Wednesday February 28, 2024
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to a Dog

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 limited, so call or stop in to reserve your time. This is a one-on-one, by appointment only event.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@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 limited, so call or stop in to reserve your time. This is a one-on-one, by appointment only event.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess Club for Kids

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Teen Manga Club

Come and join for our first Teen Manga Club! Meetings will be monthly! Come and shape our new club! No sign up needed. For ages 11 through High School.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045 ext6611  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Come and join for our first Teen Manga Club! Meetings will be monthly! Come and shape our new club! No sign up needed. For ages 11 through High School.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045 ext6611
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Town of South Hadley Bylaw Review
CONTACT: David King  860-803-1330  davidking166@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  David King
  860.803.1330
   davidking166@gmail.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
How Trauma Affects Others

Psychological trauma is hard to understand. We all suffer from it to some
degree. While we can recover from some traumas, others are too severe.
Traumatized people may suffer from emotional dysregulation. It just means
that emotions hack our behavior; we can’t control them.
I’ve developed a technique that actually solves this problem, allowing us to
feel better in a matter of hours. This lecture will teach attendees the basics
of a simple yet beautifully efficient method for resolving trauma once and
for all that they can actually use right away.

Dr. David Bonanno . I’m a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, living in
Massachusetts with my family. I’m a trauma survivor and have
personally interviewed over 10,000 people with PTSD. I’m working
on a TED talk on this subject, and would enjoy practicing in front
of a live audience. My book Your Brain is a Robocat: Finally
Understand Your Trauma Response is available on Amazon

CONTACT: David Bonanno  860-983-8233  drbonanno@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Psychological trauma is hard to understand. We all suffer from it to some
degree. While we can recover from some traumas, others are too severe.
Traumatized people may suffer from emotional dysregulation. It just means
that emotions hack our behavior; we can’t control them.
I’ve developed a technique that actually solves this problem, allowing us to
feel better in a matter of hours. This lecture will teach attendees the basics
of a simple yet beautifully efficient method for resolving trauma once and
for all that they can actually use right away.

Dr. David Bonanno . I’m a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, living in
Massachusetts with my family. I’m a trauma survivor and have
personally interviewed over 10,000 people with PTSD. I’m working
on a TED talk on this subject, and would enjoy practicing in front
of a live audience. My book Your Brain is a Robocat: Finally
Understand Your Trauma Response is available on Amazon

CONTACT:
  David Bonanno
  860.983.8233
   drbonanno@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 

Junior GS troop meeting. 

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

Junior GS troop meeting. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Thursday February 29, 2024
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hazard Mitigation Plan committee
CONTACT: Mimi Kaplan  MKaplan@pvpc.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Nature Walk with Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy a  nature walk around the Gaylord Library, including the Mount Holyoke Campus, learning about the plants and wildlife that can be found there. We will also look at how climate change may effect trees, birds and other wildlife  found in South Hadley as well as discuss actions that you can do to minimize environmental impact.  

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Enjoy a  nature walk around the Gaylord Library, including the Mount Holyoke Campus, learning about the plants and wildlife that can be found there. We will also look at how climate change may effect trees, birds and other wildlife  found in South Hadley as well as discuss actions that you can do to minimize environmental impact.  

CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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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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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SHCTV15 Cable Studio

Equipment setup for KYT event
 

CONTACT: Dan Pease  dpease@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Equipment setup for KYT event
 

CONTACT:
  Dan Pease
  
   dpease@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Know Your Town Forum on Improving Town Meeting
CONTACT: Rudy Ternbach  413-532-4741  swiftriverphoto@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Friday March 1, 2024
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Global Day of Unplugging

March 1 is the Global Day of Unplugging! Stop by the children's desk to get a free "cell phone sleeping bag." Put your screen away for a while and enjoy the people and the world around you (and, maybe, a book?). Even if you don't start today, you can start by thinking about your technology habits and coming up with a plan for anything you want to change.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org

March 1 is the Global Day of Unplugging! Stop by the children's desk to get a free "cell phone sleeping bag." Put your screen away for a while and enjoy the people and the world around you (and, maybe, a book?). Even if you don't start today, you can start by thinking about your technology habits and coming up with a plan for anything you want to change.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gatehouse Writers (Online Writing Group)

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT: Linda Rowland-Buckley  rowbuc1998@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Rowland-Buckley
  
   rowbuc1998@gmail.com

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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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: Irene Rahilly  413-534-3969
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

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

CONTACT:
  Irene Rahilly
  413.534.3969
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Not Just Knitters

Bring your crochet, needlepoint, felting, hand-quilting and, yes, knitting! Share your crafting know-how, browse a selection of crafty books full of new skills, or just enjoy stitching in the Gaylord rotunda! Ages 10+

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Bring your crochet, needlepoint, felting, hand-quilting and, yes, knitting! Share your crafting know-how, browse a selection of crafty books full of new skills, or just enjoy stitching in the Gaylord rotunda! Ages 10+

CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Saturday March 2, 2024
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12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Read Across America Day

Today, March 2, is Read Across America Day! If you're not sure what to read, fill out this form and children's librarian Jenny will provide personalized suggestions!

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org

Today, March 2, is Read Across America Day! If you're not sure what to read, fill out this form and children's librarian Jenny will provide personalized suggestions!

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pioneer Valley Spiritual Explorers Book Club
CONTACT: Mike Callahan  413-695-0484  Mike@beaversolutions.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals

Join us for an interactive reading of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals with author Jennifer Welborn and illustrator Rozilla MH, followed by a vet clinic - for your stuffed animals! 

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Join us for an interactive reading of Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals with author Jennifer Welborn and illustrator Rozilla MH, followed by a vet clinic - for your stuffed animals! 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SH Historic District Study Committee
CONTACT: Melissa Dressler  melissataylor7500@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Sunday March 3, 2024
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Girl Scout Troop 12948
CONTACT: Kelly Woods  woodskr@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Monday March 4, 2024
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Human Services Working Group
CONTACT: Lisa Wong  lwong@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Build with Lego

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to join us in the Storytime Room for a cozy evening storytime. Come in pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal if you wish! 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to join us in the Storytime Room for a cozy evening storytime. Come in pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal if you wish! 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@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 March 5, 2024
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SH Public Schools staff meeting

School nurses meeting/training
 

CONTACT: Mary Walsh  413-538-5063 x3718  mwalsh@shschools.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

School nurses meeting/training
 

CONTACT:
  Mary Walsh
  413.538.5063 x3718
   mwalsh@shschools.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Xbox1 in the afternoon

Teens come and play Xbox 1 in the Teen Room! Each month features a different selection of games. Ages 11 through HS. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045 ext6611  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Teens come and play Xbox 1 in the Teen Room! Each month features a different selection of games. Ages 11 through HS. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045 ext6611
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitters 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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT: Claudette Miner  413-533-5769
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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT:
  Claudette Miner
  413.533.5769
  

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SH Historical Commission
CONTACT: Bob Judge  robert.judge@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
Wednesday March 6, 2024
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Girls Inc. of the Valley

Development Team

CONTACT: Jess Colson  jcolson@girlsincvalley.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Development Team

CONTACT:
  Jess Colson
  
   jcolson@girlsincvalley.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open Art/Craft Corner

OPEN ART/CRAFT CORNER at SHPL

BRING YOUR NEW, OLD OR CURRENT PROJECTS IN WHATEVER MEDIUM YOU ARE WORKING.

WE PROVIDE THE SPACE . YOU PROVIDE THE MATERIALS.

ENJOY THE COMPANY AND INSPIRATION OF FELLOW CREATORS.

CONTACT: Christen Lenard-DeTour  christen.lenard-detour@mass.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

OPEN ART/CRAFT CORNER at SHPL

BRING YOUR NEW, OLD OR CURRENT PROJECTS IN WHATEVER MEDIUM YOU ARE WORKING.

WE PROVIDE THE SPACE . YOU PROVIDE THE MATERIALS.

ENJOY THE COMPANY AND INSPIRATION OF FELLOW CREATORS.

CONTACT:
  Christen Lenard-DeTour
  
   christen.lenard-detour@mass.gov

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess and Board Games for Kids

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Town Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT: Lisa Wong  413-538-5030 x6136  lwong@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Human Rights Commission for the Town of South Hadley

CONTACT:
  Lisa Wong
  413.538.5030 x6136
   lwong@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Program provided by Cooley Dickinson VNA &

Lecture 1 – Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask

There are so many questions when it comes to hospice care, from when to consider it, to the expectations of family and caregivers. The first part of our educational series is to break down all myths and facts concerning hospice care so that you can make thoughtful decisions if ever faced with the question, “Should we consider hospice services?” There will also be time afterward for Q&A. Hospice.

CONTACT: Kelly Charest  413-582-5330  klcharest@mgb.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Program provided by Cooley Dickinson VNA &

Lecture 1 – Hospice 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask

There are so many questions when it comes to hospice care, from when to consider it, to the expectations of family and caregivers. The first part of our educational series is to break down all myths and facts concerning hospice care so that you can make thoughtful decisions if ever faced with the question, “Should we consider hospice services?” There will also be time afterward for Q&A. Hospice.

CONTACT:
  Kelly Charest
  413.582.5330
   klcharest@mgb.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hello Sunshine Book Club

A book discsussion group focusing on selections from Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club.

CONTACT: Tracy Eason  tracyangela88@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

A book discsussion group focusing on selections from Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club.

CONTACT:
  Tracy Eason
  
   tracyangela88@gmail.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Thursday March 7, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@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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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Capital Planning Committee
CONTACT: Ira Brezinsky  ibrezinsky@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prudential Committee, Fire District #1
CONTACT: Kari Scytkowski  kscytkowski@shdistrict1.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
@GAYLORD: Spice Club

This program will run October 2023-April 2023. A different seasoning will be featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company (a local business). 

A gathering will be held 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, brainstorm recipe ideas, and checkout cookbooks.

Registration Required

 

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library
There are 10 spaces available.

This program will run October 2023-April 2023. A different seasoning will be featured each month from Southern New England Spice Company (a local business). 

A gathering will be held 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, brainstorm recipe ideas, and checkout cookbooks.

Registration Required

 

CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

There are 10 spaces available.

Friday March 8, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gatehouse Writers (Online Writing Group)

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT: Linda Rowland-Buckley  rowbuc1998@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Rowland-Buckley
  
   rowbuc1998@gmail.com

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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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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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tree of Life Preschool Storytime

A once-a-month storytime program for the Tree of Life preschool. Other preschool-age children and their caregivers are welcome.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

A once-a-month storytime program for the Tree of Life preschool. Other preschool-age children and their caregivers are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Ready, Set, Garden!

Get your garden started! We'll be kicking off Gaylord's garden season with a seed-starting workshop with Brian Schrauf. Make mini-greenhouses out of recycled containers, learn how to keep your seeds warm in early spring, and swap seeds with your fellow gardeners for greater variety!

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Get your garden started! We'll be kicking off Gaylord's garden season with a seed-starting workshop with Brian Schrauf. Make mini-greenhouses out of recycled containers, learn how to keep your seeds warm in early spring, and swap seeds with your fellow gardeners for greater variety!

CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Saturday March 9, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art-ventures Preschool Program (Town Rec. Dept.)

Program organized by Town of South Hadley's Recreation Deparment. Contact them for registration information.

CONTACT: Danielle Bachand  413-538-5030 x6188  dbachand@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Program organized by Town of South Hadley's Recreation Deparment. Contact them for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Danielle Bachand
  413.538.5030 x6188
   dbachand@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chapter A.G of P.E.O
CONTACT: Rachel Tierney  Racheletierney@aol.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Rachel Tierney
  
   Racheletierney@aol.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
SH Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Susan Newton  susannewton2025@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Sunday March 10, 2024
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Girl Scout Troop 65215 Meeting

Junior Girl Scout Troop 65215 meeting.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045 ext6611  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Junior Girl Scout Troop 65215 meeting.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045 ext6611
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Monday March 11, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Build with Lego

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read to a Dog

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: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@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:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
South Hadley Swim Club Board of Directors
CONTACT: Nicki Jamrog  getfitwithnick31@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suburban Amateur Football
CONTACT: Mike Quinn  413-657-0429
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Mike Quinn
  413.657.0429
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Tuesday March 12, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
WestMass Eldercare
CONTACT: Sabrina Denesha  sdenesha@wmeldercare.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Sabrina Denesha
  
   sdenesha@wmeldercare.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Rhyme Time - Special Guest

Thanks to the Family Center, we have a special guest this week at Rhyme Time: drummer Mr. Liam! Babies, toddlers, and their families are welcome to join us for this special musical program in the community meeting room. (Rhyme Time will return to its regularly scheduled program next week!)

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Thanks to the Family Center, we have a special guest this week at Rhyme Time: drummer Mr. Liam! Babies, toddlers, and their families are welcome to join us for this special musical program in the community meeting room. (Rhyme Time will return to its regularly scheduled program next week!)

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Between the Covers Book Club

Do you enjoy happy endings? Perhaps a series of romance novels?

Whether you are already a romance reader or are new to the genre, join us for a monthly get-together of romance novels that offer happy endings and often are part of a series.

Books will be available to check out from the library in the weeks prior to each meeting.

CONTACT: Becky Lockwood  413-538-5045  rlockwood@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

Do you enjoy happy endings? Perhaps a series of romance novels?

Whether you are already a romance reader or are new to the genre, join us for a monthly get-together of romance novels that offer happy endings and often are part of a series.

Books will be available to check out from the library in the weeks prior to each meeting.

CONTACT:
  Becky Lockwood
  413.538.5045
   rlockwood@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Silent Book Club

Friends and strangers gather at a set time share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not!

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Comfy Chairs

Friends and strangers gather at a set time share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not!

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Comfy Chairs

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Office Hours for Sen. Oliveira and Rep. Carey

Office hours with South Hadley's local legislators: Rep. Dan Carey and Sen. Jake Oliveira and/or their key staff.

CONTACT: Kelly O'Reilly  Kelly.O'Reilly@mahouse.gov
LOCATION: Local History Room

Office hours with South Hadley's local legislators: Rep. Dan Carey and Sen. Jake Oliveira and/or their key staff.

CONTACT:
  Kelly O'Reilly
  
   Kelly.O'Reilly@mahouse.gov

LOCATION: Local History Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Staying Connected South Hadley
CONTACT: Carl Weber  cwtad@aol.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
CONTACT: Debbie Mendes  mendesally1@msn.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Debbie Mendes
  
   mendesally1@msn.com

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American Legion Post 260
CONTACT: Brian Willette  413-262-1031  ssgbrian.willette@gmail.com
LOCATION: Local History Room
CONTACT:
  Brian Willette
  413.262.1031
   ssgbrian.willette@gmail.com

LOCATION: Local History 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 Knitters 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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT: Claudette Miner  413-533-5769
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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT:
  Claudette Miner
  413.533.5769
  

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday March 13, 2024
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess and Board Games for Kids

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In-House Local History Lecture: Burial Grounds of the South Hadley and Granby throughout History

TBD

CONTACT: Robert Comeau  413-532-4887  bobcat4214b@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
 

Junior GS troop meeting. 

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

Junior GS troop meeting. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SH Cultural Council
CONTACT: SHCC  culturalcouncil@shadleyma.org
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
Thursday March 14, 2024
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8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hampden/Hampshire Counties Assessors Association
CONTACT: Melissa Couture Rimbold  mcouturerimbold@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
 

Celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with a special coloring activity in the children's room! 

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with a special coloring activity in the children's room! 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@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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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Creative Writing Hour for Teens

Ever wanted to be a writer? Do you have stories to tell? Come to Creative Writing Hour at the library! Spend an hour with other students and explore poetry, fiction, and non-fiction through exciting examples, word games and creative prompts! No experience necessary. 

Writing instructor Darwin Michener-Rutledge will lead the sessions. Open to all middle and high school students.

This session will use the resources of the local history room to write non-fiction.

Feb 1 - Fiction @ Gaylord
Feb 22 - Poetry @ SHPL
March 14 - Non-fiction @ SHPL 
April 4 - Poetry @ Gaylord
April 25 - Fiction @ SHPL
May 16 - Non-fiction @ Gaylord
CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Local History Room

Ever wanted to be a writer? Do you have stories to tell? Come to Creative Writing Hour at the library! Spend an hour with other students and explore poetry, fiction, and non-fiction through exciting examples, word games and creative prompts! No experience necessary. 

Writing instructor Darwin Michener-Rutledge will lead the sessions. Open to all middle and high school students.

This session will use the resources of the local history room to write non-fiction.

Feb 1 - Fiction @ Gaylord
Feb 22 - Poetry @ SHPL
March 14 - Non-fiction @ SHPL 
April 4 - Poetry @ Gaylord
April 25 - Fiction @ SHPL
May 16 - Non-fiction @ Gaylord
CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Local History Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
SH Public School District Mental Health Committee
CONTACT: Courtney Mackey  cmmackey@shschools.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
South Hadley Tree Committee
CONTACT: Chris Thompson  topher332@live.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Chris Thompson
  
   topher332@live.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
AFSCME Unites A & B Meeting

TBD

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
Friday March 15, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gatehouse Writers (Online Writing Group)

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT: Linda Rowland-Buckley  rowbuc1998@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Rowland-Buckley
  
   rowbuc1998@gmail.com

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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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: Irene Rahilly  413-534-3969
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

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

CONTACT:
  Irene Rahilly
  413.534.3969
  

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
@GAYLORD: Not Just Knitters

Bring your crochet, needlepoint, felting, hand-quilting and, yes, knitting! Share your crafting know-how, browse a selection of crafty books full of new skills, or just enjoy stitching in the Gaylord rotunda! Ages 10+

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney  413-538-5047  sgcourtney@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

Bring your crochet, needlepoint, felting, hand-quilting and, yes, knitting! Share your crafting know-how, browse a selection of crafty books full of new skills, or just enjoy stitching in the Gaylord rotunda! Ages 10+

CONTACT:
  Sarah Courtney
  413.538.5047
   sgcourtney@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Gaylord Memorial Library

 
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3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Pokemon Club

Do you love Pokemon? Do you want to hang out with other kids who love Pokemon? Come to Pokemon Club! You can trade cards, play games (bring your own device), and browse the library's collection of Pokemon books. Children under 10 must have an adult present. All trades will be supervised. 

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love Pokemon? Do you want to hang out with other kids who love Pokemon? Come to Pokemon Club! You can trade cards, play games (bring your own device), and browse the library's collection of Pokemon books. Children under 10 must have an adult present. All trades will be supervised. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Saturday March 16, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art-ventures Preschool Program (Town Rec. Dept.)

Program organized by Town of South Hadley's Recreation Deparment. Contact them for registration information.

CONTACT: Danielle Bachand  413-538-5030 x6188  dbachand@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Program organized by Town of South Hadley's Recreation Deparment. Contact them for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Danielle Bachand
  413.538.5030 x6188
   dbachand@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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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 March 18, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Build with Lego

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to join us in the Storytime Room for a cozy evening storytime. Come in pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal if you wish! 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Kids and their caregivers are welcome to join us in the Storytime Room for a cozy evening storytime. Come in pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal if you wish! 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday March 19, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitters 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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT: Claudette Miner  413-533-5769
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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT:
  Claudette Miner
  413.533.5769
  

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday March 20, 2024
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open Art/Craft Corner

OPEN ART/CRAFT CORNER at SHPL

BRING YOUR NEW, OLD OR CURRENT PROJECTS IN WHATEVER MEDIUM YOU ARE WORKING.

WE PROVIDE THE SPACE . YOU PROVIDE THE MATERIALS.

ENJOY THE COMPANY AND INSPIRATION OF FELLOW CREATORS.

CONTACT: Christen Lenard-DeTour  christen.lenard-detour@mass.gov
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

OPEN ART/CRAFT CORNER at SHPL

BRING YOUR NEW, OLD OR CURRENT PROJECTS IN WHATEVER MEDIUM YOU ARE WORKING.

WE PROVIDE THE SPACE . YOU PROVIDE THE MATERIALS.

ENJOY THE COMPANY AND INSPIRATION OF FELLOW CREATORS.

CONTACT:
  Christen Lenard-DeTour
  
   christen.lenard-detour@mass.gov

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess and Board Games for Kids

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Exoplanets with Thomas Burbine

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 March 21, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@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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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Caregiver Cafe

Caregiver Cafe is a social hour for babies and their caregivers. We provide a warm, safe, welcoming environment, tea and snacks, and information about library programs, services, and materials for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. Caregivers have an opportunity to meet and chat with other adults. 

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Caregiver Cafe is a social hour for babies and their caregivers. We provide a warm, safe, welcoming environment, tea and snacks, and information about library programs, services, and materials for our youngest patrons and their caregivers. Caregivers have an opportunity to meet and chat with other adults. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop In Library Technology with Desi

Need help with Libby? Your E-reader, tablet, smartphone of accessing the online catalog? Desi will help you one on one.

 

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Desi's Office

Need help with Libby? Your E-reader, tablet, smartphone of accessing the online catalog? Desi will help you one on one.

 

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Desi's Office

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SH Democratic Town Committee
CONTACT: Susan Newton  susannewton2025@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
Friday March 22, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gatehouse Writers (Online Writing Group)

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT: Linda Rowland-Buckley  rowbuc1998@gmail.com
LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Our library writing group, the Gatehouse Writers, meets virtually and offers a supportive peer-led environment open to all levels and styles. The group philosophy is a simple one: every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop their craft. This group is led by Linda Rowland-Buckley and Richard Buckley. Please contact Linda for registration information.

CONTACT:
  Linda Rowland-Buckley
  
   rowbuc1998@gmail.com

LOCATION: ZOOM VIRTUAL PROGRAM

 
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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 March 23, 2024
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gaming Showcase (Tabletop and Pokemon Go Mobile)

Age 10+ through Adults.Come on down for card games such as pokemon, magic the gathering, etc. You can also play Pokemon Go Mobile.  Please BYOC (Bring Your Own Cards).

No trades- just gaming. Hosted by Ethan.

CONTACT: Ethan Borthers  413-472-9051  ethanbatman666@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Age 10+ through Adults.Come on down for card games such as pokemon, magic the gathering, etc. You can also play Pokemon Go Mobile.  Please BYOC (Bring Your Own Cards).

No trades- just gaming. Hosted by Ethan.

CONTACT:
  Ethan Borthers
  413.472.9051
   ethanbatman666@gmail.com

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
South Hadley Falls Neighborhood Association
CONTACT: Diane Laroche
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
Monday March 25, 2024
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Build with Lego

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to build with Lego? Come build at the library! This program is for children ages 5-12. Children between the ages of 5-10 must have an adult caregiver present. What will you make?

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Read to a Dog

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: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@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:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Tuesday March 26, 2024
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Rhyme Time

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

Come join us for Rhyme Time! This is an interactive singing and movement program, perfect for babies and toddlers. After our songs and rhymes we have playtime (parachute, bubbles, balls, chalk, etc.). Rhyme Time will be outside on the Library Lawn when weather permits; otherwise we are in the Community Meeting Room. No registration necessary, all are welcome.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Xbox1 in the afternoon

Teens come and play Xbox 1 in the Teen Room! Each month features a different selection of games. Ages 11 through HS. No sign up needed.

CONTACT: Bethany Roberts  413-538-5045 ext6611  Broberts@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Teen Room

Teens come and play Xbox 1 in the Teen Room! Each month features a different selection of games. Ages 11 through HS. No sign up needed.

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045 ext6611
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Teen Room

 

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Do you love to read graphic novels? Are you interested in writing and drawing your own comics? Come share your favorites - read, write, draw, and chat. Also, be the first to see the library's newest graphic novels! For students in grade 3-5. Drop in; no registration required. Children under 10 years old must have an adult present in the library. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Silent Book Club

Friends and strangers gather at a set time share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not!

CONTACT: Desiree Smelcer  413-538-5045  dsmelcer@cwmars.org
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Comfy Chairs

Friends and strangers gather at a set time share what they're reading, and settle in for an hour of silent, sustained reading. At the end of the hour, attendees can socialize—or not!

CONTACT:
  Desiree Smelcer
  413.538.5045
   dsmelcer@cwmars.org

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Comfy Chairs

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Artist Reception with Christine Texiera
CONTACT: Christine Texeira  ctexiera@gmail.com
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
 
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5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
South Hadley Tree Committee
CONTACT: Chris Thompson  topher332@live.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Chris Thompson
  
   topher332@live.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Night Knitters 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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT: Claudette Miner  413-533-5769
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 may move to the Local History Room if more space is needed.

CONTACT:
  Claudette Miner
  413.533.5769
  

LOCATION: Mandrachia Study Room

Wednesday March 27, 2024
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10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
CFCE Playgroup

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Every Wednesday we host Caylin from the Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) Program who presents a fun filled program with stories, games, circle time, music & more for children from birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend too. If the weather is fair, part of the program is held outside on the Library Lawn.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to a Dog

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 limited, so call or stop in to reserve your time. This is a one-on-one, by appointment only event.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@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 limited, so call or stop in to reserve your time. This is a one-on-one, by appointment only event.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chess and Board Games for Kids

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT: Jenny  413-538-5045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Partner up and practice the chess skills you learned from Andy in January! We'll have chess and other board games in the storytime room.

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  413.538.5045
   jarch@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Town of South Hadley Bylaw Review
CONTACT: David King  860-803-1330  davidking166@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  David King
  860.803.1330
   davidking166@gmail.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Women Impressionists with Mt. Holyoke Professor Anthony Lee

tbd

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

Junior GS troop meeting. 

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

Junior GS troop meeting. 

CONTACT:
  Bethany Roberts
  413.538.5045
   Broberts@cwmars.org

LOCATION: Storytime Room

Thursday March 28, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jacob's Edge Condominium Association
CONTACT:   jedgecondo@gmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
 
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9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Stormwater Workshop
CONTACT: Melissa Labonte  538-5040 ext. 6701  mlabonte@southhadleyma.gov
LOCATION: Community Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Melissa Labonte
  538.5040 ext. 6701
   mlabonte@southhadleyma.gov

LOCATION: Community Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Story Time

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT: Jenny  4135385045  jarch@cwmars.org
LOCATION: Storytime Room

Story Time is geared toward little ones from birth to age five and their caregivers. We will read, sing, talk, draw, and play! We will be outdoors on the library lawn if the weather is fair, inside in the storytime room otherwise. 

CONTACT:
  Jenny
  4135385045
   jarch@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

 
CONTACT: Holly Francis  hollyaf77@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room
CONTACT:
  Holly Francis
  
   hollyaf77@hotmail.com

LOCATION: Trustees Conference Room