movie

Join us for a showing of Norm of the North (2016)

Synopsis:An oddball polar bear named Norm is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible.

Rating: PG; Run time: 86 minutes

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join us for a showing of Norm of the North (2016)

Synopsis:An oddball polar bear named Norm is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible.

Rating: PG; Run time: 86 minutes

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Spanish Conversation Circle

An opportunity for Spanish speakers to practice their language skills.  Participants should have some basic conversational skills to join the group. This is NOT a language class.

CONTACT: Maria Nieves Romero-Díaz  rdiaz@mtholyoke.edu
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

An opportunity for Spanish speakers to practice their language skills.  Participants should have some basic conversational skills to join the group. This is NOT a language class.

CONTACT:
  Maria Nieves Romero-Díaz
  
   rdiaz@mtholyoke.edu

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Monday December 19, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time with Bethany

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join us for our weekly Monday Story Time. No pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Duchess

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday December 20, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
South Hadley American Legion Post 260
CONTACT: Brian Willette
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Brian Willette
  
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT: Desi Smelcer  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT:
  Desi Smelcer
  
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday December 21, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come have fun at our CFCE Playgroup with the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Program held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 except for the first Wednesday of the month when it's at 3:30 in the afternoon.  Families with children from birth through 5 (and older siblings) are welcome to attend.  Join Dana for some fun in the Children's Room.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Winter Solstice Yule Log Craft for Kids

Children up to age 10 are invited to join us in the Craft Room to create a WINTER SOLSTICE YULE LOG craft.  NO pre-registration needed - just come have some fun on the first day of Winter.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Children up to age 10 are invited to join us in the Craft Room to create a WINTER SOLSTICE YULE LOG craft.  NO pre-registration needed - just come have some fun on the first day of Winter.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Thursday December 22, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
@GAYLORD: LEGO Club

Come build with Lego! If you like creating with various sizes and types of lego bricks, stop by the library anytime between 3-6pm. Age 12 and under. No signup necessary

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Come build with Lego! If you like creating with various sizes and types of lego bricks, stop by the library anytime between 3-6pm. Age 12 and under. No signup necessary

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Jacob's Edge Condominium Association
CONTACT:   jedgecondo@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
Friday December 23, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Story Time with Miss Janet

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Saturday December 24, 2022
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
 
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library
CONTACT:
  Joseph Rodio
  413.538.5045
   jrodio@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Monday December 26, 2022
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
Tuesday December 27, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
B-I-N-G-O for Kids

Children and teens won't want to miss out on our school vacation BINGO.  Join us for eight different and exciting games.  Prizes awarded for winning Bingos.  NO pre-registration needed but you may want to come early to claim your lucky seat in the Community Meeting Room.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Children and teens won't want to miss out on our school vacation BINGO.  Join us for eight different and exciting games.  Prizes awarded for winning Bingos.  NO pre-registration needed but you may want to come early to claim your lucky seat in the Community Meeting Room.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitting Group

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT: Desi Smelcer  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Join the library's Tuesday Night Knitters for some quality knitting and crochet time. All skill levels welcome.

This group meets in the Mandrachia Study Room on the second floor but will often move to the Trustees Conference Room in the lobby if that space is available.

CONTACT:
  Desi Smelcer
  
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday December 28, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rubber Duckie Soap Making for Kids

Kids ages 8 - 12 will love this workshop where they will create their own RUBBER DUCKIE SOAP.  Participants will use glycerin based soap and add color, scents, and more.  Children will choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed in the soap and top off with soap curls creating waves. Space is limited so sign up by calling or stopping in the library.  Parent/guardian must be present and involved in the project.  Snow date will be the following day.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Kids ages 8 - 12 will love this workshop where they will create their own RUBBER DUCKIE SOAP.  Participants will use glycerin based soap and add color, scents, and more.  Children will choose from a variety of rubber duckies to embed in the soap and top off with soap curls creating waves. Space is limited so sign up by calling or stopping in the library.  Parent/guardian must be present and involved in the project.  Snow date will be the following day.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Gwen

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Gwen is a lovable greyhound.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Gwen by scheduling a 20 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event. 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Gwen is a lovable greyhound.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Gwen by scheduling a 20 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event. 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Thursday December 29, 2022
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Star Twirler New Year's Eve Craft for Kids

Children up to age 10 can ring in 2023 by joining us in making a paper plate STAR TWIRLER.  NO pre-registration needed, just come to the Craft Room and celebrate the new year.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Children up to age 10 can ring in 2023 by joining us in making a paper plate STAR TWIRLER.  NO pre-registration needed, just come to the Craft Room and celebrate the new year.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Friday December 30, 2022
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What a Rotten Place to Live - Life in a Rotting Log

Children ages 8 - 12 will love getting dirty with Doug Fleury, AKA the Bug Man.  Kids will learn all about what lives in a rotting log by actually tearing a log apart.  They'll find lots of creepy crawlies that survive the winter inside of logs.  Kids will be paired up and each couple will have a log to make their discoveries in.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED by stopping in the library or calling.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Children ages 8 - 12 will love getting dirty with Doug Fleury, AKA the Bug Man.  Kids will learn all about what lives in a rotting log by actually tearing a log apart.  They'll find lots of creepy crawlies that survive the winter inside of logs.  Kids will be paired up and each couple will have a log to make their discoveries in.  Pre-registration is REQUIRED by stopping in the library or calling.  Space is limited to 20 participants.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@GAYLORD: Story Time with Miss Janet

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT: Janet Shea  4135385047  jshea@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Join Miss Janet Friday mornings at 10:30 am for story time and a craft.

CONTACT:
  Janet Shea
  4135385047
   jshea@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Saturday December 31, 2022
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
 
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library
CONTACT:
  Joseph Rodio
  413.538.5045
   jrodio@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Monday January 2, 2023
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
Tuesday January 3, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Wednesday January 4, 2023
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TBD: Virtual Networking Group for Over 50 & Older Job Seekers

Sign Up Informaiton To Be Determined:

On Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wed., Jan 4 -- Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills

Wed., Jan 18 -- Create Your "Career Story" Pitch

Wed., Feb., 1 -- Create A Makreting Plan & Marketing Brief

Wed., Feb., 15 -- Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation

Wed., March 1 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 1)

Wed., March 15 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 2)

Wed., April 5 -- Create a LinkedIn Profile

Wed., April 19 -- LinkedIn and Personal Branding

Wed., May 3 -- Interview Preparation & Strategy

Wed., May 17 -- Interview Practive

Wed., June 7 -- Meet Hiring Employers

Wed., June 21 -- Networking 2.0

 

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Sign Up Informaiton To Be Determined:

On Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wed., Jan 4 -- Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills

Wed., Jan 18 -- Create Your "Career Story" Pitch

Wed., Feb., 1 -- Create A Makreting Plan & Marketing Brief

Wed., Feb., 15 -- Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation

Wed., March 1 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 1)

Wed., March 15 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 2)

Wed., April 5 -- Create a LinkedIn Profile

Wed., April 19 -- LinkedIn and Personal Branding

Wed., May 3 -- Interview Preparation & Strategy

Wed., May 17 -- Interview Practive

Wed., June 7 -- Meet Hiring Employers

Wed., June 21 -- Networking 2.0

 

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Program: TBD

TBD

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

TBD

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thursday January 5, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
@GAYLORD: January Spice Club

Want to challenge your culinary palate, find inspiration in the kitchen, and meet community members who enjoy cooking? Join our Spice Club! This program will run from September-March with a different seasoning featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company. A gathering is held monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 for registered participants to pick up their new seasoning and have the option to stay and chat with others to brainstorm recipe ideas and check out cookbooks.

BUFFALO WING SPICE (contains DAIRY)
A great blend of spices that make delicious tasting hot wings. The buffalo seasoning is bold and flavorful. Since this buffalo wing seasoning is pre-blended, you don't have to mix ingredients together yourself. Simply use this spice to coat your chicken wings before frying or baking them.
INGREDIENTS: garlic, onion, salt, cayenne pepper, butter powder (buttercream (cream, salt), buttermilk powder), vinegar powder (maltodextrin, white distilled vinegar, modified food starch, sugar, thyme

Sign up for the January Spice Club begins on Dec. 2.

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  4135385047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library
Registration will begin on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 AM     

Want to challenge your culinary palate, find inspiration in the kitchen, and meet community members who enjoy cooking? Join our Spice Club! This program will run from September-March with a different seasoning featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company. A gathering is held monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 for registered participants to pick up their new seasoning and have the option to stay and chat with others to brainstorm recipe ideas and check out cookbooks.

BUFFALO WING SPICE (contains DAIRY)
A great blend of spices that make delicious tasting hot wings. The buffalo seasoning is bold and flavorful. Since this buffalo wing seasoning is pre-blended, you don't have to mix ingredients together yourself. Simply use this spice to coat your chicken wings before frying or baking them.
INGREDIENTS: garlic, onion, salt, cayenne pepper, butter powder (buttercream (cream, salt), buttermilk powder), vinegar powder (maltodextrin, white distilled vinegar, modified food starch, sugar, thyme

Sign up for the January Spice Club begins on Dec. 2.

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  4135385047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Registration will begin on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 AM     

Friday January 6, 2023
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mahjong at the Library

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT: Joyce Joyall  413-519-9408
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT:
  Joyce Joyall
  413.519.9408
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Sunday January 8, 2023
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4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Girl Scout Troop 12948
CONTACT: Kelly Woods  gstroop12948@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Monday January 9, 2023
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Color Me Calm

Color Me Calm is a laid-back coloring group for ages 13 & up.  Join us in the Community Meeting Room for an afternoon of coloring your cares away!  Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book).

CONTACT: Rena Stromgren  413-538-5045  rstromgren@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Color Me Calm is a laid-back coloring group for ages 13 & up.  Join us in the Community Meeting Room for an afternoon of coloring your cares away!  Coloring pages and utensils will be provided, or BYOCB (Bring Your Own Coloring Book).

CONTACT:
  Rena Stromgren
  413.538.5045
   rstromgren@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Duchess

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Library Trustees

Board of Library Trustees for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Board of Library Trustees for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT:
  Joseph Rodio
  413.538.5045
   jrodio@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Tuesday January 10, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Health
CONTACT: Jennifer Jernigan  413-538-5017 x6107  jjernigan@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Jernigan
  413.538.5017 x6107
   jjernigan@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Wednesday January 11, 2023
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Basic Mouse and Keyboarding Class for Adults

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
New Device for E-Materials? Come get help!

Did you get a new device for E-Materials for the holidays? Come on down and get some help setting up the device with Libby!

 

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Did you get a new device for E-Materials for the holidays? Come on down and get some help setting up the device with Libby!

 

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thursday January 12, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Namina Forna

Sign Up Here: https://libraryc.org/shadleylib/21720

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. 

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Uncovering mysteries surrounding herself and the kingdom all along the way. 

The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera… or if she might be its greatest threat. 

About the Author: (From publisher Press Release) Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy. She has an MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on Twitter at @NaminaForna and Instagram at @namina.forna.

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Sign Up Here: https://libraryc.org/shadleylib/21720

Join us for an action-packed online conversation with New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones Series in a discussion about her second installment in the series, The Merciless Ones. 

In Forna’s first New York Times Bestselling book, The Gilded Ones, readers are introduced to sixteen-year-old Deka, who lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire’s greatest threat.

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she’s ever known. Uncovering mysteries surrounding herself and the kingdom all along the way. 

The second thrilling installment, The Merciless Ones, picks up six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is… but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera—a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.

Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera… or if she might be its greatest threat. 

About the Author: (From publisher Press Release) Namina Forna is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones, the first book in an epic fantasy trilogy. She has an MFA in film and TV production from USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA from Spelman College. She now works as a screenwriter in LA and loves telling stories with fierce female leads. Visit her on Twitter at @NaminaForna and Instagram at @namina.forna.

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Virtual Sit & Stitch with Timna Tarr

Log in and spend an evening with your crafty neighbors. Bring your portable handwork of choice - quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch etc. - and enjoy the company of fellow slow stitchers while you work on your project from the comfort of your own home.

Timna Tarr is a professional quilter and South Hadley resident whose work has been in numerous exhibits, books, and magazines.

Details to connect to this virtual meeting will be sent via email to registered participants. The event is limited to 8 people

 

CONTACT: Amber Ladley  413-538-5047  aladley@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM
There are 8 spaces available.

Log in and spend an evening with your crafty neighbors. Bring your portable handwork of choice - quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stitch etc. - and enjoy the company of fellow slow stitchers while you work on your project from the comfort of your own home.

Timna Tarr is a professional quilter and South Hadley resident whose work has been in numerous exhibits, books, and magazines.

Details to connect to this virtual meeting will be sent via email to registered participants. The event is limited to 8 people

 

CONTACT:
  Amber Ladley
  413.538.5047
   aladley@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

There are 8 spaces available.

Saturday January 14, 2023
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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Zoom: Adult Writers Group

General Workshops:

Writing workshops give writers of all experience the chance to foster their writing in an environment geared towards improvement. Writers come with work they have already written and share it with peers who then provide feedback (positive and constructive). A general workshop accepts all writing. A facilitator [from InfinityEd] is there to guide conversation.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

General Workshops:

Writing workshops give writers of all experience the chance to foster their writing in an environment geared towards improvement. Writers come with work they have already written and share it with peers who then provide feedback (positive and constructive). A general workshop accepts all writing. A facilitator [from InfinityEd] is there to guide conversation.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Monday January 16, 2023
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CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
CONTACT: Joseph Rodio  413-538-5045  jrodio@cwmars.org
Tuesday January 17, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Dana K. White: Decluttering to Start Your New Year

Sign Up for the Online program by using the link below.

You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet, a home with too much stuff is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.  If the thought of decluttering overwhelms you, decluttering expert and bestselling author Dana White’s humor and practical, reality-based tips will give you exactly what you need to start making an impact on your space. In this deep-dive webinar, Dana will share actionable mindset shifts that will free you to make fast decluttering progress using minimal emotional energy. In addition, she offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home and will teach you how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home. 

About the author: Dana K. White is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert. Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Organizing for the Rest of Us, Decluttering at the Speed of Life, and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind through her blog, podcast, and videos at ASlobComesClean.com. 

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Sign Up for the Online program by using the link below.

You’re invited to start your new year calm and collected by learning to become better organized and clutter-free with Dana K. White, creator of popular podcast and blog, A Slob Comes Clean, as she imparts tips from her books Organizing for the Rest of Us and Decluttering at the Speed of Life

While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet, a home with too much stuff is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.  If the thought of decluttering overwhelms you, decluttering expert and bestselling author Dana White’s humor and practical, reality-based tips will give you exactly what you need to start making an impact on your space. In this deep-dive webinar, Dana will share actionable mindset shifts that will free you to make fast decluttering progress using minimal emotional energy. In addition, she offers sustainable ideas to simplify and manage your home and will teach you how to make great strides with minimal effort in every room of our home. 

About the author: Dana K. White is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert. Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Organizing for the Rest of Us, Decluttering at the Speed of Life, and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind through her blog, podcast, and videos at ASlobComesClean.com. 

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
South Hadley American Legion Post 260
CONTACT: Brian Willette
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Brian Willette
  
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Wednesday January 18, 2023
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TBD: Virtual Networking Group for Over 50 & Older Job Seekers

Sign Up Informaiton To Be Determined:

On Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wed., Jan 4 -- Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills

Wed., Jan 18 -- Create Your "Career Story" Pitch

Wed., Feb., 1 -- Create A Makreting Plan & Marketing Brief

Wed., Feb., 15 -- Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation

Wed., March 1 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 1)

Wed., March 15 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 2)

Wed., April 5 -- Create a LinkedIn Profile

Wed., April 19 -- LinkedIn and Personal Branding

Wed., May 3 -- Interview Preparation & Strategy

Wed., May 17 -- Interview Practive

Wed., June 7 -- Meet Hiring Employers

Wed., June 21 -- Networking 2.0

 

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Sign Up Informaiton To Be Determined:

On Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wed., Jan 4 -- Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills

Wed., Jan 18 -- Create Your "Career Story" Pitch

Wed., Feb., 1 -- Create A Makreting Plan & Marketing Brief

Wed., Feb., 15 -- Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation

Wed., March 1 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 1)

Wed., March 15 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 2)

Wed., April 5 -- Create a LinkedIn Profile

Wed., April 19 -- LinkedIn and Personal Branding

Wed., May 3 -- Interview Preparation & Strategy

Wed., May 17 -- Interview Practive

Wed., June 7 -- Meet Hiring Employers

Wed., June 21 -- Networking 2.0

 

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Basic Mouse and Keyboarding Class for Adults

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Program: TBD

TBD

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

TBD

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom Program: The Nature of Mindful Eating

Welcome artist Marlow Shami for a 90-minute experiential program and guided meditation designed to support mindful eating, living and deep relaxation. The food of life is found on our plates (or bag of take-out) and within five integral life areas. Sustenance is located within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, and outdoor nature time. How you fulfill your unique needs depends on understanding what floats your boat! You are one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what gives or dissipates our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Welcome artist Marlow Shami for a 90-minute experiential program and guided meditation designed to support mindful eating, living and deep relaxation. The food of life is found on our plates (or bag of take-out) and within five integral life areas. Sustenance is located within the quality of our rest, companionship, novelty, and outdoor nature time. How you fulfill your unique needs depends on understanding what floats your boat! You are one of eight billion people living on this beautiful planet. Our consumer culture preaching one size fits all makes discovering what gives or dissipates our life energies a challenge. Why not turn the challenge into a game of detection. Mindfulness, the current term for an age-old wisdom practice, is key.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Thursday January 19, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Susan Newton  susannewton2025@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Friday January 20, 2023
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mahjong at the Library

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT: Joyce Joyall  413-519-9408
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

A Mahjong group of experienced players. Please contact J. Joyall if interested in joining.

CONTACT:
  Joyce Joyall
  413.519.9408
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Saturday January 21, 2023
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Spanish Conversation Circle

An opportunity for Spanish speakers to practice their language skills.  Participants should have some basic conversational skills to join the group. This is NOT a language class.

CONTACT: Maria Nieves Romero-Díaz  rdiaz@mtholyoke.edu
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

An opportunity for Spanish speakers to practice their language skills.  Participants should have some basic conversational skills to join the group. This is NOT a language class.

CONTACT:
  Maria Nieves Romero-Díaz
  
   rdiaz@mtholyoke.edu

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Monday January 23, 2023
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Duchess

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Duchess is a cuddly little Yorkshire terrier.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Duchess by scheduling a 15 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event.
 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday January 24, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Retirement Planning Seminar

JP SANTANIELLO Retirement Planning Solutions works with friends and neighbors to help them work toward their financial goals through the use of insurance and investment products.

CONTACT: Paul Santaniello  (413) 505-4759  pauls@jpsantaniello.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

JP SANTANIELLO Retirement Planning Solutions works with friends and neighbors to help them work toward their financial goals through the use of insurance and investment products.

CONTACT:
  Paul Santaniello
  (413) 505.4759
   pauls@jpsantaniello.com

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Wednesday January 25, 2023
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Basic Mouse and Keyboarding Class for Adults

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Learn how to use a mouse and basic typing to write up letters, and feel confident using a mouse on a computer.

This program is for all Adults.

Limited to 6 participants.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bright Spot Reading Therapy Dog - Gwen

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Gwen is a lovable greyhound.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Gwen by scheduling a 20 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event. 

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Bright Spot reading therapy dog Gwen is a lovable greyhound.  Children in kindergarten and above can practice their reading skills with Gwen by scheduling a 20 minute time slot.  Space is very limited so call or stop in to reserve your time.  This is a one-on-one, by appointment only, event. 

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Program: TBD

TBD

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

TBD

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thursday January 26, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time with Meg

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT: Meg Clancy  413-538-5045  mclancy@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Come join Meg every Thursday morning for an assortment of picture books.  Immediately following we have an age appropriate craft for the children.  Story Time is geared for children from birth to age 5 or 6 but children of all ages are welcome to attend!  NO pre-registration needed.

CONTACT:
  Meg Clancy
  413.538.5045
   mclancy@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday January 31, 2023
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! Geared towards those ages birth to 5 years old. This is an interactive singing and dancing program. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Author Talk: Randall Munroe: xkcd Webcomic and What If? Series Creator

Sign Up for the Online Program by Using the link below.

Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers’ questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall’s signature stick-figure comics, What if? 2 provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.

About the Author: Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems, and What if? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006 he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. In 2013, the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him: asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth.

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Sign Up for the Online Program by Using the link below.

Please join for what is sure to be the most fun-filled hour of the day as we chat online with Randall Munroe about his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.

Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Randall consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airplane-catapult design to clearly and concisely answer his readers’ questions. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.

Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall’s signature stick-figure comics, What if? 2 provides his best answers yet to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask.

About the Author: Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems, and What if? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006 he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. In 2013, the International Astronomical Union named an asteroid after him: asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth.

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Online Author Talk

Wednesday February 1, 2023
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
TBD: Virtual Networking Group for Over 50 & Older Job Seekers

Sign Up Informaiton To Be Determined:

On Wednesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Wed., Jan 4 -- Self-Assessment & Transferrable Skills

Wed., Jan 18 -- Create Your "Career Story" Pitch

Wed., Feb., 1 -- Create A Makreting Plan & Marketing Brief

Wed., Feb., 15 -- Applications, Cover Letters & Negotiation

Wed., March 1 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 1)

Wed., March 15 -- Develop Your Resume (Part 2)

Wed., April 5 -- Create a LinkedIn Profile

Wed., April 19 -- LinkedIn and Personal Branding

Wed., May 3 -- Interview Preparation & Strategy

Wed., May 17 -- Interview Practive

Wed., June 7 -- Meet Hiring Employers

Wed., June 21 -- Networking 2.0